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In 2014, Ervin Laszlo and Marc Gafni met in Tuscany and dialogued on the topic of Evolutionary Love–envisioning a new Renaissance that will take us to the future.
In the dialogue they touched on a wide array of subjects:
- Introduction, The New Renaissance, & Love as an Erotic Force
- The Second Shock of Existence
- Evolutionary Love, The True Nature of Reality & Unique Self Enlightenment
- Self-Organization, the Ability to Receive Information from the Larger System, & the Spiritual Dimension
- How to Open the Eye of the Spirit & The Unique Self Symphony
- Evolutionary Love – Personal and Cosmic Love Are One – the Personal as a Quality of Essence
- Appearing as the One – Unending Symphony
- Death and Reincarnation
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Iris Benrubi & Marc Gafni: “What is Outrageous Love?”
Iris Benrubi, founder of Simply Success, interviewed Marc Gafni as part of her “Passion and Romance Live Summit.” The video-summit’s theme was passion, romance and intimacy – how to spark it, maintain it and re-ignite it.
After the interview, Iris wrote:
Marc Gafni is brilliant. He is a visionary thinker and wisdom teacher who shares in this magnificent interview what love is really about and how you can create something outstanding with your partner – he calls it Outrageous Love. You’ll learn the 3 mistakes people make in love, and strategies we can begin to use right now to create more love and more passion in our lives. I’ve already started using one of Marc’s strategies and I love the difference it’s made in my life.
Some of what you’ll learn is:
- The relationship between love, romance and infatuation
- How Outrageous Love is different than ordinary love
- What loneliness is truly about, and what you can learn from it
- The abundant love that’s available to you if you’re open to it… and how to get it!
- What the 2nd chapter in the book of Genesis says about love
- What your “soul print” is and it’s purpose
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Since then, they have been joining forces for a couple of co-creative projects.
Barbara Marx Hubbard has been called “the voice for conscious evolution…” by Deepak Chopra. She is the subject of Neale Donald Walsch’s book The Mother of Invention. And many would agree she is the global ambassador for conscious change.
At her heart, Barbara Marx Hubbard is a visionary, a social innovator. She is an evolutionary thinker who believes that global change happens when we work collectively and selflessly for the greater good. She realizes that the lessons of evolution teach us that problems are evolutionary drivers, and crises precede transformation, giving a new way of seeing and responding to our global situation.
As a prolific author and educator, Barbara has written seven books on social and planetary evolution. She has produced, hosted, and contributed to countless documentaries seen by millions of people around the world. In conjunction with the Shift Network, Barbara co-produced the worldwide “Birth 2012″ multi-media event that was seen as a historic turning point in exposing the social, spiritual, scientific, and technological potential in humanity.
Her books include: The Hunger of Eve: One Woman’s Odyssey toward the Future; The Evolutionary Journey: Your Guide to a Positive Future; Revelation: Our Crisis is a Birth –An Evolutionary Interpretation of the New Testament; Conscious Evolution: Awakening the Power of our Social Potential; Emergence: The Shift from Ego to Essence; 52 Codes for Conscious Self Evolution and Birth 2012 and Beyond: Humanity’s Great Shift to the Age of Conscious Evolution.
Stay tuned for more to come and enjoy this first dialogue:
After the interview, Iris wrote:
Marc Gafni’s interview blew me away. He had so much to share about spirituality and he truly knows his stuff. You’ve got to watch this interview because I’m sure he’ll challenge you on some of your beliefs and thoughts! I even took over 5 pages of notes! He’ll also teach you how to awaken your ‘faculty of LOVE’, to create a more powerful love over time and his vision of What’s Possible!
Some of what Marc will also share with you is:
- How “I love you” has changed meaning
- What the Dalai Lama said to Marc about his idea of LOVE
- Distinction between ‘I love you’ and the emotion of LOVE
- Dimensions of early love
- The software of LOVE and how to access it from SOURCE
- What the 20th century definition of healthy spiritual love is
- How to define your values to make your relationship work
- The best Sex scene
- How to honour your partner sexually
- The concept of Divorce with GRACE
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A brief background to how this dialogue came about is in order. Particularly because it is rooted in a funny and perhaps spiritually important story.
Marc Gafni speaking:
I was invited with a group of some twenty five other spiritual teachers to a private spirituality conference with the Dalai Lama. I thought I would come and say deep and spiritual things. After all is not that what spiritual teachers are supposed to do.
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The Center for Integral Wisdom’s Co-Founders Marc Gafni and Mariana Caplan interview Huston Smith and discuss why he is ‘hopeful, but not optimistic of the future.’ Huston continues on and discusses his concerns about the current state of the world.
The Center for Integral Wisdom’s Co-Founders Marc Gafni and Mariana Caplan explore the the notion of a World Spirituality with Claudio Naranjo.
This video is from the Conscious Sexuality and Relationship Online Conference with Marc David and Emily Rosen, founders of The Institute for Conscious Sexuality and Relationship. This one of a kind online event took a fresh and inspiring approach to relationship and sexuality that unites science, psychology, spirituality, and cutting edge insights.
Learn more about the conference and purchase recordings of the event here…
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In 2013, there was an awesome event in New York organized by Kristina Kincaid, Lesley Freeman, and Michael Ellsberg. The event took place and was hosted in the beautiful Manhattan downtown apartment of Jose and Carmen Arozamena. The evening began with a private interview of John and Marc for an article on Forbes, talking about the important interface between their two books, Conscious Capitalism by John Mackey and Your Unique Self by Dr. Marc Gafni. In the interview, specific focus was given to an idea that John and Marc have developed together: the Unique Self of a corporation.
The second part of the evening was a public conversation between Marc and John, masterfully facilitated by Michael Ellsberg and followed by an invitation-only dialogue with twenty-five convened millennial leaders. John Mackey is the Board Co-Chair of the Center for Integral Wisdom and Chairman and CEO of Whole Foods Market. And he is a fearless leader in the great calling for the Evolution of Consciousness and Culture. The dialogue was filmed, and we hope you will enjoy it here.
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Watch and listen as John Mackey and Dr. Marc Gafni explore a new vision of Success for the new millennium.
John Mackey is co-CEO of Whole Foods, and, together with Dr. Raj Sisodia, is co-author of Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business. Marc Gafni is President of the Center for Integral Wisdom and author of Your Unique Self: The Radical Path to Personal Enlightenment.
In this dialogue, John and Marc track the success literature, and the many meanings of the word Success, back through history. They conclude, in Marc’s words from the dialogue, that “[success] has to be inclusive and at the same time have a hierarchy. That means it’s got to include the best of traditional, modern, and postmodern wisdom, the best of Success 0, Success 1.0, and Success 2.0 – and yet it must offer something larger.”
Marc Gafni in the dialogue:
“So that’s where we are, Success 3.0, an Integral view that’s got to be compelling. It’s got to be an evolutionary attractor. It’s got to be powerful. It’s got to have an alluring quality. It’s got to be an invitation. It’s got to be a myth that’s worthy. It’s got to be a new vision of what the Jedi Knight is. So, Integral 3.0, what might that look like?”
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Marc John, good to see you.
John Good to see you too, Marc.
Marc Success 3.0. So we’re here to kind of map what success might look like, and I was thinking about it this morning as I got up. Do you remember Citizen Kane, that movie, Orson Welles?
Marc I think he played it, directed it, the whole thing. And remember how it opens with this image of him dying, and he says, “Rosebud,” and the reporter kind of searches, like, “What’s rosebud?” And you track his whole life. Then the movie begins with a scene of him sledding, delighted, happy, and then he learns that he gets this major inheritance of money and power, and the whole story plays out. William Randolph Hearst is kind of the image. Then he dies, says, “Rosebud,” and you see he’s living in this mansion with kind of grotesque art and kind of strange icons, and you see being thrown into the fire in the last scene of the movie the sled that he was sledding on when he was seven, and the sled’s called Rosebud. And it’s of course this critique of modern notions of success. Here’s William Randolph Hearst, the most massively powerful successful human being in America, and along comes Orson Welles and says, “That’s not success.”
And that’s really where we are today. We’re kind of looking for what does success mean? How does it move us? How does it guide us? And we’re looking for success 3.0, meaning an evolutionary higher vision of success. So let’s start the conversation and maybe begin with ground zero and begin to see if we can map notions of success. We’ve had this conversation, and we’re really having this as kind of the ground conversation, the matrix conversation for our upcoming summit. So maybe take it away, take us to ground zero of traditional notions of success. What does that mean? What does the map look like? And we’ll go back and forth as we play.
John Sure. Well, I think that every culture has its success somewhat bound by culture, bound by the values and aspirations of a particular society or culture, and that largely depends upon the altitude or the consciousness of where that society’s at. So if you look at a traditional, say, religious society, then success was generally someone who was obedient to the will of God. They were an individual who followed the traditions of the society and did those to the best of his or her ability, and were good citizens in those communities based on the values of those communities, and that would be considered a successful life. A successful person was one who would obey essentially the Commandments of the revealed religious truth. So we see that in a more traditional society that would be a definition of success.
Marc So let me stay with you on traditional. Let’s kind of go each one. So ground zero would be – we’re going to success 3.0 – so ground zero we’re calling traditional. And you’re pointing out – so let me just go slow here – obedience is a big one. There’s a larger frame of value.
John You could start before even traditional.
Marc You could.
John Do you want to start at traditional? Because you could go back pre-traditional.
Marc Let’s start at traditional. Maybe we’ll do like a second mapping. First let’s start at ground zero, which I think you’re pointing out that’s really important, that ground zero actually starts before traditional.
Marc Really important point, so let’s do that. Let’s come back to traditional. Give us before traditional.
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