Stephen Budner sent me a book about the reawakening of humanity around a new world view. Its by Ervin Laszlo and Jude Currivan and the title of it is Cosmos: A Co-creator’s Guide to the Whole World (thanks!).
Skimming through the book I see many references to complex math equations about the changing reality of human existence.
Laszlo is a founding member of the Club of Budapest
The idea of the Club of Budapest was developed in 1978 in a discussion between Aurelio Peccei, founder and first president of the Club of Rome, and Ervin Laszlo, systems philosopher and also member of the Club of Rome at that time. They were convinced that the enormous challenges to humanity can only be dealt with through the development of a cultural and cosmopolitan consciousness. Based on these ideas, the Club of Budapest was founded by Dr. Laszlo in 1993. The founding city and namesake of the Club lies at the heart of Europe and is spread out over both banks of the River Danube. The successful merging of the two cities Buda and Pest is symbolized by the famous Chain Bridge. It visualizes our ambition to build bridges between generations, disciplines and cultures. Therefore, it was selected as the logo and signet for the objectives of the Club. The main essence of the global efforts lies in the initiation of dialogue.
Interesting to note some of the people involved:
- I briefly met Hazel Henderson at Planetwork in 03 she was a speaker there.
- Richard Tarnas is writer and philospher who spoke at one of the Paradox conferences and also is one of the profs at the California Institute of Integral Studies
- Gunter Pauli is founder of Zero Emissions Research and Initiatives
- Elizabeth Sahtouri presented at the Digital Earth conference organized by Timothy Foresman
- Paul Ray Paradox III @ Arcosanti and talking about Cultural Creatives
I saw Laszlo speak at the Digital Be-In 15 in the spring of 2007.
When I received a newsletter about Pachamama Alliance Partnering with the Unity Church to celebrate 11 Days of Global Unity between September 11 and the 21st inviting their churches to organize meditations, prayer circles, and Awakening the Dreamer Symposiums, I recalled Laszlo citing in his book that researchers have quantified the impacts of global prayer events. Some might further interpret this as having an impact on what Peirre Teilhard de Chardin called the Noosphere (the idea of a global consciousness web that links us and all life together in a massive matrix that could somehow be linked with the notion of Gaia).