Findhorn Fellow, evolutionary biologist, visionary and author of Conscious Evolution, Barbara Max Hubbard, illustrates how new worldviews emerge and social change occurs, and how a new awakening is beginning from the ground up, in this excerpt from Chapter 1, The Awakening of Humanity.
“Cultural creatives are defined by a set of values, a new lifestyle and worldview. Feeling that we are all members of one planet, they are concerned about the environment and social-economic justice. They have a different notion of relationship — one that is less hierarchical and more cocreative and participatory. They are interested in holistic health and are extending women’s concerns into the public domain. Their emphasis is on transforming consciousness and behavior in all aspects of our lives — personal, social, and planetary.
“Cultural creatives are social idealists, concerned not so much with political and economic power as those in the old movement were, but rather with seeking to change our image of the world, our sense of identity. Cultural creatives originated in the great social movements of the 1960s and are now maturing, taking their stand for a more spiritualized, personalized, and integrated culture worldwide.”
We as individuals have not changed much physiologically or intellectually in the past two thousand years, but our larger social body — the “noosphere” or mind sphere — has become radically empowered.
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