The story took considerable time for germination. Time to find
coherence. Time for key features, patterns and a storyline to
fall into place.
Posted here at the CWI website is a segment of Craig’s
story. It begins close to the work of this website, with a short
segment on the unfolding of the Collective Wisdom Initiative.
It then turns frame by frame to key elements we also had begun
to see, hear and attempt to make more visible as aspects of an
emerging collective wisdom field: the scientific concept of fields,
self-organizing systems and chaos theory, decades of forays into
dialogue and deliberative conversation, extending understanding
of groups and collective phenomenon through analogies and attention
to organic processes in Nature.
Here is an excerpt from the article,
as well as a link to the full feature article, "Coming
Together: The Power of Collective Intelligence." To consider
some of the historical roots of interest in collective consciousness,
go to Craig’s illustrated timeline “Collective Consciousness
Across the Ages”[Hyper link to WIE website for the timeline
spanning reprint pages 18-19.]. To delve into original interview
data for the writing of Craig’s story, listen to any or
all of the audio taped recorded interviews with an ear for focus
on the study and practice of collective wisdom: Juanita
Sheldrake, and Chris