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John Adams
Eartheart Enterprises

Saybrook Graduate School
1360 4th Avenue
San Francisco, California 94122

(415) 753 6668

What is an underlying question that gives form to your work or interest in this field?

“How can I contribute to evoking the versatility of thinking needed to promote a critical mass of people actively seeking to experience and learn from “collective wisdom?"

What is your personal experience of collective wisdom in groups?

40 years of group work.

Sharing the Darshan of Sathya Sai Baba with 20,000 devotees at Prasanthi Nilayam every February.

Coming to know deeply that we are all connected. Experiencing the “already thereness” of spirit. Meditating in the presence of Vedic chanting.

Seeing the changes when one accepts the invitation to question a situation from a perspective different from one’s autopilot perspectives.

What is it about the work in this field that excites you and connects you to your own deepest self?

As I move towards withdrawing from “employment-life” over the next couple of years, I am increasingly passionate about doing service where I can make a contribution. I keep finding people involved in their life-work from a collective wisdom perspective in unexpected places!

Please provide a brief storyline or snapshot of what brought you to this work.

In 1978, I signed up for a weekend seminar with Karl Pribram to learn about his brain research. I didn’t pay much attention to the details, other than where to go and when to arrive. It turned out to be a two-day conversation between Pribram and Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan at the first or second year of The Omega Institute. I enjoyed Pribram, and was totally taken by Pir Vilayat. The serendipity of that pairing was amazing – and I left feeling that I had been drawn to this weekend by some greater Decision Maker. The weekend changed my consciousness in fundamental and permanent ways. That was the beginning of my spiritual journey, which I now cannot separate from my everyday work and experience.

How would you like to be available to others in this field?

Talks about cognitive versatility, seminars about sustainability, involvement in projects that make a difference in the world. Making available all of the wonderful things I have learned from others about the power of conversation, the power of meditation, the omnipresence of spirit, in tangible settings that matter to people.

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