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Diana Durham

15 Thornton Street
Portsmouth, New Hampshire  03801

(603) 433-0150


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

What is the connection between authenticity, dialogue and collective wisdom?

What is your personal experience of collective wisdom in groups?

Collective wisdom is experienced in a group when there is a sufficient depth of atmosphere of trust, and when any overly rigid agenda has been released by the leadership.

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

I find my own sense of self magnified and my insights/thinking processes enriched by the group presence.

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

The experience of living communally or alongside community gave me plenty of food for thought about group experience. This was given a new focus when I participated in a gathering back in 1983 with Professor David Bohm, at which the experience and idea of dialogue - and meaning coming out of the group - was born. I participated in the dialogue groups that formed out of that initial meeting, but also gained deep insight into the collective experience as I participated in the transformation of my own spiritual network when its leadership changed.

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

I love telling the stories of King Arthur and the grail quest and relating them to the leadership journey and the dynamics of collective wisdom and leadership. I run workshops on these insights, and have worked with business executives, womens groups and healing professionals. I would love any chance to talk or present on these themes or simply correspond.

Links to this site or others:

new book by Diana: The Return of King Arthur


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