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Jyri Hovila

Helsinki, Finland



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

“What can I do to help people who have found this new way of seeing and feeling to find each other, and to make more people aware of the existance of a real collective consciousness?"

What is your personal experience of collective wisdom in groups?

I have had several, very strong experiences of the prescense of something I could only describe as collective consciousness during the last year. I feel it "outside" but near to myself. I feel the direction to which this consciousness wants to take things is very good and humane -- in many ways a complete opposite to what the world (or at least the western cultures) are today. These experiences came to me out of nowhere: I had never felt anything similar, and I wasn't expecting anything like this to happen. Currently I can reach this feeling quite easily, and I feel it pretty much every day. Many of my close friends have experienced it too, more strongly when people sensitive to it get together. It also seems to me that a right choice of music can also help reaching the connection.

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

I am thrilled about the idea, that we now seem to have a completely new, very powerful force in the world, possibly and hopefully capable of helping us solve many if not most of our problems. In theory, what lies ahead could be almost an utopia. And even if anything resembling a paradise wouldn't be born, many things could be so much better, that it's just amazing to think about how the world could look like.

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

I would love to describe all the lovely and terrible things I was going through right when 2006 changed to 2007, but it would take several pages of space. To put it all in a really small nutshell, I guess I could say that right in the middle of a beatiful and sad, really bitter sweet chrisis, I just suddenly felt the prescense of an entity, which I felt was clearly a consciousness -- it just suddenly hit me one evening, when I was listening to Bird York's CD The Velvet Hour. I started to dig information about global consciousness from the Internet, and found out that more and more people are having same kind of experiences.

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

I'm maintaining a web site (, which provides some thoughts and information about global consciousness in Finnish. I also run a lovely, old movie theatre near to Helsinki. I'm happy to help arrange movie screenings, other events, or just give space from my web site for thoughts, articles, pictures or whatever. I would love to be able to arrange discussion events at the Helsinki area, and I would really appreciate help with this. I'm generally interested in all of the forms in which this new entity appears, so if you have anything you like to discuss about, don't hesitate to contact me.

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