Principles from Centered on the Edge


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EXCERPT: Principles Circumscribing the Field of Collective Wisdom

[cont.]..... This excerpt from Centered on the Edge (pages 59-63) offers an illustrated outline of principles and patterns reverberating from the experience of people long active in this field. They fall into three categories: (1) elements of the experience of collective wisdom, (2) significance of gathering in seeking collective wisdom, and (3) practices for preparing and opening to collective wisdom.

Since the publication of Centered on the Edge in 2001, we have been told time and again that many people refer often to these five pages of the book. They use this segment of the book as a reminder, for practice and as a useful reference that they make sure they have with them when working in groups.