Collective Wisdom Initiative began with the publication of Centered
on the Edge: Collective Intelligence and Spiritual Wisdom,
an inquiry into group wisdom. This inquiry developed into an exploration
of ten arenas of collective wisdom,
represented by the Doorways you see on the left. All of the content
to be found through on this website is contributed by people who
are living, studying, or practicing in the field of collective
Briskin describes, in narrative poetry form, a story of origins
and evolution of the Collective Wisdom Initiative since the year
2000. At the same time, he reaches back to describe some of the
early thinking and seminal ideas that have led to what is now
appearing as an identifiable field of study and practice. His
narrative approach not only creates a sense of movement and unfolding,
but illuminates many small but clear windows of insight into what
may come next. His title offers a structure to hold it all, past,
present and future: The Group As Art Form of the Future.
EXCERPT: What is Enlightenment, Spring 2004
might a story be told of the study of collective consciousness
and more specifically the emergence of a field of collective wisdom?
What identifying elements or unfolding patterns might be seen
by interviewing an array of people actively involved with explorations
of collective wisdom and research into collective consciousness?
The writing of such a story, although challenging, is natural
for the sensitivities and skills of investigative journalism.
Craig Hamilton, a journalist with What Is Enlightenment?
rose to the challenge of writing such a story for their magazine