This Sunday, Sept. 20th at 10am PST, I’ll be joined by Patricia Albere, the founder and director of the Evolutionary Collective, for a dialogue we’ve entitled “Collective Awakening: What makes it possible? And why is it important?”
We’ve all been in groups that bring us alive and others that deaden us. Recently, more and more people at the leading edge of consciousness and culture are experimenting with practices that actually enable groups of people to awaken collectively.
This hinges on a shared movement beyond the familiar horizons of the individual “I” into a subtle experience of contact and conversation based on a shared unfolding experience of the intersubjective field, the “we-space.” People practice tuning in to mutual resonance and subtle experience. The practice also involves staying radically present, and inquiring into what is actually here, with enough focus and spaciousness that genuinely new awareness and collective structures are able to emerge.
We now see a rich variation of we-space offerings in the broader integral community. Something real and significant is happening. What’s unique is the conscious intention to create conditions where higher intersubjective practices and structures can be continually co-generated and co-evolved by a community of participants. A new higher order of intelligence resides in the field. “We are smarter than me.”
Clearly, with the human world in crisis, new ways of relating to one another are urgently needed.
Patricia Albere is a leader in this field. She is the founder and director of the Evolutionary Collective with live hubs in New York and San Francisco and a virtual community around the world. She’s also written about this new body of practice, contributing important original ideas.
I’ve also been exploring, teaching and writing about the “higher We” for several years now, so I’m looking forward to this public conversation with Patricia.
On Sunday, we’ll discuss our experience and understanding of collective awakening and the necessary conditions for it, and reflect on the nature of this emerging collective practice, the latest innovations and state of the art, and the possibilities we see emerging at the leading edge of this exciting frontier.
About Patricia Albere
Patricia Albere is the founder and director of the Evolutionary Collective in New York and San Francisco. At age 19, she was hired by Werner Erhard, growing quickly into roles with major responsibilities at est and the Landmark Forum. By age 33, she had already spent thousands of hours conducting transformational trainings that touched the lives of thousands of people.
She then embarked on two periods of deep study with Bhagwan Rajneesh and A.H. Almaas. In the process, she met an extraordinary young German man named Peter who became her partner for four years. A relationship of tremendous intensity and aliveness opened up in a way that forever changed her, opening up new experiential pathways, and radical insights into the potentials for the inter-communion of two souls in a mutual awakening.
Seven years ago, she found a way to share that new paradigm with others through her current work, the Evolutionary Collective Intensives. In them, a committed group works inside a highly focused container that provides a rich environment for this shared consciousness to reveal its potentials.
She also hosts the weekly radio program, Evolutionary Collective Conversations. She lives in Sausalito and New York City and is currently completing a book called: Mutual Awakening: Unleashing the Transformative Power of Relating expected to be released in 2016.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
*Sunday, Sept. 20th at 10:00am Pacific; 11:00am Mountain; 12:00pm Central; 1:00pm Eastern
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Please Note: There will be a limited number of lines available on the live conference call, so we encourage you to listen online if possible. To make sure you can get through by phone, we encourage you to dial in early.
- To listen live by phone, dial: (425) 440-5100 (alternate #: (415) 633-4267 )
- Then, enter Access Code: 991220#
- To listen live online go to: http://iTeleseminar.com/74789850
- To download the audio after the teleseminar is complete go to the Beyond Awakening Audio Page
Join the Dialogue: About one hour into the dialogue, we’ll open up the lines and you’ll have the opportunity to interact with us directly over the phone or via instant message. Here’s what to do:
To interact live by voice, dial into the conference line number and wait until we ask for a question from someone in your region, or
Send us your question via instant message in the teleseminar window on your computer, or
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We look forward to your attendance!
The Beyond Awakening Team