Synergy Circles

The Source of Synergy Foundation organizes Synergy Circle gatherings as part of its mandate to expand synergy among like-minded people seeking to serve the highest good. Many Synergy Circles have been birthed by Evolutionary Leaders choosing to come together among areas of common interest or in local communities.

A Synergy Circle of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle is an independent group of individuals led by two or more members of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle who are inspired by the work of the Source of Synergy Foundation (SOSF) and/or its Evolutionary Leaders (EL) project to join together in synergistic engagement. 

See interactive Kumu map here (courtesy of Jon Ramer)

Synergy Circles are self-organizing, independent entities. The opinions and offerings of the Synergy Circles do not represent an official position or endorsement by the members of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle or The Source of Synergy Foundation, Inc.

 

"Serendipities lead to synchronicities. Synchronicities lead to synergies.

Synergies lead to opportunities.

Develop the opportunities skillfully to move toward manifestation!"

 

The various types of Synergy Circles are listed below:

Thematic Synergy Circles

Local Synergy Circles

Private Synergy Circles

also

Synergy Circles – Gatherings of the Source of Synergy Foundation

Multiple EL Partner Initiatives

 

Synergy Circles Coordinator: Dr. Kurt Johnson

Synergy Circles Advisory Team: Robert Atkinson, Jude Currivan, Julie Krull

 

Thematic Synergy Circles

 

Artists Catalyzing Evolution ("ACE") Synergy Circle (ELs only)

Purpose: The ACE Synergy Circle serves both as a co-inspire zone for Conscious Artists in the Els and as a place where new creative collaborations can naturally be birthed through the doorway of deepened relationships. While this circle will naturally be comprised of creatives, it can also be a wonderful place for ELs who see The Arts as a powerful and necessary emotion-based vehicle for greater communication, connection and growth.

 

Founding EL Organizers: Kristin Hoffmann (liaison) and Kaeshi Chai

 

Founding Synergy Circle Members: Kristin Hoffmann, Kaeshi Chai, Rev. Ivy Hylton, Paulette Pipe, Gary Malkin, Teresa Collins, Rev. Rhetta Morgan, Charles Gibbs, Lisa Engles-Witter, Kwadjo SPiRi, George Cappannelli, Sommer Joy Ramer, Antoinette Rootsdawtah, Kara Stonehouse, and Doug King.

 

 

Bio-Cultural Sacred Sites & Sacred Science Synergy Circle

Description: "Bio-Cultural Sacred Sites" is a UNESCO term referring to sites considered "sacred" for either their biological and/or cultural significance. "Sacred Science" refers to ancient and current wisdom and modalities, particularly of indigenous peoples ["modalities" is further defined as "a particular mode in which something exists or is experienced or expressed." [Webster] and which modality may, or may not, be understood by conventional empirical science].

 

Purposes: The purposes of this Synergy Circle are, initially, (1) to support and nurture Bio-Cultural Sacred Sites worldwide particularly with activities that increase their role in the vitalization of Mother Earth (or "Gaia") and especially in line with activities already initiated by some founding members of this circle (see https://issuu.com/lightonlight/docs/lightonlight_issue_3) and (2) to create an effective and influential media narrative with regard the meaning and significance of "Bio-Cultural Sacred Sites and Sacred Science."

 

Members: The circle is an Open Circle (including ELs and non ELs), by invitation.

 

There are currently five subcircles, some overlapping in membership, each contributing to a sector of the visioning and planning of the Circle: (1) original founders [Mindahi Bastida, Ken Kitatani, Kurt Johnson, Oscar Miro-Quesada, Duane Elgin, J.J. and Desiree Hurtak, Robert Atkinson]; (2) from the EL Ultra-Violets Synergy Circle [Kurt Johnson, Adam Hall, Lynnaea Lumbard, J.J. Hurtak, Desiree Hurtak, Nina Meyerhof, Oscar-Miro Quesada, Jude Currivan]; (3) the Four Worlds Institute Group [Chief Phil Lane, Chief Dwaine Perry, Linda Bjork, Owl]; (4) the Australian Group [Ben Bowle, Prof. Jim Bowler, Jason Kelly; (5) the Media Group [Kurt Johnson, Robert Atkinson, Ariel Patricia, Karuna]; (6) a diverse assemblage active in Sacred Site work and exploring/building their inter-relations with this Circle, Juan Carlos Kaiten, Diane Haworth, Charles Vog, Aurora Pagonis, Janet Grace Nelson, Ariel Patricia, Janet [Surabhi] Hussman.

 

Activities: Plans for 2021-22 include events, on-line programming, e-magazine creation and participations, and moving toward a book on the meaning of Sacred Sites (esoterically and exoterically).

Liaisons: Kurt Johnson (lead), Ken Kitatani, Mindahi Bastida Munoz

Founding Members: Kurt Johnson, Ken Kitatani, Mindahi Bastida, J.J. Hurtak, Desiree Hurtak, Oscar Miro-Quesada, Duane Elgin, Ben Bowler

EL Contact: Kurt Johnson 

 

Bridging Synergy Circle

Purpose: 

The purpose of the emerging Bridging Synergy Circle is to engage in a deeper inquiry/conversation into what it means to bridge our divides – consciousness, spiritual, cultural, racial, gender, social, political, economic – within ourselves, our communities, our countries, and in the world.

We explore how we as a learning community use this inquiry to catalyze collective action and/or inform the work we do in the world. The synchronicities in our Circle are leading to synergies and the synergies lead to opportunities. We choose to skillfully and collectively act on those opportunities through sub-groups, partnerships, and/or together as the larger Circle.

Activities: The following strands/potential sub-groups are emerging:

  • Storytelling/media outreach, to explore:

How to hold our evolutionary journey as a consciousness journey

What might we, as ELs, have to offer the broader community – our countries and the world – from the perspective of heart-mind?

How might we write about bridging/healing divides from the vantage of consciousness, of spirit?

How might we outreach to the entertainment industry – writers and producers of movies and television shows – to incorporate bridging language and conscious behavior into storylines that reach vast audiences?

  • Exploring, defining and understanding levels (a continuum, a mandala) of consciousness, and how that relates to collective action
  • Delving into the root causes of the consciousness divide we see today, and how to encourage healing
  • A spiritual inquiry within the EL community

What do we mean by spirit, by consciousness?

How do we understand/work with conflict, as spiritual beings in physical form?

What spiritual technologies or practices might be useful for our group or elsewhere for building healthy bridges?

What are we doing on this planet, what is our role, how do we move to the next level of human expression?

  • Other directions that will emerge.

 

Members: The circle is an Open Circle (including ELs and non ELs), by invitation.

 

Liaisons: John Steiner, Sandra de Castro Buffington

Founding Members: Robert Atkinson, Sandra de Castro Buffington, Mark Gerzon, Charles Gibbs, Philip Hellmich, Kurt Johnson, Margo King, Lynnaea Lumbard, Deborah Moldow, Rick Paine, Terry Patten, Jeanne White Eagle Pehrson, John Pehrson, John Steiner, Daniel Stone, Rick Ulfik, Michael Wayne

Structural Note: in accordance with the self-governing provisions of the “Guidelines for Synergy Circles,” the group may choose to have a core “Vision Keepers” group/circle (comprised of the Founding Members and selected others) which will serve to “anchor” the Synergy Circle in the event that many additional members join.

EL Contacts: John Steiner, Sandra de Castro Buffington

https://community.contemplativelife.org/bridging-circle

 

Co-creating the Holomovement: Technologies and Social Modalities

Purpose: 

For vision & content discussion, and action steps, regarding all aspects of “Co-creating the Holomovement: Technologies and Social Modalities.” To invite diverse ELs and non-ELs into the process, as it coheres and matures, and build the discussion outward, from vision to action steps, through any number of appropriate working groups and subgroups, including action toward (but not limited to) a multi-party networking HUB and database. 

Administrator(s): Kurt Johnson, Laura George

Liaison(s): Kurt Johnson, Laura George, Jeff Genung

Founding Stewarding Group: ELs Kurt Johnson, Laura George, Juan Carlos Kaiten, Jeff Genung, Non-ELs Andrea Harding, Ole Kjörrefjord, Bret Warshawsky, Stan Prokas, Stephen Dynako, Katie Kennedy

Founding Members: ELs Kurt Johnson, Laura George, Juan Carlos Kaiten, Jeff Genung, Rick Ulfik, Julie Krull, Duane Elgin; Non-ELs Andrea Harding, Ole Kjörrefjord, Bret Warshawsky, Stan Prokas, Steve Truit, Loren Olsen, Carolyn Bumgardner, Harry Uvegi, Katie Kennedy, Kurt Kreuger, Stephen Dynako

 

Conscious Business Synergy Circle

The Conscious Business Synergy Circle is a global community of business leaders, grounded in the principles of the Conscious Business Declaration, whose purpose is to empower the transformative potential of business to heal the environment, improve human well-being, and increase economic prosperity for the flourishing of all life on Earth.

EL Team: Larry Clay, Marcel Gasser, Steve Farrell, Kurt Johnson, Peter Matthies, Deborah Moldow

2019 Conscious Business World Summit https://consciousbusinesssummit.org/

The Conscious Business World Summit was offered by the Conscious Business Synergy Circle, a joint project of members of Humanity’s Team, the Evolutionary Leaders Circle and UNITY EARTH, March 7-9, 2019. The Circle then produced the first issue of the new magazine imprint Conscious Business https://issuu.com/lightonlight/docs/conscious_business_winter_2020.

 

Members:

Demetri Argyropoulos * Neil Alcala * Richard Barrett * Linda Bjork * Ben Bowler * Michele Bongiovanni * Rinaldo Brutoco * Kate Buck Jr. * Linda Bjork *Joni Carley * John Clausen * Larry Clay * Kenneth Cloke * Jude Currivan * JoAnna Daum * Stephen Dinan * Jennifer Evans * Justin Faerman * Steve Farrell * Marcel Gasser * Alan Gegenschatz * William Gillingham * Pierre Giraud * Faith Green * Adam Hall * Sean Harvey * David Hofstatter * Ross Hostetter * Kurt Johnson * Aaron Kahlow * Doug King * Margo King * Kanu Kogod * Eve Konstantine * Emanuel Kuntzelman * Chris Laszlo * Ervin Laszlo * Erik Lawyer * Randall Libero * Moses Ma * Peter Matthies * Sarah McCrum * Rod McGrew * Axel Meierhoefer * Shawne Mitchell * Deborah Moldow * Alexis Neeley * Richard Olivier * Aurora Pagonis * Louka Parry * Michele Risa * Derek Rydall * Robert Schram * Gerard Senehi * Beth Shaw * Heather Shea * Laurence Singer * Robert Smith * Anneloes Smitsman * Sergey Solonin * John Steiner * John Stix * Jack Strasburg * David Talmor • Harry Uvegi * Jeff Vander Clute * Chrissy Vanderkooy * Valerie Vandermeer * Charles H. Vogl * Anne-Marie Voorhoeve * Paul Ward * Claudia Welss * Troy Wiley * David Sloan Wilson * Shannon Winters * Tamsin Woolley-Barker

EL Contact: Kurt Johnson 

 

Contact and Conscious Evolution Synergy Circle

Purpose: 

Our purpose is to support and accelerate the conscious evolution of humanity and expansion of human awareness through increasing our individual and collective readiness for overt, ongoing contact with other intelligences in our Cosmic Family. We will do this by:

  1. Going on an adventure into the unknown together to help clarify our relationship with an expansion of human awareness and our connection to a greater ecology of a Universal Mind. This could include creating a map inclusive of the invisible world, of the “field state” vs. the “particle state” we are living in.
  2. Holding Deep Dialogues to understand phenomena outside of our current worldview.
  3. Drawing upon both ancient wisdom (including indigenous origin stories) and new ways of knowing to restore the timeless knowledge of the interconnectivity between Earth and intelligences in other locations and realms of existence.
  4. Exploring our cosmic evolutionary consciousness and innate higher abilities through individual and collective practices and sharing these “tools” with others. This could include developing our connection with subtle realms and the non-local mind so we can more easily receive and send information from the greater consciousness fields.
  5. Advancing our heart development so that we can access vast and extremely powerful subtle dimensions of the Universe through our intention to increase Cosmic love, compassion, coherence, connection, collaboration and understanding.
  6. Sharing contact stories and pertinent information that we receive from those contacts.
  7. Supporting people as they go through shifts in mass consciousness and worldviews.
  8. Exploring the nature of Spiritual Reality and Spiritual Agency
  9. Supporting a new set of narratives about Contact that would include the whole pantheon of the Unknown.
  10. Researching what the mainstream media and governments are ignoring or avoiding, including individuals interacting with phenomena and bringing new and original perspectives to light.
  11. Putting out statements, magazines, posts, websites, books, podcasts, blogs, programs etc. that are easily expressed to the larger population.
  12. Presenting to the public our collective evaluation of the human and non-human interface, which can broaden the scope of consciousness and evolve our collective awareness to integrate an expanded cosmology, biology, technology and diversity of life itself.

The results of these 12 Mission factors are for the hope of awakening humanity to its greater potentials.

Founding Members: 

Bob Atkinson, Lawrence Bloom, Gregg Braden, Constance Buffalo, Jude Currivan, Duane Elgin, Marcel Gasser, Olivia Hansen, Desiree Hurtak, James J. (J.J.) Hurtak, Kurt Johnson, Juan Carlos Kaiten, Margo King, Ken Kitatani, Eve Konstantine, Emanuel Kuntzelman, Barbara Layton, Joe Martino, Nina Meyerhof, Oscar Miro-Quesada, Deborah Moldow, Karen Noe, James O’Dea, Jeanne White Eagle Pehrson, John Pehrson, Mitchell J. Rabin, Elisabet Sahtouris, Denise Scotto, Anneloes Smitsman, John Steiner, Alan Steinfeld, Jeff Vander Clute, Alberto Villoldo, Claudia Welss, Diane Williams, Ashley Young

EL Contact: Desiree Hurtak, Alan Steinfeld, Diane Williams

Introductory video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=47Ix5Irj-jQ&list=PLGschm4XZtl5TrZVZrCOiHbleCQplp9_w&index=3

 

Ecological Civilization Synergy Circle

Purpose: To form a Synergy Circle for content/vision discussion and action steps regarding all aspects of “An Ecological Civilization” noting especially three subthemes: the implications regarding “Culture”, “Environment” and “Economics.” To build this discussion outward, from vision to action steps, through any number of appropriate working groups and subgroups.

Activities: This circle hosted the “Humanity’s Moment of Choice: Choosing Earth” VoiceAmerica Special for 2022 Earth Day, featuring ELs Duane Elgin, David Korten, Jude Currivan, Laura George, Scott Catamas, and Mitchell J. Rabin, also with Karuna and Beth Shaw, hosted by ELs Deborah Moldow and Kurt Johnson: www.voiceamerica.com/episode/137030/humanitys-moment-of-choice-choosing-earth

Administrators: Kurt Johnson, Michael Wayne 

Liaisons: Kurt Johnson, Michael Wayne

Founding Synergy Circle Members: Dr. David Sloan Wilson, Dr. Riane Eisler, Dr. Kurt Johnson, Dr. Elisabet Sahtouris, Duane Elgin, Michael Wayne, Ken Kitatani, Jeff Genung, Dr. Paul Atkins, Audrey Kitagawa J.D., Dr. Richard Clugston and Dr. Elena Mustakova

 

Education Synergy Circle

Purposes: The purpose of the Education Circle is to gather persons from across the diverse meanings and activities of "Education" and discover thematic and action areas from which can emerge tangible plans toward collective "products" like discussions, conferences, events, initiatives, media and so on.

 

Members: It is an "Open Circle" open to ELs and non-ELs. There is an Application to join the Circle. This is a diverse discussion which, to date, has resulted in multiple subgroups strategizing varied and diverse activities. Subgroups continue to expand with new Circle members. From this diversity the Circle searches also for common themes and actions areas in which it can collectively participate, especially through media. The Application to join the circle provides additional details.

 

Subcircle Activities: Currently the Circle contains twelve subcircle initiatives: new advances in humanist education [EL's Ken Kitatani and Mindahi Bastida, with Scott Carlin, Gaston Meskons and Silke Van Cleuvenbergen; concepts of planetary education [EL's Gordon Dveirin and Scott Alan Carlin]; education around the UN SDG's [EL Kurt Johnson and Scott Alan Carlin with Richard Bowell and Michael Shewchuk]; education around Laudato Si [ELs Ken Kitatani, Mindahi Bastida and Kurt Johnson], education media development [EL Jon Ramer, Bob Jayco]; education centered on works of We.net [EL Rick Ulfik], One Humanity Institute [ELs Nina Meyerhof and Domen Kocevar], Friends of the IONS [ELs Kurt Johnson, Rick Ulfik, J.J. and Desiree Hurtak and Alan Steinfeld], and the Academy for Future Science [J.J. and Desiree Hurtak]; Earth Constitution and global structural change [ELs Kurt Johnson and Rick Ulfik with Glen Martin, Laura George, Ariel Patricia, Robert Levine and Gina Maza]; Atlas Hugged counterproposal to Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged [ELs David Sloan Wilson, Kurt Johnson, Lynnaea Lumbard, Elisabet Sahtouris, and Michael Wayne, with Jeffrey Genung]; Global Unitive Healing [ELs Robert Atkinson, Kurt Johnson, Claudia Welss, non-ELs Elena Mustakova, Ariel Patricia].

 

Circle Activities: The Circle sponsored a 2019 event for the United Nations NGO community at Sukyo Mahikari Center on new advances in humanist and planetary education. It published in 2021 a free e-book Universal Principles and Action Steps a compendium of published statements re: same from global leaders and organizations since the 20th Century. Members regularly collaborate in diverse social media education programs with EL Jon Ramer's Synergized Impact Network Exchange.

Founding EL Organizers: Kurt Johnson, Ken Kitatani, Jon Ramer

Original Founding Members: 

Kurt Johnson, Ken Kitatani, Jon Ramer, Nina Meyerhof, Domen Kocevar, J.J. Hurtak, Desiree Hurtak, Mindahi Bastida, Rick Ulfik, Gaston Meskins, Silke Van Cleuvenbergen, Scott Alan Carlin, Richard Bowell, Michael Shewchuk, Kay Dundorf, Bob Jayco

EL Contact: Kurt Johnson 

 

Experiencing Ecospirituality: From Inner to Outer Transformation

Purpose: This Synergy Circle brings together multiple constituencies active in education and experiential activity regarding Ecospirituality and also includes a number of ongoing in-person and virtual activities. Its vision and purpose is as follows:

1. Articulating a unitive narrative which answers such questions as: What is the long journey of evolution and human history calling us toward? What is development really for? What does the current evolutionary transition require of us, facing the many existential challenges of climate change, biodiversity loss, and the suffering of the many poor and vulnerable humans?

2. Advancing education for global citizenship for inclusive planet identities, which widen our circle of compassion and care to include all present and future members of the biocommunity of life on Earth, our common home.

3. Promote social and economic policies for transformative change in the global community, and to implement sustainability and regenerative visions and actions.

4. Enhancing the contributions that religious, spiritual and global ethics-based organizations can make to a new development paradigm that promotes full human development of all in a flourishing Earth community.

Flagship activities of this activity are the annual (since 2018) Rome/Assisi Conference on Spirituality and Sustainability with the Vatican Dicastery for Laudato Si (https://cartadelatierra.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/2018-Assisi-Rome-Conference-Program-Brochure-version-2018-02-23.pdf), and others and experiential ecospirituality activities and retreats with various Retreat Centers.

Founding EL Organizers: Ken Kitatani, Kurt Johnson, Bob Atkinson, Duane Elgin, Jude Currivan, Rick Ulfik

Administrators: Ken Kitatani, Kurt Johnson

Non-EL Administrator: Dr. Richard Clugston

Liaisons to the Evolutionary Leaders: Kurt Johnson, Ken Kitatani

Founding Synergy Circle Members (or members as of application July 2022) [Note: this list includes several previous sponsors and participants in the Rome-Assisi Conferences]: Ken Kitatani, Kurt Johnson, Duane Elgin, Bob Atkinson, Ben Bowler, Jude Currivan, Rick Ulfik, Sharon Hamilton Getz, Peter Blaze Corcoran, Patrick Carolin, Elizabeth Ferrero

 

Integral and Wholistic Cosmologies Synergy Circle

Purpose: The purpose of the Circle is for content/vision discussion and action steps regarding all aspects of “Integral and Wholistic Cosmologies.” To build this discussion outward, from vision to action steps, through any number of appropriate working groups and subgroups.

 

Administrator: Kurt Johnson

Liaisons: Kurt Johnson, Jude Currivan, Doug King

 

Founding Steering Group: Kurt Johnson, Robert Atkinson, Jude Currivan, Doug King, Jeff Genung, Bret A. Warshawsky and Elena Mustakova 

Founding Members: Jude Currivan, Robert Atkinson, Doug King, Ken Wilber, David Sloan Wilson, Paul Atkins, Jeff Genung, Duane Elgin, Bret A. Warshawsky

Subcircle: Integral and Spiral Dynamics Discussion Group

Purpose: Initially two: (1) discussion of experiences with and recommendations about the efficacy of Integral and Spiral Dynamics models in our work and passion areas; (2) creation of documents (and other media) re: the foundational nature of Integral and Spiral Dynamics models to the vision and mission of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle.

Members:

Doug King, Kanu Kogod, Kurt Johnson (liaisons); Anne-Marie Voorhoeve, Jude Currivan, Ken Wilber, John Clausen, Larry Clay, Laura George, Laura Rose, Marilyn Hamilton, Julie Krull, Emanuel Kuntzelman, Peter Matthies, Steve Farrell, Lynnaea Lumbard, Anneloes Smitsman, John Steiner, Margo King, Claudia Welss, Nomi Naeem, David Riordan, Brian Russo, Eli Kline, Harry Uvegi

 

Media Synergy Circle

Administrators: Alan Steinfeld, Desiree Hurtak, Kit Thomas 

Description:

Media is the key to reaching out to the world around us. This Synergy Circle is composed of those who have worked in the production end of media and are able to produce projects not just amongst themselves, but for the benefit of the Evolutionary Leaders around the world. Our definition of Media includes all forms of social media as well as books, videos, music/sound and more.

Purposes:

This Circle purposes to bring together the possibility of media activities from diverse members of the Evolutionary Leaders and others interested in the interface/ relationship of Media in terms of outreach as generally defined above. To further this purpose, the Circle will create an “Archive” of materials across various constituencies in order to bring to the public the productive dialogue and images that can fulfill our EL mission which is “to explore ideas, perspectives and modalities that support an evolutionary worldview…We seek to make insights that emerge from our exploration accessible to the public through diverse media, educational, and other relevant platforms.”

Specifically, this Circle notes the following “constituencies” within the Evolutionary Leaders currently representing varied elements of this discussion: including, but not limited to,

· New Realities on YouTube

· Circle of Wisdom

· Academy For Future Science

· A Better World

· America Meditating

· Voice America Radio

· Light on Light Magazine

We also endeavor to utilize the other media assets and sources.

Original Founding Members (many others to be invited): Alan Steinfeld, J. J. Hurtak, Desiree Hurtak, Kit Thomas, Téana David, Bob Atkinson, Mitchell Rabin, Sister Jenna, Kurt Johnson

EL Contact: Desiree Hurtak, Kit Thomas

 

Partnership Consciousness, Gender Equity and Reconciliation Synergy Circle

Purpose: Working from universally important themes regarding partnership consciousness, the problem of dominance hierarchies in all their dimensions, and the challenges of gender equity and reconciliation, and related issues, from the prominent work of the Circle’s Founders and their many allies joining the Circle, this Circle will vision, support and effectuate any and all activities that inform, inspire, and/or synergize actions with regard to these crucially important themes.

Administrators: Kurt Johnson with Will Keepin and Cynthia Brix

Liaison(s) to the Evolutionary Leaders: As above.

Founding Synergy Circle Members: Dr. Riane Eisler, Dr. Will Keepin, Rev. Cynthia Brix, Dr. Kurt Johnson

 

Science & Spirituality Synergy Circle

The purpose of the Science and Spirituality Circle is to create a dynamic discussion on how best to serve our global need to integrate humanity's "inner" and "outer" ways of knowing. Thus, the title of the Circle is stated simply.

It is an "Open Circle" open to ELs and non-ELs. There is an Application to join the Circle. This is a diverse discussion, including historical and current aspects, the ranges from "hard" to "soft" science, and the diversity of the world's spiritual traditions and science's knowledge of "subtle realms." The Application to join the circle provides much more detailed language concerning these multiple aspects. The circle is "product"-oriented, desiring through its collective assets to create discussions, conferences, events, initiatives, media and so on.

Currently the Circle contains multiple components looking together toward production of a collective product elaborating the frontiers of the current global "science and spirituality" discussion. Components currently include EL adepts of The Galileo Report [EL Hugo Francone and others], Evolutionary and Prosocial Theory [ELs David Sloan Wilson and Kurt Johnson], Climate Change, Ecospirituality and Sustainability [ELs Mundahi Bastida, Ken Kitatani, Kurt Johnson], Holographic Universe and Whole-World View [EL Jude Currivan], work of the Institute of Noetic Sciences [EL Claudia Welss] and Chopra Foundation and Chopra Global [EL Deepak Chopra], the vision of Choosing Earth [ELs Duane Elgin, Jude Currivan, Ben Bowler, Emanuel Kuntzelman, Jon Ramer, Kurt Johnson], and, in general, Integral Theory & Spiral Dynamics and anomalous and frontier phenomena across Science and Spirituality.

In 2019 the Circle sponsored an event at the United Nations Church Center reporting on David Sloan Wilson and Kurt Johnson's recent discussions with His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Prosocial Commons Groups: The Circle has created two official “Groups” within the “Prosocial Commons” online platform of the Prosocial.world/ Evolution-Institute noted just above. Their goal is to identify and effectuate collaboration between science and spirituality in that context. There are 12 EL members and 17 non-ELs in these Groups (too numerous to list here). They meet weekly on Zoom to identify directions and opportunities. Contact kurtjohnsonisd@yahoo.com.

Founding EL Organizers: Kurt Johnson, Claudia Welss, Hugo Francone  

 

Founding Synergy Circle Members: Kurt Johnson, Claudia Welss, Hugo Francone, David Sloan Wilson, Jude Currivan, J. J. Hurtak, Desiree Hurtak, Ciro Gabriel Avruj, Ken Kitatani, Mindahi Bastida, Elisabet Sahtouris

EL Contact: Kurt Johnson 

 

SDG Thought Leaders Synergy Circle

The SDG Thought Leaders Synergy Circle is an "Open Circle" (open to EL's and non EL's). With some 90 members the Circle was initiated to create and nurture a broad and robust discussion of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) with other organizations and NGO's both within and outside the global United Nations community.

An extensive website about the Circle was created including description of the Circle's mission, goals & strategy; participants; activities; and participant commentary and contributions. It is located at https://www.SDGThoughtLeadersCircle.org.

Along with the larger membership there are two EL Coordinator/Liaisons, Dr. Kurt Johnson and Daniel Stone, supported by two core group founding members, Gregg Braden and Jude Currivan, and two EL/SOSF Advisors, Diane Williams and Deborah Moldow.

For more information, or to join, inquire to kurtjohnsonisd@yahoo.com or djs@danielstone.com

EL Coordinators/Liaisons: Kurt Johnson, Daniel Stone

https://sdgthoughtleaderscircle.org

 

Unitive Justice and Global Security Synergy Circle

Purpose: 

Consciousness evolves toward an increasingly comprehensive and coherent understanding of justice and oneness. This evolution is a dialectic between individual and collective, not simply the sum total of individual evolution. Therefore, as we work toward the evolution of consciousness, it is essential to engage the socio-historical structures that scaffold it.

While the world is still steeped in a 17th century frame of reference that emphasizes national sovereignty, borders, and nationalist militarism, we are witnessing a massive and growing worldwide awakening to our spiritual reality of interdependence, and a growing push toward peaceful governance that reflects and protects the spirit of all life. Our biggest challenge is to lead the way and to mobilize all available resources toward the creation of the next level of evolutionary global governance.

With that challenge in mind, the purpose of the Unitive Justice and Global Security Synergy Circle is to articulate an evolutionary spiritual understanding of the practical steps involved in moving from a world organized around the power to dominate to a world organized around the power to protect and steward the spirit of life.

This Synergy Circle will engage in a broad educational effort to cultivate understanding of what unitive justice may look like amidst our existential climate and political crisis, why it requires a federalist international structure, and how this structure can gradually and effectively subsume the task of the protection of peace and planetary life through a global force which frees humanity from military competition in the creation of ever more sophisticated weapons of destruction. It will articulate the integrative spiritual principles that underly unitive justice and human security, and that must become embedded in education on every level.

This effort is our contribution to the global push toward the next level of human social organization that can scaffold the path to universal peace.

Finally, the creation of this circle recognizes the upcoming 2023 United Nations Summit of the Future as an opportunity to make a vigorous contribution to the strengthening of civil society’s ability to bring about the transformation of the United Governments Organisation that it currently is in practice to the United Nations that the founders had envisioned. (https://globalgovernanceforum.org/saving-humanity-from-the-scourge-of-war/ )

Founding EL Organizers:

EL Administrators: Kurt Johnson, Scott Alan Carlin

Note: Jon Ramer and Ben Bowler are admin’s of the thematically related “Unity & Peace Synergy Circle (and among the Founding Members here)

Non-EL Adminstrator: Elena Mustakova

Liaison to the Evolutionary Leaders: Kurt Johnson

Founding Synergy Circle Members (or members as of application)

Audrey Kitagawa, Kurt Johnson, Jude Currivan, Scott Alan Carlin, Robert Atkinson Diane Williams, Dot Maver, Jeff Genung, David Sloan Wilson, Paul Atkins, John Steiner, Margo King, Jonathan Granoff, Elena Mustakova

Others from the EL Unity & Peace Circle: Jon Ramer, Ben Bowler

 

unitive narrative Synergy Circle (private)

 

 

 

 

 

Purpose: To synergize and disseminate unitive narrative throughout the Els community and across synergy circles, and beyond with active allies and through content and multimedia campaigns, to do so globally.

Founding EL Organizers: Jennifer Hill, Kurt Johnson

Administrators: non-EL Brian Russo, Kurt Johnson

Liaison to the Evolutionary Leaders: Jennifer Hill

Founding Synergy Circle MembersBob Atkinson, Teresa Collins, Jude Currivan, Adam Hall, Jennifer Hill, Kurt Johnson, Julie Krull, Brian Russo, Anne-Marie Voorhoeve

Unity & Peace Synergy Circle

 

UNITY & PEACE Synergy Circle

Purpose: The purpose of the UNITY & PEACE Synergy Circle is to build greater alliances between individuals, groups and “groups of groups” working together for unity and peace on Earth.

Founding EL Organizers: Ben Bowler, Jon Ramer

Administrators: Ben Bowler, Jon Ramer

Liaison to the Evolutionary Leaders: Ben Bowler 

Founding Synergy Circle MembersJon Ramer, Ben Bowler, Kurt Johnson, Deborah Moldow, Rick Ulfik

 

Vision and Message of the Holomovement Synergy Circle

Purpose: 

Inspired by American physicist David Bohm’s philosophy of the holomovement, the Vision and Message of the Holomovement Synergy Circle creates a space enabling like-minded (and like-spirited) people to come together in radical and loving collaboration to create a global shift in consciousness, while honoring the autonomy of each of our purpose-driven callings.

This Synergy Circle is an organic and shared creative process between members of this circle and fellow communities to support the important work being done for the good of the whole. We endeavor to share resources, ideas and engage in thoughtful dialogue on how we can each take action to support this growing movement of movements that we call the Holomovement and bring cosmic unity into mainstream culture.

This Synergy Circle will also work closely with the "Co-creating the Holomovement: Technologies and Social Modalities" Synergy Circle.

Founding EL Organizers: Kurt Johnson, Emanuel Kuntzelman

Administrators:  Kurt JohnsonEmanuel Kuntzelman, Bob Atkinson

Liaison to the Evolutionary Leaders:  Kurt Johnson 

Founding Synergy Circle MembersEmanuel Kuntzelman, Duane Elgin, Kurt Johnson, Bob Atkinson, Jude Currivan, Laura Rose, Julie Krull, William Keepin, Deborah Moldow, Jill Robinson, Masen Ewald, Nomi Naeem

 

Wholistic Design and Bio-Mimicry Synergy Circle

Purpose: Wholistic Design is a discipline that encompasses any methodology that focuses on the interconnected and interdependent nature of all things to inform the rules and processes of design. Models are generated on a foundation of ecocentrism which places everything that is and sustains life, at the center of the value system. Consistent with this, biomimicry is the emulation of the models, systems, and elements of nature to address complex human questions and challenges. Combining current philosophical, scientific, and energetic understandings of the universe, human-designed systems can be made to comply with the same principles as natural ones, which have the complexity and precision of billions of years of evolution. 

Founding EL Organizers: Kurt Johnson, Jude Currivan, David Sloan Wilson, Paul Atkins, Jeff Genung

Administrators:  Kurt Johnson (with Paul Atkins

Liaison to the Evolutionary Leaders:  Kurt Johnson [with Paul Atkins];  non EL Liaison, Harry Uvegi

Founding Synergy Circle Members: Kurt Johnson, Jude Currivan, David Sloan Wilson, Paul Atkins, Jeff Genung, Tamsin Woolley-Barker, Harry Uvegi, Eli Kline, Brian Russo, Sheri Herndon

 

Yoga and Spiritual Practice

Purpose: Realizing that “Yoga” and “Spiritual Practice” are extremely broad terms, this Circle’s initial purposes will be: (1) to understand and “map” the breadth of spiritual practice engagement across the Evolutionary Leaders (ELs) Circle and the EL Synergy Circles, (2) assess the potentials for sharing, cross-pollination, and mutual media opportunities for promulgating the messages from these areas of spiritual practice engagement, (3) understanding and promoting the relationship of these with other Synergy Circles engaged in spiritual practice understanding and activities (e.g. Bio-cultural Sacred Sites and Sacred Science, and Science and Spirituality), and (4) especially in light of the annual International Day of Yoga, and the wide breadth of Yoga-related activities in which many ELs are engaged, especially assess and effectuate the further relationship of the ELs to Yoga and Yoga Communities worldwide.

Founding EL Organizers: Denise Scotto, Kurt Johnson, Jude Currivan, David Sloan Wilson, Paul Atkins, Jeff Genung

Administrators: Denise Scotto (UN IDY), Kurt Johnson (Interspiritual Dialogue Network), Jeff Genung (Contemplative Life)

Liaison to the Evolutionary Leaders:  Kurt Johnson

Founding Synergy Circle Members

Denise Scotto, Kurt Johnson, Jeff Genung, Sister Jenna, Loch Kelly, Alfredo Sfeir-Younis, Mussie Hailu, John Clausen, Karuna, Shannon Marie Winters, Gayatri Naraine, Denis Licul, Sandra (Chamatkara) Simon, Ariel Patricia.

 

Local Synergy Circles

 

Colorado Synergy Circle 

The Colorado Evolutionary Leaders – A Synergy Circle of the Evolutionary Leaders was formed following the 2019 Evolutionary Leaders Advance in Loveland, Colorado. The original meeting included: Olivia Hansen, David Karchere, Margo King, Erik Lawyer, Deb Sandella, John Steiner, and Steve Farrell. The planned framework for quarterly meetings includes a check-in, local and global EL updates, an education and idea exchange, a forum for professional, personal and/or collective topics, and plans for the following meeting. 

The group is considering a protocol for inviting others to become part of it, and plans to broadly adhere to a process to make sure meetings are meaningful and memorable.

EL Contact: Steve Farrell

 

New York Synergy Circle

EL Contact: Denise Scotto

 

Santa Barbara Synergy Circle

The Santa Barbara Council

The Santa Barbara Council was formed in 2018 by Adam Hall and Barbara Marx Hubbard. Upon Barbara’s passing Justin Faerman became co-steward of the council. Currently the council is made up of 24 members of the Santa Barbara and Ojai communities. There are 20 members that belong to Evolutionary Leaders Circle. We anticipate that the council will grow in the coming months and years.

The Council was formed with the original intent to gather and activate the local evolutionaries. It began as an experiment to explore what an evolutionary community could look and feel like. Currently we meet every other month on the land where we break bread and celebrate in our shared community. This is followed by an un-facilitated salon. The council is diverse in age. The members represent 6 decades, 20’s to 70’s. There are a whole host of genius from media, tech, business, teachers, journalists, activists, Woman Leadership, Male Leadership, authors, speakers, publishers and more.

The primary object of the community is practice being together in the “we” field. We have created a container that supports a sacred agreement space of honoring, mutual respect and Love. We think locally, act locally, while being global. We are in the process establishing a new set of principals for the emergent new earth. These principals and ethos are earth based, heart centered and foster inclusivity, empowerment and sovereignty. They support innovation and recognization of the create genius that all humans share. The council is creating the architecture for a new meeting place in the higher Mind (evolutionary community). In addition the community serves to support each member in their vocational work around the globe.

Please feel free to contact Adam Hall should you have questions.

Members

Co-Stewards – Adam Hall and Justin Faerman

David Hofstatter, Téana David, Kit Thomas, Holly Odneal, Meghan McDonald, Charlene Sansone, Rinaldo Brutoco, Trina Wyatt, Lori Leyden, Mikki Willis, Eve Konstantine, Nancy McGrath, Katherine Collis, Sara Avant Stover, Barbara Fields, Roger Collis, Jackie Knechtel, Jack Canfield, Carlen Young, Carl Palmer, Peter Matthies, Jurrian Kamp

EL Contact: Adam Hall

 

Private Synergy Circles

The Ashland Group

The Ultra Violets

The Silver Loominaries

 

Synergy Circles – Gatherings of the Source of Synergy Foundation

 

IONS Post-Conference Playshop - July 2019

Synergy Fusion Fest

Findhorn Synergy Circle - October 2018 

Co-Creating with the Intelligence of Nature

Oakland Synergy Circle - Oct. 16, 2017

Multigenerational Leadership Exchange

Santa Barbara Synergy Circle - Oct. 16, 2017

Washington, D.C. Synergy Circle - Nov. 5-6, 2016 

Lift Up the Soul of America

Santa Fe Synergy Circle - June 2015

European Synergy Circle – January 2015

 

Multiple EL Partner Initiatives

 

New Stories

Change your story, change what’s possible. NewStories helps people, communities, organizations and systems flourish in these chaotic times of collapse and transformation. NewStories shares insights and knowledge, develops practices, processes and structures, and offers services and partnerships to help create the lives, communities and the future we want to live into, now. We provide facilitation and consulting services – virtual as well as face-to-face--to groups and communities using participatory processes to create new visions and new strategies for action towards regenerating community. We initiate and support projects that are aligned with our purpose. And we help make sense of these times by curating resources and more comprehensive stories of how we can thrive as human beings sharing this planet and its abundance with each other.

EL Contact: Lynnaea Lumbard

 

Peace On Earth 2030

EL Contact: David Gershon

 

SINE (Synergized Impact Network Exchange)

SINE (Synergized Impact Network Exchange) is a global alliance of social innovators committed to large-scale behavior change through collaborative learning, innovation, and unprecedented unified action.

EL Contact: Jon Ramer

 

UNITY EARTH

UNITY EARTH brings together diverse groups for events that have the potential to accelerate the realization of unity and peace on Earth. We are currently in the midst of The Road to 2020, an global event series that has included gatherings in Africa, India, Australia, Canada, USA, the Middle East and more since 2016.

EL Contact: Ben Bowler