face a true planetary emergency.
The climate crisis is not a political issue, it is a moral and
spiritual challenge to all of humanity. It is also our greatest
opportunity to lift Global Consciousness to a higher level."
- Al Gore
In my previous article, the Green
Web, I discussed various
organizations that have been directly founded by Club of Rome
members. While researching for that article it became clear that a
dramatic shift in emphasis and language has occurred. Reports
produced by the CoR in the 1970’s and 80’s are replete
with terms like new world order, global union, united earth
community, global society, interdependence, sustainable development,
masterplan, blueprint etc. Whereas the reports produced by these more
recent organizations frequently refer to global consciousness, earth
consciousness, wisdom, the global mind, the Gaia mind, global ethics,
planetization, conscious evolution, the great awakening, the great
transition and the great shift.
Before reading this article, I encourage the reader to peruse the Green Web and take special note of the membership list of the World Commission on Global Consciousness and Spirituality. This organization is basically the CoR in another guise. Having successfully nurtured the concept that “the earth is facing an imminent catastrophic ecological collapse if human civilization continues on its current trajectory” they appear to now be fostering their final goal of “transforming humanity” in order to save Gaia from her greatest threat - humans.
"Without a global revolution in the sphere of human consciousness, nothing will change for the better ... and the catastrophe towards which the world is headed - the ecological, social, and demographic breakdown of culture - will be inevitable." - Vaclav Havel, Club of Rome executive member – link
Of course, as they themselves describe in The First Global Revolution, the threat of Global Warming has been selected as the ‘enemy’ to “unite humanity and change human behavior and attitudes.” As Gordon Brown recently stated “Climate change makes us all global citizens, we are truly all in this together.” Apart from ‘Global Warming’ it is hard to imagine a threat that is caused by humans, affects every part of the planet and can only be overcome by fundamentally transforming our society. It’s almost as if it was designed for the purpose!
“It would seem that humans need a common motivation, namely a common adversary, to organize and act together in the vacuum; such a motivation must be found to bring the divided nations together to face an outside enemy, either a real one or else one invented for the purpose. In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. All these dangers are caused by human intervention, and it is only through changed attitudes and behavior that they can be overcome. The real enemy then, is humanity itself. “ – link
“A crisis often has the advantage of uniting people. Climate change is the first problem on a global scale that we have faced as a species. We must hope that it has the positive side effect of stimulating our global consciousness. No country, no region, no people will escape the negative effects of the impending worldwide increase in temperature. We must all cooperate in mitigating it if we are to succeed.” - link
"We face a true planetary emergency. The climate crisis is not a political issue, it is a moral and spiritual challenge to all of humanity. It is also our greatest opportunity to lift Global Consciousness to a higher level." - Al Gore, statement following his acceptnace of the Nobel Peace Prize - link
So I started researching this Global Consciousness phenomenon. Knowing that the Club of Rome often turned to ‘science’, especially computer models, to justify it’s theories I was immediately attracted to Princeton University’s famous Global Consciousness Project. This project basically uses thousands of little devices around the world that generate random numbers. Apparently when major dramatic world events occur the numbers generated are no longer random but start forming a pattern. This is supposedly because the human ‘global consciousness’ is somehow affecting the random number generators. This is how the ‘scientists’ running the project describe it:
“The Global Consciousness Project (GCP) is an international effort involving researchers from several institutions and countries, designed to explore whether the construct of interconnected consciousness can be scientifically validated through objective measurement. The project builds on excellent experiments conducted over the past 35 years at a number of laboratories, demonstrating that human consciousness interacts with random event generators (REGs), apparently "causing" them to produce non-random patterns.
The experimental results clearly show that a broader examination of this phenomenon is warranted. In recent work, prior to the Global Consciousness Project, an array of REG devices in Europe and the US showed non-random activity during widely shared experiences of deeply engaging events. For example, the funeral ceremonies for Princess Diana, and the international Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, created shared emotions and a coherence of consciousness that appeared to be correlated with structure in the otherwise random data.
In the fully developed project, a world-spanning array of labile REG detectors is connected to computers running software to collect data and send it to a central server via the Internet. This network is designed to document and display any subtle, but direct effects of our collective consciousness reacting to global events. The research hypothesis predicts the appearance of coherence and structure in the globally distributed data collected during major events that engage the world population.” - link
Here is how Dr Roger Nelson founder and director of the project describes its origins:
“The first direct prototype of the GCP came about "by chance" when I met Jim Fournier and Juliana Balistreri in the middle of a December night in 1996 at Esalen, just as they were in the midst of promoting the globally organized GaiaMind meditation and I was thinking deeply about a network to detect glimmerings of global consciousness. They were traveling, and stopped just for an hour or two in the baths, but the sparkle in their eyes reflected the same stars as mine, and this created a moment for our paths to intersect. I went on to organize a collaboration to collect "consciousness field" data during the GaiaMind event, and it showed a significant effect.” - link
So the GCP was conceived at Esalen a famous New Age commune in conjunction with the founders of the GaiaMind Project. Ok .. so what is this GaiaMind Project?
“The GaiaMind Project is dedicated to exploring the idea that we, humanity, are the Earth becoming aware of itself. From this perspective, the next step in the evolution of consciousness would seem to be our collective recognition that through our technological and spiritual interconnectedness we represent the Earth growing an organ of self-reflexive consciousness. While we believe that the Earth is alive, and we are part of it, we also affirm the Great Spirit of Oneness found at the heart of all the worlds great spiritual traditions. What is most important may not be what we believe, but what we find we all share when we put our thoughts aside to go into meditation and prayer together. Imagine people all over the world sharing a moment of meditation and prayer, a moment of unified global consciousness when people from the world's many diverse spiritual traditions simultaneously focus attention on our interconnected relationship with Gaia - the living Earth.” - link
Hmm … freaky stuff! So Princeton’s University’s famous GCP is based on, and basically trying to prove, that Gaia is alive and we are part of Her. On the GCP site there are literally hundreds of pages of graphs, statistical analysis and scientific papers demonstrating the ‘global consciousness effect’. Google Scholar reveals over 100,000 scientific papers dealing with ‘global consciousness’ and more than 100 specifically on the GCP published in mainstream science journals. So, I wondered who was behind this attempt to ‘scientifically prove’ the existence of the GaiaMind? Once I discovered who was funding this project things started to make sense:
“The project has been designed to be both interdisciplinary and inter-institutional. It operates under the aegis of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, a 501(c)(3) research entity, which will manage the funding for the project.” - link
I am quite familiar with this Institute. It is also known as the Institute of Noetic Studies. They are one of the founding partners of the Kosmos Journal, a publication dedicated to the 'Global Awakening' and fostering a 'New Human Civilisation'. Many of the articles are written by CoR members. The other founding partners are: the Club of Rome, the Club of Budapest, the World Wisdom Council, the Gorbachev Foundation, the World Commission for Global Consciousness and Spirituality and the Goi Peace Foundation. Not surprisingly the Advisory Board of this Institute contains many CoR members including Maurice Strong, Desmond Tutu, Peter Russell, Deepak Chopra and Satish Kumar. So what are the origins of the Institute of Noetic Sciences?
“The vision for creating the Institute of Noetic Sciences came in 1971. Nations throughout the world had galvanized around the exciting frontier of space exploration. The potential for scientific understanding of our world seemed unlimited to a naval air captain named Edgar Mitchell. He was a pragmatic young test pilot, engineer and scientist; a mission to the moon on Apollo 14 was his dream come true.
But it was the trip home that Mitchell recalls most. Sitting in the cramped cabin of the space capsule, he saw planet Earth floating freely in the vastness of space. He was engulfed by a profound sense of universal connectedness - an epiphany. In Mitchell's own words: "The presence of divinity became almost palpable, and I knew that life in the universe was not just an accident based on random processes. The knowledge came to me directly." - link
“At the Institute of Noetic Sciences, we employ the rigor of science, balanced by personal and collective wisdom, to support a shift in consciousness that transforms present global conditions into a world grounded in freedom, wisdom, and love. We serve an emerging movement of globally conscious citizens dedicated to manifesting our highest capacities.” - link
So, based on the world-view of the founder and director of the GCP, and the nature of the organization funding the project, it seems clear that the purpose of the GCP is to provide the scientific basis for human global consciousness and the ‘Gaia Mind’. It seems that if you have enough money and influence you can buy whatever ‘science’, and fancy computer models, you need to push your agenda. Remember it was Ted Turner who donated one billion dollars to fund the IPCC.
If you observe the realtime GCP data these so-called anomalies occur frequently. This isn't really that surprising – if you flip a coin a hundred thousand times you will get many 'runs' of heads or tails. But trying to match these anomalies to 'an event somewhere in the world' is not science, it is merely trying to find evidence for an already preconceived theory and ignoring all other factors. Much like a lot of climate science. The GCP scientists claim that they detected a strong anomaly related to the 911 terror attacks. However the anomaly began several hours before the first attack which surely would make any objective scientist question the hypothesis. Instead the GCP 'scientists' state that this is evidence for some sort of 'global precognitive ability.' Science that forbids skepticism and debate should always be treated with great caution.
But what other evidence can we find to link the search for global consciousness with the GaiaMind. Well we don’t have to look very far. The list of ‘poetic quotes’ on the GCP website you can soon determine the real intent of the project. Here are a few to give you an idea (remember these are taken straight off the GCP website!):
"The Age of Nations is past. The task before us now, if we would not perish, is to build the Earth."
“It is good to honor the Goddess. When she smiles upon you, all things are enriched and prosper.”
“Collective wisdom - wisdom larger than one individual's insight - draws near in such moments, as if to say, "Here is a fertile field of people. Here are tenders of spirit. Let's plant this creative possibility, so needed now on earth, right here."
“Breathe OUT love, light and gratitude, into Mother Earth, out to Father Sky, and into the hearts and minds of every living thing, friend and foe, experiencing the space in me and around me being conditioned by the love-light-gratitude as a gift from the I AM Presence.”
“Human beings and all living things are a coalescence of energy in a field of energy connected to every other thing in the world. This pulsating energy field is the central engine of our being and our consciousness, the alpha and the omega of our existence. 'The field,' as Einstein once succinctly put it, 'is the only reality.”
"We are all beings of energy, and are connected to one another by this energy. Once we observe this energy, we can realize that it is on the same continuum as beauty. These are phenomena that cannot be studied unless you suspend or bracket your skepticism and try every way possible to perceive them."
“In becoming planetized, humanity is acquiring new physical powers that will enable it to super-organize matter. And, even more important, is it not possible that by the direct converging of its members it will be able, as though by resonance, to release psychic powers whose existence is still unsuspected?"
The page ends with this statement “It will in the end be poems, or beautiful photographs, that give some feeling for this quest to create a meaningful link to Mother Earth in the shape of scientific work.” So there you have it. This famous project involving many PhD scientists, and run by one of the top universities in the United States, is just another New Age attempt to deceive people into believing that the earth is some sort of divine sentient organism. Even more frightening the project is closely linked to the Club of Rome. Remember who they are? Al Gore, Tony Blair, Bill Clinton, Ted Turner, George Soros, Bill Gates, Maurice Strong, Javier Solana, David Rockefeller, Mikhail Gorbachev etc.
Any day now I almost expect to hear Al Gore announce “The vast majority of the world’s scientists agree that we are all connected to our Mother Earth, and each other, by a divine global consciousness!” If you need more convincing then I encourage you to take a look at the links page on the GCP site. Basically a collection of New Age earth worship sites. Below are excerpts copied from the some of the sites that are linked from the GCP:
“Although human societies have confronted major problems throughout history, the challenges of our era are unique in one crucial respect - they now embrace the entire Earth as a whole system. Never before has humanity been on the verge of devastating the Earth's biosphere and crippling its ecological foundations for countless generations to come. Never before has the entire human family been required to work together to build a sustainable and meaningful future. Never before have so many people been called to make such sweeping changes in so little time.” – link
“If Gaia is to become conscious, we are her means of consciousness. If the earth is to become conscious through us, we must be identified with all the earth, not just the human race. We must not be dissociated from the biosphere. This means expanding our sense of individual identity even beyond humanity to encompass the natural world. We need to move beyond global identification to earth identification, beyond global consciousness to earth consciousness. I am suggesting that humanity as a whole may now be approaching this turning point in our evolution, that Gaia may soon wake up. Just as human beings had to evolve a brain and then a neocortex in order to develop self-reflexive consciousness, Gaia must do the same. The earth has developed its neocortex in the human race and our technologies, and now humanity must develop the global social structures and institutions to play the role of coordinating system in the global brain.” - link
“The Global Oneness Commitment is an eight-year project with the goal of uniting people around the globe to mutual actions in order to not only save what we have, but to transform the planet thru an increase in spiritual awareness - a new consciousness creating a joyful home for all its inhabitants and sincere respect for all forms of life. The project is synchronised with the twin Venus Transits of 2004 and 2012. It starts with the first Venus transit of June 8th 2004 and ends with the second Transit June 6th 2012.” - link
“Conscious Evolution is the worldview that has arisen precisely at this moment in history to deal with the new human condition. It is a vision and a direction to help us navigate through this transitional period to the next stage of human evolution. As Einstein admonished, humankind cannot solve its problems from the same place of consciousness in which we created them. A new place of consciousness is required. The promise of Conscious Evolution is nothing less than the emergence of a universal humanity capable of its guiding its own evolution into a future of unimaginable cocreativity.” - link
“This visual of Planet Earth symbolizes a visionary one-planetary civilization that transcends all religious, sectarian, factional, ethnic, political, nationalistic, economic, conceptual and cultural structures which presently divide us. From this perspective, there is only oneness.” - link
Global consciousness, much like Global Warming, is just a cynical manipulation of science in order to promote a much deeper agenda. The ‘climate crisis’ has already morphed from an environmental problem into a ‘moral and spiritual issue.’ The whole doctrine of sustainability and global warming has been designed to engender a sense of collective guilt, and the only solution to the perceived crisis is for humanity to develop a collective conscience. The Club of Rome is pushing this issue hard. In 1996 the Club of Budapest released THE MANIFESTO ON THE SPIRIT OF PLANETARY CONSCIOUSNESS which was signed by 16 global environmental leaders, 12 of which are CoR members!
Another phrase the CoR is fond of using is the urgent need to develop a 'Global Ethic.' Prof Hans Kung, a long-time CoR member, founded the Global Ethic Foundation. They state - “We pledge to work for such transformation in individual and collective consciousness, for the awakening of our spiritual powers through reflection, meditation, prayer, or positive thinking, for a conversion of the heart. Our earth cannot be changed unless in the not too distant future an alteration in the consciousness of individuals is achieved. We believe that the growing emergence of global consciousness, which is reflected in recent efforts to formulate a global ethic, is an indicator that such a transformation has begun.”
I know that I rave on about the CoR but it’s not what the CoR is that I find so fascinating; it’s who the CoR is. When I read what they proposed 20 years ago and then see it unfolding before my eyes I have to take their proposals for developing a global consciousness in order to reconnect with Gaia very seriously. But what they don’t tell you in all these flowery statements about Gaia and global consciousness is that in order to rejoin “the commonwealth of all creatures” we are going to have to endure a “wrenching transformation” which will include the culling of 5 billion humans. Somehow I don’t think the CoR elitists will be the ones who have to die, it will be us useless eaters. The whole Gaia, Global Warming. Global Governance, Global Consciousness agenda is just a neo-pagan death cult disguised as science and New Age philosophy:
“It may be that the destiny of mankind is to become tamed, so that the fierce, destructive, and greedy forces of tribalism and nationalism are fused into a compulsive urge to belong to the commonwealth of all creatures which constitutes Gaia.” - Sir James Lovelock, Gaia: A New Look At Life
“Minor shifts in policy, moderate improvement in laws and regulations, rhetoric offered in lieu of genuine change - these are all forms of appeasement, designed to satisfy the public’s desire to believe that sacrifice, struggle and a wrenching transformation of society will not be necessary." - Al Gore, Earth in the Balance
"Isn't the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn't it our responsibility to bring that about?" - Maurice Strong, founder of UNEP
“All these dangers are caused by human intervention and it is only through changed attitudes and behaviour that they can be overcome. The real enemy, then, is humanity itself." - Club of Rome, The First Global Revolution
"Humans on the Earth behave in some ways like a pathogenic micro-organism, or like the cells of a tumor.“ - Sir James Lovelock, Healing Gaia
“The Earth has cancer and the cancer is Man." - Club of Rome, Mankind at the Turning Point
“A cancer is an uncontrolled multiplication of cells; the population explosion is an uncontrolled multiplication of people. We must shift our efforts from the treatment of the symptoms to the cutting out of the cancer. The operation will demand many apparently brutal and heartless decisions.'' - Prof Paul Ehrlich, The Population Bomb
“... the resultant ideal sustainable population is hence more than 500 million but less than one billion.” - Club of Rome, Goals for Mankind
"A reasonable estimate for an industrialized world society at the present North American material standard of living would be 1 billion. At the more frugal European standard of living, 2 to 3 billion would be possible." - United Nations, Global Biodiversity Assessment
"A total population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal."- Ted Turner, CoR member and major UN donor
"If I were reincarnated I would wish to be returned to earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels." - Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, patron of the World Wildlife Fund