Global Mind Changes
Here is an Idea Incubator post from new member Bill Gellerman…
Over the last several years, a number of people have published books about a fundamental change in our worldview. The most recent I know of (2008) is “Global Shift: How a New Worldview is Transforming Humanity” by Edmund J. Bourne, Ph.D. Others include:
- “Global Mind Change” by Willis Harman (1998)
- “Towards A New World View: Conversations at the Leading Edge” by Russell E. DiCarlo (1996) reporting interviews with 27 well known people, including Richard Tarnas (“The Western World View: Past, Present and Future”), Joan Borysenko (“The Changing Face of Psychology”), and Jacqueline Small (“Principles of Transformation”)
- “The Global Brain: Speculations on the Evolutionary Leap to Planetary Consciousness” by Peter Russell (1983);
- and “The Mind Field” by Robert E. Ornstein
I would like to explore: what “worldview” means, our current worldview, how that view may be changing, and our role (participants in NCDD) in relation to that change. In his book, GLOBAL SHIFT (cited above), Bourne describes how “a remarkable change is taking place that will profoundly influence the way we see ourselves and our world…This shift will revolutionize both the way humanity interacts on a global scale and how we live on a day-to-day basis…” I would like to explore what that means.
New NCDD supporting member Bill Gellerman posted this to the Idea Incubator. Bill is a retired consultant on organization and human systems development, with a Ph.D. from UCLA’s Graduate School of Management. He has been on the faculties of several universities, including Cornell and CUNY.
Bill Gellerman can be contacted at gmann [at] earthlink [dot] net, but please also share your thoughts via the comments field for this post.