It appears that the Earth is in a transition that could lead to a new, higher level of organization and, in Pierre de Chardin’s sense, “interiorization”, producing a new emergent consciousness. This transition is like what happened when cells evolved to form individual insects and plants and animals and, eventually, humans. And, these individuals came to have a coherent consciousness that could guide the – now unified – collection of cells. It also appears that humanity is a key vehicle for this new higher level of organization for the Earth.
However, the Earth is at a very unstable point in its evolution. In a systems theory context it will either evolve or devolve now. So, In order to survive, individual humans have to evolve to the next level of consciousness and connect to form the emergent Earth’s next level of organization and coherence. Let’s call that “Planetary Consciousness.” To succeed, this Planetary Consciousness needs to be expressed in a straightforward unifying philosophy – a Planetary Philosophy – with a set of simple, self-evident, powerful core principles (assumptions) that are so clear and so self-evident that it is virtually impossible for anyone to deny them.
And these principles need to provide clear guidance so that anyone and everyone can immediately understand whether an action contributes to evolution or devolution. What are these principles? Planetary Philosophy suggests that there are three of these core principles.
The Three Principles of Planetary Philosophy are summarized as: One Planet; One People; and One Purpose.
Planetary Philosophy is evolving. So far the Planetary Philosophy perspective has been applied to produce first approximations of a Philosophy of Science, a Philosophy of Consciousness, and a Philosophy of Capitalism. Planetary Philosophy has also been elaborated in relation to A Planetary Movement and a way to Build Your Own Philosophy.
If you would like to see where we have gotten with this project as a whole, read Planetary Philosophy: An Essay. We hope you will join with us in building Planetary Philosophy into an intellectual movement strong enough to make a significant contribution to realizing our One Purpose, bringing about the global transformation that our One People needs to survive and thrive on our One Planet.
In Search Of A Revelation
“Grounded in the reality that we all inhabit a living conscious Universe, we can all take the journey to find inner knowledge, attain the goal of that knowledge, come back and transform ourselves, and then take action for the benefit of our own lives, the life of our species, and the life of the Earth.”
Any scientist who thinks about it carefully, even one totally committed to the materialistic, deterministic, probabilistic model of explanation, has got to have some trouble with the idea that everything in the physical Universe is created out of nothing every instant...
Let’s take a look at the possibility that the Earth itself, when looked at from the perspective of the paradigm of a Living Conscious Universe, can be seen as a unified coherent living system with a kind of planetary consciousness. The Gaia Theory: In the 1970s, the...