John Allen’s focus on Biosphere 2 was different from the mainstream. Typically, biological and ecological research is devoted to understanding the individual parts of systems, or even ecosystems. Allen wanted to know how the whole thing worked.
It all began with an intention: to create community in my city, where it wasn't before. Looking back on all the uncanny connections, synchs, and serendipities that have converged to form Evolver Atlanta, I can't help but grin.
Through many years of yoga practice, I had developed an easy talent for accessing unusual
realms of consciousness. Yet I was aware that another set of tools existed for such attainment. Could eating hashish enable me to — as the song by the Doors put it — break on through
to the other side?
The deep link between money and being is good news because human
identity today is undergoing a profound metamorphosis. What kind of
money will be consistent with the new self, the connected self, and a
world in which we increasingly realize the truth of interconnectedness:
that more for you is more for me?
Let me offer a
few possibilities about the days lie ahead — changes that may occur within
the next twenty or so years, roughly a single human generation, possibilities
that are taken seriously by some of today's best minds, potential
transformations of life on Earth and, perhaps, even what it means to be
Some seek it in the Atlantic
Ocean, with the Azores as its former mountain
peaks. Others prefer the Mediterranean, Germany, Sweden, the Arctic, the Antarctic, Cuba, San Domingo, Central
even Wisconsin. I search for Atlantis in a different way.