Posted by: David Carlson | November 25, 2009

WorldShift 2012

I have taken a strong interest in two organizations this week. I joined the Institute of Noetic Sciences almost twenty years ago, and now it is prominently featured in Dan Brown’s book The Lost Symbol. My membership lapsed years ago, but now I will join again. Already I have subscribed to “iShift”, a monthly IONS e-Newsletter.

Following some of the discussions on the IONS website, I found Ervin Laszlo’s WorldShift 2012. I recommend a thorough reading of the Declaration. If you agree with it, sign it electronically. The supporting documents listed at the end of the Declaration are important too.

There is a Baha’i flavor to the declaration. I met Dr. Laszlo at the 1986 Baha’i International Peace Conference in San Francisco. He spoke to an audience of about 7,000, and also led a workshop. I bought his book The Multicultural Planet.

I want to invite discussions and more blog posts about the urgency of the current situation. As I see it, the most urgent requirement is to encourage positive community action, and redirect the depressing influence on the masses by those who are paralyzed by fear.

This is the lead paragraph of the Declaration:
“There is no doubt that we are now in a state of global emergency. This unprecedented worldwide crisis is a symptom of a much deeper problem – the current state of our consciousness: how we think about ourselves and our world. We have the urgent need, and now the opportunity, for a complete rethink: to reconsider our values and priorities, to understand our interconnectedness and to begin a new direction – living in harmony with nature and each other.”

Here are the links:
WorldShift Declaration

Institute of Noetic Sciences



  1. Dave:

    I’m about halfway through Thomas Friedman’s “Hot, Flat, ad Crowded”, which has a similar theme. Since it’s 771 pages (large print edition) it’s taking a while to get through it ..

  2. Friedman is a good one to follow. “From Beirut to Jerusalem” was my first introduction. Each of his books marks the rapid pace of change since they were published. I think Laszlo has the most succinct layout of what needs to be done in the next two years, and a wide scope of interest groups and business support to make things happen. There’s no lack of opporunities for action in the short term.

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