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Conscious Evolution
Conscious Evolution
The new evolutionary paradigm
A new phase in the evolution of life on earth has begun

Conscious Evolution includes a truly excellent series of relatively short videos by Rob Cobbold intertwining evolution, psychology, sociology and spirituality. They are readily accessible to newcomers to these ideas, and the approach aligns remarkably well with the overall ethos and purpose of this site.

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The new evolutionary paradigm
A new phase in the evolution of life on earth has begun

Conscious Evolution includes a truly excellent series of relatively short videos by Rob Cobbold intertwining evolution, psychology, sociology and spirituality. They are readily accessible to newcomers to these ideas, and the approach aligns remarkably well with the overall ethos and purpose of this site.

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Part of the “Manifesto” (by John Stewart) on the website:

A new phase in the evolution of life on earth has begun

In this new phase evolution will be driven intentionally, by humanity.  The evolutionary worldview that emerges from an understanding of our role in the new phase has the potential to transform the nature of human existence.

At present humanity is lost.  We don’t know what we are doing here.  We are without a worldview that can point to our place and purpose in the universe and that can also withstand rational scrutiny.

But this difficult period is coming to an end.  The emergence of the new evolutionary worldview is beginning to lift us out of the abyss.  The new worldview has a unique capacity to reveal who we are and what we should be doing with our lives.  It relies solely on scientific knowledge and reason to identify our critical role in future evolution.  The evolutionary worldview can unite us in a great common enterprise, and provide meaning and purpose for human existence.

At the heart of the evolutionary worldview is the fact that evolution has a trajectory – it heads in a particular direction. However, evolution on Earth will not advance beyond a certain point unless it is driven consciously and intentionally.  If this transition to conscious evolution does not occur, evolution on this planet will stall, and humanity will not contribute positively to the future evolution of life in the universe—we will be a failed evolutionary experiment.

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Robert Cobbold
Founding Editor at Conscious Evolution | change strategist | philosopher | transformative educationalist
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From Rob’s LinkedIn profile:

Robert Cobbold is a change strategist, philosopher and public speaker who has delivered transformative educational experiences to over 40,000 students and educators worldwide.

Director of business development at kindness social network Earfh.com

Program Manager of a nationwide environmental education program at Green Schools Project.

Part of a celebrity-led campaign Farms Not Factories which reached over 130M people, and the civic communication platform WHIP.

Set up my own business teaching bridge to young people in London called SLAM!

Worked as a private tutor for top London tutoring agencies, including stints in India, China and around the UK.

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Last 50 posts on own channels (YouTube, Podcast, Medium or Website/Blog):

THE WEB OF MEANING
Published on: 29 Mar 22 in Conscious Evolution – Website by Jeremy Lent

FLOURISHING AS AN INTEGRATED ORGANISM
Published on: 13 Jan 22 in Conscious Evolution – Website by Jeremy Lent

WHAT DOES LIFE WANT?
Published on: 18 Dec 21 in Conscious Evolution – Website by Robert Cobbold

PROSOCIAL WORLD
Published on: 25 Oct 21 in Conscious Evolution – Website by Robert Cobbold

AN EVOLUTIONARY TRANSITION IS COMING – ARE YOU READY?
Published on: 27 Sep 21 in Conscious Evolution – Website by Robert Cobbold

EYE OF THE STORM
Published on: 12 Mar 21 in Conscious Evolution – Website by Gary Horvitz

Individual vs Collective Responsibilities for Conscious Evolution
Published on: 27 Jan 21 in Conscious Evolution – YouTube by Conscious Evolution

WHAT IS AN EVOLUTIONARY?
Published on: 10 Dec 20 in Conscious Evolution – Website by Carter Phipps

CAN EVOLUTION BE CONSCIOUS?
Published on: 21 Nov 20 in Conscious Evolution – Website by Robert Cobbold

THE VIEW FROM COMPLEXITY
Published on: 20 Oct 20 in Conscious Evolution – Website by Hanzi Freinacht

LET’S CALL THE WHOLE THING OFF
Published on: 23 Sep 20 in Conscious Evolution – Website by Robert Cobbold

Conscious Evolution Podcast 05 – Conscious Evolution
Published on: 11 Sep 20 in Conscious Evolution – YouTube by Conscious Evolution

Conscious Evolution Podcast 04 – Transcendence
Published on: 28 Aug 20 in Conscious Evolution – YouTube by Conscious Evolution

Conscious Evolution Podcast 03 – Creativity
Published on: 27 Aug 20 in Conscious Evolution – YouTube by Conscious Evolution

Conscious Evolution Podcast 02 – Cooperation
Published on: 27 Aug 20 in Conscious Evolution – YouTube by Conscious Evolution

Conscious Evolution Podcast 01 – Meaning
Published on: 27 Aug 20 in Conscious Evolution – YouTube by Conscious Evolution

Creativity is an evolutionary process
Published on: 20 Aug 20 in Conscious Evolution – YouTube by Conscious Evolution

The mental health crisis is a crisis of meaning
Published on: 20 Aug 20 in Conscious Evolution – YouTube by Conscious Evolution

THE POWER IS OURS
Published on: 28 May 20 in Conscious Evolution – Website by John Bunzl

WHAT HUMANS COULD BE
Published on: 16 Apr 20 in Conscious Evolution – Website by Robert Cobbold

THE BIG PICTURE
Published on: 27 Mar 20 in Conscious Evolution – Website by KW Jamieson

UNFOLDING OUR FUTURE
Published on: 4 Feb 20 in Conscious Evolution – Website by KW Jamieson

WORLDVIEWS, REALITY AND DESIGN
Published on: 4 Dec 19 in Conscious Evolution – Website by Robert Cobbold

LEAPING INTO POSSIBILITY
Published on: 2 Jul 19 in Conscious Evolution – Website by Robert Cobbold

EVOLVING THE FUTURE
Published on: 18 Jun 19 in Conscious Evolution – Website by Joe Brewer

WHERE DOES MONEY COME FROM?
Published on: 10 Jun 19 in Conscious Evolution – Website by Robert Cobbold

THREE LEVELS OF CONSCIOUSNESS
Published on: 25 May 19 in Conscious Evolution – Website by KW Jamieson

THE ORGANIC PIONEERS
Published on: 13 May 19 in Conscious Evolution – Website by KW Jamieson

EVOLUTION’S ARROW
Published on: 20 Dec 18 in Conscious Evolution – Website by John Stewart

THE MEANING OF LIFE
Published on: 11 Dec 18 in Conscious Evolution – Website by Robert Cobbold

STOP COMPARING YOURSELF TO OTHERS
Published on: 31 Aug 18 in Conscious Evolution – Website by Robert Cobbold

WHEN CULTURES HAVE SEX
Published on: 18 Sep 17 in Conscious Evolution – Website by Robert Cobbold

NICE GUYS FINISH FIRST
Published on: 31 Jul 17 in Conscious Evolution – Website by Robert Cobbold

FREE YOURSELF FROM YOUR PROGRAMMING
Published on: 30 Jan 17 in Conscious Evolution – Website by Robert Cobbold

AS IS THE MICROCOSM, SO IS THE MACROCOSM.
Published on: 21 Jan 17 in Conscious Evolution – Website by Robert Cobbold

KEEP YOUR MIND OPEN AND YOUR ENEMIES’ OPENER
Published on: 28 Nov 16 in Conscious Evolution – Website by Robert Cobbold

US AND THEM
Published on: 14 Oct 16 in Conscious Evolution – Website by Robert Cobbold

WAR ON EGO
Published on: 24 Jan 15 in Conscious Evolution – Website by Robert Cobbold

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A mosaic medallion that graces the Jordan Hall of Science at the University of Notre Dame: “Nothing in Biology makes sense except in light of evolution.” by david sloan wilsonDarwin’s …Read more
BY ROBERT COBBOLD“This is the greatest discovery of the scientific enterprise: You take hydrogen gas, and you leave it alone, and it turns into rosebushes, giraffes, and humans.”The famous line from …Read more
BY GARY HORVITZThe state of gnosis is defined as total awareness, a direct and often sudden expanded experience of hyper-clarity, wholeness, of truth beyond any conceptual understanding. Gnosis is an intense and total immersion …Read more
It is as if man had been suddenly appointed managing director of the biggest business of all, the business of evolution—appointed without being asked if he wanted it, and without …Read more
BY DAVID SLOAN WILSON, MEL ANDREWS, MAXIMUS THALERIf you had a conventional biological education, then you were taught that evolution is not a conscious process. Giraffes that stretch to reach …Read more
This is not a Schelling simulation. by hanzi freinachtIn our days, there is a lot of talk about chaos and complexity. And it’s not just buzz and academic fashion—as some …Read more
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BY JOHN BUNZL With the world in the grip of Covid-19 and a deepening economic slump, pundits are again asking whether capitalism as we know it has come to an …Read more
BY SCOTT BARRY KAUFMAN“Perhaps human nature has been sold short….”—Abraham MaslowToward the end of his life, the humanistic psychologist Abraham Maslow was developing new insights into self-actualization – and envisioning an even …Read more
BY KW JAMIESONPicture a pile of sand, with a steady stream of grains pouring onto it from above. For a long while it will grow, building a largely stable structure, …Read more
BY KW JAMIESONThe chaos all around us is the result of a war of worldviews. The tectonic plates of perspective are shifting, causing shockwaves across our global human system. The …Read more
by daniel christian wahlHumanity has achieved incredible advances in the differentiation of consciousness … differentiation has produced science, technology, and the unprecedented power of mankind to build up and to …Read more
by jon freemanIt is 40 years since the Futurist magazine published Prof. Clare W. Graves’ article titled “Human Nature Prepares for a Momentous Leap,” which contained predictions for our future that have …Read more
Patterns always build on what came before. This is true for patterns of culture as well. by joe brewerThe world is getting to be pretty f*cked up now and something …Read more
It sounds like the kind of question a primary school child would ask, almost too simple to be of any importance: “The government creates it, probably the central bank, quantitative …Read more
by kw jamiesonIn the 1920’s quantum science brought the mystic spiritualist and the classic scientist within touching distance of one another, in terms of their respective interpretations of consciousness. However, …Read more
by kw jamiesonThe many social and political movements which radically shook up Western society in the post-World War II period, particularly in the US during the 1960’s, sowed the seeds …Read more
by John StewartA major evolutionary transition is beginning to unfold on earth.  Individuals are emerging who are choosing to dedicate their lives to consciously advancing the evolutionary process.  They see …Read more
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What are the capacities our future leaders will need to envisage and build new global systems? AMA with the founder of Conscious Evolution, Robert Cobbold and Victoria Wilding in 10 minutes. Here’s the link to join https://lnkd.in/eJBk4fPM Join us for an exciting opportunity to learn more about the Higher Mind Program and speak directly to the program director Victoria Wilding. …Read more
What are the capacities our future leaders will need to envisage and build new global systems? AMA tomorrow morning at 8am UK time. Here’s the link to join: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/ask-us-anything-higher-mind-program-registration-311582941967 Join us for an exciting opportunity to learn more about the Higher Mind Program and speak directly to the program director Victoria Wilding. …Read more
Victoria Wilding and I will be holding an AMA about the Higher Mind Initiative on Wednesday! Please feel free to join. https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/ask-us-anything-higher-mind-program-registration-311582941967 Join us for an exciting opportunity to learn more about the Higher Mind Program and speak directly to the program director Victoria Wilding. …Read more
https://www.consciousevolution.co.uk/blog/the-web-of-meaning “The meaning of something may be understood as the network of relationships it is perceived to have.” #ConsciousEvolution #Purpose Jeremy Lent Just as music is an emergent phenomenon arising between a player and listener attuning through patterns of vibrations, so meaning is an emergent phenomenon enacted by a conscious entity as it relates an experience to other experiences. …Read more
https://www.consciousevolution.co.uk/blog/the-web-of-meaning “Just as music is an emergent phenomenon arising between a player and listener attuning through patterns of vibrations, so meaning is an emergent phenomenon enacted by a conscious entity as it relates an experience to other experiences.” Relentless insight from Jeremy Lent’s new book The Web of Meaning. #ConsciousEvolution Just as music is an emergent phenomenon arising between a …Read more
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“The Second Law of Thermodynamics can be seen as the foundation for natural selection.” Part 1/3 of a mini series of essays from Jeremy Lent’s The Web of Meaning on #ConsciousEvolution https://www.consciousevolution.co.uk/blog/what-does-life-want The story of life’s deep purpose begins, ironically, with death. A certain kind of death: the ‘heat death’ that scientists tell us is the likely ultimate fate of …Read more
Interesting #crypto project which aligns incentives between individual and collective and mobilises communities worldwide to take action on #plastic and #climatechange. Check them out. 🏖️ $BEACH🏖️ “Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth… these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security …Read more
Using Meta-Systemic Cognition to build new global systems – https://mailchi.mp/058861931d7a/conscious-evolution-podcast-released-wednesday-5107670 …Read more
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I highly recommend this excellent course and its incredible thinkers, teachers and speakers. Use code EvoC20 for 20% off. …Read more
What does it mean to master Presence? – https://mailchi.mp/83ab77702d39/conscious-evolution-podcast-released-wednesday-5107662 …Read more
“People are earnestly doing something they believe to be right—refusing to engage in good faith with those they disagree with—which is nevertheless leading towards a result they do not actually want…The saturation of bad faith communication throughout culture is steadily increasing, like a kind of dangerous background radiation emitted from scientifically engineered memetic weaponry.” Incredibly important read from Consilience Project …Read more
The fissures and fractures in society are driving us apart from each other and from ourselves, at a time when unity and cooperation are more important than ever. Join Advaya for a 6-week online course exploring Kinship. Use code EvoC20 for 20% off. https://www.kinshipcourse.com/   KINSHIPANEXPLORATIONINTOBEINGTOGETHER15.3.22 – 5.5.22  Register    a transformative online course exploring community, relationality & belonging in the …Read more
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Higher Mind Launch – https://mailchi.mp/d51b13e18719/conscious-evolution-podcast-released-wednesday-5059758 …Read more
Victoria Wilding, Director of Higher Mind and Robert Cobbold, Founder of Conscious Evolution are delighted to invite you to Higher Mind, a new program designed to help you develop new ways of thinking and being for the next stage of humanity’s evolution. A generation of future evolutionary leaders is emerging with powerful visions for how to transform the world for …Read more
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“Every major evolutionary step since life began on Earth was a result of increased cooperation between different types of organisms. Life is not a zero-sum game: through symbiosis, species have co-created ecosystems in which the whole is far greater than the sum of the parts. An ecosystem arises from organisms acting together in a complex interweaving of both competition and …Read more
RT @JeremyRLent: A deep bow of respect to a great man of genius who helped shape our modern understanding of the living Earth and gave it the name of Gaia… https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jul/27/james-lovelock-creator-of-gaia-hypothesis-dies-on-103rd-birthday …Read more
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“The true nature of the universe is consciousness because everything is consciousness.” — Rob Scholte https://link.medium.com/OHDhghrFHhb …Read more
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Somehow we must rediscover the sacred without losing our rationality. #ConsciousEvolution …Read more
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-62000742 Blood on their hands. …Read more
RT @beach_token: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgDeuZkF0-c Faulu Productions in Kakuma Refugee Camp Wish #UNOceanConference Well @UNOceanDecade #UNOC22 #SaveOurOcean #GenOcean @FauluK …Read more
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RT @JeremyRLent: I’m honored & delighted to announce that my book, #TheWebofMeaning, was recently awarded 2 Nautilus Book Awards: GOLD AWARD: World Cultures’ Transformational Growth and Development SILVER AWARD: Science and Cosmology It’s now available in paperback! https://www.jeremylent.com/the-web-of-meaning.html …Read more
RT @sbkaufman: “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt …Read more
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https://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2022/may/11/fossil-fuel-carbon-bombs-climate-breakdown-oil-gas We should etch these CEOs names in stone so every future generation can see who the Holocaust perpetrators were. @Shell @exxonmobil @Gazprom …Read more
Already two years since the first lockdown and we’ve gone straight back to ripping up the decking. https://cobboldr1.medium.com/our-little-blue-boat-1587ba0e3caf …Read more
Excellent read by @fullydavid of @WisdomRebel about the errors of thinking which lie underneath many conspiracy theories. #ConspiracyTheories https://rebelwisdom.substack.com/p/conspiracy-criticism-and-the-case?s=r …Read more
What are the capacities our future leaders will need to envisage and build new global systems? AMA with Robert Cobbold and Victoria Wilding in 10 minutes. Here’s the link to join: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/ask-us-anything-higher-mind-program-registration-311582941967 #ConsciousEvolution @HFreinacht #Metamodernism @innerdevelopment …Read more
Tomorrow morning at 8am UK time! https://twitter.com/EvoConscious/status/1517467036976300033 …Read more
RT @matslats: @chris_saltmarsh speaks hopefully about #GreenNewDeal, #tradeunion revival and #TechnoSolutionism. But yesterday his brand of @brightGreenLies was exposed to the light. https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/c/burnt-thought-provoking-study-climate-emergency-it-too-late-such-optimism @GeorgeMonbiot @JeremyRLent @DrDCWahl @MichaelEMann @labGBD @EvoConscious @SDonziger …Read more

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