What others say about Tom Atlee's work and the Co-Intelligence Institute
What Tom Atlee is writing about is just about the most important
thing that's happening at the beginning of the twenty-first century. I've
been researching the emerging integral culture for over two decades. It
has got to be a co-intelligent culture.
-- Paul H. Ray, PhD, co-author of The Cultural Creatives, www.culturalcreatives.org
I am eager to see Tom Atlee's thinking shared very widely.
I know of no one who is presenting so encompassing and humane a matrix
for understanding the varieties of intelligence we need so urgently today.
-- Sherry Ruth Anderson, PhD, co-author of The Feminine Face
of God and The Cultural Creatives, www.culturalcreatives.org
Tom Atlee brilliantly articulates emerging cultural possibilities
that rapidly can move us, as a species and a planet, through our current
systems breakdown to a new level of conscious evolution.
-- Carolyn R. Shaffer, co-author of Creating Community Anywhere,
Tom Atlee is one of the few genuine geniuses I know. His
work on co-intelligence holds some of the keys to enabling us to work
with the ever-more complex opportunities in human existence. I am committed
to making sure his work is broadly known.
-- Robert Theobald, futurist, author of over 25 books, including
Turning the Century and The Rapids of Change, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Theobald
Tom Atlee's work is on the cutting edge of cultural transformation
and democratic procedure. He is bright, wise, and anything he writes has
a great deal of openness to others and diversity.
-- Arny Mindell, author of Leadership as a Martial Art and
Sitting in the Fire, www.aamindell.net
Tom Atlee provides a service to society and to me individually
that is of inestimable worth. He sorts through so many important articles,
ideas, and groups, and generously offers them to us. I trust his discernment,
and I've grown dependent on him. In the midst of information overwhelm,
I know that I won't miss anything crucial, because Tom is on the case.
We serve the same values and purpose--to do all we can to help create
a just, humane, intelligent society where people enjoy working together
and bring out the best in each other.
-- Margaret Wheatley, author of Leadership and the New Science,
A Simpler Way, and Turning to One Another, www.berkana.org
Because of Tom Atlee we feel prepared to enter the new
milennium with hope and a sense of possibility even in the face of the
major challenges and unknowns that may confront us all in the next period
of our lives. Tom's work on co-intelligence provides clear evidence that
we have the resources and wisdom we need to confront even the most difficult
challenges, if we will just put them to use with intentionality and wisdom.
-- Juanita Brown, thinking partner with senior leaders; large-scale
change architect; co-founder of The World Cafe www.theworldcafe.com
Tom Atlee's staggering compilation of evidence for co-intelligence
is one of the best signs I see that our human species is at last evolving
toward co-creating cooperative maturity as all surviving species must
sooner or later. It gives me both hope and resources for my own continuing
work on this theme.
--Elisabet Sahtouris, Ph.D., evolution biologist, author of EarthDance,
Until I started following Tom's work, most of my sources
were mainstream. He opened my eyes to a much wider range of view points.
Not only does he continually keep me aware of diverse perspectives on
critical issues, he has also expanded my thinking about the nature of
democracy and what's possible.
-- Peggy Holman, co-editor of The Change Handbook: Group Methods
for Shaping the Future, www.opencirclecompany.com
Tom Atlee's co-intelligence work is an important part
of what is needed for creating a healthy society. His cutting-edge thinking
about collective process and participatory democracy is crucial for our
understanding of social transformation. Tom is a visionary activist whose
ideas come from a passionate and spiritual presence.
-- Jay Earley, transformational psychologist and coach, author
of Transforming Human Culture www.amazon.com/Jay-Earley/e/B001KIVOGK
Tom Atlee is a unique soul who is fostering the awakening
of our collective wisdom.
-- Duane Elgin, author of Voluntary Simplicity and Promise
The Co-Intelligence Institute website is a truly epic,
magnificent achievement and a source of inspiration for all who seek nurturing
of the spirit. I have tremendous respect for Tom Atlee's ongoing fine
efforts on behalf of humanity and beyond.
-- Alan Stewart, PhD facilitator, Adelaide, Australia, www.multimindsolutions.com
Tom Atlee's work embodies a community of co-intelligence
in action. Sharing of information, opportunities for collaboration, deep
democracy in action. This is essential work for building the community
sentient people crave. Tom's work is an important contribution to the
world I want to create.
-- Stewart Levine, Esq, author of Getting to Resolution
and The Book of Agreement, www.ResolutionWorks.org
To be a true force for inspired change in the world, three
things are necessary: 1. A deep understanding of the depth, breadth, and
complexity of the human condition; 2. Practical suggestions for how to
improve the human condition; 3. A dogged commitment to put your vision
and knowledge into action. Tom Atlee is one of those rare beings who possesses
all three attributes. I count it a great honor to know Tom, a great blessing
to be able to partake of his wisdom, and a true gift to be able to share
Tom's thoughtful, often soul-stirring insights with others who are seeking
to make our world a better place.
-- David Sunfellow, Founder and President, NewHeavenNewEarth, www.nhne.org
Tom Atlee's unswerving commitment to be a conduit for
what is possible together inspires us to keep at it.
-- Marilyn Welker, founder and director of Simply Living, and Robert
Welker, professor of education at Wittenberg University, named 2001
"Ohio Professor of the Year" by the Carnegie Foundation.
In my opinion, Tom Atlee is a national treasure.
-- Dan Drasin <Ddrasin@aol.com>, writer, researcher and award-winning
filmmaker, Greenbrae, CA
Tom Atlee's clarity, insight, and generosity of information
have helped and will to continue to help my thinking. The Innovations
in Democracy project sounds fascinating and so incredibly important at
-- Shelby Berkowitz, Michigan State University