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
-- Paul H. Ray, PhD, co-author of The Cultural Creatives,
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
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
-- Robert Theobald, futurist, author of over 25 books,
including Turning the Century and The Rapids of Change,
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
-- 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, www.sahtouris.com
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
-- Jay Earley, transformational psychologist and coach,
author of Transforming Human Culture www.earley.org
Tom Atlee is a unique soul who is fostering
the awakening of our collective wisdom.
-- Duane Elgin, author of Voluntary Simplicity and
Promise Ahead, www.awakeningearth.org
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
-- Alan Stewart, PhD facilitator, Adelaide, Australia,
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.com
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,
Tom Atlee's unswerving commitment to be
a conduit for what is possible together inspires us to keep at
-- 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 this juncture.
-- Shelby Berkowitz, Michigan State University