Subtle Activist Training
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David Nicol – The Subtle Activist Training
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Tuesday, October 6, 2015
What You’ll Discover in These 7 Weeks
Course sessions are on Tuesdays at 5:00pm Pacific.
During the 7-Module Subtle Activist Training, David will introduce you to the fundamental ideas and skill sets needed to engage effectively in the practice of subtle activism. You’ll discover how linking your personal spiritual practice to collective transformation can be a crucial step that enhances your spiritual life with purpose and helps you let go of the obsession with self. You’ll learn about the science and theories underlying subtle activism and the critical role this emerging force can play at a pivotal moment in the evolution of consciousness on our planet. You’ll get connected to the fast-growing global subtle activism movement and be able to find your way to plug into this emerging planetary force.
Most of all, you’ll participate in co-creating a potent field of group synergy that will serve as the primary vehicle for our subtle activism work. In each session, you will take part in a short guided meditation to help build the subtle body of our group field. You will also engage with a profound group subtle activism practice (known as Gaiafield Attunement) that will target a number of real-world situations calling for our attention.
Between sessions, you’ll be invited to continue to help build our group field through a simple daily resonance-building practice, supported by text and/or email reminders with links to audio/visual meditative supports. Each session will build upon the last, so that you will become more and more deeply embedded in a resonant group field of dynamic presence.
Module 1: Subtle Activism: What’s It
All About? (October 6)
Subtle activism is really an ancient approach, adapted to the structures of contemporary society. From shamanic traditions to esoteric and mystical orders within the major world religions, practitioners have long dedicated their spiritual work to the well-being of all life. However, in our modern, hyper-individualized Western culture spirituality has become largely focused on personal liberation, often to the exclusion of sociopolitical and environmental concerns. Subtle activism is part of an emerging turn in the consciousness movement beyond personal development toward concern for the world as a whole.
During this session, you’ll discover:
What subtle activism is, and how it’s being practiced today
Fascinating historical examples of subtle activism
How subtle activism differs from spiritual activism or engaged spirituality
The historical reasons why spirituality became marginalized to the private realm and why it’s time for that to change
How subtle activism can supercharge your spiritual practice with purpose and create a healthy energetic flow between inner and outer, self and the world
You will also participate in a guided meditation practice to help build our group heart and in a Gaiafield Attunement practice to come into deep resonance with each other and the Earth.
Module 2: Subtle Activism & Science: Addressing the Rational Mind (October 13)
If you received a modern Western education, chances are that ideas about non-physical dimensions or nonlocal causality — which underlie the concept of subtle activism — will tend to provoke your inner skeptic. Is this real or is it just my imagination? In fact, there is a large body of scientific evidence that supports the existence of nonlocal connections between human minds and between mind and matter.
During this session, you’ll learn about:
The fascinating research by scientists associated with the Transcendental Meditation organization into the Maharishi Effect, and their findings about how meditation groups can affect social harmony
The Global Consciousness Project, which measures the effect of collective consciousness on a global network of random number generators
Intriguing results from psi and distant healing research
How to distinguish healthy skepticism from fear-based doubt
Ways to go beyond the polarity of doubt and belief to transrational knowing
You will also take part in a guided meditation to help build our group higher mind and in a Gaiafield Attunement practice to elicit personal and collective wisdom on the phenomenon of doubt itself.
Module 3: Theories of Subtle Activism: Collective Fields of Consciousness (October 20)
How might subtle activism work? How could our spiritual work possibly influence modern societies, with their vast size and complexity? The idea of subtle activism runs counter to our regular perception of the world as a collection of seemingly separate material objects and to the materialistic assumptions of orthodox science. But science itself has come to recognize not only the profound interrelatedness of all things at more basic levels of reality, but also the complex connection between consciousness and world. This week we’ll consider various leading-edge theories that have been developed to explain the nonlocal nature of consciousness.
During this session, you’ll discover:
The significance of biochemist Rupert Sheldrake’s theory of morphogenetic fields and Carl Jung’s theory of the collective unconscious
The fascinating psychedelic research of Christopher Bache, including his theory of how individuals in non-ordinary states can bring healing to the human species mind
The theory behind the Maharishi Effect research
Dion Fortune’s esoteric theory of magical activism
You will also participate in a guided meditation to help build our group will center and in a Gaiafield Attunement practice to connect with the essential quality of Basic Trust.
Module 4: Principles of Subtle Activism: How to Engage in Collective Transformation Safely & with Integrity (October 27)
Subtle activism is an extension of our spiritual practice into the collective realm. Opening to these broader social fields can raise new questions about how to engage ethically and safely. How should we best approach our subtle activism practice? What is the right orientation to take? How can our engagement on collective levels be integrated seamlessly into the rest of our spiritual lives?
In this session, you will learn:
The ethics of engaging on subtle dimensions for the collective
How to participate safely in the practice of subtle activism
The principle of non-attachment to outcome
The principle of humility: owning the dark places inside ourselves
The importance of engaging from wholeness
You will also participate in a guided meditation to connect our group heart, mind and will centers and in a Seeds of Peace Attunement focused on the Middle East.
Module 5: Subtle Activism & the Evolution of Consciousness (November 3)
We have reached an extraordinary threshold in the human and planetary story. Alongside the threat of the global ecological crisis and the potential collapse of current socio-economic systems, there are seeds all around us of an emerging planetary wisdom civilization. What can we do to nurture this nascent planetary awareness? How might the practice of subtle activism help catalyze the process of planetization?
In this session, you will learn about:
The Noosphere: Teilhard de Chardin’s extraordinary vision
The Integral Earth Community: David Berry’s notion of our transition to the Ecozoic Era
The Reenchantment of the Cosmos: Could humanity be poised to re-awaken to the spiritual intelligence of the universe?
How the practice of global meditation can serve as a collective initiation into planetary consciousness
Why chaos theory suggests that a profound collective shift could happen far more quickly than we think
You will also participate in a guided meditation to purify our group will and in a Water Attunement to open to deep guidance about a pressing issue on the world stage (we will select the particular issue based on world events at the time).
Module 6: Working with Group Fields (November 10)
Although we can practice subtle activism as individuals, our impact is radically amplified when we practice together as a highly coherent group field. The art of pooling our consciousness together to discover higher forms of collective wisdom in relation to the challenges facing our species is the leading-edge of subtle activism practice today. The group field can be developed and refined in such a way that it becomes a new entity in its own right, and an extraordinarily potent vehicle for personal and collective transformation. As Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh famously said, “The next Buddha may be the sangha.”
In this session, you’ll discover:
The 3 keys to building collective intelligence in groups
The evolutionary significance of moving beyond individualism to conscious collectivism
Why practicing in group fields allows easier access to humanity’s collective unconscious and to higher dimensional energies
An exciting and magical process that has emerged in David’s work to develop the subtle body of a group and to apply its spiritual capacities for collective healing
You will also participate in a guided meditation to purify our group heart and in a Gaiafield Attunement intended to consecrate the venue of the December Paris Climate Change Conference.
Module 7: How to Create Your Own Subtle Activism Circle & Be Part of the Movement (November 17)
As Club Budapest President Ervin Laszlo recently said, “Subtle activism is an idea whose time has come.” Although the term subtle activism is still new, a movement is emerging worldwide to harness the power of our collective consciousness in service of a global shift. The movement is very young, fresh and open to creative ways of engaging with it. Are you feeling the call? If so, how might you take the next steps on your path as a subtle activist?
In our final session, you will:
Learn how to create your own subtle activism circle
Hear about exciting subtle activism initiatives from a number of leaders in the field
Discover how you can become an anchor for subtle activism practice in your city or local area
Learn how you can tap in on a regular basis to ongoing forms of subtle activism practice
You will also participate in a guided meditation to purify our group mind and in a Radiant Joy Attunement to bring light to the world’s capital buildings.
David Thomas Nicol, PhD, is director and co-founder of the Gaiafield Project, an action research center founded at the California Institute of Integral Studies that advances the study and practice of subtle activism. His forthcoming book Subtle Activism: The Inner Dimension of Social and Planetary Transformation is the first comprehensive treatment of the topic. He is also co-founder of BeThePeace, one of the world’s largest global meditation events that occurs annually on the International Day of Peace (September 21). He teaches on subtle activism in the Philosophy, Cosmology and Consciousness program at the California Institute of Integral Studies and at The Shift Network. A former environmental lawyer from Australia, he now lives in Berkeley with his wife Kate and dogs Jackson and Peaches.
Readmore: David Nicol
- 1 David Nicol – The Subtle Activist Training
- 1.1 What You’ll Discover in These 7 Weeks
- 1.1.1 Module 1: Subtle Activism: What’s It All About? (October 6)
- 1.1.2 Module 2: Subtle Activism & Science: Addressing the Rational Mind (October 13)
- 1.1.3 Module 3: Theories of Subtle Activism: Collective Fields of Consciousness (October 20)
- 1.1.4 Module 4: Principles of Subtle Activism: How to Engage in Collective Transformation Safely & with Integrity (October 27)
- 1.1.5 Module 5: Subtle Activism & the Evolution of Consciousness (November 3)
- 1.1.6 Module 6: Working with Group Fields (November 10)
- 1.1.7 Module 7: How to Create Your Own Subtle Activism Circle & Be Part of the Movement (November 17)
- 1.1.8 Author
- 1.1 What You’ll Discover in These 7 Weeks