David Nicol

Subtle Activism: The Inner Dimension of Social and Planetary Transformation

Workshop time: Tuesday, 2:00-3:15 pm
Room: Balcony
TOPICS: Subtle activism. Democracy, climate change, racism, poverty, animal cruelty

Subtle activism involves the use of consciousness-based practices like meditation and prayer to support social transformation, such as a global meditation directed toward peaceful resolution of an international conflict. It represents a bridge between the consciousness movement and the movements for peace, environmental sustainability, and social justice. With the rise of the Internet, increasingly sophisticated technologies for harnessing the power of collective consciousness are emerging all the time. David will talk about the potentially crucial role subtle activism may have to play alongside more overt actions as part of an integrated approach to social change. David’s presentation will include a subtle activism practice intended to uplift the spirits of the American people during this critical election year.

• A concept and language to describe a spiritual approach to social change that they may already practice intuitively but not yet have words for;
• A sense of hope for being able to make a difference in a way that is deeply aligned with their spiritual principles and capacities;
• A sense of connecting with like-minded pioneers at the ground level of an emerging planetary movement
• An understanding of why subtle activism is not just a new age concept but grounded in the latest scientific research and theories of consciousness
• A direct experience of a potent group subtle activism practice
• Information about my book on Subtle Activism for those wanting to go deeper
• Information about opportunities to engage in free public subtle activism events, such as BeThePeace on September 21 or our WiseUSA 2016 program, and/or to participate in online trainings in subtle activism


About the presenter

David Nicol, PhD, is co-founder and director of the Gaiafield Project and founder of the Subtle Activism Network. He is the author of the recently published book Subtle Activism: The Inner Dimension of Social and Planetary Transformation, the first comprehensive treatment of this topic. He teaches on subtle activism at the California Institute of Integral Studies and at the Shift Network. He is a former environmental lawyer from Australia who now lives in Berkeley, CA with his wife Kate. 


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