GLOBAL BRAIN

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Based on the themes in the book “The Global Brain”, this moving audio-visual presentation explores the idea that the Earth is an integrated, self-regulating living organism and asks what function humanity might have for this planetary being. It suggests that we stand on the threshold of a major leap in evolution, as significant as the emergence of life itself, and the essence of this leap is inner spiritual evolution. Moreover, Peter Russell maintains that it is only through such a shift in consciousness that we will be able to manage successfully the global crisis now facing us.
 
Using a rich variety of visual images and specially generated graphics, this award-winning video presents an inspiring and optimistic vision of humanity’s future in a dynamic and captivating form. Praised by educators and politicians, and used by many international corporations, “The Global Brain video is compelling, challenging and above all timely.” Peter Russell closes this 35 minute video with a very special and appropriate poem.

A SLEEP OF PRISONERS

Dark and cold we may be, but this

Is no winter now. The frozen misery

Of centuries breaks, cracks, begins to move;

The thunder is the thunder of the floes,

The thaw, the flood, the upstart Spring.

Thank God our time is now when wrong

Comes up to face us everywhere,

Never to leave us till we take

The longest stride of soul we ever took.

Affairs are now soul size.

The enterprise

Is exploration into God.

Where are you making for? It takes

So many thousand years to wake,

But will you wake for pity’s sake!

— Christopher Fry

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5 Responses

  1. Jenn,

    I agree there are similarities in the communication process within our physical body (cells) and our mental communications…it is a complicated subject difficult to explain but appreciate your brave attempt…it may also be that the limitation of words very often cannot explain interrelationships.

    I will try to follow your steps in researching the topic on Google…thanks for your effort.

    Sid

  2. oh gee, I just reread my above comment and see all the typos. I apologize. This is what happens when your mind is going a mile a minute and your fingers aren’t keeping up.I do hope you get the gist of what I was “trying” to say. jen

  3. This really got me thinking. I never thought of myself as a cell; part of Earth; earth being the living body. I always knew and felt we were all connected through a common denomonater of energy. I always believed that we were interconnected and that we effect each other and our envirornment around us, but never did I make the connection that I was 1 cell in the body of Earth. It took me 24 hours to wrap my brain around this theory, and i feel, via instinct, that this theory feels right; therefore, I believe it.
    I decided to do some research (not that much). I googled “How do cells communicate?” and to my surprise, everything slid into place. We as humanbeing pretty much communicate with each other in the same ways that cells communicate with each other. The one purpose cells communicate with one another is to relat information. Cells have several special ways of doing this. we have special ways too. we have our 5 senses and of course our 6th sense as well.Our 5 senses deal with what we know conciously and our 6th sense deals with eveything of knowledge beyond the capability of the 5 sense and their conscious awareness. Think of a cell in a human body; it deals with all interal working and stimuli…but it also responds to stimuli outside the body just like we as humans respond to things outside our body Earth.We respond to earth and our universe with our senses, but, there are elements that our 6th sense (our subconscious)is need to pick up outside the range of this universe. I am not using the word range as meaning; distance. I am using as means of say “out of counscious awareness. The cells awareness insise the body has to be on a completely diferent level/frequency that its awarenes s to things outside the body….so the same hold true for us as human beings as a singular cell. Mybe out rightbrain deals with outer range and the left brain with the inner range and then ofcourse the left and right hemipher communicate with each other.
    Fact: In a multi-cell organism cell to cell contact is critical. Human to human contact is just as crucial to the survival of earth as cell to cell in a living body.
    How do we communicate? Well as humans we comunicate in several ways.
    1- Through physical expression (facial expression, body language, action, demotration.
    2- touch (much is said through touch and we ALL know it so I will not go into explanation.
    3- words (language and symbols) written or spoken.recognized 2 ways;sight and hearing.
    4-The right brain, the 6th sense (intuition, influence,Dreams, all unconscious/subconscious workings… all that our left brain would call super natural.
    Now, below,i will copy and past “How cells comunicate”. tell me if you see a correlation of simularities? I do.
    “Cells basically communicate
    with each other in four ways. The first way in which two cells communicate with each other is through direct contact. There can be direct cell-to-cell contact or contact between a cell and an extracellular matrix. The extracellular matrix is a layer of protein between a nerve and a muscle. The second way in which cells communicate is through short-range signals. These signals are usually proteins, and they are secreted by one cell and cover a short distance before they are recognised and interpreted by another cell.

    The third way in which cells communicate with each other is through long-range signals. These signals are usually hormones. Hormones include testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone. These hormones play an active role in controlling the development
    of a person during the stages of puberty. Hormones such as insulin control the metabolism of sugar in the body. People who suffer from diabetes
    have a problem with insulin.

    Lastly, cells communicate with each other through complex messages sent out in the form of electrical and chemical signals. These messages are usually between two neurons or between a neuron and a muscle cell. The points at which electrical signals are converted into chemical signals and then back into electrical signals are called synapses”

  4. Jenn…I agree!..Sid

  5. WOW…WOW …..and WOW. That’s all I gotta say ’bout that. jen

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