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Seminar and Transformational Art: Changing Ideas About God, Religion, and Humanity: Creating Global Coherence
Course #: 60179
Dates: February 15-19, 2010
Instructor: Barbara Marx Hubbard and Neale Donald Walsch

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 "Crises precede transformation, problems are evolutionary drivers.”


Is there a way to evolve through the current crises of humanity through activating and connecting with our full potential, now? In this course we will look deeply at the rapidly emerging “new cultural story” about God, about life, our true identity, and our real place in things. Through a blending of modern psychology and contemporary spirituality, this course explores, among other things, the “Mechanics of the Mind” and the “System of the Soul,” providing tools to help us grapple with the increasing pace of change that marks life in the 21st century, and an understanding of Conscious Evolution as our free will choice-making made into a powerful and empowering lifestyle, a new spirituality. The week will be woven through with poetry, art and meditation.

Course Schedule

By mapping the key elements of self, social and vocational evolution, Barbara will set the scene for the new spirituality to serve as the driving force of evolution within us in the great 14 billion-year tradition.

Neale will offer an overview of humanity’s present and previous ideas of what God or spirit seem to demand of us, then explore a wholly different idea of what God wants – an idea that is spiritually and culturally revolutionary, and that could, if embraced, change the world forever, offering humanity a new reason for being, doing, or having anything.

Barbara will present the Wheel of Cocreation with Sectors of Coherence. In this model of the Wheel, each participant will step forward to take their place in the process of creation by identifying their sacred vocations and callings.

Neale will speak to “changing the way change changes you,” exploring the “Mechanism of the Mind” and the “System of the Soul,” and its relevance to the present moment, both in terms of personal and major world shifts. He will offer “Nine Changes That Can Change Everything,” exploring each one in depth as he shares insights about how mind, soul and body can work together in a new triumvirate of creative energies that can be harnessed in our lives.

Wednesday: SYNERGISTIC CONVERGENCE: Nature as a Hierarchy of Synergy

Barbara will offer the model of SYNCON (synergistic convergence,) and facilitate a session in which participant goals are explored, and individual needs and group resources matched. In this way, each participant learns the model both at the level of personal empowerment, and as a tool to use in their communities and workplaces to foster coherence, co-creativity and love.

Neale will explain his theory of how “Separation Theology” was born, how it has affected humanity’s experience of itself, and how the ending of it and the embracing of a new notion of life, as well as the nature of Divinity Itself, could immediately alter the global experience.


Barbara will offer advanced explorations into conscious self-evolution, to include a variety of techniques she has developed.  Through asking, “What are we becoming? and what is our “strange attractor?” she will reflect on the emerging species, on universal humanity, and on her understanding of Highly Evolved Beings.

Neale will speak to being “Home with God,” and explore new theories on the true purpose of life, the experience called death, and the eternal journey of the Soul.

He will share his understanding of the Three Stages of Death, leading a “tour” of the soul’s journey from the realm of the spiritual to the realm of the physical and back again, exploring the nature of Samadhi or reunion with the Divine, and initiate discussion around life’s ultimate questions.

(Neale departs Thursday evening)


Barbara will lead a participatory “evolutionary theater” event based on the archetypal journey of a modern Eve demanding to see the Lord God Yahweh face to face in the Garden of Eden. We will act out our archetypal parts of the sacred story of the western world in Genesis and compose Genesis Two:  the Cosmic Family Reunion at the Tree of Life.

The week will be woven through, and then culminate, with the creation of individual “Life Purpose” vision plans, in art sessions led by Linda Lee Ratto.

Faculty Bios

Barbara Marx Hubbard: (

Barbara Marx Hubbard received her Ph.D. at Emerson Institute. She is a graduate of Political Science, and studied at La Sorbonne and L'Ecole des Sciences Politiques in Paris during her junior year. She worked closely with Dr. Jonas Salk and was one of the original contributors to the Salk Institute. In 1984, her name was placed in nomination for the Vice Presidency of the United States on the Democratic ticket. Barbara is one of the original directors of the Center for Soviet American Dialogue and served as a citizen diplomat during the late 1980's. She has helped found many organizations and initiatives including the World Future Society, New Dimensions Radio, Global Family, Women of Vision and Action, The Foundation for the Future, and the Association for Global New Thought. She was awarded the first Doctorate in Conscious Evolution by Emerson Institute. Barbara is now President of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution. ( )She is Chair of Conscious Evolution at Wisdom University. Barbara's books include: Conscious Evolution: Awakening the Power of Our Social Potential, Emergence: The Shift from Ego to Essence, The Evolutionary Journey: Your Guide to a Positive Future, The Hunger of Eve: One Woman's Odyssey toward the Future, and Revelation: Our Crisis is a Birth.

Neale Donald Walsch:  ( )

Neale Donald Walsch is a modern day spiritual messenger whose words continue to touch the world in profound ways. With an early interest in religion and a deeply felt connection to spirituality, Neale spent the majority of his life thriving professionally, yet searching for spiritual meaning before beginning his now famous conversation with God. His Conversations With God series of books has been translated into 34 languages, touching millions of lives and inspiring important changes in their day-to-day lives.

In addition, Neale has published 16 other works, as well as a number of video and audio programs. Available throughout the world, each of the Conversations With God books has made the New York Times Bestseller list, Conversations with God-Book 1occupying that list for over two and half years.

The With God Series has redefined God and shifted spiritual paradigms around the globe. In order to deal with the enormous response to his writings, Neale created the Conversations with God Foundation,  ( ) a non-profit educational organization dedicated to inspiring the world to help itself move from violence to peace, from confusion to clarity, and from anger to love. Neale's learning programs, for young people and their adult leaders, are shepherded in his nonprofit organization, the School of the New Spirituality. ( )

Neale's work has taken him from the steps of Macchu Picchu in Peru to the steps of the Shinto shrines of Japan, from Red Square in Moscow to St. Peters Square in Vatican City to Tiananmen Square in China. Everywhere he has gone-from South Africa to Norway, from Croatia to The Netherlands, the streets of Zurich to the streets of Seoul, Neale has found a hunger among the people to find a new way to live, at last, in peace and harmony. And everywhere, has sought to bring people a new understanding of life and of God which would allow them to experience that.

Linda Lee Ratto, EdM  ( )

Linda has worked co-developing Neale's learning programs and curricula for youth and adults almost ten years.

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The poetry woven into this week of personal and professional evolution is original work by Em, spring 2009 NYTimes Best Selling co-author of When Everything Changes, Change Everything, wherein her poetry expands the chapters of her husband Neale's prose.

Barbara's Cocreation Wheel

Click here for larger graphic of Cocreation Wheel

Required Reading

One of the following books by Neale Donald Walsch:  When Everything Changes, Change Everything; Tomorrow's God; What God Wants           

Barbara Marx Hubbard: Conscious Evolution: Awakening our Social Potential

Required Media

One of 2 DVDs by Barbara Marx Hubbard: 1) "Our Story", 2) "Visions of a Universial Humanity" 

All Barbara’s products (books, DVDs, etc) are available in the store
on her website

Recommended Reading

Neale Donald Walsch, any of: Conversations with God -Book 1; Communion with God; Home with God

Barbara Marx Hubbard: Emergence: The Shift from Ego to Essence; or The Power of Yin: Celebrating Female Consciousness

Follow up to the February 2010 Intensive:

Monthly "Topic Webinars" are planned, with topics proposed by students during the Intensive. These monthly webinars will be sponsored by SNS. Details to follow later.

September 20-24, 2010, an in-depth follow-up Intensive is planned with Barbara and Neale – possibly in webinar format, to be decided after the February 2010 Intensive.

Pre-Class Writing Assignment

Choose the primary Cocreation Wheel sector in which you wish to work or play, then explore the vision and mission of a few websites relevant to your choice, and write in 5-7 pages how you might proceed.

Post-Class Writing Assignment

Choose A or B:


What does Changing Change now mean to you?

Envision your life change/life purpose and a plan of action to take you there. Explain the components of your plan, which could include a schedule of daily, weekly, monthly dates for one year's worth of goals/ milestones of accomplishment, and those you will work with to make your dreams come true.


How do you see yourself integrating with others from the 12 sectors of the Cocreation Wheel?

Research and document the vision and mission of twelve organizations, one in each sector.

Decide on the organizations/businesses/groups which you would be willing to connect and partner with somehow. Draft your plan of action for one year: How, What, When, Where and with Whom will you make your dreams come true?

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