The survival of the human species requires nothing less than re-defining who we are as humans. We are not just homo sapiens descended from the apes, but Holo sapiens (whole knowing), aware that we literally embody a fractal part of the universal whole. The dawn of the early Holo sapien marks the birth of a global wisdom society. Our birth passage through such ecosocial crises as climate change, peak oil, and extreme poverty can be assisted by integral wisdom systems linking personal, collective, interior, and exterior growth.
Wisdom is defined as the multidimensional experience of wholeness. Wisdom development is an embodied, participatory process of healing and transformation called the Integral Wisdom Journey. Wisdom systems provide practical tools for the wisdom trail, using sets of principles and practices that support the perspectival shifts necessary to cocreate a world that honors personal diversity within collective unity. Wisdom systems guide us toward a sustainable, just, and soul-fulfilling wisdom society that benefits our entire earth community and the next seven generations.
This work illustrates perspectival freedom by examining wisdom development from the personal, collective, and subtle (inner awareness) points of view, as seen through action research and through my personal experience. Patterns in wisdom society principles and practices are shown to be consistent across these simultaneously occurring perspectives. Climate change is a case study focus for each perspective.
A wisdom toolkit of intuitive models is provided to aid our perspectival flexibility and our discernment of wisdom within ecosocial complexity. The Holo sapien Compass is a guide to personal wisdom development in identity, felt experience, and attention. The Wisdom Society, Wisdom System, and Resilient Holo sapien Mandalas portray collective wisdom patterns in the United States. The Holo sapien Unergy Model hypothesizes Holo sapien as an eleven-dimensional human antenna that subtly attunes with collective consciousness through frequency resonance coherence. These patterns coalesce in Holo sapien Wisdom models of today’s wisdom society.
In summary, recommendations are made for personal wisdom systems, collective reflection programs, community resilience networks, and strategic wisdom system development to best assist wisdom society maturation.