The purpose of this website is to celebrate the success of and share the wealth of the Gaian Road Team 2012 - 2013.
Central to the success and treasure was the ongoing Edgeworker Interviews we made everywhere we traveled. We share these interviews with links to the abundance of their heart-felt creative endeavors.
We hope you benefit from these connections as much as we enjoyed discovering them during the Gaian Road Team.
Gaian Road Team Purpose
The Gaian Road Team was an open ended quest to weave critical connections between communities of practice to strengthen the system of influence for the emergence of next culture - archearchy - the culture that naturally emerges as you extract yourself from patriarchy in the same way a teenager extracts himself from his parents' house to grow up.
The Gaian Road Team served as a seed crystal of archearchy, catalyzing change in the human ethnosphere. Archearchy already exists. More and more bridges are being established over which you, yourself, can take the four steps to archearchy.
On 17 September 2012, three Possibilitators from Germany hit the road for an extended experiment in radical collaboration with Gaia, the consciousness field of Earth. Our commitment was to serve as a free-agent team directed by the cultural-evolution wishes of Gaia.
The idea is that by getting outside of our birth cultures and intentionally holding a space of archearchy - the radically collaborative culture of initiated adult women and initiated adult men - there will already be a seed crystal for global culture shift.
We received massive confirmation that our experiment was wanted and needed; connections and coincidences opened unexpected doors of further radical collaboration. New distinctions emerged daily.
Our intention was to function, minute-by-minute, together in the culture evolving out of the ashes of the modern capitalist patriarchal empire. We have come to call this next culture 'archearchy'.
To explain: what naturally emerges after the baby-level-responsibility of matriarchal cultures, and adolescent-level-responsibility of patriarchal cultures, is adult and radical-level-responsibility archearchal cultures.
Since archearchy is the creative collaboration of initiated adult women and men, it has come to be that ongoing authentic initiatory process is the central value of archearchy. Fortunately Possibility Management has been developing archearchal thoughtware upgrades and initiatory processes since 1975, and makes them available through the Possibility Managers.
Our group's archearchal field emerged through radical 5-body sharing and caring (physical, intellectual, emotional, energetic, and archetypal). (For more about archearchy please refer to the book Directing the Power of Conscious Feelings by Clinton Callahan)
We were also on the road delivering the invitation to certain countries to join the Gaian League (such as New Zealand, Ecuador, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Mauritius, Fiji, Iceland, etc.) as described in Ross Jackson's new book Occupy World Street.
Gaian Road Team Interviews
As our tiny Gaian Road Team tuned in and listened to instructions from Gaia, each impulse led us to make inexplicably coincidental meetings with the Edgeworkers, Social Alchemists, Riftwalkers, Bridge Builders, and Possibilitators who are inventing and inhabiting next culture - archearchy. These remarkable beings commit to themselves as much as to the novel outcomes they are creating. They trust discoveries from their own research and freely share everything they have learned for the benefit of all.
We are so happy to share these intimate conversations with so many radiant Beings in our Gaian Road Team Interviews from around the world.
Cinnamon is the Spaceholder and CEO for the environmental education center, urban farm, and social enterprise hub called C.E.R.E.S. (Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies). Founded in 1982, CERES is comprised of 4.5 hectares spread across four locations, linked by the Merri and Darebin Creeks on unceded Wurundjeri Country, Melbourne.
CERES is one of Australia's most visited environmental education centers.
The CERES vision is for people to fall in love with the Earth again.
James' project of creating a local school that welcomes Burmese children, Thai children, and Boat People's children together in the same classes which are often taught by international travelers has ended the feud that has been going on in the village for decades.
We heard of James' experiment and suddenly had an impulse (...from Gaia?) to interview him. James was the Gaian Road Team's very first interviewee.
Koh Phayam is hot and humid. Clinton was sweating like a waterfall, afraid of shorting out the microphone. Three dogs joined us in the open-air thatched-hut space as the interview was definitely the most interesting thing happening on this sleepy tropical Thai island.
As an ardent environmentalist, Mary explores the world via her sailboat, the Kaisei, logging over 90,000 nautical miles. She was a teacher and program director for the Oceanic School of New York on board the 345′ Brigantine Statsraad Lehmkuhl for nine months, (a school year). She was also on the first voyage of S.E.A. of Woods Hole on board the Brigantine Westward as staff. She has sailed in the Galapagos archipelago 17 times as well as repeat visits to most of the world’s ocean areas.
Peter is the author of the best-selling books Ideas for the New Millennium (1998, 2001) & more recently Designing 2050: Pathways to Sustainable Prosperity (2008). He is an enlightening & thought provoking - helping the Synergy Team as an inspirational speaker, mentor coach & consultant.
Steve is an internationally known author, humorist, and workshop leader. For the past 33 years, he has written and performed as 'Swami Beyondananda', the "Cosmic Comic." Swami's comedy has been called "irreverently uplifting" and has been described both as "comedy disguised as wisdom" and "wisdom disguised as comedy."
As the Swami, Steve is the author of Driving Your Own Karma (1989), When You See a Sacred Cow, Milk It For All It's Worth (1993), Duck Soup for the Soul (1999) and Swami for Precedent: A 7-Step Plan to Heal the Body Politic and Cure Electile Dysfunction (2004).
This is an attempt to share some of the impact and realizations residing in me after the first eight months of being on the Gaian Road Team. Of course, attempting to share this with you approaches absurdity because I am ongoingly and even now changing through Gaian Road Team processes. Nonetheless, even this statement is part of my sharing, because, perhaps that quality more than anything else is a prerequisite for being on the Team: the willingness to be ongoingly reinvented.
After all, we are Gaia in action (we are each and all, everyone, and every living thing on Earth, Gaia in action) and if nothing else, Gaia is evolution, manifesting more and more consciousness.
And this begins my report, because evolution is what I have experienced, not only in the stunning diversity in geology, plants and animals (including insects, because insects are animals!), but also in the diversity of the human expressions of love, play, and the unconditional commitment to self-and-planetary social transformations being birthed as the emergence of next culture, archearchy.
In fact, one of the most consistent and impactful feedback messages we are receiving from so many of the people interviewed is profuse gratitude for the space of listening we give people to speak into. They exclaim, “That’s a good question!” and adamantly encourage us to continue our work, weaving connections between next-culture villagers. We somehow manage to cause them to feel more inspired, filled with unexpected energy. Over and over again they confirm and assert the value and crucial importance of the Gaian Road Team’s mission: to establish critical connections between communities of sustainable thoughtware practice, thereby strengthening the field of influence for the emergence of next culture.
One of the catalytic seed-ideas we are planting wherever we go like this: it is important and possible High Level Fun for tiny to small groups of people to declare themselves as a new country, a 'sustainability zone', a nanonation, a next-culture gameworld that is distinct from all the surrounding dominant cultures but in no way separated. Through establishing themselves as an energetic configuration of commitment emerging from a particular and agreed upon context, they establish new space in the global ethnosphere and serve as a seed crystal of next culture that others can more easily follow.
We are witnessing individuals reclaim their authority to choose what culture they live in. Suddenly they no longer need to wait in hopeless frustration for a 'critical mass' of people to download next culture thoughtware before they can live in next culture together themselves. Instead they can enjoy living in the quality of culture their heart and soul desires right now, and they never have to stop and adapt to systems and paradigms that are not sustainable even when they are surrounded by them.
Perhaps most surprising to me, personally, is the discovery that after all my decades of lone-wolf single-fighter edgework experiments bringing Possibility Management to life through Expand The Box trainings, Possibility Labs and the Trainer Guild, through Brückendorf, through the books and S.P.A.R.K.s, through the many Possibility Teams and Women’s Circles and Men’s Circles, is that for all this time, I was not actually a lone wolf. I had just simply not yet reached out to meet and visit my friends before now.
It is a profound and transformational experience for me to discover that I have so many friends.
Gaian Road Team Experiments
Gaia is the specific field of consciousness of Earth.
She is there for you. She is you.
There are ways for you to connect in, listen in, feel in, and respond to Her.