Welcome to a fresh New Year and a growing Kosmos Community! Here’s what you need to know about your community for the month of January:
Ken Wilber, Integral Theorist and writer on transpersonal psychology, has written and shared with us, a 90-page paper titled Trump and a Post-Truth World: An Evolutionary Self-Correction. We are sharing this unpublished paper with Kosmos Community. You can download the pdf here: http://www.kosmosjournal.org/members/available-downloads/
Please do not share, post or publish this paper. This is a private preview of a work-in-progress. We are so grateful to Ken Wilber for supporting Kosmos Community by sharing this valuable work!
Kosmos will offer a live online panel event for the Kosmos Community on January 10 at 1pm EST. History-making activists from three countries and wide experience will join to discuss the outlook for activism in 2017. How will the new political climate, as well as the increasing pressures of climate chaos and exploitative and extractive practices, impact the attitudes and tactics of changemakers in the times ahead?
Kosmos Community Members can find the Private URL in the Kosmos Community Forum. Post your questions and comments there!
On the Kosmos Community mainpage, you’ll see that we have started a new campaign: Seeding the Future. Check it out!
Kosmos is pleased to announce the third year of the Kosmos Seed Grant initiative. Seed Grants of $2,500 will be awarded in Spring 2017 to individuals or organizations working to advance social change using new and experimental approaches to break through cultural barriers.
Guidelines for applicants are as follows:
In the spirit of Kosmos Journal’s first printing, funded by a $2,500 grant from the Lifebridge Foundation, we offer these grants to catalyze the efforts of people working at the edge of transformation, aligned with our stated mission: “to inform, inspire and engage individual and collective participation in local and global transformation in harmony with all Life.”
TO APPLY, please go here. Be sure to log in.(http://www.kosmosjournal.org/programs/seed-grants/)
We have a sweet new gift to offer for every donation of $30 or more to our Seeding the Future Campaign. We created a set of five hand-stamped notecards embedded with wildflower seeds! Each card comes with instructions for sprouting and planting.
Have you checked out the Kosmos Community Forums yet? This is evolving to become the heart of our Community, so please take the time to introduce yourself and your aspirations for 2017. Here are a few recent examples:
Lately a feel a stronger calling/tugging towards the environmental front. I am interested in deepening my experience, understanding, and application of community. I am open to hangouts, discussions, dialogues, book clubs, and much more. I want to be exposed so I can grow and strengthen my “bandwidth” capacity which enables how I show up and can contribute in community personally and professionally. – Tiffany
Am also very interested in progressing a conversation around childhood spiritual development that whole heartedly embraces nature. Outside of mainstream religions, this territory remains very under served – in research and practice – in the world. I am keen to explore much more with others and bring this conversation to life in ways that can move from very niche/alternative and into contemporary culture. – Michael
I would hope to have a place to discuss what I’m reading in Kosmos. Just today, I read the article on Cultural Design by Joe Brewer, and it rocked my world. I’m especially interested in his denial of the distinction between problem versus predicament, a distinction I have recently embraced wholeheartedly. So it would be cool if there could be a forum thread for each article. Tracking traffic on such threads would also give the editorial staff essential feedback on what makes readers come alive. – Susan
I grew up in the idealistic 1960s, and I’m trying to spark idealism in my students, to fan the flame into a vision of what the world could be if we unite and take action, each one in their own measure and own way. I see a lot of apathy and resignation, and if I can change that at all, I’ll have made a difference. So I’ll echo what others have said: I’m looking at Kosmos Community as a place to give and receive nurturance, information, and support as we go through these times of fundamental transformation. – Cheryl
Digital Editor, Kosmos; Educator and Learner
How many Kosmos Seed Grants will be awarded this year? Your support will help us decide. Every donation of $12 or more includes official membership in Kosmos Community if you are not a member already.
Receive a special ‘thank you’ gift from Kosmos! Our set of five beautiful handmade Seed Notecards are perfect for expressing well wishes or notes of gratitude. Plant them in the Spring to grow wildflowers! Set of five.→ read more
Receive our signature Kosmos Meditation bracelet AND a set of five Seed Notecards at this level or above.→ read more
Receive everything above and five trees planted in your honor in the Colorado Rockies. We have partnered with OneTreePlanted to restore 1000 trees in 2017 with your help! We will send you an e-certificate when your trees have been planted!→ read more
Everything above and the option to be on the grant review team. We will contact you by email with details of this opportunity. (Applicants excluded) receive recognition in Kosmos Journal and Kosmos Online.→ read more
All the benefits outlined above and an invitation to attend the Seed Grant Award Dinner in New York City as our guest in early May 2017, in person or via Skype.→ read more
Have a grant named in your honor and select a recipient from the 10 chosen finalists. Includes all the benefits above, plus an interview and feature story about your gift in Kosmos Online.→ read more
Add a subscription here and receive even more benefits of membership in 2017.
Congratulations! You will receive password access to the digital edition of the award-winning Kosmos Journal, published twice a year and all the benefits described above. Kosmos Journal amplifies the voices of great thinkers, writers, policy makers and artists dedicated to global transformation.→ read more
All the benefits above, and you are supporting the continued publication of our beautiful keepsake print Journal for one year. Thank you! Published in the fall and spring, our bound, full-color journal is delivered to your door to keep, enjoy and share.→ read more