Nancy B. Roof

Nancy B. Roof

Nancy Roof, Ph.D. is the founder of the award-winning Kosmos Journal: Global Transformation in Harmony with all Life, based on evolving interior development and cultural values as they impact globalization and world community. Kosmos Associates, Inc. is also actively involved in the founding of the Global Commons movement with James Quilligan of the Global Commons Trust.

Nancy won the 2009 Images and Voices of Hope award for journalism as a tool to inform, inspire and engage individual and collective participation in a global shift to higher-level thinking. In 2004, Kosmos was nominated by Utne for excellence. Her testimony on the human dimension of the United Nations was distributed to the US President and Congress. She addressed 184 governments at the UN conference on Social Development on values.

As a founder of Transpersonal Psychology (late 70s), she served as a spiritual guide to individuals for 20 years. In the late 80s, she began to define the field of global transformation at the United Nations, where she successfully lobbied for elevated global standards in international treaties and co-founded the Values Caucus (1994) and the Spiritual Caucus (2000).

Working with 78 international organizations in war zones for over two years, she recognized the traumatic effect of war, not only on military personnel, but on their families, communities and service providers. She then designed the first global training programs and workbook on secondary traumatic stress, implemented initially during the Balkan wars and now used internationally.

She is a founding member of the Global Commons Initiative, World Wisdom Council, Creating the New Civilization Initiative, 2020 Climate Leadership Campaign, Ken Wilber’s Integral Institute, WorldShift 2012 (Ervin Laszlo), Global Alliance for Transformational Entertainment, a fellow of Findhorn, a Board member of Integral Review, Lifebridge Sanctuary, a member of the Research Advisory Board of Ethical Markets and Living Earth TV, and a speaker at Mikhail Gorbachev’s World Political Forum.

www.kosmosjournal.org

The Heart of Awakening

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When we understand our interdependence with all of life, love-wisdom and global consciousness become natural.


Evolution of Kosmos

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Our long-term vision has not changed over all these years. What has changed is how different aspects of the vision come and go into awareness.


New Models and Practices

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Our Mission calls us to develop new skills and capacities—to make practices such as mindfulness central to mastery over our emotions and thoughts, not only for peace of mind, but as a responsibility to others who are affected by our moods and thoughts, as neuroscience research now affirms.


Activists for the Evolution of Life

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If we are truly transforming and not just reforming it means achieving a delicate balance. It is, indeed, an art to let go of old personal habits, old institutional structures, and old stories that inhibit the growth of life that wants to flow freely and create anew.


The Gift of Life

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Awakening to life and becoming such a channel can often ask unexpected things in our own evolution. Along the way, somewhat like the butterfly in metamorphosis, we cannot yet see what we are becoming.


The Emerging New Story

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Dear Friends, This was another one of those times that I had to wait. Waiting until two days before deadline […]


High-Level Forum on the Culture of Peace

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We are new humans with a new consciousness and capacity for peaceful and non-violent change. We realize that we must change ourselves to change the world.


The Emerging New Paradigm

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Kosmos is for those who want to participate in the global transformation from industrial society to the new civilization. It is for all of us who have been disillusioned with the greed, materialism, disrespect and deep suffering caused by inequities in harnessing the world’s resources and wealth.


Reflective Approaches to Social Activism

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In a world aflame with greed, corruption, inequality and environmental devastation, the quiet victories happening worldwide often go unnoticed.


The Great Coming Together

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I was already working on the final draft of Kosmos when a last minute book review came in, so compelling that I literally stopped production.


The Changing Nature of Human Security

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Nothing short of a paradigm shift will bring us full circle towards the world we long for. If we are aware of the scientific evidence that people are basically good, we no longer buy into economic greed based on the belief that self interest is our primary motivation.


Sharing the World’s Wealth and Power

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We chose ‘Sharing the World’s Wealth and Power’ as the theme of Kosmos and are thrilled by the vitality, depth and breadth that our contributors and readers offered. They shared multiple perspectives and identified differences in the quality of sharing, but also addressed different scales of sharing from individual to community, nation, planet and ultimately to the Kosmos.


Integral Approaches That Transform Us And The World

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Our sense of space and time has changed radically within the last few decades. New technology has invited us to become globally connected – to increase our sense of space from local communities, to nations across the world and to the cosmos. Far from fulfilling the dream of world unity and solidarity, we find ourselves connected from without, but alienated from within.


Introduction to an Integral Approach

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The reality of historic events forces a complex challenge on humanity: how to move towards a global future that integrates our various worldviews, without affecting or destroying all living species, including ourselves. We suggest that the following four areas of concern are the interdependent elements of an unfolding organic whole necessary for shaping such a future.


New Spirituality for New Times

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The most important call of the times is to constructively manage the emerging planetary civilization while honoring the diversity of cultures and to expand ourselves to embrace the full meaning of planetary consciousness, the essential interdependence and interconnectedness of all living beings and the earth.


Media Between Citizens and Power | A World Political Forum Seminar

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By Nancy Roof (Fall/Winter, 2006) I am suffering from information insecurity. I am concerned about the integrity of the news I am getting. Are you? How do you know what is truth and what is spin? How can we make intelligent decisions if our news is biased? Why isn’t there more public outcry over the consolidation of global media?


The Emergence of Values-Driven Leadership: An Interview with Nicanor Perlas

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Nicanor Perlas, a dynamic advocate and activist, has altered the course of national and global events over the past 30 years and has influenced the lives of millions. He has organized numerous civil society movements to challenge oppressive structures in the Philippines and to create a more just, sustainable and nuclear-free society.


An Interview with John Räätz, Founder of the Global Alliance for Transformational Entertainment

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Räätz: I no longer have a definition of transformational media and entertainment. When I hear it or see it, I feel it. I instantly know it! But how can I talk about transformational entertainment or media with others if I don’t want to adhere to a strict definition of what it is? What distinguishes a transformational film from an ordinary Hollywood film, for example?


The Great Transition

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It seems that ordinary people must now do extraordinary things—simply because the time has come. The conscience of the world is awakening as a deeper meaning of existence and wider purpose is revealed.


The New Global Era

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The new global era that is emerging offers exciting promise that some of the regrettable legacies of the dying Industrial Age will be overcome by the powers and possibilities of the vibrant new Information Age, the Age of Networking. Already the effects of worldwide networks are radically changing our personal and collective lives in every dimension: political, economic, cultural, and social.


The Resonance We Share

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I have just returned from a remarkable weekend. Were people of wisdom there? Oh yes, many. Was the program filled with leading edge insights on the latest value-driven, integral evolutionary wisdom? Yes. That too. Amazing as this is, imagine that there was something more, something new, something so life enhancing that it expanded your soul into our soul.


Transforming Institutions

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We understand that recognition of the inadequacy of our traditional institutions is the first step toward taking that great leap into a new era where a higher-level consciousness will be reflected in our
transformed institutions.


Role of the Commons

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With the foresight of a true visionary, Elinor Ostrom, the co-recipient of the economic sciences 2009 award, has spent decades researching the commons.


Global Synergy

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It was so fulfilling to spend several days with a dedicated and skilled group at the first Global Synergizer gathering. Our collective work continues as we strive to articulate the shared vision that has
brought us together as world changers.


Oneness Is

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On a global scale nations struggle between sovereignty and the
common good, just as individuals struggle between individual autonomy
and embracing the whole. Everyone is challenged now, preparing for the
birth of a new humanity and a new global civilization based on inner
oneness and outer diversity.


A Movement of Momentous Proportions

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A movement of momentous proportions is emerging at the margins of societies all over the world. There is a new story about our natural place within the vast intelligence of nature and the Kosmos. 


What Kind of Leader Are You?

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Sometime ago my son asked, “Mom, what kind of leader do you think you are?” I was taken aback as I had actually never thought about myself in this way.


Journey to Wholeness

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We are discovering that in our deepest essence we are travelers on a journey to wholeness (holiness). Each step along the way is a new revelation and a co-creation that involves changes in all dimensions of our lives and in all fields of endeavor.


Birthing Planetary Civilization

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These critical times offer unprecedented opportunities to make the aspirations of billions a reality—where the quality of life matters, where there is human solidarity, reverence for nature and moral
leadership—and a world of hope for each and every living being.


Spiritual Discovery

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There is something paradoxical about crisis. Why is it that at our most dark and despairing moments, some mysterious force enters our psyche to pull us forward, to elevate our consciousness and invite a brand new perspective?


Educating Global Citizens for the 21st Century

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Mind and Life Institute Conference, October 2009 With comments by Nancy Roof and Stephanie Shorter How can our educational system […]


Launching the Global Alliance for Transformational Entertainment

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John Räätz is a pioneer in the growing genre of transformational media and entertainment and the founder of the Global […]