16636Re: [Meditation Society of America] Re: The 100th Human - Sneak previews of The Enlightened Healer Symposium
- Jun 2, 2009
sometimes those monkeys learn to do some fucked up shit
--- On Tue, 6/2/09, Jeff Belyea <jeff@...> wrote:
From: Jeff Belyea <jeff@...>
Subject: [Meditation Society of America] Re: The 100th Human - Sneak previews of The Enlightened Healer Symposium
Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2009, 6:55 PM
Thanks for posting this. In the
radio interview mentioned in the
post, at about 25 minutes, we
talk about the Meditation Society
of America and your work in bringing
meditation to the classroom.
--- In meditationsocietyof america@yahoogro ups.com, medit8ionsociety <no_reply@.. .> wrote:
> This Sunday at First Unity,
> Temple (that the minister's
> name, really) spoke about
> "The 100th Monkey" phenomenon.
> For those who are not familiar
> with this (and there are many
> versions - but all with the
> same core message), the story
> goes like this:
> Scientists studying the behavior
> of chimpanzee's on a couple
> of small islands off Japan
> would toss sweet potatoes on
> the sand to attract the monkeys
> (some stories say that the
> sweet potatoes were part of
> their regular diet), so they
> could watch their behavior -
> study their culture.
> One day, one of the monkeys
> dropped her sweet potato in
> the water, and liking the
> sand-free taste, taught others
> to wash their sweet potatoes.
> At the point that the 100th
> monkey washed the sweet potato,
> the entire culture went through
> a behavioral transformation, and
> washing sand off the sweet potato
> became standard practice...
> not only on the island where
> it began, but on the other
> islands as well.
> So, its about a paradigm shift
> in consciousness - when an
> awakening reaches critical mass,
> the shift occurs culture-wide.
> Chris Fenwick, author of the
> best-selling book, "The 100th Human"
> took this story of the 100th
> monkey to a human level. Her
> fictional book is about the
> coming transformation in
> global consciousness that
> enlightened teachers and
> awakened masters have been
> speaking about for centuries
> (or more).
> Chris is one of the featured
> speakers at The Enlightened
> Healers Symposium coming to
> St. Petersburg at First Unity
> Campus in October.
> If you would like, go to
> http://www.chris- fenwick.com/
> and click on 'Speak' to find
> a button 'Interview on BBS
> Radio with Jeff Belyea", a 1-hour
> radio program that I hosted,
> on which we talk about Chris'
> book...and (as they say in
> advertising) much, much more.
> One Love,
> www.livingatwow. com
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