The Arc of History

Aviv Shahar with Jeff Vander Clute

January 5, 2021

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Unseen causing realms in human history

Aviv: So you're looking at a journey - and I'm actually going to bring up and give you a visual sense - what we are showing here is a different way of reflecting and contemplating history. The history that you often see in history books is the rise of cultures. So this is the story of who killed whom, and who was subjugated by whom. And, essentially, it's the story of the victors and the vanquished. That is the story of time. 

The way we explore this is to contemplate what you and I sometimes describe as the causing realms, or the more than human realms, or the invisible and unseen realms, or the realms of potential that continue to evolve in parallel alongside with the human story.

And we add a third dimension, which is the human interior response, and how the human realms of experience, perception, sensitivity, what humans can see, what humans can hear, what humans can experience and perceive, how those dimensions continue to evolve and shift because of the evolution of this realm, and how it corresponds with our interior, faculty-based, circuitry-based, experience.

So it was in that arc of time that we dared inquire: what could be the religion that's emerging today? What would be what you call the new pattern of emergence? Can we even use the word religion, or do we need to come up with a new word because we are talking about something, perhaps, emergently different?

Aviv Shahar

Jeff Vander Clute

Jeff Vander Clute

Jeff Vander Clute coaches and consults, teaches, writes, and leads travel journeys.

He is a co-founder of Sourcing The Way, Enlightening Journeys and Expeditions, and The Consciousness of Money. Jeff is also a member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle and he serves on the board of directors for Alliance for the Earth and Source of Synergy Foundation (previous chair).

Aviv Shahar

Aviv Shahar

Aviv is the Founder of Aviv Consulting, helping leaders unleash strategic innovation, and is the author of Create New Futures: How Leaders Produce Breakthroughs and Transform the World Through Conversation.