The Homo Universalis Project #5 – The Evolution of Knowledge
The Homo Universalis Project #5 – The Evolution of Knowledge

Aviv Shahar with Karen Heney and Kyriaki Nikandrou

February 8, 2024

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Throughout history, the great questions have been asked, and great research has been undertaken, always expanding the territory of the known by shining a light into the unknown. Where is that cutting edge today? And can a community of people from all over the world, each carrying their own unique journey of discovery, come together to inquire at the edge of purposeful evolution, through dialogue and interaction? We think it is possible, and we hope that you will choose to be a part of this exploration.

Most of us probably think we “know” a lot. We’re immersed in information coming at us continually through more digital, physical and sensory channels than we can probably keep track of, even if we tried. How much of this limitless data is actually knowledge that makes a difference in our lives?

If we’re really interested in learning or expanding our awareness, is maintaining a steady flow of information — keeping our brains and minds full — crowding out other deeper, subtler sources of knowledge and intelligence that may be trying to nudge their way onto our radar screen? Of course, this takes us right to the heart of the inquiry: What is knowledge? How do we learn? How do we know what we know?

If we trace the evolution of knowledge through the ages, we will be rightfully awed by the change and progress ushered into humanity by intellectual, scientific and material breakthroughs at different points in history. What activated the capacity in humans of the day to make such breakthroughs possible? Where did the learning and knowledge come from?

As we have been exploring in the Homo Universalis Project series, we are at another key point in evolutionary progress where new capacities are coming online that enable the human to express more of its universal nature and pedigree. What does this mean for the evolution of knowledge?

In this conversation, number five in the Universalis series, Aviv Shahar, Karen Heney and Kyriaki Nikandrou continue to build the scaffolding of our understanding.

  • A trace of world history reveals how people processed and acquired knowledge throughout the ages, as human faculties were purposefully activated by the universal program we call the epoch.
  • Some concepts of knowledge dismiss a spiritual portal of knowing, where we access knowledge by resonance, clairvoyance, and other emergent sense organs as part of the Universalis activation.
  • Appreciating the quality and nature of something is a different capability and knowing than reasoning, or validating, or connecting the dots and mapping, or somatic access to knowledge.
  • To say knowledge is power actually means knowledge lives inside an energetic form. Giving someone knowledge gives them a more powerful drive and motivation.
  • Materialism appeared for a good purpose but became a thing unto itself that deflates natural inspiration, initiative, and creativity, draining the life out of human possibility.
  • The capacity to reason, calculate, evaluate, and verify are critical, but we must not forget that the miracle of life and of a toddler’s ability to learn are much larger and greater.
  • The Portals’ inquiry is about knowledge and the human experience, and how we facilitate our development and evolution with each other, our friends, and communities to facilitate the next phase of humanity’s evolution.


The video below is a 25-minute excerpt from the 90-minute conversation


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We’re looking at knowledge itself — in the human experience, in how we facilitate the development and evolution of ourselves with each other, with our friends, and with communities all over the world; facilitating the next phase of the evolution of humanity.
Aviv Shahar

Karen Heney

Karen Heney

From an early age there has been a compelling search for truths, those realities that didn’t have a fixing or a closed door. The quest for meaning, sometimes quiet, other times reaching and finding pathways, has always accompanied me. The awareness that all life is caused to exist for an inherent purpose, one that allows for the possibility of furtherance and refinement, has prompted both perceptions and questions. These concern the purpose of human life, its integration within greater domains and what I personally may need to discover in order to play my part. Creativity has always been integral, with an endeavour to create visual interpretations of concepts as practical activities. The intention behind a current project is to broaden the paths of relevance and meaning for others to access and explore.
Kyriaki Nikandrou

Kyriaki Nikandrou

When I was a child, staring at the starry night skies, I was filled with awe and wonder, about the mysteries of the Universe, Life, Time, the Human and its place in the Cosmos, trying to connect the dots that link everything with everything… Some years down the line, I still do. I am seeking to be in conversation with others in search for keys, for tools of understanding and application and for the real questions, the ones that become portals to contemplative journeys, leading to uncharted territories that feel like home. I believe we are on a trajectory of multiple and unpredictable changes; it is up to each one of us to rise to the challenge of our times. Now, more than ever before, is the time to be true to ourselves and fulfill our potential.
Aviv Shahar

Aviv Shahar

Aviv serves as the Portals' sherpa. He curates transformational journeys and is a storyteller of the epochal evolution culminating at this time. 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.

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