The Sequoia Symposium referred to in THRIVE was a 2½ year multi-disciplinary think tank exploring fundamental energy patterning and unified field theory. One of its key members was philosopher and THRIVE pioneer, Ashok Gangadean.
Ashok is a professor of philosophy at Haverford College, founder and Director of the Global Dialogue Institute, founder of the Logos Institute, and co-convener of the World Commission on Global Consciousness and Spirituality.
His work merges Eastern and Western philosophy into one of universal reason, taking humanity beyond duality and into a unified philosophy. He is the author of several books, including Meditative Reason: Toward Universal Grammar, and Between Worlds: the Emergence of Global Reason (paid links).
One of the most excruciating parts of making THRIVE was not having time in the film for segments like the following. This magnificent clip, with visual effects from liquidbuddha.studios, illustrates Ashok’s view on the oneness and interconnectedness of all life throughout the cosmos. Enjoy!
“Perhaps the single most powerful event facing humanity today is a great awakening on a planetary scale that has been millennia in the making. We humans are in the midst of a profound advance as a species to a higher form of global consciousness that has been emerging across cultures, religions and worldviews through the centuries. This awakening of global consciousness is nothing less than a shift, a maturation, from more egocentric patterns of life to a higher form of integral and dialogic patterns of life.”— Ashok Gangadean