Whole Planet as Sentient Entity?

This post introduces my lifetime project:



This document describes a perceived potential movement toward a coherent, integrated planetary paradigm, in which our best intelligence, technology and ethics combine to underpin a new era of truly ‘civilised‘, as in gracious, and relatively enlightened, behaviour among beings.

The thought experiment driving the evolution and development of this idea for over 8 years is: “if I were a sentient entity at the scale of our planet, what would I need in order to become functionally self-aware?” the subtext to that inquiry is, “what evidence, if anything, is there which points to the possibility that a higher order entity (existing governments, ngo’s and corporations not withstanding) may be emerging from the sum of human interactions?”

So this document, and the diagram it describes are one possible example of a high altitude overview, or meta-perspective,addressing the inquiry set out in that thought experiment. Using this type of perspectival lens through which to assess the available information, we can begin to formulate a hypothesised set of basic pre-requisites that a planet sized being might need to become functionally self-aware. This is admittedly a hypothetical metaphysics for a hypothetical paradigm. The experience of living the reality of such a paradigm, if actualised, could be well worth the time it takes to develop and test this kind of model. Please note that this example is not suggested as an absolute in any way, this is simply an example of applied experimentation in metaphysics.

Obviously, there is much more to the picture than can be illustrated in a concise overview such as this, and many nested levels of complexity could be revealed through further research. I have endeavoured to limit the inquiry to genuinely meta-level structures and dynamics for the sake of initial simplicity. I hope to continue refining this inquiry, as I believe that useful and relevant information will be revealed which could enhance our capacity to continue evolving as a species, while finding our balance in relation to our planet and the rest of the living beings in our galactic neighbourhood.

I welcome feedback as the scope of this project is as wide as those who participate.


Something that is constantly recirculating and reiterating in my mind is this theme:

The “global mind” is an already existent whole within which ‘we’ (apparently) arise. Our becoming into being is coherent with the arising of the whole. This whole system of which we are the microcosmic conscious holo-fractal internal feedback sensory and cognitive components, is simultaneously manifesting as the sum total of all our interactions, productions, and innovations. As we evolve to progressively more complex and dynamic interactive configurations, and our technological artefacts become integrated and synchronised, the potential for the whole system to manifest a coherently integrated cognitive and sensory apparatus draws ever closer to actuality.

From there some questions arise:

How can methods of clearing the deep connection to the real and true, the good and beautiful, become ubiquitously available;
a) to those know it exists and want it,
b) to those who want something ‘else’ than what they have,
c) to those who are clueless and suffering terribly?

in order of degrees of difficulty…


Being me.

Having arrived in the second decade of this new millennium and entering what feels to be a time of deep transformation for the species I am currently a member of, the expression of universal manifestation that could be identified with as ‘me’ is experiencing a reorientation of the notion of boundaries. This individual human being feels an immanent merger with a higher order emergent sentient entity comprised of the interactivity of all manifest sentient lifeforms on the bio-spacecraft we currently inhabit.

The direct sense of embodied immanence that pervades the context in which it appears this ‘me’ is arising includes all that can be perceived, at once tangible and intangible. There is a direct felt sense of the interconnectedness, the entanglement and interdependence of the entire universe. This timeless immersive realisation has more power to describe itself now than ever before. The myriad ontological and epistemological interpretations of the eternal arising of form and phenomena are converging at an ever accelerating rate. This convergence heralds an era of integration of consciousness for which there is no precedent in recorded human terms. To express our mystic insights into this situation, a new language of gnosis will be required and is in development.

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