Lynne McTaggart on Rethinking Intelligence

Lynne McTaggart on Rethinking Intelligence

By Catherine Austin Fitts

This Thursday evening on The Solari Report (6pm PT/9pm ET) we are in for a real treat. I will be speaking with someone who has long been a favorite thinker and author – Lynne McTaggart.

I first become intensely interested in shared intelligence and group learning in the 1990’s when my company was building databases and software tools that would allow us to understand and simulate the U.S. economy and financial markets by place on a very intimate level.

Grossly oversimplified, we observed that the economy was optimizing around clusters of knowledge rather than financial returns. I felt compelled to learn more about how communities learn,  share knowledge and change. If human and intellectual capital was increasingly creating financial wealth for companies, how could it create civic and financial wealth for families and communities? These questions were at the heart of my quest to help decentralize our economy in wealth building ways.

In my search for scientific evidence that would explain the phenomenon, I came upon the work of Ruppert Sheldrake and his theory of morphic fields and resonance. Following Sheldrake’s work and research in this area was slow going given my other responsibilities.

Then, in 2003, Lynne published The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe which reviewed a wide range of research in physics, biology and other scientific areas that support the notion of the zero point field, or the so-called “field.” The implications for our understanding of our relation to each other, to all living things and our reality were both exciting and profound.

Lynne is a clear thinker and excellent writer. Her ability to stay current on the latest science in multiple, complex fields and make this information accessible and relevant to laypeople like me is invaluable.

Lynne followed up on the enormous success of The Field with The Intention Experiment: Using Your Intention to Change Your Life and the World and launched a website which gathered people around the world to participate in experiments organized with leading scientists to use group intention to create positive change.

Then last year, Lynne published her latest book, The Bond: Connecting Through the Space Between Us which describes cross-cutting scientific developments to help us understand the intimacy of our connection with each other and all of life.

I called our discussion “rethinking intelligence.” Perhaps a more appropriate title would be “rethinking everything.”  You will not only find Lynne’s books and work fascinating and inspiring, you will find lots of practical implications for ways of transforming your life and the lives of those around you.

I expect our discussion to develop some of the themes started last year in our discussions with Adam Trombly on the zero point field, with Dr. William Tiller on intention research and with Foster Gamble, producer and writer of Thrive.

I will start with Money & Markets and Ask Catherine.

In Let’s Go to the Movies, a review of Tom Shadyac’s documentary I Am which asks the question, “What is wrong with the world and what can we do about it?” It includes an excellent interview with Lynne McTaggart.

(14 Dec 10)

Talk to you Thursday!