Gathering 2017

In 2017 Centre Lothlorien organised the International Human World Summit with people from 40 countries, all main religions, many cultures and 4 generations.

An international gathering of Elders, Wisdom Keepers and Visionaries, elderly and youngsters, from ancient wisdom and vigour of the new world. Together they created a manifest for a better world. This enables us to build a society in balance, for us and for next generations.

Purpose of this world summit

To take responsibility for ourselves and with each other and take action to restore balance and connection on our planet. We all want to live in peace, love, unity, respect, connection and equality. We are the children of Mother Earth and are giving direction to a new world: a world in balance.

What did we do

This international gathering consisted of three parts. During the first part of four days, from June 16 – 20 2017, 144 Earth Keepers of 4 generations were invited. People from all over the world, Elders, Wisdom Keepers, Visionaries, elderly and youngsters. All people with a vision on how to improve balance on earth. Especially Elders and Wisdom Keepers of different cultures were given a voice. They have ancient wisdom to keep societies in balance and were prepared to share their wisdom with us and the world.

This group of people wholeheartedly made the Manifest possible by circle gatherings.

During the second part of 4 days from June 21 – 24, 2017, the Manifest was presented and explained to the visitors of the Human World Summit. The Manifest was further elaborated, either in small personal initiatives or in larger project teams with more participants.

We call on people to join in to build a better society. Everyone who want to participate is committed and get started! By yourself in your own environment, together with others, initiate in any form, however small, as a contribution to the new world.

Because a better world starts with yourself:

Not only talk and listen, but ACTION. No more ‘ifs’, ‘buts’ or excuses. Let’s do it together, now!

During the last two days of the Human World Summit, June 24th and 25th, there was free access to the festival in the town of Foulain. A Peace Festival with music, workshops, ceremonies, lectures, dance and market. This was two days enjoying together with people from all over the word.

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there.”

Rumi, Sofi Poem

Circle gatherings

During de first four days of the 2017 Summit, 144 invited representatives of 4 generations created an executable Manifesto in 4 days where they could share their wisdom and vision under expert guidance. The 4 generations of wise elder women and men, experience experts and visionaries, young adults and youngsters came together from all over the world.

The meeting form

Unique of this gathering was the combination of different meeting forms. Most important was the principle of the ancient wisdom, aligning and intent in a circle, where the spirits and the universe indicate from the collective field what is needed. For ages Natural Peoples have been using this kind of meeting form. During the Summit these circle meetings were combined with the more result-oriented approach of the Western world. Essential during these circle meetings was to speak and listed with an open heart and mind and transcend the ego. Groups worked in several different language circles. In the morning and the end of the afternoon circles were held within fixed groups. The in-between hours were used for all kinds of exchange, which arose organically.

At the end of each day circle leaders created a summary of topics. These summaries were a the  guidance for circle meetings every next day.

This way of coming together has led to a Manifesto from the heart.