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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Global Shift, Hong Kong Consciousness Festival

Whew! It's been a hectic few weeks for me, so no time to blog. Besides the usual heavy workload as an educator in Hong Kong at the start of the academic year, another exciting happening has tied me up a bit. 

From the 13th to the 24th of November 2010, the Hong Kong Consciousness Festival is back. The Festival features several conferences as well as workshop events, films, and much more. 

This year I am helping to organise the showpiece of the event, a consciousness retreat/conference featuring systems theorist Ervin Laszlo. The retreat is called Hong Kong Global Shift 2012  (those who have read my book Sage of Synchronicity, might recall he wrote the foreword). Besides Professor Laszlo, we already have have numerous consciousness practitioners attending, including Daniel Pinchbeck, Maria Sagi and Jeffery Martin.

The two day retreat is being held at the beautiful Kaldoorie Institute at Shek Kong, in the New Territories of Hong Kong. It's in a lovely rural setting, and there is very reasonably priced accommodation available.

On day one Professor Laszlo will begin proceedings with his key note talk, where he will outline what he sees as the key features of the global shift. After this there will be other talks, group discussions and open space forums. On day two we will narrow the focus, and bring our attention to what the global shift means for Hong Kong. After further talks, discussions and activities, we will create Global Shift Forward Roadmap for Hong Kong. This will include practical and measurable actions to be taken as Hong Kong moves into the middle of the twenty-first century. The climax of the retreat will be the formation of a Wisdom Council, which will include all those who see themselves as part of the Global Shift in consciousness in Hong Kong and across the world. This is a rare opportunity to meet, talk with and establish networks with some of the most progressive thinkers in the world today, so don't miss it!

If you are interested in attending the Hong Kong Global Shift 2010 conference, just contact me, Marcus Anthony: I look forward to seeing you there.

Kind regards,

Dr. Marcus T. Anthony


  1. Not possible to get to Hong Kong - but I would love to attend sometime. It looks great.

  2. As far as I know there will be no direct webcast. However we will be videoing key talks and possibly other parts of the retreat/conference. I'll post info here as it becomes available.