Given the current Zeitgeist what will the future Zeitgeist of a nation or the world look like?
What is the
Zeitgeist Projectis about hope. It is about creating foresight and encouraging arete (the ancient Greek notion of striving to reach our potential). This historic initiative seeks to bring together under one roof a society’s most influential leaders, thinkers, and artists so that we do not live with regret.
Collectively we are always on the verge of evolving or devolving. The decisions we make today will define the future. The
Zeitgeist Projectis a non-political initiative to bring together leading influencers of the Zeitgeist to generate foresight by understanding how the Zeitgeist is affecting us.
We must attempt to understand the ideas shaping the Zeitgeist of today so that they do not destroy the Zeitgeist of tomorrow.
The focal point of this initiative is the
National & Global Zeitgeist Assemblies.
If the notion of Zeitgeist is unfamiliar you may click here to read a two part memorandum which further explains the meaning of Zeitgeist. It also elaborates why it is crucial to be aware of how the Zeitgeist affects society.
By affecting influencers the
Zeitgeist Projectseeks to act as an agent to advance the collective growth of humanity. The philosophy of the
Zeitgeist Projectis that energy & time spent redressing root causes of national and global issues provides more significant results than merely treating the effects. This is based on the following premises:
Ideas can be positive but they can also be negative
Ideas can cause apathy, injustice, and conflict
Ideas are promulgated by influencers
Ideas have consequences
Actions are born from ideas
Their ideas will live on . . . long after they die.
The goal is to raise the consciousness and conscience of society by painting a picture of what the future will look like given the current
Zeitgeist(as dictated by
Zeitgeist Institutewill produce the
Zeitgeist Reportbased on the Assembly. This will be distributed to policy makers, artists, government officials, think-tanks, the media, educators, and the UN in order to generate foresight, be preventive, and generate awareness of how we are being influenced by the
Given the symbiotic effects of globalization, the international goal of the
Zeitgeist Assemblyis to unite the world’s most influential leaders, thinkers and artists to address the causes that create oppression, dissension, anomie and injustice.
Zeitgeist Projectproposes that the betterment of our planet is determinative upon understanding each other and the current
Zeitgeistby curbing noxious ideas through the help of the world’s
What does the
Zeitgeist Projecthope to accomplish?
- Compassion through empathy
- To lift the veil of the
- Unity in diversity for the purpose of cultivating peace
- Curb the desire for power
by understanding its corrosive effects on humanity and the
- Be preventive by addressing root causes
- Generate foresight, hope & arete
- Sublimation of negative trends
Zeitgeistinitiative seeks to transcend the demands of the ego through the realization that individual wants, desires, and insecurities can create a debilitating
Zeitgeist. The history of personal struggles and angst is a microcosm of the world’s history. In the conquering of the ‘self’ lies the potential for a future Zeitgeist of peace and the collective growth of humanity.
Zeitgeist Projectis based on the premise that ideas have consequences. Ideas can be viral & infect society. How we think today will determine the future. The
Zeitgeist Assemblyspeaks to the problem that:
We immunize society but not its collective well-being
We give money to band-aid solutions without treating the cause
We want a strong economy but not an economy of ideas
We demand justice but not for ideas that cause unrest
We build our monetary reserves yet care little for moral bankruptcy
We want infrastructure without thought to intellectual highways
We care about the environment but not what is polluting the collective soul
We believe a politician’s role is to strengthen the economy, not strengthen the ethos of society
We think the future of ideas is not our problem
Zeitgeist Projectseeks to take the unifying forces that define humanity and channel these forces to create empathy for the purpose of generating compassion. Why? So that the (future) Zeitgeist can be . . .
A spirit that desires arete
A spirit of receptivity & peace
A spirit that values truth above opinions and being right
A spirit that appropriates the ephemeral nature of our existence
A spirit that desires to move forward cautiously with foresight
A spirit that intuitively recognizes that serving others is the most significant means to tranquility
What is this initiative promoting?
Premise: in the order of priority, how we think is more important than what we think.
An arena for authentic dialogue
Value & love of truth
A celebration of humanity’s creative genius
Integrity through apperception
To value voices from the past
A greater appreciation of humanity’s common quest for tranquility
Mutual understanding of where we’ve been and where we want to be
Who will oversee the
Zeitgeist Projectwill receive direction from the
Zeitgeist Institute. This will be led by two advisory boards:
the National Board&
International Boardwill be comprised of a global network of high-profile individuals, including royalty, heads of state, UN representatives, international business leaders, Nobel Laureates, and other influencers.