Planetary consciousness is the recognition of the vital interdependence and essential interconnection of all humankind and the earth. It is a consciousness that can help us create a shared vision of “a united humanity living in harmony with nature”.

Russell Paul Schofield, founder of Actualism addresses this in “The Declaration of Actual Independence”, which can be found elsewhere on this web site. Written more than 30 years ago, this declaration helped to initiate the “new spirit of Humanity” for which we are all, in effect, serving as midwives. As we join together in consciousness, we stand with many world leaders and thinkers and affirm our intention that it Be and that it Be Here, Now!


Planetary Consciousness Gathering Momentum


Arthur C. Clarke wrote, “At the dawn of the new Millennium, we have an opportunity to make a better world. If we act with responsibility and compassion, we can change the way we relate to each other and to the planet. I much appreciate the efforts of the Planetary Vision Festival to focus attention on the unity of humankind and the need for us to evolve a planetary consciousness.”


The Dalai Lama said, in this extract from “message of His Holiness The Dalai Lama to the Club of Budapest on the occasion of The World Day of Planetary Consciousness”:

…Many of the world’s problems and conflicts arise because we have lost sight of the basic humanity that binds us all together as a human family. We tend to forget that despite the diversity of race, religion, ideology, and so forth, people are equal in their basic wish for peace and happiness. However, this will be achieved neither by merely talking or thinking about it, nor by waiting for someone else to do something about it. We each have to take responsibility as best we can within our own sphere of activity. As free human beings we can use our unique intelligence to try to understand our world and ourselves...