Who’s Who in Cultural Intelligence: Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi Devi)

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Mātā Amritānandamayī Devī (born Sudhamani Idamannel; 27 September 1953), better known simply as Amma (“Mother”), is an Indian Hindu spiritual leader, guru and humanitarian, who is revered as a hugging saint by her followers.

Amṛtānandamayī’s form of giving darshana is hugging people.

In the book The Timeless Path, Swami Ramakrishnananda Puri, one of Amṛtānandamayī’s senior disciples, wrote: “The [spiritual] path inculcated by Amma is the same as the one presented in the Vedas and recapitulated in subsequent traditional scriptures such as the Bhagavad Gita.”

Amṛtānandamayī herself says, “karma [action], jñana [knowledge] and bhakti [devotion] are all essential. If the two wings of a bird are devotion and action, knowledge is its tail. Only with the help of all three can the bird soar into the heights.”

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Who’s Who in Cultural Intelligence: Cynthia Chung

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Cynthia is editor and co-founder of the Rising Tide Foundation.

She has lectured on the topics of Schiller’s aesthetics, Shakespeare’s tragedies, Roman history, the Florentine Renaissance among other subjects.

She is a writer for Strategic Culture Foundation, is a classically trained pianist, has experience in leading choral works and holds a BSc in Molecular Genetics.

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Who’s Who in Stellar Intelligence: Randy Cramer

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Captain Randy Cramer is an officer who has been given authority to address the public on behalf of the command staff of United States Marine Corps, special section. Which was created by President Eisenhower in 1953, as a covert military intelligence branch, with specific authority over Extra-Terrestrial, multi-dimensional, non-human, and off world beings, consortiums and collectives, either sanctioned or unsanctioned, within actionable reach of any and all global territory?

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Who’s Who in Cultural Intelligence: Ann Delap

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Ann Delap is a Food Service Consultant specializing in the design of schools, restaurants and corporate facilities.  She was born and raised in East TN to school teacher parents and currently resides in Knoxville.  She graduated from Auburn University in 1973 with a degree in interior design.  She operated an old and rare bookshop with her late husband, Jim Delap, from 1985 – 1998.  Most of her working career was spent as Sr. Project Manager for a food service equipment dealer and, prior to that, project designer for an architectural firm.

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Who’s Who in Collective Intelligence: Robert James Beckett

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Robert James Beckett
Robert James Beckett

My research and project work focus on the value of scientifically validated communications for business and society, particularly addressing serious issues underlying the debate over global sustainability and centering the innovative new discipline of communication ethics, ‘a philosophy for the information age. Recently, I produced an innovative online text, Citizen Science, employing a digital logic I developed in 2001. This text is supported by online learning tools to deliver digital self-education programmes for world citizens in order to move themselves towards an updated and sustainable social contract grounded in science.

As a founding member of the Institute of Communication Ethics (2001-2008), I undertook the role of coordinating its positioning as a world-leading academic network and centre for a new social science discipline. The group of leading professors and media academics behind the Institute recognised the important multidisciplinary implications of this relatively recent field of human inquiry and have since updated the agenda for communication studies within and between hundreds of University departments.

My Ph.D. research at Radboud University (NED) was completed in 2013. It reported a study of dialogue methods employed by seventy-three multinational corporations and the research concluded with an evaluation of dialogue and participation as the underpinning practice required by democratic systems. The findings resulted in a number of important innovations, forming a coherent programme subsequently channelled into education initiatives such as the UN ‘Education for Sustainable Development’ programme.

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Who’s Who in Collective Intelligence: Devin Balkind

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Deven Balkind
Devin Balkind

David Belkind runs sarapis.org.  They are behind nycprepared.org. They have also built an experimental WordPress based game/bank.

In addition he is an editor-at-large of occupywallstreet.net, wrote The FLO Consensus, and is finishing a forthcoming essay about how cryptocurrency and online games will unleash tremendous wealth over the next 10 years.

He is on the board of the Community Free Software Group and the Sahana Foundation.