How I Became Useless

White Cat Sleeping

Does this title looks like a failure assessment? Not for me. Some years ago, I made the conscious decision I would become useless.

Completely useless.

Pioneering Humanity – A Conference in India

Conference JF Noubel on Collective Intelligence

During my trip to Auroville, India, Dec. 2014, I gave a conference about collective intelligence and my research work in exploring new ways to exist and evolve consciousness. This conference has different parts, from external objective science to empirical exploration I do at the personal level.

Interview on Auroville Radio

Jean-François Noubel at Auroville Radio

Auroville Radio interviewed me, December 22nd 2014, during my trip to Auroville near Pondicherry, India. Explored topics: evolution, collective intelligence, language, ontology, spiritual tradition, Auroville, integral wealth, gift economy, martial arts, truth, courage…

The Lunar Man

Yin Yang Sun Moon

The amorous accomplishment can begin only after the inner couple has accomplished its marriage, once our masculine and feminine, our Shiva and Shakti, our Yang and Yin live, vibrate and celebrate fully in our psyche. Freed from the drives of need and compensation, the accomplished self becomes androgynous.

Evolutionary Boot Camps

Caterpillar to butterfly

Evolutionary Boot Camps offer a training space for humanonauts who want to pioneer the next humanity. This project has grown inside me for the past 3-4 years. Now time has come…

Integral Play in Auroville

Cats doing martial arts

Starting Monday January the 5th and ending Wednesday Jan 21st 2015, I will serve two forms of specific and purposeful spaces: body plays and spaces for truth.

Foreplay to love

Cupidon in the City

I want to begin this series of articles with preliminaries (or foreplay I may say) about love. Love, such a big and small word! What follows comes from direct experience acquired along the years. […]

Sex, Sex, Sex

Alex Grey - the Kiss

As a licensed explorer of life (certified by myself :mrgreen: ), I could not not explore love. Love liberated from its imposed forms from the past that don’t work anymore. How can I love today? What can I invent? How can I reinvent myself in order to build harmonious, free, erotic and ecstatic relationships in the celebration of body, mind and spirit?

Bruno Marion Brings Chaos in our Lives

Bruno Marion - Fractal Hair

The title of this article suggests we should hate this guy. But you know what? I love him as one of these rare friends one has in a lifetime. And I do love that he brings chaos into our lives. Indeed, Bruno has become one to the greatest experts on this new science, the chaos theory, as we name it.

Dreaming my Next Home

Walking Castle

Time has come to share my dream about the next place to live. As you know my experiential life has lead me to live in the gift economy. I dream this site manifesting as a gift. Not to possess it but to live in it and honor it. A gift that will allow me to continue my journey, my research work, CIRI’s development, writing…

Quantum Vinaigrette

Vinaigrette

Physics and mysticism work like oil and vinegar, you have to shake them hard together to make a decent vinaigrette. Do we need vinaigrette to season our life? Does quantum physics explain consciousness?

One Breath Away from Evolving?

Young girl blowing a dandelion

We speak a lot about human evolution on the technical plane, shaped by a materialistic vision of reality. There comes one of the signatures of pyramidal collective intelligence in which we see and understand the world only through mental dualism. Social genetics has become one of my most important discoveries in collective intelligence.

Going Post-Monetary

Think out of the Bucks

Bitcoin? As someone working on the vision and technologies of the post-monetary society, people keep asking me what I think about Bitcoin. Well, you know what? Not much. Although Bitcoin […]

From Need to Desire

Basic Needs

  In my research on the gift economy, I insist on the fact that we need to find a new language to express wealth. You can read it in the […]

Desired Riches

Desired wealth

In this page I share my list of desired riches, or more precisely my desired material wealth. You will find the whole spectrum, from the most basic forms (food, shelter, […]

Asking Unconditionally

Rabbit in a field of carrots

I have learned from experience that when a person moves into the gift economy, most people think this person should ask only for covering his/her basic survival needs. Anything above […]

The Compost of Collective Intelligence

Brussels 2200 - Luc Schuiten

Luc Schuiten, the cities of tomorrow   We must not oppose the old dying system of pyramidal collective intelligence with the birthing one of holomidal collective intelligence. I hear all […]

Life in the plate

Raw food heart

Research in collective intelligence, as you know, connects to every aspect of social life. One of them I like very much: food. Indeed, what lands in our plate comes from […]

Nothing but the Truth

Vision from a rhinoceros

If you and I talk, we will speak the truth. Truth doesn’t mean to remain serious. On the contrary, it takes a great deal of humor to embrace it.  What […]

United Air Ways

Fish and bubbles

If you happen to speak with me, sometimes you will hear more silence than words. You may find it a little awkward if you don’t know me, specially on the […]

FAQ

Cloud question mark

Collective intelligence, post-monetary society, gift economy, vow of wealth, food, love, sex, politics, martial arts, spiritual journey… many topics that attract lot’s of questions. Some come back often, so why […]

Above the law?

We the people

      In my humanonaut journey, some of the places where I go may look quite odd for the eyes of the conventional world. Food, vow of wealth, gift […]

Live rich

Klimt - The Tree of Life

I live in the gift economy since September 2011. I decided to live this way in a world where we need to buy and sell everything, in a culture where the expression “to earn a living” doesn’t shock many people. I earned my life through my birth.

Integral Wealth

Plato

Here come two talks that I gave during Centifolia in 2011 and 2013. Both of them explain in detail the meaning and consequences of Beauty, Goodness, Truth, and integral wealth. […]

Perfumed questions

Corporate question marks

Centifolia 2013, “The Riches of a Product”, focuses on radical innovation. It feels quite normal that people from this sector ask questions sourced from their paradigm, and wait for responses […]

Nipun Mehta, a gift for the world

Nipun Mehta

Nipun Mehta appears as one of the most inspiring persons I have ever met. A few years ago, he and I met as guest speakers in a conference on the gift economy […]

From Centifolia to Centisophia

Fleur Centifolia

Two years ago I participated in the making of an event called Centifolia (scheduled late Oct. 2011). This event gathered players in the perfumes & cosmetics industry in the city […]

The 6 agreements

The 6 agreements

The 6 Agreements serve as a social architecture to invite wisdom through dialog and conversation. You can download a pdf version here. 1. A deep full breath before speaking This breath has […]

Collective Intelligence Meetings in Auroville

Dialog

In the next 2 weeks of my stay at Auroville, I will facilitate a series of meetings for sharing and building some practical reflection about collective intelligence, wisdom and consciousness. […]

The Great Sense

Satprem

Here comes below a crucial text from Satprem that a friend of mine from Auroville (thanks Claude!) gave me while I spend a whole month there. I can’t resist to share this text in which I see so much force. It resonates with the words I share during my conferences on the evolution of our species. The difference? He wrote it in 1969.

Time travel from the post-monetary society

Time travel machine

I received an invitation to speak in front of 600 people who have decision making positions in their organizations. This event takes places in Toulouse, South of France, 4th of […]

Where are we in regards to building CIRI?

Modern times - Charlie Chaplin

Many people write me to ask what’s the current status of CIRI — the Collective Intelligence Research Institute — we created and announced 18 months ago. It is true that we haven’t […]

My trip to the US – May 24th to July 7th 2012

TWA airplane

This post is about planning and updating this month and a half trip to the US. Therefore this page will be regularly updated. Main intentions about this trip Retreat for […]

Your Greatest Gift

Dali - de Vinci

You can’t conquer happiness, but you can chose it. Claim joy within you, and thanks to you, the universe invents itself. The masterpiece of yourself nourishes its own purpose. Your temporal […]

Presidential elections: who will become the next captain of the Titanic?

titanic_420x315

Presidential elections: who will become the next captain of the Titanic? You got it: everything, almost, lies in the title. It seems that most people have a hard time making […]

Sri Aurobindo: “The earliest preoccupation of man in his awakened thoughts…”

Sri Aurobindo

The earliest preoccupation of man in his awakened thoughts and, as it seems, his inevitable and ultimate preoccupation,—for it survives the longest periods of scepticism and returns after every banishment,—is […]

Radical fearlessness, soul decides when

Recently, after reading the post “Towards a life of charity“, a dear friend of mine wrote me: “Your steps towards a future submerged in a life of charity reflect your […]

Towards a life of charity

Audio text (click here for direct link) :  Charity… since childhood, this is a word I only whispered in my inner cloister. Charity… The original radiance of this word has […]

15 days until Centifolia 2011

For our friends who may not yet know, Fernanda and I are investing a lot of time, effort, and love in Centifolia 2011, a congress that will bring together players […]

Did these men crash the world?

I wholeheartedly recommend this excellent 4 parts documentary called “Meltdown” from Al Jazeera. Part one is below. It explains with many details how the top finance lords have deployed their most […]

Freudian Slips of Pyramidal Collective Intelligence

A friend of mine wrote me this morning: “My school just cut off two positions that were necessary to pursue the deployment of our project. I was supposed to hire […]

Sharing vs exchanging

This morning a person joined TheTransitioner online community and wrote in her profile that for her sharing was more important than exchanging. I couldn’t agree more with her. Sharing is […]

Viviane-Josée Restieau, my sister of light

I would like you to meet an extraordinary and exceptional person. In every aspects of her life she manifests with light. Her name is Viviane-Josée Restieau. Viviane is a great, […]

Centifolia 2011 — The best keynote Ninjas for the True, the Good and the Beautiful

Keynote Speaker

  For Centifolia 2011, we are selecting a panel of 10 world-class keynote speakers who will inspire most of the decision makers in the perfume and cosmetics industry. Their talk […]

Speaking at TEDx Paris 2011

TEDx Paris 2011

Speaking at TEDx Paris came as a new challenge for me. How could I share the post monetary society vision in 12 minutes? TED even asks for much more than saying it […]

Feudalism and money

Last September 2010 my dear friend and brother Eric Harris-Braun wrote a wonderful post on his blog called “A story about expressive capacity“, which I strongly recommend that anyone interested […]

First steps and readings to enter global collective intelligence

Many people ask me what the must reads are in order to make the first steps in collective intelligence, wisdom and consciousness. As surprising as it may look, this questions […]

One year after the Vow of Wealth

More than a year has passed since Sept. 7 2009, the day when the Vow of Wealth entered into my life. Although this vow came as something obvious, it was […]

USA next November 2010?

During my last long trip to the US, many things happened in regards to serving the emergence of free currencies. These trips cost a lot of conventional money. The last […]

6 weeks in the US, new steps for free currencies

During this last Burning Man I made an important decision: I want to carry the torch in the conventional world for free currencies to become a global reality. These past […]

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