Emanuel Kuntzelman is a social entrepreneur, writer, motivational speaker and environmentalist.  He founded the Chicago-based non-profit Greenheart International in 1985 and served as its President/CFO until 2019, and continues as Chief Advisor to the organization. 

He is a founding co-creator of the Global Purpose Movement, which has recently merged with Unity Earth in order to co-produce the “Purpose Earth” event in New York City on Sept. 19, 2020. He is also the co-founder of Fundacion por el Futuro in Madrid, Spain where he’s served as its president since its inception in 1995. On the island of Ibiza, Spain, Emanuel has been a supporter of Greenheart Music and the Casita Verde environmental center. He also founded the Ibiza Spirit Festival.   

Through his work at Greenheart, the Fundación por el Futuro, Center for Cultural Interchange Spain, Carthage International College and other endeavors, his professional career has primarily focused on developing international exchange programs with an emphasis on promoting cultural understanding, personal development, and social action in pursuit of a world that is environmentally sustainable and peacefully cooperative.

Over the last 35 years Emanuel has lectured throughout the U.S. and Europe, and has organized numerous retreats and conferences, including three Purpose Summits in San Francisco and Berlin.  He currently serves on the boards of Greenheart International, Integral Transformative Practice International, the Laszlo Institute for New Paradigm Research and UNITY EARTH. He is also a member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle, a project of the Source of Synergy Foundation.  He is a contributor to the recent book Intelligence of the Cosmos and is co-editor of the publications Purpose Rising and Purpose to the People: a handbook to radical transformation.

Purpose Rising

The universe is full of purpose. Many of us are discovering that aligning our own lives, our organizations, and even our global civilization with purposeful intent can have transformative effects. In this anthology, you’ll learn from leading thinkers and actors in the field of purpose. Gain insight and wisdom from Ken Wilber, Ervin Lazlo, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Duane Elgin, Bill Plotkin, Cassandra Vieten, Dustin DiPerna, Terry Patten, Emanuel Kuntzelman, and many others. Never has there been such an exquisite symphony of voices on purpose all in one place as in this book.

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On June 19th we launched World UNITY Week into motion with our inspiring World UNITY Week Opening Ceremony event. This virtual experience featured live music, dance, sacred indigenous ceremony, World UNITY Week Ambassadors, Purpose Earth Grant recipients, meditation and so much more. World UNITY Week was a ground-breaking online gathering over eight days in June, where global changemakers came together to connect, celebrate and advance the emerging energy for change unfolding in the world. 

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The Intelligence of the Cosmos

We are living in the most critical time in human history. And there are two main reasons for this grand affirmation: firstly, we live in an age in which science has given us the essential understanding of who we are and why we are here; secondly, our civilization is now facing the greatest challenges we have ever seen… Sophisticated technologies have allowed us to explore the microscopic makings of the quantum world, revealing a fascinating realm of the in-formed Akashic field underlying all reality. As for this being the most challenging time in history, one only needs to look at the exponential growth of population and environmental deterioration combined with the uncontrolled increase of armaments and material greed to conclude that, unfortunately, there has been no other time that remotely compares with today.

The new paradigm of science that reveals interconnected oneness and instantaneous, nonlocal communication confirms the positive side of Einstein’s proposition that life is, indeed, miraculous. The universal mind of consciousness is infusing existence with meaning every step of the way. On the other hand, we could say there is a five-hundred-pound gorilla in the room that very few of us recognize. Whereas Jane Goodall informs us that gorillas and chimpanzees demonstrate a sense of awe at the wonder of nature, inclined as they are to marvel at the beauty and mystery of a waterfall, we humans seem to be so entranced in our material world that we have lost the ability to appreciate our natural surroundings. So many of us no longer wonder why; we simply focus on getting more material wealth before the Earth’s resources are exhausted. The “hard problem” then is not so much who we are. The evidence for an intelligent field of consciousness is becoming so extensive that even materialist science will soon have to acquiesce and admit its existence. The harder problem seems to be why are we here? Laszlo gives us a short and definitive answer to aspire to: we are here to transmit more and higher consciousness into the universe…

Knowing that our purpose is to evolve and contribute ever higher consciousness allots a full sense of meaning to our existence. Recognizing that the evolutionary process is applicable to the development of our consciousness and that we likely live a multitude of lives adds even more profound purpose to who we are and why we are here. It makes us realize that we are responsible for every creative act, whether thought or deed, that we produce as living beings. As products of the Source field of consciousness (God, Origin, Zero Point Field—however we care to label it), we are co-creating the new consciousness with all of humanity and the Source itself. We are one, and we are all in this together. We therefore must welcome with widely open arms a shift to a cosmo-centric view that provides the framework for embracing the higher values that we have always held dear, but have forgotten in our efforts to count up everything measurable along the way. All of this paves the way for a worldwide cultural transformation that will open a path toward living in harmony, peace, and supercoherence.

Excerpt from Intelligence of the Cosmos