Friday, August 3, 2018        7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   $45

Saturday, August 4, 2018    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM  $90

Sunday, August 5, 2018      9:00 AM - 4:00 PM  $90

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attend Friday evening free.

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Circle of Creativity with Ria Baeck Sunday Aug 5th
Circle of Presence with Ria Baeck Saturday Aug 4th
Conversations with Ria Baeck Friday August 3rd



Friday, August 3, 2018        7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Saturday, August 4, 2018    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sunday, August 5, 2018      9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


The Graduate Institute

171 Amity Road, Bethany, CT

What if creating collective consciousness is simply the next step of human evolution, an expression of our next level of complexity as a species, and the next step towards the ever-deeper integration of complex consciousness into the fabric of the Kosmos?

Consciousness keeps evolving to adapt to the increasing complexity of our times.  Yet it seems that our new challenges are of such global proportions that individual minds cannot match the complexity we face.

Yet we continue to search for a few special leaders, to carve out a path for the rest of us to follow. And even as those leaders, in science and economics, government and academia, frustrate and fail us, we still call out for all those "theys" who should be doing more to fix the system.

Deep down, though, we know that when we look to individual experts for solutions, we are looking in the wrong place, in the wrong way.

Understanding how the universe evolves can provide some clues to a new way forward. At each phase in material evolution, there is a phase of emergent  complexity.  At each stage in the evolution of life, there is also a leap into a higher consciousness.

This is also true for the genesis of human consciousness. There is overwhelming evidence that our collective consciousness has evolved from early tribal living, where the individual was totally embedded in the life patterns of the collective; through a gradual, often painful, process of individuation, with the emergence of the sovereign person with individual autonomy and agency.

Now a third phase in human consciousness is emerging. It is a form of collective intelligence where individuated, or self-actualized, individuals intentionally pool their consciousness in service to restoring a sacred and regenerative world where all life flourishes. 

Read the full series online at Kosmos Journal


Ria Baeck, holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology (KULeven) and lives in Belgium; she is a transformational change professional who has a rich background of experience and interests. She founded Vitis whose core purpose is to bring deep transformation in individuals, organizations and society. She is now a coach and mentor, who combines deep compassion, bodily awareness and a lust for life, to facilitate transformation in individuals, groups and larger systems. Ria trained in and worked with Systemic and Organizational Constellations, revealing the hidden dynamics in human systems and bringing them into flow again.

She worked primarily in personal development, coaching and the social profit sector, and she moves into leadership for business and global systems. Ria is fascinated by ‘What else is possible?’

The Graduate Institute


Sixth Year Certificate

>Learning and Thinking

171 Amity Road

Bethany, CT 06524

United States

Phone: (203) 874-4252

Fax:      (203) 874-8070

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