What is the Gaiafield?

The term “Gaiafield” was coined by Peter Russell in his 1983 book The Global Brain. French priest and paleontologist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin had earlier introduced the concept of the “noosphere” – a new layer of the Earth emerging from the interaction of human thought and consciousness – and had predicted that the noosphere was in the process of becoming unified as a kind of integrated human consciousness. Russell, building on Teilhard, described the Gaiafield as an evolutionary development that would occur at the planetary level, in which the Earth, or Gaia, would awaken to self-reflective consciousness. Precisely what the Gaiafield is, or will be, was to Russell (and is to us) hard to say, since it will be a fundamentally new order of evolution likely to possess entirely new characteristics that we cannot even imagine from our current level of consciousness.

Since the Gaiafield is emerging through the interaction of all of us, we believe it is our collective wisdom that can best describe or express its multidimensional nature. What does the Gaiafield mean to you? What does it look like? Feel like? Sound like?