Jean Gebser and the Spirit of Cooperation It is evident that the continued success of the human species into the opening
decades of the twenty-first century will require a spirit of cooperation. This means a spirit of working together between individuals, a spirit of working together between political units such as nation states and
international collectives, and a spirit of working together between the human and the many other species with which it shares the Earth.
Integral Conversations Part of Jean Gebser's original conception of the integral structure of
consciousness contained the idea that it embraces all earlier evolutionary structures as well. This paper is a step toward embracing the integral perspective to facilitate discourses that speak to a wide range of
participants who themselves speak from different structures of consciousness. Such discourses are desperately needed in today's troubled world. A paper dedicated to the work of German author and activist, Rudolf