Join the R-evolution!
We believe it is time for women to revolutionize the way they live, love and lead. And we have an inspiring vision and a guiding pathway to do just that!
Why does this matter? For five decades women have been strenuously adapting to a "hypermasculine" world built on the needs and values of the past. That world was not able to see or activate all of our most potent, creative and joy-bringing potential.
The primary way of being for women today is the result of this adaptation. And it has left many of us exhausted, unhealthy, and doubting ourselves. We long for something more fulfilling, more in tune with our nature, more able to make a difference in the world.
Further, the boundaries between our personal and professional lives are dissolving. In a rapidly globalizing, massively interconnected world, we need to leverage, rather than resist, the interdependence between Living, Loving, and Leading.
These turbulent and unpredictable times are calling forth a radically different way of being from us all. Which means we have to make a kind of evolutionary move to the next level of our capacity and fullness as women, bringing all of who we are into the world--and into the next level of co-creative relationship with men.
Now that’s R-evolutionary!
After 12 years of research and field-testing with hundreds of women whose lives were profoundly changed by our deeply transformative leadership programs, we knew that in order to fulfill our mission, we must bring what we’ve learned out into the world in a book, so that it could benefit many more women.
We have done just that in writing the first draft! Now we are turning to Indiegogo—and to you---to fund the manuscript completion, editing, graphics and publishing so that this book can be a powerful catalyst of change for women--for the world!
We believe that this book can play a key role in bringing forth a startlingly new paradigm of leadership for women. It is truly what our unprecedented times are calling forth. This book is not a tweak on the old, heroic industrial age model, but a magnetic and positive image of the future that can pull us all forward.
This new paradigm will finally resonate with all of who we are as women, and who we are becoming.
Who Are We?
We are creative partners in an innovative, woman-owned social enterprise, Kore Evolution, dedicated to the mission of revolutionizing the way women live, love and lead so that they are able to dynamically shape these rapidly evolving times for future generations.
In alliance with LIOS Graduate College of Leadership at Saybrook University, our women’s leadership certification combines an academically sound, rigorous, research-based curriculum with the ageless wisdom traditions, arts, and the deep practice of an urban mystery school.
The right timing for this book to have maximum positive impact is soon after we collectively cross over that 2012 threshold--when we are all more open to a new worldview.
We want this book to be in the hands of women by early 2013--not in the 2 years that traditional publishing would take. We've discovered some counter-intuitive and potentially controversial things about this emerging new paradigm of leadership that will be especially suited to women. We want to be able to write it exactly as we see it!
Who's This Project For?
This book is for women who think it makes sense to 'be the change they want to see in the world', and it is for men who support the emergence of wise, loving and powerful women as agents of this creative change!
It will inspire and guide those who are determined to artfully navigate these wildly chaotic and creative times--no matter what life dishes up—while holding in their hearts a dream of co-creating a far better future for us all.
Although women leaders will find this book life-changing, it is also intended for women who are not in traditional positions of authority and power, who have influence in other ways and are feeling a call to something more. It may be you—or someone you know.
What's This Book About?
After more than a decade of designing, delivering, researching, and refining our highly successful suite of women’s leadership development programs, we began to notice a significant shift in our graduates.
They had access to the full spectrum of their beings – all of their Feminine and Masculine essences. They glowed with a radiant presence, their actions were aligned with their intentions, and they had a remarkable sense of self-confidence and true authority. They had unlocked a joyful creativity and an authentic way of being that was powerfully transformative.
We call this emerging woman...
Mysterial is a linguistic merging of the two words Mystery and Medial - two characteristics we saw consistently in these women. They had a remarkable ease with the unknown, chaotic and ambiguous – the Mystery, and they had developed the Medial capacity to bridge between differences, manage reactivity and find a creative middle way in challenging situations.
And when these two elements were integrally combined an inner alchemy occurred that led to a profound inner upgrade - revealing a radically new way of being, with many more creative options for action.
We call this of way of being in the world - The Way of the Mysterial Woman.
An Inspiring Vision and a Guiding Pathway
There is a saying that goes, “If you can see it, you can be it.” Our book clearly articulates this new way of living, loving and leading so that you can see an alternative and inspiring vision of women's leadership. And it lays out the developmental pathway so that you can ‘be it’.
We decoded an elegant developmental pathway, designed specifically for women, that consists of five distinct and sequential steps: The Mysterial Sequence™. Through engaging case studies, drawn from our amazing graduates, our book describes the process for an individual woman in detail.
Our book will also show that the Mysterial Sequence carries a very deep code, mapping directly to the major waves of cultural evolution from the very earliest days of our human family, to what is emerging now.
Here is a sneak preview of the outcomes of the deep work of transformation at each stage:
Step by step, The Mysterial Sequence opens an inner channel by unblocking and cultivating the natural healthy flow of our most primary Yin (Feminine) and Yang (Masculine) essences. The final result is the emergence of a woman’s free flowing and natural Mysterial Leadership.
It’s so easy to take for granted all the powerful, capable women making things happen in the workplace and everywhere else. Yet this has been the case only within the last 50 years! It can be hard to appreciate the dramatic learning curve that women climbed in order to enter a world that for over five thousand years had been primarily organized by and for men (not wrong...just how it was).
Adapting to our hypermasculine environment wasn’t a mistake—it was a giant step for women. But squeezing into this ill-fitting suit leaves many of us today dissatisfied, unfulfilled, anxious, depressed, overweight, exhausted, and soul-deadened, to name just a few. Many women interpret these symptoms as their personal failure, yet our book will show that these are actually signs of their readiness for growth into Mysterial women.
By drawing upon futurists, scientists, developmental theorists, psychologists, and historians, our book shows clearly why women who have awakened to their full potential are going to be a rising force in the 21st century--and how they will partner in powerful co-creative ways with men.
Our world is poised at a critical tipping point, and history shows us that with similar inflections in the past, the world becomes very different, very quickly. Our research draws upon trends and insights into this fast approaching future that is, surprisingly, imbued with new and more complex feminine values and expressions - a dramatic break from our current cultural stereotypes.
For example, our culture currently values endless, 24/7 growth. The steeper and straighter the incline, the better! Society admires the hero who pushes through and makes it happen. Yet this eventually leads to crashes and tangles in our systems and our bodies. It’s unsustainable in the long run. In the coming future, we will recognize the importance of more complex restorative cycles in our systems, and in biological beings, and the value of allowing a creative project to gestate in right timing for the greatest benefit for all. We call this “unfolding the emergent”.
As change continues to accelerate, we will value the capacity not only for rational analysis, but for multidimensional knowing-drawing upon our physical, emotional, cognitive, intuitive, and spiritual intelligences and using them skillfully together. That means greater wisdom and ease in relationship with one's self, with others, and the world.
And there’s lots more that we will share in our book about what it means in terms of very specific capacities for women to awaken their Mysterial Leadership capacity.
Help us a Launch Mysterial Movement
We have learned that when women recognize themselves as Mysterials, they want to join with other Mysterial women. Our book can help them do that, as we will be offering ways for women to connect. We fully expect a Mysterial movement to materialize in the future, as these women join forces and hearts.
Come join us!
You can begin to co-create with us by helping us to get our book into the hands of the many women who need it and want it! Our book might just be that one flutter of a butterfly wing that sets in motion an amazing wave of change around the planet!
Here's how you can support our project and join our Mysterial Movement...
- Donate as soon as you can. This helps to generate interest and excitement in our project that will attract others. We have lots of great gifts on the right to match your generosity!
- Write a comment on the project site about why this book will make a difference. This affects the statistics of the project and helps raise our rankings (making us more visible).
- Make a referral - please send this email out to your networks - women and men you think will resonate with our message of hope and inspiration for a more positive future.
- Share the project on your Facebook page if you have one.
- Look for updates on the Indiegogo site and our Facebook page about our campaign and hold the intention with us that we reach our goal.
By getting our work out to a wider audience, you will be helping us fulfill our mission, and you will be acting as a R-evolutionary!
You might also check out our website www.koreevolution.com, and subscribe to our mailing list. We’d love to have you come along with us as we grow our Mysterial Movement!
What the Funds Will Make Possible
- Manuscript completion: from our current first draft to fabulous final copy.
- Editing: both developmental and copy editing
- Layout and graphics (we love visual images!)
- Web page and social media set-up
- eBook formatting and release
If we exceed our goal
- Publicist: In order to fulfill our social mission, we need to spread our inspiring vision and guiding pathway to emerging Mysterial women everywhere. A couple months of publicist support with the book release can do wonders for making our book visible, and getting it into the hands of supporters who can help us build a following.
- Speaking Tour: this will help us get out and give talks, meet women, and inspire them.
- Create a non-profit Center for Mysterial Leadership that can be a gathering place for Mysterials worldwide.
- Create a supportive network and online learning tools for women of the next generation, so that they can immediately get on the Mysterial path of development.
We are deeply grateful for the generosity of so many who have already contributed to this project:
- Fabulous jazz musician Nora York and her Amazing Band.
- Evocative artists A. Andrew Gonzalez and Lynda Lowe.
- Our Mysterial sisters who have been with us on this journey.
And we thank you for joining us and supporting this work!