Awakening your Future Human Powers
The Future Humans Quest is our signature on-demand program for developing your future humans powers with the help of 7 Cosmic Architect Tools. Your future human powers belong to higher orders of consciousnes that serve to actualize our future human becoming of the emerging new era. These powers are deeply transformative, providing the means for profound renewal and rebirth of self and society.
Future humans are those who say YES to the evolutionary call of our time. They respond creatively to the challenges of our world with compassionate action, humor, curiosity, and an incredible commitment to learn, grow, and evolve. Future humans partner life, the Cosmos, and our Earth in the greatest collective rite of passage our species has ever known.
The Future Humans Quest unfolds through 8 online on-demand Modules, with essential teachings, tools, practices, meditations, and a treasure trove of wisdom and knowledge for your future becoming. If you're curious to learn more, watch our free webinar, and continue reading to discover how you can take the evolutionary jump with the help of the Cosmic Compass, the Ring of Unity, the Infinity Hourglass, and much more... To our future!
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Some of their personal quest experiences, like Kurt's time at Palenque Pyramid in Mexico, and Anneloes's time in the cave of Mary Magdalene near Rennes-le-Château in the South of France (see image to the side);
What the dragonfly represents on this quest.
Plus receive two transformative practices. From Kurt to connect with the wisdom of your higher heart for awakening new abilities, and from Anneloes to enter into the liberating consciousness of your future self, based on her #1 Bestseller Return of the Avatars, which she co-authored with her dear friend Dr. Jean Houston. This book serves as the main inspiration for this quest. Sign-up via the form below to watch the full webinar.
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Overview of the Future Humans Quest
The Quest is facilitated by the EARTHwise founders Dr. Anneloes Smitsman and Dr. Kurt Barnes, renowned for their expertise in systemic transformation and guiding people and organizations to the consciousness and capacities of their future potential. The Future Humans Quest unfolds over 8 on-demand online Modules, which you can go through on a weekly basis, or at your own rhythm.
Each Module offers a specific teaching, practice, and challenge that relates to the development of your future human powers for advancing human consciousness with the help of 7 Cosmic Architect Tools.
You'll also receive exercises and guidance for how to integrate the inner and outer shifts of your rite of passage. The descriptions and purpose of the Cosmic Architect Tools are explained further below on this page.
The ultimate purpose of the Future Humans Quest is to become the people who are capable of co-creating thrivable worlds and futures. You can learn more about this through our EARTHwise Constitution for a Planetary Civilization, which serves as our Compass.
What people are saying who completed the Quest...
"To use the words profound, life-changing, and astonishingly powerful are but a superficial aroma of the depth of my feelings about the Future Humans Trilogy and their associated courses. I have studied all my life, for both my career and personal development but have never experienced anything so complete. The tools in the books and course contain all the answers to life. I am an avid reader and have read around 200 personal development books (and have around 30 on my shelf to be read). However, I no longer feel the need to read anymore new books for the rest of my life as all the answers are in the trilogy. Re-reading the books is eliciting wonderful new thoughts and feelings and is continuing to further my souls growth. Thank you Anneloes, Jean and Kurt for your profound wisdom and soul callings." ~ Dr. Tracy Chandler, Integrative Medicine Specialist, GP & Director
"The Quest of Rose and Return of the Avatars are incredible scientific and cathartic evidences researched and lectured in person. The books and sessions provide clear and profound guidance on how to analyze and identify the present mindset, how to operate from the future self by being aware of the power of choices, and see beyond the past, present and future simultaneously. In the sessions we find strength in each other’s views and experiences, and collaboratively spell out the road forward way that is already paved with evidence from the trilogy. It has been, and still is, a mind elevating journey wherein you are extended towards distinctive opportunities to help in the co-creation with the universal mind, and the chute-roller-coaster ‘Big Bang Jumps’ that cannot be explained, but can only be experienced similar to being on a magic-carpet and the awe of luxuriating the cosmic adventure right now and here. The trilogy and the sessions are not an end-point, but the starting point for developing a multitude of mental health, self-empowerment and universal alignment actions in public health framework and relocating oneself amidst a shrinking world of collateral chaos. The ingenuity of the authors helps the seeker via guidelines for practices to introspect on” what’s beyond the known limits of inter-personal relations, conflicts, the biology of human evil and unlocking human potentials?”-In humble grace, appreciation, recognition and gratitude to the distinguished coaches." ~ Dr. Anjali Boyramboli, Ph.D. Psychological Sciences & Research, Mauritius
“It will be months and years from now before I will be able to fully integrate the impact of reading The Quest of Rose and Return of the Avatars, and working with both books from the Future Humans Trilogy through the Future Humans Quest, led by Dr. Anneloes Smitsman and Dr. Kurt Barnes. Anneloes and Kurt were masterful at guiding me through deep shadow work using the practices, concepts, and tools of these books. Each lesson they offered was delivered with grace, and created a sense of hope. The community that supported the online course became friends, mirrors and avatar kin. My awareness has opened in ways that were unexpected, that only the willow tree and the dragon flies know. The experience ultimately left me with the ability to trust the avatar in me and ability to act on what is true.” ~ Tammy Marshall
"The Future Human Quest gave me a whole new outlook on my future potential for which I am very grateful. It is inspiring to learn from Dr. Smitsman and Dr. Barnes that what has been dormant is getting ready to come forth in our next evolutionary step. In the midst of upheaval around the world, it gives me hope that when we allow ourselves to accept the support from our future selves, we will grasp a deeper wisdom and intelligence, grow our new abilities and open our hearts to higher levels of consciousness." ~ M.T.
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We begin the Future Humans Quest through a welcome ceremony for opening the ceremonial field of consciousness that will support you throughout this quest. You'll learn how to enter your journey of transformation from higher orders of possibility that already exist within your future human potential. You'll be guided to experience more fully the nature of the evolutionary call, so you may respond intentionally and from a place of conscious choice.
You'll receive a teaching from Return of the Avatars about our future human powers and the purpose they serve for this transition time to an emerging new era. You'll learn about the wisdom of the higher heart, the Cosmic heart, and how it safeguards the development and expressions of our powers in service of life. You'll also learn about the Cosmic Avatars and the Avatar interface, and how the Cosmic Dragon and Serpent act as Avatars of primordial Cosmic forces of alchemical transformation, and how to partner them for the big shift.
To complete this session, you'll learn about ego and shadow as aspects and dynamics that arise in the process of our individuation, and their role within the bigger scheme of our evolutionary development. We'll apply this teaching for addressing the first challenge on the quest:
CHALLENGE 1: Becoming aware of unhealthy ego and destructive shadow dynamics in yourself and others, and learning how to shift this from your future consciousness.
We're now ready to begin our training with the Cosmic Architect Tools. The first is the Ring of Unity, a mythic symbol that represents the eternal Bond of Unity between the various and diverse expressions, worlds, and realms of consciousness, and ourselves. The Ring of Unity activates the Avatar codes within us for becoming Cosmic humans and empowers each of the Cosmic Architect Tools from unity consciousness. It can be considered as the master tool.
You'll learn why this Architect Tool is essential for becoming aware of AND facing the archetype of domination. And how this archetypal pattern arises and takes over when the consciousness of the higher heart has not yet developed within us. You'll learn about the eternal Bond of Unity, from a scientific (cosmological) as well as spiritual gnostic perspective; and its role in ancient and future covenants for the evolutionary development of life on Earth.
Through the practice and transmission of this session, you'll learn how to activate and call upon the Ring of Unity within yourself and the fields of life that you are in touch with. You'll also learn how to connect with your inner dragon, and how to work with the alchemical power of fire for transformation and illumination.
CHALLENGE 2: Becoming conscious of the archetype of domination in yourself, others, and the world by taking responsibility for your relationship with active power and how this manifests within and through you.
For this module, you'll learn how to work with the Infinity Hourglass. This Cosmic Architect Tool supports you to become aware of the consciousness of time that you identify with, as well as the timeless dimensions within yourself, and how evolution unfolds in stages as an infinity loop that emerges from and returns to the prior unity of life. You can call upon the Infinity Hourglass to increase synchronicities in your life and develop a more conscious relationship with the creative potentials and flows of time.
You'll learn about the cosmology of time and the evolutionary process of life, based on some of the latest insight from the new paradigm sciences. You'll also learn how to identify the various stages of the evolutionary process that are active in your life right now, and how to quest to the dimensions that are out of space and time for catalyzing your consciousness to new orders of reality. You'll learn how to become conscious of ways you have internalized time, and the powers you have attributed to time.
Through the practice and transmission of this session, you'll learn how to manifest new realities. You'll learn how to release and dissolve limiting patterns, and connect with the mysteries of time; known by the wizards and sages who’ve been able to manifest in and out of time, and in ways that others have labeled as miraculous.
CHALLENGE 3: Becoming conscious of your relationship with time, and taking responsibility for what you allow to manifest in your life by giving it time.
For this module, you'll learn how to work with the Cosmic Compass. This Cosmic Architect Tool brings you in touch with your eternal wisdom nature and helps you to navigate with the Cosmic architecture of consciousness through the multiple dimensions of life. You can call upon the Cosmic Compass to explore and create the foundations for your destiny path, and to guide you in making conscious and informed choices based on unity and wholeness.
You'll learn how to work with the Cosmic Compass to explore and evolve the constitution (structures) of your life in terms of the principles, values, and agreements that you resonate with and reinforce through your belief systems and emotional investments. You'll also learn about the five essential wisdoms that form part of the Cosmic Compass, and how to apply those to your life.
Through the practice and transmission of this session, you'll learn how to connect with the qualities of wisdom that are part of your Cosmic consciousness. We'll explore the luminous structures of your innate Cosmic architecture as living structures of consciousness that evolve together with us. You'll also learn how to connect with the larger Cosmic story in which your life unfolds, to deepen your trust in yourself, your path, and your future.
CHALLENGE 4: Becoming conscious of the misdirections, false choices, and detours of shadow dynamics and false promises, and how to shift this.
For this module, you'll learn how to work with the Fire Stones of Darkness and Light. This Cosmic Architect Tool represents the alchemical wisdom of the sacred Flame of Love, and how to use the dual aspects of our powers from a place of unity consciousness. You can call upon the Cosmic Fire Stone of Darkness to reveal the ways of the sacred Darkness and feminine principles, and the Cosmic Fire Stone of Light to reveal the ways of the sacred Light and masculine principles. By combining both, you learn how to integrate and apply your feminine and masculine qualities for developing your innate powers from wholeness, and with love.
You'll learn how to work with the Fire Stones of Darkness and Light to bring forth the alchemical Flame of Love by working with the alchemical polarities of your innate powers, and the sacred feminine and masculine qualities of consciousness. The alchemical polarities create the necessary attraction for the alchemical fusion through which consciousness evolves into higher order of reality. You'll also learn about the purpose and manifestation of three elementary forces of life—creation, preservation, and destruction.
Through the practice and transmission of this session you'll learn how to give to the sacred Darkness whatever needs integration, healing, and reconnection with the feminine qualities of yourself. And you'll learn how to give to the sacred Light whatever needs expression, support, and reconnection with the masculine qualities of yourself.
CHALLENGE 5: Becoming conscious of the three elementary forces of life—creation, preservation, and destruction—and how these manifest in you and fuel your primary desires.
For this module, you'll learn how to work with the Singing Chalice. This Cosmic Architect Tool represents the fertility of consciousness as an eternal Spring of Life that flows forever from the body of the Cosmic Mother, to nourish the worlds and souls of the living. The Singing Chalice also represents the Grail codes of the higher heart. You can call upon this Chalice to harmonize your consciousness with the eternal fields of life, and to activate within you the codes of the eternal laws, and become aware once more of your eternal self.
You'll learn about the Grail codes of the Singing Chalice and how this forms part of the Grail quest, which once was the primary focus for the gnostics and mystics in Europe to elevate consciousness and return to the divine Mother. You'll learn how to become aware of the shadow games of the puppet masters, and the dangers that have to be faced and addressed for evolving the ways we play the game of life on planet Earth. You'll also learn how to call upon the Grail codes of your Cosmic consciousness, and how to apply this to elevate human consciousness out of the hypnotic dreams and manipulation of the giants of domination.
Through the practice and transmission of this session, you'll learn how to call upon the Cosmic Mother and the Singing Chalice to harmonize and attune your body, mind, soul, and energy to the essences of life that form part of your eternal consciousness.
CHALLENGE 6: Confronting the archetypes of domination and disunity by sourcing your powers from your Cosmic heart, and breaking the spells of violence and forgetfulness of the harmful giants.
For this module, you'll learn how to work with the Cosmic Navel Cord. This Cosmic Architect Tool reconnects you with your Avatar consciousness; the realization of who you truly are beyond this time and place. You can call upon the Cosmic Navel Cord to activate and strengthen your umbilical Source connection with Mother Cosmos, Mother Universe, and Mother Earth through which you received the Cosmic, universal, and planetary Mother and Father qualities of consciousness to continue the evolution of life.
You'll learn how to work with the Cosmic Navel Cord to restore the Divine Mother and Father aspects of your soul essence, and to receive the Cosmic nourishment, protection, and support for living your life with joy, grace, and wisdom. You'll also learn how to clear restrictions and blockages around your creative powers, by working with the Cosmic Navel Cord to reset your direct connection to the three Mothers and their creative wisdoms.
Through the practice and transmission of this session, you'll learn how to call for the nutrients from the abundance of life, energetically and in wisdom, for growing in wholeness, beauty, and health. You'll also learn how to connect with the womb wisdom of the three Mothers and their life-giving powers in you, and how to clear away any projections, limitations, or interferences from your direct Source connections.
CHALLENGE 7: Becoming conscious of shadow dynamics that reverse the direction of your creative powers, and cause self-sabotage through which you'll undermine yourself and others.
For this final module, you'll learn how to work with the Cosmic Mirror. This Cosmic Architect Tool supports you to become aware of yourself beyond the realities and filters of your local mind. You can call upon the Cosmic Mirror to shield your mind from the interference patterns and projections of the egoic operating systems and shadow dynamics. You can also work with the Cosmic Mirror to receive the information and guidance from your future consciousness and the future humans world of the emerging new era.
You'll learn how to work with the Cosmic Mirror to become more self aware and conscious of the influences in your life and relationships, as well as your own influence in the world. You'll also learn how to evolve your life from a future perspective of the higher orders of reality that form part of your destiny path and soul purpose, and the information that your future self is beaming back at you to support your self-actualization
Through the practice and transmission of this session, you'll be guided to envision the future human world where we've taken our evolutionary jump. You'll learn and discover who you are in this world, and how from this world you can support the transition to the emerging new era. We'll complete the Quest with a beautiful ceremony of celebration, honoring, and sharing.
CHALLENGE 8: Taking responsibility for your role in the evolution of human consciousness on Earth, and your power as an operating system of a future human world.
In case you're not yet sure...
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How to know if this quest is for you?
This quest is for people who have embarked on, or are considering embarking on, the future humans journey that forms part of the Future Humans Trilogy by Anneloes and Jean.
It is for everyone who is ready for a transformational next step in life, to deepen and expand your capacities and say YES to the evolutionary call of life.
This quest is also for those who seek to expand their capacities in guiding others through a rite of passage, as long as you're also willing to commit to your own actualization as part of this process.
This quest is especially for people who are going through major changes in their lives, are seeking to make sense of it all, and are looking for a future and world that they can believe in and want to be part of. This Quest supports you to gain a clearer vision and direction for your life, based on who you are in a thriving world and future.
What benefits you can expect from this quest
- Greater clarity, vision, direction and understanding of your life and path.
- Deeper healing and inner growth, with greater vitality, balance, and strength to take on the daily challenges and transform difficulties into opportunities.
- Enhanced capacities for responding to what is happening in your life and the world around you, from a place of inner calm, clarity, and compassion (and with a healthy sense of humor).
- Enhanced understanding and clarity about the dynamics of ego and shadow, and how not to get side-tracked by this.
- Enhanced intuition and access to the unified field of consciousness, which some refer to as the field of the miraculous.
- Enhanced power of manifestation with increased discernment for how to apply this wisely.
- Expanded understanding of the nature of reality and the root causes for our world in crisis, and how to assist the evolutionary shift from the future of an emerging new era.
- Greater presence and awareness of who you are, why you're here, and how you can contribute to a more loving world and future.
- Enhanced creativity and resonance with the creative process of life.
- The knowledge and ability to stop the archetype of domination and division in your life and circle of influence.
- Greater imaginal capacities for actualizing your future human potentials for this time and place.
- Greater understanding for how to navigate the growing complexities and uncertainties of life with the Cosmic architecture of consciousness.
- Enhanced multi-dimensional awareness and communication abilities through the Avatar interface that is part of your innate Cosmic architecture.
- Being part of a global movement of future humans, and the amazing teams of people and organizations that are forming around this work. Putting our hearts, minds, and hands together to take action and respond to the challenges of our time for co-creating a thriving world and future.
Recommended Course Reading
We highly recommend reading Return of the Avatars, book 2 of the Future Humans Trilogy by Anneloes Smitsman and Jean Houston, for making the most of this quest.ENROLL NOW
Author, The Power of Eight
“In the second installment of this ingenious trilogy, an allegory with all the revelations of a New Age Game of Thrones, heroine Rose uncovers many timeless truths in her quest to learn the mysteries of higher human potential. A mix of frontier science and ancient wisdom, Return of the Avatars also offers a practical set of tools for its readers to ‘upgrade’ into an evolved realm of being—which is more necessary than ever during these tumultuous times. Follow Rose into the heart of transformation and discover for yourself how to ‘play better’ at the game of life.”
Deepak Chopra, M.D.
Author, Total Meditation
“As we awaken to our true reality, dormant supernatural powers and potential will become the norm. This book is prophetic.”
Stephen Aizenstat, Ph.D.
Founder, Dream Tending
“In the world of today something more and different than mere willpower and the familiar is being asked of each of us. Cast in breathtaking storytelling, Return of the Avatars offers teachings, practices, and tools that open and awaken the wisdom of your higher heart. The journey continues as you follow Rose and her young nephew Olaf through the cultural trance to the hidden place of the Cosmic reset button. This book is a thrilling ride, a deeply meaningful and generative read.”
Imagine receiving a mysterious invitation...
‘Welcome to the Future Humans Quest. You have been chosen to join a special task force of Cosmic agents, and the greatest inventors and artists of our time. News has gone out to all of the nearby galaxies that planet Earth is in great trouble.
A team of the finest Cosmic agents has formed to help humanity in this most challenging quest. The regeneration of the entire earth is at stake, as well as the advancement of the human species."
~ Chapter 1, Return of the Avatars by Anneloes Smitsman & Jean Houston
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The Future Humans Quest is the paramount course for developing your future human powers of the emerging new era. We have a few partial scholarship options available for those who truly need this support. Get in touch with us if you want to apply for this. For a limited time only we offer 30% OFF on the single-payment option.
Enroll now and you'll receive:
- Eight classes of the Quest Modules with Anneloes Smitsman and Kurt Barnes, in downloadable audio and video format.
- Eight Transformation Practices for working with the Cosmic Architect Tools, in downloadable audio and video format.
- Eight Q & A recordings with Anneloes, Kurt, and Quest participants, in downloadable audio and video format.
- Comprehensive Quest Syllabus.
- Online Quest portal with access to all the course resources and bonuses.
- The Future Humans Cosmic Compass template with Module 4.
- The Quest Conversations Bonus series, with Jean Houston, Anne Baring, Ervin Laszlo, Jim Garrison, Alexander Laszlo, Stephen Aizenstat, and Anita Sanchez.
- Access to a global course community, with support and sharing opportunities.
- Access to follow-up support, and future learning opportunities through the monthly ongoing Future Humans group coaching sessions with Anneloes.
We are deeply grateful for the support of our partners for this program
Co-Author of the Future Humans Trilogy
Unique session with Dr. Jean Houston and the May-July 2022 Quest participants for hearing the evolutionary calling of this tipping point time, and activating a higher order of purpose, service, and future human becoming. A soul-stirring conversation with amazing anecdotal stories and questions that wake you up from the core!
Dr. Jean Houston, Ph.D. is a world renowned scholar, futurist, and researcher in human capacities and social change. She is one of the principal founders of the Human Potential Movement and one of the foremost visionary thinkers and doers of our time. She is also a founder of the field of Social Artistry, “Human development in the light of social change.” She has worked intensively in over 40 cultures, lectured in over 100 countries, and worked with major organizations such as UNICEF, UNDP, and NASA, as well as helping global state leaders, leading educational institutions, business organizations, and millions of people to enhance and deepen their own uniqueness. She is powerful and dynamic speaker, and renowned for her gifts as a mythic storyteller. Dr. Houston is the co-author of the Future Humans Trilogy with Dr. Anneloes Smitsman.
Author, The Dream of the Cosmos: A Quest for the Soul
In this unique conversation, Dr. Anne Baring together with Anneloes and Kurt explore the gnostic teachings and pathways of the mythic Grail Quest and codes, and how this relates to the Future Humans Quest. Discover what this ancient mythic symbol means for our human development today, and why it's about so much more than a relic. And why this wisdom is returning and awakening now to assist humanity during this tipping point time.
Dr. Anne Baring, Ph.D. is a world renowned scholar, jungian analyst, and Cosmic poet. She has dedicated her life to the explorations of psychology, mythology, ecology, fairy tales and alchemy. She is the author of The Dream of the Cosmos, which is a remarkable summary of her life’s work, as well as The Myth of the Goddess, and many other books, and an enormous collection of articles, talks, and presentations. She has devoted her life to helping humanity discover the soul of the world and the Cosmos within us.
Founder & President, The Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research
In this enlightening conversation Dr. Ervin Laszlo together with Anneloes and Kurt explore the Upshift to a New Paradigm, based on Dr. Laszlo's latest book The Upshift, an essential handbook for urgent action and wiser living on planet Earth. They explore how we each can become a tipping point for this paradigm shift, and what are the signs for its emergence in collective consciousness and action.
Dr. Ervin Laszlo, Ph.D. was twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, and has published more than 101 books and over 400 articles and research papers. He is the founder and president of The Club of Budapest and The Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research. He has dedicated his life to exploring the intersections between science and spirituality and the birth of a new paradigm in science and systems thinking, based on the fundamental unity of life and primacy of consciousness.
Founder & President, Ubiquity University
In this mind-shifting conversation, Dr. Jim Garrison together with Anneloes and Kurt explore the urgency of this time, our persistent blindspots, the collective shadow dynamics, the necessary evolutionary shifts, our climate emergency, and the rise of future humans in the face of challenges and crises.
Dr. Jim Garrison, Ph.D. has had a lifetime of social and political activism beginning in the 1960s with the anti-war, anti-nuclear, citizen diplomacy and environmental movements. He has spent his entire professional life in executive leadership, including as co-founder and president of the Gorbachev Foundation/USA (1992 – 1995) and State of the World Forum (1995 – 2004) with Mikhail Gorbachev serving as convening chairman. He is the author of The Plutonium Culture, The Darkness of God: Theology after Hiroshima, The Russian Threat and many other publications. He is the founder of the Humanity Rising Global Solutions Summit, and teaches a range of courses at Ubiquity in philosophy, history, and global affairs.
Director of Research, Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research
In this heartwarming conversation, Dr. Alexander Laszlo together with Anneloes and Kurt explore the future human capabilities that are necessary for becoming the people of a thriving world. and future. Particularly, the capabilities of integrative presence, empathic awareness, and relational intelligence.
Dr. Alexander Laszlo, Ph.D. is an evolutionary systems scientist who has authored of over one hundred journal, book, and encyclopedia publications, and has a 6th Degree Black Belt of traditional Korean Karate. He is a co-founding member of EARTHwise Centre, President of the Board of Directors of the Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science (BCSSS), Director of Research at the Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research (LINPR), Co-Founder and Global Collaborator of Global Education Futures (GEF), and Founding Member of the Board of Directors of the Social Systems Foundation (SSF LLC.). He served as 57th President and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS), and was Founding Director of the Doctoral Program in Leadership and Systemic Innovation at ITBA, Argentina.
Founder of Dream Tending & Pacifica Graduate Institute
In this illuminating conversation, Dr. Stephen Aizenstat together with Anneloes and Kurt explore the importance of our imaginal capacities and the world of dreams. In particular, the dream archetypes and symbols that may emerge during a rite of passage like this quest, and how to connect with the potencies of the collective unconscious for evolving our consciousness to higher orders of possibility.
Dr. Stephen Aizenstat, Ph.D. is the Founder of Dream Tending, Pacifica Graduate Institute, and The Academy of Imaginal Arts and Sciences. He is a world renowned Professor of Depth Psychology, an imagination specialist and innovator. He has served as an organizational consultant to major companies, institutions, Hollywood films, and has lectured extensively in the United States, Asia, and Europe. He is affiliated with the Earth Charter International project through the United Nations where he has spoken. Professor Aizenstat is the Chancellor Emeritus and Founding President of Pacifica Graduate Institute. He has collaborated with many notable masters in the field including Joseph Campbell, James Hillman, Marion Woodman, and Robert Johnson.
Author, The Four Sacred Gifts: Indigenous Wisdom for Modern Times
In this inspiring conversation, Dr. Anita Sanchez together with Anneloes and Kurt explore what we can learn from indigenous wisdom about rites of passage. Quests have been part of indigenous education since our early beginnings. In particular for preparing and testing people in their developing maturity of consciousness for stewarding the new powers that become available by going through an initiation, like this quest. They also explore what some of the indigenous prophecies are saying about the times in which we are now, and what this means for our evolutionary next step.
Dr Anita Sanchez Ph.D., Nahua (Aztec) and Mexican American, is a consultant, trainer, speaker to Fortune 500 corporations, education, and non-profit organizations. Anita bridges indigenous wisdom and science for individual to societal renewal focusing on diversity, equity, inclusion and cultural transformation. Board member of the Pachamama Alliance and Bioneers. Author of Success University for Women in Business and international award-winning book, The Four Sacred Gifts: Indigenous Wisdom for Modern Times. Anita leads an annual journey to the sacred headwaters of the Amazon to learn from the Achuar and Sapara people and the rainforest.
About Your Quest Facilitators
Dr. Anneloes Smitsman (Ph.D., LLM), is a futurist, evolutionary systems scientist, coach, healer, and award-winning bestselling author. She is the Founder and CEO of EARTHwise Centre. Her programs, practices, and strategies are sought after around the world for actualizing our future human potential, and catalyzing the next steps in human consciousness and systemic design for thrivability.
She was awarded the Visioneers Lifetime Achievement in May 2022, and was crowned overall African winner in the category "Human Development" of the 2022 Africa’s Most Respected CEOs Awards. The award acknowledges CEOs' contributions to the attainment of SDGs by African States. Anneloes was also awarded the Africa’s Women Leaders Citation in 2018 by CMO Asia & World Women Leadership Congress.
Anneloes holds a Master’s degree in Law and Judicial Political Sciences from Leiden University, the Netherlands, and received a degree of Doctor from the Maastricht Sustainability Institute at the School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University, the Netherlands. Her Ph.D. dissertation Into the Heart of Systems Change, is being implemented worldwide for systemic transformation in economics, education, politics, and governance through her proposed Transition Plan for a Thrivable Civilization.
Anneloes is the co-author with Dr. Jean Houston of the Future Humans Trilogy, which includes The Quest of Rose, a #1 Amazon Bestseller and Winner of the 2022 Silver Nautilus Book Award in the category of Personal Growth. As well as Return of the Avatars, which also became a #1 Amazon Bestseller. She is also the co-host with Dr. Jean Houston of the Future Humans Podcast. She is the co-editor and co-author with Dr. Alexander Laszlo of The New Paradigm in Politics, and she is the author of Love Letters from Mother Earth, and the narrated version Messages from Mother Earth with soundtracks by Alan Howarth, as well as numerous other publications. She is also the architect and initiator of the EARTHwise Constitution for a Planetary Civilization.
Anneloes is a member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle of the Source of Synergy Foundation, a founding member of the Global Development Board of the Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research, an Advisory Board member of the Interstellar Community Foundation, a r3.0 Advocation Partner, and a partner of the Global Education Futures Initiative. She is based in Mauritius where she lives with her two children, and the Netherlands.
Dr. Kurt Barnes (ND, DEA, Histoire Uni of Paris 8) is a senior psy-coach and psycho-social expert with extensive expertise in working with individuals and organizations from all levels of society in Mauritius and internationally. He is the co-founder and Chair of EARTHwise Centre, and founder and CEO of 3CS. As an an international psycho-social expert he has worked among migrants from Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, and America, providing training and consultancy to improve their living conditions and eco-psychological health. He carried out this work in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), related to these issues. He worked for many years in Europe and North America.
Kurt is also a registered Naturopathic Physician and applies this with his specialisation in psychology, psychotherapy, and biofeedback. He was trained in psychotechiques and higher states of Consciousness for the biofeedback by Maxwell Cade and Geoff Blandell from the Institute for Psychobiological Research in 1979. Kurt’s corporate focus in consulting and coaching is in the area of communication for business management companies, as well as financial services companies. His rich multi-cultural background enables him to create important bridges and has made him a well sought-after adviser in Mauritius and internationally. Through his advisory functions he consults on communication strategies and change processes, which ultimately benefit society as a whole. In 1998 he acted as adviser for UNICEF and the Ministry of Women, Family and Child Development in Mauritius for the implementation of a program to prevent child abuse.
In 2004 he was Knighted in the Order of Academic Palms of the French Republic for his outstanding service. His focus on working with people is always on empowerment and creating an enjoyable and creative learning and working space, which he finds both professionally and personally fulfilling. His clients include the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Shell, J Kalachand, Mauritius Union Assurance, Swan insurance, Group Mikado, Neetoo Industries, Pallagames, White sand tours, Mauritours, UNICEF, and CITCO.
What people are saying about Anneloes & Kurt and their facilitation...
Dr. Jude Currivan
Cosmologist, Futurist & Author of The Cosmic Hologram
"Through her writing and teaching, Anneloes’s authenticity and wisdom radiate with a crystal clarity and resonate with compassionate grace. Gently she guides readers and students through journeys of inner and outer discovery, inspiring and empowering them to re-member their own true selves and sense of purpose. As a teacher, guide and companion, she is a loving and hopeful gift of Spirit to the world."
Dr. Jean Houston
Co-Author of the Future Humans Trilogy & Principal founder of the Human Potential Movement
"Dr. Anneloes Smitsman is a leader and pioneer in the development of the architecture of creating civilizations that enhance the wellbeing of both person and planet. In this she is a treasure trove of ingenuity and wisdom. She is one whom leaders in social evolution regard as the person who has the genius to implement the revolutionary solutions and visions that can advance the necessary development of both people and planet. I, as well as many others, regard Anneloes as a female Einstein. I met prof Einstein when I was 8 years old, and he told me that his greatest quality was imagination, a quality which Anneloes shares abundantly and which informs her extraordinary creative gifts. She is a living example of what it means to walk the path of the emerging future human."
Prof. Ervin Laszlo
Scientist, Noble Peace Prize Nominee
"We live in the most crucial epoch in the recent history of humanity. We need to rethink where we are going, and change the way we go. We need to BE the change we want to see in the world. This calls for leadership — leading ourselves to be the change we need. This is perhaps the most vital quest of our time. Joining this quest through the initiative of Dr. Anneloes Smitsman could be one of the most effective steps you could now take."
Former Secretary General, Be Earth Foundation
"In my blessed life’s journey I have had the true privilege of meeting some extraordinary and remarkable Souls. Anneloes Smitsman is up there with the best of the very best. From vision to strategy, from strategy to tactics, from tactics to operations, she is a profound and very rare master. I recommend her unhesitatingly, and celebrate our personal friendship and her gift of mentorship to me."
"I followed this course with Dr. Kurt Barnes some months ago and it was of great help for me. Since my adolescence, I felt like I had an inner force which I could not develop positively to enhance my personality. When I followed this course, Kurt showed how to retrieve this inner force and use it positively in my everyday life. Now I have embraced a new career at 42 years because it is within this new orientation that I am able to become the man I want to be. I strongly recommend Kurt's courses to anyone." ~ Maxime Chérubin
"It is truly amazing how Anneloes is able to both prepare fertile grounds for sacred transmissions and insights and to hold the space for questions and personal growth for each participant. I have not experienced a single session without jaw-dropping and deep new realizations for many that ripple through daily life and work long after the sessions complete. Having spent time in our own study groups - working and applying the teachings of the Future Humans Trilogy - everybody eagerly awaits any new input Anneloes shares with us, because she is able to bring one’s own experience to a deeper, more connected understanding towards more subtle levels of awareness! What a New Paradigm Storyteller and compassionate teacher!" ~ Dr. Dagmar Wolff, Ph.D., M.D., founding member of the Future Humans Course Community
"If you enjoy the Future Human Trilogy, I highly recommend monthly group coaching sessions with Anneloes. They are invaluable in integrating the books' understanding, wisdom, and tools. Anneloes is a brilliant teacher and a phenomenal coach and mentor. In these sessions, she breaks down the intricate science and wisdom, and makes them accessible. By combining classical teaching, practices, meditations, and dialogue, Anneloes supports the participants both to understand, embody, and be ready to apply the wisdom in everyday life. I trust her completely and love how she generously, gently, and lovingly guides me, and everyone, in our growth and becoming. Fellow traveller, I urge you to sign up!" ~ Hege Forbech Vinje, Ph.D., Founder of The Forbech Vinje Academy
"I experience from Dr. Kurt Barnes a profound depth and breadth of wisdom, knowledge, expertise, caring, integrity and consciousness that I find quite rare in one person. Whenever I listen to him speak it is as if he has discovered how to open the Book of Life in such a way that it becomes accessible to all those who wish to drink from the deep well of Wisdom. Whether you work with him in person or online, individually or in a group program, you will discover some golden nuggets for your life’s journey you always hoped were possible. I feel blessed for all I have received from him and I imagine you will as well." ~ Dr. Meredith L Lowry
"Future Human Coaching sessions with Anneloes has been one of the most transformative opportunities of my life. I was introduced to Anneloes through The Quest of Rose, Book 1, and the subsequent Catalyst Course that deepened the books practices for me. The book itself is a treasure trove of teachings and knowledge, and with the now added gift of the coaching sessions, assimilating it has moved to a much deeper and more applicable level of understanding for me. The teachings have created a clear pathway to call forward my future potential to present day; to be able to live life transformatively, with clearer presence and intention in my choices and interactions. I now feel I am living the principles in my daily life and the shifts that are occurring are seismic. I have a deeper sense of peace these days and a deep level of gratitude that my life has been blessed by Anneloes, her work and the Future Humans community, all of which has changed the trajectory of my life in the most incredible and catalyzing ways!" ~ Kristie Googin, Future Humans Course Community
"Kurt's very presence engenders in me a deep state of conscious awareness that accesses creativity, peace, and self-trust. His knowledge, experience, and command of our human mind stretches deeply into our soul." ~ Anna Ourusoff
"The coaching and mentoring calls with Anneloes have been essential in receiving real life guidance on how to navigate the process of creating the Future that we choose. In the past few months, I have been going through the process of becoming a steward of a land where my family will eventually build our home, a nature based school for children and adults to learn vital lessons for our future, and a space where people come to receive support and nourishment in their process of being and becoming. This project came as visions in bits and pieces over several years. While the vision is strong, I honestly did not know how to make it happen, leaving me very insecure, and eventually being stuck. Working with Anneloes through the Future Humans coaching calls, her Leadership Quest, and the first two books of the Future Humans Trilogy, have given me much clarity and confidence in navigating the creation and manifestation of this vision. Now, I engage the Future in a conversation, deeply listen, and then circle through the directions of the Cosmic Compass, checking in with my values and principles as coordinates, before taking action. Even though the path is not always visible nor easy, I am truly looking forward to seeing the possibilities that lie ahead. Thanks to Anneloes and her brilliant expositions of the cosmic architecture tools and keys, knowing beyond doubt that the Cosmos is my ally, has strengthened my faith that the Future is guiding me towards the highest good." ~ Dona Tumacder-Esteban, El Nido, Philippines
"The meditations with Dr. Kurt Barnes are truly amazing to integrate those spiritual parts of ours that seem very far from the three-dimensional reality. I felt that it strengthens the field, this glimpse of who we really are, and we have a sense and direction to be here, doing the simple things of life, in deep gratitude for this Journey of life." ~ Monica Lampe
"Anneloes is a rare and precious gift. She embodies the ethos of wholeness with her deep, mystical wisdom complemented by her strong, cognitive intelligence. Both come into balance as she allows her heart to lead and guide. Her innate genius is a treasure." ~ Julie Krull, PhD, Founder of GOOD of the WHOLE and talk radio host