World Wisdom Council
The WORLD WISDOM COUNCIL (WWC) – a New Age think tank founded in 2004 by the Club of Budapest in cooperation with the World Commission on Global Consciousness and Spirituality. The WWC’s inaugural President was the Club of Budapest founder ERVIN LASZLO, and its’ Honorary co-chairmen were ex-Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev and a high ranking UN member, Robert Muller, dubbed the “father of global education.”
Other inaugural members included familiar New Age leading lights: Thomas BERRY; Arthur C. CLARKE; Paulo COELHO; The 14th DALAI LAMA; Peter GABRIEL; Jane GOODALL; Václav HAVEL; Hazel HENDERSON; Edgar MITCHELL; Mary ROBINSON; Peter RUSSELL; Joseph ROTBLAT; Desmond TUTU; Peter USTINOV; Richard von WEIZSÄCKER; Ernst Ullrich v. WEIZSACKER; Muhammad YUNUS; Lady Fiona MONTAGU (England).
In 2005, new WWC members included the Kabbalist MICHAEL LAITMAN (admired by Laszlo) and the President of Edgar Mitchell’s IONS: JAMES O’DEA.
The aforementioned World Commission on Global Consciousness and Spirituality was formed in 1998 and has a membership that overlaps with the WWC. Laszlo and Robert Muller have been co-chairmen. Other members included:-
the Club Of Rome President PRINCE HASSAN OF JORDAN; QUEEN NOOR of JORDAN; film director STEVEN SPIELBERG; musician BONO; actors SUSAN SARANDON and ROBERT REDFORD;
STEVEN ROCKEFELLER; DAVID KORTEN; MIKHAIL GORBACHEV; MARY ROBINSON; BARBARA MARX HUBBARD; JEAN HOUSTON; DEEPAK CHOPRA; RABBI MICHAEL LERNER (promotes the Jewish Renewal movement); DIANE WILLIAMS (New Ager active at the UN); THOMAS BERRY; AL GORE; VACLAV HAVEL; FRED ALAN WOLF; PETER RUSSELL; FRITJOF CAPRA; HAZEL HENDERSON.