This blog set the question: Are You the Hundredth Monkey?

Comments to the initial post "What's Up With That?" give wonderful examples of what that might look like.

The New Year has begun. The Hundredth Monkey has abundant opportunity to be be make a difference - any difference that makes the world brighter, holier, more sane.

What does that look like for you?

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Who is The Hundredth Monkey?

The Hundredth Monkey

Just a little back-story - by Ken Keyes, Jr.

The Japanese monkey, Macaca fuscata, had been observed in the wild for a period of over 30 years.
In 1952, on the island of Koshima, scientists were providing monkeys with sweet potatoes dropped in the sand. The monkeys liked the taste of the raw sweet potatoes, but they found the dirt unpleasant.

An 18-month-old female named Imo found she could solve the problem by washing the potatoes in a nearby stream. She taught this trick to her mother. Her playmates also learned this new way and they taught their mothers too.

This cultural innovation was gradually picked up by various monkeys before the eyes of the scientists.
Between 1952 and 1958 all the young monkeys learned to wash the sandy sweet potatoes to make them more palatable.
Only the adults who imitated their children learned this social improvement. Other adults kept eating the dirty sweet potatoes. Then something startling took place. In the autumn of 1958, a certain number of Koshima monkeys were washing sweet potatoes -- the exact number is not known.

Let us suppose that when the sun rose one morning there were 99 monkeys on Koshima Island who had learned to wash their sweet potatoes. Let's further suppose that later that morning, the hundredth monkey learned to wash potatoes.


By that evening almost everyone in the tribe was washing sweet potatoes before eating them.
The added energy of this hundredth monkey somehow created an ideological breakthrough!

But notice...
A most surprising thing observed by these scientists was that the habit of washing sweet potatoes then jumped over the sea --

Colonies of monkeys on other islands and the mainland troop of monkeys at Takasakiyama began washing their sweet potatoes. Thus, when a certain critical number achieves an awareness, this new awareness may be communicated from mind to mind.

Although the exact number may vary, this Hundredth Monkey Phenomenon means that when only a limited number of people know of a new way, it may remain the conscious property of these people.

But there is a point at which if only one more person tunes-in to a new awareness, a field is strengthened so that this awareness is picked up by almost everyone!
From the book "The Hundredth Monkey" by Ken Keyes, Jr.


This book is dedicated to the Dinosaurs, who mutely warn us that a species which cannot adapt to changing conditions will become extinct. 

This book is not copyrighted. You are asked to reproduce it in whole or in part, to distribute it with or without charge, in as many languages as possible, to as many people as possible. The rapid alerting of all humankind to nuclear realities is supremely urgent. If we are wiped out by nuclear destruction in the next few years, how important are the things we are doing today? 

Download the entire book The Hundredth Monkey. It's a free gift to all who want it from Ken Keyes Jr.

Monday, March 8, 2010


Sometimes it can be about something downright profound...sometimes just a bit of everyday business. Either way, what's already known to you can be big news to somebody else.

When it comes to truth, it can take boldness to do the right thing - especially when you have to stick out with your actions, or be uncomfortable, or "different."   Take picking up someone ease's litter for example.  Kind of like washing your sweet potatoes when the rest of your monkey tribe stands around scratching their heads.

Sometimes it's just so much easier to look the other way....keep things going the same old same old.

But then you wouldn't be part of the Hundredth Monkey Effect, now would you?

Of course, sometimes truth can cause an adverse affect you have to watch out for. Just check out Georgie at Being Five...

Click here for "Truth"


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Quantum Healing Revealed

Quantum healing...theoretical physics...sounds impressive, doesn't it? And hard to understand. Yet perhaps this is where The Hundredth Monkey lives...and it's all just big words with something you are already doing, and something your soul completely understands...

Check out this vid with Dr. Shui Yin Lo. Short and sweet, you can learn from his research why your thoughts are so very powerful.

Blessings to you!

Click here and enjoy!