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The 101st Monkey.

Monday, September 21st, 2009

“We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.” - Carl Jung


From Canton, Mi.

From Canton, Mi.



Mind to Mind Communication

 In 1952, on the Japanese island of Koshima, a monkey named Imo washed a sweet potato before she ate it.  She and her fellow, Macaca Fuscata monkeys were given sweet potatoes by the scientists who studied them.  The monkeys like the taste of the potatoes, yet did not like the dirt.  Imo taught her mother and the other monkeys she came into contact with and over time more and more monkeys were washing their potatoes.  

Imo’s practice catches on.

Woopee, right.  

Well, the interesting observation is that after a significant minority (lets say 100 monkeys to use a number) of the monkeys were washing their potatoes, the scientists observed that very quickly after this, all the monkeys were washing their potatoes.  Like a critical mass had been reached and now all the monkeys were able to access this knowledge somehow even if they did not come into contact with Imo and her friends.  More interesting is that scientists observed that at the same time, on other islands monkeys were also washing their potatoes.

One more…

When “99″ monkeys were washing potatoes and one more joined, a critical mass was achieved and this awareness was now available to everyone.

This is known as the 100 Monkey Theory. 

“When a certain critical number achieve an awareness, this new awareness is then communicated mind to mind.” – Ken Keyes Jr.

Ken Keyes Jr. wrote a book about this theory.  The accuracy of the claims have been disputed.

You are important.

This theory made me think of Carl Jung’s theory of the Collective Unconscious.

What do you think?

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“In all chaos there is cosmos, in all disorder there is a secret order.” – Carl Jung