Books: Machaelle Small Wright’s “Co-Creative Science”
In the late 1970s in Virginia, a woman named Machaelle Small Wright walked out into the woods by her vegetable garden and said, seemingly to no one, “I want to do at Perelandra what they did in Findhorn. I want to work with devas and I want to work with nature spirits. I invite all of you to make yourselves known to me. I am ready to learn from you.”
What resulted from this invitation was a learning experience that challenged Machaelle’s understanding of form, of nature and of co-creation. She encapsulated this experience in her book “Co-Creative Science: A Revolution in Science Providing Real Solutions for Today’s Health and Environment”.
“Co-Creative Science” offers an opportunity for everyone to experience what Machaelle learned from working with the intelligence inherent in nature: it is possible to create a working partnership with nature that emphasizes balance and teamwork instead of wilful force or passive waiting. In so doing, the problems on the planet created by imbalanced and ignorant work can be prevented or addressed. For example, instead of trying to manipulate DNA for a given plant, a co-creative scientist could work with Nature to develop a new, balanced devic pattern for a plant that fits into the whole.
Nature, in this context, is not simply trees or rocks, but all of form, whether it is a flower or a bicycle tire or a radio wave. As the book expresses, “Nature is the consciousness that comprises all form on all levels and dimensions.” This means that everything around us is nature, and has consciousness – one that can be co-created with.
For many people, this will already be more information than they want to handle. “Co-Creative Science” is aptly termed “revolutionary”. But it is vitally important. What Machaelle learns about listening to and respecting nature, through lessons that sometimes boggle the mind (let’s just say that her vegetable garden has not always seemed to obey the “rules” of time or space in how it grows), is sorely needed on the planet. Machaelle details in her book how surprised and pleased Nature was when she or others reached out to it in a co-creative spirit for the first time. We have experienced similar responses when addressing a deva for the first time in co-creative work following Machaelle’s methods. In taking up a less one-sided relationship with nature, everyone benefits.
We invite you to read this book, let it blow your mind, and consider the possibilities of a powerful and humbling new co-creative relationship with the world around you.