Elisabet Sahtouris

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Elisabet Sahtouris (born ~1943)[1] is an American evolutionary biologist, futurist, business consultant, event organizer and UN consultant on indigenous peoples. She is a popular lecturer, television and radio personality, author of EarthDance, Biology Revisioned co-authored with Willis Harman and A Walk Through Time: From Stardust To Us.

She has been invited to China by the Chinese National Science Association, organized Earth Celebration 2000 in Athens, Greece, and has been a United Nations consultant on indigenous peoples. She was a participant in the Humanity 3000 dialogues of the Foundation for the Future and in the Synthesis Dialogues with the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala. She consults with corporations and government organizations in Australia, Brazil, and the United States.

Sahtouris completed her postdoctoral work at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and taught at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and MIT. She was a science writer for the Horizon/Nova television series. She has lived extensively in Greece and the Peruvian Andes. She promotes a vision she believes will result in the sustainable health and well-being of humanity within the larger living systems of Earth and the cosmos.

Sahtouris appears in the feature documentary film about the Dalai Lama, entitled Dalai Lama Renaissance.[2] She also appears more recently in the films I Am and Thrive - although she and nine others who appear in the latter, including astronaut Edgar Mitchell, have signed a joint letter of disassociation from it - stating that the nature of the film had been misrepresented at the time of their interviews, citing particularly its 'Us and Them' stance.[citation needed]

Sahtouris has written that the collapse of wave functions in quantum mechanics is a result of conscious interaction, a theory that is an element of quantum mysticism.[3]

Gaia seminars and co-work with James Lovelock and Lynn Margulis.


  • After Darwin[4]
  • Skills for the Age of Sustainability[5]
  • Living Systems in Evolution[6]
  • Earthdance - Living Systems in Evolution[7]
  • Biology Revisioned, with Willis Harman, North Atlantic Publishers 1998. ISBN 1-55643-267-4
  • A Walk Through Time: From Stardust to Us[8]


  1. ^ http://www.awakin.org/read/view.php?tid=282 Looking Over My Life, by Elisabet Sahtouris, posted 26May2003 - Quote: "my health as I round the bend to my sixtieth birthday has never been better"
  2. ^ "Dalai Lama Documentary Films - Dalai Lama Films". Dalailamafilm.com. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Earthdance: Chapter 21 - Cosmic Continuation". Ratical.org. Retrieved 2013-09-01. 
  4. ^ "LifeWeb: After Darwin - reuniting spirituality with science to form a new world view, 8/30/03". Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  5. ^ "Skills for the Age of Sustainability: An Unprecedented Time of Opportunity". Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "LifeWeb: Living Systems in Evolution". Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  7. ^ "LifeWeb:Book - EARTHDANCE: Living Systems in Evolution". Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  8. ^ "eNotAlone: relationship advice and articles". Retrieved 25 February 2015. 

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