MAGNT - Minnesota - Association of Global New Thought

What is MAGNT and where is it going?

MAGNT was formed in January 2001 and has been evolving ever since. Realizing the importance of having a clear vision for the organization, MAGNT’s active members decided to gather a group together to create a vision. In June, 2002, we gathered for a Saturday retreat at The Marsh Center for Balance and Fitness in Minnetonka. While the sun shone brightly outside, we were inside going inward (small joke) developing a collective vision for MAGNT.  All who have been attending meetings or receiving our e-mails were invited.

We began by reviewing our purpose. We then made one change to the purpose statement. The statement is now as follows:

MAGNT’s purpose is to inspire people to clarify their vision of an awakened world and take action in support of their vision. To do that we offer activities that engage mind, body and spirit to expand consciousness. We envision a world of awakened consciousness and believe that universal spiritual principles offer tools for building this world.

We were led in a visioning meditation. During this quiet time we jotted brief notes of thoughts and images as they came to us. After the meditation we posted our thoughts and images on a Wisdom Wall. We then grouped our ideas so that similar ones were together. 

From this we created a vision statement, or as one of us put it, the statement “was revealed to us, as it seemed to emerge magically from the discussion.” 

Here is MAGNT’s vision, stated in the present tense:  MAGNT is a powerful catalyst for evolving consciousness in Minnesota. We (MAGNT) inspire, inform and empower people to create an awakened world.

The word catalyst means that we continue to see MAGNT encouraging individuals to find their own path for making our planet better for all. We provide stimulating ideas but do not promote specific social or political actions. Evolving consciousness means growing in awareness and spiritual maturity. An awakened world is one in which a large number of individuals have awakened, evolved or become enlightened, so that an enlightened perspective governs all collective and individual activity.

In June, 2014, many of the same people met to determine MAGNT’s goals for the coming year. Follow this link to find out what is planned for this year.

 We continue to hold regular meetings the second Saturday of each month, each time with a conversational topic related to our purpose. Attendance ranges from about 8 to 20 people.

Thoughts

"We see that any single event… now has global repercussions. And this calls for a completely different comportment than anything before. You can’t just do one thing. You can’t just act in one place. Whatever you do in one place, at one time, will have repercussions to all other times and all other places."

Ervin Laszlo