The Wheel of Co-Creation was designed in the 1970s by futurist Barbara Marx Hubbard and Air Force Lieutenant Colonel John J. Whiteside. The Wheel was first used during the Cold War at twenty-five SYNCON Conferences and at multiple Soviet-American Citizens Summits, where the symbol proved invaluable in helping to identify common ground and inspire cooperation during sensitive real-world negotiations.
The Wheel also represents Humanity’s current turn on the Spiral of Creation. We date the Spiral’s current position to a turning point in 1945, when the United States dropped atomic bombs on Japan, unleashed the Nuclear Age, and gained powers previously ascribed to the Gods. For the first time, Humanity amassed the power to blow up worlds...or to build new ones.
The Spiral emanates from Source (a/k/a God, Spirit, Oneness), and the light of Universal Intelligence animates each turn of the Spiral – spiral after spiral – until consciousness arises, as it did in Homo sapiens. Thus, the Spiral accounts for all of Creation: everything that has been, is now, and will become. Universal Intelligence pierces the heart of the Wheel – the Hub – which now is imbued with consciousness. The Hub is where Humanity receives the passion, wisdom, and inspiration to evolve within the Wheel of Co-Creation – God’s own Sacred Space – and to literally become a new species, which we call Homo Universalis.