Lawrence Ellis is a complexity-science organizational consultant (one who applies insights from the study of complex systems in nature, science & society to human organizations), and a spiritual activist. He received early training in both fields at Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship, with interdisciplinary studies on the application of Gandhian nonviolence to individual and large-scale change.
Lawrence is of African (several of the Great Tribes of the Middle Passage, with affinities with Dagara and Yoruba spiritual traditions), African American & Tsalagi/Cherokee descent. His life work focuses on applying concepts of & practices for embodying the interconnectedness of life – drawn from contemporary complexity-science, and select ancient wisdom traditions – to today’s foremost crises. Perhaps the greatest revolution of our time is in the way that we see and live in the world as holistic, ecological and deeply interconnected – a reemphasis for many ancient cultures, and a shift for many modern cultures.
He has worked extensively in community, corporate, movement-building and spiritual settings for many years. At the invitation of Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson, he represented the U.S. in a yatra (journey) in India commemorating Gandhi and Martin Luther King. His websites are at http://www.LawrenceEllis.org and http://www.PathsToChange.net.