By Ken Keyes, Jr.

The Japanese monkey, Macaca fuscata, had been observed in the wild for a period of over 30 years.

In 1952, on the island of Koshima, scientists were providing monkeys with sweet potatoes dropped in the sand. The monkeys liked the taste of the raw sweet potatoes, but they found the dirt unpleasant.

An 18-month-old female named Imo found she could solve the problem by washing the potatoes in a nearby stream. She taught this trick to her mother. Her playmates also learned this new way and they taught their mothers too.

This cultural innovation was gradually picked up by various monkeys before the eyes of the scientists. Between 1952 and 1958 all the young monkeys learned to wash the sandy sweet potatoes to make them more palatable.

Only the adults who imitated their children learned this social improvement.  (key point!)   Other adults kept eating the dirty sweet potatoes.

Then something startling took place. In the autumn of 1958, a certain number of Koshima monkeys were washing sweet potatoes — the exact number is not known.

Let us suppose that when the sun rose one morning there were 99 monkeys on Koshima Island who had learned to wash their sweet potatoes.

Let’s further suppose that later that morning, the hundredth monkey learned to wash potatoes.


By that evening almost everyone in the tribe was washing sweet potatoes before eating them.

The added energy of this hundredth monkey somehow created an ideological breakthrough!

But notice.

A most surprising thing observed by these scientists was that the habit of washing sweet potatoes then jumped over the sea.  Colonies of monkeys on other islands and the mainland troop of monkeys at Takasakiyama began washing their sweet potatoes.

Thus, when a certain critical number achieves an awareness, this new awareness may be communicated from mind to mind.  Although the exact number may vary, this Hundredth Monkey Phenomenon means that when only a limited number of people know of a new way, it may remain the conscious property of these people.

But there is a point at which if only one more person tunes-in to a new awareness, a field is strengthened so that this awareness is picked up by almost everyone!

(from the book “The Hundredth Monkey” by Ken Keyes, Jr.  From what I know, the book is not copyrighted and the material may be reproduced in whole or in part.)

"Wherever you go, you take the whole of humanity with you..............."

From: "Aids and Planetary Healing"

"In your physical experience, you may have encountered what you call "holograms." This idea involves two applications:

A Hologram is

  1. A picture that, when you look at it, appears to resemble an object or scenario which suddenly changes when you look at it from a different angle.
  2. A condensed representation of a larger, more expanded image that is contained within a smaller fragment of that same image. In other words, the vision of the entire macrocosm pictured within the microcosm.

In exploring the latter application of this term, we now tell you that your concept of reality is literally FULL of holograms of the image of your Expanded Self. When looked at from a contracted and separated point of view--the smaller image appears to be alone and isolated. However, when you step back and shift perspective, the image reveals itself to be a building block of a larger version of the same essential idea. What seems to be one picture, from a certain viewpoint, suddenly becomes something ELSE, "in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye."


Critical Mass is a place where Collective desire and inevitable opportunity finally meet. It is the place where change is unavoidable, yet seldom anticipated. It is a place where everything appears to be as it always was, yet nothing will ever be the same again.  The saying "monkey see, monkey do" is no myth.  Since the sharing of this story, there are many who have tried to "debunk it," saying that it was actually made up, and there is no corroborating material to prove it.  To this, I would submit the realization that, in the Multiverse, EVERYTHING is "made up."  We are each the creators of our reality.  I have ceased needing "corroboration" for what excites me---what makes expand and grow.  I don't reason my universe from the outside in anymore.  What seems right to me IS the moment.........(which means "for eternity"..........because everything and everyone are part of the same one Now Moment). 

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"My Friends, you are the Creators of your reality. Once the illusory separations that exist in your mind, body, and planet are reduced (but not eliminated)--you will CHANGE, "in the twinkling of an eye" into a larger and more powerful representation of yourself than you have ever known.

From:  "Open-Heart Mergery"

"The shifts and changes we are describing here cannot be enacted through political action or deliberate intent.  They are born of a higher vibration, and can only begin manifesting when humankind lets go of its addiction to ego-centered control, and simply begins to flow with the river of life that has always been within you.  The struggle and hardship of your Limitation Journey are just about complete!   Your hearts are opening, and becoming knit-together through communication, and your growing realization of who you really are.

Up to now, you have played each role in your life very well. There has been total immersion in your Limitation Game as each necessary experience moved you ever closer to the time when that which was hidden would be allowed to come to light. THE TIME OF RECONNECTION. As your conscious knowledge of this process continues to expand, a wonderful Transformation now begins. 

At your own rate and in your own timing, the lines that border your reality will begin to fade. Within the face of every person and imprinted upon every object, you will notice the seams of that common fabric out of which all stories are cut. And you will be transformed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye.  And with that change, your whole universe will change.  You are the 100th Monkey.

The "story boards" and "props" will fall away.  You will begin to see old things as never before.  You will BECOME your Greater Self.  And the only change needed will be your PERCEPTION.  It's always been here, all around you.  And you will begin to see, and you will begin to know, and you will begin to smile.  It will be a MIRTHQUAKE!  

And with the laughter of a child, there will finally be an appreciation of the humor and grace out of which everything is formed.  And then, you will be Home."

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