Greetings. This group is inspired by the the idea (and hope) of consciously evolving the human species through the creation and dissemination of evolutionary memes dealing with art, philosophy, literature, science, as well as many other fields and areas. With the advent of the millennium it has become quite clear that the traditional institutions and power structures are inadequate in providing an evolutionary path for the species that maximizes happiness and reflects our true capacities and wishes. With that said, the central goal of this group is to bring together evolutionary agents: individuals who have retained their true human essence, creativity and individuality in spite of cultural conditioning and who feel compelled to find and connect with "the others"- the motto for this group can be, in the words of Terence McKenna, "Find the Others". Artists, thinkers, scientists, writers, techies, storytellers, faeries, etc. .... all are welcome to join. As a new group, the agenda for meetups are still open, though there are some ideas/templates I have in mind. The first few meetups will be used to introduce, get to know each other a little better, and collectively plan a course of future action. There are a few cafes on the island that we can utilize as home bases for meetups: The Cup (Wantagh), The Witches Brew (West Hempstead) and Tiger Lily's (Port Jefferson Village). Much thought has already gone into the idea of this group, but this is the first attempt to materialize it in the real world. So, lets do this.