Hi I’m Steve McDonald, welcome to my blog. I have a deep interest in human nature and the ongoing evolution of human consciousness and I hope you’ll find this site useful for making sense of who we are becoming. You can find links to my podcast at Future Sense.
For most of my life I’ve been helping people cope with significant change, as a military officer, civilian rescue helicopter pilot, corporate consultant and change facilitator. Over time my focus has expanded to include the deep patterns within us that shape our perceptions, values and behaviours.
My current work is focused on emergent human consciousness and making sense of both local and global change, as we move beyond the scientific-industrial era. My mission is to support the emergence of more capable and more compassionate ways of being human, through education, community building and the facilitation of transformational personal change.
I’m the founder and Executive Director of the non-profit Agency for Advanced Development of Integrative Intelligence and its parent organisation the Aadii Mesh Foundation, a registered Australian religious (Taoist) charity. I’m also co-founder of the Australian non-profit research organisation Psychedelic Research in Science & Medicine.
I began practicing Taoist martial and healing energy arts in 1999, based upon the Wudang tradition from Hubei, China. The Aadii Mesh Foundation was established as a formal Taoist order in 2018 to pioneer the School of Integral Taoism. I see Integral Taoism as a means of normalising multidimensional awareness, so it becomes a part of everyday life and bridges the historic gap between science and spirituality.
My other interests include music and photography.
Thanks for dropping by!