What is a Planetary Human?

A Planetary Human is someone who has understood both cognitively and emotionally that Earth is a natural spaceship

and that each one of us is a crew member on 'Spaceship Earth' - and we are each responsible to maintain, and regenerate

where necessary, the life-support systems of this beautiful planet.

Other life-affirming concerns and actions naturally and spontaneously emerge from this foundational awareness.

“... you become more of a global citizen."


— Astronaut Mark Garneau

On this website you can learn how to practice
The Planetary Human Vision-Keys:
a collection of approaches you can use
to powerfully change and improve your life, that include:
* Adopting The Planetary Perspective to shift into sustainable/regenerative living
* Celebrating Human and Biological Diversity from the unity of Primary Awareness
* Establishing a Global Empathic Civilization along with Planetary-Citizenship
* Living more from the Heart and effecting change through Resonant Causation
* Living in states of Awe while remaining open to novel Life-Affirming Possibilities
* Living in process both Mythically and Purposefully
       For more information about specific workshops:
Richard Henry Whitehurst
Planetary Human Founder/Director
International Speaker & Workshop Facilitator

"I promise to help you gain greater awareness of your profound planetary context

to catalyze your on-going evolution as an agent of life-affirming change

within these unprecedented transitional times."

”When I first looked back at the Earth,

    standing on the Moon, I cried.”  


— Astronaut Alan Shepard

A brief history of the concept 'Planetary Human'

The term ‘planetary human’ was first conceptualized by one of the 20th century’s great spiritual visionaries and scientists:
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

On April 4th 1955, only days before his death, in one of the last brief entries in his personal diary, he uses this expression as he elaborates upon the concepts of "neo-humanism" or the "ultra-Human" and from elsewhere, "the planetization of Mankind". There one encounters his concluding expression:

'The Planetary Human'

 "Fully evolved (= the planetary-phyletic / the planetary human)"
How can you begin to feel connection and deep belonging
through your unique, authentic expressions of Self
in the creation of life-affirming value for the benefit of all ?
See: Planetary Human Vision-Keys

"Suddenly you get a feeling that you've never had before,

that you're an inhabitant of Earth.

You don't look down at the world as an American,

but as a human being."

- Tom Stafford : Apollo 10.

"An individual endowed with planetary consciousness

recognizes his or her role in the evolutionary process and acts responsibly in light of this perception. Each of us must start with himself or herself to evolve his or her consciousness to this planetary dimension;

only then can we become responsible and effective agents

of our societies' change and transformation.


Planetary consciousness is the knowing as well as the feeling of the vital interdependence and essential oneness of humankind, and the conscious adoption of the ethics and the ethos that this entails."

Manifesto on Planetary Consciousness

First publication: March 1997  Revised version: February 2003: 

Prof. Dr. Ervin Laszlo et al.

© 2017 Richard Henry Whitehurst

All photos of Earth from space are courtesy of NASA.

All quotes by astronauts courtesy of the books: (1) The Overview Effect by Frank White - and - (2) The Home Planet by Kevin W. Kelly.