the Emerging Planetary Wisdom Culture


Paul H. Ray, Ph.D. is Director of the Institute for the Emerging Wisdom Culture at Wisdom University ( He is co-author of The Cultural Creatives: How 50 Million People Are Changing the World.          


He designed and analyzed the original survey research that identified the Cultural Creatives for 20 years.  In business, government and academe, he has headed research on over 100 major research and consulting projects, and written reports on them all.  Sponsors and clients include many government agencies and large corporations.

His current research, and writing, includes values surveys, and theoretical and practical work on the design of a wisdom civilization, “The Emerging Planetary Wisdom Culture” and “The Practical Wisdom Paradigm.”  He works with NGOs, with new political groups and governments, and with green and socially responsible businesses. One of his more interesting new projects is the Creative Manifestation Project, which helps artists, writers, entrepreneurs and activists

He has a BA in Anthropology from Yale University and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He was an Associate Professor of Urban Planning at the University of Michigan, then Chief of Policy Research on Energy Conservation in the Canadian government, then Executive Vice President of American LIVES, Inc.