encourage our donors and supporters to visit us here in
Antigua Guatemala. Here are some
of their visits. Please contact
us if you would like to come see our work.
Joe and Andrea Shields visiting Antigua
Lydia Sorenson, field representative from
Bob and Shirley visiting Keller and Grecie
Kelly visiting the philosophy
Pat Goonan visiting Dinora
Anabella meeting Maria Emiliana
Michelle visiting Blanca at
Jeff Carreira painting with the tots
for The Integral Heart Foundation:
Integral Heart Foundationis
doing incredibly important work, and, just
as significant, is doing so by using (and
teaching) Integral Theory.
insures a truly inclusive and comprehensive
approach, something so
important (and rare) in todays fractured world.
send them my very best regards, and highly
recommend you check them
Integral Vision Ken
Wilber is an American author who has written 25
books aboutmysticism, philosophy,
His work formulates what he callsIntegral Theory.
1998, he founded theIntegral
for teaching and applications
of Integral theory.
our donors are saying; Joanna and Integral
Andre Norman, National Gang Council
Roche Professional actor, star of Law & Order,
speaks of how Mick and
Debora are using
teachings to co-create
in the developing world.
Carlos Subias Broadway and West-End show producer,
and airline pilot trainer speaks of the
profound changes in this life and his
relationship with the work
of Mick and Debora, the co-founders
of The Integral Heart Foundation.
am very proud I can play a small part in raising the
visibility of this organization. Their work is
with individuals at a deep level, but also looks at the more
complex relationships between
systems, developmental levels and even the interior of the
society, which is to say
Read Pat's blog post about his trip to visit us here: The
High Cost of Coffee.
Patten It looks like you and Mick are doing a lot of good there, and
making good of our shared name "Integral Heart". And I am sure you are both
learning a lot and growing and being
deepened and changed by
this rich phase of your lives.
Cook-Greuter I am gladdened that there are
folks like you and your wife who apply holistic ideas about
human well-being in places that are in such dire need. You
are doing important work in a
country where the loss of elders and intelligentia has
decimated the continuity of wisdom
and traditions. [Our great thanks to Susanne who donated the
proceeds of her recent
event at Boston Integral to our work here in Guatemala.]
have learned about an endless number of social programs and
NGOs and nonprofit organizations but
never have I believed
in one and truly felt they were capable of
creating real and lasting change like I
have felt for
Elisa Mishory Good
luck with it all, and bless the three of you for taking on
as much as you do there.
Im very grateful!
glad I can help, at least a little bit. You guys are doing
an amazing work!
Lynda St. Dennis I
have admired your work for some time now and am so grateful
for the opportunity to support a child and
a family. I was
in Guatemala once for a day as part of a cruise. I gave a
girl there some shoes I brought that
didn't fit me right,
and was really taken back at how much the shoes meant to
her. They meant nothing to
me, and she was practically
stunned with her good fortune. Thank you for creating these
to give. Your work is inspiring!
Ida Jaarvik Hetland Good
luck and keep up the amazing work you are doing!! By the
way, when I tell people about you they
ask if you can come
and teach philosophy to Norwegian kids as well ;)) hehe!
Tell your lovely wife I say hi ;) Saludos de Suissa.
Tono Aguilar Check out
Mick's awesome work at The
Integral Heart Foundation and buy his insight and inspiring
The Uncommon Path, onAmazon.com
Fitches Wow! Wow! Wow! Mick and Debora
- I just watched the film and I am amazed at the courage and
you all show. Congratulations on your progress. My
heart is humbled and inspired at your willingness to
contribute to the evolution of consciousness right there in
& Mick: Thank you for your dedication to others. Your
work is appreciated. Much love.
Inspired by our conversation and your kids there. Thanks for the amazing
synergy of our work.
A Celebration of Spirit:
Fellow Evolutionary Mick Quinn and his wife Debora Prieto
co-founded this important
project that is doing remarkable
work in Guatemala. As well as actually helping to improve
peoples lives in
the most hands on and practical way Mick is
also providing an education in new ways of thinking about
development. Mick has been very involved in the work
of EnlightenNext and Integral theory as well as Spiral
Dynamics and not only is he putting these philosophies to
work in what he does, he is also bringing these new
into the culture in Guatemala.
nice to hear from you! You are very welcome, and I do
hope this can blossom with other integral communities!
I appreciate the work you and Mick are doing, and am
happy to be part of it in my small way.
I hope we can
meet in person at some point in the future. Give Mick
love to you.
Ben Williams It looks as though you are involved in some meaningful work, on many
levels, thanks for sharing. If you are
ever back in Boston
we should have tea. Great to connect!
you and Mick are doing is a perfect example for what the
Integral community itself now needs to
accept, embrace, and
enact: taking these celestial ideas and venturing into the
flames of samsara,
getting one's hands dirty, embracing the
suffering and actually connecting with people who experience
it far more than we can even imagine - as opposed to just
sitting back and theorizing about AQAL
(an error I myself
committed and just recently realized...).
and Mick are doing such great work!
is awesome what you and your Debora have built up there in
Guatemala. I just watched the video concerning
panels and it really touched me, seeing Angelita, one of my
sweethearts, happy with her lamp.
Your website is wonderful.
All the profiles of the students and with the opportunity to
sponsor. Well done!
that you are inspiring me and I am sharing your fine work
Kimberly Hunn Thank
you so very much for sending me regular updates on your
travels and development! You are truly
couple and I am just delighted to hear about all the
wonderful ways you are integrating the
heart with the world.
Debora, WOW! You have taken off like a shooting star.... You
are really inspiring, even my seven year
old Sophia is
amazed at your path...I hope that I have the courage to do
the same... Keep up the good
work. Much love and Respect for
you and your uncommon path.. Lets make it common...
Paone Just wanted to you to know that the Integral Heart Foundation looks
really inspiring. I love the idea of Integral
being used to
inform social justice, education, and economic development
work where it's needed most.
Keep it up! Hope I can do
something similar one day.
more information email: info
at integralheartfoundation.org Thank you,
Guatemala: 43% of children under five are chronically
malnourished, one of the highest malnutrition rates in the
More than half of the population is below the national
poverty line and 15% lives in extreme poverty.
indigenous groups, which make up 38% of the population,
averages 76% and extreme poverty rises to 28%.
About Guatemala: Guatemala
is a republic. It is 108,890 square kilometers (42,042 square
miles), thats about the size of Virginia,
half the size of the
UK and a little bigger than Ireland. Guatemala is the next country
south of Mexico and with
a population of 14 million people, it is
the second most densely populated country in Central America.