In his book The Hundredth Monkey, Ken Keyes, Jr. wrote about scientists who had
been observing monkeys in the wild for thirty years. In 1952, on the island of
Koshima, they provided monkeys with sweet potatoes which they had dropped in sand.
The monkeys liked the taste of the potatoes but found the sand unpleasant. One
day an eighteen month old monkey named Imo washed the potatoes in a nearby stream.
She taught the trick to her mother and her playmates, who taught it to their mothers.
As the story is told, perhaps 99 monkeys learned to wash their sweet potato between
1952 and 1958. One day the 100th monkey learned to wash the potatoes. Suddenly,
almost every monkey on the island began to wash their potatoes before eating them.
The added energy of this 100th monkey had somehow created an
But more amazing, it was observed by the scientists that the habit ofwashing sweet
potatoes had jumped over the sea, because the colonies of monkeys on other islands,
as far as 500 miles away, began washing their sweet potatoes.
This phenomena is known as « critical mass. » When a limited number of people know
something in a new way, it remains the conscious property of only those people.
But there is a point at which if only one more person tunes in to a new awareness,
a field of energy is strengthened so that awareness of it is picked up by almost
YOU MIGHT BE THE 100TH MONKEY!!!