Using the DOWNLOAD button you can download the complete Wise Democracy pattern language deck and associated documents:

DOWNLOAD 1 – The Card Deck:

Pages 1-19: The Pattern Cards 1-70

Pages 20-22: The Category Cards

Pages 23-24: The Challenge Cards

Page 25: The backside in color

Page 26: The backside in black and white

DOWNLOAD 2 – The Associated Documents:

Page 1: The Wise Democracy Model

Page 2: Overview of the Patterns

Page 3: The Venn Diagram

Page 4-5: Overview of the Pattern Categories

Page 6-7: Overview of the Challenges

Page 8-9: Activities and Exercises

DOWNLOAD 3 –  Wise Democracy’s Most Fundamental Principle – 12 pages

DOWNLOAD  – Deutsch / German

1 – Das 3D Modell der weisen Demokratie – 1 S.
(The 3D Wise Democracy Model)

2 – Das grundlegende Prinzip der weisen Demokratie – 12 S.
(Wise Democracy’s Most Fundamental Principle)


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If this site and the WD pattern language deck are helpful for you or you are inspired to support the vision of a more inclusive and collectively wise society, we invite you to donate what feels right for you on the donation page of the Co-Intelligence Institute.  (You can click here for some thoughts from Frederic Laloux on choosing how much to give.) We are grateful for your support – in many different ways – on this remarkable adventure.
Tom and Martin


Tom Atlee helps us envision, in amazing detail, how we can shape democracy we believe in because we are creating it together. – Frances Moore Lappé, author of Diet for a Small Planet and EcoMind

What Tom Atlee is writing about is just about the most important thing that’s happening at the beginning of the 21st century. – Paul H. Ray, Ph.D., co-author of The Cultural Creatives

Tom Atlee shows us how we can harness our collective wisdom to discern the way forward in these complex and challenging times.  Inspiring and highly recommended! – William Ury, co-author, GETTING TO YES and author, THE THIRD SIDE

Tom Atlee offers a fresh and penetrating perspective on the creation of a wise democracy.  His pattern language work expands and connects our understandings of power, participation, and wisdom into a new and compelling synthesis for making a difference in today’s challenged world. – Juanita Brown and David Isaacs

Incredible resource. Thanks for putting it together. I’m looking forward to taking it to the areas that I work and advocate in. By the way, that CII newsletter than you just sent blew me away. Yes I think our species is at risk, and I absolutely see the value in the work you’ve been doing. Over the years, it’s consistently been the only thing that has ever made sense to me as a way to address those challenges. The newsletter inspired me to come and watch the webinar tour you did and was recorded, and to re-engage. Thank you. – Dan Gooden

Integrating even a portion of what Tom Atlee shares on Wise Democracy, will greatly improve our ability to realize our highest aspirations and potential. I suggest reading a pattern daily for reflection and experimenting. – Steve Waddell, PhD, MBA