COMING SOON! You will be able to purchase here the first print edition of our pattern language in a beautiful boxed set.


  • Card Deck of 105 cards
    (96 Pattern cards / 7 Categorical Question cards / 2 Fill-out-yourself pattern cards)
  • Foldout with an overview of all the patterns and category questions
  • Booklet explaining how to use the cards – and basic wise democracy theory

The content is put all in a elegantly labeled white cardboard box.


Using the link button you can download our complete Wise Democracy Pattern Language deck and its associated documents:


File 1 – Card Deck – 105 cards

File 2 – Backside in black and white

File 3 – Foldout (Pattern List and the Category Questions)

File 4 – Booklet text

File 5 – Flyer – if you’d like to share this resource

File 6 – Label – for the box of the card deck

DOWNLOAD the German version of:

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

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


The resolution is 300 ppi – standard-quality printing.

Donate or Pay What Feels Right

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 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

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

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 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

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

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