The Care and Feeding of Intentional Communities with Diana Leafe Christian

Free Listening Through May 9, 2017: Keep listening while you browse! Click on the Pop out player button, above on the right. For many decades Diana Leafe Christian has worked with intentional communities and has come to understand some of the most effective ways to sustain them. One of the governance systems she is familiar with is called sociocracy. This structure is used by peers and colleagues, and involves feedback loops and constant decision making. It includes a mechanism to measure group choices and evaluate whether to keep them, change them, or throw them out. It values equality, collaboration, and
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The Matristic Culture of Pre-historic Europe with Mary Mackey, Ph.D.

Free Listening Through May 2, 2017: Keep listening while you browse! Click on the Pop out player button, above on the right. There was a time in human history when a matristic culture dominated the social structure. When ask to describe the difference between matriarchal and matristic cultures, Mackey responded, “Patriarchy is men in charge, matriarchy would be women in charge . . . Matristic is a more collaborative, partnership, a communal way of governing. It’s a way in which the Earth is seen as a great mother that brings forth life and is worshipped for that, but at the
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Wise Guidance for Empaths and Highly Sensitive People with Judith Orloff, M.D.

What is the difference between having empathy and being an empath? This deep dialogue explores the blessings and challenges of being an empath. Highly sensitive people have much to be grateful for. They are able to experience exquisite passion and joy. They can perceive the big picture on a deep level. They’re attuned to the beauty, poetry, and energy of life, and their compassion gives them the capacity to help others. Their sensitivities allow them to be caring, vulnerable, and aware beings. They also need to take special care to protect themselves from overload or absorbing too much negativity and
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Living Moment to Moment with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

From the Buddhist perspective, understanding our mind is key to understanding life and death. Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche explains the nature of mind and how to use this understanding to rid ourselves of needless suffering and fear. His is a very practical and useful approach to concepts that often become bogged down in esoteric practice and tradition. He says, “The original state of our mind and consciousness is totally free and full of compassion. It’s like someone sitting on a heap of garbage piled on top of some land under which there is a tremendous treasure.” He points out that we
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Our Natural Goodness with Sylvia Boorstein

As one of the most beloved American teachers of Buddhism, Sylvia Boorstein brings warmth, humor, and real-life honesty to the principles of mindfulness and spiritual practice. In this joy-filled conversation, she shares her insights on how we can be more accepting of the negative patterns in our minds, and find happiness regardless of the challenges we face. She explains, “The point of practice is not to keep the mind unconfused, because that’s not going to work. We’re going to keep getting confused, startled, broadsided by life all the time. So it’s not about not getting confused. It’s about recognizing that
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Living In Meaningful Coincidence: Reflections Of A Physicist with F. David Peat, Ph.D.

Physicist F. David Peat is one of the most interesting and innovative thinkers of our time. In this reflective look at the synchronicities of his life, Peat reminisces about his friendship with colleagues like fellow physicist David Bohm, brain researcher Roger Penrose, sculptor Anish Kapoor and high school physics teacher Dicky Blink. Peat’s life is a kaleidoscope of meaningful coincidences in which people and ideas come to him as if by magic. He points out there is something deeper at work in the universe and in our personal lives than chance or even rational thought. “We are much more than
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Understanding Everything with Ervin Laszlo, Ph.D.

What is the cosmos made of at its most fundamental level? Where does consciousness exist in the physical world? How does it fit into our understanding of evolution? What can you and I do to ensure the evolution of our species continues beyond the next generation? Ervin Laszlo has a mind as big as the cosmos, it seems, as his studies and writings address these questions and every aspect of the world as we know it. He was a child prodigy who gave more than sixty piano concerts a year, and in his late teens turned his genius to the
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The Soul Of America with Jacob Needleman, Ph.D.

If you, like many Americans, have found U.S. history boring in the past, this program is a must! Jacob Needleman, internationally acclaimed author and philosopher, takes us on a journey back to the beginning of America and re-tells the story of America in a way that inspires and invites us to explore the lives of our forefathers and the sacred dimension of their founding principles. His portraits of Washington, Jefferson and other famous historical figures ignite our imagination, and instill in us a deep reverence and appreciation for the unwavering vision that was necessary to establish our government. In his
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The High Road To Love And Light with Sandra Ingerman

How would you like to radiate positive thoughts and shield yourself from those that are destructive? Shamanic teacher and author, Sandra Ingerman, beautifully delves into how our thoughts create our lives and impact others. She works with the ancient principle of alchemy, turning heavy-leaded consciousness into light-hearted golden consciousness. Ingerman teaches how to identify toxic thoughts, transmute negative energy, and shield yourself from harmful influences others might project on you. “It’s not just the word, it’s the intention behind the word.” Program #3202 Description See the full description for this guest’s background, their books, topics covered in this dialogue, and more.
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Embracing (Rather Than Fixing) Our Authentic Selves with David Bedrick, JD, DIPL PW

We are a society of armchair psychologists, who are constantly self-diagnosing. There are scores of books and television programs that suggest ways for us to reprogram and rid ourselves of disturbing feelings and behavior patterns. Bedrick is deepening the dialogue about the role and practice of psychology in today’s society. Much of mainstream or “pop” psychology give us plenty of labels, but does it go deep enough to motivate us to truly change destructive patterns? David Bedrick gives us a new vision of psychology where people are seen not as either functional or dysfunctional. It’s a psychology where awareness and
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