Jacob Needleman

Real Time with Jacob Needleman, Ph.D.


Product: MP3 Download
Program Number: 2695
Host: Michael Toms
Interview Date: 12/15/1997
Length: 1 Hour

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In our contemporary lives of moving in the fast lane, it seems as if time has speeded up. We’re all feeling like victims of “busyness,” and we are obsessed with being more efficient and more acquisitive. Jacob Needleman likens time management to “rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.” By our constant checking of the clock, Needleman says we unconsciously ask time for “permission to eat, sleep and make love.” What we need is to realize what we’re truly searching for is our inner souls, not our wasted hours. “Real time – true, meaningful time – comes from remembering oneself, from being oneself in front of one’s self.” (hosted by Michael Toms)


Jacob Needleman, Ph.D. is a professor of philosophy at San Francisco State University and former director of the Center for the Study of New Religions at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. He has also served as a research associate at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research.

His books include:

To learn more about the work of Jacob Needleman, Ph.D. go to www.jacobneedleman.com.

Topics Explored in This Dialogue

  • How to see time as a question, not as a problem
  • How to experience meaningful time
  • How we become addicted to fixing things and solving problems
  • Where meaning comes from
  • What is the fascinating story behind Time and the Soul
  • How to experience the gifts of time
  • How the concept of time varies in western and eastern teachings

Music Playlist

From Album: Timeline
Artist: Wind Machine
1996 Blue Meteor Records #BMR 411
Opening Essay: Timeline
Music Break 2: Timeline (reprise)

From Album: Uncommon Ritual
Artist: Edgar Mayer with Bela Fleck and Mike Marshall
1997 Sony Music Entertainment #SK 62891
Music Break 1: Zigeunerweisen

From Album: Trance Planet Vol. 3
Artist: Iky Levy
1996 Triloka Records #69712-4110-2
Music Break 3: Lovelorn


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