Understanding Everything with Ervin Laszlo, Ph.D.

Free Listening Through March 28, 2017: Keep listening while you browse! Click on the Pop out player button, above on the right. 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
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Strict Father And Nurturant Parenting Styles: Metaphors For Political Ideologies with George Lakoff, Ph.D.

George Lakoff compares two opposing political ideologies with two distinct parenting styles. He explains that the strict disciplinarian parent parallels conservative ideology, and the nurturant empathetic parent parallels progressive ideology. Lakoff identifies the strengths and weaknesses in these two communication systems and the framing of their messages. Lakoff’s research has determined that framing matters because it unconsciously rules perception. Morality and freedom become the ultimate message in each ideology, but the framing of these concepts varies. For example, Lakoff writes that all politics has a moral base, but each political ideology frames its message of morality differently. He explains that the strict father model
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Effective, Grassroots Activism with Sam Daley-Harris

Political will is not imposed from top down by politicians, but comes from the bottom up, from concerned citizens.  Sam Daley-Harris challenges civic despair and offers a powerful and effective model of citizen empowerment and leadership. His organization, RESULTS, is committed to healing the break between people and government, and to helping people take back their democracy.  He encourages us to change the way we view our role in establishing government priorities. This model is more than mouse clicks advocacy. It provides a structure of training and support that leads to effective action. There are monthly conference calls, meetings with
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Integral Philosophy And Evolution with Steve McIntosh

Integral philosopher McIntosh says the way to approach truth is threefold: science, philosophy, and spirituality. He says, “[W]e know that the scientific, the philosophical, and the spiritual are three authentic and irreducible approaches to truth because there are three kinds of human experience. There’s the sensory experience, upon which science is based. There’s the experience of relationships and meanings that we come to through philosophy, and then there’s the spiritual experience which can’t be reduced to either of those two. In an attempt to try to harmonize science and spirituality without trying to conflate one into the other, philosophy has
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Toward A More Conscious Economy with David Korten, Ph.D.

Many of us are still reeling from the recent economic meltdown. In the face of so much uncertainty, it’s difficult to make sense of the multitude of analyses and predictions about what’s to come. What does it all mean in the context of the broader shifts in global culture and consciousness? At last there’s a voice of reason that brings not only sanity but consciousness to a real understanding of how our economy works – and why it often doesn’t – and how we can apply principles of spirituality and conscious living to the choices we must make for our
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Taking Back Our Democracy with Steve Bhaerman AKA Swami Beyondananda

Bhaerman discloses the current political landscape and how may we move beyond our present polarized positions. He believes that we won’t get to a new political culture by bringing opposites together in their differences, but to jump over those differences and find the virtues and values that 95% of Americans have in common. He says, ”The only thing that will make a difference is a unified moral authority of ‘We the people’ recognizing that we are the sovereign and that we have been divided and conquered. We must now gather around the virtues and values that we have in common
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Living Well On Less Money with John Robbins

Many of us are finding that we are needing to adjust our way of life. Circumstances such as the downturn of the economy, or being downsized at work are causing many people great anxiety. Others are facing retirement, and find that their retirement fund may have lost a great deal of its value.  How can we live a good life, as our finances lessen? How does one rebuild when they’ve had everything wiped out mentally, psychologically, and financially. John Robbins suggests, “You find where your strengths are. You find where your assets are. They may not be in your bank account
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