Spotlight: Jean Shinoda Bolen

Jean Shinoda Bolen, M. D. is a psychiatrist, Jungian analyst, and an internationally known author and speaker. She brings emphasis to the question for meaning and the need for a spiritual dimension in life to all aspects of her work, while also taking into account the powerful effects of archetypes within us, and of family and culture upon us. Here we have collected some of the deep dialogues we’ve had with Bolen through the years. They cover such diverse subjects as how serious illness takes you to the “underworld”, how solutions evolve out of grassroots conversations, the mystical quality of
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Tuning In With Jean Shinoda Bolen

Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D. has been a frequent guest on New Dimensions. She shares with us how the Greek myths give our lives new meaning and purpose. She has this to say of her experience both as a listener and guest on New Dimensions. “When I tune into New Dimensions, I don’t know what exactly I will be hearing but I do know that my heart and mind and spirit are likely to be stretched as I hear someone interviewed who has explored something in depth and knows about what he or she is speaking. Justine Willis Toms’ perceptive questions
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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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A Life Of Compassionate Service with Larry Brilliant, M.D.

There are some whose major influence was the ‘60s: who protested the Vietnam war, used psychedelics, marched for civil rights, traveled to India and found a guru, and then went on to make a positive contribution to the world community. Dr. Larry Brilliant is such a person. This dialogue explores how, at the behest of his Indian guru, Larry was inspired to join the World Health Organization to launch a program to eradicate smallpox in India. And this story of smallpox eradication is but one proof that something can be done, that little by little we can make this planet
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Spotlight: Transforming Our Life Through Writing

Through the years many guests on New Dimensions have expounded on the joys and benefits of writing and journaling. They know firsthand how this self-expression can enrich our self-knowledge, open us to our innate creativity, and turn our suffering into healing. These four programs, specially selected from the New Dimensions archive, will inspire you to keep on writing. And, if you don’t think you can write, they will help you to get started on this magical journey. Writing Away the Sadness with Elizabeth Schaefer, Ph.D. Program #3280 MP3 Download Buy here $1.99 For many years, Schaefer suffered from bipolar disorder and depression. Hospitalization,
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Owning Our Dreams Is An Ultimate Long Game with Jonas Koffler

It’s absurd that we’d prioritize owning the hottest new device, a cool car, or a trendy toy over owning a dream that makes us feel most alive and most engaged. Our dream may be waking up in the morning to do some kind of work that excites us, a calling we must do. Or, it might be having the ability to work remotely and choose the working hours that align with our natural schedule. It could be to publish a book or start a new endeavor in the field we’ve always been curious about. How might we rapidly accelerate our
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News with Love, Integrity, Honesty, and Depth

In February, you’ll be hearing from Larry Brilliant, M.D. He had this to say about his experience of New Dimensions. “These are troubled times. Where we get our news is really important. That news has got to come with love, and integrity, and honesty, and depth. That’s what New Dimensions is. It is not like other programs, other sources. I’ve had an amazing experience here. Justine Willis Toms made me talk about things that I’ve talked about a hundred times differently than I’ve ever talked about them before.”   Larry Brilliant, Co-founder SEVA Foundation, former Executive Director of Google.org, and
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Editor’s Desk: Living in a Field of Perplexity on the Spiritual Quest

Journalist and author Krista Tippett, in her book Becoming Wise, writes, “Spiritual life is a way of dwelling with perplexity – taking it seriously, searching for its purpose as well as its perils, its beauty as well as its ravages.” And that is where I often find myself when it comes to spiritual questions. I seem to live in a field of perplexity, constantly searching for a “truth” that is big enough and solid enough to anchor and hold me. Recently I was fascinated with the research that cosmologist Nancy Ellen Abrams, J.D. and I explored related to her theory
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The Sacred Geometry Of Our Cells with Sondra Barrett, Ph.D.

Cells can only thrive in community; they need to connect with one another, and will call on each other as allies. And, when a cell needs a certain molecule, it actually embraces that molecule; it actually reaches out and hugs the molecule. This embrace is a universal principle of design. Sondra Barrett speaks of the sacredness of our cells related to how humans evolved. “The divine spark needs a container. I began thinking, God had to be a biochemist, because how do you build the container? In one of the theories we were mud or we were hot seawater. To
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