Special Project in Need of Funding

It is becoming imperative that we upgrade the main computer for New Dimensions. It is now over 7 years old and is not robust enough to keep up with the demands of our growing technology requirements. The challenge with upgrading the computer is that it will involve upgrading to a new operating system. Upgrading to a new operating system means that our database software will need upgrading as well – a multi-step process that will likely take weeks to accomplish with many trouble-shooting sessions needed. I know that, at first glance, these details may not be all that interesting or
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Humanity’s Creative Spirit

Taking a break from the relentless torrent of political news, I recently tuned in to an interview that Christiane Amanpour conducted on PBS with historians David Olusoga and Simon Schama, the principal contributors to an extraordinary and far ranging TV series Civilizations, a PBS/BBC collaboration that examines the formative role of art and the creative imagination in the forging of humanity itself. Schama made the following comment: “We’re all so busy building fences around ourselves . . . .Mono mania exists. . . There are all sorts of ways in which you can shut down openness, which is the lifeblood,
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A Scientific Approach To Magic with Dean Radin, Ph.D.

In this far ranging dialogue, scientist Radin separates magic into three categories: divination, force of will, and theurgy (evoking spirits – God force – through ceremony). Divination would include such things as tarot cards, rolling dice, and runes. He says of the other two: There is the “force of will in which your intentions impress into the world and manifest things – shape the world somehow. The third category is theurgy, which is a word that roughly means ‘God work’ but the connotation is that you can make the gods work for you. In the traditional magical ceremonial context, it’s evoking spirits and getting them
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Effective Questions To Change Negative Habits Of The Mind with Ora Nadrich

Ora Nadrich shares a series of simple questions we can ask ourselves when we pay attention to our negative thoughts. Her “Says Who!” Method includes such questions as: Says Who? Have I heard that question before? Is this someone else’s fear? Do I like this thought? Does this thought work for me? Do I want to keep this thought or let it go? Nadrich gives many examples of how to work with these fundamental and effective questions. She talks about how to transform fear-based and worried thoughts into thoughts that serve our well-being and support positive action.      
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Spotlight: Persevering in the Midst of Setbacks and Reversals

These inspiring thought leaders encourage us with their own potent life experiences to persevere in the face of failures, betrayals, and reversals. Here is sage advice as you continue to work for what is right and good for you to do. Some would call it “your assignment.” These four programs specially selected from the New Dimensions archive will enliven and encourage you to continue to be a warrior for the human spirit. Persevering No Matter What with Margaret J. Wheatley, Ph.D. Program 3370 MP3 Download Buy here $1.99 What drags us under when we experience set-backs, failures, criticism while working
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Are the Forces of Greed and Ignorance Too Entrenched?

  Are the forces of greed and ignorance too entrenched? We say a resounding NO! How many times have you said to yourself that nothing will change for the better because the forces of greed and ignorance are just too entrenched? Have you despaired of being able to contribute toward the good because you feel you are too small to make a difference in the face of the enormous challenges we face? The truth is that for decades many social profit organizations and global activists have been working relentlessly and powerfully under the radar in moving the dial toward a
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Changing Our Brain For Resilience with Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

How can we grow more resilience? Hanson says, “The question becomes: How do you get your brain to change for the better in a challenging world so that you actually hardwire more patience, more confidence, more happiness and other factors of resilient wellbeing into your own nervous system? The take-away point is that you really can do it. You use everyday experiences, including the small experiences of daily life, to change your brain for the better in ways that are durable so that the residues of your experiences stay with you and you take them with you wherever you go.” Here
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Spotlight: Michael Meade: Stories For The Soul

Michael Meade, raconteur of the highest order, has the ability to tap into ancestral sources of wisdom and reveal to us our soul’s original agreement as we walk our pilgrim’s path. Along with you, we sit at the feet of Meade as he beguiles us with his opening words, “Once upon a time.” We are transported into mythic realms that are grounded in the here and now. You’ll want to listen and relisten to these tales of wisdom in these four programs specially selected from the New Dimensions Archive. Mythic Storytelling And The Ends Of Time with Michael Meade Program 3243 MP3
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New Dimensions Brings Messages that Nourish the Soul

“I’m a big fan of the New Dimensions program series because its thousands of recordings represent some of the best ideas, the deepest felt feelings, and important messages from all walks of life. In a world that is being shaped with so many troubles and so many ways to get in trouble, these messages are nourishment for the soul. They are true to the heart and are more important than ever.” Michael Meade is a renowned storyteller, author, and scholar of mythology. He’s the author of Why the World Doesn’t End: Tales of Renewal in Times of Loss, Fate and Destiny:
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Moving From Despair To Hope In Threshold Times: Part 2 with Paul Rogat Loeb

Sometimes our activity for positive change in the world makes a visible leap and other times the impact of our work takes a seemingly long time to show any results. As Loeb points out, “You draw hope from the knowledge that whatever it is that you do, something unexpected is going to happen. And, it often happens at the periphery of your vision.” He encourages us to stay in the game by sharing many inspiring stories of innovation and courage and to keep doing what is right and good for us to do without being overly attached to the outcome. He points
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