NEW DIMENSIONS NEEDS AN ANGEL

New Dimensions has fallen behind in adapting to new ways of communicating across the various social media platforms which are expanding and changing with blinding speed. Even though the program series continues to deliver a treasure trove of brilliant, relevant, and consequential deep dialogues, we’re getting lost in the “clutter” of new entries into this cyber-field. We’ve been researching ways to move more aggressively into the various technological and social media platforms to help us be more effective in reaching out to new listeners to this extraordinary library of wisdom. Times have changed since New Dimensions presented seminars across the
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Editor’s Desk: Trim Tab Factor: Tiny changes that make the world a better place

  We live in a complex, adaptive system that is intricately interconnected. It’s a multidimensional web of life. A small change in this seemingly chaotic soup can and does affect the whole when it’s focused on key points. The late anticipatory design scientist R. Buckminster Fuller often talked about the trim tab factor. To understand this phenomenon, imagine a large ocean-going ship. In order to turn this vessel in a new direction one must first adjust the trim tab, which is a miniscule rudder on the larger rudder. Only when this smaller rudder, which runs the length of the main
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Indigenous Traditional Healing Techniques in Altered States of Consciousness with Françoise Bourzat

Traditional psychotherapy is wonderful when it works, but it is time consuming and is only effective to the degree that the therapist is self-aware and has done their own healing work. Even then, many people reach their limits with what that kind of therapy can offer and need an approach that goes deeper into their psyche. Many are seeking a depth of healing that is more experiential through expanded states of consciousness. Some modalities of this are sweat lodges, vision quests, breath work, and where is it legal, psychedelics in Mexico. All of these modalities need a well-trained and trusted
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Spotlight: Angeles Arrien: The Wisdom Of A Wise Elder

Angeles Arrien, Ph.D. (1940-2014) left us with a tremendous legacy of wisdom and practical spiritual advice. She was a most beloved teacher who generously shared her gifts with all who came in contact with her. She was a unique and profoundly skilled guide whose influences included cultural anthropology, psychology, indigenous wisdom, comparative religions, and much more. Within these four one-hour programs, specially selected from the New Dimensions program archives, you’ll find a treasure of insights. Aging and Sage-ing with Angeles Arrien, Ph.D. Program 3116 MP3 Download Buy here $1.99 Our culture is bent on avoiding aging. The problem with that is
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Making a Difference Toward a Thriving and Sustainable World

“New Dimensions is the most important radio conversation taking place in today’s world. It’s the voices of the teachers, the mentors, the masters, and the global citizens of our time who can guide and nurture us towards a better world. I’m privileged to be a member of New Dimensions and to be one of the people whose voice is carried by their programs. I think the New Dimensions library of voices, historical and otherwise, could be the greatest living archive in the world today. Michael and Justine Toms and their team produce brilliant programming, the kind of programming that really,
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The Bhagavad Gita: A Chat with God with Isaac Bentwich, M.D.

The Bhagavad Gita is a 2500 year old sacred text of India and has been revered by such luminaries as Beethoven, Leonard Cohen, Carl Jung, Robert Oppenheimer, Mahatma Gandhi, and many others. It’s a divine song and one of the most trusted guides for happiness, meditation, and spiritual inner growth. It is presented as a dialogue of Master and Disciple, a friendly chat between Prince Arjuna, a warrior and a highly evolved spiritual seeker, and God incarnate Lord Krishna. It unfolds poetically and serves as a reflection of our internal “battlefield of the soul.” Bentwich shares his joy of the Gita, “When you’re feeling
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Spotlight: Wisdom From Powerful Women

  Here four extraordinary women inspire us with their wisdom. Oriah Mountain Dreamer’s poem The Invitation has taken a life of its own as it has been shared around the world. Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues, changed the conversation about violence against woman that also deeply affects men as well. Terry Tempest Williams, activist and naturalist, encourages us with her sharing of the powerful “Mother Tongue” that opens our hearts. And, May McCarthy, business entrepreneur, shares her wonderful technique of starting her day with a meeting with her CSO, Chief Spiritual Officer. You’ll want to hear each of
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WE CAN’T DO THIS WITHOUT YOU

  We know you receive many requests for donations. And we know you’d like to be able to fund many of them. We ask you to make New Dimensions one of your valued organizations worthy of your support. Listeners are often surprised that New Dimensions operates with a team of only five people. We accomplish an enormous body of work on a very small budget. Your support is critical to the well-being of this precious resource. Please give as generously as you can to support our current and future programming plus the archiving project. Make a tax-deductible contribution now; we
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The Difference Between Elderhood and Growing Older with Diana Percy

Percy suggests that rather than resigning ourselves to growing old we can choose to become an elder. This can be a time when we can make great contributions to our community. This deep dialogue explores what it means to be to be proactive in approaching aging and becoming an elder in the 21st century. Percy’s research points out that growing older does not mean we can no longer actualize new and healthier futures. These years may be our most influential ones yet. She writes, “When we have lived enough life, experienced enough love and enough wounding, and repeated the pattern of loss
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Two Faces of Fear: Constructive/Destructive with Carla Marie Manly, Ph.D.

We’re all familiar with the aspect of fear that strangles us, holds us back, and keeps us living lives filled with stress, unhappiness, and emptiness. This kind of fear creates chronic anxiety, depression, and disconnection. However, Manly shares a hidden aspect of this same fear that affords us the opportunity to live a life with fear as an ally rather than a foe. In her research and work as a psychotherapist she has discovered a way out of destructive fear and how we can turn it into transformational healing. She tells us, “The aspects of fear that we ignore or run
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