The New Dimensions Foundation is a social profit, public benefit, tax exempt, 501(c)(3) educational organization supported by listeners.
The foundation provides support for the New Dimensions Radio program series, our internationally-known and highly acclaimed project that began in 1973.
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The New Dimensions Foundation is a social profit, public benefit, tax exempt, 501(c)(3) educational organization supported by listeners.
New Dimensions Foundation and New Dimensions Radio conduct and disseminate conversations that expand the possibilities, both personal and cultural, towards a world that works for everyone.
For over 4 decades New Dimensions has been gleaning experience and inspiration from some of the world’s most innovative, enlightened, and trustworthy wisdom leaders as it sows the seeds of encouragement and confidence that, together, we can meet the challenges of the 21st Century. New Dimensions inspires its listeners to tap into their own innate wisdom and genius. Tuning into these deep dialogues changes lives for the better.
New Dimensions fosters the process of living a more healthy life of mind, body and spirit while deepening our connections to self, family, community, planet and the natural world.
Forum for Global Transformation
New Dimensions explores the emerging possibilities for global transformation. Informed by an expanding awareness of the interconnectedness of all life, and the possibilities available through creative insights, innovative thinking, cross-cultural traditions and the human spirit, it is an original and powerful forum for innovative and inspiring voices, and views on a wide range of timely as well as timeless topics.
The primary activity of the New Dimensions Foundation is the independent production of broadcast dialogues and other quality programs that explore creative solutions to urgent challenges facing humankind.
The purpose of New Dimensions Radio is to deliver life-affirming, socially and spiritually relevant information, practical knowledge and perennial wisdom through the voices and visions of those who are asking new questions and are looking at the world in positive and inspiring ways. It is through the exchange of ideas and information that we can be empowered and enabled to meet the future with greater energy and clarity.
Nationally Acclaimed Public Radio Since 1973
The most visible project of the Foundation has been the radio program series initiated in September 1973. Nationally recognized and highly acclaimed for its original and innovative programming. New Dimensions World Broadcasting Network has been broadcasting continuously for more than four decades, addressing the cultural shifts and changing landscapes in our society, and helping to bring original ideas into the mainstream culture. New Dimensions programming is broadcast in the U.S. to more than 300 communities over public radio stations and trans-nationally via satellite, and on the worldwide web at www.newdimensions.org. More than one billion listeners now have access to New Dimensions programming.
The Greatest Minds on the Planet
New Dimensions has interviewed hundreds of the greatest minds on the planet, including such luminaries as:
- mythologist Joseph Campbell
- visionary inventor Buckminster Fuller
- physicist David Bohm
- writer/activist Alice Walker
- playwright Peter Brook
- Dr. Andrew Weil proponent of complementary medicine
- Nobel laureates
- artist/writer Natalie Goldberg
- Pulitzer Prize winners
- architect/designer/ecologist William McDonough
- religious scholar Huston Smith
- teacher/philosopher Jean Houston
- spiritual philosopher J. Krishnamurti
- poet/author Maya Angelou
- and many others.
From global issues to space colonies to solar energy, from new economic alternatives to new business paradigms, from childbirth to death and dying, from remote healing to integral medicine, an infinite array of practical and creative choices are presented through the broadcast programming and other New Dimensions endeavors. Over the years, a wealth of practical knowledge and perennial wisdom has accumulated in the audio archives of New Dimensions, a virtual treasure trove of timeless wisdom.
Justine Toms, D.H.L.
Co-Founder, Executive Director and Host
Since 1973, Justine Willis Toms has been exploring personal, social, and spiritual transformation through her work as an electronic journalist, editor, and writer. She is the Co-founder, Managing Producer, and Host of New Dimensions Radio/Media. New Dimensions is an internationally syndicated radio series, featuring dialogues addressing “the history of the future” with the world’s most visionary wisdom leaders. She has also hosted the radio series In Her Company: Deep Dialogues with Women of Wisdom, and has produced many award-winning radio series, including Deep Ecology for the 21st Century, and Bioneers: Revolution From the Heart of Nature. Besides her radio work, she leads workshops on Finding Grace in a Chaotic World. She is coauthor with Michael Toms of True Work: Doing What You Love and Loving What You Do, and author of Small Pleasures: Finding Grace in a Chaotic World. She, along with Michael Toms, was selected for induction to the 2011 Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
It is a basic truth that when we are listened to with sensitivity we tend to listen to ourselves more deeply. This, for me, is what repeatedly occurs on New Dimensions. As host of New Dimensions, I strive to listen deeply to my guest and when I do that I am changed by the experience. I am expanded and deepened by the process. It’s a spiritual practice for me.
I come to an interview with a great deal of preparation. I sometimes have 30 pages of single-spaced typewritten notes. But once I’m in the interview, all that is put aside and I attempt to follow the thread of what is being said. I do my best to allow the conversation to lead me. It feels like spirit is leading the way to deepening wisdom. It highlights, for me, the question of why we are here and what our contribution may be toward goodness and beauty.
Justine is a founding convener of the Millionth Circle Initiative and has been actively involved in circle work since 1980, including being a founding member of a mixed circle of men and women who have been meeting regularly since 1980. This circle has been witness to all the life cycles, including birth and death and everything in-between. She also participates in other circles, including several women’s circles. In June 2004, she was one of thirty people in the world invited to participate in the Synthesis Dialogues with His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
What others say about Justine Willis Toms
My interview with Justine Willis Toms for New Dimensions Radio was the best experience I have had on radio or TV. I was so appreciative of her thoughtful questions and how carefully she had read the book. She made wonderful contributions and helped me develop my ideas perfectly.
Charlotte Gordon, Ph.D. Author: The Woman Who Named God:
Abraham’s Dilemma and the Birth of Three Faiths
Justine Toms is one of a handful of truly exceptional interviewers who I always feel excited and privileged to be in conversation with. I’ve been interviewed at least a thousand times over the past 30 years, and it’s a rare experience to feel like your very best gets drawn out. Justine is extraordinarily well prepared, deeply insightful, and a marvelous thinking partner. The lively and respectful field she creates is a gift for us all.
Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., pioneer in integrative medicine, teacher, author of
It’s Not the End of the World: Developing Resilience in Times of Change
It makes a big difference, as an author, to be interviewed by someone who has not just read the book but actually connected with the subject matter especially when we are talking about something which is so important in the world right now. As an interviewer, Justine Willis Toms is deeply prepared.
Arianna Huffington, author of Thrive The Third Metric to Redefining Success
and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder
One of the great delights of my writing life was being interviewed by Justine Willis Toms: I’ve rarely felt as thoroughly heard. Much of the warmth and intelligence I encountered during that hour and half shines through the pages of her book Small Pleasures: Finding Grace in a Chaotic World.
Carol Lee Flinders coauthor of Laurel’s Kitchen and author of
Enduring Grace, At the Root of This Longing, and
Enduring Lives: Living Portraits of Women of Faith in Action
Co-Founder, Former CEO, President,
Executive Producer, and Host
June 7, 1940 – January 24, 2013
Since 1973 until his passing in 2013, Michael Toms was engaged in dialogue with the world’s leading-edge thinkers, social architects, creative artists, scientists and spiritual teachers. Called “the Socrates of Radio,” he was acknowledged by guests and listeners alike as one of the premier interviewers in media today. His legendary dialogues with such luminaries as mythologist Joseph Campbell, visionary inventor Buckminster Fuller, world renowned physicist David Bohm, writer/activist Alice Walker, playwright Peter Brook, Nobel laureates Linus Pauling, H. H. the Dalai Lama, Adolfo Perez Esquivel, Betty Williams and Jose Ramos Horta, Pulitzer Prize winners Gary Snyder and E.O.Wilson, physician/author Andrew Weil, artist/writer Natalie Goldberg, poet/author Robert Bly, architect/designer William McDonough, cultural historian Theodore Roszak, religious scholar Huston Smith, philosopher Jean Houston, spiritual philosopher J. Krishnamurti, poet/author Maya Angelou and many others, have brought wide acclaim to the New Dimensions Radio series and have helped to bring innovative ideas into the mainstream culture.
Michael’s sensitive and engaging interviewing style combined with his own intellect, breadth of knowledge, and interests helped create the compelling and highly listenable dialogues, for which New Dimensions has become famous far and wide.
and Podcast Producer
Dan is an independent filmmaker, writer and audio producer. He is our operations manager, edits the New Dimensions Café, and publishes our podcasts.
Dan has been a member of our team since we began broadcasting in 1973 and has contributed enormously to our success. He has designed and built several of our studios and maintains our archive of over 8000 hours of programming.
Chief Engineer and Audio Editor
Lou Judson has been working with sound all his life. Majoring in Broadcast Communication Arts, after college he found New Dimensions and has been with us ever since, engineering live shows, recording and editing our programs to perfection, and restoring our older archives for the 21st Century. He chooses the music and makes it all sound as good as we expect!
He also does live music sound as Intuitive Audio and at venues such as Freight & Salvage, produced hundreds of audiobooks, lectures and workshops, and does consulting and mastering. A real audio generalist!
Lou has been an esteemed member of our team since we began broadcasting in 1973. He holds the history of the guests and hosts who have graced our microphones over the decades.
On the first day of every month we sit at the same moment for five minutes with thousands of others in the worldwide meditation and visualization. Many of us have already experienced the deep nourishment that comes with sitting in circle. Imagine hundreds, thousands, even millions of people all over the world sitting regularly at the same instant, once each month in dynamic friendship. Even though we are not physically together, we know that a shared intention is a powerful force even at a physical distance. We are convinced some surprises beyond our imaginings are in store for all of us as we make this commitment.
Join with others to visualize dynamic harmony within the human species. We say “dynamic harmony” because we are an active species, so the harmony must be a dynamic one, as we actively move more deeply in rapport with our environment with each other, with other animals, with the plants, and with the planet. Together we commit to using this moment of prayer and meditation to focus on new levels of kindness, understanding, and compassion that are needed today as we collectively face the challenges of the 21st century.
Please bring your own form of practice to this circle. We encourage participation to come from the widest possible religious, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds in order to bring the strength of diversity to our circle.
The circle represents the cross-cultural symbol of unity. In fact, humanity, as it is dispersed around the planet, is always in circle. If we could be seen from space, we would appear from any angle, to be in circle all the time. Earth Circle is a conscious recognition of that truth.
The key is to keep it simple and short so that everyone is able to participate, since some people will be at their jobs and may not be able to take a longer break. For others it may be three or four o’clock in the morning. Most of us, though, can manage five minutes once a month, whatever our circumstances.
We at New Dimensions Radio commit to sitting quietly at a specified time on the first day of each month. (If you are in certain parts of Australia and Asia, it would be the second day of each month because of the International Date Line.) We suggest that this Earth Circle happen at 4:00 p.m. Greenwich Time, which would be 11:00 a.m. in New York, 10:00 a.m. in Chicago, 9:00 a.m. in Denver, 8:00 a.m. in San Francisco, etc. (See the list below.).
Five minutes may seem a short time; some may choose to sit for longer—and that is fine. The most important aspect is the intention and motivation that we bring to benefit all life on the planet. Sitting for five minutes with the intention of deep healing for the planet and all its people is powerful forum.
We suggest you calculate the starting time for your location by using the chart below. Put a little heart on your calendar and a note on your bathroom mirror and refrigerator. It is difficult to start a new habit so figure out ways to remind each other—Partner with someone and call one another just before the end of the month as a reminder.
Join Us in a Monthly Earth Circle!
Let others know — copy this article, put it in other newsletters and magazines, and let us know that you are joining us!
4 PM Greenwich Mean Time
We chose this time on the first day of each month to allow most major populated areas to avoid middle-of-the-night times. For those who change your clocks for Daylight Savings Time or British Summer Time, please disregard the time change and continue sitting at the old time throughout the summer, to remain consistent with Greenwich Mean Time, which never changes. The chart below gives times for sample locations around the world.
|London||4:00 p.m.||5:00 p.m.|
|New York||11:00 a.m.||Noon|
|Chicago||10:00 a.m.||11:00 a.m.|
|Denver||9:00 a.m.||10:00 a.m.|
|San Francisco||8:00 a.m.||9:00 a.m.|
|Anchorage||7:00 a.m.||8:00 a.m.|
|Christchurch, N.Z.||4:00 a.m.*|
|Johannesburg, S.A.||6:00 p.m.|
|Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||1:00 p.m.|
|San Jose, Costa Rica||10:00 a.m.|
|New Delhi, India||10:00 a.m.|
|*second day of month|
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Friends of New Dimensions (FOND)
Becoming a member of “Friends of New Dimensions” is unlike any other membership you’ll experience. When you join FOND, you become part of a network of positive change. You literally help finance the education of the global brain.
This is where Dr. Seuss will meet Einstein, and Rumi – and many others too – just like you, mystically musing, and whimsically wondering about life’s perennial puzzlements. Here you’ll find ageless adages for every new age, with whimsical rhymes for our times; plus paradoxical answers to life’s unanswerable questions, with speculations and ruminations pondering perennial puzzlements. An altogether inspiring and en-lightening experience.
The World Prayers archive attempts to be representative of all life affirming faiths and spiritual practices without preference to any one. It is our goal to make these great words available to everyone for study and appreciation. The prayers have been intuitively divided into four categories for the purpose of organization and navigation: Adorations, Celebrations, Invocations, Meditations.
New Dimensions wants to thank Anodea Judith and Ramone Yaciuk for their on-going contribution to New Dimensions.
Ramone Yaciuk is an Advanced Certified Rolfer with over 25 years of experience. He has taught at the Rolf Institute. His style is gentle, effective and liberating. Pain is not necessary with Ramone’s transformative work. Discounted first session for people whomention New Dimensions.
His primary work is done in either San Rafael or Petaluma, California. You may find out more about his work or contact him on his website www.rolfingmarinsomoma.com. He is also Program Director, Sacred Centers.
Her book, The Global Heart Awakens, charts the history of human development into our present crises and necessary transformation includes an inspiring message of hope for our future.
New Dimensions features two interviews with Anodea:
Sacred Centers is a community of individuals dedicated to personal growth and cultural evolution. Its community forms organically from the workshop experience and the desire to keep that feeling alive after the workshop. The students and graduates of the Sacred Centers Certification Program form Sacred Kin-doms in their own area, where they conduct healing practices, teach classes and workshops, or whole community events.
The aim of Sacred Centers is to restore connection with the sacredness of life through returning to spiritual practices such as yoga, meditation, healing, ritual, trance, poetry, art, music and dance. This occurs through deeper contact and connection with ourselves, each other, and the web of life. We feel that periodically touching into sacred space, whether it is daily, weekly, or seasonally, informs all other actions in the mundane world and makes a more meaningful and effective. At a time when the world seems to be falling apart, we seek ways to come together, to find a common ground, are universal spirit, and contribute to the awakened global heart.
Marguerite Moore Callaway is Founder and President of the Callaway Leadership Institute, an international leadership development and strategy company whose mission is to help current and aspiring leaders reach their full potential.
Her work combines insights discovered while working closely with leaders and their teams for over four decades with contemporary research in both the social and biological sciences as well as from the fields of business and management. She is a faculty member at Yale University’s School of Public Health and FPD in South Africa since 2005.
Her management consulting has taken her around the world from Africa to China as she has developed and delivered formal graduate-level online and face-to-face management and leadership training globally. New Dimensions staff is pleased to be able to call on her expertise to enable our team to be more effective in delivering our inspiration to the airwaves.