20 Results: midfulness
Last Fall, the Indian Council of Philosophical Research, a program of the government of India, selected Dr. Radin as their National Visiting Professor for 2009-2010. From mid-February to mid-March Dean gave nine lectures on "the noetic mind" in five Indian cities.
- Audio Teleseminars
Results of a Pilot Study
Stress and negative mood during pregnancy increase risk for poor childbirth outcomes and postnatal mood problems and may interfere with mother-infant attachment and child development. However, relatively little research has focused on the efficacy of psychosocial interventions to reduce stress and negative mood during pregnancy. In this study, we developed and pilot tested an eight-week mindfulness-based intervention directed toward reducing stress and improving mood in pregnancy and early postpartum.
- Publications Scholarly Papers
- February 1, 2008
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Barbara Marx Hubbard has long been a visionary leader, helping us all to imagine a bold and evolutionary future that we can co-create. In this interview with IONS President James O’Dea, she explores the power of entering into imaginal realms in order to link our creative intent with the power of the universe.
- Audio Interviews
Van shares intimately about his formative years and his journey into becoming a social activist, as well as the story of Ella Baker, the "secret godmother" of the civil rights movement and mentor to Dr. King. Van advocates a "third way" between Islamic and corporate fundamentalisms and towards a vibrant, global pro-democracy movement that supports "green-collar jobs."
- Audio Interviews
UFO researcher, author and historian, Richard Dolan, discusses his book, which describes the history of the UFO phenomenon and coverup from 1973 until the end of the cold war in 1991, with host Dean Radin.
- Audio Teleseminars
James Carpenter is a clinical psychologist (Board Certified, ABPP) and parapsychologist. He has over 30 years of active experience as a psychotherapist, educator and researcher. His involvement in parapsychology dates back to his undergraduate days at Duke in the mid-'60's when he became associated with the Parapsychology Laboratory there. He has published numerous articles and book chapters since. A graduate of the PhD program in clinical psychology at Ohio State University, he went on to teach at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill before entering private practice. He still provides clinical supervision for psychiatric residents at UNC. His current interests are primarily in the development of theory for a general understanding of parapsychological phenomena (First Sight Theory) and conducting research that tests and elaborates that point of view. His work as a clinician has been existentially-oriented and has focused on a broad range of human distress. He has served on the Boards of Directors of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology, the Parapsychology Association and the Rhine Research Center. He is also engaged in writing poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction.
Founder & President of the World Business Academy Rinaldo S. Brutoco, J.D., is a leading international executive, writer and keynote speaker for over twenty five years. Mr. Brutoco is widely recognized as a practical visionary, change agent and futurist. He uniquely combines theory and practice to assist executives and organizations in adapting to change through the analysis and application of "breakthrough" ideas.
An expert in emerging technologies and industries, Mr. Brutoco was co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of the nation's first pay cable television operation, Optical Systems Corporation, as well as founder and Chief Executive Officer of one of the first companies to offer over-the-air television transmissions of major motion pictures, Universal Subscription Television. For 13 years, Mr. Brutoco also served as the Chairman of Logical Data Management, which pioneered distributed data processing transfers.
Mr. Brutoco has served on the board of The Men's Wearhouse, a $2 billion-dollar New York Stock Exchange company, for sixteen years from its initial IPO to the present time. During that same time period, Mr. Brutoco was founder, CEO and Chairman of the Red Rose Collection, which was named for three consecutive years to INC Magazine's 500 fastest growing privately held companies. Among many other distinctions garnered by the company and its commonly controlled merchant bank, Dorason Corporation, served for the last twelve years of Mother Teresa's life as the sole distributor of her personally endorsed biographical motion picture.
In 1986 Mr. Brutoco founded, and currently serves as President and CEO of, the World Business Academy, a collaborative network of mindful individuals collectively exploring the leading edge of business and a pre-eminent publisher of new paradigm business literature. He has also served on numerous non-profit boards including The Gorbachev Foundation, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, State of the World Forum, the Center for Earth Concerns, Omega Point Institute and the Brutoco Family Foundation, adding to his ability to transform companies through a multi-disciplinary approach.
In 1999 he formed the ShangriLa Group, a consulting firm and commercial group of companies with numerous investments in various enterprises and commercial real estate. He continues to serve as the Principal and CEO of the ShangriLa Group. In 2003 he guided a group of high school students through an entrepreneurial course which resulted in the formation of Seven Oaks Ranch, Inc. Seven Oaks Ranch is a sustainably designed, values driven enterprise which manufactures and distributes organic food products in over 4500 U.S. retail outlets. The flagship product is known widely as “Garlic Gold” ®
Mr. Brutoco is the co-author of Freedom from Mid-East Oil , a book with practical steps on how to move past our addiction to oil, co-author of Profiles in Power: The Antinuclear Movement and the Dawn of the Solar Age (1997), a book on nuclear energy published by Simon & Schuster in 1997, and has been the contributor to, or principal author resource for, several other books including Winning the Innovation Game and New Paradigms in Business. He has also been the author o/instituteofnoeticf numerous articles and a featured speaker at senior-level executive meetings throughout the world for more than two decades.
Mr. Brutoco graduated with majors in both Economics and Philosophy from Santa Clara University, and received a Juris Doctorate, Order of the Coif, from UCLA School of Law in 1971.
Mr. Brutoco enjoys sailing, swimming, scuba diving, organic farming, walking, the simple pleasures of a great conversation, and reading as much as time allows on an extremely broad range of subjects. He and his wife, Lalla Shanna, share three daughters and one son and homes on the Big Island of Hawaii and in Ojai, California.
Loyd Auerbach is Director of the Office of Paranormal Investigations and author of Ghost Hunting: How to Investigate the Paranormal and Hauntings and Poltergeists: A Ghost Hunter's Guide. His first book, ESP, Hauntings, and Poltergeists, dealt with the ways parapsychologists investigate psychic phenomena outside the laboratory, and the misconceptions of the phenomena held by the public, and was named the "Sacred Text" on ghosts by Newsweek. His second book, Psychic Dreaming, dealt with the current understanding of dreams in general and psychic dreams in particular. His third, Reincarnation, Channeling, and Possession was released by Warner in April, 1993. His fourth book, Mind Over Matter, took a look at the abilities of psychokinesis both on the body and outside the body. His newest book, covering many of his more interesting investigations, is A Paranormal Casebook: Ghost Hunting in the New Millennium.
Loyd Auerbach has been an Adjunct Professor at JFK University since 1983, and also served on the faculty of the Rosebridge Graduate School for Integrative Psychology in Concord, CA 1996-98. He holds a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from Northwestern University (1978), and an M.S. in Parapsychology from JFK University (1981). He serves on the Advisory Board for the Rhine Research Center in Durham, NC.
A resident of an Eastbay community outside of San Francisco & Oakland, where he lives with his wife, Professor Auerbach has been teaching Parapsychology and related topics for several years in the Bay Area—and, before that, in New York.
He was Public Information and Media Consultant to the American Society for Psychical Research (http://www.aspr.com) in New York City from 1982 through mid-1983. There he acted as a spokesperson and as an intermediary to facilitate communication between the media and the parapsychological community. He is still a member of that organization, an associate member of the Parapsychological Association (http://www.parapsych.org), and a corresponding member of the Society for Scientific Exploration (http://www.scientificexploration.org).
For more than 25 years, he has been investigating cases of reported paranormal phenomena, helping people understand what may (or may not) be going on in their lives. In 1989, he founded the Office of Paranormal Investigations, a group for people to call when they believe they have a psychic or paranormal experience or disturbance, and a resource center for Media, businesspeople, scientists, law enforcement agencies, attorneys and other parapsychologists.
Loyd is very interested and concerned with media portrayals of the phenomena and the science of Parapsychology. He has been a consultant to various television producers and writers in the United States, Japan, and Great Britain, providing both scientific and creative input, as well as help in promotion. Most recently he has been involved with shows for the History Channel, the Travel Channel, TechTV, the Discovery Channel, A&E and the Learning Channel. He keeps tabs on the media's portrayal of Parapsychology through his constant contact with media people, watching too much TV and seeing too many movies, through his familiarity and use of the LexisNexis information services (as a part-time Special Consultant to their San Francisco office) and through surfing the Net.
Besides his media work and consulting with other parapsychologists, Auerbach also consults with other professionals. He has consulted with other attorneys and law enforcement officials in cases dealing with psychic phenomena and belief in the supernatural.
Loyd Auerbach is also President of the Psychic Entertainers Association, and is himself an accomplished Mentalist and Psychic Entertainer, performing mainly for private parties, corporations, and at colleges and restaurants as Professor Paranormal.
"You can't go to jail for what you're thinking," wrote Frank Loesser in his 1956 hit song “Standing on the Corner.” His observation no longer applies in India ...
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- Technology and Consciousness
Whether we call our philosophy “idealism” or “materialism” or “panpsychism,” we are trying to explain the same thing: reality, this. Some approaches are better than others, but our criteria are themselves necessarily subjective. I have highlighted empirical adequacy, logical consistency, and intellectual pedigree here, but other criteria could be used and different conclusions reached.
Webby Awards founder Shlain believes the Internet is synthesizing the two hemispheres of our brain while calling us to join a global revolution with immense transformative potential. She explores this potential—and the impact of the loss of her father, acclaimed surgeon-author Leonard Shlain—in her new film, Connected.
At a press conference immediately following the earthquake in Japan, President Obama noted that “for all our differences in culture or language or religion, ultimately, humanity is one.” A century ago, earthquakes in California, India, and Italy similarly evoked shared grief and mutual assistance, although oneness was not yet part of our mainstream vocabulary – nor our consciousness. This significant shift in awareness during the last century illustrates the power and promise of evolution.
Remember The Tao of Physics by Fritjof Capra? Its artful blending of science and mysticism captured the zeitgeist of a rogue network of paradigm-bending researchers who forever changed the direction of physics.
This short lesson in the history of paradigm shifts reveals the complexity of these movements and the importance of the many forces at play. The Copernican Revolution didn’t just happen and neither will the next one—but the conditions are ripening.
Wallace, an eminent scholar renowned for bridging the worlds of scientific materialism and Eastern spirituality, calls on both scientists and contemplatives to use their skills of inquiry and analysis to revolutionize the mind sciences.
As borders dissolve, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary approaches to health and healing are becoming the norm worldwide.
Not too long ago, we thought of the body as a machine and the brain as some sort of computer that ran the show. But much recent research indicates that the brain is essentially a social organ with its cells and pathways wired for empathy, for experiencing the joys and sufferings of others as if they were our own. Our brain, our hormones, and our immune system are an intimately related care-connection system.
What we don’t know about healing dwarfs what we do know, and nowhere is this more apparent than the role of “energy” in restoring balance to a fractured psyche. Energy Psychology, modern psychotherapy’s enfant terrible, is growing up and giving us clues to the mystery of its remarkable power.
20 Results: midfulness