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Join host Stephen Dinan for a fascinating discussion with an inspiring evolutionary. A pioneer in human potential for many years, Barbara has a revolutionary vision for reformulating democracy from the grassroots up so that it is more solution-oriented, collaborative and effective.
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Human rights leader Van Jones is sounding a powerful call for social change movements to come together and "Reclaim the Future." Host Stephen Dinan engages this former White House "green jobs czar" in a free-ranging discussion about how we can all become better agents of change for the future we want to see
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In this moving discussion with host Marilyn Schlitz, her guest James Gordon, talks about his experience healing the wounds of war. Dr. Gordon has devoted 30 years to the exploration and practice of mind-body medicine.
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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."
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Integral Approaches to Mind-Body Medicine
Consciousness and Healing: Integral Approaches to Mind-Body Medicine is a collection of 47 essays on integral medicine, consciousness, and healing that integrates mainstream medical knowledge with recent developments in the emerging areas of frontier sciences and insights from alternative healing perspectives.
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- October 21, 2004
- 585 pages
Join comedian and political commentator Steve Bhaerman (aka Swami Beyondananda) for a humorous and insightful look at the "upwising" now underway. You’ll hear about Mad Cowboy Disease, the potential for bloodless evolution, and how to quiet a barking dogma.
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In this teleseminar, host Cassandra Vieten talks with anthropologist, professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and former board president of Metanexus Institute, Dr. Solomon Katz. Their dialogue explores some of the findings from the Metanexus Institute's Spiritual Transformation Scientific Research Program ...
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Harriett M. Crosby is Cultural Traditions & Diversity Committee Chair of the IONS Board of Directors.
She is Co-Founder and President of the Initiative for Social Action and Renewal in Eurasia (ISAR), supporting grassroots environmental activism in the former Soviet Union. She trained in psychology at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich, worked for Colorado Outward Bound as a mountaineering instructor, collected Tibetan folk tales in Ladakh, worked on the White House Council on Environmental Quality, and now practices meditation, pottery, organic gardening and wildlife rehabilitation. She currently serves on the boards of Friends of the Earth, the Institute for Deep Ecology, 20/20 Vision, Taxpayers for Common Sense, ISAR, and IONS.
Dr. Wayne B. Jonas is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Samueli Institute as well as a Professor of Family Medicine, Georgetown University Medical Center and an Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. A family physician and scientist, he formerly served as the Director of the Office of Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health, the Director of the Medical Research Fellowship at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, a Director of a WHO Collaborating Center for Traditional Medicine, and a member of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy. He sits on numerous national and international advisory boards and scientific review groups. He is the author of over 150 publications and five books. He received his medical degree at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Robert M. Duggan, M.A., M.Ac. (UK), Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM), President and Co-Founder of Tai Sophia Institute, has practicedtraditional acupuncture since 1973. He holds a master’s degree in humanrelations and community studies from New York University as well as a master’sin moral theology from St. Joseph’s Seminary, and received his master’scertification in acupuncture from the College of Traditional ChineseAcupuncture (UK). A national leader in the development of the acupunctureprofession and the emerging healing arts community, he has served as acommissioner of the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and OrientalMedicine, on the board of trustees of the Horizon Foundation (a communitywellness foundation in Howard County, Maryland, which in 2008 honored himwith its annual Leadership Award), and a panelist at meetings sponsored by theNational Institutes of Health and the White House Commission onComplementary and Alternative Medicine. Mr. Duggan lectures throughout the United States and abroad, and is author of Common Sense for the Healing Arts.
Marcia Wieder, CEO and Founder of Dream University® is leading a Dream Movement. With over twenty years coaching, training and speaking experience, her inspiring message, style and wit has touched audiences from 50-5000 at companies such as AT&T, The Gap and American Express. Whether teaching at the Stanford Business School, speaking to executives in China, or addressing young women at Girl Scout Camp, her riveting style impacts audiences world-wide.
James S. Gordon, MD, is the Founder and Director of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, DC and is a Clinical Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Gordon recently served as Chairman of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy. He also served as the first Chair of the Program Advisory Council of the National Institutes of Health's Office of Alternative Medicine and is a former member of the Cancer Advisory Panel on Complementary and Alternative Medicine of the NIH.
Dr. Gordon has devoted 30 years to the exploration and practice of mind-body medicine. A Harvard Medical School graduate, he was for ten years a research psychiatrist at the National Institute of Mental Health. There he developed the first national program for runaway and homeless youth, edited the first comprehensive studies of alternative and holistic medicine, directed the Special Study on Alternative Services for President Carter's Commission on Mental Health, and created a nationwide preceptorship program for medical students.
In the years since then, Dr. Gordon has created ground-breaking programs of comprehensive mind-body healing for physicians, medical students and other health professionals; for people with cancer, depression and other chronic illnesses; and for traumatized children and families, and those who serve them, in Bosnia and Kosovo, Israel and Gaza. Dr. Gordon integrates relaxation therapies, hypnosis, meditation, acupuncture, nutrition, herbalism, musculoskeletal manipulation, dance, yoga and physical exercise in his own practice of medicine and psychiatry.
Dr. Gordon's two most recent books are Comprehensive Cancer Care: Integrating Alternative, Complementary and Conventional Therapies and Manifesto for a New Medicine: Your Guide to Healing Partnerships and the Wise Use of Alternative Therapies (both Perseus Books). In addition, Dr. Gordon has written or edited nine other books, including the award-winning Health for the Whole Person, and more than 120 articles in professional journals and general magazines and newspapers, among them the American Journal of Psychiatry, Psychiatry, The American Family Physician, The Atlantic Monthly, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. He helped develop and write the educational materials to supplement the public television series "Healing and the Mind with Bill Moyers".
Barbara Marx Hubbard has been a pioneer in positive options for the future of humanity for forty years. A public speaker, author, and social innovator, she is president and executive director of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution.
She has been instrumental in the founding of many future-oriented organizations, including the World Future Society, New Dimensions Radio, Global Family, Women of Vision In Action, The Foundation for the Future, and the Association for Global New Thought.
A graduate of Bryn Mawr College, with a B.A. cum laude in Political Science, she studied at the Sorbonne and L’Ecole des Sciences Politiques in Paris. She was awarded the first Doctor of Conscious Evolution degree from Emerson Theological Institute.
In the 1960’s she published one of the first newsletters on evolutionary transformation called The Center Letter, with the support of Dr. Abraham H. Maslow, founder of Humanistic Psychology. She worked closely with Dr. Jonas Salk and was one of the original contributors to the Salk Institute. In the 70’s she co-founded the Committee for the Future in Washington, D.C. which developed the New Worlds Educational and Training Center, based on her work. She co-produced twenty-five SYNCON (Synergistic Convergence) conferences to bring together people from every field and function to seek common goals and match needs and resources in the light of the growing potentials of humanity. She wrote and presented the Theater for the Future, a multi-media story of creation culminating in “Previews of Coming Attractions—what it might be like if everything worked".
In 1984 her name was placed in nomination for the vice-presidency of the United States on the Democratic ticket. She proposed a Peace Room in the White House and throughout the world, to scan for, map, connect, and communicate what is working. She was one of the original directors of the Center for Soviet American Dialogue and served as a citizen diplomat during the late 80’s.
Her books include Conscious Evolution: Awakening the Power of Our Social Potential , and Emergence: The Shift from Ego to Essence . She is the mother of five and the grandmother of six, and resides in Santa Barbara, California.
Luisah Teish is a writer, performance artist and ritual events consultant. Her writing credits include several plays (“Rice and Revolution”, ”The Division of the Cowries”, “The Rise and Fall of Sam DeClaws Or How DeClaws Got Clipped” and “ The Deer Woman of Owo), She is also the author of several books on African and African American Spiritual Culture. They include “Jambalaya: The Natural Woman’s Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals” a women’s spirituality classic. “ Carnival of the Spirit: Seasonal Celebrations and Rites of Passage “, Jump Up: Good Times Throughout the Seasons with Celebrations from Around the World”, and “What Don’t Kill Is Fattening Revisited: Twenty Years of Poetry, Prose, and Myth. She has contributions to thirteen anthologies and has written numerous movie, play and book reviews. She has published articles and interviews in magazines such as Essence, Ms., Shaman’s Drum, and the Yoga Journal.
In the late 60’s through early 70’s Ms. Teish was a member of the Katherine Dunham Dance Company at The Performing Arts Training Center in E. St. Louis Illinois; and was the choreographer for The Black Artist Group in St. Louis, Missouri.Presently she is the Artistic Director of Ase Theater and “The Women in White Peace Performance Group” in Oakland (2002- to the present). She has served as a consultant and a performer on scripts with cultural, racial, gender, and spiritual themes. They include ”The Sanctified Church: The Works of Zora Neale Hurston” at Life on the Water Theatre in San Francisco. (1989) Club Termina: A Play on Women and Breast Cancer with Indecent Exposure Theater in Hollywood, California. (1991) Nzinga the King-Queen, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York (1993). From Whores to Matriarchs: Black Women Survivors on the Edge, at the Lorraine Hansberry Theater, and in the American Conservatory Theater’s award-winning production of PECONG in San Francisco (1995-98).She has also served as Storytelling Director, and an Artist-in Residence of Stagebridge Intergenerational Theater (2001-2003) and as a cultural consultant to the Prescott Circus Theater (1989-2006).
Film and Television:
Her film and television performance credits include, the Oprah Winfrey Show, the Rob Nelson Show, the Roseanne Barr show (with Eartha Kitt), the Other Side, ”Not A Love Story” and the Goddess Remembered film series (Canadian film board).
Conference Speaker/ Weaver:
Teish has delivered keynote addresses and/or served as a conference weaver for School of Conscious Evolution, the Body and Soul Conference, Bioneers: Collective Heritage Conference, the Wisdom and Action conference
The Business and Consciousness Conference and Mishka Productions to name a few.
She is the Olori (director) of Ile Orunmila Oshun (The House of Destiny and Love www.ileorunmilaoshun.org) and the School of Ancient Mysteries/Sacred Arts Center in Oakland, Ca. She teaches Spirituality and Culture at the California Institute of Integral Studies, John F. Kennedy University, and the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology and New College of California, in the San Francisco Bay Area
Teish designs and conducts weddings, naming ceremonies, memorials, and a host of seasonal celebrations. Teish designed Rites of Passage program for the Institute of Noetic Sciences, and is the director of the Full Faze Passage Council, a multi-racial, multi-cultural network of artists, consultants, and spiritual advisors experienced in event design and production.
A resident of the Bay Area for thirty years, Ms. Teish has been actively involved in teaching transformation, working to insure justice and peacekeeping. She is the past Vice-president of the Association for Transpersonal Psychology, a member of the International Women’s Writing Guild, founder of the Spirit Women’s Art Network.
Sacred Sites Tour Guide:
She conducts research in cultural history and Eco-spiritual sacred sites tours in Nigeria, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Teish is internationally known for her rituals, writings, and performances of traditional folklore and re-imagined mythology. She has lectured and performed in South America, New Zealand, Australia and Europe.
Spiritual Guidance Counselor:
She is an initiated elder and Womanchief in the Ifa/Orisha tradition of Southwest Nigeria and the chair of the International Committee on Women’s Issues. She is an initiated elder (Iyanifa) in the Ifa/Orisha tradition of the West African Diaspora, and she hold a chieftancy title (Yeye’woro) from the Fatunmise Compound in Ile Ife, Nigeria. Teish is an initiated elder (Iyanifa) in the Ifa/Orisha tradition of the West African Diaspora, and she hold a chieftancy title (Yeye’woro) from the Fatunmise Compound in Ile Ife, Nigeria. Presently she is the Chair of the World Orisha Congress Committee on Women’s Issues. She is a devotee of Damballah Hwedo, the Haitian Rainbow Serpent, under the guidance of Moma Lola. She was awarded a Ph.D. in Spiritual Therapeutics from Open International University’s School of Complementary Medicine in Colombo Sri Lanka in 1993. She holds an Inter-Faith minister’s license from the International Institute of Integral Human Sciences. In 1969 she received initiation into to the Fahamme Temple of Amun-Ra in St. Louis, Missouri.
She later went on to study indigenous Native North and South American traditions (including the Caribbean). She has conducted workshops on Black and Native American culture at Medicine Wheels (under the directions of Sun Bear’s tribal elders). And La Casa de la Poesia in Caracas Venezuela uses her book, Jump Up, as a text on the mythology of the Goddess Maria Lionza. Teish has conducted tours with the School of Conscious Evolution, to sacred sites in several countries, including Egypt, Nigeria, and Jamaica.
In the final months before his passing, former IONS Board Member Lee Lipsenthal captured on paper what for him were the most enduring values he learned from a life well-lived: relationship, love, and gratitude.
The value of chaos and disorder in human life and the paradoxical unity of opposites have been repeatedly affirmed by an impressive array of individuals from various walks of life – scientists, mathematicians, physicians, nurses, psychologists, philosophers, poets, writers, musicians, artists, theologians, saints, and sinners. They tell us that chaos and disorder are as essential as harmony and coherence in a fulfilled life, and in emerging science as well.
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