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From Spiritual Authority to Spiritual Authoritarian

Friday, July 1st, 2011

By now, most people know that in his so-called “sweat lodge,” James Arthur Ray disrespectfully borrowed traditional Native American sacred practices for use in his endurance boot camp, in order to produce “abundance” in the gullible participants. Two of those participants died. Like many, I feel sad for the families of the victims, and agree that it’s appropriate for the legal system to hold Ray accountable. But it’s a mistake to dismiss Ray as just one “bad apple.” Why? because he exemplifies a bona-fide risk for spiritual seekers. Until people can learn to distinguish between spiritual authority and authoritarianism, and between spirituality and spiritual materialism, some will fall prey to charismatic individuals, like James Arthur Ray. Read More→

Categories : Psychology, Spirituality
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Connect the Dots: Lynne McTaggart and the Bond

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

On the day of the rapture that never happened, I interviewed Lynne McTaggart on my radio show, “Connect the Dots.” The author of the new book, “The Bond: Connecting Through the Space Between Us” (Free Press, 2011 ). McTaggart told me that she wrote “The Bond” because “We’re in crisis and we all know it. We’ve been watching this series of disasters, ecological, economic, terrorist — and while it may or may not be the end of the world, it’s the end of the world as we know it. We’re at the end of a certain mindset that has caused these compounding crises. Understanding and changing that mindset is the path to a viable future.” Read More→

Step Up to Quantum Activism

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

For some reason, we’ve gotten programmed to believe that Proactive Health means— “taking care of my health,” not taking care of “our health.” That’s why in my radio show, blogs, and ezine, I want to make it easier for all of us to take health action. Each week, I’ll be focusing on one action you can take every week to make a critical difference for health– your’s, mine, and our’s. On this week’s Connect the Dots, radio program, physicist Amit Goswami explains how we can do this and why we must. To listen, go here at Noon ET on Saturday, January 29th. Read More→

Are Spirituality and Activism Meant for Each Other?

Monday, October 11th, 2010

“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious,” Albert Einstein wrote to a friend, I learned from Arnold Mindell, Ph.D., a Jungian analyst. As a journalist, I can say exactly the same thing. But there’s an irony. Whenever the scientist or the journalist finds answers, the answers must remain open, serving as doorways to further questions that naturally arise in their wake. Without this openness to further questions, these answers, whether scientific findings, reports on slices of reality, or certitudes about how things work, may over time crystallize, become opaque, and begin to function as obstacles, blocking further inquiry into the essence of ever-evolving change in the now. Read More→

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The Art of Dying

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

When a dear mentor of mine passed away recently, who knew him were deeply saddened. Many considered his passing “untimely” since he was actively immersed in important projects with hands on the reins until near the end. Read More→

Categories : Psychology, Spirituality
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The Day of Atonement is Here

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

Nu, so would a little atonement hurt?

I promise, not too much, only what you can handle. And it’s for your own good. Honestly.

Does that make you feel better? Good, good. Because God forbid you should feel the least bit uncomfortable while atoning. Read More→

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Radio Show: The New Mandala and the Dalai Lama

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

On today’s show, Alison Rose Levy will speak with Rev. John Lundin, a spiritual writer and teacher, an environmental activist and clean energy advocate, and a liberal blogger. His newest book, written in collaboration with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, The New Mandala – Eastern Wisdom for Western Living, is a guide for Read More→

Radio Show: Using your spiritual assets

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Tom Zender, Evolutionary Leader

Author Tom Zender is raising corporate consciousness and through his new book God Goes to Work (the foreward is written by Deepak Chopra). He provides the practical steps to rediscover the essence of the most successful transactions; how to use your Read More→

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A number of indigenous cultures have foretold a time when humanity, our future, and the earth itself were at stake–due to human folly. In a typical fairy tale, folk legend, and in our hopes and dreams, at such a time “a hero” would come forth to save us.

But suppose the hero wasn’t a knight in shining armor, or all-seeing officers at an omnipotent military command central–no, suppose that the hero, or heroes, came from Read More→

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Smiling at Fear: Pema Chodron

Friday, November 13th, 2009
What do you fear most— the Swine Flu, or the Swine Flu vaccine? Airport terrorists, or airport security searches? Growing old, or the alternative? Read More→
Categories : Spirituality
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