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New Dimensions is an original and powerful forum for inspired and inspiring voices and views on a wide range of timely and timeless topics. Activism, art, education, science, psychology, philosophy, health, spirituality, global transformation, cross-cultural traditions, the interconnectedness of all life … All these and more are featured in this award-winning one-hour interview program that has been broadcast on public radio since 1973. For more information and over a thousand hours of downloadable programs visit newdimensions.org

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New Dimensions is an original and powerful forum for inspired and inspiring voices and views on a wide range of timely and timeless topics. Activism, art, education, science, psychology, philosophy, health, spirituality, global transformation, cross-cultural traditions, the interconnectedness of all life … All these and more are featured in this award-winning one-hour interview program that has been broadcast on public radio since 1973. For more information and over a thousand hours of downloadable programs visit newdimensions.org

    Living Among Wild Creatures - Sy Montgomery - ND3734

    Living Among Wild Creatures - Sy Montgomery - ND3734

    Hear Montgomery’s fascinating encounters with gorillas, snakes, and spiders. She takes us from the largest bird in the world, the Emu, to the smallest, the hummingbird. With their jewel-like foliage hummingbirds are capable of the most unique and astonishing feats such as flying backward and even upside down. Sy Montgomery is a naturalist, documentary scriptwriter and author of many books, which often include stories of her encounters with animals. During research for her books, films, and articles, Sy Montgomery has been chased by an angry silver back gorilla in Zaire and bitten by a vampire bat in Costa Rica. She worked in a pit of 18,000 snakes in Manitoba and handled a wild tarantula in French Guiana. She holds an honorary doctorate from the University System of New Hampshire. Her many books have garnered numerous awards, and include The Curious Naturalist: Nature’s Everyday Mysteries (Down East Books 1991), Search for the Golden Moon Bear: Science and Adventure in Pursuit of a New Species (Chelsea Green Publishing 2009), The Good, Good Pig: The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood (Ballantine Books 2007), Birdology: Adventures with a Pack of Hens, a Peck of Pigeons, Cantankerous Crows, Fierce Falcons, Hip Hop Parrots, Baby Hummingbirds, and One Murderously Big Living Dinosaur (Atria Books 2011), The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness. (Atria Books 2015), How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018), Becoming a Good Creature (a children’s book) (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2020), Condor Comeback (Scientists in the Field Series) (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2020), The Hummingbirds’ Gift: Wonder, Beauty, and Renewal on Wings (Atria Books 2021)

     Interview Date: 6/4/2021     Tags: Sy Montgomery, emus, hummingbirds, Brenda Sherburn LaBelle, spiders, gorillas, Kakapo, Wendilgarda spider, wolf spiders, kangaroos and wallabies, Animals, Ecology/Nature/Environment

    • 57 min
    Choosing To Be Our Own Authority In Our Lives - Regina Louise - ND3737

    Choosing To Be Our Own Authority In Our Lives - Regina Louise - ND3737

    As a young Black woman, Regina Louise was born poor, supposedly unwanted, neglected, marginalize, stigmatized, disenfranchised, and labeled crazy. What led her to not accept these factors in her life and reject that they were going to define all her life? Be uplifted by her story as she moves with fierce determination from shame to dignity. Regina Louise is a teacher and coach on advocacy work. Her memoir was featured in a Lifetime movie, I Am Somebody’s Child. She’s a Hoffman Process teacher. She is the author of two memoirs: Somebody’s Someone: A Memoir (Agate Bolden 2008) and Someone Has Led This Child To Believe: A Memoir  (Agate Bolden 2018), as well as Permission Granted: Kick-Ass Strategies to Bootstrap Your Way to Unconditional Self-Love (New World Library 2021)

    Interview Date: 7/19/2021      Tags: Regina Louise, adultification, predators, bullies, loneliness, aloneness, Ann Richards, unconditional self-love, Margaret Paul, curiosity, triggered, shame, W.E.B. Du Bois, Bessel van der Kolk, Robert Fuller, Dignitarian Movement, dignity, rankism, hope, Personal Transformation

    • 57 min
    The Wall-Less Rooms Of Nature That Inspire Imagination - Patrice Vecchione - ND3544

    The Wall-Less Rooms Of Nature That Inspire Imagination - Patrice Vecchione - ND3544

    Nature and the imagination thrive when boundaries are exposed, and both persevere when challenged. Vecchione explains how the act of being in nature expanded her imagination, which made the act of doing art become more meaningful. Wandering and letting go of control, she says, are the best ways to spark creativity. Patrice Vecchione is a poet, author, and artist. She teaches creative writing retreats, and collage and poetry workshops. She has also worked with children, leading classes in poetry and the imagination in elementary, middle, and high schools. She is the author of several books including Writing and the Spiritual Life: Finding Your Voice by Looking Within (McGraw Hill 2001) and Step Into Nature: Nurturing Imagination and Spirit in Everyday Life (Beyond Words Publishing 2015)

    Interview Date: 5/12/2015   Tags: Patrice Vecchione, imagination, earth, structure, nature, poetry, children, bees, grandparents, birdbath, education, walls, art-making, clouds, wandering, leaf, forest, pocket park, The Tenderloin National Forest, Art & Creativity, Ecology/Nature/Environment

    • 57 min
    Shifting Into a New Era of Conscious Evolution - Barbara Marx Hubbard, Ph.D. - ND3443

    Shifting Into a New Era of Conscious Evolution - Barbara Marx Hubbard, Ph.D. - ND3443

    Hubbard inspires us with a vision of possibility as we move into a new era of conscious evolution. She says we are at a choice point, and describes a tipping point of people who are collectively becoming excited by the changes. By joining together in small groups we are connecting up our creativity and our genius, which can ultimately lead us to a life-sustaining planet. She says, “Small fluctuations in a sea of social chaos can jump the system to a higher order.” She goes on to describe how we could connect with one another in a celebration of a global birthday party on December 22, 2012. She also points out that it will be small groups of people connecting with one another that will facilitate and accelerate the change toward a positive future for all life. (hosted by Justine Willis Toms)  Barbara Marx Hubbard, Ph.D. (1929-2019) was a visionary futurist and evolutionary educator. She was the cofounder and chair of the board of The Foundation for Conscious Evolution, and cofounder of the Association for Global New Thought and The World Future Society. In 1984 her name was placed in nomination for the vice presidency for the United States on the Democratic ticket. She was a guide and teacher for The Shift Network’s Agents of Conscious Evolution training. She’s the author of many books including Emergence: The Shift from Ego to Essence (Hampton Roads 2001), Birth 2012 and Beyond: Humanity’s Great Shift to the Age of Conscious Evolution (Shift Books 2012), The revised edition of Conscious Evolution: Awakening the Power of Our Social Potential (New World Library 2015)

    Interview Date: 6/29/2012   Tags: Barbara Marx Hubbard, Birth 2012, Birth2012, December 22 2012, dissipative structures, evolution, heart math, Ilya Prigogine, morphogenetic field, noosphere, planetary birthday party, regenopause, scientific materialism, scientific orthodoxy, Shift circles, Shift Network, supra-sex, suprasex, Teilhard de Chardin, tipping point, universe story, world that works for everyone, Community, Global Culture, Personal Growth, Philosophy/Psychology, Social Change/Politics

    The Character Of Thought-The Choice To Be In Process Or Flow - Laura Basha, Ph.D. - ND3541

    The Character Of Thought-The Choice To Be In Process Or Flow - Laura Basha, Ph.D. - ND3541

    We have all experienced getting caught up in a thought and identifying ourselves by it. Dr. Laura Basha talks about the ability to bring choice into the thought process. She explains the importance of listening for what’s possible rather than trying to figure it out. We also learn about Transformational Humor, the power of silence, and the two modes of thought. Laura Basha, Ph.D. holds a combined doctorate in clinical and organizational psychology. She’s an international consultant in leadership development and a personal coach. She is also a fine artist whose paintings reside in many private collections. She is the author of: The Inward Outlook (Xlibris 2014)

    Interview Date: 4/9/2015   Tags: Laura Basha, MP3, Three Principles, Transformational Humor, Process thought, problem solving, flow thought, in the flow, Mind, Consciousness, thought, sound of silence, character of thought, quality of thought, inward outlook, mentally ill, schizophrenia, modes of thought, Everything and No-thing, transformation, silence, Philosophy, Psychology, Personal Transformation

    • 57 min
    Impermanence and Interconnectedness - Bodhipaksa - ND3387

    Impermanence and Interconnectedness - Bodhipaksa - ND3387

    How can mindfulness allow us to by-pass reactivity? How do we cultivate a sense of spaciousness? Buddhist teacher and author Bodhipaksa helps us find a sense of oneness, stillness, and perfectness. Bodhipaksa was born Graeme Stephen in Scotland and currently lives and teaches in New Hampshire. He is a Buddhist teacher and author who has been practicing within the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order since 1982 and has been a member of this order since 1993. Bodhipaksa runs the online meditation center, Wildmind, to increase awareness of the positive effects of meditation. His published works include The Wisdom of the Breath (CD) (Sounds True 2009), Wildmind (Windhorse 2010) and Living As a River: Finding Fearlessness in the Face of Change (Sounds True 2010)

    Interview Date: 10/22/2010 Tags: Bodhipaksa, retreats, mindfulness, happiness, fear, terror, management theory, reincarnation, karma, consciousness, self, virtual selves, clinging, Spirituality, Buddhism, Science, Meditation

    • 57 min

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