Conversations at the leading edge of human intelligence & maturity – facing the darkness and alive to possibilities on the other side of it.
063 Tim Freke – Emergentism, Unividualism, and a New Wave of Benevolence
Philosopher & author Tim Freke examines our meta-crisis in the context of history, considering the nature of “chaos” and the tendency for each generation to imagine it’s living in the “worst of times.” He explores the implications of “paralogical” thinking, his concept of “unividualism,” and how joy and grief coexist at the knife-edge of emergence. Tim is the author of 35 books and the founder of ‘Unividualism’, which integrates evolutionary science with deep spirituality.
062 Spiritual Friends Amidst Cultural Madness — The Power of Our Grateful Generosity
Terry Patten shares a “state of the union” address on the delusion, anxiety, loneliness, and fear gripping so many around the world, as well as the power of sacred, next-stage friendship as a key leverage point for collective healing and coherence. Terry invites members of the New Republic of the Heart practice community to share their experiences experimenting with transformational relating and co-creativity. Terry then extends a special invitation to fellow practitioners and change agents.
061 Jonathan Gustin – Becoming Whole: Emotional Maturity, Spiritual Awakening and Soul Purpose
Purpose guide and psychotherapist Jonathan Gustin explores the vital process of actualizing our soul’s purpose and key distinctions between purpose, vocation, and pleasure. He explains his “three worlds” model of consciousness, in which the “lower world” represents our descent to the imaginal realm, our discovery of purpose, and our becoming a unique gift to the whole. Jonathan is the founder of the Purpose Guides Institute, serves as adjunct faculty at JFK University, and teaches meditation.
060 January 21, 2021
In light of the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, host Terry Patten shares spontaneous reflections on endings, new beginnings, hope, despair, the spiritual tasks of this time, and how we can refuse to put anyone out of our hearts. We hope that you appreciate this episode, and, most importantly, that you are finding your own way to a renewed and inspired civic engagement during the current transition.
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059 Bill Plotkin – The Descent to Soul and the Journey of Initiation
Ecopsychologist and wilderness guide Bill Plotkin explores the journey into mature human adulthood via the challenging spiritual process of “soul initiation,” which demands the metamorphosis of our egos into “co-creators” born to serve a unique niche in our ecological and social worlds. Bill is Founder of Animas Valley Institute, which has guided thousands into soul initiation. He’s the author of Soulcraft, Nature and the Human Soul, Wild Mind, and his new book, The Journey of Soul Initiation.
058 Stephen Dinan – Conspiracies, a New Paradigm and What’s Truly Holistic
Evolutionary leader and founder of The Shift Network Stephen Dinan explores how conspiracy thinking and new paradigm ideas sometimes merge in a phenomenon called “conspirituality.” He also considers the psycho-social implications of the radicalization taking place online and which conscious efforts counterbalance it with sanity and trust. The Shift Network serves millions globally through a variety of summits, courses, and trainings. Stephen is the author of Sacred America, Sacred World and Radical Spir
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What a great interview! Really wise, far reaching and inspiring.
Phenomenal guests with one problem...
I love the guests invited onto this podcast. These conversations are so necessary in this time of radical and tremendous change on our planet. Although, the host tends to repeatedly interrupt his guests. The Paul Levy episode is a great example of this. The interruptions most often occur right as the guest is completing a thought or point, spoiling the quality of the conversation and leaving the listener wanting. As a listener, this habit is extremely grating and feels rather unfair to his guests.