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The Everyday Miracle of Healing

Sri Swamini Mayatitananda survived cancer (and the fashion industry) to become an expert in Ayurveda. At the heart of her health model is the recognition that "each of us has an immutable... more

Publication | Articles | Winter 2008 - 2009

Health & Healing

Exploring Consciousness With David Hawkins

Psychiatrist David Hawkins, author of Power vs. Force, uses behavioral kinesiology to test the "objective truth" of any statement and ultimately to map human consciousness. He has... more

Publication | Articles | Winter 2008 - 2009

Intuition

The Enduring Enigma of the UFO

Despite significant evidence that something unusual has been going on in the skies above planet Earth, serious investigation remains taboo. The result: far more questions than answers. Like psi... more

Publication | Articles | Winter 2008 - 2009

Psychology

A World in Transition

With global civilization in the throes of transition, our guiding values and assumptions about reality are in flux. In this excerpt from Global Shift, the latest title from Noetic Books... more

Publication | Articles | Winter 2008 - 2009

Worldviews

Evidence Adds Up to a Healthcare Revolution

As integrative medicine finds a place on the national health care stage, science has acquired tools to better measure the effectiveness of transformative practices. A close look at three such... more

Publication | Articles | Summer 2009

Neuroscience

The Power of Premonition

"Many critics dismiss premonitions as New Age mumbo jumbo," writes Dossey, "yet elegant studies by respected consciousness researchers compellingly suggest that we really... more

Publication | Articles | Summer 2009

Intuition, Subtle Energies

Mythic Visions for Uncertain Times

When the world starts to feel unstable, people tend to cling to the known and absolute. Renowned mythologist-storyteller Michael Meade reminds us that the threads of any... more

Publication | Articles | Summer 2009

Indigenous Wisdom

Evolving Consciousness

Beyond positions, beyond beliefs, lies a place where the mind can truly open to the possibilities of any given moment. Is such receptivity possible in a world beset by... more

Publication | Articles | Summer 2009

Collective Consciousness

In Search of Happiness

There has been an unprecedented explosion of interest in the pursuit of happiness. What are scientists learning? Is the quest for happiness appropriate and useful in a time of global instability... more

Publication | Articles | Spring 2009

Prosocial Emotions, Psychology

Twin Telepathy and the Illusion of Separation

Despite substantial evidence validating psychic phenomena, the scientific community remains largely resistant. Enter the revolutionary phenomenon of telepathic communication between twins.... more

Publication | Articles | Spring 2009

Collective Consciousness, Parapsychology

The Adaptive Organization

The strains that most of us are feeling these days are also reflected within our institutions. In attempting to adapt, most still rely on traditional models of change that no longer work in a... more

Publication | Articles | Spring 2009

Business & Economics, Worldviews

A Quiet Revolution

Spiritual teacher Adyashanti, who began his public teachings in 1996, shares his wisdom on the nature of awakening consciousness. "The most powerful impediments to awakening are our beliefs... more

Publication | Articles | Spring 2009

Collective Consciousness, Spirituality

Why Science Needs Art

The more we know about reality, the more palpable its paradoxes become. The author of Proust Was a Neuroscientist believes that artistic interpretations of scientific ideas and theories... more

Publication | Articles | September - November 2008

Arts & Creativity, Neuroscience

Poetic Medicine

Western medicine's zealous preoccupation with technology, prescription drugs, and financial return has taken much of the healing out of health care. Citing research and his own experience with... more

Publication | Articles | September - November 2008

Arts & Creativity, Health & Healing, Transformative Practices

Visions from the Techno-Mystic Edge

Writer, producer, and "transmedia" consultant Kate McCallum surveys the mind-blowing intersection of brain science, digital technology, and the visual arts. From fractal biofeedback software to... more

Publication | Articles | September - November 2008

Arts & Creativity, Technology & Media

The Wild Human

In his new book, Nature and the Human Soul, depth psychologist Bill Plotkin introduces a visionary ecopsychology of human development that reveals how fully and creatively we can mature... more

Publication | Articles | June - August 2008

Nature & Ecology

Welcoming Soul to Our Schools

Does a child's inner life have a place in the classroom? The answer is obvious, according to educational visionary Rachael Kessler. Her "Seven Gateways" map a set of yearnings that all young... more

Publication | Articles | June - August 2008

Community & Society, Education

Healing the World, Healing Ourselves

The founder of Tikkun magazine wants to strengthen the connection between our hearts and how we engage with a world in need. His answer lies in cultivating a consciousness of compassion... more

Publication | Articles | June - August 2008

Community & Society

From "Me" to "We"

An IONS community group applies some of the principles of the book Living Deeply to their own transformational potential. Sharing, storytelling, and celebration anchored this process of... more

Publication | Articles | June - August 2008

Community & Society, Transformative Practices

The Mystical Impact of Near-Death Experiences

Once regarded as meaningless hallucinations, near-death experiences (NDSs) have become the subject of serious study across a wide range of disciplines. Those who have had them are never the same... more

Publication | Articles | December 2007 - February 2008

Death, Dying & Beyond

I've Been Here Before

One of the world's foremost experts on the scientific study of reincarnation discusses the results of his work, what constitutes evidence, and where the research is headed.

Publication | Articles | December 2007 - February 2008

Death, Dying & Beyond

Talking to the Dead

The study of mediumship has grown increasingly sophisticated, and the results potentially more relevant to our understanding of the relationship between mind/consciousness and how the brain... more

Publication | Articles | December 2007 - February 2008

Death, Dying & Beyond, Mind-Matter Interaction, Parapsychology

Disbelief Despite the Evidence

Why do so many scientists, religious leaders, and even some parapsychologists resist the evidence that consciousness survives death? The reasons are varied, but as our thirst for meaning grows,... more

Publication | Articles | December 2007 - February 2008

Death, Dying & Beyond, Parapsychology

What Death Tells Us About Life

Unless we understand the full spectrum of human experience, from psi phenomena and out-of-body experiences to altered states and NDEs, we will not understand what might survive death -- or the... more

Publication | Articles | December 2007 - February 2008

Death, Dying & Beyond, Parapsychology, Spirituality

Consciousness: Still A Mystery

The brain is not the mind, argues this eminent UK scholar, despite what the majority of neuroscientists are concluding. In fact, there are still far more questions than answers in the quest to... more

Publication | Articles | September - November 2007

Mind-Matter Interaction, Neuroscience, Philosophy

The Enchanted Loom

With sensuous and inventive prose, this celebrated author-poet reminds us that the brain is not just a machine to be probed but a phenomenon to be marveled at. A "dream factory," a "chemistry... more

Publication | Articles | September - November 2007

Mind-Matter Interaction, Neuroscience

Peering into Our Potential

From the placebo effect and meditating monks to the adolescent brain and food cravings, the tools of neuroscience keep penetrating the nature of being human. And as they... more

Publication | Articles | September - November 2007

Neuroscience

Neurotechnology's Shadow

For all the promise of neuroscience, there is plenty of peril. While most attention is focused on its positive applications, other more unsettling purposes are quietly moving forward. Are the... more

Publication | Articles | September - November 2007

Community & Society, Neuroscience

Our Evolving Global Brain

Rapid advances in media and communication technology are rewiring our brains while challenging our capacity to process a relentless onslaught of new stimuli. More than a “stew of electromagnetic... more

Publication | Articles | September - November 2007

Collective Consciousness, Community & Society, Neuroscience, Technology & Media

Unraveling the Secret

The DVD and book that have ignited the imagination of millions only scratch the surface of the history and complexity behind the law of attraction. It’s neither as simple nor as foolproof as one... more

Publication | Articles | June - August 2007

Intention, Mind-Matter Interaction, Worldviews

The Power of the Collective

A remarkable series of scientifically credible studies has shown a link between group meditation and lowered incidents of violence and crime. And why not? argues Hagelin: If meditation is good... more

Publication | Articles | June - August 2007

Collective Consciousness, Community & Society, Meditation, Physics

Intention and Reality

However uncomfortable it makes them, scientists must reckon with the mysterious role of intention in seeking to understand the nature of consciousness. Substantial evidence in favor of... more

Publication | Articles | June - August 2007

Intention, Mind-Matter Interaction

The Eco-Trauma and Eco-Recovery of Being

Our loss of deep intimacy with the natural world has had a devastating impact on human flourishing, perpetuating a vicious cycle of personal violence and ecological destruction. Restoring a felt... more

Publication | Articles | June - August 2007

Nature & Ecology, Psychology

Participating with the Universe

With passion and playfulness, the renowned cosmologist acknowledges the precipice that humanity is teetering on while celebrating the awe of existence and the ever-present potential for profound... more

Publication | Articles | June - August 2007

Community & Society, Philosophy, Physics

Peace

The president of IONS applauds the emergence of a vision of global peace but cautions that there is still much work to be done.

Publication | Articles | December 2006 - February 2007

Community & Society, Transformation

When Einstein Met Gandhi

What do you get when neuroscientists and physicists sit down with psychologists and activists to talk about peace? The potential beginnings of a new field of study.

Publication | Articles | December 2006 - February 2007

Community & Society, Prosocial Emotions, Worldviews

Who Are We?

In this short excerpt from his new book, the renowned primatologist shows that humans have as much in common with the conciliatory bonobo as with the bloodthirsty chimpanzee.

Publication | Articles | December 2006 - February 2007

Community & Society, Nature & Ecology, Prosocial Emotions, Psychology

Becoming Compassionate

This pioneering psychologist-scientist in the study of child development concludes that nature needs nurture to nourish our inherent capacities for humane behavior.

Publication | Articles | December 2006 - February 2007

Community & Society, Prosocial Emotions, Psychology, Relationships & Family

Averting the Tragedy of the Commons

Aggression and conflict in the quest for survival are jeopardizing our common future. Preston suggests that one way out is through mindfulness and detachment from the ego.

Publication | Articles | December 2006 - February 2007

Community & Society, Prosocial Emotions, Psychology

The Challenge of Forgiveness

The science on forgiveness is compelling but still maturing. Whatever the data, the act of forgiving will always depend on will, heart, and letting go.

Publication | Articles | December 2006 - February 2007

Community & Society, Prosocial Emotions, Psychology

A Sweeter Music

An excerpt from Martin Luther King Jr.’s “The World House” speech.

Publication | Articles | December 2006 - February 2007

Community & Society, Prosocial Emotions

Organizations Working for Peace

A resource list of activist and educational groups.

Publication | Articles | December 2006 - February 2007

Community & Society

Edgar Mitchell

Thirty-five years ago Edgar Mitchell walked on the moon. Two years later he founded a research institute, IONS. This profile pays homage to the legacy of a man who is still exploring.

Publication | Articles | September - November 2006

Transformation

Navigating the Future

From nonviolence and introspection to Eros and joy, environmentalist Beath weaves inner work with outer engagement for personal and social transformation.

Publication | Articles | September - November 2006

Community & Society, Prosocial Emotions

Conscious Leadership at the Crossroads of Change

In the global battle against AIDS, inequality, and economic injustice, United Nations program specialist Monica Sharma is empowering people at all levels with an innovative synthesis of... more

Publication | Articles | September - November 2006

Community & Society, Health & Healing, Transformative Practices

Generation Awakening

A new generation of social activists is emerging, seeking to embody the change they wish to see at a time when everything is at stake.

Publication | Articles | September - November 2006

Community & Society, Transformation

Movies on a Mission

From full-length features to social consciousness documentaries, the landscape of film is being transformed by mission-driven artists who hope to change you and the world you live in.

Publication | Articles | September - November 2006

Arts & Creativity, Community & Society, Spirituality, Technology & Media

The Power of Culture

Is society doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past, or can we break our addiction to old beliefs and patterns? A new guiding mythos is possible, says Kelly, informed by civic engagement and... more

Publication | Articles | September - November 2006

Collective Consciousness, Community & Society, Psychology, Transformation

Bioenergetics

The future of medicine is being determined by our understanding of energy and its movement in the physical body.

Publication | Articles | March - May 2006

Health & Healing, Subtle Energies

Evaluating Energy Therapists

It's not the therapy as much as the therapist, says the coauthor of Creating Right Relationships-A Practical Guide to Ethics in Energy Therapies.

Publication | Articles | March - May 2006

Health & Healing, Subtle Energies

Energy Psychology in Disaster Relief

The methods of energy psychology are gaining credibility as they find remarkable success in some of the world's most traumatized places.

Publication | Articles | March - May 2006

Health & Healing, Psychology, Subtle Energies

The Homeopathic Universe

Homeopathy's proven effectiveness defies traditional scientific principles. The reasons may lie at the deepest intersection of the physical and the spiritual.

Publication | Articles | March - May 2006

Health & Healing, Subtle Energies

Opening to the Infinite

The link between transcendent experience and psychic experience is closer than one might imagine. Each one emerges from the vastness of the nonlocal mind.

Publication | Articles | March - May 2006

Mind-Matter Interaction, Parapsychology

Essence

It may not be measurable-nor need it be-but the resonant power of our essential being can fill a room.

Publication | Articles | March - May 2006

Health & Healing, Subtle Energies

Intelligent Evolution

Is the belief in God something only to be accepted on faith? In his new book, Schwartz suggests that some kind of grand organizing principle is revealing itself in physics, statistics, computer... more

Publication | Articles | June - August 2006

Philosophy, Physics, Spirituality

Sacred Geometry

There are archetypal patterns behind every material thing in the universe. A new holistic science that understands those patterns will help us resolve some of our most pressing environmental and... more

Publication | Articles | June - August 2006

Arts & Creativity, Nature & Ecology, Spirituality

Exploring a Sentient World

When The Secret Life of Plants was first published in 1973, readers were astounded to read that a flower had consciousness and reacted to its surroundings. Plants were only the... more

Publication | Articles | June - August 2006

Mind-Matter Interaction, Nature & Ecology, Subtle Energies

Seeing Where We Are

In this lyrical paean to vision and perception, Sewall invites readers to open their eyes to the sensuous richness of the world around them.

Publication | Articles | June - August 2006

Indigenous Wisdom, Psychology, Subtle Energies

Faith, Science, and Life

The story we tell ourselves about the origins of the universe determines to a great extent the purpose and meaning of our lives.

Publication | Articles | June - August 2006

Nature & Ecology, Philosophy, Physics, Spirituality

Seven Reasons Why I Remain an Optimist

Yes, we live in precarious times, but it doesn't keep this pioneering biologist-visionary from seeing a future of thriving species and cooperative societies, with nature leading the way.

Publication | Articles | June - August 2006

Community & Society, Intention, Prosocial Emotions

Our Ethnosphere at Risk

The renowned National Geographic Society explorer warns us that in losing the diversity of the world's cultures and languages, we limit our global evolutionary potential.

Publication | Articles | June - August 2006

Indigenous Wisdom, Nature & Ecology

Embracing The Immaterial Universe

Leading-edge research is challenging the fundamental assumptions that drive conventional science. The result: a new noetic science that is integrative and holistic.

Publication | Articles | December 2005 - February 2006

Physics, Psychology

We Are All Savants

Savant abilities have defied traditional explanations. Medical clinician Powell suggests the answers lie in parapsychology and the nonlocal mind.

Publication | Articles | December 2005 - February 2006

Neuroscience, Parapsychology, Physics

Neuroethics

What if there is no ghost in the machine?

Publication | Articles | December 2005 - February 2006

Mind-Matter Interaction, Neuroscience, Psychology

Why the Bleep?

Change your attitude, change your world. While the science is intriguing, it's this simple message that has made the Bleep movie an international phenomenon.

Publication | Articles | December 2005 - February 2006

Intention, Mind-Matter Interaction

Contemplative Mind, Hard Science

In this tantalizing excerpt from his new book, the Dalai Lama suggests that Western science will never understand consciousness without some help from an ancient tradition.

Publication | Articles | December 2005 - February 2006

Meditation, Worldviews

Native Wisdom in a Quantum World

Quantum theory reveals what many indigenous cultures have always known: Everything exists in dynamic flux-everything vibrates-and everything is in relation to everything else.

Publication | Articles | December 2005 - February 2006

Indigenous Wisdom, Physics, Worldviews

Romancing the Cosmos

In his first book since The Passion of the Western Mind, Tarnas writes that the universe will yield her secrets only to those who approach her with respect and love.

Publication | Articles | December 2005 - February 2006

Mind-Matter Interaction, Worldviews

A Decidedly Different Mind

A new story of learning and schooling is silently unfolding, changing our cultural narrative and enabling our children to reclaim their deepest selves.

Publication | Articles | September - November 2005

Community & Society, Education

Awe-Based Learning

Moving from an emphasis on technical competance to values, meaning, inquiry, and discovery will transform our experience of learning

Publication | Articles | September - November 2005

Education, Prosocial Emotions

Growing Global Citizens

A globally sensitive educational curriculum has enormous potential as a catalyst for social change, improving the human condition, and serving the whole human community.

Publication | Articles | September - November 2005

Community & Society, Education

The Invisible School

For this master tracker, nauturalist, and teacher, the greatest adventures and deepest satisfactions will emerge from discovering our "indigenous" awareness.

Publication | Articles | September - November 2005

Education, Indigenous Wisdom, Transformative Practices

Cultivating Translucence

The author of The Translucent Revolution offers seven steps for achieving a "radical awakening," which may have nothing to do with enlightenment.

Publication | Articles | September - November 2005

Community & Society, Spirituality, Transformative Practices

Integral Education and Nonduality

The late Indian philosopher and yogi on the empirical self, the transcendental self, and the limits of our educational institutions.

Publication | Articles | September - November 2005

Education, Philosophy, Worldviews

Before Knowing, Being

Everything we need to "know" can be found in the present moment, but only when we allow for "not knowing."

Publication | Articles | September - November 2005

Education, Health & Healing

Creating the Story of Tomorrow

The future is in our hands, says psychiatrist, artist, and futurist Charles Johnston. And creativity will determine what it looks like.

Publication | Articles | March - May 2005

Arts & Creativity, Community & Society

Creativity Begins in the Womb

By acknowledging that the unborn child is much more aware than we’d ever imagined, contemporary researchers are discovering what many ancient and indigenous cultures have always known.

Publication | Articles | March - May 2005

Arts & Creativity, Community & Society, Indigenous Wisdom, Relationships & Family

Nurturing the Possible

The emerging field of prenatal and perinatal psychology (PPN) is revolutionizing our understanding of prenatal life, birth and bonding, and infancy.

Publication | Articles | March - May 2005

Psychology, Relationships & Family

Becoming Consciously Vibralingual

The five elements of collective experience—breath, intention, tone, rhythm, and repetition—open us to the nuanced flutterings at the doors of the possible.

Publication | Articles | March - May 2005

Community & Society, Intention, Subtle Energies

Paradox, Breakthrough, and the Zen Koan

The Japanese koan embraces the unknown and makes an ally of doubt, leaving the conditioned mind behind.

Publication | Articles | March - May 2005

Philosophy, Spirituality, Worldviews

Dreaming Mind and Creative Mind

The symbolism of dreams can awaken us to our creative potential.

Publication | Articles | March - May 2005

Arts & Creativity, States of Consciousness, Transformative Practices

The Spacious Center

Using creative ritual, successful leaders such as Mohandas Gandhi build bridges between a culture’s core and its periphery, and in the process ignite renewal.

Publication | Articles | March - May 2005

Arts & Creativity, Community & Society, Transformative Practices

John Mack – A Tribute

Known primarily for his studies of the abductee/UFO experience, John Mack will be deeply missed.

Publication | Articles | March - May 2005

Death, Dying & Beyond, Parapsychology

Classics in Creativity

The reflections of these consciousness pioneers on creativity have no less relevance now than they did a generation ago.

Publication | Articles | March - May 2005

Arts & Creativity, States of Consciousness

Can Love Make Progress?

Oord shares seven ways in which love can grow, and can influence the future of human society.

Publication | Articles | June - August 2005

Community & Society, Prosocial Emotions, Psychology, Spirituality, Worldviews

Social Healing for a Fractured World

A coherent vision of healing has begun to emerge, weaving together a diversity of approaches to address both individual and collective wounding.

Publication | Articles | June - August 2005

Collective Consciousness, Health & Healing, Prosocial Emotions, Spirituality, Transformation

The Alchemical Communion

Through the doorway of empathic identification, women and men are discovering the underlying humanity that unites them.

Publication | Articles | June - August 2005

Community & Society, Transformative Practices

Of Race and Lions

I’m an African-American woman, which is significant in one respect, and it’s totally insignificant in another." Find out why in this wide-ranging dialogue with the passionate Belvie Rooks.

Publication | Articles | June - August 2005

Community & Society, Health & Healing

You Are Not My Enemy

A moving passage from Barasch’s new book, Field Notes on the Compassionate Life: A Search for the Soul of Kindness.

Publication | Articles | June - August 2005

Community & Society, Worldviews

Empathy

The late humanistic psychologist Carl Rogers speaks to the profound importance of knowing "the other."

Publication | Articles | June - August 2005

Community & Society, Psychology, Relationships & Family

Tradition and Transition

Indigenous traditions of justice that favor communal health over individual retribution restore peace, harmony, and balance to the whole.

Publication | Articles | June - August 2005

Community & Society, Indigenous Wisdom, Relationships & Family

Fields of Form

The hypothesis of morphic fields continues to be a fascinating and controversial theory of how organization occurs in the natural world. Sheldrake’s theory touches on a wide variety of phenomena... more

Publication | Articles | December 2004 - February 2005

Collective Consciousness, Community & Society, Nature & Ecology, Physics, Subtle Energies

Sensing Fields

What is the feeling of the field? A physician, a teacher, and a musician share first-person perspectives on experiencing the power of fields.

Publication | Articles | December 2004 - February 2005

Collective Consciousness, Community & Society, Death, Dying & Beyond, Subtle Energies, Transformation

The Unsolved Mystery of Healing

Are fields adequate for explaining every kind of healing? Larry Dossey poses this intriguing question as he brings the concept of nonlocality into our discussion about fields.

Publication | Articles | December 2004 - February 2005

Health & Healing, Mind-Matter Interaction, Subtle Energies

Entangled Minds

How soon will the paranormal be normal? IONS Senior Scientist Dean Radin exposes a restlessness brewing in science and society as the theory of quantum entanglement points to minds connected... more

Publication | Articles | December 2004 - February 2005

Collective Consciousness, Intention, Intuition, Mind-Matter Interaction, Neuroscience, Physics

The Resonant Heart

More than just a simple organ, the heart is a powerful regulator of our body systems . . . and our social relationships. By cultivating positive emotions and increasing the sensitivity of our... more

Publication | Articles | December 2004 - February 2005

Collective Consciousness, Community & Society, Neuroscience, Prosocial Emotions, Subtle Energies

The Flame of Life

The emerging science of biofields provides a complement and a challenge to standard approaches of modern Western medicine. Beverly Rubik offers a succinct overview of vital approaches to healing... more

Publication | Articles | December 2004 - February 2005

Health & Healing, Subtle Energies

Choice & Consequence

Besides relaxing into the flow of being, we are also called to act. IONS President O'Dea invites us to consider the consequences of our choices.

Publication | Articles | September - November 2004

Community & Society, Spirituality, Worldviews

The Freedom of Yes

Choice is not only an individual option - institutions, too, make choices. Fetzer Institute executive Lehman describes what happened when an institute chose to say "yes."

Publication | Articles | September - November 2004

Collective Consciousness, Community & Society, Spirituality

Can We Talk?

Open dialogue is the foundation of effective democracy. At this crucial time in history, organizational consultant Adams encourages us to participate in communal conversations.

Publication | Articles | September - November 2004

Community & Society, Worldviews

Local Choice, Global Consequence

Norberg-Hodge shows how local food can have global impact.

Publication | Articles | September - November 2004

Nature & Ecology

Choosing to Give

Dinan and Mitchell demonstrate that sharing wealth and talents can be a compassionate act.

Publication | Articles | September - November 2004

Community & Society, Intention

Molecules & Choice

Researcher Pert explores how our biochemistry guides, but can also be guided.

Publication | Articles | September - November 2004

Intention, Neuroscience, Prosocial Emotions

Trusting Intuition

Faced with a dilemma early in her medical career, physician and author Orloff made a decision that changed the course of her life.

Publication | Articles | September - November 2004

Intuition, Parapsychology, Worldviews

Conscious Evolutionaries

Marx Hubbard explores what it means to be conscious agents in evolution.

Publication | Articles | September - November 2004

Collective Consciousness, Transformation, Worldviews

The Dance of Choice and Choicelessness

Kumar offers a personal perspective on the paradox of choice.

Publication | Articles | September - November 2004

Nature & Ecology, Spirituality, Worldviews

The Emperor's New Media

“Editorial prejudices and carelessness about the facts of psi research are not just restricted to science journals,” observes IONS' senior scientist Radin.

Publication | Articles | March - May 2004

Parapsychology, Worldviews

Making Our Voices Count

“The broadcast industry needs to continue informing the public about the world’s problems,” says media activist Kim Weichel, in this profile by writer Holland, “but they fail us when they do not... more

Publication | Articles | March - May 2004

Collective Consciousness, Technology & Media

Transforming Mass Media

"At this pivotal time in human evolution, it is vitally important that the mass media and their messages serve our collective psychological and spiritual health,” says futurist Elgin.

Publication | Articles | March - May 2004

Collective Consciousness, Community & Society, Technology & Media, Transformation

The Colonization of Consciousness

“The media restructure awareness in such a way that we are being trained to remain unmoved, to feel no compulsion to take contributory action,” says philosopher and Buddhist Hershock.

Publication | Articles | March - May 2004

Business & Economics, Collective Consciousness, States of Consciousness, Technology & Media

Zen TV

“When we seek media confirmation, we acknowledge and assume that our personal experiences no longer qualify as reality,” says sociologist McGrane.

Publication | Articles | March - May 2004

Technology & Media

Smart Mobs

“An unprecedented phenomenon where groups of people cluster temporarily around information and goals of mutual interest.” Virtual reality guru Rheingold explores the frontiers of true mass media... more

Publication | Articles | March - May 2004

Collective Consciousness, Technology & Media

Healing as Art and Technology

Throughout history, medicine has evolved through the art and science of healing—two complementary ways.

Publication | Articles | June - August 2004

Arts & Creativity, Health & Healing, Worldviews

Nurturance

Our emotional life as infants shapes our brains as adults, affecting not only our minds but also the health of our bodies.

Publication | Articles | June - August 2004

Community & Society, Mind-Matter Interaction, Neuroscience, Relationships & Family

Mind and Healing

All psychosomatic illness, pioneering psychiatrist Grof says, can benefit from opening to transpersonal experiences.

Publication | Articles | June - August 2004

Health & Healing, Mind-Matter Interaction, Psychology

Mindfulness

Mindfulness as an “inner technology” can heal the social body, writes meditation teacher Kabat-Zinn.

Publication | Articles | June - August 2004

Health & Healing, Meditation, Mind-Matter Interaction

Ceremonial Healing

Native American healers Maryboy and Begay describe the importance of language, worldview, and ceremony in healing.

Publication | Articles | June - August 2004

Collective Consciousness, Health & Healing, Indigenous Wisdom

People Whisperers

“Animals are by nature ‘people whisperers,’ and restore and sustain us in ways we have either forgotten or never imagined.”

Publication | Articles | June - August 2004

Health & Healing, Nature & Ecology, Psychology

Social Healing

Truth, reconciliation, forgiveness, and restorative justice are key ingredients of social healing, says IONS’ president O’Dea.

Publication | Articles | June - August 2004

Community & Society, Prosocial Emotions, Worldviews

Environmental Health

We cannot be healthy without a healthy environment. 

Publication | Articles | June - August 2004

Health & Healing, Nature & Ecology

An Integral Approach to the End of Life

We practice letting go of the physical body in order to hone our spirits and souls for the journey that follows.

Publication | Articles | June - August 2004

Death, Dying & Beyond, Spirituality, States of Consciousness

Challenges of Integral Medicine

A personal statement from a non-Western perspective.

Publication | Articles | June - August 2004

Health & Healing, Worldviews

Seeding a New Model of Medicine

An overview looking at the opportunities to seed a new model of medicine, integral healing.

Publication | Articles | June - August 2004

Health & Healing, Worldviews

Beyond Violence?

It’s chronic. It’s pervasive. It’s almost normal. But is violence a necessary part of the human condition? One school of thought sees violence as a natural factor in evolution, pushing the... more

Publication | Articles | December 2003 - February 2004

Community & Society, Prosocial Emotions, Worldviews

The Way of an Explorer

Thirty years ago, he had a transformative vision: On his return trip from the moon, Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell looked out and saw our lonely blue planet suspended like a jewel in the... more

Publication | Articles | December 2003 - February 2004

Health & Healing, Mind-Matter Interaction, Transformation, Worldviews

Thinking on the Edge

Is dualistic thinking inherent in the human mind? Certainly, we often tend to see the world in terms of black or white, good or bad, right or wrong—and this divisive way of thinking has... more

Publication | Articles | December 2003 - February 2004

Collective Consciousness, Spirituality, Worldviews

Are Rocks Conscious?

There’s no such thing as a “consciousness meter,” so how would we ever know if rocks, or plants, or other animals tingle with the spark of spirit? Philosopher de Quincey tells a story of one... more

Publication | Articles | December 2003 - February 2004

Nature & Ecology, States of Consciousness