Society

All You Have to Do Is Ask and You Shall Receive – Really?

News continue to make headlines around the world about the critical state of our economic system and its devastating threatening collapse in entire countries, such as we have seen in Europe, as well as America. Everyone can see that our current economic system may well ...

Fighting for Our Conscious Evolution in a Chaotic and Changing World

The times of Charles Darwin, one hundred and fifty years ago, and the beginnings of the theory of evolution of the species, were critical and chaotic times of change in our society. Many people were appalled at the suggestion that we evolved out of primates and not dire...

The Divine in the Simplicity of the Human

We live in an age where much progress in all areas of life and our understanding of the world and our place in it has been accomplished, if we were to look back and compare it to even 100 years ago. Yet, there’s still much disagreement as to what it means to be human, w...

Out of the Shadows

Any study of genius inevitably leads to an uncomfortable question: where are the women? Where are the female Mozarts, the Teslas and the Rembrandts? The fact that half of humanity is mostly missing from this equation eventually bothers us, and it should. Either we accep...

Real Wealth

Macrohistorian” is a term used to describe thinkers whose study encompasses the totality of human events, from our earliest beginnings to modern times, in search of patterns and laws of social change. Riane Eisler is such a thinker, one whose ideas have the potential to...

What Being Psychic Means

The word psychic tends to be a scary, emotionally loaded word, and no one wants to be associated with it, even those who make a living by exploring the depths of their mind to access information beyond the five senses. Instead of psychic, many choose words with similar ...

Interview with Amy Goodman

There are those who function within the status quo, those who challenge it, and those who transcend it altogether. Amy Goodman is in the final category. In this era of corporate-controlled news and spin, Goodman is an anomaly: a true journalist and storyteller, committe...

Future Minds: Interview with Harvard Professor Howard Gardner

In educational circles, Harvard developmental psychologist Howard Gardner is something of a rock star. His theory of multiple intelligences challenged the conventional wisdom regarding IQ and fundamentally transformed the way intelligence is understood. By dividing inte...

Sustainable Designs in Society

Enough. It’s a simple word, but one that is rarely explored in western culture, where runaway consumption is the norm and overspending is actively encouraged. How much do we really need, and what opportunities are available to us in this time of economic chaos? Dave Wan...

Altruism and Attitude

The world of humanitarian aid offers little time for reflection. Often, aid workers move from crisis to crisis, with barely a moment to absorb the lessons from their last posting before they are confronted with a fresh new disaster in a different land. For Tony Vaux, fo...

Altruism: The Spiritual Connection

In 2007, a construction worker named Wesley Autrey was standing on a subway platform in New York, when a young man nearby had an epileptic seizure and rolled on to the track. Hearing the approach of a train, Wesley Autrey impulsively jumped down to try to save the young...

The People Power Revolution in the Philippines

Beginning with the assassination in l983 of the popular opposition leader Senator Benigno (Ninoy) Aquino, the movement against Marcos grew rapidly. Imprisoned for seven years by Marcos, Aquino had experienced a deep conversion in his concentrated study of the Bible and ...

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