Conversations with Orland Bishop
Course One: The Potential of the Earth
The conversation takes the form of an interview, in which I pose questions and ideas for Orland to comment on. Orland’s responses carry multiple levels of meaning that reach deep into the psyche.
About this Course
This program originated as a two-day filmed conversation between Orland Bishop and me, Charles Eisenstein. I approached Orland because I recognize him as a profound mystic who draws on deep knowledge and training in West African, South African and European Hermetic traditions. Yet he is no mere philosopher, having done groundbreaking work as a peacemaker and mentor in Watts, Los Angeles. The conversation takes the form of an interview, in which I pose questions and ideas for Orland to comment on. Orland’s responses carry multiple levels of meaning that reach deep into the psyche. I hope that others benefit as I have from his words, which transmit to me some of his clarity, will, and compassion.
You might be interested in this program if…
…you want to benefit from a lifetime of research into esoteric knowledge and its practical application, both to self-development and effectiveness as a healing force in the world. Join us if you are prepared to engage with knowledge that is, at first glance, unrecognizable. You won’t find it in any books on self-help or spirituality. Entirely free of cliches, Orland’s knowledge gives one the strong impression that it is coming from source.
This program is made up of five sessions that flow in the sequence they were recorded in our original conversation. Very little has been edited out. Our intention is that you feel present to the conversation.
Each session consists of about 4 segments totaling 30-40 minutes. I suggest listening to one session a day for five days. That will give you enough time to sit with the material; by returning to it daily, you can become entrained in the “informational field” Orland speaks from. I find my comprehension of his words increases with regular listening.
Video, audio, and transcripts of each unit are provided, as well as a complete stream of the program from beginning to end for uninterrupted listening.
The program includes study notes that I created after re-listening to the recordings of my conversation with Orland, along with themes for meditation and discussion.
Some Questions/Ideas We Explore in The Potential of the Earth
- The evolution of consciousness
- The nature and origin of creativity
- Ceremony and initiation
- Will, attention, and intention
- Bringing peace
- The power of unconscious and superconscious agreements
- Science and spirituality
- The potential of the earth
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Upon beginning this course, on the first page titled Preliminaries, you’ll choose a self-determined fee that feels right to you, that feels clean, fair, and honest, and that respects your financial means. If that amount is zero, we welcome and trust that choice as well. All material will be available to you regardless of what you choose, and you will never receive any marketing, promotions, ads, or upselling. We offer the course as a gift, trusting the generosity of participants to support us in developing and sustaining in-depth learning journeys like this one.