That this spontaneous and numinous experience happened to one of the world’s most prominent debunkers of such experiences may, like the dot of yin in the fullness of yang, portend a fundamental transition.
Bending Reality: But who is the Bender?
I haven’t been writing very much because I’ve been on the road. But I wanted to share an interesting experience I had the other day. I was supposed to fly from Medford, Oregon, to San Francisco to speak at an event at 6:30 in Oakland. My flight was supposed to leave at 2:00 and arrive […]
The Mysterious Paths by Which Intentions Bear Fruit
I am writing this post with my heart singing with amazement and gratitude. After our first session at this retreat I’m leading at Esalen, some of the participants were talking about how the Pachamama alliance flew some indigenous people to a movie theater in the city and showed them the movie Avatar in 3D. Apparently […]
Fear of a Living Planet
Does the concept of a living planet uplift and inspire you, or is it a disturbing example of woo-woo nonsense that distracts us from practical, science-based policies?
The Cycle of Terror
From fear comes hate, and from hate comes violence. Acting from that fear, we sow the seeds of future terrorism in the world, thereby confirming the image of our terror.
2013: The Space between Stories
Every culture has a Story of the People to give meaning to the world. Part conscious and part unconscious, it consists of a matrix of agreements, narratives, and symbols that tell us why we are here, where we are headed, what is important, and even what is real. I think we are entering a new phase in the dissolution of our Story of the People, and therefore, with some lag time, of the edifice of civilization built on top of it.