19 Results: destiny
Premonitions involve the ability of consciousness to function noetically, beyond the constraints of space and time. Dr. Dossey discusses why this capacity should be viewed as a form of preventive medicine, and what premonitions imply about our origins and destiny.
- Audio Teleseminars
America and the Politics of Enlightenment
John White maintains that (1) the spiritual foundations of America are congruent with those of the Perennial Philosophy, which emphasizes enlightenment as the key to world peace and happiness, and (2) the Perennial Philosophy is embodied in the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, which together provide a theory and practice of enlightened government.
- Audio Teleseminars
In light of John White's presentation, we invite you to reflect on the Big Question for September 2010, “Have you had a noetic experience?" Following the presentation, we provide questions to guide discussion about the teleseminar.
- Audio Shorts
IONS founder and Apollo astronaut, Edgar Mitchell, details his quest to reconcile the seemingly disparate worlds of science and faith, combining elements of history, science, and theology to explain the mysteries of human consciousness, the universal connectedness of life, miracles, and human destiny.
- Publications Books
- May 7, 1996
- 288 pages
Wayne Muller is a therapist, minister, community advocate, consultant, public speaker, and bestselling author of several books. A graduate of Harvard Divinity School, Wayne spent the last thirty-five years following a thread through the rich company of the family of the earth – including those loved and those abused, the courageous and bereft, the generous and the exhausted. Because Wayne listens for what is beautiful, strong, and true in each of us, he invites us to learn together how to find nourishment and delight in our lives as they unfold in new, often unexpected directions.
Wayne has consulted with numerous community organizations, educational institutions and healthcare corporations. He is the founder of Bread for the Journey – a network of ordinary people who engage in grassroots, neighborhoodphilanthropy through micro-grants. Along with being an Extended Faculty member at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, he has served as Senior Scholar at the Fetzer Institute, and received several awards for his work with those in need.
He is now working with individuals and small groups as a private mentor and spiritual director, helping those facing change or transition in their life or work, helping clarify their inner sense of meaning and purpose. Wayne shares his time, care and attention to find together any emerging threads that can guide them safely to their new, evolving destiny.
He is the author of A Life of Being, Having and Doing Enough; Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal and Delight in our Busy Lives, and Legacy of the Heart: The Spiritual Advantages of a Painful Childhood, among others.
Wayne lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his beloved wife Kelly and their children.
Oneness. Destiny. That vague sense of yearning. These, for Atkinson, are the calling cards of soul-making. But what are we being called to do and how do we get there? The ancient mystics aren’t the only ones with answers.
Walter Semkiw, MD, MPH
I am a Board Certified Occupational Medicine physician and serve as the Assistant Chief of Occupational Medicine at a major medical center in San Francisco. Before that, I was a Medical Director for Unocal 76, a Fortune 500 oil company.
My undergraduate years were spent at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, where I majored in biology and graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with University Honors. After obtaining my medical degree at the University of Illinois, Chicago, I trained in psychiatry at the University of Colorado, Denver. I later entered an Occupational Medicine residency at the University of Illinois, Chicago, where I earned a Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree. In this program, I studied epidemiology and biostatistics, disciplines concerned with establishing scientific proofs. On my Occupational Medicine board examination, I scored in the 99th percentile.
I share my educational background because I know that the information I am forwarding on reincarnation may be hard for some to believe. I want to reassure you that I am grounded in science.
My parents, Luba and Zenobius Semkiw, were immigrants from Ukraine, who were displaced during the Second World War. They came to the United States with nothing, yet found opportunity. My mother worked and supported my father while he went to medical school. Later on, my mother became a laboratory technician. Continuing the medical tradition, my brother George became a pharmacist and Leo an orthopedic surgeon.
My father was a gifted pianist and he would play Chopin late into the night. I remember well these childhood nocturnal serenades. I wanted to play piano also, but I didn't have the talent. I am athletic, though, and I found that I could dance, which became a way to express music. I eventually married a beautiful and intelligent woman named Oksana. Though in time we parted, our early years were the happiest in my life. Many times, couples and other family members come back to life together from one incarnation to another, and indeed, I believe that Oksana was a close relative of mine in a lifetime past. Our story is described my book.
Though I like science, I have always been attracted to the metaphysical world. Though I knew that going into medicine was the right thing for me to do, I also felt that I had another purpose in life that had to do with the spiritual. It was only in 1996 that I started to realize what that task was. I unexpectedly found myself on a path which led me to investigate objective evidence of reincarnation, as well as a past lifetime of my own. In 2001, I presented my reincarnation research to the International Association of Regression Research and Therapies (IARRT). Approximately a year later, I was elected to the Board of Directors for IARRT.
It is my assertion that the objective evidence of reincarnation that is now emerging, from multiple independent research sources, has the potential to change the world in a fundamental way. This evidence demonstrates that we retain similar facial features, personality traits and even writing style, from lifetime to lifetime. We come back into life with people we have known before, and it appears that we all have a predetermined destiny or life path, which ensures that we rendezvous with souls that we are meant to reunite with, once again."
Nina Lynn Meyerhof, EdD, President and Founder of Children of the Earth, has made a life of advocating for children and youth. As her vocation, she served as the Special Education Coordinator for a ten-school district in southern Vermont. Dr. Meyerhof has extensive background in the needs of all children, with Master of Arts degrees in both Special Education and in Counseling and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Psychology. She also holds a doctorate in Educational Policy, Research, and Administration from the University of Massachusetts at which she developed a self-esteem model to be used in schools. The co-author of Conscious Education: The Bridge to Freedom, she is recognized as an innovative educator committed to global responsibility through authentic learning. Having received many awards for her work from The Mother Theresa Award to the Citizen's Department of Peace Award to The International Educators Award for Peace, Nina continues daily to focus on altering world views for creating a better future.
Luisah Teish is a writer, performance artist and ritual events consultant. Her writing credits include several plays (“Rice and Revolution”, ”The Division of the Cowries”, “The Rise and Fall of Sam DeClaws Or How DeClaws Got Clipped” and “ The Deer Woman of Owo), She is also the author of several books on African and African American Spiritual Culture. They include “Jambalaya: The Natural Woman’s Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals” a women’s spirituality classic. “ Carnival of the Spirit: Seasonal Celebrations and Rites of Passage “, Jump Up: Good Times Throughout the Seasons with Celebrations from Around the World”, and “What Don’t Kill Is Fattening Revisited: Twenty Years of Poetry, Prose, and Myth. She has contributions to thirteen anthologies and has written numerous movie, play and book reviews. She has published articles and interviews in magazines such as Essence, Ms., Shaman’s Drum, and the Yoga Journal.
In the late 60’s through early 70’s Ms. Teish was a member of the Katherine Dunham Dance Company at The Performing Arts Training Center in E. St. Louis Illinois; and was the choreographer for The Black Artist Group in St. Louis, Missouri.Presently she is the Artistic Director of Ase Theater and “The Women in White Peace Performance Group” in Oakland (2002- to the present). She has served as a consultant and a performer on scripts with cultural, racial, gender, and spiritual themes. They include ”The Sanctified Church: The Works of Zora Neale Hurston” at Life on the Water Theatre in San Francisco. (1989) Club Termina: A Play on Women and Breast Cancer with Indecent Exposure Theater in Hollywood, California. (1991) Nzinga the King-Queen, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York (1993). From Whores to Matriarchs: Black Women Survivors on the Edge, at the Lorraine Hansberry Theater, and in the American Conservatory Theater’s award-winning production of PECONG in San Francisco (1995-98).She has also served as Storytelling Director, and an Artist-in Residence of Stagebridge Intergenerational Theater (2001-2003) and as a cultural consultant to the Prescott Circus Theater (1989-2006).
Film and Television:
Her film and television performance credits include, the Oprah Winfrey Show, the Rob Nelson Show, the Roseanne Barr show (with Eartha Kitt), the Other Side, ”Not A Love Story” and the Goddess Remembered film series (Canadian film board).
Conference Speaker/ Weaver:
Teish has delivered keynote addresses and/or served as a conference weaver for School of Conscious Evolution, the Body and Soul Conference, Bioneers: Collective Heritage Conference, the Wisdom and Action conference
The Business and Consciousness Conference and Mishka Productions to name a few.
She is the Olori (director) of Ile Orunmila Oshun (The House of Destiny and Love www.ileorunmilaoshun.org) and the School of Ancient Mysteries/Sacred Arts Center in Oakland, Ca. She teaches Spirituality and Culture at the California Institute of Integral Studies, John F. Kennedy University, and the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology and New College of California, in the San Francisco Bay Area
Teish designs and conducts weddings, naming ceremonies, memorials, and a host of seasonal celebrations. Teish designed Rites of Passage program for the Institute of Noetic Sciences, and is the director of the Full Faze Passage Council, a multi-racial, multi-cultural network of artists, consultants, and spiritual advisors experienced in event design and production.
A resident of the Bay Area for thirty years, Ms. Teish has been actively involved in teaching transformation, working to insure justice and peacekeeping. She is the past Vice-president of the Association for Transpersonal Psychology, a member of the International Women’s Writing Guild, founder of the Spirit Women’s Art Network.
Sacred Sites Tour Guide:
She conducts research in cultural history and Eco-spiritual sacred sites tours in Nigeria, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Teish is internationally known for her rituals, writings, and performances of traditional folklore and re-imagined mythology. She has lectured and performed in South America, New Zealand, Australia and Europe.
Spiritual Guidance Counselor:
She is an initiated elder and Womanchief in the Ifa/Orisha tradition of Southwest Nigeria and the chair of the International Committee on Women’s Issues. She is an initiated elder (Iyanifa) in the Ifa/Orisha tradition of the West African Diaspora, and she hold a chieftancy title (Yeye’woro) from the Fatunmise Compound in Ile Ife, Nigeria. Teish is an initiated elder (Iyanifa) in the Ifa/Orisha tradition of the West African Diaspora, and she hold a chieftancy title (Yeye’woro) from the Fatunmise Compound in Ile Ife, Nigeria. Presently she is the Chair of the World Orisha Congress Committee on Women’s Issues. She is a devotee of Damballah Hwedo, the Haitian Rainbow Serpent, under the guidance of Moma Lola. She was awarded a Ph.D. in Spiritual Therapeutics from Open International University’s School of Complementary Medicine in Colombo Sri Lanka in 1993. She holds an Inter-Faith minister’s license from the International Institute of Integral Human Sciences. In 1969 she received initiation into to the Fahamme Temple of Amun-Ra in St. Louis, Missouri.
She later went on to study indigenous Native North and South American traditions (including the Caribbean). She has conducted workshops on Black and Native American culture at Medicine Wheels (under the directions of Sun Bear’s tribal elders). And La Casa de la Poesia in Caracas Venezuela uses her book, Jump Up, as a text on the mythology of the Goddess Maria Lionza. Teish has conducted tours with the School of Conscious Evolution, to sacred sites in several countries, including Egypt, Nigeria, and Jamaica.
In the 4th century BC, Aristotle gave a series of lectures in Athens that became know as the Nicomachean Ethics. There he introduced the word eudaimonia, now translated to mean “human flourishing” – the innate potential of each individual to live a life of enduring happiness, penetrating wisdom, optimal well being...
- Inner Wisdom
- Personal Well-being
How well do we understand our physiological limitations, our biological predispositions, and the remnants of prehistoric drives and instincts? Do we take prophylactic measures to deal with them? Or do we set aside the principles of evolution and continue to repeat an unconscious pattern of complexity and collapse?
The basic features of a near-death experience, such as tunnels, lights, and out-of-body travels, are well known, but much of the phenomenon remains a mystery. Venselaar has dug deeper into the puzzle and may have found a few of the missing pieces.
Sound is the breath of life, the heart of this ever-evolving symphony – musical vibrations pulsing through us like blood. Together, Vedic and Orisha traditions lay a firm foundation for understanding the soteriology of sound. At the root of each of these practices are the ideas that direct and immediate transformation can occur through sound and that it is all held within community.
Stigmas around aging have been slowly dissolving as more and more people are living longer and more productive lives. The IONS research team takes this development a notch higher by presenting eight proven ways to enhance consciousness in our later years.
As borders dissolve, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary approaches to health and healing are becoming the norm worldwide.
Intentionally or not, our nervous systems are being externalized into a borderless world of entanglement. The promise is as great as the peril, and our consciousness must shift to safely navigate this new frontier.
Once thought of by most as unlikely and distant threats, climate change and economic volatility are having significant impacts on the sustainability of global systems. What other wild cards are in the deck of possibilities, and how do we plan for their arrival?
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