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Author of Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus, John Gray takes listeners on a powerful two-hour ride through a revolution in relationship. He shows how hormonal and brain differences can create patterns that kill romance, break down communication, and result in deep dissatisfaction.
- Audio Shorts
Defining the integral worldview as one that simultaneously addresses both one's "inner" experience and "outer" conditions, Steven outlines its power to help address global legacy problems while preserving local historical and cultural values.
- Audio Teleseminars
Hope, Innovation, and Inspiration
Coumba Touré reminds us that consciousness shift is a global phenomena. Coumba is a young 33-year-old visionary, social innovator and African social entrepreneur finding solutions to some of the most critical issues and challenges confronting the world and Africa. Coumba Touré models what it means to be a global citizen.
- Audio Teleseminars
Reclaiming the Feminine in Religion and Medicine
A distinguished anthropologist–who is also an initiated shaman–reveals the long-hidden female roots of the world’s oldest form of religion and medicine. Here is a fascinating expedition into this ancient tradition, from its prehistoric beginnings to the work of women shamans across the globe today.
- Publications Books
- March 29, 2005
- 368 pages
HEALING ANCIENT WOUNDS
SOCIAL HEALING FOR A FRACTURED WORLD
by Judith Thompson & James O’Dea
THE ALCHEMICAL COMMUNION
by Will Keepin, Molly Dwyer & Diane Haug
OF RACE AND LIONS
Stephen Dinan interviews Belvie Rooks
YOU ARE NOT MY ENEMY
by Marc Ian Barasch
by Carl Rogers
TRADITION AND TRANSITION
by Ada Pecos Melton
CAN LOVE MAKE PROGRESS?
by Thomas Jay Oord
Frontiers of Research
by Dean Radin
- June - August 2005
In this recorded message to members, Former IONS President James O'Dea talks with us about "A Quest for Meaning." In his poetic style, James explores the history of humankind, language and worldview, offering a powerful testament to how consciousness can reshape our lives and our world.
- Audio Lectures
When Epiphanies and Sudden Insights Transform Ordinary Lives
Dr. William Miller talks with host Cassandra Vieten about motivational interviewing used to identify conflicting motivations and how to move forward into life changes. Dr. Miller has studied the phenomenon of transformational changes, those that usually occur within a matter of hours and result in enduring and sometimes dramatic change in one's life and personality.
- Audio Teleseminars
WILL KEEPIN, PhD, is Executive Director of Satyana Institute. He has organized 40 events in gender reconciliation
and is completing a book documenting this work. His advocacy work in environmental science influenced policy in several countries. Will has published 35 articles and leads retreats on interfaith mysticism and its relation to science and social change.
RICHARD GROSSINGER, PhD, publisher of North Atlantic Books/Frog, Ltd, and author of New Moon, The Night Sky, Out of Babylon, and Homeopathy: The Great Riddle. His long investigation into the nature of bodily form and consciousness led to two recent works: Embryogenesis: Species, Gender, and Identity and Embryos, Galaxies, and Sentient Beings: How the Universe Makes Life.
A Dakar native, Coumba Toure is an educator, change-maker, and artist. She writes and publishes children's books, using them to build a community that supports young people in creating their own learning tools and social change projects. Sparking imagination and strengthening citizenship in children is linked to a broader effort to enable young adults to contribute to decision-making and problem-solving in society.
Coumba focuses on popular education as a means to spread social justice, and has been instrumental in facilitating hundreds of educational workshops worldwide on gender, race, economic justice, AIDS and advocacy. In her work, she has partnered with diverse organizations: Institute for Popular Education in Kati, Mali; African Consultants International in Dakar, Senegal; The 21st Century Youth Leadership Movement Selma, Alabama; and Youth for Environmental Sanity (YES!) in Soquel, California. Coumba speaks regularly at universities and conferences and contributes as a Board member to several citizen organizations. She holds a B.A. from the New College of California in the U.S.
Matthew Fox is author of 26 books including Original Blessing, The Reinvention of Work, Creativity: Where the Divine and the Human Meet and One River, Many Wells: Wisdom Springing from Global Faiths. He was a member of the Dominican Order for 34 years. He holds a doctorate (received summa cum laude) in the History and Theology of Spirituality from the Institut Catholique de Paris.
I know that affirmations, gratefulness, and forgiveness can bring swift benefits, and that sometimes it seems as if we achieve dramatic and miraculous support for our best intentions. But social healing is slow.
- Global Shift
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.
Many species reproduce without sex, including some complex vertebrates like lizards and fish. So why do we have sex? No one really knows, but there are many theories. I won’t delve much into why our species reproduces sexually; rather, I’m going to delve into what sex is as a general principle and the role of sex in evolution.
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