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Simple Tips for a More Joyful Family
Drawing on what science tells us about the factors that breed happiness in childhood and beyond, Dr. Christine Carter teaches us simple seeds we can sow in our children’s lives that set the stage for their optimism, emotional health, and confidence—while helping us become happier parents at the same time!
- Audio Teleseminars
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
Network for Grateful Living founder Brother David Steindl Rast has walked in many worlds, from contemplative Christian monasteries to Naval academies to new paradigm workshops at Esalen. Out of his broad experience has emerged a deep wisdom that lights the path forward from traditional theistic religion and its reliance on doctrine and belief to panentheism, which focuses on direct experience and seeing God as fully present in the world.
- Audio Interviews
Dr. Post is professor of preventive medicine and director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics at Stony Brook University. He is a leader in the study of altruism, compassion, and love and president of the Institute for Research on Unlimited Love.
Mr. O'Dea is currently a Fellow of The Institute of Noetic Sciences and its President from 2003 - 2008.
Andrew Cohen is an American spiritual teacher and visionary thinker widely recognized for his original contribution to the emerging field of evolutionary spirituality. Through his talks, retreats, publications, and ongoing dialogues with the leading philosophers, mystics, and activists of our time, he is becoming a defining voice in an international alliance of individuals and organizations who are committed to the transformation of human consciousness and culture.
Riane Eisler is best known for her international bestseller The Chalice and The Blade: Our History, Our Future (Harper & Row 1987), hailed by Princeton anthropologist Ashley Montagu as "the most important book since Darwin's Origin of Species" and by novelist Isabel Allende as “one of those magnificent key books that can transform us". This was the first book reporting the results of Eisler’s study of human cultures spanning 30,000 years, and is in 22 languages, including most European languages and Chinese, Russian, Korean, Hebrew, and Japanese.
Riane Eisler is president of the Center for Partnership Studies, a nonprofit organization founded to apply her findings to all spheres of life through research and education. She is a charismatic speaker who keynotes conferences worldwide, and a consultant to business and government. She was honored as the only woman among twenty great thinkers including Vico, Hegel, Spengler, Adam Smith, Marx, and Toynbee featured in Macrohistory and Macrohistorians, in recognition of her work’s lasting importance.
Dr. Eisler was born in Vienna, fled from the Nazis with her parents to Cuba, and later emigrated to the United States. She obtained degrees in sociology and law from the University of California and received an honorary doctorate in humane letters from Case Western Reserve University in 2005. She taught pioneering classes on women and the law at UCLA, is a founding member of the General Evolution Research Group (GERG) and the Alliance for a Caring Economy (ACE), a fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science and World Business Academy, and a commissioner of the World Commission on Global Consciousness and Spirituality, along with the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and other spiritual leaders.
Dr. Eisler's other books, Sacred Pleasure (Harper Collins 1995),Tomorrow’s Children (Westview Press 2000), The Power of Partnership (New World Library 2002), Dissolution (McGraw Hill 1977), and The Equal Rights Handbook (Avon 1978), have also received wide use and critical praise. Her 1995 Center for Partnership Studies study, Women, Men, and the Global Quality of Life, documents the strong correlation between the status of women and the general quality of a nation’s life based on statistical data from 89 nations. She has published over 200 articles for publications ranging from Behavioral Science, Futures, Political Psychology, and The UNESCO Courier to Brain and Mind, The International Journal of Women's Studies, the Human Rights Quarterly, and the World Encyclopedia of Peace. She is co-editor of Educating for a Culture of Peace (Heinemann, 2004). Her latest book is The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics.
Based on her work as a cultural historian and evolutionary theorist over the last twenty years, she introduced the partnership model and the domination model as two underlying possibilities for structuring beliefs, institutions, and relations that transcend categories such as religious vs. secular, right vs. left, and technologically developed or undeveloped. Her pioneering work in human rights expanded the focus of international organizations to include the rights of women and children. Her research has impacted many fields, from history and sociology to economics and education; for example, it inspired the Montessori Foundation to start a Center for Partnership Education.
Dr. Eisler serves on many boards, commissions, and advisory councils, including the Editorial Board of World Futures, the Global Council of the International Museum of Women, and the International Editorial Board of The Encyclopedia of Conflict, Violence, and Peace. She co-founded the Spiritual Alliance to Stop Intimate Violence (SAIV) with Nobel Peace Laureate Betty Williams (with Council members such as Queen Noor of Jordan, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Harvard theologian Harvey Cox, and global leaders such as Jane Goodall).
Consciousness is a recent phenomenon in the history of planet Earth; we know nothing of it beyond or prior to terrestrial history.
Jeff Levin, PhD, MPH, an epidemiologist and religious scholar, holds a distinguished chair at Baylor University, where he is University Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health, Professor of Medical Humanities, and Director of the Program on Religion and Population Health at the Institute for Studies of Religion. He is also Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center, where he is a member of the Community of Scholars at the Duke Center for Spirituality, Theology, and Health.
Dr. Levin received his AB from Duke University in 1981, graduating Magna Cum Laude and with Distinction in both Religion and Sociology. He received his MPH in 1983 from the University of North Carolina School of Public Health, and his PhD in Preventive Medicine and Community Health in 1987 from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at The University of Texas Medical Branch. He also completed a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from 1987 to 1989 at the Institute of Gerontology of the University of Michigan, and has additional advanced training in quantitative methods from the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research at the University of Michigan.
Dr. Levin is a pioneering scientist whose research and writing beginning in the 1980s helped to create the field of religion, spirituality, and health. He was the first scientist to systematically review the research literature on religion and health, and the first scientist funded by the NIH to conduct research on the topic. His studies have pioneered basic research in the epidemiology of religion and on the impact of religion on the physical and mental health and general well-being of older adults. His research has been funded by several NIH grants, totaling over $1 million in support, and he also has received funding from private sources, including the American Medical Association’s Education and Research Foundation.
Dr. Levin is professionally affiliated with leading organizations at the interface of religion, science, and medicine. This includes serving as the principal Research Area Consultant in the area of public health and medicine for the Institute for Research on Unlimited Love, as a member of the Extended Faculty of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, as a Past President of the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine, and as Scientific Chair of the Kalsman Roundtable on Judaism and Health Research at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. He was Chairman of the NIH Working Group on Quantitative Methods in Alternative Medicine, is a former member of the NIH Workgroup on Measures of Religiousness and Spirituality for the National Institute on Aging, and is a current or past member of the Editorial Boards of nine peer-reviewed scientific journals, including the Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences; The Gerontologist; the Journal of Religion and Health; the Journal of Religion, Spirituality and Aging; the Journal of Mindbody States; Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine; Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine; the International Journal of Healing and Caring; and EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing. In 2002, he was elected a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, in recognition of outstanding career achievement and exemplary contributions to the field of gerontology.
Dr. Levin is the author or co-author of over 150 scholarly publications, as well as over 140 conference presentations and invited lectures and addresses, mostly on the role of religion in physical and mental health and aging. He has published six books, most notably God, Faith, and Health: Exploring the Spirituality-Healing Connection (New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, 2001). He is also editor of Religion in Aging and Health: Theoretical Foundations and Methodological Frontiers (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1994); co-editor of Essentials of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1999), Faith, Medicine, and Science: A Festschrift in Honor of Dr. David B. Larson (New York, NY: The Haworth Pastoral Press, 2005), and the forthcoming Divine Love: Perspectives from the World’s Religious Traditions (West Conshocken, PA: Templeton Foundation Press, 2010); and, co-author of Religion in the Lives of African Americans: Social, Psychological, and Health Perspectives (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2004). According to the Institute for Scientific Information, since 1981 Dr. Levin has been one of the most highly cited social scientists in the world.
Dr. Levin is an internationally known scientist and has lectured throughout the world on most aspects of the interface of religion and health—scientific, clinical, methodological, historical, theological, metaphysical, and with respect to public health and health policy. His research has been featured in many newspapers and magazines, including The Washington Post, USA Today, Newsday, JAMA, Modern Maturity, Tikkun, Moment, Spirituality and Health, and in cover stories in Time, Readers’ Digest, and Macleans, and on national radio and television, including NPR, PBS, CBC, CTV, and CBN. His biography has been included in Who’s Who in Theology & Science, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and International Who’s Who in Medicine. In 2001, a statement in praise of his work was read into the Congressional Record from the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. He is a recipient of both the 1996 and 1997 Templeton Prize for Exemplary Papers in Religion and the Medical Sciences, and of several named or endowed lectureships. In 1997, he served as Distinguished Lecturer in Gerontology at Duke University Medical Center, and delivered the First Annual K.J. Lee Fellowship Lecture in Complementary and Alternative Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. In 2003, he delivered the First Annual David B. Larson Memorial Lecture in Religion and Health at Duke University Medical Center and the Sixth Annual Richard J. DeBottis Memorial Lecture in Gerontology at the University of Houston. In 2004, he delivered the Second Annual Blair Justice Lecture in Mind-Body Medicine and Public Health at the University of Texas School of Public Health. In 2006, he delivered the Fifth Annual Spirituality and Health Forum Lecture at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.
Dr. Levin is married to Dr. Lea Steele, an epidemiologist and human ecologist. Dr. Steele, who will be joining Baylor University as Research Professor in the Institute of Biomedical Studies, is former Scientific Director of the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
What we don’t know about healing dwarfs what we do know, and nowhere is this more apparent than the role of “energy” in restoring balance to a fractured psyche. Energy Psychology, modern psychotherapy’s enfant terrible, is growing up and giving us clues to the mystery of its remarkable power.
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