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Gardening the Soul

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Walker, best-selling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Color Purple and of Anything We Love Can Be Saved, offers a fresh look at how to live in a complex culture. She reminds us that something precious is gained or enhanced when we honor our intrinsic sense of awe toward nature and our deep desire for connection with our human community. This dialogue between Walker and Toms is brimming with inspiration for celebrating life in all its vibrant moments.

©2000 New Dimensions Foundation. (P)2000 New Dimensions Foundation.

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Male Naivete and Giving the Gold Away

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According to poet and men's workshop facilitator Robert Bly, leaving naivete behind may open up the wilder regions of maleness, where men can wrestle with their demons and, in time, reach maturity and balance. This is a fascinating dialogue which explores the mystery of maleness and includes Bly's storytelling mastery and poetry. Poet, translator and teacher, Bly is the author of many books including Light Around the Body (Harper & Row 1967), Loving a Woman In Two Worlds (Dial 1985), Man In the Black Coat Turns (Harper & Row 1982), The Winged Energy of Delight: Selected Translations (Harper Perenniel 2005), My Sentence Was a Thousand Years of Joy: Poems (Harper Perennial 2006). He is also author of Iron John (Addison-Wesley 1990) and The Sibling Society (Addison-Wesley 1996).

©1987 New Dimensions Foundation (P)2008 New Dimensions Foundation

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The Masculine Road

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"You don't make a boy into a man simply by feeding him a certain kind of food," says Bly, as he describes the three necessary and sequential life phases symbolized by three colors - the "red, white and black," in the Grimm Brothers' fairy tale "Iron John." He casts a penetrating light on these male life stages, describing complications that arise, for example, when a boy skips the red and goes directly to the white. He also discusses how these stages, when fulfilled, affect men's relationships with women. Poet, translator and teacher, Bly is the author of many books including Light Around the Body (Harper & Row 1967), Loving a Woman In Two Worlds (Dial 1985), Man In the Black Coat Turns (Harper & Row 1982), The Winged Energy of Delight: Selected Translations (Harper Perenniel 2005), My Sentence Was a Thousand Years of Joy: Poems (Harper Perennial 2006). He is also author of Iron John (Addison-Wesley 1990) and The Sibling Society (Addison-Wesley 1996).

©1991 New Dimensions Foundation (P)2008 New Dimensions Foundation

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The Wisdom of Joseph Campbell

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Over a span of 12 years (1975 to 1987), New Dimensions Radio host Michael Toms recorded conversations between the late Joseph Campbell (author of The Power of Myth) and himself, during which time they developed a close friendship. In these stimulating conversations, central questions in the search for understanding and knowledge of the spiritual universe in which we live are explored.

(P)2005 Hay House, Inc.

Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
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The Power of Shame

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In this discussion, Bly talks of four sources of shame, including shame inherited from parents, grandparents, and ancestors, and shame over our bodily and creative instincts. It opens with a Russian fairy story on the Frog Princess and the shame we feel over our interior "Frog Bride." Bly and host Michael Toms discuss the new work in America on shame, most of it done during the last 10 years. Poet, translator and teacher, Bly is the author of many books including Light Around the Body (Harper & Row 1967), Loving a Woman In Two Worlds (Dial 1985), Man In the Black Coat Turns (Harper & Row 1982), The Winged Energy of Delight: Selected Translations (Harper Perenniel 2005), My Sentence Was a Thousand Years of Joy: Poems (Harper Perennial 2006). He is also author of Iron John (Addison-Wesley 1990) and The Sibling Society (Addison-Wesley 1996).

©1989 New Dimensions Foundation (P)2008 New Dimensions Foundation

Narrator: Michael Toms
Author: Robert Bly
Length: 55 mins
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The Ecstatic Soul

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How does a body of poetry written in a remote part of the world find its way to best seller lists published in leading newspapers in the U.S. over 700 years later? What is the compelling quality inherent in great literature that resonates throughout the ages? Coleman Barks, poet and translator of Jelalludin Rumi's poetry, explores the genius, mystery and rapture of Rumi's work; why he has become the most-read poet in America, and what his poetry has in common with the immortal writings of Dickinson, Emerson and Thoreau. "His poetry reflects the transcendent longing that we all feel," says Barks. "Rumi speaks to the times. He sees the divine in grace and kindness, and also in the terrible things, revealing to us the ecstasy that resides at the deepest core of all experience, and the way out of sorrow." Coleman Barks taught poetry at the University of Georgia for many years, and is translator of The Soul of Rumi: A New Collection of Ecstatic Poems (HarperSanFrancisco 2001); The Illuminated Prayer: The Five-Times Prayer of the Sufis (Ballantine Wellspring 2000); co-translator of The Essential Rumi (HarperSanFrancisco 1997) and co-translator (with John Moyne) of two volumes of Rumi poems, Unseen Rain (Threshold Books 1986) and Open Secret (Threshold Books 1984). Topics explored in this dialogue include: how the story of Rumi and his poetry can have a powerful influence on your life, the stunning story of sculptor Michael Richards and his 9/11 prophetic work of art, how the soul makes art that can tell us of things to come, how you can balance the paradox of ecstatic grief, how Rumi's relationship with his teacher, Shams of Tabriz, inspired his poetry.

©2001 New Dimensions Foundation (P)2008 New Dimensions Foundation

Narrator: Michael Toms
Length: 56 mins
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The Teachings of Don Carlos

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From Carlos Castaneda's first book, The Teachings of Don Juan to The Power of Silence, millions of readers have long enjoyed the fantastic teachings of don Juan Matus, the Yaqui shaman from northern Mexico. Here, Victor Sanchez offers practical techniques based on Castaneda's writings, including experiencing the body as a field of energy, the not-doings of the personal self, stopping the internal dialogue, the magic of attention, setting up dreaming, the warrior's greatest love, and more.

©1995 by Victor Sanchez (P)1997 by Alternative Audio

Narrator: Michael Toms
Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
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Essential Reality

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Stripping away the known and seeing reality for what it is, rather than for what our thoughts represent it to be, provides the theme for this compelling conversation. The late theoretical physicist David Bohm addresses the nature of thought and thinking, and how our conditioned minds become subordinate to the way we think. He says the thinking process "is a representation of what is, but is not what is," and goes on to challenge our perception of time and space as illusory. From mindless thought to experiencing each moment as eternity, Bohm takes us on a whirlwind tour of consciousness.

©1990 New Dimensions Foundation (P)2008 New Dimensions Foundation

Narrator: Michael Toms
Author: David Bohm
Length: 57 mins
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The Past Is Present

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This dialogue reviews Sheldrake's theory of "morphic resonance," which challenges some fundamental assumptions of established science. Sheldrake offers a revolutionary alternative to the mechanistic worldview, and points toward a new understanding of the nature of life, matter and mind. One of the more profound implications of Sheldrake's account here is his suggestion that the brain may be more like a tuning system than a recording device. Rupert Sheldrake studied natural sciences at Cambridge and philosophy at Harvard, took a Ph.D. in biochemistry at Cambridge and is the author of more than 50 scientific papers. He's the author of many books including The Presence of the Past (Times Books 1995), Seven Experiments That Could Change the World: A Do-It Yourself Guide to Revolutionary Science (Riverhead Books 1995), A New Science of Life: The Hypothesis of Morphic Resonance (J.P. Tarcher 1995), The Rebirth of Nature; The Greening of Science and God (Bantam 1991), Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home: And Other Unexplained Powers of Animals (Three Rivers Press 2001), The Sense of Being Stared At: And Other Aspects of The Extended Mind (Crown 2003), and co-authored with Matthew Fox Natural Grace: Dialogues on Creation, Darkness, and the Soul in Spirituality and Science (Doubleday 1996) and The Physics of Angels: Exploring the Realm Where Science and Spirit Meet (HarperSanFrancisco 1996).

©1988 New Dimensions Foundation (P)2008 New Dimensions Foundation

Narrator: Michael Toms
Length: 52 mins
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Parts of a Whole

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This internationally known physicist has developed a theory of quantum physics which addresses the totality of existence, including matter and consciousness, as an unbroken whole. The late Bohm's concept of "implicate order" provides a basis for bridging science to the realm of spirit. For two decades he explored this possibility with J. Krishnamurti, the famed religious teacher.

©1983 New Dimensions Foundation (P)2008 New Dimensions Foundation

Narrator: Michael Toms
Author: David Bohm
Length: 52 mins
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The Soul of America

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If you have found U.S. history boring in the past, this program is a must! Jacob Needleman, internationally acclaimed author and philosopher, takes us on a journey back to the beginning of America, re-telling the story of the country in a way that inspires and invites us to explore the lives of our forefathers and the sacred dimension of their founding principles. His portraits of Washington, Jefferson and other famous historical figures ignites our imagination, and instills in us a deep reverence and appreciation for the unwavering vision that was necessary to establish our government. In his re-telling of the American story, Needleman brings to light the nation's deep hunger for meaning. "The human psyche needs the nourishment of great philosophical ideas. These ideas have been part of great cultures, and were once a part of America. America needs to bring these ideas back to the culture." Jacob Needleman is a professor of philosophy at San Francisco State University and the author of many books including The American Soul (Tarcher 2003), The Wisdom of Love (Morning Light Press 2005), Time and the Soul (Berrett-Koehler 2003), The Heart of Philosophy (Tarcher 2003), Lost Christianity (Tarcher 2003), Money and the Meaning of Life (Currency 1994), A Little Book on Love (Doubleday 1996), A Sense of the Cosmos: Scientific Knowledge and Spiritual Truth (Monkfish Book Publishing 2003), and Why We Can't Be Good (Tarcher 2007). In addition to his teaching and writing, he serves as a consultant in the fields of psychology, education, medical ethics, philanthropy, and business, and has been featured on Bill Moyers's acclaimed PBS series A World of Ideas.

©2001 New Dimensions Foundation (P)2008 New Dimensions Foundation

Narrator: Michael Toms
Category: History, Americas
Length: 56 mins
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Creativity, Natural Philosophy, and Science

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One of the foremost theoretical physicists in the world, the late David Bohm, tells why science has become specialized and fragmented at the cost of its soul. He describes his theory of the "implicate order" and goes on to explore its implications for human consciousness. Thought is based in memory, and true creativity depends on getting beyond a thought process dependent on memory, according to Bohm. In this remarkable dialogue he delves into the innermost reaches of what it means to be human and alive.

©1987 New Dimensions Foundation (P)2008 New Dimensions Foundation

Narrator: Michael Toms
Author: David Bohm
Length: 52 mins
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Towards Wholeness

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One of the world's most renowned physicists presents a radical new vision of science. Here the late David Bohm describes scientific theory as the myth that drives our culture, and points out the fallacy of our belief system. He also presents his alternative for addressing the world's mega-problems through engaging in a new level of "dialogue" among small groups of people. His views are both challenging and profound.

©1990 New Dimensions Foundation (P)2008 New Dimensions Foundation

Narrator: Michael Toms
Author: David Bohm
Length: 54 mins
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Angels

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This stimulating discussion with Rupert Sheldrake and Matthew Fox, two visionary pioneers of modern science and theology, will transform how you think about the most popular of all spiritual beings. Study of the Christian mystics led Fox and Sheldrake to the most startling part of their research, which was the discovery that "Aquinas' discussion on angels practically parallels today's discussion upon physics". Fox and Sheldrake explore the new cosmology that the universe is a living, developing organism, and they raise the intriguing possibility that angels play a role in the actual governing of the universe itself. Fox and Sheldrake are co-authors of The Physics of Angels, Exploring the Realm where Science and Spirit Meet (HarperSanFrancisco 1996). Fox is a theologian, the founder of the University of Creation Spirituality and author of seventeen books, including Confessions, the Making of a Postdenominational Priest (HarperSanFrancisco 1996). Sheldrake is a biologist and author of numerous books, including Seven Experiments that Could Change The World (Riverhead Books 1995). Topics explored in this dialogue include: why angels are so popular today; scientific theories of what angels really are; good, bad and fallen angels; how modern physics parallels and transforms our conception of angels; how the split between science and spirit came about and how the two are being reconnected; the importance of wonder and awe in scientific study; the reawakening of life in the universe; the quest for the animate; the need for darkness as well as light; how 'The Enlightenment' has left us in the dark; and how our ego narrows and colors our discoveries and visions.

©1996 New Dimensions Foundation (P)2008 New Dimensions Foundation

Narrator: Michael Toms
Length: 54 mins
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Human Mind/Animal Mind

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Ever get that eerie feeling that your cat or dog knows what you're thinking? They just might! Scientist Rupert Sheldrake brings you five years of extensive research on animal behavior, challenging traditional scientific assumptions that pets do not warrant serious study. Well-known for his controversial and revolutionary theory of "morphic resonance" and "morphogenetic fields," Sheldrake applied this to his subject with ingenious questions that have resulted in confirmation that animals do indeed possess psychic and intuitive abilities. You'll also hear astonishing stories involving parrots, termites, and farm animals that will have you looking at the animal kingdom in a whole new light. Rupert Sheldrake studied natural sciences at Cambridge and philosophy at Harvard, took a Ph.D. in biochemistry at Cambridge and is the author of more than 50 scientific papers. He's the author of many books including The Presence of the Past (Times Books 1995); Seven Experiments That Could Change the World: A Do-It Yourself Guide to Revolutionary Science (Riverhead Books 1995); A New Science of Life: The Hypothesis of Morphic Resonance (J.P. Tarcher 1995); The Rebirth of Nature; The Greening of Science and God (Bantam 1991); Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home: And Other Unexplained Powers of Animals (Three Rivers Press 2001); The Sense of Being Stared At: And Other Aspects of The Extended Mind (Crown 2003); co-authored with Matthew Fox Natural Grace: Dialogues on Creation, Darkness; the Soul in Spirituality and Science (Doubleday 1996); and The Physics of Angels: Exploring the Realm Where Science and Spirit Meet (HarperSanFrancisco 1996).

©1999 New Dimensions Foundation (P)2008 New Dimensions Foundation

Narrator: Michael Toms
Length: 57 mins
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Seeking Wisdom

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The oldest human quest serves as the central focus for this wonderful exploration into how truth is revealed. Learning to listen to the inner voice, living in relationship, suffering and liberation, finding providential help along the way and much more are covered by Needleman as he speaks to the depth and breadth of the spiritual search. He emphasizes the power of the oral tradition and the need to be open and receptive to truth when it appears. Jacob Needleman is a professor of philosophy at San Francisco State University and the author of many books including The American Soul (Tarcher 2003), The Wisdom of Love (Morning Light Press 2005), Time and the Soul (Berrett-Koehler 2003), The Heart of Philosophy (Tarcher 2003), Lost Christianity (Tarcher 2003), Money and the Meaning of Life (Currency 1994). A Sense of the Cosmos: Scientific Knowledge and Spiritual Truth (Monkfish Book Publishing 2003), and Why We Can't Be Good (Tarcher 2007). In addition to his teaching and writing, he serves as a consultant in the fields of psychology, education, medical ethics, philanthropy, and business, and has been featured on Bill Moyers's acclaimed PBS series A World of Ideas.

©1988 New Dimensions Foundation (P)2088 New Dimensions Foundation

Narrator: Michael Toms
Length: 53 mins
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Bede Griffiths

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Father Dom Bede Griffiths was a much revered mystic who grew beyond his Christian traditions to embrace and embody the philosophical grounding of eastern thought. His gift of unconditional love and the divine presence he brought to this world were transformative to his students. His teachings speak to the ever widening numbers of people finding greater meaning beyond the scope of their root traditions. In this conversation Brother Wayne Teasdale and Asha and Russill Paul share their experience of Father Bede and his legacy, and the promise it holds for the world we face today. Russill Paul explains, "As we move into this age in which people feel that they need more than one tradition to feel complete and whole and find balance in their lives, Bede is an icon of interspiritual integrity, because somehow he found a balance in the wholeness of this East-West, male-female, Hindu-Christian meeting point. Somehow he lived and breathed it, and set something in motion for a lot of different people around the world." The late Brother Wayne Teasdale is the author of Bede Griffiths: An Introduction to His Interspiritual Thought (Skylight Paths 2003), A Monk in the World: Cultivating a Spiritual Life (New World Library 2002) and The Mystic Heart: Discovering a Universal Spirituality in the World's Religions (New World Library 1999). Russill Paul is a recording artist and creator of the Yoga of Sound 3 CD set. Asha Paul is a writer, yoga teacher; holds a doctorate in Natural Health, and teaches at the University of Creation Spirituality. Brother Wayne, Asha and Russill are trustees of the Bede Griffiths International Trust.

©2003 New Dimensions Foundation (P)2008 New Dimensions Foundation

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Return to the Sacred

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This discussion with a remarkable Benedictine monk who founded an ashram in South India is a beautiful, stirring exploration of human spirituality. In a rare synthesis of Christian, Hindu, and modern scientific thought, the late Father Bede discusses the infusing of gross matter and daily life with spirit, the finding of God "in the divine darkness beyond word and thought", technology and simple living, Black Madonnas, mysticism, and monastic life.

©1991 New Dimensions Foundation (P)2008 New Dimensions Foundation

Narrator: Michael Toms
Length: 56 mins
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Sacred Music

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An interview with Father Bede and two musician friends becomes a profoundly moving musical excursion through the deep truths and feelings of the various spiritual traditions represented in their South Indian Christian-Hindu ashram. Through the musical gifts of Russill and Asha Paul, we hear and sense for ourselves how the many different names and descriptions of God are reflections of a single reality. "There is a wonderful underlying unity", says Father Bede, "but it's beyond words. We're all trying to move beyond the words and the languages to the one reality itself, beyond all." The music takes us to a direct experience of the sacred unity beyond cultural differences.

©1991 New Dimensions Foundation (P)2008 New Dimensions Foundation

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Toltecs of the New Millennium

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Hidden in the mountains, the indigenous peoples of Mexico have kept alive the spiritual path of the ancient Toltecs, one of the most powerful Mesoamerican spiritual traditions alive today. Tracing their lineage to a time before the Aztec, the Toltecs recognize Earth as a living being, share a profound communion with their land, and demonstrate unusual powers of perception. Author Victor Sanchez, who lived with the Toltecs for 15 years, shares how their survival skills at the dawn of a new millennium can encourage us to renew our commitment to a better way of life, in harmony with spirit and nature.

©1996 by Victor Sanchez (P)1997 by Alternative Audio

Narrator: Michael Toms
Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
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East and West

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A Christian monk who lived in India for over 30 years, the late Father Griffiths shares some remarkable insights about the contemplative life. He builds a bridge linking the Gnostic tradition of early Christianity and the mystical tradition streaming down through the centuries with the ancient philosophies of Vedanta and Buddhism. The results are fascinating and profound.

©1983 New Dimensions Foundation (P)2008 New Dimensions Foundation

Narrator: Michael Toms
Length: 50 mins
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A Time for Choices

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"The age of the leaders has come and gone. Every person must be their own leader now. You must remove your projection, and contain the spirit of our time in your own life and your own nature, because to go the old way and follow your leader is a form of psychological imprisonment."Those words are from the late Sir Laurens van der Post, statesman, military leader, philosopher, and native born South African.This is an extraordinary time. The tragic events of September 11, 2001, have propelled us all into a new cycle of our personal, national, and global lives. It will never be the same. There is no "normal" to get back to. Life is in this country has changed forever, and it seems clear that we have entered an era in which new questions need to be asked, because there are no easy answers or quick fixes.Our relationship to the "other" needs to be re-examined. Is it "us and them"? Or is it just us here on the same planet together? This is the territory we explore in this program, with guests Terry Tempest Williams, author of Red: Passion and Patience in the Desert; Harlan Cleveland, who served as assistant secretary of state and U.S. Ambassador to NATO, as well as the first dean of the Hubert Humphrey Institute for Public Affairs, a recipient of the U.S. Medal of Freedom, and the author of Birth of a New World; Marianne Williamson, minister and author of The Healing of America; Sharif Abdullah, director of the Common Way Institute and author of Creating a World that Works for All; Robert Fuller, a physicist, former president of Oberlin College, and author of Breaking Ranks: With All Due Respect; and Thomas Gumbleton, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Detroit.

©2001 New Dimensions Foundation (P)2008 New Dimensions Foundation

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Authentic Power

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In this thought-provoking dialogue, author Gary Zukav and New Dimensions Radio host Michael Toms probe the possibilities that open when Spirit becomes a real and ever-present force in our lives. Zukav explains how we create the events in our lives with our thoughts and intentions, and he puts us in touch with our ability to transform ourselves and our planet by accepting our own inherent, authentic power. As you listen, Zukav's vision will open your mind to the fascinating complexities of human experience.

©1997 Gary Zukav, Michael Toms (P)1997 New Dimensions Foundation

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Astrophysics and the Middle Way

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The parallels between science and mysticism are explored as Mansfield, a professor of physics and astronomy at Colgate University, speaks of how he as a physicist has been influenced by exposure to eastern philosophical systems, especially Buddhism. He talks about his association with the philosopher-mystic Paul Brunton and one of Brunton's principal adherents, Anthony Damiani. In the process, Mansfield provides numerous insights about the connection between the world of science and the realm of spirit. Pointing to the future, quantum physics may indeed provide a bridge to the spiritual. Vic Mansfield is Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Colgate University and is the author of Synchronicity, Science, and Soul-Making (Court Publishing 1995), Head and Heart: A Personal Exploration of Science and the Sacred (Quest Books 2002), and the forthcoming Tibetan Buddhism and Modern Science: Toward a Union of Love and Knowledge (Templeton Foundation Press 2008).

©1987 New Dimensions Foundation (P)2008 New Dimensions Foundation

Narrator: Michael Toms
Length: 51 mins
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Unleash Your Brain Power As You Age

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Michael explains what neuroplasticity means, and provides some low cost ways (including optimism!) to improve our brain power and resilience, and possibly prevent Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Michael explains what neuroplasticity means, and provides some low cost ways (including optimism!) to improve our brain power and resilience, and possibly prevent Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. He describes the benefits of challenging the brain to do something new, and other brain-enhancing activities, including meditation, wine in moderation, and naps! Michael Gelb is a world-leading authority on the application of genius thinking to personal and organizational development. A pioneer in the fields of creative thinking, accelerated learning, and innovative leadership, Gelb leads seminars for organizations such as DuPont, Merck, Microsoft, Nike and many others. Along with Sarah Miller Caldicott, he is co-author of Innovate Like Edison: The Success System of America’s Greatest Inventor (Dutton 2007). He’s the author of How To Think Like Leonardo da Vinci (Dell 2000), and co-author with Kelly Howell of Brain Power: Improve Your Mind as You Age (New World Library 2012).

©2013 Michael J. Gelb (P)2013 New Dimensions Radio

Narrator: Michael Toms
Author: Michael Gelb
Length: 54 mins
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Natural Gifts

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Join us for an hour of stirring and straightforward wisdom from one of the most highly respected of modern American writers and poets. Using words like "affection", "satisfaction", "care", and "joy", Berry calls for a re-evaluation of the basic values and practices of our lives. He illustrates his ideas with glimpses of his own life and those of his Kentucky farm neighbors, and describes a future where we can learn to find love, wisdom and meaning in the people, the places and the work of our own daily lives. "Abstractions don't work - abstractions are abstractions," he says. "You have to realize that finally you must do something." Wendell Berry is the author of many books including Standing By Words (North Point Press 1983), The Gift of Good Land (North Point Press 1981), Collected Poems: 1957-1982 (North Point Press 1985) and Nathan Coulter (North Point Press 1985). What People Are For ( 1991)The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays of Wendell Berry (Shoemaker & Hoard 2003)The Way of Ignorance: And Other Essays (Shoemaker & Hoard 2006)and Fidelity: Five Stories (Pantheon 1992).

©1992 New Dimensions Foundation (P)2008 New Dimensions Foundation

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Igniting Your Soul Life

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According to the best selling author Gary Zukav, "What it means to be a human being is changing in deep, irrevocable, and highly significant ways. It's not a matter of looking at things differently than we have before; it's a matter of being able to look at things differently than we did before." On this fascinating audio program, Zukav and New Dimensions Radio host Michael Toms discuss the future, one that is exploding with possibility and potential. Zukav explains that as we communicate more and more with the nonphysical world and comprehend the deep spiritual dynamics that underlie the surface appearances of our physical reality, we gain "authentic power." He reveals how to get in touch with this power to become a "multisensory" person and gain access to data that your five senses cannot provide. As you listen to this spirited dialogue, you'll see how to develop your intuitive powers, better understand the nature of male-female relationships, learn techniques to help your personality become aligned with your soul...and much more!

(P) and ©1999 New Dimensions Foundation

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Repacking Your Bags

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Feeling weighed down by all your responsibilities and the constant pressures of your personal and professional life? Well, there's no time like the present to lighten your load. Let Richard J. Leider and David A. Shapiro show you how to let go of excess baggage and create your own vision of happiness and success. You'll learn how to balance work, love, and purpose by "unpacking" your physical, emotional, and intellectual luggage and "repacking" it to make the most of your life's journey.

Recording (P)1996 by Audio Literature; Copyright ©1995 by Richard J. Leider

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Walking the Four-Fold Way

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Angeles Arrien has gathered wisdom from an enormous variety of indigenous cultures around the world, distilling it into four paths to wise, effective action - "showing up, paying attention, telling the truth and being unattached to the outcome." These are the archetypal paths of the warrior, healer, visionary and teacher, and the opportunity to embody these archetypes arises in every situation in our lives. In her very clear and stimulating style, Arrien tells us how to make our actions more authentic through listening, through integrity, courage and truth-telling. And, as Arrien reminds us, "The heart and the essence of all spiritual seeking is the reclamation of the authentic self." Angeles Arrien is an anthropologist, educator, and a consultant to the medical, academic, and corporate communities worldwide. She has taught at the University of California, California Institute of Integral Studies, the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, and the Alaya Institute, and is the founder of the Angeles Arrien Foundation for Cross-Cultural Education and Research. She is the author of numerous articles and books, including The Tarot Handbook (Arcus Publishers 1987), The Four-Fold Way: Walking the Paths of the Warrior, Teacher, Healer, and Visionary (HarperSanFrancisco 1993), The Nine Muses: A Mythological Path to Creativity (Tarcher/Putnam 2000), and The Second Half of Life: Opening the Eight Gates of Wisdom (Sounds True 2005).

©1993 New Dimensions Foundation (P)2008 New Dimensions Foundation

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Aging and Saging

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Our culture is bent on avoiding aging. There's a problem with that: Every one of us is aging every day. Of course, there are enormous gifts in growing older and wiser, and Angeles Arrien is working to help bring that awareness to our culture at large, to those of us who've passed the 50-year milestone - and also to those who are headed in that direction. She notes that as the years pass, "right now we have in this culture a kind of consensus that we can only look forward to death, decline, disease, and despair. The other possibility is a time of dreaming, a time of deserving, a time of devoting, and a time of deciding." Arrien identifies the opportunities we have in the second half of our lives to move beyond obligation and say yes to our natural rhythms and deepest desires. She points to the enormous possibilities for cultural change as the generation of the 60s comes into their wisdom years. Her words open a gateway to personal possibility as well, and an affirmation that we truly can look ahead to the best years of our lives. Angeles Arrien is an anthropologist, educator, and a consultant to the medical, academic, and corporate communities worldwide. She has taught at the University of California, California Institute of Integral Studies, the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, and the Alaya Institute, and is the founder of the Angeles Arrien Foundation for Cross-Cultural Education and Research. She is the author of numerous articles and books, including The Tarot Handbook (Arcus Publishers 1987), The Four-Fold Way: Walking the Paths of the Warrior, Teacher, Healer, and Visionary (HarperSanFrancisco 1993), The Nine Muses: A Mythological Path to Creativity (Tarcher/Putnam 2000), and The Second Half of Life: Opening the Eight Gates of Wisdom (Sounds True 2005).

©2005 New Dimensions Foundation (P)2008 New Dimensions Foundation

Narrator: Michael Toms
Length: 54 mins
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