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An Indigenous Perspective: Dreaming as a Transformative Practice

A recent article published in the online magazine, Inverse, details the the life and dreaming culture of the indigenous Achuar peoples of the Amazon. I was interviewed for this piece, drawing upon my experiences working with and conducting anthropological research with this thriving jungle community 20 years ago. Specifically, I had studied the dreaming culture of the Achuar who […]

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A Final Farewell: Obituary for Edgar Mitchell

Captain Edgar Mitchell was a hero, stepping up to challenges throughout his life with courage and tenacity. Born in Texas on September 17, 1930, Mitchell embraced a changing world in every moment. He often remarked that his grandparents had traveled across the country in a covered wagon and he went to the moon. Anything is […]

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Celebrating the Launch of the Consciousness & Healing Initiative

Centuries ago, adventurers exploring the frontiers of our planet discovered, again and again, that they lived in a wider world than previously assumed. During this period, the art of mapmaking made tremendous strides. Fictitious lines of latitude and longitude became as important to navigators as the force of currents and the direction of winds. Perceptions […]

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Consciousness, a Conversation: Mindful Life Conference in Sweden

I have presented at various conferences and events around the world in the past year. At one conference, in Sweden, I also sat down for a filmed dialogue about the nature of consciousness. Joining me were Lothar Schafer and Anna Bornstein, both pioneering minds in the realm of consciousness theory. Please click below to enjoy […]

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Paper published in the International Journal of Transpersonal Studies

Recently the International Journal of Transpersonal Studies (IJTS) published a paper I co-wrote titled: “Engagement in a Community-Based Integral Practice Program Enhances Well-being.” The article reports on a study examining a wellness intervention and its effect on health outcomes. In publication for over 30 years, the IJTS is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the California Institute […]

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IONS 16th International Conference – Sign Up Now!

Earlybird Rates End February 28th CLICK HERE TO REGISTER The Science of Being. The Spirit of Community. July 22 – 26, 2015 Hilton Oak Brook Hills Resort near Chicago Picture yourself at an inspiring gathering of fellow explorers and like-minded friends. The menu of options speaks to your deepest passions, and luminaries from science, the […]

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Huffington Post Features Death Makes Life Possible as Action Step in Improving End-of-Life-Care

A recent online article in the Huffington Post named the Death Makes Life Possible film in step 5 of its 5 Action Steps to Improve End-of-Life Care in Your Community. Under action step 5, “Host a Film Screening and Discussion,” author Karen Wyatt, MD encourages readers to  feature a film at a local screening and to […]

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Wild & Scenic Film Festival

The Death Makes Life Possible team recently traveled to Nevada City for the Wild & Scenic Film Festival. A sold out audience attended the screening of the film, and afterwards engaged in some passionate and moving dialogue with the filmmakers. Wild & Scenic featured Marilyn Schlitz, Executive Producer/Writer,  on their radio interview series during the event, and […]

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A Forum for Open Sciences

Are you interested in a forum that offers reliable and open minded approaches to consciousness? If so, you probably know that this can be hard to find. Until now… In 2014 a small group of diverse researchers launched the Campaign for Open Science, an initiative that aims to promote open scientific enquiry and encourage funding for […]

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Dia de los Muertos: Honoring the Dead by Living

Every year, immediately after Halloween a unique cultural event occurs. It’s an event that celebrates our mortality by honoring the lives of those who are no longer physically with us. This day is called Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. This holiday originates in Mexico, but is now becoming more and more popular in the United […]

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Worldview Explorations Program Makes its Asia Debut

In June 2014, I had the privilege of leading a two-day Worldview Explorations train-the-trainers workshop at Zi-Zhu-Lin Purple Bamboo Monastery in Southern Taiwan. Worldview Explorations is a research-based experiential program I helped create (in collaboration with the Institute of Noetic Sciences) for middle school, high-school, and college students. The program’s mission is to develop and increase […]

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Igniting Positive Transformation: Change Agents Connecting Across Continents (Part 4)

I found myself at the end of my whirlwind tour of the globe in June 2014 when I took a flight from Taiwan to Sweden. Here I gave a presentation at Mindful Life 2014, a conference organized by Mindhouse Park. The organizers described the event as a place to “encounter a number of people and situations […]

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Igniting Positive Transformation: Change Agents Connecting Across Continents (Part 3)

In previous blogs in this series I began tracing my journey across the world, from one transformative community to another. From the East Coast to Asia, the transformation tour continued when I went to an event at the College of Hakka Studies in Jhongli City. This was sponsored by the Luminary Research Institute, Gaya Foundation, Luminary […]

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Gaining Perspective on Death: New Article Published in APA Journal

The September issue of Spirituality in Clinical Practice published an article I authored titled, “Gaining perspective on death: Training program and language use outcomes assessment.” With co-authors, Jonathan Schooler, Alan Pierce, Angela Murphy, and Arnaud Delorme, this paper examined how structured, supportive discourse on death, dying and what may happen after can have positive, therapeutic outcomes, especially […]

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Igniting Positive Transformation: Change Agents Connecting Across Continents (Part 2)

                 Consciousness Transformation in Asia The call for transformation is echoing throughout Asia. Over the past few years I have visited Hong Kong and China. In June, 2014, this call brought me to Taiwan, where I met with scholars, scientists and spiritual teachers to participate in a series […]

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