Uncommon Videos of Common Interest
Brian Swimme: "The New Story": A superb video presentation of this new cosmological
Robert Wright interviews twenty-one leading thinkers from diverse backgrounds on
questions about science, religion, consciousness and personal meaning. I was put off at
first by Robert's rather cynical, laid-back style, but after watching most of the interviews, I
felt that he had taken on a project of huge scope and managed to pull it off successfully.
He has selected quite a varied but distinguished group here, which provides considerable
food for thought and indoor recreation for a whole winter.
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The quality of this video is poor but the content is excellent. I think the dialogue is
especially valuable as an example of academia interfacing directly with the pragmatic,
(albeit visionary here), business world. This uneasy dialogue across boundaries of
perspective and experience yields up some rich food for thought!
Thomas Berry. Caroline Webb interview with Thomas Berry. A former president of the
Club of Rome called Thomas Berry "the wisest man in the world." It was my great
privilege to study Dante's Paradiso with him, as guest teacher in Brian Swimme's
Cosmology of Literature class at CIIS in San Francisco. Father Thomas Berry was a
chaplain during the Second World War and carried a battered copy of Dante with him to
read at night to the soldiers he was assigned to. He is the author of Dream of the Earth
and The Great Work. At 91, he continues to be an inspiration and I'm grateful to my
colleague Caroline Webb for this interview. (His bio can be found in Wikipedia or click
Eckhart Tolle. I highly recommend the 10-part webcast class with Oprah Winfrey on Tolle's book, A New Earth. The level of the
teachings here is very high. Two million people from 139 countries are participating in the live weekly webcasts. Click here and be
sure to download the player first. I was very impressed by this and I highly recommend it. Below you will find a series of clips of talks
by Eckhart Tolle on the transformation of consciousness.
This talk treats a topic which I find particularly important and challenging: How to
respond rather than react to life. Or to put it in another way, "how to get off the
merry-go-round of being shaped purely by reaction to circumstance.
The transformative power of "moving the pivot" from being centered in the egoic
life to being centered in presence, or what I describe to dreamers as the greater
I discovered this video after writing the last Indranet newsletter, "Cosmic
Questions," and it beautifully expands on the theme of silence introduced there.
On the dominating power of negative thought.
"A Matter of Heart"
It is an internet wonder that this feature film on Jung, which played in
theaters decades ago, is now available here, even as a poor quality video.
By all means, enjoy it! Play it in full screen, by clicking in the lower right
corner. It takes a little while to load properly but then it smoothes out.
Wonderful photos of Jung, interviews with Marie-Louise von Franz, Laurens
Van Der Post and other leading figures in Jungian thought.
I am very proud of this work, which emanated out of my department (Philosophy,
Cosmology and Consciousness) at the California Institute of Integral Studies under the
leadership of Prof. David Ulansey with the help of talented and dedicated students.
This is a demo of the final film.
Ken Wilber and Brother Wayne Teasdale in conversation on "The Mystic Heart"
"The Power of Myth" Part 1: The Hero's Adventure. Here is the superb series
with Bill Moyers, aired at the end of Campbell's life.
"Life Through Time": A "stunning photographic journey through time and the history of life on Earth"
by photographer Frans Lanting.
Women in Art: This is lovely. Click in the lower right corner to see it Full Screen and turn the volume
A Course in Miracles: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 (On forgiveness) The Course in Miracles
remains a unique phenomenon as a quiet but potent spiritual teaching that came most
unexpectedly to a professor at Columbia's prestigious College of Physicians and Surgeons and
spread--without the usual hype, spin and hoopla--to change the lives of vast numbers of thoughtful
people. It's inspiring story is recounted in this film.
The Dalai Lama at Stanford - November 2005
Chinese Ballet Circus pas de deux troupe du Guangdong
Extraordinary!! Claude Bessy (head of the ballet de l'opéra de paris)introduces: Chinese
Pas de deux to Swan Lake circus performance of very high level!
Performed at the Circus Festival of Monaco. Ballet and gymnastics are remarkably wed in
SORRY! This has been removed from
the Internet, probably for copyright
Joel Primack & Nancy Abrams
This is an extraordinary video, filmed in 1975, by one of the great visionaries of the 20th century. Fuller looks back on the
80 years of his life to summarize the position of the human at the point and make some very accurate predictions about
(When you click on this link, you will need to "Select" part 1, 2, or 3. You can also choose a DSL or Cable Connection by
going directly to the site at http://www.myss.com/CMED/media/ and scrolling down.)
I have had radio broadcasts of Rick's talks in the Audio Archive for a while, but have just discovered these wonderful videos
which were taped at Carolyn Myss's CMED center. They are rich with material from St. Theresa and other mystics, reflections
from literature and philosophy, and observations on modern culture woven into a description of the spiritual crisis of today
and Tarnas's prescription for "a way through." He is presenting themes from his two great books, The Passion of the Western
Mind and Cosmos and Psyche. Check the Audio archive for radio interviews with Canadian Talk Show Host Mary Hines and
witty astrologer Caroline Casey.