Uncommon Videos of Common Interest
Brian Swimme: "The New Story": A superb video presentation of this new cosmological perspective..
Conversations on the Meaning of Life
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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Michael Pollan (The Botany of Desire; The Omnivore's Dilemma) in conversation with Whole Foods CEO, John Mackey.
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!
Stephen Hawking at UC Berkeley, "Strictly Speaking."
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 here.)
Short meditation videos from the Meditation Society of Australia.
Jared Diamond at UCSB. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
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.
"Quite Ordinary"
"Not Reacting to Content"
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 Self.
"The Enormous Power of 'Yes'"
I discovered this video after writing the last Indranet newsletter, "Cosmic Questions," and it beautifully expands on the theme of silence introduced there.
"The 'No' Has a Momentum"
On the dominating power of negative thought.
Jack Kornfield. "On Meditation and Happiness"
Wayne Dyer: "The Power of Intention" - Part 1
"The Power of Intention" - Part 2
Carl Jung
"On Death"
"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.
Species Alliance: "Call to Life": Facing the Mass Extinction
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.
Ervin Laszlo: "You can change the world"
The Mystic Heart - Part 1- The Supreme Identity;
Part 3 - Intellectual Illumination;
Part 4 - All Reality in One Moment;
Part 7 - Out of the Self, Into the Light
Ken Wilber and Brother Wayne Teasdale in conversation on "The Mystic Heart"
Father Bede Griffiths speaking on the experience of death as surrender to love
"Calcutta is everywhere"
"Small things with great love"
Some rare philosophical humor! Western philosophers meet Monte Python.
Joseph Campbell - "The Hero's Journey": Fine 1 hr video on the life of Joseph Campbell
"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.
"The Power of Myth" Part 2: The Message of the Myth
"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 on.
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.
Dalai Lama: The Heart of Nonviolence - A Conversation at Stanford
Dalai Lama at Stanford Medical School Conference: "Craving and Choice"
The Dalai Lama at Stanford - November 2005
"Suffering and Choice"
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 this performance.
SORRY! This has been removed from the Internet, probably for copyright reasons.
"Pain Bodies"
Carolyn Myss
The Three Levels of Power: Excerpt
Why People Don't Heal
What Has to Happen
Joel Primack & Nancy Abrams
On "The View from the Center of the Universe"
John O'Donohue
2004 Workshop Talk at CMED (Carolyn Myss's Center)
Spencer Wells ~ The Journey of Man - Part 1;
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Buckminster Fuller ~ "Everything I Know"
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 the future.
Wal-Mart President and CEO Lee Scott details new company initiatives in the areas of U.S. health care, energy and global sourcing.
Mother Teresa
Hannah Valantine, M.D. ~ "The Influence of Sex/Gender on Cardiovascular Health" (Stanford Medical School)
The Dalai Lama ~ Superb interview with Charlie Rose
Richard Tarnas ~ At Carolyn Myss's CMED 2006; At CMED 2007
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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.
T. Boone Pickens. A life-long Texas oil man shares his views on the need to free ourselves from the huge expense of foreign oil and urgently shift to alternative fuels. (May 2008)
Drilling for Clues in Antarctica - Andrill video
Warren Buffet on Fanny Mae, Freddie Mac and Oil