1. Finding a Master 2. Becoming the Witness 3. The Movie of your Ego • Premananda Satsang


Satsang with Premananda
Finding a Master • When you are truly ready Inside, and the Desire for Truth is so strong, then the Master appears.

Premananda is a Spiritual Teacher from England. Since 1998 he offers Satsang worldwide, wherever he is invited. Throughout the year he conducts regularly retreats in several countries, such as India, Ukraine and Germany.
He offers online Satsang translated in different languages through SatsangTV to make himself available for people all around the world. A big archive collection can be seen on http://www.premanandasatsangtv.org

Becoming the Witness • Premananda Satsang

Satsang with Premananda
Becoming the Witness • Build up Self-Awareness to become the Witness, and see how you lead your Life.

The Movie of your Ego


The Movie of your Ego • You have to step back out of your Movie, to be able to really see It.

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Evolution’s Purpose: An Integral Interpretation of the Scientific Story of Our Origins ~ Steve McIntosh [updated Feb 28, 2013]

Evolution’s Purpose presents a fresh and compelling view of the scientific facts of evolution, and shows how a deeper understanding of evolution itself can lead directly to a more evolved world.

As we come to understand how evolution progresses, this reveals evolution’s purpose—to grow toward ever-widening realizations of beauty, truth, and goodness. And it is through the generation of these most intrinsic forms of value that evolution expresses its spiritual message. McIntosh argues that the purpose of evolution is not “intelligently designed” or otherwise externally controlled; rather, its purpose is being creatively and originally discerned through the choices of evolutionary creatures themselves. Without relying on any spiritual authorities, McIntosh demonstrates evolution’s purposeful progression and shows how the scientific story of our origins is actually a profound and sacred teaching compatible with many forms of contemporary spirituality.
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Steve McIntosh on the Evolutionary Impulse, interview excerpt

In this 4 minute excerpt from Jeff Salzman’s hour-long interview, integral philosopher Steve McIntosh speaks about his new book: Evolution’s Purpose: an Integral Interpretation of the Scientific Story of Our Origins. Steve describes the significance of the “evolutionary impulse” and how this impulse itself evolves as humans seek ever-widening forms of self-actualization and come to realize deeper dimensions of intrinsic value.

Steve McIntosh presents his book, Evolution’s Purpose

Published on Dec 17, 2012
This hour and forty minute video presents Steve’s latest thinking, with a focus on his book Evolution’s Purpose. Recorded at the Caritas Center in Boulder, Colorado on November 16, 2012, this “book talk” is part of Steve’s international book tour.

In the video he describes the new picture of universal evolution that includes matter, life and mind. This leads to a discussion of how evolution’s progressive advance reveals its overall purpose, which is to grow toward ever-widening realizations of beauty, truth, and goodness. Despite setbacks and regressions, and despite the challenges of the modern world, Steve explains why the evolutionary story of our origins is actually a profound spiritual teaching. The presentation includes lively questions and discussion by the Boulder audience

Flowerspeak: The Flower Whisperer’s Guide to Health, Happiness, and Awakening – How the Flowers Assist in the Expansion of our Consciousness By Elizabeth M. Patric

Flowerspeak offers unique wisdom about the world of flowers and how their spiritual and medicinal properties can serve each of us. This book provides a beautiful perspective on our deep connection to the earth. A wonderful read. Marci Shimoff (#1 NY Times Best Selling Author of Happy for No Reason, Love for No Reason, and Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul).

Flowerspeak shares the role of flowers for your healing and for the evolution of your unique soul destiny path. You will learn through inquiry and ritual, how to connect more fully with your natural surroundings, to co-create with non-physical nature beings to make your own flower preparations, and to listen to the flowers and their “speak,” through their subtle promptings and language.

Elizabeth Patric

Elizabeth Patric
is a spiritual healer and environmentalist, offering soul healings to both her clients and the Earth. She grew up in the heart of the Adirondack Wilderness in upstate New York and formally studied plant ecology and landscape architecture. Elizabeth is a widely known flower-essence therapist, energetic healer, author, and certified yoga and meditation teacher. She has co-created collections of flower essences with the assistance of non-physical natural realms. Elizabeth currently lives in northern Wisconsin and is studying astral biology and remote healing with Mahendra Trivedi.

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Awakening the Planetary Mind Beyond the Trauma of the Past to a New Era of Creativity By Barbara Hand Clow

About Awakening the Planetary Mind.

Completing our conscious evolution by releasing our collective fear of catastrophes

• Explains how we are on the cusp of an era of incredible creative growth

• Shows how we are about to overcome the collective fear caused by ancient catastrophes as we awaken to the memories of our lost prehistory

• Examines legendary cataclysms and scientific evidence of a highly advanced global culture that disappeared 11,500 years ago

In this completely revised and expanded edition of Catastrophobia, bestselling author Barbara Hand Clow explains how we are on the cusp of an age of incredible creative growth made possible by restoring our lost prehistory. Examining legendary cataclysms–such as the fall of Atlantis and the biblical Flood–and the mounting geological and archaeological evidence that many of these mythic catastrophes were actual events, she reveals the existence of a highly advanced global maritime culture that disappeared amid great earth changes and rising seas 14,000 to 11,500 years ago, nearly causing our species’ extinction and leaving humanity’s collective psyche deeply scarred.

Tracing humanity’s reemergence after these prehistoric catastrophes, Clow explains how these events in the deep past influence our consciousness today. Guided by Carl Johan Calleman’s analysis of the Mayan Calendar, she reveals that as the Earth’s 26,000-year precessional cycle shifts, our evolution is accelerating to prepare us for a new age of harmony and peace. She explains how we are beginning a collective healing as ancient memories of prehistory awaken in our minds and release our unprocessed fear. Passed from generation to generation, this fear has been responsible for our constant expectations of apocalypse. She shows that by remembering and moving beyond the trauma of our long lost past, we bring the era of cataclysms to an end and cross the threshold into a time of extraordinary creative activity.

Barbara Hand Clow is an internationally acclaimed ceremonial teacher, Mayan Calendar researcher, and the author of The Mayan Code, The Pleiadian Agenda, Alchemy of Nine Dimensions, and Liquid Light of Sex. A regular presenter of international talks, she has taught at sacred sites throughout the world. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Barbara Hand Clow on A Fireside Chat – Awakening the Planetary Mind

Barbara returns to share her thoughts on “Awakening the Planetary Mind”, which moves us ‘beyond the trauma of the past to a new era of creativity’. In this newly revised and expanded edition of her brilliant earlier book, “Catastraphobia”, she demonstrates the vast cosmic wisdom which we need to traverse “the ages”. My personal favorite of her writings remains, “The Alchemy of Nine Dimensions”, which is at the top of my reading list today. This fireside chat is refreshing and uplifting, as is Barbara herself… enjoy the show!’

Soul to Soul with Panache Desai – Super Soul Sunday – Oprah Winfrey Network


Published on Feb 24, 2013
It’s an aha! moment a minute in this round of Soul to Soul! Find out spiritual teacher Panache Desai’s definition of God, what prayer means to him and why he says we all have a little piece of Harry Potter inside of us.

Q&A with Panache Desai: How to Care for an Elderly Parent and Stay Present – Super Soul Sunday – OWN

Janet from Chicago is caring for her mother, who is in the final days of her life. Janet wants to know how to balance her grief with staying open to the lessons this time can teach her. Watch as spiritual teacher Panache Desai shares why staying present in times like these is so important.

Published on Feb 24, 2013

Otilia from California would like a job with more personal fulfillment and wants to know if jobs are part of our spiritual purpose in life. It’s a question spiritual teacher Panache Desai is often asked. Watch as he explains how our jobs are a great excuse to love other people but that personal fulfillment comes from within.

The Vatican Diaries A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Power, Personalities and Politics at the Heart of the Catholic Church John Thavis

A revealing inside look at one of the world’s most powerful and mysterious institutions

For more than twenty-five years John Thavis held one of the most fascinating journalistic jobs in the world: reporting on the inner workings of the Vatican. His daily exposure to the power, politics, and personalities in the seat of Roman Catholicism gave him a unique, behind-the-scenes perspective on an institution that is far less monolithic and unified than it first appears. Thavis reveals Vatican City as a place where Curia cardinals fight private wars, scandals threaten to undermine papal authority, and reverence for the past is continually upended by the practical considerations of modern life.

Thavis takes readers from a bell tower high above St. Peter’s to the depths of the basilica and the saint’s burial place, from the politicking surrounding the election of a new pope and the ever-growing sexual abuse scandals around the world to controversies about the Vatican’s stand on contraception, and more.

Perceptive, sharply written, and witty, The Vatican Diaries will appeal not only to Catholics (lapsed as well as devout) but to any readers interested in international diplomacy and the role of religion in an increasingly secularized world.

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John Thavis – Witness

A fixture in the Holy See Press Office, John Thavis is now preparing to step down as the Rome Bureau Chief of Catholic News Service. Since 1983, the Minnesota native has covered the Vatican for CNS, where he has become one of the most-read journalists on the Roman scene. In this Witness interview from 2007, Thavis shares his experiences covering two papacies from the unique perspective of the Vatican press corps.

Consciousness: Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist by Christof Koch

What links conscious experience of pain, joy, color, and smell to bio-electrical activity in the brain? How can anything physical give rise to nonphysical, subjective, conscious states?

Christof Koch has devoted much of his career to bridging the seemingly unbridgeable gap between the physics of the brain and phenomenal experience. This engaging book–part scientific overview, part memoir, part futurist speculation–describes Koch’s search for an empirical explanation for consciousness. Koch recounts not only the birth of the modern science of consciousness but also the subterranean motivation for his quest–his instinctual (if “romantic”) belief that life is meaningful.

Koch describes his own groundbreaking work with Francis Crick in the 1990s and 2000s and the gradual emergence of consciousness (once considered a “fringy” subject) as a legitimate topic for scientific investigation. Present at this paradigm shift were Koch and a handful of colleagues, including Ned Block, David Chalmers, Stanislas Dehaene, Giulio Tononi, Wolf Singer, and others. Aiding and abetting it were new techniques to listen in on the activity of individual nerve cells, clinical studies, and brain-imaging technologies that allowed safe and noninvasive study of the human brain in action.

Koch gives us stories from the front lines of modern research into the neurobiology of consciousness as well as his own reflections on a variety of topics, including the distinction between attention and awareness, the unconscious, how neurons respond to Homer Simpson, the physics and biology of free will, dogs, Der Ring des Nibelungen, sentient machines, the loss of his belief in a personal God, and sadness. All of them are signposts in the pursuit of his life’s work–to uncover the roots of consciousness.

Christof Koch

Christof Koch was born in the American Midwest, grew up in Holland, Germany, Canada, and Morocco. He studied Physics and Philosophy at the University of Tübingen in Germany and was awarded his Ph.D. in Biophysics in 1982. After 4 years at MIT, he joined the California Institute of Technology, where he is the Lois and Victor Troendle Professor of Cognitive and Behavioral Biology. In 2011, he became the Chief Scientific Officer at the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle, planning for a ten year, large-scale, high through-put effort to understand the visual system of the mouse, with a focus on untangling the circuitry of it’s cerebral cortex. He loves dogs, Apple Computers, rock and mountain climbing, biking and long-distance running.

His laboratory studies the biophysics of nerve cells, and the neuronal and computational basis of visual perception, attention, and consciousness and machine vision. Together with his long-time collaborator, Francis Crick, Koch pioneered the scientific study of consciousness. His latest book, Consciousness – Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist deals with the philosophical, religious, scientific, technological and personal questions relating to his research.

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Christof Koch – Brain, Mind, and Consciousness – Skeptics Society

This is from the 2005 Skeptics Conference where leading scientists discuss issues that strike at the very heart of the matter, our brains. Topics range from morality to evolution to consciousness to life after death. It’s an absolutely amazing collection of lectures.

Christof Koch on the Neurobiology and Mathematics of Consciousness

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Now Is The Time ~ Panache Desai

Panache calls himself an internet service provider for Divine Love. He acts as a modem or DSL line between you and Divine Consciousness. Whatever is needed for your ascension is downloaded directly to you resulting in greater levels of peace, possibility and presence. Called a Spiritual Master by those who come into his presence, he is a uniquely gifted vehicle for spiritual transformation.

Panache has committed his life to traveling the world carrying this divine energy to people of all nationalities, all religious beliefs and ideologies. He has activated thousands of people through his divine presence. He is a vehicle of profound peace, love and light.

Panache Desai: We are now in a vibrational paradigm


Born and raised in London, England, Panache has always known he was different. Even at a young age, he possessed an innate kindness and love rarely experienced from one so young. He was recognized by visitors and teachers as gifted. By adolescence he possessed a profound awareness that he had come to do something special.

During his final year at university, Panache began to feel an inner yearning to leave everything behind and be on retreat. So for six intense months he began a life altering schedule of meditation and prayer. When he finally emerged, he was a different man.

Determined to fulfill his purpose, he told his mother that it was time for him to go into the world and share what he had come to do. Panache moved to America in 2001 and during his travels he met many gifted spiritual teachers and leaders. Miraculously, each had expected his arrival and he learned from their tutelage and wisdom. At this time a powerful expansion occurred within him and he began to remember his own gifts and abilities.

His journey culminated in 2003 when Panache had a profound and life-altering experience of our (man kinds’) true potential:

“Our potential is infinite – every man, woman, father, son, mother, daughter, is infinite – every person is infinite. Our potential is only ever limited in the way that we say it is – the way we allow it to be.”
And along with this experience came an ability to help people to move through their sadness, anger, or fear – to once again come back to their infinite potential.

Today Panache is dedicated to awakening that same potential and cultivating in those around him the same vibrational transformation he experienced all those years ago. No matter your life experience, your spiritual background, or role, Panache can help you Experience Your Infinite Potential.

Journey to the Fifth Dimension—A Divine Journey Nephelon Galaxy By Maria Zavou

JOURNEY TO THE FIFTH DIMENSION

A true transcendental journey to the homeland of the psyche…
A DIVINE JOURNEY

To the dimension where the future is grounded…

The Fifth dimension is an inner dimension which is administered by the divine essence of the universe, with thousands of galaxies. The so called Nefelon Galaxy has millions of stars, all of them inhabited. All of the stars pulsate with high frequencies and belong to spheres of different perception. There exist forms; though the molecular synthesis is more subtle.

The Nephelon Galaxy is the world of the completed existence, where future mutations are planned and ascertained. It is there that everything is materialized and then channeled to open-minded people on Earth.

As time travelers, we can now journey to the wonderful planets of the Nephelon Galaxy, and participate in advanced programs of self-awareness and transmutation to receive divine genetic proto-forms through hyper frequencies.

Divine power is therefore activated from these advanced programs, and the participants develop hyper awareness and intellect. Thus, their neurons are transformed, certain charismas appear, and creation and material abundance emerge within the people who experience psychic and spiritual advancement; love is upgraded.

The high frequency vibrations activate the union of soul-mates, bonded with love energy of a higher level, while women’s uteruses are mutated in order to bear crystalline souls.

The rising number of births of crystalline souls defines a new circle of Earth’s evolution and development—preparing the way for the meta-humans.

This book contains secret keys, which constitute codes for mutation and transformation—codes that activate the psychic archives of people. Thus its readers, unconsciously, go through the initiation stages and ascend evolutionary levels.

Maria Zavou – Who is Who.mp4

The identity of Maria Zavou, the woman behind “Gate of Angels”

Tom Horn — Prophecies & Rumours of Prophecies on Trunews


Published on Feb 19, 2013
Pope’s Resignation presaged in obscure 60-year old French Jesuit codex; ancient Zohar prophecy foretells rise of the antichrist and destruction of Rome, possibly coinciding with a Papal conclave; 12th Century prophecy foresees advent of Final Pope and Obama prepares to ride into Jerusalem for Passover week…more intrigue and bizarre unprecedented conspiracy than anything Ian Fleming, Malachi Martin and Tom Clancy could have hoped to collaborate.

The Grand Illusion A Synthesis of Science and Spirituality—Book One By Brendan D. Murphy

The Grand Illusion (TGI) synthesizes the paranormal with today’s hard science, seeking to initiate a dramatic reempowering of humanity. You’ll no longer consider yourself just a powerless little “meat computer” destined for total annihilation at life’s biological end; that outmoded worldview is firmly buried by the material set out within.

Here, new and expansive vistas of possibility are laid bare; the forces and energies produced by our consciousness that act on the world around us are blown open for your understanding. Did you know that modern neuroscience considers the brain as a receiver of consciousness rather than the generator of it? Get ready for an introduction to the mysterious “fifth force” known to science—a virtually unshieldable “carrier wave” of consciousness that can travel at speeds far exceeding light.

With the knowledge that we are incredible and immortal spiritual beings temporarily inhabiting a dream-like, multidimensional, holographic reality, we can indeed begin to turn life on this planet—which, for many, is a virtual nightmare—into The Grand Illusion.

Are you ready to meet yourself?

“A masterpiece. If The Grand Illusion were merely paradigm-destroying, which it certainly is for rearguard scientific ‘Funda-materialists,’ it would be a satisfying read. Fortunately, for those of us dedicated to establishing a new civilization of consciousness, Brendan Murphy’s fascinating, inspiring and seminal work also opens the door to a world of new creative possibilities. … The Grand Illusion is mind-blowing.”

—Sol Luckman, author of Potentiate Your DNA

Brendan D. Murphy is a rising Australian author whose articles have appeared in several popular publications, including Nexus, Mindscape, New Dawn, inSpirit, DNA Monthly, and Veritas magazines, as well as several popular websites. Visit him online at http://www.brendandmurphy.com.

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Awakening Signs ~ by freeyourmind4evr

More Awakening Signs include:

-A feeling that something has changed within you

You simply feel different, you may not look any different but you know something has changed internally. Your old ways are falling by the wayside and the real you is starting to emerge.

-An increase in occurrences of coincidence

Better known as synchronicity, favourable people and beneficial circumstance start to appear with exactly what you need. Answers to questions are revealed to you through signs and messages. Synchronicity is a sign you are on the right track and that you are aware of these miracles happening around you. The more you notice and take heed, the more they appear so show appreciation for the guidance you are receiving.

-Quicker manifestations

Spiritual awakening raises your vibration; this involves a release of blockages which allows abundance to flow to you. Being in alignment with a higher vibration results in quicker and more beneficial manifestations to be received by you. Be aware of your thoughts so you get what you really want or better.

-Paying more attention to the details of daily life

-A desire to enroll in a classroom of “higher” learning

-Seeking new friends and groups who are interested in the Integrated life of the spirit (meaning balance in mind-body-spirit)

-Going to new places and moving outside of your comfort zone

For many of you, this is allowing yourself to ask questions in groups, to talk to “strangers” and to let go of your fears of looking uninformed in front of others.

-Sense of your own power to create with thought, words, and actions

-A feeling that you are somehow different, with new skills and gifts emerging, especially healing ones.

-Increased integrity

You realize that it is time for you to seek and speak your truth.

-A knowing sense of connectedness / Oneness

You have an abiding knowing from within of the intrinsic inter-relatedness of everything, both living and non-living. You have a sense that now your life is a living manifestation of this Truth, and that you are It — as are all people

~ by freeyourmind4evr

WE ARE AWAKENING ~ Panache Desai

The film “Awakening” now has more than 1/4 million views on YouTube. It has been featured on countless sites dedicated to sharing truth and creating new possibilities in the world. I’ve been privileged to receive so much feedback from people who have gone through similar things – or people who share a sense of a greater shift occurring at this time.

Despite a greater current happening in the world, each of us is the catalyst for freedom in our own lives. The busy-ness and challenges of the world can sometimes obscure our happiness and freedom, and occupy us in seemingly endless conflicts or habits of separation. Films like these are here to remind us of our deeper priorities, and offer the overwhelming evidence that not everything is what it seems – that whatever our circumstances, there is something beyond – hints of a greater Self.

I look forward to continuing to befriend people on facebook.

~ Roger Ingraham

A spiritual shift is occurring. Many people around the world have found themselves on the verge of something vast, and their experiences can’t be explained. This film introduces the awakening and illustrates the unprecedented number of lives affected by this shift.

Featuring spiritual master Panache Desai, and filmmaker Roger Ingraham.
All content © 2013 by Live Beyond the Edge. Not-for-profit film screenings are encouraged.

European Spiritual Masters Dutch – Blueprints for Awakening


Trailer of a 90 minutes film: 14 interviews with European spiritual teachers about Ramana Maharshi’s teachings, Self-enquiry, who am I.
Christopher Titmuss, Deva Premal & Miten, Dolano, Mooji, Francis Lucille, Karl Renz, Michael Barnett, Om C. Parkin, Padma & Torsten, Premananda, Rupert Spira and Tony Parsons.

50 Spiritual Classics: Timeless Wisdom from 50 Great Books of Inner Discovery, Enlightenment & Purpose ~ Tom Butler-Bowdon

Which books really endure in the literature of the spirit? This final work in the 50 Classics trilogy covers 50 of the all-time classics of spiritual writing, giving listeners the key ideas, insights and applications of these legendary works.

From Eastern philosophers (Krishnamurti,Thich Nhat Hanh) and Western mystics (St. Francis of Assisi, Hermann Hesse), to inspiring memoirs (Gandhi, Malcolm X) and current blockbusters (The Purpose-Driven Life, The Power of Now) these are the authors and books that have already guided millions on the journey of inner discovery and enlightenment.

Each entry presents key excerpts, a nutshell summary, explanation of the main ideas, author bio and an expert overview that puts it all in practical perspective. As they are introduced to landmark works ranging from the classic (The Prophet, The Alchemy of Happiness) to the contemporary (The Four Agreements, Conversations with God) listeners will:

>Fulfill their potential through life-changing stories of spiritual awakening;
>Expand their perception;
>Achieve a deeper sense of purpose;
>Gain insights into life’s biggest questions Spanning centuries,
>spiritual traditions and secular beliefs,

50 SPIRITUAL CLASSICS is a comprehensive course in inspiration for all spiritual seekers.
Tom Butler-Bowdon is a recognized expert in the “literature of possibility”. His first book, 50 Self-Help Classics , won the Benjamin Franklin award and was a Foreword magazine Book of the Year. Tom’s trilogy of personal development books, including 50 Success Classics and 50 Spiritual Classics, have been translated into 17 languages. A graduate of the London School of Economics and the University of Sydney, he lives and works in both the UK and Australia. In addition to his writing, Tom leads seminars and runs his web site http://www.butler-bowdon.com.

Lessons to Be Learned from 250 Books – Tom Butler-Bowdon with James Rick

Tom Butler-Bowdon has synthesized 250 of the greatest classical works and never needed a self-help book to achieve his full potential with what he himself has learned from them. His 50 Classics Series — 50 Spiritual Classics, 50 Prosperity Classics, 50 Psychology Classics, and 50 Success Classics — simplify in a few pages all the philosophy of many great thinkers. They should be taught in schools as they are empowering philosophies. Tom has gotten rid of his cynicism and has opened his mind to the possibilities in the universe as a result of his research on the greatest classical works.

Why Priests?: A Failed Tradition [Hardcover] Garry Wills (Author)

In his most provocative book yet, Pulitzer Prize­–winner Garry Wills asks the radical question: Why do we need priests?

Bestselling author of Papal Sin and Why I Am a Catholic, Garry Wills spent five years as a young man at a Jesuit seminary and nearly became a priest himself. But after a lifetime of study and reflection, he now poses some challenging questions: Why do we need priests at all? Why did the priesthood arise in a religion that began without it and opposed it? Would Christianity be stronger without the priesthood, as it was at its outset?

Meticulously researched, persuasively argued, and certain to spark debate, Why Priests? asserts that the anonymous Letter to Hebrews, a late addition to the New Testament canon, helped inject the priesthood into a Christianity where it did not exist, along with such concomitants as belief in an apostolic succession, the real presence in the Eucharist, the sacrificial interpretation of the Mass, and the ransom theory of redemption. But Wills does not expect the priesthood to fade entirely away. He just reminds us that Christianity did without it in the time of Peter and Paul with notable success.

Wills concludes with a powerful statement of his own beliefs in a book that will appeal to believers and nonbelievers alike and stand for years to come as a towering achievement.

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Spiritual Book Review: Why Priests?: A Failed Tradition by Garry Wills

Garry Wills

Charlie Rose’s Interview with Gary Wills on February 20, 2013 View here

To Have or To Be? ~ Erich Fromm

Erich Fromm’s groundbreaking examination of an age-old question, and a stunning look at how to pursue a life with purpose and meaning.

Life in the modern age began when people no longer lived at the mercy of nature and instead took control of it. We planted crops so we didn’t have to forage, and produced planes, trains, and cars for transport. With televisions and computers, we don’t have to leave home to see the world. Somewhere in that process, the natural tendency of humankind went from one of being and of practicing our own human abilities and powers, to one of having by possessing objects and using tools that replace our own powers to think, feel, and act independently.

Fromm argues that positive change—both social and economic—will come from being, loving, and sharing. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erich Fromm including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.

Born in Frankfurt-am-Main, Erich Fromm (1900-1980) studied sociology and psychoanalysis. In 1933, he emigrated as a member of the Frankfurt School of social thinkers to the United States, moved to Mexico in 1950, and spent his twilight years between 1974 and 1980 in Switzerland. His books Fear of Freedom (1941) and The Art of Loving (1956) made him famous. Other well-known books are Marx’s Concept of Man, Beyond the Chains of Illusion, and The Essential Fromm.

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Erich Fromm Interview Excerpt

Erich Fromm discusses the Having and Being modes of orientation

The Essential Erich Fromm | A Film by Thiago Da Costa (Trailer)

Published on Nov 1, 2012

This is a preliminary trailer for Figura Media’s upcoming film about Erich Fromm.

It will chronicle Fromm’s life, works and ideas and will be released in 2013. Feel free to share it with friends.

The Particle at the End of the Universe: How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World by Sean Carroll

Scientists have just announced an historic discovery on a par with the splitting of the atom: the Higgs boson, the key to understanding why mass exists has been found. In The Particle at the End of the Universe, Caltech physicist and acclaimed writer Sean Carroll takes readers behind the scenes of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN to meet the scientists and explain this landmark event.

The Higgs boson is the particle that more than six thousand scientists have been looking for using the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest and highest energy particle accelerator, which lies in a tunnel 17 miles in circumference, as deep as 575 feet beneath the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva. It took ten years to build and this search has now cost over $9 billion and required the collaboration of engineers from more than one hundred countries.

What is so special about the Higgs boson? We didn’t really know for sure if anything at the subatomic level had any mass at all until we found it. The fact is, while we have now essentially solved the mass puzzle, there are things we didn’t predict and possibilities we haven’t yet dreamed. A doorway is opening into the mind boggling, somewhat frightening world of dark matter. We only discovered the electron just over a hundred years ago and considering where that took us—from nuclear energy to quantum computing–the inventions that will result from the Higgs discovery will be world-changing.

The Particle at the End of the Universe not only explains the importance of the Higgs boson but also the Large Hadron Collider project itself. Projects this big don’t happen without a certain amount of conniving, dealing, and occasional skullduggery— and Sean Carroll explores it all. This is an irresistible story (including characters now set to win the Nobel Prize among other glories) about the greatest scientific achievement of our time.

Jean Carroll

Biography Sean Carroll is a theoretical physicist at the California Institute of Technology, specializing in cosmology, gravitation, field theory, and quantum mechanics. His research addresses the foundations of cosmology: What happened at the very beginning of the universe? Why was entropy low near the Big Bang? Is there an interpretation of quantum mechanics that applies to the universe as a whole? What are the dark matter and dark energy that dominate the universe today? How do complex structures evolve over time?

Carroll has been blogging regularly since 2004. His textbook “Spacetime and Geometry” has been adopted by a number of universities for their graduate courses in general relativity. He is a frequent public speaker, and has appeared on TV shows, such as The Colbert Report and Through The Wormhole with Morgan Freeman. He has produced a set of lectures for The Teaching Company on dark matter and dark energy, and another on the nature of time. He has served as a science consultant for films such as Thor and TRON: Legacy, as well as for TV shows such as Fringe and Bones. His 2010 popular book, “From Eternity to Here,” explained the arrow of time and connected it with the origin of our universe.

The Particle at the End of the Universe,” about the Large Hadron Collider and the quest to discover the Higgs boson, was released November 2012. A TV special for NOVA on PBS, based in part on the book, is currently in development. Look for that in 2013.

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Sean Carroll – The Particle at the End of the Universe

Published on Jan 18, 2013
It was the universe’s most elusive particle, the linchpin for everything scientists dreamed up to explain how stuff works. It had to be found. But projects as big as CERN’s Large Hadron Collider don’t happen without dealing and conniving, incredible risks and occasional skullduggery.

Award-winning physicist and science popularizer Sean Carroll reveals the history-making forces of insight, rivalry, and wonder that fuelled the Higgs search and how its discovery opens a door into the mind-boggling domain of dark matter and other phenomena we never predicted.

Sean Carroll – The Particle at the End of the Universe: Q & A

Following his talk at the Ri, theoretical physicist Sean Carroll takes questions from a packed audience in the famous Faraday Theatre. Chaired by science journalist, Alok Jha.

Sean Carroll Interview – Beyond the Higgs Boson

We caught up with theoretical physicist Sean Carroll to find out why the discovery of the Higgs Boson was such a major breakthrough and what it means for scientists and our conception of reality. Emphasising the importance of fields in particle physics, Sean explores what’s in store next at the Large Hadron Collider and discusses and what exactly physicists mean when they refer to ‘symmetry’.

We ask him what could lie beyond the Higgs and if it is worth spending over $10 billion to find out. Watch Sean Carroll present his talk on ‘The Particle at the End of the Universe’

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