The Ever-Present Seamlessness of ‘KnowingBeingLoving’ Rupert Spira

Rupert Spira: excerpts from the 2010 SAND Conference

The Ever-Present Seamlessness of ‘KnowingBeingLoving’

Rupert Spira speaking at the 2010 Science and Nonduality Conference:

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The Headless Way as a path to enquirying “Who am I” – Richard Lang

This is an excerpt from the interview with Richard Lang at the Science and Nonduality Conference featured in the 3DVD set “Science and Nonduality Anthology Vol.4”. For the full interview please visit: http://www.scienceandnonduality.com

Richard Lang spends most of his time working to make more available the Headless Way — a modern, experimental way home to who we really are. Richard discovered headlessness in 1970 when he met Douglas Harding, author of On Having No Head. They became friends. Since then he has travelled widely giving hundreds of workshops, written two books and produced a CD and videos that share the headless way experiments. He is part of a world-wide community of friends who value headlessness. Richard set up headless.org and is encouraged by the growing numbers of people who visit, do the experiments, and see who they really are.http://www.headless.org/

Restoring the Soul of the World : Our Living Bond with Nature’s Intelligence By (author) David Fideler

Pub Date : 11/20/14

About Restoring the Soul of the World
Humanity’s creative role within the living pattern of nature

• Explores important scientific discoveries that reveal the self-organizing intelligence at the heart of nature

• Examines the idea of a living cosmos from its roots in the earliest cultures, to its eclipse during the Scientific Revolution, to its return today

• Reveals ways to reengage our creative partnership with nature and collaborate with nature’s intelligence

For millennia the world was seen as a creative, interconnected web of life, constantly growing, developing, and restoring itself. But with the arrival of the Scientific Revolution in the 16th and 17th centuries, the world was viewed as a lifeless, clock­like mechanism, bound by the laws of classical physics. Intelligence was a trait ascribed solely to human beings, and thus humanity was viewed as superior to and separate from nature. Today new scientific discoveries are reviving the ancient philosophy of a living, interconnected cosmos, and humanity is learning from and collaborating with nature’s intelligence in new, life-enhancing ways, from ecological design to biomimicry.

Drawing upon the most important scientific discoveries of recent times, David Fideler explores the self-organizing intelligence at the heart of nature and humanity’s place in the cosmic pattern. He examines the ancient vision of the living cosmos from its roots in the “world soul” of the Greeks and the alchemical tradition, to its eclipse during the Scientific Revolution, to its return today. He explains how the mechanistic worldview led to humanity’s profound sense of alienation, for if the universe only functioned as a machine, there was no longer any room for genuine creativity or spontaneity. He shows how this isn’t the case and how, even at the molecular level, natural systems engage in self-organization, self-preservation, and creative problem solving, mirroring the ancient idea of a creative intelligence that exists deep within the heart of nature.

Revealing new connections between science, religion, and culture, Fideler explores how to reengage our creative partnership with nature and new ways to collaborate with nature’s intelligence.

David Fideler holds a Ph.D. in philosophy and the history of science and cosmology. A recognized authority on the Pythagorean school, he is the editor of The Pythagorean Sourcebook and Library; author of Jesus Christ, Sun of God; translator of Love’s Alchemy; and editor of the humanities journal Alexandria.

Table of Contents

Preface: In Search of the Living Universe
Part I
The Cosmological Impulse:
Awakening to the Beauty of Nature

1 Starlight and Cosmovision: Awakening to the Universe

2 Beauty, Desire, and the Soul of the World

3 Life in the Cosmopolis

4 The Light of Nature and the Alchemical Imagination

5 The Lushness of Earth and the Spirit of the Desert

6 The Last Flowering: The Rediscovery of Soul in Renaissance Florence
Part II
The Death of Nature and the Rise of Alienation

7 The Mechanization of the World

8 In the Name of Utility: The Exploitation of Nature and the Decline of Pleasure
Part III
Anima Mundi:
Rediscovering the Living Universe

9 Psyche Regained

10 The Mirror of Nature: Modern Cosmology and the Reanimation of the Universe

11 The Pattern Which Connects: Life and Mind in Nature
Part IV
A World with a Future:
Cultivating Life in a Global Community

12 The Turning Point: Returning Home in the Space Age

13 The Alchemy of Engagement: Working in Collaboration with Nature

Your Atomic Self: The Invisible Elements That Connect You to Everything Else in the Universe by Curt Stager (Author)

What do atoms have to do with your life? In Your Atomic Self, scientist Curt Stager reveals how they connect you to some of the most amazing things in the universe.

You will follow your oxygen atoms through fire and water and from forests to your fingernails. Hydrogen atoms will wriggle into your hair and betray where you live and what you have been drinking. The carbon in your breath will become tree trunks, and the sodium in your tears will link you to long-dead oceans. The nitrogen in your muscles will help to turn the sky blue, the phosphorus in your bones will help to turn the coastal waters of North Carolina green, the calcium in your teeth will crush your food between atoms that were mined by mushrooms, and the iron in your blood will kill microbes as it once killed a star.

You will also discover that much of what death must inevitably do to your body is already happening among many of your atoms at this very moment and that, nonetheless, you and everyone else you know will always exist somewhere in the fabric of the universe.

You are not only made of atoms; you are atoms, and this book, in essence, is an atomic field guide to yourself.

Curt Stager was born in Lancaster, PA, in 1956, spent most of his youth in Manchester, CT, and attended Bowdoin College and Duke University. Since 1987, he has been a professor of natural sciences at Paul Smith’s College in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York, where he also enjoys playing banjo and guitar, skiing the backcountry, and co-hosting “Natural Selections,” a weekly science program on North Country Public Radio. For more information about Curt, his research, radio show, or his writings, visit http://www.curtstager.com, or his “Save The Carbon” blog at http://www.savethecarbon.blogspot.com.

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The Effortless Intimacy of Art


In this very personal discussion of his training as a potter, Rupert describes his understanding of the artistic process.

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