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New Dimensions is an original and powerful forum for inspired and inspiring voices and views on a wide range of timely and timeless topics. Activism, art, education, science, psychology, philosophy, health, spirituality, global transformation, cross-cultural traditions, the interconnectedness of all life … All these and more are featured in this award-winning one-hour interview program that has been broadcast on public radio since 1973. For more information and over a thousand hours of downl ...
 
Activism, art, education, science, psychology, philosophy, health, spirituality… All these and more are featured in this lively, short (10-20 minute) companion to the diverse, award-winning one-hour New Dimensions program that has been broadcast on public radio since 1973. For more information and over a thousand hours of downloadable programs visit newdimensions.org.
 
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Moeller describes herself as a former “self help junkie” but when her home and all of her belongings burned in a raging wildfire she realized that she had only dipped her toes into the waters of living the life she longed to be living. After the fire, she was inspired to quit waiting for things to be “perfect” before acting on her passions. In this…
 
Moeller describes herself as a former “self help junkie” but when her home and all of her belongings burned in a raging wildfire she realized that she had only dipped her toes into the waters of living the life she longed to be living. After the fire, she was inspired to quit waiting for things to be “perfect” before acting on her passions. In this…
 
We are an unruly republic of independent entities, a multiplicity of selves. In this dialogue we explore how we discover, honor, and work with each of these selves. You’ll discover how awareness heals as we become aware of the reality of our own selves and the selves of others. James Fadiman, Ph.D. is a former president of the Institute of Noetic S…
 
James Fadiman, Ph.D. is former president of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, a Professor of Psychology, and one of the foremost researchers in microdosing studies. He’s cofounder of Sofia University, rooted in transforming the transpersonal, and has been researching healthy multiplicity for more than 20 years. He is the author of many books includ…
 
Hersch Wilson is a volunteer firefighter-EMT who is committed to revealing how first responders can guide us in ways to act more effectively in our own lives. With insightful and practical wisdom he advises, and it is his experience, that it is helpful to approach life’s inevitable emergencies with the intention to remain calm and act creatively. H…
 
Hersch Wilson is a former ballet dancer (along with his wife Laurie) and is now a 30-year veteran volunteer firefighter–EMT with the Hondo Fire Department in Santa Fe County, New Mexico. He is also a writer, speaker, and consultant who has worked extensively with leadership teams from a variety of organizations including IBM Japan, the US Postal Se…
 
Through cannabis medicine, Bonni Goldstein, M.D. has helped thousands of suffering patients find relief from chronic, difficult-to-treat conditions. Here she explains the current state of scientific research and offers actionable advice in using various forms of medical cannabis including information about the combination of TCB and CBD compounds a…
 
Bonni Goldstein is a physician, pediatric ER doctor, and cannabis specialist. She is the medical director of Canna–Centers Wellness & Education, a Los Angeles-based medical practice that helps patients use cannabis for serious and chronic illnesses. She has successfully treated thousands of adult and pediatric patients with cannabis medicine. She i…
 
Finley explores the most effective use of prayer beyond making wishes and petitions to the Divine. He says, “Prayer can help us discover that which is already living in us and is everything that we ever wanted, hoped, or actually imagined was possible.” He also outlines the 5-prayers for self-transformation. Guy Finley is a spiritual teacher and au…
 
Guy Finley is a spiritual teacher and author. He is the Founder and Director of Life of Learning Foundation, a nonprofit center for transcendent self-study located in Merlin, Oregon. He also hosts the Foundation’s Wisdom School — an on-line self-discovery program for seekers of higher self-knowledge. He offers free online classes open to all every …
 
This is a most candid and revealing conversation on the subject of systemic racism and culture. Here the two women converse about what we've learned, what continues to scare us, and our hope for the future. When asked how white people can become better allies to people of color, Ronita gives a sweeping list of things that people can do. Ronita John…
 
Ronita Johnson has worked at the intersection of DEI which stands for diversity, equality, inclusion, and has been convening sacred circles for over 30 years. She cut her teeth in the corporate world as a first diversity manager in a large corporate organization in the 80s. Skilled in the practice of dialogue, she creates safe spaces for listening,…
 
Kate Marianchild has trained herself as an amateur naturalist watching wildlife, leading nature walks, and giving slide presentations. Here she shares the delight that comes from walking slowly or sitting quietly in nature, including how we might go about discovering our local eco-system. She is a “Citizen Scientist” who shares the delight that com…
 
Kate Marianchild is a “Citizen Scientist” who shares the delight that comes from walking slowly or sitting quietly in nature. She is the author of Secrets of The Oak Woodlands: Plants & Animals Among California’s Oaks (Heyday 2014). Interview Date: 2/23/2017 Tags: Kate Marianchild, topophilia, adaptive survival skills, movie Lion, Yosemite, Scott S…
 
Van Gelder launched a 12,000 mile trip across America to explore the many dynamic movements taking root around the country. She collected a myriad of stories and examples that give us hope for our future. She observes that the sustainable systems change that is required in these threshold times is now being modeled on local levels across the countr…
 
Sarah van Gelder is cofounder and editor-at-large of the award-winning YES!Magazine. She writes and speaks internationally on environmental, social, and economic alternatives and on community-based change. She is the editor of: Sustainable Happiness: Live Simply, Live Well, Make a Difference (Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2015), This Changes Everythin…
 
From traveling across Russia on the Trans-Siberian railroad to the “Golden Rule” in religion, Fuller takes us on a wide and deep adventure, always returning to the idea that learning to ask better questions is one of the keys to truly improving our lives and improving society. Robert Fuller, Ph.D. is a physicist and former president of Oberlin Coll…
 
Robert Fuller, Ph.D. is a physicist and former president of Oberlin College. He has consulted with Indira Gandhi, met with Jimmy Carter regarding the President's Commission on World Hunger, and worked to defuse the Cold War in Russia when it was known as the USSR. As Fuller reflected on his career he realized that he had been, at different times in…
 
Goldberg urges us to look for spiritual practices that fit our personal needs, predilections and circumstances. He advocates bringing the best of ourselves to our life and work by combining our outer work in the world with our inner work of spiritual development. He also encourages us to develop a spiritual routine yet remain flexible. Philip Goldb…
 
Philip Goldberg has been studying the world's spiritual traditions for more than 50 years. He's a workshop leader, spiritual counselor and meditation teacher, and an ordained interfaith minister. He also co-hosts the Spirit Matters Podcasts. He leads American Veda tours and blogs regularly on Elephant Journal and Spirituality & Health. He is the au…
 
W. Keith Campbell, Ph.D. is professor of psychology at the University of Georgia, and is a nationally recognized expert on narcissism, society, and generational change. Both his work and lectures expose the rise of narcissism and individualism more generally, and its influence on every level of society. His books include When You Love A Man Who Lov…
 
Here we delve deeply into the narcissistic personality: What is it and what strategies we might employ to work with the narcissists who are close to us. Campbell describes three types of narcissists: grandiose, vulnerable, and personality disorder. All narcissists have some form of thinking that they are better than other people and deserve special…
 
Susan Campbell, Ph.D. trains and coaches therapists and individuals throughout the US and Europe. She works with singles, couples, and work teams to help them communicate responsibly and with respect. She is the author of Getting Real: Ten Truth Skills You Need to Live an Authentic Life (H.J. Kramer 2001), Saying What’s Real: 7 Keys to Authentic Co…
 
To keep our car running in good order, we routinely have it serviced. Our relationships deserve no less attention. Dr. Campbell offers practical advice for sustaining our love relationships. Here we learn methods for turning common relationship conflicts into opportunities to foster love, trust, and intimacy. Susan Campbell, Ph.D. trains and coache…
 
Dr. Laura Koniver is an artist, author, holistic physician, and an internationally recognized grounding advocate. She also runs on-line heath classes. She is the author of From the Ground Up (Do Life Right, Incorporated 2012), Health Flow Unleash eBook (www.intuition-physician.com) and The Earth Prescription: Discover The Healing Power Of Nature Wi…
 
Koniver suggests that standing barefoot outside on the ground is the most enjoyable healing modality she knows of. There is a great healing waiting for you through the practice of touching the earth directly. Koniver calls it an Earth Prescription, a formula for living as vital as food and water for our body and soul. Dr. Laura Koniver is an artist…
 
Merlin Sheldrake, Ph.D. is a biologist and writer and with a background in plant sciences, microbiology, ecology, and the history of philosophy of science. He received his Ph.D. in tropical ecology from Cambridge University for his work on underground fungal networks in tropical forests in Panama, where he was a pre-doctoral research fellow at the …
 
Fungi live their lives largely hidden from view and over 90% of their species remain undocumented. Sheldrake says that the fungal kingdom is more closely related to the animal kingdom. Here he takes us into his research on the ecological significance of fungi and its importance to all life on planet earth. Merlin Sheldrake, Ph.D. is a biologist and…
 
Shannon Sullivan is an interfaith spiritual teacher and teacher of meditation. She has broad experience with many spiritual traditions from around the world as well as her communion with nature. Trees in particular have a deep significance for her and she's developed a series of teachings and meditations using the metaphor of trees. One of her teac…
 
Here Sullivan talks about the power of trees in guiding us in understanding ourselves as well as our ancestral roots. She also shares the power of communal chanting that is a bridge of past and present that moves us deeply on a soul level as it connects us to Spirit. Shannon Sullivan is an interfaith spiritual teacher and teacher of meditation. She…
 
Rebecca Solnit is the author of fifteen books about art, landscape, public and collective life, ecology, politics, hope, meandering, reverie, and memory. She is a recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship, a National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Lannan Literary Award. She works with the group 350.org on climate issues and is a contributing editor …
 
Rebecca Solnit discusses how all of us are connected to one another as though we are threads woven into the fabric of the world. Storytelling is often our way of tracing these threads, starting with our personal stories and exploring outward. The effects of our stories can be subtle and powerful. Solnit explains how we make our stories and how our …
 
Linda Carroll, M.S. is a licensed therapist and has worked as a couples therapist for more than 30 years. Her work is deep and varied, based on Voice Dialogue, Holotropic Breath Work, and Angeles Arrien's The Fourfold Way as well as The Diamond Heart Work of A. H. Almaas. She is a certified IMAGO therapist, private coach to couples and families, an…
 
Linda Carroll shares her insights into the reality of maintaining a lasting, loving relationship. She describes the stages of relationships, each with distinct characteristics and accompanying lessons. There’s an evolution happening within each relationship that forces us to make important decisions about ourselves and the trajectory of our persona…
 
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