This page is a resource to connect with wise people, writers, teachers, philosophers, deep thinkers, that I have found tremendously supportive, inspirational, and guiding instructional lights during these challenging times.
Michael Meade mosaicvoices.org
Listen to Michael’s series of podcasts, where he weaves stories of now with myths and wisdom for these times.
Tara Brach https://www.tarabrach.com/
Mindfulness teacher and wise woman to support greater awareness, depth, and inner steadiness. Tara is very inspirational as well.
Archetypal astrologer. Richard’s book, Cosmos and Psyche, is a must read for any astrologer who wants to deepen their understanding of the planetary alignments, their archetypal meaning and events through history.
Thomas is a inspired teacher on the nature of trauma and how to acknowledge and bring awareness to our own inner trauma and the conditioned trauma world in which we live. Thomas’s clear articulation of his teachings are inspiring and instructive for healing.
The Bioneers -Home page- bioneers.org , Their informative, diverse and cultural solutions to transformative times https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bioneers-revolution-from-heart-nature-bioneers-radio/id965064938?mt=2
Joanna Macy and her work – https://www.joannamacy.net/ – “The Work that Reconnects” – “In the face of overwhelming social and ecological crises, this work helps people transform despair and apathy into constructive, collaborative action. It brings a new way of seeing the world as our larger living body.”
Sounds True – https://www.soundstrue.com/ Wonderful interviews of teachers, healers, and inspirational people
Nonviolent Communication – developed by Marshall Rosenberg – This teaches consciousness and compassion through communication. https://www.nonviolentcommunication.com/ This is another good site for learning NVC, https://www.groktheworld.com/what-nonviolent-communication-nvc-also-known-compassionate-communication-language-life
Audio Dharma Podcast talks given by Gil Fronsdal and various guest speakers at Insight Meditation Center. Find on your podcasts on your phone or https://audiodharma.org/teacher/1/ Each talk illuminates aspects of the Buddha’s teachings. Excellent talks for developing consciousness and resilience, and resting in true nature.
The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos, Humanity and the new story, by Brian Swimme, a wonderfully articulated vision of the relationship of ourselves, the Earth and the Cosmos in which we live, bringing forth a new understanding of who we are and the greater whole of which we are a part.
Also by Brian Swimme, Journey of the Universe. “I can’t imagine a more urgent book to read as we enter this revolutionary moment on the planet.” writes Terry Tempest Williams
Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer “Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge,and the Teachings of Plants” A wonderful memoir bringing the reader into indigenous wisdom and the deep interconnectedness of all living things.
The Secret Teachings of Plants, In Direct Perception of Nature, by Stephen Buhner. Stephen’s book touches on developing heart perception and the nature of the heart as an organ of perception. It is through the “intelligence of the heart” that we have direct perception of nature, how we learn, hear, and communicate with the wisdom inherent in nature, inherent in the field in which we are embedded. Very informative and inspiring.
Movie, Our Social Dilemma – (on Netflix) – along with the book by Shoshana Zuboff, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, for more info on Shoshana,
Movie, The Biggest Little Farm, Documentary movie on biodiversity, and restoration of health to our Earth, soil, and all creatures. (On Amazon Prime)
Book: The Politics Industry: How Political Innovation Can Break Partisan Gridlock and Save Our Democracy, by Katherine M. Gehl and Michael Porter, also see this interview