Mark Pivaro

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The Dynamics of Giving and Receiving

What yogis begin to do is to change their way of thinking in order to look at the universe differently. In order to do this, there is a period of …

Sitting

From the ‘crisis of perception’ to the ‘systems view of life’

After initially training as a zoologist and marine biologist at the University of Edinburgh and the University of California (Santa Cruz), I have …

Depression Is Not A Disease But An Indication That Consciousness Needs To Change, WHY?

After hearing the sad news of Robin Williams and his suspected suicide, I am really tired of hearing some people refer to depression as a ‘disease’. …

Consciousness

No Person - John Wheeler

The following is an Extract from the above book ‘Awakening to The Natural State’, Non-Duality Press, Sept. 2004, ISBN 0-9547792-3-1.) It can be …

Spirituality

MythBlast | Bliss is not Found in Faithfulness to Forms, But in Liberation From Them

The first fact that distinguishes the human species from all others is that we are born too soon. We arrive, incapable of taking care of ourselves …

Spirituality

Thinking Outside the Boxes in Our Heads

Creative by Nature<i>“I like to experience the Universe as one harmonious whole. Every cell has life. Matter, too, has life; it is energy solidified.</i> …

Albert Einstein

We are coming back to life and this changes everything

[This is an excerpt from my book Designing Regenerative Cultures, published by Triarchy Press in May 2016]<p>Evolutionary activism is socio-ecological …

Spirituality

The Science Behind Stilling Your Mind With Mindfulness —– MRI Scans Show the Amygdala Shrinks While the Pre-Frontal Cortex Thickens

Originally written and published by Lee Kane of Buddha Weekly: Buddhist Practices, Mindfulness, Meditation. Copyright Buddha Weekly.<b>By Anne Green</b>One …

Mindfulness

Widening Circles: an Interview with Joanna Macy

Joanna Macy, Ph.D., is an eco-philosopher and a scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology. As the founder and root teacher of the …

Stanford University

Science Says That Technology Is Speeding Up Our Brains’ Perception of Time

It's not just you, this year went really fast.<p>Every year, it feels like time speeds up a little more. One day it's Easter and then before you know …

Australian Universities

The bridge between science and Buddhism, atoms and no atoms, theism and athiesm; Yidam deity meditation and the Cognitive Science of Tantra

Originally written and published by Lee Kane of Buddha Weekly: Buddhist Practices, Mindfulness, Meditation. Copyright Buddha Weekly.“As a man who has …

Spirituality

8 Rights: The Noble Eightfold Path — the Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching

Originally written and published by Lee Kane of Buddha Weekly: Buddhist Practices, Mindfulness, Meditation. Copyright Buddha Weekly.The Noble …

Who Lucifer Actually Is & Why They Are Here (Part 2: Bloodline Families)

<i>(Note: If you have not read part 1 of this article, my strong recommendation is to follow the link and read it first, because it provides an</i> …

This Is What Your Addicted Brain Looks Like

The fine line between feeling good and developing a dependency.<p><i>This article is supported by the NSW Government, who want to help empower you to quit smoking. In this article, we look at how addiction affects your brain.</i><p>Even when we know that something—drugs, alcohol, smoking, checking our Instagram …

Neuroscience

Three poisons

The <b>three poisons</b> (Sanskrit: <i>triviṣa</i>; Tibetan: <i>dug gsum</i>) or the <b>three unwholesome roots</b> (Sanskrit: <i>akuśala-mūla</i>; Pāli: <i>akusala-mūla</i>), in Buddhism, refer to …

How can we add more dimension to our spiritual existence?

This is a great story: Every month a disciple faithfully sent his master an account of his spiritual progress.In the first month, he wrote, “I feel …

Spirituality

Jim Carrey’s Explanation of Depression Will Take Your Breath Away

While a lot of people would not consider Jim Carrey to be as wise as he seems to be, it is apparent he has learned a lot in his years. Jim Carrey is …

The Art of Pilgrimage

In this booklet I will describe the art of pilgrimage seen in the light of the pilgrimage narrative in J.R.R. Tolkien´s <i>The Lord of the Ring.</i> The …

Building Community & Embracing Diversity

Excerpt from the ‘Social Dimension’ of Gaia Education’s online course in ‘Design for Sustainability’<p><i>“Never doubt that a small group of committed</i> …

Career Planning on the Spiritual Path

A lot of people are very afraid of career planning, to deal with the inconsistency of growth and the chaotic look that you may have if you keep …

Sam Harris

For other people with the same name, see Sam Harris (disambiguation).<p><b>Sam Benjamin Harris</b> (born April 9, 1967) is an American author, philosopher, …

The Role of General Semantics in REBT

<i>by Kristen Tobias, M.A.</i><p>It would be appropriate to refer to Dr. Ellis as a raconteur of human nature. He was a supremely gifted psychologist who …

Do 12 Step Fellowships Promote Dependence or Healthy Interdependence?

Six years ago, I crawled, desperate, into Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). I had just come out of my last alcoholic binge and I couldn’t take any more of …

What does it mean to be a ‘Weaver’?

Reflections on the Ashoka ‘Global Change Leaders’ gathering to promote transformative innovation in education (2 of 4)<p>A weaver is someone who knows …

Our laws make slaves of nature. It’s not just humans who need rights | Marina Margil

For decades our laws have been a death sentence for the environment. Now, from the Amazon to Australia, the tide is turning<p>The Amazon rainforest is often called the earth’s lungs, and generates 20% of the world’s oxygen. Yet in the past half-century nearly a fifth of it has been cut down. The …

Ecology

Transformation of consciousness

Excerpt from the Worldview Dimension of Gaia Education’s online course in Design for Sustainability<p><i>“The materialistic consciousness of our culture …</i> …

Historically, Income Inequality Is Known As A Destroyer Of Civilizations

A Forager’s Healing Journey From Drug Addiction To Wellbeing And Wild Redemption

How I got into plants, or how I came back to plants, really, was that I had a digital publishing company up until 2004. I was working seven days a …

Deep Ecology

Excerpt from the Worldview Dimension of Gaia Education’s online course in Design for Sustainability<p>The philosopher Arne Naess suggests: “We may be …

A holistic science of qualities

Excerpt from the Worldview Dimension of Gaia Education’s online course in Design for Sustainability<p>The emerging holistic sciences are characterized …