InPresence 169Community Building
June 11, 2020
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Jeffrey Mishlove discusses some technical difficulties that prevented the Live Stream with Sean McNamara scheduled for June 14, 2020. Apparently, Zoom was unable to connect with YouTube. The event will be rescheduled. Then, Jeffrey fielded a few questions from the steadfast viewers who were able to log in.
Please note that the correct link to Sean McNamara’s website is www.mindpossible.com. It was misspelled in this video.
Published on June 15, 2020
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Ilana Rubenfeld, founder and director of the Rubenfeld Synergy Center in Manhattan, describes how she learned to “listen with her hands” to the language of the body. She developed her unique approach, when she discovered that neither body work nor psychotherapy alone were able to address the whole person.
Marcia recounts 50 years of personal experiences with precognitive dreams and intuition that led her beyond being a psychology professor to teaching graduate students and people how to explore the wisdom of their dreams and develop intuition.
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Carolyn Baker, PhD, works closely with the Institute for Sacred Activism. She is a former psychotherapist and professor of psychology and history who writes the Daily News Digest. She offers life and leadership coaching and spiritual counseling. She is author of several books including, Undaunted: Living Fiercely into Climate Meltdown in an Authoritarian World, Dark [...]
Here he describes Chinese culture’s historical interest in the paranormal, contemporary developments, psychic education of children in China, personal experiences of high strangeness, and his own theoretical model to explain his many observations.
Judith Orloff is on the UCLA psychiatric clinical faculty. She is also a practicing clairvoyant and is author of Second Sight. Here she describes her own struggle coming to terms with her psychic abilities while establishing herself in a psychiatric career — where claims of psychic functioning are often viewed as signs of mental illness.
Even negative dreams and nightmares can be a source of positive value and growth when you choose to interact creatively with the dream imagery. You can accomplish this with a modest amount of training and suggestion. In this valuable program, Patricia Garfield, popular author of Creative Dreaming and Women’s Bodies, Women’s Dreams, offers various methods [...]
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Carrie shares that loved ones can support people struggling with substance use with compassion and positive strategies that can help motivate them to change, without enabling or codependency. She describes when substance use may be a problem and that there are a million ways to heal.
Stanislav Grof has been a professor of psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies. With his wife, Christine, he is founder of Grof Holotropic Training. He is author of Beyond the Brain, LSD Psychotherapy, The Adventure of Self Discovery and The Cosmic Game.
Ruth-Inge Heinze is author of Trance and Healing in Southeast Asia Today and Shamans of the Twentieth Century. She describes shamans as experts in the use of altered states of consciousness and sacred rituals in the service of their communities. She discusses her fieldwork with over a hundred shamans in both urban and rural settings.
Here she expands upon her insight that matter and consciousness are one and the same. Therefore, rather than say that we have consciousness, she maintains that we are consciousness. She refers to her early childhood experiences of supernormal awareness, and claims that this is the birthright of all individuals. We lose these natural abilities due [...]
Here, she describes her interest in psychedelics going back to 1965. She became involved with a Dutch scientist, Bart Huges, who developed the hypothesis that LSD produced greater blood flow in the brain. The same hypothesis also led to an interest in the ancient practice trepanation. The Beckley Foundation is currently active in collaborating with [...]
In this 2017 video, he describes how his interest in paranormal phenomena was stimulated by an experience he had, as a college student, with table levitation — playing a game called “Table Up”. He outlines the history of table levitation phenomena going back to the 19th century. Then he notes his own experiences researching the [...]
Terence McKenna – coauthor with Dennis McKenna of The Invisible Landscape: Mind, Hallucinogens, and the I Ching – examines Carl Jung’s notion of synchronicity, or meaningful coincidence, as it applies to the Chinese I Ching. He proposes that the 64 hexagrams actually contain a specific mathematical structure which models both time itself and the human mind. [...]
Daniel describes that by having high quality data that finds the overlapping perspectives in science, spirituality, religion, clinical medicine, and mental health, of what many might call “spiritual”, “mystical”, and “energetic” experiences – referred to as emergent phenomena by the Emergent Phenomenology Research Consortium – there can be more beneficial outcomes for people.
Here she notes that the nonsensical information that comes through in her psychic readings tend to be among the most surprisingly accurate. This may be because there was no opportunity for analytical overlay from the intellect. She also describes a methodology for conducting readings in advance of meeting with her clients. Also, she emphasizes the [...]
In this 2017 video, she describes her work as an animal communicator, often passing messages from animals to their humans. She notes that animals serve as a reflection of the energy level of humans in their presence. She provides some exercises to help promote communication between humans and animals. She maintains that indigenous people have [...]
In this video from 2017, he describes how he came to develop an approach to self-realization that combines philosophy and psychotherapy. He began this work when he was hired, while still a student, to counsel alcoholics. He discovered that most problems originate in an early childhood event, not particularly traumatic, when adults would stifle a [...]
Here he points out that one could conceivably consider cases of the reincarnation type to be similar in many respects to cases of possession. In particular, there are instances in the reincarnation case database of previous individuals whose death occurs after the birth of a child who remembers an identifiable past life. Typically, those cases [...]
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi was a professor of psychology at the University of Chicago. He is author of several books including Flow, The Evolving Self and Creativity. Here he discusses the results of over thirty years researching the lives of highly creative individuals. He points out that creativity involves a lifelong commitment that begins with one’s personal [...]
Swami Dayananda Saraswati was a member of the Order of Sanyasins, or spiritual renunciates. He is author of several books including The Value of Values, Who am I?, and Commentaries on the Bhagavad Gita. Here he points out that all human activity is based on a quality of non-self-acceptance. When we feel ourselves to be [...]
Weston Agor, former professor of public administration at the University of Texas, El Paso and author of Intuitive Management and The Logic of Intuitive Decision Making, maintains that intuition is a brain skill that organizations must learn to tap in order to remain competitive. He discusses several ways in which organizations can learn to accomodate [...]
Here she describes the ancient Egyptian god, Thoth, the scribe in the afterlife, whom the Greeks equated with Hermes. A fusion of the Greek and Egyptian deities gave birth in ancient times to the Hermetic tradition. Different strands of this tradition became associated with Gnosticism, Alchemy, and Neo-Platonism and have continued to have an influence [...]
Here she describes magical practices dating back to neolithic times in Britain. She explains that certain sites were used for burials, initiations, and ritual activities. These were carefully coordinated with the seasons and the movement of celestial bodies. She describes her own experience inside an ancient chamber of initiation. She also discusses how people’s experience [...]