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December 21, 2014 Crossing over the Bridge Seventy-Seven (77) in the Series

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Crossing over the Bridge Seventy-Seven (77) in the Series featuring Richard Barrett FRSA Chairman Barrett Values Centre and Dr. Zachary Stein Academic Director Center for Integral Wisdom & Core Faculty Meridian University (USA)

Richard Barrett (FRSA) is an author, speaker and social commentator on the evolution of human values in business and society. He is the Founder and Chairman of the Barrett Values Centre and an internationally recognized thought leader on values, culture and leadership. He is a Fellow of the World Business Academy, Member of the Wisdom Council of the Centre for World Spirituality, Honorary Board Member of the Spirit of Humanity Forum, and Former Values Coordinator at the World Bank. He is the creator of the internationally recognized Cultural Transformation Tools (CTT) which have been used to support more than 5,000 organizations in 60 different countries on their transformational journeys. To date, more than 4,000 change agents and consultants have been trained by the Barrett Values Centre to use the Cultural Transformation Tools in over 50 countries. Over the past ten years, Richard Barrett has been called upon to support the leaders of major national and multinational organisations in Australia, South Africa, Canada, UK, USA and Sweden. The focus of this work has been on helping the leaders of these organisations to improve the performance of their organisations by building values-driven cultures.

From 2007, up to the present, Richard has spearheaded the Barrett Values Centre’s work in mapping the values of over twenty nations. These include: Australia, Belgium, Bhutan, Canada, Finland, France, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Nigeria, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States. Richard has been a visiting lecturer at the Consulting and Coaching for Change, leadership course run by the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford and HEC in Paris. He has also been an Adjunct Professor at Royal Roads University, Institute for Values-based Leadership, and a visiting lecturer at the One Planet MBA at Exeter University.

Publications

Richard Barrett is the author of The Values-Driven Organisation: Unleashing Human Potential for Performance and Profit (2013), What My Soul Told Me: A Practical Guide to Soul Activation (2012), Love, Fear and the Destiny of Nations: The Impact of the Evolution of Human Consciousness on World Affairs (2011), The New Leadership Paradigm (2010), Building a Values-Driven Organization: A Whole System Approach to Cultural Transformation (2006), Liberating the Corporate Soul: Building a Visionary Organization (1998), A Guide to Liberating Your Soul (1995), and he is a contributing author to Psychometrics in Coaching (2012).

Dr. Zachary Stein

Social Justice & Education

Human Development & Integral MetaTheory

Stein’s work focuses on social justice and education through the lenses of developmental psychology and integral metatheories. He studied philosophy and religion at Hampshire College, and educational neuroscience, human development, and the philosophy of education at Harvard University. Stein was a co-founder of Lectica, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to the research-based justice-oriented reform of large-scale standardized testing in K-12, higher-education, and business. He has been published in a wide range of outlets including American Psychologist, New Ideas in Psychology, Mind, Brain, and Education, Integral Review, and the Journal of Philosophy of Education. He is also the Academic Director of the activist think-tank at the Center for Integral Wisdom, and Core Faculty at Meridian University.

Current Projects

Stein is currently working on four book projects:

Tipping the scales: social justice and educational measurement

This is an extension of his dissertation: Stein, Z. (2014). Tipping the scales: social justice and educational measurement. (doctoral dissertation). Harvard University Graduate School of Education. Cambridge, MA.

He is in talks with Harvard University Press and Routledge about publishing it as a book.

Recreating humanity: a thought experiment in the philosophy of education

The MetaIntegral Foundation has provided some support for this project, which will creatively transform some 200 pages of previously published material into a book on the philosophy of education and a critique of educational technology.

Schooling in Late-Capitalist America (with Hans Despain)

Hans Despain and Stein address issues in contemporary education from the perspective of Dialectal Critical Realism and Integral Theory.

Evolutionary love: towards an new image of humanity (with Marc Gafni)

Working with Rabbi Marc Gafni, they address philosophical issues in evolutionary theory and advance an emancipatory metatheory of evolution, best described as acosmic humanism. This is a new image of humanity’s place in the universe and an ontology of the concrete singular individual, or the Unique Self. This book is being written with the Support of the Center for Integral Wisdom.

(Misty morning, Hammond Pond)

November 23, 2014 Crossing over the Bridge Seventy-Six (76) in the Series James Redfield Author, Speaker and Film Producer & Scott Tips JD President National Health Federation

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JamesRedfieldJames Redfield was 43 when he published The Celestine Prophecy. He has been keenly interested in human spirituality all of his life. Born on March 19, 1950, he grew up in a rural area near Birmingham, Alabama. From an early age, he was motivated by a need for clarity about spiritual matters. Brought up in a Methodist Church that was loving and community-oriented, he was nevertheless frustrated by a lack of answers to his questions about the true nature of spiritual experience.
As a young man, he studied Eastern philosophies, including Taoism and Zen, while majoring in sociology at Auburn University. He later received a Master’s degree in counseling and spent more than 15 years as a therapist to abused adolescents. During this time, he was drawn into the human potential movement and turned to it for theories about intuitions and psychic phenomena that would help his troubled clients. All along, Redfield was forming ideas that would eventually find their way into The Celestine Prophecy. In 1989, he quit his job as a therapist to write full-time, synthesizing his interest in interactive psychology, Eastern and Western philosophies, science, futurism, ecology, and history.

cpUsing an adventure parable approach that has been called “part Indiana Jones, part Scott Peck,” The Celestine Prophecy created a model for spiritual perception and actualization that resonated with millions of people and focused on the mysterious coincidences that occur in each of our lives. Disdaining the spotlight himself, Redfield proclaimed in The Celestine Prophecy that each of us must intuit his own spiritual destiny.

As he writes in The Celestine Vision, his non-fiction title published in 1997, “The actual writing of The Celestine Prophecy occurred from January 1989 through April 1991 and was characterized by a sort of trial-and-error process. Quite amazingly, as I remembered earlier experiences and wrote about them, lacing them into an adventure tale, striking coincidences would occur to emphasize the particular points I wanted to make. Books would show up mysteriously, or I would have timely encounters with the exact sort of individuals I was attempting to describe. Sometimes strangers would open up to me for no apparent reason and tell me about their spiritual experiences.”

After the self-published book was brought to the attention of Warner Books through a perceptive sales rep, Warner Books bought the rights and published the hard cover edition in March 1994. The book quickly climbed to the #1 position on the New York Times bestsellers list. It remained on that list for more than three years, joined by The Tenth Insight, which built upon the Nine Insights revealed in the first novel. The two books spent a combined 74 weeks on the New York Times list, making James Redfield the best-selling hard cover author in the world in 1996, as cited in BP Report (January 1997).

In October 1997, James Redfield was awarded the highly prestigious Medal of the Presidency of the Italian Senate at the XXIII Pio Manzu International Conference in Rimini, Italy. Pio Manzu is a nongovernmental arm of the United Nations headed up by Mikhail Gorbachev.

Scott Tips JD

stnhf052714Scott Tips received his Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1976, studied at the Sorbonne (Paris I) from 1976-1977, and obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) in 1980, where he was the Managing Editor of the California Law Review. A California-licensed attorney, he was admitted to the California Bar in 1980 and has specialized in food-and-drug law and trademark law, but also engages in business litigation, general business law, and nonprofit organizations, with an international clientele. Since 1989, Mr. Tips has been the General Counsel for the National Health Federation, the World’s oldest health-freedom organization for consumers. In 2007, Mr. Tips became NHF President, and has been a speaker for the organization on several continents.

A legal columnist, he writes a monthly column for Whole Foods Magazine called “Legal Tips,” a column he started in 1984. Currently, Mr. Tips is occupying much of his time with health-freedom issues involving the Codex Alimentarius Commission and its and other attempts to limit individual freedom of choice in health matters. In that capacity, he has recently compiled, edited, and published a book on the subject entitled Codex Alimentarius – Global Food Imperialism. He also attends Codex meetings worldwide and has attended more Codex meetings than any other health-freedom activist.

November 9 2014 Sunday Omnibus Crossing over the Bridge Seventy-Five Panel Richard Barrett FRSA Author and International Speaker & Annalise Jennings Director Dynamic Exchange

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Richard Barrett FRSA, Annalise Jennings & David William Gibbons © 2014

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rb1Richard Barrett (FRSA) is an author, speaker and social commentator on the evolution of human values in business and society. He is the Founder and Chairman of the Barrett Values Centre and an internationally recognized thought leader on values, culture and leadership. He is a Fellow of the World Business Academy, Member of the Wisdom Council of the Centre for World Spirituality, Honorary Board Member of the Spirit of Humanity Forum, and Former Values Coordinator at the World Bank. He is the creator of the internationally recognized Cultural Transformation Tools (CTT) which have been used to support more than 5,000 organizations in 60 different countries on their transformational journeys. To date, more than 4,000 change agents and consultants have been trained by the Barrett Values Centre to use the Cultural Transformation Tools in over 50 countries. Over the past ten years, Richard Barrett has been called upon to support the leaders of major national and multinational organisations in Australia, South Africa, Canada, UK, USA and Sweden. The focus of this work has been on helping the leaders of these organisations to improve the performance of their organisations by building values-driven cultures.

From 2007, up to the present, Richard has spearheaded the Barrett Values Centre’s work in mapping the values of over twenty nations. These include: Australia, Belgium, Bhutan, Canada, Finland, France, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Nigeria, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States. Richard has been a visiting lecturer at the Consulting and Coaching for Change, leadership course run by the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford and HEC in Paris. He has also been an Adjunct Professor at Royal Roads University, Institute for Values-based Leadership, and a visiting lecturer at the One Planet MBA at Exeter University.

 

Annalise Jennings

aj3Annalise as the director of Dynamic Exchange has over 25 years experience in senior roles in financial services and other sectors including property and small business. Annalise is an experienced facilitator and has led business transformation in project management in large organisations and has an extensive background in risk management and organisational culture. This experience has been gained through working in India, Australia & New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Annalise has spoken on transformation and maximising human potential in a variety of business and community forums.

Annalise is passionate about teams and helping them discover healthy working relationships and celebrating success and empowerment. Annalise balances her time between key corporate engagements, her part-time career as an alternative health practitioner and has always combined her working life with parenting and study. She strongly believes in human potential and is a passionate advocate of ethical corporate and individual behaviour in the business community.

Annalise’s qualifications include a post-graduate diploma in project management. She is affiliated with the Risk Management Association of Australia and is a member of the International Association of Counsellors and Therapists.

aj1Dynamic Exchange is the trusted partner in business and community transformation. Our mission is to support individuals, teams and communities to reach their fullest potential through discovering healthy working relationships and celebrating success and empowerment.

We believe in human potential and we are passionate advocates of ethical, corporate and individual behaviour in communities and in business.

Dynamic Exchange helps individuals and communities to:

Balance financial security

Build harmonious relationships

Build a sense of self-worth through a positive self-image

Set the agenda for change and maturity through a mindset of accountability and ownership

Develop a sense of community spirit through shared vision and an infrastructure that supports future growth

Build alliances with others by sharing solutions and partnering for joint projects

Build a legacy for future generations. Be recognised as market leaders

Napranum

aj6Napranum (meaning meeting place of the people) was the site of Weipa Presbyterian Mission from 1932 to 1965. Before 1932, the original Weipa Mission was situated near Spring Creek on the upper northern reaches of the Embley River. On 1 February 1966, the church handed over control to the Queensland Government and the mission became known as Weipa South settlement. During the late 1960s the name Napranum was increasingly used by the community.

October 19, 2014 Sunday Omnibus Crossing over the Bridge Seventy-Three Panel Richard Barrett FRSA Author and International Speaker & Tarquin Namaste Author and Musician

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rb1Richard Barrett (FRSA) is an author, speaker and social commentator on the evolution of human values in business and society. He is the Founder and Chairman of the Barrett Values Centre and an internationally recognized thought leader on values, culture and leadership. He is a Fellow of the World Business Academy, Member of the Wisdom Council of the Centre for World Spirituality, Honorary Board Member of the Spirit of Humanity Forum, and Former Values Coordinator at the World Bank. He is the creator of the internationally recognized Cultural Transformation Tools (CTT) which have been used to support more than 5,000 organizations in 60 different countries on their transformational journeys. To date, more than 4,000 change agents and consultants have been trained by the Barrett Values Centre to use the Cultural Transformation Tools in over 50 countries. Over the past ten years, Richard Barrett has been called upon to support the leaders of major national and multinational organisations in Australia, South Africa, Canada, UK, USA and Sweden. The focus of this work has been on helping the leaders of these organisations to improve the performance of their organisations by building values-driven cultures.

From 2007, up to the present, Richard has spearheaded the Barrett Values Centre’s work in mapping the values of over twenty nations. These include: Australia, Belgium, Bhutan, Canada, Finland, France, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Nigeria, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States. Richard has been a visiting lecturer at the Consulting and Coaching for Change, leadership course run by the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford and HEC in Paris. He has also been an Adjunct Professor at Royal Roads University, Institute for Values-based Leadership, and a visiting lecturer at the One Planet MBA at Exeter University.

Tarquin Namaste Author and Musician

ab1p-mrNamaste is an English writer and musician born in the northern town of Blackburn, located in the county of Lancashire. His home town of Accrington in the borough of Hyndburn and former heart of traditional textile manufacturing, now represents a repressed socio-typical working-class narrative, firmly imprinted into its culture. The end of an era in manufacturing and industry prevalent in the final decades of the twentieth century, left the town forever stripped of tradition and heritage. Now in the new millennium it contends for government subsidies with bordering towns including notably, Burnley and Blackburn. Intrinsic to the northern culture and its ‘left behind’ status, music with its contentious lyrics continues to play an important role. Tarquin subsequently grew up with this inherited wave of musical consciousness. Fascinated with the subliminal messages of modern music, prompted him to study the art form at college. Later as a student at Salford University (Manchester England) he studied music and musical theory. This included research on the principle sociological elements marked by earlier folk traditions of the 1700’s through to modern-day genres.

As a graduate of Salford University (BA Hons) in Popular Musicology he became interested in the Indie culture and a ‘branch off’ known as the post-punk revival. From the latter of these and prominent between the years 2000 and 2006 emerged Bloc Party, The Strokes, Franz Ferdinand, Interpol and Artic Monkeys. These influences led to the formation of his own band Moral Panic (2009 – 2013) and features in the Adventures of John Salad. In recent times Tarquin has gained significant interest in the genre known as frequencies; in particular the advent of 432Hz. “This is where I now see music to be heading within the alternative scenes, and even popular music, (all recorded and processed at 440Hz) which is being converted into this more natural frequency by ‘enlightened’ fans around the world.”

Books that have left an indelible impression upon him are ‘The Celestine Prophecy’ written by James Redfield and ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,’ the latter also featuring in the Adventures of John Salad. A book written from beginning to end in seven weeks while ‘taken-over’ by the higher forces of sheer illumination.

The Adventures of John Salad

tnbcAs an advocate of truth, Tarquin narrates explicitly the negative and positive insights principal character John Salad experiences in order to achieve his current state of balance, creativity and contentment. However ambiguous the ties appear between narrator and protagonist, Tarquin reveals an uncanny insight into the life of John Salad.

Tarquin himself is nothing but an honest bard, like Homer; sharing with us the odyssey that John Salad undertakes, in obtaining the unity of body and mind and, ultimately the unity of us all. So eradicate your suspicions to the reality of John’s voyage and unearth the secrets.  Open your soul to his message and surrender your mind to his intuitions. Alike to the way he opened his, in sharing his own encouraging message of progression and serenity. For trapped in his own body and mind, John Salad was ravaged by immense self-doubt. With incredible discoveries, faith, love and light he emancipated himself from the norms which shackle us all. By tapping into the real truth and disregarding societal pressures, John emerges as an enlightened being; willing to share his secret of spiritual progression with all of us. It all begins at the tree of life, the very tree he would have taken his mortal life from. The very tree of life which was the platform to an initiation of a dawn of new beginnings and existence. Connect with his story and that of a true narrator desiring no bias, where nothing is left unturned or unexplored. For as the narrator would argue – are we not all one? – linked as a spider’s web in the silk of life? Learn, and climb over the bridge of knowledge, love and understanding that binds us all together. Follow his journey, feel his infinite love and trust his words.

 

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November 2, 2014 Sunday Omnibus Crossing over the Bridge Seventy-Four Panel James Redfield Author, Lecturer, Speaker and Film Producer & Tarquin Namaste Author and Musician

Crossing over the Bridge Seventy-Four Panel James Redfield Author, Lecturer, Speaker and Film Producer & Tarquin Namaste Author and Musician

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James Redfield is the author of The Celestine Prophecy series of booJamesRedfieldks. He grew up in Birmingham, Alabama during the tumultuous civil rights efforts there, and has pursued an interest in social reform,  the Human Potential Movement, and Consciousness Studies throughout his life.  His first book, the Celestine Prophecy was a runaway international best seller, published in over thirty-four countries and remaining on the New York Times Bestseller’s list for over 3 years, becoming the Best Selling book in the world for two years — evidence, James suggests, of the world-wide hunger for experientially based spiritual consciousness.  His subsequent books include The Tenth Insight, The Secret of Shambhala, The Celestine Vision, and God and the Evolving Universe — the latter of which was written with Michael Murphy and Sylvia Timbers.  In 2006, he was involved in the writing and production of The Celestine Prophecy Movie, released by Sony Pictures.   He frequently speaks  internationally on the direct link between mindfulness practice and higher spiritual consciousness — pointing to the experiences of Intuition, Synchronicity, and destiny  Awareness as pathways to an enlightened social transformation.  He has been awarded the prestigious Metal of the Presidency of the Italian Senate and the Humanitarian of the Year award from the International New Thought Alliance. His latest novel, The Twelfth Insight was published in 2011.

 

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Tarquin Namaste Author and Musician

ab1p-mrNamaste is an English writer and musician born in the northern town of Blackburn, located in the county of Lancashire. His home town of Accrington in the borough of Hyndburn and former heart of traditional textile manufacturing, now represents a repressed socio-typical working-class narrative, firmly imprinted into its culture. The end of an era in manufacturing and industry prevalent in the final decades of the twentieth century, left the town forever stripped of tradition and heritage. Now in the new millennium it contends for government subsidies with bordering towns including notably, Burnley and Blackburn. Intrinsic to the northern culture and its ‘left behind’ status, music with its contentious lyrics continues to play an important role. Tarquin subsequently grew up with this inherited wave of musical consciousness. Fascinated with the subliminal messages of modern music, prompted him to study the art form at college. Later as a student at Salford University (Manchester England) he studied music and musical theory. This included research on the principle sociological elements marked by earlier folk traditions of the 1700’s through to modern-day genres.

As a graduate of Salford University (BA Hons) in Popular Musicology he became interested in the Indie culture and a ‘branch off’ known as the post-punk revival. From the latter of these and prominent between the years 2000 and 2006 emerged Bloc Party, The Strokes, Franz Ferdinand, Interpol and Artic Monkeys. These influences led to the formation of his own band Moral Panic (2009 – 2013) and features in the Adventures of John Salad. In recent times Tarquin has gained significant interest in the genre known as frequencies; in particular the advent of 432Hz. “This is where I now see music to be heading within the alternative scenes, and even popular music, (all recorded and processed at 440Hz) which is being converted into this more natural frequency by ‘enlightened’ fans around the world.”

Books that have left an indelible impression upon him are ‘The Celestine Prophecy’ written by James Redfield and ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,’ the latter also featuring in the Adventures of John Salad. A book written from beginning to end in seven weeks while ‘taken-over’ by the higher forces of sheer illumination.

The Adventures of John Salad

tnbcAs an advocate of truth, Tarquin narrates explicitly the negative and positive insights principal character John Salad experiences in order to achieve his current state of balance, creativity and contentment. However ambiguous the ties appear between narrator and protagonist, Tarquin reveals an uncanny insight into the life of John Salad.

Tarquin himself is nothing but an honest bard, like Homer; sharing with us the odyssey that John Salad undertakes, in obtaining the unity of body and mind and, ultimately the unity of us all. So eradicate your suspicions to the reality of John’s voyage and unearth the secrets.  Open your soul to his message and surrender your mind to his intuitions. Alike to the way he opened his, in sharing his own encouraging message of progression and serenity. For trapped in his own body and mind, John Salad was ravaged by immense self-doubt. With incredible discoveries, faith, love and light he emancipated himself from the norms which shackle us all. By tapping into the real truth and disregarding societal pressures, John emerges as an enlightened being; willing to share his secret of spiritual progression with all of us. It all begins at the tree of life, the very tree he would have taken his mortal life from. The very tree of life which was the platform to an initiation of a dawn of new beginnings and existence. Connect with his story and that of a true narrator desiring no bias, where nothing is left unturned or unexplored. For as the narrator would argue – are we not all one? – linked as a spider’s web in the silk of life? Learn, and climb over the bridge of knowledge, love and understanding that binds us all together. Follow his journey, feel his infinite love and trust his words.

 

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September 21, 2014 Crossing over the Bridge Seventy-Two Panel Kingsley L. Dennis PhD and Swedish Dialogue Police Officer Carsten Alven

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Kingsley L. Dennis PhD Author, Researcher and Futurist

mainmar12Kingsley Dennis, PhD, is a sociologist, researcher, and writer. He co-authored ‘After the Car’ (Polity, 2009), which examines post-peak oil societies and mobility. He is also the author of ‘New Consciousness for a New World’ (2011); as well as ‘The Struggle for Your Mind: Conscious Evolution & The Battle to Control How We Think’ (2012). He is also the co-editor of ‘The New Science & Spirituality Reader'(2012). Kingsley worked in the Sociology Dept. at Lancaster University, UK, and is now a visiting fellow at the Centre for Mobilities Research (CeMoRe) at Lancaster Uni. Kingsley is the author of numerous articles on complexity theory, social technologies, new media communications, and conscious evolution. As well as academic training Kingsley has also lived and worked for many years overseas, including five years in Turkey. He currently lives in Andalusia in Spain and is working on new book material. He continues to research, write, travel, grow his own vegetables, and seeks answers to many questions.

 

New Consciousness for a New World

kd2A call for a paradigm shift in human thinking in recognition of the interconnectedness of all things—a new mind for a new world. For centuries, indigenous wisdom traditions have talked of an epochal shift on the horizon, of a spiritual renaissance for the earth and her living family. Now the timelines are converging and the potential for an energetic “upgrade” for humanity is here, but first we must survive and evolve through the current period of transition. Explaining that evolution is not a gradual process but more like a “shock to the system”–radical waves of transformation after a period of dormancy–author Kingsley Dennis reveals that we are currently undergoing an evolutionary leap and shows not only how to survive but also thrive in this period of global upheaval and change. Examining the nature of evolutionary cycles, he explains that the instability we are now experiencing–climate change, economic meltdowns, and increasing political polarization–is the convergence of complex systems that have reached a critical state. What we need in order to push through to the coming spiritual renaissance is a paradigm shift in human thinking and perception, a conscious evolution in recognition of the interconnectedness of all things–a new mind for a new world. Examining new findings in quantum physics and quantum biology on the inter-connectivity of all life as well as opportunities for us to reawaken our slumbering souls, this book offers a glimpse of the new global society to come, a renewed humanity for the 21st century, and how each of us can best participate during the process of planetary transformation.

The Struggle for your Mind

kd3Within society there exists a silent war. The battlefield is our everyday lives: our education, our work, our leisure, our emotional and spiritual well-being, and our thinking and perceptions. Our very sense of “reality” is deliberately engineered to work against conscious evolution and preserve social norms. In short, we are all part of a war of consciousness. And the opportunity is at hand for us to win. Assessing the ways modern societies limit consciousness and keep humanity obedient and distracted from their inner lives, Kingsley Dennis presents an eye-opening investigation of the way our minds have been programmed to preserve incumbent power structures and their rules. He exposes the tactics employed for thousands of years by the elite to control our minds, including misinformation and propaganda, debt systems, consumerism, religious doctrine, scientific authority, economic “uncertainties,” fear of terrorist attacks and armageddon, electromagnetic pollution from cell phones and other devices, distraction through entertainment and technology, as well as the false belief that we are separate from Nature and the Divine. Despite these obstacles, humanity is awakening to culture’s imposed limits on perception through an accelerating rise in collective empathy and awareness. Exploring the biology of consciousness, Dennis reveals the emerging mechanisms for neuro-genetic evolution within the brains of gifted individuals, psychics, and visionaries and the coming increases in solar and magnetic energies that will activate them within all of us. Explaining how we can free up mental and emotional energy to break through the barriers inhibiting conscious evolution, he shows that, by taking back our minds and changing the way we think, we can restore our connection with Nature and the Divine and lead humanity into a new age of harmony and awareness.

After the Car

kd5‘One of the toughest things to do is to anticipate discontinuity, to envisage a world – a life – beyond the car. The authors practice this art of the impossible in a fascinating way, opening up the social and sociological imagination for alternative paths of modernization.’
Ulrich Beck, University of Munich

‘A persuasive and readable summary of why motoring as we know it is doomed. The authors systematically chart the new technologies, oil shortages, environmental and other pressures changing the way we travel and the world we live in. If you want to know what the future might look like, this book is for you. Jeremy Clarkson is an endangered species!’
Steven Joseph, Executive Director, Campaign for Better Transport

‘After the Car is a useful contribution to the debate about the role of the car which poses some interesting questions about its future.’
Tony Bosworth, Friends of the Earth

It is difficult to imagine a world without the car, and yet that is exactly what Dennis and Urry set out to do in this provocative new book. They argue that the days of the current car system are numbered. Powerful forces around the world are undermining it and will usher in a new system sometime in the next few decades. Specifically, the book examines how several major processes are reshaping travel, including:

• Global warming and its many global consequences
• Peaking of oil supply
• Increased digitization of most aspects of economic and social life
• Massive global population increases

The authors examine changes in technology, policy, economy and society, and make a convincing argument for a future where, by necessity, the present car system will have been replaced. The book also suggests that there are some bleak dilemmas facing the twenty-first century. The authors lay out what they consider to be possible ‘post-car’ future scenarios. These they describe as ‘local sustainability’, ‘regional warlordism’ and ‘digital networks of control’. Some describe the twentieth-century as the century of the car. Now that century has come to a close – and things are dramatically about to change.

Carsten Alvén

ca1-1Since 2006 Alvén has worked as a police officer in downtown Stockholm, Sweden. Since 2007 he has had a part time position as a dialogue police officer (focusing on activism). For a year and a half he has also participated in a project aimed at creating a similar dialogue with football fans – the supporter dialogue & liaison unit. Alvén has spoken frequently on police dialogue both within and outside the police force, not least at the National police academy. He has also been engaged as a teacher at the National police academy several times, and headed the National course on dialogue policing earlier this year. Before joining the police force he worked as a military analyst and liaison officer for ten years. During this time he served in the Balkans for two years and made one tour to Afghanistan. Beside working as a police officer, Alvén is currently finishing a major in political science.

Swedish Dialogue Police

During the last nine years the Swedish Police have developed methods and approaches to police situations which are or may become dangerous in everyday police work and at major events through implementing police national police tactics which build on dialogue, de-escalation and non-confrontation. The organization consists of nationally trained commanders, uniformed police officers in mobile units, dialogue police officers and plainclothes arrest officers and transport units.

Crossing over the Bridge Seventy-One (71) in the Series Richard Barrett FRSA Founder and Chairman Barrett Values Centre & Dr. Joel and Michelle Levey Founders Wisdom at Work

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Crossing over the Bridge Seventy-One (71) in the Series Richard Barrett FRSA Founder and Chairman Barrett Values Centre & Dr. Joel and Michelle Levey Founders Wisdom at Work

 

Richard Barrett (FRSA) is an author, speaker and social commentator on the evolution of human values in business and society. He is the Founder and Chairman of the Barrett Values Centre and an internationally recognized thought leader on values, culture and leadership. He is a Fellow of the World Business Academy, Member of the Wisdom Council of the Centre for World Spirituality, Honorary Board Member of the Spirit of Humanity Forum, and Former Values Coordinator at the World Bank. He is the creator of the internationally recognized Cultural Transformation Tools (CTT) which have been used to support more than 5,000 organizations in 60 different countries on their transformational journeys. To date, more than 4,000 change agents and consultants have been trained by the Barrett Values Centre to use the Cultural Transformation Tools in over 50 countries. Over the past ten years, Richard Barrett has been called upon to support the leaders of major national and multinational organisations in Australia, South Africa, Canada, UK, USA and Sweden. The focus of this work has been on helping the leaders of these organisations to improve the performance of their organisations by building values-driven cultures.

From 2007, up to the present, Richard has spearheaded the Barrett Values Centre’s work in mapping the values of over twenty nations. These include: Australia, Belgium, Bhutan, Canada, Finland, France, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Nigeria, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States. Richard has been a visiting lecturer at the Consulting and Coaching for Change, leadership course run by the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford and HEC in Paris. He has also been an Adjunct Professor at Royal Roads University, Institute for Values-based Leadership, and a visiting lecturer at the One Planet MBA at Exeter University.

Dr. Joel & Michelle Levey are founders of Wisdom at Work and The International Center for Corporate Culture and Organizational Health at InnerWork Technologies, Inc., a Seattle-based firm dedicated to developing and renewing organizational cultures and communities in which extra-ordinary levels of inspired leadership, cooperation, synergy, collective intelligence, and change resilience can thrive. The Leveys work with organizations and communities around the globe to inspire people to deepen the wisdom, wonder, compassion, resilience, and creativity they bring to life, work, and relationships amidst the myriad changes, challenges, and opportunities of these turbulent and rapidly shifting times. Their work spans many disciplines.

As advisors to business leaders and teams in over 200 leading organizations around the globe, their clients include: British Parliament, NASA, World Bank, Google, Intel, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Intuit, Miraval, NOAA, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army Special Forces, West Point Military Academy, Stanford Research Institute International, The Clinton Global Initiative, U.S. Surgeon Generals Office, U.S. Federal Court, and MIT. The Leveys also served as Chairpersons for the Center for Corporate Culture & Organizational Health at the Institute for Health & Productivity Management. They serve on the Board of Advisors for the International Campaign for Compassionate Cities, The Art Monastery Project, The International Working Group on Compassionate Organizations, and Resilient People and Climate Change ~ an international think tank and NGO with the mission to address the psychological and social impacts of climate change for organizations and communities around the globe.

The Leveys also serve as clinical faculty of the University of Minnesota Medical School at the Center for Spirituality and Healing and are adjunct faculty for the Institute for Spirituality and Health at University of Texas Medical Center. The Leveys have worked with leaders and staff from hundreds of medical centers and organizations including: U.S. Surgeon General’s Office, M.D. Anderson Cancer Research Center, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Providence Health System, Providence Saint Peter’s Hospital, Children’s Orthopedic Hospital, Virginia Mason Medical Center, University of Washington School of Psychosocial Nursing, Saint Alphonsus Medical Center, Saint Joseph Medical Centers, Swedish Medical Center, University of Alberta Hospitals, International Medical Program, Menninger Foundation, The Health Care Forum, Planned Parenthood, Ballard Medical Center, Cancer Control Agency of British Columbia, Life Sciences Institute, Northwest Primary Care Association, Penn. Society for Behavioral Medicine & Biofeedback, Pennsylvania Technology Council, Texas State Biofeedback Society, Washington State Dental Association, Washington State Nurses Association, Washington State Pharmaceutical Association, and Saint Francis Hospice of Honolulu. They also serve as Co-Chairs for the West Hawaii Workplace Wellness Task Force, NPAC, Nutrition & Physical Activity Coalition of Hawaii County, a project of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Office of Public Health Studies, John A. Burns School of Medicine. Joel and Michelle have served as facilitators for the Compassionate Action Network International.

Michelle & Joel Levey designed and directed advanced biocybernautic training for the U.S. Army Special Forces’ acclaimed “Ultimate Warrior Training Program, aka “Jedi Warrior.” This six-month full-time training program was described by West Point leaders as, “The most exquisite orchestration of human technology that we have ever seen.” Michael Murphy & George Leonard, founders of the Esalen Institute, praised this work, saying, “Jedi Warrior was the most extensive and advanced leadership development program to be offered in modern times.” At the end of this program one of their teams was selected as the most outstanding team in the NATO games.

Nobel Laureate the Dalai Lama, an advisor and supporter on a number of the Leveys’ projects, encouraged them in their work saying in a letter to them: “You are presently engaged in work that has great prospects for bringing the inner sciences and technologies of human development and transformation to a very wide section of people who may not under ordinary circumstances come into contact with these teachings.” Their work has also been praised by: Margaret Wheatley; Andrew Weil, M.D.; Jon Kabat-Zinn; Daniel Goleman; Larry Dossey,M.D., Joan Borysenko; Willis Harman; Gladys Taylor McGarey, M.D.; Meg Jordon, Kent Peterson,M.D.; Michael Ray; and Charles Terry.

Wisdom at Work

The Leveys’ Seattle and Hawaii based firm is dedicated to developing and renewing organizational cultures in which people flourish and extra-ordinary levels of inspired leadership, change resilience, mind fitness, and collective wisdom can thrive. They have worked with over 200 leading organizations around the globe.

The Kohala Sanctuary

Joel & Michelle Levey, the stewards of the Kohala Sanctuary, have devoted their lives to the exploration and integration of the modern mind sciences, ancient wisdom traditions, and wholistic healing traditions. They first came to the Hawaiian Islands in 1975, and have been profoundly inspired by the peoples and nature of this sacred land. Professionally, Joel & Michelle’s pioneering work spans many disciplines including: integrative & mindbody medicine; noetic & mind sciences; cyberphysiology, neurofeedback & clinical biofeedback training; peak performance training & extra-ordinary human potential; leadership development & resilience, and developing healthy high performing organizational teams and culture.

 

 

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