Modern science could solve most of the urgent problems in today's world. Yet the problems that stand in the way are not economical or technological; their deepest sources lie inside the human personality. After more 50 years of intensive study of holotropic states of consciousness, I have come to the conclusion that the theoretical concepts and practical approaches developed by transpersonal psychology could help alleviate the current global crisis. These observations suggest a radical psychospiritual transformation of humanity is not only possible, but is already underway.
The olive trees are dying in the Salento region of Italy, the picturesque heel of the Italian peninsula. Two theories have emerged to explain this calamity, two stories. Each exemplifies a more general relationship between humans and the material world, with consequences far beyond Italian olive trees.
What exactly is prophecy? Can we trust it? The esoteric tradition teaches that the future is, at least in principle, knowable. One theory holds that there exists a realm of
images and forms, which has many names in many traditions. The
Kabbalists call it the world of Yetzirah, or "formation."
The new film Transcendent Man uncovers the illuminating life and visions of Transhumanist, inventor, and some would say prophet, Ray Kurzweil.
From the Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers to Burners Without Borders, new strains of "sacred activism" that blend inner spiritual work and outer social engagement are emerging in the global consciousness to challenge traditional paradigms and reinvigorate movements for social change. Are we are entering the age of Re-Enlightenment?