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State of Emergence
96 minutes | 2 days ago
064 Bayo Akomolafe – Getting Lost & Meeting the More-than-Human Vibrancy of the World
Prophetic teacher, psychologist, author and poet, Bayo Akomolafe joins Terry to explore the “cracks in the world” that are opening to swallow everything we’ve been taught to believe and sense into the voices, adventures, and new worlds that are poised to emerge. With vivid original imagination and a ruthless deep kindness, Bayo names the limits of modern Western “solutionism” and invites us to make “fugitive breaks” away from familiar ways of knowing — to become consciously “lost” or “exiled” from our patterns of “proliferating the old.” He encourages us to meet our realities as if for the very first time and to embrace risks, strangeness, and unusual experimentation in our ways of being, relating, parenting, and creating. As we concluded our conversation, Bayo invited us to face our apocalyptic time as both a world-ending event and a world-creating event, mandating not just deep grief but also resilient curiosity and playfulness. Bayo Akomolafe is a celebrated international speaker, teacher, public intellectual, and author, as well as (in his words) a “fugitive neo-materialist post-activist, and Yoruba poet.” Bayo was born into a Christian home and to Yoruba parents in western Nigeria. He was teaching at Covenant University, Nigeria before becoming Special Envoy of the International Alliance for Localization, a project of Ancient Futures (USA). He went on to teach throughout the U.S. at Middlebury College, Sonoma State University, Simon Fraser University, Schumacher College — among other universities around the world — on his own formulated concepts of ‘transraciality’ and postactivism. He currently lives between India and the United States lecturing at Pacifica Graduate Institute, California and University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, sitting on the Board of many organizations including Science and Nonduality, and serves as Chief Curator of The Emergence Network. He is also the author of two books, These Wilds Beyond our Fences: Letters to My Daughter on Humanity’s Search for Home and We Will Tell our Own Story: The Lions of Africa Speak. For more information on Bayo Akomolafe and Terry Patten, check out the following resources: Bayo Akomolafe’s website The Emergence Network Bayo’s book, These Wilds Beyond Our Fences: Letter to My Daughter on Humanity’s Search for Home Bayo’s book, We Will Tell Our Own Story: The Lions of Africa Speak Terry’s nonprofit website A New Republic of the Heart Terry Patten’s website If you haven’t already joined us, we want to officially invite you to become a Friend of State of Emergence — a new way to engage with the podcast conversation and access new live discussions and Q&A with me every month. Our next session will be on March 9, 2021. The requested contribution is $10/month, but if you cannot afford that and you want to participate, just contact us. Everyone is welcome. Additionally, you’re invited to be part of our vibrant, growing, international community at A New Republic of the Heart in other new ways — check out the options here on our website. We hope you’ll join us!
87 minutes | 14 days ago
063 Tim Freke – Emergentism, Unividualism, and a New Wave of Benevolence
Philosopher and author Tim Freke joins Terry to explore the personal, cultural, and global implications of an integration of our best rational and spiritual understandings of reality. Tim Freke is an English philosopher and author of 35 books, including a Sunday Times bestseller and Daily Telegraph 'Book of the Year'. He is the founder of ‘Unividualism’, which combines evolutionary science and deep spirituality to offer a visionary new understanding of the nature of reality and the purpose of life. Tim and Terry begin by revisiting fundamental philosophical questions of eros, entropy, telos, and consciousness itself. Then, they examine our current existential crisis in the context of history — considering the nature of “chaos” and the tendency for each generation to imagine it’s living in the “worst of times.” Tim especially points to how our personal awakenings draw us into a care and benevolence for everyone and everything, and how this may be our biggest evolutionary advantage. They then explore the implications of “paralogical” (both/and) thinking, Tim’s concept of “unividualism,” and how joy and grief coexist at the knife-edge of emergence, knowing that everything we love might be both collapsing and evolving and emerging into sublimity. Ultimately, Tim suggests that the whole point is the miraculous process of evolutionary emergence, where something that has never existed before is birthed into being — again and again. If emergence is the nature of the Divine, then what is emerging is… God! For more information on Tim Freke and Terry Patten, check out the following resources: Tim Freke’s Website Tim’s overview of Unividualism Books by Tim Freke Terry’s nonprofit website A New Republic of the Heart Terry’s book, A New Republic of the Heart: An Ethos for Revolutionaries Terry Patten’s website
82 minutes | a month ago
061 Jonathan Gustin – Becoming Whole: Emotional Maturity, Spiritual Awakening and Soul Purpose
Purpose guide and psychotherapist Jonathan Gustin joins Terry to explore the vital processes of discovering and actualizing our soul’s purpose, in clear and practical terms, to benefit our world in crisis. Jonathan builds upon our recent episode with Bill Plotkin by offering important distinctions between purpose, vocation, and pleasure. He also describes what he calls integral awakening, using his “three worlds” model of consciousness, in which the “lower world” represents our descent to soul, our discovery of our true name and place beneath personality, and our ongoing process of becoming a unique gift to whole. Jonathan is a purpose guide, psychotherapist, and teacher. He is the founder and lead teacher of the Purpose Guides Institute, which guides people to embody their purpose as a gift to life and trains purpose guides to facilitate the transformation of humanity to a “soul-embodied species.” Jonathan serves as adjunct faculty at John F. Kennedy University in the Consciousness and Transformation Studies program and he has taught meditation in a variety of environments, from universities and prisons to corporate businesses and hospital systems. Jonathan has also co-taught alongside Joanna Macy, George Leonard, and Bill Plotkin. Here are some additional questions we explore: How can the “three worlds” model of consciousness (lower world, middle world and upper world) clarify a lifetime of maturation? How is our unique purpose both an expression of and a gift to the whole? How does the “imaginal matrix” function as the “spiritual soil” for our soul growth? Is our deepest fulfillment really found in “giving ourselves away” and being “thoroughly used by life?” Do friendships, communities, or even species have collective purposes? How does collective purpose evolve amidst crises? For more information on Jonathan Gustin and Terry Patten, check out the following resources: Intro to Purpose Discovery - A Free 90 minute Live Mini-Workshop with Jonathan Gustin Purpose Guides Institute website The Purpose Octagon Terry’s nonprofit website A New Republic of the Heart Terry’s book, A New Republic of the Heart: An Ethos for Revolutionaries Terry Patten’s website Also: You’re invited to a major online teaching event on Wednesday, Feb 3 at 12 Noon PST: "Spiritual Friends Amidst Cultural Madness: The Power of Our Grateful Generosity." Terry will share new insights about navigating our fragmenting world and how a key leverage point for making a real difference is our capacity for generosity and friendship. He will also be joined by the co-creators of our "social experiment" community at A New Republic of the Heart — and together we will offer a glimpse into the ways we are experimenting at the leading-edge of spiritual friendship. Click here to register or receive the recording.
116 minutes | 2 months ago
059 Bill Plotkin – The Descent to Soul and the Journey of Initiation
Ecopsychologist, wilderness guide and author Bill Plotkin joins Terry to consider the human crisis as essentially a crisis of immaturity — that true human adults and human elders are both extraordinarily rare today. Bill speaks to what is truly required for us — as individuals, and collectively — to grow from our extended adolescence into mature human adulthood. He describes the challenging, and sometimes hazardous, spiritual process of “soul initiation,” which demands the dissolution of our current identities and metamorphosis of our egos into mature co-creators, each of us born to serve a unique niche in our ecological, psychological and social worlds. Bill explains in rich detail the key understandings, models, and processes that guide his facilitation of soul work in his Animas community. He also shares new insights from Carl Jung’s The Red Book about the “feminine” aspects of the psyche, the difference between “soul” and “muse,” and experimental dreamwork. Ultimately, he points to a profound basis for hope — the living Earth has already provided what the world needs by creating us. He says we who are here now are the medicine the earth needs, if only we undergo the transformation it takes to deliver it. Bill Plotkin is an eco-depth psychologist, wilderness guide, and agent of cultural regeneration. As founder of southwest Colorado’s Animas Valley Institute, he has, since 1980, guided thousands of women and men on the journey of soul initiation. His previous books are Soulcraft: Crossing into the Mysteries of Nature and Psyche, Nature and the Human Soul: Cultivating Wholeness and Community in a Fragmented World, and Wild Mind: A Field Guide to the Human Psyche. His new book, The Journey of Soul Initiation is a field guide, based on the experiences of thousands of people, describing the principles and evokes the varied lived experiences of the riveting and sometimes hazardous odyssey of soul initiation, using many vivid stories and an in-depth exploration of Carl Jung’s Red Book. Here are some additional questions Bill and Terry explore: What is the “descent to soul”, and how does it relate to the journey of soul initiation? What are the necessary stages of the “soul initiation” process? What becomes of our consciousness and societal and ecological roles as the process is fulfilled? Might we be more effective in evolving culture by aiming for “human maturity” instead of “consciousness development?” What is our soul’s purpose, and why is that necessarily poetic or metaphorical? Why is the common idea that our purpose is our vocation a misconception? What is it to create a delivery mechanism for our soul’s purpose? What is the nature of the much deeper maturity that lies beyond all that? For more information on Bill Plotkin and Terry Patten, check out the following resources: Bill Plotkin’s organization, Animas Valley Institute Bill’s new book, The Journey of Soul Initiation: A Field Guide for Visionaries, Revolutionaries, and Evolutionaries Bill’s book, Soulcraft: Crossing Into the Mysteries of Nature and Psyche Bill’s book, Nature and the Human Soul: Cultivating Wholeness and Community in a Fragmented World Bill’s book, Wild Mind: A Field Guide to the Human Psyche Terry’s nonprofit website A New Republic of the Heart Terry’s book, A New Republic of the Heart: An Ethos for Revolutionaries Terry Patten’s website Also: We invite you to join Terry and other listeners of State of Emergence for a live Q&A and conversation and Saturday, January 23rd at 10 AM Pacific. To participate, simply become a Friend of State of Emergence on our website (if you haven’t already) by making a monthly contribution to the podcast. Then, you’ll receive access links to next Saturday’s session and our future Q&A events every month. Our first session (in December) was lively, deep, and inspiring, and we hope you’ll join us next time!
67 minutes | 2 months ago
058 Stephen Dinan – Conspiracies, a New Paradigm and What’s Truly Holistic
Evolutionary leader, thinker, and founder of The Shift Network Stephen Dinan joins Terry to explore how conspiracy thinking and new paradigm ideas are sometimes merging in a phenomenon some call “Conspirituality” — which he articulated, with clarity and courage, in a Medium essay some months ago titled, “Anatomy of Delusion: How Otherwise Conscious People Descended into the Darkness.” Although this episode was recorded a couple weeks before the recent rioting and insurrection at the U.S. capitol, it’s more relevant than ever now. Stephen and Terry consider the psycho-social implications of the self-delusion and self-radicalization that is taking place in our online, algorithm-driven “preference bubbles” and which conscious efforts might nurture sanity, coherence, and trust. They explore the social artistry of raising our voices of wholeness and humility to counterbalance extremism and also sensing when our listening, curiosity, and depth of presence is even more valuable than speaking up. Stephen Dinan is the founder and CEO of The Shift Network, which has served over 3 million people worldwide, with customers in 150 countries. It delivers virtual summits, courses, and trainings in spirituality, peace, holistic health, psychology, parenting, enlightened business, shamanism, indigenous wisdom, and sustainability. Stephen is a member of the Transformational Leadership Council and Evolutionary Leaders, he helped create the Esalen Institute’s Center for Theory & Research and he led a number of noteworthy programs for the Institute of Noetic Sciences. Stephen has been a featured speaker at the World Cultural Forum in China, the Alliance for a New Humanity in Costa Rica, Renovemos Mexico in Mexico City, and the University of Cuenca in Ecuador, as well as many US events and summits. He is the author of Sacred America, Sacred World: Fulfilling Our Mission in Service to All and Radical Spirit. Here are some additional questions Stephen and Terry explore: How does “new paradigm thinking” in the consciousness movement sometimes lead to a countercultural distrust of mainstream information and an embrace of false narratives? In which ways might we enable people to have positive defenses from false truths and disastrous narratives while remaining open to emergent possibilities? How do our online echo chambers become self-radicalizing and contribute to collective manic episodes on a social level? Can voices of wholeness and humility grow “louder” to counterbalance the totalizing and radicalizing forces in our media ecosystem? How can our depth of presence and curiosity add a valuable buffer against toxic and totalizing narratives? When is listening even more valuable than saying something? For more information on Stephen Dinan and Terry Patten, check out the following resources: Stephen Dinan’s website The Shift Network Stephen’s Medium essay, Anatomy of Delusion: How Otherwise Conscious People Descended into Darkness Stephen’s book, Sacred America, Sacred World: Fulfilling Our Mission of Service to All Stephen’s book, Radical Spirit: Spiritual Writings from the Voices of Tomorrow Terry’s nonprofit website A New Republic of the Heart Terry Patten’s website Also: If you haven’t already joined us, we want to officially invite you to become a Friend of State of Emergence — a new way to engage with the podcast conversation and access new live discussions and Q&A with me every month. Our next session will be on January 23rd, 2021. The requested contribution is $10/month, but if you cannot afford that and you want to participate, just contact us. Everyone is welcome. Additionally, you’re invited to be part of our vibrant, growing, international community at A New Republic of the Heart in other new ways — check out the options here on our website. We hope you’ll join us!
112 minutes | 2 months ago
057 Thomas Hübl – The New Martial Artistry of Healing Our World
Remarkable mystic and teacher Thomas Hübl joins Terry to discuss his new book Healing Collective Trauma, and they take the exploration into some new deep places. Every human being is born into and affected by, either directly or indirectly, the collective wounds of human history — epigenetically, energetically, and systemically. This is why Thomas says that we are all “shareholders of our collective unconscious.” Intergenerational and cultural traumas become “frozen hostages stuck in time.” In the conversation, Thomas describes how we can honor the intelligent functions of these hostages, our traumas, and make them our allies. We can harvest their evolutionary life intelligence and energy by consciously allowing the inherent self-healing mechanisms of our own bodies and minds. They explore what is revealed by this exquisitely subtle understanding. It shines new light on what is emerging now in the collective field of human consciousness during this intense and dramatic time on planet Earth. Thomas Hübl is a highly original mystic and teacher, and the founder of the Academy of Inner Science. His teachings integrate new discoveries from contemporary science with his direct mystical knowledge, resonant with ancient wisdom traditions. I first met him over a decade ago, and we became good friends, & in the time since I’ve had the honor to help introduce Thomas to the English-speaking world. Now, Thomas has worked with more than 100,000 people worldwide through workshops, multi-year training programs and online courses. He has guided large-scale healing events that have brought together thousands of Germans and Israelis to acknowledge, face and heal the cultural shadow left by the Holocaust. He is also the founder of the nonprofit Pocket Project, which aims to increase awareness and understanding of collective trauma and reduce its effects. He also founded the annual Celebrate Life Festival that gathers conscious people in Germany and America. His important new book is Healing Collective Trauma: A Process for Integrating our Intergenerational and Cultural Wounds. Here are a few additional questions Thomas and Terry explore: How are our ancestors’ trauma and frozen structures tending to reenact themselves in our present-day relationships? How can we cooperate with the intelligence of our trauma process, allowing a natural process of self-healing? Thomas’s concept of “retro-causality” suggests that the whole karmic pattern of intergenerational trauma can be healed in the light of open awareness. What is it like to be so exquisitely present, here and now, that we catalyze such radical healing of the past, present and future? Thomas talks about “cultural presencing,” the social artistry of honoring and healing collective trauma. What are the practices we do in this present moment to allow that to begin? For more information on Thomas Hübl and Terry Patten, check out the following resources: Thomas Hübl's website Thomas’ new book Healing Collective Trauma: A Process for Integrating our Intergenerational and Cultural Wounds Thomas' organization The Academy of Inner Science Thomas’ nonprofit organization The Pocket Project Celebrate Life Festival Terry Patten's website A New Republic of the Heart If you are appreciating this podcast, we want to officially invite you to become a Friend of State of Emergence — a new way to support and engage with this podcast and access new live discussions and Q&A with me every month. Just click here to learn more and register. We hope you’ll join us — and for those of you already supporting, thank you so much!
85 minutes | 3 months ago
056 Kristi Nelson – Beyond Gratitude, Discover Gratefulness
Author of Wake Up Grateful and the Executive Director of A Network for Grateful Living, Kristi Nelson joins Terry to explore the elusively obvious gift of this very breath and moment and the transformational practice of living with grateful generosity at this moment in our human journey. Kristi illuminates the differences between gratitude and gratefulness, and how the uncaused and unconditional nature of gratefulness enables us to stay open-hearted, in all of the ordeal and the ordinariness of this life. Kristi Nelson has spent most of her adult life in non-profit leadership, fundraising, and organizational development — leading, funding, and strengthening organizations committed to progressive social and spiritual change. In 2001, she founded a values-based consulting and leadership coaching business and worked with organizations such as the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Spirit in Action, Wisdom 2.0, and The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society. She was also Founding Director of the Soul of Money Institute with Lynne Twist, Director of Development at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, and Director of Development and Community Relations for the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society. Kristi is a stage IV cancer survivor who feels blessed to be sharing the gifts of gratefulness with people around the world in a vibrant, loving community. Now, she is the author of a wonderful new book, Wake Up Grateful: The Transformative Practice of Taking Nothing for Granted. Also: We want to officially invite you to become a Friend of State of Emergence — a new way to engage with the podcast conversation and access new live discussions and Q&A with me every month. Our first session will be at 12 Noon PDT on December 29th 2020. Additionally, you’re invited to be part of our vibrant, growing, international community at A New Republic of the Heart in other new ways — check out the options here on our website. We hope you’ll join us! For more information on Kristi Nelson and Terry Patten, check out the following resources: Kristi’s new book, Wake Up Grateful: The Transformational Practice of Not Taking Anything for Granted A Network for Grateful Living: Gratefulness.org State of Emergence podcast website A New Republic of the Heart website
89 minutes | 3 months ago
055 Barrett Brown – Next-Stage Leadership Lessons for the Biden Transition Team
Leadership development expert Barrett Brown joins Terry to explore the most advanced levels of leadership, especially as they apply in the US as a new Biden administration begins to navigate simultaneous, interpenetrating fast-moving crises. Barrett shares which leadership capacities are most essential for “leading in the unknown” amidst hypercomplex adaptive systems, heightened polarization, and a damaged information ecosystem. Many insights emerge, principally starting where we are: integrating the many capacities that are already present, in ourselves and one another, and trusting the creative potential of teams that are cooperating with intuitive heart intelligence. Dr. Barrett Brown is a global expert on how to develop leaders to successfully navigate hypercomplex challenges and transformation. He is also a longtime personal friend and colleague. Barrett is the Managing Director of Apheno Advisory, and works across six continents with C-suite executives and teams from Fortune 500 companies and international non-profits, regularly advising a trillion-dollar tech company and the largest environmental NGO in the world. He holds a PhD in Human and Organizational Systems and his award-winning research on the future of leadership is used in executive education programs worldwide. He’s also on the selection committee of the Katerva Awards - considered the Nobel Prize for sustainability - and has held consultancy status to the United Nations. Here are some additional questions Barrett and Terry explore: How might leadership experts anticipate Biden failing or succeeding, based on what we know about advanced “late-stage” leadership? How do late-stage leaders “lead from behind” by empowering teams and harvesting the collective intuition and intelligence of the whole? To what extent do we already have all the capacities we need — in one another and in the system? If so, how do we cultivate conditions for trust, collaboration and co-creativity? How can you and I relate best to the complex challenges and opportunities we’ll likely face in the next four years? For more information on Barrett Brown and Terry Patten, check out the following links: Barrett’s website, apheno.com The Future of Leadership for Conscious Capitalism Sane Leadership in a Crazy World: Essentials of Complexity Leadership Full Spectrum Leadership: How to Communicate to Different Developmental Stages Overview of the Strategist, Alchemist and Ironist Action Logics (Later Stages of Ego Development) A New Republic of the Heart Terry Patten's website Also: We’re officially inviting you into the State of Emergence conversation in the form of new live discussions and Q&A with me and others every month, during which we’ll dive deeper into that month’s episodes. Our first session will be at 12 Noon PDT on December 29th 2020. To participate, simply become a “Friend of State of Emergence” on our website by contributing $10/month or more. If you’re already contributing at that level, you’ll automatically be invited to join. If you cannot afford that contribution and you want to participate, just contact us. Everyone is welcome.
102 minutes | 3 months ago
054 Rupert Read – Parents for a Future – Responding to Greta
Environmental philosopher and activist Rupert Read joins Terry to explore the current state of our ecological emergency, its philosophical implications, and our human responses. They probe into what kinds of understanding, spiritual growth, truth-telling, and nonviolent direct action are appropriate now. They also consider the kinds of communication and action that can coincide with rapid transformation, particularly the primal, and still-untapped power of parents’ love for our children. Rupert Read teaches Philosophy at the University of East Anglia, alongside leading environmental scientists, and he is the author of eight books, including This Civilisation is Finished: Conversations on the End of the Empire and What Lies Beyond. Rupert is a former chair of Green House think tank, a former Green Party of England and Wales councilor, a European parliamentary candidate, and a national parliamentary candidate. He was a national UK spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion and is a frequent guest on a range of national UK television and radio programs. For more information on Rupert Read and Terry Patten, check out the following links: Rupert Read's website Rupert’s upcoming course at Schumacher College, Coming from the Heart in this Ecospiritual Moment Rupert’s next book, ‘Parents for a future’, out in January 2021 Download Rupert’s ‘This Civilisation Is Finished’ on a ‘gift economy’ basis Rupert on Twitter @GreenRupertRead Download Rupert’s ‘XR: Insights from the inside’ on a ‘gift economy’ basis Green House’s ‘Facing up to climate reality’ - the free sample chapter available here is Rupert’s, on why geoengineering is reckless A Film-Philosophy of Ecology and Enlightenment – Rupert’s work on Avatar Rupert’s work on Wittgenstein as a liberatory philosopher Rupert writes with Helena Norberg-Hodge here on ‘Post-growth localization A New Republic of the Heart Terry Patten's website We hope you appreciate this conversation with Rupert Read. If you feel these conversations have value and you’d like to help them reach a wider audience, please join us as a “Friend of State of Emergence and receive special access and benefits. Thank you so much for your support.
86 minutes | 4 months ago
052 Jude Currivan – The Center of the Cosmic Hologram Is Love
Cosmologist, futurist, and mystic Jude Currivan describes her understanding of the quantum nature of reality, which has profound implications for our planetary crises, and the potentials for creative emergence. In the process, she points to several recent scientific discoveries that reveal a holographic, nonlocal, and conscious universe, and describes the implications for our social and natural world. Ultimately, she and Terry relax into a radical trust of this already unified reality and its inherent nature. From the complex comes the most simple: love. In love our hearts recognize ourselves in one another. Jude Currivan is a cosmologist, a futurist, a senior businessperson, a holistic activist, and a playful, joyful inspirational force of nature. Her work integrates some of the most revolutionary implications of 21st-century physics and consciousness research with the most essential understandings of humanity’s wisdom teachings in the form of what she calls the “whole-world-view.” Jude holds a Masters Degree in Physics from Oxford University specializing in cosmology and quantum physics and a PhD in Archaeology from the University of Reading in the UK researching ancient cosmologies. She has authored six non-fiction books including Cosmos, which she co-authored with Ervin Laszlo. Her latest is The Cosmic Hologram- In-formation at the Center of Creation. Jude is a mystic, but she also has extensive experience and knowledge of world events, international politics and global economic and financial systems and has spoken on transformational reforms in the UK, US, Europe, Japan and South Korea. Here are some additional questions Jude and Terry explore: Are time, space, and materiality all emergent phenomena, expressing a deeper, unified conscious cosmos? Which recent scientific discoveries further advance that understanding? What are the relationships between scientific knowledge and direct mystical awareness? In what ways can we free ourselves from the now-disproven perception of a separate physical universe “out there” and the mind of separation it spawns? As we relax, trust, and embody the inherent wholeness of a conscious universe, what do we learn about love itself? For more information on Jude Currivan and Terry Patten, check out the following links: Jude Currivan’s Website WholeWorld-View Community Jude’s latest book, The Cosmic Hologram: In-formation at the Center of the Universe Terry Patten's website A New Republic of the Heart website We hope you appreciate this conversation with Jude Currivan. If you feel these conversations have value and you’d like to see them reach a wider audience, please join us as an official supporter and select a monthly contribution. Thank you so much for your support!
59 minutes | 4 months ago
051 Diane Hamilton & Jeff Salzman – Processing the 2020 Election, So Far
Diane Musho Hamilton (award-winning mediator and Zen Roshi) and Jeff Salzman (integral political commentator and host of The Daily Evolver) join Terry to react, reflect, and take to heart this week’s historic, record-breaking, and, in many ways disturbing U.S. election. In true 2020 fashion, the election insisted on being an ordeal, and it will of course continue to challenge our collective patience, sensemaking, compassion, and resilience for weeks (perhaps even months) to come. On Tuesday November 8, 2016 Diane, Jeff, and Terry gathered in Boulder to celebrate Hillary Clinton’s victory together (Ha ha!). The next day they recorded “The Trump Era: Day 1: Three integrally-informed friends attempt to face reality” on his Daily Evolver podcast. In this week’s episode, almost exactly 4 years later, they reunite, react, reflect and take to heart the implications of the 2020 election results, including Trump’s unprecedented but unsurprising response — from three diverse integrally-informed perspectives. Diane Musho Hamilton is an award-winning professional mediator and a compassionate, funny, dazzling facilitator. She is a Zen lineage holder, a trainer of Integral Facilitation, and the Executive Director of Two Arrows Zen in Utah. Diane has authored three books: Everything Is Workable, The Zen of You and Me, and her new book, co-authored with Gabriel Menegale Wilson and Kimberly Myosai Loh, Compassionate Conversations. Jeff Salzman is the creator and host of The Daily Evolver podcast, which looks at current events in politics and culture through the lens of integral theory. Jeff helmed Integral Institute Seminars from 2004-2007, where he, Diane, and Terry worked closely with Ken Wilber to co-create Integral Life Practice. After that, he founded the Boulder Integral Center, the first bricks-and-mortar center dedicated to the integral study and practice of human evolution. For more information on Diane Musho Hamilton, Jeff Salzman or Terry Patten, check out the following resources: Diane's Website: https://www.dianemushohamilton.com/ Jeff's podcast The Daily Evolver: https://www.dailyevolver.com/ Diane's new book, Compassionate Conversations – How to Speak and Listen from the Heart: https://www.dianemushohamilton.com/books/ Two Arrows Zen: https://www.twoarrowszen.org/ Terry Patten's website: https://www.terrypatten.com/ A New Republic of the Heart: https://newrepublicoftheheart.org/ “Processing the 2020 Election, So Far” is a co-production of State of Emergence and The Daily Evolver. We hope you appreciate the conversation. If you feel these conversations have value and you’d like to see them reach a wider audience, please join us as an official supporter and select a monthly contribution. Thank you so much for your support.
94 minutes | 4 months ago
050 Neal Rogin – Gravity, Levity, and Delightenment
Filmmaker, social observer, and humorist Neal Rogin joins Terry to explore the kinds of communications that can break through the cultural narratives that are tending to bind the human imagination. A cross between Yoda and Forrest Gump, Neal Rogin’s playful humor startles and liberates us into self-compassionate capital-H Humor. His unique brand of brilliance is tender and vividly in service of the heart. Ultimately, he and Terry make their way to a new level of levity, clarity, and joy in contemplating death and committing, as he says, to “leaving the party better than we found it.” Neal Rogin award-winning writer, filmmaker, communications consultant, and social observer whose work has inspired millions of people around the world and moved them into action. He was there at the inception of culture-transforming projects as Werner Erhard’s est, the Landmark Forum, The Hunger Project, LiveAid, The State of the World Forum, and the Pachamama Alliance, with which he’s still a founding board member. As a writer, producer and filmmaker, he worked with Sting to create the Oscar-nominated film, Burning Down Tomorrow, the Emmy award winning Spaceship Earth, the PBS documentary special, A New American Revolution and the UN film commemorating its 50th anniversary, A Place to Stand. Neal is also the author of Delightenment: Escaping the Solitary Confinement of Your Prisonality, a remarkable collection of short eloquent gems of spiritual wisdom, which display the compassionate awake humor that is the unique signature of Neal’s beautiful Heart-Mind. Here are some additional questions they explore: In today’s “hyper-addictive reality show”, how can we better navigate the high winds of conflicting opinions and passions & live in the “eye of the hurricane?” What does it mean to live as “modern yet indigenous” people? How can our discerning minds be in service of our caring, creative, holistic hearts? When Neal jokes, “I’m going to die if it’s the last thing I do”, he opens a question about reimagining our personal and cultural relationships with death. How can it help us live way more joyfully and deeply? Do beliefs like “our society is flawed and we need to fix it” serve as obstacles to fully embracing reality and its opportunities? In this wild time, how can our childlike curiosity re-energize our ability to dream big, love this beautiful world, and actualize our fierce desire to help? For more information on Neal Rogin and Terry Patten, check out the following links: Neal Rogin’s book Delightenment: Escaping the Solitary Confinement of Your Prisonality Pachamama Alliance Neal Rogin on IMDB Neal Rogin videos on Vimeo State of the World Forum The Hunger Project Landmark Terry Patten's website A New Republic of the Heart website We hope you appreciate this conversation with Neal Rogin. If you feel these conversations have value and you’d like to see them reach a wider audience, please join us as an official supporter and select a monthly contribution. Thank you so much for your support.
88 minutes | 4 months ago
049 Carolyn Baker – Our Sacred Demise and Radical Regeneration
Psychotherapist, professor, and author Carolyn Baker joins Terry for a sober, deep, and instructive conversation to consider our planetary predicament as a sacred rite of passage that necessitates a “collective descent into the darkness,” the possibility of our collective “sacred demise”, and the possibility of a collective rebirth or “radical regeneration.” They explore which types of leadership and leaders we will need to midwife our human journey through a great transition, perhaps the collapse of our current culture, and Carolyn points to specific actions we can take now — and over the coming years — to become reliable forces of sanity, strength, and generosity to those around us. Carolyn Baker’s mission is to create islands of sanity amidst global chaos and prepare others for the potential consequences of civilizational collapse and abrupt climate change through the development of emotional tools and spiritual transformation. Carolyn was a psychotherapist for 17 years and a professor of psychology and history for 10 years. She is the author of 13 books including Navigating The Coming Chaos, Sacred Demise, and 4 books co-authored with the luminous mystic Andrew Harvey, including Savage Grace, and the forthcoming book Radical Regeneration: Birthing the New Human in the Age of Extinction. For nearly a decade, Carolyn has published a subscription-based Daily News Digest. Additionally, she leads webinars and live workshops, writes articles, and offers life coaching — in the process helping thousands of people navigate the unprecedented challenges of our time. Here are some additional questions we explore: What does it mean to be of service during a “sacred demise” of our current culture, and what would a “radical regeneration” look like and require from us? Like in individual rites of passage, how can cultures and nations also “descend into darkness” and emerge with a transformed identity and way of being? What are the “10 things you can do now” that Carolyn and Andrew Harvey outline in their new book Radical Regeneration? Who will be needed during a period of collapse? What kinds of leadership will we need to serve a “soft landing” on the other side of societal breakdown? Even while much of our world is stuck in old patterns, how can profound spiritual practice be the key “innovation” on behalf of humanity’s ongoing evolution? Here are the “Ten Things We Can Do,” which Carolyn refers to in the episode: Stay Safe: Wear masks when you are outside, continue social distancing as much as possible, and listen carefully to the scientists who are telling us we are in the middle of a second wave of the pandemic. Shun all large gatherings and rallies and find other ways to protest which can be just as effective. Take special care of your health and keep your body vibrant with exercise and good nutrition. The psychological and emotional demands of the unfolding crises will be far more effectively sustained with a healthy body. Whatever your spiritual practice, plunge more deeply than ever into it. It is essential to pursue realization of your true Self with more faith and intensity in these exploding times than ever before. Fill your life with inspiration and beauty. Inspiration will keep your heart buoyant and alive, and beauty will remind you of the magnificence of life and fill you with the energy to want to safeguard it. If you can, spend 20 minutes or more in nature per day, experiencing your oneness with it and drinking in through every pore its steadiness and radiance. Allow yourself to become intimate with the Earth. Stay aware of how the pandemic and economic and environmental crises are evolving. There is no security in denial or ignorance. Learn, however, to pace yourself because the ferocious information you will be taking in can become overwhelming. Take time to grieve. No one will escape heartbreak in a time such as this, and not attending to the suffering of the heart that inevitably rises in the face of so much destruction will lead to severe depression or a kind of inner deadness that makes it impossible to respond creatively. Get support from others who are also grieving. No one should grieve alone, and there is no need to be alone in a crisis that is now global. Renew old friendships and relish and deepen the ones you have because everything now depends on the sanity and joy that only deep friendship and relationship can provide. Take special care and lavish special love on your animal companions, and they will reward you with their tender and miraculous love. Despite being mostly in lockdown, make an effort to practice Sacred Activism by giving wisely to those in need. Food banks need support as do healthcare workers and the homeless who are afraid of going to shelters because they are Petri dishes for the virus. If you are able to assist those in prison by standing up for their rights, or by encouraging them in any way, do so. Take seriously your right to vote, for everything depends throughout the world on turning back the tide of dark money-financed authoritarianism. Use this book as a way of training your inner eyes to see and celebrate the signs of the Birth of a new humanity that are rising everywhere amidst the obviously apocalyptic death. Note the heroism of extraordinary/ordinary people globally who are turning up to serve the sick and dying. Note the heroism of protestors of every color who risk their lives to demand racial justice after the horrific death of George Floyd. Read great evolutionary philosophers and mystics like Sri Aurobindo, Teilhard de Chardin, Bede Griffiths, Satprem, Teresa of Avila, Hildegard of Bingen, and Julian of Norwich, and those who speak of the global dark night, giving birth potentially to an embodied divine humanity. For more information on Carolyn Baker and Terry Patten, check out the following links: Carolyn’s Amazon Book Pageahead of the release of her new book with Andrew Harvey, Radical Regeneration: Birthing the New Human in the Age of Extinction Carolyn’s website Carolyn’s book, Sacred Demise Carolyn’s book, Navigating the Coming Chaos: A Handbook for Inner Transition Carolyn’s direct email: email@example.com Terry Patten's website A New Republic of the Heart website We hope you appreciate this week’s episode with Carolyn Baker on State of Emergence. If you believe these conversations are important and want to support them, please join us as a monthly contributor and become part of our community of listeners. Thank you so much!
95 minutes | 5 months ago
047 Michael Dowd – A Sacred I-Thou Relationship with the Living Earth
Prominent eco-theologian and “post-gloom collapsologist” Michael Dowd shines the light of evolutionary and ecological wisdom on this time of plagues, fires, floods, corruption, and collapse. He and Terry explore the psychological and relational journey into accepting our sobering predicament, living with accountability to the future, and even discovering lightheartedness amidst their heartbreak. They also consider how to balance certainty with epistemic humility (knowing we don’t know) in a way that keeps us realistic while still open to emergent possibilities. Ultimately, they each share their commitment to live at a depth that is never post-grief or post-gratitude — positively alive to the agony and the ecstasy of our moment in evolutionary time. Michael Dowd is a teacher, speaker, and bestselling author, whose book, Thank God for Evolution, was endorsed by many Nobel Laureates, science luminaries, skeptics, and religious leaders across the spectrum. He is also a prominent speaker and teacher, having delivered programs for TEDx, the United Nations, and Caltech, as well as three acclaimed online conversation series: “The Advent of Evolutionary Christianity” (2011), “The Future Is Calling Us to Greatness” (2015) and his current project, “Post-doom: Regenerative Conversations Exploring Overshoot Grief, Grounding, and Gratitude” (2020). Here are some of the questions he and Terry explore in the episode: Which evolutionary, historical and, ecological patterns can help us understand our civilizational challenges? How might we ground ourselves in appropriate certainty of what we know about our predicament — and live with a sense of possibility that inspires us to be of benefit? How can we live with our individual and collective mortality as a close advisor? How can embracing some gallows humor release us into gratitude for this very moment of life and breath? Why have “post-doom” conversations like this? Can they give us belonging and healing? Can they even prepare us to hold others amidst our looming mass mental health crisis? How might we use the “denser energies” of societal disruption to serve gentler transitions (“softer landings”) into sustainable relationships to the body of life? For more information on Michael Dowd and Terry Patten, check out the following resources: PostDoom.com – Michael Dowd’s Work Michael’s book, Thank God for Evolution MichaelDowd.org TheGreatStory.org Writings of Connie Barlow (Michael’s wife) State of Emergence Podcast Website A New Republic of the Heart website Terry Patten's personal website We hope you appreciate this week’s episode with Michael Dowd on State of Emergence. If you believe these conversations are important and want to support them, please join us as a monthly contributor and become part of our community of listeners. Thank you so much.
158 minutes | 5 months ago
046 Paul Levy – Dreaming Each Other Awake and Breaking the Curse of Evil
Author of The Quantum Revelation, Paul Levy joins Terry to explore the radical, mind-bending implications of quantum physics and how they can transform our relationship to good and evil. For starters, Paul asks us to face the fact that there’s no “independently existing world out there” — we are co-dreaming it all into being. We consider how the way we observe our lives, culture and society tangibly influences them — like in a dream — and how unconscious feedback loops within consciousness can lead to a collective psychosis or possession by a “mind virus.” Ultimately, we recognize that encoded within this “mind virus” is also the information and medicine that can help us wake up from the nightmare into a much more powerful and creative way of being — especially when it’s needed during these apocalyptic-seeming times. Paul Levy is an author, speaker, and facilitator who describes himself as “a wounded healer in private practice, assisting others who are also awakening to the dreamlike nature of reality.” Paul’s writings and talks brilliantly synthesize wisdom streams from quantum physics, Carl Jung, Buddhism, alchemy, shamanism, Kabbalah, mystical Christianity, and the work of science fiction author Philip K. Dick. He has been a Tibetan Buddhist practitioner for over 35 years and was the coordinator for the Portland Padmasambhava Buddhist Center for over twenty years. He also works actively in the field of spiritual emergence as the founder of the “Awakening in the Dream Community” in Portland, Oregon. Paul’s books include The Quantum Revelation: A Radical Synthesis of Science and Spirituality and Dispelling Wetiko: Breaking the Curse of Evil. Here are some questions they explore in the episode: If both quantum physics and Tibetan Buddhism suggest a similar nondual, non-local, and co-creative view of reality, how can we inhabit our roles in it? How humanity’s collective self-hypnosis traps us in a dead world and prevents us from opening into the magical dimensions of reality? What exactly is the Native American concept of “wetiko” and how might such a “mind virus” manifest, spread, and express itself in our collective consciousness? How can seemingly “evil” forces contain revelations — mirrors of our own nature and supernormal potentials? Could our collective unconscious be dreaming our current nightmares of social, cultural, ecological, and existential crisis in order for us to awaken into a far greater agency? For more information on Paul Levy and Terry Patten, check out the following resources: Paul Levy’s Website Paul’s book, The Quantum Revelation: A Radical Synthesis of Science and Spirituality Paul’s book, Dispelling Wetiko: Breaking the Curse of Evil Terry Patten's website A New Republic of the Heart website We hope you appreciate this week’s episode with Paul Levy on State of Emergence. If you’re appreciating these conversations and feel called to support them, please join us as a monthly contributor and become part of our community of listeners. Thank you so much.
84 minutes | 5 months ago
045 Cynthia Bourgeault – Spiritual Mettle and the Good Company of the Holy
Modern-day mystic, Episcopal priest, and scholar Cynthia Bourgeault joins Terry to explore what it is to live and imagine from the “eye of the heart” in a seemingly apocalyptic world. They reflect on how each of them is relating to death and also discovering new strength and guidance by keeping the company of saints, sages, and our courageous ancestors — one of the most important spiritual fruits of awakening into the “imaginal realm.” Cynthia suggests we aspire to “live the laws of the next world”, like those who began building great cathedrals they knew they wouldn’t live to see completed. Cynthia Bourgeault has been a way-shower for many thousands of people around the world, sharing the riches of Christian, Sufi, and Gurdjieffian contemplative practices, as well as serving as a fierce constructive critic. She is a long-time teacher of the meditative practice of Centering Prayer, having worked closely with Thomas Keating, Bruno Barnhart, and Richard Rohr, and many other contemplative teachers and leaders, as well as a core faculty member of the Center for Action & Contemplation. She is also a member of the Global Peace Initiative for Women Contemplative Council and a founding Director of both The Contemplative Society and the Aspen Wisdom School. Cynthia is the author of many books including The Heart of Centering Prayer, The Wisdom Jesus, The Wisdom Way of Knowing, and Love is Stronger than Death. Her newest book, Eye of the Heart, is a spiritual journey into the “Imaginal Realm” — an energetic realm well known to the mystical traditions and associated with the world of dreams, prophecy, and a higher vision of our human purpose that is both evolutionary and collective. Here are some additional questions they explore: Can we become so intimate with our inevitable death, that we become impartial, courageous, and more profoundly alive? How can we “keep the good company” of the great contemplatives and our now-deceased mentors during times of darkness? How can we “live the laws of the next world” and become the “strange attractors” of wisdom to which others can gravitate? What is the imaginal realm according to Christian mysticism? How might we learn to see with “the eye of the heart”? For more information on Cynthia Bourgeault and Terry Patten, check out the following resources: Cynthia’s New Book – Eye of the Heart: A Spiritual Journey Into the Imaginal Realm Cynthia Bourgeault’s Website Center for Action and Contemplation The Contemplative Society Wisdom Way of Knowing Northeast Wisdom Terry Patten's website A New Republic of the Heart website I hope you appreciate this week’s episode with Cynthia Bourgeault on State of Emergence. If you believe these conversations are important and want to support them, please join us as a monthly contributor and become part of our community of listeners. Thank you so much!
109 minutes | 6 months ago
044 Vinay Gupta – Zoom Out & Wake Up: How Can We Best Prioritize Our Limited Capacities?
Social entrepreneur, technologist, and policy analyst Vinay Gupta joins Terry to reflect on the complexity and planetary scale of our existential risks. Given the urgency of our predicament, how can humanity best deploy our limited capacities? How might each of us more strategically prioritize our efforts to make a difference? What are the “hard” trade-offs? Vinay’s uncompromising clarity and passion can be unsettling and transformative. They work to dispel lofty aspirations, help us to become even more serious about the stakes at play, and prioritize the work that might really have the best shot of serving our future. Vinay’s early life focused on meditation from the ages of 14-26, culminating in what he describes as enlightenment and a calling to be of service amidst existential risk to humanity on a planetary scale. Since then, he’s focused on environmental and infrastructure risk, energy policy, and disaster management leading in the blockchain space, inventing the Hexayurt — a public domain disaster relief shelter designed to be built from commonly-available non-patented and open-source materials — and founding Mattereum, a financial technology company using legally-enforceable smart contracts to enable the sale, lease, and transfer of physical property and other legal rights. Here are some additional questions we explore: Given our important, large-scale predicament, how much of our energy should we allocate toward: (a) healing the traumas and karmas of ancestral debts and injustices, (b) fixing the fragile future, and (c) showing up for & enjoying the reality of the present? If, as Vinay claims, large-scale awakening is unrealistic, is inner transformation irrelevant to the human future? Is it most strategic to focus our energy on developing crisis-critical technologies? How about a mass movement, involving hundreds of millions committed to active tithing and volunteering? What sensible level of lifestyle change and sacrifice is manageable for ordinary people? For more information on Vinay Gupta and Terry Patten, check out the following resources: Vinay’s company Mattereum Hexayurt MyHopeForThe.World Vinay Gupta on Twitter Vinay Gupta on LinkedIn Terry Patten's website A New Republic of the Heart website If you believe these conversations are important and want to support them, please join us as a monthly contributor and become part of our community of listeners. Thank you so much!
110 minutes | 6 months ago
043 Dougald Hine & Anna Björkman – Is It Trickster Time?
Deep thinkers and community innovators Dougald Hine & Anna Björkman (who also happen to be life partners and co-parents) join Terry to reflect on the nature of sanity, evil, community, and the crafting of a “living culture.” First, we delve underneath the surface of what’s happening here in the U.S., intuiting archetypal energies. Is this the time of the “Trickster”? Or are we seeing a shadow version of the Trickster sitting on the throne? Might it instead be the time of the “wild woman” archetype? How might we work consciously with these archetypal energies in ourselves and our world? Our conversation imagines how we can nurture wholeness in ourselves and our relations by cultivating a living culture of invitation, hospitality, humility, and humor. Here are some of the questions we explore: What might we learn from viewing our chaotic cultural moment as a resurgence of “trickster” archetypal energy? Can humor and humility keep grounding our sensemaking and our commitment to our ideas? How can each of us craft a “living culture” with those closest to us by remembering the value of invitation, hospitality, and “kitchen-table conversations”? (Even if they’re virtual!) How can we begin coming together in new ways — not because we’ve been paid to or told to by the logic of the market, but because we want to? Dougald Hine is a speaker, writer, and the founder of the Dark Mountain Project, Spacemakers and the School of Everything. Last year, he turned his focus to writing – and a joint project with his partner Anna Bjørkman, A School Called HOME — a gathering place and a learning community for those who are drawn to the regrowing a living culture. Dougald’s writing and speaking includes Uncivilisation: The Dark Mountain Manifesto (with Paul Kingsnorth), The Crossing of Two Lines, Notes From Underground and Clarity for Teachers. Anna Björkman is the other half of A School called Home. Anna has led projects connecting cultural foundations around Europe, setting up children’s libraries across the Middle East and supporting grassroots women’s organizations in Israel and Palestine. She also runs workshops on security and self-care for activists, or teaching methods for building meaningful projects. If you recognize that these conversations are important and want to support them, please join us as a monthly contributor and become part of our community of listeners. Thank you so much! For more information on Dougald Hine, Anna Björkman, and Terry Patten, check out the following resources: A School Called HOME The Great Humbling with Dougald Hine and Ed Gillespie Dougald's Notes From Underground Essay Series for Bella Caledonia The Dark Mountain Project School of Everything Spacemakers Dougald’s Essays Terry Patten's website A New Republic of the Heart website
103 minutes | 6 months ago
042 Carter Phipps – Toward Transpartisan Societal Redesign
Insightful author, speaker, and consultant Carter Phipps joins Terry to explore our intensifying political, economic, and cultural crises in the U.S. Carter begins by reflecting on his previous home — the San Francisco Bay Area — and how, in many ways, today’s progressive cities do not resemble the healthy and sustainable future societies he envisions. He and Terry consider how progressives might more effectively care for and criticize their own tribe, while also integrating innovative conservative solutions. Here are some of the questions they discuss: How have some progressive attitudes formed in the ’70s and ’80s become suppressive and counterproductive in 2020? What can we learn from the socio-economic successes and failures of the San Francisco Bay Area? How can we operate outside our “official” cultural narratives and constructively criticize our own tribal habits? Can we reduce polarization within ourselves by embracing and integrating the partial truths of the “other” side? Can that make us more effective transpartisans? Carter is the co-author (with Whole Foods founder John Mackey and philosopher Steve McIntosh) of the upcoming book Conscious Leadership. He also authored the important bestseller, Evolutionaries — and he was previously the executive editor of What Is Enlightenment? magazine from 2005-2010. With McIntosh, he co-founded the social policy think tank, the Institute for Cultural Evolution. He has most recently been writing, speaking, and consulting at the intersection of business, politics, and culture. Most of all, Carter is an insightful observer of deep and mostly unnoticed cultural emergents, currents and dynamics, “Thinking Ahead” with clarity and balance. We hope you appreciate this episode with Carter Phipps on State of Emergence. If you believe these conversations are important and want to support them, please join us as a monthly contributor and become part of our community of listeners. Thank you so much! For more information on Carter Phipps and Terry Patten, check out the following resources: Carter’s new book, Conscious Leadership Institute for Cultural Evolution Carter’s book, Evolutionaries Terry Patten's website A New Republic of the Heart website
92 minutes | 6 months ago
041 Jim Garrison – Stories, Collective Madness, and Radical Collaboration
Lifetime social and political activist Jim Garrison joins Terry to reflect on both the extreme state of our world and the subtle forces driving the collective consciousness. They reinterpret our collective madness in light of the wisdom of the natural world, and the archetypes of apocalyptic stories. Ultimately, they imagine what it means to proactively and radically collaborate with one another — at a level we’ve never needed to before. Here are some of the questions we discuss: Which archetypes and mythic stories can help us come to grips with the mass hallucinations and collective madness that are intensifying across whole societies? How might we listen in new ways to the natural world and to the human and more-than-human collective — and how might that shift our relations with one another? How might the extremity of our situation require and inspire radical collaboration and generosity? In times of chaos, how do we find coherence? How can we practice coherence from the heart — in ourselves and all our relations? Jim Garrison has had a lifetime of social and political activism beginning in the 1960s with the anti-war, anti-nuclear, citizen diplomacy and environmental movements. He received his BA in History from the University of Santa Clara, an MA in History of Religion from Harvard, and a PhD in Philosophical Theology from the University of Cambridge. Jim then spent his professional life in executive leadership, including as co-founder and president of the Gorbachev Foundation and State of the World Forum with Mikhail Gorbachev serving as convening chairman. Later, Jim founded Ubiquity University having served as President of Wisdom University from 2005 – 2012 which was acquired by Ubiquity in 2013. Since the beginning of the pandemic, he has been convening conversations that matter called “Humanity Rising.” Jim has also written numerous books, including Citizen Diplomats, Civilization and The Transformation of Power, and America as Empire. For more information on Jim Garrison and Terry Patten, check out the following resources: Ubiquity University Humanity Rising Terry Patten's website A New Republic of the Heart website We hope you appreciate this episode with Jim Garrison on State of Emergence. If you believe these conversations are important and want to support them, please join us as a monthly contributor and become part of our community of listeners. Thank you so much!
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