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Lorna Byrne interviewed by Aracely Brown
12.3.10 (Audio: 1 hr 55 min)
Lorna Byrne, author of the best-seller Angels in My Hair, returns to the Open Center to discuss the nature of the different angels, their physical appearances, their roles on earth, and how we can call upon their help. She also shares experiences from her first coast-to-coast tour of America — and insights on the role that America will play in mankind’s spiritual evolution.
See also: Angels Among Us (recorded 6.18.10)
Gina Ogden, PhD, LMFT
11.12.10 (Audio: 2 hr 8 min)
Sex can be a key component in transforming our whole self—body, heart, mind and spirit. Gina Ogden will draw from her decades of experience to share a range of approaches to expanding our capacity for love, compassion and sacred union.
11.1.10 (Audio: 42 min)
Breathing is a key element in nearly all healing, meditative and martial disciplines. This is especially true in the Taoist tradition, in practices such as qigong and t’ai chi. Masahiro Ouchi explains the crucial role of breathing in these practices.
Lynn Robinson, MEd
10.24.10 (Audio: 1 hr 45 min)
Lynn Robinson, a professional intuitive for over 20 years, demystifies the concept of intuition and show us how to recognize and trust our inner knowing and to interpret the signs it sends us through feelings, symbols, words, dreams and sensations. Discover how to tap into the unfailing source of inner wisdom waiting to guide you through the life you were meant to live.
Daniel Matt, PhD
10.31.10 (Audio: 2 hr 30 min)
A leading authority on Jewish mysticism explores the Kabbalistic tradition to discover how it reimagines God, delving into themes such as Ein Sof (God as infinity), Shekhinah (the feminine half of God), how to discover divine sparks in the material world, and how to meditate effectively.
Robert McDermott, PhD
11.5.10 (Audio: 1 hr 21 min)
Robert McDermott examines these three profoundly archetypal figures, and explains the interpretations of Krishna according to Sri Aurobindo, Buddha according to Thich Nhat Hanh and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and Christ according to Rudolf Steiner and C. G. Jung.
9.16.10 (Audio: 50 min)
The revered yogic practice of controlling the breath, pranayama, is beneficial to both the body and the mind, helping to quiet and focus the mind, rest the heart, and increase the overall vitality of the body. And meditation practices can utilize the breath as a focal point
10.9.10 (Audio: 2 hr 43 min)
Renowned religious reformer and former Dominican priest Matthew Fox draws on the wisdom of some of the greatest Christian mystics to address questions such as “How can we experience God?” and examine the fourfold path of the Via Positiva (awe and wonder), the Via Negativa (silence, darkness, suffering and letting go), the Via Creativa (creativity) and the Via Transformativa (compassion).
Lewis Mehl-Madrona, MD, PhD
10.22.10 (Audio: 1 hr 33 min)
Despite costly drugs, few people with mental illness experience full relief and healing. The conventional medical model emphasizes correcting defective brain chemistry. But in this workshop, Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madrona, drawing from his studies of indigenous views of mind and mental health, explores the idea that the brain is a social organ and its physiology is regulated by our social relationships and that personal stories shape our suffering and pain. Change those stories, and we change our brains.
10.9.10 (Audio: 50 min)
The archetype of the Cosmic Christ, found in Paul’s writings, John’s Gospel and the writings of the Christian mystics, is the divine presence or Christ consciousness that is continually incarnated in all of creation. Matthew Fox explores this core teaching of mystical Christianity, and engages in practices to help us experience the Cosmic Christ within. (Note: This audio recording is a portion of the full lecture given by Matthew Fox on 10.9.10.)