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7.9.10 (Audio: 1 hr 2 min)
Do animals have souls? If so, what happens when they die? Are these naive questions or profoundly important ones that deserve to be asked with intelligence? Ptolemy Tompkins shares what led him to ask these questions in his new book, The Divine Life of Animals: One Man’s Quest to Discover Whether the Souls of Animals Live On, and the surprising answers he found.
Alan Cardew, PhD
3.26.10 (Audio: 1 hr 18 min)
Ancient Alexandria was the Open Center of Antiquity, bringing together the religious traditions of the ancient world, attempting to find a spiritual worldview underlying all systems of belief. Many systems and philosophy were fused together in the libraries of Alexandria. University of Essex Professor Alan Cardew examines some elements of the Alexandrian synthesis, including Alchemy, Hermeticism and the cult of Serapis.
3.18.10 (Audio: 1 hr 47 min)
Tiokasin Ghosthorse, of the Cheyenne River Lakota (Sioux) Nation of South Dakota, teaches how to use the cedar flute as sacred healing instrument and how it can affect the body at the deepest levels and open us to higher levels of consciousness.
Wendy Coad, MFA, RPP, LMT, ARCB Certified
3.18.10 (Audio: 1 hr 29 min)
Reflexology is the ancient practice of applying pressure to specific zones of the feet, hands and ears that are connected to specific internal organs or bodily systems in order to promote the healing or enhanced functioning of those parts of the body. Wendy Coad, director of the Open Center’s Reflexology Training Program, shares easy self-help protocols that you can use in daily life to promote health.
Peter Dale Scott
3.17.10 (Audio: 1 hr 23 min)
Enjoy an evening of poetry of “conscience, intelligence, and eloquence with a candid and humane activist, an adventurer, traveler, penetrating scholar, and teacher … reminding one that some valuable human beings with authentic voices are still among us.” Scott’s meditative poems honor the world as a spiritual resource, and reveal a profound sympathy for all things.
Tiokasin Ghosthorse with Matou, Soni Moreno and Ataahua Papa
3.5.10 (Audio: 1 hr 07 min)
Tiokasin Ghosthorse, of the Cheyenne River Lakota (Sioux) Nation of South Dakota, one of the great exponents of the cedar flute, play its mesmerizing melodies and performs with Matou, an original and exquisite trio of indigenous (Lakota, Mauri and Apache/Mayan) musicians.
2.12.10 (Audio: 50 min)
Conservatism is going through “the fever swamps,” a journey influenced by Glenn Beck, a former alcoholic and Top 40 deejay who found God and Conservatism shortly before the 2000 election. Among Beck’s strongest influences is a minor legend of the Cold War—W. Cleon Skousen.
Drew DiVittorio, Dipl (NCCAOM)
2.11.10 (Audio: 1 hr 06 min)
Learn from one of the New York Open Center’s most popular teachers how to use herbs and whole foods safely to balance and regenerate your internal organs, heal your body, strengthen your immune system and prevent disease.