From my recent presentation at the 2nd International Congress on Consciousness in Miami. Learn more about the International Academy on Consciousness at iacworld.org.
We all want an alternative to boring main stream media right? Their coverage of new subjects and science is biased and underwhelming to say the least. Well, the folks over Gaia TV have put together a great package of free alternative videos for you to watch this Holiday Season. I think you’ll enjoy some of these topics: UFOs, spirituality, and ancient wisdom to name a few. Now there are a few conspiratorial videos that I don’t particularly like: This stuff is just ridiculous in my view. But you’ll also see some more fact-based interviews with Bruce Lipton, Richard Dolan, Gregg Braden and others which are quite good and really get you thinking. They normally charge for these but right now they’re available to you for nothing, until Jan 2nd. You can learn about Strange Encounters, Science of the Spirit, and other great topics. Enjoy and let me know what you think of these videos.
Agree or disagree? Please let me know.
If you want a chance to see some great performances in music and dance, and some of my guitar work too, you can watch it here:
The Heart of Art with Elisa Brown will debut on Public Television (CPT12) in the Colorado and Wyoming Markets on Friday, March 28 at 2:00 pm on Channel 12.1 (Part 1) and on Friday, April 4 at 2:00 pm on Channel 12.1 (Part 2). It will stream live online at http://www.cpt12.org/
Certainly one of the most important books I’ve ever read. Taleb combines scientific, mathematical, and economic ideas to produce an incredibly cogent, original, and timely discussion of our collective technological and social evolution. Taleb encourages us to build robust, resilient, fractal, and “Antifragile” structures that improve over time, in contrast to the fragile nature of modern, rational systems that fail so easily and often. This books almost seems like an extension of my sociology dissertation I wrote in 1992. Antifragile is not only an entertaining, fascinating read but a highly practical one too that yields specific ideas, every few pages, you can apply to your life. Just brilliant.
Some of the participants in our recent Creative Intelligence/Human Fusion webinar wrote and asked for some books I mentioned during the presentation. Thanks for attending and paying attention! Here are a few that I think will help you move forward with achieving your goals.
BTW, if you missed this one, I’m giving another LIVE webinar on Friday, Sept. 7th at 9:00 PST where we’ll discuss some of the same material and have LIVE Q & A at the end!
- The Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz. This important book shows you how to manage your ENERGY rather than time to effectively for maximum personal growth and emotional/spiritual evolution. (Also see Tony’s latest work The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working: The Four Forgotten Needs That Energize Great Performance.)
- Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind – How Intelligence Increases When You Think Less. By Guy Claxton.
Since writing Planetary Intelligence, I came across a wonderful resource that supports and expands upon the same ideas I put forward. Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind: How Intelligence Increases When You Think Less by Guy Claxton shows how our “undermind”, as Claxton calls it, is a supermind that is capable of astounding feats of thinking skill. While we have all been trained in the ways of fast-thinking, Claxton shows how slow thinking is often more able to deal with ambiguous and paradoxical situations. Confusion and uncertainty often lead to more original, creative thinking than calculated, linear, rational thought. Claxton’s book goes a long way in showing us the power of process-oriented thinking and the benefits of slowing down to a more natural pace of life.
- Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience.
By Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. An excellent an practical guide on how to create a flowing, optimally engaged, and satisfying experience in your life. These ideas also apply to many peoples’ experience with viewing. This is a scholarly book too, with lots of citations, so skip the sections that don’t interest you. You’ll still get the main drift.
- Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School. By John Medina. An excellent resource that explains how to keep your brain running at its best. One big tip from Medina, avoid Multi-tasking: you can’t do everything at once. Among other things, Medina also recommends getting lots of exercise and enough sleep (plus naps).
A new study, revealed by Scientific American, shows that people who believe they can learn from their mistakes and have a more positive mind-set towards their errors actually learn faster than people with a more negative point of view about mistakes. The researchers label this the “Oops Response” and say it is stronger in more positive-minded people. In essence, your beliefs about mistakes are a “self-fulfilling prophecy.” The “Oops Response” and Error Positivity in Learning.