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I felt a larger meaning of my own self when the barrier vanished between me and what was beyond myself.

Rabindranath Tagore

The Religion of Man (1922)

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Man in Universe

Richard Buckminster Fuller

Man in Universe

1963

The first chapter of the Inventory of World Resources, Human Trends and Needs publication.

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Christmas Sermon on Peace and Nonviolence

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Christmas Sermon on Peace and Nonviolence

1967

The fifth and last lecture of the Massey Lecture series, delivered at King's home church, Ebeneezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.

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Added 4 weeks ago.
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On Money, Guilt, and The End

Alan Watts

On Money, Guilt, and The End

A lucid examination of money—exploring topics such as technological automation and universal basic income—the origins of guilt, as well as the question: “Are we going to make it?”

Lecture
Added 5 weeks ago.
51:47 5,998 5

The Noösphere: A Cosmic Network

Alan Watts

The Noösphere: A Cosmic Network

Alan takes us from the very small to the very large, explaining the interrelatedness of all things in the universe. Then he takes the argument a step further to examine the implications for humanity: how is networking technology reshaping human consciousness?

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Added 5 weeks ago.
01:40:41 11,942 6

My View of the World

Erwin Schrödinger

My View of the World

1951

A Nobel prize winner, a great man and a great scientist, Erwin Schrödinger has made his mark in physics, but his eye scans a far wider horizon: here are two stimulating and discursive essays which summarize his philosophical views on the nature of the world. Schrödinger's world view, derived from the Indian writings of the Vedanta, is that there is only a single consciousness of which we are all different aspects. He admits that this view is mystical and metaphysical and incapable of logical deduction. But he also insists that this is true of the belief in an external world capable of influencing the mind and of being influenced by it. Schrödinger's world view leads naturally to a philosophy of reverence for life.

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Added 6 weeks ago.
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From Mechanistic to Systemic Thinking

Russell Ackoff

From Mechanistic to Systemic Thinking

1993

Presented at the Systems Thinking in Action conference, Ackoff states that humanity is in the early stage of a transition from the Machine Age to the Systems Age. The Machine Age was characterized by belief in complete understandability of the universe, analysis as a method of inquiry, and cause and effect as a sufficient relationship to explain all. The dilemma that disrupted such beliefs was systems thinking. The Machine Age began to die when humanity gave up the principle of understandability. Gradually, it’s become accepted that there can be no complete understanding of the universe because nothing can be understood independently of its environment—all is environmentally relative. While analysis produces knowledge, it is synthesis that produces understanding. Furthermore, the Systems Age recognizes that cause and effect is just one way of looking at reality among an infinite number.

Lecture
Added 8 weeks ago.
01:12:33 11,260 3

A Weekend with Terence McKenna

Terence McKenna

A Weekend with Terence McKenna

1993

Recorded at the Esalen Institute in California.

Lecture
Added 11 weeks ago.
12:09:02 86,239 35

Amherst Press Conference

Richard Buckminster Fuller & Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Amherst Press Conference

1971

Mr. Fuller and Maharishi came from different traditions of knowledge, but both talked about the universal basis of life, the individual, and the cosmos.

Discussion
Added 11 weeks ago.
26:05 2,510 1

On Nature and Media: A Dialogue of Effects

Marshall McLuhan

On Nature and Media: A Dialogue of Effects

1978

Marshall McLuhan explains the effects of accelerating communication speeds on human society.

Lecture
Added 11 weeks ago.
01:51:43 12,421 6

The Medium is the Massage

Marshall McLuhan

The Medium is the Massage

1967

The Medium is the Massage is Marshall McLuhan’s prophetic perception on life in the age of electronic information, exhibiting his understanding of the power of media long before those in control did. The Medium is the Massage presents some of McLuhan’s most amazing insights and cognitive observations on the global village: the rear-view mirror, the invisible environment, the end of nature, and sensory impact set against the everyday imagery of mass media, consumer goods, the press, advertising, and the arts. Although originally printed in 1967, the art and style in The Medium is the Massage seem as fresh today as in the summer of love, and the ideas are even more resonant now that computer interfaces are becoming gateways to the global village.

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Added 12 weeks ago.
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Conscious Evolution: Our Next Stage

Barbara Marx Hubbard

Conscious Evolution: Our Next Stage

2015

Presented at the 2015 International Forum on Consciousness, Barbara explored the ideas of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, and the possibilty of humanity gradually giving birth to a new planetary-scale consciousness, which she called Homo universalis.

Lecture
Added 15 weeks ago.
01:00:26 7,392 6

The Spirituality of Science

Kevin Simler

The Spirituality of Science

2013

Is science a religion? No... but maybe it should be.

Article
Added 19 weeks ago.
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