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If there is in any sense a reason for the world’s existence it must be sought in the present.

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Promises and Pitfalls of the Spiritual Path

Ram Dass

Promises and Pitfalls of the Spiritual Path

1988

Lecture
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Upstream

Mary Oliver

Upstream

2016

Poem
Added 10 weeks ago
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The Biosphere and the Noösphere

Vladimir Vernadsky

The Biosphere and the Noösphere

1945

A general intellectual outlook of one of the most remarkable scientific leaders of the early 20th century, focusing on a predicted historical and planetary phase transition in which humanity becomes a united force. Published in American Scientist Vol. 33, No. 1.

Essay
Added 13 weeks ago
4,709 11

Psychedelics in the Age of Intelligent Machines

Terence McKenna

Psychedelics in the Age of Intelligent Machines

1999

Terence's last public appearance before falling seriously ill to brain cancer a month later. A techno-centric evening (alternately titled Shamans Among the Machines) in which he explores the inevitable merging of humanity with its AI offspring.

Lecture
Added 13 weeks ago
01:24:55 9,345 20

The Limits to Growth

Donella Meadows

The Limits to Growth

1972

In 1972, three scientists from MIT created a computer model that analyzed global resource consumption and production. Their results shocked the world and created stirring conversations about global 'overshoot,' or resource use beyond the carrying capacity of the planet.

Book
Added 17 weeks ago

Developing an Inclusive Consicousness

Sadhguru

Developing an Inclusive Consicousness

2016

Renowned yogi, mystic, and visionary humanitarian Sadhguru addresses points and concerns around inclusiveness raised by a panel of VPs and Google employees, explaining how individuals can create a quality of inclusiveness within themselves. By elaborating how such an attitude can impact our work places, homes, and communities, he provides practical thoughts and tools to create a more inclusive consciousness—the most important aspect that’s needed in the world today.

Discussion
Added 18 weeks ago
01:06:19 8,926 13

The Hill We Climb

Amanda Gorman

The Hill We Climb

2021

Delivered at the inauguration of U.S. president Joe Biden, Gorman's eloquent poem reminds us that progress is a never-ending project, setbacks are all but guaranteed, and that a coming-together of humans in acts of love, compassion, and siblinghood will allow us to perservere in the face of any challenge.

Speech
Added 27 weeks ago
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Evolution and Consciousness: Human Systems in Transition

Erich Jantsch & Conrad Hal Waddington

Evolution and Consciousness: Human Systems in Transition

1976

Evolution and Consciousness is one of the first, still rare, truly transdisciplinary books: it deals with a totality, not a sector of it. Therefore, it defies any disciplinary labeling. It is a scientific book, yet also deals with topics until now reserved for books of mysticism and poetry. It bridges the gap between science and other forms of knowledge. It deals not just with scientific questions, but with existential questions which concern all mankind, such as the meaning of life and the evolutionary significance of human design and action. It challenges the whole dominant Western world view: process thinking instead of structural thinking, dynamic instead of static, evolution instead of permanency.

Book
Added 36 weeks ago
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Four Ways to the Center

Alan Watts

Four Ways to the Center

Can an ego overcome egocentrism? Can a self become selfless? Is there even any value in this pursuit, and if so, how should one approach it? Through renunciation and repentance, or through acceptance and merging into it? Many consciousnesses encounter this conundrum on the brisk seas of being, and Alan invites us to take a closer look at our so-called individuality.

Lecture
Added 36 weeks ago
03:00:38 18,613 16

Cosmic Life

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Cosmic Life

1916

Cosmic Life was the first of Teilhard’s extant writings in his characteristic style. Knowing what risks he was exposed to at the warfront, he wrote it as his ‘intellectual testament,’ and it contains in embryo all that was later to be developed in his thought; the ‘fire in his vision’ which he tried to communicate. The essay was posthumously published in the 1955 book Writings in Time of War.

Essay
Added 39 weeks ago
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The End of the Species

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

The End of the Species

1952

Written in New York and published a year later in Psyché.

Essay
Added 39 weeks ago
1,926 3

The Inherent Compassion of a Self-Organizing Universe

Neil Theise

The Inherent Compassion of a Self-Organizing Universe

2019

Buddhism teaches the emptiness of inherent existence: "everything is not a thing." Contemporary physics, chemistry, and biology—seen through the simplifying lens of complexity theory—shows us that the non-dual realm is in complementarity with all of duality, that the presence/absence of boundaries, of separation, is dependent on perspective. "Wisdom" is seeing the world without delusion, and science is one means to washing delusion from one's mind. In doing so, the inherent compassionate nature of the universe and of every being within and of that universe is revealed.

Lecture
Added 39 weeks ago
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