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SUE Speaks Podcast: Searching for Unity in Everything

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TEDx producer, filmmaker and rabble rouser, Suzanne Taylor looks for what could get the world to massively change. We need to deal with the good of the whole and not just with personal gain. Change minds and we change the world. From physicists to spiritual leaders, theater curators, social activists, professors, vegan luminaries, wealth managers, and more, Suzanne probes thought-shapers of many stripes who can help us become who we need to be in the world we need to create. We’re in it together and we need conversations as if our lives depended on them, because very possibly they do.
18 Episodes
Hyepin Im, CPA, MBA, and Master of Divinity, has a B.S. from U.C. Berkeley, M.B.A. from USC, and M.Div., summa cum laude, from Wesley Theological Seminary. She is a frequent speaker on CNN and NPR and her opinions have appeared in the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post.   She is the President and Founder of Faith and Community Empowerment (FACE), a national nonprofit serving as a bridge between the Asian American community and the greater community at large. Since its inception in 2001, FACE has had over 800 partners ranging from the White House to Fortune 500 companies to various community organizations. She was a U.S. Presidential Appointee on the Board of the Americorps. Her successful initiatives include educating 10,000+ homebuyers and helping them receive over $1.6 million in down payment assistance and saving over $91 million in mortgages from foreclosure, partnering with both FDIC and Freddie Mac in developing a Korean curriculum in financial literacy and homeownership, implementing a historic $5 million U.S. Department of Labor workforce development program for Asian youth, and hosting joint conferences with the White House and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to mobilize 5000 Korean American churches for economic development. She is on the Mayor’s Interfaith Collective, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Metro-Urban Institute Advisory Council, U.S. Army Advisory Board. Prior services include Board Member of Greenlining Institute, Community Advisory Board of MUFG Union Bank and Torrey Pines Bank, the Pacific Council on International Policy, the Western Partner for the Council on Foreign Relations, and L.A. County Supervisor’s Empowerment Congress and Board of FTE (Forum for Theological Exploration) and Advisory Board for Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Urban Institute.
Timothy Shriver is married, a father of five, the Chairman of Special Olympics International, and co-founder of UNITE, “an initiative to promote national unity and solidarity across differences.” Tim began his career as an educator and subsequently co-founded and currently chairs the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), the leading school reform organization in the field of social and emotional learning. He earned his undergraduate degree from Yale University, a Master's degree from Catholic University, and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Connecticut. He has produced 6 films, is the author of The New York Times bestseller, Fully Alive – Discovering What Matters Most, and is co-editor of THE CALL TO UNITE: Voices of Hope and Awakening. He’s an inspirational speaker, even called “an evangelist” in the bio that’s on a speakers’ bureau that presents him for talks to corporate leaders.
How can we change our worldview? Host Suzanne Taylor created the SUE Speaks podcast, Searching for Unity in Everything, to explore this question. Guests come from a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines, but they all have one thing in common: they’re deep and original thinkers who could change the world.
Justin Connor is an actor, writer, director, painter, and musician who did all that for THE GOLDEN AGE, an award-winning feature film that’s on Amazon Prime. The soundtrack is on all streaming platforms and a double vinyl album is coming out. THE GOLDEN AGE  is a tour de force musical rockumentary (a spoof that appears real) shot over a decade in California and India, about Maya O’Malley, a subversive pop star, who, after controversial remarks, gets dropped from his music label and sets out on a spiritual pilgrimage. A DAY IN THE LIES, a memoir novel that delves deeper into the life of Maya O’Malley, will be released this spring.   Justin is prepping the release of his third album, MATERIAL LIFE.
Shownotes Giles Hutchins, who is at the forefront of a necessary revolution, advises business leaders, coaches teams, guest lectures at leading universities and business schools and is a keynote speaker at conferences. He uses consciousness-raising techniques including deep-dive nature immersions, as he is informed by ancient wisdom traditions and cutting-edge research, to help business leaders deal with making their organizations vibrant and future-fit. Giles is Chairman of The Future Fit Leadership Academy, a community of forward-thinking practitioners. Also, he is lead partner of The Natural Business Partnership, co-founder of Biomimicry for Creative Innovation, co-founder of, and partner/associate with several pioneering organizations that include The Global Leaders Academy and The Laszlo New Paradigm Research Institute. His blog is The Nature of Business, and he's written four books: The Nature of Business (2012), The Illusion of Separation (2014), Future Fit (2016) and Regenerative Leadership co-authored with Laura Storm (2019). He holds an MSc in Business Systems, a BSc in Finance, Valuation and Property, a post graduate diploma in Advanced Leadership, Global Leadership Development GOLD certification, and an Advanced Coaching certification. He is an Analytic Coaching Network practitioner, trained in Human Emergence Framework, Solonomic and 5 Deep Holistic Leadership, and Way of Council, and he is a certified Reiki Master. He lives and works at Springwood Farm, 60 acres of ancient and semi-ancient woodlands and wild-flower meadows in Sussex, England, where his leadership immersion centre inspires shifts in consciousness that result in organizations becoming “future-fit.”  Giles Hutchins websiteThe Future Fit Leadership Academy websiteGiles's TEDx Talk Giles’s mission: “Help humanity reconnect with nature’s wisdom, and in particular by activating the logic-of-life for leaders.” Giles’s one-line message to the world: “What is within us is within everything. And let’s learn to open our eyes, our ears, and our body-mind to the song-lines and the synchronicities of life so that we learn to read the book of life, to co-create and participate with the book of life, and in so doing step into what it means to be truly human.” The SUE Speaks Blog Post about Giles Hutchins Talking points from this episode Need for new vision for humanity Change education to be transformative -- “bringing forth what is within us” How nature works to motivate humanity Antoine de Saint-Exupery, who say that “If you want to build a ship, don't assign people tasks or break the, up into teems, Instead, teach them to long for the immensity of the sea.”   The mythos and the logos -- A story of separation shifting into a story of reconnection and regeneration Don’t use yesterday’s logic (top down, mechanistic, masculine) to solve today’s issues  Leadership development -- connecting with natural world and their deeper nature. Working with root cause. Kindness pervading the world. Simple practices that enable us to open-up and deepen self-discovery -- sitting around the campfire   How interconnected everything is -- since Einstein, Max Plank, and David Bohm, participating in a field of consciousness rather than self-preservation/self-maximization   A trip through history. First, we were attuned to nature. 300-400 years ago started a mechanistic approach, story of separation – focus on parts and not whole Wave of change last 20 years --from maximizing shareholder returns to enhancing stakeholder value (all of us). Approaches to organizations and social systems and political structures to enhance a new way Anne Baring: lunar to solar (from being in nature to supplicating to God outside ourselves) – background that we need to understand Donella Meadows: worldview is where we make the most leverage for system change Regenerative Leadership -- living-systems logic – learning to be in right relation to life,
Shownotes John Fullerton is an unconventional economist, impact investor, writer and public speaker, and former Wall Street executive.  His passion is the systemic economic transformation underway at the dawn of the Integral Age. John Fullerton is the founder and president of Capital Institute, a collaborative working to illuminate how our economy and financial system can operate to promote a more just, regenerative, and thus sustainable way of living on this earth. He is the author of “Regenerative Capitalism: How Universal Principles and Patterns Will Shape the New Economy.” Through the work of Capital Institute, regular public speaking engagements, and university lectures, John has become a recognized thought leader, exploring the future of Capitalism. John is also a recognized “impact investment” practitioner as the principal of Level 3 Capital Advisors, LLC. Level 3’s direct investments are primarily focused on regenerative land use, food, and water issues. Through both Capital Institute and Level 3, John brings an integrated theory and practice approach to economic system transformation. Previously, John was a managing director of JPMorgan where he worked for over 18 years. At JPMorgan, John managed various capital markets and derivatives business around the globe, then shifted focus to private investments and was subsequently the Chief Investment Officer of LabMorgan through the merger with Chase Manhattan before retiring from the bank in 2001. Following JPMorgan, and after experiencing 9-11 first hand, John spent years embarked on more entrepreneurial ventures and as an impact investor while engaging in deep study of our multiple interconnected systemic crises that led to the founding of Capital Institute in 2010. John was a member of the Long Term Capital Oversight Committee that managed the $3.6 Billion rescue of the distressed hedge fund in 1998. He is a co-founder and director of holistic ranch management company Grasslands, LLC, and director of New Day Farms, Inc., and the Savory Institute, and an advisor to the UNEP Finance Inquiry, and Richard Branson’s Business Leader’s initiative (“B Team”). In spring 2014, John was humbled to receive a nomination to the Club of Rome; he is now a full member. John writes the “Future of Finance” blog, which is widely syndicated on platforms such as The Guardian, Huffington Post, CSRWire, EcoWatch’s blog, and the New York Society of Security Analysts’ Finance Professionals’ Post. He has appeared on Frontline, and been interviewed by the New York Times, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, Barrons, WOR radio, Real News Network, INET, Think Progress, The Laura Flanders Show on GRITtv, Thom Hartmann, and The Free Forum Show with Terrence NcNally. John received a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan, and an MBA from the Stern School of Business at NYU. He can be reached at John Fullerton's website John’s mission: “It has to do with reconnecting and integrating the traditional wisdom that we’ve let go of together with our modern scientific understanding of how the universe works, and applying that insight to our economic system design, in particular into the financial system that powers the economic system.” John’s one-line message to the world: “Place your faith and retain hope in this idea of the regenerative potential that exists for sure, even if we can’t quite see it.” Talking points from this episode 8 PRINCIPLES OF A REGENERATIVE ECONOMY Journey of the Universe by Brian Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker Exponential growth can’t go on Federal government can print money for crises similar to Depression era We need government money to transform systems quickly – like fossil fuels into renewables Stephanie Kelton and Randall Ray: Modern Monetary Theory - handling crises more important than balancing the budget. We can’t continually expand ecological footprint. The Green New Deal (GND) still in false idea we can grow ourselves...
Shownotes David Lorimer, MA, PGCE, FRSA is a writer, lecturer and editor who is Programme Director of The​ ​Scientific & Medical Network, a Founder of Character Education Scotland, and former President of Wrekin Trust and the​ ​Swedenborg Society. Originally a merchant banker and then a teacher of​ ​philosophy and modern languages at Winchester College, he is the author​ ​and/or editor of over a dozen books, most recently The Protein Crunch and A New Renaissance. He has​ ​edited three books about Peter Deunov, also known by his spiritual name, Beinsa Douno: Prophet for our Times (with a foreword by Dr Wayne Dyer,)​ ​The Circle of Sacred Dance, and Gems of Love, a translation of Deunov's prayers and formulas into English.​ ​Lorimer is a founding member of the International Futures Forum and was editor of​ ​its digest, Omnipedia - Thinking for Tomorrow. He was a​ ​Trustee of the​ ​St Andrews Prize for the Environment and a Churchill Fellow. His book, Prince of Wales – Radical Prince, has been translated​ ​into Dutch, Spanish and French. He is the originator of the Inspiring Purpose​ ​Values Poster Programmes, which have reached over 300,000 young people. Mystics and Scientists Extra 2020: Upcoming Webinar Events David Lorimer website David's mission: "Inspiring purpose, transforming worldviews, and living your truth." David's one-line message to the world: "Life is fundamentally about growing in love and wisdom, and acting for the common good." The SUE Speaks Blog Post about David Lorimer Talking points from this episode COVID brings danger and opportunity. Chance to orient differently – different values. Ervin Laszlo​:​ The Paradigm Explorer, "Pandemic as Opportunity," (page 6 of 76). Fosters Peter Deunov's principles. For society: love, wisdom, truth, justice and goodness. On personal side: love, light, peace, and joy. Jim Rohn: change due to inspiration and desperation Milton Freedman: "Real change only comes about in crisis." Ilya Prigogine: Nobel Prize chemistry -- systems only reconfigure from big perturbation. Is COVID big enough? Needed: a movement or force that’s visible so people can say I want to be part of it. Galileo Commission a project of SMN, illustrious members. A start to thinking together. Something you wouldn’t have thought of before can emerge from dialogue.  David Bohm Aldous Huxley: “Be kinder to each other.” Create a culture of kindness. Albert Schweitzer Memoirs Of Childhood And Youth  Kindness “is the furthest reaching and the most effective of all forces." Arthur Schopenhauer – “If only when one bought a book he could buy the time to read it.” A MINUTE A DAY -- millions of people focus on kindness – a project Suzanne and David hope to deliver. David worked with Sir George Trevelyan who had been mentored by Wellesley Tudor Pole who was responsible for England’s Silent Minute. Dr. Larry Dossey speaker at SMN’s Mystics and Scientists Conference and a SUE Speaks podcast guest. Got med schools to teach the power of prayer. David reveals how he can review some 200 books a year. The desk he uses began as an idea of grandfather’s. World begins on the inside and manifests on the outside. Grandfather being famous architect spurred David on to make something of his life​.​ The Thistle Chapel in St Giles' Cathedral The Scottish National War Memorial Suzanne's biggest influence Brian Swimme, a podcast guest on SUE Speaks. David's early influence: Emanuel Swedenborg Clairvoyant -- really saw. Inspired David with there being inner knowledge, not just faith. Divine Love and Wisdom Greatest influence Peter Deunov, who attained inner vision.  David learned Bulgarian to read Deunov’s prolific works in his native language. (after reading him in French translations). Deunov developed Paneurhythmy: a spiritual practice of symbolic movements involving collaboration and harmony between human beings and nature, and engaging the mind, the heart, and the will together.
Shownotes Dr. Larry Dossey is a physician of internal medicine and former Chief of Staff of Medical City Dallas Hospital, who lectures around the world. He received his M. D. degree from Southwestern Medical School (Dallas), and trained in internal medicine at Parkland and the VA hospitals in Dallas. Dossey has lectured at medical schools and hospitals throughout the United States and abroad. In 1988, he delivered the annual Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Lecture in New Delhi, India, the only physician ever invited to do so. He is the author of twelve books dealing with consciousness, spirituality, and healing, including The New York Times bestseller, HEALING WORDS: THE POWER OF PRAYER AND THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE, and, most recently, ONE MIND: HOW OUR INDIVIDUAL MIND IS PART OF A GREATER CONSCIOUSNESS AND WHY IT MATTERS. His books have been translated into many languages. Dr. Dossey is the former co-chairman of the Panel on Mind/Body Interventions, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health. He is the executive editor of the peer-reviewed journal, EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing. He is a member, as Suzanne is, of the prestigious Scientific & Medical Network (SMN), where he sometimes speaks at their events. SMN is a worldwide professional community and membership organization for open-minded, rigorous and evidence-based enquiry into themes bridging science, spirituality and consciousness. Dr. Dossey gave a moving talk at an event I was producing for TED a few years ago. And, his interview by Oprah, that we talk about in our podcast episode, was revelatory in authenticating the power of prayer to heal people. Dr. Dossey lives in Santa Fe with his wife, Barbara, a nurse-consultant and the author of several award-winning books. Larry Dossey's website Larry's mission: "My mission is to tell the truth and not shade the truth." Larry's one-line message to the world: "Pay Attention. Be astonished. Tell about it." - Mary Oliver The SUE Speaks Blog Post about Larry Dossey, M.D. Talking points from this episode Larry's startled by discovering statistics on the healing power of prayer amasses prayer findings in The New York Times best selling book, Healing Words personal experience of healing power main interest is the role of consciousness and healing Larry's personal prayer ritual distance doesn't matter non-locality prayer working backwards in time ancient traditions were tuned into non-locality: Akashic records, cosmic consciousness, allumination, awakening, enlightenment, Christ consciousness, Zen Samadhi, yoga EST in 1972: praying for strangers Werner Erhard the power of thought beyond prayer that affects the material world prayer strategies materialism and capitalism have overshadowed our sense of connection origins of greed and selfishness a case to be made for compassion and love for all creation understanding our interconnection would dissolve our oppositional reality Greta Thunberg and the promise from the younger generation David Bohm Physicians Untold Stories by Scott Kolbaba mind-boggling miracle healing of Barbara Cummiskey the significance of prayer coming from love we don't need to know how prayer works for it to work twins' experience as a "telesomatic" event Twin Telepathy by Guy Lyon Playfair "twin stuff" between Larry and his identical twin brother a doctor's fear about writing up a miracle cure Larry's praying for his patients contribution that spirituality and spiritual practices make to human health Larry talked about prayer on Oprah's SuperSoul Conversation. Watch it on YouTube Pulitzer Prize winner Mary Oliver's poem, "Sometimes"
Shownotes Richard Grossinger, moved from being a consultant and acquisitions editor at North Atlantic books, the press he founded with Lindy Hough in 1974, to curating his own imprint, Sacred Planet Books, at Inner Traditions. His own Inner Traditions book, Bottoming Out the Universe : Why There is Something Rather than Nothing, also came out this year. Richard received a BA from Amherst College and a PhD in anthropology from the University of Michigan. Writing with literary sensibility, he is the author of some 40 books. His writing can be divided into three overlapping categories: general experimental prose; books on science topics viewed historically, cross-culturally, epistemologically, esoterically, and in terms of pop culture; and autobiographical memoirs. The books range from long explorations of science, culture, and spirituality (The Night Sky: Soul and Cosmos, Planet Medicine, Embryogenesis: Species, Gender, and Identity), to memoirs (New Moon, Out of Babylon), to experimental prose (Book of the Earth and Sky, Spaces Wild and Tame), and science fiction (Mars: A Science Fiction Vision). He and Lindy Hough are the parents of Robin Grossinger, an environmental scientist working on urban redesign under climate change, and Miranda July, a multimedia artist and Hollywood indy director. Richard Grossinger website Richard's mission: “I think I'm here to face the shadow-self, with an opportunity to transform something outside of time and space. More and more, I believe that life is a matter of honoring the mystery, while not knowing quite what your mission is. The trick is to stay true to it amid all the paradoxes and counterintuitive paths, and to not get swept up in any of the unintegrated realms of myth and spirit.” Richard's one-line message to the world:  "I’m not much for one-liners of any sort, especially in a sound-bite culture, but I was thinking today that when Rodney King said, 'Why can’t we all just get along?' it sounded naïve, sweet, and a tad disingenuous, but now, so soon after, it sounds like a voice from another universe, and that’s not good given the challenge the universe is putting before our planet and species." The SUE Speaks Blog Post about Richard Grossinger Talking points from this episode Richard’s early influences of being thrust into the shadow and of the occult Brian Swimme (our previous podcast guest) applauds Richard’s recent rewrite of The Night Sky: "Richard Grossinger's new book, The Night Sky, should be heralded as the publishing event of the decade. This is a book that has the power to change your relationship to the universe. I would even say it has the potentiality to participate in the evocation of a new civilization. You should know from the start that it is not an easy read, and I am not referring to the cutting edge science which is all presented with great clarity. In fact, the real difficulty in reading The Night Sky is directly related to its power, for to understand Grossinger's vision of the universe one needs to open up the soul in ways that have been forgotten, ignored, and even explicitly oppressed by Western civilization for over 400 years now. "Let me make a prediction. In the far future, when humanity has found its way beyond our present hyper destructive industrial form of society, and when historians are looking back on the 21st century to identify the crucial events that showed the way, The Night Sky will be very high on their list. I especially hope the young creative personalities of our time find their way here. To them I make one more prediction. You will have a wide range of experiences as you read. Sometimes you will be thrilled by the energies and structures of the universe, sometimes you will simply marvel at how much our contemporary sciences have discovered, sometimes you will be confused by the wide range of experiences and interpretations offered, sometimes you will argue against the vision in the book, sometimes you will argue for,
Shownotes Brian Thomas Swimme is Director of the Center for the Story of the Universe and a professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Mathematics at the University of Oregon in 1978 for work in gravitational dynamics. He brings the context of story to our understanding of the 13.7 billion year trajectory of the universe - a story that he feels will assist in the emergence of a flourishing Earth community. Swimme is the author of The Universe is a Green Dragon and The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos, which he just has rewritten to bring it up to modern speed. He is co-author of The Universe Story, which is the result of a ten year collaboration with cultural historian, Thomas Berry. He is the creator of three educational video series: Canticle to the Cosmos, The Earth’s Imagination, and The Powers of the Universe. He co-wrote and hosted Journey of the Universe, a 60-minute film broadcast on PBS television stations nationwide. Journey of the Universe won the Northern California regional Emmy for Best Documentary of 2011. He lectures widely and has presented at conferences sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, The World Bank, UNESCO, The United Nations Millennium Peace Summit, and the American Museum of Natural History.Brian Swimme website Brian's mission:  "I’m on a mission to teach humans that we are a 14 billion year creative process. That’s who we are in a primary sense. We also are male and female and the rest of it, but those are secondary. Every person, every animal, every rock, everything is a mode of a 14 billion year creative process." Brian's one-line message to the world: "If I’m talking to the world of listeners, isn’t it wonderful to be in the sphere of influence of Suzanne, who, if we imitated, we would transform the planet into a wonderful place? It’s wonderful to think that if everyone were like you, Suzanne, we would be in paradise. We’re close to that big turnaround moment.” The SUE Speaks Blog Post about Brian Swimme Talking points from this episode The Universe is a Green Dragon as a definitive story of the universe​ Thomas Berry​ ​- cultural historian and mentor to Brian The disaster of the switch from the universe as primary to humans being the central focus. "Our scientific enterprise effectively decoupled itself from our humanistic spiritual tradition” as “the most terrifying pathology in the history of humanity." The human form of cosmic dynamics The misguidedness of our time lets us see the deep forces of how we use and abuse Earth Annihilation of species is a natural order of the universe Death as a motivator to make our lives meaningful The beauty of the stars inspired Brian's life After incremental changes we could be getting close to crossing a threshold to where love will take over The Journey of the Universe, Brian’s award-winning PBS documentary Pierre Teilhard de Chardin introduced the idea of humans becoming the planetary mind
Shownotes Russell Targ, a physicist who retired as a senior staff scientist from Lockheed Martin, was a pioneer in the development of the laser and laser technology for peaceful application. He then cofounded the Stanford Research Institute’s (SRI) investigation into psychic abilities, primarily via Remote Viewing, which was funded by the CIA during the 1970s and 1980s. A prolific writer, he most recently authored The Reality of ESP: A Physicist’s Proof of Psychic Abilities. Other books: Limitless Mind: A Guide to Remote Viewing and Transformation of Consciousness; Do You See What I See? Memoirs of a Blind Biker; Lasers and Love, ESP and the CIA, and the Meaning of Life. He is co-author of Mind Reach: Scientists Look at Psychic Abilities; The Mind Race: Understanding and Using Psychic Abilities; Miracles of Mind: Remote Viewing and Spiritual Healing; The Heart of the Mind: How to Experience God Without Belief; and, The End of Suffering: Fearless Living in Troubled Times. Ressell also is an editor, publisher, songwriter, producer, and teacher who has had extensive engagement with Buddhism and was a longtime leader of a study group for A Course in Miracles. Russell Targ website Russell’s mission – “I consider that my purpose is to discover my own timeless awareness, and then teach that.” Russell’s one-line message to the world – “Since we are all created from the same stardust, we can greatly diminish our suffering, by moving from our ego-based craving and fear, to timeless awareness, and freedom.” The SUE Speaks Blog Post about Russell Talking points from this episode Russell's was a pioneer in developing the laser There are more than 5 million YouTube views of Russ Targ’s cancelled TEDx talk! Too “controversial” for TED. But people want to see the story Third Eye Spies: Russell's documentary about remote viewing - Russell as a childhood magician: his intro to ESP in surprising flashes while doing stage magic The American Psychological Association Journal Carl Jung and Linus Pauling on meaningful coincidence Melbourne Christopher - consultant to the SRI program Psychics at the end of the 19th century tuned into what later was validated by science: Dora Kuntz - founder of therapeutic touch Helena Blavatsky Charles Webster Leadbeater Annie Besant Lucifer Magazine - articles on philosophical, theosophical, scientific and religious topics Andrija Puharich - a medical and parapsychological researcher, medical inventor, physician and author, who brought Uri Geller and Peter Hurkos to the United States Wernher von Braun - the leading figure in the development of rocket technology in Germany and rocket technology and space science in the United States Harold E. Puthoff – laser pioneer and co-author of Fundamentals of Quantum Electronics Remote viewing is describing what is going on in a distant place The Reality of ESP: A Physicist's Proof of Psychic Abilities by Russell Targ The CIA funds Russell's ESP lab at Stanford Research Institute (SRI) Russell developed an app to teach ESP Edgar Mitchell - NASA astronaut and the sixth person to walk on the moon Ingo Swann – New York psychic, visionary artist, co-creator of the Stargate Project using remote viewing Pat Price – Ex police officer and remote viewer Christopher (Kit) Greene – remote viewer Examples of successes of SRI remote viewing: President Jimmy Carter gets SRI to find a downed Russian airplane Helping find kidnapped Patty Hearst Predicting the future -- a failed Chinese atomic bomb test Nonlocality -- entanglement where particles born together are permanently interrelated Wikipedia shamefully labels scientific work that's outside of scientific materialism as pseudoscience Remote viewing: the practice of seeking impressions about a distant or unseen target via (ESP) or "sensing" with the mind. Quantum physics – nonlocality as described by science Spoon bending Uri Geller - spoon-bending and mind-reading Gary Sinclair – Suzanne’s spoon bending friend
Shownotes As an artist, curator, artistic director and frequent keynote speaker internationally, Kristy Edmunds has a reputation for innovation and depth in the presentation of contemporary performing arts. In collaboration with master artists, she has curated unique platforms that survey the breadth of their artistry, while placing equal emphasis on the support and commissioning of new work by some of today’s leading performance creators across disciplines. Edmunds was the Founding Executive and Artistic Director of the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) and the TBA Festival (Time Based Art) in Portland, Oregon. She was the Artistic Director for the Melbourne International Arts Festival from 2005 to 2008, and was the first to serve an unprecedented four-year term. Upon completion she was appointed as the Head of the School of Performing Arts at the Victorian College of the Arts/University of Melbourne, and after one year became the Deputy Dean for the College. Concurrently, Edmunds worked as the inaugural Consulting Artistic Director for the now critically heralded Park Avenue Armory in New York (2009–2012). Curating the initial three years of programming, she established the formative identity of the PAA with commissioned work by artists such as Ann Hamilton, the final performance event of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company; Tom Sachs, Janet Cardiff, STREB, Ryoji Ikeda, and the Tune-In Festival with Philip Glass and many others. Edmunds’ robust career has included work as a visual artist, an independent filmmaker, a playwright, a director and a teacher. She holds a bachelor’s in film direction from Montana State University and a master’s in playwriting and theater direction from Western Washington University. In recognition of her contribution to the arts, Edmunds was bestowed with the honor of Chevalier (Knight) de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government in 2016. She is married with two sons, and now calls Los Angeles home. She is the Executive and Artistic Director of UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance, one of the nation’s leading presenting organizations for contemporary performing artists. Become a CAP donor/memberKristy writes about COVIDMore about Kristy Kristy Edmunds website Kristy’s mission – “I love building synergies between people. How do we gather around some form of expressive truth that connects us from being strangers to being part of something, part of a common experience, part of a sense of discovery or being illuminated to one another’s plights? Artists are the bridge between a kind of expressive truth that makes us feel more awake to the world, and we can find camaraderie all over the world with people who have a relationship to that artist or to that project or to that art form. It’s literally a way of knitting together a river of culture throughout the world.” Kristy’s one-line message to the world – “Get it together.” The SUE Speaks Blog Post about Kristy Edmunds Talking points from this episode Childhood in a family of artisans and craftspeople. Their dedication for the love of it. Making arty things in childhood and eventually majored in filmmaker to tell stories. Wanted to understand artists so became producer. Thousands of artists she’s worked with. Bringing their work along. Responsibility to deliver their ideas. What this season for CAP will be: dance, jazz, global music, theater international and local, cultural commentators, many different kinds of artisitic literacies. Gives some specific examples. Challenge of time we’re living in to get audience – people on overwhelm. And things like visas, given this administration – challenge of bringing in international work. But she has an eternal optimism. Doesn’t give up. Great triumph founding the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art. Work for the institution or the people? Triumph of success for the people. When she supposedly cannot, she just works harder. And,
Shownotes Jodie Evans is the co-founder and co-director of CODEPINK and the co-founder of the after-school writing program, 826LA. She has been a visionary advocate for peace for several decades. An inspired motivator, Jodie invigorates nascent activists and re-invigorates seasoned activists through her ever-evolving, always exciting methods to promote peace. Whether in board rooms or war zones, Jodie’s enthusiasm for a world at peace infuses conciliation, optimism and activism. As Director of Administration in California Governor Jerry Brown’s first administration, Jodie championed environmental causes, resulting in breakthroughs in wind and solar technology. She managed Governor Brown's 1991 Presidential campaign that instituted a cap on financial contributions which resulted in a stronger push for campaign finance standards. Jodie serves on the board of directors of numerous organizations that foster environmental, charitable, educational, socio-political and healthcare causes, including Drug Policy Alliance, Foundation for World Arts, Global Girl Media, Hereditary Disease Foundation, Institute for Policy Studies, Motion Institute and Rainforest Action Network. In 1999, she co-created the Peace Conference in Dubrovnik centered on "Imagining Peace in the 21st Century," and she continues to produce the multi-event World Festival of Sacred Music that takes place in Los Angeles every 3 years. Since the start of the 2003 Iraq War, Jodie has traveled to Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran and Jordan. On her most recent visit to Jordan, Jodie traveled with a peace coalition to meet with delegates from the Iraqi Parliament to institute an action plan for peace and reconciliation. In Cuba, she protested the prison facility at Guantanamo, and, in 2015, she was one of 30 women activists from fifteen countries who crossed the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea calling for peace and reconciliation between the two countries. Jodie’s commitment to social change is evidenced in documentary films she has produced, starting with Stripped and Teased: Tales from Las Vegas Women, a very personal look at the real women who work and live in Jodie’s hometown. She has also produced The People Speak, based on Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States; the Oscar-nominated documentary, The Square, about the 2011-2012 democratic uprisings in Egypt; the climate change documentary, This Changes Everything; and, The Brainwashing of my Dad, about the rise of the right-wing media apparatus. In partnership with Andrew Beath at Ocean Song, a farm and wilderness center in Northern California, she has witnessed how a community gifted with land can thrive, turning the land into rich soil for the growth of human beings. Inspired by the success of Ocean Song, Jodie partnered with Paul Hawken and Lekha Singh to become a caretaker for Two Rivers and Mohawk Love Farms in Springfield, Oregon. She is on the board of directors of the Center for New Economics and she is a tireless advocate of the slow food and slow money movements, supporting local production and local consumption and encouraging economic development in the local regional economy. Jodie is the co-editor of two books, Twilight of Empire: Responses to Occupation, and, Stop the Next War Now: Effective Responses to Violence and Terrorism, and a contributor to Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution. She is currently writing a book about divesting from the unjust, extractive war economy and building a just, sustainable peace economy. Jodie Evans website Jodie’s mission: Jodie is primarily focused on sharing a global vision for peace and social justice. Jodie’s one-line message to the world: “Find ways to disconnect from the war economy; then open your heart and mind, connect to others and together cultivate what creates conditions conducive for life.” The SUE Speaks Blog Post about Jodie Evans Talking points from this episode Structure of governments is violent and oppressi...
Shownotes Joel Solomon is Founding Partner of Renewal Funds, Canada’s largest mission venture capital firm at over $98M, investing in Organics and EnviroTech in Canada and the USA. With Founder/Funder Carol Newell, he spent 14 years implementing a “whole portfolio to mission” strategy as leader of her activist Family Office. As Executive Director of Endswell Foundation, Joel guided the spend down of a $20M endowment, leaving Tides Canada Foundation and Hollyhock as legacy charities, while supporting the success of the renowned BC environmental community. As President of Carol’s Renewal Partners seed capital fund, he placed $10M+ into dozens of values driven companies in BC and through their networks across the continent. Joel was active in the launch of the municipal political party Vision Vancouver, led by close friend, Mayor Gregor Robertson, the longest serving Mayor in Vancouver, and co-founder of Happy Planet Foods, where Joel served on the board for 10 years. He is co-producer of RSF Social Finance’s “Integrated Capital Fellows” program for social change investment leaders, a 2012 TEDxVancouver Speaker, a Founding Member of Social Venture Network (SVN), Business for Social Responsibility, and the Tides Canada Foundation, and recently retired Board Chair of Hollyhock. Joel is a member of the University of British Columbia Board of Governors, and Co-Author of The Clean Money Revolution, a call to action to move trillions of dollars from damage to regeneration. Joel Solomon website Joel’s mission: “Do everything we can so people who come next have blessings we had and can do even better.” Joel’s one-line message to the world: “Know where your money is and what it is doing to people and places. Do less harm. Do more good with it.” The SUE Speaks Blog Post about Joel Solomon Talking points from this episode The biggest transfer of wealth in history will occur during the next 20 years The Clean Money Revolution is us being conscious with what gets supported by that 40-100 trillion dollars. A little history of money The perils of late-stage capitalism - the system must change How much is enough? Then, what am I going to do with more money? Every single part of society is going to go through transformation economically Becoming conscious of how your money is invested Assets should be moved into the emerging, clean economy The need for government to regulate us The necessity of a shift of consciousness Ideas for how to turn the world around The power of the individual to change the world Joel's path of experimentation and discovery The need to find our calling that's bigger than ourselves Young people are getting inspired to more intelligent financial choices The brilliance of what we've created and the loss of our ethical core The growth of ethical investing (impact investing) Universal Basic Income Joel's speculation of how 100 trillion dollars could be invested to change the world Joel puts fair taxation as the most impacting change we can make The most significant issue to deal with is global warming Whoever does the most good wins – a campaign Joel's inspirations: the Chicago riots, working with Jimmy Carter, Rex Weyler as a mentor, Save the Whale Foundation, Pacific Killer Whale Foundation (Orca Lab), Joel's mother. Joel's sister, Linda Solomon Recommended books: Rex Weyler's books, "Real Impact" by Morgan Simon (Joel called it "Real Money" on the podcast), "Drawdown" by Paul Hawkins Women needing to be properly empowered - "Make it more fair on the planet and we can solve anything." Joel's TED talk References: Rex Weyler David Korton John Fullerton Warren Buffet Universal Basic Income Hollyhock Robert Reich
Shownotes Victoria Moran, has been a Main Street Vegan® for 35 years ​and she held the title of Peta’s Sexiest Vegan Over 50​. ​​She is the bestselling author of thirteen books, including Creating a Charmed Life (in 30 languages around the world); the gentle weight loss classic, The Love-Powered Diet, reflecting the author’s own struggle with and recovery from compulsive eating; The Good Karma Diet, celebrating a high-green, high-raw, high-energy food style; the iconic Main Street Vegan; and her latest, The Main Street Vegan Academy Cookbook, coauthored with JL Fields. Victoria’s college thesis became Compassion the Ultimate Ethic: An Exploration of Veganism, originally published in 1985 and the first work on vegan philosophy and practice to come from a major publisher. Victoria is an inspirational speaker, corporate spokesperson, certified holistic health counselor (HHC, AADP), and founder and director of Main Street Vegan Academy which trains and certifies vegan lifestyle coaches. A graduate of the T. Colin Campbell Foundation/eCornell program in plant-based nutrition, she hosts the Main Street Vegan radio show/podcast, which got the Outstanding Vegan Media Outlet award in 2015 and Feedspot, in 2019, placed it as #3 in the Top 25 Vegan Podcasts. She is the lead producer of Thomas Wade Jackson’s new documentary, A Prayer for Compassion, to introduce vegan living to people of faith. Cited by VegNews among the Top 10 Contemporary Vegetarian Authors, Victoria appeared twice on The Oprah Winfrey Show and she’s one of the celebrity coaches for PCRM’s 21-Day Vegan Kickstart. Her articles have appeared in Yoga Journal, Mothering, Natural Health, Woman’s Day, Martha Stewart’s Whole Living, VegNews, and Vegetarian Times. Her work has been noted in USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, Self, Elle, Glamour, Allure, and O, the Oprah Magazine. Moran lives with her husband, writer and musician, William Melton, in a LEED-certified green condominium in New York City’s thriving Harlem neighborhood. They’re co-humans to a rescue-dog, Forbes, and rescue pigeon, Thunder. Victoria Moran website Victoria’s mission: “Devote my life to healing people and animals and the the planet through food choices.” Victoria’s one-line message to the world: “Eat kindly. Live wisely. Make a difference.” The SUE Speaks Blog Post about Victoria Moran Talking points from this episode SUE's cookbook Suzanne’s house Main Street Vegan Academy Main Street Vegan Podcast What on Earth?, Suzanne’s crop circle documentary film What on Earth? review and video Prayer for Compassion documentary film Peta: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Veganism as a spiritual Lifestyle Mistreatment of animals in the meat and poultry industries Victoria's enlightened nanny Victoria becoming vegetarian and then vegan Yoga, Youth, & Reincarnation by Jess Stearn Yoga for Americans by Indra Devi Eating disorder, weight issues and yoga Vegan lifestyle, beyond eating Why people go vegan Dean Ornish studies B12 - the only supplement needed Vegan meat-like products Life as a spiritual adventure Animal agriculture causing global warming The only liberation movement in the history of the world in which the oppressed group cannot participate
Shownotes Ramana has been teaching and maintaining a private psychotherapy and healing arts practice since 1978. He resides in New York and India. Since 1997, he has been traveling throughout the United States, Canada and the East sharing his work, Radical Awakening and the Opening to Heart Consciousness, and has trained hundreds of practitioners in it. He started his study of meditation and psychology in 1967 with Zen meditation and Gestalt Therapy. His studies continued through the 1970s with a Taoist Master, Chu Fong Chu in Berkeley, California. In 1977, he was certified as a biofeedback therapist. He pioneered a Rolfing/Biofeedback study which confirmed in 1977 that the Rolfing work was stabilized with Biofeedback. In the early 1980s, he co-founded the Fellowship of Awakening, teaching creative visualization, affirmation, rebirthing, biofeedback, and principles of clearing consciousness. He then obtained Master’s degree is in Psychology and Transpersonal Studies from Norwich University, New Hampshire. In 1990, Ramana co-founded and was the Education Director of the Transpersonal Hypnotherapy Institute, where he brought his skills as a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, an NLP Master Practitioner Trainer’s Trainer, an Ericksonian Hypnosis Master Practitioner, and a Certified Biofeedback Therapist to help make it one of the top three hypnosis and hypnotherapy professional training schools in the United States. In 1993, Ramana studied with a great Indian saint, Hari Lal Pooja (affectionately known as ‘Papaji’) in the Punjabi district of India. Papaji was a direct disciple of one of India’s greatest saints, Sri Ramana Maharshi. Check for satsangs and workshops in your area.Ramana Website Ramana’s mission: “Knowing yourself and sharing yourself as pure love consciousness.” Ramana’s one-line message to the world: "I only have one religion. And that is kindness.” – Dalai Lama The SUE Speaks Blog Post about Ramana Talking points from this episode ​Growing up Christian and Buddhist Combining the spiritual with the psychological -- putting together disparate religious philosophies Radical Awakening: “Never take another workshop to find yourself again.” Working with Papaji (disciple of Ramana Maharshi) -- Papaji sent out messengers The awakening of the heart: compassion, goodness, tenderness, love, generosity, kindness Mission: knowing yourself and sharing yourself as pure love consciousness Stripping the illusion that you're less than you are Vital that we never give up
Shownotes Dr. James Wanless, who was a Professor of Political Science at Columbia University, is known primarily for creating the iconic and bestselling Voyager Tarot Deck he calls “the GPS of the soul.” An innovation and intuition trainer who works with organizations throughout the world, he has counseled many people in his 40-year career as a human potential activist and motivator. Dr. Wanless is a Green Man who has trained people in the “green wisdom way” with his Sustain Yourself oracle cards and accompanying books, Sustainable Life: The New Success, Nature’s 101 Secrets of Success, and Adventures with Greening Man. His latest book is, The Renewable You: Activating Nature’s Renew-Abilities in You. James Wanless website James’s mission: “To be an educator to help people move out of the old ways of thinking so that they can evolve and grow.” James’s one-line message to the world: “Know your life purpose.” The SUE Speaks Blog Post about James Wanless Talking points from this episode Nature as teacher Working outside the establishment and conventional standards as a spiritual teacher Being an educator is leading people out of old ways of thinking Success out of setbacks The power of the mind What inspired James to a life of service What makes James come alive: walking fast and breathing hard The state of our world: changes come out of traumatic events -- the need to take action
Shownotes Mary Reed started out as an ordinary person who was directing clinical research and nonprofit healthcare programs in America and Africa. She had no interest in spiritual teachings or even any understanding of them until 2000 when she had a startling breakthrough to a direct experience of what our spiritual avatars have been tuned into, and that connection has never left her. In 2011, an unimaginable episode got her beyond debilitating confusion from not being able to integrate what she’d broken through to. You can read about her story in her book, Unwitting Mystic: Evolution of The Message of Love. An “accidental mystic,” she surrendered all attempts to remain ordinary and took on helping to foster an attunement to the majesty within us, where, as she says, with caps being hers, WE ARE ALL SO MUCH MORE THAN WE CURRENTLY REALIZE. She travels extensively, sharing her story to inspire people to rise to their divine potential. Mary Reed Website Q&A Video Bonus – Click here Mary’s mission: “I am here to be Divine Love recognizing and reflecting itself in everyone and everything.” Mary’s one-line message to the world: “Humanity is crying out for Divine Love that holds all of life to be equal, free, unconditionally accepted and unified in a state of Oneness. The only question, then, is are we ourselves willing to be the presence of that Divine Love?” The SUE Speaks Blog Post about Mary Reed Talking points from this episode No background in spirituality-- Jesus living in Mary's heart Hearing a voice Going into the body of Christ -- seeing humanity's evolution Ten year struggle for integration in the world -- no help from 40 practitioners Supreme state of surrender to the mystical journey Being the message vs being the messenger Unconditional love and forgiveness What more we are that we don't know Living beyond belief: a state of equality, true oneness, pure freedom, unconditional acceptance and unity Abuntu: I am who I am through you. A call for genuine love that's based in equality, freedom, acceptance and unity Our (un)willingness to be a presence of Divine Love What brings you satisfaction: Do what brings you joy
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