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A Discussion with Rupert Sheldrake about Morphic Fields and Cosmic Consciousness

Dublin City, January 2012.

Rupert Sheldrake discusses his concept of Morphic Fields. In this conversation he makes reference to the morphic fields of the planets, the solar system and the galaxy! He also mentions the value of gratitude, explains his journey from standard western athiesm through india, psychedelics all the way to christianity. He is for me one of  the worlds greatest minds and listening to him is absolutly inspiring. I hope you enjoy!

Rupert Sheldrake has worked in developmental biology at Cambridge University, where he was a Fellow of Clare College. He was then Principal Plant Physiologist at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), in Hyderabad, India. From 2005 to 2010 he was Director of the Perrott-Warrick project. , funded from Trinity College, Cambridge.

A Discussion with Tav Sparks about Mandalas and Holotropic Breathwork:

Menla Mountain Retreat Centre, May 2011

Tav Sparks is the Director at Grof Transpersonal Training and is the person that Stanislav Grof entrusted with the development of his school and technique Holotropic Breathwork since his retirement. Working with thousands of people in enhanced states of awareness for over 20 years Tav is amongst the world’s most experienced people in helping people access their inner healing power. Tav, for me has been the greatest spiritual teacher I have come across yet. He has a real honesty and fantastic energy when talking about how we can harness the power of our higher selves. His style of delivery and perspective on consciousness really works for me. In this short chat I asked him about the power of working with mandalas as a technique for bringing the contents of our unconscious into to our awareness. I think this video is a good way for me to share with you how the Holotropic perspective has explicitly influenced my work with mandalas. Enjoy!

Stan Grof

A Discussion with Stan Grof about Mandalas

Menla Mountain Retreat Centre, May 2010

Stan Grof, M.D., Ph.D. is a psychiatrist with more than fifty years experience researching the healing and transformative potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness. He has become somewhat of an inspiration for me and his technique holotropic breathwork is amongst the most helpful tools for exploring consciousness I have come across. I am currently studying with his transpersonal psychology school GTT. He kindly agreed to let me interview him at the beautiful Menla retreat centre in NY where I was taking the module titled ‘The frontiers of consciousness and the cosmic game’

Tav Sparks

Bob Thurman

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A Discussion with Bob Thurman about Mandalas

Bob Thurman is a recognized worldwide authority on religion and spirituality, Asian history, philosophy, Tibetan Buddhism, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, He is an eloquent advocate of the relevance of Eastern ideas to our daily lives. My ongoing pursuit into mandalas led me to an article Mr. Thurman wrote called the Architecture of Enlightenment. It is by far the most wonderful articulation I have come across explaining the purposes behind the Traditional Buddhist sand mandalas. Getting the opportunity to interview him was a real thrill for me. He has so much knowledge but is easy going, very good fun and so generous with his sharing. He is a real hero of mine and it was an absolute privilege to be invited to his home to have one of the most memorable conversations of my life. I hope you enjoy listening.

Bob Thurman Mandala Interview.mp3