Here is a video of my recent teaching at the Ren Xue Healing Retreat in Wonder Valley, CA. Along with Roya Arasteh, I was given an opportunity to teach Ling Yuan, the 8th method of Yuan Gong and a powerful technique for understanding and transforming the patterns that underlie and govern our lives.Read More
Grateful to be able to share here a latest video of my work :) In the attached link, you'll find me presenting on the strange phenomenon that is the Placebo Effect, at the International Transpersonal Conference in Prague this past fall. This presentation builds on the research work I published last year regarding the mechanisms and nature of the mind's capacity to influence the body. I hope you enjoy!
Coming up this spring, I will be editing a special section for the International Journal of Transpersonal Studies on the Conference that took place in Prague, and I'm excited to help give light to a number of the fascinating and enchanting individuals who presented there. Please comment, like, and follow if you would like to be kept up to date on my work around mind-body healing mechanisms, processwork, relational cosmologies, synchromysticism, depth psychology, creative expression, and more.
In this essay, I present a concise overview of how I understand relational, process-based cosmologies, embodiment practices that affect the laws of physics, and spiritually based, justice-seeking activism to interpenetrate in one coherent whole, as informed by the work of Arnold Mindell. This work is a composite and repository, a witch’s brew, of many multi-varied threads that have been moving me during my time in the East-West Psychology master’s program at CIIS, particularly during these last months of 2016.Read More
There are several films in the last twenty-odd years that involve extraterrestrial contact and time “loops,” or plot points being worked out in one time in history that affect other times and narratives as well. These themes are not a coincidence. Rather, they parallel developments in human science’s understanding of quantum physics, chaos theory, and the conception of the time-space field.Read More
Restorative justice in its broadest definition becomes a natural and necessary undertaking when one orients to an integral, spiritually-informed relationship with the world. The two form a reciprocal, mutually enhancing circuit: restorative justice is an expression of such a participatory, relationship-based cosmology in the world, and this relational cosmology provides the basis for the healing power that restorative justice brings forth.Read More
A quick rundown of the mythic storylines as America prepares for Game 1 of the most epic World Series in quite some time, the Chicago Cubs versus the Cleveland Indians.Read More
As October’s full moon begins to wane, the baseball and election seasons are building to climax. Until then, all eyes will be on Chicago. We will be watching the Cubs. We will be watching President Obama’s legacy. We will be watching the birthplace of none other than the Democratic nominee for President, Hillary Rodham Clinton (yes, that's right, it's Chicago).Read More
Plenty of people can tell you about the experience of freefall. Still, there is nothing like actually doing it. In free fall, there is a deep feeling of being alive, brought on by the willingness to let go. Whatever fears or inhibitions have limited us, in freefall we move beyond them, accepting that this is our moment, and one way or another, we are on our way to the ground. When we let go, that’s when we realize that we can fly.Read More
We seek to conquer nature, and subdue weakness, and solve addiction via eradication. But what’s lost in this mad dance is that tobacco, and nature or our bodies in general, is not simply an object to be used. Rather, it is a sacred plant – for some cultures, the most sacred – that has been employed reverentially and with respect for thousands of years. This is to say that tobacco, far from being a demon, has the capacity to carry and transmit sanctity and a devotion to the deeper mystery and meaning of our lives.Read More
A month ago, in stunning fashion, the hopes of our great Western metropolis were dashed. Bastion of liberalism, diversity and tolerance, the Bay Area’s plucky and seemingly unbeatable basketball team, the Golden State Warriors, was vanquished short of their goal. Compounding the humiliation was the hands at whom it came: the swinging door of a state, Ohio, its city Cleveland, site of the Republican National Convention, and its villainous King, LeBron James.Read More