Money For People with Ellen Brown

September 4, 2018
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Aired Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 5:00 PM EST

Money For People with Ellen Brown

How Public Banking Can Liberate Us From the Web of Debt

An Interview with Ellen Brown, author of “Web of Debt” and President of the Public Banking Institute

“I am nostalgic for the good old days … remember when PEOPLE robbed BANKS?” — Swami Beyondananda

Our guest this week, Ellen Brown, has looked at money from “both sides now.” Her book, “Web of Debt” is a deep, thoughtful and sometimes playful analysis of how the banking interests have created metastasizing debt that ends up enslaving the people of the world rather than helping them thrive. “Web of Debt” enjoys another distinction as well. In the past, the notion that the Federal Reserve is a tool of the bankers and NOT even a federal institution was proliferated primarily by right wing libertarians. Thanks to Ellen Brown, progressives are now aware of the Federal Reserve’s dark history, including the secret meetings where a small group of bankers persuaded then President Woodrow Wilson to promote the Federal Reserve Act in 1913, a decision Wilson came to deeply regret.

Fortunately, there is another side of money as well.

Since publishing Web of Debt in 2007, Ellen Brown has gone on to found the Public Banking Institute, dedicated to establishing and proliferating state and community banks, like the one that has been thriving in North Dakota since a coalition of farmers and laborers helped establish it nearly 100 years ago.

Public banks would not only be in competition with the “banking industry”, but can help fund the enterprises that can lead to local self-sufficiency and a genuinely sustainable economy. Even more exciting, Ellen makes a credible case for public ownership of our banking system and even turning the Federal Reserve into a public utility.

If you’re ready to be enlightened about money’s past, and inspired about its future, join us this Tuesday, September 3rd at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET. : http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

Or, find us on the Wiki archives on Wednesday: http://wikipolitiki.com/archives/

Oh, one more thing. As Ellen will tell you, Frank Baum’s “Wizard of Oz” was really an allegory about the money system in the 1890s, when farmers and laborers wanted “greenbacks” and silver currency so that more money would be circulating, and bankers wanted “tight money” so they could tighten the clamps on working people and farmers, making it easier for them to foreclose.

In 2011, when California was considering a public banking law, videographer Mary Cary and I used the “Wizard of Oz” to promote the initiative. Watch our video here:

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Hemp Is For Everyone!

August 28, 2018
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Aired Tuesday, 28 August 2018, 5:00 PM EST

Hemp Is For Everyone!

Agricultural Industrial Hemp Will Restore the Ecology and the Economy

An Interview with Wellbeing “Maven” Trudy Siewert Bhaerman

“It’s time to re-grow our economy from the grassroots up.” — Swami Beyondananda

In these times that portend both economic and ecologic collapse, what if there were one simple thing that could help us shift course to a life-affirming civilization living and thriving inside the web of life?

Turns out that there IS such a thing, and when people hear about it, they usually have two immediate responses:

1. Wow! It’s hard to imagine that this ONE THING can do all of that.

2. Why didn’t I know this before now?

We are talking about agricultural industrial hemp, not to be confused with smokeable cannabis. In recent years, medical cannabis has become legal in a number of states, and “recreational” use of cannabis is now legal in a few places as well. Not to detract from the medical or even “entheogenic” uses of smokeable herb — but in the long run, it will be hemp itself that will have the most lasting impact.

My guest this week is someone I’ve known for many years — my wife Trudy Bhaerman. Starting with her own initiation into healthy foods nearly 50 years ago, and then her background in holistic health and nutritional healing, Trudy is a brilliant synthesizer of diverse information, mainly focused on the health and well being of each and all. In the early 1980s, she worked at a nutritional clinic in Detroit that routinely “cured” conditions such as diabetes, cancer and MS. Later, she professionally recorded holistic health seminars, and became a health educator in her own right.

A few years ago, she began to notice the burgeoning hemp industry — and the wide variety of products that can be manufactured from hemp, some 25,000 in all! She also was reminded that growing hemp has been illegal in this country for 80 years, and that the hemp products industry here was spending some $3 billion a year to import hemp. Fortunately, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) and his colleague Rand Paul both are eager to make it legal to grow hemp in the U.S., as they see it as a replacement for the tobacco currently being grown. The current Senate Farm Bill includes a provision that will take agricultural hemp off the drug schedule so that farmers here can grow it.

No guarantees, but things are heading in this direction.

That’s why it’s so important that EVERYONE educate themselves on the benefits of hemp. It restores the soil, and grows so tall so fast that it naturally chokes out weeds. It can be used to make rope and sturdy fabric, and even hempcrete buildings. Hemp is food, medicine and biofuel. Hemp paper can replace paper made from wood, and hemp-based composites are already being used in auto construction.

And… in learning the full story of how hemp was outlawed along with marijuana, we get an object lesson in how powerful money interests thwart the well being of us all.

I’ll say no more, because Trudy says it so much better.

Tune in for this informative and inspiring conversation this Tuesday, August 28th at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET. : http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

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Cultural Evolution As Inevitable Reality

August 21, 2018
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Aired Tuesday, 21 August 2018, 5:00 PM EST

Cultural Evolution As Inevitable Reality – Hope Without “Hopium”

An Interview with Jim Kenney, Author of “Thriving In the Cross-Current”

“Of course Jesus believed in evolution. Otherwise he would have said, ‘Now don’t do a thing until I get back’.” — Swami Beyondananda

There’s a famous quote from Martin Luther King inspired by the writings of the American minister and transcendentalist Theodore Parker, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”

Of course in these days where the very present arc of the immoral universe seems bent on injustice, some skepticism is understandable. This week’s Wiki Politiki guest, author and cultural educator Jim Kenney would say that his studies of cultural evolution indicate that our current “shituation” is an eddy in a river flowing relentlessly toward greater awareness and interdependence, a “cross-current” in the course of evolution, which ultimately only flows in one direction.

Kenney, who’s been recognized for decades as a leader in the global movement for intercultural understanding, calls his stance “reality-based hope” that the arc of our cultural (and spiritual) evolution is moving us closer to the Golden Rule, and further from the “rule of gold”.

As an activist promoting and cooperative action among the world’s religious communities, he had a major role in the two largest interreligious gatherings ever held, the 1993 and 1999 Parliaments of the World’s Religions (Chicago and Cape Town). He was global director of the Parliament from 1995 to 2002; and, in 2002, he founded the Interreligious Engagement Project, helping global interreligious communities address critical planetary issues.

Kenney is also the co-founder and executive director of Common Ground, an adult educational center offering a wide range of programs on the great cultural, religious, philosophical, and spiritual traditions and their implications for every dimension of human experience. He is also co-founder and coeditor of Interreligious Insight: A Journal of Dialogue and Engagement and, from 1988 to 2009, was consulting editor and a regular contributor to Conscious Choice, an alternative-living magazine based in Chicago.

For over thirty years, Jim has lectured widely on political, social, religious, and cultural issues. Over the past decade, his research and writing have focused on cultural evolution: how human societies adapt—sometimes dramatically—to a changing world. Thriving in the Crosscurrent is the pinnacle of that work.

As we come to realize that the attention-grabbing “current events” are really “cross-current events” in a much longer and deeper narrative, we can take actions today that will release our ship of state from the current dangerous eddy, and empower the “sea change” that will help us SEE CHANGE in our lifetimes.

Please join us for this surprising and inspiring conversation about our evolutionary “humanifest destiny” this Tuesday, August 21st at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET. http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

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Revealing and Revoking the Doctrine of “Discovery”

August 14, 2018
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Aired Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 5:00 PM EST

Revealing and Revoking the Doctrine of “Discovery” – From Domination to Reverence

An Interview with Native American Scholar and Activist Steven Newcomb and Activist Visionary Shawna Bluestar

“If Columbus ‘discovered’ America then Willie Sutton was the greatest ‘discoverer’ of banks in history.” — Swami Beyondananda

The Doctrine of Discovery… it sounds so official, so scholarly.

And yet, it has been the blueprint for not just colonization of the Americas, but for the exploitation, domination and genocide of its peoples. Did you know … that the Inter Caetera papal bull issued by Pope Alexander VI May 4, 1493 called for non-Christian nations to be reduced and subjugated (“barbare nationes deprimantur”)?

Not only did this innocuous-sounding “doctrine of discovery” justify and fuel the destruction of the Native cultures in the Americas and the pillaging of its resources, but the abrogation of treaties with the Native American peoples has been justified by our U.S. Supreme Court based on that same 500-year-old doctrine?

Our guests this week, Native American scholar and activist Steven Newcomb, and his daughter Shawna, share the awful truth of what the dominator worldview has wrought (Donald Trump seems like the cherry on the whip cream when you learn this deep history) and then point us to the awesome opportunity to heal and rise from the ashes.

Steven Newcomb (Shawnee, Lenape) is one of the world’s leading scholars on the Doctrine of Discovery and Domination, as well as the author of the best-selling book Pagans in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery (Fulcrum, 2008). He is a co-producer of the documentary movie, “The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code,” directed and produced by Sheldon Wolfchild (Dakota), with narration by Buffy Sainte-Marie (Cree). In 1992, Newcomb, along with Birgil Kills Straight (Oglala Lakota) founded the Indigenous Law Institute and began a global campaign to call upon the Holy See to revoke the Vatican papal bull of discovery and domination of May 4, 1493. That campaign has developed into a worldwide movement.

Website: www.originalfreenations.com 

Here is a photo of him face to face with Pope Francis, asking him to revoke the bull.

Shawna Bluestar (Shawnee, Lenape, Azteca) is an international speaker and visionary women’s leadership and business consultant, with a focus on holistic wellbeing and spirituality. She is passionate about helping people find greater meaning by living their purpose, and sharing their unique gifts and voice to help make a positive difference on the planet. Shawna has joined with her father to lead a global movement for conscious change. Together they speak about the negative effects of The Doctrine of Discovery, unmasking The Domination Code and a how to find balance and with healing The Reverence Code, based on ancient and Indigenous wisdom. Shawna shares profound spiritual messages of inspiration and has dedicated her life and work to bring healing for humanity, the planet and future generations.

Website: www.shawnabluestar.com 

Evolving from domination to reverence will take our own species off the Endangered (and Endangering) Species list … and, by getting an understanding of the “invisible” beliefs that perpetuate exploitation of the natural world and other humans, we can create the awareness and acknowledgment that will help us redress and heal the condition. Our species’ life depends on it!

Please join us for this sobering, and yet ultimately inspiring conversation about our past, present and future this Tuesday, August 14th at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET. : http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

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From Scared to Sacred

August 7, 2018
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Aired Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 5:00 PM EST

From Scared to Sacred – How We “Shift” Our Karma Into Higher Gear An Interview with Stephen Dinan, Author and CEO of Shift Network

“The only way to overgrow the ‘deep state’ is by cultivating a deeper state.” — Swami Beyondananda

Once again on this week’s Wiki Politiki, we look to shift our focus from the fear and anger generated by Donald Trump (and those who oppose him) to creating a movement that gathers all good intentions under “one big intent” — a world that works for all.

Bucky Fuller called this “the World Game” and it sure beats the alternative, the “end-of-the-world game.” Indeed, our nation and our entire species is going through an existential crisis — where we choose if we want to continue to exist, or follow our reptile brain down the path of the dinosaur. (Just think … millions of years from now, whoever is around could be running their vehicles on OUR blood!)

However, if we want to be driving our own cars, and our own karma, we need to restore the missing piece — actually, the missing peace — at the center of our society, a sense of “the sacred”.

This week’s guest, Stephen Dinan, is the author of Sacred America, Sacred World: Fulfilling Our Mission in Service to All, where he suggests that a miraculous spontaneous remission for our species is possible, provided we undertake a “spontaneous re-missioning,” as we shift our mission from “everyone in it for themselves” to “we’re all in it together”, or as Swami would say, “from the rule of gold to the Golden Rule.”

Stephen Dinan is also President and CEO of The Shift Network, an educational platform that delivers virtual summits, courses, and trainings featuring over 1,000 thought leaders in domains as diverse as spirituality, peace, holistic health, psychology, parenting, enlightened business, shamanism, indigenous wisdom, and sustainability. The Shift Network has served over 1.5 million people worldwide, with customers in 170 countries.

Dinan is a graduate of Stanford University (Human Biology) and the California Institute of Integral Studies (East-West Psychology). He helped create and directed the Esalen Institute’s Center for Theory & Research, a think tank for leading scholars, researchers, and teachers to explore human potential frontiers. As the former director of membership and marketing at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, he was the driving force behind the Shift in Action program and the One Minute Shift media series.

If you’re looking to discover how we turn the ideal into the real deal, tune in this Tuesday, August 7th at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET as we discuss how we can collectively “go sane”. : http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

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Heartland Security and a NEWER World Order

July 31, 2018
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Aired Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 5:00 PM EST

Heartland Security and a NEWER World Order – The International Rule of Law and the “Eisenhower Moment”

An Interview with Jonathan Granoff, President of the Global Security Institute

“If war is a ‘necessary evil’ why not establish peace as a necessary good?” — Swami Beyondananda

Globalism.

Over the past two decades, the word has devolved from the ideal of a “Spaceship Earth” where the peoples of the world transcend national borders to work and act for the common good of all, to a nefarious totalitarian “new world order” imposed by the ruling elite.

Indeed, the neo-conservatism of the Bush-Cheney years, and the neo-liberalism of Obama and the Clintons certainly seem to have institutionalized corporatism as our planetary ruler. Playing on the understandable mistrust of the corporate state, Donald Trump vowed to liberate America from non-beneficial agreements globally, and “drain the swamp” at home.

Drain the swamp he has, and now the liberated alligators are everywhere.

Meanwhile, Trump’s National (In)Security Advisor, John Bolton has taken on the task of abrogating the Iran Nuclear Treaty and setting us on a path toward war.

Our guest this week Jonathan Granoff is an attorney, author and international advocate emphasizing the legal and ethical dimensions of human development and security, with a specific focus on advancing the rule of law to address international security and the threats posed by nuclear weapons. He serves on numerous governing and advisory boards including: Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy, Fortune Forum, Jane Goodall Institute, the NGO Committee on Disarmament, Peace and Security, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament, and Middle Powers Initiative. He is a recipient of the Rutgers University School of Law’s Arthur E. Armitage Distinguished Alumni Award and a 2014 nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.

His most recent article (http://thehill.com/opinion/national-security/386913-trump-us-dont-have-the-legal-right-to-violate-iran-nuclear-deal#) is about the illegality of our withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear deal.

Our conversation will be about how to take the word “globalism” back, and take the cause of global peace forward. Many years ago, Dwight D. Eisenhower famously said, “I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it.”

Have we finally reached that “Eisenhower moment” where the truth of unity will overgrow the illusion of separation, and where we can evolve past tribalism to recognize ourselves as cells in a super-organism called “humankind”? And … how can what our colleague Caroline Casey calls “the sane and reverent” among us create a spiritual firewall to overgrow Trumpism AND the corporate state?

Tune in this Tuesday, July 31st at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET as we discuss how we can collectively “go sane” : http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

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The Great Upwising and the New Common Sense

July 24, 2018
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Aired Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 5:00 PM EST

The Great Upwising and the New Common Sense

How to Establish Government By the People By Creating an Ecosystem for Civic Engagement An Interview with… Me!

“We’re all in the same boat. The Titanic is sinking. And the lifeboat is the Love Boat.” — Swami Beyondananda

As I notice how easy it is to get caught up in the drama of Trump vs. anti-Trump, and how important it is for us to hold a meta-conversation about politics, I have sometimes felt I have been talking to myself.

Well, fair enough.

This week I WILL be talking to myself. My interview is with me, as I look to glean what I have learned in nine months of interviewing solutionaries on Wiki Politiki Radio, and particularly my work with Richard Lang and Lupton Abshire to bring about a National Town Square as “freedom of assembly 3.0.”

As a political scientist by training — and no, I never did get to actually dissect a politician in poly sci lab — I recognize three meta-principles of politics at play:

1. Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
2. Divide and conquer is a time-tested way to keep the populace from uniting around common interests.
3. Qui bono — who benefits? … or as we say these days, “follow the money.”

Seen from this meta-view, we have a political puppet show designed to usurp our creative energy and keep us divided as the unchecked, unbalanced, unmitigated power of money and domination consolidates its influence and strangles off the last vestiges of democracy.

Unless of course, we awaken together and change course.

I’m calling this awakening — which is already happening on many fronts — the Great Upwising as we the people cultivate a new common sense: a commonly-sensed consensus that moves above and beyond left and right to the heart and soul of who we are.

If you’re ready to see beyond anger and fear to a functional, sane, coherent and generative vision for our future, please tune in this Tuesday, July 24th at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET: http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

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Common Ground in the Age of Trump - From Resistance to Pro-activism

July 17, 2018
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Aired Tuesday, 17 July 2018, 5:00 PM EST

Common Ground in the Age of Trump – From Resistance to Pro-activism

A Conversation with Author and Activist Shariff Abdullah

“There are no sides, only angles. And when we see it from the right angle, we are all on the same side.” — Swami Beyondananda

At a time when resistance seems “irresistible” and Trumpism and anti-Trumpism have dominated the conversation, is there a way to create a proactive, unifying vision and a movement that activates and accelerates that vision?

Our guest this week, Shariff Abdullah, says yes, there is. And that pathway is a world designed to work for all.

Shariff knows all about conflict and gang rivalry… he grew up in a rough neighborhood in Camden, New Jersey where teenagers who would have been best off working together for the betterment of all joined gangs that fought one another. Out of this potentially “down-bringing” upbringing, Shariff got his law degree, and has spent the better part of his lifetime working on behalf of mutual understanding, inclusivity and turning the ideal of “oneness” into the real deal of creating systems and situations where we can indeed create a world that works for all beings.

As an author, Shariff has written several paradigm-shifting books, including: The Power of One: Authentic Leadership in Turbulent Times; Creating a World That Works for All; Seven Seeds for a New Society; Practicing Inclusivity; and The Chronicles of the Upheavals.

In this week’s conversation, we will discuss a proactive rather than reactive way to trump Trumpism by stepping off the battlefield and “daring” to speak, stand for, and work for what we all know is possible. We’ll address those classic questions, “what’s so, so what and now what?” as we learn some key distinctions between reactive activism and “proactivism” where we design a new game, rather than playing by the rules of a fixed game.

For Shariff’s ideas for what won’t work, watch this: https://youtu.be/hhWgIxSzK4c

For his ideas about what will, watch this video: https://youtu.be/qTy8RJLv3J0

Shariff Abdullah can be found at: http://shariff.commonway.org/

If you’re wondering how we can not only “take our country back” but take it forward, please tune in this Tuesday, July 10th at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET: http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

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From the Founder of Solartopia - From Nuclear Nightmare to New Clear Future

July 10, 2018
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Aired Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 5:00 PM EST

From the Founder of Solartopia – From Nuclear Nightmare to New Clear Future

A Conversation with Historian, Author and Activist Harvey Wasserman

“Those who fail to learn the lessons of history condemn THE REST OF US to repeat it.” — Swami Beyondananda

This week Wiki Politiki is fortunate indeed to welcome one of the foremost progressive historians, anti-nuclear activists, and outside-the-matrix political “uncommontators” of our time, Harvey Wasserman.

Harvey is a life-long activist who speaks, writes and organizes widely on energy, the environment, history, drug war, election protection and grassroots politics. His breakthrough book, Harvey Wasserman’s History of the United States, was first published by Harper & Row (NY) in 1972, and featured an introduction by Howard Zinn.

His mission is the permanent shutdown of the nuclear power industry (he actually originated the phrase “No Nukes”), and the birth of Solartopia, a democratic and socially just green-powered Earth free of all fossil and nuclear fuels. Unlike many activists these days, he knows what he is FOR, and his sharp commentary cuts through both neoconservative and neoliberal BS. His recent article, 57 Unpatriotic Ways the Corp/Dems Have Enthroned Trumputin skewers the Democratic Party establishment corporatocracy, and he is indeed a “clear voice in the bewilderness.”

Harvey has been a political activist for over 50 years. He marched at his first demonstration in 1962, helping to de-segregate a roller rink in Columbus. He briefly met Dr. Martin Luther King on the Meredith March for civil rights in Grenada, Mississippi, in 1966. As a student editor at the University of Michigan Daily, his 1966 editorial “The Use of Marijuana: It Should be Legal” went global on the wire services. Active in the movement against the war in Vietnam, Harvey marched on the Pentagon in 1967 and the Chicago Democratic Convention in 1968, and also helped found the legendary anti-war Liberation News Service.

In 2007 Harvey joined with Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne and Graham Nash to form NukeFree.org as part of a successful national grassroots campaign to stop $50 billion in loan guarantees to build new reactors.

Our conversation will cover those three key questions that cultivate political understanding and focused and effective activism — what’s so? … so what? … now what?

If you’re wondering how we can trump Trumpism, and not only “take our country back” but take it forward, please tune in this Tuesday, July 10th at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET: http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

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Speaking About the “Unspeakable” - and Original Blessing

July 3, 2018
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Aired Tuesday, 3 July 2018, 5:00 PM EST

Speaking About the “Unspeakable” – and Original Blessing

A Conversation with Theologian and Author Matthew Fox

“Regarding the silence around ‘the unspeakable’ — can we talk?” — Swami Beyondananda

This week Wiki Politiki is deeply honored to welcome one of the most influential — and controversial — theologians of our time, Matthew Fox. A Catholic priest with the Dominican Order, he wrote a paradigm-breaking book in 1983, Original Blessing: A Primer in Creation Spirituality that first got him censured and silenced by the Catholic hierarchy, and later excommunicated.

Given his “unconditional release” by the Catholic team he was picked up on waivers by the Episcopal Church in 1994, and two years later founded the University of Creation Spirituality in Oakland, California — later moved to the Nairopa Institute in Boulder, Colorado. He has been called by some theologians “the next Pierre Teilhard de Chardin” because of his global, ecumenical and evolutionary approach to bringing spirit to life.

Our Wiki discussion will focus on his 2016 book, A Way To God: Thomas Merton’s Creation Spirituality Journey. In addition to being Fox’s mentor and inspiration, Thomas Merton originated the term “the unspeakable” (see James Douglass’ book on the Kennedy assassination, JFK And the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters to describe the American government’s descent into toxic secrecy. In his book, Matthew Fox offers compelling evidence that Merton’s “accidental” death was murder (see Wikipedia account above) and Matthew will offer his perspective about why THOMAS MERTON died, and why it matters.

We will speak about the “unspeakable” — remember, Swami says “the truth shall upset you free” — and then speak even more forcefully on behalf of “original blessing” that brings the evolutionary paradigm of love, awareness and connection to what had become a moribund theology.

If you’re ready for a frank conversation about the nature of “evil” and a mega-dose of the antidote, please tune in to hear this visionary, missionary, solutionary.

That’s this Tuesday, July 3rd at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET: http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

Or, find us on the Wiki archives on Wednesday: http://wikipolitiki.com/archives/

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