Sulak Sivaraksa, one of Asia's foremost Buddhist social thinkers and activists, and Reverend Marcus Braybrooke, an Episcopalian clergyman, author, activist from Oxford, England, discuss differences between Western and Eastern consciousness, the controversy of prayer in school, the influences various religions have on each other, and the concept of God as a metaphor.
Rev. Dr. Marcus Braybrooke
Learn the secrets of developing wealth, supreme mind power and longevity through the mysticism of Southern India. Sri Siva Brzee (more recently known as Baba Sri Siva), a scholar-mystic from the ancient tradition of Southern India, explains "the secrets to manifesting wealth and abundance in every aspect of life. He states that "financial freedom gives a sense of safety, security, and above all, authenticity," and is the first teacher of his tradition to travel and speak publicly in the West.
Sri Siva Brzee
Can we communicate with the dead? Certified Medium Rev. Sherry Lee Calkins says we can. She explains Spiritualism, a religious system which claims that "communication with the dead is a scientifically-proven fact." She shares a story of spiritual contact with her deceased mother, and talks about her work with angels. For five generations, Sherry's family has lived in Lily Dale, NY, a members-only community of spiritualists and mediums. Since its beginning in 1879, such figures as Mahatma Gandhi, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Franklin D. Roosevelt has sought advice and counsel from Lily Dale's resident spiritualists.
Rev. Sherry Lee Calkins
Jazz Composer and Performer Dr. Nelson Harrison explains the metaphysics of music. Music can be "a metaphysics based on the cooperation between what we know and what we don't." Dr. Harrison holds a Ph. D. in Clinical Psychology, and has toured as a trombonist with the Count Basie Orchestra
Dr. Nelson Harrison
Philosophy Professor Dr. Theodore Kneupper explains the spiritual teachings of Jiddu Krishnamurti. Krishnamurti is described as having a "clear-headed capacity to articulate the central problem of human existence and to point out the direction in which one may find a solution, while insisting on one's own responsibility of the discovery of real freedom and the realization of enlightenment." Dr. Kneupper studied with Krishnamurti in Madras, India, and has written and delivered papers on the subject at various international conferences.
Dr. Theodore Kneupper
Dr. David Noelle as Regional Director for the Council for Secular Humanism, explains the benefits of the philosophy of reason over theology. Secular Humanism is dedicated to "deploring efforts to denigrate human intelligence that seek to explain the world in supernatural terms, and who look outside nature for salvation."
Dr. David Noelle
Peter Shor explains the philosophy of spiritual teacher George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff. Gurdjieff is arguably "the most colorful, enigmatic, and charismatic man of the 20th Century." Gurdjieff's basic teaching is that human life is lived in waking sleep, and transcendence of this state requires a specific inner work. This leads to otherwise inaccessible levels of vitality and awareness.
an interview with Sulak Sivaraska and Rev. Marcus Braybrooke. Sulak Sivaraksa, one of Asia's foremost Buddhist social thinkers and activists, and Reverend Marcus Braybrooke, an Episcopalian clergyman, author, activist from Oxford, England, discuss differences between Western and Eastern consciousness, the controversy of prayer in school, the influences various religions have on each other, and the concept of God as a metaphor.
Dr. Richard Rose discusses the life, legacy and works of Swedish philosopher, scientist, and theologian Emmanuel Swedenborg. Swedenborg has been called one of the greatest thinkers Sweden has ever produced, and his theology sparked a Christian religious movement known as The New Jerusalem Church.
Rev. Dr. Jonathan S. Rose
Bishop William E. Swing continues his explanation of the significance of the United Religious Initiative Charter. Bishop Swing has pursued this charter since 1993, and hopes it will promote "peace among religions for the sake of the entire order of life." He is the Episcopal Bishop for the State of California and author of the book "The Coming United Religions."