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Archive for 2009


December 25th, 2009

The V-Day Miracle

an interview with Cecile Lipworth

is the Managing Director/Campaigns Director of V-Day. V-Day is a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. The V-Day movement is growing at a rapid pace throughout the world, in 130 countries from Europe to Asia, Africa and the Caribbean, and all of North America. V-Day, a non-profit corporation, distributes funds to grassroots, national and international organizations and programs that work to stop violence against women and girls. In 2001, V-Day was named one of Worth Magazine’s “100 Best Charities” and in 2006 one of Marie Claire Magazine’s Top Ten.

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December 24th, 2009

Exposing Violence Against Women and Girls

an interview with Paula Allen

is a New York Photographer whose internationally known work focuses primarily on women and girls whose outsider status places them within larger social struggles. She has had photos in U. S. News and World Report, The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, The London Independent Magazine, Ms. Magazine, Paris Match, The Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine, Art In America and others.

Over the past 18 years, Paula Allen has been photographing international events: The Birth of Solidarity in Poland (1981), The European Nuclear Disarmament Movement (1982), The Dismantling of the Berlin Wall (1989), and the Defeat of Chilean Dictator General Pinochet (1989).

As a documentary photographer, Paula Allen’s dedication has been to record with her photos and also her words, the histories of women.

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December 16th, 2009

The Rhythm of the Earth

an interview with Layne Redmond

‘s unusual path focuses on the hand-held frame drum, the world’s oldest known drum. For fifteen years, she researched the history of this drum in religious and healing rites in the ancient Mediterranean world culminating in her book, When The Drummers Were Women. Layne has been featured in many music festivals including the Touch Festival in Berlin, Seattle Bumbershoot Festival, the Institute for Contemporary Art in London, Tambores do Mundo in San Luis, Brazil, as a soloist at the World Wide Percussion Festival in Salvador, Brazil. Her recordings include: The Wave of Bliss, Invoking the Muse, Trance Union, Since the Beginning, and she has two instructional videos: Rhythmic Wisdom and A Sense of Time.

Layne speaks with Joanna about her music…and the spiritual tradition of women drummers and her resurgence today / yoga of sound / the ancient Mysteries / Kashmir Shaivism: Doctrine of vibration / musical experiences in Brasil, Cyprus… www.layneredmond.com

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December 12th, 2009

Electro Sensitivity and the Use of Wireless Devices

an interview with Talal Jabari

Talal Jabari is a Palestinian/American who upon completing his Masters degree studies in 2000 and returning to Jerusalem, found himself thrust into the world of journalism by the onset of the Second Intifada. First as a fixer, then as a reporter, he covered the escalating violence for such prominent news sources as BBC World Service, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, and Al Ahram Weekly. In 2002, Talal started his TV career as an associate producer for CBS News as well as a field producer for the CBS news magazine 60 Minutes. His next career jump was as line producer and production coordinator of a 5-documentary film series entitled “The Shape of the Future,” which has won several awards. He also produced 4 episodes and did a portion of the filming, for Al Jazeera Documentary Channel’s flagship 8-part series: “Israel from Within”. Since then, Talal has continued to specialize in factual programming traveling to Lagos, Nigeria, Antigua, Guatemala and Belgrade, Serbia among other places, to work on various documentaries and doco-reality TV shows. Despite working on numerous award-winning documentary films as a producer or as a sound designer, this is Talal’s first film as the director.

Talal speaks with Joanna about his film : health effects related to cellular technology / possible solutions/ the contradiction between health and finance / Electro-hypersensitivity, among other topics.

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December 9th, 2009

Intimate Healing with Our Conscious Plant Friends

an interview with Pam Montgomery

Pam Montgomery is the originator of Green Terrestrial Herbal Products of Vermont and was one of the founding members of the Northeast Herbal Association where she served as their president for four years. For a decade, Pam was on the Executive Council of the Board of Directors of United Plant Savers, an organization dedicated to preservation of our native medicinal plants. Pam has been organizing the Green Nations Gathering for nineteen years and has presented the Spirit Healing Conference and the Healing With Flowers Conference. She teaches workshops internationally on herbal medicine, Plant Spirit Healing, and spiritual ecology.  Pam is the author of “Plant Spirit Healing; A Guide to Working with Plant Consciousness” and “Partner Earth; A Spiritual Ecology”, and a contributing author in “Planting the Future”.

Pam speaks with Joanna about developing an intimate relationship with plants / beyond Gaia theory / the value of stillness /  the Great Healing .

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December 1st, 2009

Guided by Dreams

an interview with Wewer Keohane

Wewer Keohane Ph.D. is an internationally represented and collected artist with works in permanent  collections of several museums.Wewer has been leading dream workshops for over twenty five years .

She has also lectured internationally, including being the keynote speaker for the International Association for the Study of Dreams on the topic of art inspired from dreams. She is the author of “Artful Dreaming: A Primer for Finding Inspiration from Your Dreams” and “Nightscapes: A Journal of Personal Dream Symbols”, and recently, “A Story for Isabel: sure to be your pup’s favourite bedtime tale”.

“I have dedicated my life to being authentic and to helping others find and be their authentic selves”.

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November 24th, 2009

The Spirit of the Place

an interview with Craig Chalquist

Craig Chalquist, PhD is a core faculty member in the School of holisitic Studies at John F. Kennedy University. He has worked as a family therapist, conflict resolution facilitator, lecturere, and group facilitator, He earned his PhD at PAcifica Graduate Institute, where he studied depth psychology with an ecological approach.

For his doctoral work he explored the history of California one mission city and county at a time while inspecting its geography, ecology, infraestructure, culture, lore, and imaginal life to synthesize a “psychoanalysis of place” to trace connections between the trauma and health of the land and the symptoms and syndromes of its inhabitants. He has written, among other books, “Terrapsychology: Reengaging the Soul of Place”, and is co-editor with Linda Buzzel-Saltzman, of “Ecotherapy: Healing with Nature in Mind”. See: http://www.chalquist.com/

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November 2nd, 2009

Green Architecture

an interview with Anders Nyquist

Anders Nyquist is an Arquitect specialized in healthy buildings, resource economizing in buildings, sustainable, green buildings and green planning. “I am convinced and I have shown that it is possible to build green buildings based upon system design – EcoCycleDesign. We architects can play a vital role in creating a sustainable future for mankind and our fellow passengers on the globe.”

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October 29th, 2009

Singing to Peace, Love and Environmental Justice

an interview with Temistocles Blessed

Temistocles Blessed is an activist who works to raise awareness regarding peace, love and social and environmental justice. After attending Bioneers 2007, Tem began to set up his own renewable energy company called BleSSed Energy.

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October 29th, 2009

The Ecology of Commerce

an interview with Paul Hawken

Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist and author. He is author and co-author of dozens of articles, op-eds and papers, as well as six books including The Ecology of Commerce (1993) and Blessed Unrest (2007). Paul heads the Natural Capital Institute, a research organization located in Sausalito, California, that has created WiserEarth, a open source networking platform that links NGO’s, funders, businesses, goverment, social entrepreneurs, students, organizers, academics, activists, scientists and citizens.

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October 29th, 2009

Cambodian Arts Renaissance

an interview with John Burt and Phloeum Prim

John Burt is the Founding Board Chair of Cambodian Living Arts (CLA). An independent theatrical producer for 25 years, Mr. Burt was most recently the Executive producer of the new CLA commission, Where Elephants Weep, the first Cambodian American opera.

Phloeum Prim is the first Director of Cambodian Living Arts, founded by Arn Chorn-Pond. He is a Cambodian entrepreneur and business leader who has worked with CLA for many years as a Board member and executive consultant on strategic planning.

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October 29th, 2009

The Future of Evolution

an interview with Dr. Elisabet Sahtouri

Dr. Elisabet Sahtouris is an American/Greek evolution biologist, futurist, author and consultant on Living Systems Design.  Author of Earthdance: Living Systems in Evolution; A Walk Through Time: From Stardust to Us and Biology Revisioned with Willis Harman.

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October 29th, 2009

Slow Money, Restorative Economy

an interview with Woody Tasch

Woody Tasch is Chairman and President of Slow Money, a 501(c)3 organization formed in 2008 to catalyze the flow of investment capital to small food enterprises and to promote new principles of fiduciary responsibility to support sustainable agriculture and the emergence of a restorative economy.

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October 29th, 2009

Power to the Earth

an interview with Vandana Shiva

Vandana Shiva, physicist, feminist, philosopher of science, writer and science policy advocate, is the Director of The Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Natural Resource Policy. She serves as an ecology advisor to several organizations including the Third World Network and the Asia Pacific People’s Environment Network.  In 1993 she was the recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, commonly known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize”.  She has also written several works include, Staying Alive, The Violence of the Green Revolution, Biopiracy: The Plunder of Nature and Knowledge, Monocultures of the Mind and Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution, and Profit.

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October 26th, 2009

Car-Sharing and the Future of Transportation

an interview with Robin Chase

Robin Chase is a transportation innovator. She was the founding CEO of Zipcar (the largest carsharing company in the world) and GoLoco (the first company to combine ridesharing, social networks, and easy payment). She writes, consults, and gives talks about the future of transportation and how to actually get there.

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October 25th, 2009

The Art of Volunteering

an interview with Peter Czarkowski

Peter Czarkowski is from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  At 21 he dropped out of college to assist those affected by Hurricane Katrina.  Now 24, he leads a team of AmeriCorps volunteers from around the country.  Eight in all, the group call themselves “Kill Squad” because of their desire to kill apathy.  They are currently working with the Marion Institute to help host the 5th annual Bioneers by the Bay conference in New Bedford.

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October 25th, 2009

An Opportunity to Feel Money Differently

an interview with Clemens Pietzner

Our Love And/Or Our Money. Does time present us with a unique opportunity to think, feel and “do” our money differently. Clemens Pietzner is the President of Triskeles for more information go to www.triskeles.org

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October 25th, 2009

Singing at Bioneer’s 2009

an interview with Mercy Bell and David

Mercy and David sang on stage at the Bioneer’s by the Bay conference.

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October 24th, 2009

Open Heart, Open Hands

an interview with Nipun Mehta

Nipun Mehta is the founder of Charity Focus a fully volunteer driven organization started in 1999.

Charity Focus has now become an incubator of gift-economy projects ranging from web services to a film production company to a print magazine to a restaurant. With a membership of 250.000, they attract millions of viewers to their website, charityfocus.org

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October 23rd, 2009

Clean Energy Solutions

an interview with Paul Epstein

Clean energy solutions can stimulate business opportunities and job creation. All proposed technologies must also be examined as to their health and safety, environmental impact, the economic feasibility and benefits. Life cycles analysis can help separate those technologies that are “no regrets” -and can be invested in today- from those that require further study.

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October 23rd, 2009

A Journey from Violence to the Healing Arts

an interview with Juan Pacheco

Mr Pacheco’s motivation comes from his own life experience. As a youth, he was involved in a gang which took many things away from him. Now he is working at helping other young people turn their lives around. He was a gang member in the past that will become a great physician. He is at Georges Mason University attaining his Pre-Med degree.

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October 23rd, 2009

Wampanog Singers and Dancers

an interview with Jim Peters

Jim Peters is the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Bureau of Indian Affairs. He is a member of the Mashpee tribe and a member of the Wampanog singers and dancers.

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October 23rd, 2009

The Miracle of Urban Food Growing

an interview with Will Allen

Will Allen is an urban farmer who is transforming the cultivation, production and delivery of foods to underserved urban population. He says it’s all about the soil.

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October 20th, 2009

Travels with the Black Madonna

an interview with Joan Brooks Baker

Joan Brooks Baker is a career photographer. Her work has been shown in many places including The United Nations. She has lived in Santa Fe for 25 years. She also loves New York where she was born and brought up. Joan Brooks Baker has been traveling the world investigating the mysteries of the Black Madonna. In this interview she speaks of the dark feminine and tells us how that wisdom and mystery has influenced her work, particularly in her portraits of women. Recently she gave a keynote presentation on the subject at the Spanish Colonial Art museum in Santa Fe. [More from Baker’s website]

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October 9th, 2009

Astrologer Extraordinaire

an interview with Paul Six

Paul Six has been a student and practitioner of astrology since 1974. He has traveled to the far corners of the globe conducting workshops and private consultations for over 15,000 people in thirteen countries.

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October 5th, 2009

Eco-Psychology in the Borderlands

an interview with Jerome S. Bernstein

Jerome S. Bernstein is a Jungian analyst and clinical psychologist, and author of Living in the Borderland: The Evolution of Consciousness and the Challenge of Healing Trauma. He was the founding president of the C. G. Jung Analysts Association of the Greater Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area, vice-president of the C. G. Jung Institute of New York, and past-president of the C.G. Jung Institute of Santa Fe. He is currently on the teaching faculty of the C. G. Jung Institute of Santa Fe. [More from Bernstein’s website]

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October 1st, 2009

The Mysteries of the Gnostic Gospels

an interview with Elaine Pagels

Elaine Pagels, née Hiesey, (born February 13, 1943), is the Harrington Spear Paine Professor of Religion at Princeton University. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, she is best known for her studies and writing on the Gnostic Gospels. Her popular books include, The Gnostic Gospels (1979), Adam, Eve and the Serpent (1988), The Origin of Satan (1995), Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas (2003), and Reading Judas: The Gospel of Judas and the Shaping of Christianity (2007).

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September 20th, 2009

What it is to be Human

an interview with Robert Wolff

Robert Wolff is a social psychologist and is the author of Original Wisdom: Stories of an Ancient Way of Knowing, also A Book of Dreams and What It Is to Be Human: Hope Lies in Our Ability to Bring Back to Awareness. Some of Robert’s essays and photographs are available on his website.

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September 11th, 2009

Coaching Creative People

an interview with Amanda Seyderhelm

Amanda Seyderhelm creates her life from the inside out. As a writer and life coach she specializes in coaching creative people who want to uncover their Big Dream and start living it.

“My biggest ‘wake up’ was in 2002 when I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.  This was my body and soul speaking up for me, and I was initiated into an intense healing journey.”

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September 4th, 2009

Inter-Species Communication

an interview with Toni Frohoff

Toni Frohoff is a behavioral and wildlife biologist who has been studying marine mammal behavior and communication for over 20 years. Dr. Frohoff has a doctorate in Behavioral Biology, an M.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, and a B.S. in Psychology. She specializes in stress and welfare in captive and free-ranging dolphins in response to human activity and has written numerous publications on this subject. Currently, Frohoff is Research Director for both Terramar Research (terramarresearch.org), and the Whale Stewardship Project (whalestewardship.org), where she studies free-ranging solitary beluga whales and solitary orcas who regularly interact with people; the first of their kind to be scientifically documented.

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August 21st, 2009

Revolutionary Research in Mystic Experiences

an interview with Dr. Rick Strassman

Dr. Rick Strassman is a medical doctor specialized in psychiatry with a fellowship in clinical psychopharmacology research. Dr. Strassman was the first person in the United States after twenty years of intermission to embark in human research with psychedelic, or entheogenic substances.

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August 3rd, 2009

Psychedelics and Ecology

an interview with Rick Doblin

Part 2 of an interview with Rick Doblin, founder and president of MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies). The second interview is about the Psychedelics and Ecology MAPS Bulletin, volume 19, number 1, edited by David Jay Brown.

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July 24th, 2009

Interview with Jeffrey Lewis

an interview with Jeffrey Lewis

Jeffrey Lewis is a story teller and trader who has lived for many years close to Zuni and Hopi indigenous people learning about their traditions and stories:

“My role in the revitalization of these ancient routes has been a blessed one. I have brought macaw feathers from the Mayan jungles and worked to preserve that species. I have traded for weavings from the highlands of Guatemala and southern Mexico; shells from as far away as southeast Asia; corals from the Mediterranean. I have crawled into the mines at Cerillos and recovered turquoise; worked to re-establish the Zuni fetish trade.

All of this I have done. My commitment has always been that of preservationist: to preserve and protect the cultural rights of indigenous
people: to practice their religion as well their long and rich heritage as artists.”

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July 21st, 2009

Psychedelic Drugs and Healing

an interview with Rick Doblin

Rick Doblin studied with Stan Grof, M.D., and was in the first group to become certified as holotropic breathwork practitioners. His dissertation was on “The Regulation of the Medical Use of Psychedelics and Marijuana,” and his master’s thesis focused on the attitudes and experiences of oncologists concerning the medical use of marijuana. His undergraduate thesis was a twenty-five year follow-up to the classic Good Friday Experiment, which evaluated the potential of psychedelic drugs to catalyze religious experiences. He has also conducted a thirty-four year follow-up study to Tim Leary’s Concord Prison experiment.

In 1986, Rick founded MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies). His professional goal is to help develop legal contexts for the beneficial uses of psychedelics and marijuana, primarily as prescription medicines but also for personal growth for otherwise “healthy” people, and to also become a legally licensed psychedelic therapist.

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July 4th, 2009

Soul Coaching from the Heart

an interview with Patricia Flasch

Patricia Flasch is an author, a soul and depth coach and a business catalyst who has always been fascinated by the discovery of her own soul and she has spent a lifetime passing on her learning to the countless students she has encountered over the years. Her practice includes writing, counseling, coaching, mentoring, ministry, and workshop facilitation.

Patricia has just published her first book, Becoming a Love Dog: From Emptiness to Tenderness. In this book, Patricia offers support to live your life more fully, tenderly, honestly, skillfully, passionately, and authentically. She shares how you can ease your heartache by learning to cope with life with a growing emotional maturity.

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June 27th, 2009

The Evolution of the Human Sense of Self Consciousness Studies

an interview with Charles Eisenstein

Charles Eisenstein is the author of The Ascent of Humanity: The Age of Separation, the Age of Reunion, and the convergence of crises that is birthing the transition – a book about the history and future of civilization from a unique perspective: the evolution of the human sense of self.

He is also the author of The Yoga of Eating and his most recent book Transformational Weight Loss, a book which applies the deep ideas of Ascent to a very specific crying need. He also give seminars and workshops focusing on two areas: holistic health, and the transformation of human consciousness and civilization.

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June 27th, 2009

Art, Ecology and Education

an interview with Lars Schmidt

Lars Schmidt is an artist, facilitator, project developer and sustainability educator.As founder of Art, Ecology & Education, The Pollinators and initiator/co-developer of Integral Ecoawareness Training and Practice, Lars is a pioneer and visionary in the field of creating and facilitating transformative processes and projects for integrated, sustainable living.

He studied acting, dance, singing and photography in Germany and the US, worked internationally as actor for film, television and theater, as acting coach, photographer, musician/singer/songwriter, filmmaker and poet. He has lived and worked on organic farms in France and Italy, and is engaged in permaculture and living systems theory for several years.

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June 19th, 2009

Soldier’s Heart: A Veteran’s Reran and Healing Project

an interview with Edward Tick

Dr. Edward Tick is the author of the groundbreaking book War and the Soul and founder of Soldier’s Heart, a veteran’s return and healing project based in Troy, NY. He is a practicing psychotherapist specializing in veterans with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). His pioneering work with PTSD or, in his words, “loss of the soul”, is the basis for War and the Soul. He continues his healing work with veterans and other trauma survivors with innovative yet time-honored methods. Ed has extensively studied both classical Greek and Native American traditions and successfully integrates their methods into modern clinical work. A widely published writer, he is also the author of The Golden Tortoise: Journeys in Viet Nam, Sacred Mountain: Encounters of the Vietnam Beast, and The Practice of Dream Healing: Bringing Ancient Greek Mysteries into Modern Medicine.

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May 22nd, 2009

New Media and Popular Culture, Crisis Opportunity?

an interview with Douglas Rushkoff

Douglas Rushkoff is an author, teacher, and documentarian who focuses on the ways people, cultures, and institutions create, share, and influence each other’s values. He is the winner of the first Neil Postman award for Career Achievement in Public Intellectual Activity.

He has written ten best-selling books on new media and popular culture, written and hosted two award-winning Frontline documentaries, and writes a column for the music and culture magazine, Arthur. He teaches regularly for the MaybeLogic Academy, NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, and the Esalen Institute and lectures about media, art, society, and change at conferences and universities around the world. He is on the board of several new media non-profits and companies, and regularly consults on new media arts and ethics to museums, governments, synagogues, churches, and universities.

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May 11th, 2009

The Mystic Vision of the Divine Feminine

an interview with Anne Baring

Anne Baring is a writer and retired Jungian analyst, is author and co-author of five books including The Myth of the Goddess: Evolution of an Image, The Mystic Vision, The Divine Feminine, and a book for children, The Birds Who Flew Beyond Time. Anne’s website www.annebaring.com explores the deeper issues facing us at this crucial time of choice.

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