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jean terry 200x150Jean Houston: The Alternate Universe In Which We All Live
An evening with Meridian's Chancellor Jean Houston, in conversation with Leadership and Social Transformation Faculty Member Terry Patten

Sunday, August 3, 7:00 to 9:30pm
Rudramandir, 830 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA

Co-Sponsored with Bay Area Integral

If some of the speculations of Quantum Physics are true then there are parallel lives, parallel worlds, parallel realities. Jean Houston will lead us down the rabbit hole to explore these worlds and vistas that lie within ourselves and find ways of tapping into the immense creativity that resides there for personal and social regenesis.

We have levels and layers of potentials that exist in imaginal realms beneath the surface level of consciousness. When we tap into that level of being, we come into contact with a place of radical creativity, a "second genesis" point. At a certain time in our lives, we encounter a choice-point at which we can step out of flatland into a parallel universe with radically expanded possibilities.

This requires using a different set of skills, one lying beneath the surface crust of consciousness. There are ways of tapping in to them and joining a much larger universe. The latest research in consciousness affirms that we live in a holographic universe, simultaneously alive to multiple cross-dimensional strata. This is just one way of talking about the immensity that lies within us, "the beyond within" latency that belongs not just to our own psyche but beyond that also.

In conversation with Terry Patten, Jean Houston will use this evening invoking awareness of this alternative universe and guiding us through exercises that will open doorways into the skills that can make us better stewards of our bodies, minds and spirits, through a multidimensional relationship to space-time. You're invited to a wonderful evening with real content and useful discoveries.

View this presentation live by video
Live outside the Bay Area? Can't make it in person? No problem! You can view this presentation live on your computer or mobile device. PLUS you'll have access to the recording for two weeks.

The Alternate Universe In Which We All Live
An Evening with Jean Houston, in Conversation with Terry Patten
Co-Sponsored with Bay Area Integral

Sunday, August 3, 7:00 to 9:30pm
Rudramandir, 830 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
Pre-Registration: $20 regular, $12 senior/student/hardship
At the Door: $25 regular, $15 senior/student/hardship
Live Video Broadcast: $12


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Conversation with Charles Eisenstein and Aftab Omer

Beyond the Green Economy
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. PST (live online)

Register to attend the event live online or listen to a recording.


The concept of the Green Economy seeks to align money with ecological values. As such it is a positive step, but it ignores deeper forms of social, cultural, and spiritual hegemony. Increasingly, it is at this deeper level that we are called to act: a transition not only in our institutions, but in our ways of thinking, knowing, and relating.

WideEyedStudiosCharlesESmallCharles Eisenstein is a speaker and writer focusing on themes of human culture and identity. He is the author of several books, most recently Sacred Economics and The More Beautiful World our Hearts Know is Possible. His background includes a degree in mathematics and philosophy from Yale, a decade in Taiwan as a translator, and stints as a college instructor, a yoga teacher, and a construction worker. He currently writes and speaks full-time. He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and four children.


AftabOmerAftab Omer received his Bachelor's from M.I.T. and his Doctorate from Brandeis University. Formerly the President of the Council for Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychologies. Aftab is a fellow of the International Futures Forum and The World Academy of Arts and Sciences. His published articles include "The Spacious Center: Leadership and the Creative Transformation of Culture" and "Between Columbine and the Twin Towers: Fundamentalist Culture as a Failure of Imagination."


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