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Immigration, Postmodernism, and Feminism — Part 3 — Feminism and the Harmony of the Spheres (with Ken Wilber and Corey deVos)

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Ken Wilber responds to questions about immigration, the dangerous excesses of the political right, and the regressive tendencies we are seeing in the postmodern left. Ken and Corey then offer a fascinating exploration of feminism and the need for both men and women to better harmonize the public sphere of politics, career, and religion with the private sphere of family, hearth, and home.

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A Heart Blown Open — Part 3 — Clear Light and Windowpane (Jun Po Kelly Roshi and Ken Wilber)

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In this provocative and exhilarating dialogue, Jun Po Roshi and Ken Wilber take an in-depth look at Keith Martin-Smith's new book: A Heart Blown Open: The Life and Practice of Zen Master Jun Po Denis Kelly Roshi. For most of us, we would need to reincarnate at least 50 times in order to attain such an incredible volume of experience. But for whatever reason, it seems that Jun Po went a slightly different route, and chose to live all 50 of those lives at once. Here is his remarkable story—a riveting tale of enlightenment, debauchery, and infinite jest.

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Atlas Evolved — Part 8 — Nathaniel Branden Glows in the Dark (Nathaniel Branden and Ken Wilber)

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Circling back to the ways the transcendent Ego was permeating Nathaniel’s life, he expresses his own drive toward “improving the relationship of [one’s own] consciousness to reality.” As a teacher this guided much of his writing either implicitly or explicitly. As an individual this has resulted in a progressive openness to all of the phases of his life, an integration of the many threads that had been woven. Nathaniel then shares one welcome side-effect of all of this: he glows in the dark. The radiance of the Self is shining through and people simply notice it.

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Atlas Evolved — Part 7 — The Higher Reaches of Self-Esteem: From ego to Ego (Nathaniel Branden and Ken Wilber)

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Nathaniel begins part three with a reflection on the importance of effective communication. The result of this discovery was a kinder, more gentle self as observed by his friends and a deepening of the capacity to witness reality as experienced subjectively. As Nathaniel admits, so much of what this period involved was the development of a richer understanding of his own concept of ego. He and Ken then discuss the terrible misunderstandings surrounding the notion of the empirical ego and the transcendental Ego that is so common.

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Atlas Evolved — Part 5 — Worlds Beyond the Rational (Nathaniel Branden and Ken Wilber)

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Nathaniel speaks of the transition from rationality to transrationality marked by the loss of Patrecia and the formation of a new relationship with the woman, Devers, who would soon become his wife. He and Ken explore the nature of reason as it moves into vision-logic and then beyond. Nathaniel then tells the story of how he learned of Dever’s psychic capacities and his budding enthusiasm for this phenomenon. Both he and Ken reflect on the nature of paranormal abilities and their dismissal despite evidence of their existence.