• Water: Our Teacher, Our Future

    This article first appeared at HumansandNature.org as part of their series: What are our moral and civic responsibilities to water? To see the Questions for a Resilient Future version of the piece and read more responses click here. Growing up in the Alps, I was fortunate to spend much of my childhood by mountain streams observing […]

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  • Mass Media, the Wetiko Virus and the Future of Humanity

    This article first appeared at CommonDreams.org The Cree Indians of North America, and many First Nations, have a concept called wetiko, a cannibalistic mind-virus that creates an unnatural desire to continually consume human flesh and gives its host an ‘icy heart.’ Martin Kirk and Alnoor Ladha describe the wetikonature of modern capitalism: Its insatiable hunger […]

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  • The Role of Altruism in Media and Human Evolution

    This article first appeared at KosmosJournal.org as part of their Reader Essay Series Our humanity is at a critical point. Technological advances have largely been applied toward selfish, single-minded agendas that benefit a select few and have a devastating impact upon the environment on which we depend. Meanwhile, the proliferation of mass media technology has further […]

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  • Sacred America, Sacred World

    Conversation with Stephen Dinan, Sacred America, Sacred World and the emergence of the Altruistic Evolution Paradigm in mainstream science The Alchemist’s Kitchen July 14th, 2016  Stephen Dinan, CEO of The Shift Network and a leader in the transpartisan movement in America, discussed his newly released book Sacred America, Sacred World and the state of politics [...] Continue Reading
  • Evolution, Consciousness & Altruism

    Date: April 12th, 2016 A one-day, filmed event focused on the ethical and global change implications of mainstream science’s shift to the altruistic understanding of evolution, as summarized in David Sloan Wilson’s 2015 book in the Yale/Templeton Series in the Foundational Questions of Science (Does Altruism Exist? Culture, Genes and the Welfare of Others [“DAE”]), [...] Continue Reading
  • Hijacked by Alcohol Ads

    Advertisements and media campaigns invade our streets, our homes and our psyches every day, every hour and every minute. The amount of violent and exploitative advertising that we see has increased dramatically. How have we come to accept the merciless buyer-angled agendas of companies using any means possible, including visuals, music, smell and other sensual […]

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    We live in a highly consumerist oriented society where we are constantly bombarded with profit-driven advertisements, campaigns, sales pitches and subliminal messages striving to control how we think and feel about ourselves and others. They keep us in a constant state of need, desire and insecurity, manipulating us into buying their products and services. Advertisements and media campaigns invade our streets, our homes and our psyches every day, every hour and every minute.
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  • Conversation with Anke Scheinfeld on the evolution of humanity, the spiritual and how to educate a whole human being.

    Anke ScheinfeldAnke Scheinfeld, MD., M.Ed is a Rudolf Steiner School educator in NYC. Prior to teaching she worked as a physician and researcher in Germany and the United States. Her main interest is in working to align the healing impulse of Waldorf education with preventative medicine.

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  • A Thoughtful Discussion on Today’s Media

    Below are excerpts from a discussion between OHM founder, Tanja A.W. and Veselin, a New York City photographer and artist, held January 7, 2013, on the topic of the use of technology and media in today’s society. Tanja and Veselin touched on issues of the growing disconnect with our natural environment, the proliferation of information, responsibility in media, and the dangers media poses to our collective interactions with each other. They emphasized the importance of unmediated experiences and explored how we can harness the power of media to spur positive change and progress humanity.

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  • Conversation with Abdi Assadi, Part 2

    The problems of the world today are evidence of our increasing disconnect from our environment, our emotions, and each other. Abdi Assadi, acupuncturist and spiritual counselor in New York City.

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