New Dimensions

New Dimensions Foundation

New Dimensions is an original and powerful forum for inspired and inspiring voices and views on a wide range of timely and timeless topics. Activism, art, education, science, psychology, philosophy, health, spirituality, global transformation, cross-cultural traditions, the interconnectedness of all life … All these and more are featured in this award-winning one-hour interview program that has been broadcast on public radio since 1973. For more information and over a thousand hours of downloadable programs visit newdimensions.org
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The Original Wisdom of Jesus as Spoken in His Native Aramaic - Neil Douglas-Klotz, Ph.D. - ND3775
18-01-2023
The Original Wisdom of Jesus as Spoken in His Native Aramaic - Neil Douglas-Klotz, Ph.D. - ND3775
This deep dialogue enlivens the works and words of Jesus to higher levels of inspiration and understanding so needed in these threshold times. Klotz helps us to see the moving nature and luminosity of the teachings of Jesus that are present within us, within our very breath, every day through the Aramaic translations. Neil Douglas-Klotz, Ph.D. is a teacher, scholar, author, and musician, specializing in the native traditions and the translation and interpretation of the ancient Semitic languages of the Middle East—Hebrew, Aramaic, and Arabic. His scholarship connects religious studies and psychology. He’s past chair of the Mysticism Group of the American Academy of Religion and is active in various international conferences dedicated to peace and spirituality. For more than 40 years he has followed the Sufi path and was a student of the Sufi Murshid Moineddin Jablonski (d.2001) and serves on the advisory board of the International Association of Sufism. His books include Prayers of the Cosmos (HarperOne 2009), The Hidden Gospel (Quest Books 2001), Revelations of the Aramaic Jesus: The Hidden Teachings on Life and Death (Hampton Roads 2022) Interview Date: 10/14/2022.  Tags: Neil Douglas-Klotz, Bible, New Testament, Jesus, Yeshua, Semitic languages, ancient Hebrew, Samual L. Lewis, Sufi Sam, Sufism, Dances of Universal Peace, Rabbi Zalman Schachter, Beatitudes, somatics, Miracles of Jesus, Religion, History, Spirituality
We Are Those Who Come From Stars - Brian Thomas Swimme, Ph.D. - ND3774
11-01-2023
We Are Those Who Come From Stars - Brian Thomas Swimme, Ph.D. - ND3774
The universe is coming to know itself through us and the story of the universe has direct impact on the story of our personal life. Here we pursue a cosmological story that can unify and guide us into a future flourishing with life and with the power to experience ourselves as a manifestation of 14 billion years of cosmological creativity. Brian Thomas Swimme, Ph.D., is a cosmologist and a professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, where he teaches evolutionary cosmology to graduate students in the Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness program. He is a cocreator and host of the Emmy award winning PBS documentary Journey of the Universe. He is the author of Hidden Heart of the Cosmos (Orbis 2019), Universe Story: From the Primordial Flaring Forth to the Ecozoic Era—A Celebration of the Unfolding of the Cosmos (HarperOne 1994), The Universe is a Green Dragon: A Cosmic Creation Story (Bear & Company 1984) and Cosmogenesis: An Unveiling of the Expanding Universe (Counterpoint 2022). His video series Include Journey of the Universe• (Prime Video 2009) and Canticles to the Cosmos (Sounds True.1995)Interview Date: 10/18/2022    Tags: Brian Thomas Swimme, cosmosgenesis, primordial intelligence, astronomy, big bang, Copernicus, gravity, spiritual resilience, Ken Feit, Matthew Fox, Thomas Berry, Dolores Maro, time development consciousness, Science, Philosophy, Art & Creativity
The Exploration of the Rainbow Body & the Resurrection of Jesus - Father Francis Tiso, Ph.D. - ND3579
14-12-2022
The Exploration of the Rainbow Body & the Resurrection of Jesus - Father Francis Tiso, Ph.D. - ND3579
Father Tiso gathered eyewitness accounts in Tibet of the dissolution of the material body at the death of Kenpo A Chö. His questions are: Can we bridge the gap between physics and metaphysics, between spirituality and paranormal phenomena? Can we verify the claim that the resurrection of Jesus is not just a metaphor but an actual physical resurrection? Father Francis Tiso holds a Master of Divinity degree from Harvard University, and a doctorate from Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary where his specialization was Buddhist studies. He was Associate Director of the Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the U.S. Conference of Catholic bishops from 2004 to 2009, where he served as liaison to the Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, the Sikhs, and Traditional religions as well as the Reformed confessions. He is the author of Liberation in One Lifetime (North Atlantic Books 2014) and Rainbow Body and Resurrection: Spiritual Attainment, the Dissolution of the Material Body, and the Case of Khenpo A Chö (North Atlantic Books 2016) Interview Date: 4/11/2016    Tags: Francis Tiso, Rainbow body, resurrection of Jesus, Dzogchen, Bonpo, Scythian realm, Brother David Steindl-Rast, Shroud of Turin, Bodhisattva, Dudjom Rinpoche, Dalai Lama, Lama Kenpo A Chö, Eucharist, resurrection at the end of time, spiritual body, Thomas Merton, Syro-Oriental Christians, King Gesar of Tibet, contemplative practice, Thomas Keating, Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche, Chöki Nyima Rinpoche, Buddhism, Religion, Death & Dying, Spirituality
Finding Voice For Authentic Conversation - Terry Tempest Williams - ND3437
07-12-2022
Finding Voice For Authentic Conversation - Terry Tempest Williams - ND3437
In this warm and thoughtful program you’ll by dazzled by the mystery of Terry’s dying mother’s request for her to read her journals, but not until after her death. Terry found 3 shelves of journals only to discover all of them were blank. Puzzle about this mystery along with Terry in this far-reaching dialogue about finding one’s authentic voice. Terry Tempest Williams is a naturalist, environmentalist, and award-winning author. She is a recipient of the Lannan Literary Fellowship in creative nonfiction and the 1997 Guggenheim Fellowship, and served as naturalist-in-residence at the Utah Museum of Natural History. In 2014, on the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, Ms. Williams received the Sierra Club’s John Muir Award honoring a distinguished record of leadership in American conservation. She divides her time between Castle Valley, Utah, and Moose, Wyoming. She is the author of many books including Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place (Pantheon 1991), Red: Patience and Passion in the Desert (Vintage Books 2002), An Unspoken Hunger: Stories from the Field (Vintage Books 1995) , Leap (Vintage 2001), The Open Space of Democracy (The Orion Society 2004), Finding Beauty in a Broken World (Pantheon 2008), When Women Were Birds (Sarah Crichton Books: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012) and The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks (Sarah Crichton Books, Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016) Interview Date: 5/5/2012    Tags: Terry Tempest Williams, Wangari Maathai, voice, speaking, courage, silence, Mother Tongue, reproductive freedom, language, emotional intelligence, Mormon, birth control, abortion, Carden School, teaching children, Utah wildlands, wilderness, storytelling, Wilderness Society, embodied language, uncertainty, questions, questioning, deep listening, journaling, journal, authentic voice, sisterhood, crisis, ecology of the mind, Ecology/Nature/Environment, Social Change/Politics, Writing, Women's Studies, Philosophy
The Embodied Spiritual Path - Richard Strozzi-Heckler, Ph.D.  -  ND3769
26-10-2022
The Embodied Spiritual Path - Richard Strozzi-Heckler, Ph.D. - ND3769
This deep dialogue explores the embodied spiritual path and what it means to live more consciously in a human body. He says, “The body is 3 billion years of evolution and there's a tremendous wisdom and intelligence in it that moves us towards wisdom, connection, mutuality, and interdependence.Richard Strozzi-Heckler, Ph.D. is a coach and consultant on embodied leadership and mastery and has spent more than five decades researching, developing, and teaching Somatics and embodiment practices to organizations in such fields as education, healthcare, leadership team development, military, technology and international peace work, including the United States Marine Corps.He holds a Shihan 7th -degree black belt in aikido and has founded and cofounded several Aikido schools and projects including the Mideast Aikido Project and Training across Borders, organizations that bring citizens from warring countries together to practice aikido. He was advisor to General Jim Jones, the Supreme Allied Commander of Europe from 2003 to 2006 in Afghanistan. He is the founder of the Strozzi Institute, where he teaches courses on somatic coaching and leadership in action. He is the author of many books including In Search of the Warrior Spirit, Fourth Edition: Teaching Awareness Disciplines to the Green Berets (Blue Snake Books 2007), Embodying The Mystery The Art of Somatic Coaching: Embodying Skillful Action, Wisdom, and Compassion (North Atlantic Books 2014) and Somatic Wisdom for Emotional, Energetic, and Spiritual Awakening (Inner Traditions 2022)Interview Date: 8/26/2022    Tags: Richard Strozzi-Heckler, aikido, Sensei Hirata, Morihei Ueshiba, Nisargadatta Maharaj, attention, certainty, vulnerability, wisdom, knowledge, Odysseus, anger, Personal Transformation, Meditation, Spirituality
Offering Comfort and Dignity to Deeply Forgetful People - Stephen G. Post, Ph.D - ND3768
19-10-2022
Offering Comfort and Dignity to Deeply Forgetful People - Stephen G. Post, Ph.D - ND3768
As our population ages with its emphasis on hyper-cognitive power and productivity, we must begin to acknowledge the equal moral status of people with physical and cognitive disabilities as someone not less significant than that of someone who is more lucid of mind. And, we must better support those who support this growing population.Stephen G. Post, Ph.D. is among a handful of individuals awarded the National Distinguished Service Award from the National Alzheimer’s Association. Post is a leader in research on the benefits of giving and on compassionate care in relation to improved patient outcomes and clinician well-being. In 2001 he founded The Institute for Research on Unlimited Love, which researches and distributes knowledge on kindness, giving and spirituality. Post served as a co-chair of the United Nations Population Fund Conference on Spirituality and Global Transformation. He’s a professor in the Department of Preventative Medicine at Stony Brook University and founder and director of the Stony Brook Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics. He is the author of: Why Good Things Happen to Good People: How to Live Longer, Healthier, Happier Life by the Simple Act of Giving (Broadway Books 2008), The Moral Challenge of Alzheimer Disease: Ethical Issues from Diagnosis to Dying (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2nd edition 2000), God and Love on Route 80: The Hidden Mystery of Human Connectedness (Mango 2019) and Dignity for Deeply Forgetful People: How Caregivers Can Meet the Challenges of Alzheimer’s Disease (Johns Hopkins University Press 2022)Interview Date: 8/19/2022    Tags: Stephen G. Post, caregiving, dementia, Alzheimer’s, assisted oral feeding, tube feeding, Willem de Kooning, Oliver Sacks, Health & Healing, Philosophy, Science, Death & Dying
The Old Future is Gone - Wes Jackson, Ph.D. and Robert W Jensen, Ph.D. - ND3767
12-10-2022
The Old Future is Gone - Wes Jackson, Ph.D. and Robert W Jensen, Ph.D. - ND3767
If our future is one of limitation, how may we face it with courage to do the best job with what is possible? Even though easy solutions may not be apparent it does not make asking hard questions irrelevant. According to our guests, what are the four hard questions we must be asking at this time.Robert W Jensen, Ph.D. is professor emeritus in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of many books including Plain Radical: Living, Loving and Learning to Leave the Planet Gracefully (2015 Skull Press), The End of Patriarchy: Radical Feminism for Men (Spinifex Press 2017) and The Restless and Relentless Mind of Wes Jackson: Searching for Sustainability (University Press of Kansas 2021)Wes Jackson, Ph.D.is recognized as a leader in the international sustainable agriculture movement and earned his Ph.D. in genetics. He is cofounder and president emeritus of the Land Institute in Salina, Kansas, and a 1992 MacArthur Fellow. He is the author and co-author of numerous books, including Hogs Are Up: Stories of The Land, With Digressions and New Routes for Agriculture. (University Press of Kansas 2021) and Consulting the Genius of the Place: An Ecological Approach to a New Agriculture (Counterpoint 2011)Jensen and Jackson are coauthors of An Inconvenient Apocalypse: Environmental Collapse, Climate Change, Climate Crisis, And the Fate Of Humanity. (University of Notre Dame Press 2022)Interview Date: 8/12/2022     Tags: MP3, Wes Jackson, Robert W Jensen, agriculture, population limits, cascading crises, carrying capacity, technological fundamentalism, techno-optimism, ecosphere, Marty Bender, Sunshine Farm study, William McDonough, Abe Osherhoff, Leland Lorenzen, Jim Koplin, human population, electric cars, Ecology/Nature/Environment, Philosophy, Social Change/Politics, technology