See Arny's Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/Arnold.Mindell/ for our viewpoints about what terrorism is, how to deal with it, and how everyone can help.
Arny is quoted about his concept of Rank in the new book "Gender in Mediation: An Exercise Handbook for Trainers" by Simon Mason, Anna Hess, Rachel Gasser, Julia Palmiano Federer, published by the Center for Security Studies ETH Zurich and swisspeace 2015. The book has a foreword by Swiss Ambassador Heidi Grau, Head of the Human Security Division of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.
(see discussion on facebook)
Oh, that ATOMIC BOMB
70 years ago today! Dear JAPAN, today, many would like to forget WW II. But we must remember it. We do understand your involvement in WorldWar II. But 70 years later, after the USA dropped that terrible bomb, we can see we abused nuclear energy, creating unnecessary suffering. Many of us are sad. But I would be happy if we all learn to process international tension better. We were thankful to be at the U.N. University in May in Tokyo, working on radiation problems.
New GROUP+SOCIAL CHANGE methods.
We look forward to sharing our research+training in new GROUP-PROCESS+worldwork that can create a better world. This can be applied to all FORUMS for government, social issues, my tribe+yours, racism, hetero-sexism, religion etc. details on our Schedule.
In public, at home; inside +out. PLEASE be an ACTIVIST and FACILITATOR. Everywhere there is Racism, Sexism, Homophobia, Economic disparity, attacks on various religions... We need more people to be ACTIVISTS.... and ... FACILITATORS(!) ... to enable ALL sides to understand one another. In strong conflict, Facilitators are almost ALWAYS MISSING --- on the streets, in Congress, Parliament +at home, so thanks for being an ACTIVIST +....a FACILITATOR !!
TERRORISM!? Leaders, yes, FIGHT it. BUT NOT ONLY!! Terrorists, in my experience are often suicidal, depressed +hopeless about success in life, willing to die for any cause to become famous. LEADERS, help resolve the roots of depression, i.e. social rejection +hopelessness about life.
How? Find value in marginalized groups around the world. Encourage and teach outstanding leadership and diversity consciousness already in elementary schools!
A New Social-"Meta-movement"
We are excited about research and development of new GROUP-BUSINESS-SOCIAL CHANGE methods that can bring more than we hoped for (see details on our Schedule)
Working with the Dreaming Body, now in Hebrew
To UNIFY the many ancient shamanistic and modern dreamwork concepts, Arny is updating dreamwork methods in this September class. See our calendar for more.
RACISM! It’s painful+ agonizing the USA+World. Is there 1 solution? No, 4 solutions.
1. STOP RACISM; Everywhere+time it appears, help all to Wake Up. Recall the pain created by history.
2. RANK! Be aware of your big/small social rank+get others to join you in discussing how to use that social/financial/color/age/sex. orientation ranks best for self+others: create Open Forums.
3. SUPPORT SPIRITUAL POWER! Those with less social power may have equal or more spiritual power. See the power in everyone, and help use it wisely
4. ALL GROW TOGETHER. Minority communities sometimes behave like mainstreams against “minorities” in their own group. When possible, everyone, lets wake up…together.
****NOT 1 BUT ALL 4 POINTS TOGETHER WILL HELP. ****
what’s YOUR VIEWPOINT?
Because of traveling please
Click https://www.facebook.com/Arnold.Mindell?ref=hl to see May notes.
There you find notes on our Keynote Lecture at the California Marriage and Family Therapist Association
PortlandClasses on New Approaches to Meditation
we are traveling so please
Click https://www.facebook.com/Arnold.Mindell?ref=hl to see April notes.
there you find notes on seminars in
Tokyo, the United Nations University; see alsohttp://ias.unu.edu/en/news/news/workshop-explores-conflict-situations-and-social-change-for-a-sustainable-future.html
we are traveling so please
- Click https://www.facebook.com/Arnold.Mindell?ref=hl to see March notes on:
- The Shaman’s Ally
- The importance of Flirts
- Sitting in the Fire; now in Spanish!
- Psychology and Physics? Yes!
Click https://www.facebook.com/Arnold.Mindell?ref=hl to see January notes on:
- Ecology, Earth’s Future
- 30th Processwork Intensive
- Paris: Freedom of Speech!?
- January 1st Dream Experiment with Hundreds of People
See our Classes and Work for 2015 in USA, Colombia, U.K., Russia, Japan and the U.N. University
For details, see our schedule.
See Facebook page for December for comments about Psychiatry and the Dreambody as well as Psychiatry, Aboriginal Thinking and Extreme States.
New Year’s Eve Dec 31st New Year’s Party on the Oregon Coast and a hike on Jan 1.
Conflict and Coming Work around the World
See Amy’s comments and Picture and Arny’s comments about Racism in November at: https://www.facebook.com/Arnold.Mindell
there you will also see more about our world plans.
One Night arny dreamed: ” Put on Facebook that “The most IMPORTANT – yet least known fact is“EVERY INDIVIDUAL IS A HUGE DIVERSITY ISSUE ! “
Why do people become killers and want to exterminate others? We must simply fight +stop them! — BUT— perhaps some wars can be eased by realizing mass killers themselves are/were often suicidal+hopeless about life. Hopelessness is a BIG world problem; some of us must learn to “treat” hopelessness socially+personally in it’s earliest stages. Then, there might be fewer killers.
Everything is moved by unseen forces
Everything is moved by unseen forces. This leaf is held by a spider’s invisible web and moved by an unseen wind –invisible to Amy’s camera. Much of our lives seems fixed and unchanging, Yet some force –and not just your everyday self–is MOVING YOU TOO. If you don’t notice that, you are missing a big part of life.— (thanks Amy for the video!) Click here to see her video: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=928847807130001&set=vb.116357551712368&type=2&theater
Sitting in the Fire, Working on Yourself Alone, Working with the Dreaming Body.
These 3 books were sold out and are now republished.
Body symptoms are not just “symptoms.”
Shamanism in Dream-Body Work! Yes, Arny was amazed in fall classes to see someone work with an altered state on the symptom of Vertigo, finding new, creative “anti-aging”energies in that symptom’s energy.
Jung’s “unconscious” and our “space-time dreaming”
thanks to IAPOP for posting this quote: “I am saying that there are organizing fields in the background: call them the mind of god, the processmind, the quantum wave function, or space-time dreaming fields. This is the most evidence-based explanation of experience I know of. We sense fields entangling things as if they were the earth’s atmospheres, powers and fields making us dance. This dreaming is a common ground; it is like Einstein’s space-time ether concept, connecting ordinary observers in different places in the universe. Dreaming is something like the four-dimensional space-time experience of general relativity.” Arnold Mindell 2013, Dance of the Ancient One, p. 69-70.