Andrew Harvey & Sacred Activism on A Better World Radio & The Release Technique & Larry Crane on TV 8-16-15 A Better World Newsletter

This Week’s TV & Radio Shows & Blog for  August  16, 2015
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Larry-Crane-2Monday, Aug., 17, 7pm EDT: Mitchell’s guest this evening  is teacher of The Release Technique, Larry Crane. 

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Larry was a long time student of Lester Levenson, a Jewish engineer and originator of The Sedona Method, also known as The Release Technique, and who has often been referred to as an enlightened being.  As was Hale Dwoskin, Larry was mentored by Lester who helped both mature in their understanding and practice of the process of “letting go”.
In this interview, you will learn more about the Release Technique and see a demonstration of the ICAP Release Meter, a gel-free, wireless, simplified EEG device used for releasing and developing  a way of releasing stress and cultivating self-mastery.  Tune in to this re-airing of this exciting and fun interview with profound implications.
 
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Andrew.HarveyWednesday, August 19, 6pm EDT:  Mitchell’s guest today is colleague and long-time friend of Mitchell’s and  A Better World, prolific author, internationally-renowned teacher and speaker,  Andrew Harvey.

Andrew Harvey is Founder Director of the Institute of Sacred Activism, an international organization focused on inviting concerned people to take up the challenge of our contemporary global crises by becoming inspired, effective, and practical agents of institutional and systemic change, in order to create peace and sustainability. Sacred Activism is a transforming force of compassion-in-action that is born of a fusion of deep spiritual knowledge, courage, love, and passion, with wise radical action in the world. The large-scale practice of Sacred Activism can become an essential force for preserving and healing the planet and its inhabitants.

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Andrew was born in south India in 1952, where he lived until he was nine years old. It is this early period that he credits with shaping his sense of the inner unity of all religions and providing him with a permanent and inspiring vision of a world infused with the sacred. He left India to attend private school in England and entered Oxford University in 1970 with a scholarship to study history. At the age of 21, he became the youngest person ever to be awarded a fellowship to All Soul’s College, England’s highest academic honor.

By 1977, Harvey had become disillusioned with life at Oxford and returned to his native India, where a series of mystical experiences initiated his spiritual journey. Over the next thirty years he plunged into different mystical traditions to learn their secrets and practices. In 1978 he met a succession of Indian saints and sages and began his long study and practice of Hinduism. In 1983, in Ladakh, he met the great Tibetan adept, Thuksey Rinpoche, and undertook with him the Mahayana Buddhist Bodhisattva vows. Andrew’s book about that experience, Journey in Ladakh, won the Christmas Humphries Award.

In 1984, Andrew Harvey began a life-long exploration and explication of Rumi and Sufi mysticism in Paris with a group of French Sufis and under the guidance of Eva De Vitray-Meyerovitch, the magnificent translator of Rumi into French. Andrew has written three books on that subject: The Way of Passion, The Celebration of Rumi and Perfume of the Desert, an anthology of Sufi mysticism. With Llewellyn Baughn Lee, he founded the Sufi Conferences, which have played a prominent role in uniting Sufis of all persuasions during the past six years. He has close connections with great Sufi teachers in America, Africa, India and Pakistan, and a very clear, comprehensive grasp of the state of modern Sufism in both the west and the east.

In 1990, he collaborated with Sogyal Rinpoche and Patrick Gaffney in the writing of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. In 1992, he met Father Bede Griffiths in his ashram in south India near where Andrew had been born. It was this meeting that helped him synthesize the whole of his mystical explorations and reconcile eastern with western mysticism.

Andrew has since lived in London, Paris, New York, and San Francisco, and has continued to study a variety of religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, and Christianity. He has written and edited over 30 books. Other honors he has received include the Benjamin Franklin Award and the Mind Body Spirit Award (both for Mary’s Vineyard: Daily Readings, Meditations, and Revelations). Among Harvey’s other well-known titles are: Dialogues with a Modern Mystic, Hidden Journey, The Essential Mystics, Son of Man, The Return of the Mother and The Direct Path.

Mitchell has interviewed Andrew several times–once on Sacred Activism, another on his translation of the great Sufi poet Rumi for A Better World TV and on his book, The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism.  This week’s interview will be first a searing look at today’s world of chaos and confusion in thought and action, and then a refreshing look at the possibilities the darkness present for an enlightened new and yes, better world.

Special People in the World

With a world drunk on consumption, acquisition and power, a society that has strayed so far from basic, human decency and common sense principles of living, the aspirations of one’s soul evidenced by the presence of violence and war for conflict resolution, wielding and gaining power and control, for economic gain, and assumptions underlying many ways of life across the planet which breed competition, win-lose, profit at any cost to the environment, planet and species, it is deeply heartening to know that there are these beautiful people, founts of wisdom, some on a village level who are known as local sages and others who are known on a world-wide level, also known as sages, teachers and leaders, who go about spreading good will, brilliance and good cheer wherever they go.

No matter how much it appears that humans have “lost their soul”, “their way in the wood” as Dante would say in the Divine Comedy, there is incredible uplift to know that there are so many who haven’t, and are busy counseling, advising, creating, leading us toward the formation of, a transformation to, a new kind of world and society.  They are not bound by convention in the ordinary way, they pioneer what is of value to their hearts and souls, and by so doing, build a different consensus and a new sub-culture which has so much love and intelligence in it that it lifts the rest of humanity, the rest of the numerous cultures up like high tide lifting up the boats.

One of those is my guest this Wednesday, Andrew Harvey.  Andrew has been on the path of awakening in some way since childhood.  Born into the ‘womb of Mother India’, even as of British descent, I believe that he was deeply influenced and imprinted by the wisdom of the ages as it showed up in Vedic India, steeped in one of the most ancient traditions of which we know on the planet.Andrew Harvey expressing

I believe that this South Indian ambiance imbued his soul with a sense of passion, values and proportion, of love and compassion, that has led him to become a world-loved teacher as well as a prolific writer.  And as much, to be the one to found the Institute for Sacred Activism, designed to change the way we do business with each other, with all sentient life on this planet.

True, this is probably one of the reasons Andrew and I love and respect each other so much, because the affinity of values and perspective are so in common, yet have evolved through our own respective journeys along the path. And when I reflect on Andrew, I feel inspired to even be more of an ‘agent of change’ than I may already be, because of his skill and commitment that effervesces from his being.

Thankfully, there are many other dedicated, awesome people populating our world, a good number of whom I have been honored to have on as guests on either or both of A Better World Radio & TV since I began this part of my journey in 1993.  It would be too lengthy and unwieldy a ‘blog’ to begin listing, but I do invite you to the Radio Archive and Store or Video Stream to tune in and get the benefit of these shows, designed to move us as a species along the evolutionary path, “the yellow brick road” on our way to Oz.

One of the most powerful things we can do for one another in a somewhat thankless world is to acknowledge each other, thank each other as friends and colleagues, We can give new meaning to the phrase we hear on the loudspeaker of the NY subways:  “When you see something, we say something”  Yes, we will see brilliance and say something respectful and kind.

 

 

Mitchell’s A Better World/Heaven On Earth Salon: Thursday, Sept. 10, 6-8

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Facilitated by Mitchell, these workshops include the participant learning Stress Management techniques, from Chi-Kung exercises and meditation to Mind-Body/Holistic Perspectives, health and wellness practices, the role of emotions and mind in health & well-being and disease, as well as the principles of Sacred Stewardship, awakening the Soul through uncovering Life-Purpose and moving into action toward empowerment, wellness, meaning, well-being and prosperity on all levels.

These are some of the areas we’ll be addressing using group dialogue, Therapeutic Theater and other ways of activating our creativity and human potential.
 
After this evening’s class will be a free demo and presentation on Higher Brain Living in the same space, a technique in which Mitchell is an advanced facilitator, one of the few in the NYC area, which is open to the public, at TRS, 40 Exchange Place, 3rd fl., NYC.
 
 What the group members are reporting about the depth of their experience, getting in touch with wisdom, compassion, understanding, empathy along with a fount of humor is heat-rending and inspiring.  There is a true sense of building community from the inside out and leadership in and out of the community..  This is a form of leadership the world is hungry for, especially those in formal, leadership positions. This level of authenticity serves those attending the group in every facet of their lives, personal and professional.
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If attending please email to mjr@abetterworld.net and put into the subject line: Yes to Heaven On Earth. $40/person, Short walk from Wall St. express stop. TRS Office Suites, 40 Exchange Place, 3rd Fl. Easy access.
Back from Chicago:  Institute for Noetic Sciences Conference & Higher Brain Living Tier 4 Training
ionsIONS is a powerful force for good in the world.  At base, it addresses the noble subject of bringing scientific method to the domain of Noesis, of, or pertaining to all dimensions of the mind, by which we suggest those parapsychological aspects known as telepathy, intuition, clarivoyance, mind-over-matter/body, the power and influence of energy fields, multi-dimensionality and the like.  Yet at the same time, it has a social consciousness, seeking to apply its scientific understanding to the needs of the world at large.  As a member of the Board of the NY chapter, FIONS, I am the liaison to the Mother Ship and represented our community at the Conference.  It was beautiful to see so many chapters even in the remote foothills of West Virginia and Tennessee where an increasing number of people are breaking away for traditional religion and moving toward a more individuated sense of their own, self-defined spirituality and exploration of the farther reaches of consciousness.
As a result of its multi-faceted activity and values, the Conference was a meaningful, values-rich, cultural event with people from all walks of life from many nations, joining together to learn, discuss and seek to generate ideas and solutions, based on science, based on heart, with speakers such as poet Drew Dellinger, Barbara Marx Hubbard, IONS President Cassandra Vieten, Master Mingtong Gu, Katia Petersen, Marianne Williamson, Don-Miguel Ruiz, Dean Radin, with MC’s Emanuel Kuntzelman, co-founder of Greenheart, and Luisa Teish, Oshun Chief in the Yoruba Lucum tradition.  There was discussion of the creation of “Humanity 2.0” as well as meditation, singing, laughing and dancing to balance out so much cerebral output!
One of the fundamental accomplishments is the building of community and of a global brain with heart and soul, committed to making this world a better place for all.
higher_brain_living_bannerFollowing this wonderful Conference was the next tier of Higher Brain Living with Dr. Michael Cotton.  While the next tier is still in its infancy, it was very illuminating to catch wind of what Michael envisions as “the next step” for humanity through Higher Brain Living, which has to do with consciousness of our eternal aspect, our soul-nature, as the backdrop to our awareness of daily living as largely articulated by ancient Indian wisdom teachings of Vedanta, most recently expressed as non-dualism meeting the methods of Higher Brain Living, gentle tactile contacts with specific points of the body back and front.  It’s lofty, it has aspects of high intelligence and creativity, and cognizance of our spiritual nature is of inconceivable and even ultimate value.  When directed with clarity and a humanitarian-based belief system, it can help to evolve us into our higher potential, so needed if this species is going to survive the destruction it has caused over the past number of centuries.  
Again, the community of practitioners here, committed to the well-being and enlightenment of sentient beings is brilliant and outstanding.  It is my belief that the many communities of similar sort across the planet will be providing the “energetic uplift” we need to break through the habitual tendencies toward greed, hostility and ignorance.
 
 
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Want to move yourself and our society out of a fear-based one and one based on adventure, mindfulness, passion & compassion? Move the energy in your brain to the other 95% of its potential? This process will engage you in doing that.  To schedule a session, call 212 420-0800.
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Harmonic Energetic Balancing Program

hebAnd with something we use as a stand-alone, without any counseling, is the Harmonic Energetic Balancing Program, which shapes the energy field per one’s own affirmative statements and declarations in language one wants to shape oneself with. It’s like being an artist with words and thoughts, mixed with frequency, shaping a hologram we call you. For more detailed information and a request form go to: http://abetterworld.tv/the-harmonic-energetic-balancing-program/

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Read Mitchell on Huffington Post & Natural News
the-huffington-post-with-mitchell-rabinFor over two years now, Mitchell, invited by Arianna Huffington, has been writing for the Huffington Post. The subjects range from how to deal with stress to socially-conscious business, from challenging hydro-fracking to how to develop sustainability, green-thinking and humanity in the new-paradigm corporation & society. Go to: www.huffingtonpost.com/mitchell-j-rabin for a list of all the blogs/articles
And after reading, comment away! I love to hear from you and learn from your feedback.
 
Then there is Mike Adams’ NaturalNews.com which is another place where I’ve published articles on Health, Stress, Total biology and Wellness, a site that tells so much about what’s really going on in our society, you really don’t want to miss it! Go to: http://www.naturalnews.com/Author_Mitchell_Rabin.html for articles I’ve written there.
And after reading, comment away! I love to hear from you and learn from your feedback.
 
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