Rupert Sheldrake on TV, Water Wars on Film Hour, Buddha Maitreya & Wed. Radio: A Better World Newsletter 5-11-2014

This Week’s Blog, TV & Radio Show May 11, 2014
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rupert-sheldrakeMitchell’s guest this evening is internationally-renowned ,British scientist, biologist & author Rupert Sheldrake. (A re-airing of this popular interview)

Sheldrake isthe author of numerous books from A New Science of Life, Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home, The Sense of Being Stared At and others, bringing his scientific expertise to bear on paranormal, psychic phenomena, which are, on different levels, really part of our everyday experience.

Sheldrake is also credited with significant work involving the development of the idea of morphogenetic fields, which, based on his first book, has become virtually a mainstream idea.

Tune in to hear Mitchell and Rupert explore the ideas underlying his research into the parapsychological domains of consciousness, that of humans, dogs and actually all sentient life.

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Mitchell Rabin on PRN Radio
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suzanne baumanSuzanne Bauman, Director, Producer, Writer, Editor, is Supervising Producer of “The Writing Code,” a television mini-series for PBS about the invention, history, art and craft of writing from ancient times to the internet. The project, with extensive outreach and website, was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Science Foundation.

Her feature documentary “Shadow of Afghanistan” premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, and is now distributed worldwide by Cinema Libre Studios, who also represent “Water Wars,” best documentary feature winner, 2014 Universe Multicultural Film Festival. “Jackie Behind the Myth,” a two-hour documentary special on Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, premiered on PBS and aired in more than 30 countries.

An Academy Award Nominee for “Against Wind and Tide: A Cuban Odyssey,” her films are distributed worldwide, including “Suleyman the Magnificent,” “Cuba in the Shadow of Doubt,” “La Belle Epoque,” “The Artist Was a Woman,” Light of the Gods,” “Merchants and Masterpieces,” “The Way of the Warrior,” “Spirit Catcher: the Art of Betye Saar,” and “The Women of Summer.”

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Director Jim Burroughs:  Jim has written, produced and directed over 150 films and TV shows of different genres.  He has worked on six continents, documenting and re-creating personal dramas, expeditions, wars, and historical events. His clients have included Paramount, ABC, CBS, PBS, A&E, Channel 4 UK, France 5, Discovery, and National Geographic International.  He is a cameraman and a composer, as well, with 200 songs and scores to his credit.  He has worked underwater for Mike Nichols, tracked rhinos in the wild with Jack Hanna, and filmed the real “Indiana Jones” excavating the ancient caves of Israel. 

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Buddha Maitreya the ChristMitchell’s guest this evening is
Buddha Maitreya the Christ, is said to be the American-born reincarnation of the Avatar, born in Oregon in 1951. Enthroned and given ceremonies of recognition within all the major Tibetan Buddhist lineages, his recognition process began when he was 9.
Buddha Maitreya is a meditator and healer and suggests simple meditation and living a life of harmlessness as his main teaching.
Since 1975, he has offered healing centers in the West providing meditation and self-healing through energetic medicine. This includes his own Shambhala HealingTools which radiate his Monadic, Soul-filled blessings – making it easier for people to
gain the benefits from self-healing and meditation.
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For over 20 years, Buddha Maitreya has supported the practical daily needs of monks and nuns in Tibet, India and Nepal. Restoring sacred sites. Rebuilding monasteries in Tibet and providing new prayer halls in India. He offers free clinics and treatments centers in Nepal to provide basic medical services to those most in need.
In 2006, together with his wife, Mandarava Tara, he founded the Buddha Maitreya Shambhala Vajradhara Monastery in Lake County, California. A Planetary Healing & Wellness Center designed with sacred geomancy.
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Buddha Maitreya provides weekly OM Pyramid Meditations live online from the monastery.
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Buddha Maitreya and Mandarava Tara are the recipients of this year’s Dr Ambedkar International Award due to be presented in India this October. Previous year’s recipients include the His Holiiness, the 17th Karmapa, a lineage actually longer than that of the lineage of the Dalai Lama.
Tune in to hear what will be one of the first broadcasts made by Buddha Maitreya on the public airwaves as he speaks with Mitchell about what the world needs now to heal and transform into humanity’s next level of its evolution.
This is an extraordinary opportunity for a powerful dharma teaching in simple, straightforward language.
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Progressive Film Hour with Mitchell Rabin Begins May 12, 9pm EDT on PRN
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mjrMitchell is back on Progressive Radio Network after a brief hiatus, this time to host a new program on PRN, which highlights progressive films which are addressing the pivotal subjects of our day from corruption of our body politic and economy to the wholesale destruction of our environment. As we all know, we have become a highly-visual, video-based culture in which the visual medium has largely become our lexicon for learning and expression.
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We will therefore focus on the use of this highly expressive, artistic medium as a means of conveying to large audiences messages–using image, word and music–as ways to impact people so that they see the seriousness of our current situation and feel a deep call to action. It’s actually nothing short of preserving life itself and then taking the next vital step to evolve a way of life which is sustainable and harmonious with each other and the environment, leaving behind the former, reptilian-brain paradigm.
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water warsDirectors, producers and experts in the respective fields being covered in the films will be my guests, with time budgeted as best possible for call-ins. We will announce as best we can what we are planning to be the featured films for the following 3-4 weeks so the audience can have the opportunity to see them ahead of time and thereby add to the conversation on a more informed level.
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May 12: Water Wars: When Drought, Flood & Greed Collide
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May 19: The Invisible War: The Untold Story of Sex & Rape in the Military
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May 26: Gasland I & II: Academy-Award nominated film about hydro-fracking across the U.S.
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More on Water Wars director & producer:
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Suzanne Baumann (cont’d): For 3 years she was Creator and Show Runner for the syndicated series “Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures” as well as a producer and director for the nine hour PBS series “Art of the Western World” hosted by Michael Wood. Early independent films include festival winners “Button Button,” “The Cabinet,” “The Father,” and short films for children: “Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky,” “The Serendipity Series.” “All About Animals,” “Sesame Street,” “3-2-1 Contact” .Suzanne has taken crews all over the world – Costa Rica, Cuba, England, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Italy, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, The Philippines, Turkey, the United States – interviewed scores of celebrities and scholars, including Anna Wintour, John Kenneth Galbraith, Norman Mailer, the Sixth Earl of Carnarvon, Diana Vreeland, astronaut Edgar Mitchell, David Rockefeller, Fidel Castro, Ted Kennedy, Annie Liebowitz, Gloria Steinem…BA, Phi Beta Kappa, Vassar College. MFA, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, AFI Directing Workshop for Women. Member DGA and WGA.Jim Burroughs (cont’d): In the 1980’s, Burroughs directed and co-produced with colleague Suzanne Bauman two films that received Academy recognition: Against Wind & Tide: A Cuban Odyssey’ for PBS (undercover during the Cuban Boatlift) and ‘La Belle Époque’ for A&E (the years before WW1 featuring interviews with the last living survivors). Other lands and cultures continued to lure him with such subjects as ‘Child in the Wind’ (the wars in Central America),‘Cuba in the Shadow of Doubt’ (with a candid Fidel Castro), ‘Guidance of the Stars’ (one woman’s search for meaning among the Samburu people), and ‘Last of the Stoneagers’ (perhaps the last tribes of New Guinea to have tasted human flesh.). In ‘Quest for the Ark’ his crew roamed the snow-covered peaks of Turkey and Kurdish Iran – following the story of four scientists investigating a mysterious boat-shaped object. The film was successful worldwide and inspired his 26-part QUEST Series on world beliefs- Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Sikh, Hindu and Buddhist together with the animists of Africa, New Guinea and the Amazon. Feature documentary ‘Shadow of Afghanistan’, the devastating personal account of three journalists and an Afghan commander in search of the meaning of the ongoing wars, was filmed over 22 years. He also wrote Blood on the Lens, a memoir on the making of that film, published by Potomac Books.  He directed ‘Water Wars’ narrated by Martin Sheen that digs deeply into the world water crisis. Georgetown University School of Foreign Service   B.A. USC School of Cinema.
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The World As We Know it In Transition
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Most all that we’ve traditionally relied upon when it comes to national and international institutions promoting certain values, ideologies (democracy, a capitalist-style economy with mobility for all dedicated, hard-working individuals, freedom of speech and religion, etc.) are, sort of like Humpty-Dumpty, crumbling down. The worshiped idols of the past can no longer contain the energy and the old bottle of wine continues to shatter. Examples abound: the Catholic Church eroded by sexual scandal that has been swept under the rug for at least 50 years as well as by financial corruption; governments including the U.S., is being recognized as a cash cow for the corporations which govern it and its myriad agencies, ALEC, the corruption of campaign financing and even the Supreme Court’s ridiculous ruling that “corporations are people”. Do they also go to the bathroom, have sex and make jokes? The only joke I’ve seen them make is “on us”, and that’s not a good joke…!).
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world destructionIt’s sort of like, more than ever before, the Emperor is really been seen to have no clothes, but it’s not just the intelligentsia that are seeing this but even mainstream. If the damage weren’t so severe spiritually and environmentally-planetarily, we could take it better into stride, but the damage is severe, and sentient life’s survival is actually in jeopardy unless you’re a bacterium, cockroach or parasite (uh-oh, the multi-nationals may survive!). We’re truly at a cross-roads, signaled perhaps most powerfully by the rampant, world-wide effects showing up in technicolor, of Climate Change and Global Warming. Even some politicians and Evangelicals are beginning to acknowledge that there is something ‘going on’ in respect to anthropogenic climate change.
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We are clearly due for a change, an evolutionary upgrade. We have been brainwashed folks, right here in River City, like no one’s business. It has been deliberate, oh yes! Rather than a ‘wash’, it’s more like “brain-toxified” and needing a wash! But I would say that even if deliberate, its impetus is still largely, my opinion, fear, a function of the lower brain-stem, the ancient, reptilian brain I so often make reference to.
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Why? Because it’s pretty obvious that our society operates there, supported by higher-level brain functioning, but the default position of our psycho-emotional lives is fear, kept in place, locked in, by the reptilian brain operating system. It may have been great during the days that we were hunters-and-gatherers, but it’s been a while. Neuro-science has made it clear, as have wisdom traditions East and West, that there’s “another way possible”, that there’s a human potential which is nothing short of its capacity for “Divine Realization”. Indeed, that’s the far-reaching capacity of what we generically, modestly and amicably call “human potential”.
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A most interesting phenomenon seems to be in our midst to help us midwife this human potential into its higher purpose of Divine Realization. No one other than one of the greatest Avatars to appear on Earth, the Buddha is said to be here.
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Excuse me? Yes, I have been recently informed of this and I actually don’t know why I should have been so surprised. It’s not like I don’t accept the process of reincarnation–I have accepted it as an expression of the soul’s journey through eternity for decades (or really lifetimes)–not a problem!  The idea of reincarnation, or you could say, the ‘principle’, shows up in virtually every major teaching on the planet.  It is embedded in Judaism, it was embedded in Catholicism (until it was stricken from it during the Council of Nicea in 325 A.D.), of course in the Vedic tradition, Buddhist, Jain, and on.
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It is also my understanding that Avatars show up on this troubled planet at times of great need, serious confusion and ignorance among people such as is the case right now, when we have the capability to blow up the planet with nuclear and hydrogen bombs many times over and, access growing.  We have so jeopardized our precious eco-system that species die off daily and sentient life is threatened altogether, with those few exceptions aforementioned. Integrity is no longer a word that can be used in high society because it has become a notion that is archaic.
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So would this time not be ripe, just right, as Goldie Locks said it, for an Avatar on Earth?  Are conditions not just completely right for such a powerful energy field to show up and assist humanity at this profoundly dark hour?
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As Sarah Palin, in her infinite wisdom would put it, yes, “you betcha!”
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BuddhaThe conditions are indeed ripe, greed and the broken systems of banking, fossil fuel-based energy production continues to proliferate and the permafrost is melting, allowing for what could be methane release that would simply shift the biochemistry of the planet to make it virtually uninhabitable by mammals and more. Greed may be getting countered by charity and philanthropy but that is way too little way too late in the game. An entire overhaul of the way we think and the values we hold dear to our hearts and souls much change–quickly–if there remains a kind of future of which we’ve been dreaming and envisioning for a long time.
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Buddha MaitreyaIn this light, I am delighted, honored and privileged to say that the Maitreya Buddha, a most interesting, plain-spoken man, said, as mentioned, to be the reincarnation of the historical Buddha, Gatauma, will be my guest on A Better World Radio this Wednesday, which is also, so auspiciously, nothing short of Wesak.
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You could ask, “how do we know?”  Well, that would take us down a path not suited to this newsletter.  But you could also say, “is that the most important part to know?  Or how to access Buddha-Nature and our own Christic nature in ourselves, to guide us through these turbulent times and to preserve life and love, compassion and our precious planet?
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.HIGHER BRAIN LIVING
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m cottonA revolutionary gentle touch technique that releases the grip of the fear and stress based “lower brain” and moves energy and metabolism to the “Higher Brain,” where all of your joy, passion, and purpose live.Founder of Higher Brain Living, Dr. Michael Cotton has spent his lifetime finding correlations between brain physiology, high-level consciousness states, and culture.
Click here for Dr. Cotton’s website
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Michael will be appearing at the Mind Body Spirit Expo May 2-4, 2014 in New Jersey.
Click here for more Expo information,
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And at the MetaCenter in NYC for a one-evening event on Thursday, May 8 at 6-9:30pm with demonstration of energy moving from lower to higher brain and the breath that emerges from this process.
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Want to move yourself and our society out of a fear-based one? Move the energy in your brain to the other 95% of its potential. This process is engaged in doing just that.
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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.
Did you know that today is Mitchell’s birthday?  Taurus through & through.  Love of Life, Love of Earth & all her inhabitants. Right smack after Mother’s Day & before the Wesak Festival, we are celebrating Mothers, the Divine Feminine & the Compassionate Wisdom of Buddha-Nature on my birthday, so join us in the celebration!  Tune into tonight’s new radio show, The Progressive Film Hour with Mitchell Rabin, on PRN at 9pm and celebrate with us.
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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