Individual Transformation

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Deschooling Dialogues: On Initiation, Trauma and Ritual with Francis Weller


Alnoor Ladha interviews Francis Weller, a psychotherapist, writer and activist who pioneered the method of soul-centered psychotherapy.

Unlocking a Fresh Vision for the World


We already have everything we need to heal ourselves, our societies, and our planet. And we must, for there is no time to waste. 

Rough Initiations


Ritual initiation radically reshapes our sense of self. It is meant to break us open to the widest possible experience in identity.

A Dark Night of the Soul and the Discovery of Meaning


By Thomas Moore A dark night of the soul is a kind of initiation, taking you from one phase of life into another. You may have several dark nights in the course of your life because you are always becoming more of a person and entering life more fully.

Mind Matters Most


An exploration of mind: how our thoughts create our reality and how we can use this time to gain awareness of their negative tendencies and come out of self-generated suffering.

Becoming Medicine


Joseph is always telling me that we are all connected. “What comes around, goes around,” he says, explaining how the medicine wheel works. Sometimes listening to him gets my head spinning in circles, but that is how it is when you are learning new ways of thinking and new ways of being.

Joy and Value of Connection to Place and Community


I wonder how we got so accustomed, as human beings, to being separated from the earth. How we can live surrounded by concrete, work in buildings with pumped in air, and practice habits of buying food wrapped in plastic from the grocery store, with little thought to how our lifestyles affect the living earth, which provides for us all of life.

Wrestling with Wealth and Class


Torn between worlds. Longing to belong. Always struggling to navigate all the things I inherited: the money, the karma, the love, the possibility, the heart, the values, the society, my place in it, all of it.  

In the Hands of Alchemy


"I needed to know if there was a God and I risked my life to find that out. I know now that we risk far more when we attempt to create a life devoid of a personal relationship with our God."

Art in a Time of Catastrophe


At such a time, are the arts irrelevant, a luxury? To the contrary, they have an essential place both in grieving for what is lost and in imagining new human possibilities.