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SOLITUDE AND LEADERSHIP – if you want others to follow, learn to be alone with your thoughts

By William Deresiewitz The lecture below was delivered to the plebe class at the United States Military Academy at West Point in October 2009. My title must seem like a

ANOTHER BIRTH

by Shervin Nekuee On 25th of the year 2011 my third child and second daughter was born It was not a random date, it was my birthday. . . I

OF BREAKDOWN, EMPTINESS, AND RENEWAL – Understanding our Complex Cultural Present

by Stephen A. Erickson and Pauline Erickson-Rulf We live in a time of dramatically altering economic, cultural as well as spiritual landscapes. In short, we live in a time of disruption.

WHAT IS DEBT? – An interview with Economic Anthropologist David Graeber

David Graeber currently holds the position of Reader in Social Anthropology at Goldsmiths University London. Prior to this he was an associate professor of anthropology at Yale University. He is

MIDWAY ON OUR LIFE’S JOURNEY…: On Psychological Transformation at Midlife

by Murray Stein, Ph.D. The Midlife Period In most advanced countries worldwide today the average life expectancy for males extends to their mid- to late seventies and for women to

THE POETRY SLOW DOWN

by Dr. Barbara Mossberg, Produced by Sara Hughes A FLASH MOBBERY OF NOBODY SNOBBERY! Bring Forth the Nobody and Send In the Clowns: The Wild Spirit of Emily Dickinson’s Creativity and

HISTORY OF ALCHEMY

The Alchemists To most of us, the word “alchemy” calls up the picture of a medieval and slightly sinister laboratory in which an aged, black-robed wizard broods over the crucibles

IMAGINING FUTURE GOVERNANCE

By Karin Jironet On 11-12 January 2012 a group of artists, academics and business leaders join in an experimental session to explore what, from their different perspectives, may be informing