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A Journey of Thoughts with Deepak Chopra

Posted in Deepak Chopra, The Spirit with tags , , , on April 24, 2013 by jason elijah

This is an excellent new interview with Deepak Chopra, “one of the most lucid and inspirational philosophers of our time” and “a preeminent leader of the body-mind-spirit movement,” posted by Doordarshan National on February 20, 2013.

Eckhart Tolle: Conversations on Compassion

Posted in Eckhart Tolle, The Spirit with tags , , , , , , on March 5, 2013 by jason elijah

On February 12, 2013, Eckhart Tolle participated in the Conversations on Compassion interview series at Stanford University in California, hosted by Dr. James Doty.

A Sacred Revolution with Marianne Williamson

Posted in Marianne Williamson, The Spirit, The World with tags , , , , , on August 18, 2012 by jason elijah

Audrey Hope interviews Marianne Williamson, July 2012. They discuss Love as the greatest power behind radical change and radical peace. As Gandhi said, we must be the change we want to see in the world.

Jean Shinoda Bolen on Transformational Women

Posted in Jean Shinoda Bolen, The Spirit, what I'm reading with tags , , , , , on June 24, 2012 by jason elijah

This is a wonderful 5-part interview with Jungian analyst and author Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen by Kimber Marie Lim. Bolen may be most widely known for her books, Goddesses in Everywoman and Gods in Everyman, which mystic/philosopher Ken Wilbur praised for their “wonderful presentation of all the ‘archetypal’ gods and goddesses that are collectively inherited by men and women…”

Elaine Pagels interview archive

Posted in Elaine Pagels, The Spirit, The World, what I'm reading with tags , , , , , , , , on May 8, 2012 by jason elijah

Elaine Pagels is one of the greatest religious scholars of our time and is Professor of Religion at Princeton University. This is a collection of her interviews from 1995 to 2012.

A discussion with Elaine Pagels
July 4, 1995 – Charlie Rose

The Beatrice Interview
1996 – Beatrice

Heaven’s Gate And Early Christianity
Spring 1997 – Sean Casteel: UFO Journalist

Bill Moyers Interviews Elaine Pagels
May 16, 2003 – PBS: Now

The Politics of Christianity
July 17, 2003 – Edge

Video interview
October 10, 2003 – PBS: Religion and Ethics

Interview with Elaine Pagels
January 2004 – Rodes Fishburne

Revisioning Christianity:
New Perspectives from the Gospel of Thomas
January 26, 2004 – Stanford University Lecture

The Gospel Truth
January/February 2004 – Stanford Magazine

A discussion about Jesus and the impact of Christianity
April 9, 2004 – Charlie Rose

There’s Something about Mary
November 2005 – Minnesota Women’s Press

Video interview
2007 – Barnes & Noble

Early Christianity’s Martyrdom Debate
March 7, 2007 – Time

The Gospel of Judas and the Shaping of Christianity
March 14, 2007 – NPR (audio)

Gospel according to Judas
April 2, 2007 – Salon

A conversation about the Gospel of Judas
April 6, 2007 – Charlie Rose

The Mysteries of the Gnostic Gospels
October 1, 2009 – Future Primitive

“Gnostic” Is an Open Question: An Interview with Elaine Pagels
May 2, 2011 – Reality Sandwich

Elaine Pagels on the Book of Revelation
February 24, 2012 – PBS: Religion and Ethics

Book of Revelation: ‘Visions, Prophecy and Politics’
March 7, 2012 – National Public Radio

Elaine Pagels on Her New Book “Revelations”
March 13, 2012 – Religion News Service

Elaine Pagels “Revelations”
March 26, 2012 – Eye on Books

Elaine Pagels’ New Book Offers ‘Revelations’ On The Book Of Revelation
March 27, 2012 – Huffington Post

Fight the Power: How to Read, and Re-Read, the Book of Revelation
A conversation with Elaine Pagels
March 27, 2012 – Religion Dispatches

Revisiting Revelation: PW Talks with Elaine Pagels
March 28, 2012 – Publishers Weekly


Books by Elaine Pagels:

Gnostic Paul: Gnostic Exegesis of the Pauline Letters

The Gnostic Gospels

Adam, Eve, and the Serpent: Sex and Politics in Early Christianity

The Origin of Satan: How Christians Demonized Jews, Pagans, and Heretics

Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas

Reading Judas: The Gospel of Judas and the Shaping of Christianity

Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation

John Shelby Spong on interpreting the Gospels

Posted in John Shelby Spong, The Spirit with tags , , , , , on April 26, 2012 by jason elijah

Here is another fantastic interview with Bishop John Shelby Spong (promoting his book, Liberating the Gospels) on how to properly interpret the New Testament. Spong explains why it is a mistake to interpret the Bible literally.

Jean Houston says we live in the middle of a Great Mystery

Posted in Jean Houston, The Spirit, The World with tags , , , , , on April 20, 2012 by jason elijah

Dr. Jean Houston is a leader in the Human Potential Movement and founder of the Foundation for Mind Research. In this interview, she talks with David Rome (of the Garrison Institute) about transformation of the individual and the world, the rise of fundamentalism, and her hope for the future.

Marion Woodman interview archive

Posted in Marion Woodman, The Spirit, The World, what I'm reading with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 13, 2011 by jason elijah

It has been said that Marion Woodman is “one of the wisest women in the world.” She is a brilliant Jungian analyst, mystic, healer, writer and international speaker. It is true that her work is inspiring, healing and whole-making. To share a glimpse into the world of Marion Woodman, I searched the web and gathered links to every interview I could find. If you know of any others, please let me know and I will update the list. Otherwise, do enjoy these, they are wonderful…

Marion Woodman: “When I say the feminine, I don’t mean gender. I mean the feminine principle that is living—or suppressed—in both men and women. The feminine principle attempts to relate. Instead of breaking things off into parts, it says, Where are we alike? How can we connect? Where is the love? Can you listen to me? Can you really hear what I am saying? Can you see me? Do you care whether you see me or not?”

Empowering Soul Through the Feminine

Inner Man, Inner Woman
December 1993 – M.E.N. magazine

An Interview with Marion Woodman
November 1995 – M.E.N. magazine

The Dark Goddess Returns

Marion Woodman Profile
May 13, 1996 – Maclean’s magazine

An Interview with Marion Woodman
November 1, 1997 – The London Free Press

Abandoned Soul, Abandoned Planet

Robert Bly and Marion Woodman
Over a Decade of Magic in Working Together

1998 – M.E.N. magazine

Marion Woodman Interview
November 1998 – Yoga Journal

Slow Down and Meet Your Sacred Feminine
January 1999 – New Times

Taming Patriarchy
The Emergence of the Black Goddess

Fall/Winter 1999 – EnlightenNext magazine

Conscious Femininity
A Speech by Marion Woodman

September 2004 – 3rd Annual Women & Power Conference

Men Are From Earth, And So Are Women
Marion Woodman on the Inner Marriage of the True Masculine and the True Feminine

August 2006 – The Sun

I had a marvellous dream about a metaphor machine…
2007 – Ascent magazine

Marion Woodman video interview
2009 – PBS “Life (Part 2)”

8 Ways of Looking at Power
The Power of the Feminine

September 2009 – O, The Oprah Magazine

Jungian Analysis, Eating Disorders and the ‘Great Work’
May 21, 2010 – Huffington Post

* Marion Woodman books, audio-books, lectures and DVDs
* Marion Woodman Foundation website

Andrew Harvey on Inner Quest

Posted in The Spirit, The World, what I'm reading with tags , , , , , , , , on July 12, 2011 by jason elijah

One of today’s leading mystics, Andrew Harvey, appeared on Inner Quest in 2009 to promote his acclaimed book, The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism.

Joseph Campbell 1987 unreleased interviews

Posted in Joseph Campbell, The Spirit with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 14, 2011 by jason elijah

Thanks to the Joseph Campbell Foundation ( for sharing these excerpts from two “previously unreleased interviews with Joseph Campbell filmed shortly before his death in 1987.”

Interview 1:

Initiation Through Trials
Discussion of the Sun Dance rituals of the Mandan tribe, and their significance for the males of the tribe, who have to be actively placed into their adult roles through hardships and pain.

The Mythic Symbology of Release
Winged fish, feathered serpent, the Bodhisattva, and the Christ–images of a shift in consciousness.

Myth As the Mirror for the Ego

Interview 2:

The Birth of Mathematical Mythologies
A totally new idea on the importance of recording observations of the heavens…

The Dynamic of Life
Demonic or dynamic—tricksters and the disordering principle.

On Becoming an Adult
Myth lets you know where you are across the ages of life – at 40 or at 80…

Mythology of the First City States
Agriculture and the domestication of animals 10,000 years ago in the Near East creates larger communities and new cultural organization – from herders to warriors…

Interpretations of circumcision… from Judaism to the Sudan.

Sun, Moon, Serpent, and Bull
From bullfights to marriage, Joseph Campbell discusses symbols of sacrifice.

Mythology of the Trickster
The Trickster in Native American mythologies–Shadow, Creator, and Fool.


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