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.
Archive for interview
On February 12, 2013, Eckhart Tolle participated in the Conversations on Compassion interview series at Stanford University in California, hosted by Dr. James Doty.
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 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
Books by Elaine Pagels:
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.
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.
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?”
Thanks to the Joseph Campbell Foundation (jcf.org) for sharing these excerpts from two “previously unreleased interviews with Joseph Campbell filmed shortly before his death in 1987.”
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
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.