Victor Shamas, PhD Explores the Creative Process

Victor was in Austin to address the Austin IONS community.  When we heard he was coming, we wanted to share his brilliance and enthusiasm for life with you.

You will not be disappointed.

Victor’s latest book, Deep  Creativity, reveals, the findings of Victor Shamas’ 30-year exploration of the creative process. Rather than observing creativity in others, he delved into the experience directly in order to uncover hidden truths and break free of common misconceptions. Deep Creativity turns fundamental assumptions about creativity on their head while offering fresh perspectives on the scientific method, fractals, Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, plate tectonics, mind and consciousness, hero myths, the life cycle, sleep and dreams, mothers’ intuition, the nature of wisdom, peak experiences, and even the Gospels. Written from a research psychologist’s perspective, Deep Creativity portrays the creative experience as a bold adventure filled with passion, turmoil, inspiration, sacrifice, sheer joy, self-transcendence, and unconditional love.

Notes From the Masters Class, June 6, 2018

We have a real crisis in America today. It is a moral crisis. For those of us who lived through the Viet Nam War and were exposed to brilliant moral leadership, today’s crisis is as much about leadership as it is about asylum seekers knocking at the door of America for what we hope is still freedom.

These two articles will give you sense of perspective about where we are right now.

A little over 50 years ago, right after the assignation of Dr. Martin Luther King, we heard what is perhaps the greatest speech in American History. Senator Robert F. Kennedy, running for President of the United States, climbed up on a flat bed truck, surrounded by a potentially violent crowd of black people and made this speech. Looking back on what was said that night and what was accomplished, it is hard to imagine today anything of similar power or wisdom being spoken by our current leader. We have devolved. We no longer talk about moral values, nor do we ever hear encouraging words for unity in America from the hearts of our leadership.

Join with me today to let our natural American goodness shine through this horrible treatment of these powerless human beings with love and compassion for those much worse off than we are.

Joe Lam interviews Chuck and Karen about how they got to this point in their business.

Joe Lam, Head of the Austin Chapter of the Institute of Noetic Sciences interviews Chuck and Karen about the first fifteen years of their business and their plans for the future. This is a revealing interview with Chuck and Karen as they reveal some of the secrets of the past fifteen years!

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We interview Jim Rigby before a live audience at The Unity Church of the Hills on February 15, 2018

Rigby is a Presbyterian Minister in Austin Texas. In 2007, Jim was named “Texas Public Citizen of the Yearby National Association of Social Workers for his work on gender, economic, and racial issues.

Jim has written for Huffington Post, Common Dreams, and other sites, but now his focus is on this blog, as a place for a deeper discussion of the relationship between religion and politics.

Is it possible to affirm our different religious (and nonreligious) worldviews in ways that do not lead to intolerance and oppression, or does religion lead inevitably to superstition and sectarian violence? Can we affirm the core values of our own group, and yet, still be good citizens of the world? It is an open question.

The interview took place at The Unity Church of the Hills in Austin, Texas and we had a nice crowd and Jim was stunningly insightful as he discussed issues facing all of us and how the church does or does not respond to them.

Photo’s Courtesy of Joe Lam

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Dr. Don Edward Beck, Ph.D. interviewed by Chuck and Karen

We interviewed Don Beck in Dallas on December 4, 2010. In the interview, he explains Spiral Dynamics, his role in the evolution of South Africa including his work with Nelson Mandela, his contribution to the movie Invictus, his work in Palestine and most important, his spiritual path and growth. The last 15 minutes are worth the price of admission all by themselves. This is a MUST SEE video. Enjoy.

Don Beck Interview from Chuck Robison on Vimeo.





Dr. Stephen E. Usher discusses the life and achievements of Rudolph Steiner

Dr. Stephen E. Usher is America’s leading expert on the life and achievements of Rudolf Steiner, the 20th century philosopher and Consciousness explorer, who founded the Waldorf Schools, among his many remarkable achievements.

We held this interview at the Unity Church of the Hills on November 2, 2017 here in Austin. This church is quickly becoming one of the Consciousness centers of Austin and What If It Really Works? has established a strategic relationship with UCOH that will result in our conducting nine more interviews over the next 11 months. This interview was the first in this series and we are very grateful to UCOH for including us on their programs.

Dr. Stephen E. Usher answers questions from his presentation about Rudolf Steiner on November 2, 2017

Dr. Stephen E. Usher. After the interview we took a break and came back from questions from the audience.  This video is the result of that session:

Dr. Rich Massey answers questions generated by his interview

John Graham discusses the world today!

Our friend, the well known adventurer John Graham, talks about North Korea, the political situation in America and other issues in his life!

Enjoy! John is one of our favorites!

Family Constellations with Anne Beversdorf

Anne Beversdorf is an internationally known astrologer and author and her materials can be found at Stariel.com. Anne is also known locally for her life altering Family Constellations. These sessions can be lengthy and very powerful and will result in the participant’s gaining new insight into how the lives of his family have affected that person’s own life.