Metaphysics

Debt as Art

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Mon, 06/01/2015
Joe Clement talks with Cassie Thornton about her use of debt for the last 7 years as a subject for her art-work. She describes how she's sought to concretize debt, explore debt through hypnotherapeutic visualization exercises with others, and in the end how she's gotten involved with the national Strike Debt movement. 8:26 minutes (7.73 MB)

Theory & Practice

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Mon, 06/01/2015
Tod Sloan talks with Lara Messersmith-Glavin of the Institute for Anarchist Studies about theory and practice. They consider how theory helps illuminate individually lived experiences as part of larger systems, while also stressing the priority of lived experience in generating our theories. She provides examples of how theory has helped make her everyday life as a working-class mother make more sense, bringing her a degree of control and context, and over all increasing her resilience as a person. She also describes how the experience of queer women of color informed several "correctives" to some of the one-demensional concerns of white feminists. [Image Credit: permanantculturenow.org] 12:59 minutes (11.89 MB)

Lisa Schumacher talks about Gangaji, Eli Jaxon-Bear, integrity, love, awakening, happiness & being true to yourself

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Sun, 05/24/2015
Host Sutree has an engaging conversation with Lisa Schumacher about Gangaji, Eli Jaxon-Bear, integrity, love, awakening, discovering happiness and being true to yourself.
 
Lisa has through her 20 years of study with Gangaji and Eli Jaxon-Bear, gained a unique insight into what it takes to be free. For the last 6 years Lisa has traveled around the world to meet with people in small groups in service of Awakening Freedom and to share the open invitation to realize what is eternally present in the core of all being. 

Quote from Lisa: “Our attention is a huge power and we give it away all the time. It’s time to pay it to what you really want to pay it to.”
  64:00 minutes (58.6 MB)

Rob Garfield Interview

program: 
Between Us
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Wed, 05/20/2015
Psychoanalyst and research Robert Garfield has focused on men and the friendships they form for many years.  In his new book, "Breaking the Male Code", Mr. Garfield explores the rules that keep men spinning in a culture that doesn't always know what it wants them to be.  The author talks with Don Merrill about how TV heroes are no role model, why the men's movement of the 90s hurt men as much as it helped them and how fatherhood is one of the purest ways men can bond. 
25:58 minutes (23.78 MB)

Speaking with Gangaji about Acceptance, Truth, Prayer and Fulfillment

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Sun, 04/05/2015

I had a truly wonderful opportunity to sit with Gangaji and ask her the questions I have been pondering for my evolution. I hope you will find her answers as helpful and insightful as I did in this open and mindful conversation about truth, prayer and the fulfillment that comes through inquiry.
  45:30 minutes (41.72 MB)

Conversation with Annam (Elle Collier Re) and David Sawyer on Neutrality

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Wed, 03/04/2015
Host Sutree has a very informative and intricate conversation with Annam (Elle Collier Re) and David Sawyer about what neutrality is, How being in a state of neutrality is personally revelatory and how important it is to live fully and peacefully.

Annam ... (Elle Collier Re)
 (The Word 'Annam' is used as an honorary title and endearment.
Annam in Celtic means soul or life. In Sanscrit, food. In Arabic, gift.)

Annam (Elle) assumes, delivers, and pulses the Word of Absolute Love. 
The words brought forth are through energetic core alignment 
to the direct and specific Logic that Utters and is full of Light.
  55:30 minutes (50.81 MB)

Caroline Miller Interview

program: 
Between Us
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Thu, 01/22/2015
Author Caroline Miller has been known to the Portland writing community for many years.  But her latest endeavor is a play, and her new play is called "Woman on the Scarlet Beast".  She talks with Don Merrill about the joys and pains of being a playwright and how the Book of Revelations relates to and inspired her story of three Catholic women dealing with issues of feminism and dogma across the hall from her in the 60s'. 

"Woman on the Scarlet Beast" 7p.m. most Thursdays-Fridays and 5 p.m. most Saturdays-Sundays through February 8.
For additional showtimes, see post5theater.org.  1666 SE Lambert St./971-258-8584/fertilegroundpdx.org
14:31 minutes (13.3 MB)

Sleep Dealer and Work Without Workers

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Mon, 12/29/2014

Joe Clement reads from Jason Read's review of Sleep Dealer, which he wrote for The Portland Phoenix. Sleep Dealer is a recent sci-fi dystopia in Spanish about a near future where robots are operated from afar by desperate Mexican workers. Jason writes about how he got to talk with the film's director, Alex Rivera, about the changing nature of work and the lived reality of exploitation in late capitalism.

8:38 minutes (4.94 MB)
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