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January 2017

The Buddha, At Last

Tweet THE BUDDHA, AT LAST The history of humanity has not yet begun. Innumerable pages and volumes of stories from out of the past – individuals, cities, towns and lands – but not one true revelation of all people moving unified into a new dimension of being. This is our inescapable destiny. A great new [...]

Traveling to a New America – 1% and 99%

Tweet Traveling to a New America. Keith.  Law student in Berkeley, Ca.  From Tucson AZ . ______________________________ Keith, what’s your take on America right now? “It just seems like the elites, the blue bloods, social class, seem to be controlling it for themselves, amongst their constituencies, friends, and whatnot.  The Clintons are a prime example, [...]

Traveling to a New America – A Broad Conversation

Tweet Samantha.   Rodeo, Ca.  From a small town in southern Illinois.  Works in a law firm. ________________________ Samantha, what’s your take on America at this time? “I’m worried about the future of a lot of people who live here.  The reason: the executive orders that Trump has signed that are threatening peoples’ liberties and [...]

Traveling to a New America/The Greater Self

Tweet Donald Trump is trying to steer America into a small, walled-off world.  He is rapidly shutting off all doors to the future, to connections to a greater world and its people, and retreating into a fearful shell of protectionism that can only end in disaster. There are eternal principles at work here.  No one [...]

Foreshadowings of Doomsday

Tweet An article appeared in the New Yorker magazine this week, focusing on the number of super-rich who are preparing themselves for a coming Armageddon or Doomsday, or simply a total meltdown in the social and political fabric of America. Some of the wealthiest people in America, it writes – in Silicon Valley, New York, [...]

The Dawning of a New America

Tweet Today, Donald Trump is sworn in as the next President of the United States.  He has campaigned on the slogan, “Make America Great Again.” The America he, and millions of other Americans, are looking forward to is already buried deep and irrevocably in the past.  It is nowhere to be found.  It was a [...]

Traveling to a New America – Santa Barbara, Ca. IANDS Talk

Tweet On the evening of January 11, James Hilgendorf presented a one-hour talk to about 100 attendees at Unity of Santa Barbara, presented by the Santa Barbara Chapter of IANDS, the International Association of Near Death Studies. The talk was titled “Waking Up To Who You Really Are”.  During the talk, he presented ideas from [...]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – Eduard

Tweet Traveling to a New America – People Along The Way Eduard.  From Calexico, California. ____________________________ Eduard, you started by talking about common people. “For the most part, I believe most working class people, for that matter even people who come from middle income background, have the same wants and needs in life, and that [...]

Abraham Lincoln & Donald Trump

Tweet I’ve just finished rereading Carl Sandburg’s great biography, Abraham Lincoln, The Prairie Years and The War Years. What Lincoln meant to the American people was shown by Lincoln’s final journey across the country by railroad car from the East Coast to Springfield, Illinois, where he was buried.  Along the journey, millions of people turned [...]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – T.J.

Tweet Traveling to a New America – People Along The Way T.J.  From Marin County, Ca.  Nurse. ___________________ T.J., if you were to paint a picture, what would be your vision of a really great America? “One that’s really open and inclusive and kind, and trying to make our country better.  There’s a lot of [...]