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December 2019

Buckminster Fuller, Visionary – Bring Out Your Own Unique Power and Self.

Buckminster Fuller, American architect, author, designer, and inventor, was the popularizer of “Spaceship Earth” and the “geodesic dome”. Interestingly, he was a grand nephew of the American Transcendentalist, Margaret Fuller, one of the most amazing women of the early American Renaissance, and a close friend of Ralph Waldo Emerson. As a young man, Fuller worked […]

Three Books That Can Change Your Life

Three books – “A New Myth for America”, “Life & Death: A Buddhist Perspective”, “Handbook for Youth in a Muddied Age” – three of ten books by James Hilgendorf – are books that can open up dramatic new perspectives on your life, and on the transformation that even now is beginning to reshape the core […]

The Big One

When things get really tough, you cannot weaken, you cannot give in. Everything will conspire to stop you. You have to move. With everything, every fiber, with utter determination. _______________________ James Hilgendorf is a filmmaker, speaker, poet, and the author of ten non-fiction books. Please share this post with friends, and follow and share his […]

Gandhi, Peace & Non-Violence

Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, and founder of the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence in Memphis, Tennessee, once spoke of how his grandfather introduced him to lessons in nonviolence. “I was introduced to peace and non-violence by grandfather when I was living with him as a young boy, and he gave me many lessons […]

No Half-Hearted Efforts

Dare I really become the person I dream of being? The universe is waiting for confirmation of our utter resolve. Then things begin to move. Please share this encouragement with your friends. _______________________________ James Hilgendorf is a filmmaker, speaker, poet, and the author of ten non-fiction books. To arrange talks and readings, in-person or online […]

Nothing Can Touch You

You are irrepressible.  Hold on course for your dreams.  Hold tight at the center of the storm.   Please share this encouragement with your friends.  ___________________________ James Hilgendorf is a filmmaker, speaker, poet, and the author of ten non-fiction books. To arrange talks and readings,, in-person or online via Zoom video, contact the author.

Where Are We Headed?

We’re headed for a crackup. People crack up when they have two distinct irreconcilable competing personalities functioning  within the same bodily self. This is who we are.  America – split down the middle. Past and future, strung out over a catastrophic present. Not only America, but the world.  A retreat into familiar, dead poses. I […]

America – Drilling Down For Pay Dirt

What is needed is the blow of a hammer. Cracking through age-old sediment, releasing hot plasma. There is fire at the center of your life.  Let it come forth. Now spin a tale with utter abandon.  Resurrect voices stifled and buried and abandoned down the well hole of known history, and of unknown history, tides […]

The Coming Revolution

“There is a revolution coming. “And as it reveals itself in the mind of each man and woman, the mountains will fall and shift, chasms will open, the deserts will run with rivers, beautiful blooms will burst from dry dust, suns will sprout in the sky, animals and birds dance, the nuclear force of ten […]

A Democracy Beyond All Distinctions

We are heading for the dawning of a great new spiritual civilization – a civilization unprecedented in the long annals of history. This will be the time of the true awakening to the unbounded potential within each individual and within the race as a whole.  All the prior factions and divisions – ethnicities, nationalities – […]