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Let Wisdom Flow Out Across America

Let wisdom flow out upon this land. Wisdom to fill the minds and hearts of the youth of America. Dream dreams that go beyond anything we have imagined up until now, dreams that rock the world, upend conventional wisdom, destroy the limits of possibility. This is the mission of America.  It is a mission that […]

“Maybe We Need A New Religion” Revised Edition Published.

“Maybe We Need A New Religion”, by author James Hilgendorf, has been released in a new, updated, and revised edition. The book was originally conceived when the author read a report of a young ten-year-old boy, who, after being exposed to continuing newspaper and television reports about the fighting going on all over the Middle […]

Foreshadowings of Doomsday

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, and […]

Traveling to a New America – Inner Richmond, San Francisco

Talking to people, you sense the growing anxiety about the direction of our country, and the fate of the world. Things seem to be splitting apart – human sympathies, national identities, a divisiveness everywhere, a polarization of outlooks, past and present, that is becoming apparent in our national politics and in the conflicts raging and […]

Traveling to a New America – Larkspur, California/ Different Visions

Larkspur, California. The Larkspur area was once the site of an Indian village of the Coast Miwok people, reaching back 4500 years into the past, predating even King Tut’s tomb in Egypt. The village site and burial ground was only recently unearthed and then reburied to make way for a large development of modern multi-million […]

Traveling to a New America – Haight-Ashbury, the Inward Journey

Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco.  Site of the 1960’s hippie counter-culture movement, which spread out across America, deeply influencing an entire generation.  High ideals, drugs, and music were the order of the day. For many of the younger generation, the 60’s were a fracturing of relationships with the status quo, and a descent into an unstructured inner […]

The Mythical Life – Handbook for Youth in a Muddied Age

The mythical life is gained when joyfully confronting, and even welcoming, great challenges. In our time, needed are great visionaries, youth who can dream great dreams, and actualize them. A reading from “Handbook for Youth in a Muddied Age”, by James Hilgendorf. “Handbook for Youth in a Muddied Age” is available as a free digital […]

The Universe Is Waiting

Faith, determination, action – all of these qualities are required to bring out our personal dreams. “The Universe Is Waiting” – a reading from “A New Myth for America”. _____________ James Hilgendorf is a speaker, filmmaker, and the author of ten non-fiction books, including “A New Myth for the World”. His other titles include “The […]

A Revelation of Forever

Who or what is it that penetrates our lives and everything else – dogs, alligators, dinosaurs, banana trees, beautiful blooms of tropical orchids, stars rotating at the edge of galaxies – urging on and on, blindly but with an intensity, a relentless passion for expression that creates monsters and beauties and tadpoles and one-eyed fish […]

A New Myth for the World – New Book by James Hilgendorf

The world is in turmoil, and the foundations of our millennia-old religions have crumbled.  Daily, the eye of science reaches farther out into the cosmos, and deeper into the world of sub-atomic matter, and yet we seem to be alone in an uncaring universe. The old myths are shattered, but the old questions remain.  Who […]