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Stephen Dinan is the author of Radical Spirit and the founder of the Radical Spirit community, as well as the Director of Membership and Marketing for the Institute of Noetic Sciences. He graduated from Stanford University with a degree in human biology and holds a master's in East-West psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Stephen directed and helped to create the Esalen Institute's Center for Theory & Research, a think tank for leading scholars, researchers, and teachers to explore human potential frontiers. Stephen has several books in process, including a companion volume to Radical Spirit entitled Radical Spirit in Action, a memoir set in India called In Kali's Garden, and a collection of poetry called Angelfire.

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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 20, 2006
Creating a Wonder of the World What if we were to build a sacred national monument to peace, liberty, and global justice, and build it for thousands of years to come, infusing it with our deepest reverence and our most heartfelt prayers.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 10, 2006
From a War on Terror to a World at Peace What are the implications of focusing our national intention on a war on terror? Creating a world at peace would provide a more positive and unifying mission that can still include military activity.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 16, 2006
Creating a More Enlightened Left What are the elements that are required to create a more attractive, effective, and enlightened Left?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 1, 2006
Learning from Hezbollah It is ultimately acts of generosity and support that win in people's hearts and minds. The United States and Israel have failed to implement this key truth in Iraq and Lebanon.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 11, 2006
Loving the Enemy Can we take on one of Jesus' most radical practices in today's climate of fear, protection, and polarization?
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 3, 2006
E Pluribus Unum Is the motto E Pluibus Unum merely a historical celebration of a political alliance or is it a deeper commitment embedded in the DNA of our country that can help us chart a course forward for our next American evolution?
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 27, 2006
Balancing Optimism and Realism How can we both be optimistic and hopeful in engaging this election while also realistically dealing with voting fraud and disenfranchisement?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 26, 2006
A Progressive Honoring Conservative Values We need to find a place of resonance and respect that transcends party lines. This article explores how to honor our progressive loyalties while also respecting conservative values
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 25, 2006
Consecrating the Warrior This article addresses one of the most vexing questions for those who want America to evolve to the next level, which is how to handle the warrior qualities that we've developed in our country.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 15, 2006
Lady Liberty Lady Liberty represents the heart of the left and thus offers a better symbol for us than the flag.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 24, 2006
Rising and Declining Cultures This article explores the relationship between the ascending global culture and the declining nation-centered cultures, as well as America's relationship with power.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 26, 2007
Taking Responsibility for Transforming Iraq The project of healing and transforming Iraq has the potential to become a unifying national objective after the extreme divisiveness of war.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 24, 2006
From Spiritual Feudalism to Spiritual Sovereignty The political structure of America is one that demands conscious maturity in our voting citizens. We need to move beyond the spiritual feudalism we've inherited into a position of spiritual sovereignty, which empowers democracy rather than undermining it.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 17, 2006
The Next American Operating System America needs an upgrade of our operating system that includes both polarities.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 28, 2006
The Next Blueprint We're nearing the time when a new blueprint for America is required.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 6, 2006
Declaration of Interdependence while the Declaration of Independence represented a momentous and bold evolutionary step in launching our country, it’s no longer adequate for us to fixate on our independence when faced with 21st century challenges.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 7, 2006
Wielding Godlike Powers Explores how new power blocks in our society have rendered the checks and balances implemented by our Founding Fathers inadequate.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 2, 2006
Evolving Our Political Polarity This article explores how we can evolve both primary political parties to another level of expression.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 3, 2009
A Time for Transpartisanship Some jubilation is justified but we need to be careful not to neglect a still deeper need for our country -- to heal our fractious political process and move beyond partisan bickering.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 14, 2008
The Answer: Wisdom in Washington Democrats have drawn battle lines between two camps, which come down to two answers to the question, "What do we need most in Washington: change or experience?" The answer, which Democratic voters are speaking loud and clear, is that we need both. A spirit of change PLUS deep experience equals something more than either alone. Change + Experience = Wisdom.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 19, 2006
A New Constitutional Convention? What would a practical framework drawn up now that includes the best wisdom, insights, and practices from those two hundred years look like?
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 8, 2006
The Republican Party Needs to Feel the Consequences It's a moral obligation for all citizens of America to ensure that the Republican Party breaks the spiral of power intoxication, ethical decay, and arrogance that is leading it far away from the healthy expression of conservative values.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 27, 2006
Radicals and Republicans This article explores how the value systems of radicals and republicans can be seen as trainings that, when both embraced, can lead to great political leadership again.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 31, 2006
Honoring the Sacred Core of Islam If we are able to truly celebrate the sacred power in the life of the Prophet Mohammed and the religion that has flowered from him, healing the roots of our relationship with the Islamic world will begin to become possible, which in turn can allow the softening of positions required for political bridges to rebuild.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 10, 2006
Deeper Lineage of America Americans are in the habit of thinking of our Founding Fathers as the source of our country. Our actual roots may run much deeper, which has important implications for how we think of ourselves.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 12, 2006
Coming to Terms with Genocide America needs to come to terms with our Native American genocide in order to come into a more mature relationship with power.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 21, 2006
Towards a Strategic Political Movement How can we think more strategically about creating an evolutionary political movement that is not wedded to any party?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Speak to the Soul of America, Mr. President Since taking office, I've noticed a decided turn in the president's use of language, shifting from the more aspirational, unifying, and visionary language of the campaign to the more nuts-and-bolts language of policies and interests. I think that shift has been a mistake, for it undermines what I believe is his single most important role for the American people.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 23, 2006
Creating a More Enlightened Right Creating a more enlightened right is vital for the sake of political progress in America because it provides the complementary half to a more enlightened left.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 14, 2006
Sacred America This articles begins a series that explores how we can reclaim a sacred vision for America, a vision in which America is truly leading the next stage of planetary evolution, not out of arrogance but out of a profoundly selfless sense of compassion, honor, and destiny.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 18, 2006
Preparing for Leadership America needs to prepare for coming crises with a new generation of leadership that can help transform the ways in which we are root cause of problems into becoming a solution
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 30, 2006
Towards a More Competitive Left Today, my pendulum of analysis swings back to the left to look at what needs to happen for the liberal wing to evolve to the next level. I will focus on a single aspect of that evolution: competition.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 3, 2006
Beginning to Face Our Shadow To truly move forward, America needs to take a rigorous but compassionate look at our shadow and delve deeper into where we are stuck psychologically.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 17, 2006
Marrying Science and Spirituality How can America advance both scientifically and spiritually?
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Barack is Speaking the Conscience of America What America needs most now is to remember who we are as a country. Barack Obama is the candidate who can reawaken our highest calling
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Marianne Williamson video - Are You Part of the 11%? An inspiring message from Marianne Williamson that calls us to create a new movement for change
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 27, 2006
Patriotism and Progress To change America, we must first love it. But once we’ve established that loving relationship, we must then champion an even greater, more mature version of our country.

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