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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.
SHARE 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
SHARE Friday, January 27, 2006 Patriotism and Progress
To change America, we must first love it. But once weve established that loving relationship, we must then champion an even greater, more mature version of our country.