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  • 00:35

    The heART and Soul of Transformation: Interview with Vijali Hamilton

    in Art

    Today on the Art 4 All People airwaves Ceylan and Lisa will be chatting with artist and friend Vijali Hamilton. We will be talking to Vijali about her Art and her experience at Art 4 All People's latest Arts and Healing exhibtion, MUSE: The Art of Transformation and Healing. Which is at Commonweal in Bolinas, CA.  We invitied Vijali to the opening of MUSE to evocate, show her artwork, and to screen her latest full length movie. Listen in and be inspired!


    Vijali Hamilton, a visionary sculptor, poet, musician, performance artist, and author is the originator of the World Wheel, Global Peace Through the Arts. This global peace project combines sculptures in living rock to establish sacred sites, community ritual-based theater and Wisdom Centers to address local problems, aspirations and to preserve the indigenous cultures.

    Her work includes education, art, spirituality, peace activism, and focuses attention on the awareness of environmental, spiritual, and social problems. The World Wheel is an artistic forum for global awareness. It activates awareness of our interconnection with all life.

    Previously Vijali spent ten years as a monastic member of the Vedanta convent. She received a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from Goddard University and is a fellow of the World Academy of Arts and Science. More than 1,000 pieces of her art works are in private and public collections. Vijali lectures extensively and has given retreats for many years in the creative process of moving from the introspection of meditation and journal writing into art forms.

    Video of The World Wheel Project Website: World Wheel Global Peace Through the Arts

  • 00:32

    Sharon Weil w/ Penny Livingston-Stark: We Have the Solution

    in Lifestyle

    Permaculture Designer and Educator, Penny Livingston-Starksays, “We have the technological solutions, why aren’t we using them?” She’s talking about solutions for climate health; organic food, water collection, and soil/carbon sequestration. Sharon Weil talks with Penny about some of these solutions, as well as her guiding solution; a deeper heart connection with nature, with one another, and recognizing the Earth as our Mother.  www.regenerativedesign.org

  • 00:44

    The Flowering of Creation: Interview with Leigh McCloskey

    in Art

    Today on the Art 4 All People airwaves we will be chatting with Leigh McCloskey about Art, transformation and healing. We will also delve into the realms of archetype, personal mythology, and the MUSE. Which is our (Art 4 All People's) Arts and Healing exhibition MUSE: The Art of Transformation and Healing. at Commonweal in Bolinas, CA.

    About Leigh:

    In many ways Leigh J. McCloskey is a modern Renaissance Man. His interest, knowledge, study and learning ranges from art, music, history, religion, mythology, philo-Sophia and esotericism to string theory, quantum physics and the multidimensional nature of consciousness. He has deeply studied Hermeticism, Alchemy and Kabbalah and has hosted twice weekly philosophical salons at his home, Olandar, for over thirty years. He has written, illustrated and published six books. He lectures both nationally and internationally and has given numerous talks and presentations of his holographic art and visual philosophy. Leigh has contributed numerous essays on topics ranging from William Blake and the Heroic Imagination, the Archetypal Tarot & the Kabbalah, to Jacob Boehme and Theosophical Thought.

    Leigh is also an accomplished actor whose professional career has spanned four decades. His life and works reveal remarkable artistry, vision and discipline and are a reminder that we are far more interesting than we have lead ourselves to believe. He founded Olandar Foundation for Emerging Renaissance (OFFER) as a seed idea meant to awaken our deepest knowing and to stimulate the emerging waters of imaginative renaissance & rebirth.

  • 00:27

    Sharon Weil w/ James Stark: Communities are Ecosystems

    in Lifestyle

    Sharon Weil and James Stark continue their conversation, this time talking about Communities. James views communities to be like ecosystems; dynamic, interdependent, and ever-changing in order to thrive. One of the challenges of any group, be it a village, neighborhood, an organization, or a personal relationship, is to allow for the intrinsic ongoing change that naturally occurs, while at the same time, finding agreement and common purpose. Nature has the best design.  Hear how he applies his creative knowing to building healthy communities.  www.regenerativedesign.org  www.passing4normal.com

  • 00:30

    Creating In the Zone with Nature: A Conversation with Zach Pine

    in Art

    Today on the Art 4 All People airwaves will be having a conversation with Bay Area Artist Zach Pine. We will chat about art, nature,transformation, inspriation, and healing. As well we will talk about his experience at our lastest exhibtions art and healing festival, MUSE: The Art of Transformation and Healing at the Institute for Art and Healing at Commonweal in Bolinas, CA.

    From Zach's website

    My journey as an artist began during my childhood in Northern California, where I loved to make constructions on the beach from sand, rocks, and seaweed. Throughout my life, I've created art from and in nature as a personal practice. Since 2004 I've focused on the social and environmental dimensions of my art-- hosting group art-making events and workshops, teaching in public and private schools, training teachers and museum staff, and installing hands-on "Create-With-Nature Zones" in parks, schools, museums, and public spaces. My endeavors are in the tradition of social sculpture, in service to nature and to society. Collaboration with other artists, environmentalists, scientists, educators, and parents is key to my work. I strive to create models and methods for collective creativity; to connect people of all ages with each other and with the natural world; and to inspire joy, spontaneity, and environmental action.

  • 00:30

    Sharon Weil w/ James Stark: Permaculture & The Ecology of Leadership

    in Lifestyle

    Sharon Weil talks with James Stark about permaculture, tending the inner garden, and the wisdom of living in alignment with nature. He is co-founder and co-director of Regenerative Design Institute, a permaculture school that “grows people, and the new community leaders for our times.” He co-directs the Ecology of Leadership and Ecology of Awakening programs at RDI. A community visioning leader, James shows us how to tend the inner soil so the seeds of our visions can grow in the world. This conversation was so lively, it continues on to next week! www.regenerativedesign.org   www.passing4normal.com

  • 00:31

    MUSE: The Art of Transformation and Healing with Edie Hartshorne

    in Art

    Art 4 All People has a conversation with with Edie Hartshorne,  a pioneer in the arts and healing field. Edie is one the featured artists in Art 4 All People's latest group exhibtion MUSE: The Art of Transformation and Healing. Which is three month exhibtion at Commonweal in Bolinas. MUSE is an enchanting offering of the art of healing, that inspires all to dance in the realms of art as form of empowerment and knowing. The intention for this Arts and Healing Exhibition is to harness the power of art, to create a deeper engagement and to shift the world’s attention towards empowerment, transformation and healing through Arts. The ultimate goal of the MUSE exhibit is to inspire, activate, educate and integrate Arts and Healing into our daily lives and systems. We inspire you to become an active participant and to ignite your genius in the art of life

    In this radio show we will explore the power of art and healing through the MUSE and all its layers.


  • 01:12

    Artists at Work: Peter Quinn

    in Books

    My next guest is Peter Quinn, who joined Time Inc. as the chief speechwriter in 1985 & retired as corporate editorial director for Time Warner in 2007. He received a BA from Manhattan College (1969), an MA in history from Fordham Univ (1974) and was ABD.. He was awarded a Ph.D., honoris causa by Manhattan College  (2002). In 1979, he was Governor Carey's chief speechwriter, continuing under Governor Mario Cuomo;  he helped craft the Governor’s 1984 Democratic Convention speech & his address at Notre Dame University. His 1994 novel Banished Children of Eve won a 1995 American Book Award. Looking for Jimmy: In Search of Irish America was published in 2007. Colum McCann summed up Quinn's historical detective novels -- Hour of the Cat (2005), The Man Who Never Returned (2010), and Dry Bones (2013) -- as "generous and agile and profound." He co-wrote the 1987 television doc "McSorley’s New York," (NY Emmy for “Outstanding Historical Programming”). He was a commentator in PBS documentaries “The Irish in America;” “New York: A Documentary Film;” “The Life and Times of Stephen Foster,” s the Academy Award-nominated film, “The Passion of Sister Rose.” He was an advisor on Martin Scorcese’s  “Gangs of New York.” He helped conceive/script the 6-part doc “The Road to the White House,” which aired on TG4 in Ireland (2009). Quinn was editor of The Recorder: The Journal of the American Irish Historical Society (1986 to 1993). He has articles/reviews in The NY Times, Commonweal, America, American Heritage, Catholic Historical Review, Philadelphia Enquirer, L.A. Times, Eiré-Ireland. He is on the advisory boards of the American Irish Historical Society, NYU's Gluckman Ireland House, and the Tenement Museum. He is a co-founder of Irish American Writers & Artists.http://www.newyorkpaddy.com

  • 00:59

    Francis Weller, Author of "Entering the Healing Ground"

    in Self Help

    Francis Weller, Author of "Entering the Healing Ground" Reveals The Hidden Vitality in Grief

    Are you having trouble working through sadness around a loss in your life - a death, a failed relationship, the loss of a job? Many times we avoid grieving because it feels scary and overwhelming. And yet, until we go through that process, we remain stuck in certain areas in our lives.

    Join Laura as she talks with Francis Weller, author of "Enterging the Healing Ground" about why healing grief is important and how you can begin that journey for yourself today.

    In Entering the Healing Ground, author and soul activist Francis Weller offers a new vision of grief and sorrow. He reveals the hidden vitality in grief, uncovered when the heart welcomes the sorrows of our life and those of the world. We are ripened in times of loss, made more human by the rites of grief. Through story, poetry and insightful reflections, Francis offers a meditation on the healing power of grief.

    Francis Weller MFT, has been working with the emotional, creative and spiritual life of men and women for over thirty years. He is a community builder, author, teacher and psychotherapist in Northern California. He draws from an extensive background in depth psychology, mythology, alchemy, indigenous cultures and poetic traditions. His work embodies his love of soul, the arts, ritual and his devotion to bringing these into living and sustainable community. He is currently on staff at Commonweal Cancer Help Program, co-leading their week-long retreats with Michael Lerner. He has taught at Sonoma State University, New College of California and the Sophia Center in Oakland. He is the founder/director of WisdomBridge and the author of Entering the Healing Ground: Grief, Ritual and the Soul of the World.

  • 00:50

    Author Anita Mathias~Wandering Between Two Worlds

    in Writing

    Anita Mathias writes of her Catholic childhood in India, and her large, eccentric extended family in Mangalore, India; her rebellion and atheism as a teenager in her Himalayan boarding school, St. Mary’s Convent, Nainital; and her abrupt religious conversion whereupon she entered Mother Teresa’s convent in Calcutta as a novice. 
     Later essays explore the dualities of her life as a writer, mother and Christian in the United States -- Domesticity and Art, Writing and Prayer, and the experience of being “an alien and stranger” on the earth, desperately seeking roots.
    Anita was born in India, and has a B.A. in English from Somerville College, Oxford University and an M.A. in Creative Writing from the Ohio State University. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, The London Magazine,  Commonweal,  America, The Christian Century, and The Best Spiritual Writing anthologies. She has won fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts and The Minnesota State Arts Board      Anita lives in Oxford, England, with her husband, Roy, and daughters, Zoe and Irene.

  • 01:10

    Forward Boldly: Guest Dr. John Zmirak

    in Politics Conservative

    Forward Boldly is committed to spreading the light of the One True Faith through online media. To support our work, please consider making a secure donation by visiting this link and clicking on the "Donate" button.
    Thank you, and God bless you!
    John Zmirak received his B.A. from Yale University in 1986 & his M.F.A. in screenwriting and fiction & Ph.D. in English from Louisiana State University. He has taught writing, literature, and screenwriting. He has been Press Secretary to Louisiana Governor Mike Foster and a reporter and editor at Success magazine and Investor's Business Daily, among other publications.
    His essays, poems, reviews and other work have appeared in First Things, The Weekly Standard, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, USA Today, The American Conservative, The South Carolina Review, The Atlantic, Modern Age, The Intercollegiate Review, The New Republic, Commonweal, and The National Catholic Register, among other venues. He has contributed to American Conservatism: An Encyclopedia and The Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought. From 2000-2004 he served as Senior Editor of Faith & Family Magazine and a reporter at The National Catholic Register. He now serves as Editor-in-Chief of The Intercollegiate Review, and Choosing the Right College. He makes his home in New York City. His latest book is The Bad Catholic's Guide to the Catechism (Crossroad, Nov. 1, 2012).

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