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Dr Marriah Star

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Dr. Marriah Star is the Artist-in-Residence at Curry College. He produces Sound Culture, a Sonic Sampler of the Cultures of the Curry College Community, accessible at SoundCloud. On The Wisdom Hour, he discusses his transition from a hippie community in Tucson, AZ, to academia, and he talks with guests about their transitions. This show features rational mystics and mystical scientists who explore wisdom from every possible angle.

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I will talk with de Vie about her personal growth over the past year. We will discuss her new songs as part of her musical developments. We will discuss her poetry. We will discuss her spiritual path. You can listen to her music at... more

I will discuss how to distinguish the Higher Self from the lower self. What is the difference between being introspective, searching for Truth within, and being self-absorbed/ What does it mean to be authentic? Is it a hollow, meaningless,... more

I will talk with Laura Ward and her partner Tom Mendola about their life in Tucson, AZ. Laura is a native of Tulsa with Cherokee and Osage descent, and resident Tucsonan for eight years. She has dedicated over 20 years to the... more

I will discuss why the best love songs always seem to be about heartbreak, break-up, and the struggles of love.

I will discuss the foundations of morality. Can morality be based solely on personal gut feelings? If not, must morality be based on logical arguments? Many religious people consider homosexuality to be immoral. What is the foundation... more

I will discuss the nature of privacy in the 21st century. On one hand, we complete expose ourselves through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Blogging, Blog Talk Radio, and other social networking technologies. We don't think twice... more

I will discuss the commencement speeches of Cory Booker at Yale, Laura Linney at Juilliard, and Stephen Colbert at the University of Virginia.

I will talk about why and how we acquire wisdom from commencement speeches at college graduations. I will discuss the commencement speeches of Oprah Winfrey at Harvard, Jonathan Safran Foer at Middlebury, and Melinda Gates at... more

I will discuss the paradoxes of the 21st-century information age: 1. Despite having online social networks that allow us to communicate through text, most of us communicate through images and thus don't really communicate. 2.... more

I will discuss the tension between planning/thinking and doing. Some people like to act spontaneously and "just do it." Other people like to carefully plan their activities so that when they do something, they do it right. I will discuss the... more

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