Nurturing the New in Consciousness, the Arts, and Culture
hosted by : Robin White Turtle Lysne, M.A., M.F.A., Ph.D.
Evolve! brings you people and ideas on the cutting edge of change opening the shells of the past to move our culture into the now.
We are all in great need of sustainable ideas for change. The arts and evolving consciousness are how we are bringing that change to the culture at large.
This show will bring you the wise, the foolish and the heart-based to help us meet the challenges of the times we are in.
My next guest is:
Todd E. Pressman, Ph.D. who is a licensed psychologist as well as an international lecturer and workshop leader. He has been widely recognized for his work with A course in miracles and Transpersonal Breathwork. His book Radical Joy: Awakening Your Potential for True Fulfillment has also received high acclaim.
Dr. Pressman has traveled the world to study the great Wisdom and healing traditions. In 1982, he spent time with a Zen master in a monastery in Kyoto, stayed with a Jain family whose reverence for life had them put out sugar each night to feed the ants, met and exchanged with one of only eight remaining Zoroastrian high priests outside the Fire Temples of Bombay, and witnessed authentic fire walking and other fakir ceremonies in Sri Lanka.
His education also includes an internship in Gestalt therapy at the Esalen Institute and training under Stanislav Grof, M.D. in the Spiritual Emergency Network. With a background deeply rooted in tradition (he was trained by a father whose teachers were taught by Sigmund Freud), he has integrated this wide-ranging experience into a new program of psycho-spiritual development. His working model is based on Michelangelo's ideal: to release the statue from the stone, the high spiritual Self from the overlays of imposed identity, into the discovery of true freedom, joy and fulfillment.