interconnected

Pierre Teilhard’s Cosmic Mind

There is a way that dots lay out before us — little markers of insight or attention — and it might be years before it makes sense what the relevance of those points are. Such is the case for me with the writing of Pierre Teilhard. I was in middle school when my mother returned…

Evolving Into Sustained Consciousness

Connected in the Deep founder Mikki Morrissette has been privileged to have had several opportunities this year to speak about what she is learning about the science of consciousness and sustainable community. She will provide links of her recent Lake Harriet Spiritual Community talks, as well as an upcoming local cable conversation. Following is an…

Argon, Ebola, Birdman and Rumi

In a one-week period, I saw the excellent documentary “I Am,” by Tom Shadyac — filled with the visual glimpses of hope and decay, competitiveness and compassion that yin and yang us through our daily lives — and “Birdman,” with some very poignantly written and poignantly acted glimpses of the struggle we all have to…

An Exploration of Past-Life Regression

Past-life regression is not something I have formed any strong opinions about. Primarily because I didn’t know how it would “work.” But the more I dig into material about a consciousness of the universe, the more things like past-life regression might make some sense. Backing up for a moment… Years back, on a lark, I…

Introducing Rupert Sheldrake’s Morphic Field

In some circles, Rupert Sheldrake is controversial. The debate over whether to post his TED Talk about the morphic field caused a storm when an anonymous science board said no, he’s full of hooey. Why? In this local discussion group, held in a Minnesota IONS home in October 2014, three members introduced the story of…

Being a “Giver” in Today’s Interconnected Universe

I recently saw the movie version of “The Giver,” which focuses on how a society protects its citizens by essentially removing all memory and experience of individuated emotion. A world without pain, suffering, loneliness and war… is also by necessity a world without joy, choice, love and free will. In order to create a safety…

Who is Edgar Mitchell?

Edgar Mitchell and Alan Shepard

During a recent trip to Chicago with my kids, we visited the Museum of Science and Industry — where millions of people learn how tornadoes work and how chemicals combine, explore facts about our bodies and genes, and explore what our future might look like with gadgets and systems envisioned by today’s innovators. Good, solid…