transcendent moments

Life as Impressionism

Claude Monet, Impression, Sunrise

In recent days I’ve inexplicably been thinking of painting. Not picking up a brush myself — I have no talent or vision in anything but word as my medium — but… Once upon a time “normal” people crafted pottery and sculpted figurines and cave paintings to show something between the “here” of experience and the…

Conscious Conversations

I have had the privilege of participating in a “Consciousness Circle” this year — a group of 12 to 20 of us, formed partly through the database of local members of the international Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) organization. I have long appreciated the effort to gather people together to talk about Real Things in…

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…

Entanglement: What might it mean?

I had the unexpected pleasure recently of being on a conference call with Dean Radin, researcher and author with the Institute of Noetic Sciences. His 2006 book, Entangled Minds: Extrasensory Experiences in a Quantum Reality is one of the first I stumbled upon in a used bookstore when I was building a library for myself…