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Integral, Unique Self, and Medicine

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This paper explores the deep implications of the Unique Self in integrating medicine.

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A Return to Eros

AReturnToEros-squareDiscover the secret relationship between the Erotic, the Sexual and the Sacred.

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Featured Dialogue

The Evolution of Love Film with Barbara Marx Hubbard & Marc Gafni

Watch our beloved Co-Board Chair Barbara Marx Hubbard and CIW President Dr. Marc Gafni as they explore the Mysteries of the Evolution of Love.

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Outrageous Dream

DanielSchmachtenbergerAt the CIW board meeting in March 2015 in Texas, Daniel Schmachtenberger, Scholar at the CIW, gave a fantastic talk about his outrageous dream: that one day, the sentence “We live in a world of outrageous pain” is no longer true.

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    The Emergence Project

    The vision of the Emergence Project is of an omni-considerate, integrally developed, effectively and spontaneously self-governing global civilization.

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      Barbara Marx Hubbard

      Barbara-Marx-HubbardBarbara Marx Hubbard has been called “the voice for conscious evolution of our time” by Deepak Chopra and is the subject of Neale Donald Walsch’s book, The Mother of Invention. A prolific author, visionary, social innovator, evolutionary thinker and educator, she is co-founder and president of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution and Co-Board Chair of CIW.

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        • Our New Courses Site: CIWPrograms.com

          We are happy to announce our new Courses Site: CIWPrograms.com.

          Eight wonderful courses are ready to be taken. Whether we are new to the dharma or deeply cooked in it, these courses offer a fantastic opportunity to deepen our understanding and engage in our own transformation from the comfort of our homes.

          Learn more about the courses by clicking on the graphics or links below!

          Becoming a Future Human Course Image 02aBecoming a Future Human: Changing the Source Code of Reality

          A 9-Week, Self-Paced, Online Video Course with Barbara Marx Hubbard, Dr. Marc Gafni, and Daniel Schmachtenberger

          A Gift and a Call To Play Your Full Role in the Birth of a New Humanity

          Who do we need to become in order for humanity to make it though its current dangerous technological adolescence and to create a world that is truly commensurate with our full human, scientific, social, spiritual, and technological capabilities? If you are here to embody your unique gift fully for the benefit of all life and play your role as a steward of the cosmos and the birth of a new humanity, then welcome! This course is for everyone that knows humanity is at the brink of an epochal shift, that believes we can create the world the great sages knew was possible, and that wants to be a part of co-creating that world together.

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          The Evolution of Love Course ImageThe Evolution of Love: Activating Evolutionary Relationships & Unique Gender

          An 8-Week Online Video Course with Dr. Marc Gafni

          The Evolution of Love, Relationships, & Gender in 8 Steps

          1. Session 1: The Principles of Transformation, The Evolution of Love, & The 3 Levels of Relationships
          2. Session 2: Unique Self & Unique Self Symphony, Love Languages, The Six Big Bangs, & The Emergence of Evolutionary Relationships
          3. Session 3: From Man/Woman through Genderqueer to Unique Gender – Lines & Circles All the Way Up & All the Way Down
          4. Session 4: Light & Shadow, Hierarchy & Status, & the Beauty of the Line
          5. Session 5: The Universe: A Love Story – Entering the World of Lines
          6. Session 6: Take Responsibility for Your Own Arousal & Embrace Your Unique Risk
          7. Session 7: The World of the Circle: Enlightenment Is Intimacy with All Things
          8. Session 8: Potent Precision, & Spacious Expansion: The Higher Integration of Lines & Circles – Liberation from Loneliness through Evolutionary Relationships

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          God is Eros Course ImageGod Is Eros: Seven Tastes of Sexing

          with Dr. Marc Gafni

          In order to create the bright future that we yearn for, we need a bold vision of the deepest and most Outrageous LOVE that will prompt us to “be and become” the greatest possible version of ourselves.

          The key to our joy and personal fulfillment is to engage erotically in all areas of our lives…

          Discover the Secret of Eros in Order to…

          • Experience pleasure, adventure, and freedom in your life
          • Live passionately in your life, all of your relationships, and the work you do in the world
          • Return to innocence but on a whole new level
          • Cultivate an enlightened sexuality that enhances your ability to live more powerfully in all areas of your life
          • Receive the power to live epically & be powerful in the face of challenge

          >>> Learn More about God Is Eros <<<

          Reclaiming Eros Course ImageReclaiming Eros

          with Dr. Marc Gafni

          Imagine being fully expressed with an unstoppable life force that aligned you with the will, the desire, the knowledge and the creative impulse to engage ALL areas of your life full-on; without fear or shame stopping you from moving forward. Imagine the transformative power and positive impact you’d have on your personal relationships and potentially be a major influence in the world.

          Uncover the Secret Powers of Eros in Order to…

          • Become fully alive, fulfilled, and at home in your own life
          • Live a life of passion, purpose, and integrity to fulfill your most important goals
          • Discover a new relationship to sexuality as teaching you how to live erotically in all the non-sexual dimensions of your life
          • Enrich not just our personal existence but our whole society
          • Find the power to kindle radical Outrageous Love in your life for your loved ones and beyond
          • Reimagine your life and all of the reality to create the world that works for everyone
          • Find joy, vitality, and success in every area of your life

          This is the ideal companion to our think tank book A Return to Eros by Dr. Marc Gafni and Dr. Kristina Kincaid.

          >>> Learn More about Reclaiming Eros <<<

          loving your way to enlightenment Course ImageLoving Your Way to Enlightenment

          with Dr. Marc Gafni

          In this video course, professionally filmed on location during the First Festival of Love in Holland, you will learn in just 8 weeks, how to

          • Live an epic life of passion and purpose
          • Play a larger game in your life and your relationships
          • Find healing in the embrace of the Divine Mother
          • Move beyond loneliness
          • See with God’s Eyes in order to Love and keep your heart open under all circumstances
          • Experience deep connection and shared purpose in your relationships

          Participate in the evolution of love itself and become a force of healing and transformation in the world

          >>> Learn More about Loving Your Way to Enlightenment <<<

          Pleasure Map Course ImagePleasure Map

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          The universe is sending you unique gifts of pleasure every second!

          Are you receiving them?

          With The Pleasure Map, you will not only gain the skills of experiencing pleasure completely, but also you will discover how this allows you deeper love, purpose, inner peace and impact on the world beyond your dreams.

          This program, delivered in over 50 short video lessons, gives you both a Map and accompanying practices to help you re-chart your life from pleasure. In the end, this opens for you a whole new integrated dharma of love.

          >>> Learn More about the Pleasure Map <<<

          Awakening Your Unique Self Course ImageAwakening Your Unique Self

          with Dr. Marc Gafni

          In just 10 weeks, learn a simple step-by-step process to awaken and activate the full potential of your life. The program takes you on a journey of waking up, growing up, and showing up as your most gorgeous Unique Self.

          In order to do that, the course uses one of the most powerful psychoactive technologies to facilitate your awakening.

          Through that, you discover your life’s purpose and learn how to bring an awakened, heart-centered intelligence to the sobering challenges facing our rapidly evolving world through world service and lived purpose.

          >>> Learn More about Awakening Your Unique Self <<<

          WakeUp GrowUp ShowUp Course ImageWake Up – Grow Up – Show Up: Up-Level Your Consciousness

          A 4 Week Online Self-Study Course with Dr. Marc Gafni

          In this course, Dr. Marc Gafni takes you through a psychoactive process to up-level your own consciousness. By participating in this short course you will be directly participating in the evolution of consciousness which is the evolution of love.

          >>> Learn More about Wake Up – Grow Up – Show Up <<<

        • Sianna Sherman, Sally Kempton, and Dr. Marc Gafni in Dialogue

          On A Return to Eros

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          In this translineage conversation, Sianna Sherman, Sally Kempton, and Dr. Marc Gafni talk about how they each view Eros, Shakti, radical aliveness and how we can go about embodying this sense of allurement in our lives.

          Sianna Sherman is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher, evocative storyteller, and passionate speaker at conferences and festivals throughout the world. She is the founder of Rasa Yoga, Mythic Yoga Flow®, and co-founder of Urban Priestess® – a platform that serves the empowerment of women. She was featured in Yoga Journal as one of the 21 top teachers shaping the future of yoga. Sianna has a unique ability to touch the human heart through story, transmission and devotional practice. As a globetrotting yogini, she leads high-vibration gatherings, teacher trainings, workshops, sacred site retreats and pilgrimages as an offering of Love. Sianna is an innovative, visionary spirit with a deep devotion to Soul Alchemy, and her teachings are a true convergence of science, mysticism, art and yoga. Her vision is to serve for the Benefit of All Beings & awaken magic into the world!

          Sally Kempton teaches meditation as a process of inner exploration, in which we learn to integrate heart, mind and body in order to experience our natural state of wisdom and love. Sally also offers a wide variety of classes on yogic wisdom texts, as well as hands-on, contemplative practices for moving through psychological obstructions, understanding the intricacies of inner life, and how to apply spiritual principles to relationships, work, and life in our time. Students say that her classes create an atmosphere of support and joy that allows deep exploration. “Sally’s classes are deeply transformative,” a student says. “Her guidance is gentle and loving, yet challenging in all the right ways. She brings yogic teachings out of the books, and into real life in a way that makes it totally practical.” Though Sally offers many courses for beginning meditation students, she is also regarded as a ‘teacher’s teacher’, whose approach inspires long-time practitioners to free themselves from routine meditation practice, and move deeper.

          Dr. Marc Gafni is a visionary thinker, social activist, passionate philosopher, and author of ten books, including the award-winning Your Unique Self: The Radical Path to Personal Enlightenment, the two-volume Radical Kabbalah, the recently-published Self in Integral Evolutionary Mysticism: Two Models and Why They Matter, and Tears: Reclaiming Ritual, Integral Religion, and Rosh Hashana. Marc Gafni holds his doctorate in philosophy from Oxford University. He teaches on the cutting- edge of philosophy in the West, helping to evolve a new “dharma,” or meta-theory of Integral meaning that is helping to re-shape key pivoting points in consciousness and culture. Together with Dr. Kristina Kincaid he authored the recently published book A Return to Eros that is the topic of this dialogue.



          Marc Gafni:

          Oh, my God, welcome, it is so good to be here with you Sally, Sally Kempton and Sianna, Sianna Sherman. Two goddesses incarnate, and teachers and transmitters and what an absolute delight to be with you. We’re here to talk about Return to Eros, which is so critically crucial  exciting, delighted, honored to be with you. Sally, I turn to you.

          Sally Kempton:

          Okay, so the first thing I think we need to establish is exactly what is Eros? Maybe Marc you could give us any definition of Eros that really goes to the heart of it, just so everyone will be on the same page in this conversation.

          Marc Gafni:

          Fantastic. Thank you, Sally. When we speak of Eros, we’re talking about something which is core to reality. Eros existed for at least 12 billion years before there was sexuality. We know that. Eros is the experience of radical aliveness, moving towards ever greater contact, and ever larger wholes. That sentence, which is birthed over 20 years is the nature of reality, the experience of radical aliveness, moving towards ever greater contact and ever larger wholes. That basic movement is the nature of reality itself. One could actually say, since God is reality and reality is God, God is Eros. Reality is Eros. God’s not only Eros, God’s Eros, right? That actually shifts everything. [Read More...]

        • Dialogue with Desi Springer, John Friend, Kristina Kincaid, and Marc Gafni

          On A Return to Eros

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          In this dialogue, John Friend & Desi Springer, Founders of the Bowspring Yoga Method discuss with the co-authors of our Think Tank Book A Return to Eros, Dr. Marc Gafni and Dr. Kristina Kincaid, the importance of frameworks for a new sexual narrative and the embodiment of Eros.


          Marc Gafni:

          Welcome, it is delightful to be here with you all. This is Marc Gafni. I’m here with Desi Springer, and John Friend, and Kristina Kincaid, and we are here to do a conversation on the Return to Eros, the new book that Kristina and I are delighted to have just put into the world through our Center for Integral Wisdom, where John, you’re been a board member for a number of years. And, John, you and Desi, Desi, you and John, are now doing this international global community built around this next leading age innovation in embodiment and yoga, the Bowspring Method.

          So, maybe, let’s just start. Tell us, Desi, John, John, Desi, kind of a word about it.

          John Friend:

          Very good. We’re excited about the Bowspring Method as part of an emerging new modeling, a new paradigm that at first, it came out of the modern postural yoga world where four, literally, the last century, in the various styles, it came out of India, and spread through the West, have held a certain modeling, we consider quite patriarchal, very linear, based even on certain bio-mechanical ideas that the skeleton of the human hold the body up, and therefore to make it more upright, and you try to align your spine straight up and down. You pull your tailbone down and pull the top of your head up. This general alignment idea is all over the world.

          Well, it was Desi, when I started working with her five years ago and collaborating, she said, “John, you know, have you really considered making the body more curvy?”

          I said, “Well, if you do that, you’re gonna get compression in the spine. Believe me I’m an expert of so many years.”

          She was very respectful and didn’t really push the argument, but in some time I started to see her point, and through certain evidence that we don’t need to get into right now, that it was, literally, helping my own body and many of our students and clients, not to follow into this modeling of just linearity and straight up and down, and the curviness, what Desi said, when you’re really in this state of true openness, when you are in a state of pure eros, in love, the body is gonna take a natural ecstatic form. If you look at it, it’s not straight up and down. It’s not this linear, like a military position. It’s a curvy, open position, and not just on the front. It’s on all sides so this has been a huge shift for us. We’ve been putting it out. Now, a large part of the modern postural yoga world is even shifting toward curvy, dynamic, functional movement. This is the really rage right now. We’re offering a very organized, systemized method, the Bowspring. That’s what we’re calling it.

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