Here’s the talk I would have given at this year’s Prosperos Assembly held over the recent Labor Day weekend. It’s short and sweet: “We are so privileged to have this teaching (Translation, Releasing the Hidden Splendour, Crown Mysteries, 4th Way, Find Yourself and Live, Lucid Dreaming and so on), to know ourselves (to the best … Continue reading “My Assembly talk” by Mike Zonta, H.W., M.
Westin Long Beach Hotel, September 2, 2018 Companions at the Crossroads: We seem to have been stuck at this crossroads for several years now. But not to worry. Some of us have found a way forward. For over seven years now a group of us began listening to the Find Yourself and Live tape series … Continue reading “Companions at the Crossroads” Prosperos Assembly talk by Mike Zonta, H.W., M.
Calvin is on the right. When I made my Oath* of Mentorship in the Prosperos, which I did not do lightly (12 years in the process) I did so realizing that our community can be truly empowered to overcome any obstacle by sharing our ideas, resources, and information with one another, under the context of … Continue reading “My Oath of Mentorship” by Calvin Harris, H.W., M.
We all sense that power is shifting in the world. We see increasing political protest, a crisis in representation and governance, and upstart businesses upending traditional industries. But the nature of this shift tends to be either wildly romanticized or dangerously underestimated. There are those who cherish giddy visions of a new techno-utopia in which … Continue reading Understanding “New Power” by Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms (hbr.org)
Monday, September 5, 2016 – 5:45 p.m. I’ve just looked down at my phone, there is a text message, that just said “Thank you for this life changing weekend.” I smile, I am feeling the exhaustion from all that had lead up to and during the Assembly weekend. I felt touched that someone would text … Continue reading PROSPEROS ASSEMBLY 2016 JOURNAL ENTRY 3 by Calvin Harris, H.W., M.
By Calvin Harris, H.W., M. Saturday, September 3, 2016 – 9:45 p.m. My thoughts are reeling about what has transpired thus far, as I attempt to quiet myself for sleep. and yet the mind feels fully awake reviewing all that has occurred today and yesterday. It is the end of day two of The Prosperos Assembly … Continue reading JOURNAL ENTRY 2 the PROSPEROS ASSEMBLY 2016
James Allen · May 24, 2019 · Medium.com The viability of our civilisation is uncertain. While opening our eyes means we’ll confront darkness, keeping them shut means it’ll stay dark. Let’s dare to look and start building new worlds alongside the old. Dear reader I offer you this essay in the hope that you may find something within it … Continue reading Pontoon Archipelago or: How I learned to stop worrying and love collapse
As citizens of a democracy, we need to hear one another. Why can’t we? By Astra TaylorJanuary 27, 2020 (NewYorker.com) Illustration by Rose Wong Last winter, I found myself seated around a massive table with about forty others on the ground floor of the historic Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, in Chicago. A group of curators had … Continue reading The Right to Listen
(eudaemonist.com) Translated by R.C. Jebb, 1870. This text differs from Jebb’s only in using the Greek (as opposed to Roman) terms for political offices and monetary units, and restoring the order of the Χαρακτῆρες to the sequence most generally in use; Jebb’s sequence is noted throughout in parentheses. It is possible to link to a specific ‘Character’ … Continue reading the Characters of Theophrastus
On Being with Krista Tippett Guest: Richard Blanco November 27, 2019 (onbeing.org) As a longtime civil engineer by day and a poet by night, Cuban American writer Richard Blanco has straddled the many ways a sense of place merges with human emotion to form the meaning of home and belonging. In 2013, he became the … Continue reading How to Love a Country