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
In the mid 2000 aughts, I was a trustee of The Prosperos. After a few months, I resigned and automatically became a fellow (thus the title of this blog). A fellow is one who has a voice but no vote at trustee meetings. Since trustee meetings are of general interest to The Prosperos student body, … Continue reading “Fellow Traveler” by Mike Zonta, H.W., M.
HughJohn Malanaphy, H.W., M. The Prosperos Sunday Meeting presents Hugh John Malanaphy, H.W., M. on July 21, 2019 at 11am Pacific time via Zoom.us. HughJohn will be speaking on: “Challenges the Easy Way“ HughJohn has been a Prosperos student and instructor since the mid ’70s, originally from Brooklyn, New York, now living in Santa Monica, California. … Continue reading “Challenges the Easy Way” with HughJohn Malanaphy, H.W., M.
Margaret Fuller From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Margaret Fuller The only known daguerreotype of Margaret Fuller (by John Plumbe, 1846) Born Sarah Margaret Fuller May 23, 1810 Cambridgeport, Massachusetts, U.S. Died July 19, 1850 (aged 40) Off Fire Island, New York, U.S. Occupation Teacher Journalist Critic Literary movement Transcendentalism Signature Sarah Margaret Fuller Ossoli (May 23, 1810 – July 19, 1850), commonly … Continue reading Biography: Margaret Fuller
By STEVE MARBLE MAY 09, 2019 | 10:25 AM (LATimes.com) Art Kunkin stands next to a computer with his World Wide Free Press home page in an undated photo. Kunkin was the founder of the L.A. Free Press, a hub for the counterculture movement in the 1960s. (Bob Carey / Los Angeles Times) Art Kunkin, the rumpled, … Continue reading Art Kunkin, Free Press publisher who was the pied piper of counterculture in L.A., dies at 91