Sir James Jeans on the nature of the Universe as thought


“The stream of knowledge is heading toward a non-mechanical reality; the universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine. Mind no longer appears to be an accidental intruder into the realm of matter, we ought rather hail it as the creator and governor of the realm of matter.”

–Sir James Hopwood Jeans (September 11, 1877 – September 16, 1946) was an English physicist, astronomer and mathematician. Wikipedia

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June 30, 2016 Guest Renee Lynn
Topic: Who Doesn’t Love a Facial?! (Fund Drive)

Renee LynnBio:

Renee Lynn has practiced medical esthetics for 20 years.  Renee is an accalimed educator, magazine columnist and is very respected in the field of clinical care.  You can find out more about Renee, her services and schedule appointments

Interview Description:

Facials are one of the loveliest things we can do for ourselves and our skin.  And to help facilitate that rejuvenation is age interventionist Renee Lynn.  She’s on the show to enlighten us about the benefits of skin care and to tell us about her newest products.  Don’t miss this special fund drive show.

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June 29, 2016 Guest Dr. William Rader
Topic: The God Cells

Dr. William RaderBio:

William C. Rader earned his medical degree with honors from the State University of New York and has been recognized as a pioneer in the fields of alcoholism, drug addiction, eating disorders (bulimia, anorexia, and compulsive overeating), codependency, sexual addiction and most recently stem cell clinical research.  Dr. Rader is the only American physician involved in the actual clinical application of human fetal stem cells. He has treated more than 1,500 patients. In 1995 he founded Stem Cell of America., an international corporation dedicated to the research and development of the clinical application of fetal stem cells. He currently serves as chairman of the board and chief scientist.

Interview Description:

The God Cells is a new documentary that explores the use of fetal stem cells in the treatment of many debilitating and life-threatening diseases and conditions. It includes testimonials by many people who have been cured through this process. On the show today Dr. William Rader will tell us more about the technique, technology and treatment he provides in his clinic in Mexico and give us an inside look at the making of this film during this special fund drive show.

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June 23, 2016 Guest Joe Vitale
Topic: Find Out “the Millionaire Secret”! (Fund Drive) (re-air)

Joe VitaleBio:

Joe Vitale is President of Hypnotic Marketing, Inc., a marketing consulting firm. He has been called the “The Buddha of the Internet” for his combination of spirituality and marketing acumen. His professional clients include the Red Cross, PBS, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, and many other small and large businesses. His books include The Attractor Factor, There’s a Customer Born Every Minute, and Life’s Missing Instruction Manual. He is also one of the stars of the hit movie The Secret. His website is

Interview Description:

Do you want to know the millionaire secret?  Well then, you’ll have to tune into today’s show because that’s when Joe Vatalie will be revealing some of the practical tools for erasing old stories and creating new ones that help you overcome limiting beliefs about money to become a Money Magnet!


June 22, 2016 Guest Brent Phillips
Topic: 30 Days to Awakening! (Fund Drive) (re-air)

Brent PhillipsBio:

After suffering a debilitating and almost crippling injury, Brent Phillips ran out of traditional medical options.  He tried Theta Healing and experienced immediate and lasting relief.  And so began his own personal journey into learning, teaching and expanding on Theta Healing.  Theta Healing is a powerful energy healing technique that allows you to quickly identify and change the subconscious energies that influence you behaviors, reactions, and the people and events that you draw into your life. Learn more at

Interview Description:

Are you ready for a spiritual awakening?!  Are you ready to remove subconscious block and experience fulfillment instead?  Do you want to learn the tricks to easily win the 7 games of consciousness including love, money and spiritual truth?  Then this is the show for you!  Brent Phillips will be sharing insights and information from his 30 Days to Awakening series during this special fund drive show.

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June 16, 2016 Guest Adam Markel
Topic: Soul Over Matter

Adam MarkelBio:

Adam Markel is the CEO of New Peaks (Formerly Peak Potentials) and the author of the  book Pivot: The Art and Science of Reinventing Your Career and Life. Prior to his position as CEO, Adam was a senior trainer with Peak and has personally trained more than 100,000 people around the world. Prior to his work with New Peaks, Adam spent two years teaching junior high school English, founded a successful commercial real estate investment firm, and graduated from St. John’s University law school.  You can find out more about Adam and New Peaks at

Interview Description:

On today’s show Lisa is honored to host 2 amazing guests: soul leader and world-renowned master healer Doctor and Master Zhi Gang Sha, and author and seminar leader Adam Markel. Listen and learn all about the different aspects of karma and the concept of “soul over matter” as they discuss their newest book, Soul Over Matter: Ancient and Modern Wisdom and Practical Techniques to Create Unlimited Abundance.  

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Isaiah 60 (Revised Standard Version)

1 Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.

2 For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the LORD will arise upon you, and his glory will be seen upon you.

3 And nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.

4 Lift up your eyes round about, and see; they all gather together, they come to you; your sons shall come from far, and your daughters shall be carried in the arms.

5 Then you shall see and be radiant, your heart shall thrill and rejoice; because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you, the wealth of the nations shall come to you.

6 A multitude of camels shall cover you, the young camels of Mid’ian and Ephah; all those from Sheba shall come. They shall bring gold and frankincense, and shall proclaim the praise of the LORD.

7 All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered to you, the rams of Nebai’oth shall minister to you; they shall come up with acceptance on my altar, and I will glorify my glorious house.

8 Who are these that fly like a cloud, and like doves to their windows?

9 For the coastlands shall wait for me, the ships of Tarshish first, to bring your sons from far, their silver and gold with them, for the name of the LORD your God, and for the Holy One of Israel, because he has glorified you.

10 Foreigners shall build up your walls, and their kings shall minister to you; for in my wrath I smote you, but in my favor I have had mercy on you.

11 Your gates shall be open continually; day and night they shall not be shut; that men may bring to you the wealth of the nations, with their kings led in procession.

12 For the nation and kingdom that will not serve you shall perish; those nations shall be utterly laid waste.

13 The glory of Lebanon shall come to you, the cypress, the plane, and the pine, to beautify the place of my sanctuary; and I will make the place of my feet glorious.

14 The sons of those who oppressed you shall come bending low to you; and all who despised you shall bow down at your feet; they shall call you the City of the LORD, the Zion of the Holy One of Israel.

15 Whereas you have been forsaken and hated, with no one passing through, I will make you majestic for ever, a joy from age to age.

16 You shall suck the milk of nations, you shall suck the breast of kings; and you shall know that I, the LORD, am your Savior and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.

17 Instead of bronze I will bring gold, and instead of iron I will bring silver; instead of wood, bronze, instead of stones, iron. I will make your overseers peace and your taskmasters righteousness.

18 Violence shall no more be heard in your land, devastation or destruction within your borders; you shall call your walls Salvation, and your gates Praise.

19 The sun shall be no more your light by day, nor for brightness shall the moon give light to you by night; but the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory.

20 Your sun shall no more go down, nor your moon withdraw itself; for the LORD will be your everlasting light, and your days of mourning shall be ended.

21 Your people shall all be righteous; they shall possess the land for ever, the shoot of my planting, the work of my hands, that I might be glorified.

22 The least one shall become a clan, and the smallest one a mighty nation; I am the LORD; in its time I will hasten it.

The Ballard “I Am” Movement

Guy and Edna Ballard

The “I AM” Movement is the original Ascended Master Teachings religious movement founded in the early 1930s by Guy Ballard (1878–1939) and his wife Edna (1886–1971) in Chicago, Illinois. It is an offshoot oftheosophy and a major precursor of several New Age religions including the Church Universal and Triumphant. The movement had up to a million followers in 1938 and is still active today on a smaller scale. According to the official website of the parent organization, the Saint Germain Foundation, its worldwide headquarters is located in Schaumburg, Illinois, and there are approximately 300 local groups worldwide under several variations of the names “I AM” Sanctuary, “I AM” Temple, and other similar titles. As of 2007, the organization states that its purpose is “spiritual, educational and practical,” and that no admission fee is charged for their activities. The term “I AM” is a reference to the ancient Sanskrit mantra “So Ham“, meaning “I Am that I Am”. See also the entry “I Am that I Am“.   (

“Paracelsus” by Robert Browning


Truth is within ourselves; it takes no rise
From outward things, whate’er you may believe.
There is an inmost centre in us all,
Where truth abides in fulness; and around,
Wall upon wall, the gross flesh hems it in.
This perfect, clear perception — which is truth.
A baffling and perverting carnal mesh
Binds it, and makes all error:  and to know
Rather consists in opening out a way
Whence the imprisoned splendour may escape,
Than in effecting entry for a light
Supposed to be without.
–from “Paracelsus” by Robert Browning (May 7, 1812 – December 12, 1889) was an English poet and playwright whose mastery of the dramatic monologue made him one of the foremost Victorian poets. Wikipedia   This poem is the basis for the name of the Prosperos class “Releasing the Hidden Splendour”.

Book recommendation: “The Knack of Using the Subconscious Mind” by John Williams

By Herman H Brooksieker on June 25, 2001
John Williams in this 1952 book saw the key to humankind’s greatness and wisdom. I was fortunate to read and use his teachings then. I came back to the book again today June 23 2001 and revisited his wisdom and clarity.
The only change since 1952 is in me, in that now I can see Mr. Williams was talking about the Knack of Using our Soul and its wisdom.
Read his book substituting your favorite word or words for Unconscious be it Soul, High Self, God within, Atman etc. The material is still excellent.
I highly recommend reading and using the insights offered.

Excerpt from “Fundamental Ends of Life” by Rufus Jones


The world has been passing–is still passing–through a period of agony and confusion. Everybody knows, dimly or clearly, that some deep-lying and baffling ailment has fallen upon large sections of the human family and that nobody seems able to discover either a sound diagnosis of the disease or a potent remedy for it. All who have worked at the problems of the age have been like a person trying to put together a jigsaw puzzle when, without his knowing it, a lot of the pieces of the picture are lost and the puzzle will not go together.

The main difficulty has been that men have been looking for economic and political solutions while all the time the trouble is deeper than that, and the remedy, too, must go deeper. Like those old Babylonians who built their civilization out of their own inner nature, so we, too, have built our confused world out of our ambitions, our selfishness, our fears, our hates, our suspicions, our greeds, and our rivalries. If we are ever to rebuild the world we must first of all begin to build it by reconstructing our own inner spirits. The most important first step is the formation within us of a sounder faith in God and man, a surer apprehension of the available spiritual resources at hand, and a profounder confidence in the silent healing forces of life and love. We have been looking in the wrong place for the path out of our wilderness wanderings. We have witnessed in many ways a great intensification of desire for possessions, for wealth, for economic assets, and we see going on around us almost everywhere . . .

Rufus Matthew Jones (January 25, 1863 – June 16, 1948) was an American writer, magazine editor, philosopher, and college professor. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Haverford Emergency Unit (a precursor to the American Friends Service Committee). One of the most influential Quakers of the 20th century, he was a Quaker historian and theologian as well as a philosopher. He is the only person to have delivered two Swarthmore Lectures.  (

Biography: Matthew Arnold (


Matthew was the eldest son of the renowned Thomas Arnold, who was appointed headmaster of Rugby School in 1828. Matthew entered Rugby (1837) and then attended Oxford as a scholar of Balliol College; there he won the Newdigate Prize with his poem Cromwell (1843) and was graduated with second-class honours in 1844. For Oxford Arnold retained an impassioned affection. His Oxford was the Oxford of John Henry Newman—of Newman just about to be received into the Roman Catholic Church; and although Arnold’s own religious thought, like his father’s, was strongly liberal, Oxford and Newman always remained for him joint symbols of spiritual beauty and culture.

In 1847 Arnold became private secretary to Lord Lansdowne, who occupied a high cabinet post during Lord John Russell’s Liberal ministries. And in 1851, in order to secure the income needed for his marriage (June 1851) with Frances Lucy Wightman, he accepted from Lansdowne an appointment as inspector of schools. This was to be his routine occupation until within two years of his death. He engaged in incessant travelling throughout the British provinces and also several times was sent by the government to inquire into the state of education in France, Germany, Holland, and Switzerland. Two of his reports on schools abroad were reprinted as books, and his annual reports on schools at home attracted wide attention, written, as they were, in Arnold’s own urbane and civilized prose.

Poetic achievement

Arnold, Matthew [Credit: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.]

The work that gives Arnold his high place in the history of literature and the history of ideas was all accomplished in the time he could spare from his official duties. His first volume of verse was The Strayed Reveller, and Other Poems. By A. (1849); this was followed (in 1852) by another under the same initial:  Empedocles on Etna, and Other Poems. In 1853 appeared the first volume of poems published under his own name; it consisted partly of poems selected from the earlier volumes and also contained the well-known preface explaining (among other things) why Empedocles was excluded from the selection: it was a dramatic poem “in which the suffering finds no vent in action,” in which there is “everything to be endured, nothing to be done.” This preface foreshadows his later criticism in its insistence upon the classic virtues of unity, impersonality, universality, and architectonic power and upon the value of the classical masterpieces as models for “an age of spiritual discomfort”—an age “wanting in moral grandeur.” Other editions followed, and Merope, Arnold’s classical tragedy, appeared in 1858, and New Poems in 1867. After that date, though there were further editions, Arnold wrote little additional verse.

Not much of Arnold’s verse will stand the test of his own criteria; far from being classically poised, impersonal, serene, and grand, it is often intimate, personal, full of romantic regret, sentimental pessimism, and nostalgia. As a public and social character and as a prose writer, Arnold was sunny, debonair, and sanguine; but beneath ran the current of his buried life, and of this much of his poetry is the echo:

From the soul’s subterranean depth upborne

As from an infinitely distant land,

Come airs, and floating echoes, and convey

A melancholy into all our day.

“I am past thirty,” he wrote a friend in 1853, “and three parts iced over.” The impulse to write poetry came typically when

A bolt is shot back somewhere in the breast,

And a lost pulse of feeling stirs again.

Though he was “never quite benumb’d by the world’s sway,” these hours of insight became more and more rare, and the stirrings of buried feeling were associated with moods of regret for lost youth, regret for the freshness of the early world, moods of self-pity, moods of longing for

The hills where his life rose

And the sea where it goes.

Yet, though much of Arnold’s most characteristic verse is in this vein of soliloquy or intimate confession, he can sometimes rise, as in “Sohrab and Rustum,” to epic severity and impersonality; to lofty meditation, as in “Dover Beach”; and to sustained magnificence and richness, as in “The Scholar Gipsy” and “Thyrsis”—where he wields an intricate stanza form without a stumble.

In 1857, assisted by the vote of his godfather (and predecessor) John Keble, Arnold was elected to the Oxford chair of poetry, which he held for 10 years. It was characteristic of him that he revolutionized this professorship. The keynote was struck in his inaugural lecture: “On the Modern Element in Literature,” “modern” being taken to mean not merely “contemporary” (for Greece was “modern”), but the spirit that, contemplating the vast and complex spectacle of life, craves for moral and intellectual “deliverance.” Several of the lectures were afterward published as critical essays, but the most substantial fruits of his professorship were the three lectures On Translating Homer (1861)—in which he recommended Homer’s plainness and nobility as medicine for the modern world, with its “sick hurry and divided aims” and condemned Francis Newman’s recent translation as ignoble and eccentric—and the lectures On the Study of Celtic Literature (1867), in which, without much knowledge of his subject or of anthropology, he used the Celtic strain as a symbol of that which rejects the despotism of the commonplace and the utilitarian.

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