“My Assembly talk” by Mike Zonta, H.W., M.

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.

“Companions at the Crossroads” Prosperos 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.

Understanding “New Power” by Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms (hbr.org)

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)

PROSPEROS ASSEMBLY 2016 JOURNAL ENTRY 3 by Calvin Harris, H.W., M.

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.

WHAT CAUSED THE ROARING TWENTIES? NOT THE END OF A PANDEMIC (PROBABLY)

Some facets of the 1918 influenza pandemic echo today’s crisis: mask mandates, campaigns against spitting and pleas for people to cover their mouths, and more than half a million Americans died. The decade that followed the pandemic, however, was marked by social change and economic prosperity—for some. (Illustration by Meilan Solly / Photos via Wikimedia Commons … Continue reading WHAT CAUSED THE ROARING TWENTIES? NOT THE END OF A PANDEMIC (PROBABLY)

The miracle of the commons

Far from being profoundly destructive, we humans have deep capacities for sharing resources with generosity and foresight Locals at the Marienfluss Conservancy in Namibia meet to discuss conservation. Photo courtesy of NACSO/WWF Namibia Michelle Nijhuis is a project editor at The Atlantic and the author of Beloved Beasts: Fighting for Life in an Age of Extinction (2021). Edited by Pam Weintraub … Continue reading The miracle of the commons

Should we cancel political parties?

Throughout the world, traditional political organizations are increasingly seen as dysfunctional. But can democracies live without them? By Katherine Ellison  04.30.2021 (knowablemagazine.org) In 1796, President George Washington lambasted political parties for allowing “cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men” to “subvert the power of the people.” His indictment seems brutally timely today, just a few months after 147 … Continue reading Should we cancel political parties?