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Ep74: In Search of Our Beloved Community

Ep74: In Search of Our Beloved Community

In light of recent events, four compassionate men came together to begin a dialog related to the collective crisis in the U.S. This is the beginning of a journey we will be taking together. We do not know how long we will be on this journey or where it will lead us, but we do know, as two black men and two white men, it is a journey we must take together. Regardless of race, gender or sexual orientation, we are all wounded by Patriarchy. This is our common ground, and we are searching to find our collective path forward. We invite you to join the conversation. Your comments below are welcome.


This mind-map is very much a work in progress. It will change radically, but I wanted to share it in case people look deeper into our conversation.


Ep73: Elaine Grohman on Men, Compassion and Healing

Ep73: Elaine Grohman on Men, Compassion and Healing

Elaine Grohman joins Host, Clay Boykin, and Producer, Dennis Tardan, and talks about men and compassion, and healing.

As host of her show, Earth Wisdom Circles on Empower Radio, Elaine M. Grohman has been working in the field of Energy Medicine for nearly 20 years. The experiences of her own Life brought her to delve into the Mystery of our Spirit, Body, Emotions and Mind, and through that search she has sought to help others appreciate their own Life in a greater way. She works with people in the medical fields, as well as having a private practice.

She is the author of two books, “The Angels and Me – Experiences of Receiving and Sharing Divine Communication,” and “Spirit Awakening – Wisdom for Life and Living.”

As an Intuitive, Elaine helps others to look beyond the wounds they use to define themselves, so that new and perhaps greater understanding can become known. Through this, we can begin to Heal our World – And Ourselves.


Ep72 Rev. Aliza Bloom Robinson – Prosperity Plus III Workshop

Ep72 Rev. Aliza Bloom Robinson – Prosperity Plus III Workshop

Touching hearts; freeing souls and transforming lives – its what Aliza does. Rev. Aliza Bloom Robinson, transformational catalyst, author, speaker and ordained Unity Minister is the Voice for New Humanity Now.  She is committed to ushering in a new consciousness of Universal All-ness. She facilitates spiritual awakening through all of her programs, courses, retreats and books.

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Ep71: Gray Henry on Interfaith and the Ghazali Childrens School

Ep71: Gray Henry on Interfaith and the Ghazali Childrens School

Gray Henry-Blakemore is the founder and director of the interfaith publishing houses, Fons Vitae and Quinta Essentia, in Louisville, Kentucky, devoted to world spirituality. She is a writer and film producer under contract with the Book Foundation, and co-founder and trustee of the Islamic Texts Society of Cambridge, England. She has served as a contributing editor for Parabola magazine for over a decade. Besides having taught filmmaking at Dalton and Fordham University and world religions and art history at the Cairo American College, Cambridge University, Centre College and the Abbey of Gethsemane, she regularly lectures at such noteworthy venues as the 1995 Conference of World Spiritual Art in Tehran and most recently the September 2006 Congress on Islamic Spirituality in Singapore. In 1994 she arranged for His Holiness the Dalai Lama to speak in Louisville, and has in April 2006 organized the Dalai Lama interfaith congress in San Francisco in which the his main focus was to meet with Muslim dignitaries from the world over. Fons Vitae is now helping to arrange His Holiness’s visit December 2006 to Senegal and Ghana, which will continue the Buddhist-Muslim dialogue begun in San Francisco.

Gray is a founding member of the Thomas Merton Center Foundation and has organized a number of conferences focused on the work of Thomas Merton at Bellarmine University. She worked in Bosnian refugee camps in 1993, and subsequently published texts for their school system. Fons Vitae plays a key role in the annual interfaith festivals and programs sponsored by the Center for Interfaith Relations and Interfaith Paths to Peace Institute.


As a filmmaker, she produced Beads of Faith: The Universal Use of the Rosary, which is available both as a book and a video, Islam: A Pictorial Essay; Cairo: 1,001 Years of Art and Architecture; Ornaments of Lhasa: Islam in Tibet; and The Sacred Unconscious (Huston Smith). As an author she has written the classic, Understanding Islam and the Muslims, The Life of the Prophet Muhammad, articles for the “Fons Vitae Thomas Merton Series” (Merton & Sufism, Merton & Hesychasm, and Merton & Buddhism), as well as for Parabola and other journals.

Mrs. Henry received her B.A. at Sarah Lawrence College (Joseph Campbell was her don 1965, studied at the American and al-Azhar University in Cairo (1969-79), earned her M.A. in Education at the University of Michigan, was a research fellow at Cambridge University from 1983-1990, and is scheduled to receive her Ph.D. from the Faculty of Divinity at Canterbury, Kent in 2008.



Ep70: Vince A. Di Dato in Sardinia on Compassion

Ep70: Vince A. Di Dato in Sardinia on Compassion

Vince A. Di Dato – Earthian. Constantly thirsty of knowledge and always trying to learn Compassion. Don’t ask me where I come from. Ask me where I want to be and where I want to go. Share a bit of my way, if you like: traveling Life in good company is always more interesting. “Nemo Me Impune Lacessit”.

Strategy Designer, General Director of XERDAN Ltd. in Malta and 1st Captain of the Italian Army Special Reserve. He begins his career as Architect and Designer, mainly working on sustainability in industrial productions. He won the Compasso d’Oro in 1987 among many other important recognitions and prizes; his projects have been published and presented internationally, also at XVII Triennale di Milano and at Centre Pompidou in Paris. Later on, he re-oriented his activity towards systems analysis and their interconnections, until the most recent development of the




X_Sphere© Design Multidimensional Matrix. Professor at IED – Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan from 2006 to 2010 and tutor for the Master courses in sustainable design. Professor in a Master at Università Pontificia San Bonaventura in Roma, teachingTriple Bottom Line concepts applied to geopolitics and social conflicts, evolving then the Quadruple Bottom Line, that adds “culture” to the three pillars (environment-economy-society). From 2010 to 2018 he teaches Civil-Military Synergies to the Italian Army Military Advisors for the Afghan National Army, at Centro Addestramento Alpino, in Aosta, and he works on new paradigms about conflicts evolution (in the wider sense) and the potential of non-lethal, non-violent activities to prevent and to solve them. He held several lectures and seminars in Italian Universities. He also has a long experience in crisis areas, in Middle East, Central Asia, Central America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and in the United States regarding emergency management, reconstruction and energy and essential services after wars and critical events. He attained specializations within Italian and European Civil Protection. In Iraq he has also been Deputy for the Public Works of the Governor of the CPA (Coalition Provisional Authority) of Dhi Qar Province, in 2004. He is a Veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan wars, where he served several shifts between 2004 and 2013. Between 1995 and 2005 he worked as top manager in Energy Service Companies (ESCos) and started three Energy Agencies inside EU network programs. Since 2014 he is advisor for organization & resources for San Marino RTV, State Television of the Republic of San Marino. He also cooperates to an innovative project in Sardinia: the Earth Child House (, a biosphere to guest severely ill children and their mothers-parents for short periods of serenity and beauty, in a natural and protected environment, developed together with the Department of Architecture, Design and Urban Planning of Alghero – Universty of Sassari and the Bioarchitecture Department of the Bovisa School of the Politecnico di Milano. He writes and paint, convinced that Art it is fundamental for the human spirit understanding and to open new paths to creativity and imagination to give new solutions to the turbulences of our societies.

In June 2018, his Italian translation of Richard Buckminster Fuller“Operating Manual of Spaceship Earth” has been published by Il Saggiatore. He is now working on a new version of Sun-Tzu: “Vital Startegies, The Competitive Methods in the Vision of Life” and he collaborates with several magazines and media around the world.

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