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Tired of the same old left /right arguments? Want to throw your shoe at the shouting heads on cable news? Then join Jeff for a look at current events from an integral perspective. Each week he explores emerging trends in politics, economics, science and spirituality, all with an eye toward spotting the evolution and up-flow of human consciousness and culture.

Tired of the same old left /right arguments? Want to throw your shoe at the shouting heads on cable news? Then join Jeff for a look at current events from an integral perspective. Each week he explores emerging trends in politics, economics, science and spirituality, all with an eye toward spotting the evolution and up-flow of human consciousness and culture.
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Tired of the same old left /right arguments? Want to throw your shoe at the shouting heads on cable news? Then join Jeff for a look at current events from an integral perspective. Each week he explores emerging trends in politics, economics, science and spirituality, all with an eye toward spotting the evolution and up-flow of human consciousness and culture.

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Episodes

More on Greta and Climate - Highlights from The Daily Evolver Live

10/18/2019
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In this week’s episode, edited from the live webcast, I focused on listener response to my earlier podcast on Greta Thunberg and the environmental movement. Enjoy these highlights and tune in live when you can! The post More on Greta and Climate appeared first on The Daily Evolver.

Duration:00:27:03

Considering Otto Scharmer’s “Axial Shift” political theory - With Dr. Keith Witt

10/11/2019
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Many integralists are fans of Otto Scharmer, MIT professor and developer of “Theory U”, a brilliant tool for activating higher stages of consciousness that has gained wide acceptance in organizations. As a leading public intellectual Dr. Scharmer also writes about politics and culture. In this episode, integral psychotherapist Dr. Keith Witt and I discuss Scharmer’s […] The post Considering Otto Scharmer’s “Axial Shift” political theory appeared first on The Daily Evolver.

Duration:00:41:29

Greta Thunberg: Climate Prophet and Scold

9/25/2019
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In this episode I share some thoughts on the evolutionary power of Greta Thunberg, the young Swedish climate activist, and her visit (via sailboat!) to the UN Climate Summit. The post Greta Thunberg: Climate Prophet and Scold appeared first on The Daily Evolver.

Duration:00:14:44

Trump vs the Twenty - The Democratic candidates fight to go to war

8/8/2019
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This week I examine the roster of Democratic contenders vying to unseat Donald Trump. It’s fascinating to watch them trying to create a larger public identity and harness the cultural forces they need to stand out. For my jumping-off point I consider two articles in last week’s Sunday Review in the New York Times: “Donald Trump Is […] The post Trump vs the Twenty appeared first on The Daily Evolver.

Duration:00:44:40

The Avengers & Game of Thrones: Era-Defining Entertainment - Guest: Filmmaker Jason Lange

8/1/2019
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This summer marks the finales of two multi-chapter fantasy epics that have both reflected and shaped our evolving culture. HBO’s Game of Thrones presented its eighth season, earning a record-breaking 32 Emmy nominations (it has 161 overall). Over at the movies, the Marvel franchise based on The Avengers comic books released its eighteenth and final […] The post The Avengers & Game of Thrones: Era-Defining Entertainment appeared first on The Daily Evolver.

Duration:00:36:40

Befriending Emotional Pain - Guest: Integral Psychotherapist Dr. Keith Witt

7/18/2019
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“We have to accept the reality that to one extent or another everyone has chronically amped-up distress, and a persistent negativity that generates confusing, distorted stories and emotional pain.” This statement kicks off another fascinating conversation with my pal, integral psychotherapist Dr. Keith Witt. What makes our distress difficult to accept, Keith says, is that […] The post Befriending Emotional Pain appeared first on The Daily Evolver.

Duration:00:56:18

Grace and Grit: The Movie - Guest, Filmmaker Sebastian Siegel

6/28/2019
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Today’s guest, Sebastian Siegel, is the screenwriter and director of the upcoming movie, Grace and Grit. The film tells the true love story of iconic, Integral philosopher Ken Wilber and his wife Treya. Based on the acclaimed book that chronicles Treya’s journals, they fall madly in love in 1980’s California and are immediately faced with […] The post Grace and Grit: The Movie appeared first on The Daily Evolver.

Duration:01:29:36

Encounter with My Bully - Peace in the valley? Not so fast…

6/18/2019
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My vision of a peaceful Colorado summer of slowed-down punditry and ramped-up gardening has been disturbed by a specter of menace entering the scene. While never reaching a crisis level, it has nevertheless presented a real-life dilemma that has taxed whatever integral capacities I have, and has proven to be potent grist for my daily […] The post Encounter with My Bully appeared first on The Daily Evolver.

Duration:00:30:13

The First Church of Integral - Farewell to the Boulder Integral Center, 2007 - 2019

6/4/2019
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By Jeff Salzman In September 2007, I along with partners Nomali Perera, Ross Hostetter and Jason Lange, co-founded Boulder Integral in a sweet old church in Boulder, Colorado. Four years later our group passed the baton to Robert MacNaughton and his team, who renamed it The Integral Center. Although our approaches were different, Robert’s and […] The post The First Church of Integral appeared first on The Daily Evolver.

Duration:00:58:37

SEEING RED: From General Butt Naked to President Trump - The horizontal development of the warrior

5/24/2019
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Every first-tier worldview wants to dominate the world, and given a chance they will run roughshod over all who dissent. But as humanity grows (and we individual humans grow) each worldview has to contend with opposing worldviews, a process that constrains the totalitarian impulses of each. In this way, worldviews, even as they stay true […] The post SEEING RED: From General Butt Naked to President Trump appeared first on The Daily Evolver.

Duration:00:52:34

Social Justice and Self-Responsibility - Guest: Fleet Maull, Prison activist and author, Radical Responsibility

5/7/2019
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My guest, Fleet Maull, is a criminal justice activist and integralist who shares the story of his time in prison and the work it has inspired. In the 1980s Fleet was a contemplative psychology graduate and student of Buddhist teacher Chogyam Trungpa. But a double life caught up with him as he was convicted of […] The post Social Justice and Self-Responsibility appeared first on The Daily Evolver.

Duration:01:20:51

The Quadrant Lens: How to See Your Blind Spots - Conversation with Dr. Keith Witt

4/29/2019
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In this episode, I talk with Dr. Keith Witt about what he calls “the seductive power of quadrant absolutism,” riffing on the quadrant model (part of the AQAL Model) developed by integral philosopher Ken Wilber. Quadrant absolutism denotes the propensity each us of has to see the world through the lens of a preferred dimension […] The post The Quadrant Lens: How to See Your Blind Spots appeared first on The Daily Evolver.

Duration:01:00:58

Campaign Closeup: Marianne, Bernie and more Mayor Pete! - Guest: Corey DeVos, Editor-in-Chief, Integral Life

4/26/2019
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By Jeff Salzman The Democratic field for US president is taking shape fast. Today I have a freewheeling conversation with Corey DeVos of Integral Life about our impressions of the emerging landscape, with a special focus on Marianne Williamson, Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg. The post Campaign Closeup: Marianne, Bernie and more Mayor Pete! appeared first on The Daily Evolver.

Duration:00:49:55

Diversity and Inclusion: Where We’re Growing - Guest: Diane Musho Hamilton

4/21/2019
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By Jeff Salzman From the earliest clans to today’s multicultural societies, we can see the circle of moral consideration that human beings and cultures have granted to others has increased, stage by stage. Traditional societies (amber altitude) are built on racial and religious identity and enforce overt and often brutal hierarchies. Modern societies (orange altitude) […] The post Diversity and Inclusion: Where We’re Growing appeared first on The Daily Evolver.

Duration:00:42:51

The Spiritual Adventure of Psychedelics and Wilderness - Guest, Philosopher Steve McIntosh

4/12/2019
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In his classic book, Adventures of Ideas, Alfred North Whitehead describes the eros of the beautiful, the true, and the good. And to this list of intrinsic values he adds the idea of adventure, without which, he observes, “civilization is in full decay.” In this episode, Jeff Salzman’s guest Steve McIntosh explores Whitehead’s theme of […] The post The Spiritual Adventure of Psychedelics and Wilderness appeared first on The Daily Evolver.

Duration:01:37:18

Mayor Pete’s X-Factor - Could it be Integral consciousness?

4/5/2019
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In less than three months, Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend Indiana, (population 102,000), has gone from political anonymity to the top tier of candidates in the Democratic race for president of the United States. What accounts for Mayor Pete’s blast out of the political gate? His resume certainly ticks the boxes: Harvard […] The post Mayor Pete’s X-Factor appeared first on The Daily Evolver.

Duration:00:47:21

Integral Meets the Intellectual Dark Web - Guest: David Fuller, founder, Rebel Wisdom

3/28/2019
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First of all, let me say that “intellectual dark web“ is the worst name I can imagine for a movement that seeks to illuminate our cultural moment. But, okay, nobody asked me and it appears they’re doing quite well anyway: the intellectual dark web (IDW) has coalesced into a vibrant group of intellectuals, most prominently […] The post Integral Meets the Intellectual Dark Web appeared first on The Daily Evolver.

Duration:00:39:43

The Beauty of Evolved Conflict - Guest: Dr. Keith Witt, Integral Psychotherapist

3/16/2019
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Nature is, as poet Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote, “red in tooth and claw.” Human nature is too, so far at least, but a counter-trend is emerging: as evolution progresses, conflict overall becomes less violent and more complex. Complexity arises out of the evolutionary process of differentiating (conflictual) and integrating (fun!). In this episode of The […] The post The Beauty of Evolved Conflict appeared first on The Daily Evolver.

Duration:00:57:50

Dispatch from the Sexual Evolution - Reading the New York Times’ Sunday Review

3/12/2019
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This week I take a look at a recent issue of New York Times’ Sunday Review (2/24), where seven of eighteen articles focus on the real-time evolution of sex and gender relations. The Sunday Review is a quality barometer of the cultural weather in America and is must reading for me each week. In this […] The post Dispatch from the Sexual Evolution appeared first on The Daily Evolver.

Duration:00:35:52

Experiments in Integral Dharma - Guest: Vince Horn, Co-founder of Buddhist Geeks

3/8/2019
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Today my guest is Vince Horn, integrally-informed Dharma teacher and co-founder of the popular podcast, Buddhist Geeks, who discusses how the Buddhist Dharma (teaching) and Sangha (community) are being reimagined for contemporary life. How does a lineage founded on traditional concepts of renunciation, surrender and obedience to a teacher get transmitted into a modern and […] The post Experiments in Integral Dharma appeared first on The Daily Evolver.

Duration:00:51:35