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Paul Hunting’s talent lies not so much in being an expert scholar or theologian but in having a knack for reading symbols and metaphors, a skill that has led him to his greatest challenge: the symbology in the Bible.

For 30 years Paul has been a champion of the consciousness revolution. A psychology grad and erstwhile ad man, he uses metaphor extensively as a tool for transformation. He pioneered "executive coaching" in the 80s and more recently created the rapidly growing field of leadership development -- Horse Assisted Leadership -- where metaphor and authentic communication are keys to growth and learning.

He lives near Stratford-on-Avon, England with his wife and five horses. He is author of Original Heresy: The Light Behind the Shadows in the Bible and Why Talk to a Guru? When You Can Whisper to a Horse.

You can contact Paul at www.horsejoy.com.

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Peace in Israel: A Psycho-Spiritual Conversation

(10) Comments | Posted July 31, 2014 | 12:03 PM

The paradox of peace in Israel is that peace is both present right now - and made 'impossible' by those responsible for its negotiation.

Last week I had a Facebook conversation with an Israeli friend of mine living in Tel Aviv, Ofer Weissmann, Insight Israel City director....

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Do You Have True Confidence - or Are You Just Pretending?

(0) Comments | Posted October 11, 2013 | 1:24 PM

"The insight I gained in just one day with Paul and his horses was truly amazing and very powerful." Jo Kelly, Head of Partner Development, Waitrose.

2013-10-10-Jonowwhat.jpgJo is responsible for the development of over 7000 partners in Waitrose and John Lewis, one of...

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Authentic Leadership -- To Be Or Not To Be?

(0) Comments | Posted April 12, 2012 | 11:17 AM

Few leaders realise, how much, how little, will do. - Lao Tzu

If leadership is not authentic, then what is it? It may be called leadership, but it cannot be. It's a pretence, a shadow, an illusion ...there are many words for it. Authenic leadership is our natural state. We...

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Is Your Brand Hiding Or Fulfilling Your Potential?

(1) Comments | Posted September 26, 2011 | 12:12 PM

"Thus conscience does make cowards of us all, and the native hue of resolution is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought, and enterprises of great pith and moment, with this regard, their currents turn awry and lose the name of action." -- Shakespeare's Hamlet.

There's an apocryphal tale...

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Why Talk to Oxford University When You Can Whisper to a Horse?

(3) Comments | Posted May 24, 2011 | 3:05 PM

"I enjoyed working with you. The best experiential sessions are always fragile affairs, and not for everybody, but when they do connect with participants they are much more powerful than anything else on offer. Your work with horses is a great example of this approach in action, and I am...
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Don't Let Stress Build: 8 Simple Ways to Succeed, Relax and Live

(11) Comments | Posted October 22, 2010 | 5:23 PM

Being stressed virtually defines ineffectiveness. We're either relaxed and focused or stressed and distracted. Our best decisions come from a calm, centered place. The paradox is that the more calmly we approach a task, the more dynamically we are operating.

Here are eight simple practices, based on timeless wisdom, that...

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Why Science And Religion Are Doomed Never To Find The Truth

(0) Comments | Posted October 15, 2010 | 6:52 AM

Truth, it seems, exists in the one place science and religion are destined never to look -- the present moment. Why do they insist truth exists where it cannot possibly be?

Sages through the ages have continually emphasised the truth, sanctity and awe of the present moment. The purpose...

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God Created the Heaven and the Earth: True or False?

(17) Comments | Posted September 13, 2010 | 12:16 PM

"There are more things in heaven and earth, noble Stephen, than are dreamt of in your philosophy," Hamlet might say to our famed physicist.

Now, as Stephen Hawking lobs his megaton opinion into the "war of the worldviews" (to borrow John Lennox's phrase from God's Undertaker), Lord Sacks, the U.K.'s...

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Kindling -- How to Ignite the Potential Fire in Your Business

(2) Comments | Posted September 7, 2010 | 3:14 PM

But if these, as I am sure they do, bear fire enough to kindle cowards and to steel with valor the melting spirits of women, then, countrymen, what need we any spur but our own cause to prick us to redress? -- Brutus, Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare.

There seems to...

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Does Science Validate the Book of Genesis?

(454) Comments | Posted August 17, 2010 | 2:22 AM

No matter how much money it spends, science cannot find any true empirical evidence for even an infinitesimally small "fundamental particle of matter." Yet they refuse to accept the only truly logical conclusion: that there isn't one!

The irony is that the deeper they look and the more they smash...

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Holy Bible, Holy Mirror: How Looking Beyond Literal Meaning Enhances the Bible's Sanctity

(34) Comments | Posted July 23, 2010 | 12:43 PM

As the consciousness revolution hots up, it's becoming pretty clear that what's really holy about the Holy Bible is the person reading it. We may imbue the book with holiness, but surely, isn't it even more valuable to see it as a mirror in which our soul is reflected? Isn't...

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