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Global Spirit

WATCH: Global Spirit: Dreams, Visions And Realities

Stephen Olsson | Posted 11.13.2012 | Religion
Stephen Olsson

Understanding the cosmology and creation stories that underlie the Australian aboriginal "Dreamtime" is often a challenging stretch for the western mind. Perhaps this is why we knew that having an aboriginal guest on the Global Spirit series was important.

WATCH: The Shaman, The Spirit Healer And The Earth

Stephen Olsson | Posted 10.14.2012 | Religion
Stephen Olsson

The earth is speaking to us, but we're not listening. The air is speaking to us, but we're not listening, because we made the conscious choice of closing our hearts. Whenever this happened, I don't know, but right now we don't have the time to lose.

WATCH: Exploring Consciousness, East And West

Stephen Olsson | Posted 10.06.2012 | Religion
Stephen Olsson

As we become more connected and inter-dependent, there is a growing cross-fertilization of the eastern spiritual and the western scientific traditions. New research is exploring the nature and scope of that which we call "Consciousness."

Global Spirit: The Journey Toward Oneness

Stephen Olsson | Posted 09.29.2012 | Religion
Stephen Olsson

To shed light on this concept of Oneness from both the scientific and mystical perspectives, we thought it could be most insightful to bring a spiritual mystic together with a quantum physicist, to see just how their understandings of the universe may be related.

The Global Spirit: Art And The Creative Spirit

Stephen Olsson | Posted 09.29.2012 | Religion
Stephen Olsson

"Each person has a job to create the right consciousness in this moment, to bring positive energy to this world. Most people, they forget this moment and are always looking for something further. But we don't have further, we don't know next moment."

Global Spirit: Music, Sound And The Sacred

Stephen Olsson | Posted 09.20.2012 | Religion
Stephen Olsson

I have come to realize that I probably make films because I'm not a musician. I've always had a special admiration, perhaps it's a sweet envy, for the musically talented. Thankfully, music forms the emotional basis of most, if not all, filmmaking.

WATCH: Seeking Forgiveness And Healing In Vietnam

Stephen Olsson | Posted 07.17.2012 | Religion

As I entered the busy hotel lobby in Ho Chi Minh City, I had a strange feeling that I was looking for a group of people I had never met, but somehow,...

Bob Thurman And Karen Armstrong Speak About Compassion On Global Spirit

Stephen Olsson | Posted 07.17.2012 | Religion

We call Global Spirit the first “internal travel” series, because the topics and the discussions so often lead to a kind of inner exploration. U...