links to stories and videos about language, consciousness, science and sometimes just silliness
Utopian For Beginners by Joshua Foer
This recent piece from the New Yorker details John Quijada's quixotic goal of creating a more precise and concise universal language. Benjamin Whorf, and the Whorf-Sapir Hypothesis, are referenced about half way through. Click here to read the article
Time Flows Uphill by Anil Ananthaswamy
This article from the New Scientist explains why time does not proceed in a straight line for the tribes of Papua New Guinea. Another instance of how other cultures perceive the world differently, as reflected in their language. Click here to read the article.
Native Wisdom in a Quantum World by Glenn Parry
Glenn Aparicio Parry, who was instrumental in bringing the science dialogues begun by Leroy Little Bear to Albuquerque's SEED Graduate Institute, writes an insightful and in-depth piece about Native wisdom and science, Bohmian dialogues, unmanifest reality and the oneness of the universe. Click here to read the article.
Dan "Moonhawk" Alford Explains the World
Fortunately, Moonhawk's wit, wisdom and insight will live on forever. Here is a sampling of some of the resource material available on line. "Moonhawk's Pages," compiled by Don Watson, features "recent presentation and hard-to-find classics." Moonhawk's own home page features even more in-depth information, including the classic "God is Not a Noun in Native America." Moonhawk's essay "Nurturing a Faint Call in the Blood" gives a comprehensive overview of the many lines of scientific and philosophical inquiry he entertained and explored throughout his life. Moonhawk's classic presentation on "Stealing the Fire" ties physics, linguistics and anthropology together, and explains connections between Benjamin Whorf, David Bohm, Albert Einstein and Jost Winteler.
An Interview With David Bohm
David Bohm, the renowned theoretical physicist and explorer of consciousness, is referenced several times in The Language of Spirituality. Unfortunately he was long dead by the time we got around to making the movie. Here is one of several Youtube videos and another from the Nils Bohr Institute featuring one of the greatest theoretical physicists of the 20th century.
Ravin's of a Paiute Poet Poe performed by Dan Moonhawk Alford
High Strange New Mexico -- the strangest UFO movie you will ever see
New Mexico holds a unique place in the annals of UFOlogy, and High Strange New Mexico takes you to the heart of that rich history. Centuries-old Native American beliefs, government conspiracy theories, pop culture and the search for spiritual meaning all take root in a subculture populated by enthusiasts, skeptics, investigators, abductees, and entrepreneurs. Click here to learn more about High Strange New Mexico.