Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world.
Alan Wilson Watts was an English writer, speaker and self-styled “philosophical entertainer”, known for interpreting and popularising Japanese, Chinese and Indian traditions of Buddhist, Taoist, and Hindu philosophy for a Western audience. (Listen to entire presentation here)
Behind all the flowery language is a history, and that history demands looking at. Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and its chief lobbying organization, CASEL (the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning) emerged in the mid-1990s from a place called the Fetzer Institute. What is the Fetzer Institute, though? Created by a twentieth century radio magnate named John Fetzer, the Institute was devoted to Fetzer’s devoted pursuit of New Age Spiritualism and occultism. (Listen to audio presentation here)
Soft White Underbelly interview and portrait of Clark Fredericks, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. This was parallel to watching a movie but in interview format. One of the most immersive experiences I have had just hearing someone speak. (Watch full interview here)