The Spartans, The Stoics, and Harry Potter

by Celia Coates My mind was on a ramble the other day with my thoughts wandering from the question of what makes a good person, to what values are in fashion in this 21st Century, and then on to the story of the young Spartan who chose to die rather than face discovery. That’s a…

Meeting Elmer Green

By Gilah Yelin Hirsch I was thrilled and terrified when I arrived at my first Council Grove conference in 1982. I had been invited by the convenors of that year’s conference, Ed and Melinda Wortz, to show the evolution of my paintings as they reflected my psychological philosophy. I was prompted to venture further and…

What Is a Good King?

By Celia Coates Good King Wenceslas look’d out On the Feast of Stephen, When the snow lay round about, Deep and crisp and even: Brightly shone the moon that night, Tho’ the frost was cruel, When a poor man came in sight, Gath’ring winter fuel. Hither page, and stand by me, If thou know’st it,…

Inner Coherence: More Lessons from Jack

By Celia Coates Inner coherence is a phrase I first heard Jack Stucki use many years ago, and he mentioned it again last month as his quiet zone.  (www.winnpost.org/2021/11/05/elmer-electricity-and-thought-form-photography/ ) It has to do with a state of body-mind awareness that might be described as calm, cool, and collected. This kind of coherence is about a…

“Love All Around”

By Brenda Molloy Fractals are repeating, self-similar patterns that can be found throughout nature – in the branching of trees or the veins in our bodies, in the tributaries that create a river, in the spiral curve of a fern head or a nautilus shell, and in the seed head of a sunflower. The list…

Elmer, Electricity, and Thought-Form Photography

By Jack Stucki I first met Elmer in 1992 at the ISSSEEM* Conference and it was just very brief – no glue to it. Then, after his wife Alyce died in 1994, the first presentation he agreed to give was at the Colorado Biofeedback Conference. We got a little closer but the real contact came…

Revelation, Realization

By Sally Hilton-Chalfen When I was in college, I had a transcendent experience which nearly resulted in my death. I want to share it because it changed my perspective on life and I deeply hope that writing about what I was shown will help you feel more joyful and confident about living and “dying.” I…

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

By Brian Luke Seaward The next time you glance at the digital watch on your wrist, the one connected to an App that can monitor your heart rate, respiration, or blood pressure, give a nod of thanks to Elmer Green. Known as a pioneer in the study of biofeedback, Green popularized its use for the…

To Introduce Elmer Green

By Bill Hale, Jeff Nichols, and Celia Coates My attention was caught years ago by a friend’s explanation of the purpose for introducing speakers before they address an audience. He said an introduction was more than an opening ritual of praise, it was about offering information that allows us to decide whether the speaker is…

WINN Continues …..

In the Summer of 2016 WINN began publishing weekly posts, and then posts twice a month, until there were more than 200 short articles written by a number of authors as well as by myself. This Summer it became clear that it was hard to navigate the WINN site and that it would also be…

Awe and The Awful

By Celia Coates I’ve been having a difficult time writing this week’s post. It’s about a large topic – mysticism – that’s hard to say much about in just a few words. Mysticism also ties in to the core idea in WINN (What Is Needed Now). Our society has a limited and destructive system of…

When Everything Is Spiritual

By Celia Coates Rob Bell’s book, EVERYTHING IS SPIRITUAL, has the subtitle: “Who We Are and What We’re Doing Here.” That subtitle made it the kind of book I’m really interested in reading. It turned out to be a wise and iconoclastic page-turner, an unusual book for a Christian pastor to have written. His ideas…