What is an underlying question that gives form to your work or interest in this field?
How can the experience of the extraordinary unity of
Collective Consciousness be brought to ever greater numbers of people
until a tipping point is reached?
What is your personal experience of collective
wisdom in groups?
In 1994, I was introduced to Vistar Foundation, a group
dedicated to educating the public on the power of Collective Consciousness
and on the practicality of the great spiritual teachings about Man's
True Nature in everyday life. Before then, I had not been a seeker but
had been dissatisfied with traditional, conventional approaches to spirituality.
Suddenly, a limitless vista opened before me extending from the common
message underlying all religions to a vision of the unity of all people.
What was different from anything I had seen before was the rooting of
this vista in everyday life -- a vision of being in the world, but not
I experienced what I have since learned to call Collective
Consciousness – a state in contact with an invisible realm of
wisdom, creativity, and love which allows a group’s whole to be
greater than the sum of its parts. I have experienced Grace and miracles
and change and the promise of further change and growth. A singer --
a performer for over four decades -- I experienced creativity beyond
anything I had dreamed, all flowing, not from a single artist creating
alone, but from a group that discovered music, words, movement, and
ways to combine them by asking for them from a seemingly unlimited source.
It has become life.
What is it about the work in this field that excites
you and connects you to your own deepest self?
Exploring how this source can be contacted, what must
happen inside us to allow that Grace to descend to us, never fails to
provoke, amaze, and excite, and looking for ways to give that experience
away to others connects to a desire deep in my soul.
Please provide a brief storyline or snapshot of
what brought you to this work.
As a teenager, I came suddenly to a strong conviction
that individual religions and sects were somehow missing an essential
part of what they wanted to be about. It flowed from a question: Why
shouldn’t God have spoken many times to many different peoples
in many different places in ways and with messages that each people
and each culture could hear? That led to the questions: What if all
religions are right? What if they all are the same underneath? These
considerations deepened in me as the years passed, but it would be over
30 years before I found a group of people interested in asking those
questions and in living based on the answers that gradually unfolded.
How would you like to be available to others in
I am dedicated to the flowering of consciousness in individuals
and groups. One means for moving that that direction is the Vistar
Method of Communication™ [VMC], a disciplined structure for
small group meetings that allows access to the unlimited potential of
the Creative Source. The VMC (then called the Vortex Method of Communication)
was described in an article
about Vistar in the April-June 2007 issue of “What is Enlightenment?”
magazine. Vistar Foundation is now looking for ways to bring this extraordinary
tool to the public, and I invite all who are curious, or perhaps excited,
about sharing this experience to contact Vistar. Visit our website www.vistarfoundation.org
and see what it is about. Email or phone, and ask for information. There
is no pressure to join, only to learn and to grow.
Links to this site or others:
WIE Magazine said about Vistar Foundation
the Vistar Method of Communication™
Vistar's Voicepoint Ensemble