Dawn of an Era of Well-Being
Season 1, Episode 3 – 62 min
Conversations with Michael Tobias
Welcome to DAWN OF AN ERA OF WELL-BEING: the Podcast, a program that is dedicated to helping us find knowledge and comfort at a time when an atmosphere of confusion has become so pervasive.
In this episode, Michael Tobias speaks with host Ervin Laszlo and moderator Alison Goldwyn to contemplate the value of the human species, and why it is (or perhaps is not) important for us to continue our stay on this planet. This episode concludes with co-host Fred Tsao offering some of his own thoughts on the same subject.| More info
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About This Episode
EPISODE N. 3 | MICHAEL TOBIAS – In Michael Tobias’s ten-part docuseries, “Voice of the Planet,” the voice of Gaia played by Faye Dunaway, makes it clear that Nature is a self-regulating system, further suggesting that no species is exempt from extinction—including Humanity. This begs the question that if there’s no purpose to perpetuating our survival other than our sheer desire, what’s our reason for being here? In today’s podcast Michael Tobias speaks with host Ervin Laszlo and moderator Alison Goldwyn to contemplate the value of the human species, and why it is (or perhaps is not) important for us to continue our stay on this planet. This episode concludes with co-host Fred Tsao offering some of his own thoughts on the same subject.
Michael Charles Tobias. Ecologist, author, filmmaker, historian, explorer, anthropologist, educator and non-violence activist. His work encompasses ecological anthropology and aesthetics, the history of ideas, environmental psychology, comparative literature, philosophy and ethics, global biodiversity field research, systematics, deep demography, animal rights and animal liberation. Tobias is the author of over 45 published books -non-fiction,
fiction, radical hybrids, plays, poetry, librettos – and the writer, director, producer and/or executive producer of well over 125 films, focusing primarily on ecological and humanitarian issues, both documentary and some drama and docu-drama. Tobias’ field-research has taken him to well over 80 countries, and from regions like Antarctica, to many of the world’s deserts, temperate zones, tropics and Boreal forests. For many years Tobias has been the President of the Dancing Star Foundation which works assiduously throughout the world in areas of biodiversity conservation, animal rights and environmental education.
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His many awards and distinctions include the Peace Prize of Japan, the Goi Award (Tokyo 2002), the International Mandir of Peace Prize (Assisi 2005), and nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize (2004 and 2005).
Ervin Laszlo spent his childhood in Budapest, Hungary. He was a celebrated child prodigy on the piano, with public appearances from the age of nine. Receiving a Grand Prize at the inter- national music competition in Geneva, he was allowed to leave Hungary and begin an international concert career, first in Europe and then in America.
He is a member of numerous scientific bodies, including the Inter- national Academy of Science, the World Academy of Arts and Science, the International Academy of Philosophy of Science, and the International Medici Academy. He was elected member of the Hungarian Academy of Science in 2010.
Frederick Tsao is the fourth-generation leader of IMC Pan Asia Alliance Group, born in the East and educated in the West. He became chairman in 1995 and transformed the family business from a traditional shipping company to a multinational conglomerate. With more than 40 years’ experience as an entrepreneur, Fred has worked successfully with business partners and governments in multiple markets across diverse cultures. Not afraid to push boundaries, as Chairman of Intercargo, Fred repositioned the dry bulk industry from a shipper to one that plays a role within the global supply chain. Fred has published over 30 books in Chinese, concluding that we are amidst a major consciousness shift and at the dawn of a new era. He advocates that business should transform and reform our era. For this, he founded OCTAVE Institute, a comprehensive integrated life journey approach towards well-being. In 2019, Fred co-authored “Quantum Leadership, New Consciousness in Business” with Chris Laszlo, published by Stanford University Press. Fred also contributed a piece titled “Reconnecting to the Source in the Mirror of Chinese Culture” to the book by Ervin Laszlo titled “Reconnecting to the Source” published by St. Martin’s Press in 2020.
Alison Goldwyn is an Edutainment Producer & Climate Alchemist, engaging Media & the Creative Arts to help change the worldwide Emotional Climate – root of Climate Change and virtually all our global ills. Alison believes that the gaping hole in our global whole is due, in part, to a disconnect from Soul… and that Civilisation’s healthy maturation hinges on rekindling this timeless connection. In 2020 she co-produced the 4 day Source of Wonder online event featuring 80 Presenters & Artists from diverse global sectors. Alison is in her 34th year of party planning Synchronistory®; an interstellar, music- propelled, globally broadcast “B’earthday Party” for the Planet celebrating every living being! She is affiliated with Al Gore / The Climate Reality Project, Ervin Laszlo / The Club of Budapest, global governance platform Simpol (Simultaneous Policy) … and the Cosmos.
DAWN of AN ERA of WELL-BEING
Humankind is facing monumental challenges—the sustainability of our natural resources, climate change, wealth inequalities, breakdowns in social structures, the impact of artificial intelligence, and of course the threat of pandemics. What we need to understand is that with each of these challenges is an opportunity to create a better future for our Earth. But first we need to open our eyes and understand how the old “normal”—the conventions and assumptions about how our systems work—are no longer sustainable. Change is going to occur, and a “new normal” is not simply necessary; it is imminent.
The authors of Dawn of An Era of Well-Being offer a unique worldview called the “quantum paradigm” that is emerging in society. Their concepts and principles are drawn from theories of Western science and Eastern wisdom traditions of human spirituality. These compass points for navigating the uncharted waters we are entering will be of interest to all who want to find a path to a better world. In this critical work authors Ervin Laszlo and Frederick Tsao are joined by several contributors including Deepak Chopra, Jean Houston, Neale Donald Walsch, and other well-known thought leaders.