This presentation was delivered at the 4th Cosmology of Love conference held on April 14 & 15, 2012, at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco. The talk addresses some of the themes presented in my recent article and blog entry entitled “Americosmos: A Mandala of the Unenlightened States of Affliction,” while also offering some context as well as delving deeper into the heart of the matter.

Please note that the talk itself begins around 8:00 minutes, after a heartful carryover from the previous presentation and a bit of technical fumbling. So its actual length is about 25 minutes.

To watch other fascinating presentations from this conference, visit the Cosmology of Love YouTube channel.