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Welcome to Peter Melton.com — Infinite Love, cleverly disguised.

If this is your first visit, I invite you to watch the “Welcome to my Website” video.        And on this summary page, you will find recent talks and interviews and such in chronological order.

For Recent Interviews, go to the “Climate and Spirit” tab. Below are Climate Change activities from 2017

It is a joy to do interviews for Extinction Radio. This week in Extinction Radio Episode 72, I got to talk with Peter Russell and Elizabeth West. Not only do I get to share these conversations with the world, but also get to grow my awareness with each new conversation.  Enjoy it all.  Peter!

I first learned about Peter Russell in 1994 with his movie, Global Brain. He has written 9 books on human consciousness, meditation, and more. He has a unique perspective on extinction and how it is a natural part of life.  See Part Two, and starts at 14:50. About 38 minute long.

      

Elizabeth West is a new friend who writes on the topic of collapse and human extinction in Counter Punch, Common Dreams and more. I got to meet her during the recent Bay Area Tour and just had to have her on the show. She dares to ponder challenging topics such as–even in these crazy times–what to tell the children and how to live an extraordinary life.  See Part Three, and starts at 18:28. About 54 minutes  long.

  

 

Amazing Month: Earth Day, Sierra Club, Conversation, Sean Kelly

Wow what an amazing couple of weeks. Gave a talk at Earth Day in San Francisco, then I returned to the Bay area to take part in climate talk at the Sierra Club with Guy McPherson and Jamen Shively of Radish.org and I produced and moderated an amazing panel discussion on our Climate Crisis and Human transformation with Guy McPherson, Sean Kelly, Jamen Shively and Peter Russell at the New Living Expo in San Mateo, CA.

I also got to participate in a group meeting in Berkeley to discuss our feelings as we experience the consciousness shift and the great unraveling at the same time.

I will post videos on these public events as they become available.

In the meantime I did a couple of interviews for extension radio this week, and check them out Extinction Radio Episode 71, 5th May 2017.  This starts with Deb Ozarko, Jennifer Hynes and Peter Melton in Conversation at Part One, at 1:10, and goes to 1:05:12, or about 55 minutes long.

This is followed by Interview – Sean Kelly and me, in Part Two, at 4:57 and goes to 48:48 or about 44 minutes long.

Rick Siegenthaler more than earns his reputation, as Jennifer Hynes so aptly says, for ‘real genius’, for his efforts.  In this case, a lengthy video of the discussion I had with Sean Kelly of The California Institute of Integral Studies thankfully rendered by Rick, here.  Sean’s CV is here also.

Peter Melton Interviews Sean Kelly On Extinction Radio.net // Published on May 4, 2017

Interview With Mike Sliwa

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Here is my interview with Mike Sliwa, on the most recent Extinction Radio Episode 69, 5th April 2017 – Dahr Jamail, Mike Silwa, Paul Beckwith Podcast.

This is at Part Two, and is 0:34:16 long.

Mike as many of you know has done a lot of work with Dr. Guy McPherson, and Nature Bats Last.  Mike has been involved in The Good Men Project.  He has a book called ‘Chasing a Different Carrot: A Manifesto for the Predicament of Privilege‘ which is available at Amazon.

Peter Wadhams Interview, Chico Sustainability Conference

When it comes to a real, true, and credentialled discussion about rapid climate change, it is hard to get much better than A Farewell to Ice senior scientist and author Dr. Peter Wadhams, and it is my honor to interview him on the last episode of Extinction Radio 68, from March 22nd, 2017.  This is in Part One, introduction starts at 0:00, interview proper at 2:06, and goes to 48:17.

Additionally, recently, I led a workshop at a State Sustainability Conference in Chico, and want to share the video, here.  This is about 63:00 long.  Those of you with access to Facebook, can access it here.  This was from the fourth week of March.

Welcome to My Site, Infinite Love, Cleverly Disguised iii

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Welcome to Peter Melton — Infinite Love, cleverly disguised.  If this is your first visit, I invite you to watch the “Welcome to my Website” video. And on this summary page, you will find recent talks and interviews and such in chronological order.  If you want to jump right in and get a full overview, I recommend a recent radio interview I did with KZFR in Chico.  My segment starts at 0:56:40.  Throughout the rest of this site, you will find videos, podcasts, fables, poetry and much more. I am available by email if you would like to connect and share.

Interview On Extinction Radio, With Jennifer Hynes

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Here is a fun segment where the illustrious Jennifer Hynes and I interview each other on Extinction Radio Episode 66, 22nd Feb 2017, titled ‘Nick at Relief Analysis and Paul Beckwith‘.  This 33:16 long Podcast segment is in Part Two, and starts at the 47:08 mark.

 

We talk about our relationship to the cosmic story, spiritual foundations, how to hold ourselves into the bigger story which we are part of, Brian Swimme [1] of the California Institute of Integral Studies, collective consciousness, Orville Dam, where do we go emotionally and spiritually, and Guy McPherson’s visit to Northern California by the Sierra Club.

 

We also talk about work by Jamen Shively and Associates at Radish.org, Trump appointees, resistance, using grief as a bridge to access feelings.  We mention the work of Francis Weller on grief and the great unraveling as Kevin Hester calls it.  We also explore this “chance to say goodbye” to so much that we thought was real.
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[1] Also see, the Center for the Story of the Universe.

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WOW..’  Here it is, my conversation on the Unplugged Podcast with Deb Ozarko, UP #122: ‘Curiosity, Collapse and Urgent Spirituality with Peter Melton‘.

And in the end, I think we will feel only… WOW.

I just love my connection with Deb and this conversation says it all, “Daring to know myself beyond my humanity.”
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Don’t forget the KZFR public radio show happens this friday.  Will share link to specific episode, soon as have.  Station hails from Chico California.

Extinction Radio Podcast and Then Some

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I had the great pleasure of being interviewed this week on Extinction Radio Episode 65, 8th Feb 2017.  Besides my Part One segment, which starts at 56:10 (about 34:45 long), it also features Deb Ozarko, Kevin Hester, and Hambone Littletail.

It feels good to be back on the air with EXR and I look forward to regular contributions for upcoming shows. On this show, Jennifer Hynes and I deep dive into our feelings about all things extinction and how it feels to share our journey publicly. We also discussed a Grief Ceremony I attended in Ashland, OR (Francis Weller) and we had a playful chat about the movie Ground Hogs Day, and how it ties into our perspective of time. Enjoy.

Early last year I helped to start a monthly “Daring to Discuss” group in Chico, CA. The discussion group gives folks a chance to sit in circle and share their feelings about the challenging topics of the day.

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This past week, a local Chico radio host came to the meeting and enjoyed it so much that he wanted to interview me for his Peace and Justice show on KZFR. We cover a lot of ground in a short time, discussing the three general camps regarding climate change:

  • 1. I think it is a hoax or I’m just not interested.
  • 2. There is still time to correct things but we need to take massive action now and
  • 3. It is too late to fix it, and we are in planetary hospice. I will also share this, as soon as the link is available.  This comes out next week, Friday the 17th. Whoa!

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This month I am also honored to be connecting with Deb Ozarko. Last May she burst onto the scene with a blog entitled “Letting Go of a World in Collapse: The Conversation We’re Too Afraid to Have.”

I feel a deep connection with her and we seem to bring out the best in each other.  I will share that interview, likely next week.

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However, to wet your appetite for now, here is the Dec 9, 2016 show where I interviewed her on Sequitur.  It is titled Freedom from hope (about 54:00 long).  Please stay tuned, more interviews and a big announcement coming soon.