CONVERSATIONS WITH REMARKABLE MINDS
Becoming a Conscious Activist by infusing our activism with spiritual values to confront the challenges ahead
James O’Dea is the former president of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, founded in 1973 by astronaut Edgar Mitchell to explore the frontiers of consciousness. He was the Director of Amnesty International’s Washington office having spent much time in dangerous conflict areas where human rights abuses were perpetrated, and has represented human rights to different presidents, Congress and foreign heads of state. He has personally trained over 800 peace ambassadors in over 30 countries
James was also the former the executive Director of Seva, a medical nonprofit organization founded by the spiritual teacher Ram Das, best known for its free eye clinics and optic surgery in developing nations, and is a member of the Global Systems INtitiative, which attempts to bring a whole-systems approach to global challenges.
He has written several important books on mind-body medicine, global civilization, and most recently “The Conscious Activist: Where Activism Meets Mysticism” His website is JamesODea.com