Marianne Williamson – Love America

00:00 Trailer.
03:25 Brian’s thoughts on the episode.
05:34 Brian’s introduction.
06:05 Marianne knows the importance of time spent in solitary contemplation within a busy life.
07:26 America is in crisis.
09:19 The new American story.
14:23 Donald Trump’s presidential style.
17:59 Media election coverage was irresponsible and social media is sucking the life force out of us.
22:52 Her passionate belief in America and the wisdom of its people who need to engage in a conversation.
30:39 The American people have to think deeply and take responsibility for what is happening in America.
33:23 Worship of money was not what the American Dream was founded upon.
38:28 Conversation on reparation needed for the never fully resolved racial issues in America’s deep south.
48:56 Immigrants, originally the heart of America, now part of scapegoating by an authoritarian leader.
50:49 Many parents have not grown up themselves and are not present with their children.
54:35 There is revolution in consciousness happening today, it’s a dramatic time and a dramatic contest.
58:52 Our survival on this planet is not guaranteed, but religious and spiritual traditions tell us love prevails.
1:02:11 Our dark side, we know in our hearts that there is deep lovelessness that all of us are capable of.
1:03:43 Why A Course in Miracles has remained central to her being and teaching.
1:09:10 Marianne does not have a problem using the God word.
1:16:46 Going up against big pharmaceutical companies or wealth asperity is a contest, not a battle.
1:18:07 Marianne considers why people love her: why people go to her speaking engagements.
1:23:31 Her daily practises that keep her focussed and engaged.
1:27:47 Best and worst days of her life.
1:28:06 What scares her.
1:28:47 What we would be surprised to learn about Marianne.
1:29:29 Phone call to the 20-year old Marianne.
1:30:06 What previous experiences does she think prepared her for what she is now?
1:31:46 Success secrets.
1:32:19 Ten thousand years from now, will we be this completely evolved society?
1:33:21 Advice she gives to the 20-year old as to what they need to do.
1:35:50 Brian’s summing up.

Marianne Williamson website
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Marianne Williamson on Wikipedia

From Tears to Triumph: The Spiritual Journey from Suffering to Enlightenment
Healing the Soul of America
A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of a Course in Miracles
A Year of Miracles
A Woman’s Worth
Other books by Marianne Williamson

Topics discussed:
TED Talk The New American Story
TED Talk Stand Up, Speak Out!
Bobby Kennedy video
This is America video
Racism in the United States
Ku Klux Klan
Civil Rights Movement
World War II reparations
A Course in Miracles

People mentioned in this episode:
Blaise Pascal
Winston Churchill
Donald Trump
Werner Erhard
Martin Luther King Jr
Louis Brandeis
Robert F Kennedy
Richard Nixon
Patrick Moynihan
Abraham Lincoln
Andrew Johnson
Oprah Winfrey
Magic Johnson
Tyler Perry
Henry Louis Gates Jr
Bessie Smith
Adolf Hitler
Ernest Hemingway
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

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This interview was amazing and so hopeful! She understands the human psyche at a level that few do. Yay Marianne!

Frank Gojcaj

I find myself in disagreement with some of her talking points, but overall she’s messaging love and compassion in the world. Nothing wrong that. Bruce Lee said it best: “Keep what is useful, discard what is not and add what is uniquely your own.”


OMG! She is a self hating Capitalist American! AND couches the left wing talking points in arrogant sophistry. Um, things in America are going well and liberal swamp is draining. I use to respect her, no more.


Tough love, America. But please, wake the fuck-up. The rest of the world needs you. An error can be forgiven, but only if it’s admitted to being an error in judgement in the first place. …A wrestler gets pinned to the mat. Game over. Admit you lost to a greater force that day and move on…

In the clearing stands a boxer
And a fighter by his trade
And he carries the reminders
Of ev’ry glove that laid him down
Or cut him till he cried out
In his anger and his shame
“I am leaving, I am leaving”
But the fighter still remains…

Keep rockin’, Marianne!


Wow. I wish I had not watched this. I have changed my formerly high opinion of her. She has done some fantastic writing. But she really needs to stay away from lecturing people about politics.