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Michael Toms - Biography:



Michael Toms: For more than a quarter century, Michael Toms has been engaging in dialogue with the world's leading-edge thinkers, social architects, creative artists, scientists and spiritual teachers. Called "the Socrates of radio," he is acknowledged by guests and listeners alike as one of the premier interviewers in media today. His legendary dialogues with such luminaries as mythologist Joseph Campbell, visionary inventor Buckminster Fuller, world reknowned physicist David Bohm, writer/activist Alice Walker, Nobel laureates Linus Pauling, H. H. the Dalai Lama, Adolfo Perez Esquivel, Betty Williams and Jose Ramos Horta, Pulitzer Prize winners Gary Snyder and E.O.Wilson, physician/author Andrew Weil, artist/writer Natalie Goldberg, poet/author Robert Bly, architect/designer William McDonough, religious scholar Huston Smith, spiritual philosopher J. Krishnamurti, poet/author Maya Angelou and many others, have brought wide acclaim to the "New Dimensions" radio series and have helped to bring innovative ideas into the mainstream culture. He serves as the executive producer and principal host of the award-winning "New Dimensions" internationally syndicated radio series. He is the executive producer and co-host of Wisdom Radio's "Classic New Dimensions," heard 6X daily on the worldwide web and on Sirius Satellite Radio. He served as executive producer / host of the award winning Deep Ecology for the 21st Century series and the Bioneers / Revolution from the Heart of Nature I,II, and III series, which received the prestigious NY International Radio Festival Silver and Bronze Medals. His nationally acclaimed book, "An Open Life: Joseph Campbell in Conversation with Michael Toms," has sold more than two hundred thousand copies. Seventeen additional books based on his interviews have been published, including The Well of Creativity, The Soul of Business, The Power of Meditation and Prayer, Buddhism in the West and At the Leading Edge. More than one million of his diverse dialogues have been sold to individual listeners on cassette and CD throughout the world. He has received numerous awards for his broadcast endeavors, including two honorary doctorates for his vanguard work in media and a doctorate in theology from St. Basil the Great Seminary in Sydney, Australia for his "contribution to the spiritual benefit of humanity on the planet." He is an adjunct professor at Union Graduate School and Marylhurst Graduate School of Business and is board chairman emeritus of the California Institute of Integral Studies.


Videos of Michael Toms from "Dalai Lama Renaissance":

Michael Toms meeting the Dalai Lama

Michael Toms (radio host and producer of "New Dimensions" radio) meeting and receiving a blessings scarf from the Dalai Lama. (Click Here)


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