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Ancient Wisdom for the Modern World

Modernity doesn’t always mean comfort. Sit down with Prince EA and a range of experts to see how you can utilize ancient techniques to improve your quality of life today.
Ancient Wisdom for the Modern World is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 14.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have watched this feature several times. It really made me think about how I live and interact with nature. It made me want to make changes in my life to improve my physical and mental health. I even started a small garden in pots!!!!
Date published: 2024-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not a lecture I think some people come into this series looking for lectures. This is no professor stranding at a podium telling you about history or science or literature. Think of these as more like inspirational talks. The idea of the series is that there was wisdom in our ancestors that we can refocus on today. Most of it is stuff you've heard-- better diet, get out walking, gratitude. But Prince EA really inspires with his messages. He uses experts in various fields to give perspective to each inspirational talk. Maybe I've rated it too high for some, but I came away ready to make some changes to my life to follow some of that ancient wisdom in my life.
Date published: 2024-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding! This is one of the very best courses that I have watched.
Date published: 2024-01-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ancient Wisdom for the Modern World This is the second example of a product that did not live up to your past standards! Not as bad as the
Date published: 2023-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better Your Life: It's all here! If you are concerned about your mental or physical improvement, you've already heard/read about most of these ancient practices and wisdom to better your life. Having practiced martial arts for over 50 years (the pathway between self-defense and self-discovery. www.robertoshidokan.com) many of these practices ring true to me. Here are the basic/key practices to your happiness presented in a concise, interesting manner that will support many of your current practices and maybe stretch, change, or modify other personal practices. We are a product of our environment. I enjoyed this presentation and hope you will, too. Each presentation is about 30 minutes long. Subject experts are interviewed to support practice suggestions. Most of these practices are based on ancient wisdom (some from ancient texts 6 to 8,000 years old) that we have heard or read about but may have never taken consistent action on them. Here is the encouragement to do so. So do it! (That is more of a command for me than for you!) I continue working on improving my happiness.
Date published: 2023-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ancient Wisdom for the Modern World The information given is very pertinent to those who are seeking to live a simple, happy and healthy life. The lectures are wonderfully presented by an eloquent and inspiring lecturer.
Date published: 2023-11-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Entertaining and Fun The course was entertaining and fun to watch. No slides no reading. No earth shattering information. No really in depth analysis of ancient philosophy but then it wasn't the purpose of the course. It was simple entertain and fun to watch.
Date published: 2023-11-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A teleological stroll through the obvious. Should be in school? Maybe 2nd grade. Spoiler alert: Take a walk, think and eat a Mediterranean diet. You're welcome. Also VERY loosely quotes almost every author of "ancient wisdom" that is cited. Some areas are just incorrect. (for example, people in the blue zones all eat beans but not all eat lentils as stated here.) There are much better series that discuss ancient philosophies in Wondrium and are much more accurate as well from my point of view. This one could have used some peer review before publishing.
Date published: 2023-10-16
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Overview

Throughout the 10 illuminating episodes of Ancient Wisdom for the Modern World, covering everything from ancient practices of gratitude, food practices, connection with nature, and more, you will learn how to get back in touch with being human. Prince EA and his panel of experts provide tools to help you learn how—even in our distracted modern lives—we can slow down, focus our awareness, and cut out the things that don't contribute to our future of being our most developed selves.

About

Prince Ea

Life is all about moments. No one in history has ever been able to hold on to one.

Prince Ea is an inspirational speaker, spoken word artist, poet, rapper, and filmmaker. His YouTube videos have received more than 2 billion views and cover topics such as environmentalism, race, and work-life balance. He draws inspiration from ancient wisdom texts, including the Tao Te Ching and the Bhagavad Gita. Among his accolades are appearances on Oprah Winfrey’s SuperSoul100 list and the Forbes 30 Under 30 list.

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Ancient Lessons for Life Today

01: Ancient Lessons for Life Today

We’ve made a lot of progress as a society, but we can still look to ancient times for some guidance and a dash of inspiration. Work your way through the broad contours of the course. Explore so-called “blue zones” and see how you can start “de-conveniencing” your own life.

14 min
Walk to Stay Grounded

02: Walk to Stay Grounded

Walking can do wonders for our mental and physical health. Explore the evolutionary biology, history, and philosophy behind the steps we take before exploring the intentional grounding technique. What is it? Where does it come from? And what can guest expert Francis Sanzaro teach us about connecting meaningfully with the terrains that lie underneath our feet?

22 min
Eat (and Don’t Eat) like Your Ancestors

03: Eat (and Don’t Eat) like Your Ancestors

The ancients took gut health seriously—so should we. Investigate different types of diets before zeroing in on the tried and true Mediterranean diet. Sit down with expert Shawn Stevenson to discuss good and bad foods. And finish by focusing on intermittent fasting, looking at its long history to its modern applications.

29 min
Return to Nature

04: Return to Nature

With no movie theaters or shopping malls to frequent, ancient peoples turned to the natural landscapes available to them. See how cultures old and new valued and thought about nature throughout time. Examine the importance of light in wellness and sleep. And reunite with Francis Sanzaro to talk through ways you can better connect with the natural world in your life.

18 min
Maintain Meaningful Relationships

05: Maintain Meaningful Relationships

It’s no secret that social connection matters. But did you know that strong, supportive friendships help us live longer, too? Explore how ancient views of love and companionship have endured over time, and finish with a conversation with professor and psychologist Marisa G. Franco about how we can forge and maintain quality friendships.

19 min
Find Your Flow

06: Find Your Flow

What is “flow” exactly, and how do we know when we’ve entered a “flow state”? Explore what ancient thinkers had to say about creative thinking and human performance. Investigate flow on the molecular and neurological level. And sit down with expert Steven Hotler to see how you can enter a flow mind state yourself.

20 min
Make Gratitude Your Superpower

07: Make Gratitude Your Superpower

Negative thoughts can wreck our health and destroy our lives, but they’re no match for a healthy dose of gratitude. Survey what “thankful thinking” means to different cultures and thinkers across history before digging into the benefits of gratitude with Dr. Christine Carter, a sociologist based in UC Berkeley.

21 min
Meditate to Tame Your Mind

08: Meditate to Tame Your Mind

Meditation is a powerful ancient technique worth examining in closer detail. Unearth the origins of meditation before exploring tantra, one of its many forms. Then, sit down with spiritual leader and self-professed tantra enthusiast Dr. Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati to talk about how the myriad ways meditation can improve our lives.

24 min
Timeless Tips to Declutter Your Life

09: Timeless Tips to Declutter Your Life

With a little bit of gumption, we can intelligently shape the world that surrounds us. Learn how important but relatively simple it is to curate your life by studying the ancient minds and methods that thought about it first. Finish by talking to Ronald L. Banks about what it takes to live a minimal lifestyle.

22 min
Ancient Wisdom in Action: Conduct a Life Audit

10: Ancient Wisdom in Action: Conduct a Life Audit

So, what does ancient wisdom have to offer the modern world? In the course’s final act, zoom outward to pinpoint key takeaways from all 10 episodes, determining for yourself which harmful stimulants you can cut and which techniques and habits you can adopt to live a more fulfilled and happier life.

15 min