Lincoln Stoller grew up around and was mentored directly by the colleagues of Frank Lloyd Wright, Alexander Calder, Buckminster Fuller, and Albert Einstein. As a teenager, he traveled the world climbing mountains and, in the process, fell 1,000 feet off the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, swam across the arctic sea, crashed his airplane, collapsed his horse, stepped in quicksand, survived a major earthquake, was buried in an avalanche, and became a cultural ambassador to families in Central America, Mongolia, and the Caribbean. During this time he attended seven colleges, got a doctorate in Quantum Mechanics, and founded a software company specializing in business automation. Building on his interests in physics, neurophysiology, culture, education, and psychology, Lincoln is now a therapist and mentor living in British Columbia, Canada, where he works with clients remotely. He has two wonderful ex-wives, and two wonderful sons. Committed to supporting intuition and the feeling mind, he can be contacted through his web site at mindstrengthbalance.com.
The Learning Project: Rites of Passage
Bildungsroman; Mind, body & spirit
What's it like to become fully human? In The Learning Project people of all ages and backgrounds recount lives of ecstasy, tragedy,success, and despair. Welcome your rites of passage, because without them you are unchanged.
The Learning Project is a search for the kind of learning that is most important. It presents 35 in-depth interviews with people of all walks of life coming from different economic backgrounds, races, cultures, and political perspectives. Each person answers the question of how learning changed their life.
Those interviewed include young people, artists, athletes, tradesmen,soldiers, scientists, and politicians ranging from Nobel Laureate to street vandal, from physician to drug addict. Some have disabilities,many suffered trauma, all are survivors. They speak of learning through schooling, family, struggle, work, and hardship with stories that are personal, frustrating, and sometimes horrific. All are inspiring.
Some of these stories go back 15 years, others go back 150. They are stories of modern rites of passage echoing a mythology that goes back thousands of years. Locked in them is the secret to becoming human. I cannot give you the key, but you can find it.