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Table of Contents

The Strange Life of P.D.Ouspensky
Colin Wilson

Contents

Acknowledgments........................................................................................................ xiii

Introduction. The Bridge.............................................................................................. xv

The Other Side of the Bridge

The Choice

One. Flipping Your Life-From Flipped Out to Flipped In........................................ 1

A Millennium of Contradiction

Making the Flip

Operating under the Influence

Equal Opportunity Flipsters

Meet the Flipsters-Conversations on the Bridge

A Conversation on the Bridge with Dr. Paul Ray

A Conversation on the Bridge with Byron Katie

A Conversation on the Bridge with Yolanda King

A Conversation on the Bridge with Dr. Barbara De Angelis

Life, Love, Laughter

Flip Tips

Two. Flipping the Mind-From Fragmented
Thought to Whole Thinking........................................................................................ 19


A Brain Teaser

Welcome to the Great Divide

Striking the Balance

Somehow We Know

Making the Flip

Conversations on the Bridge

A Conversation on the Bridge with Dianne Collins

A Conversation on the Bridge with Dr. John Selby

A Conversation on the Bridge with Dr. Peter Russell

A Conversation on the Bridge with Gary Zukav

It's Time to Change Your Mind

Flip Tips

Three. Flipping the Emotions-From Emotional Resistance
to Emotional Flow.......................................................................................................... 37


Who's in Charge Here?

The Big Secret

Welcome to the Club

What's Mary Up To?

Go with the Flow

Imagine Your Life

What's Your Pleasure?

Conversations on the Bridge

A Conversation on the Bridge with Dr. Carista Luminare-Rosen

A Conversation on the Bridge with Dr. Faye Mandell

A Conversation on the Bridge with Daphne Rose Kingma

A Conversation on the Bridge with Dr. John Gray

A Conversation on the Bridge with Dr. Candace Pert

A Conversation on the Bridge with Ayman Sawaf

The Journey of a Thousand Miles . . .

Flip Tips

Four. Flipping the Channels-From Mindless
Programming to Mindful Media.................................................................................. 59


Cocktail Anyone?

The Dark Ages

What's Wrong with This Picture?

Our Constant Companion

Lights! Camera! Action!

Hungry for Substance

Nowhere to Go but Up

Conversations on the Bridge

A Conversation on the Bridge with Barnet Bain

A Conversation on the Bridge with Debbie Levin

A Conversation on the Bridge with Sheldon Drobny

A Conversation on the Bridge with John Raatz

Is This Thing On?

Flip Tips

Five. Flipping Burgers-From Processed Foods
to Natural Wholesomeness.......................................................................................... 79


The Diet and the Damage Done

Thanks for the Memories

Table for Two, Dinner for Four

Fast-Food Junkies Unite!

But Weight! There's More!

From Bad to Worse

The Most Natural Thing in the World

A World of Choices

Conversations on the Bridge

A Conversation on the Bridge with John Robbins

A Conversation on the Bridge with Nell Newman

A Conversation on the Bridge with Udo Erasmus

A Conversation on the Bridge with Dr. Vandana Shiva

Check Please!

Flip Tips

Six. Flipping Pills-From Treating Symptoms
to Maintaining Health................................................................................................. 101


Two Camps along the Same River

An Ugly Bit of Business

The Three Horsemen of the Apothecary

Better Living through Chemistry

Pop Quiz

Paying the Tab

Putting the Person Back into Personal Health Care

The Times They Are a Changin?

Conversations on the Bridge

A Conversation on the Bridge with Dr. Christiane Northrup

A Conversation on the Bridge with Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier

A Conversation on the Bridge with Dr. O. Carl Simonton

A Conversation on the Bridge with Dr. Dolores Krieger

Natural, Logical, Powerful

Flip Tips

Seven. Flipping the Switch-From Nonrenewable
to Sustainable Energy................................................................................................. 123


Is It Hot in Here?

Energize Me

No Rest for the Wicked

More Answers Than Questions

Winds of Change

The Most Abundant Element

Three . . . Two . . . One . . . Blast Off

Conversations on the Bridge

A Conversation on the Bridge with Daryl Hannah

A Conversation on the Bridge with L. Hunter Lovins

A Conversation on the Bridge with Philippe Cousteau

A Conversation on the Bridge with Ed Begley, Jr.

We Have the Power!

Flip Tips

Eight. Flipping the Coin-From Scarcity to Abundance...................................... 145

Do You Come Here Often?

The Finer Things in Life

Dad, Can I Borrow a Trillion Bucks?

What Are They Up To?

Put It on My Tab

All That Glitters Is Not Gold

A Fortuitous Flip of Fortune

Conversations on the Bridge

A Conversation on the Bridge with Stu Zimmerman

A Conversation on the Bridge with Dr. Hazel Henderson

A Conversation on the Bridge with Dr. Danah Zohar

A Conversation on the Bridge with Lynne Twist

Try This at Home

Flip Tips

Nine. Flipping the Corporation-From Pirates to Stewards................................. 169

You Are Not Alone

Corporations Are People, Too

A Delicate Balance

Legalized Gambling

Making the Flip

Not a Single, Not a Double, but a Triple Bottom Line

Conversations on the Bridge

A Conversation on the Bridge with Patricia Aburdene

A Conversation on the Bridge with Ray Anderson

A Conversation on the Bridge with Marilyn Tam

A Conversation on the Bridge with Dr. Peter Senge

A Conversation on the Bridge with Terry Mollner

Take This Job and Love It

Flip Tips

Ten. Flipping the Trigger-From Tribal Warfare to Global Tribe......................... 190

Fooled Again

Irrational Defense

The Undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World

All Is Not Lost

Deep Roots

Don't Know Much about History

Conversations on the Bridge

A Conversation on the Bridge with Dr. Oscar Arias

A Conversation on the Bridge with Dr. Marshall Rosenberg

A Conversation on the Bridge with Barbara Marx Hubbard

It's a Matter of Culture

Flip Tips

Eleven. Flipping the Light-From God-Fearing
Believers to Spiritual Human Beings........................................................................ 211


More Than 6.5 Billion Served

Members Only, Others Need Not Apply

24/7 Armageddon

A Single Faith and a World of Possibilities

Conversations on the Bridge

A Conversation on the Bridge with Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

A Conversation on the Bridge with Venerable Dhyani Ywahoo

A Conversation on the Bridge with Dr. Elisabet Sahtouris

A Conversation on the Bridge with Bishop Alden Hathaway

A Conversation on the Bridge with Her Holiness Sai Maa Lakshmi Devi

Metaphors Be with You

Flip Tips

Index.............................................................................................................................. 233

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