Focused Glow: Sandy Wiener
Sandy is retired now after a varied career as an entrepreneur, owning companies himself and with others, including opening the first wine bar in New York City. Previously, Sandy worked in non-profit organizations and government service and politics. He didn’t even mention his considerable accomplishments, graduating from Yale and Harvard Law School (though he never actually practiced law, he tells me), the many leadership roles he has held, and his business success. I had heard all this about Sandy elsewhere. Sandy focuses not so much on the past, but on what intrigues him and that he can contribute to in the present. He now has the time and energy to pursue his many interests. He is the founder of the local chapter of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, is involved with the Society for Scientific Exploration, is excited by permaculture and the local biodynamic food movements, serves on the board of the Great Lakes Performing Artists Association and Chiwara Permaculture, and previously served on the board of Deep Spring Center and the Rudolf Steiner School. He is aware that he may be accused of spreading his energy into many directions, and that depth may be handicapped. But it works for him.
“I go with what emotionally feels right. Causes that speak to me and help others are what motivate and move me.” He got involved in the Rudolf Steiner School after his children had a very disappointing experience with a teacher in public school and that led to finding alternatives. And after finding the Rudolf Steiner School, Sandy and his wife Sarah became passionate about it; he continues to offer guidance and support, long after his children have launched. Having psychic experiences in his 30’s fostered a deep interest in the noetic sciences, which led him to start a local chapter of the larger organization. His interest in permaculture farming and biodynamic gardening led to an idea to bring together Barb Scholz and Nate Ayers in hosting a Crazy Wisdom salon on that topic on April 3. He is also working hard on bringing different forms of energy healing to the public consciousness.
Sandy’s introduction to New Myth Works came through a suggestion from Deb Austin that he meet with Mara Evans and Barry Lipscomb and he liked them and was impressed with what they were trying to do. Then he felt the same way when he got together with other persons involved in New Myth Works.
Sandy is open to networking with conscious people doing interesting things and investigating possibilities. And he so generously loves to connect the dots, to engage and bring likeminded people together, which is exactly in harmony with New Myth Work’s value of creating beloved community.
By Sandra Finkel