Inventory of the William "Will" Noffke Papers, 1953-1998

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Inventory of the William "Will" Noffke Papers, 1953-1998

Accession number: GTU 2001-8-01

Shelf location: 5/C/3-5/F/6

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Descriptive Summary

Title: William "Will" Noffke Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1953-1998
Accession number: GTU 2001-8-01
Creator: Noffke, William
Extent: 57 linear ft.
Repository: The Graduate Theological Union.
Berkeley, California
Abstract: William "Will" Noffke was a Bay Area radio host. He interviewed spiritual and political leaders on various programs, including The Meeting of the Ways, New Dimensions and New Horizons. His papers include administrative materials, background information on the interviewees and organizations, and 2,000 reel to reel tapes and cassettes of radio shows.
Shelf location: 5/C/3-5/F/6
Language: English.

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Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William "Will" Noffke Papers, GTU 2001-8-01, The Graduate Theological Union Archives, Berkeley, CA.

Acquisition Information

Gift of William Noffke.


William "Will" Noffke, 1929 - 1997, was a radio-host whose life work documents the cultural and religious changes which began to emerge in the 1960s in California. Originally a New York City Off-Broadway set designer, he settled in the San Francisco Bay Area where over the course of two decades, 1970 to 1990, he hosted and produced radio programs on KQED-FM and KPFA-FM, as well as in his own performance space and bookstore, Shared Visions, in Berkeley, California.
As a radio host he interviewed hundreds of spiritual leaders and luminaries who expressed new cultural perspectives and inspired innovation, including Joseph Campbell, Buckminster Fuller, Jacob Needleman, Fritjof Capra, Robert Hillman, Reshad Field, Ram Dass, Jean Houston, Werner Erhard, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Marilyn Ferguson, Mark Satin, Daniel and Patricia Ellsberg. While Noffke's range of conversations and panels, in this regard, included many religious leaders from a diversity of spiritual traditions, including Krishnamurti, it also included politicians, such as John Vasconcellos, health practitioners and physicians, such as Andrew Weil, indigenous leaders, social activists, and local flower children, of diverse traditions, knowledge, and sensibilities.
From 1972 to 1974, Noffke hosted "The Meeting of the Ways", a radio program on KQED-FM. It was a program featuring interviews that gave voice to the diverse spiritual constituency that had assembled under a local umbrella organization by the same name. "Meeting of the Ways" also staged a number of celebratory events in the Masonic Auditorium in San Francisco during that time period. From 1975 to 1979, Noffke co-hosted, with Michael Tom at KQED-FM, a popular Saturday night radio program called "New Dimensions". From 1979 to 1990, Noffke produced and hosted his own show, "New Horizons", on KPFA-FM.
Among his other activities, he was a member of the Board of Directors of the Dancer's Workshop of San Francisco, and belonged to the Melvana Foundation. Noffke, who died of an AIDS-related illness in 1997, described his spiritual path in his own words as "Vedanta/Sufi/Taoist!-unity of existence!"

Scope and Content

The Noffke collection includes 2,000 audiotapes and cassettes (some duplicates) that span two decades of radio interviews embracing a rich diversity of subject matter and personalities. His papers include administrative materials that reflect his role as producer and radio host, such as scripts of interviews and publicity material. Also included are resource materials from different organizations and individuals he assembled in the course of researching and preparing interviews. Noffke's correspondence reveals his work as an idealistic networker and loving friend. Among his papers are handwritten manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, newsletters, periodicals, a large collection of ephemera, including posters, pamphlets, brochures, flyers, and publicity materials.
When the Graduate Theological Union Library first received his donation, some of his collection, primarily ephemera but some correspondence, was removed from the Noffke Papers and filed into the New Religious Movements Organizations: Vertical Files Collection (GTU 99-8-1). See that collection for further Noffke material. Noffke materials in the Vertical Files Collection are identified by his name on any file folder containing items and on the Container List in the finding aid.


The collection has been organized into seven series: Correspondence, Programs, Personalia, Proagram Resources, Periodicals, Posters, and Audiotape collection.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of htis collection in the library's online public access catalog.


United States--Religion--1965
Sects--United States--History--Sources
Cults--United States--History--Sources
Buddhism--United States--20th Century
Divine Light Mission--United States
Hinduism--United States--20th Century
Islam--United States--20th Century
Metaphysical Movements--20th Century
Neopaganism--United States--20th Century
Occultism--United States--20th Century
Satanism--United States--20th Century
Sikhism--United States--20th Century
Sufism--United States--20th Century
Taoism--United States--20th Century
Unification Church--United States
Yoga--Religious aspects
Zen Buddhism--United States--20th Century
Lewis, Samuel L., 1896-1971


Series I Correspondence, 1971-1992

Physical Description: Box 1:1-38

Scope and Content Note

This series contains correspondence.


Out-going correspondence is arranged chronologically. In-coming correspondence is arranged alphabetically.
Box-folder 1:1-3

Correspondence, Out-going, ca. 1971-1979

Box-folder 1:4-38

Correspondence, In-coming, 1972-1992


Series II Programs, 1971-1990

Physical Description: Box 1:39-65

Scope and Content Note

The second series contains program notes, promotional and outreach material for Meeting of the Ways, New Directions, and The New Horizons. The New Horizons material in addition includes interview scripts with Beshara, Jonathan Daemion, Fellowship of the Path to Oneness, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Hunger Project, promotion and outreach material, including cassette catalogs and calendar copy.


Arranged alphabetically by a project.
Box-folder 1:39-44

Meeting of the Ways, 1971-1974

Box-folder 1:45

New Dimensions, 1975-1979

Box-folder 1:46-64

New Horizons, 1979-1990

Box-folder 1:65

Shared Visions, n.d.


Series III Personalia, 1977

Physical Description: Box 1:66, 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

This series contains an obituary


No arrangement.
Box-folder 1:66

Obituary, 1997


Series IV Program Resources, 1953-1998

Physical Description: Box 1:67 - Box 6, about 1.5 linear ft.

Scope and Content Note

Most of the resources are from California. Of note are manuscripts and correspondence by and about Samuel L. Lewis and Nyogen Senzaki.


Resources arranged alphabetically by subject, personal name, or corporate name.
Box-folder 1:67-88



Academy of Parapsychology and Medicine


Academy of World Studies


Acos Foundation


Advaita Fellowship




Aikido of Northern California


Aivanhov, Omraam Mikhael


Ajari, Bishop Dr. (Lopon Rikpai Yeshe)


Alliance for Magical and Earth Religions


Alwun House




American Friends Service Committee (Simple Living Project)


American Meditation Society


Amitabha Foundation


Ananda House


Ancient Ways




Anti-Cult Movement

Box-folder 2:1-37



Aquarian Festivals of Light




Ascended Masters Brotherhood


Association for Humanistic Psychology


Association for Transpersonal Psychology




Avatar Center of San Francisco

Box-folder 2:1-37



Barzak Educational Institute


Bawa Muhaiyadden Fellowship


Bellah, Robert Neelly


Berkeley Center for Human Interaction


Berkeley Holistic Health Center




Big Sur Recordings


Biocentric Institute


Biofeedback Center of California


Biotonics Institute




Breema Center of Healing Arts


Briarpatch Network


Bridge Mountain Foundation




Buddhist Churches of America

Box-folder 2:1-37



Cafh Foundation


California Institute of Integral Studies


California Institute of Transpersonal Psychology


Camp Mendocino


Center for Attitudinal Healing


Center for the Healing Arts


Center for Truth


Center of the World Beautiful

Box-folder 3:1-57



Child Quest Conference


Chopra, Deepak


Church of Scientology of California


Church of the Hermetic Sciences


Church Universal and Triumphant




College of Universal Wisdom


Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions


Creative Initiative Foundation






Cultural Integration Fellowship, Inc.

Box-folder 3:1-57



Daemion, Jonathan (All in One Family, Seed Center)


Dasashram Satsang Center


Divine Circle of the Sacred Grove


Divine Light Mission (Guru Mararaj Ji)


DNA Society

Box-folder 3:1-57





Ellwood, Robert S.


Erhard Seminars Training (photocopies of clippings, 1991)


Esalen Institute


Explorations Institute

Box-folder 3:1-57





Father Divine


Fellowship of the Inner Light


Fellowship of the Path to Oneness




Flight of the Snake


Foundation for a Positive Future


Foundation for Shamanic Studies


Foundation of Tao


Friends of Creation Spirituality, Inc. (Matthew Fox)


Friends of Jesus


Futurian Alliance

Box-folder 3:1-57



George Calmenson's Catalogue




Getting in Touch


Glide Memorial United Methodist Church Global Family, Sunday programs, 1971, 1974



Box-folder 3:1-57



Habitat Center


Hare Krishna, includes 4 3-inch tapes, some from Hare Krishna Temple, San Francisco, 1971


Healing Circle


Healing Ourselves Center


Healix Center


Heart Haus


Himalayan International Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy


Holistic Health Organizing Committee


Holistic Life Travels


Human Achievement Foundation


Human Dolphin Foundation


Human Potential Camp


Humanist Institute


Humanistic Psychology Institute


Humanistic Transdisciplinary Association


Hunger Project

Box-folder 4:1-54



Indians of North America--Religion


Inner Light Foundation


Institute for the Study of Conscious Evolution


Institute for the Study of Human Knowledge


Institute of Psychorientology (Silva Mind Control)


Integral Yoga Institute


Intergalactic Lovetrance Civilization Center (Swami Prem Paramahansa Mahaprabho)


International Community of Christ


International Sivananda Yoga Community

Box-folder 4:1-54



John Roger Foundation


Joy Lake Mountain Seminar Center

Box-folder 4:1-54



Kirpal Light Satsang, Inc.


Kohoutek Foundation


Kripalu Yoga Center


Krishnamurti Foundation

Box-folder 4:1-54



Lama Foundation


Leary, Timothy


Lewis, Samuel L. (includes correspondence by Lewis, scrapbook, typescript manuscripts of Senzaki's Flute without a Mouthpiece, Sho-Da-Ka, and Book of Equanimity, and photographs)


Light of Peace Foundation


Light Party


Living/Dying Project


Lorian Association

Box-folder 4:1-54



McKinnon School of Professional Massage


Mata Amritanandamayi Center


Medicine Ways


Meher Baba


Melia Foundation, Inc.




Men's Growth Institute of California


Mind Freedom


Mission: Possible


Moksha Foundation


Monroe Institute of Applied Sciences


Mountain Grove


Mukhtananda, Swami

Box-folder 4:1-54



Namgyal Monastery Institute of Buddhist Studies


National Council for Geocosmic Research, Inc.


Needleman, Jacob (7 ½ inch tape)

Box-folder 5:1-43





New Age Bio-Centennial Unity Fair


New Age Information Service


New Age Movement


New Age Music


New Earth Exposition, April 1978


New Games Foundation


New World Alliance (Mark Satin)




North American Board for East-West Dialogue

Box-folder 5:1-43







One Foundation (Fire dancing)


One Mind Temple

Box-folder 5:1-43



Pacific College of Naturopathic Medicine


Padma Shedrup Ling




Philosophical Research Society


Polarity Health Institute



Box-folder 5:1-43



Rainbow Vision Circle


Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center of New York


Ramtha (J.Z. Knight)


Renascence Project


Ridwan Foundation


Rolfing (Joseph Heller)

Box-folder 5:1-43



Sacred Sights International Foundation


Samatha Trust (United Kingdom)


Santanya, Joya




Sathya Center (Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba)


Scientology (L. Ron Hubbard)


Self Realization Fellowship


Senzaki, Nyogen (See, Lewis, Samuel L.)




Seva Foundation




Sikh Dharma Dasvandh (includes one videotape)


Sino-American Buddhist Association

Box-folder 6:1-36



Sister Spirit


Society for Tantric Studies




Spiritual Counterfeits Project


Strong Center for Environmental Values


Sufi Order (San Francisco Bay Area)


Sumedho, Bhikkhu (includes 10 audiocassettes)


Sun Mountain Medicine


SYDA Foundation



Box-folder 6:1-36



Talavaya Center (Hopi)


Temple of the Lotus Flowers


Theosophical Society


Tibetan Meditation Center (Frederick, Maryland)


Tibetan Nun's Project


T'Olodumare Temple


Transcendental Meditation (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)


Truth Consciousness

Box-folder 6:1-36



Unarius Publishers


Unification Church


Unity and Diversity World Council, Inc.

Box-folder 6:1-36



Vajrayana Foundation (Lama Tharchin Rinpoche)


Vedanta Society (includes correspondence by Swami Pavitrananda, 1958, and transcripts of talks given to the Vedanta Society of New York, 1953-1954, 1956-1957)

Box-folder 6:1-36



Wind Tree Ranch (Douglas, Arizona)


Wise Woman Center




Women and Religion


Wry Crips (Disabled Women's Theater Arts)


Wu Foundation (CampWu-Wei)

Box-folder 6:1-36



Selected Events (including conferences, seminars, workshops)


Selected Organizations (including centers, foundations, institutes)


Selected Publishers (including guides and catalogs)


Selected Spiritual Leaders (Photographs)


Series V Periodicals, 1955-1998

Physical Description: Box 7

Scope and Content Note

Represent a selection of pamphlets, newsletters and periodicals. Dates indicate the earliest and latest issue. Most runs are incomplete.


Arranged alphabetically by a title.
Box-folder 7:1-2

Advance, Magazine of the Advanced Organization of Los Angeles, 1998

Box-folder 7:3

All One Voice, Journal of the All One Family Union, Spring 1976

Box-folder 7:3a

Ahuvibha Reporter, Journal of Anuvrat Global Organization, 1992-1995

Box-folder 7:4-12

Arcana Workshops Thoughtline, 1977-1999

Box-folder 7:4-12

folio Asi Magazine (Church of Scientology), 1997

Box-folder 7:13

Baha'i Faith, An Introduction, 1971

Box-folder 7:14

Beacon (Roundtable of the Light Centers), 1978-1979

Box-folder 7:15-19

Berkeley Zen Center, Newsletter, 1980-1987

Box-folder 7:20

Black Bart Brigade, Outlaw Magazine, 1974

Box-folder 7:21-22

Body, Mind, Spirit, March-December 1988

Box-folder 7:23-30

Brain Mind Bulletin, Frontiers of Research, Theory, and Practice, 1977-1991

Box-folder 7:31

The Bridge To Freedom, Monthly Journal Devoted to Individual Unfoldment, Contact with the Great White Brotherhood and Cooperative World Service, October 1955

Box-folder 8:1

Caerdroia (Caedroia Project), 1984-1987

Box-folder 8:2

The Call Beyond, Quarterly Exposition of the Call from Beyond Based on Sri Aurobindo's vision of the Future, 1993-1994

Box-folder 8:3

Chinmaya Mission San Jose, bimonthly newsletter, 1989-1991

Box-folder 8:4-5

Chinmaya Tej, (continuation of Chinmaya Mission San Jose) 1991-1995

Box-folder 8:6

Connecting Link, issue 9, n.d.

Box-folder 8:7

Dharma, For a Universal Society, 1977-1978

Box-folder 8:8

Dharma Sara, Journal of Yoga Sadhana, 1975

Box-folder 8:9

Ecstasy, Journal of Divine Eroticism, n.d.

Box-folder 8:10

Extra! Extra! (Church of Scientology), Fall 1983-1984

Box-folder 8:11

Father's House Quarterly, 1972-1973

Box-folder 8:12-13

Flag Land Base News, Local, National, and International Flag Activities (Church of Scientology), 1983-1984

Box-folder 8:14-15

Flag Tech News (Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization), 1983-1992

Box-folder 8:15a

Forgive!, newsletter (continuation of Miracles), 1984-1985

Box-folder 8:16

Gabriel's Horn, Magazine for the New Age, 1988

Box-folder 8:17

Group Avatar, 1987

Box-folder 8:18-27

Group for Creative Meditation, years 1-10, n.d.

Box-folder 8:28-31

I Am Nation News (Mark Age, Inc.), 1998-1999

Box-folder 8:32-34

International Newsletter (World University and University Roundtable), 1973-1981

Box-folder 8:35-39

Iron Oak Voice, a monthly publication of the Church of Iron Oak, ATC, (continuation of Voice of the Anvil), 1996-1999

Box-folder 9:1

It, Magazine of Personal Growth and Human Effectiveness, July 1976

Box-folder 9:2-3

KSW news, "Keeping Scientology Working" (published by Religious Technology Center), 1990-1995

Box-folder 9:4-6

Leading Edge, Bulletin of Social Transformation, 1980-1985

Box-folder 9:7-8

Lemuria Builder (continuation of Stelle Group Letter),1970-1971

Box-folder 9:7-8

folio Life Times, Forum for a New Age, 1986-1987

Box-folder 9:9-11

Love Street LampPost, Avatar Meher Baba Center of Southern California Newsletter and Calendar, 1989-1995

Box-folder 9:12

Loving (Living Love Center), vol.1, n.d.

Box-folder 9:13-16

Meditation Group for the New Age, Years 1-5, n.d.

Box-folder 9:17-19

Meher Baba Center of Northern California Inc., quarterly newsletter, 1987-2000

Box-folder 9:20-22

Meher Baba League Newsletter, 1973-1983

Box-folder 9:23

Meher Baba Lovers of Northern California, Newsletter, 1983-1987

Box-folder 9:24

Meher News Exchange East/West, 1973-1982

Box-folder 9:24a

Miracles, San Francisco Miracles Foundation Newsletter, (continued by Forgive!), 1983-1985

Box-folder 9:25-32

New Age Bible and Philosophy Center, 1957-1977

Box-folder 9:33-35

The New Age Community, Dedicated to Life, Growth, and Future, January 1975-June 1976

Box-folder 9:36

The New Age Dawn, 1976-1977

Box-folder 10:1-10

New Age Teachings (Fare-Thee-Well Wholeness Center),1970-1996

Box-folder 10:11

New Race, Quarterly Journal of the Institute of Human Study,1990-1991

Box-folder 10:12

New Sense Bulletin, (continuation of Brain Mind Bulletin), 1991

Box-folder 10:13-19

News from the Mountain Top, Monka Retreat, Wolf Mountain, 1974-1983

Box-folder 10:20

The Nexus, Metaphysics and the Third Way, February 1998

Box-folder 10:21

The No Time Times, April 1978

Box-folder 10:22

Omega (Institute for Holistic Studies), Summer 1995

Box-folder 10:23

Open Mind, A Forum for New Age Pioneers, June 1984

Box-folder 10:24-27

Pagans for Peace, 1987-1999

Box-folder 10:28-30

Par Info, Parapsychology Association of Riverside Newsletter, 1977-1980

Box-folder 10:31

Path Ways, Free Newspaper of Growth, Healing, and Spiritual Activities for the Metropolitan Washington Area, May/June 1978

Box-folder 10:32

Plain Living, High Thinking, Summer 1984

Box-folder 10:33

PROUT Journal, For Personal and Planetary Transformation, vol.5, no 1, n.d.

Box-folder 10:34-38

Psychic, 1970-January 1977

Box-folder 11:1

Radix, A Journey Toward Simplicity, March/April 1977

Box-folder 11:2

Rain, November 1977

Box-folder 11:3-6

Rajneesh Foundation International Newsletter, 1982-1983

Box-folder 11:7

The Realist (The Realist Association), 1968-1969

Box-folder 11:8

The Runestone, A Journal of Evolutionary Asatru (Asatru Folk Assembly), Fall/Winter 1996

Box-folder 11:9

Sacred Voices, Newsletter of Sacred Traditions, 1993-1994

Box-folder 11:10

San Andreas Health Council, catalogue, Winter 1978

Box-folder 11:11-12

SCP Journal (Spiritual Counterfeits Project, Inc.), 1979-1982

Box-folder 11:13

Self-Determination, A Personal Political Network, 1977-1979

Box-folder 11:14-16

Service Letter, 1979-1988

Box-folder 11:17-18

Shared Visions, newsletter, 1985-1988

Box-folder 11:18a

Shenpen Osel, Clear Light of the Buddha's Teachings Which Benefits All Beings, 1997-1998

Box-folder 11:19

Solo (Church of Scientology), 1985-1998

Box-folder 11:20

Soul Openings, 1975

Box-folder 11:21

Source, Magazine of Flag Land Base, 1998

Box-folder 11:21

folio Spiritual Revolution, n.d.

Box-folder 11:22

Stelle Group Letter (continued by Lemuria Builder), 1972-1987

Box-folder 11:23

Success, Magazine of the Church of Scientology, 1992

Box-folder 11:24

Sufism, (International Association of Sufism), 1994

Box-folder 11:25

Sunspark, Directory of Magazines and Journals Devoted to Creative Natural Lifestyles, 1976

Box-folder 11:26

Themis, Voice of the Feminist Witch, 1979-1981

Box-folder 11:27-29

Theta, Journal of the Physical Research Foundation, 1974-1986

Box-folder 12:1-4

Theta, Journal of the Physical Research Foundation, 1974-1986

Box-folder 12:5

Third Eye Newsletter, A Communication of Shared Visions, 1984

Box-folder 12:6-7

Third Mountain (Three Mountain Foundation), 1985-1988

Box-folder 12:8

Time, December 1987

Box-folder 12:9

The Tortoise Speaks, September 1976

Box-folder 12:10

Universal World Harmony Through Service, a bi-monthly magazine, July/August 1996

Box-folder 12:11

Vaisnava Vedanta (Vaishnava Research Institute), 1984

Box-folder 12:12

Vedanta, Science and Religion (Chinmaya Publications West), n.d.

Box-folder 12:13-27

Voice of Astara (published by Astara Inc.), 1957-1976

Box-folder 13:1-4

Voice of Astara (published by Astara, Inc.), 1957-1976

Box-folder 13:5

Voice of the Anvil (Church of Iron Oak, Inc. ,continued by Iron Oak Voice), 1993-1996

Box-folder 13:6-16

Well Being, Community Calendar, 1980-1988

Box-folder 13:17-18

Where Dwells the I Am, Disclosed through the Cosmic Assembly, vol.1-6, 1911

Box-folder 13:19

The Witches' Almanac, 1993-1998

Box-folder 13:20

World Union, Journal Devoted to the Cause of Human Unity and World Peace on a Spiritual Foundation, Feb/March 1987

Box-folder 13:21

Yin Times,(published by Black Bart Brigade), 1976

Box-folder 13:22-23

ZCLA Journal (Zen Center of Los Angeles), 1974-1975


Series VI Posters, 1975-1984

Physical Description: 126 items

Scope and Content Note

Posters range in size from 11"x 8 ½" to 2' 10"x 2'. Also included are charts and calendars.


No arrangement.
Poster 1.

Hilda! meditation, chanting, healing, and lecture with Hilda Charlton. Locations: International Center (Market & Van Ness), San Francisco, and East Bay in Berkeley (College & Derby), n.d.

Poster 2.

Inter-dimensional Music thru Iasos: music of the Aquarian Age. Sponsor and Location: Christian Spiritualist Church of America, San Francisco, n.d.

Poster 3.

Spontaneity or Impulsiveness?: public talk by James Sacamono, M.D. Sponsor and Location: San Francisco Dharmadhatu, 1977.

Poster 4.

Tibetan Nyingma Institution summer classes: language, philosophy, relaxation and others with Huston Smith, L.S. Kawamura, and more. Location: Berkeley campus, n.d.

Poster 5.

The Tantric Invocation of Mahakala: music, performance, ceremony, and meditation with Kagyu Droden Kunchab. Sponsors: San Francisco merchants. Location: Masonic Auditorium, San Francisco, n.d.

Poster 6.

Discussions of meditation and the knowledge of perfection. Sponsor: Divine Light Mission. Location: Jack Tar Hotel (Van Ness & Geary), San Francisco, n.d.

Poster 7.

Mother of the World: living theatre experience with Sufi choir. Location: Noarse Auditorium, San Francisco, n.d.

Poster 8.

The Films of Idries Shah. Location: First Unitarian Church (Franklin & Geary), San Francisco, n.d.

Poster 9.

Classical Yoga: individual instruction with Jeffrey Norick, n.d.

Poster 10.

Buddhist Thought in Early Tibet: the Nyingmapa, a seminar with Lama Tarthang Tulku and Herbert V. Guenther. Sponsor and Location: The Nyingma Institute, Berkeley, n.d.

Poster 11.

The Methods of Siddhas and The Knee of Listening by Franklin Jones, [publisher's advertisement?] n.d.

Poster 12.

Mandala: Meditation and Art, a seminar with Jose and Miriam Argüelles. Sponsor and Location: Berkeley Dharmadhatu, [two copies] n.d.

Poster 13.

Studies of the Human Aura, a special workshop taught by Masters Kuthumi and Djwalkul. Sponsor: International Headquarters of Church Universal and Triumphant, Pasadena, CA. Location: Metaphysical Center, San Francisco, 1977.

Poster 14.

Exploring Light and Sound: East Bay Regional Seminar includes lectures, poetry, music, and art. Sponsor: San Francisco branch of Eckanar. Location: Claremont Hotel, Berkeley, CA, n.d.

Poster 15.

Ceremony of the Vajra Crown with the Dharma King, His Holiness the Gyalwa Karmapa. Sponsor and Location: Berkeley Dharmadhatu, February 13, 1977.

Poster 16.

Seminars and Lectures with Guru Bawa. Sponsor: Guru Bawa Fellowship, San Francisco. Location: International Student Center (Oak St.), San Francisco, n.d.

Poster 17.

Sunseed: a film presentation celebrating self-awareness. Location: the Laughing Man's Institute, San Francisco, n.d.

Poster 18.

Creating Nature Rituals: a course with Leslie Mahler, 1979.

Poster 19.

Sounds and Visions: a celebration of music, dancing, and optimism for the 80's. Sponsor: Elizabeth Kelley with various artists. Location: Japan Center, San Francisco, 1980.

Poster 20.

Meditation as a Tool for Personal Transformation: courses and seminars with Stephen Ruppenthal, Sumner West, and Mary Lee Day. Sponsor: Blue Mountain Center of Meditation. Location: Berkeley, CA, n.d.

Poster 21.

The Tao of Physics (mysticism and physics): two-day seminar with Fritjof Capra. Sponsor and Location: Berkeley Dharmadhatu, n.d.

Poster 22.

The Science of Creative Intelligence: Transcendental Meditation lectures every Wednesday. Sponsor: Students International Meditation Society. Location: B112 Student Union, n.d.

Poster 23.

Stages of the Buddhist Path: seminar and study with Dr. Herbert V. Guenther. Sponsor and Location: Nyingma Institute, Berkeley, 1975.

Poster 24.

The Gospel of Bubba Free John (Franklin Jones): slide and sound presentation. Sponsor and Location: the Dawn Horse Bookstore, San Francisco, n.d.

Poster 25.

Second Anniversary Gathering in Memory of San Kirpal Singh: singing, spiritual discourses, and more. Location: First Unitarian Church (Franklin & Geary), San Francisco, n.d.

Poster 26.

Bhagavan Das with Amazing Grace. Sponsor: Artist Embassy. Location: Student International Center, San Francisco, n.d.

Poster 27.

Spiritual Progress, Social Change: open spiritual conference with Ananda Margu, n.d.

Poster 28.

Open Satsang with Sant Darshan Singh Ji (videotape showings). Location: First Unitarian Church (Franklin & Geary), San Francisco, n.d.

Poster 29.

Chögyam Trungpa: public talk regarding the meaning of awareness. Location: First Unitarian Church (Franklin & Geary), San Francisco, n.d.

Poster 30.

William Blake film showing, Sponsor and Location: the Laughing Man's Institute, San Francisco, n.d.

Poster 31.

For the Sake of Love: 10th Annual Celebration of Meher Baba's Birthday. Sponsor: White Horse Players of Sufism Reoriented, Walnut Creek, CA, 1979.

Poster 32.

Transcendental Meditation: lecture with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Sponsor: The International Meditation Society. Location: Homestead Savings (21st & Geary), San Francisco, ca. 1975.

Poster 33.

Lecture by the Author: with Jack Forem and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Location: First Unitarian Church (Franklin & Geary), San Francisco, n.d.

Poster 34.

A Tribute to the San Francisco Oracle, the Legendary Psychedelic Haight-Ashbury Newspaper of the 60's. Featuring in concert: Ram Dass, Big Brother & The Holding Company, and more. Sponsor and Location: The Great American Music Hall (O'Farrell St.), San Francisco, n.d.

Poster 35.

Whole Earth Festival: various activities. Location: UC Davis campus, n.d.

Poster 36.

Lectures with Tarthang Tulku. Sponsor: Esalen Institute and Mu Program Department. Location: Cole Hill, n.d.

Poster 37.

Dance of Tibet, performed by the Tibetan Music, Dance, and Drama Society of Dharmsala, India. Sponsor: various local merchants. Location: Zellerbach Auditorium, UC Berkeley campus, n.d.

Poster 38.

Endarkment: the Highway to Lower Consciousness. Sponsor: the Group Process Center, Wheatridge, CO, 1979.

Poster 39.

The Art of Living Blossoms through Transcendental Meditation: free public lecture with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Sponsor: International Meditation Society. Location: First Unitarian Church (Franklin & Geary), San Francisco, [two copies]ca. 1973.

Poster 40.

Shiatsu, Japanese Art of Massage workshop with Susan Kaplan, n.d.

Poster 41.

June/July film series featuring various artists. Sponsor: Dawn Horse Communion. Location: The Laughing Man's Institute (Polk St.), San Francisco, [two copies] n.d.

Poster 42.

Cutting through Spiritual Counterfeits: lecture critiquing Transcendental Meditation. Sponsor: Berkeley Christian Coalition, 1975.

Poster 43.

Invitation to a Down Payment Party for the Tibetan Nyingma Country Center. Sponsor and Location: Nyingma Institute, Berkeley, n.d.

Poster 44.

Fifth Annual Human Development Training Program (and other programs). Sponsor and Location: Nyingma Institute, Berkeley, 1977.

Poster 45.

First Annual Allan Watts Commemorative lecture with Lama Anagarika Govinda. Sponsor: local merchants. Location: Pauley Ballroom, Student Union, UC Berkeley campus, n.d.

Poster 46.

Kundalini and the Self: lecture with Swami Chetanananda. Location: First Unitarian Church (Franklin & Geary), San Francisco (Denver and Boulder CO too), n.d.

Poster 47.

Science and Mysticism: a weekend workshop with Geoffrey Chew Ph.D., Jack Schwartz, and others. Sponsor: Institute for the Study of Consciousness, Berkeley. Location: Physical Sciences Lecture Hall, UC Berkeley campus, n.d.

Poster 48.

A Difficult Man: West Coast premiere of a film of Bubba Free John (Franklin Jones). Sponsor and Location: Dawn Horse Bookstore, San Francisco, n.d.

Poster 49.

Life is Breath: free lectures on Ajapa Yoga with Guru Janardan Parama Lausa. Location: various Bay Area locations, n.d.

Poster 50.

Muktananda: Baba's Birthday. Location: Stanford & San Pablo, Oakland, [two copies] n.d.

Poster 51.

Merv Griffin interviews Maharishi Mahesh Yogi regarding Transcendental Meditation. Location: channel 4, 1975.

Poster 52.

Activate Kundalini, read Higher Consciousness, published by Julian Press, [publisher's advertisement?] 1974.

Poster 53.

Social Reform by the Supernatural, with Mario Murillo, Chuck Girard, and more. Sponsor: Resurrection City. Location: Berkeley Community Theater, n.d.

Poster 54.

Lecture with Lee Lozowick, n.d.

Poster 55.

Bible and Bhagavad Gita: lecture with Sadguru Sant Keshavadas. Location: First Unitarian Church (Franklin & Geary), San Francisco, n.d.

Poster 55a.

Healing the Planet Earth: A Series of experiential events. Sponsor: The Grace Connection, Mill Valley, CA. Location: Yes! Center, Corte Madera, CA. April 5, 1979.

Poster 55b.

Coming Together: A Special event Celebrating our Selves and Creating World Peace. Sponsor: The Grace Connection, Mill Valley, CA. Location: The Yes! Center, Corte Madera, CA. March 14, 1979.

Poster 56.

Tibetan Meditation seminars with Tarthung Tulku Rinpoche. Sponsor and Location: Nyingma Institute, Berkeley, n.d.

Poster 57.

Teachings of the Ascended Masters: four-day conference with Elizabeth Clare Prophet. Location: Summit International, Colorado Springs, CO and Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, CA, ca 1976.

Poster 58.

Human Development Training Program, featuring Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche. Sponsor and Location: Nyigma Institute, Berkeley, 1975.

Poster 59.

Tibetan Meditation and Relaxation Techniques: seminars and retreats with Lama Tarthang Tulku, Rinpoche. Sponsor and Location: Nyigma Institute, Berkeley, 1975.

Poster 60.

Tibetan Buddhism, Fall Quarter course and professor calendar. Sponsor and Location: Nyigma Institute, Berkeley, 1976.

Poster 61.

Music as Meditation with Sri Chinmoy in concert. Location: UC Berkeley campus and San Francisco State University campus, 1978.

Poster 62.

Rainbow Family Healing Gathering at White Horse Meadows, Umpaya National Forest, Oregon. July 1-7, 1978.

Poster 63.

"If You Think that Energy is Running Out Look Inside" with Guru Maharaj Ji. Sponsor and Location: Divine Light Mission, n.d.

Poster 64.

Empowerment: an intensive training seminar with Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche. Sponsor and Location: Berkeley Dharmadhatu, n.d.

Poster 65.

The Heart of Liberation: Dharma Gathering to Liberate the Living through various activities and sponsors. Location: Berkeley marina, n.d.

Poster 66.

Buddha's Birthday Celebration, Sponsor: Sino-American Buddhist Association. Location: the City of 10,000 Buddhas, n.d.

Poster 67.

Witches Beltane Ball and Raindance, a May Eve Pagan Revel, a benefit for the Covenant of the Goddess. Sponsor: various local merchants. Location: Finnish Hall, Berkeley, n.d.

Poster 68.

A Conference for Spiritual Freedom, conducted by Elizabeth Clare Prophet. Location: Mt. Shasta, 1975.

Poster 69.

Transcendental Meditation: lecture every Sunday. Sponsor: International Meditation Society. Location: 256 Laguna Honda Blvd, San Francisco, n.d.

Poster 70.

Buddhist Chanting and meditation session, under Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua and monks of the Gold Mountain Monastery. Sponsor: Sino-American Buddhist Association. Location: on the banks of the North fork of the Smith River, n.d.

Poster 71.

The Dance of Enlightenment, a six-day seminar with Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche. Location: Padma Jong, Dos Rios, CA, n.d.

Poster 72.

Second Coming of Christ: Teachings of the Ascended Masters with Elizabeth Clare Prophet. Sponsor: Church Universal and Triumphant. Location: Summit University Campus, Pasadena, CA, [two copies] 1978.

Poster 73.

The Western Congress on Meditation: lectures, workshops, films, music, and more with Swami Satchidananda and others. Sponsor: the Health Awareness Institute, Santa Rosa, CA. Location: San Francisco Hilton, 1978.

Poster 74.

Sacred Art of Tibet: art exhibition, films, lectures, and more. Sponsor: Tibetan Nyigma Meditation Center. Location: Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, n.d.

Poster 75.

"Functional Integration": lectures and seminar with Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais. Sponsor and Location: Humanistic Psychology Institute of San Francisco, n.d.

Poster 76.

Tibetan Buddhism, Spring Quarter: various speakers and courses. Sponsor and Location: Nyigma Institute of Berkeley, CA, n.d.

Poster 77.

Rocky Mountain Meditation Retreat with Acharya Nityananda. Sponsor: Mohsha Foundation. Location: Estes Park YMCA, Estes Park, CO, n.d.

Poster 78.

The Life and Radical Spiritual Teachings of Bubba Free John, free lectures. Sponsor: Vision Mound Ceremony. Location: Various Bay Area meetings, n.d.

Poster 79.

Lectures with Swami Chinmayananda. Sponsor: Chinmaya Mission. Location: Cubberly Building, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, n.d.

Poster 80.

Three day spiritual intensive with Joya: meditation, yoga and more. Sponsor: Orphalese Foundation, San Francisco. Location: Bay Area and Los Angeles Area lectures, n.d.

Poster 81.

The Battle of Ego: lectures and discussions with James Sacamono, M.D. Sponsor and Location: Berkeley Dharmadhatu, n.d.

Poster 82.

The Control of the Human Aura: lectures and more with the masters of East and West, including Elizabeth Clare Prophet. Sponsor: Summit University, Malibu, CA. Location: various bay area meetings, 1981.

Poster 83.

Energy is God: Second International Resource Conference. Teachings of the Ascended Masters with Elizabeth Clare Prophet. Sponsor: Church Universal and Triumphant. Location: Summit University, Pasadena, CA, 1976.

Poster 84.

Coming to our Senses: a symposium concerning the mind/body split in western culture. Sponsor: Inter-Arts Center and School for Creative Arts. Location: McKenna Auditorium, San Francisco State University, February 23, 1990.

Poster 85.

Meeting of the Ways, featuring Rabbi Schlomo Carlebach, Swami Satchidananda, Sufi Choir, and more. Sponsor: Various local merchants. Location: Masonic Auditorium (California St.), San Francisco, n.d.

Poster 86.

Truths are One, Paths are Many: meeting of the ways including Eckanar, Dawn Horse Communion, Baha'i, Church of Antioch, and more. Sponsor and Location: Mission Possible Center, Student Center, Pacific Grove, CA, n.d.

Poster 87.

Holistic Health Retreat: two-day retreat, 25 workshops, many teachers and activities. Sponsor and Location: Holistic Heath Organizing Committee, Berkeley, n.d.

Poster 88.

Social Reform by the Supernatural, with Mario Murillo, Chuck Girard, and more. Sponsor: Resurrection City. Location: Berkeley Community Theater, n.d.

Poster 89.

The Lost Gospel of the Ages, Life Science Society, Fort Pierce, FL, [Publisher's advertisement? - two copies], n.d.

Poster 90.

Lectures on meditation, altered states, and enlightenment with Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz. Sponsor: Berkeley Students' Asiatic Society. Location: Wheller Auditorium, UC Berkeley campus, 1984.

Poster 91.

The Jewel of Enlightenment: an intensive training session by Osel Tendzin. Sponsor: San Francisco Dharmadhatu. Location: Auditorium, Buddhist Church of San Francisco, n.d.

Poster 92.

New Light on Philosophy: conferences on Transcendental Meditation with keynote Hans Freund. Location: Maharishi International University, Fairfield, IA, 1975.

Poster 93.

The Teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda: free lectures with Brother Anandamoy. Sponsor: Self Realization. Location: various bay area meetings, n.d.

Poster 94.

A Free Look into the New Age, Florida Aquarian, n.d.

Poster 95.

"Come to Me When You are Already Happy": the Gospel of Bubba Free John with a slide and sound presentation. Sponsor and Location: Dawn Horse Bookstore, San Francisco, n.d.

Poster 96.

Swami Narayanananda's Journey to the United States: Sponsor: N.U. Yoga Center, Chicago, IL. Location: Winter, WI and Chicago, IL, 1980.

Poster 97.

EST, an educational corporation, offering various activities, courses, and seminars across the West Coast of the United States, December 1978.

Poster 98.

Festival Parade with Dancing: Hare Krishna Rathayatra. Location: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. Parade starts at noon at Fell St. Entrance, n.d.

Poster 99.

People of the World in Concert: an evening with Pete Seeger, Alice Walker, Floyd Westerman, and more. A benefit for the International Indian Treaty Council with MC Bill Wahpepah. Sponsor: ASUC. Location: Zellerbach Auditorium, UC Berkeley campus, n.d.

Poster 100.

An Experience of Messianic Joy, featuring the Liberated Wailing Wall. Sponsor: Jews for Jesus, Haight, San Francisco. Location: Santa Rosa High School, n.d.

Poster 101.

The Sky is no limit: Space Day 80, celebrating 11 years after Apollo 11. Sponsor: Futurian Alliance. Location: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, n.d.

Poster 102.

Fourth Festival for Mind-Body-Spirit: various activities. Location: New York Coliseum, 1979.

Poster 103.

Who is Guru Maharaj Ji? : A film by Sri Hans Productions, Los Angeles, [publisher's advertisement?], n.d.

Poster 104.

Aethelred, book and performance with church of William Blake. Golgonooza, OH, [publisher's advertisement?] n.d.

Poster 105.

Omega Institute, summer seminars and courses. Location: New Lebanon, NY, 1978.

Poster 106.

Dharma Art/Discovering Elegance: with Venerable Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche. Sponsor: various local merchants. Location: various locations for differing activities, n.d.

Poster 107.

The Third New Games Tournament, Bicentennial Picnic. Sponsor: various local merchants. Location: Speedway Meadows, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, May 17, 1975.

Poster 108.

Siva Siva: pageant of universal peace. Sponsor: various local merchants. Location: First Unitarian Church (Franklin & Geary), San Francisco, n.d.

Poster 109.

Sufi Choir. Sponsor: various local merchants. Location: Veteran's Auditorium (Van Ness & McAllister), San Francisco, n.d.

Poster 110.

The Festival! : Parade at Bancroft & Telegraph in Berkeley with Lord Chaitanya Maha Prabhu. Location: parade ends at Willard Park, Berkeley, CA, 1974.

Poster 111.

The Bountiful Lord's Delivery Service. Sponsor: Lama Foundation, San Cristobal, NM, [advertisement?], n.d.

Poster 112.

Genealogy of the Order of the Golden Dawn, n.d.

Poster 113.

A World that Works for Everyone: events and notice calendar for EST, an educational corporation, Spring 1980.

Poster 114.

The Nambassa Festival, featuring Little River Band, Split Enz, and many more. Sponsor and Location: the Nambassa Community, January 1979.

Poster 115.

Psychosynthesis. Sponsor: The Psychosynthesis Institute, Palo Alto, CA. Location: First Unitarian Church (Franklin & Geary), San Francisco, n.d.

Poster 116.

Ceremony of the Vajra Crown with the Dharma King, His Holiness the Gyalwa Karmapa. Sponsor and Location: Berkeley Dharmadhatu, February 13, 1977.

Poster 117.

Wanted: Angelic Peacemakers: a call to action and unification. Sponsor: Universal Life Church, Inc. Location: All One, The Dharma Yoga Essene Christ Temple, Cloverdale, CA, n.d.

Poster 118.

Fall course calendar for San Francisco Dharmadhatu, 1977.

Poster 119.

Be With Swami Muktananda: calendar of events and location listing. Sponsor: Shree Gurudev, Siddha Yoga Ashram, Piedmont, CA, n.d.

Poster 120.

Jagannatha Chariot Festival, featuring Alice Coltrane. Sponsor: Turiyasangitananda. Location: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, n.d.

Poster 121.

Disciples of Sri Chinmoy welcome you to Meditation. Location: 16th and Taravel, San Francisco, n.d.

Poster 122.

Findhorn & Beyond: A visionary quest with Peter Caddy, David Spangler, Dorothy Maclean, and more. Sponsor and Location: various bay area merchants, n.d.

Poster 123.

Practicing Traditional Tibetan Buddhist Art: an eight-day seminar with Glen Eddy. Sponsor: Orgyen Cho Dhing, ca. 1977.

Poster 124.

Stop "legal kidnapping" by religious bigots: Support Family Understanding and Unity Through Communication, [advertisement? - two copies], n.d.

Poster 125.

Summer Dharma Wheel Turning: liberal arts study program with many guests and courses. Sponsor: American Institute of Buddhist Studies. Location: UC Santa Cruz campus, 1978.

Poster 126.

A Bridge to a New World: classification gradation and awareness chart of levels and certificates. Sponsor: FLAG, Church of Scientology, January 1975.


Series VII Audiotape Collection, ca. 1972-1990

Physical Description: 44 linear ft.; 10 boxes of Cassettes totaling 8 linear ft., and 36 linear ft. of Reel-to-reel tapes.

Scope and Content Note

The audio collection is comprised of over 2,000 reel-to-reel tapes and audiocassettes from Noffke's radio programs, Meeting of the Ways, KQED-FM, ca.1972-1975, New Dimensions, KQED, 1975-1979, and New Horizons, KPFA-FM, 1979-1990, and his private show, Shared Visions. The tapes feature interviews, conversations, and panels with many religious leaders from a diversity of religious traditions. For a fuller description, see the Biographical Note. For a complete list of audiocassettes and tapes, please consult the Archivist.


Arrangement unknown.
Box  5/D/5 - 5/E/1


Box  5/E/2 - 5/F/6, 5/G/6

Reel-to Reel tapes