I'd like to meet this month and hope this date/time/venue work for you. If not, and you have a real interest in the topic, let me know and we'll modify....I have been reading a bit on the relationship between social bonding, trust, and nurturing behaviors as they relate to oxytocin (the 'love' hormone) and, in particular, how oxytocin appears to modulate threat assessment/fear responses mediated by the amygdala. Cool Stuff, and I'd like to share it with you and, as always, open up conversation around how it relates to spiritual practices and development.
On a separate but related note, there is a group here on the UM campus that is getting revived with an open house this coming Monday at 4:30 pm. It's called the Program in Creativity and Consciousness Studies (PCCS), the open house is free and open to the public, and you can read more here http://sitemaker.umich.edu/pccs/events___initiatives
Peace to you,