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Deepening Our Gaze to What the Underworld Offers - Martin Shaw - C0480

Martin Shaw, Ph.D. is a storyteller and mythologist. He’s a wilderness rites-of-passage guide and is internationally regarded as one of the most exciting proponents of the mythic imagination. He tells “prophetic stories” that speak deeply to the challenges we face today, in the world and in our personal lives. He has devised and led the Oral Tradition course at Stanford University, is a visiting fellow at Schumacher College, and the Director of the Westcountry School of Myth, a Learning...


Circumventing the Power of Negative Thoughts - David Hanscom, M.D. - C0265

David Hanscom, M.D. is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in complex spine problems in all areas of the spine. He is the author of Back in Control: A Spine Surgeon’s Roadmap Out of Chronic Pain (Vertus Press 2012). Interview Date: 4/13/2013 Tags: David Hanscom, M.D., stress and anxiety, chronic pain, education, dysfunctional families, bullying, Hoffman Institute, Dr. Daniel Wegner paper White Bears, Dr. David D. Burns Feeling Good about Negative Thoughts, negative thoughts,...


Gardening as a Practice of Mindfulness - Zachiah Murray - C0258

Zachiah Murray is a landscape architect and member of the Order of Interbeing in the lineage of Thich Nhat Hanh. She is the author of Mindfulness in the Garden: Zen Tools for Digging In the Dirt. Interview Date: 1/12/2013 Tags:MP3, Zachiah Murray, mindfulness, gardening, breath, meditation, nature, trees, taking a shower, water, weeding the garden, pests, Meditation, Ecology/Nature/Environment, Spirituality


Surrendering Our Fear - Patricia Sun - C0228

Patricia Sun graduated Phi Beta Kappa at the top two percent of her class in 3-1/2 years from the University of California, Berkeley with two degrees, one in Social Sciences: Psychology and the other in Conservation and Natural Resources. She began her work as a family counselor. Her work today concentrates directly on creative solutions: “re-creating” thought patterns and “re-perceiving” experience. She is a pioneer in describing “right-brain” thought and is considered to be a teachers’...


Cultural Evolution - Steve McIntosh, J.D. - C0252

Steve McIntosh is a leader in the integral philosophy movement and is a co-founder of the think tank, The Institute for Cultural Evolution. His books include Integral Consciousness: The Future of Evolution (Paragon House 2011) and Evolution's Purpose: An Integral Interpretation of the Scientific Story of Our Origins (Select Books 2012) Interview Date: 9/18/2012 Tags: MP3, Steve McIntosh, J.D., Evolution, cultural evolution, cosmological evolution, biological evolution, purpose, meaning,...


From Loose Ends We Begin Again - Michael Meade - C0250

Michael Meade is a renowned storyteller, author, scholar of mythology, and student of ritual in traditional cultures. He has the unusual ability to tap into ancestral sources of wisdom and connect them into the stories we are living today. Michael is the founder of Mosaic Multicultural Foundation. He is the author of The World Behind the World (GreenFire Press 2006), The Water of Life: Initiation and the Tempering of the Soul (GreenFire Press 2006), Fate and Destiny, The Two Agreements of...


Exploring Unexpected Coincidences - Sky Nelson-Isaacs - C0473

Sky Nelson-Isaacs is a physicist, musician, teacher, parent, and activist. He has many years of experience as a physics and math instructor and has also worked in the software industry. His current work involves research in the field of quantum foundations and has published a growing body of peer-reviewed work developing the foundation of a theory of synchronicity. He has also earned recognition as a singer, songwriter, and performer. He is the author of Living in Flow: The Science of...


Detoxifying Our Lifestyle to Reverse Chronic Disease - Roberto Tostado, M.D. - C0474

Roberto Tostado, M.D., has been practicing medicine for over 26 years and is board certified in regenerative and anti-aging medicine. He’s a fellow of nutritional and digestive medicine at the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, dedicating his practice exclusively to preventative and regenerative medicine. He is one of a new breed of doctors pioneering in integrative approach to wellness. Dr Tostado inspires his patients with the simple, powerful idea that good food is medicine. He...


An Englishman is Captured by the Magic of Hawaii - Kaliko Beamer-Trapp - C0478

Kaliko Beamer-Trapp was born on the Isle of Wight, England. He moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, joined a performing group named Dances of the Pacific and spent the following nine years as a performer of Polynesian music and dance both in California and also in group tours of England, Spain, Mallorca, Hawaiʻi, and Fiji. In 1994 he moved to the island of Hawaiʻi at the invitation of well-known Hawaiiana expert and cultural historian Aunty Nona Beamer (1923-2008). Being in Hawaiʻi brought...


Moving Through the World as No-Self - Kate Gustin, Ph.D. - C0472

Kate Gustin, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who received her education from Princeton University and the University of California at Berkeley. She’s worked in a variety of settings such as a mental health practitioner: Outpatient psychiatry, Community Mental Health Clinics, VA Hospital, College Counseling Services, and currently in private practice in San Rafael in Northern California. She integrates the science of positive psychology and leads classes, workshops, and trainings throughout...


Two Sides of Our Brain-Two Perspectives - James Olson - C0229

A former innovative farmer, James Olson is a philosopher whose studies have included business, engineering, art, Eastern and Western religion, yoga, qigong, psychology, language, neuro-linguistic programming, sacred geometry, and brain science. For many years, he’s investigated the effects of brain perspective on government, corporate life, war, and our personal lives. He’s the author of The Whole-Brain Path to Peace: The Role of Left- and Right-Brain Dominance in the Polarization and...


Sinking Into the Experience of Immigrants Through Their Poetry - Patrice Vecchione - C0470

Patrice Vecchione is a poet, author, and artist. She teaches creative writing retreats, collage and poetry workshops. She has also worked with children, leading classes in poetry and the imagination in elementary, middle, and high schools. She's the author of several books including Writing and the Spiritual Life: Finding Your Voice by Looking Within (McGraw Hill 2001). Step Into Nature: Nurturing Imagination and Spirit in Everyday Life (Beyond Words Publishing 2015), The Knot Untied: a Book...


The Embodied Reality of the Feminine - Mirabai Starr - C0469

Mirabai Starr has taught philosophy and world religions at the University of New Mexico, Taos, for 20 years and now teaches and speaks internationally on contemplative practice and the interspiritual dialogue. She’s a certified bereavement counselor and travels the world speaking and giving workshops on contemplative practice and the teachings of the mystics. She is the author and editor of many books including Dark Night of the Soul: St. John of the Cross (Riverhead 2003), The Interior...


Drawing From Our Innate Abundance - Ellen Grace O'Brian - C0471

Ellen Grace O’Brian is a yogacharya (an esteemed yoga teacher) and the founder and spiritual director of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment, a meditation center and spiritual community in the tradition of Kriya Yoga, based on the teachings Paramahansa Yogananda brought to the U.S. in 1920. The Center for Spiritual Enlightenment is headquartered in San Jose, California. She is the author of many books including The Moon Reminded Me (a book of poetry)(Homebound Publications 2017), Living...


Upgrading Our Media Literacy - Shiv B. Singh - C0468

Shiv Singh advises Fortune 500 companies and startups on strategy, marketing and how to succeed in the digital era as the Founder of Savvy Matters. Prior to starting his consultancy, Shiv was a senior executive driving marketing, innovation and digital strategies at Visa Inc. and PepsiCo. He has previously advised Ford Motor Company, Chanel, Genentech, Citibank, and Verizonand is a member of the Board of Directors at United Rentals Inc., a Fortune 500 company. In 2016, Shiv was inducted into...


The Healing Power of Journaling - Diana Raab - ND3431

Diana Raab is an advocate of the healing power of writing and teaches nation-wide workshops and in the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program. She’s an award-winning memoirist and poet. Her books include Healing With Words: A Writer's Cancer Journey (Loving Healing Press 2010), Regina’s Closet, editor of Writers and Their Notebooks (University of South Carolina Press 2010) and Writers on the Edge: 22 Writers Speak About Addiction and Dependency (co-editor James Brown) (Modern History Press...


How You Stand in the Darkness Matters - Robert J. Wicks - C0220

Robert J. Wicks, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and serves as a professor in the graduate programs in pastoral counseling at Loyola University, Maryland. In 1994 he was responsible for the psychological debriefing of relief workers evacuated from Rwanda during their bloody civil war. In 2006, he delivered a presentation on self-care to health care professionals responsible for Iraqi war veterans with multiple amputations and severe head injuries at the National Naval Medical Center in...


Caring For Ourselves - Azarm Ghareman, PhD. - C0208

Azarm Ghareman, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist, and holds advanced degrees in chemistry and business administration, and has conducted many professional training workshops. She is the author of Longing for a Land: The Story of a Persian Woman's Individuation in America (Mazda Connections 2005) and Six Life Secrets of Content Women: a Guide for Emotional Self-Care (Mazda Connections 2010) Interview Date: 6/7/2011 Tags: Women's Studies, Personal Transformation, Psychology, Self Help


Developing Our Natural Human Potential - Thomas Huebl - C0237

Thomas Huebl is a spiritual teacher and workshop presenter who has dedicated his life to the task of exploring consciousness and supporting people worldwide in this exploration. He founded The Celebrate Life Festival and The Academy of Inner Science. He resides in Germany. Interview Date: 4/1/2012 Tags: Thomas Hübl,Thomas Huebl, being awake, transparent communication, competency of silence, thinking, competence of movement, the shadow, stillness, Philosophy, Psychology


Presencing-The Nowness Awareness - Lama Surya Das - C0209

Lama Surya Das, a renowned Western Buddhist meditation teacher and scholar, teaches and lectures around the world, conducting dozens of meditation retreats and workshops each year. He is the founder and spiritual director of the Dzogchen Foundation, and founder of the Western Buddhist Teachers Network. He is the author of many books, including Awakening the Buddha Within: Tibetan Wisdom for the Western World (Broadway 1997), Buddha Is as Buddha Does: The Ten Original Practices for...