Yearly Archives: 2015


Episode 44 – Mr. Rick Simpson – The Healing Powers of Marijuana 3

 Rick Simpson is a legend in the cannabis community and  he has become a catalyst for the way we see marijuana as a medicine. In this episode we spoke to Mr. Rick Simpson about his discovery, his life and his journey to bring awareness to the healing properties of Cannabis. The Rick Simpson story is an interesting one; In 1974 Simpson was driving his car in his native Nova Scotia when a radio report came on about a study that found marijuana reduced cancerous tumors in mice. Specifically, researchers at the University of Virginia had found that several chemicals in marijuana acted against both cancerous tissue taken from mice and on […]

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Episode 43 – Rick Doblin Ph.D

Rick Doblin, Ph.D is the founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). Rick Doblin received his doctorate in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where he wrote his dissertation on the regulation of the medical uses of psychedelics and marijuana and his Master’s thesis on a survey of oncologists about smoked marijuana vs. the oral THC pill in nausea control for cancer patients. He currently resides in Boston with his wife and three children. His undergraduate thesis at New College of Florida was a 25-year follow-up to the classic Good Friday Experiment, which evaluated the potential of psychedelic drugs to catalyze religious experiences. […]

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Episode 42 – Will Johnson

Will Johnson received his BA, magna cum laude, in art and archaeology from Princeton University in 1968. After writing art criticism in New York for several years, he moved to the west coast, where he became a Buddhist practitioner in 1972 and trained as a Rolfer in 1976. Over the years he came to understand that the body was the doorway, not the obstacle, to personal growth and spiritual transformation, and that the worlds of somatics and dharma practice each possessed a kind of missing link to the other’s path of inquiry. In 1995 he founded The Institute for Embodiment Training, a teaching school that combines the orientation […]

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Episode 41 – Stuart Sovatsky PhD

Stuart Sovatsky  PhD  (AB, Ethics/Psychology, Princeton University; PhD, CIIS), was first choice to co-direct Ram Dass’s “prison ashram” and first in the US to bring meditation to the homeless in the 1970s that led to being selected to the 1977 Princeton University Outstanding Alumni Careers Panel. Copresident of the premiere professional organization for spiritually-oriented psychologists in the US, the Association for Transpersonal Psychology since 1999, he was a board trustee for the California Institute of Integral Studies for 20 years and in 1999, recipient of its Most Outstanding Alumni Award 1978-2008. He has consulted with the Chair of the Association of Unaligned Nations of the World and been […]

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Graham Hancock Gets Controversial

This is one of the best GH rants you will ever hear. Taken from our full episode with Graham which you can find here. “If there is a god he gave you a brain why don’t you use it?” – GH Just as there is good and evil in the physical realm there is also good and evil in the spiritual realm, there are dark and negative entities out there who’s sole purpose is to delude and mislead the human race” -GH From the Gnostic point of view we have been deluded for the last 2000 years” -GH “We are no longer putting up with the bullshit.” -GH […]

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Episode 40 – Dr. Rick Strassman – DMT: The Spirit Molecule

RICK STRASSMAN M.D. holds degrees from Stanford University and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He took his internship and general psychiatry residency at the University of California, Davis, Medical Center in Sacramento and he spent ten years as a tenured professor at the University of Mexico he performed the first new human studies with psychedelic drugs in the US in over 20 years. His research involved the powerful naturally-occurring compound, DMT – N,N-dimethyltryptamine. Led to this substance through his earlier study of the pineal gland as a potential biological locus for spiritual experiences, he administered several hundred doses of DMT to approximately 60 volunteers between […]

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Episode 39 – Dr. Marco Iacoboni 1

MARCO IACOBONI, MD PhD is Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and Director of the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Lab at the Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center. Iacoboni is a neurologist and neuroscientist originally from Rome, Italy. He joined the faculty of the Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center at UCLA in 1999.  He is also author of the book “Mirroring People: The Science of Empathy and How We Connect with Others“  “To be honest, I really don’t give a damn about the brain. I care about the human soul. However, I happen to believe that the soul is in the mind, and that the mind is a functional process instantiated by the […]

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Episode 38 – Raghu Markus

RAGHU MARKUS has been involved in music and transformational media since the early 1970s when he was program director of CKGM-FM in Montreal. In 1974 he collaborated with Ram Dass on the box set Love Serve Remember. In 1990 he launched Triloka Records and Karuna Music in Los Angeles, California. Triloka established itself as a critical leader in the development of world music and for 17 years was home to such artists as Krishna Das, Hugh Masekela, Walela, Jai Uttal and transformational media projects that featured Ram Dass, Deepak Chopra, and Les Nubians. He is currently the Executive Director of the Love Serve Remember Foundation and has been an […]

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Episode 37 – Mr. Dick Sutphen

DICK SUTPHEN is the author of the million-copy bestseller, You Were Born Again To Be Together. He has authored over 21 book titles⎯He has created over 300 mind-programming CDs. Over 190,000 people have attended a Sutphen Seminar, workshop, or retreat, which are conducted in major cities throughout the world. Richard is also a featured speaker at Professional Hypnosis conferences and has appeared on over 400 radio and television shows. Simon & Schuster  calls him “America’s Foremost Psychic Researcher.” Richard is called “America’s leading past-life therapist” by the Body Mind Spirit Festivals in England and Australia. Richard first introduced the Sedona Vortexes to the world in his 1978 bestseller, “Past […]

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Episode 36 – Mr. Graham Hancock 10

GRAHAM HANCOCK is the author of the major international bestsellers The Sign and The Seal, Fingerprints of the Gods, and Heaven’s Mirror. His books have sold more than five million copies worldwide and have been translated into 27 languages. His public lectures, radio and TV appearances, including two major TV series for Channel 4 in the UK and The Learning Channel in the US – Quest For The Lost Civilisation and Flooded Kingdoms of the Ice Age – have put his ideas before audiences of tens of millions. He has become recognised as an unconventional thinker who raises controversial questions about humanity’s past. In this episode we begin […]

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Episode 35 – Dr. James Fadiman

JAMES FADIMAN, Ph.D., did his undergraduate work at Harvard and his graduate work at Stanford, doing research with the Harvard Group, the West Coast Research Group in Menlo Park, and Ken Kesey. He is the author of The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide. From the back cover: “The publication of The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide could not be more timely; it coincides with a major renaissance of interest in psychedelic research worldwide. The information that it provides will thus be useful not only for the hundreds of thousands of people involved in self-experimentation but also for the new generation of psychedelic researchers.” –Stanislav Grof, M.D., author of LSD: Doorway to the […]

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Episode 34 – Stephen Linsteadt 2

Scalar Heart Connection is a culmination of ten years of research into the geometry of consciousness. This process explores the connection the heart has with the heartbeat of the Earth, Sun, Galaxy, and beyond. Stephen Linsteadt describes the heart as the interface between mind-brain consciousness and universal Consciousness. When we become heart-centered, we move into greater harmony within ourselves and with the planet as a whole. In this episode we spoke with Mr. Stephen Lindsteadt who is a researcher in the realm of consciousness and heart expansion and has developed a software that helps people reconnect with themselves in the most fundamental way – through their heart. This […]

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Episode 33 – Dr. Gabor Maté 1

 Dr. Gabor Mate is a world renowned speaker, best selling author and lecturer who specializes in the study and treatment of addiction. In this episode we spoke to Dr. Mate regarding various aspects of this condition as viewed by western society, how we can change some of the misconceptions regarding addiction and use compassion when dealing with people suffering from this disease. A renowned speaker, and bestselling author, Dr. Gabor Maté is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics including addiction, stress and childhood development. Rather than offering quick-fix solutions to these complex issues, Dr. Maté weaves together scientific research, case histories, and his own insights […]

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Episode 32 – Fateh Kaur

In this episode we spoke to Fateh Kaur (Mia Rosen Glick) on the benefits of Kundalini Yoga. Mia is a Miami native. At fourteen, she started modeling. As a teenager, she began to practice yoga for stress relief from work, school and social pressure. In the 90‘s, while living and working as a Ford Plus size model in NYC, she discovered her passion for Kundalini yoga (3HO) as a tool to release and purify the body and to renew the spirit. She studied directly under Yogi Bhajan at The Master‘s Touch in Espanola, NM in 1996 and met with him many times over the years for guidance. In […]

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Episode 31 – Hamilton Souther 2

Hamilton Souther is a Master Ayahuasca Shaman and Founder of the Blue Morpho Foundation. He focuses his work on authentic traditional and modern disciplines of shamanism. Bilingual in English and Spanish, he has a Bachelors degree in Anthropology, and has practiced shamanism worldwide. Legendary Master Shamans Alberto Torres Davila and Julio Llerena Pinedo gave Hamilton the title of Master Shaman after completing an apprenticeship under the tutelage of the two. Over the last 12 years, he has guided thousands of participants into shamanic states of consciousness and has transformed shamanism into an accessible spiritual modality for westerners. Within that development Hamilton has been able to heal westerners of […]

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Episode 30 – Dr. Carl Lavie

Obesity is an epidemic that plagues western society; Nearly 78 million adults and 13 million children in the United States deal with the health and emotional effects of obesity every day. The solution to their problem sounds deceptively simple — take in fewer calories a day and increase exercise. Obesity is defined simply as too much body fat. Your body is made up of water, fat, protein, carbohydrate and various vitamins and minerals. If you have too much fat — especially around your waist — you’re at higher risk for health problems, including high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol and diabetes. Being obese can: raise blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels. […]

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Episode 29 – Dennis Mckenna Ph.D.

Dennis Mckenna P.hD. has been doing research in the field of ethnopharmacology for over 30 years. He is a researcher, scientist, author, lecturer and founding board member of ethnopharmacology at the Hefter Research Institute. Dr. McKenna received his Master’s degree in botany at the University of Hawaii in 1979.  He received his doctorate in botanical sciences in 1984 from the University of British Columbia, where he wrote his dissertation entitled: “Monoamine oxidase inhibitors in Amazonian hallucinogenic plants: ethnobotanical, phytochemical, and pharmacological investigations”. Dr. McKenna then received post-doctoral research fellowships in the Laboratory of Clinical Pharmacology, National Institute of Mental Health, and in the Department of Neurology, Stanford University School of Medicine. Dennis and […]

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Episode 28 – Chris Brogan

Chris Brogan is a content media strategist, New York Times Best Selling Author, blogger and journalist. Brogan’s book, Trust Agents: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust (2009), written with Julien Smith, became a New York Times bestseller, and hit the Wall Street Journal bestseller list (#8), and the Amazon top 100 list (#30). Brogan’s second book was Social Media 101: Tactics and Tips to Develop Your Business Online (2010). His other titles include Google+ for Business and The Impact Equation (co-authored by Julien Smith). In this mini-episode we discuss content strategy, how to employ marketing and social media effectively and using service to benefit others. We also […]

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Episode 27 – Dr. Florian Goertz

CERN is the razor’s bleeding edge of frontier science; these experiments quite possibly will give mankind a perspective into the nature of reality as we’ve never before understood or seen. CERN or (in french: Organisation européenne pour la recherche nucléaire) is the The European Organization for Nuclear Research  and what the scientists at CERN happen to be doing is indubitably going to change scientific theory as we understand it. In the mid 1960’s a particle physicist named Peter Higgs, came up with an idea that there may be a particle floating around that we could observe. CERN has effectively built the machine necessary to find this elusive particle and went on to prove […]

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Episode 26 – Mr. Stephen K. Hayes

STEPHEN K. HAYES – Ninjutsu In the 1970’s Mr. Stephen Hayes traveled to japan to seek out Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi Sensei, the grandmaster of the ninjutsu fighting art. Without even correspondence from Hatsumi Sensei Mr. Stephen Hayes accomplished the seemingly impossible for a westerner at the time – he began studying the art of the ninja. After several decades of training Mr. Stephen Hayes brought back the teachings of Hatsumi Sensei and opened his own schools to spread awareness of one of the most esoteric fighting styles known to man. Black Belt magazine regards Mr. Stephen Hayes as “A Legend; one of the most infuential martial arts masters […]

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Episode 25 – Tom Campbell

Tom Campbell is a NASA physicist, researcher, consciousness explorer and author; in this episode we cover his book “My Big TOE” Tom Campbell began researching altered states of consciousness with Bob Monroe (Journeys Out Of The Body, Far Journeys, and The Ultimate Journey) at Monroe Laboratories in the early 1970s where he and a few others were instrumental in getting Monroe’s laboratory for the study of consciousness up and running. These early drug-free consciousness pioneers helped design experiments, developed the technology for creating specific altered states, and were the main subjects of study (guinea pigs) all at the same time. Campbell has been experimenting with, and exploring the […]

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Episode 24 – Dr. Paul Jaminet 3

The Perfect Health Diet Dr. Paul Jaminet is a scientist with a Ph.D. in physics, University of California at Berkeley, 1992; Astrophysicist, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 1992-1996, turned Internet entrepreneur and executive, turned strategy consultant and economist. Dr. Jaminet and his wife have had a longstanding interest in diet and health after suffering from their own chronic health problems and moving away from their respective industries they joined together and co-authored their book “The Perfect Health Diet”. After experimenting with low-carb Paleo diets in 2005, they spent seven years refining them,  and have successfully healed their own “middle-age” and chronic health problems through diet, learning a great deal about the benefits […]

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Episode 23 – Payal Khurana & Elliot Larkin

   MINDFULNESS Mindfulness is “the intentional, accepting and non-judgemental focus of one’s attention on the emotions, thoughts and sensations occurring in the present moment”, which can be trained by meditational practice derived from Buddhist anapanasati. The term “mindfulness” is derived from the Pali-term sati, “mindfulness”, which is an essential element of Buddhist practice, including vipassana, satipaṭṭhāna and anapanasati. Mindfulness practice is being employed in psychology to alleviate a variety of mental and physical conditions, including obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, and in the prevention of relapse in depression and drug addiction. It has gained worldwide popularity as a distinctive method to handle emotions. Sati and smṛti The Buddhist term translated into English as “mindfulness” originates […]

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