Consciousness


Episode 173 – Lucid Dreaming, Gateways to the inner self w/ Robert Waggoner

Robert Waggoner is one of the foremost lucid dreamers on the planet. He is former President of the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD). For the past ten years, he has been the co-editor of the online magazine, The Lucid Dreaming Experience, the only ongoing publication devoted specifically to lucid dreaming. A lucid dreamer since 1975, he has logged more than 1,000 lucid dreams. Robert frequently speaks on lucid dreaming at national and international dream conferences, workshops and college classrooms, like Sonoma State University, Iowa State University, University of Washington, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and Evergreen State College. Robert has been interviewed by CNN, CBS News and ABC News (KABC – Los Angeles) about the practice of lucid dreaming. His comments have appeared in media as diverse as DETAILS ,The Huffington Post, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Popular Science and Brides magazine. During 2009-2010, he had a regular Iowa Public Radio show,discussing dreams and lucid dreams, and spoke with Utne Reader in 2015. In this conversation we discuss in-depth the state of lucid dreaming and all of it’s variations.

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Episode 172 – Consciousness, Science and Metaphysics – w/ Dr. Rupert Sheldrake

Dr. Rupert Sheldrake is one of the highest regarded scientists of our time. He is a biologist and author of more than 85 scientific papers and 9 books, many of his books have gone bestseller worldwide. He was voted among the top 100 Global Thought Leaders in the world for 2013. It took us 7 years to book him to be on HXP. We hope you enjoy this interview as much as we did!

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Episode 171 – Surfing Monster Waves, Mastering Fear & Flow State w/ Laird Hamilton

Laird Hamilton has been declared one of the greatest surfers alive in the world today. He is best known as a big-wave surfing pioneer and iconic waterman, Laird has spent his whole life pushing boundaries, connecting with flow state and challenging the impossible.

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Episode 160 – Plant Medicine, Ayahuasca, Healing Trauma/PTSD From Shock to Awe w/ Matt Kahl

Matt is a US Military Combat veteran, PTSD survivor, and Founder Matt has been on the front lines of drug policy advocacy and reform in regards to plant medicine and using unorthodox treatment methods to treat PTSD and trauma since 2013. Matt served in the hundredandfirst Airborne Division in Afghanistan where an accident sent him home injured, traumatized and suffering from crippling PTSD. Matt is the founder of Veterans for Natural rights. An organization that aims to build community, support, and resources for veterans that are suffering with PTSD and trauma. He was also previously the president of the weed for warriors project in Colorado and host of the 1620 show on the veterans channel. He is one of the people featured in the documentary we’re going to be talking about tonight called “From shock to Awe”.

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Episode 159 – Expanding Consciousness, Embracing Divinity, The way of the Yogi w/ Nandhiji

Nandhiji is a mystic, yogi, visionary, humanitarian, artist, author and teacher. Nandhiji is also the founder of a number of important movements. The Declaration of Consciousness Movement, aimed at empowering humanity. World Yogi Day focusses on self-empowerment, and the Ariven Community, which focuses ways to create self-sustaining farming sanctuaries. 

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Episode 142 – Dr. Daniel Amen – Diet, Nutrition, Brain Imaging, Defeating Depression

Dr. Daniel Amen. is an expert on brain health who has made his life’s work merging the DISCIPLINES of psychiatry and neuroscience to better understand how our brains work.  Dr. Amen is a double board certified psychiatrist, he is a TEN TIME New York Times best selling author. He is widely regarded as the foremost expert in brain scanning, he’s scanned roughly 100,00 brains in his career. DISCOVER magazine named HIS brain imaging work as one of the top 20 stories in science in 2015. Washington Post calls him the most popular psychiatrist in America. He has been featured on media outlets such as Dr. Phil Larry King,  Time, Newsweek the BBC.

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Episode 135 – Dr. Peter Sjöstedt-H – Metaphysics, Science, Consciousness and Psychedelics

Dr. Peter Sjöstedt-H is a philosopher and author of Noumenautics, a book in which he looks at the interplay of psychedelics, philosophy, consciousness and metaphysics.

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Episode 133 – Steven Kotler – Artificial Intelligence, Empathy, Emergent Consciousness

Steven Kotler is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author who studies the potential of humans, technology and culture as we advance into the future. An expert in flow states, Steven is Co-founder and Director of Research at the Flow Genome Project, a body created to research this fascinating state of being. He is the author of a number of bestselling books, such as the Pulitzer Prize-nominated Stealing Fire, in which he documents the underground revolution in peak performance, and The Rise of Superman, a book that decodes the science of flow.

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Episode 130 – Dr. Steve Stewart-Williams, The Ape That Understood The Universe

Steve Stewart-Williams is an author and researcher who delves into how the theories gleaned from evolutionary biology might help us to understand our human behavior and culture. Steve attained his Ph.D. in psychology and philosophy at Massey University, New Zealand, and is an associate professor of psychology at Nottingham University Malaysia Campus.

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Episode 128 – Kostas Danaos, The Teachings of an Authentic Taoist Immortal

Kostas Danaos is a writer and martial artist with a background in engineering. After watching the documentary Ring of Fire, he sought out nei kung master John Chang and became one of his rare students. Kostas has since written The Magus of Java: Teachings of an Authentic Taoist Immortal and Nei Kung: The Secret Teachings of the Warrior Sages, in which he details his master’s abilities, and also the ch’i-based mechanisms behind them.

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Episode 118 – Tom Campbell – General Relativity, Consciousness, Metaphysics

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 115 – Dr. David B Wolf on Transforming Communication and Self Realization

Dr. David Wolf: Dr. Wolf is a transformative communication teacher who founded the Satvatove Institute (in 2002) and the Satvatove School of Transformative Coaching (in 2004). Satvatove is a non-profit organization that teaches the spiritually-based transformational programs of David’s own design. He devised the Vedic Personality Inventory, a tool based on guna psychology, and has also researched topics such as the stress reducing properties of chanting ancient mantras, and the effects of meditation on life satisfaction. He has also been widely published in fields such as child protection. In this latter area, David established The Association for the Protection of Children in 1998 which he served as Director for more than six years.s of tens of millions.

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Episode 111 – Jimmy Church on Radio Broadcasting, Hosting Coast to Coast AM and more

Jimmy Church is the television and radio host of Fade to Black on the Game Changer Network, featured on the iheartRADIO and The History Channel. Church is also a guest-host on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory, and co-stars on History Channel. Coast to Coast AM is a nationally syndicated program with millions of listeners world-wide. In this conversation we discuss broadcasting, the life of a radio host with the very dynamic and veteran radio host, Mr. Jimmy Church.

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Episode 108 – Wade Lightheart on Cryptocurrency, Backpacking the World, Freeing yourself from the 9-5 grind & more

Wade Lightheart is an author, athlete, advisor and nutritionist. He is a former three times all natural champion body-builder who travels the globe trying to help people enrich their own lives by way of finding health, wealth and peace of mind. He is an astute businessman, whether as Director of Education at BioOptimizers Nutrition, founder of the Prosperity and Health Alliance or as a seller of Kangen water (also known as electrolyzed reduced water or hydrogen water). He also serves as an Advisor to the American Anti-Cancer Institute. He has written a number of books including Staying Alive in a Toxic World, What Every Athlete Needs to Know About Restructured Ionized Water, Vital Power, a Dynamic Philosophy Producing Optimum Health and Vitality Without Diets, Drugs or Doctor, and The Wealthy Backpacker. The Wealthy Backpacker teaches the reader about “financial mobility”, issues relating to the digital world, non-local income and how to Reduce, Maximize and Invest.

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Episode 99 – Zach Leary on the everyday Grind, Futurism, Consciousness, Mysticism & so much more

Zach’s work blends his roles as a spiritual aspirant and a futurist into a unique identity. Zach’s spiritual background has it’s roots in being a practitioner of bhakti yoga as taught through many of the Vedantic systems of Northern India, in particular, Neem Karoli Baba as taught by Ram Dass. Through the practice of bhakti yoga, he has found keys that unlock doorways that allow the soul to experience it’s true nature of being eternal, full of knowledge and full of bliss. In addition to bhakti yoga, Zach is influenced by many different methods and traditions of consciousness exploration ranging from trans-humanism to Buddhism and clinical psychology. In this episode we discuss spirituality, breaking out of the grind, cubicle world, spirituality, his relationship with Timothy Leary (his dad). And so much more!

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Episode 97 – Dean Radin, Ph.D. on Double Slit Experiments, Consciousness & Parapsychology

Dean Radin, PhD, is the chief scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), and has held reign there since 2001. After earning his MS in electrical engineering, and his Ph.D. in psychology in 1979 at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, he’s left a cosmic trail of documented studies in the human consciousness continuum. Radin has authored or co-authored more than 250 peer-reviewed technical and popular articles, appearing in journals ranging from Foundations of Physics & Physics Essays to Psychological Bulletin and Journal of Conscious Studies. He was featured in an August 11, 1996, NYT New York Magazine. In this second episode with Dr. Radin we rail through some heavy science and bring things back around to conscioussness, you’ll love this!

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Episode 95 – Laird Hamilton On: Flow State, Mastering Fear & Being in the Now

If you’ve never heard of Laird Hamilton, one might feel compelled to give you the ice-bucket-challenge awakening to clear your brain fog. In his half-plus century on our big, blue, mostly-water planet, Hamilton, 53, has thrived in it as a surfer, innovator, athlete, author, inventor, stuntman, model, producer, TV host, fitness and nutrition guru, coffee connoisseur, husband, father, and adrenalin junkie. If nothing else, he’s known as the surfer to catch the “heaviest wave”, the “Millennium Wave” — Jurassic Peak, in Tahiti’s Teahupo’o (pronuonced “cho-po”) — on August 17, 2000, which is featured in the surf documentary Riding Giants and captured in a front-page picture of Surfer Magazine, February 2001, with the caption, “oh my god…” Laird goes DEEP on what it means to catch some of the biggest waves in the world in this episode. You will be enthralled.

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Episode 92 – Dr. Stanley Krippner – Native American Shamanism, Dream Experimentation, Parapsychology

Dr. Stanley Krippner, a beloved and prolific teacher, facilitator, and researcher in humanist psychology and its many facets, shows no signs of slowing down. Going into his 85th year on this planet, he’s still keeping pace. And for this, we are thankful. Even if you don’t currently know about parapsychology, altered states, dream telepathy, and the like, your gratitude will be happy delayed reaction. A small bio does him no justice. His vitae are mind-blowingly extensive. Going into his 85th year on this planet, he’s still keeping pace. He is considered a PIONEER in the field of consciousness, has worked exclusively with the likes of Timothy Leary, Alan Watts, Jerry Garcia and other members of the Grateful Dead. This is a wonder filled conversation from the mind of a person who has witnessed and been actively part of a revolution in the way we understand consciousness, and consciousness studies. You will love this episode!

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Episode 88 – Jamie Wheal – Flow States, Creativity, Consciousness (Co-Author: Stealing Fire)

Jamie Wheal is co-founder and executive director of the Flow Genome Project (FGP), and a leading expert on the neuro-somatics of ultimate human performances. He, along with Steven Kotler, featured in HXP podcast episode 58, discussing his book The Rise of Superman. In this episode we cover a GAMUT of topics diving into the realms of flow state, consciousness, human performance and much much more. This is a phenomenal listen packed full of information where we demystify the process of being in “flow”.

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Episode 69 – Robert Waggoner – Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self 1

Robert Waggoner, Author, speaker and Lucid Dreamer, is past President of the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD). For the past ten years, he has been the co-editor of the online magazine, The Lucid Dreaming Experience, the only ongoing publication devoted specifically to lucid dreaming. A lucid dreamer since 1975, he has logged more than 1,000 lucid dreams. Robert frequently speaks on lucid dreaming at national and international dream conferences, workshops and college classrooms, like Sonoma State University, Iowa State University, University of Washington, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and Evergreen State College. Robert has been interviewed by CNN, CBS News and ABC News (KABC – Los Angeles) about the practice of lucid dreaming. His comments have appeared in media as diverse as DETAILS ,The Huffington Post, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Popular Science and Brides magazine. During 2009-2010, he had a regular Iowa Public Radio show,discussing dreams and lucid dreams, and spoke with Utne Reader in 2015. In this conversation we discuss in-depth the state of lucid dreaming and all of it’s variations. This is a massively informative episode.

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Episode 56 – Alex Grey & Allyson Grey

Alex Grey (born November 29, 1953) is an American visionary artist, author, teacher, and Vajrayana practitioner. His body of work spans a variety of forms includingperformance art, process art, installation art, sculpture, visionary art, and painting. Grey is a member of the Integral Institute. He is also on the board of advisors for the Center for Cognitive Liberty and Ethics, and is the Chair of Wisdom University’s Sacred Art Department. He and his wife Allyson Grey are the co-founders of The Chapel of Sacred Mirrors (CoSM), a non-profit church supporting Visionary Culture in Wappingers Falls, New York. The mystic paintings of Alex Grey articulate realms of psychedelic visionary consciousness, […]

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Episode 49 – Kingsley L. Dennis Ph.D. 1

KINGSLEY L. DENNIS, Ph.D., is a sociologist, and writer. He is the author of New Consciousness for a New World, he spends his time between Andalusia, Spain, and the United Kingdom. From Kingsley’s website: Life is an incredible journey and learning curve. This may sound like a cliché to some, yet when it is experienced you’ll know it’s exactly how it is. As they say: ‘Those who taste, know’. Life is also an awakening to which each impact and encounter provides food and nutrition. ‘The bird which knows not of sweet water has his beak in salt water all the year’ So how I got to be where […]

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Episode 48 – Christian De Quincey Ph.D

Christian de Quincey, Ph.D., is a philosopher and author who teaches consciousness, spirituality and cosmology at universities and colleges in the United States and Europe. He is also an international speaker on consciousness Christian De Quincey is a professor of Philosophy and Consciousness Studies at John F. Kennedy University, Dean of Consciousness Studies and the Arthur M. Young Professor of Philosophy at the University of Philosophical Research, and adjunct faculty at the Holmes Institute, and at Schumacher College, Devon, England. He is founder of The Wisdom Academy that offers personal mentoring in consciousness studies (combining the “four Gifts of Knowing: The Scientist’s Gift of the senses and experimental […]

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