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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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”.
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.
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]