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Cosmic Tusk and Comet Impacts - George Howard
May 22 • 129 min
Explore abrupt climate change and pandemic induced by comets and asteroids during human history at George Howard’s blog called The Cosmic Tusk. The Tusk also contains a treasure trove of scientific documents in The Cosmic Tusk Bibliography or The Complete…
Conscious Evolution - Rob Cobbold
Apr 18 • 91 min
Robert Cobbold is the founding editor of Conscious Evolution, a website, blog and podcast aiming to disseminate the evolutionary worldview, and kindle an evolutionary transition. He has a BA in English Literature from Bristol University and is currently…
What Does This Do For My Soul? with Daniel Thorson
Feb 29 • 80 min
Daniel Thorson, host of Emerge podcast, and I recorded our first episode together about a year ago and at that time he was preparing to move to the Monastic Academy, which is a training center dedicated to creating wise, powerful, and loving leaders who…
Pt 3 - Owning Your Tech’s Energy Footprint - Katie Singer
Jan 3 • 72 min
Over the previous 2 episodes we talked about Electromagnetic radiation effects on biology, and the true costs of the embodied energy of the internet. This is the 3rd installment of conversations with author Katie Singer. Today we’re going to go into…
Pt 2 - Embodied Energy of the Internet - Katie Singer
Dec 6, 2019 • 61 min
“If people remain unaware, in the illusion of the simplicity of sending an email, then there isn’t really a way to move forward until Nature imposes limits on us” Where do we get these wonderful toys? What are the hidden costs of the Internet? How do we…
Pt 1 - Electronic Silent Spring - Katie Singer
Nov 5, 2019 • 76 min
“EMF stands for electromagnetic fields. All living creatures need the Earth’s EMFs in order to navigate, digest food, reproduce and more. Human-made EMFs emitted by electronic technologies can interfere with and harm living creatures’ basic functioning.”…
Mysticism, Immigration Law, and the National Shadow - Robert Foss
Oct 2, 2019 • 154 min
Robert Foss is the Director of Immigration Legal Services Division at the International Institute of Los Angeles. “Well I think in general, it’s interesting to parse the word ecstasis, ecstacy. And ecstasis to stand outside oneself. So it’s a kind of,…
Welcome Those Leaving the “Cult of Trump” with David Weissman
Sep 2, 2019 • 59 min
This conversation isn’t so much about the specifics of politics, but more about the nature of leaving the “Cult of Trump” and welcoming others to do the same. David Weissman was born in New York and served in the US Army for 13 years, with two deployments…
Amazement Receptors with Vismay Amrit
Aug 6, 2019 • 57 min
“Vismay is passionate about the creative healing sacred sound. With a background of sound engineering & design studies and now reaching a thousand ceremonies, a synergy of science and spirit guide him to create the space of Nada-Brahma (sacred creation…
Before Orion, Initiatory Caves: Bernie Taylor, Independent Naturalist
Jul 2, 2019 • 99 min
Bernie Taylor’s book “Before Orion” is premised on Joseph’s Campbell’s hero’s journey monomyth that is at the core of stories worldwide among indigenous peoples, the ancients, and our modern society.Bernie proposes that select cave paintings from 40,000…
The Forgotten Exodus with Bruce R Fenton
May 21, 2019 • 141 min
Bruce R. Fenton is the author of the revolutionary human origins e-book series, “The Forgotten Exodus: The Into Africa Theory of Human Evolution”. Fenton is a world traveller and public speaker, his research activities have featured in the UK’s Telegraph…
Sitting Up the Whole Time - Jason Sadhana Grechanik
Apr 14, 2019 • 92 min
At The Temple of the Way of Light, a traditional Shipibo plant-medicine shamanic healing center in Peru, I sat down with former actor, photographer, Thai boxer Jason Sadhana Grechanik for a deep, thoughtful conversation about traditional plant medicine…
Reflecting Reflections with EMERGE podcast’s Daniel Thorson
Mar 3, 2019 • 73 min
Daniel’s podcast EMERGE is an inquiry into the emerging paradigms shaping the next phase of the human experiment. We have a great conversation about conversations and the nature of recording them for public release, soulcrafting, metamodernism, adapting…
Meditation in the Amazon Jungle with Geoff Haun
Feb 16, 2019 • 109 min
Recorded in the Peruvian Amazon jungle at the Temple of the Way of Light, this episode features Geoff Haun, one of our staff teachers. We sat in his Tambo (see episode artwork) and discussed his experiences learning qigong, meditation, and yoga. We also…
Journey to Pakistan’s Shandur Polo Festival with Fergal Nolan
Jan 10, 2019 • 107 min
Fergal recounts his epic journey to Pakistan’s Shandur Polo Festival at the world’s highest elevation Polo grounds. Along the 1500 mile route, he rode his trusty Suzuki GS150 motorcycle (nicknamed Bucephalus), met a Sufi mystic, and slept through an army…
Neonosis with Joshua Fields
Dec 10, 2018 • 63 min
Neonosis is a project dedicated to the evolution of human consciousness. Joshua Fields is a graduate student in Philosophy and Consciousness at the California Institute of Integral Studies, and in a previous life, an Oxford economist, Morgan Stanley…
Magical Egypt with Chance Gardner
Nov 9, 2018 • 95 min
“There’s a door in your head that no one told you about. It’s a door that leads to the central mystery of the universe”. Chance is the Writer, Director, Editor, and Animator of Magical Egypt 2, a forensic reconstruction of the Science of the Ancients…
Saxophone Interlude Episode
Oct 16, 2018 • 11 min
This episode features a composition written, performed, and produced by Abe Vandenberg
Life as Ceremony - Justin Favell [Pt 2]
Sep 8, 2018 • 96 min
Guitarist Justin Favell and Abe continue talking about bringing ayahuasca lessons to everyday life, how plants are ‘chemical plants”, and explore related topics. When the wind picks up you can hear the rustle of the coconut palms’ fronds. Music | Abe’s…
10 Rise2Shine Sacred Dream - Jit Vaitha
Aug 18, 2018 • 85 min
Jit and Abe talk about how the school Rise2Shine was formed despite all of the challenges in post-earthquake Haiti. At the Pine Ridge Reservation, Second Dream may only be beginning, yet there is promising momentum.…
Life as Ceremony - Justin Favell [Pt 1]
Aug 11, 2018 • 74 min
Musicians Justin Favell and Abe Vandenberg recorded this “luxurious” episode on Maui. In Part 1 we catch up, discuss moving one’s life for another person, our musical influences from Branford Marsalis, the greater purposes of music in different cultures,…
Moving Across the Pacific - John Absalom
Aug 1, 2018 • 54 min
Johnny A and I used to play inline hockey near the ocean, shoot paintballs at each other in a valley on Maui, and collaborate on custom theme music for his radio show. In this episode, we drink coffee and talk in Johnny’s mostly empty house with his cats,…
It’s All a Question of Balance - Chris Candito
Jul 2, 2018 • 108 min
While recording music and controlling invasive species, Chris and I have worked together for a number of years. We spoke after his recent visit to the Islands. He currently lives in Boston and plays bass in The Cole Robbie Band. Featured song “Back Then…
We’re All Threads of the Fabric - Shannon Wianecki
Jun 12, 2018 • 131 min
Shannon Wianecki is a writer and editor based on the island of Maui. She covers travel, science, culture, and food for numerous publications including BBC Travel, Smithsonian, and Hana Hou! – The Hawaiian Airlines Magazine. See full show notes at:…
Energy for a Better System - Darin Basile
May 31, 2018 • 63 min
Darin and I met in the Amazon; the jungle one, not the online one. This episode we talk about dealing with noise during a retreat, Lion’s Mane, and Edward Bernays (among many other musings). Darin is the co-creator/technical director for a fully immersive…
Flying Helicopters and Moments of Zen - Tim Perry
May 22, 2018 • 109 min
Tim and I sit on beach chairs in a coconut palm grove and talk freely about flying helicopters, conservation, climate from a place of curiosity and thoughtful exploration. Close your eyes and hear the rustling of the palm leaves… Featured Music:…
Peru Integration from the Beginning - Jayson Morris
May 15, 2018 • 84 min
Jayson and I catch up after our recent journey to the Amazon. We tell stories, talk about our ceremonial experiences at SpiritQuest, and reflect on the last few years since beginning the medicine work near Iquitos, Peru.
Cycling Through Remembering, Forgetting, and Remembering Again - Jeremy & Heather Nova
May 12, 2018 • 67 min
Abe Vandenberg talks with former US bike cross country national champions, Jeremy & Heather Nova, about having had an ultra-competitive mindset while also pursuing a spiritual path that eventually lead them to becoming parents. music by Abe Vandenberg…
Welcome to the Jungle - Tony Moenich
May 11, 2018 • 73 min
Peru at SpiritQuest Sanctuary, Tony and I spoke in January for this podcast in the Huachuma maloca (pictured in the episode artwork). Tony Moenich is a former USMC scout sniper and is now the host of TFCO, a podcast talking about military experiences,…