Conversations With The Mind

Conversations With The Mind
We discuss a variety of interesting topics with interesting people in an effort to engage our collective Mind, experiences, and knowledge to raise the consciousness within all humans. Support this podcast:

49 - Reilly Capps Stocism on the Wave of Reality
Jul 20 • 149 min
We chat with Reilly about his experiences as a drugs reporter for the Rooster Magazine as well as his experiences as an EMT, witnessing and confronting other peoples’ crisis. He talks about his work, shapeshifting in and out of eclectic groups. And he…
48 - Avery & Jake Sage
Jul 16 • 104 min
We talk to this fighter couple about their own individual concepts around Consciousness and how they came to form their views and beliefs. We discuss both of their interesting professions and how their training and experiences have colored their…
47 - Matt Vogel - Snow Frogs “Rip-It”
Jul 7 • 109 min
Today we talk with Matt Vogel, perhaps my best friend from college at the University of Colorado. We talk about memories of the past, life transitions, and married life. What a fun discussion on a variety of status-quo societal circumstances. —- Support…
46 - Abdul Wilkins “The Bean Town Ghetto Shaman”
Jun 18 • 134 min
We welcome The Bean Town Ghetto Shaman to the show and discuss Martial Arts Philosophy Differences Between the “Softer” and “Harder” Arts, Finding and Using the Flow of an Opponent’s Energy, and Learning to See Your Opponent as Your Greatest Teacher.…
45 - Patrick Gorman - Geometry of Consciousness in The Vacuum
Jun 18 • 141 min
We speak with Patrick about the Geometric Nature of the Cosmos and Consciousness and the Possibility that Consciousness is the Transition Space Between Action Potentials in an Infinite Web of Holographic Possibility. Patrick share his Accumulated…
44 - Joe Moore - Mind/Brain Delineated, The Psychedelic Nature of Everyday Existence, Compassion Informed Rehabilitation
May 29 • 76 min
We talk to Joe Moore from Psychedelics Today about the Theory of Mind and particularly the Delineation of the Brain and Mind. We speak about the Recent HUGE Shifts in Colorado Drug Policy and What This Means for Our Future and His Role as an Educator to…
43 - Dr. Christopher Bader - Performance-Oriented Lens, Preventative Mental Health, and The Nature of Escapism
May 28 • 141 min
Today we speak with Dr. Christopher Bader and Share Stories on how we became interested in Exploring the Mind and Finding Deeper Meaning and Understanding Through a Performance-Oriented Lens. We Share Ideas on Preventative Measures We Can Take and Teach…
42 - Brad Smith - Losing One’s Mind to Find One’s Heart, The Path of the Medicine Man, and Finding Balance Through Healthy Relationships
May 23 • 135 min
Today we speak with Brad Smith about his Experiences and Insight around Losing One’s Mind through a variety of means in order to Find a Deeper Connection and Relationship with our Heart Space. He talks about his own Journey through his Exploration of Mind…
41 - Cody Weese - Unpacking and Unraveling Inner-Space, Differing Psychotherapeutic Theories
May 19 • 143 min
We welcome Cody Weese back to the show as we Unpack and Unravel Meanings Within Our Inner-Space. He and I discuss Differing Psychotherapeutic Theories and Approaches to The Psyche. Among many other topics discussed, Cody and I Explore Answers to Life’s…
40 - Kevin Matthews - Finding Freedom From Systematized Trauma, The Path To Decriminalize De
May 12 • 132 min
We speak with Kevin Matthews, former Campaign Director for the Denver Psilocybin Initiative, about his Political and Personal Journey to Successfully Decriminalize Psilocybin Mushrooms in Denver after Decades of Unjust and Unwarranted Legal Persecution of…
39 - Tom Martin - Maturing Into Ourselves, Fear-Based Mindsets, and Creating Our New “Normal”
May 5 • 130 min
Today we explore Three Different Frameworks to Approach The Mind and Tom shares his insights through a Competitive Downhill Mountain Biking lens. Tom and I attempt to define aspects of Maturity and share experiences around Redefining a New Normal for…
38 - Master Sylvio Da Matta Behring - A Master’s 53 Year Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Journey, Strivi
May 1 • 129 min
We talk with Master Sylvio Behring about his 53 years thus far in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, share stories, and speak about Jiu-Jitsu in the early days of its development. He discusses various Spiritual Experiences he’s had and how Surfing and BJJ have provided…
37 - Daniel McQueen - Working With Our Fractalized and Wholistic Selves, Pure Consciousness, and the Spiritual Use of Cannabis
Apr 27 • 137 min
Today we chat with Daniel McQueen about his Breathwork and Spiritual Cannabis Work at Medicinal Mindfulness. We go deep into the Meaning of the Self and its relationship to Pure Consciousness. And we cover our personal growth through our own Explorations…
36 - Michelle Trumble - Transformational Breathwork and the Internal Visionary Experience, Shadow-Work Defined, and the Subjective Experience of Memory
Apr 18 • 129 min
We talk with Michelle Trumble about her work as a Transformational Breathwork and Shadow-Work Facilitator as she breaks down the Practices for us. We rehash some childhood memories and discuss the Subjectivity and Innacuracies of Memory in the Mind.…
35 - Adriane Ehmann - Mentally-Engaged Recovery and the WTF Yoga System, Muay Thai Culture in Thailand, and Finding Total Mastery through Acceptance and Connection
Apr 16 • 132 min
We talk with Adriane Ehmann, creator of the WTF Yoga System about Yoga Philosophy and how to be more Mentally Engaged in one’s Physical Recovery Efforts. She tells us a great deal about some of the cultural intricacies in the Muay Thai Fighting Culture in…
34 - Pow Srikachorn - Street Smarts to Counter-Terrorism, Building a Martial Arts School on New/Old Values, and Engaging the Playful Mindset
Apr 11 • 129 min
We talk with Pow about his upbringing as a first generation immigrant and his experiences through bullying and self-discovery, his early street education as a “hustler” and his commitment to something greater after 9/11. We discuss his exciting military…
33 - Natas - What a Life WTF Episode
Apr 10 • 144 min
We talk with my hippie friend Natas about his crazy life and the lessons he has derrived from it. Gangs, Drugs, Jail, Government Conspiracy, The Mob, and Crystal Mining are just some of the topics we explore. —- Support this podcast:…
32 - Dustin Taylor - Meditation During Lucid Dreaming, Imagination vs. Intelligence, and Moving from Knowing to Understanding
Apr 4 • 118 min
We talk with Dustin Taylor about all sorts of meditation practices including Meditating While Lucid Dreaming. Dustin and I discuss Einstein and his thoughts on the utility of Imagination vs. Intelligence. And we delve into the topic of human growth…
31 - Galen and Kali - Transferrable Life Lessons, Mind-Muscle Connection, and Battling National Leaders
Mar 31 • 119 min
We speak with my wife Kali again and welcome to the show our Strength and Conditioning Coach Galen. Topics such as nutritional health and physical conditioning are discussed as well as how we can improve our Mind-Body Connection to enhance performance and…
30 - Professor Peter Iacavazzi - World Champion Jiu-Jitsu Journey, Black Belt Mindset vs. Champion Mindset, and Getting the Most Out of Our Journey
Mar 8 • 121 min
We speak with Professor Peter Iacavazzi about his lineage and journey through a 30 year Jiu-Jitsu career that has led to Numerous World Titles. He shares with us his conceptualization of Black Belt Mindset and compares it to Champion Mindset. Lastly, he…
29 - John Hendrix - Psychological Rehabilitation from Injury, Social Psychology, and Human Growth Potentials
Mar 2 • 120 min
We talk with John Hendrix about his study of Eco-System Science and Sustainability at Colorado State and how our paths to our passion is not always clear at first. Jiu-Jitsu enters the conversation again as we talk about how its benefits transfer to…
28 - Spencer Bath - Organics and Soil Health, Nurturing Every Biome, Healing Through Interdimensional Balance
Feb 20 • 117 min
We welcome back Spencer Bath to enlighten us on Organic Horticulture and the importance of Soil Health. We also spend some time exploring our Programs of Conditioning and the process of Breaking Maladaptive Modes. We talk about finding Healing and Balance…
27 - Dr. Scott Shannon - Modern Consciousness Theory and Exploration, Reprogramming Our Minds for Optimal Experience and Performance, and Enhanced Learning through Ketamine-Assissted Psychotherapy
Feb 16 • 59 min
We talk with Dr. Scott Shannon about his research and work as a psychiatrist at the Wholeness Center We discuss the shifting treatment paradigm away from reducing symptoms towards a more evocative model of treatment through evoking new…
26 - Chris Manchester - Exploring and Pushing the Edge, Leaving Our Mark, and Strength in Vulnerability
Feb 4 • 103 min
We talk with lifelong extreme-living enthusiast and my literal cousin, Chris Manchester about his adventures across the world and some of the life lessons he’s brought back to share. We also discuss the idea of pushing our Edges in Life to grow and to…
25 - Michael Sullivan - Warriorship Across the Ages, Combat Philosophy, and The Breakdown of Morality and Values
Jan 27 • 122 min
We talk with Micheal Sullivan about both historical and modern Warriorship, the loss of Morality and Values in a changing culture, and touch on Rites of Passage. We also delve into Sully’s life journey and how they have shaped his understanding of…
24 - Rafael Lancelotta - New and Exciting Progress in Psychedelic Research, Somatic Therapies, and Healing Through Relationship and Connection
Jan 17 • 136 min
We talk with Rafael Lancelotta about his research and work within the field of psychedelics, and his Cannabis-Assissted and Ketamine-Assissted Therapy work in Denver, CO. We discuss the Knowing of Consciousness through Present-Moment Experience. Lastly,…
23 - Dr. Carlos Garcia - The Depths of Psychedelia, Consciousness as an Operating System, and the Malnurishment of a Species
Jan 14 • 120 min
We talk with Dr. Carlos Garcia about his last three years exploring 11 different psychoactive medicines, a deep well of experience and insight indeed. We dissect the idea of consciousness as an operating system. And we talk about the holistic…
22 - Kali LeMaster - Thailand Honeymoon Adventure!!
Jan 12 • 60 min
Kali and I recap our two week Thailand Honeymoon. We go day by day and share our adventures, the rich history we learned, and the lessons we have brought back. We hope we can share some different culture to broaden our understanding and application of…
21 - Radwyn Sawer - The Nature of Existence, Healing Ourselves, and Vibrational Science
Dec 29, 2018 • 96 min
We talk with Radwyn about the nature of mind, body, spirit, frequency and vibration. We discuss the complexities of morality and the current state of affairs in the world. Lastly, we touch on human potentials for evolution to higher states of being by…
20 - Scott - Transformative Vision Questing in a Bus, Pushing Our Potentials and Knowing Our Limitations, Theories of Existence
Dec 2, 2018 • 117 min
We talk with Scott again today and discuss his journey of self discovery across the continent in a bus, realizations and transformative experiences along the way, and his return to society. We also discuss his new journey through Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and…
19 - Peter - Growing Up In Vietnam, A Hero’s Journey To America, and Martial Arts Philosophy
Nov 26, 2018 • 57 min
We talk with my good friend Peter who hails from Vietnam. He tells us about his upbringing and details some key differences in cultural ideology. We discuss the value of freedom and the inborn desires to follow our dreams. —- Support this podcast:…
18 - Simone Shepard - Transcending Limitations, Relearning Forgotten Connections, and Healing Oneself
Nov 18, 2018 • 60 min
We talk with Simone Shepard about her path of self discovery through meditation, spiritual connection, and psychedelic medicine work and touch on rediscovering our lost abilities to heal ourselves from anything. We also discuss our journeys to “the other…
17 - Courtney King - Knowing Oneself, Fighter Lifestyle, Sacrifice
Nov 7, 2018 • 58 min
We talk with the Lion King about her inner dialogue and techniques she uses as a professional fighter to maintain productive mindsets. She also breaks down her martial arts journey so far and talks about sacrifices that one must make to achieve a vision.…
16 - Cody Weese (Part 2) - Untapped Human Potentials, The Fixed-Mindedness Pitfalls, and Opening Ourselves to Change
Nov 4, 2018 • 59 min
In part 2, we talk with Cody about human potentials and how we hold ourselves back with patterns of limited thinking, how to overcome Fixed-Mindedness, and how to move ourselves and humanity towards greater self-knowledge. —- Support this podcast:…
15 - Cody Weese (Part 1) - A Neuroscientific Perspective on Consciousness, College Dorm Stories, and the Benefits of Therapy
Nov 4, 2018 • 57 min
We talk to Cody about how his Neuroscientific training influences his conceptualization of consciousness. We share some of our college dorm stories, to always/never be remembered. And we discuss the benefits of therapy for personal growth. —- Support this…
14 - Jerome Caro - Industry, The Nature of Consciousness, and a Beginner’s Perspective of Jiu-Jitsu for Optimizing Potentials
Oct 13, 2018 • 60 min
We talk with Jerome Caro about his experiences in industry, his take on the nature of Consciousness, giving back more than we take from the world, and how he has benefitted from and evolved through Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. —- Support this podcast:…
13 - Brandon Talbot - Finding Your Passions and Becoming Obsessed, World-Level Competition, and Future Potentials for Mental Training
Oct 10, 2018 • 60 min
We talk with Brandon Talbot, NASM CPT, PES, CES, MMACS, about his story transforming from a life of laziness and disconnect into a Professional World Level Athlete and overall badass now experiencing a life of fulfillment and true connection. We discuss…
12 - Dr. Joe Miles - A Path of Self-Discovey, Getting Into the Minds of Our Opponents, and Overcoming Pain with The Mind
Oct 7, 2018 • 60 min
We talk with Dr. Joe Miles, a Professional MMA fighter, BJJ Brown Belt, and Electrical Engineer. We talk about the concept of consciousness and how we can use our mind to overcome pain and self-doubt, fun problem solving, and engaging creativity through…
11 - Kali and Vince - Spontaneous Podcast
Oct 4, 2018 • 58 min
We talk with my wife Kali and brother Vince about random yet important experiences in our shared and individual experience. —- Support this podcast:
10 - Tom Gemignani - The Power of the Mind, Why it is Important to Develop Mental Tools, Task vs. Emotional Focus for Performance, and Formal Study of BJJ
Sep 16, 2018 • 61 min
We talk with Tom Gemignani, mental performance consultant in training about the importance of our mind in everyday tasks, athletic performance, and in how we view ourselves. We touch on how scientifically based mental skills that can be trained up and how…
9 - Dr. Rob Colbert - Philosophy of the Mind, Facing Crisis During Personal Transformation, and Following Your Passions
Sep 12, 2018 • 60 min
We talk with Dr. Rob Colbert about the Philosophy of the Mind through cultures, history, and modern Western society as well as the usefulness of facing internal and external crisis with growth mindsets for personal progression. —- Support this podcast:…
8 - Spencer Bath - Addiction, Psychedelic-Assisted Recovery, and Accessing Inner Dimensions
Sep 9, 2018 • 59 min
We talk to Spencer Bath about his journey through addictions, traditional and Psychedelic-Assisted treatment centers, transcending traumas, and both accessing and creating infinate dimensions of inner space. —- Support this podcast:…
7 - Brian “Z” Zehler - Redefining Identity, Using Challenge for Growth, Mentorship
Aug 25, 2018 • 60 min
I talk with Brian “Z” Zehler about redefining our identity after reality is disrupted, overcoming injury, using challenge for growth, mentorship, and maintaining a mental emphasis on the present moment goals we set for ourselves. —- Support this podcast:…
6 - Jeff Ternasky - Positive Focused Mindset, Fatherhood, and Effective Goals
Aug 5, 2018 • 59 min
We discuss aspects of the mind that motivate us to improve as humans in every area of our lives, as well as the barriers to engaging this mindset. Jeff touches on what fatherhood means to him and the importance of modelling positive values. —- Support…
5 - Neil Pappas - Trauma, PTSD, Post Traumatic Growth and Ketamine Therapy
Aug 5, 2018 • 58 min
We talk to Neil Pappas, retired Marine and Army Veteran about his journey through trauma and depression, the broken prescription medical systems, and the benefits of Ketamine Therapy and EMDR for reprocessing and living more effectively from a growth…
4 - Dr. Shannon Hughes - Tapping into Spiritual Source and Developing through Connection,
Jul 22, 2018 • 61 min
Dr. Shannon Hughes and I talk about constructs surrounding spiritual experience and connection to Source. We touch on the scourge that is capitalistic, fundamentalist, power-hungry conditioning through our everyday social systems and how we can…
3 - Scott - Exploring Ourselves Through Altered States
Jul 15, 2018 • 61 min
Today we talk with Scott, immediatly post-NN-DMT journey and talk about how the mind constructs life on our Hero’s Journey, Rites of Passage, and finding the Teachers in our lives. —- Support this podcast:
2 - Aaron Molnar - Taking Personal Stock and Finding Fulfillment
Jul 8, 2018 • 61 min
Todeay we speak with Aaron Molnar, retired Marine vet, gym owner, and general do-gooder about self-evaluation, personal development, and giving back to others —- Support this podcast:
1 - Kali Quaranto - Positivity, Self-Talk, and The Stories We Tell Ourselves
Jun 22, 2018 • 61 min
Kali Quaranto, my fiance’, and I talk about feeding our inner dialogue, positivity, and our conscious impacts on our environments and body systems. —- Support this podcast: