Aging, Dying, and Living in the Anthropocene – TruthLover #23
Joan Tollifson is a writer and devotee of life. Her latest book, Death: The End of Self-Improvement, celebrates the great stripping process of aging, dying, living, and spiritual awakening. Joan sees awakening as never-ending and always only Now. She has roots in both Buddhism and Advaita, but belongs to no particular tradition.
Joan is all for genuine transformation, and distinguishes in her new book between that and an oppressive obsession with self-improvement rooted in stories of deficiency and lack. Joan celebrates imperfection and brokenness as blessings. She recently survived anal cancer, which she describes as an awakening journey. Joan is the author of four previous books: Bare-Bones Meditation, Awake in the Heartland, Painting the Sidewalk with Water, and Nothing to Grasp. She lives in Oregon, USA.
Austin Hill Shaw
Healing by Design- TruthLover #22
Austin Hill Shaw is a healer working in the medium of architecture. As a creativity expert and author of The Shoreline of Wonder: On Being Creative, his mission in life is to empower others as creators.
And as a designer, and the founder of 3 Lights Design in Oakland, California, as well as the creator of the Core Needs Design Method and The Joyful Home Remodel, his intent is to reform architecture as it practiced today from a transactional, material-based, consumer pursuit to one that is transformative, to one that honors and celebrates the intelligence and generosity of the natural world, and to one that is deeply collaborative, co-creative, and fulfilling for everyone involved.
Spiritual Maturity and The Great Question of Love – TruthLover #21
Shelly Sharon has experienced life as a dancer, a social science researcher and a businesswoman, but what has always attracted her the most is what it means to simply and beautifully be You. Following a break-open in 2011 Shelly dropped her successful career as a business consultant and has been devoting her life to inspiring people to awaken to the power of their feelings, their innate wisdom, the Love that they are. She’s fascinated with showing people how to find the life they want through the life they have.
Shelly is a contemporary meditation teacher. She has developed a guided awareness coaching system she calls Life Alignment. Shelly leads retreats and works one-on-one with people worldwide. Her teachings and writings come from a 20-year dialogue between various contemplative practices, especially meditation, art and poetry.
After a period of 3 years living as a nomad, mainly in the East, in 2016 she settled in Zurich, Switzerland, where she also offers Self-Love coaching for executives and founded the SoulPreneur Women’s Club for women who lead through their spiritual voice and heart-centred approaches. She’s currently in the midst of writing her first book on what it means to live as Love.
Identity, Psychedelics, UFOs, Revolution and Crypto: Part 1 – TruthLover #20
After living a socially predictable life in Australia for 40 odd years, raising a family, and following 25 years of intensive Buddhist meditation, which included months of silence in India, time as a monk in Burma, MaxAnte only really came to life after he let go of nearly all his passions and family. Taking just 2 bags, he set out on what would become a 7 year non-stop round the world quest to the know the truth behind what was going on here. This intensified after reading Jed McKenna in 2013, where he realised that what the Buddha had said was true, that full awakening was truly possible.
What followed were a series of stranger and stranger adventures through Asia, Thailand, Europe, Canada, the US… until finally getting to Mexico. It was only upon arriving in Mexico and following the feedback of where life was taking him, that it became clear what full and complete surrender really was about. Alone, having already lost everything, MaxAnte allowed himself to be taken by an extreme shaman medical doctor into the medicine journey of the Buffo toad, the most potent source of 5-MeO-DMT. It was here in Feb 2015, that MaxAnte’s NDE on the beaches of Tulum, a complete life reset, that would then reveal and reinvent his entire view on what life on Earth was about.
Kali Cathie & Will Pye
The Gratitude Prescription – TruthLover #19
In this special episode of TruthLover, Kali Cathie interviews Will Pye, where they discuss their first meeting at a Zen meditation retreat, his journey after being diagnosed with a brain tumor and his new book: “The Gratitude Prescription”.
Kali Carmel Cathie is unique kind of life coach. Her offerings are designed to support you in clearing blocks and removing false ideas about yourself and the nature of reality. Kali uses her keen intuitive sense, hypnotic and meditative tools, yoga and a knack for asking the right questions to reconnect you with your deepest potential and manifestive self. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and is in her second decade of practicing Hypnotherapy for Personal and Spiritual Development.
Will Pye serves the fulfillment of personal and collective potential through awakening Consciousness. Communicating globally as social entrepreneur, teacher, transformational coach, speaker and author his work includes all dimensions of human health and wellbeing and is summed up by ‘integrating’; integrating psychological wholeness and spiritual awakening, science and spirituality, reason and intuition, personal wellbeing with collective evolution and social justice. Leading meetings, workshops and retreats across 5 continents insights from 15yrs research, practice and exploration into consciousness and transformation are shared with humour and love as Will facilitates tension, problem and despair into peace, opportunity and joy.
Suffering is Ordinary: Unwrapping the Gift in Adversity – TruthLover #18
Angela Howell is a wellness and success expert, best-selling author of “Finding the Gift: Daily Meditations for Mindfulness,” professional speaker and abstract artist. She shares her compelling story of triumph and lessons learned along the way with a variety of audiences and uses her own coaching program to help clients create, “A Life Worth Having.” Angela is available to speak on multiple topics, one of the most-popular being, “Courage to Birth Dreams.” Please see her website for a full list with descriptions as well as speaker demos.
Passionate about wellness and success, Angela has been seen in Fast Company, Cosmopolitan, Yahoo News and she is a former contributor to Huffington Post. Angela is devoted to inspiring people to find renewed passions for living, loving, working and playing. And of course, just being!
The Dark Night and the Embodiment of Love – TruthLover #17
Jeannie Zandi is the director of Living as Love, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting people to live from their essence as Love. A year before the birth of her daughter, Jeannie was plunged into a dark night of the soul that culminated in a radical shift of consciousness. Her teaching focuses on the transformational power of incarnated Being. She is known for her fearless clarity, tender mercy toward humanness, and a juicy, poetic and often humorous style that draws from Advaita Vedanta, Sufism, Christian mysticism and the ongoing revelation of fully engaged living.
Self-Healing and Your Inner Pilot Light – TruthLover #16
Lissa Rankin, MD, New York Times bestselling author of The Daily Flame, Mind Over Medicine, The Fear Cure, and The Anatomy of a Calling is a physician, speaker, founder of the Whole Health Medicine Institute, creator of The Daily Flame, and mystic. Passionate about what makes people optimally healthy and what predisposes them to illness, she discovered that connecting with your “Inner Pilot Light” is not only essential to optimal health, making your body ripe for miracles. It’s also the golden ticket to finding and fulfilling your calling, nurturing healthy relationships, being a loving, responsible, ethical Soul Tribe member, downloading creative new ideas from the muse, and restoring peace on earth. Bridging between seemingly disparate worlds, Lissa is a connector, collaborator, curator, and amplifier, broadcasting not only her unique visionary ideas, but also those of cutting edge visionaries she discerns and trusts, especially in the field of her latest research into “Sacred Medicine.”
Cancer, Healing and The Power of Purpose – TruthLover #15
Jeannine Walston has extensive experience for over 20 years focused on healthcare, cancer, wellness, and lifestyle, including special expertise and deep passion for addressing the whole person. She has a national reputation as a cancer coach, health and wellness coach, consultant, and speaker through her businesses Integrative Cancer Care for the Whole Person and Healing Focus. Jeannine is a brain tumor survivor since March of 1998 that enriches her work and perspectives.
Jeannine has been published in the media, spoken before many audiences, and received praise from New York Times best-sellers, well-known doctors, advocates, experts in the film industry, people affected by cancer, caregivers, and other individuals. She is based in Los Angeles and works nationally and internationally.
The Intimacy of Sharing Consciousness – Moving From I to We – TruthLover #14
Adam offers heart-centered nondual spiritual teaching in North America, Europe, and online, inviting individuals and groups to fall open. After a series of profound realizations, he left his early career as a political science professor to devote himself to spiritual exploration. Years later, with Peter Fenner’s encouragement and support, Adam started to share nondual awareness. He developed the four-month “Falling Open” course as a catalyst for the awakening of the mind, heart, and body.
In 2011, moved by his deep appreciation for the value of spiritual community, Adam founded the Center for Nondual Awareness to support those called to share nonduality. Inspired by a spontaneous experience of “we-consciousness,” Adam is currently exploring the activation of shared consciousness within the Teacher Body of the Evolutionary Collective. He’s also created the “Map of Relationship Paradigms” and developed “WE-Relating,” an online course that takes relationships into this new paradigm beyond separation.
The New Paradigm: Personal Awakening and The Great Web of Life – TruthLover #13
Rak Razam is the world’s leading ‘experiential’ journalist, writing about and helping shape the emergence of a new cultural paradigm in the 21st century. A writer, film producer and culture maker, he bridges the worlds of shamanism, consciousness and popular culture.
He is currently producer and host of an episodic TV show called Shamans of the Global Village and also hosts the popular podcast show In a Perfect World. Author of the critically acclaimed book Aya Awakenings: A Shamanic Odyssey, he is a frequent lecturer on ayahuasca and the shamanic revival sweeping the West. He wrote, produced and co-directed the groundbreaking visionary documentary Aya: Awakenings and he leads ayahuasca retreats in Peru and toad medicine retreats in Mexico.
He has been hosting dynamic speaking engagements, panel facilitation and lectures across Australia and North America at conferences, transformational festivals and other events for the past five years, weaving together the New Age, counter-culture and progressive thought. He has been called one of the “leading spokespersons for the new paradigm”.
The Entheogenic Evolution, The God Molecule and Nondual Energetic Therapy – TruthLover #12
Martin W. Ball, Ph.D. is the author of over 20 books on entheogens, nonduality, and personal transformation (both fiction and non-fiction), host of The Entheogenic Evolution podcast, organizer of the annual Exploring Psychedelics conference, visionary artist, musician, and nondual guide. He teaches religion at Southern Oregon University where he lives with his wife, Jessalynn, and son, Jaden.
His most recent, and most popular book, is Entheogenic Liberation: Unraveling the Enigma of Nonduality with 5-MeO-DMT Energetic Therapy, currently available in paperback, ebook, and audiobook.
Living with Intensity, Urgency and Authenticity – TruthLover #11
Andy Chaleff’s life’s work is helping people connect with themselves and others through vulnerability and self-awareness. His mentoring style is equal parts unsettling and comforting, irreverent and compassionate. Andy’s non-profit, The Last Letter, invites individuals to share their feelings in letters to loved ones.
In September Andy will be driving for 3-months through the US, sitting with groups, asking participants to write letters to loved ones. There are currently over 60 such sessions planned in just about everywhere that one could imagine. All session are free.
At the start of the tour, Andy will be releasing the book, The Last Letter, which is a thirty-year journey to make peace with the past.
Emotional Metabolism and How to Handle Doctors – TruthLover #10
Shanti Zimmermann is first and foremost a human, a tender hearted fierce advocate of full expression. She’s being raised by four children, three of which are teenagers, she’s movement obsessed and Shanti is also in deep communication with the plant nation.
She belongs to the earth, believes in what can not be seen, relationships are her religion and she is obsessed with the sacred and the holy and what is right. Shanti is always learning, she’s on the path of mastery in the areas that matter to her – love clarity, integrity, embodiment, honesty, transparency, interdependency and mutual indebtedness. Shanti is a guide to those walking into who they know themselves to be.
Sex, Money and Awakening – TruthLover #9
Our guest today is Joe Hudson and on this podcast we discuss the topics of “Sex, Money and Awakening”.
Developing Resilience for Personal Wellbeing & Awakened Activism – TruthLover #8
Linda Graham is an experienced psychotherapist in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the author of The Resilience Toolkit: Powerful Practices for Bouncing Back from Disappointment, Difficulty, and Even Disaster (September 2018, New World Library) and Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well-Being, winner of the 2013 Books for a Better Life award and the 2014 Better Books for a Better World award.
She integrates modern neuroscience, mindfulness practices, and relational psychology in her international trainings on resilience and well-being. She publishes a monthly e-newsletter and weekly Resources for Recovering Resilience.
Spiritual Atheism – The Reunification of Science and Spirit – TruthLover #7
Nick Jankel develops original thinking and powerful tools to ensure people can leverage the combined power of both cutting-edge science and timeless wisdom to thrive within the chaos and complexities of everyday life.
Through his TV shows, books, talks and workshops he has reached over 5 million people from Los Angeles to Shanghai. After 25 years of committed effort, he has developed a proven methodology for conscious change by seamlessly and rigorously reuniting reason and mysticism: one science paper and spiritual insight at a time. Nick shares the profound ideas in a playful yet practical way, helping people presence a sense of awe and connection whilst gaining insights on their own physiology and psychology.
Nick’s website: www.switchonnow.com
Nondual Therapy, Consciousness and Spirituality – TruthLover #6
Georgi Johnson is a spiritual teacher, therapist and writer based in Israel. Together with her partner Bart ten Berge, she gives trainings around the world. She also offers therapy/consultation sessions online. Born in the UK, Georgi is author of three books: Nondual Therapy: The Psychology of Awakening; I Am Here: Opening the Windows of Life & Beauty and Stillness of the Wind: a Collection of Nondual Poetry.
Georgi is part of the International School of Spiritual Psychology based in Netherlands, an early participant in the emerging Love & Truth Party, and is often the inspiration behind the I AM HERE movement of awakening in the online community.
Georgi’s website: www.perception.inner-growth.org
Real Magic – TruthLover #5
Dean Radin, PhD, is a Chief Scientist at the INSTITUTE OF NOETIC SCIENCES (IONS). Before joining the research staff at IONS in 2001, he held appointments at AT&T Bell Labs, Princeton University, University of Edinburgh, and SRI International. He is author or coauthor of over 250 technical and popular articles, three dozen book chapters, and three books including the award-winning The Conscious Universe, Entangled Minds, and the 2014 Silver Nautilus Book Award winner, SUPERNORMAL.
These books have been translated into 14 foreign languages, so far. His technical articles have appeared in journals including Foundations of Physics and Physics Essays to Psychological Bulletin and Journal of Consciousness Studies; he was featured in a New York Times Magazine; and he has appeared on dozens of television shows ranging from the BBC’s Horizon and PBS’s Closer to Truth to Oprah and Larry King Live. He has given over 400 interviews and talks, including presentations at Harvard, Stanford, Cambridge, Princeton, Virginia Tech, the Sorbonne, the University of British Columbia, for industries including, Johnson & Johnson, Rabobank, and for various government organizations including the US Navy, DARPA, and the National Academy of Sciences.
Dean’s website: www.deanradin.org
Dr. Rick Hanson
Neurodharma – TruthLover #4
Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author. His books are available in 26 languages and include Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture. He edits the Wise Brain Bulletin and has numerous audio programs.
A summa cum laude graduate of UCLA and founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, he’s been an invited speaker at NASA, Oxford, Stanford, Harvard, and other major universities, and taught in meditation centers worldwide.
His work has been featured on the BBC, CBS, and NPR, and he offers the free Just One Thing newsletter with over 120,000 subscribers, plus the online Foundations of Well-Being program in positive neuroplasticity that anyone with financial need can do for free.
Rick’s website: www.rickhanson.net
Conspiracy – TruthLover #3
Charles Eisenstein is a teacher, speaker, and writer focusing on themes of civilisation, consciousness, money, and human cultural evolution.
His on-line writings have generated a vast following; he speaks frequently at conferences and other events, and gives numerous interviews on radio and podcasts.
Eisenstein graduated from Yale University in 1989 with a degree in Mathematics and Philosophy, and spent the next ten years as a Chinese-English translator. He currently lives near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with his wife and four sons.
Charles’ website: www.charleseisenstein.net
Emergent Spirituality – TruthLover #2
Tim Freke is a pioneering philosopher whose bestselling books, inspirational talks, and life-changing retreats have touched the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.
He is the author of 35 books, translated into more than 15 languages, including ‘the Jesus Mysteries’, which was a top 6 Amazon bestseller and daily telegraph ‘book of the year’.
In his latest books ‘Deep Awake’ and ‘Soul Story’ Tim offers a revolutionary approach to awakening for the 21st century and a visionary new understanding of the nature of reality.
* Please note that the sound level for Tim is a little low, apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
Tim’s website: www.timfreke.com
Lynn Marie Lumiere
Awakened Activism – TruthLover #1
Lynn Marie Lumiere is a psychotherapist and pioneer in the exploration of non-dual wisdom and psychotherapy. Married for twenty-five years, she is an authority on “awakened relating” who leads workshops on non-duality and intimate relationship, and embodying spiritual awakening in everyday life.
A contributing author of The Sacred Mirror, and coauthor of The Awakening West, Lumiere lives in Oakland, CA. Undivided Love arose out of her lifelong, passionate dedication to spiritual and psychological healing and awakening.
Lynn’s website: www.lynnmarielumiere.com