Podcast: Pathways Radio

Pathways host Paul O'Brien

Pathways is a 30-minute radio interview program focused on personal and cultural transformation. Paul O'Brien has been its producer/host since 1984. The show has a large, loyal following covering the entire state of Oregon and southern Washington, airing on Sunday mornings at 8:30 AM pacific time on KBOO 90.7 FM in Portland, Oregon (also streaming at that time via kboo.fm). Downloadable podcasts of Paul O'Brien's Pathways interviews are made available here at Divination.com and the iTunes store for free.

A Fearless Heart

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Thupten Jinpa, PhD, is the author of the new book A FEARLESS HEART: How the Courage to be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives. He is a former Tibetan monk and holds a Ph.D. from Cambridge University, where he also worked as a research fellow. Jinpa has served as the principal English translator to His Holiness the Dalai Lama for nearly three decades and has translated and edited numerous books for the Dalai Lama, including the New York Times Bestseller Ethics for the New Millennium, Beyond Religion, and Transforming the Mind. Jinpa is an adjunct professor at the Faculty of Religious Studies at McGill University, Montreal and Chairman of the Mind and Life Institute, which is dedicated to promoting dialogue and collaboration between the sciences and contemplative knowledge, especially Buddhism. He  currently lives in Montreal with his wife and daughters.

The Brain’s Hidden Quest for “Cool”

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Steven Quartz is the author of the new book, Cool: How the Brain’s Hidden Quest for Cool Drives Our Economy and Shapes Our World. Steve is a professor of philosophy and cognitive science and the director of the Social Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology. He is the coauthor of Liars, Lovers, and Heroes and lives in Malibu, California.

Weed the People

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Bruce Barcott, author of the new book, Weed the People: The Future of Legal Marijuana in America. Bruce is a former Guggenheim Fellow, a frequent contributor to the New York Times, Rolling Stone, National Geographic, the Atlantic Monthly, Outside magazine, and many other publications. The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw, his critically praised true story of a woman fighting a global corporation and a corrupt government to save the world’s most beautiful bird, was reviewed on the front cover the New York Times Book Review, and has been adopted as a “One Book” choice by a number of cities and colleges across the United States. His previous book, The Measure of a Mountain, earned the Washington State Governor’s Award.

D.I.Y. Magic

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Anthony Alvarado is author of the new book, D.I.Y. Magic: A Strange & Whimsical Guide to Creativity. Anthony has been a forest fire fighter, a high school science teacher, a library delivery truck driver, a telephone psychic, and a mental health counselor. He lives with a cat, a dog, and a girl in Portland, Oregon. When he is not doing magical experiments he spends his time writing and trying not to drink too much coffee.

Talking Story

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Marie-Rose Phan-Lê is author of the new book Talking Story: One Woman’s Quest to Preserve Ancient Spiritual and Healing Traditions. Marie-Rose has more than twenty years’ experience in film and television production (Northern Exposure, Prefontaine, Ace’s High). She is the founder and president of Healing Planet Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and presentation of ancient healing and spiritual traditions. Marie-Rose has traveled extensively from the beaches of Hawaii to the heights of the Himalayas, for her award-winning documentary film, Talking Story, the companion to her book. She has transitioned her flourishing healing practice working one-to-one with individuals to focusing on the one-to-many, consulting with organizations, businesses, and other groups. She is currently the chief operating officer and creative director at High Impact Inc. Marie-Rose was born in Vietnam, emigrated to France, and later to the United States, and currently lives in Hawaii.

The Secret of Your Immortal Self

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Guy Finley is the author of the new book, The Secret of Your Immortal Self: Key Lessons for Realizing the Divinity Within. Guy is also the acclaimed author of The Secret of Letting Go and more than 40 other books and audio programs that have sold over a million copies in 18 languages worldwide. He has presented self-realization seminars to thousands of grateful students throughout North America and Europe over the past 30 years and has been a guest on over 500 television and radio shows, including national appearances on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, NPR, Wisdom Network, and many others.

His syndicated weekly radio program is aired on several international networks. Guy is a faculty member at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York and is a regular expert contributor to Beliefnet, the Huffington Post, and is a guest panelist for HuffPost Live. Finley is Director of Life of Learning Foundation,a non-profit Center for Self-study in Merlin, Oregon, where he presents four inner-life classes each week at the Foundation headquarters. These classes are ongoing and open to the public.

Emotional Brain Training

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Judy Zehr is an Emotional Brain Training practitioner and psychotherapist. Judy has a Master’s degree in counseling psychology, as well as a Master’s degree in human resources. She has been the past Director of Clinical Education at the Institute for Health Solutions, University of California, San Francisco and provides coaching and groups in Emotional Brain Training in Portland, Oregon as well as well as tele-groups and tele-coaching.

In the acknowledgements of one of the books that first defined EBT, Wired for Joy, Laurel Mellin credits our guest as follows: “Judy Zehr has been a constant source of insight about the role of attachment theory and EBT and has overseen clinical education on the method. Her brilliance shines through in the words of this book.”

Culture and Ecology

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Helena Norberg-Hodge is an author, speaker, filmmaker, and producer of an award-winning documentary entitled The Economics of Happiness. Helena is the founder and director of International Society for Ecology and Culture. She is a pioneer of the ‘new economy’ movement, and has been promoting an economics of personal, social and ecological well-being for more than thirty years. Trained in linguistics, she has given public lectures in seven languages, and has appeared on broadcast, print, and online media worldwide, including MSNBC, The London Times, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Guardian. Her ground-breaking work in Ladakh, or ‘Little Tibet’, earned her the Right Livelihood Award, or ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ and her book, Ancient Futures, along with a film of the same title, has been translated into more than 40 languages. She recently presided over the “Economics of Happiness” conference, which took place for the second time right here in Portland.

Local Dollars, Local Sense

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Michael H. Shuman is the author of the new book, Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Move Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real Prosperity. Michael is an economist, attorney, author, and entrepreneur, and a globally recognized expert on community economics. He is one of the architects of the crowdfunding reforms that became the “JOBS Act,” signed into law by President Obama in April 2012. Michael is currently Director of Community Portals for Mission Markets and a Fellow at Cutting Edge Capital and Post-Carbon Institute. He’s also a founding board member of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies. He is also an adjunct instructor in community economic development for Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. He has authored or coauthored eight books, including The Small Mart Revolution: How Local Businesses Are Beating the Global Competition, which received a bronze prize from the Independent Publishers Association for best business book of 2006.

Sex Positive Culture

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Jim Duvall is one of the founders of the Center for Sex Positive Culture. He also served as president of the board of directors and founded the Seattle Erotic Art Festival. As a sexuality activist, Jim has volunteered for many organizations over the years. He is a past president and board member of the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom.

Jim teaches on a variety of topics, from erotic photography to rope bondage, at events and for groups all over North America. His teaching style ranges from hands-on technique classes, to demonstrations, to entire class hypnosis or guided meditation. He has taught at national events such as Shibaricon, Sinsations in Leather, Kinky Kollege and South Plains Leatherfest, as well as numerous local workshops in the Pacific Northwest.