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.

Conscious Musings

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Alexis Brooks is the author of Conscious Musings: Contemplations to Transform Life & Realize Potential. Alexis is a journalist, essayist and researcher within the metaphysical, spiritual and new thought genre. A former media executive and writer for mainstream television and radio broadcast outlets, Alexis now hosts a radio show on the alternative news site Conscious Life News. Her show is called “Conscious Inquiry with Alexis Brooks,” in which she interviews renowned experts in the fields of metaphysics, spirituality, new science and related subjects.

The Gift of Cancer

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Brenda Michaels is the author of The Gift of Cancer: A Miraculous Journey to Health. Brenda is currently the co-host of Conscious Talk, radio that makes a difference, with her husband, Rob Spears. In her role as National Speaker, Workshop Leader and one-on-one coach to cancer patients, she shares the insights gained from her own healing experience never forgetting that life is a work in progress.

The Co-creation Handbook

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Alida Birch is the author of The Co-Creation Handbook: A shamanic guide to manifesting a better world and a more joyful life. Alida is a former mechanical engineer and manufacturing manager in a Fortune 100 company. At this point, she has taught shamanism and co-creative manifestation in the US and Australia for more than 22 years. She leads year-long shamanic apprenticeship trainings and annual vision quests.

Gaia Education Network

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Paola Vidulich is a member of Gaia Education’s Management Team, manages their web presence and edits the GEESE InFormation newsletter. Her diverse experience includes participation in the Olympic Games and careers in programming, project management and the advertising industry. Paola unplugged from corporate culture in 2008 and has since traveled extensively inwardly and outwardly, living in Findhorn between working with grassroots & contemplative education organizations involved in education for sustainable development in Africa and Asia.

Erotic Arts

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Sophia Iannicelli, the Festival Director of the Seattle Erotic Art Festival, has centered her life around the arts as a creator, muse, collaborator, curator and event producer for the last 14 years.

The Road Home

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Ethan Nichtern is a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition and the author of the new book, The Road Home: A Contemporary Exploration of the Buddhist Path. He is also the founder of the Interdependence Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to secular Buddhist study as it applies to transformational activism, mindful arts and media projects, and Western psychology. Nichtern has taught meditation and Buddhist studies classes and retreats across the United States since 2002. He is based in New York City.

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.