Podcast: Pathways Interviews

Pathways host Paul O'Brien

Pathways is a 29-minute 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 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.

100 Visionaries Tour

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Do you envision a better version of humanity? You’re not alone. Despite media “evidence” to the contrary, we humans are evolving more rapidly than ever–from the inside out! A global shift is underway and the collective patterns are finally becoming clearly discernible. What we’re experiencing on the individual level is happening to people everywhere. Robin Rice is a visionary leader, author, teacher, and mentor to some of the top minds in the world today. She has spearheaded numerous impactful social change projects around the globe, serving as an instigator, communicator, and trailblazer in both nonprofit and for-profit sectors. Her 100 Visionaries Tour will be in Portland, OR on May 20, 2017.

 

The Well-Tuned Brain

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Why do we continually engage in behavioral patterns that are destructive to ourselves, to society, and to the environment? How did we become such a society of mindless consumers? Peter C. Whybrow, MD, author of the book, The Well-Tuned Brain: The Remedy for a Manic Society attempts to answer these questions and more. He is a psychiatrist and endocrinologist, and director of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. Born and educated in England, he is the author of, among other books, A Mood Apart and the award-winning American Mania: When More Is Not Enough.

A Way to God

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Matthew Fox is the author of the new book, A Way to God: Thomas Merton’s Creation Spirituality Journey. Thomas Merton was an American Catholic writer and mystic, a poet, social activist, student of comparative religion, and a proponent of interfaith understanding. Merton’s marriage of mysticism and prophecy, contemplation and action closely paralleled that of Meister Eckhart, the thirteenth-century mystic. Fox creates a methodology for understanding the vast and deep contributions that Merton made to the history of spirituality. He is an internationally acclaimed theologian and spiritual maverick who has spent the past forty years revolutionizing Christian theology, taking on patriarchal religion, and advocating for a creation-centered spirituality of compassion, justice, and resacralizing of the earth.

The Mind Club

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Kurt Gray is the author of the new book, The Mind Club: Who thinks, what feels, and why it matters. Kurt Gray is a professor of social psychology at UNC Chapel Hill who received his PhD from Harvard University. He studies mind perception and morality, pondering such questions as “what is the nature of good and evil,” “can we ever truly know ourselves,” “why are humanoid robots so creepy,” and “what makes grandma’s cooking taste so good?”

Activate 7 Masculine Powers

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Karen is a leading voice for the empowerment of men, and an awakened masculinity. She is the author of Open Her: Activate 7 Masculine Powers to Arouse Your Woman’s Love & Desire. Karen Brody’s professional background includes a MA in Counseling Psychology and BA in Journalism, alongside a lifetime of personal growth work.

The Activist’s Tao Te Ching

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While Taoism is known for a quiet, enigmatic wisdom, the Tao can also have the cleansing force of a rushing river. William Martin is author of The Activist’s Tao Te Ching: Ancient Advice for a Modern Revolution. Bill is the author of several books on Taoist and Zen thought, including: The Parent’s Tao Te Ching, The Couple’s Tao Te Ching, The Sage’s Tao Te Ching … A Path and a Practice, and The Tao of Forgiveness. Along with writing about the Tao, Bill enjoys painting in the Taoist tradition.

The Philosophy of Childing

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Mounting evidence shows that we begin our lives with a moral, intellectual, and creative bang, but childhood isn’t merely a state of “becoming.” Maybe if we can find a way to embrace the defining qualities of youth, we can grow into and through an adulthood defined by wonder, curiosity, imagination, playfulness, and compassion. Christopher Phillips is the author of the new book, The Philosophy of Childing: Unlocking Creativity, Curiosity, and Reason through the Wisdom of Our Youngest. His writing and activism inspired the Socrates Café and Democracy Café gatherings—meet-ups in which people of all ages exchange ideas and philosophies while embracing the Socratic Method—and today there are more than six hundred ongoing gatherings around the world.

Tibetan Buddhism, reincarnation

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The venerated Khangser Rinpoche was born in Katmandu, Nepal in 1975. At the age of 5, he was recognized as the reincarnation of 7th Khangser Rinpoche who had been one of the three high lamas responsible for finding the 14th reincarnation of His Holiness, the current Dalai Lama. Rinpoche is recognized as one of the great living Tibetan masters, manifesting compassion and an eagerness to cultivate the seeds of loving kindness in the minds and hearts of sentient beings.

Weed: The User’s Guide

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The United States is in the midst of a new Golden Age of legal weed. Recreational marijuana is now legal in four states. This changing legal landscape requires thinking about marijuana’s history, use, recipes, safety and legality in new ways. David Schmader is the author of the new book, Weed: The User’s Guide: A 21st Century Handbook for Enjoying Marijuana. David is a writer living and working in Seattle. From 1999-2014, Schmader served as associate editor at Seattle’s Pulitzer-winning newsweekly the Stranger, writing the column ‘Last Days: The Week in Review’.

Legacy of the Kings Highway

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Everybody loves the island of Maui. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world and the sheer fanaticism about the island is well documented. Daniel Sullivan is a photographer and author of the new book, The Maui Coast – Legacy of the Kings Highway. Daniel has spent the last twenty years photographing vanishing cultures around the planet. From the eagle hunters of Mongolia to the Tribes of Ethiopia’s Omo Valley he has traveled to the farthest corners of the planet searching for the last of our disappearing ancient cultures. His book Tribes of the Omo Valley documented five tribes on Ethiopia’s Omo River whose lives are being affected by the building of one of the world’s largest dams.