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.

Neurosculpting

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Stress is a silent killer. However, certain easy-to-practice meditations can proactively relieve the effects of stress.
Lisa Wimberger is the author of New Beliefs, New Brain: Free Yourself from Stress and Fear. She is the founder of the Neurosculpting® Institute.  Her work draws upon a background in medical neuroscience. As the Founder of the Neurosculpting® modality, Lisa runs a private meditation practice in Colorado teaching clients who suffer from stress disorders.

Become the Writer You Were Meant to Be

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You have everything you need–and you are everything you need–to do the writing you are meant to do. And yet the path to success can be difficult to find and follow. Sage Cohen is the author of Fierce on the Page: Become the Writer You Were Meant to Be and Succeed on Your Own Terms. A veteran author and writing guide, Sage believes that ferocity is your best compass for finding your true way forward.

The Mastery of Self

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The ancient Toltecs believed that life as we perceive it is a dream… that we each live in our own personal dream, and all of our dreams come together to make the Dream of the Planet. Problems arise when we forget that the dream is just a dream and fall victim to believing that we have no control over it. Don Miguel Ruiz Jr. is the author of the new book, The Mastery of Self: A Toltec Guide to Personal Freedom. He is a Nagual, a Toltec Master of Transformation. He is a direct descendant of the Toltecs of the Eagle Knight lineage and is the son of don Miguel Ruiz, who was Pathways a few years ago before his passing. By combining the wisdom of his family’s traditions with the knowledge gained from his own personal journey, don Miguel Jr. now helps others realize their own path to personal freedom.

Cannabis genetics

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Cannabis is the most genetically diverse plant in the world. But how has it evolved as a species, and how has it has co-evolved with humans? How has domestication changed the marijuana plant? Understanding today’s crazy mix of hybrid strains, why they’re so different, and what makes each one unique is a huge undertaking. Our guest today believes that increased genetic knowledge about cannabis will transform how people relate to this plant. Mowgli Holmes, PHD, is Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Phylos Bioscience, a cannabis genomics company based in Portland, Oregon. Mowgli is a molecular and evolutionary biologist. He is a founding board member of the Cannabis Safety Institute and the Open Cannabis Project, and is Chair of the Oregon State Cannabis Research Task Force.

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.