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.

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.

The End of Money

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David Wolman is the author of the book, The End of Money: Counterfeiters, Preachers, Techies, Dreamers–and the Coming Cashless Society. David is a contributing editor at Wired and the author, most recently, of Firsthand: A Decade of Reportage. He has also written for such publications as the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, Time, Nature, and Outside. His long-form feature about Egypt’s 2011 uprising was a finalist for a 2012 National Magazine Award for reporting, and his profile of a currency counterfeiter won the 2012 Outstanding Article award from the American Society of Journalists and Authors. David is a former Oregon Arts Commission fellow, Fulbright journalism fellow (Japan), and a graduate of Stanford University’s journalism program. His other books are A Left-Hand Turn Around the World, and Righting the Mother Tongue. He lives here in Portland, Oregon with his wife and two children.

Kalani Retreats – A Leap of Faith, Hope and Love

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Richard Koob, founder of Kalani (a non-profit retreat center in Hawaii’s tropical rainforest), has made a remarkable contribution to self-development and education. He toured the world as a professional dancer before building the community with his partner in the 1970’s. Kalani Oceanside Retreat Center opened in 1982. Before Richard retired from managing Kalani in 2013 it had become Hawaii’s largest and oldest retreat center. Kalani sponsors an extensive Community Arts Program with more than 50 offerings per week — typically free to the public or by donation including offerings of yoga, Hawaiian culture, dance and performing arts, wellness, and personal growth. Kalani also sponsors special events; hosts diverse residential retreats and workshops; provides lodging and meals for guests; oversees volunteer, sabbatical, and visiting artist education programs; and houses a sustainable community of residents in an ecovillage.

The Economics of Happiness

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Helena Norberg-Hodge is an analyst, author, speaker, filmmaker and producer of a new award-winning documentary entitled The Economics of Happiness. She is founder and director of International Society for Ecology and Culture. A pioneer of the ‘new economy’ movement, Helena has promoted 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.

The Economics of Happiness Conference is this February 27 – March 1, 2015.