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.

The Haven and the 2014 Center’s Gathering

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Our guest this week on Pathways is Rachel Davey, executive director of The Haven: A Center for Growth, host-site for the 2014 International Holistic Centers Gathering.

Rachel worked internationally in education management and consultancy for more than 15 years, for organizations including the British Council and the United Nations. She first came to The Haven in 2001, traveled to Canada from Cyprus every summer to take Haven programs, and began working at The Haven in 2006.

The Path to Awakening

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Our guest this week on Pathways is Shamar Rinpoche, author of the new book, The Path to Awakening: How Buddhism’s Seven Points of Mind Training Can Lead You to a Life of Enlightenment and Happiness. He is the 14th Shamarpa. Born in 1952 in Tibet, Shamar Rinpoche was recognized by the 16th Karmapa in 1957, and by the 14th Dalai Lama. In 1996, he started to organize Bodhi Path Buddhist Centers, a network of centers covering many continents, which practice a non-sectarian approach to meditation. In addition, over the years, Shamar Rinpoche has founded several non-profit organizations worldwide and engaged in charitable activities such as schooling underprivileged children and promoting animal rights.

Heed Your Call

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Our guest this week on Pathways is David Howitt, author of the new book, Heed Your Call: Integrating Myth, Science, Spirituality and Business. David is the founder & CEO of Meriwether Group. He is an inspiring thought leader and accomplished entrepreneur with over twenty years of experience providing financial, strategic, and brand counsel to early stage, and Fortune 100 companies. He has the unique ability to integrate vision and growth strategies with mission and purpose, and has provided guidance to Oregon Chai, Stumptown Coffee, Pendleton, adidas, Voodoo Doughnut, Salomon, yogitoes, Klim, Bloch, Dave’s Killer Bread, ABC Carpet & Home, Living Harvest, and many others.

Aya: A Shamanic Journey

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Our guest this week on Pathways is Rak Razam, author of the new book Aya: A Shamanic Odyssey. Rak is a frequent lecturer on the shamanic revival sweeping the West, and is the co-director for the Aya: Awakenings film. He has been hosting dynamic speaking engagements, panel facilitation and lectures across Australia and North America for the past five years, weaving together the New Age, counterculture and progressive thought, and he has been called one of the leading spokespersons for the new paradigm. A prolific media maker and networker, he hosts the popular podcast show, ”In a Perfect World.”

Tipping Sacred Cows

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Our guest today on Pathways is Betsy Chasse, author of the new book, Tipping Sacred Cows: The Uplifting Story of Spilt Milk and Finding Your Own Spiritual Path in a Hectic World. Betsy is an internationally known author, filmmaker, and speaker. She is the co-creator of the film, ”What The Bleep Do We Know?!” and the author of Metanoia – A Transformative Change of Heart, and the companion book to What the Bleep…, Discovering the Endless Possibilities for Altering Your Everyday Reality. She also blogs for Huffington Post, Intent.com, and other sites.

Blessing the Hands that Feed Us

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Our guest this week on Pathways is Vicki Robin, author of the new book, Blessing the Hands That Feed Us: What Eating Closer to Home Can Teach Us About Food, Community, and Our Place on Earth. Vicki is a prolific social innovator, writer and speaker. She is coauthor with Joe Dominguez of the international best-seller, Your Money or Your Life: Transforming Your Relationship With Money and Achieving Financial Independence. It was an instant NY Times best seller in 1992 and steadily appeared on the Business Week Best Seller list from 1992-1997. It is available now in eleven languages. She has received awards from Co-Op America and Sustainable Northwest and was profiled in Utne Magazine’s book Visionaries: People and Ideas to Change Your Life. She lives on Whidbey Island in Washington.

The Attraction Distraction

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Our guest this week on Pathways is Sonia Miller, author of The Attraction Distraction: Why the Law of Attraction Isn’t Working for You and How to Get Results- Finally!. Sonia has helped seekers around the world to realize their greatest aspirations since 1983. By sharing her expertise as an international life coach, teacher, speaker and energy healer, seekers discover how to reclaim their true nature as the Ultimate Manifestors of their lives.

Mapping the Dharma: A Concise Guide to the Middle Way of the Buddha

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Our guest this week on Pathways is Paul Gerhards, author of the book, Mapping the Dharma: A Concise Guide to the Middle Way of the Buddha. Paul Gerhards has been studying and practicing Buddhism for more than 10 years. His principal course of study is Theravada, the school of Buddhism also known as the Southern Transmission, which has its roots in Thailand, Myanmar and Sri Lanka. Paul is also the founder of Parami Press, a one-man publisher of Buddhist books in Vancouver, Washington.

The Healing Power of the Deep Heart

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Our guest this week on Pathways is Anne Bertolet Rice, author of the book, The Healing Power of the Deep Heart. Anne Rice is a Deep Heart Practitioner. She completed her masters degree in Contemplative Psychotherapy along with a two year Body Mind Psychotherapy program at Naropa Institute. Anne’s training was unique in that, in large part, it was experiential which gave her the ability to embody the teachings. Heart Shaman, Conscious Healer and Author, Anne Rice, has been practicing her work with individuals, couples and groups for twenty years.

A Manual for Creating Atheists

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Our guest this week on Pathways is Dr. Peter Boghossian, author of the new book, A Manual for Creating Atheists. Peter is a full-time faculty member in Portland State University’s philosophy department. His main focus is bringing the tools of professional philosophers to people in a wide variety of contexts. Peter has a teaching pedigree spanning more than 20 years and 30,000 students – in prisons, hospitals, public and private schools, seminaries, colleges and universities, Fortune 100 companies, and small businesses. His fundamental objective is to teach people how to think through what often seem to be intractable problems.