On Memes, Dreams and Subconscious Creativity with Danny Casale

On this episode, I talk to filmmaker and self-proclaimed “bad animator” Danny Casale, aka “Coolman Coffeedan”. Two years ago, Danny created a short animation titled “snakes have legs”, which went on to go viral, getting hundreds of millions of views from people all over the world. We talk about how memes spread in this way, the relationship between art and the collective unconscious, and how dreams have played a role in Danny’s inspiration and creative process.

Thanks again for listening to the Lifting the Iceberg podcast. You can stay up to date on any new podcasts by following Lifting the Iceberg on Instagram and Facebook, or by going to liftingtheiceberg.com. This podcast is available for download on the website, as well as on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Play.

Thank you to Alexa Spaddy for designing the graphics for this podcast. You can find her at Alexaspaddy.com

Thank you to Kerusu for the soundtrack “Stay with Me”. You can find Kerusu on Youtube, Spotify and Soundcloud.

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On the Evolution of Plants with Caro Arevalo

On this episode, I talk with Peruvian visionary artist Caro Arevalo about one of her more recent paintings, “The Evolution of Plants”, where she maps the evolutionary journey of the plant kingdom on to a mandala structure. We talk about what inspired her to create this piece, and we geek out on plant consciousness, Jungian psychology, psychedelics, and the mysteries that the plant kingdom forces us to revel in.

Be sure to check out Caro’s work by following her on Instagram @cafeinacoli, or by checking out her Youtube channel.

To stay up to date on any new podcasts, be sure to follow Lifting the Iceberg on Facebook and Instagram, or by going to liftingtheiceberg.com.

Thank you to Alexa Spaddy for designing the graphics for this podcast. You can find out more about Alexa at alexaspaddy.com.

Thank you to Kerusu for the soundtrack “Stay with Me”. You can find Kerusu on Spotify, Youtube and Soundcloud.

On Education, Order and Nurturing Creativity with Brianna Spadafora

On this episode, I talk with Brianna Spadafora. Brianna is an elementary and middle-school teacher who has explored innovative approaches to teaching, as well as having first-hand experience with the flaws of conventional public school education. We explore how teachers and institutions can help serve children in the unfolding of their true potential and their innate curiosities, rather than forcing upon them an institutional ideal.

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Thank you to Alexa Spaddy for designing the graphics. You can find out more about Alexa at alexaspaddy.com

Thank you to Kerusu for the soundtrack “Stay with Me”. You can find Kerusu on Spotify, Youtube and Soundcloud.

On Psychedelics and Creativity with Amy Mastrine

On this episode, I talk to Amy Mastrine from MAPS, the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies. Amy is a brilliant artist who has tremendous insight into the intersection between psychedelics and creativity. We talk about how psychedelics can be used to enhance creativity, but we also talk about some really important points on this subject that I feel aren’t talked about often enough, such as the potential downsides of being too creative and open as the result of psychedelic use.

Thanks again for listening to the Lifting the Iceberg podcast. You can stay up to date on any new podcasts by following @liftingtheiceberg on Instagram and Facebook, or by going to liftingtheiceberg.com.

You can find out more about Amy and her art on Instagram at @Aimbow_, or on amy-mastrine.com

Thank you to Alexa Spaddy for designing the graphics for this podcast. You can check out Alexa at alexaspaddy.com.

Thank you to Kerusu for the soundtrack “Stay With Me”. You can find Kerusu on Spotify, Youtube and Soundcloud.

On Photography, Storytelling and the Creative Process with Genevieve Kim

On this episode I talk with Genevieve Kim. Genevieve is a storyteller, photographer and creative consultant whose work focuses on capturing her subjects essential, vital force. Genevieve is all about telling stories, and about helping people discover the stories within themselves. We have a great discussion on her background in photography, using photography as a way to tell stories, and how artists can stay both creative and true to themselves in the modern digital landscape.

Thanks again for listening to the Lifting the Iceberg podcast. You can stay up to date on any new podcasts by following @liftingtheiceberg on Instagram and Facebook, or by going to liftingtheiceberg.com

You can check out Genevieve’s work at genevievekim.com, but definitely check out her Instagram page @triangleflash to check out more of her photography, as well as photos from her Eye See You project

Thank you to Alexa Spaddy for designing the graphics for this podcast. You can check out Alexa at alexaspaddy.com.

Thank you to Kerusu for the soundtrack “Stay with me”, you can find Kerusu on Spotify, Youtube and Soundcloud.

On Visionary Art, Mysticism and Mapping Mystery with Alex Aliume

On this episode, I talk with visionary artist and mystic Alex Aliume about his art, mysticism and the mystery that fuels his artistic inspiration.

This podcast is also available on iTunes and Spotify!

You can find out more about Alex by following him on Instagram at @aliumeart.

Thank you to Alexa Spaddy for designing the Graphics for this podcast. You can find out more about Alexa at alexaspaddy.com.

Thank you to Kerusu for the soundtrack “Stay with Me”. You can find Kerusu on Spotify, Youtube and Soundcloud.

On the Coevolution of Religion & Art with Professor Kareem Johnson

Kareem Johnson is a Professor of Psychology at Temple University, whose expertise, among others, is evolutionary psychology, but more specifically, what he calls Quantum Evolutionary Psychology, which is the name of the Capstone class of his that I took before I graduated at Temple, where I did my thesis on the influence that altered states of consciousness had on the emergence of art. His course was one of the most important ones I’ve ever taken, and it greatly influenced my focus for this podcast. It was an honor to have him on, and I know you guys will love it as much as I did.

You can stay up to date on any new podcasts at liftingtheiceberg.com or by following Lifting the Iceberg on Facebook and Instagram. Podcast available on Spotify and Itunes.

Thank you to Alexa Spaddy for designing the graphics for this podcast. You can find her at Alexaspaddy.com

Thank you to Kerusu for the soundtrack Stay with me. You can find Kerusu on Spotify, Youtube and Soundcloud.

On Cacao Shamanism with Kelly Keefe

On this episode, I talk to Kelly Keefe, a reiki healer and cacao shaman in New York City. I pick her brain on what brought her into the world of cacao shamanism, the psychoactive effects of cacao, and how it can being used therapeutically.

You can find out more about Kelly by going to her website, Heartspace.co, or by following her on Facebook and Instagram.

You can stay up to date on any new podcasts at liftingtheiceberg.com or by following Lifting the Iceberg on Facebook and Instagram. This podcast is available on Spotify and Itunes.

Thank you to Alexa Spaddy for designing the graphics for this podcast. You can find her at Alexaspaddy.com

Thank you to Kerusu for the soundtrack Stay with me. You can find Kerusu on Spotify, Youtube and Soundcloud.

On Virtual Reality Therapy for Alzheimer’s and Dementia with Ross Divers

On this episode I talk to Ross Divers, a researcher in the Cognitive neuropsychology lab at Temple University who is currently researching the use of virtual reality therapy to treat Alzheimer’s and dementia.

You can find out more about Ross by looking him up on Researchgate, or by following him on Instagram at @ross_m_d.

You can stay up to date on any new podcasts at liftingtheiceberg.com or by following Lifting the Iceberg on Facebook and Instagram. This podcast is available on Spotify, Itunes, and Youtube.

Thank you to Alexa Spaddy for designing the graphics for this podcast. You can find her at Alexaspaddy.com

Thank you to Kerusu for the soundtrack Stay with me. You can find Kerusu on Spotify, Youtube and Soundcloud.

On Permaculture, Gaia and Biomimetic Spirituality with Delvin Solkinson

On this episode, I sit down with Delvin Solkinson. Delvin is a permaculture design expert who has traveled the world to study the principles, patterns and processes found in nature to improve human systems ranging from agriculture, politics, renewable energy, and to even spirituality and religion.

Thanks again for listening to the Lifting the Iceberg podcast. You can find out more about Delvin by going to visionarypermaculture.com or by following @visionary_permaculture on Instagram.

You can stay up to date on any new podcasts at liftingtheiceberg.com or by following Lifting the Iceberg on Facebook and Instagram. Podcast available on Spotify, Itunes, and Youtube.

Thank you to Alexa Spaddy for designing the graphics for this podcast. You can find her at Alexaspaddy.com

Thank you to Kerusu for the soundtrack Stay with me. You can find Kerusu on Spotify, Youtube and Soundcloud.