On Neuro-Emotional Technique with Dr. Susan Burger

On this episode, I talk with Dr. Susan Burger about Neuro-Emotional Technique (N.E.T), a radically innovative mind-body healing technique in which Dr. Burger is an expert. Oh yah, she’s also my mom.

You can find out more about Dr. Burger at livewithvitality.com, or by following her on Instagram and Facebook.

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On Numerology, Synchronicity and Love with Donnalynn Civello

On this episode, I talk to Donnalynn Civello, a life coach, numerologist and intuitive healer based in NYC. A few months ago, I attended one of Donnalynn’s numerology circles, and I was surprised by how much I gained from the experience. I had always been very skeptical of numerology, but Donnalynn is someone who has really changed my mind on the subject. In this episode, I talk to her about my skepticism around numerology, as well as how we can use the numbers in our lives to overcome obstacles and break negative patterns in order to lead a more fulfilling life.

You can find out more about Donnalynn at ethereal-wellness.com, or on Instagram at @donnalynncivello.

Donnalynn’s Book: https://www.amazon.com/Life-Lessons-Everything-Learned-Kindergarten/dp/0692402594/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=donnalynn+civello&qid=1573757940&sr=8-1

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On Meditation, Hypnosis and Past-Life Regression with Daniel Ryan

Daniel maintains full-time private practice as Co-director at The Center for Integrative Hypnosis in New York City. With offices in Manhattan and Brooklyn, he offers hypnotherapy, regression therapy, mindfulness, and meditation to individuals, groups, and businesses.

You can find out more about Dan at danielryancrt.com.

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On Death, Imagination and Visionary Art with Alex Hedstrom

 

On this episode, I talk with Swedish visionary artist Alex Hedstrom about why he creates art, what psychedelic visions can tell us about the existence of a collective unconscious, and how his relationship with death has informed his art.

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You can find out more about Alex by checking him out on Instagram at @alex.hedstrom

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On Raising Interfaith Children with Dr. Susan Burger

On this episode, I interview Dr. Susan Burger, who is a chiropractor, public speaker, and my mother. One of the common themes I explore in this podcast is the “perennial philosophy”; the wisdom that threads itself through all religions and spiritual traditions. This is a curiosity of mine that I owe my mother for. We look back at her experiences with religion and spirituality, and what motivated her to raise my brother and I with and interfaith perspective.

You can find out more about Dr. Susan at livewithvitality.com

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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.

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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.

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

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Albert Einstein and the Religion of Mystery

There have been few thinkers in modern history who have been as influential as Albert Einstein. Even today, his words serve as some of the most valuable philosophical testaments on subjects such as love, imagination, non-conformity and religion.

Albert Einstein often expressed his distaste for classical religion, calling those who believed in life after death “feeble souls”. Belief in an all-powerful god, for Einstein, was the result of “fear or ridiculous egotism”. Though this does not mean he did not consider himself a religious man. Einstein rejected the term “atheistic”, and preferred the term “religious non-believer” for his religious views. He was religious, but did not believe in any religion. What did he mean by this?

In one of his most poignant essays, published in 1931 for Living Philosophies, he explains.

“The most beautiful thing that we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed. This insight into the mystery of life, coupled though it be with fear, has also given rise to religion. To know what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty which our dull faculties can only comprehend in their most primitive forms- this knowledge, this feeling, is at the center of true religiousness. In this sense, and in this sense only, I belong in the ranks of devoutly religious men.”

Einstein expresses that it is the sense of mystery that sits at the heart of true religiousness. This is a sentiment that is echoed by Ram Dass, philosopher and psychedelic renegade of the mid-to-late 20th century:

“Every religion is the product of the conceptual mind attempting to describe the mystery.”- Ram Dass

When looking at the function of religious mythology, it becomes clear that it has been formed in reflex to a sense of mystery. But where Einstein stands rapt in awe, other religions try to provide answers that extinguish the mystery, and the fear coupled with it.

Why are we here? Where did life come from? Where is life going? What happens upon death?

It is these questions that are the most mysterious to humans; they are also the questions that virtually all religions answer.

But the sense of mystery for Einstein does not come from these existential questions.

“To ponder interminably over the reason for one’s own existence or the meaning of life in general seems to me, from an objective point of view, to be sheer folly.”

He did not need to ponder these questions to feel a sense of mystery. For Einstein, this sense of religious mystery came upon his appreciation of the universe itself.

“It is enough for me to contemplate the mystery of conscious life perpetuating itself through all eternity, to reflect upon the marvelous structure of the universe which we can dimly perceive, and to try humbly to comprehend even an infinitesimal part of the intelligence manifested in nature.”

Perhaps a prescription from Einstein on how to experience the divine could be expressed in two words; Seek mystery.

Source: Living Philosophies, Simon & Schuster, 1931, New York.