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Ralph White has hosted interviews with many leading holistic thinkers, writers, journalists, healers, artists, activists, scholars, philosophers, educators and other fun people.
This interview with author Neal Goldsmith covers the renaissance in the therapeutic use of psychedelic drugs. Multiple clinical experiments are underway in such topics as the use of psilocybin (sacred mushrooms) for Stage 4 cancer patients facing anxiety around death and the effectiveness of MDMA (ecstasy) in helping soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan overcome PTSD. This second half of the interview is with distinguished Iranian scholar and writer Fatemeh Kashavarz and addresses the life and work of the great Sufi poet, Jalal-uddin Rumi.
Peter Dale Scott is perhaps the most perceptive political researcher and analyst we have at work today in America. His investigations into the operation of the Deep State, the nature of Deep Politics and Deep Events, and the role of the Overworld in American and international affairs are unique. Impeccably researched and superbly written, his many books cast fresh light on mysteries such as the Kennedy Assassination, The Gulf of Tonkin incident, the war on drugs and more. He is also a soulful and hypnotic poet.
Glenn Beck is perhaps the most disturbed and disturbing right wing ideologue to develop a mass following in the last decade. He purports to have insight beneath the surface of current events that alerts his readers to grand conspiracies. Where do his ideas come from and who are his influences? Here the author of the best biography of Beck takes us inside his mind and describes his main teacher, the John Birch Society supporter, W. Cleon Skousen.
The scientific study of happiness is a relatively new phenomenon, and psychologist Robert Holden is one of its pioneers. The question of what makes us happy is not as simple as it seems. Here he speaks about the freedom we have to elevate our level of happiness by developing positive practices and cultivating enduring values.
A conversation with one of America’s leading writers and scholars on the varieties and forms of Sufism.
The beliefs and practices of a sophisticated Santeria priestess in New York City.
The renewal of Christianity and the Cosmic Mass with a leading reformer and visionary.
The art of dreaming.
One of America’s finest poets and deepest esoteric thinkers talks about his experiences on the Open Center’s Esoteric Quest.
She was the unforgettable woman on Bob Dylan’s Freewheelin’ album cover, the inspiration for some of his most poignant songs, and the author of a fine memoir on Greenwich Village in the Sixties.
One of the last interviews with the soulful Irish poet and philosopher who brought an understanding of Anam Cara, soul friendship, to the contemporary world.
Can we have a more holistic activism? How can spiritual values and political/environmental engagement work together effectively?