Conversations With The Mind

Conversations With The Mind

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By Shane LeMaster
We discuss a variety of interesting topics with interesting people in an effort to engage our collective Mind, experiences, and knowledge to raise the consciousness within all humans.
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Episode 30 - Professor Peter Iacavazzi - World Champion Jiu-Jitsu Journey, Black Belt Mindset vs. Champion Mindset, and Getting the Most Out of Our Journey
We speak with Professor Peter Iacavazzi about his lineage and journey through a 30 year Jiu-Jitsu career that has led to Numerous World Titles. He shares with us his conceptualization of Black Belt Mindset and compares it to Champion Mindset. Lastly, he talks about his Special Operations and High-Risk Law Enforcement Combatives Training Program (5x5 Mission Ready) and how he is helping to bring our military and police home safely.
2:00:23
March 8, 2019
Episode 29 - John Hendrix - Psychological Rehabilitation from Injury, Social Psychology, and Human Growth Potentials
We talk with John Hendrix about his study of Eco-System Science and Sustainability at Colorado State and how our paths to our passion is not always clear at first. Jiu-Jitsu enters the conversation again as we talk about how its benefits transfer to everyday life and how we have made psychological recoveries from serious injuries. Lastly, we take it back to John's origins in Georgia and discuss differences in cultural conditioning.
1:59:23
March 3, 2019
Episode 28 - Spencer Bath - Organics and Soil Health, Nurturing Every Biome, Healing Through Interdimensional Balance
We welcome back Spencer Bath to enlighten us on Organic Horticulture and the importance of Soil Health. We also spend some time exploring our Programs of Conditioning and the process of Breaking Maladaptive Modes. We talk about finding Healing and Balance through accessing our Spiritual Self, our Inner-verse in an effort to Inner-stand!
1:55:57
February 21, 2019
Episode 27 - Dr. Scott Shannon - Modern Consciousness Theory and Exploration, Reprogramming Our Minds for Optimal Experience and Performance, and Enhanced Learning through Ketamine-Assissted Psychotherapy
We talk with Dr. Scott Shannon about his research and work as a psychiatrist at the Wholeness Center www.Wholeness.com. We discuss the shifting treatment paradigm away from reducing symptoms towards a more evocative model of treatment through evoking new consciousness experiences in the reprogramming of the mind. Lastly, we touch on cognitive enhancement techniques to improve learning, the enhanced regulation of mind and body, and to enrich our everyday human experience.
58:35
February 16, 2019
Episode 26 - Chris Manchester - Exploring and Pushing the Edge, Leaving Our Mark, and Strength in Vulnerability
We talk with lifelong extreme-living enthusiast and my literal cousin, Chris Manchester about his adventures across the world and some of the life lessons he's brought back to share. We also discuss the idea of pushing our Edges in Life to grow and to more fully take advantage of this rare gift. Lastly we speak to the power and fear that lies within vulnerability and the richness that comes in the love we receive.
1:42:35
February 4, 2019
Episode 25 - Michael Sullivan - Warriorship Across the Ages, Combat Philosophy, and The Breakdown of Morality and Values
We talk with Micheal Sullivan about both historical and modern Warriorship, the loss of Morality and Values in a changing culture, and touch on Rites of Passage. We also delve into Sully's life journey and how they have shaped his understanding of himself, others, and the idea of Consciousness.
2:01:01
January 28, 2019
Episode 24 - Rafael Lancelotta - New and Exciting Progress in Psychedelic Research, Somatic Therapies, and Healing Through Relationship and Connection
We talk with Rafael Lancelotta about his research and work within the field of psychedelics, and his Cannabis-Assissted and Ketamine-Assissted Therapy work in Denver, CO. We discuss the Knowing of Consciousness through Present-Moment Experience. Lastly, we delve into the power of Relationship and Connection in Self-Healing.
2:14:56
January 17, 2019
Episode 23 - Dr. Carlos Garcia - The Depths of Psychedelia, Consciousness as an Operating System, and the Malnurishment of a Species
We talk with Dr. Carlos Garcia about his last three years exploring 11 different psychoactive medicines, a deep well of experience and insight indeed. We dissect the idea of consciousness as an operating system. And we talk about the holistic malnurishment of the current human condition.
1:59:06
January 14, 2019
Episode 22 - Kali LeMaster - Thailand Honeymoon Adventure!!
Kali and I recap our two week Thailand Honeymoon. We go day by day and share our adventures, the rich history we learned, and the lessons we have brought back. We hope we can share some different culture to broaden our understanding and application of compassion, common sense, and curiosity. Enjoy!
58:49
January 12, 2019
Episode 21 - Radwyn Sawer - The Nature of Existence, Healing Ourselves, and Vibrational Science
We talk with Radwyn about the nature of mind, body, spirit, frequency and vibration. We discuss the complexities of morality and the current state of affairs in the world. Lastly, we touch on human potentials for evolution to higher states of being by tapping into innate but perhaps forgotten skillsets.
1:35:00
December 29, 2018
Episode 20 - Scott - Transformative Vision Questing in a Bus, Pushing Our Potentials and Knowing Our Limitations, Theories of Existence
We talk with Scott again today and discuss his journey of self discovery across the continent in a bus, realizations and transformative experiences along the way, and his return to society. We also discuss his new journey through Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and finding balance between our feminine and masculine energies.
1:55:51
December 3, 2018
Episode 19 - Peter - Growing Up In Vietnam, A Hero's Journey To America, and Martial Arts Philosophy
We talk with my good friend Peter who hails from Vietnam. He tells us about his upbringing and details some key differences in cultural ideology. We discuss the value of freedom and the inborn desires to follow our dreams.
57:20
November 26, 2018
Episode 18 - Simone Shepard - Transcending Limitations, Relearning Forgotten Connections, and Healing Oneself
We talk with Simone Shepard about her path of self discovery through meditation, spiritual connection, and psychedelic medicine work and touch on rediscovering our lost abilities to heal ourselves from anything. We also discuss our journeys to "the other side" and the lessons we've brought back.
59:13
November 19, 2018
Episode 17 - Courtney King - Knowing Oneself, Fighter Lifestyle, Sacrifice
We talk with the Lion King about her inner dialogue and techniques she uses as a professional fighter to maintain productive mindsets. She also breaks down her martial arts journey so far and talks about sacrifices that one must make to achieve a vision.
57:09
November 7, 2018
Episode 16 - Cody Weese (Part 2) - Untapped Human Potentials, The Fixed-Mindedness Pitfalls, and Opening Ourselves to Change
In part 2, we talk with Cody about human potentials and how we hold ourselves back with patterns of limited thinking, how to overcome Fixed-Mindedness, and how to move ourselves and humanity towards greater self-knowledge.
58:26
November 5, 2018
Episode 15 - Cody Weese (Part 1) - A Neuroscientific Perspective on Consciousness, College Dorm Stories, and the Benefits of Therapy
We talk to Cody about how his Neuroscientific training influences his conceptualization of consciousness. We share some of our college dorm stories, to always/never be remembered. And we discuss the benefits of therapy for personal growth.
56:12
November 5, 2018
Episode 14 - Jerome Caro - Industry, The Nature of Consciousness, and a Beginner's Perspective of Jiu-Jitsu for Optimizing Potentials
We talk with Jerome Caro about his experiences in industry, his take on the nature of Consciousness, giving back more than we take from the world, and how he has benefitted from and evolved through Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
58:43
October 14, 2018
Episode 13 - Brandon Talbot - Finding Your Passions and Becoming Obsessed, World-Level Competition, and Future Potentials for Mental Training
We talk with Brandon Talbot, NASM CPT, PES, CES, MMACS, about his story transforming from a life of laziness and disconnect into a Professional World Level Athlete and overall badass now experiencing a life of fulfillment and true connection. We discuss mental tips, tools, and personal experiences that have helped us compete at the highest levels.
59:01
October 10, 2018
Episode 12 - Dr. Joe Miles - A Path of Self-Discovey, Getting Into the Minds of Our Opponents, and Overcoming Pain with The Mind
We talk with Dr. Joe Miles, a Professional MMA fighter, BJJ Brown Belt, and Electrical Engineer. We talk about the concept of consciousness and how we can use our mind to overcome pain and self-doubt, fun problem solving, and engaging creativity through our passions.
58:58
October 8, 2018
Episode 11 - Kali and Vince - Spontaneous Podcast
We talk with my wife Kali and brother Vince about random yet important experiences in our shared and individual experience.
56:51
October 4, 2018
Episode 10 - Tom Gemignani - The Power of the Mind, Why it is Important to Develop Mental Tools, Task vs. Emotional Focus for Performance, and Formal Study of BJJ
We talk with Tom Gemignani, mental performance consultant in training about the importance of our mind in everyday tasks, athletic performance, and in how we view ourselves. We touch on how scientifically based mental skills that can be trained up and how they can benefit our lives in all contexts. And we discuss his research with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu combat athletes and conclusions made about the mindsets of beginner and advanced athletes.
1:00:10
September 16, 2018
Episode 9 - Dr. Rob Colbert - Philosophy of the Mind, Facing Crisis During Personal Transformation, and Following Your Passions
We talk with Dr. Rob Colbert about the Philosophy of the Mind through cultures, history, and modern Western society as well as the usefulness of facing internal and external crisis with growth mindsets for personal progression.
59:35
September 12, 2018
Episode 8 - Spencer Bath - Addiction, Psychedelic-Assisted Recovery, and Accessing Inner Dimensions
We talk to Spencer Bath about his journey through addictions, traditional and Psychedelic-Assisted treatment centers, transcending traumas, and both accessing and creating infinate dimensions of inner space.
58:19
September 10, 2018
Episode 7 - Brian "Z" Zehler - Redefining Identity, Using Challenge for Growth, Mentorship
I talk with Brian "Z" Zehler about redefining our identity after reality is disrupted, overcoming injury, using challenge for growth, mentorship, and maintaining a mental emphasis on the present moment goals we set for ourselves.
59:13
August 25, 2018
Episode 6 - Jeff Ternasky - Positive Focused Mindset, Fatherhood, and Effective Goals
We discuss aspects of the mind that motivate us to improve as humans in every area of our lives, as well as the barriers to engaging this mindset. Jeff touches on what fatherhood means to him and the importance of modelling positive values.
57:45
August 6, 2018
Episode 5 - Neil Pappas - Trauma, PTSD, Post Traumatic Growth and Ketamine Therapy
We talk to Neil Pappas, retired Marine and Army Veteran about his journey through trauma and depression, the broken prescription medical systems, and the benefits of Ketamine Therapy and EMDR for reprocessing and living more effectively from a growth mindset with trauma.
56:50
August 5, 2018
Episode 4 - Dr. Shannon Hughes - Tapping into Spiritual Source and Developing through Connection,
Dr. Shannon Hughes and I talk about constructs surrounding spiritual experience and connection to Source. We touch on the scourge that is capitalistic, fundamentalist, power-hungry conditioning through our everyday social systems and how we can "deprogram" ourselves to live more fulfilling lives.
59:45
July 22, 2018
Episode 3 - Scott - Exploring Ourselves Through Altered States
Today we talk with Scott, immediatly post-NN-DMT journey and talk about how the mind constructs life on our Hero's Journey, Rites of Passage, and finding the Teachers in our lives.
1:00:27
July 16, 2018
Episode 2 - Aaron Molnar - Taking Personal Stock and Finding Fulfillment
Todeay we speak with Aaron Molnar, retired Marine vet, gym owner, and general do-gooder about self-evaluation, personal development, and giving back to others
1:00:01
July 8, 2018
Episode 1 - Kali Quaranto - Positivity, Self-Talk, and The Stories We Tell Ourselves
Kali Quaranto, my fiance', and I talk about feeding our inner dialogue, positivity, and our conscious impacts on our environments and body systems.
1:00:17
June 23, 2018
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