We speak with a long time friend and my tattoo artist since I was 18, owner and operator of Bombshell Bodyworks and Custom Tattoo in Greeley, Colorado, Mr. Ryan DeHart. We discuss a wide range of cosmic and mind-bending topics all while he drills into my skin millions of times over the course of 4 hours. Enjoy folks!!!
We talk with my Cousin and life-long role-model, Coleman Manchester about his lifestyle as a professional dirt-bike athlete, a father, and as an all around good dude. We discuss how we both overcame traumatic injuries in our careers and how we've come out stronger from it. And we touch on how kindness and a little extra effort in chance encounters with strangers can lead to some of the most wonderful relationships and experiences.
We chat with Reilly about his experiences as a drugs reporter for the Rooster Magazine as well as his experiences as an EMT, witnessing and confronting other peoples' crisis. He talks about his work, shapeshifting in and out of eclectic groups. And he speaks to his beliefs about Consciousness, reality, and life from a Stoicism point of reference.
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We talk to this fighter couple about their own individual concepts around Consciousness and how they came to form their views and beliefs. We discuss both of their interesting professions and how their training and experiences have colored their perceptions about reality. Lastly, we discuss martial arts, philosophy, spirituality, and a number of other important and interesting topics!!!
Today we talk with Matt Vogel, perhaps my best friend from college at the University of Colorado. We talk about memories of the past, life transitions, and married life. What a fun discussion on a variety of status-quo societal circumstances.
We welcome The Bean Town Ghetto Shaman to the show and discuss Martial Arts Philosophy Differences Between the "Softer" and "Harder" Arts, Finding and Using the Flow of an Opponent's Energy, and Learning to See Your Opponent as Your Greatest Teacher. Abdul shares his family history and his Journey to Becoming a Seeker of Spiritual Knowledge, Holistic and Natural Treatments, Reiki, and Urban Shamanism. Tibetan Buddhism and Meditation are discussed and we talk about Actual Time Travel Achieved Through The Mind Space. And we share a Spirited Conversation about Different Cultural Uses and Stigmas for Psychoactive Molecules, Use in Infants and Youth, and Psychedelically-Informed Parenting. What a Life, what a Journey, Listen in and Learn from a Life Full of Experience.
We speak with Patrick about the Geometric Nature of the Cosmos and Consciousness and the Possibility that Consciousness is the Transition Space Between Action Potentials in an Infinite Web of Holographic Possibility. Patrick share his Accumulated Knowledge around Vibration, Frequency, and Sound Science and we get into the Healing Implications of Tapping Into These Spectrums of Energy. And lastly, we delve a bit into Martial Arts Philosophy from a Metaphysics and Quantum Physics Perspective and Compare Mental Strategies Between Judo and Jiu-Jitsu.
We talk to Joe Moore from Psychedelics Today about the Theory of Mind and particularly the Delineation of the Brain and Mind. We speak about the Recent HUGE Shifts in Colorado Drug Policy and What This Means for Our Future and His Role as an Educator to the Masses. Lastly, we discuss the Systems of Group-Mind and Collective-Mind and Share many Inspiring Pop Culture Influences on Our Individual Journies to Explore the Limitless Inner-Worlds.
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Today we speak with Dr. Christopher Bader and Share Stories on how we became interested in Exploring the Mind and Finding Deeper Meaning and Understanding Through a Performance-Oriented Lens. We Share Ideas on Preventative Measures We Can Take and Teach to Improve Mental Wellness and Reduce Instances of Mental Disturbance or Disharmony. Chris talks about his personal interest in The Relationships We Hold Dear and Improving How We Relate To Ourselves. Existential Questions are Unpeeled Even More in this Episode and we attempt to tackle the Age Old Behavior/Mental Construct of Escapism.
Today we speak with Brad Smith about his Experiences and Insight around Losing One's Mind through a variety of means in order to Find a Deeper Connection and Relationship with our Heart Space. He talks about his own Journey through his Exploration of Mind and how his Path has unfolded into his pursuits now as a Medicine Man and through Rites of Passage. He speaks to how he has found that Seeking Extremes Pays Little in comparison to Finding Proper Balance Between Masculine and Feminine Energies and how we can all Seek to Find Harmony in our Relationship To Everything we come into contact with.
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We welcome Cody Weese back to the show as we Unpack and Unravel Meanings Within Our Inner-Space. He and I discuss Differing Psychotherapeutic Theories and Approaches to The Psyche. Among many other topics discussed, Cody and I Explore Answers to Life's Deepest Existential Questions and The Importance of the Questions Themselves.
We speak with Kevin Matthews, former Campaign Director for the Denver Psilocybin Initiative, about his Political and Personal Journey to Successfully Decriminalize Psilocybin Mushrooms in Denver after Decades of Unjust and Unwarranted Legal Persecution of Mushroom Users. He discusses his path Through and Beyond his Childhood Dreams of Military Service and how he Overcame his own Depression through Psychedelic-Guided Insight and Integration. We talk about Initiative 301 and what that means for the Future of Psychedelic Medicine, he shares about How To Overcome Barriers to Drug Policy Change, and speaks on Being Responsible with This Wonderful Opportunity We've All Fought So Hard For!!! Congrats Denver!! And Congrats Kevin!!
Today we explore Three Different Frameworks to Approach The Mind and Tom shares his insights through a Competitive Downhill Mountain Biking lens. Tom and I attempt to define aspects of Maturity and share experiences around Redefining a New Normal for ourselves, avoiding Fear-Based Mindsets, and Orienting Towards the Silver Linings in Life. We are all on this personal journey to discover, to awaken, to self-actualize and with every interaction and experience we gain one more piece to the puzzle. https://m.pinkbike.com/video/433368
We talk with Master Sylvio Behring about his 53 years thus far in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, share stories, and speak about Jiu-Jitsu in the early days of its development. He discusses various Spiritual Experiences he's had and how Surfing and BJJ have provided Wholeness in his life. He shares some Wisdom for Life through BJJ Philosophy and speaks to the various Martial Arts Mindsets.
Today we chat with Daniel McQueen about his Breathwork and Spiritual Cannabis Work at Medicinal Mindfulness. We go deep into the Meaning of the Self and its relationship to Pure Consciousness. And we cover our personal growth through our own Explorations in the Landscapes of the Mind.
We talk with Michelle Trumble about her work as a Transformational Breathwork and Shadow-Work Facilitator as she breaks down the Practices for us. We rehash some childhood memories and discuss the Subjectivity and Innacuracies of Memory in the Mind. Lastly, Michelle discusses how a Significant Trauma in her youth has helped Shape Who She Is Today. www.breakingopen.org
We talk with Adriane Ehmann, creator of the WTF Yoga System about Yoga Philosophy and how to be more Mentally Engaged in one's Physical Recovery Efforts. She tells us a great deal about some of the cultural intricacies in the Muay Thai Fighting Culture in Thailand. And she and I get deep into Conversation around Consciousness and Achieving Total Mastery through Acceptance and Connection rather than Control.
We talk with Pow about his upbringing as a first generation immigrant and his experiences through bullying and self-discovery, his early street education as a "hustler" and his commitment to something greater after 9/11. We discuss his exciting military career as a former Counter-Terrorist Operations Analyst for United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM) and how he found Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu through his time overseas. He discusses his new venture, the opening of The Compound BJJ Muai-Thai Combatives in Washington DC and how he is applying a new and novel reexamination of the martial arts philosophy around bringing together knowledge from any and all arts as the Mission of The Compound. Lastly, Pow shares his strategies on maintaining a playful mindset and gives us all a piece of advice to not take life and ourselves too seriously because after all, it is only a game.
We talk with my hippie friend Natas about his crazy life and the lessons he has derrived from it. Gangs, Drugs, Jail, Government Conspiracy, The Mob, and Crystal Mining are just some of the topics we explore.
We talk with Dustin Taylor about all sorts of meditation practices including Meditating While Lucid Dreaming. Dustin and I discuss Einstein and his thoughts on the utility of Imagination vs. Intelligence. And we delve into the topic of human growth potentials as we share personal experiences of moving from Knowing to Understanding.
We speak with my wife Kali again and welcome to the show our Strength and Conditioning Coach Galen. Topics such as nutritional health and physical conditioning are discussed as well as how we can improve our Mind-Body Connection to enhance performance and enjoyment. We briefly throw around the idea of one-on-one battles between national leaders and touch on our acquiring of transferrable trainable values and skills.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.