Conversations With The Mind

Episode 51 - Ryan DeHart - Bombshell Tattoo

An episode of Conversations With The Mind

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 54 - Christopher Jimenez - Loving Others
We speak with Christopher Jimenez about his initial experiences in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and how he is already seeing profound shifts in his life for the better after only four months. We chat about his multicultural background and the cultural influences that still stick with him to this day as well as how he has shaped large aspects of his own path such as his spirituality through the Christian faith. We talk about humor, heaven, and his passion for gaming. Check out Chris's video game streaming and help support stroke victims at the link below!\ryuzakiL12 Mind-Ops YouTube Page
September 10, 2019
Episode 53 - Ben Mangina - Shaping Your Destiny
We chat with Ben Mangina about his adoption and practice of Native American Spiritualism and how it has changed how he thinks about reality and consciousness. He shares his experiences in Mastery around drumming, injury rehabilitation mindset, and seeking moderation. We touch on Collective Consciousness and Ben tells us about his website and mobile app building business 7xMoble. Mind-Ops YouTube Page.
August 29, 2019
Episode 52 - Jarl Endrez - Human Biocomputer
We talk with Jarl Endres today about a wide range of topics including: Neuroscientific Frontiers, Neuroprogramming, The Power of Belief, and Nordic Mythology. You won't want to miss this one!! AND Mind-Ops YouTube Page
August 22, 2019
Episode 51 - Ryan DeHart - Bombshell Tattoo
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!!!
August 13, 2019
Episode 50 - Coleman Manchester - Keepin' It Real Real
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.
July 25, 2019
Episode 49 - Reilly Capps Stocism on the Wave of Reality
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. @reillycapps on Twitter Mind-Ops YouTube page
July 20, 2019
Episode 48 - Avery & Jake Sage
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!!! 
July 16, 2019
Episode 47 - Matt Vogel - Snow Frogs "Rip-It"
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.
July 7, 2019
Episode 46 - Abdul Wilkins "The Bean Town Ghetto Shaman"
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. 
June 18, 2019
Episode 45 - Patrick Gorman - Geometry of Consciousness in The Vacuum
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. 
June 18, 2019
Episode 44 - Joe Moore - Mind/Brain Delineated, The Psychedelic Nature of Everyday Existence, Compassion Informed Rehabilitation
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. Mind-Ops YouTube page
May 29, 2019
Episode 43 - Dr. Christopher Bader - Performance-Oriented Lens, Preventative Mental Health, and The Nature of Escapism
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.
May 28, 2019
Episode 42 - Brad Smith - Losing One's Mind to Find One's Heart, The Path of the Medicine Man, and Finding Balance Through Healthy Relationships
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. Mind-Ops YouTube Page
May 23, 2019
Episode 41 - Cody Weese - Unpacking and Unraveling Inner-Space, Differing Psychotherapeutic Theories
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.
May 20, 2019
Episode 40 - Kevin Matthews - Finding Freedom From Systematized Trauma, The Path To Decriminalize De
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!! Mind-Ops YouTube
May 13, 2019
Episode 39 - Tom Martin - Maturing Into Ourselves, Fear-Based Mindsets, and Creating Our New "Normal"
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.  
May 6, 2019
Episode 38 - Master Sylvio Da Matta Behring - A Master's 53 Year Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Journey, Strivi
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.
May 1, 2019
Episode 37 - Daniel McQueen - Working With Our Fractalized and Wholistic Selves, Pure Consciousness, and the Spiritual Use of Cannabis
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.
April 27, 2019
Episode 36 - Michelle Trumble - Transformational Breathwork and the Internal Visionary Experience, Shadow-Work Defined, and the Subjective Experience of Memory
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.
April 18, 2019
Episode 35 - Adriane Ehmann - Mentally-Engaged Recovery and the WTF Yoga System, Muay Thai Culture in Thailand, and Finding Total Mastery through Acceptance and Connection
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.
April 16, 2019
Episode 34 - Pow Srikachorn - Street Smarts to Counter-Terrorism, Building a Martial Arts School on New/Old Values, and Engaging the Playful Mindset
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.
April 11, 2019
Episode 33 - Natas - What a Life WTF Episode
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.
April 10, 2019
Episode 32 - Dustin Taylor - Meditation During Lucid Dreaming, Imagination vs. Intelligence, and Moving from Knowing to Understanding
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.
April 4, 2019
Episode 31 - Galen and Kali - Transferrable Life Lessons, Mind-Muscle Connection, and Battling National Leaders
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.
March 31, 2019
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.
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
June 23, 2018
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