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A message from the podcast publisher: Pathways is a 30-minute radio interview program focused on personal and cultural transformation. The show airs Sunday mornings at 8:30 AM pacific time on KBOO 90.7 FM in Portland, Oregon (also streaming at that time via kboo.fm). Don't miss an episode by signing up to receive automatic updates when new shows are posted. And best of all, you get to decide how you want to listen. Look on the right for a selection of options, including subscribing via your I-Tunes or signing up for email alerts. (Don't worry, we won't share your address with anyone.)
Lawrence Krauss is the author of the new book The Greatest Story Ever Told–So Far: Why are we here?. Lawrence is a renowned theoretical physicist, is director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University. He is the author of more than 300 scientific publications and nine books, including the international bestsellers, A Universe from Nothing and The Physics of Star Trek. The recipient of numerous awards, Krauss is a regular columnist for newspapers and magazines, including The New Yorker, and he appears frequently on radio, television, and in feature films.
This is an encore presentation of Paul’s 2007 interview with Christina Katz is the author of the book, Writer Mama; How to Raise a Writing Career Alongside Your Kids. Christina balances writing with motherhood in the suburbs of Portland. She has written over two hundred articles for magazines, newspapers, and online publications and has appeared on Good Morning America. Christina is editor and publisher of the online zines Writers on the Rise and The Writer Mama. She teaches and speaks at bookstores, MFA programs, writing associations, and writing conferences around the country.
Ba Luvmour is one of the developers — along with his wife, Dr. Josette Luvmour — of “Natural Learning Relationships.” This is a whole-child understanding of childhood development that supports optimal well-being in children. Ba is a renowned specialist in child development, family relationships, and education. He has led hundreds of seminars and appeared at national and international conferences to share his vision on how children organize their world and how we can create relationships that bring forth optimal well being. Co-founder of Summa Institute and author of Optimal Parenting: Using Natural Learning Rhythms to Nurture the Whole Child, he has a Master Degree in psychology of education from UC Sonoma State. His Master’s thesis was on spiritual philosophy and education with an emphasis on practitioners (such as Montessori, etc.)
Lama Surya Das is the author of the book, Buddha Is As Buddha Does: The Ten Original Practices for Enlightened Living. Lama Surya Das has spent more than thirty-five years studying Zen, yoga, and Tibetan Buddhism with the great spiritual masters of Asia, including the Dalai Lama’s own teachers. He is the founder and spiritual director of the Dzogchen Foundation in Massachusetts and worked with the Dalai Lama to establish the Western Buddhist Teachers Network. He is a bestselling author of many books, including Awakening the Buddha Within and Letting Go of the Person You Used to Be.
Christian Pankhurst is the author of the new book, Insights To Intimacy: Why Relationships Fail & How To Make Them Work. Christian is an authority on heart-centered communication and heart-intelligent relationships. He is the creator of the Heart IQ™ Method, a coaching framework that specializes in group dynamics and intimacy development. This methodology utilizes “circle work” to accelerate personal and group awakening. Christian is the founder of the Heart IQ Academy, an online and live event professional training organization that offers a one-of-a-kind education by combining professional coach training along with embodied application of the Heart IQ principles.
Carrie Jenkins is the author of the new book, What Love Is And What It Could Be. Carrie is a professor of philosophy at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, a nationally elected Canada Research Chair, and the principal investigator on the collaborative research project The Nature of Love, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
To many of us, Native America is an unknown world shrouded in myth and misconception, but there is something fundamental in the Native way of seeing and living that has much to teach us all.
Linda Johnsen is the author of the new book, Lost Masters: Rediscovering the Mysticism of the Ancient Greek Philosophers. Linda is one of the most popular writers in the field of yoga and spirituality today. Her book Daughters of the Goddess: The Women Saints of India was voted “Best New Age Book of the Year.”
Sam Bennett is the author of the new book, Start Right Where You Are: How Little Changes Can Make a Big Difference for Overwhelmed Procrastinators, Frustrated Overachievers, and Recovering Perfectionists. She created The Organized Artist Company to help creative people get unstuck and achieve their goals. She is a writer, actor, teacher, and creativity/productivity specialist who has counseled thousands of artists and entrepreneurs on their way to success.
Jacob Needleman is the author of I Am Not I. A philosopher, author, and religious scholar, Jacob teaches philosophy at San Francisco State University. He is also the author of The New Religions, a pioneering study of the new American spirituality, Money and the Meaning of Life, A Sense of the Cosmos, The Heart of Philosophy, Time and the Soul, Why Can’t We Be Good? , and other books.
The American witch panic began in Salem, MA in 1692, over an exceptionally raw winter, after a minister’s daughter began to scream and convulse. It ended less than a year later, but not before 19 men and women had been hanged and an elderly man executed by being crushed to death. Stacy Schiff is the author of the new book, The Witches: Suspicion, Betrayal, and Hysteria in 1692 Salem. Stacy won the Pulitzer Prize for her book Véra (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov). The recipient of an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she lives in New York City.
Stuart Perrin is an American spiritual master of Kundalini Yoga. A combination of wisdom teachings and memoir, Navigating the River of Time shares incidents from the life of a confused but gifted young man who journeys around the world in search of enlightenment, only to find his spiritual teacher back in his hometown.
In our culture of “get more, have more, be more,” is there any place for “good enough is good enough”? Today’s guest offers an inspiring alternative to nonstop striving, self-improvement, and self-criticism. Roger Housden is author of the new book, Dropping the Struggle: Seven Ways to Love the Life You Have. He is the author of numerous other books, including Ten Poems to Change Your Life and Ten Poems to Say Goodbye. He offers writing workshops, both live and online, with an emphasis on self-discovery and exploration.