The future indeed looks bright when millennials like Italian-born Simonetta Lein, 34, share life on this planet with us. Those who have seen her on fashion magazine covers, and in the pages within them, may, at first glance, not realize the depths to which this fashion icon’s heart and soul go. In her thus far short time in the world, Lein has graced big-name fashion publications — both as a model and as a writer — beginning with Vanity Fair Italy. Now she is a regular contributor to such fashion staple publications as The Italio Americano, Vogue Italia, Elle Italy, la Repubblica, Style Italy, Destination Luxury, Philadelphia Metro, Splash, Heaven Has Heels, and Pink Trotters. American fashion-philes may have come across Lein’s fashion and lifestyle column in The Huffington Post. She is also part of the Forbes Under 30 contributors.
Dr. Stanley Krippner, a beloved and prolific teacher, facilitator, and researcher in humanist psychology and its many facets, shows no signs of slowing down. Going into his 85th year on this planet, he’s still keeping pace. And for this, we are thankful. Even if you don’t currently know about parapsychology, altered states, dream telepathy, and the like, your gratitude will be happy delayed reaction. A small bio does him no justice. His vitae are mind-blowingly extensive. Going into his 85th year on this planet, he’s still keeping pace. He is considered a PIONEER in the field of consciousness, has worked exclusively with the likes of Timothy Leary, Alan Watts, Jerry Garcia and other members of the Grateful Dead. This is a wonder filled conversation from the mind of a person who has witnessed and been actively part of a revolution in the way we understand consciousness, and consciousness studies. You will love this episode!
Dr. Dennis Mckenna is one of the most warm hearted human beings on this planet and his work is pioneering the field of Plant Medicine. McKenna received his post-doctorate fellowships in the Lab of Clinical Pharmacology at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and in the Department of Neurology at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He recently completed a project, funded by the Stanley Medical Research Institute, to study the Amazonian ethnomedicine for the treatment of schizophrenia and cognitive deficits. This episode was nothing short of hilarious, where Dennis and I both have a beer together and get into the trenches of science and plant ecology. This is an absolutely phenomenal, information-packed episode which you will LOVE!
Master Mantak Chia is nothing short of Legendary Status. Born in 1944 in Bangkok, Thailand, to Chinese parents, Taoist Master Mantak Chia, 73, began his life’s mission in 1950 at the ripe age of 6, when Buddhist monks began teaching him how to sit “and still the mind.” He was mesmerized by the intrigue of meeting Taoist Master One Cloud Hermit, “who demonstrated extraordinary powers.” One Cloud fully initiated Chia into the ancient and for century’s secretly guarded practices. This episode covers SO MUCH. The energy body, balance, how to maintain and support a healthy energetic system. We get into karma, soul destiny, love. It took us 2 years to book Master Chia and it was worth every email we sent him. You will not hear this anywhere else. GAME-CHANGING LISTEN.
Modern-day shaman, James W. Jesso, embraces his difficult mission in life as a conscious explorer, seeking, learning, growing, and educating others on what it’s like on the other side. His method for self-understanding and individuation is a deeply personal and profound one. It’s unconventional and not quite mainstream — yet, but it is gaining validity in the scientific community. His “guru” is psilocybin mushrooms, or magic mushrooms. Healthy conversation here with James W. Jesso regarding the nature of plant medicine and psilocybin and their role in the development of human consciousness! Thank you for listening!
Jamie Wheal is co-founder and executive director of the Flow Genome Project (FGP), and a leading expert on the neuro-somatics of ultimate human performances. He, along with Steven Kotler, featured in HXP podcast episode 58, discussing his book The Rise of Superman. In this episode we cover a GAMUT of topics diving into the realms of flow state, consciousness, human performance and much much more. This is a phenomenal listen packed full of information where we demystify the process of being in “flow”.
Oren Klaff is one of the most animated and enlightening pitch men in the business. According to his company bio, Klaff founded his company, Intersection Capital (IC) in 2005 and has since grown the firm to approximately $2 BILLION in aggregate trade volume across a diversified portfolio of transactions. He is responsible for business and product development and oversees Velocity method of corporate finance, which offers a proprietary method for packaging deals. This is one of the most fun, exciting and information packed episodes we’ve ever done. Learn how to PITCH ANYTHING!
Tom Bilyeu was once a successful chief marketing officer at a tech company with a decent income and his own office overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Physically he was doing well. Mentally he was hitting rock bottom. His heart was just not into it and he wasn’t happy and didn’t feel fulfilled. Now he is president and co-founder of the highly lucrative Quest Nutrition.By 2013, Quest employed more than 200 people and earned revenue over $82 million. By the end of 2015, Quest bars were sold at over 40,000 points of distribution in more than 70 countries. As of 2016, Quest employed 1,300 full-time employees and more than 1,000 part-time ambassadors. This is one of those interviews that only happens once in awhile. Tom has a depth that you wouldn’t necessarily expect from a CEO. In this episode we rail through conquering the mental game, being authentic, pushing the envelope of your own potential and so so much more.
Caveh Zahedi, 56, is an American film director and actor of Iranian descent. His obcure, whimsical films have earned him a devoted underground following. He began making films while earning his BA in philosophy at Yale University. Caveh is one of the most interesting film makers/actors in the industry and in this conversation we cover a span of ideas including the human condition, success in film and so much more.
John Lee Dumas, 36, founder of the daily Entrepreneur On Fire (EOFire) podcast, seems to have pulled his 7-figure annual income from out of thin air … literally. When he’s not busy with his highly popular podcast, he’s writing books. In his spare time, he’s helping others achieve their life’s goals. After success with his January 2016 The Freedom Journal: Accomplish You #1 Goal In 100 Days, his new release is set for January 23, 2017 — The Mastery Journal: Master Productivity, Discipline & Focus in 100 Days. And in his downtime, he runs an ongoing academy for would-be podcasters. In this episode we spend some time going over 2016 and it’s impact on the show. We talk about some plans for 2017 and we finally get into the interview with John
Gerald Pollack, a popular professor of bio-engineering at the University of Washington Medical School, is used to swimming against the current of traditional beliefs about science — water, in particular, and its shape-shifting phases. He’s published more than 250 papers on the behavior of water. He’s written half a dozen books mostly on water, including his 2013 The Fourth Phase Of Water: Beyond Solid, Liquid, and Vapor. His faculty “Biological Sketch” page reads like the resumé of a Nobel Prize recipient. It’s not inconceivable. He inches closer, having received the prestigious Prigogine Medal in 2012 for work on thermodynamics of dissipative systems.
Andrew Marr, 34, a former US Army Green Beret Sergeant First Class serving in Iraq and Afghanistan from 2006 to 2014, found himself medically retired from service due to multiple traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) he accrued while in the line of duty. Years of booms and bangs working as an explosives/demolitions specialist took a toll on his health and his brain, affecting his mental well-being and making his transition back into civilian life difficult and almost a losing battle. After a plunge into darkness set in months after his return, Andrew, CEO, along with his brother, Adam, 32, cofounded the Warrior Angels Foundation” (WAF) to help fellow veterans receive the cutting edge treatment that helped Andrew get his life back.
Daniel Pinchbeck, 50, journalist and author of fascinating works on entheogen and shamanism, penned a highly-anticipated, thought-provoking, must-read book due for a February 2017 release: How Soon Is Now?The book is an expansion of a 2013 TedX talk entitled The Planetary Initiation, which draws on extensive research to present a compelling argument for the need for change on a global basis.According to Pinchbeck’s WikiPedia page, the book’s thesis is that the ecological crisis is a rite of passage or initiation for humanity collectively, forcing us to reach the next level of our consciousness as a species.