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Podcast by Michael Ostrolenk

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Podcast by Michael Ostrolenk

    A Guide to Dream Therapy with Dr. Leslie Ellis, #TheEmergentHuman

    A Guide to Dream Therapy with Dr. Leslie Ellis, #TheEmergentHuman

    Welcome to the Emergent Human with Michael Ostrolenk, where we explore optimizing health, embodied spirituality, and post-conventional living.

    Today I speak with Dr. Leslie Ellis, a leading expert in the use of somatic approaches in psychotherapy, in particular for working with dreams, nightmares and the effects of trauma. She is the author of A Clinician’s Guide to Dream Therapy (https://www.amazon.com/Clinicians-Guide-Dream-Therapy-Implementing-ebook/dp/B07S2T5MJ4) and offers many training opportunities in embodied, experiential dreamwork based on her book.

    Dr. Ellis discusses the value of engaging clients in dream work, as it helps point out salient emotional concerns, helps limit biased conscious editing, provides new perspectives on issues, and can serve as a diagnostic tool. Dreams often pick up on things which affect us during the day, even if we are not consciously aware of it. Dr. Ellis details how one could understand key life events through paying attention to trends in dreams and lends theories on how dreams may be predictive of future events. She also discusses indigenous populations’ approaches to dreaming and theories on how the world may be dreaming through us.

    To learn more about Dr. Leslie Ellis and her work, visit her website (https://drleslieellis.com/).

    We will close out today’s show with one of my favorite singer/song writers Stuart Davis and his song “Fear of Light” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzbIDsRY4Lc&list=OLAK5uy_mW1RAF2NUfbntN5SjtP9N99kDbD1EYHvc&index=6. And I’d like to give a shout out to my coach and teacher Amanda Jade Fiorini and a wonderful piece she wrote entitled “Grief as an Ally of Emergence” (https://www.wildearthmedicine.com/post/grief-as-an-ally-of-emergence?fbclid=IwAR2VGwOB3-Wn2wbgzy3Vk_zK8p_IJzqRmE49PqTlPEVoGH8MLFtRMe0725Q).

    Today’s show is brought to you by Somatic Psychotherapy Today (https://somaticpsychotherapytoday.com/).

    • 55 min
    The Immortality Key with Brian C. Muraresku, #TheEmergentHuman

    The Immortality Key with Brian C. Muraresku, #TheEmergentHuman

    Ostrolenk, host of The Emergent Human, speaks with Brian C. Muraresku, an alumnus of Georgetown Law, member of the New York Bar, and author of The Immortality Key: The Secret History of the Religion with No Name. Muraresku’s book is a groundbreaking dive into the role psychedelics played in the origins of Western civilization. Muraresku discusses what drove his interest in researching psychedelics and what led him to travel the globe in search of this story. The importance of this research, Muraresku explains, lies in our inheritance of Greco-Roman traditions as the foundation of our Western civilization. Muraresku also details the evidence behind the use of psychedelics by spiritual seekers in Ancient Greece, in the Roman Empire, the Pagan Continuity Hypothesis, and the transition of the Pagan Roman Empire to a Christian Empire. Lastly, Muraresku discusses what this research has meant for his own faith journey and his continued work on the topic through a follow-up book and documentary series.

    To learn more about Brian C. Muraresku, visit his website and social media

    Other updates:
    - Apeiron Zoh just launched a new master mind group called The ZOH (Life) Arête (Excellence) Collective which is a community of co-creators, thinkers, performers and finders committed to experiencing a life of excellence, integrating a systems-based body, mind and spirit approach to greater “BEING”

    - Shout out to Katherine Studley’s company “The Only Consultant,” Ostrolenk’s new marketing company. You can find them on Instagram on @The_Only_consultant

    Today’s show is brought to you by Cosper Scafidi, an amazing body worker in the Northern Virginia area who has integrated different somatic practices into his work. To learn more about his work, visit his website.

    Today’s show featured music by Stuart Davis, Already Free.

    • 54 min
    Human habitats with Ryan Frisinger, #TheEmergentHuman

    Human habitats with Ryan Frisinger, #TheEmergentHuman

    Welcome to the Emergent Human with Michael Ostrolenk, where we explore optimizing health, embodied spirituality, and post-conventional living.

    Today I’d like to welcome back Ryan Frisinger, an interdisciplinary specialist operating at the intersections of medicine, consciousness and culture.

    Following my last call with Frisinger, in which we explored the complex relationship between humans and animals, Frisinger dives into human habitats. Frisinger discusses transitions from vernacular architecture to modern structures and the value of using local materials. Drawing on Curitiba, Brazil as one example, Frisinger ​details how an existing model/framework can be creatively adapted for more functionality, sustainability, and enhanced for user experience.

    Frisinger offers some recommendations for creating a space that is more conducive to health and happiness:
    · Think about the space that you want
    · Think about what it is you want to do and how to make your space conducive to doing those things
    · Incorporate plants into the environment for the relationship for cleaning the air and caring for a living thing

    To learn more about Ryan Frisinger, visit his website (kosmicanimal.com/) and visit his health center (xenogenesis.co/about-us/).

    Resources from today’s show:

    · Trees/Reforesting
    o The Man Who Planted Trees-Jim Robbins
    o Archangel Tree Archive (https://www.ancienttreearchive.org)

    · Architecture/Urban Design
    o http://www.bldgblog.com/
    o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRD3l3rlMpo
    o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haKh9mCk3xk
    o https://boiseplanning.wordpress.com/2014/04/28/the-curitiba-experiment/
    o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDp55lHfJSA
    o https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/engineering/parametric-design
    o https://www.arup.com/perspectives/parametric-design-for-better-buildings
    o https://www.architecturaldigest.com/gallery/zaha-hadid-greatest-works-slideshow

    · Analog Agroforestry
    o https://www.analogforestry.org/espanol-sistemas-agroforestales-en-mexico-son-un-paso-hacia-la-forestaria-analoga/
    o http://www.earth-matters.nl/7/12497/duurzaam-20/regenerative-analog-agroforestry-in-brazil.html

    · Silva Pasture
    o https://smallfarms.cornell.edu/2018/06/six-key-principles-for-a-successful-silvopasture/
    o https://www.chelseagreen.com/product/silvopasture/

    · Health
    o The Mythic Imagination: The Quest for Meaning Through Personal Mythology https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0892815744?pf_rd_r=45E5SEMZXGZSGVNB2FCN&pf_rd_p=edaba0ee-c2fe-4124-9f5d-b31d6b1bfbee

    Today’s show was brought to you by: Cosper Scafidi, an amazing body worker in the northern Virginia area. To learn more about Scafidi and his work, visit www.cosperscafidi.com.

    I’d also like to give a shout-out to Kenny Kane, owner of Oak Park Fitness (oakparkla.com) in L.A., who connected me with Matt Nichols a breathing coach. To learn more about Matt and his work, visit www.breathewithmatt.com.

    Thank you to Stuart Davis for the music featured in this podcast www.stuartdavis.com/.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Kosmic Animal with Ryan Frisinger, #TheEmergentHuman

    Kosmic Animal with Ryan Frisinger, #TheEmergentHuman

    Welcome to the Emergent Human, with Michael Ostrolenk where we explore optimizing health, embodied spirituality, and post-conventional living.

    Today’s guest is Ryan Frisinger, an interdisciplinary specialist operating at the intersections of medicine, consciousness and culture.

    Ostrolenk and Frisinger discuss the complex relationship of humans and animals, including the ownership of animals and the ethics of eating meat. Frisinger details the complexity of meat consumption, including the importance of animal protein in human diets, the ways in which killing animals has evolved in the modern world, and how we can feed the large number of people who live on this earth.

    Frisinger encourages listeners to use higher levels of consciousness to entertain the idea that our pets have a complex emotional life that cannot be fully understood by humans. This can assist in humans endeavor to walk a fine line between being caretakers and allies while understanding there is limited room on earth for all animals to roam free. Lastly, Frisinger offers that humans can consider how our own reproduction affects other species.

    Frisinger recommends a few actions humans can take to foster a loving relationship and support their animals:
    - Look at your animals diet and consider the value of raw foods
    - Recognizing your animal's environment and what they love to explore
    - Appreciate your animal's space and try to learn their needs

    To learn more about Ryan Frisinger, visit his website (https://kosmicanimal.com/) and visit his health center (https://xenogenesis.co/about-us/).

    Resources from today’s show
    · Longevity Summit: Ostrolenk speaks about The Longevity Summit https://www.thelongevitysummit.com/registration?fbclid=IwAR1xvRSgvcL7xDUbc-iGr26NfeBAIV_a3iCcaoJ7zZO2SWtn8kN6nDD1nwY
    · The Spell of the Sensuous https://www.amazon.com/Spell-Sensuous-Perception-Language-More-Than-Human/dp/0679776397
    · The Omnivores Dilemma https://www.amazon.com/Omnivores-Dilemma-Natural-History-Meals/dp/01430385
    · The Sexual Politics of Meat https://caroljadams.com/spom-the-book
    · The Banality of Evil https://www.amazon.com/Banality-Evil-Hannah-Arendt-Solution/dp/0847692108
    · Books by Derrick Jensen https://derrickjensen.org/
    · The Animal that Therefore I am https://www.amazon.com/Animal-Therefore-Perspectives-Continental-Philosophy/dp/082322791X


    Today’s show was brought to you by:
    · Cosper Scafidi, an amazing body worker in the northern Virginia area. To learn more about Scafidi and his work, visit https://www.cosperscafidi.com.

    Thank you to Stuart Davis for the music featured in this podcast https://www.stuartdavis.com/.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Solution Voters Strategy with Jim Turner, #ORadio

    Solution Voters Strategy with Jim Turner, #ORadio

    Diego de Soto, social entrepreneur and writer, guest hosts today’s #ORadio show during which De Soto interviews Jim Turner, Cofounder of the Transpartisan Review (http://www.transpartisanreview.org/) and Board Chair of Citizens for Health and Voice for HOPE. Turner begins by discussing the Solution Voters Strategy (http://www.transpartisanreview.org/beating/), a method to identify and mobilize ‘solution voters’ – citizens who focus their vote on solving the world’s problems rather than solely engaging in the left-right duopoly of politics. Turner also discusses the Transpartisan Matrix (http://www.transpartisanreview.org/the-transpartisan-matrix/), a four-square matrix that acts as a multidimensional political spectrum within which each voter falls along a range of right-to-left and freedom-to-order on any given issue. Turner details how solution-oriented voting can allow voters to more comfortably articulate their views in the context of solutions, rather than forced into a right-left dichotomy. De Soto and Turner also discuss the relation of this work to Maslow and the hierarchy of needs. Turner discusses several issues through this framework including acupuncture, vaccines, national debt, and more.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Fertility Formulas with Patricia Karnowski, #ORadio

    Fertility Formulas with Patricia Karnowski, #ORadio

    Ostrolenk speaks with Patricia Karnowski, who has been helping women get pregnant naturally for more than 19 years. She has a masters degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City. Karnowski discusses the path that led her to this work and her experience with women around the globe. Despite cultural differences, she’s come to learn that there is a near universal lack of understanding among women about their own body and fertility. When helping clients become pregnant, she focuses on their body holistically, and when creating custom-made formulas, she reviews and analyzes your health history to gain an understanding of exactly how your body works. Karnowski also discusses her own transition to minimalism and the Van Life movement.

    To learn more about Patricia Karnowski and her work go to https://fertilityformulas.com/.

    Today’s show is brought to you by Cosper Scafidi, an amazing body worker in the Northern Virginia area who has integrated different somatic practices into his work. To learn more about his work, visit his website: https://www.cosperscafidi.com/.

    • 49 min

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Post-Conventional Lifestyle Design

I stumbled on Michael’s podcast because of our many overlapping interests. Now, when I see that he’s exploring something I’m unfamiliar with, it’s a good bet that I’ll find it interesting as well.

Primal Guy ,

Great show and great topics!

Michael is a fantastic host and interviewer. I highly recommend you give this show a listen, and discover some new and interesting guests.

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