The Archaic Drum Podcast hosted by James Benton, enters into conversation with various visionaries, teachers and free thinkers discussing a variety of topics which are oriented towards creating personal and global transformation. We hope that through these discussions to arrive at a deeper understanding into the nature of positive change by drawing on the wisdom and teachings of those who have committed their lives in their own unique ways to making a difference in the world. The topics in discussion will include, but not limited to, indigenous wisdom teachings, the use of plant medicines, particularly the psychedelic "entheogens" that are rapidly being discovered to be powerful tools for healing and personal/global transformation. We also take a look at non-psychedelic shamanic techniques and other transformational methodologies and practices. We are as well in conversation with various teachers from other traditions such as Buddhism, Taoism, the non-dual community, etc.
Many of us are finding ourselves being faced with various challenges both internally and externally as we each try to discover our place and purpose amongst the vast changes that are now emerging. Here, we will be discovering ways to soar beyond these challenges in a way that is both empowering and liberating. We must at last recognize that we are not bound or limited by external conditions. Our method of transforming the whole begins within, realizing that we must find a clear and stable center in order to engender any truly meaningful change for ourselves or the world.
AD 036 Jeffrey Wium
Jeffrey Wium’s work, studies and spiritual explorations have taken him around the world, providing firsthand experience with varying systems, ideologies and perceptual realities.
In 1995, after ten years of intensive production schedules, location travel and living in metropolitan centers, Jeffrey moved to quieter environs to nurture a path of inner study.
After an indepth study of Qigong in both the States and in China, he sought a deeper understanding in Tibet, Nepal and India, and received the Avaloketesvara initiation directly from the the Dalai Lama during his time in these regions of the world.
He has trained and worked with a variety of healing/transformative modalities which have included, meditation, yoga, bio-geometric design, wilderness living skills and indigenous philosophy.
Jeffrey began his education in Andean energy medicine in 2004 with academic programs and research expeditions as well as traditional apprenticeships in the Peruvian highlands. He has operated as a celestial Paqo since January 2007. Jeffrey offers talks, integrative programs, personal and professional consultations and health-centered retreats based on conscious living principles, experiential learning and non-duality.
His astonishing film, Wisdomkeepers, Paqo Andino, he states, was created as a way to allow others to experience ancient eco-spiritual ways of life, understand animistic consciousness and help foster personal and collective well-being.
AD 035 Interview with Benebell Wen
BENEBELL WEN is the author of Holistic Tarot: An Integrative Approach to Using Tarot for Personal Growth (North Atlantic Books, 2015). She is a corporate attorney practicing law in California and New York, who also happens to be a practitioner of various metaphysical arts. She studies tarot, feng shui, the I Ching, numerology, and both Chinese and Hellenisic astrology. Wen is of Taiwanese descent. She currently lives in Northern California with her husband James and their beloved cat.
AD 034 with Dr Cynthia Shifrin
An in depth discussion with Dr Cynthia Shifrin about her work with Spiritual Responce Therapy within her psychotheraputic practice.
AD 034 Interview with Oliver Martin
Oliver Martin has explored for more than 20 years the sacred gifts of the Psilocybin mushroom. He shares here his own personal experiences and transformations through his work with this ancient medicine. He as well speaks of his work in helping others with this particular mushroom to discover their true essence as a human being in allowing them to transcend their particular ideas and limiting beliefs of theirselves and the world.
AD 033 Interview with Marshall Lefferts
Marshall Lefferts is a lifelong explorer of cosmic geometry, music, the fractal-holographic nature of the cosmos, and unified physics. For more than 37 years he has studied and synthesized a variety of pioneering research, including the work of Buckminster Fuller, David Bohm, Nassim Haramein, Foster Gamble and others. He is founder/director of the Cosmometry Project, Board President of the Resonance Project Foundation, and a core faculty member of the Resonance Academy's Delegate Program.
Marshall was also Associate Producer of the documentary film, Thrive: What On Earth Will It Take? He is co-founder of the Gene Keys Network and Superluminal Systems, a former co-director for the Foundation for Conscious Evolution, and consulting producer for the Buckminster Fuller Institute. He has been the Producer of various media projects for more than 20 years.
AD 032 Interview with Marie-Rose Phan-Lê
Marie-Rose has more than 25 years of experience in film and television production. She began her career at the CBS affiliate in phoenix, Arizona, writing and producing children's programming, directing live newscasts and co-writing and producing a documentary on World War I aviation.
She then expanded her work to include commercial production, episodic television, and feature films. Marie-rose bridged traditional and new media when she became one of the first producers to create Interactive Television Content for the Microsoft Corporation. She also works as a media consultant on projects that match her goals of promoting global and cultural awareness and is currently developing several TV series projects.
She completed the award winning documentary TALKING STORY—an 11-year project—in Fall of 2011 and has recently authored a book by the same name of her remarkable personal journey in the making of this film.
Very nice interviews
I've learned something today.
Intelligent and insightful
Intelligent discussions on issues that are of utmost importance during these times. I feel that I've actually walked away with a bit more hope for humanity and the world. Well done...