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Behind Greatness by Inspire North Behind Greatness

    • Society & Culture
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Bringing you curious minds and profound ideas. Your weekly dose of real conversations. We chat openly with industry and thought leaders from all walks of life, exploring the “what ifs” and “why nots”.

    190. Dr. Chris Lowe – Marine Biologist / Director, The Shark Lab - Drilling in & Zooming Out

    190. Dr. Chris Lowe – Marine Biologist / Director, The Shark Lab - Drilling in & Zooming Out

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    Thanks for joining us again at Behind Greatness. We’re speaking with Chris Lowe today from his office at California State, Long Beach. Chris is also the Director of The Shark Lab and has been studying shark for over 30 years. We talk about sharks as the new dinosaurs, his life-long fascination with them, the understanding their mysterious lives and the importance of “drilling in and zooming out”. He shares stories about sharks at play, sharks at Thanksgiving and sharks as precise and sentient beings. We talk Great Whites, hammerheads, sleepers and cookie-cutters and having scientists train in translating their work for the public - a reminder of scientists’ important role in serving humanity. A fun talk with a fun guy about a fun topic.
    See episode 94 with Julie Church for another pioneer of the sea.
    Chris,
    Website: Shark Lab | California State University Long Beach (csulb.edu)
    FB/X/IG: @csulbsharklab

    • 50 min
    189. Dr. Jeffrey Kripal – Chair in Philosophy & Religious Thought, Rice University / Philosopher / Author - Owning Our Own Divinity

    189. Dr. Jeffrey Kripal – Chair in Philosophy & Religious Thought, Rice University / Philosopher / Author - Owning Our Own Divinity

    To give to the Behind Greatness podcast, please visit here: https://behindgreatness.org. As a charity, tax receipts are issued to donors. 
    For our part one with Jeffrey, visit our discussion in episode 118 (August 2022).
    Welcome back to Behind Greatness. We are back with Jeffrey for a part 2 in our discussion. Jeffrey holds the J. Newton Rayzor Chair in Philosophy and Religious Thought at Rice University, where he served as the Associate Dean of the School of Humanities (2019-2023) and chaired the Department of Religion for eight years.
    We delve into the Archives of the Impossible – a project that he began in 2014 at Rice University that now holds over 1 million documents. We talk about his very profound out of body experience, the “great big magnet in the sky”, dreams, and our culture both informed and “broken down” by impossible events. We hear about Jeffrey’s thoughts on the trickery of the paranormal and the cultural placebo effect that is religion and our unwillingness to own our divinity. We visit belief v thought and revisit the discussion on the “third space”. The impossibility of translation of one type of consciousness to another … non human intelligence being perhaps us … being the mask … and the superhuman.
    We recommend a listen to Diana Pasulka (ep 142), Werner Barkhuizen (ep 162), Scarlett Heinbuch (ep 164) and Mike Clelland (ep 176).
    Jeffrey:
    Website: http://jeffreyjkripal.com
    Archives of the Impossible: https://impossiblearchives.rice.edu/
    Books: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=jeffrey+kripal&crid=2IWN90LKNGUV2&sprefix=jeffrey+kripal%2Caps%2C173&ref=nb_sb_noss_1

    • 1 hr 4 min
    188. Matthew Roberts – Former US Navy Cryptologist / Experiencer / Author – Pushing the Boundaries of Human Perception

    188. Matthew Roberts – Former US Navy Cryptologist / Experiencer / Author – Pushing the Boundaries of Human Perception

    Welcome back to Behind Greatness. We sat down with Matthew Roberts at his home on the East Coast and we were treated with a thoughtful talk on a fascinating subject. Matthew worked in the US Navy as a Cryptologist for 16 years where he spent many years working on encryption/decryption communication process to catch the bad guys the world round. He is also recognized as being featured in Episode 1 of the 2023 Netflix series Encounters. Starting in 2015 he began to have a series of fascinating profound personal experiences after being on board the USS Roosevelt during the famous Gimbal and the Go Fast events. The Navy later described these events as incursions by unidentified aerial phenomena into military training ranges. These events completely changed the course of Matthew’s life, who had been a life-long atheist up to this point in his life. We learn about his journey of self-discovery, the subsequent opening up of his world view and his exploration of our place in the cosmos. Amongst the several themes in this episode, we discuss his insight on humanity’s lack of insight on evolution beyond us, the dead-end nature of our materialistic western mindset, what he thinks non-human intelligence is trying to communicate and the significance of “picking at the edges of human perception”.
    See episodes with Ryan Graves (ep 141) and Kevin Day (ep 171) to hear about more experiences from other former US Navy servicemen. See also the session we had with Dr. Steven J. Dick, Astrobiologist and former Chief Historian at NASA (ep 150).
    Matthew,
    ·    Book: Initiated: UAP, Dreams, Depression, Delusions, Shadow People, Psychosis, Sleep Paralysis, and Pandemics - https://www.amazon.com/Initiated-Depression-Delusions-Psychosis-Paralysis/dp/0578796589/ref=sr_1_1?crid=6HWBYQGYM0S1&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.lltlR28XYO_x5DRo4HGgSWYxvGaJQg1DK4W3CkWLJgmXL37VrjYt67DMU1tADLt7Jd43Z5PevFzJJL6krv51GiKokBbbNepfDFM8HpDVyYLyxLX_VYz9G3cTAMvAEeB4aSAAAHLnmkgMVa2Bq95T2PXCdnqf67wrFlf3-sLqcqEFV_cBbrBhcEO2y0gvd0rq3deFrF75ZnsmsR1Uc3_cw2S3s5mJ8SvddHgU6-EqAQo.vGhULIFP2DCdSFoiJOtkCo30fP0CRlArozzC7Rmm4D8&dib_tag=se&keywords=matthew+roberts&qid=1715556136&sprefix=matthew+roberts%2Caps%2C118&sr=8-1
    Netflix series Encounters (episode 1), featuring Matthew - https://www.netflix.com/tudum/articles/encounters-trailer-release-date-news
    Gimbal event:
    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/navy-confirms-videos-did-capture-ufo-sightings-it-calls-them-n1056201
    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKHg-vnTFsM
    Go Fast event:
    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxVRg7LLaQA&t=5s

    • 1 hr 16 min
    187. Dr. Garry Nolan – Immunologist / Inventor / Founder, The SOL Foundation - Asking the Zen Question

    187. Dr. Garry Nolan – Immunologist / Inventor / Founder, The SOL Foundation - Asking the Zen Question

    To give to the Behind Greatness podcast, please visit here: https://behindgreatness.org. As a charity, tax receipts are issued to donors. 
    Thanks for joining us at behind Greatness. We sit down with Dr. Garry Nolan at his home in California. Garry is an Immunologist, an academic, an inventor and patent holder and a business executive. Dr. Nolan holds the Rachford and Carlotta A. Harris Endowed Chair in the Department of Pathology at Stanford University School of Medicine. We pack this conversation with Garry’s practice on focusing on the data to provide the conversation piece with other scientists and the public. We talk about Garry’s personal experiences when he was younger and how they serve as fuel to his scientific inquiry. He elaborates on the importance for him in hiding his long term intent behind a cloak of real science. We hear about his research in a Harvard lab on the basal ganglia, prompted by earlier work done with Kit Green and high functioning remote viewers and intuition. We learn from him about doing science best with asking the Zen question - so that the answer will always move you forward. And, we hear a refreshing perspective on speculation of the non-human intelligence question and that “something behind the scenes”. As a life-long question-maker, he also shares with us the type of person he honours and why. Why? Because ‘why’ is the answer. That’s why.
     
    Garry,
    Bio: https://med.stanford.edu/profiles/garry-nolan SOL Foundation: https://thesolfoundation.org/ Youtube: SOL Foundation Talk : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UW1jyN2o8A Interview with Ross Coulthart: https://youtu.be/XR0JtbuLhPo?si=OHvvhH4PoJcK1OUT SALT Talk: https://youtu.be/e2DqdOw6Uy4?si=TgmtKiYBNRoW96pd X: @garrynolan See episode with Diana Pasulka (ep 142). Garry is also “James” in Diana’s book American Cosmic

    • 1 hr
    186. Dr. Rudolf Schild, continued (part 2) - Opening up your Mind to the Mind of the Universe

    186. Dr. Rudolf Schild, continued (part 2) - Opening up your Mind to the Mind of the Universe

    To give to the Behind Greatness podcast, please visit here: https://behindgreatness.org. As a charity, tax receipts are issued to donors. 
     
    For Rudy, part 1, please have a listen to episode #179.
     
    Welcome back to Behind Greatness. We are back with Rudy. Rudy is a pre-eminent expert on black holes and a world-renowned Astrophysicist from Harvard, practising in the field since the mid-1960s. He is also the co-Founder of FREE / CCRI (see co-Founder past guests Rey Hernandez & Mary Rodwell) and also the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Cosmology.
     
    We begin in the deep end with Rudy on this talk. We discuss his research experience and scientific exploration and the modern realities of getting ahead of the current science. He describes how the current belief in dark matter is incorrect, his discovery of the cluster of planets, the importance of MECOs (magnetospheric eternally collapsing objects) vs the classical definition of black holes. And that’s just the start. We discuss his friend’s (astronaut) Edgar Mitchell’s mystical experience in space in the 1970s, his desire to get NASA explore this with him, the experience of shared animal and human consciousness in space, our thoughts in the quantum field and the importance of empathy as a driver for the universe. We discuss Rudy’s desire for academics to mathematically study the lights emitted by ufos and for establishing intellectual academic research studies in this field, his belief in non-human intelligence and the wish that we open our minds to the wisdom of the universe.
     
    … to be continued…
     
    See earlier episodes with Rudy’s FREE/CCRI co-Founders Rey Hernandez (ep 153, 154) & Mary Rodwell (ep 149). See also Michael Masters (ep. 184) @ Montana Tech University, Diana Pasulka (ep 142) & Dean Radin (ep 122).
     
    Rudy,
    Center for Astrophysics – https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/ Journal of Cosmology - https://thejournalofcosmology.com/About.html Personal website - http://www.rudyschild.com/ List of Published papers - https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/search/p_=0&q=author%3A(%22schild%2Cr%22)&sort=date%20desc%2C%20bibcode%20desc CCRI (Consciousness & Contact Research Institute) - https://agreaterreality.com/ Book (co-Author with Suzy Hansen) – Dual Soul Connection: The Alien Agenda for Human Advancement: https://www.amazon.com/Dual-Soul-Connection-Agenda-Advancement/dp/0473295644/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3J7YBLDXEL5H8&keywords=Dual+Soul+Connection%3A+The+Alien+Agenda+for+Human+Advancement&qid=1706573177&sprefix=dual+soul+connection+the+alien+agenda+for+human+advancement%2Caps%2C214&sr=8-1 Book: Beyond UFOs: The Science of Consciousness & Contact with Non Human Intelligence - https://www.amazon.com/Beyond-UFOs-Science-Consciousness-Intelligence/dp/1721088652/ctoc Edgar Mitchell Book: The Way of the Explorer: An Apollo Astronaut’s Journey Through the Material and Mystical Worlds - https://www.amazon.com/Way-Explorer-Astronauts-Material-Mystical/dp/0399141618 NASA – Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy “SOFIA” - https://science.nasa.gov/mission/sofia/

    • 1 hr 22 min
    185. Dr. Iya Whiteley – Space Psychologist / Korean Medicine Practitioner / Founder, Cosmic Baby Academy – Listening Through a Different Sense

    185. Dr. Iya Whiteley – Space Psychologist / Korean Medicine Practitioner / Founder, Cosmic Baby Academy – Listening Through a Different Sense

    To give to the Behind Greatness podcast, please visit here: https://behindgreatness.org. As a charity, tax receipts are issued to donors.  
    Thanks for stopping by at Behind Greatness. Today we’re having a chat with Dr Iya Whiteley. She is currently the Director for the Centre for Space Medicine in London. Iya is an Aviation and Space Psychologist a Korean Medicine practitioner, an adventurer and martial artist and also the Founder of the Cosmic Baby Academy. Iya studies what motivates people to go beyond the edge of their capabilities, researching professional intuition. Her work focuses on pilots and astronauts to "hear their thinking”. We learn about childhood innocence and the astronaut, the significance of coincidences, the shattering of beliefs with the experience of space travel, ghosts in the cockpit, plonking to earth and fragility. And, she brings us through the cosmic connection with the baby’s experience and her desire to create a language for babies and parents not bound by linguistic parameters. A Searcher without needing to prove a point.
     
    Proposing a way forward.
     
    Have a listen to Diana Pasulka (ep 142) and former Navy fighter pilot, Ryan Graves (ep 142).
     
    Iya,
    https://linktr.ee/driyawhiteley   https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-iya-whiteley   IG: @driyawhiteley

    • 1 hr 37 min

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