Curious and Curiouser features Great Mystery co-founder Robin Johnson in conversation with leading thinkers of our time. Exploring fields as diverse as shamanism, energy healing, sound, near-death experiences, and animal communication, we encounter ideas that ripple through the imagination and help us transform our personal lives and our world.
From our first weekend workshop on Maui, Hawaii in 1993 with Carlos Castaneda, Great Mystery has presented engaging conferences, online events, and exceptional tours to ancient sites to foster feelings of hope and connection.
Katie Fisher | Integrating Multi-Cultural Ways of Healing
A lover of life, Katie Fisher has danced the Hula for the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala and played jazz saxophone, opening for B. B. King. A Hawaii state licensed acupuncturist with a Blue Belt in Jujitsu, Katie has been studying, advocating, and teaching multi-cultural medicine from many traditions and has been a major influence for "Acupuncturists without Borders", teaching acupuncture PTSD techniques to Doctors and Nurses in Mongolia, Nepal, and Croatia after natural disasters and their civil wars.
In this conversation, Katie talks about the many facets of healing and how her journey led her to establish the Quantum School of Massage & Holistic Health, which offers an integrated approach to the healing arts, addressing the physical, energetic, and emotional aspects of well-being.
Aurelio C. Hammer | The Nature of Sound and its Life Enhancing Gifts
Aurelio C. Hammer is a sound healer, musician, composer and cultural activist, currently based in Auroville, South India. Born in Austria, Aurelio studied linguistics and ethno-musicology before travelling around the world for five years, staying with indigenous communities on every continent and learning more about music and consciousness, harmonic science, and music therapy. In Auroville he established the Mohanam Cultural Centre, and in 2003 started his own project, SVARAM Musical Instruments & Research, a community-based enterprise that designs and produces a large variety of innovative musical instruments, artistic sound installations and facilitates educational programs. https://svaram.org
Susan Mokelke | The Shaman's Song and Helping Spirits
Foundation for Shamanic Studies president Susan Mokelke shares her journey, beginning with her work as a lawyer, which led to a search for the meaning of life and a quest to find her soul's purpose. Her quest culminated in the practice and teaching of shamanism. Susan describes the significance and healing power of the shaman’s song, the gifts of accessing non-ordinary reality, how one can develop a life-long relationship with the compassionate helping spirits, and the responsible way we can use shamanic practice to help heal ourselves and all of life. https://shamanism.org