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An interview show with the seekers, the finders and the wisdom keepers. After 10 years of travel, 50 countries, numerous stories, and questionable choices, serial seeker Derek Straat talks to people on the path. We can all find some of ourselves in these stories - and possibly, a new way. Recorded globally as a travel show, Enlightened Abroad will bring the journey to you - join us.

Enlightened Abroad Derek Straat: serial seeker

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 14 Ratings

An interview show with the seekers, the finders and the wisdom keepers. After 10 years of travel, 50 countries, numerous stories, and questionable choices, serial seeker Derek Straat talks to people on the path. We can all find some of ourselves in these stories - and possibly, a new way. Recorded globally as a travel show, Enlightened Abroad will bring the journey to you - join us.

    EA 34 - The Path to Heal, w/ Bart Smyth, A Modern Day Shaman

    EA 34 - The Path to Heal, w/ Bart Smyth, A Modern Day Shaman

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    Bart’s website:
     
    https://www.amoderndayshaman.net/
     
    ~0-5’ Introdcution
    beeps
    ~6’ Bart’s wild ride, beginning from the beginning
    ~8’ learning to fight, Upstate NY-LA
    ~11’ forced bussing and the fallout
    ~12’ parties with the Van Halens
    ~14’ the tough guys, in the thick of it
    ~16’ combat as a way of school life
    ~17’ the feeling of Akido
    ~19’ https://www.earthshipglobal.com/
    ~20’ How Bart got into Shamanic work
    ~22’ The Pauite Nation knocks on his door
    ~25’ Oaxaca mushroom and Jung connections
    https://mushplanet.com/maria-sabina/
    ~29’ How Bart used stem cell technology to clear brain trauma
    ~31’ Tai chi and Qi Gong practice
    ~35’ an initiation into the higher levels of Shipibo Tribe culture
    ~38’ feed the pussycat
    ~39’ intention training and empty force
    ~41’ Dr. Yuan - Grand Master Shao Lin
    ~43’ seeing past lives - how does it work?
    ~47’ a session with Bart and how to work together
    ~49’ The Art of Connection with Bart
    ~50’ A session with Bart example
    ~52’ How Bart prepares and a morning routine;
    Zach Bush’s Nitric Oxide Dump
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyObE-gJ5LE
    ~57’ ‘The Path to Wealth’ by May McCarthy
    ~60’ the kindness and empathy of men
    ~63’ the path to healing is available
    ~64’ ‘Being There’ - Peter Sellers movie
     

    • 1 hr 8 min
    EA 33 - To V or not to V w/ Elliott Freed, Author & Acupuncturist

    EA 33 - To V or not to V w/ Elliott Freed, Author & Acupuncturist

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    198’
    Elliott's book and research:
    http://vaccineprimer.weebly.com/
    ~5’ so nice we do it twice
    ~6’ where we are
    ~7’ Elliott’s story - what is it to be human?
    ~8’ I have power
    ~9’ football talk
    ~14’ switching to yoga and martial arts
    ~17’ Chinese Medicine school
    ~18’ Master Karol
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ElHMqtrHdk
    ~19’ What is Tai Ji Quon?  Tai - great, ultimate Ji - fist
    ~22’ Qi Gong v. Tai Chi/Ji?  
    ~25’ ‘every step grabbed me’ Elliott on the Qi
    ~29’ Qi Gong for clearing food poisoning? Yep
    ~31’ Western medicine v. Eastern medicine
    ~32’ why modern science has no idea about consciousness
    ~34’ Elliott studies in the monastic tradition of Chineses Medicine 
    ~37’ The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine https://www.actcm.edu/
    ~39’ what a meridian is
    ~44’ the intention for difficulty
    ~49’ Elliott’s book - how it began
    ~50’ autism and how it relates to the shots
    ~51’ autism is defined by symptoms, not bio mechanisms
    ~52’ the 2007 CNN interview by the CDC
    ~53’ ’Vaccine Safety Manual’, Neil Z. Miller
    ~54’ you cannot say you are curing without a pharmaceutical
    ~57’ the obsession begins 
    ~59’ this is not medical advice 
    ~61’ my assumptions about shots in kids 
    ~63’ what does the data actually show us?
    ~66’ the Polio story
    ~70’ none of Jonas Salk’s papers are public domain
    ~72’ Janine Roberts:
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6563411-fear-of-the-invisible
    ~77’ the original bacteria searches
    ~78’ Pasteur’s lies
    ~79’ smaller than bacteria, small poison
    ~81’ what about contagion theory?
    ~82’ https://fractalenlightenment.com/14121/spirituality/dr-masaru-emoto-on-human-consciousness-and-water
    ~83’ there is no evidence that shots eradicated disease
    ~85’ children before the age of 1 don’t develop antibodies
    ~87’ operating on old models of disease
    ~90’ it’s hard to accept this information
    ~92’ some ingredients in the shots
    ~93’ the open secret - drug inserts
    ~95’ why do we do this? the pediatrician's role 
    ~98’ what’s in the shots? 
    http://vaccineprimer.weebly.com/
    ~100’ am I harming society?
    ~102’ immunity v. injection
    ~103’ thimersol is mercury
    ~104’ approach to the conversation is key to understanding with family and loved ones
    ~112’ how many unvaccinated kids have autism?
    ~113’ allergies and shots, how they actually work
    ~114’ glyphosate
    a break
    ~155’ Elliott’s book breakdown
    ~157’ history of virology 
    ~158’ electron microscope and poison experiments
    ~160’ the cell is producing exosomes  
    ~162’ gain of function research and what it is
    ~164’ the bio seguridad state
    ~166’ what’s in the public eye about genetic research
    ~168’ the pSEEr and how it relates to hEYEv; copy fading
    ~172’ what is a spike protein?
    ~174’ what is the big picture of all this
    ~176’ so much fear
    ~177’ death rates
    ~178’ 2 million more died of starvation last year than previous
    ~180’ airplane snacks is the cure to cv
    ~181’ dar - paaaaa
    ~183’ how the r n a works
    ~185’ divide and conquer
    ~186’ how do you feel, now Elliott?
    ~188’ the man whose foot exploded
    https://www.stamfordmercury.co.uk/news/man-lost-leg-weeks-after-covid-vaccination-9198171/
    ~190’ a great unveiling and an opportunity
    ~194’ look closely, and why are you feeling that way and don’t be a tyrannical genocidal maniac
     

    • 2 hr 38 min
    EA 32 - Guru Jagat's Legacy

    EA 32 - Guru Jagat's Legacy

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    33m
    https://ramayogainstitute.com/
    Guru Jagat left her body on August 1st, 2021.  She was a teacher and mentor and dynamic change-maker among many other things (designer, artist, poet, wife, friend, daughter, student...).
     
    To encapsulate her legacy will be impossible in the 30 minutes we share our story and tribute, however, the seeds are only starting to sprout.  Thank you, Guru Jagat for your time, your effort and your endless well of giving and loving.
    Sat Nam
    Wahe Guru
    Derek & Alyssa
    https://ramayogainstitute.com/

    • 33 min
    EA 31 - How herbs can heal the world w/ Kevin Abdale, Medical Herbalist

    EA 31 - How herbs can heal the world w/ Kevin Abdale, Medical Herbalist

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    88m
    Kevin's shop:
    https://www.arcanaholisticherbal.com/
    ~0-5’ Introduction
    ~6’ Kevin’s journey to Mexico, San Cristobal de las Casas
    ~8’ England pays for university degrees, brilliant!
    ~10’ what is Medical Herbalism ?
    ~13’ how Kevin got into Herbalism, Australian tales
    ~19’ the 4 levels and states of the body, how herbs work on the system
    http://www.modernherbaleducation.com/articles/the-six-tissue-states.html
    ~24’ amino stimulating polysaccharides and adaptogens
    ~28’ the hormone level
    ~29’ herbs are to thrive not survive
    ~33’ phytoestrogenic herbs
    ~37’ there is not much money in healthy people
    ~39’ the emotional level
    ~40’ yarrow and astringents
    ~43’ dandelion and the archetypal male
    ~44’ hawthorne and the heart tonic
    ~46’ whatever you do to the body you do to the mind
    ~50’ adrenal fatigue
    ~51’ your body only heals in a resting and digestive state
    ~53’ bitter herbs and how they can fix most issues
    ~58’ every’body’ constitution is different, so not all herbs are one size fits all
    ~60’ rhodiola and the big game herb
    https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/rhodiola-rosea
    ~62’ clearing out heavy metals and radiation with herbs
    ~65’ what’s the difference between a fruit, tincture and a powder?
    ~70’ last in first out for healing
    ~72’ when you take and extract from nature, it doesn’t work as well, e.g. aspirin
    ~73’ herbs for menopause - Siberian ginseng
    ~79’ alternative healing for viruses
    ~80' artemesinin, Youyou Tu and malaria nobel prize work
    https://www.inscientioveritas.org/2015-nobel-pharmacognosy/
    ~81’ packages of oranges to old people
    ~82’ macrophages eating
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AU0-R82Xhmw
    ~84’ astragalus can support the immune system
    https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/astragalus
     
     

    • 1 hr 29 min
    EA 30 - What's up next

    EA 30 - What's up next

    8m
    Derek chats on future guests and fasting fun.  

    • 8 min
    EA 29 - Casey McCune talks cacao magic, men's circles and the power of breath

    EA 29 - Casey McCune talks cacao magic, men's circles and the power of breath

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    77'
    Casey McCune
    https://theconspirators.club 
    0-5’ Introduction
    ~5' cacao cardio talk 
    ~8’ Theobromine and the 'food of the gods'
    ~11' Olmec traditions
    ~13’ the mystery of cacao in Chiapas
    ~15’ the science of the cacao plant
    ~18’ the benefits of cacao
    ~19’ 3500 years ago, how did they know?
    ~20’ Kukulkan and the feathered serpent
    ~26’ Casey’s story on how cacao changed his life
    ~32’ what to look for in cacao
    ~33’ ceremonial grade cacao reference:
    https://shop.imlakeshorganics.com/products/cacao-powder/
    ~34’ ceremony with cacao
    ~36’ men’s circles and finding purpose
    ~40’ the power masculine brotherhood
    ~42’ vulnerability is strength
    ~43’ Glover, R. ‘No More Mr. Nice Guy’:
    https://www.drglover.com/no-more-mr-nice-guy/the-book.html
    ~45’ rituals and rites of passage starts with the individual
    ~46’ RAMA Men’s League:
    https://ramayogainstitute.com/product/rama-mens-league-membership/
    ~48’ Everyman:
    https://evryman.com/about/
    ~49’ Deida, D. ‘The Way of the Superior Man’:
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/79424.The_Way_of_the_Superior_Man
    ~55’ Breathwork breakdown
    ~57’ Nestor, J. ‘Breathe’
    https://www.mrjamesnestor.com/breath/
    ~60’- ~64’ A guided breathwork practice with Casey
    ~67’ how to activate your own healing with breath
    ~71’ the science of exhales and yogic superpowers
    ~73’ Latin conspirare "to agree, unite, plot," literally "to breathe together," from assimilated form of com "with, together" (see con- https://www.etymonline.com/word/con-?ref=etymonline_crossreference>) + spirare "to breathe"
    ~75' contacts and outros and closing 
    theconspirators.club

    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

HeidiPie8 ,

Engaging and Inspiring Conversations

Derek has a true gift for gently teasing out the most interesting nuggets of the lives of each subject and humbly weaving them into a beautiful story for the listener. These interviews are a must listen for all seekers, abroad or at home, whether the person is an arm-chair-wanderer planning her/his next journey or is an active citizen-of-the-world rambling about the globe.

nathahour ,

Enlightening

Very inspirational! Love hearing genuine stories about every day struggles while achieving goals abroad. Absolutely recommend it.

lexlaughs ,

A cross-section of citizens of the world

Love hearing how people from all different areas of the world view life as an expat. So many similarities despite coming from such different backgrounds. Definitely want to hear more!

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