John Craig, (a.k.a. Echan deravy) born in Scotland, has lived multiple lives as an expat in Japan. He has been an entrepreneur in the West and the East, has written over 40 books on new paradigm science, spirituality, travel and ancient civilization as well as translated works on consciousness, health and ecology. As a documentary film maker he has recently produced 'Why on Earth' about a barefoot walk across Iceland as well as 'Earth Pilgrims' filmed in six different countries. He has interviewed dozens of individuals from both the East and the West and published their talks in Japanese. He has been a corporate adviser, adventure tour leader, interpreter, free lance journalist, lecturer and television commentator in Japan. His ground breaking lecture series Echan Juku has close to 200 eighty minute lectures in Japanese with an eclectic following of people who crave solid, different and empowering information. As a disaster relief worker he has been inside Japan's worst tsunami devastation as a truck driver as well as built a typhoon bunker with earthship volunteers on Leyte island in the Philippines. He has practised zen all his adult life and has a penchant for arcane mysticism especially from the 13th century. He introduced earthing to Japan and has begun a substantial movement under the banner of Earthling. It is the intention of this podcast to explore Why on Earth we , as humans, have gotten so far off track in our relationship to our planet, each other and thus to ourselves. This podcast will therefore decidedly not focus on only one topic but will certainly zoom in on one vital balance, that between the East and the West, the Inner and the Outer, the Male and the Female, the spiritual and the material. He will interview people you will discover have been tackling the Pacific Rim Divide, the Samurai curtain, the communication gulf that actually does exist between our left brains and our right. Intuition and reason will thus be conjoined! You can watch his documentary here: https://youtu.be/I7y9JPvxe9w
Mind Neuroscience: Baroness Susan Greenfield
The hard problem of consciousness? What problem? A leading neuroscientist shares with us the remarkable facts about what we do know and what we definitely do not know about the brain. In this interview she makes it abundantly clear what the brilliant research promises and also what it has not yet and may never be able to deliver: how the water changes into wine in her own words. A truly enlightening talk with a scientist who robustly veers away from speculation and retains her focus on what neuroscience can do to help people with Alzheimer's disease.
The Toltec Procedure with Mario Gomez Mayorga
Who were the Toltecs? What was their procedure which would result in a far saner human being present? Does that sound like a tall order? Of course it is! That is why we need people like Mario Gomez Mayorga who have really walked down that path and applied the teachings to those who really need it. People with existential dilemmas, depression, physical disease and most common of all simple grief. The modern world is soul destroying especially for the sensitive of heart as we all know too well. Where to go? Who to see? How to overcome these profound issues of the inner person, the one deep below the name and the title? Mario shares over three decades of experience mainly in the jungle environment of his home base in Palenque and shows how the ancient Toltecs are still here. Their way of teaching will amaze you. Even Mario did not know how he was learning until he had learned! But what he learned has proven to be very precious, not only for himself but for the people who come to walk the path through the jungle with him from all over the world. A remarkable healer indeed if that is what we can call the remarkable work of Mario Gomez Mayorga. There is no name for this really..
Electrohypersensitivity with Dr. Laura Koniver
We live in an age of electromagnetic pollution par excellence. We are continuously bombarded by invisible waves emitting from cell towers, computers and flat screens for example. For most this may not be an issue but there seems to be a growing number of people who simply cannot deal with it. These are called electrohypersensitive and it can result in all manner of debilitating symptoms. In this interview the doctor most responsible for proclaiming the benefits of earthing or grounding the body now broaches the potential effects it can have on EHS individuals. She helps us to understand the deeper mechanics of earthing and what we need to do to shield ourselves from unwanted radiation in our technologically advanced culture. With a lot of attention now being focused on 5G cell towers and their potentially damaging effects the timing could not be better to listen to the doctor known as 'The Intuition Physician'. She also shares with us the stiff resistance she faces by exposing the issue of grounding vs electrohypersensitivity whilst using earthing products in your home or office environment. This is key information for all of us since the electromagnetic radiation may not decrease in our lifetimes as more electrical products stack up in our homes and offices and will most probably dramatically increase. We are electrically powered beings ourselves so let's all discover what keeps us in balance and what can be done to mitigate the consequences of EHS.
A congruent life with Michael Stone
A war zone birth leads to multiple traumatic events that under 'ordinary' circumstances might generate a life of disability and unsolvable pain. Or, as certain individuals have shown us throughout human history, the suffering itself becomes the balm our soul most deeply craves. We have all heard of those who rise above their own pain and frequently choose the path of service to others as a result. Such an individual is Michael Stone. From a stage set by his mother trying to kill him and then killing herself, through to his own wife being murdered Michael delved really deep. He learned meditation and he learned how to dance firmly into his own body as he studied with Gabrielle Roth. He learned age old knowledge with shamans and gleaned insights from the ways of all wounded healers..the ways to bring us back to congruence, sanity and unity. He then utilized this hard won wisdom to guide organizations around the world including the California EPA, Microsoft, Boeing, Prudential and Humana. He has long been involved with climate change issues and has attended UN COP conferences and also worked for the EU in the finance division.Now he has begun another form of service through his new company Quantum Consulting Group. He shares with us the journey to becoming a true elder and how we might lead ourselves back into our bodies, out of our minds and into out hearts. His website is: https://www.quantumconsultinggroup.org/
Mental Reality with Dr. Bernardo Kastrup
The ancient dichotomy of mind and body has led science to physical realism i.e. an observable and very real, objective and concrete 'world' exists irrespective of you or I perceiving it. Philosophy and religion have had other views of spirit and mind but not until people like Dr. Bernardo Kastrup appeared have we had such a rigorous re-examination of the so called 'physicalist' paradigm and in fact a total refutation of it. With his new book now a best seller before it is even published Bernardo Kastrup has taken the metaphysical and scientific world by storm. With impeccable logic he clearly and most finally informs us in no uncertain terms that materialism is baloney. It really IS all in the mind..
The Horse, The Samurai and The binoculars with Michael Smith DTCM
Imagine a Shaolin monk with acupuncture needles riding on a Navajo horse from the ancient plains of a forgotten sense of healing and wellness. A quiet and unassuming master of somatic awareness and modern medical systems who suggests people get into cold showers, sober up and get with their whole selves. Hailing from the hinterlands of British Columbia's rugged landscapes Michael Smith is both a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine, a gifted martial artist and an experiencer of the hunting and trapping lifestyle of his aboriginal roots. In this deep interview he counsels us well as to the meaning of integrative health solutions and acts as our health detective always pointing the way with unique and meaningful stories culled from his own rich training in multiple disciplines. He asks us to envisage ourselves as the horse upon which the samurai sits with binoculars i.e. to a far more total sense of being in this world as dysfunctional and often addicted primates. He does it with compassion and care and most of all with knowledge. Don't miss it!
Thank you, Real Rover!
John, is an excellent interviewer and host! His questions make you look deeper into yourself and find the truth. The atmosphere he creates during the conversation is so comfortable and peaceful. And you feel like you listen to a good friend of yours. Thank you!