51 episodes

You can see the emerging consciousness movement everywhere: the mainstreaming of mindfulness and yoga, the popularity of all things witchy, the growing interest in whole plant botanical medicines, the respectful study of indigenous wisdom traditions, the rise of the divine feminine, and the long overdue awakening to the potential of psychedelics. Each week host Ken Jordan talks with guests who share insightful stories about their own awakening experiences, and how they bring that awareness into what they do in the world.


Our theme music, “Measure by Measure” is by DJ Spooky, aka Paul D. Miller, from the album The Secret Song.

The Evolver The Evolver

    • Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 50 Ratings

You can see the emerging consciousness movement everywhere: the mainstreaming of mindfulness and yoga, the popularity of all things witchy, the growing interest in whole plant botanical medicines, the respectful study of indigenous wisdom traditions, the rise of the divine feminine, and the long overdue awakening to the potential of psychedelics. Each week host Ken Jordan talks with guests who share insightful stories about their own awakening experiences, and how they bring that awareness into what they do in the world.


Our theme music, “Measure by Measure” is by DJ Spooky, aka Paul D. Miller, from the album The Secret Song.

    1st Anniversary Episode - Alex Grey, Kim Krans, Dennis McKenna, Starhawk, Josh Radnor, Paul Selig, ICEERS

    1st Anniversary Episode - Alex Grey, Kim Krans, Dennis McKenna, Starhawk, Josh Radnor, Paul Selig, ICEERS

    One year ago this week we launched The Evolver podcast. This week we're doing a little retrospective, a taster of past episodes, where we revisit some discussions that reward another listen. With Kim Krans, Alex Grey, Josh Radnor, Paul Selig, 3 people from ICEERS — Dennis McKenna, Ben DeLoenen, and Andrea Langlois — and Starhawk. Enjoy! 


    Follow us on Instagram @TheEvolverPodcast: https://www.instagram.com/theevolverpodcast. Our email is TheEvolver@evolver.net


    The Evolver is sponsored by The Alchemist’s Kitchen, a botanical dispensary dedicated to the power of plants, where you can ask an herbalist to recommend the herbal remedy that’s most right for you. Visit https://www.thealchemistskitchen.com. For a 20% discount off any online purchase, use the code: podcast20. 


    Our theme music is “Measure by Measure,” courtesy of DJ Spooky, aka Paul D. Miller (@djspooky), from his album The Secret Song, and interstitial music are tracks by The Human Experience: "Sunu" from the album Soul Visions with Rising Appalachia, and Here for a Moment on the album Gone Gone Beyond. 
     
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    • 59 min
    Devon White - Brain Optimization with Neuroenhancement

    Devon White - Brain Optimization with Neuroenhancement

    Devon White is weaving emerging brain technologies into a new kind of therapeutic practice at Field, which he describes as a cutting-edge brain optimization company specializing in personalized, precision-based neuroenhancement. The Field says that they're seeing benefits to clients who come with issues including  depression, stress, ADD and PTSD. They also offer therapies that support cognitive enhancement, deeper interpersonal connection, and relaxation.


    Devon approaches this territory not as a neuroscientist or technologist, though he has real knowledge in these areas. But he comes to this frontier an advanced meditator obsessed with the workings of consciousness. He has over 20 years of experience in performance coaching and human energy systems. He is a futurist, as well as a global speaker on the intersection of technology and wellness. 


    Learn more about Devon and Field at http://ExperienceTheField.com. 


    Follow us on Instagram @TheEvolverPodcast: https://www.instagram.com/theevolverpodcast


    The Evolver is sponsored by The Alchemist’s Kitchen, a botanical dispensary dedicated to the power of plants, where you can ask an herbalist to recommend the herbal remedy that’s most right for you. Visit https://www.thealchemistskitchen.com. For a 20% discount off any online purchase, use the code: podcast20.  


    Our theme music is “Measure by Measure,” courtesy of DJ Spooky, aka Paul D. Miller (@djspooky), from his album The Secret Song, and interstitial music are tracks by The Human Experience: "Sunu" from the album Soul Visions with Rising Appalachia, and Here for a Moment on the album Gone Gone Beyond. 
     
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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Josh Radnor - Talking Meditation and Ayahuasca

    Josh Radnor - Talking Meditation and Ayahuasca

    Ken and Josh go deep in a fun, informative and freewheeling conversation about consciousness practices and how to integrate visionary experience into everyday life. 


    Josh Radnor is an actor, writer, director and musician. His album with Ben Lee, titled Radnor & Lee, was released in 2017. 


    You can follow Josh on IG and Twitter: @joshradnor. And sign up for his Museletter there. 


    Follow us on Instagram @TheEvolverPodcast: https://www.instagram.com/theevolverpodcast


    The Evolver is sponsored by The Alchemist’s Kitchen, a botanical dispensary dedicated to the power of plants, where you can ask an herbalist to recommend the herbal remedy that’s most right for you. Visit https://www.thealchemistskitchen.com. For a 20% discount off any online purchase, use the code: podcast20.  


    Our theme music is “Measure by Measure,” courtesy of DJ Spooky, aka Paul D. Miller (@djspooky), from his album The Secret Song, and interstitial music are tracks by The Human Experience: "Sunu" from the album Soul Visions with Rising Appalachia, and Here for a Moment on the album Gone Gone Beyond. 
     
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Jennifer Goldman - Inner and Outer Beauty

    Jennifer Goldman - Inner and Outer Beauty

    Inspired by her own healing and growth journey, Jennifer Goldman created a line of aroma-therapeutic oils, Essential Rose Life, as a way of extending her personal mindfulness and restorative practices into daily body care. She has an inspiring story of deep depression, self-destructive behavior, and recovery. At times it was quite hair raising, but she came through. You'll find Jennifer to be a reflective and provocative advocate for women's empowerment and a reinvention of our culture's ideal of beauty.  Key for her was discovering meditation and yoga, which led to her becoming a 300-hour Advanced Clinical Aromatherapist, a three-times certified 200-hour yoga teacher trainer, a practitioner of Transcendental Meditation and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and a Reiki 1 and 2 energy healer. Jennifer describes the goal of Essential Rose Life as healing and growth through ritual.


    Learn more about Jennifer and Essential Rose Life at https://essentialroselife.com/


    Follow us on Instagram @TheEvolverPodcast: https://www.instagram.com/theevolverpodcast


    The Evolver is sponsored by The Alchemist’s Kitchen, a botanical dispensary dedicated to the power of plants, where you can ask an herbalist to recommend the herbal remedy that’s most right for you. Visit https://www.thealchemistskitchen.com. For a 20% discount off any online purchase, use the code: podcast20.  


    Theme music is “Measure by Measure,” courtesy of DJ Spooky, aka Paul D. Miller (@djspooky), from his album The Secret Song, and interstitial music are tracks by The Human Experience: "Sunu" from the album Soul Visions with Rising Appalachia, and Here for a Moment on the album Gone Gone Beyond. 
     
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Gerard Powell - Rythmia, The Ayahuasca Resort

    Gerard Powell - Rythmia, The Ayahuasca Resort

    Rythmia is the world's first licensed plant medicine resort. At first it might seem an unlikely place for a plant spirit journey. In the words of today’s guest, Gerard Powell, it was modeled "after the Club Med philosophy of an all-inclusive resort experience offering modalities, accommodations, organic meals, and first class amenities." The campus has 81 cabanas, a pool, spa, gym, and lovely restaurant. Is it possible to have a luxury ayahuasca experience? You'll be moved and impressed by Gerry's commitment to the healing of others. 


    Gerard Powell is the CEO of Rythmia life Advancement Center in Guanacoste, Costa Rica. Before Rythmia, he was a successful entrepreneur who made millions but was living the life of an addict. The details of his hard knocks story are told in the movie, The Reality of Truth, which can be found easily online -- and which led him to found Rythmia after his own slow, painful recovery. 


    Find out more about Rythmia here: https://www.rythmia.com


    Follow us on Instagram @TheEvolverPodcast: https://www.instagram.com/theevolverpodcast


    The Evolver is sponsored by The Alchemist’s Kitchen, a botanical dispensary dedicated to the power of plants, where you can ask an herbalist to recommend the herbal remedy that’s most right for you. Visit https://www.thealchemistskitchen.com. For a 20% discount off any online purchase, use the code: podcast20.  


    Theme music is “Measure by Measure,” courtesy of DJ Spooky, aka Paul D. Miller (@djspooky), from his album The Secret Song, and interstitial music are tracks by The Human Experience: "Sunu" from the album Soul Visions with Rising Appalachia, and Here for a Moment on the album Gone Gone Beyond. 
     
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    David Rothenberg - Making Music with Nightingales

    David Rothenberg - Making Music with Nightingales

    We can learn a lot from artists who put their connection to the natural world at the center of their practice -- like David Rothenberg. David is a clarinetist famous for his live performance collaborations not only with other brilliant musicians, but also with birds, insects and whales. Few people have gone as deep into considering the meaning of animal sounds, or their musicality, as David. He is now releasing his latest endeavor, Nightingales in Berlin -- which includes a music recording, a book and a film. As Ken and David discuss on the show, the Nightingale's song has its own personality, volition, and temperament. They prove to be provocative collaborators, as you'll hear towards the end of the program, when we play a piece from the new album. It's wonderful stuff. 


    David Rothenberg has written and performed on the relationship between humanity and nature for many years. He is the author of Why Birds Sing, on making music with birds, which was turned into a documentary by the BBC. His next book, Thousand Mile Song, about making music with whales, became a film for French television. His book on insects and music, Bug Music, has been covered in the New Yorker, the Wall St Journal, the New York Times, on PBS News Hour and on Radiolab. As a composer and jazz clarinetist, Rothenberg has sixteen CDs out under his own name, including a record on ECM with Marilyn Crispell, called One Dark Night I Left My Silent House. And he is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Music at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. 


    You can find more about David at http://www.davidrothenberg.net. 


    Follow us on Instagram @TheEvolverPodcast: https://www.instagram.com/theevolverpodcast
    The Evolver is sponsored by The Alchemist’s Kitchen, a botanical dispensary dedicated to the power of plants, where you can ask an herbalist to recommend the herbal remedy that’s most right for you. Visit https://www.thealchemistskitchen.com. For a 20% discount off any online purchase, use the code: podcast20.  


    Theme music is “Measure by Measure,” courtesy of DJ Spooky, aka Paul D. Miller (@djspooky), from his album The Secret Song, and interstitial music are tracks by The Human Experience: "Sunu" from the album Soul Visions with Rising Appalachia, and Here for a Moment on the album Gone Gone Beyond. 
     
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    • 1 hr 1 min

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50 Ratings

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Brilliant and Fast Forward

This is an amazing sampling of humans on the cutting edge of our evolution, just so much fantastic energy spent on all of us as a global community! Love it!!

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Brilliant and Brave - the Future is Now

I find myself so moved by the message and content of Ken’s brilliantly curated podcast that, although I’m not a review leaving type of girl, I can’t help myself but say Listen Every Week! Because there is always something here, not only worth listening to, but worth heeding, for the uplifting of your life and our lives and our consciousness as a species. I’m going deeper into the archives every day and finding Evolver to be the place I want to dwell, inspiring me in how I’m guiding my own life, my purpose, and my work to help elevate the lives of others. I can’t thank Ken enough for his beautifully curious and authentic style of interviewing the most enthralling guests. It all started for me when I listened to the interview of my teacher Kevin Courtney, and now I’m hooked. I just listened to the Ezzie Spencer’s interview and found myself moved to tears at her message. This is amazing stuff and actually makes me love the internet at a time when I’d like to go be a yogi in a cave instead.

Ava Peters ,

Listening to evolver

Listening to evolver feels really good. experiential and embodied knowledge is viewed with equal merit to empirical data, and that resonates deeply with me. There seems to be a lot of different topics covered under this umbrella and the host takes a wonderful non judgmental approach to wherever the listener may be at in their own development. Really easy to feel a part of the conversation, rather then a voyeur. I can’t describe why exactly it feels more inclusive, just that it does. Fascinating and friendly with a healthy dose of not taking consciousnesses too seriously while providing education and resources for anyone looking to be more alive and responsible in today’s rapidly changing world.

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