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Superhumanize and learn how to transform and transcend your human experience, and achieve the highest potential of mind, body and spirit. Our host Ariane Sommer brings you deeply insightful interviews with the global thought leaders in health, personal development, business, biohacking, science and spirituality - to inspire YOU to live your best life ever.

Ariane is a published author, vegan biohacker and wellness entrepreneur, journalist and keynote speaker.
Born in Germany and growing up in diverse places including Sierra Leone, India, Spain, the UK and the United States, Ariane has a unique global perspective on our individual struggles, as well as the challenges we face as the collective human family.

The Superhumanize Podcast was born out of Ariane’s passionate quest to create the ultimate human experience, merging the best of ancient wisdom with cutting edge scientific discoveries and advanced technologies.

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

Superhumanize and learn how to transform and transcend your human experience, and achieve the highest potential of mind, body and spirit. Our host Ariane Sommer brings you deeply insightful interviews with the global thought leaders in health, personal development, business, biohacking, science and spirituality - to inspire YOU to live your best life ever.

Ariane is a published author, vegan biohacker and wellness entrepreneur, journalist and keynote speaker.
Born in Germany and growing up in diverse places including Sierra Leone, India, Spain, the UK and the United States, Ariane has a unique global perspective on our individual struggles, as well as the challenges we face as the collective human family.

The Superhumanize Podcast was born out of Ariane’s passionate quest to create the ultimate human experience, merging the best of ancient wisdom with cutting edge scientific discoveries and advanced technologies.

    Rabbi Mordecai Finley On Divine Breakage to Find Our Life’s Work, Why Precision in Language is the First Step to Salvation, Letting Go of Tribalism And Why Repressing Our Souls is the Root Cause of Our Misery

    Rabbi Mordecai Finley On Divine Breakage to Find Our Life’s Work, Why Precision in Language is the First Step to Salvation, Letting Go of Tribalism And Why Repressing Our Souls is the Root Cause of Our Misery

    We are currently going through a spiritual crisis. We live in a time that is dominated by a materialistic and mechanistic world view.

    In our current culture consumption is prized more than compassion, power is valued more than peace and status is deemed more important than connection to spirit. We witness the results of this every day in the wrecking of our own wellbeing and of the planet.

    How can we find a way out of the crisis? It starts with ourselves. It starts within. It starts with the examination of who we truly are and with the evolution of our hearts. And my guest today is a man who has dedicated his life to spiritual growth and healing. Rabbi Mordecai Finley is the co-founder of Ohr Ha Torah Synagogue in Los Angeles. He holds a doctorate in Religion and Social Ethics, he is a historian, a philosopher and a spiritual psychologist. He is also a United States Marine Corps veteran, the founder and former President of the Academy for Jewish Religion and the world's only rabbi with a black belt in jiu-jitsu. His teachings are informed by his full and eclectic life and by the many schools and traditions he studied, amongst them the ancient wisdom of the Kabbalah, Stoicism and Neo-Platonism, the principles of Carl Gustav Jung and a range of modern psychological schools of thought such as William Glasser, Albert Ellis and Byron Katie.

    Rabbi Finley's mission is to serve the greater good of all, sharing his wisdom about the truths about the human condition. And today he generously shares this wisdom with us.

    In this episode, you'll discover:

    -What it means to "examine" our life...03:30

    -Rabbi Finley's take on the ego and the self...08:55

    -How we know when we're run by a negative ego state...12:15

    -How Rabbi Finley describes his counseling model...14:40

    -How to break through unhealthy cycles of the mind...18:40

    -How high school keeps young people in an immature mindset...22:50

    -Similarities between Compton and the Marine Corps in curbing the ego...27:30

    -How martial arts informs Rabbi Finley's ministry as a rabbi...31:55

    -Repression of our souls is the root cause of our misery...35:20

    -Things are so bad today...compared to what?...40:24

    -How praying to bring healing to God ultimately brings healing to the self...43:50

    -The good rabbi's best practices in life...50:18

    -And much more...

    https://www.rabbifinley.com (Rabbi Finley's website)

    • 53 min
    Kim Anami On The Importance of Sexual Fulfillment, Orgasmic Birth, Junk Food Sex vs Gourmet Sex, 11 Different Types Of Orgasms And Much More!

    Kim Anami On The Importance of Sexual Fulfillment, Orgasmic Birth, Junk Food Sex vs Gourmet Sex, 11 Different Types Of Orgasms And Much More!

    Intimacy, energy and creativity. These are things most of us crave and they play an integral part in having a fulfilling life and feeling well mentally, spiritually and physically. My guest today is Kim Anami. She is a holistic sex and relationship coach, writer, speaker and vaginal weight lifter and she dedicates her life helping people around the world to reconnect with pleasure.

    Kim's work is a spiritual synthesis of over two decades of Tantra, Taoism, Transpersonal psychology and philosophy.

    And her Anami Guarantee is that: “Everyone can. Every woman can have multiple orgasms and every man can have sex for eight hours straight and be able to separate orgasm from ejaculation. They just need the right tools."

    With her viral media campaigns on the jade egg and vaginal weight lifting, Kim has broken the mainstream “sex censorship” barrier many times over.

    In this episode we speak about, you guessed it, all things sex, self exploration and healing and how to juice up your life and love.

    Resources mentioned:

    https://kimanami.com (Kim's website)

    Guest's social media handles

    https://www.instagram.com/kimanami/ (Instagram)

    https://www.facebook.com/KimAnami/ (Facebook)

    https://www.youtube.com/user/KimAnami (YouTube)

    • 59 min
    Dr. Anna Lembke On Dopamine Dependency, The Problem With Avoiding Negative Emotions, The Interconnection Between Pleasure And Pain, And Why We Get Addicted

    Dr. Anna Lembke On Dopamine Dependency, The Problem With Avoiding Negative Emotions, The Interconnection Between Pleasure And Pain, And Why We Get Addicted

    Many of us tend to think of an addict as someone who compulsively abuses things like alcohol, drugs or sex. But today most of us have an imbalanced attachment to something or the other and are caught up in an endless pursuit of pleasure and dopamine hits. It could be social media, or Netflix, food, or shopping. Or maybe it is validation from others or we are hooked to the sensationalist news cycle. And when we are honest to ourselves, we often don't feel good at all and feel trapped in compulsive overconsumption.
    My guest today is Dr. Anna Lembke, a psychiatrist working and Stanford University
    She is the Chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic at Stanford University School of Medicine and is a psychiatrist expert in treating addictions of all kinds: drugs, alcohol, food, sex, video games, gambling, food, and medication.
    In her book, Dopamine Nation, Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence, she dives deep into the biology and psychology of why we become addicted to certain behaviors and substances and the role dopamine plays in creating addictions and how we can overcome them. And she also explains the connection between pleasure and pain and why it is important to keep a balance in order to be healthy mentally and physically.
    In this episode, you'll learn:
    -What dopamine is and how it works in the human body...03:45
    -Why certain things are more addictive than others and why we should take note how we no longer turn towards each other to meet our needs...07:00
    -The homeostasis dance between co-located pleasure and pain..09:45
    -The 3 Cs of addiction: Control, Compulsion, and Consequences...12:30
    -Dopamine Deficit State: our overindulgent Western culture is a factor in widespread anxiety and depression...15:30
    -Press on the pain center and lean into challenging things to reset the pleasure center...18:30
    About the guest:
    Dr. Anna Lembke received her undergraduate degree in Humanities from Yale University and her medical degree from Stanford University. She is currently Professor and Medical Director of Addiction Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine. She is also Program Director of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Fellowship, and Chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and a diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine.
    Dr. Lembke was one of the first in the medical community to sound the alarm regarding opioid overprescribing and the opioid epidemic. In 2016, she published her best-selling book on the prescription drug epidemic, "Drug Dealer, MD – How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It’s So Hard to Stop" (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016). Her book was highlighted in the New York Times as one of the top five books to read to understand the opioid epidemic (Zuger, 2018).
    "Drug Dealer, MD" combines case studies with public policy, cultural anthropology, and neuroscience, to explore the complex relationship between doctors and patients around prescribing controlled drugs. It has had an impact on policy makers and legislators across the nation. Dr. Lembke has testified before Congress and consulted with governors and senators from Kentucky to Missouri to Nevada. She was a featured guest on Fresh Air with Terry Gross, MSNBC with Chris Hayes, and numerous other media broadcasts.
    Using her public platform and her faculty position at Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Lembke has developed multiple teaching programs on addiction and safe prescribing, as well as opioid tapering. She has held multiple leadership and mentorship positions and received the Stanford’s Chairman’s Award for Clinical Innovation, and the Stanford Departmental Award for Outstanding Teaching. Dr. Lembke continues to educate policymakers and the public about causes of and solutions for the problem of addiction.
    Look for her new book, "Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age...

    • 55 min
    Dr. Dean Radin: Magic Is Real and Science Can Prove It, The Role Of The Mind In Shaping Our World, The Connection Between PSI And Magic, Global Coherence And How To “Ask” The Universe To Help You Achieve Your Goals

    Dr. Dean Radin: Magic Is Real and Science Can Prove It, The Role Of The Mind In Shaping Our World, The Connection Between PSI And Magic, Global Coherence And How To “Ask” The Universe To Help You Achieve Your Goals

    Is Magic real? What do we mean by magic, how do we know it is real and can science prove it? Is there something to precognition, telepathy and telekinesis? What are Entangled Minds and what is the Supernormal and Conscious Universe?These are the questions I take a deep dive with my guest today.
    Dr. Dean Radin is a parapsychologist and the Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences. He researches psychic phenomena and has dedicated his career to examining the effect of human consciousness on the physical world.
    Dean Radin has an MS in electrical engineering and a PhD in psychology and is an Associated Distinguished Professor of Integral and Transpersonal Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies. He is also the four-time President of the Parapsychological Association and elected affiliate of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dean has given over 600 talks and interviews worldwide and has published over 250 articles and scientific papers, as well as bestselling books like: Entangled Minds, Supernormal, and Real Magic.
    Dean's research over the decades has made him conclude that psychic phenomena exist and that Magic, indeed, is real.
    In this episode with Dr. Radin, you'll discover:
    -What Dean does, in his own words...02:50
    -Why there's such a reluctance in the scientific community to study magic and PSI...06:15
    -The brain, the mind, and consciousness...16:41
    -Why some are more in-tune with the practice of magic than others...30:15
    -Deciphering the intuitive vs. the analytical...34:20
    -Do groups of people participating in meditation change the physical world?...39:30
    -Are we creating the world around us with our minds?...44:20
    -Why the scientific community is experiencing a renaissance with regards to the study of magic...51:28
    -Why institutions in our culture view the study of magic as a threat...55:10
    -What would happen if magic were suddenly acceptable in society?...58:50
    -How do we ask the universe to assist us with a task or long-term goal?...1:03:02
    -Dean's top resources to investigate magic further...1:05:00
    -Dean's personal practices...1:06:35
    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    https://noetic.org/profile/dean-radin/ (Institute Of Noetic Sciences website)
    Dean's books:
    https://www.deanradin.com/real-magic (Real Magic)
    https://www.amazon.com/Supernormal-Science-Evidence-Extraordinary-Abilities/dp/030798690X/ (Supernormal)
    https://www.amazon.com/Entangled-Minds-Extrasensory-Experiences-Quantum/dp/1416516778/ (Entangled Minds)

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Dr. Bill Dorfman On Building a Billion Dollar Brand, The Power of Mentorship, Copying Genius And Building a Brillant Team

    Dr. Bill Dorfman On Building a Billion Dollar Brand, The Power of Mentorship, Copying Genius And Building a Brillant Team

    "Don't wait for opportunities in life. Make them."

    "When you have an opportunity, don't take it. Master it."

    "Never rest on your laurels."

    These are quotes from my guest today. Dr. Bill Dorfman has not only achieved the pinnacle of success in a highly competitive industry, but redefined it and created a business empire based on his innovation and leadership skill.

    Dr. Bill, affectionately known as America's dentist, is the most famous cosmetic dentist in the world and recognized for creating smiles for many well-known Hollywood names. In fact, Dr. Bill has become a star in his own, right as the featured dentist on the hit ABC series Extreme Makeover, where he performed amazing dental transformations on the shows participants as well as being a recurring guest. He is also co-host on the new Emmy-winning daytime, CBS talk show, The Doctors.

    In addition, Dr. Bill is a world-renowned lecturer and author of the best-selling cosmetic dentistry book, The Smile Guide, and the New York Times bestseller The Billion Dollar Smile. And more than that, he's an inventor and brilliant entrepreneur who has brought award-winning innovations to the world of dental.

    In this episode, Dr. Bill shares how to recognize and create opportunities in order to achieve the life you truly desire, how to build and lead a good team, the power of mentorship, why it's good to copy genius and why we should always give back when we can.

    In this conversation with Dr. Bill Dorfman, you'll learn:

    -How Dr. Bill felt "called" into the field of dentistry...03:01

    -Life as the "Michael Jordan" of dentistry...09:00

    -The process of creating leading products in the dental industry...11:30

    -The importance of having a personal "board of directors" for your business and life...16:45

    -Traits that successful people share in common...22:45

    -Why Dr. Bill never fails in anything he does...27:10

    Resources mentioned in this episode:

    https://www.billdorfmandds.com (Dr. Dorfman's website)

    https://www.instagram.com/drbilldorfman/ (Instagram)

    • 30 min
    Matt Maruca On Light Therapy, Mitochondria the Human Battery, Why Humans Have Disconnected From Our Greatest Energy Source And Suppressed Science that Helps Us Understand Human Physiology

    Matt Maruca On Light Therapy, Mitochondria the Human Battery, Why Humans Have Disconnected From Our Greatest Energy Source And Suppressed Science that Helps Us Understand Human Physiology

    We are beings of Light. And I’m not talking metaphysically here, but biophysically. Our human body emits and communicates with biophotons. These are electromagnetic waves of light. And they are fundamental for our vital functions. We can not see biophotons with the naked eye, but they can be measured with special tools.
    The lack of natural sun light and the overexposure to junk light, the artificial light that has become so ubiquitous in our lives, can have devastating effects on our health.
    My guest today is Matt Maruca. He is the founder of Ra Optics, making science-based blue light protection glasses preferred by leading health experts. He teaches about how sunlight is essential for optimal health and how the indoor technology-based lifestyle is responsible for the epidemic of chronic disease. He is also the creator of The Light Diet, a diet that directly addresses the root of the modern chronic disease epidemic and mitochondrial dysfunction.
    In this conversation with Matt, you'll discover:
    -Matt's personal health history as inspiration for him to become the best version of himself and one of the world's youngest biohackers...02:00
    -A thorough explanation of mitochondria as the energy producing engines of complex life...05:05
    -An analysis of human disconnection from our greatest energy source: light, beginning with covering our bodies with clothing to migrating to life indoors, and the negative effects of this disconnection for our health and well being...14:00
    -Light is a free energy source that powered the evolution of complex life; photobiology is the study of light and its effects on the body (It is SO much more than merely some vitamin D!)...21:15
    -A beautiful analogy of the sun as a painter, we are the masterpiece, and the wavelengths of light are the paintbrush and paint colors; expose yourself to the full spectrum of light to achieve the masterpiece that is YOU...26:30
    -The human body is sensitive to the environment more than our broad culture understands, and some outstanding science has been silenced to keep it this way...36:00
    -Nude beaches are more than places for positive body image: sunlight exposure on our reproductive organs is extremely energizing, plus an overview of the seven chakras...39:50
    -Practical advice for how to expose your body to light, like removing your clothes, and also some tips appropriate for the workplace...46:35
    -Specific guidance for easing your body into sunbathing, sun gazing, resetting circadian rhythms with sunrise and sunset awareness and experience, and sleep lenses...50:10
    -The most potent energy from the sun is available surrounding solar noon for your region...54:20
    -Sunscreen is laden with toxic chemicals and sunglasses affect the natural pupillary contraction response, causing more harm than good...1:00:40
    -The personal practices that profoundly affect Matt in a positive way: use of blue light blocking lenses, reconnecting to his maker, cultivating his own inner light, and practicing meditation...1:08:20
    Resources mentioned during the podcast:
    https://raoptics.com/ (Ra Optics website)
    https://amzn.to/3pCL2Dq (The Body Electric: Electromagnetism and the Foundation of Life) by Robert Becker and Gary Selden
    https://amzn.to/3mdaQnG (Going Somewhere: Truth about a Life in Science) by Andrew Marino
    https://amzn.to/3Ci3JjB (The Fourth Phase of Water) by Gerald Pollock
    https://benthambooks.com/book/9781681086538/ (Melatonin: the Master Molecule) by Arturo Solis Herrera
    https://amzn.to/3vKWYnI (The Autobiography of a Yogi )by Paramahansa Yogananda
    Guest's social media handles
    https://www.instagram.com/thelightdiet/ (Matt's Instagram)
    https://www.instagram.com/ra_optics/ (Ra Optics Instagram)

    • 1 hr 20 min

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