Connecting with the spirit of an animal is ancient medicine and is one of the universal practices of shamanic cultures. To help those of us interested in rekindling this ancient connection and “enter the soul of the animal kingdom,” my guest Lori Morrison wrote the book The Shaman’s Guide to Power Animals - an accessible guide to help us manage life’s challenges.
In this powerful episode, my guest Rae Carter shares the intimate details of her healing journey after being diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 41. She candidly talks about the challenges and the triumphs she faced on the road to becoming cancer free. Through it all, Rae discovered the importance of looking at each person facing a health crisis, like cancer, as a unique individual rather than with a “one size fits all” approach.
My guest Teri O’Connor never would have guessed that she would leave her job as a dental hygienist to become a personal trainer and yoga teacher. In this episode, Teri shares her unexpected journey to becoming a yoga teacher and starting her highly successful travelling yoga studio, NJ Beach Yoga. Teri makes yoga accessible and fun and loves to introduce the practice to reluctant yogis, just like she once was.
I’ve always enjoyed listening to my guest Hank Wesselman talk story, and this episode doesn’t disappoint! As a celebrated author and teacher for over 20 years, Hank has a way of bringing the esoteric nature of shamanism down to earth. In this episode, he shares what he’s learned and observed about the transformative nature of shamanism, the impact religion has had on ancient cultures, what the future might bring, and discusses the evolution of his own dreaming (hint: could there be a book 4 in the Spiritwalker series?)
What happens when a mental health clinician fresh out of grad school starts having spontaneous visionary experiences? We’re switching things up in this episode. My friend Marie Frohlich (featured in Episode 6) interviewed me about the shamanic side of my life and work. We cover a lot of ground. I talk about my introduction to the shamanic path, shamanic healing, how my perspective on the nature of reality has evolved, and so much more….
What does it take to be successful? In this episode, I speak with my childhood friend, John Nave, who shares the story of how he stepped out of his comfort zone to become a successful tour manager for musicians like Pat Metheny, the Gipsy Kings, and Joe Strummer. But we begin our conversation with the otherworldly way in which John and I reconnected.
This was a fun conversation. In this episode my brother Tim joins me for a lively conversation about humanity’s attraction to creatures of the night and we explore what this attraction might say about our collective relationship with evil.
In this episode I speak with herbalist and health coach, Marie Frohlich, about her powerful Ayahuasca Ceremony experience in Peru.
Really enjoyed talking with world-renowned author and shamanic teacher Sandra Ingerman about her 2 new books...and the challenging nature of life on planet earth.
In this episode, Connie Andonian shares highlights from her 10-year healing journey where she confronts her life-long struggle with low self-esteem. Connie describes how she pulled herself out of a "dark night of the soul" experience to become grounded and self-assured.