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EP#91 - The Practicality of Being a Spiritual Atheist - Part II

EP#91 - The Practicality of Being a Spiritual Atheist - Part II

April 5, 2019

Here is the part II series with Nick Jankel as we dive into the practicality of being a spiritual atheist.  In part I, we discussed the ins and outs of the philosophy and aspects to spiritual atheism but part II puts it all into action.  Tune in below.

Who is Nick Jankel?

Nick Jankel has lectured at Yale & Oxford, advised the Prime Minister at No.10 Downing Street, been invited to Science FOO Camp run by Google and Nature Journal, contributed to The Economist and The Guardian, the BBC World Service (on the subject of Artificial Intelligence) and presented at The Science Of Consciousness conference.  He can inspire your listeners with his fresh ideas on science and engage them with his playful and warm manner as he shares profound thoughts in purposefully accessible ways. We are currently launching his new book Spiritual Atheist, which has been the #1 New Release for 5 weeks on Amazon!

A Cambridge-educated scientist and historian of science (receiving a Triple 1st), Nick was unable to find lasting happiness with either religion or reason (nor through pills, therapy, partying, wealth, success, or entrepreneurship either). Even though he was, and still is, a militant atheist, he finally discovered the life-changing benefits of ‘spiritual’ enlightenment. But allergic to ‘woo-woo’ weirdness he has spent years meticulously joining the dots between the scientific traditions and the wisdom traditions to form a rigorous life philosophy for the 25% of the USA and UK who say they are ‘spiritual but not religious’. 

In his new book, Spiritual Atheist, Nick risks his reputation as a top advisor to leaders in companies like HSBC and to the UK and US government, by laying out this new life philosophy. He explains the genius of the scientific method for creating firm knowledge about our material world while suggesting that it was never designed to create firm and predictable knowledge about our inner world - our consciousness.

Nick believes that the modern scientific project will fail until it fully accounts for our conscious experiences - the “secondary properties” that scientists from Galileo to Daniel Dennett have discounted as not really real. He goes further to suggest that science - especially the science of human beings - has reached a dead end and must have a quantum-style paradigm shift at its heart to account for an increasing number of ‘uncanny’ phenomenon that it cannot explain: from the placebo effect to embodied cognition to near-death experiences, all empirically verified.

Nick’s ideas follows in the footsteps of titans of philosophy like Plato, Nietzsche, William James, and Alfred North Whitehead.  He draws on the ideas of modern thought leaders like Pierre Hadot, Charles Taylor, Thomas Kuhn, Bertrand Russell, Michel Foucault, Galen Strawson; and is inspired by the work of cutting-edge scientists like Rex Jung, Robin Carhart-Harris, Christoph Koch, and David Bohm.

How to Connect with Nick?

Website: http://switchonnow.com/

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/switchonworld/

Twitter: @nickjankel

Blog:https://switchonnow.com/magazine/

YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEdzCMVyPJBtqfkhwRJUUbg

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickjankel/?originalSubdomain=uk

Book on Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Spiritual-Atheist-Science-Radical-Philosophy/dp/1999731522/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1538215289&sr=8-1

Author’s Page on Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Nick-Seneca-Jankel/e/B00L115YX0/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1

Book on Amazon AU:  https://www.amazon.com.au/Spiritual-Atheist-Science-Radical-Philosophy/dp/1999731522/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1538163392&sr=8-1&keywords=Nick+Jankel

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EP89 - How to Be a Spiritual Atheist - Part I

EP89 - How to Be a Spiritual Atheist - Part I

March 29, 2019

This is a two-part series as I had the pleasure of interviewing Nick Jankel.  Nick shares his deep insights and wisdom that he wrote about in his book, "Spiritual Atheist."  For me, when I first saw his book, I was very curious to know what it was all about due to the title.  It is a great book and a great interview.

Who is Nick Jankel?

Nick Jankel has lectured at Yale & Oxford, advised the Prime Minister at No.10 Downing Street, been invited to Science FOO Camp run by Google and Nature Journal, contributed to The Economist and The Guardian, the BBC World Service (on the subject of Artificial Intelligence) and presented at The Science Of Consciousness conference.  He can inspire your listeners with his fresh ideas on science and engage them with his playful and warm manner as he shares profound thoughts in purposefully accessible ways. We are currently launching his new book Spiritual Atheist, which has been the #1 New Release for 5 weeks on Amazon!

A Cambridge-educated scientist and historian of science (receiving a Triple 1st), Nick was unable to find lasting happiness with either religion or reason (nor through pills, therapy, partying, wealth, success, or entrepreneurship either). Even though he was, and still is, a militant atheist, he finally discovered the life-changing benefits of ‘spiritual’ enlightenment. But allergic to ‘woo-woo’ weirdness he has spent years meticulously joining the dots between the scientific traditions and the wisdom traditions to form a rigorous life philosophy for the 25% of the USA and UK who say they are ‘spiritual but not religious’. 

In his new book, Spiritual Atheist, Nick risks his reputation as a top advisor to leaders in companies like HSBC and to the UK and US government, by laying out this new life philosophy. He explains the genius of the scientific method for creating firm knowledge about our material world while suggesting that it was never designed to create firm and predictable knowledge about our inner world - our consciousness.

Nick believes that the modern scientific project will fail until it fully accounts for our conscious experiences - the “secondary properties” that scientists from Galileo to Daniel Dennett have discounted as not really real. He goes further to suggest that science - especially the science of human beings - has reached a dead end and must have a quantum-style paradigm shift at its heart to account for an increasing number of ‘uncanny’ phenomenon that it cannot explain: from the placebo effect to embodied cognition to near-death experiences, all empirically verified.

Nick’s ideas follows in the footsteps of titans of philosophy like Plato, Nietzsche, William James, and Alfred North Whitehead.  He draws on the ideas of modern thought leaders like Pierre Hadot, Charles Taylor, Thomas Kuhn, Bertrand Russell, Michel Foucault, Galen Strawson; and is inspired by the work of cutting-edge scientists like Rex Jung, Robin Carhart-Harris, Christoph Koch, and David Bohm.

How to Connect with Nick?

 Website: http://switchonnow.com/

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/switchonworld/

Twitter: @nickjankel

Blog:https://switchonnow.com/magazine/

YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEdzCMVyPJBtqfkhwRJUUbg

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickjankel/?originalSubdomain=uk

Book on Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Spiritual-Atheist-Science-Radical-Philosophy/dp/1999731522/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1538215289&sr=8-1

Author’s Page on Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Nick-Seneca-Jankel/e/B00L115YX0/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1

Book on Amazon AU:  https://www.amazon.com.au/Spiritual-Atheist-Science-Radical-Philosophy/dp/1999731522/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1538163392&sr=8-1&keywords=Nick+Jankel

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EP#85 - Understanding Energy through Emotional Blockages

EP#85 - Understanding Energy through Emotional Blockages

March 15, 2019

Great episode with the Shaman Practitioner, Steve Krejcik.  Steve shares many pearls of wisdom and how to become more aware of emotional blockages that hold us back and shares truth on how to break out of the pattern of the disempowerment triangle.  

Who is Steve Krejcik?

Steve started his personal journey within in 1972 when he had a near-death experience. In 1982, he started teaching classes, healing, and lecturing. He has studied many healing and personal growth modalities with many teachers including Shakti Gawain, Surge King, Sun Bear, Billie Topa Tatie, Shirley Dunlap/Hall, and Alberto Villoldo. Steve is a Minister, Board Member, Speaker and Teacher at the Center of Personal Transformation In Consciousness (TheCopticCenter.org) in Grand Rapids, MI.

He is a graduate of the Healing “The Light Body School” with Alberto Villoldo (TheFourWinds.com). He teaches, speaks and performs Shaman Energy Healings at large conferences around the Midwest including The Coptic Fellowship’s Southern Conference in Tennessee, The Great Lakes Retreat and YogaFest in Michigan. Steve is the founder of Grey Wolf Healing Therapies.

He has helped thousands clear emotional and energetic blocks using the techniques of the Q’ero Shamans of Peru. Steve has published numerous articles on self-improvement and spiritual growth. He believes that one’s highest goal in life is to know yourself and that we measure our spiritual progress by the level of inner peace, joy, and love that we feel and express.

How to Connect with Steve?

You can learn more about Steve by going to GreyWolfHealing.com or searching for Steve Krejcik on youtube.com.

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EP#78 - Trust the Universe

EP#78 - Trust the Universe

February 19, 2019

One of the biggest things humans dislike is uncertainty.  Think about this for a second.  What is the biggest fear humans have besides public speaking?  Death...  Why is death such a scary topic?  Is it due to the uncertainty in the afterlife?  

Is it because logically, we cannot understand the concept of what living in a non physical world would mean to us? 

I can go on and on but what about the uncertainty of circumstances in our life.  Our business?  Our financials?  Our goals?  Dreams? Ambitions?

What if uncertainty is the arena of where our goals, dreams and the life we desire to experience existed at?  What if we have to step into the unknown to truly grasp what we desire?

In order to size up in life, whether that is in business, financials, family, etc., you have to step into the arena of uncertainty.  

In this podcast, I will help give you certainty in the uncertainty with that, the UNIVERSE is always WORKING for you...  

Tune in for more and let me know what you think...

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EP#77 - Return to Samadhi

EP#77 - Return to Samadhi

February 15, 2019

In this episode, I had the opportunity to interview Michael Post and Alice Sinohui.  These two beautiful souls share their personal stories, the WHY they do what they do and we dive deep into spiritual truths that are so simple, they allow for you to create transformation within your life.

Enjoy the episode and let us know what you think of the episode!

Michael Post and Alice Sinohui are the owners of the school - Samadhi - Sea of Wisdom where they teach individuals how to remind themselves of the power of who they truly are.  

To connect with them and learn more about the work they do:

Michael Post 928.446.5887

Alice Sinohui 928.920.6464
 
EP#73 - The Mosaic of Life

EP#73 - The Mosaic of Life

February 1, 2019

In this wonderful episode, Daniel B. Levins and I discuss a variety of topics and we dive deep into his new book, "The Mosaic."  In his new book, we discuss the different people in the mosaic, the deep profound wisdom shared in the book and how wonderfully written it was.  We dive into his personal story. that relates to the book and so much more.  This one has so many life wisdoms shared, be ready with a pen and paper. 

Who is Daniel B. Levins?

All of us hide. I do too. If you are observant, you can see it in my picture, my eyes are hidden by the tint of my glasses. Strange for someone who says he is a connectivity expert, no?

No. For you see as different as you might think I am, I am just like you. I laugh when I am happy and hide when I feel pain. And it is because I am like you and feel what you feel, that I am able to understand you and know the obstacles you face, because I have faced them too. It is the fact that we are the same that makes me feel deeply connected to you.

But on the surface we are different. I walked away from an opportunity to run a billion dollar company to hitchhike around the world because what motivated other people did not motivate me. I have dined with the wealthiest of the wealthy and sat on street corners with the poorest of the poor. I was one day away from becoming a Rabbi and I lived as a monk for 10 years. I was the Director of Business Development at Hay House and helped them grow from $3million a year in sales to $100million in revenue through out of the box innovative strategies. I am that rare breed of person whose path is an embrace of business man and mystic forging a road that was at one time mostly uncharted.

But no matter how different our lives seem, when we sit together and listen to each other, I know we will find amazing similarities. As a connectivity expert and business leader I work with those similarities to connect governmental organizations, corporations, and businesses by inviting them to look past the surface differences to find the place of real connection. I am available to speak at workshops, retreats, and corporations with the mission to reconnect the world to that which we hold in common.

I am married to a woman I love deeply. She shows me how to trust in the power of my heart. I am the lucky father of a beautiful special needs daughter who teaches me unconditional love, a fun-loving stepson, a brilliant stepdaughter and a very needy Golden Retriever. We currently live three blocks from the ocean and feel blessed to be alive.

How to Connect with Daniel?

Email: danny@TheMosaicOnline.com

Phone: 760.828.2529

Facebook: @zenseidanny

Twitter: @dannylevin

LinkedIn: @daniel-levin-themosaic

The Mosaic on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2RTF5l5

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EP#65 - How to Find Everlasting Happiness

EP#65 - How to Find Everlasting Happiness

January 4, 2019

T.M. Hoy share his amazing life story of his experience of being in a Thailand prison for 5 years and an additional 11 years in the U.S. prison system and how he didn't know, every single day, if he would see the next.  From this experience, it ignited his light to shine bright and made him realize what was truly important in life.  He will share gems on how to find EVERLASTING HAPPINESS in your life and much more.  Tune in, share a comment of what you thought and give us some feedback. 

Who is T.M. Hoy?

T.M. Hoy has also written Rotting in the Bangkok Hilton (Skyhorse Publishing), and The Nature of Religion (Pan Publishing). Originally from California's Silicon Valley, he became a gemologist after college and worked in the jewelry industry for years. He traveled extensively throughout Europe and Asia and kept homes in Bangkok and the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai. It was at his villa in Chiang Mai where a friend murdered a woman in his house and he made the fateful decision to help cover it up instead of going to the  police. He spent the next 5 years in Bangkok's notorious Bang Kwang Central Prison and an additional 11 years in the U.S. prison system. Today he lives in Tucson, AZ, where he fights a (losing) battle against getting fat from all the great Mexican restaurants. You can find him online at LastingHappiness.net

T.M. Hoy's Book

LASTING HAPPINESS: Secrets of the Heart, Mind, & Spirit Revealed is a practical, step-by-step guide to help you create a life rich in love, meaning, and creativity. Use the wisdom that almost cost the author his life to make yours a paradise. Here are the tools and techniques you need - hard-earned knowledge from some of the most brilliant scientists, doctors and thinkers who've ever lived. 

How to Connect with T.M. Hoy?

Facebook: /tm.hoy

Web: https://lastinghappiness.net

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EP#62 - Let Spirit Guide You

EP#62 - Let Spirit Guide You

December 21, 2018

I had the pleasure of interviewing a dear friend to me, Tonya Gonzalez.  I have known Tonya for 9 years and she has been someone who has helped me in my evolutionary process.  We were both starting out in our quest to create the life we desire, and share our light to the world.  I am so proud to say, after 9 years, this woman is the #3 psychic in the world and doing some amazing things.  

In this episode, we dive into how to trust spirit as Tonya shares her story on how many times she let spirit guide her on her quest in life and how it always worked out for the best and so much more.  

Sit back, relax and enjoy the energy that was exchanged in this amazing episode.  You will definitely feel uplifted after this with spiritual knowledge to inspire you to take life to the higher vibes!

Who is Tonya Gonzalez?

I’m Tonya González(née Melendez) aka Tarot Life Coach, a born Psychic Medium. From my humble beginnings, reading Tarot cards in a suburban Chicago cafe to international fame as I was voted #3 Psychic in the World during the “International Psychic Challenge Ukraine” in 2012.

I’m currently working on my upcoming book, “The Sensuous Bruja.” A practical and useful playbook to add Sexy to your Magic! Filled with inspiring stories, Prayers, Spells and Rituals to reawaken and realign the Sensuous Self, Spirit and Soul within us.

I continue to evolve as a Healer, Teacher, Spiritual Entrepreneur and Speaker. I have traveled extensively throughout the US, Europe, Morocco and Costa Rica before settling on the coasts of Mexico, studying and sharing my gifts.

Following a decade of Tarot Readings, Psychic Healing and Spiritual Life Coaching, I now writes and teaches others to empower themselves through learning to “Use Your Magic”. My courses inspire and instruct with practical daily ways to heal, respect and love thyself. I believe, “by allowing our natural gifts and talents to emerge, we can truly allow ourselves to shine.”

How to Connect?

tonyareneegonzalez@gmail.com 

www.tonyargonzalez.com 

Books

"Opening with Grace and Gratitude" Anthology (Amazon)

"Angel Blessings" Anthology (Amazon)

"The Little Book of Woo Woo" eBook - Self Published

"The Sensuous Bruja" - Release Date in 2019

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EP#61 - The Power of Reflections without Judgment

EP#61 - The Power of Reflections without Judgment

December 18, 2018

In this episode, I am sharing the power of reflections and how to do them without judgments.  This is a great time to tune into this and talk about it because we are just weeks away from the end of 2018 and the birth of 2019.  

Reflections has been an amazing tool that I have used to gauge my growth, my lessons learned, my successes and so much more.  It is a vital tool I use in many different areas of my life.  

In the episode, I will share with you how I have used it, what for, what areas of my life and how you can use them in your own.

I will even share what happens to us as a soul, when our life as who we are comes to an end and the life of who we truly care (non-physical) comes back to life, how we go through a life review, what it is about and why it is vital for each soul to go through that process.

I always say, if we do this as a soul, then why not do this while we are human?

Tune in and let us know what you think...

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EP#58: Letting Go of Toxic Relationships

EP#58: Letting Go of Toxic Relationships

December 7, 2018

On this episode, I interviewed a friend that I have known for almost 8 years and we dive down the path of relationships and how we carry toxic relationships from one to the other.

Dr. Nima will talk about what truly is Love at First Sight or when we see someone that we "fall in love with at first sight" and what that truly means.

He shares his knowledge and wisdom in this episode that will leave you feeling uplifted and more aware of your relationships and your "pain body."

Who is Dr. Nima Rahmany?

Dr. Nima Rahmany, DC, CCWP is both a Chiropractor and an educator, specializing in helping individuals and professionals get to the ROOT CAUSE of their physical and emotional challenges, from stressed, depressed, and anxious to living Powerfully Aligned and on Purpose.  After building a successful Chiropractic practice in Maple Ridge, BC, Dr. Nima sold his clinic in June 2016 to pursue his passion of teaching and coaching professionals who are stressed, depressed, and anxious transform and have their best year ever— in both a private and corporate setting.

Aside from being in practice part at Limelight Wellness, Dr. Nima has integrated all the mind-body tools in his quest for healing stress-related disorders into one, simple to follow method called “The Overview Method”, which is “ the adjustment above atlas" that he teaches one-on-one and in groups all over the world in his engaging and “edutaining" lectures filled with inspired authenticity and  edutainment.

How to Connect?

Facebook: drnimarahmany

Instagram: @drnima

Email: Nima@DrNima.com

Website: www.DrNima.com

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