Polishing The Black Stone
By Nick Filth
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We exist beyond the temporal realm, in tune with things greater than our ego. Polishing the Black Stone reinforces this through conversations exploring relationships, spirituality, psychedelics, art, culture, and the concept of self. It is a reminder that we are human, it is a reminder that we are all one. With our culture emphasizing that we must feel good, we tend to ignore our primordial issues. This ignorance leads to the metaphoric black stone. Which we wear away through communication and focus.
||Clean11/08/18 - Aaron Riddle - Spiritual Tourism/For the Love of God||Aaron Riddle sends Nick (Mahesh Das) an email while Nick is in Varanasi, India. Admitting jealousy and envy towards Mahesh Das's "Love for God". Aaron and Nick discuss this email, and dig deeper into subjects such as spiritual tourism, money with...||12/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolishing Pebbles 6 - It Was A Full Experience||This is the sixth episode of a new venture within Polishing The Black Stone; it's called Polishing Pebbles. These episodes will be shorter in length and will not include any guests, rather they will be answering questions sent in by you! Yes you, any...||11/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean08/20/18 - T.J. Hutchinson - Me, Myself, and Identity/The Cave||T.J. Hutchinson and Nick Filth the difference between "I" and "ME" T.J. is a PhD Candidate in Political Science, a teaching fellow at CUA and an Adjunct Humanities Professor at Nashua NH Community College. So he’s smart to say the least. T.J. is...||9/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolishing Pebbles #5 - Dis Thrada||This is the fifth episode of a new venture within Polishing The Black Stone; it's called Polishing Pebbles. These episodes will be shorter in length and will not include any guests, rather they will be answering questions sent in by you! Yes you, any...||9/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit07/14/18 - Andrew Stickler - The Marrow/Om Namah Shivaya||Andrew Stickler discusses his spiritual path and practices with plant medicine. Andrew and Nick converse over the Guru. Nick Filth continues the story of finding his own guru. A story which began on the episode: "Sean/Aaron Riddle - Taos Hanuman...||8/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolishing Pebbles #4 - The Root of Fear||This is the fourth episode of a new venture within Polishing The Black Stone; it's called Polishing Pebbles. These episodes will be shorter in length and will not include any guests, rather they will be answering questions sent in by you! Yes you, any..||8/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit07/08/18 - Sean/Aaron Riddle - Taos Hanuman Temple/Clarifying Doubt||You can find more information on the Taos Neem Karoli Baba Ashram here: http://nkbashram.org/ Aaron Riddle is a tattooer working out of Tempe Arizona. You can find him on instagram by simply searching his name @aaronriddletattoos or by...||7/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolishing Pebbles #3 - Relationship With Jesus Christ||This is the third episode of a new venture within Polishing The Black Stone; it's called Polishing Pebbles. These episodes will be shorter in length and will not include any guests, rather they will be answering questions sent in by you! Yes you, any...||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit05/30/18 - Adam Gray - The Truth/I Believe In Miracles||Adam Gray is a tattooer working out of Hidden History Tattoo in Dover, NH. Adam and Nick speak about truth and Adam divulges a personal story in which he believes he had a “religious experience”. You can view his work on instagram by searching...||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolishing Pebbles #2 - Books regarding psychedelics||This is the second episode of a new venture within Polishing The Black Stone; it's called Polishing Pebbles. These episodes will be shorter in length and will not include any guests, rather they will be answering questions sent in by you! Yes you, any..||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit03/27/18 - Aaron Riddle - Reality Hopping/Being Okay With Being Here||Aaron Riddle is a tattooer working out of Tempe Arizona. You can find him on instagram by simply searching his name @aaronriddletattoos or by visiting www.27tattoo.com All music is performed by Nick Filth. Except for Happy Go Lively by Laurie...||4/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPolishing Pebbles #1 - How do you feel now that it's been a year of PtBS? Guru/Disciple||This is the first installment of a new venture within Polishing The Black Stone; it's called Polishing Pebbles. These episodes will be shorter in length and will not include any guests, rather they will be answering questions sent in by you! Yes you,...||3/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit02/11/18 - Brandy Higgins - Planting Seeds/What Does It Mean To Surrender?||Brandy Higgins is the owner and instructor at Bikram Yoga Durham. You can reach her, and find more information about Bikram and her studio by visiting: www.bydurham.com https://www.bikramyoga.com/ All music is performed by Nick Filth. You can...||2/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit1/13/18 - Marc Gaffney - You Can't Hide Love/Pepper on a Sh*tty Sandwich||Being a big, tattooed, singer of a metal band Marc Gaffney meets with Nick Filth and discuss the differences between the way he is perceived and how he lives. Marc Gaffney is the lead singer and guitarist of the band Gozu yet he chose to...||1/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit10/16/17 - Bobby Eckstein - Psychopathy/It's Okay To Want To Be Alone||Bobby Eckstein happened to be a guest on another podcast Nick Filth was listening to titled: Missing Maura Murray. The familiar voice made Nick Google "Dr. Robert Eckstein", and was surprised to find out that Nick knew him, through his wife who is a...||12/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit10/22/17 - Scott Boyer - Into the Void/Preservation of History||Scott Boyer is one of Nick's closest friends despite the distance between them. Nick had recently taken a trip to Colorado Springs to visit Scott with the intentions of doing Sensory Deprivation. It was Nick's first time, and they immediately recorded..||11/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit08/08/17 - Kyle Bennington - Death Experience/Awe of Presence||Kyle Bennington is Nick Filth's oldest friend. Nick recently got a text from Kyle that stated "I took 4 grams of mushrooms last night, still trying to process it." After two weeks of trying to get Kyle on the phone, the following podcast is the first...||9/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit08/01/17 - Tom Papows - What's Appropriate?/Sharing Towards One-ness||Tom Papows and Nick Filth begin with Nick delving deeper into his opinion of the last guest on Polishing The Black Stone, J.G. The hitchhiker that Nick had driven to Portland Maine after recording podcast with him. The conversation itself and the...||9/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit07/31/17 - J.G. - Tearing Identity Down to Love/Surrender, Doubt, and Destiny||I met J.G. on the side of the road, as he was a hitchhiker. I, meanwhile, was getting through a terrible hangover, from which I had just vomited. Through our short introductions, and me finding out where he was headed, he launched into his story. J.G...||8/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit07/17/17 - Doug Mendoza - Kicking the Misery Ball/Knowledge Is Poison||While I was learning to tattoo I would often hear of the artist Doug Mendoza from the tattooers I worked with. This was a time before tattooers portfolio’s were on the internet, and you could only find their art if they were worthy enough to have...||8/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit06/29/17 - James Travis and Matt Kerley - Why am I doing this?/Twitty City||Matt Kerley and James Travis are two traveling tattooers who worked a few days at Hidden History Tattoo. I got the chance to speak with them late one evening on the last night of their stay before they drove off to Canada. Often do we snap into the...||7/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit05/13/17 - Seamus Menihane - Witnessing Trends That Effect Art/Performance Dilemma||Seamus Menihane is a touring musician in notable bands such as Vattnet Viskar and Vanna. He has also played drums in one of Nick’s bands Psychic Wounds. In this episode Nick seeks Seamus’s perspective on what it’s like to perform live in 2017....||7/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit05/01/17 Katrina Elizabeth - God's Pee/Kundalini Crisis||Katrina Elizabeth lives deep in the northern woods of Maine in a very very small house by the edge of a waterfall. She graciously allowed Nick to visit with her on her property to discuss a matter both of them feel they have endured. Katrina has...||6/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit04/11/17 Jamie Hurley - Everything In Small Doses/Sh*t Happens||Jamie Hurley openly discusses a physical disorder that he has gone through over the past few years. While trying his best with doctors and surgeries, he ended up conjoining the help from physicians with a new drug he had heard about from a friend...||6/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit04/09/17 - Joshua Nute - Transcendental Insight/Suffering is the Entry||In this episode Nick Filth speaks with Joshua Nute about his time in India, Tibet and walking on the "spiritual path towards enlightenment". Joshua takes us back into his past outlining the origins of his interest in Buddhism. A journey that led...||5/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit03/05/17 - Dan Bythewood - The Zone/A Boy and his Leaves||Dan Bythewood and Nick Filth discuss many things; the idea of presence, how musical genres can create myopic identities, and the struggle with change. After each episode the guest is allowed to describe themselves anyway they wish. At the end of the...||5/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit02/23/17 - Pete Marr - Conceptualizing Enlightenment/Intent vs Control||Enlightenment is a vague abstract concept which, like many words, is subjective. Pete Marr and Nick Filth discuss this word and their relationship with it. They recognize that in some extent their lives have been pointed towards the goal of...||4/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit02/19/17 - Jim Carrigan - Let In the Bad/Episode 2||In part 2 Jim Carrigan digs deeper and reveals personal details about his life he says he has never divulged before. Sometimes within the sacred place of conversation you can get carried away, especially while alcohol (spirits) lubricates dialog....||4/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit02/19/17 - Jim Carrigan - Let In the Good/Episode 1||Jim Carrigan begins by rather simplifying the duality of his journey through life. At a certain point in many of our lives we begin to "become more comfortable opening (our) mind to, for lack of a better word let's say, the universe", Jim states. He...||4/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit02/13/17 - Matt Perez - Primordial Void Contact/Does True Love Exist||There are conflicting thoughts regarding separateness and unity. In one breath we can say, "everything is connected", and on the other breath we recognize the purpose to separate ourselves from attachment. To separate from attachment could be simply...||3/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit01/21/17 - Brad Stevens - Troll Handling/Existential Distraction||Brad Stevens is a tattoo artist working at New York Adorned located in Manhattan New York. Brad and Nick Filth discuss how they interact with social media and how they navigate experiencing "trolls". When does a persons opinion interfere with your...||3/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit01/08/17 - Conrad Carpenter and Greg Baldi - Astral Archetype/How Evil Am I?||Greg Baldi and Conrad Carpenter are two people who have never met; but they share a common ability/condition. Most people have never heard of it, many people suffer from it and don't even know it has a name. Sleep Paralysis affects %8 of the general...||2/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean01/31/17 - Unsuccessful Quieting of the Rabid Mind||Unsuccessful Quieting of the Rabid Mind is a reading from an analytical journal entry documenting the experience of ingesting psilocybin on July 7th 2016 . Polishing The Black Stone does not advocate the use of any illegal substances, this...||2/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit12/16/16 - Keenan Bouchard - Uncovering Intent/Am I An Artist?||Keenan Bouchard examines with Nick Filth his new venture away from familiarity. Familiarity in his surroundings, in his relationships, and how this will reflect in his artwork. We discuss intent as an artist, and what it means to recognize...||1/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit12/06/16 - Kenley Darling - The Letting Go/Polishing The Black Stone||Kenley Darling helps Nick Filth compartmentalize a challenging event in Nick's recent past. Kenley shares her perspective on barriers and love. Kenley Darling is an artist, a mother, and a friend. Through her illustration she makes personal...||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
The sound quality is amazing, and so well put together. The discussions were unique and had me hanging on every word. I canot wait for more to be released.
This podcast is super unique in it’s ability to pull you in to another’s life experience, candidly. I appreciate the musical creativity that transforms each episode into a flowing movement that is engaging and effortless to follow. Thanks for giving us lots to ponder on, Nick. You’re a force.
Great podcast. I love the way Mr. Filth talks about concepts that mean the world to me. Things like Enlightenment, Behavior and Thought Patterns, Love, and Divinity. Although we are very different people, and regardless of the fact that we’ve never met; this podcast is like having a close friend on hand at all times.
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