By The Evolver
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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.
||CleanStarhawk – The Feminist Future||The witches among us are pioneering the link between feminine empowerment and environmentalism. And no one has done more here than Starhawk. Her bestselling book, The Spiral Dance, helped bring Goddess worship to the religious forefront, and left an in.||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDennis McKenna, Ben De Loenen, Andrea Langlois – Making Ayahuasca Legal||In recent years, as plant medicines like ayahuasca and iboga have gained traction in the West, there’s been a lot of tension between our society’s attitudes about what it calls “drugs”, and the sacred nature of these powerful messengers. In this||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPam Grossman - Being a Real Witch||This Halloween edition of The Evolver we look at witchery as a spiritual practice. The witches are rising, reintroducing our culture to the importance of natural cycles, the intelligence of the body, the prevalence of occult energies, and the profound .||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDaniel Siegel: The Science of Expanded Awareness||If meditation didn’t exist, would scientists have had to invent it? Dr. Daniel Siegel is a scientist by training and disposition who found his way, unbeknownst to himself, into creating a powerful, innovative meditation technique that is now used by m||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRobin Rose Bennett - Listening to Plants||Nature is speaking to all of us with a gentle insistence, asking us to pay attention to so much that modern society has taught us to ignore. Robin Rose Bennett is one of the innovative teachers of a new generation of plant conscious people who are lear.||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlex Grey - Art and The Visionary Experience||Visionary artists draw maps of the ineffable for the rest of us. In today’s episode, Alex Grey talks with Ken about his approach to this visionary plane, and the steps it took for him to give himself fully to expressions of the cosmic. In the process,||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKim Krans - The Art of Tarot||“Season of the Witch, Ep. 2” - Tarot has returned as a popular intuitive practice, and The Wild Unknown Tarot, a New York Times bestseller, has become one of the definitive decks of the decade. Kim Krans’ delicate and numinous pen and ink deck has||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDennis McKenna - The Entheogenic Imagination||The McKenna brothers — Terence and Dennis — are widely regarded as having paved the gringo road to the Amazonian plant medicine experience. Dennis’ exploration of this territory dates back a half century, and he is among its most knowledgeable car||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAllyson Grey - Making Visionary Community||“Season of the Witch, Ep. 1” - The Chapel of Sacred Mirrors (CoSM), is among the most vibrant, innovative, and long-lived transformational communities on the East Coast. It revolves around the Visionary Art of painters Alex and Allyson Grey. Located||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlberto Villoldo - The Heart of the Shaman||As Alberto Villoldo explains in today’s episode, when shamans are trained in an ancient lineage, they become versed in the way that spiritual energy operates in the universe. They develop special abilities that are present but latent in all of us, inc||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMitch Horowitz - The Power of Your Mind||Can the right thought, properly focused and articulated, get you what you want? Mitch Horowitz insists that it can. He sums it up with the phrase, “Thoughts are causative.” In his forthcoming book, The Miracle Club, Mitch brings a level of intellige||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJules Evans – The Insights of Ecstasy||Ecstatic experiences can be doorways to knowing, opportunities for profound transformation. The British philosopher Jules Evans joins Ken to discuss his own exploration of ecstasy, as chronicled in his book “The Art of Losing Control: A Philosopher’||8/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGino Yu - The Science of Consciousness||We’re learning a lot in the lab about higher consciousness, about the neuroscience and physiology of the states that lead to “enlightenment” — or at least what some people mean by that word. Dr. Gino Yu is a consciousness researcher at PolyU in||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJeff Krasno - Wanderlust and the Global Yoga Movement||Wanderlust has become one of the largest yoga communities in the world — certainly the largest in the West. This year they produced some 65 yoga festivals in 16 countries. Jeff Krasno, Wanderlust’s co-founder and executive chairman, talks with Ken a||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNichol Bradford - Technologies for Transcendence||Could tech be designed to catalyze spiritual awakening? Transformative technology is an approach to innovation that aims to give people tools that can support human wellbeing, and, most interestingly, catalyze expanded states of consciousness. Gadgets .||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSharon Gannon - Inventing Yoga for America||How did yoga become so popular in America? One of the epicenters where the transformation took place was Jivamukti Yoga Center in New York's East Village. Ken talks with Jivamukti co-founder and legendary teacher Sharon Gannon about how she wedded...||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJamie Wheal - The Power of Altered States||“We now understand the neuro-biological mechanisms for changing consciousness at will,” explains Jamie Wheal, co-author of the bestseller Stealing Fire. Jamie reveals the passion behind the writing of Stealing Fire, which he describes as a “love l||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRachel Harris, PhD - Ayahuasca and Psychotherapy||Could ayahuasca replace your therapist? Psychologist Rachel Harris, PhD, has 35 years in private practice and is an award winning academic researcher. But the most profound emotional healing of her life came from ayahuasca ceremonies. Rachel talks with.||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDavid Sauvage - An Empath’s Self-Discovery||Recently we’ve been hearing more about “empaths”, those who pick up and internalize the feelings, the emotions, of other people. That’s how David Sauvage describes his own experience. We discuss how David discovered that much of the pain he carr||7/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDuncan Trussell - Meditation Tips and Disembodied Gurus||How do you get present, truly in the moment? The comedian Duncan Trussell (@duncantrussell) talks with humor and insight with Ken about his meditation practice, his connection to his guru, his time with Ram Dass, the period when he thought his stand up.||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEdd Edwards - Frontiers of Energy Medicine||Edd Edwards is a master energy medicine practitioner in the Cherokee lineage, whose capabilities have been been the subject of in-depth study by researchers from UVA, the University of Michigan, and the Rhine Research Center — and inspired the popular||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAubrey Marcus: Plant Spirit Medicine and the Free Doctors||Aubrey Marcus is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Own the Day, Own Your Life, and regular guest on the Joe Rogan podcast, as well as host of his own popular biohacking podcast. They talk about Aubrey’s initiatory experience with plant spir||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Evolver Teaser||For over a decade, Evolver has explored the emerging edge of consciousness culture by presenting its leading figures on its web magazine, Reality Sandwich, on online courses via Evolver Learning Lab, and at live events at The Alchemist’s Kitchen, Evol||6/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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A perfect podcast that gives deep and honest glimpses into the minds of some of the great holistic thinkers and doers of our time. Thank you, Ken!
I look forward to this release every Wednesday. Thanks for the thought-provoking content.
Community at The Edge
Based in downtown Manhattan, but rooted in conscious communities around the globe, Evolver is a fertile hub where the most diverse manifestations of human potentiality can infiltrate the machinations of our modern world at the edge of culture. Ken Jordan, born into the Beat tradition by a father who worked at Grove Press, has labored tirelessly and with journalistic integrity to create and sustain a space where seemingly marginal ideas and profoundly personal or eccentric stories could find fellowship and grow across an event horizon into our present day.
With thoughtful, writerly introductions and heartfelt explorations of awakening experiences and praxis through Ken’s dialogue with community leaders, healers and teachers, the Evolver Podcast is our chance to reap the rewards of nearly a decade’s long cultivation of heart and global human community.