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  • 01:00

    Painting Your Life Masterpiece with Mindfulness Meditation

    in Spirituality

    If life is a blank canvas waiting for us to paint our vision, ever wonder why so many of us have not yet painted our masterpiece?  It may be that we have not given our life the proper focus to align the energy of change - to draw forth that next level of vibrational frequency that lifts us higher into the realm of thought fulfilling experience.  We know it's possible; we may have even exercised this gift before.  Yet the question is:  "How do we remain consistent?"  Mindfulness meditation is an entry into that portal.  Our guest, Charles A. Francis, will explain how through simple and constant practice, we can gloriously paint the canvas that is our life.


    Charles A. Francis, is the co-founder and director of the Mindfulness Meditation Institute. He has studied the practice of mindfulness with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. For over 18 years, he has worked to help people find inner peace through mindfulness meditation. 


    Join the discussion!

  • 01:20

    Damion Knu Knu WITH BOYD AND LUCINDA

    in Lifestyle

    As a young child, K.N.U, and everyone around him, knew that he truly was a different breed. He grew up in mostly small town settings, but moved a lot and ended up staying in Brown County Ohio ages 5-15 for the most part. K.N.U was so different from the rest of the people in his area, that he chose to stay at home and listen to music to escape more often then not. K.N.U listened to Rock&Roll all throughout his childhood. At the age of 15 he moved to Manchester Ky, where he decided to try his hand at both drums and bass guitar. He enjoyed both but decided neither of which suited him best. At the same time of realizing such, he moved back to Brown and Clermont County OH. He went to school like a normal kid, he did work for family friends to support himself financially, when one day he decided he wanted something more out of life, he never had an answer when people would ask what he wanted to be when he grew up, and decided it was time to find an answer. He took off into the world and researched everything he could possibly think of, and the only jobs that interested him were pertaining to art. After trying instruments, tattooing, drawing, painting, and more art, he finally decided those were hobbies rather then careers, at least for him. Then one day, he picked up a pad of paper and a pencil, turned on a beat, and wrote his first "rap song". He recorded a video of him delivering his flow on his phone camera, and uploaded it to "Facebook". The next thing you know, he became known as an artist, and all of his friends and more where asking for more. He then invested in equipment and started a team named "Ride Er Die" with no knowledge of sound quality, business strategies, or any knowledge in the music world whatsoever at that. K.N.U recorded roughly 20 tracks and uploaded them to "youtube"(which are still currently uploaded). 


     

  • 00:30

    First Contact Radio 5/5/15 - Cosmic Weather, UFOs, Misc News

    in News

    First Contact Radio 5/5/15 Show #1344 hosted by Joshua Poet


    COSMIC WEATHER
    Moon Cat Astrology
    http://www.mooncatsastrology.com/calendar/5-15.htm


    Planet Watcher
    http://www.planetwatcher.com/


    Jewish Calendar
    http://www.chabad.org/calendar/view/month.htm


    Moon Phase
    http://www.calculatorcat.com/moon_phases/phasenow.php


    Spaceweather.com
    http://www.spaceweather.com


    This Week’s Sky at a Glance, May 1 – 9
    http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/this-weeks-sky-at-a-glance-may-1-9/


    UFO News
    Large Triangle UFO Filmed From Phoenix Parking Garage
    http://www.educatinghumanity.com/2015/05/large-triangle-ufo-filmed-arizona.html


    UFO sighting above San Antonio, Texas on 1st May 2015
    http://www.latest-ufos.com/2015/05/ufo-sighting-above-san-antonio-texas-on-1st-may-2015/


    Alien Hand Weapon Found On Mars, May 2015
    http://www.ufosightingsdaily.com/2015/05/alien-hand-weapon-found-on-mars-may.html


    Many Glowing UFOs over San Diego, California On May 2015
    http://www.ufosightingsdaily.com/2015/05/many-glowing-ufos-over-san-diego.html


    Unsolved riddle: Speculation abounds after B.C. UFO sighting
    http://www.latest-ufo-sightings.net/2015/05/unsolved-riddle-speculation-abounds-after-b-c-ufo-sighting.html


    Alien Figure Found Secretly Hidden In Mona Lisa Painting, May 4, 2015


    UFOs, Conspiracies, Government Black Ops - Full Documentary


    Daily Stories
    Baltimore Received $1.8 Billion from Obama’s Stimulus Law


    This strange plant only grows where there are diamonds beneath the ground


    Asteroid Impact Apocalypse 2015: Mass Anxiety As Conspiracy Theorists Predict Catastrophe


    Transformational Frequencies Are Rapidly Increasing!


    Hilarion


    Warrior of the Light -pg 66


    FREE Meditation Music "Reflections"

  • 01:05

    Manifest Justice: The Impact of Socially Conscience Art.

    in Culture

    There is nothing like being emotionally moved by a piece of art. Whether it be a painting, sculpture, or some other form of creativity; the overall impression can be lasting and coerce us to rethink how we view ourselves and the world around us. 


    Manifest Justice is a large-scale pop-up art exhibition, cultural convening, and community organizing event taking place in the Baldwin Hills area of South Los Angeles. Unlike other civil rights exhibits that highlight events from the 60's, Manifest Justice is hauntingly current. Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, and Oscar Grant are but a few of the many victims who have been immortalized through the works of over 150 artists. 


    Tonight I will be joined by Nijeul Xavier Porter, a young man who is instrumental to the success of the event; and Gabriel Garcia Roman, an artist who has works on display at the event. Both will share why the event is important -especially in today's social climate-and what it means to be a part of the experience.

  • 00:31

    CARL CREW: FROM PLAYING DAHMER TO NOHO NIGHTCLUB RINGMASTER OF ABNORMAL ARTS

    in Entertainment

    CARL CREW is an American actor, screenwriter, author, artist and co-proprietor of the North Hollywood nightclub California Institute of Abnormal Arts. He has been called "the P.T. Barnum of Burbank Boulevard" by the LA Times, and in annual press polls by LA Weekly & other journalists his CIA club is consistently voted the most popular and unique nightclub in LA. His chilling & nuanced performance as serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer in the controversial film Jeffrey Dahmer: The Secret Life was critically acclaimed.


    Carl grew up in the theater. At 18, he turned his talents to another kind of show and became a mortician. His club contains many freak show attractions. A stuffed Pighuahua, half pig, half Chihuahua. A two-headed baby in a jar. A haunted painting which was stolen on Halloween. And the remarkable mummified Alligator Boy, which Carl, as a mortician, swears is not a fake. Its the mystery of the sideshow, says Carl. The mystery of deformed people. We want to stare. We want to know what makes them different. These pickled and petrified oddities, in the entrance, the bar, the outdoor garden, are but an overture to the unique performances held on the main stage that draw celebrities & curious seekers to the iconic venue. Come one, come all, come just as you are.
     


    CIA 11334 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood, (818) 221-8065 or https://www.facebook.com/CIAbnormalarts


     

  • 02:05

    Epiphany's House welcomes Hurrikane The poet and Chaeya and her Dark Secret!

    in Entertainment

    I love a double billed show..why? cause it is dope. You get alot of art in a short amount of time and then your heart is lifted for the rest of the day...I dig art.  I dig dope artists..you will absolutely dig my guests this episode...  Check it...


    Chaeya...Did some work for George Clinton..Went to England in 1988 and lived there doing work as a session vocalist for Island and EMI Records.  Recorded remixes fro Shriekback, Yello, and Pia Zadora that were issued in vinyl.  In 1991, worked on an AIDS record in Zurich, Switzerland with Melanie Thornton of LaBouche fame.  In 1993, recorded tracks for Warner Chappell Music.  Formed Electric Gentlemen Records and Studios in 2000, recorded my first CD, The Quickening in 2003.  Formed Chaeya & Her Dark Secret in 2011, had Theron Brison aka Thee Ram Jam from Bootsy Collins' Funk University as bass player who was murdered in 2011.  Took time off to grieve and released Rise on MLK Day in 2015.


      Hurrikane the poet... HurriKane the poet was born Steven Clark. HurriKane considers himself a community activist, artist and also a poet. He started doing art as a child in Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children. Truly influenced by the hip hop era he became an MC and later a poet. He has written a book entitled. Poetry for the people. Pairing forty four painting and poems. He considers his job to stand on the shoulders of the elders who remind us where we come from and as he puts it who we isum
     

  • 00:33

    Let's Talk Too! Author Hitomi Kemper

    in Books

    I'm your host


    Author Sharnel


      Guest


    Author Hitomi Kemper


    In 1962, Hitomi was born in a small village named Oozato in the city of Okinawa, Japan. She played basketball in middle school and was very active as a student. Despite her parents’ separation, she was accomplished in academics. She enrolled in Koza high school. Struggling to pay for tuition, she worked. After she graduated from the Koza high school, she attended Kokusai Kankou Gakuen. She learned English. She met her Husband, Kenneth, in 1982. They went back to the States where she gave birth to Kenny. Two years later, the couple moved back to Okinawa. Kenneth was an Air Force Sergeant and was stationed at Kadena Air Force base for four years. She gave birth to Lynn during this time. After the four years of duty, the family moved back to the States where she gave birth to Joshua. She has been a mother of three children, and supported the family. While she was raising three children, she observed society, community, environment and humanity. Hitomi learned English as a second language at Yuba Community College in California. She became interested in English literature. She now enjoys writing and painting. She is currently acquiring an AA degree in Accounting at Ashworth College. Hitomi worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant for the Sunrise Senior Living home in Arizona. Later she was promoted to work for the Renaissance Rehabilitation Center in Arizona.


     

  • 00:35

    Annual ArtWalk @RaglanShire in Second Life with Organizer Karmagirl Avro

    in Current Events

    Join us to learn about the 10th Annual ArtWalk from May 3-31. Residents of Second Life may show their artwork during this time.  Reproductions of RL artwork (painting, drawing, digital fine art, printmaking that can be imported and put on a prim) are encouraged, along with SL photography, manipulated photography and sculpture.


    Each year we have had over 100 artist participants exhibiting in spaces over several sims. This year, the 10th ArtWalk, we hope for a good turnout and will include space in the vast center park of Raglan Shire, in Heron Shire forest, and in other sims in the cluster if needed. The 2D artwork will be displayed along hedgerows around Raglan Shire, and sculpture in designated areas of the forest on Heron Shire.


    Artwalk 2015 Schedule of Events
    In addition to regular events like Poetry Slam, Prim Charades and DJs, we have new events this month just for artwalk.  We have many events including a Kite Parade (more info on that later). For more information, go to http://raglanshire.com/events/


    Music by Sara Tiemogo


    Featured Poet Karima Hoisan

  • 01:08

    Narcissistic Victim Syndrome: Why do victims blame themselves?

    in Psychology

    The show everyone has been waiting for.  Join our frequent and most popular guest Christine Louis de Cannonville, author of The Three Faces of Evil, Michelle Mallon, professor Ohio State University, and Andrea Schneider, MSW, LCSW.


    Three leading educators about Narcissistic Victim Syndrome.  We discuss Christine's book which is set to publish and be available on Amazon in May of 2015, the most common question asked by all survivors of this form of abuse, and what's in store for the future regarding the pandemic: Narcissistic, Pychopathic, and Sociopathic abuse.


    For more information about our guests please visit here.

  • 01:01

    "Receiving Spirit Through Writing" with Author Paddy Fievet

    in Spirituality

    Join your Host and Medium Pamela Marie Edmunds as she interviews Author Paddy Fievet.  The topic of their discussion will be Paddy's book "The Making of a Mystic" and her experiences with automatic writing.  What is automatic writing?  Can anyone do it?


    More About Paddy Fievet;


    Born deep in the South where swatting mosquitoes and blowing gnats become a rite of passage, Paddy Fievet is a North Carolina speaker, poet and author who teaches others to appreciate life as an empowering, spiritual adventure.


    Her own adventure unfolded during an intense period of spiritual awakening while traveling. She experienced profound mysticism in Ireland, a soul’s crossing in Auschwitz, the feminine spirit in Malta, personal evolution at the Mary Magdalene Tower in France, and Divine Unity while sitting inside the Great Pyramid. During these and other insightful spiritual experiences, she understood joy, authenticity, and love are experienced from the inside out.


    Utilizing narrative, expository, and descriptive forms of writing to entice her readers and fellow travelers into imagining themselves in new ways. She helps others to not only discover their own sacred story, but live it.


    Paddy obtained her Master of Science and Doctorate of Philosophy in Metaphysics from the American Institute of Holistic Theology with an emphasis on the integration of body, mind, and spirit. She was ordained as a minister by Dr. Willard Fuller, ThD, founder of Lively Stones.


    Her latest books are When Life Cried Out (Cloverhurst Publications, 2015) and The Making of a Mystic (Cloverhurst Publications, 2015). Currently, Paddy Fievet is a happily married, thoroughly modern mystic who enjoys nature, writing, gardening, and painting. You can visit her at paddyfievet.com.

  • 00:32

    Why Did Sophie Schiller Race to Tibet

    in Writing

    Sophie Schiller was born in Paterson, NJ and grew up in the West Indies amid aging pirates and retired German spies. Among other oddities her family tree contains a Nobel prize-winning physicist and a French pop singer. 


    She loves stories that carry the reader back in time to exotic and far-flung locations. She was educated at American University, Washington, DC and lives in Brooklyn, New York. She is currently working on a new historical thriller set in the Caribbean.


    While Sophie was writing Race to Tibet, she had set the first scene of the novel—an altercation between Gabriel Bonvalot and General Prejevalsky that may or may not be real—in Café Tortoni, a well-known café on the Rue des Italiens in Paris. But until today she had never known about the existence of this painting, even though she had been to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston numerous times, although not prior to March 18, 1990, the day it was stolen. 


    To me, Cafe Tortoni, with its sophisticated ambiance and suave reputation, known for being the meeting place of politicians, intellectuals, scholars, dandies, and ladies of the demi-monde seemed to be the perfect setting to place two opposing characters, and how much more so now that I can see it through Manet's eyes.


    According to Sophie, "All I can say is, Wow! and pray that someday Chez Tortoni is restored to its rightful place in the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum, one of Boston's great cultural treasures. I spent close to 2 years researching the book before I ever put pen to paper. I feel I learned so much about the geography, the history, the culture, and the Great Game that I could teach a course on it! I still hope that one day I can visit Tibet."