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  • 01:14

    Making A Difference in the World: Tibet House & Pachamama Alliance

    in Lifestyle

    The first part of today's show is an interview with Ganen Thurman (Prof. Bob Thurman's son & Uma Thurman's brother) on the rich activity of Tibet House US, here in NYC.


    Ganden currently serves as the Executive Director of Tibet House US where he has worked full time for the last 20 years  THUS is a cultural and educational non-profit corporation established in 1987 at the request of HH the Dalai Lama of Tibet.  Mr. Thurman has spent considerable time over the course of his life living amongst and around Tibetan exiles in the US and India and is proud to assist their non-violent campaign for basic human rights and the opportunity to contribute to world civilization and affairs as Tibetans.


    The second half of today's show is discussing the Pachamamama Alliance with its former Executive Director, David Tucker.  David has been with the Pachamama Alliance for 17 years and is currently the Director of Pachamama Journeys, an experientially based, transformational travel program that reconnects participants to the Earth, themselves and others through direct experience with wild nature, indigenous cultures and shared group experience.


    Prior to joining the Pachamama Alliance, David managed a successful State Senate campaign in Massachusetts, facilitated wilderness experiences for at-risk youth in the dessert Southwest, and was a Peace Corps volunteer in Latin America. He has been bridging the global North and South for over 20 years and is a committed student of indigenous, earth-based wisdom.


    A Better World has been an advocate of both Tibet House and the Pachamama Alliance for some years, and is pleased to speak with today's guests who have done and continue to do such good work in supporting and advancing these enterprises.


     

  • 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."

  • 00:28

    Buddha Shakyamuni and other Master Relics from India, Tibet and China

    in Current Events

    What are the ancient relics of Buddha Shakyamuni and other Buddhist masters?  Why is it so important to visit these relics when they are available in the US? 


    Daniel Harner of Health and Healing Clinic in Sedona will be sharing about the event December 12-13, 2015 at the Yavapai College Sedona Campus.  This is the last US stop for the relics before they are returned to their final home in India.  The event is free so all are welcome to see the relics in person. 


    For more information visit:  www.MaitreyaLovingKindnessTour.com

  • 00:26

    Introducing "Snowflake" w/Jampa from Tibet

    in Women

    Join host, Jampa, on our newest show "Snowflakes."


    Born in a in a small tranquil village (Tsha Ra), situated in the snowy mountains of the Tibet plateau, Jampa introduces the world to Tibet through the eyes and voices of the Tibetan people.

  • 00:12

    Massive Views, Turquoise Lakes-Trekking Nepal's Shangri La-The Gokyo Valley

    in Travel

    The Gokyo Valley is a great alternative or add on to the standard Everest Base Camp Trek. Quieter trails, and spectacular views even of Mt. Everest.


    Gokyo is reached by walking the same trail towards EBC, following a two night stay in Namche Bazaar for rest and mostly acclimatization. 


    It’s not long out of Namche before you take the turn for Gokyo at Sanasa.


    It feels like you’ve left a freeway for a country road especially if you do this in October.  The trails are quieter, the views, are absolutely spectacular and it feels a little more relaxed and almost  subdued, compared with the main path to Everest Base Camp.  


    The views of Everest, Lhotse, and Aba Dablam, on the busy trails just before the path that leads to The Gokyo Valley.


    Right away you’ll notice the big groups marching up to EBC on a tight itinerary are missing. The yak and horse traffic that moves with them drops off as well, allowing for more time to take in the views. It’s a relief not worrying  that a yak is going to take you off the trail with one swipe of it’s head and horns. 


    The first settlement or stop is Mong La.  Mong La affords you one of the best views of Aba Dablam, many agree one of the most beautiful peaks in the Khumbu Valley.


    The trail then takes you through mixed forest and rhododendron, and a chance at spotting wildlife. Like blue sheep maybe or a lone musk deer. Excerpts from "Massive Views, Turquoise Lakes-Trekking Nepal's Shangri La-The Gokyo Valley".


     


     

  • 02:37

    Reviewing INNERVISIONS-H.Tubman-Tibet/Nepal Earthquakes-Sick Whitey's Sex Shop

    in Culture

    ON TONIGHT'S SHOW:


    *We will discuss a controversial interpretation of Stevie Wonder's masterpiece Innervisions. You heard it...but did you really listen? *Cynical Afrikan will be on board to discuss the latest perverse behavior in white supremacy.


    JOIN US!

  • 00:41

    ReDo: The Healing Power of Sound! Part 2

    in Health

    There were Technical difficulties with the show for an hour ago. so let's do over.


    How Does Sound Heal? How does this work? How does sound make for the mending of bones, the softening and soothing of broken hearts, the nearly instant increase in auto-immunity?


    According to some experts, it is the vibration itself. The simplest example of this principle is the use of sonic vibrations (like what is used in the generation of sonograms) to heal soft-tissue injuries. This is now a common occurrence in vocational rehabilitation.


    Frequency healing, as it is called, has been studied intensely and broken down Hz by Hz. Every frequency “range” has a specific, non-random effect. For instance, 1.0 Hz impacts the pituitary, stimulating the production of growth hormones, while 111 Hz will increase beta endorphins and stimulate cell regeneration.


    For some people, music (whether that is the strain of a violin or the crash of the ocean’s waves) is as vital and necessary as breathing. 1 woman’s chronic nausea from cancer treatment was only alleviated when she listened to classical music.


    Yet another client who recently lost her son claims she can only get through her day by playing old records of Peter Pan, which she used to play for him.


    We feel music in our hearts just as we hear words in our cells: Who hasn’t felt the electricity of driving down the road at a normal clip only to find himself cruising at 85 mph when the Allman Brothers came on the radio or felt hopeful and young when she heard the words to an old song that reminded her of that perfect summer and her first boyfriend?


    We all seem to instinctively know and respect their impacts on us. We know it in our bones, in the beating of our hearts, and in the tapping of our feet. And if the research is correct, we know it far before we even have the words to say so.

  • 00:02

    The Healing Power of Sound! Part 2

    in Health

    How Does Sound Heal? How does this work? How does sound make for the mending of bones, the softening and soothing of broken hearts, the nearly instant increase in auto-immunity?


    According to some experts, it is the vibration itself. The simplest example of this principle is the use of sonic vibrations (like what is used in the generation of sonograms) to heal soft-tissue injuries. This is now a common occurrence in vocational rehabilitation.


    Frequency healing, as it is called, has been studied intensely and broken down Hz by Hz. Every frequency “range” has a specific, non-random effect. For instance, 1.0 Hz impacts the pituitary, stimulating the production of growth hormones, while 111 Hz will increase beta endorphins and stimulate cell regeneration.


    For some people, music (whether that is the strain of a violin or the crash of the ocean’s waves) is as vital and necessary as breathing. 1 woman’s chronic nausea from cancer treatment was only alleviated when she listened to classical music.


    Yet another client who recently lost her son claims she can only get through her day by playing old records of Peter Pan, which she used to play for him.


    We feel music in our hearts just as we hear words in our cells: Who hasn’t felt the electricity of driving down the road at a normal clip only to find himself cruising at 85 mph when the Allman Brothers came on the radio or felt hopeful and young when she heard the words to an old song that reminded her of that perfect summer and her first boyfriend?


    We all seem to instinctively know and respect their impacts on us. We know it in our bones, in the beating of our hearts, and in the tapping of our feet. And if the research is correct, we know it far before we even have the words to say so.


    Tune in Friday the 29th of Jan at 11pm Eastern - 8 pm Pacific ... to find out More!


     


     

  • 01:19

    Sir Francis Younghusband - Soldier and Mystic

    in Radio

    On Thursday February 4th, 2016 The Hermetic Hour with host Poke Runyon
    will present a discussion on the fascinating military and occult career
    of Lt.Colonel Sir Francis Edward Younghusband (1863-1942) the conqueror
    of Tibet (1904) and the author of several books on travel, adventure and
    mystical philosophy. Colonel Younghusband was an officer in British
    Special forces in India during a cold war between the British and the
    Russians for control of the Central Asian highlands north of India in
    the latter days of the 19th century. Their covert conflict was called
    "The Great Game" and was the stage for high adventure. Rudyard Kipling
    novelized "The Great Game" in Kim. In 1904 Lord Curson the Viceroy of
    India sent Colonel Younghusband up into Tibet with an invading British
    army to flush out the Russians whom Curson was convinced had infiltrated
    the mysterious country. After slaughtering the primitive Tibetan army,
    Younghusband took Lhasa but could not find a single Cossack, or even a
    Russian rifle, However he did stay long enough to have a mystical
    experience that transformed him from a ruthless conqueror into a
    peaceful mystical philosopher. He retired to England to write books
    about his adventures and his visions, which included life on other
    planets, a philosophy of free love, a spiritual drama society and an
    expedition to climb Mt. Everest. -- If you want to spend an hour with
    the Colonel, tune in and we'll hit the trail going up.
     

  • 00:57

    Journey Back to the Goddess

    in Spirituality

    Marie Langlie and Beth Jacobson, hosts of Divine Goddess Radio, will be joined by master mythologist, storyteller and life coach Renée Starr.  “Women today are out of balance. Today’s feminine imbalance is the result of generations of women living in a patriarchal society and striving to be treated and recognized in the same way as men. In their attempt to become equalized, many women have minimized their feminine essence and maximized their masculine".



    To restore balance, Starr has written the book You Are Woman, You Are Divine, which reconnects women with their ancient Goddess roots, reminding them that they are sacred, special, and divine. The book utilizes seven powerful myths from many cultures of the world—Egypt, Greece, India, Tibet, the Lakota, and the creation myths of the Judeo-Christian Bible—which Starr beautifully retells. Each myth centers on a goddess archetype whose story symbolizes for the modern woman a key essence she innately has. Together, the myths reconnect women to their Power, Creativity, Stillness, Passion, Voice, Wisdom, and Awakening.


    Join us as we learn more about this fascinating topic and discuss her book and her work.


     


    Contact info:  divinegoddessradio@gmail.com


    Beth Jacobson 651-900-4136


    Marie Langlie 651-303-0555


    www.divinegoddessradio.com


    www.facebook.com//pages/Divine-Goddess-Radio/491755870866184

  • 00:59

    Talk to healer and consciousness coach, Omkar Holistic

    in Spirituality

    Omkar is a healer, consciousness coach and life-long activist for conscious transformation. He passionately runs Holistic Omkar, a grass roots organisation for conscious living and expansion – integrating Eastern mysticism and Western Scientific paradigms to guide agents of conscious change to have a huge transformative impact on the world. Connecting the Yin and Yang energies of receptivity and action to create a unique path for healers, coaches and other guides to bring their transformational healing gifts to the world. An agent of change, guiding practices of deep inner healing, awareness, acceptance and strength – to bring the new paradigm of consciousness to Earth.


    Omkars personal story is one of realisation with mystical schools and wisdom keepers across the Earth, from cultures of India and Tibet to the Inca and Maya – from energy and plant medicine of the jungle, tantra and yoga, to angel consciousness schools. Alongside this mystical aspect of life, in the West he has also been involved in the scientific domains of Physics (BSc), Psychology and Systems design (MSc) and running entrepreneurial businesses. His approach is to live life in it’s totality, reaching for the stars whilst being deeply connected to the Earth