Ira Rechtshaffer, Ph.D. in Buddhist studies has been a Buddhist meditation practitioner for 40 years. He studied Zen Buddhism in Japan for four years and has been a practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism since 1976. Also a psychotherapist for 25 years, integrating spiritual vision with psychological process in an effort to return "soul" to the helping relationship, what better person to chat with us about the relationship between mindfulness and madness. Ira will will share how money, food and sex factor into mindfulness and explain the "wisdom of no escape". We'll delve into the cultural factors shaping the Buddha's message in the West and the alchemy of personality. Ira will also share his wisdom on the importance of "befriending our demons" and if this is different from the Christian version of demon.
Normandi Ellis returns tonight to discuss her newest book, The Union of Isis and Thoth. Clairvoyant, astrologer, author of 13 books, and Archpriestess of Isis in the Fellowship of Isis, Normandi and I will also discuss her many trips to Egypt, stealth shamanism, Sekhmet, shamanic flight and carrying your temple within. Hear us discuss our experiences doing ritual in Egypt and receiving messages from the Divine.