The Astral Hustle #171
Michael Phillip is the wonder-seeking host of the Third Eye Drops podcast. He melds minds with artists, authors, philosophers, shamans, and scientists in a quest for greater understanding of himself and our reality. On this podcast, Michael and I dive straight into classic Astral Hustle vibes. We talk about phony gurus, innate human knowledge, and using self-inquiry to discover what you actually know.
The Astral Hustle #170
Lily Cushman is an author, teacher, and musician. In 2010, she co-founded the Brooklyn Yoga School and currently serves as chief of staff to Sharon Salzberg. Lily is an expert on sacred sounds and downloaded her wisdom into the excellent new book A Little Bit of Mantras. I had a blast talking with Lily on this podcast. We dive deep into music, the source of creative energy, and how sound can have profound effects on consciousness.
The Astral Hustle #169
Emily Fletcher is the founder of Ziva and regarded as an expert in meditation for high performance. She’s been named one of the top 100 women in wellness to watch, has taught more than 15,000 students around the world and has spoken on meditation for performance at Google and Harvard. In this podcast, we talk about how stress can lead to insomnia, the productive power of flow state, and Emily’s new book Stress Less, Accomplish More: Meditation for Extraordinary Performance.
The Astral Hustle #168
Colin Frangicetto is an artist and musician. Through his eye-catching psychedelic inspired paintings, he expresses themes of self-reflection, mind expansion and peacefulness. He also tours the world as a guitarist in the band Circa Survive. Talking with Colin instantly feels like I’m talking with an old friend. We drop straight into the flow on this podcast and talk about burning off negative energy, learning to conserve creative juices, and being a mindful consumer.
The Astral Hustle #167
Jeff Warren is an author and meditation teacher. He co-authored Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics with Dan Harris and wrote his own deep book about consciousness called The Head Trip. Jeff teaches meditation to all walks of life, from Google execs to Army Cadets, in a realistic and accessible way. This podcast was a trip. Several times Jeff and I had to stop and scratch our heads because of the similarity of our experiences. We had fun and got into a deep talk about our paths and the far reaches of consciousness.
The Astral Hustle #166
Matt Haig is a British author and mental health advocate. His internationally bestselling memoir Reasons to Stay Alive, How To Stop Time, and five other novels have been translated into thirty languages. Matt’s honest writing about his depression and anxiety have made him a leading figure on the wisdom of well-being. In this podcast, we talk about the absurdity of cultural body standards, mental health and Matt’s powerful new book Notes On A Nervous Planet.
The Astral Hustle #165
Buddhist teacher Josh Korda has been teaching at Dharmapunx NYC since 2005 and has a large spiritual counseling private practice. He has written for Tricycle, Lion’s Roar, Shambhala Sun and authored his own book, Unsubscribe. For the past ten years, Josh has also given talks at ZenCare.org, a hospice volunteer training organization. In this podcast, we talk about music, integrating the turbulence of your experience and attachment theory.
The Astral Hustle #164
Carl Jung expert Erick Godsey is all about self-transformation. He’s a cognitive psychologist that studies Behavioral, Positive, Jungian, Transactional, Evolutionary, and Clinical Psychology in an effort to help others (and himself) transform from who they are into a greater form of themselves. In this podcast, Jung’s synchronicity was with us. We both happen to only be on a few hours of sleep, which led to a fun, spiraling conversation about self-development and boldly starring truth in the face.