The Astral Hustle #160
Meditation teacher George Haas spent a lot of time seeking while he was growing up in New York. After experiencing a bout of particularly deep suffering, he got sober, moved to Los Angeles and started extensively studying Buddhist texts. In 2003, he founded the Mettagroup where he uses a combination of Buddhist teaching and John Bowlby’s Attachment Theory to help students reduce their suffering and live meaningful lives. In this podcast, we talk about the path that led George to become a meditation teacher, how he uses Attachment Theory in his work, and his definition of enlightenment.
The Astral Hustle #159
Psychology professor William Von Hippel has spent his career exploring social hypothesis. By researching human evolutionary psychology, he’s been able to discover fascinating insights about who we are, what makes us happy and how we can live better lives. In this podcast, we dive deep into evolutionary psychology, how the modern world is challenging our ancestral coding, and his fantastic new book The Social Leap.
The Astral Hustle #158
Best-selling author Sahara Rose is a leading voice in Ayurvedic cooking. Sahara suffered from intense physical and mental ailments until her life was transformed during a trip to India. She was introduced to Ayurvedic cooking and changing her diet changed her life. In this podcast, was talk about Sahara’s journey to India, how she restored her health by changing her diet, and her new book Eat Feel Fresh: A Plant-Based Ayurvedic Cookbook.
The Astral Hustle #157
Blue Morpho founder Hamilton Souther has returned home. After heading to the Amazon jungle more than a decade before the plant medicine renaissance, he became a renowned master shaman and founded Blue Morpho in 2002. Since then, Blue Morpho has become one of the most longstanding, highly regarded shamanism centers in the world. In this podcast, we talk about what drew Hamilton back to doing medicine work, how he has seen humanity’s collective consciousness shift over the years, and the way technology is shaping our reality.
The Astral Hustle #156
West Memphis Three member Damien Echols has lived a life none of us can imagine. In the mid 90’s, Damien and two others were wrongly convicted of murder and sentenced to death. He lived on death row for 18 years, 10 of which he was in solitary confinement. Eventually, forensic evidence proved Damien’s innocence and he was released from prison. But how did Damien get through 10 years in solitary confinement? By practicing magick and meditation.
The Astral Hustle #155
Four Sigmatic founder Tero Isokauppila is an expert in all things mushroom. He grew up on his family’s farm in Finland and began foraging mushrooms at an early age. Then, he went on to earn a degree in chemistry and plant-based nutrition before founding his functional mushroom company Four Sigmatic. Tero was chosen as one of the world’s Top 50 Food Activists by the Academy of Culinary Nutrition and has authored two books.
The Astral Hustle #154
Philosopher Evan Thompson is a professor at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. He is a renowned philosopher of the mind and known for his groundbreaking work on Buddhism and cognitive science. Evan is also the author of Waking, Dreaming, Being: Self and Consciousness in Neuroscience, Meditation, and Philosophy.
The Astral Hustle #153
Wired founder Kevin Kelly is an editor, photographer and New York Times bestselling author. In this podcast, we discuss how social media is changing the way people see reality, his infamous 1000 True Fans essay, and the importance of gratitude.