George Haas | The Meaningful Life
William Von Hippel | The Social Leap
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.
Sahara Rose | Eat Feel Fresh
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.
Hamilton Souther | Returning To The Source
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.
Damien Echols | High Magick
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.
Tero Isokauppila | Mushroom Magic
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.
Evan Thompson | Waking Dreaming Being
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.
Kevin Kelly | Gratitude Is The Only Prayer
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.
Dr. Dan Engle | Born To Bond
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.
Brandon Beachum | Good Vibrations
The Astral Hustle #152
Dr. Dan Engle is a psychiatrist, psychedelic researcher, author and peak performance coach. In this episode, we talk about the importance of human bonding, how technology is spiking depression numbers, and the potential future of mental health treatments.
Michael Phillip | Computer Love
The Astral Hustle #151
Brandon Beachum hosts the Positive Head podcast where he talks with authors, directors, artists, bloggers, scientists, and entrepreneurs that are making a positive impact on the world. In this episode, we chat about the importance of being the change you want to see in your life and the nature of reality.
Daniele Bolelli | The Tao of Conan
The Astral Hustle #150
Wonder-seeking Michael Phillip hosts the Third Eye Drops podcast where he melds minds with artists, authors, philosophers, shamans and scientists. In this episode, we dive deep into how a future with conscious artificial intelligence may shape our lives and challenge our emotions.
The Astral Hustle #149
History professor Daniele Bolelli hosts the top-rated History On Fire podcast and is the author of Not Afraid, Create Your Own Religion, and On The Warrior’s Path. In this podcast, Daniele shares the role history has played throughout his life and his search for harmony in his pull towards savagery.