The Astral Hustle #184
Hamilton Souther lived and studied in the rainforests of Peru for over a decade. He’s the founder of Blue Morpho, a renowned master shaman, connoisseur of consciousness and a true visionary philosopher.
In this podcast, we talk about the future of our planet, how the collective human consciousness is driving the totality of human behavior, and how you can turn your ideas into something real.
The Astral Hustle #183
Suzanne Ciani is a legendary composer, pioneering sound designer, and Grammy-nominated electronic musician. She has made fifteen albums, created award-winning sounds and effects, and is the first female composer to score a major Hollywood film. The documentary A Life In Waves explores Suzanne’s life and innovations as an electronic music pioneer.
In this podcast, we talk about the nature of time, Suzanne’s contributions to music history, and her incredible tenacity that made it possible for her to break through cultural boundaries and bring her artistic vision to life.
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
The Astral Hustle #182
Daniel Pinchbeck is an author and leading voice in the contemporary shamanism movement. Among his most popular works are Breaking Open the Head, 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, and How Soon is Now?
In the podcast, we talk about the increasing planetary ecological emergencies, how Daniel became a cultural figurehead, and the possibility that humanity has shifted into another layer of the universe.
The Astral Hustle #181
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith is a composer, performer, music producer, and modular synthesis guru. Her magical swirling music has been celebrated by NPR, Pitchfork, Spin and Rolling Stone magazine.
In this podcast, we talk about the way Kaitlyn “blacks out” when she composes, listening to sounds as a form of meditation, how modular synthesizers appeared in Kaitlyn’s life and her recent exploration of writing words instead of music.
John F Simon Jr
The Astral Hustle #180
Miles Neale is a Contemplative Psychotherapist, Buddhist teacher, faculty member of Tibet House US, international speaker, and author. In his work, Miles blends psychotherapy and Buddhism in order to create an integrative form of mental healing and personal awakening.
As always, Miles and I dive straight into deep waters. We talk about having many rebirths in a single lifetime, turning fear into confidence, keeping it real and his epic new Contemplative Studies Program.
The Astral Hustle #179
John F Simon Jr is a pioneering artist whose works have appeared in the Museum of Modern Art, Guggenheim, Whitney, and countless others. He also wrote a book called Drawing Your Own Path, which offers a meditative path to deepening creativity.
In this podcast, John and I talk about the giant robot arm that helps him build his thirty-foot art pieces, how to understand the source of your creativity, and the way technology has helped liberate artists from the privacy of galleries.
The Astral Hustle #178
Mikey Siegel is a robotics engineer turned consciousness hacker. He worked in the Intelligent Robotics Group at NASA, the Personal Robots Group at MIT, and currently teaches at Stanford. Mikey is also the founder of Consciousness Hacking and Biofluent Technologies.
In this podcast, we talk about Mikey’s transition from engineer to spiritualist and the way he wove the two together. We also discuss how future technologies will assist people in their search for higher consciousness.
The Astral Hustle #177
JP Sears is a YouTuber, comedian, author, speaker, wisdom seeker and all around awesome human being. He has racked up over 300 million views with his online videos and hosts the enlighteningAF podcast Awaken with JP Sears Show. On this epic podcast (the longest in Astral Hustle history), JP and I invent the internet, talk about the logistics of taking a sushi bath, and the power of ghostwriters. We also mention creative integrity and how to find your purpose.
Rev. angel Kyodo williams
The Astral Hustle #176
Charlie Ambler is the founder of DailyZen and online apparel brand Strike Gently Co. On his mindfulness blog, he writes about meditation, self-inquiry, and self-mastery. On this podcast, Charlie and I talk about finding inner balance, the power of boiling down huge ideas to their purest elements, what it would be like to pitch the Tao Te Ching to a modern-day publisher, and his new book The Daily Zen Journal: A Creative Companion for a Beginner's Mind.
The Astral Hustle #175
Rev. angel Kyodo williams is an esteemed Zen priest, author, spiritual teacher, and activist. She is the founder of the Center for Transformative Change and the author of two potent books Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living With Fearlessness and Grace and Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation. Speaking with Rev. angel was one of those occasions where I could actually feel the presence, abundance, and wisdom flowing my way. In this podcast, we discuss pathways for social evolution, personal liberation, and living with integrity—even when no one is watching.
The Astral Hustle #174
Ramin Nazer is an artist, comedian, and host of The Rainbow Brainskull Hour podcast. He manifests his unique creative vision in the form of illustrations, books, games, and podcasts. In all of his work, Ramin deals with big themes like spirituality, being, artistic fear, and death, but always does so with a wondrous sense of levity.
This could be the most dynamic Astral Hustle to date. Ramin and I pulse between shallow and deep waters—cracking one topic after another—like spirituality, music, quantum laugh waves, and why there’s no reason to fear dying in your sleep.
The Astral Hustle #173
Mark Coleman is a senior meditation teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, where he has taught for almost twenty years. Through Mark’s organization Awake in the Wild, he integrates nature and meditation by leading wilderness meditation retreats from Alaska to Peru. Mark has also authored three books on mindfulness, compassion, and self-discovery.
On this podcast, Mark and I have a great time talking about taming the inner critic, the dignity of mindful presence, and the power of meditating in nature.