Pathways

For over 25 years on KBOO, the Pathways interview program has offered lively, original conversations with leaders in personal and cultural transformation. Over the years, we have been honored to bring to KBOO listeners some of the biggest names in the field -- including:  Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, John Gray, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross and hundreds of other authors and teachers. In addition, we make it a point to host local talent -- people who are making a positive cultural difference in our Oregon radio community.

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Shatter Shame and SHINE: Transformational guidance for women...

Program: 
Pathways
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Sun, 02/07/2016 - 8:30am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Author Maryalice Coleman speaks with host Paul O'Brien
Maryalice Coleman is author of the book, Shatter Shame and SHINE, Transformational guidance for women silently struggling with their childhood abuse, and trauma issues and those who think they are not. In addition to being an author, Maryalice is the creator of the Change Your Aim, Change Your Life workshop. An inner life coach, mentor, and workshop leader -- her passion, compassion, and effectiveness in supporting women around the world to heal their lives and fulfill their dreams, springs from her own profound recovery from the pain of childhood abuse and the effects of living by default. She also stays current with leading-edge research into neuro-plasticity and the brain's capacity to outgrow limiting patterns that developed in response to trauma.

Rational Mysticism: Dispatches from the Border Between Science and Spirituality

Program: 
Pathways
Air date: 
Sun, 01/31/2016 - 8:30am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Author John Horgan speaks with host Paul O'Brien
John Horgan talks about his book, Rational Mysticism: Dispatches from the Border Between Science and Spirituality. John is the Director of the Center for Science Writings at the Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey. A former senior writer at Scientific American (1986-1997), he has also written for The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, and others.

The New Normal: An Agenda for Responsible Living

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Pathways
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Sun, 01/24/2016 - 8:30am - 9:00am
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Author Dave Wann speaks to host Paul O'Brien
David Wann is an author, filmmaker, and speaker on the topic of sustainable lifestyles and designs. His newest book is The New Normal: An Agenda for Responsible Living. His previous book, Simple Prosperity, is a sequel to the best-selling book he coauthored, Affluenza, which is now in 9 languages.

Pathways on 01/17/16

Program: 
Pathways
Air date: 
Sun, 01/17/2016 - 8:30am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Conversations with leaders in personal and cultural transformation.

The Art of Living

Program: 
Pathways
Air date: 
Sun, 01/10/2016 - 8:30am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Author Bob Proctor speaks with host Paul O'Brien
Bob Proctor is the author of the book The Art of Living: Lessons in Leading a Fulfilling Life and Career from America's Greatest Prosperity Teacher. A speaker, author, consultant, coach, and mentor, Bob was already a legendary figure in the world of personal development long before his appearance in the hit film The Secret. For more than forty years, Proctor has been one of the biggest names in prosperity and personal development, delivering talks throughout the world that help people achieve success and prosperity. Through his work with the Proctor Gallagher Institute, which he cofounded, he has transformed countless lives with his message of prosperity.

Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature

Program: 
Pathways
Air date: 
Sun, 01/03/2016 - 8:30am - 9:30am
Short Description: 
Author Alva Noë speaks with host Paul O'Brien
Alva Noë is the author of the new book Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature. Alva works on the nature of mind and human experience. He is the author of Action in Perception; Out of Our Heads; and Varieties of Presence. The central idea of these books is that consciousness is not something that happens inside us, or to us. It is something we do. Dr. Noe received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1995 and is a professor of philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is also a member of the Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences and the Center for New Media. He previously was a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

David Goldblatt

Program: 
Pathways
Air date: 
Sun, 12/27/2015 - 8:30am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
David Goldblatt speaks with guest host Renee Poindexter
Composing for media is David Goldblatt's focus, with the piano at the core of his creating. He has skills as a composer and arranger, and his work has been featured on numerous films and TV shows including the CBS series, “EZ Streets,” Showtime’s, “The Defenders,” and the "Oprah Winfrey Show." David has just completed all the music and sound effects for a 3D virtual reality ride show in Wuhan China and he has scored a number of documentaries, composed genre specific library music and video game music since moving to Portland. He has toured globally as musical director with Diana Ross and was the composer and bandleader on the nationally televised Dennis Miller show.

Terence McKenna on the I Ching

Program: 
Pathways
Air date: 
Sun, 12/20/2015 - 8:30am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Visionary Terence McKenna's legacy interview with Paul O'Brien
Terence McKenna was an American ethnobotanist, mystic, psychonaut, lecturer, and author who spoke and wrote about a variety of subjects, including psychedelic drugs, plant-based entheogens, shamanism, metaphysics, alchemy, language, philosophy, culture, technology, and the theoretical origins of human consciousness. McKenna formulated a concept about the nature of time based on fractal patterns he claimed to have discovered in the I Ching, which he called novelty theory.

The Story of Haiwen and personal growth in China

Program: 
Pathways
Air date: 
Sun, 12/13/2015 - 8:30am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Sean Feng, director of the Haiwen Center, speaks with host Paul O'Brien
Sean Feng is the Executive Director of Haiwen, a leading purveyor of a holistically-oriented personal development movement in China. Haiwen is a Chinese company founded in 2004 by Sean, which offers counseling-related programs and retreats. It is a strategic partner of the Haven Foundation of Canada and has organized Haven's core programs in China for the last 10 years. Haiwen also shares core values of the Haven Foundation—including creating a meaningful and fulfilling life through relating to one another, respecting the dignity of each and every individual and having deep regard for the well-being of others, and society as a whole.

Pathways on 12/06/15

Program: 
Pathways
Air date: 
Sun, 12/06/2015 - 8:30am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Conversations with leaders in personal and cultural transformation.

Audio

Modern Storytelling

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Pathways
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Sun, 03/04/2012

Our guest today on Pathways is storyteller Will Hornyak. From Irish folktales and American tall tales to Native American legends, Russian fairytales and beyond, Will weaves a wide web of well-crafted stories into energetic and highly engaging performances.  A former newspaper reporter in Latin America, he combines an understanding of world cultures with a love for the rhythm and music of language. A strong advocate for storytelling as a tool for personal and social empowerment, Will has performed and offered workshops for the Multnomah County Juvenile Justice Dept., the Oregon State Penitentiary (Salem), the American Cancer Society, the Oregon Early Childhood Education Council and numerous businesses, schools and colleges.  He teaches classes in storytelling at Marylhurst University and Lewis and Clark College and performs throughout the Northwest and beyond.  He was awarded the Brimstone Grant from the National Storytelling Association for his environmental education program: Living Streams: Stories for Healthy Watersheds.

  • Length: 30:08 minutes (34.49 MB)
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Pity the Billionaire

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Pathways
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Sun, 02/19/2012

Economic catastrophe usually brings social protest and demands for change—or at least it's supposed to. But when today's guest set out in 2009 to look for expressions of American discontent, all he could find were loud demands that the economic system be made even harsher on the recession's victims and that society's traditional winners receive even grander prizes. Today we will examine the peculiar mechanism by which dire economic circumstances have delivered wildly unexpected political results. Our guest on Pathways today is Thomas Frank, the author of Pity the Billionaire, The Wrecking Crew, What's the Matter with Kansas?, and One Market Under God. A former opinion columnist for The Wall Street Journal, Frank is the founding editor of The Baffler and a monthly columnist for Harper's. He lives outside Washington, D.C.

  • Length: 28:53 minutes (33.05 MB)
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Babel No More: The Search for the World’s Most Extraordinary Language Learners

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Pathways
program date: 
Sun, 01/22/2012

 Michael Erard is the author of the new book, Babel No More: The Search for the World's Most Extraordinary Language Learners. He has graduate degrees in linguistics and rhetoric from the University of Texas at Austin. He's written about language, linguists, and linguistics for Science, Slate, Wired, The Atlantic, The New York Times, and New Scientist, among many other publications. Erard is a contributing writer for Design Observer and blogs for Psychology Today. He is also the author of Um...: Slips, Stumbles, and Verbal Blunders, and What They Mean. Erard speaks some Chinese and some Spanish but does not call himself trilingual. In the course of writing BABEL NO MORE, he had his own brain scanned, travelled to three continents and made a fool of himself - while thoroughly enjoying doing so - in Hindi, Italian, Spanish and other languages.

More information about Babel No More is available at Books on KBOO.

The Effect of Buddhism on World Culture

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Pathways
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Sun, 01/15/2012

Today on Pathways we are visiting with Dr. Robert Thurman, author of several books on Buddhism and Tibet, including Why the Dalai Lama Matters and he is the founder of the Tibet House, a non-profit dedicated to the preservation of Tibetan culture, located in New York City. Well-known as a leading figure in terms of the transmission of Buddhist culture and ideas to the United States, Robert Thurman is a professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist studies at Columbia University, co-founder along with Richard Gere, of the Tibet House, and yes, he is Uma Thurman's dad.

  • Length: 29:31 minutes (27.02 MB)
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Freedom From Religion Foundation

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Pathways
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Sun, 12/25/2011

Today on Pathways we are visiting with Dan Barker, co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation. A former minister and evangelist, Dan became a freethinker in 1983. His books, Just Pretend: A Freethought Book for Children and Losing Faith in Faith From Preacher To Atheist are published by the Foundation. His newest book, Godless: How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America's Leading Atheists, was published in 2008. A graduate of Azusa Pacific University with a degree in Religion, Dan now puts his knowledge of Christianity to effective freethought use. A professional pianist and composer, Dan performs freethought concerts and is featured in the Foundation's musical cassettes, "My Thoughts Are Free," "Reason's Greetings," "Dan Barker Salutes Freethought Then And Now," a 2-CD album "Friendly Neighborhood Atheist," and the CD "Beware of Dogma." He joined the Foundation staff in 1987 and served as public relations director. He was first elected co-president in November 2004.

The Open Center

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Pathways
program date: 
Tue, 12/13/2011

Today on Pathways we are visiting with Ralph White at the Open Center, which he co-founded 27 years ago, and serves as creative director. It's truly one of America's leading institutions of holistic learning and world culture in America. In addition, Ralph is an international speaker on spirituality, consciousness and the history of the western tradition. He is also editor of the award-winning Lapis Magazine and taught the first fully accredited course in holistic learning at NYU. His story, "A Walk on the Wild Side of Tibet," was published in the book, Tibet: True Stories

Psychological Astrology

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Pathways
program date: 
Sun, 11/27/2011

Lynn Bell is a consulting astrologer in Paris France, and teaches at the Centre for Psychological Astrology in London; She is the author of three books, and is much sought after as a speaker and teacher of astrology. Lynn has had a professional practice for many years, and has been a regular teacher at the CPA in London since 1995. She has taught at schools all over Europe and spoken at most of the major conferences in the world. from the AA to UAC and ISAR, the WorldCongress in Switzerland, the FAA in Australia and Sep Hermes in France.

Embodying Oneness

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Pathways
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Sun, 11/20/2011

Today on Pathways we are visiting with Anakha Coman, author of the book The Proof: A 40 Day Program for Embodying Oneness (Hay House 2009) and Remembering Oneness, a collection of mindfulness meditations (available on iTunes). She is also a compassionate clairvoyant and gifted facilitator revealing her experience of the mystic's journey into sacred love and embodied oneness. She leads the Global Oneness Movement in conjunction with the United Nations and Humanity's Team and key noted the inaugural event in 2010.  She speaks, teaches and consults with leaders and organizations on mindfulness, presence and relatedness and is considered a visionary leader in the emergent future.  She has ministered to people and communities locally and globally and has facilitated healing and recovery with incarcerated women at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility. Anakha holds a Masters in Organizational and Leadership Development, a Masters in Divinity and professional certificate in Spirituality, Health and Medicine.  She is currently working on her new book:  Realizing the Emergence - The Other Side of 2012.

www.anakhacoman.com

  • Length: 28:22 minutes (25.97 MB)
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The Treasure of the Crystallized Self

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Pathways
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Sun, 10/30/2011

Today on Pathways we are visiting with Gurucharan Singh Khalsa, PhD, an expert and pioneer in psychology and the use of meditation. He is president of Khalsa Consultants and is a founder and director of training since 1972 for KRI, the non-profit school for meditation and kundalini yoga that has teachers in 110 countries. He has collaborated in original research on meditation, consulted to businesses to master stress and enhance innovation and teamwork, is a therapist and has instructed in universities including MIT. His books include Breathwalk: Breathing Your Way to a Revitalized Body, Mind and Spirit  and The Mind: Its Projections and Multiple Facets. He recently moved back to Portland, where he was raised.

  • Length: 28:21 minutes (25.96 MB)
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Hidden Treasure: Uncovering the Truth in Your Life Story

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Pathways
program date: 
Wed, 09/07/2011

Today on Pathways we are visiting with Gangaji (formerly Antoinette Varner), author of Hidden Treasure: Uncovering the Truth in Your Life Story. Gangaji travels the world speaking to spiritual seekers from all walks of life. A teacher and author, she shares her direct experience of the essential message she received from her teacher Papaji and offers it to all who want to discover a true and lasting fulfillment. She lives with her husband in Oregon and offers retreats in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

Comments

April 5, 2009 Interview

Hi, I love your show and heard only the last portion of an interview you had this morning with a man who talked about dreaming together and how we can re-write our stories. I missed his name at the beginning of the show. I am intrigued and would like to know more about him... Can you please tell me his name? Thank you!

This author's name in Dr.

This author's name in Dr. Robert Moss and you will find several books on dreaming by him - one of the foremost authorities on dreaming, no doubt.

Pathways show- 2-01-09

Thanks, for the shows Sunday mornings; great way to start the week, and so glad to hear OCOM sponsoring you. Will be sure to mention this next visit we make there.

The "Well Dressed Ape" this AM was simply scintillating!

todays PATHWAY guest

Today's topic was particularly interesting, I would love to locate his website. He said it is www.connecttogod.com unfortunately this address sends the searcher to a christian website certainly not the site I was anticipating. Please send me more info so I am able to locate the correct site.
I did not catch the Rabi's name. The discussion was Kabalah and Neurology.
Thank you,
Colleen

Last weeks' show on forgiveness

Hi-
Great show last Sunday. Could you please remind me of the name of the author and her book? Didn't have a pen handy when the show was one and want to follow up.

Thanks,
Shari

Pathways

Please give me a call 503-528-0222 for info. Tom Park

Hello & Happy New Year

Hi Tom,

Crystal Wendekier, former Events Coordinator of East West Bookshop in Seattle, here to say hello and Happy New Year. I hope this email finds you well.

I decided to give up on the real estate business in Seattle. I finished graduate school in June 2008 and recently relocated to my home town of Sacramento, CA. I received a Master of Science Degree in Applied Behavioral Science with a focus on leadership and organizational development from Bastry University.

I'm currently looking for full-time or consulting work in Event/Program Management in the Sacramento area. I was wondering if you'd write a recommendation for me on my professional networking webpage at www.LinkedIn.com about my event work with you over the years when I was at East West. I would greatly appreciate it. You can see my webpage at: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dir/crystal/wendekier. You will need to sign into view my full webpage.

Please let me know if you ever need my help with your events.

Thanks,
Crystal Wendekier
crystalw38@yahoo.com
206-755-0624 cell

Guest on Pathways on 7/6

Dear Paul,
Please let me know who your guest on 7/6, was, and any contact info., i.e. website.

It was a really good interview, as always, but it was cut off a few minutes early.

Thank you, and I love Pathways! Keep up the good work.
Mary

Guest on 7/6

The guest on Pathways on July 6, 2008 was Ainslie MacLeod, author of The Instruction: Living the Life Your Soul Intended

Tarot cards, history

Imagine someone who is so passionate about card games to deny that a deck of cards could be used any other way (including divination) than the way he likes ... and to think that he equates such misuse of cards with causing damage to culture! Is just playing cards so important? Is it more important than the effort to achieve greater understanding of the meaning of one's life, for instance -- whether you agree with the methodology or not?

There are lots of ways to do divination, and Tarot is definitely one of them, but Tarockspieler conflates divination with fortune-telling, betraying the fact that he/she doesn't know much about the difference between them. I would recommend my book, Divination.

I quite agree with his/her assessment of Tickle and most sites, as well as the abundance of fraudulent practitioners in the world of Tarot readings. I am well aware of the controversies about the origins of the Tarot deck, including the reductionist denial history that Tarockspieler subscribes to. On the basis of my sources, which I do not want to discuss in a Pathways forum (but would be happy to share via a more appropriate forum), I find it overly simplistic to categorically assert, as Tarock does, that there was no spiritual dimension to the origins of the Tarot symbology, which includes astrological, numerological and Kaballic corespondences. He/she can write or email to me directly for those sources if so desired.

I would share them here, but this post is completely misplaced on a KBOO forum related to the Pathways radio program, of which I happen to be a host, but which has nothing to do with Tarot per se, and has only featured a couple interviews on the topic in the past 24 years. Why was this post, which only has to do with my "day-job," posted here??? I have a blog on Tarot.com that would be more appropriate.

Tarot Cards, History

Great write up! I have a two trusted Tarot readers that are sincere prationers and their clientel are equally sincere for the most part. And as for myself I treat their knowlege and profession with respect and reverence. Being that we're resourcing the infinite divine upon potential directions that lay before us in life we'd might as well be respectful about it. Being respectful and sincere about this artform and you'll glean truthful results within the infinite sea of probabilities (quantum field).

I'd like to share more on the topic however, it may be a better idea to continue with this discussion later at your Tarot.com site.

 

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