For the past 10 years I have read, listened and met some of the biggest names out there, looking for answers that I felt needed answering.
Early on I came across Tom Campbell and his Theory of Everything. One could say he is the ‘Swiss army knife’ of understanding your life, its purpose and the underlying ‘rules’ of the human experience. His tools have no dogma, no ego, and are based on your own experiences, not others. His open minded but sceptical approach provides for philosophy, physics, and metaphysics. As a mystical physicist he is unique and having met him on several occasions I can confirm that he is as authentic in the flesh as he is on the tube.
ENYOY these excellent introductory interviews of Tom Campbell, his life and his work / hobby… its mind blowing!
YouTUBE Andrew B. Newberg, M.D. is currently the Associate Director in Charge of Research at the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health at Thomas Jefferson University and Hospital in Philadelphia. He is also a Professor in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Radiology at Thomas Jefferson University and he is adjunct professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Newberg has been particularly involved in the study of mystical and religious experiences, a field referred to as “neurotheology”.
He has also studied the more general mind/body relationship in both the clinical and research aspects of his career including understanding the physiological correlates of acupuncture therapy, meditation, and other types of alternative therapies. He has published over 200 peer reviewed articles and chapters on brain function, brain imaging, and the study of religious and mystical experiences.
Jamie Wheal, Executive Director of Flow Genome Project, is a leading expert on the neuro-physiology of human performance. His work ranges from Fortune 500 companies like Cisco, Google, and Nike, to the U.S. Naval War College and Red Bull. Despite his mainstream commercial interests he is a man who eloquently describes the current state of self enlightenment giving a very interesting insight into the 80/20 rule applying to personal development and the narcissistic trap of trying to perfect that final 20%
Dr Wayne Dyer gives us a lesson in enlightenment in one of the most inspirational films ever made. This film raises awareness about the importance of intention, the effects of our egos and how they can influence our lives. In it’s subtle teachings, it shows the ways in which you can be fulfilled by recognising ignorance and fears, opening our hearts to unconditional love and spiritual attainment. I recommend watching the full movie in order to gain it’s full benefits.
Wayne Dyer sadly passed away in 2015. He was an internationally renowned author and speaker in the fields of self-development and spiritual growth. Over the four decades of his career, he wrote over 40 books, including 21 New York Times bestsellers. He also appeared on thousands of television and radio shows.
Michael Pollan is an author, journalist, activist, and professor of journalism at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. His new book “How To Change Your Mind” is available now.
Waking Up with Sam Harris #127 — Freedom from the Known with Michael Pollan
In this episode the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Michael Pollan about his new book “How to Change Your Mind.” They cover the the resurgence of interest in psychedelics in clinical practice and end-of-life care, the “betterment of well people,” the relationship between thinking and mental suffering, the differences between psychedelics and meditation, the non-duality of consciousness, the brain’s “default mode network,” their experiences with various psychedelics, and other topics.