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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Episode Archive

The Skills of Pleasure

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Pathways
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Sun, 12/14/2014 - 8:30am - 9:00am
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Author Stewart Blackburn speaks with host Paul O'Brien
Author Stewart Blackburn speaks with Pathways host Paul O'Brien
Our guest this week on Pathways is Stewart Blackburn, author of The Skills of Pleasure: Crafting the Life You Want. He is a practicing modern shaman who uses pleasure as his primary healing modality, with both a local and online practice. Stewart is an Alaka'i, or senior teacher, of Aloha International, an organization promoting healing of all kinds throughout the world. He is a former professional chef with a Master's Degree in Food Science. His passion is in helping people become connoisseurs of feelings, reclaiming their own joy and excitement for life. He teaches Huna: Hawaiian Shamanism weekly, plus monthly workshops on aspects of an empowered life on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Pathways on 12/07/14

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Pathways
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Sun, 12/07/2014 - 8:30am - 9:00am
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Conversations with leaders in personal and cultural transformation.

Pathways on 11/30/14

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Pathways
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Sun, 11/30/2014 - 8:30am - 9:00am
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Conversations with leaders in personal and cultural transformation.

The Carry Home: Lessons from the American Wilderness

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Pathways
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Sun, 11/23/2014 - 8:30am - 9:00am
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Author Gary Ferguson speaks with host Paul O'Brien
Our guest this week on Pathways is Gary Ferguson, author of the new book The Carry Home: Lessons from the American Wilderness. Over the past twenty-five years Gary has established himself as an expert chronicler of nature, having written for a wide variety of publications from Vanity Fair to The Los Angeles Times. He is the author of nineteen books on science and nature, including the award-winning Hawk’s Rest. He is also a highly regarded keynote speaker at conservation and outdoor education gatherings around the country and is currently on the faculty of the Rainier Writing Workshop Masters of Fine Arts program at Pacific Lutheran University.

Staying Focused in a Hyper World

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Pathways
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Sun, 11/16/2014 - 8:30am - 9:00am
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Author John Gray speaks with host Paul O'Brien
Our guest this week on Pathways is John Gray, author of the new book, Staying Focused in a Hyper World. John is the leading relationship expert in the world. After writing Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus and a series of over 15 books on relationships, John has now added new insight for understanding the importance of nutrition and diet for mental and emotional health to manage stress effectively and to improve relationships at home and at work. He has reviewed thousands of medical studies and traveled the world to find ancient and modern remedies for improving one's mind, mood and focus. In his most recent book, Staying Focused in a Hyper World he explores the natural solutions for ADHD, memory and brain performance.

Pathways on 11/09/14

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Pathways
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Sun, 11/09/2014 - 8:30am - 9:00am
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Conversations with leaders in personal and cultural transformation.

Pathways on 11/03/14

Program: 
Pathways
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Mon, 11/03/2014 - 7:30am - 8:00am
Short Description: 
Conversations with leaders in personal and cultural transformation.

Pathways on 11/02/14

Program: 
Pathways
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Sun, 11/02/2014 - 7:30am - 8:00am
Short Description: 
Conversations with leaders in personal and cultural transformation.

Dirty Little Secrets

Program: 
Pathways
Air date: 
Sun, 10/26/2014 - 8:30am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Author Kerry Cohen speaks with host Paul O'Brien
Our guest this week on Pathways is Kerry Cohen, author of the book, Dirty Little Secrets: Breaking the Silence on Teenage Girls and Promiscuity. Kerry is the author of nine books, including Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity. She writes and has a private psychotherapy practice in Portland. Kerry is available for one-on-one writing instruction and therapeutic consultation for issues related to promiscuity.

Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs

Program: 
Pathways
Air date: 
Sun, 10/19/2014 - 8:30am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Author Joshua Wolf Shenk speaks with host Paul O'Brien

Our guest this week on Pathways is Joshua Wolf Shenk, author of the new book, Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs. He is also the author of Lincoln's Melancholy, a New York Times notable book. A contributor to the Atlantic, Harper's, The New Yorker and other publications, he directs the Arts in Mind series on creativity and serves on the general council of The Moth. He lives in Los Angeles.

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

program: 
Pathways
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Sun, 02/07/2016
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.

Through formative experiences, a lifelong pursuit of personal growth and development, and years of facilitating support groups, mentoring and coaching, she has created a process of compassionate, empathetic, and focused coaching. She helps educate, and inspire women from the inside out, lending to dynamic, transformational growth and personal development.
  • Length: 29:17 minutes (17.78 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 84Kbps (VBR)

The New Normal: An Agenda for Responsible Living

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Pathways
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Sun, 01/24/2016
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.

David has produced 20 videos and TV programs, including the award-winning TV documentary “Designing a Great Neighborhood,” about the Holiday neighborhood in Boulder, CO. David is president of the Sustainable Futures Society and a Fellow of the National Simplicity Forum. He worked more than a decade as a policy analyst for U.S. EPA and co-designed the co-housing neighborhood where he lives, in Golden, CO.
  • Length: 29:30 minutes (18.34 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 86Kbps (VBR)

The Confidence Game

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Pathways
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Sun, 01/17/2016
Maria Konnikova is the author of the book The Confidence Game: Why We Fall for It Every Time. Maria’s articles have appeared online and in print in the New Yorker, the Atlantic, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Scientific American, among numerous other publications. Maria blogs regularly for the New Yorker and formerly wrote the “Literally Psyched” column for the Scientific American and the popular psychology blog “Artful Choice” for Big Think. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University, where she studied psychology, creative writing, and government, and received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Columbia University. Her previous book, Mastermind: How to think like Sherlock Holmes, was a New York Times bestseller.

The Art of Living

program: 
Pathways
program date: 
Sun, 01/10/2016
What are your creative faculties and how do you best put them to use? Most of us have been indoctrinated with false beliefs our whole lives, but how can we begin to unlearn them? Our intellect has the ability not only to put us ahead in life, but also to be our biggest detriment, if we let it hold us back. Our guest today is Bob Proctor, author of the book The Art of Living: Lessons in Leading a Fulfilling Life and Career. A speaker, author, consultant, coach, and mentor, for more than forty years, Bob has been one of the biggest names in prosperity and personal development, delivering talks throughout the world that help people achieve success and prosperity.
  • Length: 28:43 minutes (17.8 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 86Kbps (VBR)

Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature

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Pathways
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Sun, 01/03/2016
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. He has been philosopher-in-residence with The Forsythe Company and was a 2012 recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship.
  • Length: 29:11 minutes (21.03 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 100Kbps (VBR)

Terence McKenna on the I Ching

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Pathways
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Sun, 12/20/2015
Terence McKenna spent twenty-five years exploring and developing the ethno-pharmacology of spiritual transformation. He invented Novelty Theory, graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a distributed major in Ecology, Resource Conservation and Shamanism. He is author of The Invisible Landscape and Psilocybin: The Magic Mushroom Growers' Guide. His book Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge is a study of the impact of psychotropic plants on human culture and evolution. Terence McKenna died on April 3, 2000, at the age of 53.

Personal Growth in China

program: 
Pathways
program date: 
Sun, 12/13/2015

Sean Feng is the founder and Executive Director of Haiwen, a leading provider of the burgeoning personal growth movement in China. Haiwen is a Chinese company founded in 2004, which offers personal and professional development programs and retreats in 23 cities.

Sean earned a BA in Sociology from Simon Fraser University in B.C. and a Diploma in Counseling from the Haven Institute on Gabriola Island, B.C.

Illusion of Hopelessness

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Pathways
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Sun, 11/29/2015
Fran Fisher is the author of The Illusion of Hopelessness. She is also a Master Certified Coach (MCC), visionary leader, and international speaker. She specializes in providing mentoring for coaches, and coaching services for small business owners, executives, and collaborative teams. Recipient of The Lifetime Achievement Award 2012 by the ICF Chapter of Washington State, Fran is recognized internationally as one of the pioneers and champions for coaching. She served as a founding International Coach Federation, ICF, Executive Board member, and co-chair of the Ethics and Standards Committee, responsible for developing the Credentialing Programs for aspiring coaches and training schools. Fran was the first Executive Director of the Association for Coach Training Organizations, ACTO. She is currently serving as an ICF Credentialing Assessor. Fran's passion is helping people liberate their authentic power and manifest their highest visions. She specializes in facilitating a transformational approach for blending the art of visioning with the structure of strategic planning and intuitive listening to empower her clients for greater success and fulfillment.
http://www.illusionofhopelessness.com
  • Length: 26:26 minutes (30.25 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 22kHz 160Kbps (CBR)

I Ching: The Book of Change

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Pathways
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Sun, 11/22/2015
David Hinton is the translator of a new version of the I Ching: The Book of Change. David Hinton's many translations of classical Chinese poetry have earned wide acclaim for creating compelling contemporary poems that convey the actual texture and density of the originals. He is also the first translator in more than a century of the four seminal masterworks of Chinese philosophy: Tao Te Ching, Chuang Tzu, Analects, and Mencius.
  • Length: 26:21 minutes (30.16 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 24kHz 160Kbps (CBR)

"Reboot" your life

program: 
Pathways
program date: 
Sun, 11/15/2015
Dianne Bischoff James is the author of The Real Brass Ring: Change Your Life Course Now. She is a “Life Reboot Expert” and dynamic motivational speaker who encourages audiences to create a reality that is prosperous, deliberate and meaningful. She has been on her own transformational journey since 2002—losing 55 pounds, ridding herself of depression and numerous debilitating health problems, launching an acting career, a healthy divorce and surviving the perils of an addictive relationship, all after 40. Dianne has an MS in marketing communications and a BA in Psychology.

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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