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...

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Pathways
Air date: 
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

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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

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

The Art of Living

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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

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Pathways
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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.

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Process Work Institute

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Pathways
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Sun, 08/05/2012

Jan Dworkin, PhD is a certified Process Worker living in Portland Oregon. One of Arny Mindell’s original students, Jan is a pioneer and co-creator of Process Work theory and practice. She has been developing, researching and refining process work for over twenty years. She serves as Dean of Students for the Process Work Institute’s degree programs and is a senior faculty member of the Diploma program in Process Work as well as the Masters in Conflict Facilitation. She has co-founded and co-authored various Process Work training programs both in the U.S.A. and abroad. She is a co-founder of the Process Work Institute in Portland and the Global Process Institute.

She works as a teacher, therapist and group facilitator and conducts training workshops and public seminars internationally. In her private practice, areas of special expertise include relationship work, sexuality, addictions, eating disorders, creativity and awareness training for athletes.

Jan has been passionate about Worldwork and Conflict Resolution since Arny Mindell’s early experiments with group work in Zurich in the mid 1980s. Her doctoral dissertation, entitled, Group Process Work: A Stage for Personal and Global Development, was completed in 1989 and was one of the first texts written on that theme. She has since written a number of articles on the subject and worked on many conflict resolution projects, town meetings and Worldwork trainings over the last fifteen years.

www.jandworkin.com

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Emotional Chaos to Clarity

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Pathways
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Sun, 07/29/2012

Our guest on Pathways today is Phillip Moffitt, author of the new book, Emotional Chaos to Clarity, How to live more skillfully, make better decisions, and find purpose in life. Former Esquire magazine CEO and editor in chief, Phillip left his successful publishing career at the age of forty to embark on a path that led him to become a Buddhist meditation teacher and found the Life Balance Institute, where he trains executives and individuals in skillful living. He is co-guiding teacher at Spirit Rock Medititation Center in Northern Califronia and the author of Dancing with Life: Buddhist insights for finding meaning and joy in everyday life. This is Phillip's second time as a guest on Pathways. www.emotionalchaostoclarity.com

  • Length: 28:50 minutes (33 MB)
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This Truth Never Fails: A Zen Memoir in Four Seasons

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Pathways
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Sun, 07/08/2012

Our guest on Pathways today is David Rynick, author of the new book, This Truth Never Fails, A Zen Memoir in Four Seasons. David is a Zen teacher authorized in two lineages, a Korean Linji lineage and Japanese Soto one. He’s a founding teacher of Boundless Way Zen, a rapidly expanding national network of Zen groups. Since 1991 Rynick has worked as a life and leadership coach as part of the International Coaching Federation and through the Coaches Training Institute. He provides faith-based coaching to individuals and peer coaching for clergy from diverse faiths. He has created and led numerous professional workshops and classes on leadership, systems thinking, coaching, meditation, diversity, and creativity, and has served as a faculty member at Cambridge College and the president of his Universalist Unitarian church. A former professional potter and improvisational dancer, he is also an avid landscape gardener as well as licensed as a Certified Maine Kayak Guide. Rynick holds a B.A. and an M.A.L.S. from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. He is the resident teacher of the Boundless Way Zen Temple in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he lives with his wife, also a Zen teacher

Creating Time: Using Creativity to Reinvent the Clock and Reclaim Your Life

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Pathways
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Sun, 07/01/2012

Our guest on Pathways today is Marney Makridakis, author of the new book, Creating Time: Using Creativity to Reinvent the Clock and Reclaim Your Life. She founded the Artella print magazine and the online community for creators of all kinds.  A popular speaker and workshop leader, she created the ARTbundance approach of self-discovery through art. She lives in Dallas, Texas.
 

  • Length: 29:03 minutes (33.25 MB)
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More Powerful Than Dynamite

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Pathways
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Sun, 06/10/2012

Our guest on Pathways today is historian and author, Thai Jones. Thai is familiar with protest and its consequences. Born while his parents were fugitives from justice, he went by a series of aliases until the age of four. His first book, A Radical Line: From the Labor Movement to the Weather Underground, One Family's Century of Conscience, was a personal exploration of the history behind the experience. His new book is More Powerful Than Dynamite: Radicals, Plutocrats, Progressives, and New York's Year of Anarchy, and it stems from his PhD work at Columbia University. Formerly a reporter for Newsday, he has written for a variety of national publications, ranging from the New York Times to Monthly Review. A graduate of Vassar College and the Columbia Journalism School, he lives in New York City.

Dirty Minds

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Pathways
program date: 
Sun, 06/03/2012

We all know what love is. Or at least we think we do. But why do we fall in love? What actually goes on in our brains when we love someone?  What does "chemistry" really mean for the way we approach relationships? In this day and age we want our advice backed by cold, hard science. Instead of Mom's shoulder, Freud's couch or the pastor's office, we often look for answers in genetic profiles and brain scanners. Today's guest has investigated the latest findings in biology, neuroimaging, endocrinology, evolutionary science, psychology and more to gain insight into why we do what we do when we're in love.

Our guest on Pathways today is Kayt Sukel, author of the new book Dirty Minds: How our brains influence love, sex, and relationships. She has written for The Atlantic, USA Today, The Washington Post, and others. She earned a BS in cognitive psychology and an MS in engineering psychology. She is a partner in the renowned family travel website Travel Savvy Mom and is also a frequent contributor to the Dana Foundation's many science publications. Kayt has recently returned to the United States after living abroad for six years. She lives in Houston, Texas.

Brain Circus

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Pathways
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Sun, 05/20/2012

Michelle’s “keeping it real” personality and entrepreneur style has been described as vivacious, committed as a catalyst able to see beyond reality, a wordsmith wizard, and a playful connector and leader. She can often be found goofing with her sweet-love son, dancing, or gratefully working with amazing everyday visionaries dedicated to an integrated and kind world. Yet don’t let her spunk and business mindedness distract you from her focused devotion to cultivating awareness around what she calls our super powers of acceptance, curiosity, and connection as the elixir of youth, health, and living wholeheartedly.

Her current creative ventures are Brain Circus; a community festive-ALL premiering in Portland in 2012, which offers play based learning for adults, brain science, and local community based businesses, and Divine Deviants; a women’s collaborative business supportive of the storytelling and promotion of the everyday unsung hero and grassroots philanthropy.

She’s played in many sandboxes of the working world, mostly within practices or businesses that help heal or transform the bodies, minds, and spirits of individuals or groups. Oh, and there were also those stints as a restorer of a lighthouse ship and Head Fudgemaker as well.

Imagine: How Creativity Works

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Pathways
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Sun, 04/15/2012

Our guest on Pathways today is Jonah Lehrer, author of the new book, Imagine: How Creativity Works.  He is also a contributing editor at Wired and a frequent contributor to The New Yorker. He writes the "Head Case" column for the Wall Street Journal and regularly appears on WNYC's Radiolab. The author of two previous books, Proust Was a Neuroscientist and How We Decide, he graduated from Columbia University and attended Oxford as a Rhodes scholar.

The Economics of Happiness

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Pathways
program date: 
Sun, 04/08/2012

Our guest on Pathways today is Helena Norberg-Hodge, analyst, author, speaker, filmmaker, and producer of a new award-winning documentary entitled The Economics of Happiness. Helena is the founder and director of International Society for Ecology and Culture. She is a pioneer of the ‘new economy’ movement, and has been promoting an economics of personal, social and ecological well-being for more than thirty years. Trained in linguistics, she has given public lectures in seven languages, and has appeared on broadcast, print, and online media worldwide, including MSNBC, The London Times, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Guardian. Her ground-breaking work in Ladakh, or ‘Little Tibet’, earned her the Right Livelihood Award, or ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ and her book, Ancient Futures, along with a film of the same title, has been translated into more than 40 languages.

www.theeconomicsofhappiness.org

Krishna in the Sky with Diamonds

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Pathways
program date: 
Sun, 03/18/2012

Our guest on Pathways today is Scott Teitsworth, author of the new book, Krishna in the Sky with Diamonds: The Bhagavad Gita as Psychadelic Guide. Scott is a lifelong student of Indian philosophy and modern science under the tutelage of Nitya Chaitanya Yati, himself a disciple of Nataraja Guru, in the lineage of Narayana Guru. An editor of books written by these gurus, he and his wife host the Portland branch of the Narayana Gurukula, where they have taught classes on the Bhagavad Gita and Indian philosophy since the 1970s.

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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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