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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SelfDesign Graduate Institute

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Pathways
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Sun, 08/30/2015 - 8:30am - 9:00am
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Guest host Renee Poindexter interviews David Marshak
Guest host Renee Poindexter interviews David Marshak

Triumph of the Heart

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Pathways
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Sun, 08/23/2015 - 8:30am - 9:00am
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Author Megan Feldman Bettencourt speaks with host Paul O'Brien
Megan Feldman Bettencourt is the author of the new book Triumph of the Heart: Forgiveness in a Unforgiving World. Megan began her award-winning career as a Central America-based freelancer and earned a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York. Megan’s features have appeared in magazines such as Glamour, Details, and 5280: The Denver Magazine, and in newspapers including Newsday and the Dallas Observer. She lives in Denver with her husband and son.

The Transformation Network

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Pathways
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Sun, 08/16/2015 - 8:30am - 9:00am
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Dr. Pat Baccili speaks with host Paul O'Brien
Dr. Pat Baccili is host of the Dr. Pat Show. Pat is a leader in the field of human potential and the creator of the “Transformation Network.” As an international award winning talk radio host, TV producer, inspirational speaker, transformation belief coach, dynamic seminar leader, award winning author and researcher, and CEO of Unlimited Possibilities Now, Inc, Dr. Pat believes that each of us can make a difference and together create A Better World.

The Way of A Seer

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Pathways
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Sun, 08/09/2015 - 8:30am - 9:00am
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Dr. Peter Nelson speaks with host Paul O'Brien
A seer is someone who can straddle two worlds at once: the everyday reality of our physical senses and “non-ordinary” perception–the intuitions, messages, and visions that come to us, seemingly out of nowhere, to provide deeper understandings of ourselves and others. Dr. Nelson, who began his career in neuroscience, has known the world of non-ordinary reality since he was eight, when the sudden, traumatic death of a family member propelled him into a series of dramatic encounters that set him on a lifelong quest to understand the workings of consciousness.

It All Begins with "I"

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Pathways
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Sun, 08/02/2015 - 8:30am - 9:00am
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Author Stuart K Robinson speaks with host Paul O'Brien
Stuart K Robinson is the author of It All Begins with "I": The 'New Rules of Thinking' and the Simple Secrets to Living a Rich Joyous Life. Stuart is a motivational speaker who has inspired audiences around the world with his life-changing “New Rules of Thinking.” As a coach and corporate consultant, StuartK has inspired many through his Robinson Creative Lab where he works with people from all walks of life guiding them to become more effective in their careers, relationships, and personal goals. His powerful message carries over into his role as CEO and co-owner of one of the top talent agencies in Hollywood. StuartK is also regarded as one of the most sought-after acting instructors/career coaches in the nation.

Conscious Musings

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Pathways
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Sun, 07/26/2015 - 8:30am - 9:00am
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Author Alexis Brooks speaks with host Paul O'Brien
Alexis Brooks is the author of Conscious Musings: Contemplations to Transform Life & Realize Potential. Alexis is a journalist, essayist and researcher within the metaphysical, spiritual and new thought genre. A former media executive and writer for mainstream television and radio broadcast outlets, Alexis now hosts a radio show on the alternative news site Conscious Life News. Her show is called "Conscious Inquiry with Alexis Brooks," in which she interviews renowned experts in the fields of metaphysics, spirituality, new science and related subjects.

On Your Feet

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Pathways
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Sun, 07/19/2015 - 8:30am - 9:00am
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Guest host Renee Poindexter interviews Gary Hirsch
Gary Hirsch is the co-founder of On Your Feet. He is an early pioneer in using improvisation to help organizations generate new ideas, collaborate, engage audiences and walk their talk. Gary works closely with clients such as: Nike, Intel, Disney, Apple, and others. Gary helps run the On Your Feet HQ in Portland OR.

The Gift of Cancer

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Pathways
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Sun, 07/12/2015 - 8:30am - 9:00am
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Author Brenda Michaels speaks with host Paul O'Brien
Brenda Michaels is the author of The Gift of Cancer: A Miraculous Journey to Health. Brenda  is currently the co-host of Conscious Talk…Radio that makes a difference, with her husband, Rob Spears. In her role as National Speaker, Workshop Leader and one-on-one coach to cancer patients, she shares the insights gained from her own healing experience never forgetting that life is a work in progress.

The Secret Language of Your Body

Program: 
Pathways
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Sun, 07/05/2015 - 8:30am - 9:00am
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Tom Park interviews Inna Segal about "The Secret Language of Your Body"
Tom Park interviews Inna Segal about "The Secret Language of Your Body"

The Co-Creation Handbook

Program: 
Pathways
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Sun, 06/28/2015 - 8:30am - 9:00am
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Author Alida Birch speaks with host Paul O'Brien
Alida Birch is the author of The Co-Creation Handbook: A shamanic guide to manifesting a better world and a more joyful life. Alida is a former mechanical engineer and manufacturing manager in a Fortune 100 company. At this point, she has taught shamanism and co-creative manifestation in the US and Australia for more than 22 years. She leads year-long shamanic apprenticeship trainings and annual vision quests.

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
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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
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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
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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
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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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