Nathan G. Castle - Afterlife, Interrupted: Helping Stuck Souls Cross Over

November 14, 2018
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Aired Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 8:00 PM ET

Nathan G. Castle – Afterlife, Interrupted: Helping Stuck Souls Cross Over

Near Death Experiences (NDEs) are widely known. Some critical physical event causes a person to float out of their body, experience sights and sounds while unconscious, encounter deceased loved ones or religious figures, and move down a path, through a tunnel or toward an attractive light.|

Some deaths are violent and abrupt; some traumatized souls shut down like an electrical breaker in a lightning storm. They don’t move through the full dying experience. They interrupt it.

Over the past 20 years, Father Nathan G. Castle, OP, has helped at least 250 people who died suddenly adjust to the afterlife. These victims of fires, automobile accidents, shootings, stabbings and drownings came to him in his dreams seeking help. And although such contact was not something he sought out, Father Nathan has come to believe that providing such help is something the Holy Spirit has given him to do.

Nathan G. Castle has been a Catholic priest of the semi-contemplative Dominican Order since 1979 and has served as a campus minister at Arizona State University, University of California, Riverside, and Stanford University. He has prayed for deceased souls since childhood and has helped stuck souls cross over for almost twenty years. He used his first book: And Toto, Too: The Wizard of Oz as a Spiritual Adventure as the basis for healing of trauma retreats for spiritual groups and survivors of natural disasters.

Father Nathan lives in a community of Dominican men and women serving the University of Arizona in Tucson. His website is Nathan-Castle.com, and he joins me this week to discuss his new book, Afterlife, Interrupted: Helping Stuck Souls Cross Over.

Dr. Dana Marrocco - The Top Ten Lies We Tell Ourselves

November 7, 2018
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Aired Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 8:00 PM ET

Dr. Dana Marrocco – The Top Ten Lies We Tell Ourselves

The 1977 album, “The Grand Illusion” by Styx, featured a song written by Tommy Shaw called “Fooling Yourself.” The lyric, in part, said:

“You see the world through your cynical eyes
You’re a troubled young man I can tell
You’ve got it all in the palm of your hand
But your hand’s wet with sweat and your head needs a rest
And you’re fooling yourself if you don’t believe it
You’re kidding yourself if you don’t believe it
Why must you be such an angry young man
When your future looks quite bright to me
How can there be such a sinister plan
That could hide such a lamb, such a caring young man”

The lyric could have said young woman as well…and the album’s title, “The Grand Illusion” touches upon the lies that we tell ourselves, generated by ego, that keep us in the illusion of separation from one another and from source. How may we see beyond the illusion, the ego based lies, and return to the truth of oneness and love.

My guest this week on Destination Unlimited, Dr. Dana Marrocco, traveled this very path and found that very answer. Dr. Dana Marrocco is a writer, motivational speaker, singer/songwriter, and self-help stand-up comedian. She received a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Purdue University, specializing in theories of learning and motivation. She frequently speaks at churches and retreats across the Northeast, often in the form of musical skits mixed with lectures. She holds a weekly teaching spot on the spiritual radio show ACIM Gather and performs original music with her band, Dr. Dana and the Infinite Patients. She joins me this week to discuss her new book, THE TOP TEN LIES WE TELL OURSELVES: And How to Stop Believing Them.

Keeping it Real with Alexander Garrett

October 24, 2018
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Aired Wednesday, 24 October 2018, 8:00 PM ET

Keeping it Real with Alexander Garrett

They say that in life, if we are open to it, there will always be a second chance. For me, that second chance came in the form of a synchronistic and beautiful love story that started 21 years ago. It was then that a woman, an incoming student to the New Seminary of New York, heard me speak at the graduation and ordination ceremony. She was holding her six-year-old son, Alexander, and heard me honoring my courageous partner, Judi, who was also graduating and nearing the end of her struggle with metastatic cancer. Laurie Sue, Alexander’s mom, was moved by my words that planted a seed in her heart…a seed that would fruition into family two years later.

The first part of this new relationship was with Alexander. As Laurie Sue would bring him to New Seminary related functions, he would see me, flash this amazing smile, and want to hang out with me. My amazing, six-year old pal, was born with so many challenges yet filled with joy, an outgoing personality and a spirit that would warm your heart. As life and love would have it, two years later his mom and I began our special journey and were married just before his 13th birthday, bringing me a new partner and a new son…a son of my soul.

On October 20th, we celebrated Alexander’s 27th birthday. When he was born, the physical challenges that accompanied him into this life might not have had such a joyous outcome. But love, perseverance and indominable spirit were and are his birthright and destiny.

Alexander Kent Garrett joins me this week on Destination Unlimited to share his story. Alex is a graduate of Queens College with a degree in Media Studies. He works as a Talk Radio Producer for Salem Media Group and the shows are carried on WNYM, 970 “The Answer” in New York City area with national syndication. He also has his own podcast, “Keeping it Real with Alexander Garrett.”

D. Patrick Miller - How To Be Spiritual Without Being Religious

October 17, 2018
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Aired Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 8:00 PM ET

D. Patrick Miller – How To Be Spiritual Without Being Religious

Growing up in the fifties and sixties, I remember that religious identity was very important to many of my friends and stressed by their parents. One of the blessings of growing up in the religiously diverse neighborhoods of Brooklyn, New York, was joining my friends and their families while celebrating religious festivals and holidays. There was an energy in these gatherings that seemed to transcend the diverse doctrines of the various religions, an energy predicated on the feelings of family, oneness, joy and love. Today, many are seeking that same energy and often outside of the religions of their birth. According to the Pew Research Center, approximately 37 percent of Americans identify themselves as spiritual but not religious. This sentiment seems to be prevalent amongst millennials. Is there a way for each of us to pursue this energy of spirit in our daily lives and find meaning and happiness?

My guest this week on Destination Unlimited, D. Patrick Miller, has developed a concise approach to this based upon what he calls “the spirituality of ordinary life.”

D. Patrick Miller is the author of a dozen books, two published by Penguin Random House, two by Hampton Roads Publishing, and the rest under the Fearless Books imprint. First trained as an investigative journalist, he began writing about spirituality, human potential, and creativity after a seven-year illness initiated his spiritual path. Since that time he has intensively studied A Course in Miracles, the Enneagram system of personality, Jungian depth psychology, shamanism, and related fields of contemporary spirituality.

As a magazine and online journalist, Patrick has written more than 100 articles for Yoga Journal, THE SUN, Elephant Journal online, and many other media. He is also the founder of Fearless Books and Literary Services, and has helped other authors prepare manuscripts for such major publishers as Viking, Doubleday, Crown, Simon & Schuster, Tarcher Perigee, Hay House, Hampton Roads, and New World Library. He provides manuscript consultations, editing, assisted publishing, and professional representation to published and unpublished authors working in fiction and nonfiction. He is also a semi-professional photographer whose work can be viewed and purchased in multiple media at Fine Art America. His websites include dpatrickmiller.com and fearlessbooks.com. He joins me this week to discuss his seminal work, How to Be Spiritual Without Being Religious.

Guy Finley - Relationship Magic: Waking Up Together

October 10, 2018
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Aired Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 8:00 PM ET

Guy Finley – Relationship Magic: Waking Up Together

Do you wonder why you are unhappy in your relationship, but stay anyway?
Are you in constant disagreements or arguments with your significant other?
Have you attracted your opposite and struggle to find common ground?
These are questions that face many of us in our daily lives and may be struggling to answer. What steps do you need to take to address these questions and build a vibrant, healthy and happy relationship?

My guest this week on Destination Unlimited, Guy Finley, has taken his nearly four decades of experience and wisdom as a best-selling self-help writer and internationally renowned spiritual teacher to address these questions. Guy Finley is the author of more than 45 books and audio/video programs including his acclaimed seminal book The Secret of Letting Go. His popular books and audio programs, several of which have become international best sellers, have sold more than 2 million copies worldwide.

Considered a modern-day Mystic and practical Philosopher, Guy’s wisdom cuts straight to the heart of today’s most pressing personal and social issues – relationships, success, addiction, stress, peace, happiness, freedom. His teachings reveal a broader and deeper understanding of life that opens new possibilities, helps release new energies, and delivers welcome relief from all of life’s troubles. Over the past 35 years, he has presented more than 5,000 unique self-realization seminars to thousands of grateful students throughout North America and Europe. Each week more than one hundred thousand subscribers in 142 countries read his inspiring “Key Lesson” eNewsletter – a short, inspirational email with powerful lessons on how to improve every aspect of your life. Guy has been a featured guest on more than 700 television and radio shows including national appearances on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, and NPR. He is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, Beliefnet, Positively Positive and many more.

As the Founding Director of Life of Learning Foundation, (a non-profit Center for Self-Discovery in Merlin, Oregon) he presents four self-realization classes weekly. These meetings are ongoing and open to the pubic. He also hosts on-line courses through Life of Learning’s Wisdom School. In 2011, he launched the One Journey Project an award winning interfaith website illuminating the unseen spiritual unity underlying all world religions. He joins me this week to discuss his just published latest book, Relationship Magic: Waking Up Together.

Tammy Westney - Food is Foundational

September 26, 2018
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Aired Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 8:00 PM ET

Tammy Westney – Food is Foundational

In the sixties, I remember the popular expression, “You are what you eat.” It turns out the origin of this observation dates back to 1826 France and Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin. In his seven volume work, The Physiology of Taste, he wrote, “Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are.” His attribution of diet to mental, emotional, and physical health was as an astute observation then as it is today. How does what we eat and how we eat affect us and can a study of our dietary habits provide ways to restore health, happiness and well-being?

My guest this week on Destination Unlimited, Tammy Westney, says you can achieve better living with the right nutrition. Tammy Westney has a Master of Science degree in Nutrition and Integrative Health. She is the owner of Coffee Owl Nutrition, located in Bucks County Pennsylvania. Coffee Owl provides a blend of science and culinary art with an emphasis on both life cycle nutrition and enhancement of the microbiome. She works as a culinary nutritionist teaching healthy cooking classes on numerous topics. She sees individual clients for a range of health issues from digestive problems and autoimmune disorders to weight loss. She’s also worked as a clinical nutritionist for Meals on Wheels and at the Holistic Healing Center, providing assessments, interventions, and hope to the people she has served. She’s the author of four books including Food is Foundational, A Workbook to Identify Your Nutritional Needs and Food is Foundational, A Nutritionist’s Guide to Seasonal Eating. Her website is http://coffeeowlnutrition.blogspot.com/ and she joins me this week to talk all things nutrition.

Melanie Marquis - Carl Llewellyn Weschcke

September 12, 2018
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Aired Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 8:00 PM ET

Melanie Marquis – Carl Llewellyn Weschcke: Pioneer & Publisher of Body, Mind & Spirit

Having unexplained experiences for most of my childhood, I began to explore and research this in my teens and early adult life. Much of this research was done by acquiring books on metaphysics, alternative spirituality, psychic phenomenon, mystery schools and related topics. The majority of these books were published by a company out of Minnesota called Llewellyn.

What I did not know at the time was that the publisher, Carl Llewellyn Weschcke, was responsible for much of the renaissance of these teachings and their acceptance by a wider audience. Who was Carl Llewellyn Weschcke and how did he birth this metaphysical publishing giant.

My guest this week on Destination Unlimited, Melanie Marquis, knows this story well. Melanie Marquis is the founder of the United Witches global coven and the organizer of Denver Pagans. She has written for Circle, Pentacle, and the American Tarot Association. Melanie’s books, published by Llewellyn, include The Witch’s Bag of Tricks, A Witch’s World of Magick, Beltane, and Lughnasadh. She is the co-creator of the Modern Spellcaster’s Tarot and the coauthor of Witchy Mama. Melanie lives in Denver, Colorado. Her website is www.MelanieMarquis.com and she joins me this evening to discuss her latest book, Carl Llewellyn Weschcke, Pioneer and Publisher of Body, Mind and Spirit.

Prema Lee Gurreri - Your Sacred Wealth Code

September 5, 2018
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Aired Wednesday, 5 September 2018, 8:00 PM ET

Prema Lee Gurreri – Your Sacred Wealth Code

What if creating a wealthy life could be as simple as being who you are, and doing what you love? You have a unique internal design for wealth. This formula is encoded in your soul blueprint—and, like your fingerprint, it’s unlike that of any other human being. It’s called your Sacred Wealth Code®, and it is written in the universal language of purpose and prosperity. Your Sacred Wealth Code isn’t an investment guide, a pyramid scheme, or a sales manual. It isn’t even a “follow your passion to success” guide (although passion is an important part of your Wealth Code). Instead, this book is a key to unlock what your soul already knows: what makes you unique in the world, and how you can leverage your purpose, your desire, and your own set of “superpowers” to connect with your personal path to wealth.

My guest this week on Destination Unlimited, Prema Lee Gurreri, uncovered the Sacred Wealth Code and its accompanying body of work while on an internal quest to align with her own purpose and prosperity. Prior to discovering her own Wealth Code, Prema had created a well-known yoga studio and wellness center in Washington State. An acclaimed Vedic Astrologer, spiritual teacher, and coach, she nevertheless struggled to make things work in her business and life. After a harrowing “dark night of the soul,” during which she was called upon to release both her business and her marriage, she decided it was time to find out why, despite so much hard work and sacrifice, she was still so challenged around money and success. Using her insight as a Vedic Astrologer and intuitive, Prema undertook a deep, internal dive, and emerged not only with the knowledge of how to change her own life, but with a universal formula for creating true wealth and success that can be applied by anyone, in any field, at any stage of life. She joins me this week to discuss her book, Your Sacred Wealth Code.

Bob Westney - Cannabis Industry and Cannabis Quality Control (CQC)

August 29, 2018
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Aired Wednesday, 29 August 2018, 8:00 PM ET

Bob Westney – Cannabis Industry and Cannabis Quality Control (CQC)

Marijuana, pot, weed, reefer; by any name classified as a Schedule I Drug by the DEA. Schedule I drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. However, the use of medical cannabis and legal extracts such as CBD oil have anecdotally shown success in treatments for seizure disorders, Alzheimer’s Disease, Glaucoma, Crohn’s Disease, the side effects of chemotherapy, PTSD, Multiple Sclerosis, chronic pain and muscle spasms.

Even though the Federal Government has yet to reclassify cannabis, thirty states have legalized its medical use and eight states are allowing recreational use. As demand grows, it is incumbent on the producers and distributors to provide quality control and procedures to ensure the same purity and percentage of active ingredients as are applied to other food and drug products. Is there an organization that is reaching out to the cannabis industry to provide these standards and how may current and potential consumers advocate for these standards?

My guest this week on Destination Unlimited, Bob Westney, has more than 30 years of experience in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, including Quality Control Microbiology, Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs. He has also worked for pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and food contract testing laboratories. He holds a Master of Science degree from Temple University in Quality Assurance/Regulatory Affairs. He is Regulatory Affairs Certified (RAC), and is a Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE). He is a member of the Pharmaceutical Microbiology Forum (PMF), the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA), the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society (RAPS), and a Senior Member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ). Bob currently serves as a Senior Consultant for Cannabis Quality Control (CQC), a division of the Microbiology Network. He joins us this evening to discuss the burgeoning cannabis industry and CQC’s role in establishing quality standards and engaging both producers and consumers.

John E. Fetzer - The Quest for the New Age

August 22, 2018
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Aired Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 8:00 PM ET

John E. Fetzer – The Quest for the New Age

My personal life quest and the theme of Destination Unlimited is to find the crossroads of science and spirituality. This is an age old quest going back to the philosopher-scientists of ancient Greece and other civilizations in antiquity. A revisioning of this quest began in the late 19th and early 20th century. The 20th century’s New Age, as it is called, was thought to have been birthed in California and other progressive thinking communities. What most are not aware of is that it actually was the Midwest that was the first cradle of advanced spiritual expansion and that the father of this quest was a successful media mogul and venerated owner of a baseball team.

John E. Fetzer, born in 1901, was a radio pioneer who built a communications empire and was the sole owner of the Detroit Tigers 1961 to 1983. Behind the scenes, he was a seeker who believed that happiness, positivity and peace on earth could be found through a pathway to a higher intelligence. He used his resources to fund this quest, with research studies at Stanford, Duke and Princeton, including the ground breaking research into ESP by J.B. Rhine.

This hidden quest is being revealed for the first time by my guests this evening on Destination Unlimited, Fetzer biographer Brian C. Wilson and Fetzer’s nephew, Bruce Fetzer. Brian C. Wilson is professor of American Religious History in the Department of Comparative Religion at Western Michigan University. He is the author of Dr. John Harvey Kellogg and the Religion of Biologic Living and Yankees in Michigan.

Bruce Fetzer is President, CEO and a trustee of the Fetzer Memorial Trust, a former trustee and treasurer of the John E. Fetzer Institute, a former trustee and member of the Foundation Financial Officers Group chairman of the FFOG compensation survey, and advisor to other nonprofits. They join me this week to discuss the just published book, John E Fetzer and the Quest for the New Age.