Ren′ee Damoiselle - Storytelling Alchemy

January 16, 2019
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Aired Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 8:00 PM ET

Ren′ee Damoiselle – Storytelling Alchemy

We all have a story. It is composed of the memories of experiences we have had from childhood on. The story may be crystal clear or distorted by the misperceptions, strong emotions and programming that these events and experiences triggered. This distortion may have a long lasting and profound effect on how we live our lives and deny our ability to see through the fractured glass to the truth and happiness that is our birthright. Is there a way that we may rewrite our stories, resulting in happy endings?

My guest this week on Destination Unlimited, Ren′ee Damoiselle, says we can through what she calls “Storytelling Alchemy”. Ren′ee Damoiselle hosts the Witchin’ World Meetup in Phoenix, open to all who are interested in ritual, metaphysics, paganism, magick and diverse spiritual practices. Events include open discussions, ritual circles and empowering workshops. Ren′ee also hosts personal development and spiritual retreats, such as Goddess Divine and the Storytelling Alchemy Retreat held in beautiful destinations such as Sedona, Arizona and the New England countryside.Her website is reneedamoiselle.com and she joins me this week to discuss her book, Storytelling Alchemy-Write Your Own Happy Ending.

Marianne Williamson - The Politics of Love

January 9, 2019
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Aired Wednesday, 9 January 2019, 8:00 PM ET

Marianne Williamson – The Politics of Love

When I grew up in the 1960’s and seventies, there was a sense of rebirth and renewal in our country. Many of us started looking upon one another and brother and sister and embraced the ideas of sharing, caring love and peace. We lived these ideals as best we could with the hope that future generations would equally embrace them. Somewhere along the way, we have strayed from that path. We have birthed a generation of divisiveness, ego based actions and fear. Is there a way that we can return to the spirit of embracing diversity, caring for one another and moving from fear to love? My guest this week on Destination Unlimited, Marianne Williamson, says there is.

Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed lecturer, activist and author of four #1 New York times bestselling books. She has been one of America’s most well known public voices for more than three decades. Seven of her twelve published books have been New York Times best sellers and Marianne has been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Good Morning America, and Bill Maher. A quote from the mega best seller A Return to Love, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure…” is considered an anthem for a contemporary generation of seekers.

Marianne’s other books include The Law of Divine Compensation, The Age of Miracles, Everyday Grace, A Woman’s Worth, Illuminata, Healing the Soul of America, A Course in Weight Loss, The Gift of Change, Enchanted Love, A Year of Miracles, and Tears to Triumph: The Spiritual Journey from Suffering to Enlightenment. Her newest book, A Politics of Love: Handbook for a New American Revolution, will be published in 2019.

Marianne is a native of Houston, Texas. In 1989, she founded Project Angel Food, a meals-on-wheels program that serves home-bound people with AIDS in the Los Angeles area. To date, Project Angel Food has served over 11 million meals. Marianne also co-founded the Peace Alliance.

She joins me to discuss her new book and her plans to explore a run to become the next President of the United States!

David Collis - Interviewing Jesus The Man

December 19, 2018
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Aired Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 8:00 PM ET

David Collis – Interviewing Jesus The Man

As humans, we ask a lot of questions. Many question our existence, our purpose in life and our connection with the divine as we may or may not perceive it. What if we had the opportunity to sit face to face with great figures from our respective faiths, share coffee, tea and a meal, and ask them to share about their lives, ministries and transitions? What would we learn and how would it affect our personal beliefs and paths?

My guest this week on Destination Unlimited, David Collis did just that. Through extensive historical, biblical and textual research, he developed a thought experiment. His thesis: What would it be like to interview Jesus of Nazareth?A native of Southern California, author David Collis is versed in the humanities, art and religion and holds a Master’s Degree in Fine Art. David is an artist, photographer, carpenter, and designer of a new series of sacred symbols. He characterizes his life as a quest driven by the romance of exploration and invention. His website is DavidCollis.com and he joins me this week to discuss his ground breaking, surprising and enlightening book, Interviewing Jesus The Man.

Dr. Susan Shumsky - Maharishi and Me

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

Dr. Susan Shumsky – Maharishi and Me

The late 1960’s were a time of great change in the world. After a decade that witnessed the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy, many were looking for answers to the unanswerable questions, for love and for peace. For some, those answers came from experimentation with mind altering drugs. Others sought answers with mindfulness, introspection and meditation. Celebrities including the Beatles, Donavan, Mike Love of the Beach Boys and actress Mia Farrow traveled to India to study Transcendental Meditation with Guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. This past November marked the 50th anniversary of the Beatles “White Album” and many of the songs were written or inspired by their time with Maharishi. What was that experience like and how did it change not only the Beatles but millions of other seekers.

My guest this week on Destination Unlimited, Dr. Susan Shumsky, had a literal “ring side seat” to this experience. Susan spent 22 years in the ashrams and 6 years on the personal staff of Maharishi. A rare insider, Susan shares the secrets of that time, Maharishi’s influence on the Beatles, their lyrics and the TM movement in her book, Maharishi and Me, Seeking Enlightenment with the Beatle’s Guru.

Susan has dedicated her life to helping people take command of their lives in highly effective, powerful, positive ways. She is the best-selling author of 14 books. A pioneer in the human potential field, she has more than 50 years teaching thousands of people meditation, prayer, affirmation, and intuition Her book titles include her defining work Divine Revelation as well as Exploring Meditation, Exploring Auras, Exploring Chakras, How to Hear the Voice of God, and Color Your Chakras. She will be discussing her memoir of her time with Maharishi entitled, Maharishi and Me, Seeking Enlightenment with the Beatle’s Guru.

Dr. Rita Louise - Stepping out of Eden

November 28, 2018
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Aired Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 8:00 PM ET

Dr. Rita Louise – Stepping out of Eden

In 1970, Mike Pinder of the Moody Blues contributed a song to their album, “Question of Balance.” Pinder’s lyric asked the quintessential human question;

“How is it we are here, on this path we walk,
In this world of pointless fear, filled with empty talk,
Descending from the apes as scientist-priests all think,
Will they save us in the end, we’re trembling on the brink.”

Who are we? How did we come to populate planet earth? Were we created by a divine being, an evolutionary process or are we the product of alien intervention or even hybridization? Furthermore, are we the first human civilization to walk this earth or have there been countless civilizations before us…before archaeological records and conscious memory.

My guest this evening on Destination Unlimited, Dr. Rita Louise, has been asking these questions and seeking their answers since childhood. “Fran Dresher’s delivery without the whine”, is how one audience member put Dr. Rita Louise’s frank, funny yet honest approach. Through a powerful synthesis of science and ancient wisdom, her unique insights bridge the worlds of science, spirit and culture and are changing the way we view our place in the world. Dr. Rita possesses the caliber of knowledge and experience that organizations demand. She infuses every engagement with both credibility and content. She has the unique ability to deliver a serious message through intriguing stories and her own brand of humor.

Her high content presentations and down-to-earth strategies empower and motivate audience members to think outside the box. Her unique presentations offer many down-to-earth strategies and empowering solutions. Her deep insights inspire, invigorate and energize people into looking at the world in a completely new way. She’s been featured on numerous radio and television shows including Coast to Coast w/George Noory, Mysterious Universe Radio, the Jerry Pippin Show, X-Zone Radio, Veritas Radio, Fringe Radio, Out Of This World Radio and of course her favorite show, Destination Unlimited.

Her previous books include Avoiding the Cosmic 2 x 4, The Power Within , The E.T. Chronicles: What Myths and Legends Tell Us About Human Origins and Dark Angels. Her websites is soulhealer.com and she joins us this week to discuss her new book, Stepping out of Eden.

Andrew Pacholyk - Lead Us to A Place: Your Spiritual Journey Through Life’s Seasons

November 21, 2018
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Aired Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 8:00 PM ET

Andrew Pacholyk – Lead Us to A Place: Your Spiritual Journey Through Life’s Seasons

We’ve recently begun the transition from fall to winter, with the days growing shorter and nights longer. Each season brings with it changes and adjustments. Just as the year has its seasons, our lives have their seasons. How can we best navigate the seasons of life and maintain balance, optimal health, spiritual growth happiness and peace?

My guest this week on Destination Unlimited, Andrew Pacholyk, has been addressing this question during his lengthy healing and spiritual practice. Andrew Pacholyk is a licensed acupuncturist and certified herbalist in the State of New York with a full-time practice in New York City. Andrew specializes in rejuvenating therapies based on the ancient Chinese Medical approach to Endocrinology, Gynecology and Pain Management. His knowledge, expertise and clinical training have offered him the ability to experience and continually learn about the body and its energy system in health, as well as in disease. Andrew is also an educator. He has taught and certified more than 100,000 students worldwide in these specific healing techniques.

Peacefulmind.com is Andrew’s life work. Peacefulmind.com focuses on a place for you to come, relax, and become a centered and more powerful human being. Andrew’s articles on spirituality, health, and wellness have been published all over the world in 30 languages. He is an ongoing contributor to such publications as Aromatherapy Times, Health Magazine and OM Times Magazine.

Andrew is the author of The Transformational Health and Wellness Course, The Crystal Astrologer Course and the Chakracology Course. His other healing studies include the Color Elite Color Therapy Course, The Complete Meditation, and his most popular, The Crystal Light Crystal Therapy Course. He joins me this week to discuss his most recent book, Lead Us to A Place—Your Spiritual Journey Through Life’s Seasons.

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.