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Connie Baxter Marlow and Andrew Cameron - Revising Revisionist History

Connie Baxter Marlow and Andrew Cameron - Revising Revisionist History

July 16, 2019

Connie Baxter Marlow and Andrew Cameron – Revising Revisionist History

Aired Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 5:00 PM EST / 2:00 PM PST

Interview with Connie Baxter Marlow and Andrew Cameron Bailey, Researchers and Makers of the Film “Seeds of Freedom”

“Instead of pulling apart in a tug-of-war, we need to pull together in a tug of peace.” — Swami Beyondananda

My favorite pleasantly provocative and curiosity-inducing question is … “Did you know?”

Did you know … that there were fifty-four years of peace and friendship between the Mayflower Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians in Plymouth Colony between 1621 and 1675?

You didn’t? Neither did I until I met this week’s guests Connie Baxter Marlow and Andrew Cameron Bailey some years ago, and they told me the inspiring story of how visionary leaders of two radically different cultures met and worked together to maintain an inter-cultural exchange that became what Bailey and Marlow call the “First Great Synthesis” between Europeans and American Indians. While many – including my own book Spontaneous Evolution credit the Iroquois Nation with the ideals and structures of governance that inspired our Constitution – Marlow and Cameron offer compelling evidence that many of these “seeds of freedom” came from the Pilgrims themselves.

Connie Baxter Marlow is a descendant of Mayflower Pilgrims John Alden and Priscilla Mullins, known as America’s First Couple, made famous by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem. Her great-great-grandfather James Phinney Baxter, a pre-eminent historian of early New England, was President of the New England Historical Genealogical Society for 20 years. Connie brings a unique perspective to her ancestors’ dreams for humanity, in that she has spent 30 years in close association with visionary Native American elders throughout the United States and Mexico, and has been creating forums for them to share their understanding of the nature of the Universe for over 20 years.

Andrew Cameron Bailey calls himself a “latter-day pilgrim.” He sailed across the Atlantic and arrived in America on Thanksgiving Day, 1969. He was born in England and grew up in South Africa amongst the Zulus, holds degrees in science, English and social anthropology, and was a chemistry professor before emigrating to the United States. After meeting Connie in 2003 he became disturbed at the level of misinformation in the American psyche surrounding the settling of New England, and the ongoing deprecation and denigration of the Pilgrims and the Puritans in present-day America. Andrew is the author of the 21st Century historical mystery novel/screenplay “The Mayflower Revelations,” that sets the historical record straight in an entertaining, enlightening and inspiring way.

If you’re ready to entertain a more complete and holistic view of the founding of our country, please tune in this Tuesday, July 16th at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET. http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

One more thing… How YOU and WE Can Make a Difference

Have you noticed that regardless of which of the two political parties you vote for, neither of them seem to be willing to confront Monsanto and agribusiness? Are you disgusted and frustrated by the stonewalling by the two-party duopoly? Are you ready to empower a truly effective “third-way” movement that can move the dial? Are you ready for … oxymoron alert … FUNCTIONAL POLITICS?

If so, go here to find out more: https://wikipolitiki.com/functional-politics-an-idea-whose-time-has-come/

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Dr. Larry Dossey - From the Illusion of Separation to the Truth of Unity

Dr. Larry Dossey - From the Illusion of Separation to the Truth of Unity

July 9, 2019

Dr. Larry Dossey – From the Illusion of Separation to the Truth of Unity

Aired Tuesday, 9 July 2019, 5:00 PM EST / 2:00 PM PST

It’s “One Mind” Over All Matters

Interview with Dr. Larry Dossey, Author of “One Mind: How Our Individual Mind is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why it Matters”

“Sadly, the biggest threat to the planetary eco-system is the human ego-system.” — Swami Beyondananda

There is nothing wrong with the human ego. Who would we be without an ego? Nobody, that’s who!

But … what if in addition to being “somebody” we were also “everybody”? What if we were connected in ways that seem outlandish to the ordinary mind? What if, in fact, there was no such thing as the “ordinary mind” and that we were all part of one big “extraordinary mind”?

Our guest this week, Dr. Larry Dossey, has been a pioneer in complementary and alternative medicine. He has written books that offer both empirical and anecdotal evidence of the healing power of prayer, and his latest book offers the best antidote yet to the unbalanced “individualism” that has woven us dangerously outside the web of life.

As to what this metaphysical issue has to do with healing the body politic, Larry says: “Only by realizing, at the deepest emotional level, our connections with one another and the Earth itself can we summon the courage necessary to make the tough choices that are required in order to survive. So, this book is also about staying alive — saving the Earth and our own skins.”

Dr. Larry Dossey has long been recognized as influential advocate of the role of the mind in health and the role of spirituality in healthcare. A graduate of University of Texas and Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, he also served as a battalion surgeon in Vietnam, and Chief of Staff of Medical City Dallas Hospital. The author of nine books and numerous articles, Dr. Dossey is the former Executive Editor of the peer-reviewed journal Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, the most widely subscribed-to journal in its field. In his 1989 book Recovering the Soul, he introduced the concept of “nonlocal mind” — mind unconfined to the brain and body, mind spread infinitely throughout space and time. Since then, “nonlocal mind” has been adopted by many leading scientists as an emerging image of consciousness. He is also the author of Healing Words : The Power of Prayer and the Practice of Medicine as well as Prayer is Good Medicine : How to Reap the Healing Benefits of Prayer, pioneering and controversial books about the effect of mind on medicine.

While mainstream science – in its unwillingness to even look at phenomena it can’t explain through current knowledge – has resisted Dr. Dossey’s idea, evidence from as far afield as quantum physics seems to support his view of “one mind”.

If you’re curious how his work informs and impacts our current political, cultural, and ecological “shituation”, please tune in this Tuesday, July 9th at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET. http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

One more thing… How YOU and WE Can Make a Difference

Have you noticed that regardless of which of the two political parties you vote for, neither of them seem to be willing to confront Monsanto and agribusiness? Are you disgusted and frustrated by the stonewalling by the two-party duopoly? Are you ready to empower a truly effective “third-way” movement that can move the dial? Are you ready for … oxymoron alert … FUNCTIONAL POLITICS?

If so, go here to find out more: https://wikipolitiki.com/functional-politics-an-idea-whose-time-has-come/

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Thom Hartmann - The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment

Thom Hartmann - The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment

July 2, 2019

Thom Hartmann – The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment

Aired Tuesday, 2 July 2019, 5:00 PM EST / 2:00 PM PST

Slavery, the “Doctrine of Discovery” and America’s Gun Culture

Interview with Thom Hartmann, Radio Host and Author of “The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment”

“Those who fail to learn the lessons of history condemn THE REST OF US to repeat it.” — Swami Beyondananda

Back in the 1960s, black power activist H. Rap Brown famously proclaimed, “violence is as American as cherry pie.” This week’s guest on Wiki Politiki, Thom Hartmann, shows us how and why this is true, so true.

At a time when the gun issue in the United States is front-and-center, and two competing narratives contradict each other, Thom Hartmann – a political “uncommontator” and contextualizer extraordinaire has sprayed the issue with “de-mystifier” in his latest book, “The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment”.

Guns were part of our political legacy since the day Columbus landed, and since the first slaves were bought to the new world from Africa. As part of the “doctrine of discovery” (https://wikipolitiki.com/revealing-and-revoking-the-doctrine-of-discovery-from-domination-to-reverence/), the conquistadors were given carte blanche by Pope Alexander to kill, rape, exploit and plunder non-Christian people who were deemed less than human. In his second visit to Hispaniola, Columbus made 1,600 local villagers slaves at the point of a gun. In 1992, historian David Stannard estimated that some 100 million Native peoples had been killed through murder, disease and starvation since they had been “discovered”.

Likewise, as Thom points out in great detail, guns were used – arming whites and disarming blacks – to guard against slave rebellions, and then after the Civil War, to take power away from blacks and restore white supremacy. In modern times, when Obama was elected in 2008, there was a run on ammunition, as the rumor spread that this black man was going to take away the white man’s guns.

Join us for a lively conversation that unwraps and unravels America’s love affair with guns, and how we’ve become armed and dangerous – to ourselves, mostly. Thom also has some practical and uncommonly commonsensical solutions that bring clarity out of obfuscation.

For those who don’t know Thom Hartmann, he is a lifelong learner and wise teacher, whose books range from fossil fuels (“The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight”) to Thomas Jefferson and the founders of America, to “attention deficit disorder”. He is a progressive national and internationally syndicated talk show host. Talkers magazine named him America’s most important progressive host and has named his show one of the top ten talk radio shows in the country every year for over a decade. A four-time recipient of the Project Censored Award, Hartmann is also a New York Times bestselling author of twenty-four books, translated into multiple languages.

Our conversation will touch on many issues – including how to “overgrow” the influence of money in politics, and how best to frame the gun issue so that we the people can successfully “fire the first Big Shot” in 2020. Tune in this Tuesday, July 1st at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET. http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

One more thing… How YOU and WE Can Make a Difference

Have you noticed that regardless of which of the two political parties you vote for, neither of them seem to be willing to confront Monsanto and agribusiness? Are you disgusted and frustrated by the stonewalling by the two-party duopoly? Are you ready to empower a truly effective “third-way” movement that can move the dial? Are you ready for … oxymoron alert … FUNCTIONAL POLITICS?

If so, go here to find out more: https://wikipolitiki.com/functional-politics-an-idea-whose-time-has-come/

Support Wiki Politiki — A Clear Voice In The “Bewilderness”

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Isaac Bentwich MD - The Battlefield of the Soul and the Challenges of the Modern World

Isaac Bentwich MD - The Battlefield of the Soul and the Challenges of the Modern World

June 25, 2019

Isaac Bentwich MD – The Battlefield of the Soul and the Challenges of the Modern World

Aired Tuesday, 25 June 2019, 5:00 PM EST / 2:00 PM PST

How the Baghvad Gita Can Turn Our World Outside In

Interview with Isaac Bentwich, M.D. Author of “Gita: A Timeless Guide for Our Times”

“Ancient wisdom never gets old.” — Swami Beyondananda

The Bible … the Koran … the I Ching … for millennia scholars have gone through these “fine couth tomes” with a fine tooth comb, seeking practical wisdom, and timeless perspective.

This week on Wiki Politiki, we will be featuring one of the most heralded and widely-read ancient texts of all, the Baghvad Gita. Written more than 2,000 years ago, the Gita (meaning Divine Song), speaks to and accesses the “perennial wisdom” at the foundation of every spiritual path and practice. As Deepak Chopra has said, “Gita is the ultimate guide for your spiritual- journey.”

It has been called the “foundation of yoga.” Yet, many western yoga students want to focus on the physical aspects of yoga, and grow impatient with this story that has been foundational for those who brought yoga to the west — from Yogananda to Vivekananda to Iyengar to the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. It has also captivated and inspired many of the world’s greatest creative minds — scientists, thinkers, musicians, poets, and spiritual teachers: From Beethoven to Leonard Cohen, from Gandhi to Deepak Chopra, from Carl Jung to Robert Oppenheimer (‘father’ of the atomic bomb), from Emerson and Thoreau to Will Smith and Julia Roberts.

Our guest this week, Isaac Bentwich M.D. is a longtime practitioner and teacher of Yoga and Meditation. Trained as a physician and a scientist, he has founded three life-science technology companies, leading revolutions in medicine, genomics, and environment conservation, and he now heads Innovation Center at Technion, recognized as one of the top-ten innovative universities in the world. The vision and innovations that underlie the companies he founded came through periods of silent meditation retreats at the foothills of the Himalayas and in the Galilee. His path is one of reverence to the Wisdom teachings that shine through different traditions and religions. The study and practice of Gita’s Wisdom teachings has profoundly touched his life, and he is passionate about sharing this with others. His work on this translation of the Gita spanned twelve years.

For those not familiar with the book, the Gita is a dialogue between an Indian prince, Arjuna, and Krishna—his friend, master, and God incarnate. In the midst of a dramatic battle and deep moral dilemma, Krishna guides the prince from “worldly despondency to a brilliantly clear account of the meaning of life, the source of suffering, and the paths to happiness and self-fulfillment.”

Just as Arjuna and Krishna inhabit the “battlefield of the soul,” Bentwich suggests that this “ancient inner guide is more relevant than ever in addressing the unique challenges we face in the modern world.” With the purpose of making the Bhagavad Gita more accessible and relevant to contemporary readers, Bentwich’s new translation is unique in three ways:

1. It is the only translation that recreates in English the mesmerizing melody, meter, and rhyme of the Sanskrit original.
2. Gita is “women empowering,” crafted for both men and women.
3. Bentwich crystalizes the key messages of each verse to create a simple, practical guide to inner growth.

If you’re curious how something written 2,000 years ago is uniquely applicable today, join us for a deep conversation this Tuesday, June 25th at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET. http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

One more thing… How YOU and WE Can Make a Difference

Have you noticed that regardless of which of the two political parties you vote for, neither of them seem to be willing to confront Monsanto and agribusiness? Are you disgusted and frustrated by the stonewalling by the two-party duopoly? Are you ready to empower a truly effective “third-way” movement that can move the dial? Are you ready for … oxymoron alert … FUNCTIONAL POLITICS?

If so, go here to find out more: https://wikipolitiki.com/functional-politics-an-idea-whose-time-has-come/

Support Wiki Politiki — A Clear Voice In The “Bewilderness”

If you LOVE what you hear, and appreciate the mission of Wiki Politiki, “put your money where your mouse is” … Join the “upwising” — join the conversation, and become a Wiki Politiki supporter: http://wikipolitiki.com/join-the-upwising/

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Tarek Mounib - Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner - 2019 Style

Tarek Mounib - Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner - 2019 Style

June 11, 2019

Tarek Mounib – Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner – 2019 Style

Aired Tuesday, 11 June 2019, 5:00 PM EST / 2:00 PM PST

“Free Trip to Egypt” A Journey From the Illusion of Separation to the Truth of Oneness

Interview with Tarek Mounib, Producer of the Documentary “Free Trip to Egypt”

“The one thing that will save humankind is human kindness.” — Swami Beyondananda

It was more than 50 years ago that an envelope-pushing motion picture broke the issue of interracial marriage into mainstream consciousness. In “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” starring Spencer Tracy, Katherine Hepburn, Sidney Poitier and Katherine Houghton, two families get to confront societal taboos and personal conflicts as an interracial couple announce their pending marriage. The movie ends with mutual acceptance and both families sitting down to dinner together.

Note that the movie wasn’t called “Guess Who’s Coming for Coffee?”

There is something about the ritual of sharing food, company and conversation that can transform the illusion of separation into the truth of oneness. And just as the aforementioned movie opened doors and possibilities half a century ago, perhaps a new film can help heal the misunderstandings and conflicts between Americans and the Muslim world.

Tarek Mounib, a Canadian-Egyptian entrepreneur living in Switzerland was troubled by a world that seemed ever more divided and polarized. In response to increasing levels of anger and hatred towards “the other” on American social and broadcast media, he resolved to reach out to the very people who fear his culture, with an intriguing idea. With the aim of trying to build mutual understanding, Tarek traveled across the United States in order to find Americans who feel threatened by Islam and offered them a Free Trip to Egypt. (Spoiler: He goes to Donald Trump rallies to find these people.)

The resulting documentary by the same name is the story of those who had the courage – despite their preconceptions – to take Tarek up on the offer. You’ll have to see the movie to get the full picture, but I predict you will be moved, transformed and encouraged about our potential to “re-humanize” the other. (See below for special screening information)

I am thrilled and honored to have Tarek as my guest on Wiki Politiki this week in particular, because the film will be specially screened in 500 theaters nationwide this Wednesday, June 12th. You can click on the site below to find out where it is playing near you. (https://www.freetriptoegypt.com/watch#event_summary)

The filmmakers have even included a downloadable Discussion Guide which includes my article “Hearty Laughter –A Heart-to-Heart Connection That Builds Bridges,” along with many other talking points, interviews with the film makers, and suggestions for engaging around the movie.

Again, please go here to find out more (https://www.freetriptoegypt.com/about) and make plans to see the movie and participate in the live streamed discussion this Wednesday.

Meanwhile, enjoy the interview live this Tuesday, June 11th at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET. http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

You’ll also be able to listen to it in our archives. Go here on Thursday the 13th (https://wikipolitiki.com/) and scroll down to Latest Wiki Podcast.

One more thing… How YOU and WE Can Make a Difference

Have you noticed that regardless of which of the two political parties you vote for, neither of them seem to be willing to confront Monsanto and agribusiness? Are you disgusted and frustrated by the stonewalling by the two-party duopoly? Are you ready to empower a truly effective “third-way” movement that can move the dial? Are you ready for … oxymoron alert … FUNCTIONAL POLITICS?

If so, go here to find out more: https://wikipolitiki.com/functional-politics-an-idea-whose-time-has-come/

Support Wiki Politiki — A Clear Voice In The “Bewilderness”

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Jill Cody - Seduced and Abandoned

Jill Cody - Seduced and Abandoned

June 4, 2019

Jill Cody – Seduced and Abandoned

Aired Tuesday, 4 June 2019, 5:00 PM EST / 2:00 PM PST

The “Velvet Coup” That Cost Us Our Democracy, and How We Get It Back

Interview with Jill Cody, Radio Host and Author of “America Abandoned”

“Our commonwealth has been hijacked by a small percentage of the uncommonly wealthy and now we the people must ‘higher-jack” it.” — Swami Beyondananda

In the early 2000s, my friend and colleague Joseph McCormick was going through a dark night of the soul. A hardline conservative, former Army Ranger and a Christian Coalition member, he had just lost a Congressional race in Georgia, and he found himself on a spiritual retreat in a cabin in rural Virginia. While there, he was “adopted” by a band of hippies, and he had an epiphany — that fundamentally, all of us really want the same things, except we’ve been divided by habit and tribalism. He decided his mission was to “reunite America.” He got a grant and set about to interview luminaries across the political spectrum, asking one question: What ails America, and how do we fix it?

His interviewees, ranging from Ralph Nader and Noam Chomsky on the left, to Ross Perot and Grover Norquist on the right, pretty much all said the same thing: Citizen engagement. We the people have become disengaged from the political process, and only by re-engaging can we rebalance the balance of power.

Well, here we are fifteen or so years later, and we seem more divided than ever. Those who are engaged, tend to be polarized to one side or the other. The media accentuates the polarities so that political conversations tend to create a lot of heat, and very little light.

The good news is that more and more Americans are awakening from the dueling dualities puppet show, and recognizing that we now need to engage in an entirely new way, independent of the two political parties. Instead of “following” parties or candidates, we the people need to LEAD the conversation.

Our guest this week, Jill Cody is a citizen advocate, award-winning author, and radio host. She’s held a life-long passion for knowledge and a will to inspire change in politics, the environment, higher education, and organizational development. During Jill’s 31-year career in public service, she saw our democracy slipping away in slow motion. This observation inspired her to research what happened that ended up explained in her international award-winning book, America Abandoned: The Secret Velvet Coup That Cost Us Our Democracy.

Prior to that Jill was personally trained and authorized by vice president Al Gore to share his “An Inconvenient Truth” presentation with schools and community groups across Silicon Valley. Her passion for educating anyone who would listen, led her to write Climate Abandoned: We’re on the Endangered Species List published this past Earth Day and became a #1 Amazon Bestseller.

Currently Jill hosts a bi-weekly radio show “Be Bold America!” on KSQD 90.7FM serving the Monterey Bay and the world, to discuss ideas on how to reunite this country and save our democracy.

As Jill examined her own family history and the role “abandonment” played, she recognized that the American people have been seduced by the American dream, and then abandoned by those who hold the real power. And now, we must re-engage as a more awakened and wiser body politic. Hence, the “Great Upwising”…

Instead of being divided and conquered, how DO we “unite and prevail”?

If you’re ready to engage in this new and fruitful conversation, please tune in this Tuesday, June 4th at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET. http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

One more thing… How YOU and WE Can Make a Difference

Have you noticed that regardless of which of the two political parties you vote for, neither of them seem to be willing to confront Monsanto and agribusiness? Are you disgusted and frustrated by the stonewalling by the two-party duopoly? Are you ready to empower a truly effective “third-way” movement that can move the dial? Are you ready for … oxymoron alert … FUNCTIONAL POLITICS?

If so, go here to find out more: https://wikipolitiki.com/functional-politics-an-idea-whose-time-has-come/

Support Wiki Politiki — A Clear Voice In The “Bewilderness”

If you LOVE what you hear, and appreciate the mission of Wiki Politiki, “put your money where your mouse is” … Join the “upwising” — join the conversation, and become a Wiki Politiki supporter: http://wikipolitiki.com/join-the-upwising/

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Del Bigtree - The Real Story Behind “Vaxxed”

Del Bigtree - The Real Story Behind “Vaxxed”

May 28, 2019

The Real Story Behind “Vaxxed” – How the Body Politic Can Emerge From a “Pharmaceutically Induced Coma”

Aired Tuesday, 28 May 2019, 5:00 PM EST / 2:00 PM PST

Interview with Del Bigtree, Producer of “Vaxxed”

“The truth shall UPSET you free.” — Swami Beyondananda

My cosmic comic cohorts in the Firesign Theatre said it in their 1974 comedy record: Everything You Know Is Wrong.

Boy, were they right.

And that’s even truer when you are convinced everything you know is right. Take the “anti-vaccination” movement — or rather the anti-anti-vaccination movement. A couple of months ago, a “progressive” audience pretty much booed me off the stage when I made a peripheral reference to mandatory vaccinations maybe not being such a good idea.

I might have been one of those booing boors, had it not been for a posting by my esteemed colleague, Mark Crispin Miller, in 2016. Mark had his own “upwising” after the 2004 election when he published his book, Fooled Again: The Real Case For Electoral Reform.

The book offered ample evidence of electoral fixes in 2000 and 2004, including hacked voting machines. Mark eagerly awaited the positive reviews that would come from left stalwarts like Democracy Now and Mother Jones. But they never came. The response from the progressive press and the Democratic Party was deafening silence.

They were simply unwilling to take on the established order, where apparently the Democrats were supposed to lose. And while that party seemed willing to accept that fated role, Mark was not willing to go along with it. And he has become one of the few “alt left” journalists willing to call out the establishment on issues that are conveniently dismissed as “conspiracy theories.”

So when I read his post on the controversial movie, Vaxxed. dated April 2, 2016 my eyes were opened. Subsequently, I’ve watched the Truth About Vaccines video series, and was surprised to find that most of the doctors interviewed favored vaccines — but were alarmed at how many were given at once to young babies primarily for financial gain, how much money Big Pharma was making on the vaccines, how studies linking vaccines to autism and other conditions were suppressed, and how doctors who had any objections have been marginalized, ostracized, and worse.

Perhaps now that the pharmaceutical industry is being held accountable for the opioid crisis, there is the perfect opportunity to break the vaccination issue through the “soundless barrier.”

That’s why I am thrilled and honored to have as my guest on Wiki Politiki this week Del Bigtree, the producer of the aforementioned Vaxxed movie, which was supposed to air at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2016 but was withdrawn. You can read the “official” story in Wikipedia where you will notice they use loaded words like “pseudoscience” … “discredited” … “anti-vaccine propaganda film”, etc. Speaking of “discredited”, if reading this entry doesn’t evoke Pravda (the Russian word for “truth” that the Russian people recognized to mean “lies”) then … well, might as well leave Orwell enough alone.

Del Bigtree’s foray into the vaccine issue was anything but intentional. After spending a decade celebrating great doctors, cutting edge surgeries and medical breakthroughs as a producer on The Dr. Phil Show and the CBS medical talk show, The Doctors, it was a routine investigation into the story of a whistleblower at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that catapulted Del into the vaccine debate. When every news agency in television, including The Doctors, refused to cover the story of Dr. William Thompson, a senior scientist at the CDC who had provided over 10,000 documents to support his claim that the agency had destroyed scientific evidence proving a connection between vaccines and autism, Del put his career on the line and left network television to make one of the most controversial documentaries in history: Vaxxed: From Cover-Up To Catastrophe. The film made worldwide news when it was abruptly removed from the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival lineup under unprecedented pressure by the festival’s medical sponsor, The Sloan Foundation.

Del has since become one of the preeminent voices of the vaccine risk awareness movement around the world. He is the founder of the non-profit, Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN), and host of a rapidly growing internet talk show The HighWire, boasting over 33 million views to date.

You can find out more about ICAN here. https://icandecide.org/

If you’re ready to have the veils lifted on the vexing issue of vaccinations, please tune in this Tuesday, May 28th at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET. http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

You can listen right here: http://wikipolitiki.com/archives/

One more thing… How YOU and WE Can Make a Difference

Have you noticed that regardless of which of the two political parties you vote for, neither of them seem to be willing to confront Monsanto and agribusiness? Are you disgusted and frustrated by the stonewalling by the two-party duopoly? Are you ready to empower a truly effective “third-way” movement that can move the dial? Are you ready for … oxymoron alert … FUNCTIONAL POLITICS?

If so, go here to find out more: https://wikipolitiki.com/functional-politics-an-idea-whose-time-has-come/

Support Wiki Politiki — A Clear Voice In The “Bewilderness”

If you LOVE what you hear, and appreciate the mission of Wiki Politiki, “put your money where your mouse is” … Join the “upwising” — join the conversation, and become a Wiki Politiki supporter: http://wikipolitiki.com/join-the-upwising/

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Harvey Stone - The Next Ten Years

Harvey Stone - The Next Ten Years

May 21, 2019

Harvey Stone – The Next Ten Years: Breakdown, Breakthrough and Breakaway

Aired Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 5:00 PM EST / 2:00 PM PST

Interview with Writer, Speaker, and Optimist Harvey Stone

“We live on a shrinking planet that could definitely use a good shrink.” — Swami Beyondananda

Back in my teaching days, I had a hilarious colleague who loved to channel Mel Brooks’ 2000-year-old man character, who naturally — or unnaturally — spoke with a Yiddish accent. I knew my friend was considering changing schools so when I ran into him, I asked him “So, what are you doing next year?”

And he answered in that perfect Yiddish inflection, “Oh? They’re having ANOTHER ONE?”

Apparently we are too — years, that is. And given how stressful years have been in recent years, looking into the future feels a bit like watching previews for the next dystopian epic. From a higher perspective of course, we recognize that chaos is a necessary phase of evolution.

This week’s guest, Harvey Stone — a corporate trainer, sustainability expert, and self-proclaimed optimist — has a coherent and compelling take on where we might be headed over the next decade, and has some surprising insights to help us anticipate and navigate the changes, which he calls “Disruption, Democratization, Demonetization, and Depolarization.”

He writes, “If you think the last decade was a blur, don’t blink during the next one. In fact, take a lot of photos of your world today because you may not recognize it when we welcome in 2030. Along the way, a ton of norms will be disrupted. But we’ve also got a moonshot at democratizing our world, demonetizing our costs, beginning to stabilize our climate, taking several giant steps forwards towards a more sustainable world and (hardest to believe) depolarizing out national politics.”

Harvey has been an executive speechwriter for Apple, IBM, Sony and other firms, and has consulted with companies and international agencies on sustainability and its impacts. He has written a video script for the World Bank on carbon-pricing strategies, as well as a “Climate Change and Development” training program for its internal staff and its economically-developing client countries. He has also hosted a radio show highlighting sustainability and published an action-thriller novel, “Melting Down”, to reach a broader audience with climate issues.

If you’re looking to see beyond our current “shituation” to find a likelier story — and a future more to your liking, please tune in this Tuesday, May 14th at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET. http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

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Leah Lamb - Spontaneous Remission Through Spontaneous Remissioning

Leah Lamb - Spontaneous Remission Through Spontaneous Remissioning

April 30, 2019

Leah Lamb – Spontaneous Remission Through Spontaneous Remissioning

Aired Tuesday, 30 April 2019, 5:00 PM EST / 2:00 PM PST

Bringing Grace, Beauty, and Love Into Our Times Through Sacred Storytelling

Interview with Author and Storyteller Leah Lamb

“Stick to your old story, and you’re stuck with it.” — Swami Beyondananda

Cellular biologist Bruce Lipton says crisis precipitates evolution and if we look at the current crises we face — ecologic, economic, political and spiritual — we can conclude that the chances of precipitation are 100%.

Those who are paying attention are alarmed and concerned. Those paying even closer attention recognize that not just our civilization, but the web of life itself is at stake. Sadly, some of those who’ve been active for years have given up in frustration. We’re on track for a train wreck they say, and only a miracle can save us.

But … did you know, there is actually a template for miracles?

We can begin with the phenomenon called spontaneous remission. We read about these seemingly anomalous healings all the time, or perhaps we know someone who has had one. One day, the individual is on death’s door with a “fatal illness.” The next day, they are inexplicably symptom free. This kind of miraculous change that cannot be explained through ordinary science is often deemed a Divine intervention, part of the unknowable mystery.

But there might be more to it.

Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madrona, author of Coyote Medicine, tells us that spontaneous remission is often preceded by “a change of story.” In other words, our feelings, thoughts, beliefs, and the meaning we attribute to our situation may actually change the “field” in such a way that it impacts our physical reality. Can this also be true of our collective story and beliefs, and our collective reality? That’s what my book with Bruce Lipton, Spontaneous Evolution, is all about. As we say in the book:

The spontaneous remission we seek appears to be contingent upon a spontaneous re-missioning of civilization through which we change our mission from one based on survival of the individual to one that encompasses survival of the species.

Our guest this week, Leah Lamb, calls herself a “sacred storyteller” and our conversation will focus on how we “unravel” the old yarn, the one that doesn’t serve our evolution, and weave ourselves a new one. The Bible says, “In the beginning was the word.” Leah reiterates that every origin story in every culture tells us, “the world is sung, spoken or chanted into existence.”

Leah Lamb, MSW, works with story as a tool for personal transformation and social change. Leah has authored short stories, documentaries, and award winning PSA’s about the environment. She produced and hosted The Green Channel at Current TV.

Her articles have been featured in Fast Company, Spirituality & Health Magazine, and National Geographic News Watch. She now produces an online school for sacred storytelling called Speak the Spark, and is about to release her first guide to storytelling: A REBEL TELL: A Guide Book To Seeing, Hearing, and Creating Stories In Transition Times.

If you’re ready to deconstruct stories that no longer work, and build the stories that will bring us to a truly new future, please tune in this Tuesday, April 30th at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET. http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

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To find out more about Leah Lamb and her work, please go here: https://www.leahlamb.com/

One more thing… How YOU and WE Can Make a Difference

Have you noticed that regardless of which of the two political parties you vote for, neither of them seem to be willing to confront Monsanto and agribusiness? Are you disgusted and frustrated by the stonewalling by the two-party duopoly? Are you ready to empower a truly effective “third-way” movement that can move the dial? Are you ready for … oxymoron alert … FUNCTIONAL POLITICS?

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Eleanor LeCain - From Trauma to Transformation

Eleanor LeCain - From Trauma to Transformation

April 23, 2019

From Trauma to Transformation – How To Make Our Political Crisis A Rebirth

Aired Tuesday, 23 April 2019, 5:00 PM EST / 2:00 PM PST

Interview with Author and Political Consultant Eleanor LeCain

“If crisis precipitates evolution, the chances of precipitation are 100%.” — Swami Beyondananda

My comedian colleague Will Durst proclaims that the body politic is suffering from PTSD — President Trump Stress Disorder. While the trauma is palpable, it’s also important to recognize — as one of my correspondents recently shared — “beneath every festering pus hole is a deeper infection.”

In this next phase of the seemingly never-ending election season, we are once again being diverted to personalities and surface issues — when the deeper crisis is demanding to be addressed. From climate change to political climate change, we are called upon to move past divisive rhetoric to a unifying vision. As Van Jones pointed out several years ago, Martin Luther King’s famed speech was “I have a dream” not “I have a complaint.”

So other than wanting Trumpty Dumpty to have a great fall, what DO the sane and reverent majority want? What is our dream, our vision for a healthy future? Where is the opportunity in the crisis, and how do we unify to bring it forth?

Our guest this week, Eleanor LeCain, is particularly suited for this conversation. She is both a visionary and political strategist, who advises candidates on all areas of domestic policy and campaign strategy. She has extensive experience in successfully electing progressives at the federal, state and local level. She currently serves as the top Issues advisor to the presidential candidate Marianne Williamson. In 2016, she was the National Director of the She Wins We Win campaign to elect Democratic women to Congress. In 2014, she was campaign manager for Marianne Williamson for Congress in Los Angeles. In 2012, she helped Elizabeth Warren win a seat in the US Senate.

Her book, Breakthrough Solutions: How to Improve Your Life and Change the World by Building on What Works, has an Introduction by the Dalai Lama. The book profiles key innovations in areas such as education, crime, green jobs, and ending poverty. Her articles are published widely from the New York Times to the Boston Business Journal to Le Monde in Paris, France. She hosts her own show, All Together Now, on PRN radio.

If you’re seeking a visionary yet grounded approach to a unifying and forward-thinking movement, please tune in this Tuesday, April 23rd at 2 pm PT / 5 pm ET if you’re ready to be educated, inspired and activated! http://omtimes.com/iom/shows/wiki-politiki-radio-show/

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To find out more about Eleanor LeCain and her radio show, please go here: http://prn.fm/hosts-ellen-kamhi-2

To read her most recent article, go here: https://prospect.org/authors/eleanor-lecain

One more thing… How YOU and WE Can Make a Difference

Have you noticed that regardless of which of the two political parties you vote for, neither of them seem to be willing to confront Monsanto and agribusiness? Are you disgusted and frustrated by the stonewalling by the two-party duopoly? Are you ready to empower a truly effective “third-way” movement that can move the dial? Are you ready for … oxymoron alert … FUNCTIONAL POLITICS?

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