Brandon celebrates his birthday on this date, and is inspired by the occasion to muse on aging and getting older, discussing all manner of related concepts like why spiritual teachings advise us to become more childlike, and what the latest scientific and genetic advances represent related to aging in the scope of human evolution.
Brandon reads and answers listeners' questions that touch upon subjects ranging from out-of-body and psychic experiences to everyday aggravations at the workplace, to figuring out which esoteric or metaphysical information to consume. He also reminds listeners that there are playlists on Soundcloud and Spotify that compile the music played on the show.
Michael Phillip is the host of the mind-melding podcast Third Eye Drops, which is also a part of the MindPod Network. In this episode, Michael and Brandon venture down a plethora of reality tunnels discussing such topics as quantum teleportation, psychedelics, near-death experiences, and some of Michaels favorite past guests on Third Eye Drops.
Brandon references a couple of instances of his mispronouncing a recent podcast guest's name and reads a comment from a listener on this, hoping to clear up some confusion as to why he made light of his mistake in case his lighthearted comment on another episode referencing his error was misunderstood.
Brandon is inspired to talk about authenticity in our communications with other people, praising the value of vulnerability and honesty as a way to disarm others and relate to them more deeply, as well as calling attention to the fact that we "project" onto others our own prejudices and conditioned views on a habitual basis.
Brandon decides to read from the poetic and inspiring book "The Prophet" by Khalil Gibran, and he reads the first couple of chapters accompanied by wonderfully evocative music from artists Jónsi & Alex.
Brandon hosts Colby Psychic Rebel back on the show (she was originally interviewed on episode #281) and Colby gives psychic readings to three listeners of the podcast who were selected from the Facebook private group.
Roxanne Meadows spent an incredible four decades working alongside her partner and renowned futurist Jacque Fresco, who is widely known as the founder of the Venus Project. In her first interview since Jacques recently passed at 101 years old, Roxanne shares her personal insight into their inspiring life work, discusses the importance of transitioning from a monetary-based economy to a resource-based economy, as well as the profound worldwide benefits that could be realized from doing so.
Brandon and Erica Middlemiss continue their ongoing conversation on holistic health, answering some follow-up questions that were posed from the last episode's discussion and talking about new aspects of the relationship between the physical body and the infinite power of the human soul.
Brandon reads from chapter eighteen of the book Oneness by Rasha, one of his favorites that he has read from on the show before, and one that he likes to play with drawing material from seemingly at random, which always proves appropriate. This chapter deals with relationships and how to let go with loving detachment.
Brandon reads a couple of listener questions and addresses the subject of relationships, in particular romantic relationships and the pain that can ensue from them or the lack thereof, and he also shares an Abraham-Hicks clip that puts forth some ideas that we need to consider, like the thought that people leaving us are giving us exactly what we need and want.
Brandon talks about some recent listener reviews and comments and weaves them into a theme of interpersonal relationships, expectations and boundaries, with the latter two being very common pitfalls that can make life with our fellow men and women more difficult than it could be. He also touches on how to reprogram ourselves to think differently and effect change in our daily lives.
Kevin Kelly has been standing on the precipice of technology and decoding its consequences to the layman for many decades now. In this episode Kevin discusses virtual reality, the holographic reality theory, artificial intelligence, cryptocurrencies and why he believes the internet is still "at the beginning of its beginning."
Brandon reads a podcast review and an excellent listener comment/question that both tie into a larger theme of skepticism and struggling with "hidden knowledge", uncovering or revealing fundamental truths of existence and whether it is possible for human beings to objectively know anything at all.
Brandon and Erica have a conversation on the important topic of physical health, attempting to separate fact from fiction in the sea of contradictory information out there and touching on obvious topics such as natural diets and exercise, as well as less apparent factors that influence our well-being like meditation and our consumption of media.
Today Brandon gets into talking about being mindful—of the present moment and our place in it, of what we say and do, and how energy affects us as well as the energy we emit into the world. Meditation, spirituality and mindful practices all converge into this basic sense of ever-present well-being and sacredness.
Brandon talks about a seldom understood and discussed concept, that conceptual understanding itself is only of relative usefulness, or the idea that intellect divorced from being and emotion keeps us locked in separation consciousness. He shares a clip from Bentinho Massaro that explores this idea in a novel way and talks about dropping "location thinking".
Ima Rose is a healer, artist, muse and mystic whose intention is to aid in the awakening of the imaginal beings of planet earth. In this episode, Ima explains how the imaginal cells in a caterpillar that ultimately help transmute it into a butterfly are analogous to the imaginal human beings on planet earth that are currently awakening to a higher spiritual calling. Ima also takes the listeners through a guided Imaginal Awakening Process meditation to help activate and awaken the Imaginal Heart, Multi-dimensionality and Divine Embodiment.
On this US Independence Day 2017, Brandon sends out some well wishes and talks about freedom, a very spiritually elevated reason for this holiday. He shares a clip by Thich Nhat Hanh on this subject and comments on it, including the role that meditation plays in helping us become free from mistaken perceptions and thus from pain.
Brandon talks about the "now" and its supreme importance from a spiritual standpoint, as the present is all that's ultimately real and it is the time and place where the full presence of Divinity can be expressed and experienced. He shares an excerpt of an Alan Watts audio clip and discusses its implications in this context.
Brandon talks about how our ever greater understandings in life help us let go of expectations and judgments about people, and he cites recent examples in his own life with friends and family that helped him and those close to him respect their differences with others and remain calm.