Jun 19, 2012


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"Why Shamanism Now?" with Christina Pratt

Spiritual Gifts of Madness with Dr. Seth Farber

Dr. Seth Farber is a writer, social critic, dissident psychologist, visionary, and activist on many fronts. He joins us this week to discuss his new book, The Spiritual Gift of Madness: The Failure of Psychiatry and the Rise of the Mad Pride, available now from Inner Traditions. Join host and shaman, Christina Pratt, and her guest, Dr. Farber, as they explore the possibility that madness is a precious and dangerous gift. In his work Dr. Farber has seen repeatedly that many of those diagnosed as schizophrenic, bipolar, and other forms of "madness" are not ill but experiencing a spiritual awakening. He believes that that it is impossible for our society to awaken as long as the mad are suppressed because they are our catalysts for social change. At the same time those labeled "mad" must embrace their spiritual gifts and reclaim their role as cultural prophets to help the coming global spiritual transition. This week we discuss Dr. Farber's passionate work, his new book, and the rise of Mad Pride and the mental patients' liberation movement. He is our next guest for the Society of Shamanic Practitioners sponsored interview series. In this series we explore how contemporary shamans are meeting the challenges of their world.

This week's guest:
Dr. Seth Farber

Dr. Seth Farber is a writer, social critic, and dissident psychologist. He is also a visionary; activist in the human rights, Green and anti-war movements -- and a supporter of animal rights; and co-founder of the Network Against Coercive Psychiatry. His newest book, The Spiritual Gift of Madness: The Failure of Psychiatry and the Rise of the Mad Pride, is available now from Inner Traditions. His books include Lunching with Lunatics and Madness, Heresy, and the Rumor of Angels: The Revolt Against the Mental Health System. He is also an editor of the pioneering scholarly review, The Journal of Mind and Behavior.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 11:00 AM Pacific

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Just Energy Radio

Stephen Sakellarios & former Governor Jesse Ventura

Dr. Rita Louise will be joined by two guests this week on Just Energy Radio. In the first hour she will be speaking to Stephen Sakellarios about reincarnation. In the second hour she will be having another indepth talk with former Governor Jesse Ventura where they will be talking about the current political parties.

About Stephen Sakellarios
Stephen Sakellarios is the producer of reincarnation documentary "In Another Life: Reincarnation in America." He has written two ebooks, just recently released: "Matthew Franklin Whittier in his own words," a scholarly attempt to prove his own reincarnation case. Stephen has a master's degree in counseling, has studied reincarnation for 38 years, and has one of the most extensive websites on the topic of reincarnation in the world.

About Jesse Ventura
Jesse Ventura is the former Independent Governor of Minnesota. He is also a former U.S. Navy SEAL, professional wrestler, movie actor, and a visiting fellow at Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He is currently the host and executive producer of TruTV’s Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura. He has a reputation as the ultimate non-partisan truth-seeker; he has no qualms about questioning authority.

Fri, June 22, 2012 03:00PM ET


Awake: Now What?

LGBTQ: Empowered and Free: Messages from the Divine, Part 4

Empowering the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community to embrace their authentic selves and ignite the power within.

This is an hour call-in opportunity for you to receive messages from the Divine. Any questions pertaining to life, relationships, life purpose, empowerment, forgiveness or being your authentic self… now is your chance to call in! Courtney and Lisa will channel in messages from your angels, spirit guides and God/Spirit/Universe.

Call or send email to us at lgbtwellness@gmail.com. We want to hear from you!

Join us! Also listen in the Friends chat room http://theawakeningcenter.com/tan/m/chat/home/ on The Awake Net.

Dr. Lisa Bufton, D.D. is a Spiritual Counselor, Angel Therapy Practitioner®, and cofounder of LGBT Wellness Conference. www.purespirithealing.com and www.lgbt-wellness.org

Courtney Long, MSW, LC, CHt, ATP® is a Guide to the Authentic, Author and Speaker. www.authenticandfree.com

Sat, June 23, 2012 01:00PM ET


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