|Date:||Monday - March 24, 2014|
|Guests:||Jesse Ventura, Robert Moss|
In the first half, former wrestler, actor, governor, and bestselling author, Jesse Ventura, talked about current events, and living "off the grid." His new free online TV show, Off the Grid, airs four days a week, and is filmed in an undisclosed location in Mexico, where he currently resides in a solar-powered home. With this set up, he feels he can communicate without strictures or censorship that he might face under a mainstream media outlet. As Americans, we have a responsibility to be vigilant citizens, and "that means holding government's feet to the fire, it means using the First Amendment and protesting when you don't like something," he said.
"The thing that has me most disturbed," he continued, "is that ever since 9-11, our government is running under the position that the Constitution and Bill of Rights have been suspended, and that is not true, because we are not under martial law." Ventura shared what actions he would undertake if he was the President, and these included legalizing marijuana, replacing income tax with a sales tax, and giving pardons to Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden (whom he considers a hero for exposing government lying). He also spoke about his interview with Fidel Castro, and his research into the JFK assassination.
In the latter half, pioneer of Active Dreaming, an original synthesis of dreamwork and shamanism, Robert Moss shared how he survived three near-death experiences in childhood. In one of the instances, he lost all vital signs in a Melbourne hospital, at age 9, and had the amazing experience of living an entire life in another world, before being revived in the hospital. His parents and doctors weren't able to understand the experience, but an aboriginal boy from Australia explained to him that in their culture, sometimes when people get sick, they go off to be with the spirits until they get well. Later, as an adult, Moss had mind-to-mind encounters with an 18th century Native American shaman, who altered the course of his life, and led him on his path of becoming a dream teacher.
"I teach people how any night, you can embark on a lucid dream adventure, by hanging out in the twilight zone between sleep and waking...and using some simple shamanic devices like choosing an image as a portal or gateway," as well as drumming sounds, Moss detailed. "Our dreams may be experiences of a separate reality," a parallel or altogether different universe-- "and the dream may be as much of a real experience as anything that is going on in regular life, and given how we are often like sleepwalkers in regular life, the dream experience might be even more real," he marveled.
Bumper music from Monday March 24, 2014
- Midnight Express (The Chase)
- Caribbean Breeze
- Don't Bring Me Down
- Swan Lake
- I Can't Explain
Allman Brothers Band
- Livin' on a Prayer
- Till There Was You
- Whirlpool's End
- Start Me Up
- Lung Shadows
- Year of the Cat
- Inca Dance