Dr. Susan Shumsky - Maharishi and Me

December 12, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Guy Finley - Relationship Magic: Waking Up Together

October 10, 2018

Aired Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 8:00 PM ET

Guy Finley – Relationship Magic: Waking Up Together

Do you wonder why you are unhappy in your relationship, but stay anyway?
Are you in constant disagreements or arguments with your significant other?
Have you attracted your opposite and struggle to find common ground?
These are questions that face many of us in our daily lives and may be struggling to answer. What steps do you need to take to address these questions and build a vibrant, healthy and happy relationship?

My guest this week on Destination Unlimited, Guy Finley, has taken his nearly four decades of experience and wisdom as a best-selling self-help writer and internationally renowned spiritual teacher to address these questions. Guy Finley is the author of more than 45 books and audio/video programs including his acclaimed seminal book The Secret of Letting Go. His popular books and audio programs, several of which have become international best sellers, have sold more than 2 million copies worldwide.

Considered a modern-day Mystic and practical Philosopher, Guy’s wisdom cuts straight to the heart of today’s most pressing personal and social issues – relationships, success, addiction, stress, peace, happiness, freedom. His teachings reveal a broader and deeper understanding of life that opens new possibilities, helps release new energies, and delivers welcome relief from all of life’s troubles. Over the past 35 years, he has presented more than 5,000 unique self-realization seminars to thousands of grateful students throughout North America and Europe. Each week more than one hundred thousand subscribers in 142 countries read his inspiring “Key Lesson” eNewsletter – a short, inspirational email with powerful lessons on how to improve every aspect of your life. Guy has been a featured guest on more than 700 television and radio shows including national appearances on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, and NPR. He is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, Beliefnet, Positively Positive and many more.

As the Founding Director of Life of Learning Foundation, (a non-profit Center for Self-Discovery in Merlin, Oregon) he presents four self-realization classes weekly. These meetings are ongoing and open to the pubic. He also hosts on-line courses through Life of Learning’s Wisdom School. In 2011, he launched the One Journey Project an award winning interfaith website illuminating the unseen spiritual unity underlying all world religions. He joins me this week to discuss his just published latest book, Relationship Magic: Waking Up Together.

Tammy Westney - Food is Foundational

September 26, 2018

Aired Wednesday, 26 September 2018, 8:00 PM ET

Tammy Westney – Food is Foundational

In the sixties, I remember the popular expression, “You are what you eat.” It turns out the origin of this observation dates back to 1826 France and Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin. In his seven volume work, The Physiology of Taste, he wrote, “Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are.” His attribution of diet to mental, emotional, and physical health was as an astute observation then as it is today. How does what we eat and how we eat affect us and can a study of our dietary habits provide ways to restore health, happiness and well-being?

My guest this week on Destination Unlimited, Tammy Westney, says you can achieve better living with the right nutrition. Tammy Westney has a Master of Science degree in Nutrition and Integrative Health. She is the owner of Coffee Owl Nutrition, located in Bucks County Pennsylvania. Coffee Owl provides a blend of science and culinary art with an emphasis on both life cycle nutrition and enhancement of the microbiome. She works as a culinary nutritionist teaching healthy cooking classes on numerous topics. She sees individual clients for a range of health issues from digestive problems and autoimmune disorders to weight loss. She’s also worked as a clinical nutritionist for Meals on Wheels and at the Holistic Healing Center, providing assessments, interventions, and hope to the people she has served. She’s the author of four books including Food is Foundational, A Workbook to Identify Your Nutritional Needs and Food is Foundational, A Nutritionist’s Guide to Seasonal Eating. Her website is http://coffeeowlnutrition.blogspot.com/ and she joins me this week to talk all things nutrition.

Melanie Marquis - Carl Llewellyn Weschcke

September 12, 2018

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

Melanie Marquis – Carl Llewellyn Weschcke: Pioneer & Publisher of Body, Mind & Spirit

Having unexplained experiences for most of my childhood, I began to explore and research this in my teens and early adult life. Much of this research was done by acquiring books on metaphysics, alternative spirituality, psychic phenomenon, mystery schools and related topics. The majority of these books were published by a company out of Minnesota called Llewellyn.

What I did not know at the time was that the publisher, Carl Llewellyn Weschcke, was responsible for much of the renaissance of these teachings and their acceptance by a wider audience. Who was Carl Llewellyn Weschcke and how did he birth this metaphysical publishing giant.

My guest this week on Destination Unlimited, Melanie Marquis, knows this story well. Melanie Marquis is the founder of the United Witches global coven and the organizer of Denver Pagans. She has written for Circle, Pentacle, and the American Tarot Association. Melanie’s books, published by Llewellyn, include The Witch’s Bag of Tricks, A Witch’s World of Magick, Beltane, and Lughnasadh. She is the co-creator of the Modern Spellcaster’s Tarot and the coauthor of Witchy Mama. Melanie lives in Denver, Colorado. Her website is www.MelanieMarquis.com and she joins me this evening to discuss her latest book, Carl Llewellyn Weschcke, Pioneer and Publisher of Body, Mind and Spirit.