696. Mary Terhune

After dying of a heart attack on the doorstep of a hospital in 2006 and being brought back to life, Mary knew it was time to write about her lifetime of astonishing mystical experiences which began with a visitation from the mystic Jesus in 1984 during a defining life crisis. It was then that Jesus spoke seven revelations: on forgiveness, judgment, the bible, weight problems, disease, aging and the ego.

A few years later in 1986 Mary met a monk who initiated her into deeper states of consciousness and in 1988 she experienced the highest state of awareness, self-realization, and received the message that divinity awaits all mankind. A few months following her transformative experience of self-realization, Mary was given a spontaneous experience of her own death while meditating on a bench inside a lobby where she worked at MIT. From that moment she no longer feared death.

A number of years later during a health challenge Mary had a experience of nature’s healing law of “like cures like” after being introduced to the consciousness-based system of homeopathic medicine, resolving areas in her consciousness that held the root of disease brought on by traumatic events in her early years.

She enjoys lecturing on these topics and sharing the truth of our divinity and letting go of the false notion of death by embracing our eternal nature. She shares how consciousness is all and why it is so important to embrace consciousness-based medicine to heal our physical, emotional and mental bodies by restoring our consciousness to harmony. As humanity awakens to itself through the upheavals of our times, this book will serve as a testimony to what is possible for humanity as the old paradigms fall away and new paradigms arise.

This book will bring comfort to the seeker who wants to know their true Self and to answer the questions: Who am I? Why am I here? Does death truly exist? Is self-realization truly possible? If you want to connect with Mary personally, please consider booking a Conversation with Mary.

Website: Mary Terhune | Awakening Now To Our Higher Consciousness

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Summary and transcript of this interview

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YouTube Video Chapters:

  • 00:00:00 – Introduction to Buddha at the Gas Pump interview with Mary Terhune
  • 00:04:14 – The Mystical Encounter at the Window
  • 00:08:23 – Inner Awakening and Forgiveness
  • 00:11:04 – Past Lives and Spiritual Path
  • 00:14:19 – The Misuse of Mystics’ Words in the Bible
  • 00:18:37 – The Impact of Stuck Emotions on Health and Disease
  • 00:23:30 – The Experience of Love and Envy
  • 00:26:48 – Seeking a Context for Enlightenment
  • 00:30:05 – The Awakening and Reunion
  • 00:34:24 – Meeting the Monk and the Path of Love
  • 00:37:38 – Clearing Out Karmic Relationships
  • 00:42:02 – Being Nourished by the Light
  • 00:45:33 – Kundalini Awakening and Divine Realization
  • 00:47:34 – Reclaiming our divinity
  • 00:50:09 – The Natural State of Being
  • 00:54:41 – Agony of Separation and the State of Bliss
  • 00:59:25 – Out-of-body experience and return to the physical body
  • 01:04:10 – The Veil Between Here and There
  • 01:08:12 – The End of Experience after Realizing Brahman
  • 01:12:10 – The State of Divinity and the Space Between Thoughts
  • 01:14:30 – Living in the World, but Not of the World
  • 01:17:52 – The Death of the Egoic Structure
  • 01:20:51 – Near-Death Experience and Miraculous Recovery
  • 01:24:38 – Seeking a Spiritual Teacher
  • 01:27:34 – Interacting from a State of Oneness
  • 01:30:53 – Turia: A Continuum of Consciousness
  • 01:35:27 – Uncovering the Mother Loss
  • 01:40:03 – Healing with Homeopathic Medicine
  • 01:44:04 – The History and Suppression of Homeopathic Medicine
  • 01:47:57 – The Precipice of Something Huge
  • 01:51:06 – Farewell and Gratitude

695. Scott Hiegel

Scott Hiegel lives in La Quinta, CA and runs a business consulting and investment banking business called Solquest. He has a BBA from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from UCLA. He’s been a former CPA, CFA, Vice President of Corporate Finance, and entrepreneur.

He enjoys writing and talking about his experiences with Kundalini, and his lifelong roller coaster and, at times, perilous search for inner peace, the Divine, Love, and higher consciousness. Through speaking, outreach, film, poetry, and other creative expression, his goal is to entertain and inform people about the gifts and profound importance of Gopi Krishna’s work, Kundalini, higher states of consciousness, and Love. Scott has written two books:

Scott’s interests include visiting museums and historical sites, traveling, listening to holiday music and oldies, and watching movies. He enjoys sports, hiking, and attending 12-step meetings. He loves reading books about spirituality and the inspirational people who have helped make the world a better place.

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Interview recorded November 18, 2023.

Video and audio below. Audio also available as a Podcast.

YouTube Video Chapters:

  • 00:00:00 – Introduction to Buddha at the Gas Pump
  • 00:04:49 – Regular People with Extraordinary Potential
  • 00:09:04 – Enlightenment and Inner Fulfillment
  • 00:12:45 – Childhood Dreams and Shyness
  • 00:18:32 – Descending into Hell, Exile to the Desert, and the Dark Night of the Soul
  • 00:21:42 – Surrender and Transformation
  • 00:25:13 – Letting go of Attachment to Achieve Spiritual Progress
  • 00:29:34 – Working Hard Spiritually
  • 00:34:42 – The Inner Voice and Purity of the Body
  • 00:39:42 – The Law of Evolution and the Path of Healthy Evolution
  • 00:43:27 – The Awakening and Transformation
  • 00:47:34 – Purifying Energy and Spiritual Practices
  • 00:50:25 – Spiritual and Paranormal Experiences
  • 00:54:17 – Time and Space Disappear
  • 00:57:11 – Unfolding of Latent Faculties and Spiritual Experiences
  • 01:02:00 – Connecting through Vulnerability
  • 01:05:10 – “Living with Kundalini, the Autobiography of Gopi Krishna” discovery
  • 01:09:31 – Distorted Evolution and the Need for Change
  • 01:13:46 – Societal Collapse and the Evolution of Consciousness
  • 01:17:47 – The New Science of Consciousness Evolution
  • 01:21:37 – Exploring Higher Levels of Beauty and Consciousness
  • 01:24:49 – The Vastness of the Universe
  • 01:30:36 – The Power of Consciousness On the Next State of Consciousness
  • 01:34:31 – The Shift in the Perception of the Universe
  • 01:38:28 – The Influence of Spielberg and Lucas
  • 01:42:40 – Joy and Connection with Others
  • 01:45:30 – Titanic Presence and Deeper Connection to Inner Voice
  • 01:49:32 – Eagle with a Thousand Heads
  • 01:53:49 – Expanding Consciousness and Freedom from Fear
  • 01:56:40 – Quotes on Love and Fulfillment
  • 01:59:52 – Starting the tasks

693. Jem Bendell

Professor Jem Bendell is a world-renowned scholar on the breakdown of modern societies due to environmental change. Downloaded over a million times, his Deep Adaptation paper is credited with inspiring the growth of the Extinction Rebellion movement in 2018, and created a global network of to reduce harm in the face of societal collapse. He completed his PhD at the University of Bristol and his Geography BA (Hons) at the University of Cambridge. For decades he worked on Sustainable Development as a researcher and NGO manager, as well as a consultant to businesses, political parties and UN agencies. One of his specialisms since 2011 is pro-social currency innovation, with his TEDx from that year explaining reasons for Bitcoin and similar. In 2017, he co-led the development of the UK Labour Party’s communications plan for the General Election and co-wrote speeches for their top politicians. Although recognised in 2012 as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, Jem has been increasingly critical of the globalist agenda on sustainable development. Away from that work, he is partner in an organic farm school in Bali (bekandze.net) and supports meditation retreats at the main Buddhist Temple on the island.

Website: jembendell.com

Books:

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Summary and transcript of this interview

Interview recorded October 28, 2023

Video and audio below. Audio also available as a Podcast.

YouTube Video Chapters:

  • 00:00:00 – Introduction to Professor Jem Bandel
  • 00:03:58 – Introducing “Breaking Together” and its Hypothesis
  • 00:07:56 – The Shift in Collective Consciousness
  • 00:11:47 – The Importance of the Dark Night of the Soul
  • 00:15:32 – The IPCC’s Desire for Consensus
  • 00:19:03 – Siloed Science and the Denial of Climate Change
  • 00:22:44 – A New Form, A New Identity Structure, A New Kind of Safety
  • 00:26:24 – Finding Inner Presence in Times of Chaos
  • 00:30:21 – Faith and the Sense of Time
  • 00:34:18 – The Catastrophic Risks of Climate Change
  • 00:38:04 – Climate Change and Public Dialogue
  • 00:41:35 – Debunking the Study on Free Will
  • 00:45:06 – The Importance of Ocean Health to Climate Change Awareness
  • 00:48:47 – Rejecting Activist Stunts and Embracing Community Preparedness
  • 00:53:20 – Indigenous Environmental Stewardship
  • 00:57:28 – Eternity and the Meaning of Life
  • 01:01:31 – A Vision for Freedom and Connection
  • 01:05:04 – Consciousness and Reincarnation
  • 01:08:40 – Collapse Acceptance and Joy
  • 01:12:30 – The Source of the Theory of Spiritual Awakening
  • 01:15:26 – The Possibility of Human Extinction
  • 01:18:54 – Examining Deep Stories and the Importance of Consciousness
  • 01:22:15 – Collective Consciousness and Spiritual Awakening
  • 01:26:14 – The Scientific Attitude and the Future of Human Society
  • 01:29:14 – Implications and Perspectives
  • 01:32:54 – Love Beyond Hope and Social Engagement as a Gift
  • 01:36:23 – The Cultural Breakthrough of the Beatles
  • 01:38:52 – Feeling Empathy for Others
  • 01:42:51 – Becoming Oceanic in Consciousness
  • 01:46:54 – The Meaning of Life and Personal Values
  • 01:50:05 – Conversation with Jem about his book