673. Anthony Peake

Anthony Peake is the author of 12 books. He has lectured across the UK and Europe and has also given talks in New York and Melbourne, Australia. He has appeared on national television in Germany and France and has been interviewed on numerous BBC local radio stations and nationally on BBC Radio Five Live.

Here are the themes of four of Anthony’s books most relevant to what we discuss in this interview.

  • Is There Life After Death: The Extraordinary Science of What Happens When We Die (2006) Do you occasionally have that strange feeling known as déjà vu? Do you sometimes feel that you know what is going to happen next? Do you ever have a strong feeling that actions you are about to take are the right (or wrong) thing to do? All these perceptions may be everyday clues to your immortality. This book proposes that personal death is a scientific impossibility. Using the latest findings of neurology, quantum physics, and consciousness studies, Anthony suggests that we never die. This book will help you understand the reason for your life and how you can make it better next time.
  • The Daemon: A Guide To Your Extraordinary Secret Self (2008) Appearing in Greek mythology, the Daemon is broadly understood as a guiding spirit which exists as one half of your split self. Anthony proposes that people consist of not one but two separate consciousnesses – everyday consciousness and that of The Daemon, a higher being that seems to possess knowledge of future events. Drawing upon phenomena such as déjà vu and near-death experiences, he explores the ways that our Daemon breaks through into our consciousness and can subconsciously impact upon our decisions. This book draws upon neurology, metaphysics and theology. It also follows the stories of famous figures, including Byron, Geothe, Jean Cocteau, and many others who have “felt a force outside themselves”.
  • The Hidden Universe: An Investigation Into Non-Human Intelligences (2019) From aliens or ghosts to the djinn, electric-voice phenomenon, and UFO abductions, this book is the most comprehensive and enlightening survey ever made of encounters with the “others” – intelligent, self-motivated beings that are clearly not human in their origins. In addition to fully detailing the history of these encounters, the book attempts a bold explanation (never before undertaken) of the true nature of these beings. The book will explore the increasingly frequent entheogen encounters facilitated by substances such as dimethyltryptamine, ayahuasca, 5-Meo-DMT, and LSD, as well as the beings encountered by individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s-related Charles Bonnet Syndrome, young children’s non-corporeal companions, and the seemingly independent beings met during lucid dreaming and near-death and out-of-body experiences. This model proposes that consciousness, far from being simply an accident of evolution, is the actual root source of the material universe. It suggests that at its most basic level everything that is seemingly physical is rendered into existence by consciousness.
  • Cheating The Ferryman: The Revolutionary Science of Life After Death (2022) Is there life after death? This age-old question has plagued humankind from the moment we became self-aware, but do we now have enough evidence to answer it? This book reveals an extraordinary model of life after death—one that brings together ideas from ancient philosophy, neuroscience, quantum physics, and consciousness studies and manages to explain a number of seemingly mysterious experiences such as precognition, déjà vu, synchronicity, near-death experiences, and out-of-body experiences. It is called Cheating the Ferryman. This book is a much-awaited follow-up to Is There Life After Death, which introduced his revolutionary model. Since then, he has amassed more evidence, using new studies by world-leading researchers, theories from the likes of Stephen Hawking, Carl Jung, and Hugh Everette, together with testimonies of NDEs and precognitive experiences that give everyday clues to our immortality. Cheating the Ferryman presents an astounding model of survival after death that is supported by, rather than in conflict with, our present understanding of how the universe works.

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Summary and Transcript of this interview

Interview recorded December 19, 2022

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YouTube Video Chapters:

  • 00:00:00 – Introduction and Background of Anthony Peake
  • 00:06:34 – Aura States and Migraine Auras
  • 00:11:54 – Synchronicities and the Play of Life
  • 00:17:27 – The Particle Zoo and the Concept of the Tulpa
  • 00:23:37 – The Illusion of a Physical Universe
  • 00:30:36 – The Mystery of the Gaps in the Universe
  • 00:36:35 – A Monk’s Synchronistic Discovery
  • 00:41:23 – The Daemon/Eidolon Dyad and Higher Self
  • 00:46:28 – The Unity of Jiva and Atman
  • 00:52:03 – The Participatory Universe and Gravitational Lensing
  • 00:57:29 – The Speed of Light and Anomalies in the Universe
  • 01:04:10 – Nonlocality: The World’s Greatest Discovery
  • 01:10:32 – The Excavation of Understanding Deja Vu and Near Death Experiences
  • 01:15:38 – Groundhog Life: Living Multiple Lifetimes
  • 01:21:23 – The Concept of Reincarnation
  • 01:27:04 – Assessing the Other Side
  • 01:33:09 – Souls and Higher Beings
  • 01:38:41 – The Creative Power of the Daemon
  • 01:44:20 – Can we escape from free will?
  • 01:50:19 – DMT Entities and Hallucinations
  • 01:56:18 – Doors of Perception: Alzheimer’s and the Wider Perceptual Field
  • 02:02:22 – Telepathic Abilities and Denial in Science
  • 02:06:55 – Sleep Paralysis and the Hag Phenomenon
  • 02:11:57 – Building a Network of Amazing Friends

668. Anastasia Wesselink Moellering

Anastasia is a Reiki Master Teacher, Meditation Coach, Intuitive Life Coach, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, and a self-proclaimed recovering Zumba Instructor that has turned her lifelong pursuit of holistic wellness into a thriving holistic wellness practice, offering services online, and at her wellness studio located outside of Chicago.

After dozens of profound spiritual experiences and a life-changing NDE in 2019, Anastasia holds a fundamental understanding that unconditional love is our natural state of being. With a powerful combination of consciousness, awareness, and intention, Anastasia has worked with hundreds of clients to create access to a transformational force that aids in letting go of mental, emotional, and/or physical pain, in turn creating lasting inner harmony. She is an ambassador of living a fully integrated, balanced, and intuitive life.

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Transcript of this interview

Interview recorded October 24, 2022

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


YouTube Video Chapters:

  • 00:00:00 – Introduction to Buddha at the Gas Pump
  • 00:04:58 – Out-of-body experience and the dentist chair
  • 00:09:52 – Tapping into Timelessness
  • 00:13:21 – Clearing the Windows of Perception
  • 00:19:19 – The Experience of Bliss in the Void
  • 00:24:37 – The Enigma of Understanding and Knowing
  • 00:31:36 – The Immensity of Soul Experiences
  • 00:38:05 – Oneness in Individuality
  • 00:41:46 – Oneness and the Impact of Actions
  • 00:44:09 – The Expansiveness of Oneness
  • 00:47:17 – Choosing to Experience Others’ Feelings
  • 00:50:13 – The Nature of Good and Bad
  • 00:53:11 – Contribution of Profound Experiences
  • 00:57:15 – The Purpose of the Physical Body
  • 01:02:33 – Connecting to the Infinite Knowledge
  • 01:06:56 – The Soul’s Return to Oneness
  • 01:09:07 – Connecting with Deceased Relatives
  • 01:11:56 – Life Between Lives
  • 01:14:23 – Unique Insights and Varied Experiences
  • 01:18:07 – The Importance of How You Feel
  • 01:22:46 – The Expansion of Consciousness and Purpose of Creation
  • 01:25:25 – Different Experiences of Physical Life
  • 01:30:22 – The Omniscience of God and the Soul’s Connection
  • 01:35:03 – The Power of Anita Morjani’s NDE
  • 01:38:33 – The Power of Energy and Vibration in Healing
  • 01:43:02 – The Power of Sound Therapy and its Effects on the Body
  • 01:47:15 – Overcoming Fear and Embracing Change
  • 01:49:50 – Experiencing Peace, Love, and Joy
  • 01:53:34 – The Inspiring Story of a Renowned Saint
  • 01:57:39 – Connecting with The Healing Heart
  • 02:00:15 – Conclusion and Farewell

665. Mario Beauregard

Mario BeauregardDr. Mario Beauregard, PhD., is a neuroscientist currently affiliated with the Department of Psychology, University of Arizona. He has received a bachelor degree in psychology and a doctorate degree in neuroscience from the University of Montreal. He also underwent postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Texas Medical School (Houston) and the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI), McGill University.

Dr. Beauregard is the author of more than 100 publications in neuroscience, psychology, and psychiatry. He was the first neuroscientist to use functional neuroimaging to investigate the neural underpinnings of voluntary control in relation to emotion. Because of his research into the neuroscience of consciousness, he was selected (2000) by the World Media Net to be one of the “One Hundred Pioneers of the 21st Century.” In addition, his groundbreaking research on the neurobiology of spiritual experiences (including near-death experiences) has received international media coverage. In 2008, he was invited to participate in a symposium held at the United Nations. In 2013, he participated in a dialogue with the Dalai Lama in regard to the new science of mind.

Dr. Beauregard has appeared over several radio programs in the U.S.A., Canada, and Europe, Asia, and Australia. His research has been featured on TV (Discovery Channel) and in many newspapers and magazines, including Nature, Science, The New Scientist, Scientific American Mind, and The Economist. He has received a number of distinctions, including the Joel F. Lubar Award (International Society for Neuronal Regulation, USA) and the Spectrum Award (The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential, USA).
Being also an author, Dr. Beauregard has published The Spiritual Brain (Harper Collins, 2007) and Brain Wars (Harper Collins, 2012). In these books, he demonstrates that mind and consciousness are much more than the activity of nerve cells in our brains. He also shows that spirituality is a central feature of human beings that cannot be reduced to physical processes.

Beauregard actively contributes to the articulation of the new postmaterialist scientific paradigm. Co-author of the Manifesto for a Postmaterialist Science, which has been signed by several hundreds of scientists, he is also one of the founders of The Academy for the Advancement of Postmaterialist Sciences (AAPS).

Movie: Expanding Reality

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Transcript of this interview

Interview recorded October 1, 2022

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


YouTube Video Chapters:

  • 00:00:00 – Introduction to Buddha at the Gas Pump
  • 00:03:27 – Introduction to Dr. Beauregard and his work
  • 00:06:30 – Mystical Experience and Life Mission
  • 00:10:06 – A Life-Changing Experience
  • 00:13:19 – Miraculous Recovery and Spiritual Awakening
  • 00:17:02 – Psychic Experiences and Family Connections
  • 00:20:05 – Prearranged Events and Purification of Sickness
  • 00:24:03 – The Impact of the Scientific Materialist Worldview
  • 00:27:59 – The Manifesto for a Post-Materialist Science
  • 00:32:00 – Playing the Game, Being a Black Sheep
  • 00:35:07 – The Journey from Job Loss to Collaboration
  • 00:38:25 – The Transition Period and the Waning of Materialism
  • 00:41:49 – The Illusion of Self and the Denial of Psi Phenomena
  • 00:44:59 – The Changing Attitude Towards New Ideas
  • 00:48:07 – The Importance of Open-Mindedness and Spiritual Practice
  • 00:51:52 – The Influence of Mind and Non-Local Interactions
  • 00:55:41 – Altered States of Awareness and Neuroplasticity
  • 00:58:57 – Materialism, Reductionism, Scientism, and Determinism
  • 01:03:02 – Invalid Assumptions in Neuroscience
  • 01:06:27 – The Impact of a Paradigm Shift on Society
  • 01:10:08 – The Battle Between Holistic and Materialist Vision
  • 01:12:56 – The Need for Rapid Intelligence Growth
  • 01:15:21 – The Connection Between Ancient Spiritual Traditions and Post-Materialist View
  • 01:18:21 – Influence on the Brain and Mind
  • 01:21:24 – The Physicalist Explanation of Mind and Genetics
  • 01:24:44 – The Refusal to Look at the Evidence
  • 01:27:30 – Near Death Experiences and the Reality of the Afterlife
  • 01:30:30 – A Time of Great Change and Optimism
  • 01:33:44 – Mystical Experiences and Spiritual Awakening
  • 01:36:41 – Mario’s Website and YouTube Interviews
  • 01:38:55 – Farewell and Closing Music