672. Rick Archer Interviewed by Angelo Dilullo

I was interviewed by Angelo Dilullo, who has been on BatGap.


Points discussed:

  • My spiritual history. The TM program
  • The importance of integration and stabilization on the spiritual path.
  • The value of spiritual development in unfolding our full potential.
  • About Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi)
  • The masculine and feminine aspects of spirituality.
  • Compassion, kindness, generosity, and such qualities as expressions of holistic spiritual development.
  • The Association for Spiritual Integrity and the importance of ethics on the spiritual path.
  • What is the best spiritual practice?
  • Are there any detrimental practices? (Psychedelics? Neo-Advaita?) Harmful teachers?
  • The qualifications for being a spiritual teacher and the importance of discerning between qualified and unqualified teachers. The importance of humility and genuineness in teachers.
  • We all have different roles to play. Awakened people aren’t necessarily teachers and don’t necessarily use spiritual terminology.
  • The relevance of channeling, mediumship, etc. to spirituality. Different dimensions of reality.
  • “God” as an unbounded self-interacting ocean of consciousness. We are characters with some improvisational latitude in the Divine Play. The playwright has our best interest in mind.
  • Staying aligned with the Divine “stream”. Trusting your instincts.
  • Global problems are symptomatic of the quality of collective consciousness which is trending toward awakening, perhaps as a response to the dire nature of these problems.
  • The cumulative nature of spiritual practice.
  • Recommended books.
  • The importance of where you put your attention.
  • The complimentary relationship between knowledge and experience.
  • The importance of taking the first step on the spiritual path, and one thing will lead to the next.

Discussion of this interview in the BatGap Community Facebook Group

Transcript of this interview

Interview recorded December 20, 2022

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

671. Jude Currivan, 2nd Interview

Jude CurrivanJude Currivan, Ph.D., is a cosmologist, futurist, planetary healer, author, member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle, and previously one of the most senior business women in the UK. She has a master’s degree in physics from Oxford University specializing in quantum physics and cosmology and a doctorate in archaeology from the University of Reading researching ancient cosmologies. She has travelled extensively, worked with wisdom keepers from many traditions and is a life-long researcher into the nature of reality and consciousness. She is the author of seven books, most recently The Cosmic Hologram (2017), and The Story of Gaia: The Big Breath and the Evolutionary Journey of Our Conscious Planet (2022) and is co-founder of WholeWorld-View.


Earlier books:

Discussion of this interview in the BatGap Community Facebook Group

First BatGap interview with Jude

Interview recorded December 10, 2022

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

670. Robin Chaurasiya

Robin was born and raised in the US with a very religious and schizophrenic mother as well as a violent and atheist father. At 14, Robin started volunteering with various non-profits organizations and traveling the world, two lifelong passions which led her to work with dozens of NGOs and travel nearly 100 countries. After spending several years in the US Air Force, Robin was kicked out for being lesbian which led to her new life as an activist. At 24, she started Kranti, an NGO that empowers survivors of trafficking and daughters of sex workers from Mumbai’s red-light areas, where she lived and worked for a decade. In 2020, Robin moved to a mud hut at 13K feet in the Himalayas without any water, electricity or toilet. For over a year, she wasn’t online, didn’t read any book and didn’t speak with anyone. In July 2021, she started working part time from the mountains and became a certified BatGap addict. She returned to civilization in August, 2022 and will return to the mountains (temporarily) in January, 2023!

Kranti: kranti-india.org

Donating to Kranti:

Contact Robin

PDF with more info about Robin, her upcoming book, and Kranti

Discussion of this interview in the BatGap Community Facebook Group.

Transcript of this interview

Interview recorded November 20, 2022

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

Empowering girls in red-light areas for social good | Robin Chaurasiya, India | Global Teacher Prize

Robin’s hut at 13,000 feet in the mountains of Nepal: