Islands of Genius with Darold A. Treffert, M.D.
Few people would or should want to learn to recite Pi to 22,514 decimal places, draw landmarks in breathtaking detail, or remember the contents of 12,000 books. Everyone is different. By refusing to gawp at these feats, preferring instead to focus on the person behind them, Dr Treffert sends out the message that it is the creative, imaginative processes at the root of such abilities that matter most. Only by considering the context of savants’ lives can we more fully and properly understand the gifts that they possess.
Darwin’s Unfinished Symphony with Professor Kevin Laland
Humans possess an extraordinary capacity for cultural production, from the arts and language to science and technology. How did the human mind―and the uniquely human ability to devise and transmit culture―evolve from its roots in animal behavior? Darwin’s Unfinished Symphony presents a captivating new theory of human cognitive evolution. Professor Kevin Laland shows how the learned and socially transmitted activities of our ancestors shaped our intellects through accelerating cycles of evolutionary feedback.
The Confidence Gap with Dr. Russ Harris
Russ Harris offers a surprising solution to low self-confidence, shyness, and insecurity: Rather than trying to “get over” our fears, he says, the secret is to form a new and wiser relationship with them. Paradoxically, it’s only when we stop struggling against our fearfulness that we begin to find lasting freedom from it. Drawing on the techniques of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a cutting-edge form of cognitive-behavioral therapy, The Confidence Gap explains how to correct perspectives.
Sanat Kumara the Christ, is known by many in the East and West as The Buddha Maitreya or by his honorific Tibetan title, His Holiness Jetsun Gyalwa Jampa Gonpo. He has been enthroned and given many ceremonies of recognition in every lineage of Tibetan Buddhism as well as other Buddhist lineages such as the Nepali Sakya lineage (representing an unbroken blood line that dates back to his previous incarnation of Sakyamuni Buddha) and other International Buddhist Societies. He is the incarnated Living Buddha Maitreya, the Medicine Buddha and was born in Oregon in 1951. Buddha Maitreya is Native American and married to Mandarava Tara, the incarnation of the female bodhisattva tara, his wife and compliment of many years and lifetimes. Buddha Maitreya the Christ teaches about the problem of World Glamour and how it is healed through the Science of Redemption by receiving his Monadic healing blessings and transmission of virtue to awaken the Soul.
Provocative Enlightenment, offers a novel, yet hard-hitting approach to those formally soft questions that everyone is interested in, such as: Who am I? What does this all mean? How do I maximize my life experience?
Walking the fine line between the outer edges of hard science and the New Age extremes, host Eldon Taylor covers subjects that are relevant to us all by aiming for the heavens while keeping feet firmly on the ground. Eldon has interviewed a large variety of guests, ranging from famous actors such as Lindsay Wagner and Linda Evans, to Congressman Tim Ryan and biologist Rupert Sheldrake, Other guests have included renowned psychologist Stanley Krippner and famous medium James Van Praagh.
For his part Eldon Taylor is an award winning New York Times best-selling author of over 300 books and audio/video programs, and is the host of the popular syndicated radio show, Provocative Enlightenment. His most recent works include Gotcha: The Subordination of Free Will, Choices and Illusions, I Believe, Mind Programming, What Does That Mean?, What If?, and Self-Hypnosis and Subliminal Technology. Eldon has earned doctoral degrees in both clinical and pastoral psychology and is a Fellow in the American Psychotherapy Association as well as a certified Master Chaplain.
Assisting on all levels of the show is Ravinder Taylor, co-host who also holds a B.Sc. degree in microbiology from Aberystwyth University in Wales, a Bachelors degree in Metaphysics from the University of Metaphysics in Sedona, Arizona, has studied hypnosis and psychotherapy at the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy in London, England, and is an ordained interdenominational minister. She is Vice President of Progressive Awareness Research, and co-host of, Provocative Enlightenment.
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