Arthur Haines is a Botanist who founded the Delta Institute of Natural History in Canton, Maine. His passion for practicing and sharing a neoaboriginal lifeway has led him to teaching others about human ecology, the values of foraging, wildcrafting medicine, primitive living skills, and learning how to develop self-reliance and gain a greater understanding of eco-conscientiousness.
Arthur has published major textbooks, has named multiple new species and genera to science, and has helped construct websites that enable people to identify plants throughout the Northeastern U.S.
Helping people learn how to foster awareness, develop connection, better health and self-reliance through an understanding of ancestral and existing indigenous cultures are all aspects of Arthur’s life mission.
“I believe we are at an important crossroads in our existence, one where domestication of the human species has led to an inability for most to nourish, heal, and care for themselves. This process has created profound blindness to the consequences of modern industry and the illnesses associated with nature disconnection. It is critically important to recognize that this point in history.” ~ Arthur Haines
Today’s interview features Shane Tyler Milson of Black Magic Alchemy, a company and philosophy inspired by Shane’s love of foraging mushrooms. Black Magic Alchemy’s premier product is a Chaga mushroom-based Rootbeer Elixir, and all of the Chaga used to create this magical elixir is wild harvested deep in Canadian forests by Shane and his crew. Chaga mushrooms are typically found growing on birch trees and contain powerful immune boosting health benefits. We enthusiastically discuss Chaga and Reishi mushrooms and discuss at length the many reasons one should consider adding them to their diet. We also discuss modern Shamanism and its re-emergence into our daily lives. This interview was magical and inspired from start to finish.
“We sustainably hunt our own wild rare mature Chaga mushrooms in pristine Canadian forests, blessing every birch tree before harvest & taking only a small portion of the mushroom to protect the life force energy of the tree, mushroom and forest.” ~ Shane Tyler Milson
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Today, Malcolm Saunders is joining us to discuss how to recreate your relationship to food. Malcolm is a passionate educator in the field of health and nutrition and an intuitive chef who enjoys teaching others how to make their own energizing and healing superfoods.
Malcolm has created events and shared the stage with world-renown speakers including David Wolfe and Daniel Vitalis, and is the visionary founder behind The Light Cellar, a health food store and community teaching kitchen located in Alberta, Canada.
Today with so many divergent diets, clashing opinions and research being touted – everything from Vegan to Paleo to Ketogenic – many people are left confused as to what exactly to eat for optimal health.
Malcolm brings what he calls a “Food Scope” approach to intuitive eating, and also discusses some of the optimal superfoods, such as chocolate and medicinal mushrooms, to consider adding to our diets.
We’ll also discuss the importance of gut health in building a strong immune system and healthy brain function.
You can find our more about Malcolm’s approach to health at his website, MalcolmSaunders.com. There, you’ll find an array of topics such Intuitive Eating, Wild Harvesting, and Fermentation. The website of his health food store, The Light Cellar contains a wealth of educational videos, as well as information on his upcoming workshops.
Today we interview Hector Jesus Arencebia, author of the book, Letters from Wanderlust. Hector experienced a profound transformation after years of living the destructive lifestyle as a Miami party boy. He’ll discuss waking up one fateful morning, and suddenly realizing he needed to dramatically change the course of his life. Hector sold off his possessions, including his beloved matador-red Lexus, and purchased a one-way ticket around the world. His first book, Letters from Wanderlust details his courageous and transformative journey as well as his spiritual insights.
Andrew Martin is a Teacher, Intuitive Oracle and Spiritual Rebel who makes his living providing guidance to others by using his finely tuned intuition, wisdom, compassion and fiery humor. His ability to take high level, often abstract spiritual knowledge and make it practical and accessible to others is bringing revolutionary insight to his growing list of clients. His down to earth approach assists people in unlocking powerful, lasting, change and is a catalyst for life altering shifts and transformation. More about his work can be found on his website, thelightedones.com
One of the highlights of Andrew’s teachings is his monthly Energy Updates posted on YouTube. When we first came upon his Energy Updates, we found them very entertaining, but soon realized that they’re much, much more than entertainment. Andrew is deeply tapped into energetic patterns affecting all of us and helps clarify what many of us are sensing, but can’t quite put into words. Andrew is ON IT.
I met Andrew for this interview in the far outskirts of Seattle at his sunny apartment, and one of the first things I noticed upon meeting him in person was his warmth and humanness.