Join Caer Hallundbaek and spiritual leaders and scholars around the world, for this live weekly program that explores all the world’s religions and spiritual belief systems – to help people better understand each other, promote tolerance and foster peace.
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Join Caer for a moving Mother’s Day hour with Mary Lou Quinlan – leading authority on women and bestselling author of The God Box: Sharing My Mother’s Gift of Faith, Love and Letting Go.
Mary Lou is the author of three breakthrough books, including What She’s Not Telling You, Time Off for Good Behavior, and Just Ask a Woman. She’s written inspirational features for Real Simple, O, the Oprah magazine, and a monthly career advice column for MORE. She’s appeared as a correspondent on the CBS Early Show, among many media appearances.
Her latest book is The God Box, Sharing my Mother’s Gift of Faith, Love and Letting Go, which we explore in this hour.
Mary Lou holds an MBA from Fordham University and an Honorary Doctorate in Communications from her alma mater, Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia where she earned a B. A. in English.
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DR. BETTINA SCHMIDT ON AFRO-CARRIBEAN RELIGIONS AND SPIRIT RITUALS
Dr. Bettina Schmidt is senior lecturer in the study of religions at the
University of Wales, Trinity Saint David. She holds a PhD in anthropology,
and an MA in Anthropology and Religious Studies. Currently she serves as
Honorary Secretary of the British Association for the Study of Religions,
and sits on the editorial board of Diskus, the association’s journal.
A prolific writer and editor, her areas of expertise include
Afro-Caribbean religions, spirit rituals, the anthropology of violence and
conflict, the presence of St. Patrick in Haitian vodou, and much more.
Topics in this hour include: how she grew interested in specializing in
this field of
Study; her article Oshún Visits the Bronx; spirit possession; the role of
women in spirit religions; an increase in female participation in Orisha
(formerly Santeria), a Cuban religion; how the religions developed; the
overlap of cultures; Hollywood movies and misconceptions around Caribbean
religions; the British Association for the Study of Religions; the public
benefit of the study of religion; the Alister Hardy Religious Experience
Research Centrr; what constitutes a religious experience; Caer’s Tip for
your Spiritual Toolbelt; and more.
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Sufi Talks: Teachings of an American Sufi Sheikh, with Robert Frager Ph.D.
Caer Hallundbaek welcomes Robert Frager, Ph.D., founder of the Institute
of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, CA, where he is currently
Professor of Psychology and Director of the Spiritual Guidance Masters
Dr. Frager is a Sufi teacher in the Halveti-Jerrahi Sufi Order, an
international order based in Istanbul, Turkey. He is president of the
Jerrahi Order of California and has been a Sufi spiritual guide for over
25 years. Additionally he received a 7th degree black belt in Aikido and
has been an instructor for over 45 years. His latest book is Sufi Talks:
Teachings of an American Sufi Sheikh.
Topics in this engaging hour include: an event that touched Robert’s heart
and changed his life; Sufi Talks – a collection of conversations about
spiritual topics, drawn from his weekly teachings; the Sufi order as an
unbroken chain; apostolic succession; saints; the opening of the heart;
the heart as a temple and a mediator; the practice of chanting and
energizing the heart; surrender to God; more about his upcoming book;
restoring character; ‘waking before we die’; Aikido; and more.
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Join Caer for a musical, mystical hour with Ajeet Kaur — Sikh musician
and healer. Learn about Sikhism, her journey and her music… Plus Caer’s
“Tip for your Spiritual Tool Belt” on the effects of music, body and soul.
Ajeet Kaur grew up in the beautiful mountains and forests of New
Hampshire, with parents who were immersed in the Sikh and Roman Catholic
traditions. Her parent’s deep connection to their spirituality was quickly
shared with their daughter. Ajeet’s spiritual interests and path were
formed early in life.
Her love of healing through music began at a women’s camp in New Mexico
that Yogi Bhajan ran each summer. At the age of eleven she was so deeply
moved by the way the music uplifted everyone that she decided there was
nothing she would rather do than offer a healing vibration through sound.
She turned her attention towards mantras and Shabads (the poems of the
Sikh gurus). Ajeet began Kundalini Yoga teacher training with her best
friend, when she was sixteen years old.
Today she holds a degree in Holistic Psychology with a focus on
Counseling, and is a certified Wellness Coach. Music and yoga have
remained central in this process. She holds workshops and has a new CD
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Join Caer for a special hour with Justine Willis Toms, author and host of New Dimensions, the seminal radio show heard worldwide for 40 years!
Justine is Co-founder and Managing Producer of New Dimensions Media/World Broadcasting Network and New Dimensions Radio. In this meaningful hour she shares about the show, the recent loss of husband Michael Toms, their journey, wisdom from her book Small Pleasures: Finding Grace in a Chaotic World, Start Trek, the future of money, and much more… Don’t miss it!
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Joshua Gagnon is Lead Pastor of Next Level Church in Portland, Maine.
With a futuristic bright green and black motif (that matches its web site), some say the Next Level Church looks more like a high-tech startup than a house of worship. But Next Level churches in New England have grown from 3 families to 2000 people in only four years, utilizing contemporary music, video and devotional apps. But make no mistake – Pastor Josh is all
about faith. In this hour we’ll talk about the church, the needs of today’s members, and what it means to be Christian in the 21st century.
In a rare, new one-hour interview, Godspeed Institute founder Caer
Hallundbaek shares her own vision and spiritual insights on the roles of
faith and science in the modern world — as the featured guest on Philip
Mereton’s program Conversations Beyond Religion and Science.
An award-winning author and graduate of New York University, Maryknoll
School of Theology and Fordham University, Caer studied cosmology and
astronomy as part of her religious education and finds that science
informs her faith rather than challenges it.
Topics in this lively and engaging conversation include: Caer’s experience
of religion in early life; how the event of Supernova 1987A sparked her
fascination with the space sciences; what the death of a star tells us
about the nature of life; how the stars are mortal and have created the
elements that sustain life through their surrender; her radical view that
death and resurrection (or, surrender to new life) are ‘built in’ to the
fabric of this universe; dust to dust; dark matter and energy; the film
Contact; how science and scripture can be reconciled; science fiction; how
the nature of love requires similar surrender to new life; how resisting
this natural flow of change leads to pain and suffering in our world, on
an individual and corporate level; and much more.
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Stardust and Supernova: The Orbit of the Human Soul
New Study IDs the Most ‘Addictive’ Sounds to Americans
Absolution (Faith Science Fiction)
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- Godspeed Institute – 07/01/12 (prn.fm)
- Radio Free Science – 07/06/12 (prn.fm)
Wayne Dosick PhD is a rabbi, writer, speaker, spiritual guide and healer,
who teaches and counsels about faith and spirit, ethical values, life
transformations, and evolving human consciousness. He is the author of The
Business Bible: 10 New Commandments for Bringing Spirituality & Ethical
Values into The Workplace; When Life Hurts: A Personal Journey from
Adversity to Renewal; Soul Judaism: Dancing with God into a New Era. His
latest book is The Real Name of God: Embracing the Full Essence of the
Divine, which he explores with Caer in this program.
Topics in this lively hour include: Joy; Dosick’s childhood; trying to
change the world from within the system and abandoning that; RFK and Grant
Park in 1968; his decision to become a rabbi; mysticism; Jewish chanting;
Dosick’s books; Soul Judaism; the new era of Judaism; The Real Name of
God; Anochi; Passover and Easter; one God, one people; Caer’s Tip for your
Spiritual Tool Belt – a reflection on the holidays from Dear Little One;
and much more.
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He grew up in Northern Ireland in at atmosphere of intolerance between Catholics and Protestants that made him reject religion entirely. As an adult, Tom Hart became a country director with Health Poverty Action and found a mystical connection and healing as a Mayan spiritual guide in the Guatemalan Highlands. Listen to this fascinating hour about the Mayan culture and faith, the earth, celebrations, the truth about 2012 and much more.
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MAURIE D. PRESSMAN, M.D. is the Medical Director and Founder of the
Pressman Center for Mind/Body Wellness in Philadelphia. For over forty
years, Dr. Pressman has studied the potential of the human mind and soul,
exploring the connections between traditional psychiatry and
holistic-spiritual psychotherapy. He is the author of Enter the Supermind;
Visions from the Soul; and in this segment he discusses his latest book:
Living in the Supermind – From Personal Mind to Spiritual Mind. Also in
this program: Caer’s Tip for Your Spiritual Belt on Catherine of Siena and
the mystical symbol of the bridge. For more info visit