In this episode, I talk to esotericist and author.. Dr. Richard Kretz. Richard wrote an incredible book, 'The Alchemical Search for the Unified Field: Pythagorean, Hermetic, and Shamanic Journeys into Invisible and Ethereal Realms' which details and breaks down the foundational structure of the Philosopher's Stone, and what it's true meaning is.. We also discuss how shamanism should be incorporated into the concept of true mystical knowledge, and how each of the three sections of his book are structured to help you achieve that higher level of understanding. Richard and I then discuss connecting with his shamanic guide, and his life as a Freemason... Drop In!
R. E. Kretz has worked in the telecommunications and IT industries. In the 1970s he studied transcendental meditation under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and later spent three years with a Native American shaman. He was raised to the degree of a Master Mason and has served as Master of a Lodge as well as holding many leadership roles within the Knights Templar. He lives in Church Hill, Tennessee.
In this episode, we celebrate the third anniversary of this amazing podcast!
Happy Birthday to Midnight, On Earth!!
Longtime guest co-host Brynn Anderson and I, reflect on the complete episode list up until this point..
We look back at the guests, the lectures, and everything we have learned throughout the last three years..
As we work our way through the list, I share personal anecdotes related to each guest which includes powerful information that did not make the final cut!
If you love this podcast as much as Brynn and I do.. Drop In and take the ride!
In this episode, Brynn Anderson and I listen to another powerful lecture by the legendary... Manly P. Hall.. This time Manly takes a deep dive into Magic and how it functions within the astral and physical dimensions. He also talks about the historical relationship between Magic and humanity, going all the back to the original discovery of these energy fields. An incredible lecture that contains several fragments of deep knowledge that you will find no where else. Drop In!
Manly P. Hall Bio:
Manly P. Hall (1901-1990) founded the Philosophical Research Society in 1934, a non-profit organization dedicated to the dissemination of useful knowledge in the fields of philosophy, comparative religion and psychology. In his long career, spanning more than 70 years of dynamic public activity, Mr. Hall delivered over 8000 lectures in the United States and abroad, authored over 150 books and essays, and wrote countless magazine articles.
Many of Mr. Hall's lectures have been transcribed and are available as pamphlets; others were taped live, and the audio recordings are available on CD's as well. He is perhaps best known for his 1928 classic, "The Secret Teachings of All Ages," an encyclopedia of the world's wisdom traditions and symbolic disciplines.
Today, younger generations are re-discovering the works and words of Manly Hall, finding that the material he put forth so many years ago is still relevant and useful today. Mr. Hall's hope for humanity was to learn from the greatest minds of all times so that we may solve current problems - both in society and in the individual - today.
In this episode, I speak with Breathwork Coach and Workshop leader.. Scott Prentice. Scott has conducted workshops around the world teaching people the power of breathwork, the ability to use controlled breath to activate higher states of awareness. Scott talks about his personal method of breathwork; which is a fusion of the Wim Hoff, Holotropic, and Box Breathing methods. We then talk about the incredible psychedelic experiences he and others have experienced with this unique method. Activate your highest consciousness through breathing! Drop In!
Scott Prentice Bio:
Scott Prentice is a passionate creative artist and soul connecting healer who has traveled the world seeking personal growth. Through his experiences, he has gained insight into self-empowerment, love, acceptance, and gratitude. These skills have enabled him to make meaningful contributions to the lives of others, and he continues to strive for personal growth and spiritual development.
In this episode, we take another dive into current human culture and explore...the news! Brynn Anderson and I take a look at some of the strange, wild, and unreal stories that have popped up on Earth's news feed recently. This episode features a look at the US approval of lab grown meat, AI Communists, The UAP Disclosure Initiative, and more!... As we share these stories with you, we discuss some of their finer points..
Brynn Anderson Bio:
Life long lover of all things nature, Brynn Anderson has been studying herbs for over 27 years...
Her natural mindset has led her to a life of herbology, and a life of teaching. She operates the company 'Vital Force Herbs' an organic herbalism company based in Portland, OR.
All the products Brynn creates are made with ingredients grown in her own organic garden.
Brynn's service is rooted in providing an outlet for the plant spirit to assist all life on Earth.
In this episode, Brynn Anderson and I listen to a very rare lecture from one of the leading figures in philosophical and esoteric circles.. Rudolf, who left this dimension in 1926, shares his thoughts on the magical and esoteric properties of human blood. From its elemental essence, to the carrier of both physical and spiritual life; Steiner breaks down the purpose, function, and construction of blood and how "Blood is a Very Special Fluid. He also talks about the ancestral powers within blood, and how blood is the key to humanities' future evolution. From Berlin, Germany 10/25/1906.. Drop In!
Rudolf Steiner Bio:
Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) was a multifaceted Austrian philosopher, writer, and social reformer who made significant contributions to a wide range of fields.
Born in present-day Croatia, Steiner displayed exceptional intellectual abilities from a young age. He pursued an education in mathematics, natural sciences, philosophy, and literature, eventually obtaining a doctorate in philosophy. Steiner is best remembered for his development of Anthroposophy, a spiritual philosophy that sought to bridge the gap between science, art, and religion. Anthroposophy emphasized the interconnectedness of humanity and the natural world and focused on the cultivation of individual spiritual and creative capacities. Steiner's ideas had a profound impact on diverse domains including education (as seen in the Waldorf pedagogy), agriculture (with the introduction of biodynamic farming), architecture, medicine, and the performing arts.
A prolific lecturer and writer, Steiner dedicated his life to sharing his insights and founded various institutions to support his work. He advocated for a holistic approach to personal and societal development, highlighting the integration of intellectual, artistic, and practical dimensions of human existence. Steiner's ideas continue to inspire individuals and communities worldwide, shaping alternative approaches to education, spirituality, and sustainable living, and leaving an enduring legacy that resonates with a diverse range of fields and disciplines.
In this episode, Brynn Anderson and I listen to a lecture from the legendary Zig Ziglar. In this discussion from 1986, he talks about the necessity of personal goals, and how they can drive us to grow. He then presents strategies to become more goal oriented, while sharing personal stories highlighting his method's effectiveness. An incredible discussion on the power of goal setting.. Drop In!
Zig Ziglar Bio:
Born in 1926, the late Zig Ziglar was a motivational speaker, teacher and trainer who traveled the world over delivering his messages of humor, hope, and encouragement. As a world renowned author and speaker, Zig had an appeal that transcended barriers of age, culture and occupation. From 1970 until 2010, he traveled over five million miles across the world delivering powerful life improvement messages, cultivating the energy of change. Recognized by his peers as the quintessential motivational genius of our times, Zig Ziglar's unique delivery style and powerful messages earned him many honors, and today he is still considered one of the most versatile authorities on the science of human potential.
Mr. Ziglar wrote over thirty celebrated books on personal growth, leadership, sales, faith, family and success, including Born to Win, See You at the Top, Developing the Qualities of Success, Raising Positive Kids in a Negative World, Top Performance, Courtship After Marriage, Over The Top, and Secrets of Closing the Sale. Nine titles have been on the best seller lists; his books and audios have been translated into over thirty-eight languages and dialects. Zig Ziglar was a committed family man, dedicated patriot, and an active church member.
We started Midnight, On Earth with a simple idea: to create a podcast that could change people's lives. Since then, we have grown into a community of like-minded individuals who are passionate about personal growth and self-improvement.
In this episode, Brynn Anderson and I listen to a lecture from one of the legends of personal development... Wayne Dyer. Wayne talks about the universal laws and wisdom found in the ancient Chinese book, the Tao Te Ching. Wayne then breaks down paradigm based behaviors that seem to hold back most people and why they are there. He also discusses techniques that we can do to improve and strengthen our lives. Brynn and I take notes with you while listening and reconvene at the end to discuss what we learned.. Drop In!
Wayne Dyer Bio:
Wayne Dyer was an American self-help author and motivational speaker. He was considered one of the ‘Fathers of the modern self-help movement’ or the ‘Fathers of motivation’. Most of his childhood was spent in orphanages and foster homes and it was also the driving force that inspired him to move ahead in life. He drew heavily from his life experiences. He started his career as a guidance counselor after receiving his D.Ed. degree in Counseling from Wayne State University. He published journals and set up a private therapy practice. His motivational speeches drew a large number of students to him, and encouraged him to put his thoughts in writing. The outcome was his first book, ‘Your Erroneous Zones’. Thereafter, he took to promoting his book with full vigor, making bookstore appearances and giving media interviews. He released audio tapes of his motivational speeches and made television appearances in talk shows. He denounced dwelling in guilt and emphasized on self-actualization and self-reliance. He did not talk about spirituality until much later in his career. He propagated the idea of being Christ-like or Buddha-like, instead of being a Christian or a Buddhist. He married thrice and had eight children.
In this episode I speak with Author Dr. Michael Grosso about his new book, 'The Yoga of Sound'. This incredible book details the time Michael spent with musical master, Nada Yoga Practitioner and spiritual leader, Swami Nada Brahmananda. As a master in both music, spirituality, and mind over matter, Michael developed a special relationship with the Swami and was told many amazing stories that are very powerful. Listen as we discuss what life in such close proximity to the Swami was like, the Swami's thoughts on the Kali Yuga and also what Michael learned from his experiences. Drop In!
Dr. Michael Grosso Bio:
Michael Grosso,Ph.D., has taught humanities and philosophy at Marymount Manhattan College, City University of New York, and New Jersey City University. He is on the Board of Directors of the American Philosophical Practitioner's Association, and is a past editor of the journal for that association. The author of several books, including most recently Smile of the Universe: he currently lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.