In this episode it's time to sync up with the spirit of cannabis, as I talk to life long cannabis advocate; Will Grinnell. Will helped spearhead the Hawaiian non-profit , 'The Maui Cannabis Guild' designed to help legalize cannabis in Hawaii. A true cannabis man, we discuss his history with this sacred plant, and dive into aspects of cannabis spirituality. Light one up and join us!
Will Grinnell is a music industry veteran of more than four decades. He founded his own management, booking, and event agency— Origins Music International—in 1992. At that time, he went on the road as tour manager with many of the artists on his roster and thereby cemented relationships with artists, and promoters alike.
Since moving from the Northeast to Maui with his family in 2010, Grinnell has closed the booking agency side of Origins Music International to follow his 45-year passion for cannabis farming. He became active in the Cannabis industry, founding a cannabis genetics research and production company: Sticky Finger Seeds and helped co-found Deep Green Agency a cannabis advisory firm. He then developed Deep Green Genetics as a department of Deep Green Agency. Grinnell also co-founded the Maui Cannabis Guild and serves as president. The Maui Cannabis Guild is 501c non profit cannabis law reform/ legalization advocacy, and activist organization. Grinnell also is honored to be a team partner with Earthdance Global and is inspired to co-manifest more events with the talented Earthdance team.
I record live at Studio Midnight, and have a great interview with world renowned visionary artist, Chris Dyer. Chris and I have a robust conversation traveling through Chris's life in Peru, and into his time in Canada, and how he got to where he is today. In addition to being a visionary artist, and spearheading his company Positive Creations, Chris also helps facilitate Ayahuasca ceremonies in Peru. This guy is amazing! Join us! www.positivecreations.ca
Chris Dyer is a soul with high intentions for humanity and his self. He is a man on a quest for elevated consciousnesses through natural life experiences and introspections. A medium of the Great Spirit, who opens his vessel and tries to let go of the temporary complications of his ego-mind. A student of life and true soul skater, despite all the falls.Chris Dyer grew up in Lima, Peru until age 17, where he was involved in 80’s skateboarding, 90’s surfing and street gang destructive activities. He eventually moved to Canada to study art for many years. Today he is based in Montreal, where he works out of his home studio “The Positive Portal”
These days he also spends half of his time on the road, making and spreading his art worldwide, as he explores many cultures and himself. By now he has been able to reach over 36 different countries, which has been a chance for him to learn much from a variety of cultures. These powerful experiences has helped him create a flavour of art which fuses many cultures into a spiritual oneness of unity within diversity, which can appeal to all, yet is owned by none.
Chris’ art is rooted in the skateboard culture he has been part of since a young boy, as early as 1986, when he would draw his own board graphics. By the time he left school he focused on fine art done on broken skateboards, as to give new life to that defeated wood. That eventually led him to working in the California and worldwide skate industry, doing graphics for a variety of well respected brands. More recently, he was Art Director of California‘s Creation Skateboards, which he took to the next level with their skate video “Soul Harmonics”. These days he continues to do graphics for a bunch of big brands in the industry including Deathwish and Santa Cruz skateboards.
Chris’ exploration of inner worlds and ability to juggle mediums, styles and themes has made him stand out in the different art movements he is part of. Because of his unique style of psychedelic art, and high productivity, Chris has become one of the leading figures of the North American Visionary Art scene. This position has given him the chance to act as a bridge between that spiritual movement and less typically “conscious” art scenes he is part of, like the street art, and skate art movements. Though he appreciates all scenes he is associated with, he wants to break boxes and manifest the “Oneness” he believes is the love consciousness beneath it all.
It is my great privilege to share a deep, personal, and hilarious discussion with 60's icon, Merry Prankster, and personal hero of mine; Ken Babbs.
Ken and I discuss the origin of the hippies and the birth of the counter culture. We discuss his relationship with Ken Kesey, with the interview actually taking place on Ken Kesey's 85th birthday. What an honor! We also touch on the history of psychedelics, the acid tests,
God, Aliens, Angels, and more...Wow! Join Us!
Ken Babbs is a famous Merry Prankster who became one of the psychedelic leaders of the 1960s. He along with best friend and Prankster leader, Ken Kesey wrote the book Last Go Round. Babbs is best known for his participation in the Acid Tests and on the bus Furthur.
Ken Babbs was raised in Mentor, Ohio. He attended the Case Institute of Technology (where he briefly studied engineering) for two years on a basketball scholarship before transferring to Miami University, from which he graduated magna cum laude with a degree in English literature in 1958. He then attended the Stanford University graduate creative writing program on a Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship from 1958–59; having entered the NROTC program to fund his undergraduate studies, Babbs was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps following the end of his fellowship. He trained as a helicopter pilot and served in one of the first American advisory units in Vietnam from 1962-63 prior to his discharge and reunion with Kesey in 1964. Babbs had no understanding of the impact the war had on him until he received his orders to go to Vietnam. His insight soon began to take definition. Babbs later stated that he “had no perceptions of the right or wrong of the situation before I went to Vietnam, but it took about six weeks to realize we were wasting our time there... being humble, respect[ing] local customs, learn[ing] the language and helping does more good than hurting.”
In the fall of 1958, Babbs took a writing class at Stanford with another Wilson Fellow, Ken Kesey. Babbs later described meeting Kesey as “a moment of mirth and sadness, highness and lowliness, interchanging of ideas and musical moments.” They soon became best friends, maintained a correspondence while Babbs was stationed in the Far East with the Marines, and eventually formed the Merry Pranksters.
This episode we continue our hangout time.. Let's Hang!! We continue last weeks journey into the deep conversations of one of the great ones...Terrence McKenna. In the second part of these great discussions, Terrence interviews in 1992 some very interesting people; Ken Ring, Jill Purce, Sasha Shulgin, David Whyte, and Rupert Sheldrake.. Wow! Let's listen together and really dig deep into some of the things touched on in these dialogues.. Some of the greatest interviews ever...Join Us!! www.midnightonearth.com
In this episode, I reach out the hand of friendship to my audience... It's time to have some Jake time!! Hang out with me while we listen to an incredible conversation between the legendary Ram Dass and the also legendary Terrence McKenna. They sit down together in the city of Prauge in 1992 to discuss the nature of spiritual things and offer some very deep insights into the nature of the 60's, and the thinking and movements that sprung from that time.. Also, Terrence shares a few moments with the amazing Angeles Arrien where they discuss the coming New World Order and 'Computer Age'. .. Join Us!
In this episode, I arrive at the headquarters of Feral Fungi and have an amazing discussion with modern alchemist, mycologist, spagyricist and much more: Jason Scott. We talk about the history and modern application of alchemy, the spagyric process, and the magic of mushrooms! Join Us...
Jason Scott is a Mycologist, Ethnobotanist and Spagyricist who has studied traditional Hermetic Alchemy, from history and philosophy to practice, for the past 9 years. He has a background in Ethnobotany and Plant Medicine that started on the Big Island of Hawaii, and has carried back with him into his home: the Pacific Northwest. Born and raised in Oregon, Jason has an intrinsic interest in the Fungal Queendom and all of its aspects: from cultivation and mycoremediation, to historical and cultural relationships. Jason has studied various different healing modalities including Ayurveda in Nepal and Western Herbalism all over Oregon and Washington. He is on an ever-deepening journey of education to understand the practical applications of his interests, and the golden threads that connect them.
Jason has been published on the topic of AlcheMycology, exploring fungi through traditional Alchemy in Radical Mycology by Peter McCoy and Verdant Gnosis Volume 3, compiled by Jenn Zahrt, Catamara Rosarium, and Marcus McCoy. He has taught through these topics all over the United States. He is the Founder and Owner of Feral Fungi where he produces Mushroom Spagyric Tinctures, and curator of AlcheMycology.com where he shares some of his teachings and writings along side other fascinating discoveries in the world of Fungi.
In this episode, I sit down with herbalist Brynn Anderson, owner of the company Vital Force Herbs. www.vitalforceherbs.com.
We discuss the meaning of herbalism, how plant medicine works, and what we can do to strengthen our understanding of plant consciousness.. Join us!
Life long lover of all things nature, Brynn Anderson has been studying herbs for over 27 years...
Her natural mindset has lead 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.
Combining both aspects of her life, herbalism and teaching, Brynn wishes to guide all humanity to a new understanding of the world around them, and the bountiful medicinal gifts of the Earth.
We sit down with Reiki master, teacher, and shaman Frank Coppieters, at the Living Light Center in Portland, OR. We have an incredible discussion about Reiki, Shamanism, the nature of things, and the road to heaven on earth..
Frank Coppieters, Ph.D. is the director of the Living Light spiritual center which he started in 1986 in Portland, Oregon. He is a native of Belgium where he taught graduate students full time at the University of Antwerp in Theory of Literature, History of Drama and Non-Verbal Communication.
He also started a center where teachers and artists came who were developing new forms of energy work. It was through participating in their classes that Frank became engrossed in the body/mind/spirit connection. This led to extensive meditation practices, the search for various spiritual teachers and for a livelihood where he could offer his experience to others.
This is an amazing episode with Oregon MUFON Director, Tom Bowden..Tom has had a life long fascination with Unidentified Flying Objects...UFOs...45 years ago he began a career that led him to be with the Mutual UFO Network for 18 years..The Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) is a US-based non-profit organization composed of civilian volunteers who study reported UFO sightings...It is one of the oldest and largest organizations of its kind, claiming more than 4,000 members worldwide with chapters and representatives in more than 43 countries and all 50 states....I sit down with Tom at his lovely home in Gresham, Oregon as we discuss his life, the nature of the UFO phenomenon, and what life may look like after disclosure.. Join Us!....www.mufon.com
An introduction to this amazing new podcast.. Get acquainted with you new best friend, Jake Weaver...
Speaker, advisor, and life long student the other-worldly and the unknown, our host Jake Weaver is here on behalf of the universe.
For over 25 years Jake has been traveling, searching, and piecing together the great puzzles of knowledge to help his fellow humans evolve into a higher state of being.
An engaging human, truly with the gift of gab, and a man on a mission...
A mission to activate all beings and help us ascend to the level of success that is our birthright.