Lucid Cafe

Lucid Cafe

What's on the menu at Lucid Cafe? Stories of transformation; healing journeys; thought-provoking conversations about consciousness, shamanism, psychology, ethics. Hosted by Wendy Halley of Lucid Path Wellness & Healing Arts.

Episodes

July 17, 2022 61 min

My guest Linda River Valente offers her clients a lifetime of collected, eclectic wisdom through her work as a seasoned astrologer, witch, holistic sexuality educator, tarot visionary, magic maker, and Burlesque producer and performer. 


In this episode, Linda discusses:

  • What Holistic Sexuality Education is
  • Reasons why someone might seek out this service
  • Breaking the ice with clients
  • American culture’s twisted relationship with sex
  • Your e...
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    Diane Dreher, PhD, is the author of five nonfiction books including the best-selling Tao of Inner Peace. She is an award-winning university professor and positive psychology researcher whose work on hope has been recognized internationally.


    In the episode Diane discusses:

  • Her early introduction to Asian culture
  • An overview of Taoism
  • Her martial arts training
  • A technique to avoid conflict
  • What it means to be centered
  • The impact of stress 
  • Y...
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    Shirley Blancke is an archaeologist and anthropologist who recently released the book write The Way of Abundance and Joy: The Shamanic Teachings of don Alberto Taxo.


    In this episode Shirley discusses:


  • How she became interested in archeology and was introduced to shamanism
  • The connections she made with American Indigenous tribes
  • The chain of events that led to her meeting don Alberto Taxo
  • An overview of shamanic practice
  • Her unusual and p...
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    Lisa Masé is a Board Certified Nutritionist, Registered Health Coach, herbalist, and intuitive eating guide in central Vermont and beyond. 


    In this episode, Lisa discusses:

  • How we all have the power to heal ourselves with food
  • How she healed herself after a decade of chronic parasites, anxiety and depression, an eating disorder, infertility, and food allergies
  • Living in Italy as a child and the culture shock she experienced moving to t...
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    In 2013 William J Peters founded the Shared Crossing Project to explore and research the Shared Death Experience (SDE). He is the author of At Heaven’s Door: What Shared Journeys to the Afterlife Teach About Dying Well and Living Better - A groundbreaking, authoritative exploration – rich with powerful personal stories and convincing research – of the many ways the living can and do accompany the dying on their journey into the aft...

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    Radhule Weininger, MD, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and teacher of Buddhist meditation and Buddhist psychology. Drawing on decades of experience as a therapist and mindfulness meditation teacher, she helps people understand the trauma behind their painful emotional patterns in her new book Heart Medicine: How to Stop Painful Patterns and Find Peace and Freedom—at Last


    In this episode, Radhule discusses:

  • How the Dalai Lama encourag...
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    Erica M. Elliott, MD, is a medical doctor with a busy private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Referred to as “the Health Detective,” she has successfully treated patients from across the country with difficult-to diagnose health conditions. She served in the Peace Corps in Ecuador and lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


    In this episode, Erica discusses:

  • Her search for her purpose and the surprising places her search led her
  • How she came ...
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    Dawn Torres of Dakini Healing guides clients and students to wake up their deeply rooted inner guidance systems through Yoga, Meditation, Reiki, Sound Healing and a multitude of transformation tools she’s gathered throughout the years. 


    In this episode, Dawn discusses:

  • How she incorporates different traditions and modalities in the work she does
  • Why she’s drawn to the energy healing technique Emotion Code, especially for chronic conce...
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    Emma Brandon is a mental health clinician with a PhD in Transpersonal Psychology, specializing in issues of Spiritual Emergency.


    Benjamin Asher is a New York City based, board-certified Head and Neck Surgeon who is renowned for his innovative, non-surgical approaches. He is currently an integrative physician focusing on the psycho-spiritual aspects of health and chronic illness.


    Emma and Benjamin currently provide Ketamine-Assisted P...

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    In her book The Space In Between: An Empath’s Field Guide and in this conversation, Signe Myers Hovem shares the importance of developing the traits needed to better understand your own sensitivities and how doing so will influence your relationship with yourself, others, and your environment. 


    In this episode, Signe discusses:

  • How she reverse-engineered empathic receptivity
  • Being empathic vs being an empath vs being highly sensitive
  • T...
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    Gerette Buglion, B.A. Elementary Education and Special Education, earned her ‘Master's Degree’ in cult awareness education from the school of life. She is the author of the memoir An Everyday Cult.


    In this episode, Gerette discusses:

  • Her definition of cultic involvement
  • How she became involved in a cult
  • The subtle nature of indoctrination
  • The concept of being “love bombed”
  • How seeds of dependence are planted
  • What unhealthy dependence ...
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    I think this quote from Kevin Hancock’s book Not For Sale: Finding Center in the Land of Crazy Horse pretty much captures the spirit of his message and his journey: “You can learn a lot by losing your voice.”


    In this powerful episode Kevin shares:

  • How a rare speech disorder led him to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation 
  • How his time in South Dakota became an unintended spiritual quest
  • What he learned from spending time with members of t...
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    Tina Zion is a fourth-generation intuitive medium, educator, and is considered an expert in medical intuition. She is an award-winning author, specializing in medical intuition and teaches internationally. 


     In this episode Tina shares:

  • How she came to be a medical intuitive
  • Her definition of intuition
  • What it takes to become your own medical intuitive
  • Her mentorship program
  • How she works with students
  • Some of the challenges we all face a...
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    Carl Greer, PhD, PsyD, is a retired clinical psychologist and Jungian analyst, a businessman, and a shamanic practitioner, author, and philanthropist. He is the best-selling, award-winning author of Change Your Story, Change Your Life and Change the Story of Your Health.


    In this episode, Carl discusses:

  • His motivation for writing a self-help inspired memoir
  • His later-in-life career change
  • How we can find the sacred in our every day, pr...
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    Linda must have to use very small type on her business card to capture all the skills she’s amassed over the years! 


    In part one of my conversation with Linda we discuss:

  • How astrology and magic got her attention when she was a teen
  • Spellwork and practical magic
  • How American culture makes doing magic challenging
  • How she sees astrology as the symbolic language of time
  • How your astrological chart can help you understand the complexity of y...
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    Gina Caputo is an ACE Certified Health Coach, Behavior Change Specialist and a seasoned yoga instructor. During the pandemic she created The Yoga Potluck as a way to be in relationship and community with people from all over the world.?


    In this episode Gina discusses:

  • Her definition of yoga
  • How practicing yoga applies to daily life
  • The consequences of poorly managed stress
  • Bringing focus inward
  • Setting reasonable goals
  • How language matter...
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    Controversies regarding the treatment of Lyme disease abound. This episode is chock full of helpful information…and for people struggling with chronic Lyme disease, hopefully some validation. 


    In this episode, Dan discusses:

  • The history of Lyme disease
  • The “Lyme Wars”
  • Prevalence
  • Where Lyme cases are found
  • The “myth” of Lyme in the medical world
  • Symptoms of chronic vs acute Lyme
  • The role of trauma and stress
  • Co-infections
  • Contributin...
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    Martin Lee is a veteran journalist and the co-founder/director of Project CBD - a California-based nonprofit dedicated to promoting and publicizing research into the medical uses of CBD and other components of the cannabis plant. 


    In this episode Martin discusses:

  • The collaboration between Project CBD and Reader’s Digest
  • The pro-cannabis shift that’s happening
  • How CBD challenged the public’s view of cannabis
  • The rediscovery of CBD
  • Indivi...
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    In her new book The Missing Element, Debra Silverman helps you “find a new way to understand yourself and others using the wisdom of the ancients and your natural ability for compassion.” 


    In this episode Debra discusses:

  •  How she designed her book to “prevent boredom”
  •  Her recipe for using astrology and psychology to help people overcome limiting beliefs - Her wish to make weird normal
  •  The ways in which astrology serves as short-hand
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    What happens when we die? No one knows for sure, but for people like Jacob Cooper who’ve had a near death experience and gotten a glimpse of another existence beyond the physical, they’re forever transformed. 


    In this episode Jacob discusses:

  • His NDE and how he made sense of it
  • How the experience changed him spiritually
  • His experience of eternal love
  • What the other side was like
  • How revisiting a past life informed his current life
  • Suicide
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