Published by : Bill

Almost Awakened: 039: Janet Bennion – Polyamory
Almost Awakened: 039: Janet Bennion – Polyamory

Bill sits down with Janet Bennion, Professor of Anthropology at Lyndon State College. Prof. Bennion specializes in gender dynamics in Mormon fundamentalist communities which practice polygamy and slo in polyamory more generally. Bennion is one of the world’s leading ethnographers of North American plural marriage. She has raised the question of decriminalization of plural marriage in a variety of radio and…

Almost Awakened: 038: Five Wives Vodka
Almost Awakened: 038: Five Wives Vodka

Mekael and Bill sit down with Steve Conlin from Five Wives Vodka to discuss the The History of their company and the challenges that their company has faced in getting their product out and how the alcohol industry generally is developing. As a side tangent we also touch on the history of the Barrison Sisters. We discuss the religious and…

Almost Awakened: 037: Street Epistemology With Anthony Magnabosco
Almost Awakened: 037: Street Epistemology With Anthony Magnabosco

Today Mekael and Bill sit down with Anthony Magnabosco who has pioneered the recorded demonstrations of Street Epistemology. Street Epistemology is a conversational tool that helps people reflect on the quality of their reasons and the reliability of their methods used to derive one’s confidence level in their deeply-held beliefs. Anthony shares how this works, what his motives are, how…

Almost Awakened: 036: Ryan Poulsen – Emergency First Responder – Awake in Life’s Most Tragic Moments
Almost Awakened: 036: Ryan Poulsen – Emergency First Responder – Awake in Life’s Most Tragic Moments

Mekael and Bill sit down with their good friend Ryan to discuss his career as a Fireman and Paramedic. They talk about what it takes to handle life’s most harrowing moments. How to process tragedy. What is death to one who encounters death often. What First Responders to emergency situations do to process the horrific moments. And more.

Almost Awakened: 035:  Historical Pandemics
Almost Awakened: 035: Historical Pandemics

Mekael and Bill in lieu of the Covid19 Pandemic decide to do a brief historical dive into major pandemics in human history. RESOURCES: https://www.mphonline.org/worst-pandemics-in-history/ https://www.livescience.com/worst-epidemics-and-pandemics-in-history.html https://www.history.com/news/pandemics-end-plague-cholera-black-death-smallpox https://www.visualcapitalist.com/history-of-pandemics-deadliest/ https://www.healthline.com/health/worst-disease-outbreaks-history#1 https://www.health.com/condition/infectious-diseases/worst-pandemics-in-history

Almost Awakened: 034: Energy Healing With Holly Hope
Almost Awakened: 034: Energy Healing With Holly Hope

We sit down today with Holly Hope and discuss her energy healing practice. We discuss the skepticism around this practice, how drums are made and used in healing practices, the use of energy crystals, and the real life scucess stories Holly has been part of. You can find Holly at http://thebeautyofperspective.com/

Almost Awakened: 033: Rob Barnes and Astrology
Almost Awakened: 033: Rob Barnes and Astrology

Mekael and Bill sit down with Astrologer Rob Barnes to discuss Astrology. Is it legit. What is Astrology. And how can it be helpful. RESOURCES: https://www.astrologybyrob.com/ https://astro.cafeastrology.com/natal.php

Almost Awakened: 032: Chris Finnegan – Music as a tool to Awaken
Almost Awakened: 032: Chris Finnegan – Music as a tool to Awaken

Mekael and Bill sit down with local DJ and Music lover Chris Finnegan to discuss how Music has power to awaken us. How it soothes the ego by helping us through the lyrics live in our past and future and with the music it brings us to present. We discuss reggae music in particular and also discuss the deconstruction of…

Almost Awakened: 031: LSD, Hash House, Sex Ed, and Assisted Masturbation
Almost Awakened: 031: LSD, Hash House, Sex Ed, and Assisted Masturbation

Today Mekael and Bill discuss their recent visit to the Hashhouse, Bill’s unrelated Food Poisoning, the recent news on huge doses of LSD and how to raise children in a divorced mixed faith arrangement. Lastly Bill and Mekael wrestle with a father who masturbates his mentally and physically disabled adult child. http://whyimasturbatemyson.blogspot.com/2016/05/why-i-masturbate-my-profoundly-disabled.html https://www.sciencealert.com/a-woman-accidentally-took-550-times-the-normal-dosage-of-lsd-case-report-details

Almost Awakened: 024: Wendi Jensen: Get Curious & The Healing Arts
Almost Awakened: 024: Wendi Jensen: Get Curious & The Healing Arts

Mekael and Bill sit down with Wendi Jensen, author, speaker, life coach, and trainer in the field of human potential and religious recovery. Wendi shares with us her love and knowledge of the Healing Arts.  We discuss Emotional Fluency, Spiral Dynamics, The Enneagram & Personality Types, and Tapping as a therapy approach.  We touch on vulnerability, curiosity, honest and open…

Almost Awakened: 009: Fear
Almost Awakened: 009: Fear

Today we talk about FEAR. Is Fear healthy? How do we cope with fear? What are some interesting things about fear such as does fear have a smell? Please email us your questions and comments at AlmostAwakened AT Gmail DOT Com and visit us at AlmostAwakened.org Find us on Itunes, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, and other great third party Podcast apps.…

Almost Awakened: 008: Swearing, Cussing, and Foul Mouths
Almost Awakened: 008: Swearing, Cussing, and Foul Mouths

Today we talk about Swearing and Cursing. Is Swearing a sign of an ignorant mind? Does it make someone sound ignorant? Is cursing good for you? Why are some words untouchable and become deeply taboo and way more than other swear words? What is your favorite Swear Word? Are humans the only species that swears?   Please email us your…

Almost Awakened: 007: The Purpose of Life
Almost Awakened: 007: The Purpose of Life

Today we talk about The Purpose of Life. Is there one Universal Purpose? Does being good matter? Is there First half of life purpose and second half of life purpose.   Please email us your questions and comments at AlmostAwakened AT Gmail DOT Com and visit us at AlmostAwakened.org Find us on Itunes, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, and other great third…

Almost Awakened: 001: What Is Almost Awakened
Almost Awakened: 001: What Is Almost Awakened

What is the “Almost Awakened Podcast” you ask? Well imagine an intelligent beautiful lesbian and a equally intelligent but nerdy heterosexual male who have become best friends as they have leaned into vulnerability & authenticity with each other and their community. They have spent a ton of time diving into human development, human behavior, having deconstructed unhealthy systems and communities…