Almost Awakened: 040: How a Pawn Shop Works

Mekael Interviews Bill today about his career as a pawnbroker. How does a Pawn Shop Work? How do you know if something is stolen? What are the coolest things that have come through the shop? What skills are helpful to be a good pawnbroker? All this and more on today episode on the Almost Awakened […]

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. […]

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: 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: 027: Body Image and Body Shame

Mekael and Bill discuss Body Image today. How different Genders perceive their bodies, what things we humans feel shame over, and How we can be healthier in how we treat others and ourselves. RESOURCES: Body Image: Not Just About Your Body: Jessi Kneeland: TED Battling Our Bodies: Understanding and Overcoming Negative Body Images Uncomfortable in […]

Almost Awakened: 013: What is Shadow Work

Today we take on the complex topic of Shadow Work. What is Shadow Work? How does one begin to lean into working with one’s Shadow side? What does Shadow work look like? Beneath the social mask we wear every day, we have a hidden shadow side: an impulsive, wounded, sad, or isolated part that we […]