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Mind Shift: Enlightening our Global Culture (October 2013)

Season 1, Episode 5
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We are facing a unique crisis as our renewed vigor for attaining enlightenment clashes with our materialist based economy and fear-based politics. Is there a way we can reconcile our current systems with the new spiritual paradigms? If not, how can we reform them? Daniel Pinchbeck explores the cultural benefits of enlightenment with comedian Russell Brand and playwright Eve Ensler in this interview originally webcast October 15, 2013

Russell Brand offers his insightful perspectives on spirituality, economics and politics without abandoning his unique zeal and sense of humor. It is an entertaining and informative account on the profound benefits of individual enlightenment. The conversation continues with Eve Ensler as they offer further insights on reforming our fear and consumerism based cultures. Individually and collectively, we can stop being passive and become the transformers of our own lives.

Daniel Pinchbeck
Russell Brand, Eve Ensler
Michael Canzoniero


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joxyjules, posted on June 17, 2016

I first viewed this before I knew much about Russell Brand, so I did enjoy the episode. After reading the below and then doing a google search, I still value Daniel Pinchbeck offerings , but I certainly will no longer watch anything further that Brand is a part of. In America, Brand has a 'right' to his manner, and I have a right to 'write' him off!

PAULM1, posted on February 5, 2014

This is a great show Daniel and Gaiam Team. Thanks so much. I hope to see season 2 of Mind Shift. mind-blowingly provocative show.

loveandgradtitude, posted on November 24, 2013

"o you really expect anyone to believe you are now 'awaken'? Are you trying to convince us that you are not part of the 'elite', that you are not rich, that you are not selling yourself to the propaghanda machine which oppresses and brainwashes the masses.You are just like all the others in your industry, repeating anything that may bring you a few more pennies. Get over yourself!Keep writing shitty books, don't ever have any original thought, suck up to anyone who may slightly promote you, and leave the thinking to those who aren't motivated by money.

Russell Brand: a little bit of Jesus, a bit of Che Guevarra, a bit of Ghandi and A LOT of douchebag!" quote

JillDobis, posted on November 30, 2013

Maybe you've chosen the wrong name for yourself?

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loveandgradtitude, posted on November 27, 2013

I feel sry for Russell Brand is arrogant & mind controlled. Its so funny they put him next to Eve Ensler. His face completely changes when he hears what she dose lol Is he Katy Perrys handler? Russell is a service to self {psychopath}. He is obviously a professional liar...we see past his BS
Oh ya & and he has had an extensive amount of plastic surgery....and the black and white he always where's is symbolic for mind control.

Johnnysanford, posted on October 19, 2013

Hey Daniel excellent show! I saw you interview Reggie watts a few years ago in Brooklyn and it was phenomenal! I'd love to see him as a guest on a future episode...keep up the good work.

Coreyb, posted on October 19, 2013

It's about freakin time! Daniel, I love the show, intelligent and interesting. I've been following you and Reality Sandwich for some time now, and i'm happy you've joined Gaiam. It's refreshing to hear from truly conscious people that aren't plugged in to this synthetic machine we call media and entertainment. Sometimes it's lonely out there, it's comforting to have material like Mind Shift and other Gaiam programming to turn to...keep it up!

jegroode, posted on October 17, 2013

That was perfect - profound and hilarious - I even got my relatively asleep husband to watch a bit - with people like Russell out there making spiritual growth fun and deep - there is a chance for the world!! Loved it! Loved it! Loved it!

DiamondsR4me, posted on October 16, 2013

You do a such a great job with choosing people for yr interviews. It is very interesting to watch there energy's together. Luv yr style! You have such a enlightening, healing analytical way of interviewing. GREAT JOB!! THANKX for doing what you do! The show was really good x :)

dasca222, posted on October 16, 2013

Love the show, love hearing from like-minded people. Btw, you must check out Russell when he was on MSNBC. You can find it on Youtube, I'm sure. It was the perfect juxtaposition of intellect, astute observational skills, and right brain fun on his part and the mind-numbing density and plastic unrealness of the main stream puppets. Brilliant!

mps901, posted on October 15, 2013

It is so refreshing to hear the like minded people that WILL create a better world for humanity. Thank you for the great work~~~~

joanna, posted on October 16, 2013

The warmth, the fun, the great rapport between everyone only served to amplify the resonance I felt at hearing words of truth and wisdom. Thank you to all three. You are all brilliant, vibrant, shiny people helping to usher in humanity's consciousness (r)evolution.

vadjigreco, posted on October 15, 2013

This was the first show for me, enjoyed it very much and look forward to the future ones, meanwhile will be watching the previous shows. Thanks guys.

cramerapril, posted on October 15, 2013

So great! Amazing how they talked about everything I wanted them to. Great information to get out to people! Be the change:)

debralzervas, posted on October 15, 2013

Thank you for addressing the gap Daniel. Awesome interview. I'm loving MInd Shift~

kane, posted on October 15, 2013

Awesome. I loved every minute!

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