Thinking Allowed
2 Seasons . 41 Episodes

Host Jeffrey Mishlove explores the secrets behind spirituality, psychology, psychosis, hypnosis and other genres and methodologies. Experts enlighten you on alternative ideas of how the world works and the meaning of life.

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Cleansing the Doors of Perception (Huston Smith) – Part 1 (Preview)

Host Jeffrey Mishlove explores the secrets behind spirituality, psychology, psychosis, hypnosis and other genres and methodologies.

Experts enlighten you on alternative ideas of how the world works and the meaning of life.

Host: Jeffrey Mishlove
Episode 1
23 mins
With the public hysteria over the drug war, it's easy for people to confuse the serious scientific research into psychedelics with the baggage of their social abuse.
Episode 2
23 mins
Many great American thinkers have integrated their experiences from entheogens (God disclosing, from the root: Theos) into their serious and dedicated metaphysical search for authentic self-awareness.
Episode 3
23 mins
Human potential movement pioneer Ram Dass points us to our greater identity, which includes and transcends our physical bodies.
Episode 4
23 mins
Join host Jeffrey Mishlove and Ram Dass, author of Still Here and many other books, as they discuss how to handle the physical and mental changes brought on by a stroke, and how to confront death.
Episode 5
23 mins
Host Jeffrey Mishlove talks with Charlene Spretnak, author of The Resurgence of the Real, about the recent shift in modernity as it relates to our understanding of our bodies.
Episode 6
23 mins
The population explosion, industrial revolution and production inflame overzealous elements of human nature, such as greed and violence, threatening not only our survival, but the survival of all life on this planet. How do we respond?
Episode 7
23 mins
Host Jeffrey Mishlove talks with Peter Russell, author of From Science to God, about how to reconcile consciousness and the material world.
Episode 8
23 mins
Host Jeffrey Mishlove talks with Peter Russell, author of From Science to God, about how to understand the inner-light from a scientific perspective, which is surprisingly similar to our spiritual understanding.
Episode 9
23 mins
Jean Houston discusses her book, Godseed, with host Jeffrey Mishlove. Houston shares that she wrote the book in a way that makes it emotionally accessible to readers, and she offers messages of inspiration about humanity and our possibility of greatness.
Episode 10
23 mins
Host Jeffrey Mishlove talks with Ralph Metzner, author of Green Psychology, about how our psychology, especially in the West, has recently shifted from nature-centric toward isolation.
Episode 11
23 mins
Host Jeffrey Mishlove talks with Ralph Metzner, author of Green Psychology, about how to transform our relationship with the Earth.
Episode 12
23 mins
Explore the confluence of value systems in our age: the traditional, modern, and postmodern. Each era recognizes a unique and integrally important gift in human development.
Episode 13
23 mins
Can you have a direct experience of God without the need for belief? Central to the teachings of the Buddha, Jesus, Patanjali and many others, the experiential truth that we are all one is now discernible via physics, as well as through religious or mystical belief.
Episode 14
23 mins
Russell Targ and host Jeffrey Mishlove continue their conversation about having a direct experience of God without the need for belief, and how quieting the mind and letting go of attachments are the common practice of those who, through the centuries, have described mystical experiences.
Episode 15
23 mins
Dr. Elisabeth Targ discusses how psychic and spiritual forms of healing are beginning to make a breakthrough in the medical world. She talks about the effectiveness of this new practice, and discusses the demand for doctors and physicians to enter this new realm of healing.
Episode 16
23 mins
Dr. Elisabeth Targ shares her pivotal research in the field of psychic healing and the impact of a spiritual lifestyle.
Episode 17
23 mins
Jean Houston, author of Jump Time, discusses society in transition. Jump time refers her belief that something exhilarating and unique is about to happen.
Episode 18
23 mins
Continuing their discussion, Host Jeffrey Mishlove and Jean Houston discuss how the wakening of humanity has been hidden in our culture for thousands of years, and that we are finally at a time when the wakening is about to occur, and she calls it "Jump Time."
Episode 19
23 mins
Host Jeffrey Mishlove and Judith Orloff, psychiatrist and author of Guide to Intuitive Healing Intuition, discuss why we need to be in touch with our intuition at all times, and Judith provides concrete steps to accomplish that, especially when facing illness.
Episode 20
23 mins
Join professor and mystic Huston Smith, author of Why Religion Matters, on a fascinating in-depth look at modern mystical and religious beliefs through two lenses: that of science and of religion.
Episode 21
23 mins
Visiting Tibet on pilgrimage and retreat, Joan Halifax, Roshi of the Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico, bears witness to the land and its people – an extraordinary mix of beauty and emotion on a journey that never ends.
Episode 22
23 mins
Join Joan Halifax as we learn to bring openness, compassion, and raison d'etre to our deep suffering in life.
Episode 23
23 mins
Cultural Creatives are a fascinating demographic, a major mainstream subculture of American society who represent a collective emergence of progressive values, beliefs and lifestyles.
Episode 24
23 mins
Jeffrey Mishlove interviews Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen, author of Goddesses of Older Women, about how to enrich the experience of becoming an older woman, or a "crone," through stories of the Goddesses throughout the world.
Episode 25
23 mins
Is it a myth that after enlightenment one lives happily ever after? Why do many who reach high states of enlightenment retain their very human problems?
Episode 26
23 mins
Alberto Villoldo and host Jeffrey Mishlove discuss the power of systemic healing and the difference between cures and healing.
Episode 27
23 mins
Dr. Alberto Villoldo discusses how the Shamanic approach to life, as lived by the Andean Incas of Peru, is a healing and powerful way to look at life and death, and how it relates to us.
Episode 28
23 mins
Dean Brown discusses The Upanishads and the Yoga Sutras, which he has translated, and explains how these writings relate to science.
Episode 29
23 mins
Illuminating women's spirituality, Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen, Jungian analyst, shares what esoteric culture and authentic mysticism have in common.