Midwest Real
A podcast & blog with an unquenchable lust for rabbit holes, novelty and open-minded inquiry. Join us as we dig beyond the staus quo! Hosted by Michael Phillip EST. 12/21/2012 in Milwaukee.


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Alexandre Tannous is one of those guys whose insight just continually surprises you. 
He holds multiple degrees in music and philosophy. More importantly, he has traveled to over 40 of countries where he has participated in dozens of shamanic, meditative and initiatory ceremonies. Alexandre also researches the esoteric and therapeutic properties of sound from scientific and shamanic perspectives. He has lectured at many major universities including Georgetown, Princeton and NYU.
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Category:society and culture -- posted at: 7:13 PM

Author, 32nd degree Freemason and scholar Robert W. Sullivan IV is back to blast more hidden knowledge! This time, he takes a scalpel to your favorite films, exposing the cloaked allegory, messages, symbols and archetypes that fuel man's most powerful narratives.

As always, for a full write-up, head over to midwestreal.net 

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Category:society and culture -- posted at: 3:38 AM

Within all of us, there's a chemical gateway to another dimension. It's called DMT. What is its purpose? Why is it so ubiquitous throughout nature? No one knows, but one thing's for sure- it can change your life in a matter of minutes.  

Dr. Rick Strassman has studied the substance for over 20 years. He's the author of DMT the Spirit Molecule and his new book, DMT and the Soul of Prophecy.

For a full write up, head to midwestreal.net ! 

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Category:society and culture -- posted at: 11:12 PM

Our friend, Author Gabriel D. Roberts returns to the show. We discuss why we're all heroes in training, why fear is overrated and how to be the best, most authentic versions of ourselves. 

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Category:society and culture -- posted at: 8:48 PM

“In the first half of the 20th century, the prevailing idea was that humans could be masters of nature and the universe. We thought that human power was unlimited. We thought- ‘we can change rivers, we can move mountains—’ we can actually conquer nature. Then, sometime in the second half of the 20th century, we made the realization that the relationship between nature and humans is actually much more complex than that.  



We can learn a lot from nature. This is where the idea of biomimetics and harmony between man and nature came in.” 

Dr. Michael Nosonovsky

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Category:society and culture -- posted at: 4:36 AM

The show is joined by filmmakers Spencer Chumbley and Erik Ljung. They've shot for a variety of organizations including VICE, Al Jazeera and more. 

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Category:society and culture -- posted at: 5:36 AM

David W. Mathisen's latest work, The Undying Stars dances comfortably where traditional historians wouldn't dare tread. The book ties together ancient megalithic structures with star myths and a holographic, worldview that's oddly similar to what modern science is finding.

Still not sexy enough? The Undying Stars also argues that this ancient wisdom was deliberately suppressed by forces who took over the Roman empire, which launched a ruthless campaign to eradicate this esoteric system of knowledge.

We also talk about dolphins.

For a full write-up and links, head to midwestreal.net 

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Category:society and culture -- posted at: 11:07 PM

Tom Campbell has had an impressive career in applied physics. He has worked in military intelligence, he has reverse-engineered the weapons technology of rival governments, he has worked in national missile defense, even on huge engineering projects for NASA— impressive stuff. 


But what makes Tom an even more interesting and rare specimen is that he has also spent three decades researching the nature of consciousness and reality. He has done so by remaining open-minded about topics that many scientists and snopes frequenters would greet only with a scoff and a pompous finger wave— Out of body experiences, altered states of consciousness, the statistically measurable power of intent and a bunch of other stuff that sounds like it’s straight out of an episode of FRINGE. 


Tom has chronicled has his experiences, findings and anecdotes in a three-part series of books- My Big Toe (Theory of Everything).


Spoiler- the sum total of Tom’s research can be summed up by saying that "reality" as we know it is basically a simulation. 


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Category:society and culture -- posted at: 7:17 AM

Randall finishes the brain melting he started in the second part of our conversation. Head to MidwestReal.net for the full write-up!

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Category:society and culture -- posted at: 4:12 AM

Every night we go to bed taking it for granted that tomorrow will come. Worst case scenario, our heart will give out and we won't wake up.

But, what if that wasn't the worst case scenario?

As we speak, massive chunks of instant extinction are flying by the vessel we inhabit at preposterous speeds. If one of them crosses the earth's path, it could easily be game over for the human race.

As long as we've been aware of that inconvenient fact, it's been good for precisely one thing- apathy. That's because the ability to do anything about it was completely absent. Well, that's not the case anymore. We do have the technology and intelligence to do something about it. However, thus far, we've shown a complete and total lack of will to even discuss it seriously.

What will it take to pay attention? A 9/11 scale tragedy? A Hiroshima scale tragedy? Worse? Unfortunately when you're talking about asteroids, all are very possible.

If you know anything about my guest on this show, Randall Carlson, it's probably because he's become a living library of brain melting knowledge. He's as an architect, master builder, Free Mason, globe trekking scholar, a geology and history enthusiast and many other things. Yet, of everything he's learned, there's clearly one matter of paramount importance- The ancients left of clues about world-wrecking cataclysms and it's just a matter of time until history repeats itself. That is, unless we do something about it.

As sprawling and deep as this conversation with Randall is, it only scratches the surface of what's available over at Sacred Geometry International. There's literally hundreds of hours of mind blasting information at SGI, much of it free.

For a full write up and links head to midwestreal.net

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Category:society and culture -- posted at: 9:40 PM