April 6, 2013 – Archives/Pod Casts Hour 1 – Hour 2 – Hour 3
Hour 1: Richard C. Cook
Joining Amerika Now during the first hour of the show is retired Carter White House Analyst and former Project Manager for the U.S. Treasury Department, Richard C. Cook, to discuss his latest book, Return of the Aeons: The Planetary Spiritual Ascension, a scholarly distillation of the teachings of major spiritual figures.
Will outgrowing our egos solve our monetary troubles? Richard Cook says that the confluence of world events is no mere coincidence.
The changes occurring in the world today make it imperative we rethink our old, ego-based relationship with money. Wise words from a man who is a former project manager for the U.S. Treasury Department and who predicted the 2008 financial crash in articles published a year earlier.
“We are mired in an endless recession where the rich are doing fine and everyone else is sinking into poverty, and this is contributing mightily to what could be the overall collapse of our society,” says Cook.
“Our planet is undergoing many drastic changes, both in the natural and human worlds, and our monetary system needs to evolve so we can handle other problems such as resource over-consumption, climate change, perpetual warfare and a sorely lacking common vision – for all of us. It’s causing the extinction of non-human species, and it will work against us, too, if we don’t grow.”
While our current fiscal problems started with the President Carter-era oil crisis and how the Federal Reserve responded, which occurred during Cook’s years working in The White House, there is a more deeply rooted, fundamental issue at play, he says.
“While we seem bound to this idea of the ego, which is representative of short-sighted selfishness, I believe we are in the process of understanding ascension — opening our hearts through awareness of intelligent infinity, God-realization and enlightenment,” says Cook, who teaches ascension meditation and healing at the Lifestream Center in Roanoke, Virginia.
If we allow this awareness to inform the ways we think about money, we can resolve our current crises, he says.
Richard Cook has witnessed firsthand some of the most formative moments of the late-20th century. While working at NASA, he warned of a possible disaster due to faulty O-ring joints in the solid rocket boosters which came to pass with the destruction of the space shuttle Challenger in January 1986. His participation in subsequent investigations led to his receiving the Cavallo Foundation Award for Moral Courage in Business and Government. Cook was on the policy staff of the U.S. Civil Service Commission and the Food and Drug Administration. For two decades he was an analyst for the U.S. Treasury Department, where he saw how electronic funds transfer created even more wealth for the banking system, laying the groundwork for the gigantic bubbles and crashes that have ruled the economy for a generation.
Richard C. Cook graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the College of William and Mary and is an author, speaker, one-time whistle-blower, and teacher of meditation and spirituality. He previously published In the Footsteps of the Yogi, We Hold These Truths: The Hope of Monetary Return, Challenger Revealed, and numerous articles on alternative economics and historical and contemporary spirituality. Now living in Virginia, Cook teaches classes in meditation at the Lifestream Center.
For more information, please visit his website at www.richardccook.com.
Hour 2: Dr. Jennifer Howard
Joining the show during the second hour is internationally renowned psychotherapist and spiritual teacher, Dr. Jennifer Howard, who will be discussing her revolutionary approach to creating change on all levels—physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. Dr. Howard’s latest book is Your Ultimate Life Plan: How to Deeply Transform Your Everyday Experience and Create Changes That Last, which is about the power of change.
Are you living the life you’ve always wanted, and are you the person you want to be? Is there something you want to change or improve to transform your life into one of inner peace and happiness?
Happiness truly is our nature, but all you need do is look around to see how many unhappy, stressed out people there are everywhere. And we’re experiencing greater stress in our lives than ever before. So how do we change and live that life we’ve always dreamed of?
Distilling more than 20 years of experience, training, and teaching in the fields of psychotherapy, mind-body psychology, meditation, and the healing arts, Dr. Howard has laid out a practical guide for improving one’s life by building confidence, strength, courage, and success.
A “workshop” in a book, Your Ultimate Life Plan presents Dr. Howard’s extraordinary Conscious Living 4.0 Life Plan, which incorporates her innovative Multi-Dimensional Awareness practice and her unique, four Dimension Profiles.
Dr. Howard will discuss ways to zero in on how we get stuck and will provide a roadmap to understanding and, finally and for a lifetime, make changes that translate into a meaningful, authentic, amazing life.
Dr. Howard teaches the art of conscious living. She is an internationally acclaimed psychotherapist, life and business coach, professional speaker, teacher, and energy healer. A leading expert on spirituality and psychology, Dr. Howard has appeared on numerous national network television shows and is a Huffington Post blogger. As creator and host of the award-nominated radio talk show, A Conscious Life, her wisdom, warmth, and sense of humor shine through.
For more information, please visit her websites at www.DrJenniferHoward.com and www.YourUltimateLifePlan.com.
Hour 3: Eli Chiaviello (L) and Dr. Lester R. Sauvage (R)
Joining Amerika Now during the second hour is Eli Chiaviello. Eli is a frequent media guest and editor of the book, Open Your Heart to the Magic of Love: A Healer’s Testament to Health, Happiness and Compassion, written by one of the world’s most renowned heart surgeons, Dr. Lester R. Sauvage.
As one of the world’s most renowned heart surgeons, Dr. Sauvage, also a prolific writer, was known among his staff as “Saint Sauvage” for his extraordinary attention to the spiritual needs of his patients. Dr. Sauvage said, “From the beginning, my orientation toward medicine was founded on a firm spiritual base.”
Retired from his work as a pioneering physician who performed thousands of life-saving operations as well as being the founder of a major medical research facility, Dr. Sauvage has written his fourth book, Open Your Heart to the Magic of Love. The book is a spiritual action guide to achieving happiness by offering love, compassion, forgiveness and generosity to other people and by serving God by serving humanity. Having witnessed the damage that stress, poor diet and the pursuit of material prosperity have inflicted upon the human heart, Dr. Sauvage has intimate knowledge of literal and spiritual heart disease.
Eli will recount Dr. Sauvage’s life as well as offer ways to focus on a healthy soul and religious belief as elements of healing.
Dr. Lester R. Sauvage is the Founder of the Hope Heart Institute and the recipient of numerous awards, including a Brotherhood Award from the National Conference of Christians and Jews; the Jefferson Award, co-sponsored by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and the American Institute for Public Service; and the Washington State Medal of Merit.
Eli Chiaviello is Dr. Sauvage’s Assistant at the Hope Heart Institute. As Dr. Sauvage’s assistant, Eli has continued to be involved in many aspects of The Hope’s operations and has worked on a variety of projects, including managing a five-year research study in collaboration with HealthNet and editing Dr. Sauvage’s research papers and book manuscripts. He is an avid technology enthusiast, and when he’s not at work he enjoys backpacking and camping in the Scottish Highlands and traveling throughout the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Europe.
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