Paul and Diana Ray / Twine Time

Paul and Diana Ray have lived their lives for the past 45 years as members of the Austin Music Scene. In this interview they recount some of their remarkable experiences and put a friendly face on one of the most amazing cultural communities in the US: Austin, Live Music Capital of the World.

Here is what the Austin Chronicle says about Paul:  ”Of all the events that shaped Austin’s musical psyche in the early 1970s, few are as important as the migration of Dallas blues players to the capital of Texas. Paul Ray had fronted bands in the Metroplex since the 1950s and had a crooner’s voice that suited big band blues. After playing around Dallas for so long, he then joined the exodus of Metroplex musicians such as Jimmie Vaughan, Doyle Bramhall, Denny Freeman, and Mike Kindred….Ray brought in a second guitarist, Jimmie Vaughan’s younger brother Stevie. To say that Stevie set fire to the band is to ignore Freeman’s own sublime style – one that Bob Dylan took on tour 30 years later. Yet Vaughan was a fuse waiting to be lit, and the Cobras were his fuel. By the time the Cobras picked up a Tuesday night residency at the Soap Creek Saloon, the band was smoking with Stevie pealing out well-muscled leads against Denny Freeman’s jazzy blues.”

Paul and Diana have been here for the whole ride and their stories will amaze you and give you a unique insight into why music chose Austin to be its most user friendly home! Paul’s work at KUTX and Twine Time has created The Sound Track of Our Lives and has resulted in Paul being installed in the Texas Radio Hall of Fame.

Enjoy!

Produced in Dripping Springs, Texas on April 10, 2014

Marcus Borg and 21st Century Christianity

Here is the story of the man we interviewed on April 4, 2014 in Austin, Texas. You will find this highly acclaimed theologian to be real, funny, relaxed and brilliant…….and so did we !

Here is Marcus Borg’s official bio:

Marcus J. Borg is Canon Theologian at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, Oregon. Internationally known in both academic and church circles as a biblical and Jesus scholar, he was Hundere Chair of Religion and Culture in the Philosophy Department at Oregon State University until his retirement in 2007.

He is the author of nineteen books, including Jesus: A New Vision (1987) and the best-seller Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time (1994); The God We Never Knew (1997); The Meaning of Jesus: Two Visions (1999); Reading the Bible Again for the First Time (2001), and The Heart of Christianity (2003), both best-sellers.

His newest books are Jesus: Uncovering the Life, Teachings and Relevance of a Religious Revolutionary (2006), a New York Times Best-Seller; Conversations with Scripture: Mark (2009), and three books co-authored with John Dominic Crossan, The Last Week (2006), The First Christmas (2007), and The First Paul (2009).

His novel, Putting Away Childish Things, was published in April, 2010.

Described by The New York Times as “a leading figure in his generation of Jesus scholars,” he has appeared on NBC’s “Today Show” and “Dateline,” PBS’s “Newshour,” ABC’s “Evening News” and “Prime Time” with Peter Jennings, NPR’s “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross, and several National Geographic programs. A Fellow of the Jesus Seminar, he has been national chair of the Historical Jesus Section of the Society of Biblical Literature and co-chair of its International New Testament Program Committee, and is past president of the Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars.

His work has been translated into eleven languages: German, Dutch, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Indonesian, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, and French. His doctor’s degree is from Oxford University, and he has lectured widely overseas (England, Scotland, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Hungary, Israel and South Africa) and in North America, including the Chautauqua and Smithsonian Institutions.

In addition to the nineteen books he has authored or co-authored, he is the editor or co-editor of: The Lost Gospel Q (1996) Jesus and Buddha: The Parallel Sayings (1997) God at 2000, co-edited with Ross Mackenzie (2000).

Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time (1994) is the single best-selling book by a contemporary Jesus scholar.

The God We Never Knew was named “one of the ten best books in religion in 1997″ by Publishers Weekly.

The Meaning of Jesus: Two Visions
, co-authored with N. Thomas Wright, a well-known British New Testament scholar from the conservative side of the spectrum. It won the “Best General Interest Book of 1999” award from the Association of Theological Booksellers.
Reading The Bible Again for the First Time (2001) has made Publishers Weekly “ten best selling books in religion.”

The Heart of Christianity (2003) has been a group study book in hundreds of churches.

Jesus: Uncovering the Life, Teachings and Relevance of a Religious Revolutionary is a New York Times best-selling book.

A very useful study guide for The Heart of Christianity is published by HarperOne and authored by Tim Scorer. 160 pages long, it teaches “Heart” in twelve sessions, with suggestions for small group formation and activities, a DVD that includes handouts, visuals, and some video. Similar study guides for Reading the Bible Again for the First Time and Jesus are also available from Wood Lake Books.

Lo Anne Mayer and Celestial Conversations

Lo Anne Mayer is a long time student of healing and spirituality. After her mother’s death, as Lo Anne describes in this interview, she wanted to deal with much unfinished business with her mother. She found a way to communicate with her mother and this book is about that and it will also lead you to similar solutions if you have a questions about a loved one who has made his or her transition.

This is an opportunity to see first hand what you have long suspected. There is not only life after death, there is relationship on both sides of the veil.

Lo Anne and her book will move you to action.

Dr. Gladys McGarey

Dr. Gladys Taylor McGarey has been a family physician for more than 60 years and is board certified in holistic and integrative medicine. Born in India to medical missionaries, she is internationally known for her pioneering work in holistic medicine, natural birthing and the physician-patient partnership.

Dr. Gladys (as she likes to be called) helped co-found the American Holistic Medical Association in 1978, and is widely known as the “Mother of Holistic Medicine.” Her work through her foundation, The Gladys Taylor McGarey Medical Foundation has helped expand the knowledge and application of holistic principles through scientific research and education, and is helping bridge the gap between traditional and holistic medicine. Currently, she and her Foundation are actively involved in healthcare reform. The Foundation’s recently published position papers articulate a new vision for healthcare and have been widely distributed. Dr. Gladys is also the author of three books, “The Physician Within You,” “Born to Live,” and “Living Medicine.” Among her other pioneering accomplishments:
-Successfully championed fathers in the delivery room
-Co-founded the Academy of Parapsychology and Medicine
-Created the only ARE Clinic based on the work of Edgar Cayce
-First to utilize acupuncture in the U.S. and trained other physicians to use it
-The International Academy of Clinical Hypnosis started in her living room
-Taught safer birthing practices to rural women in Afghanistan, resulting in a 47% decrease in infant and young child mortality
-Created a task force comprised of more than 100 holistic physicians and other professional healthcare providers to envision a new medical model in response to the need for healthcare reform.

The Following Video is the Presentation D. McGarey Gave to the Austin community of March 22, 2014.

This next video is the question and answer period and it starts off with a great exchange.

Notes From the Masters Class, January 01,2014

I’m Chuck Robison.  Today is January 1, 2014 and this is Notes From The Masters class.

One of the things that Karen I have discovered over the last 11 years of doing the business What If It Really Works? is, we have interviewed all sorts of people.  We’ve interviewed scientists and consciousness leaders and artists and spiritual leaders and along the way we’ve tried to ask each one of them a question, sometimes toward the end of the interview, and the question is:  If you could tell our viewer or listener one thing that would improve their spiritual experience, right now, what would that be?

The remarkable thing is that, with one notable exception, every person we have interviewed has said essentially the same thing as an answer to that question which is: “Gratitude is the place to begin.”  Think about that for a second and it makes perfectly good sense.  But you would think that over 11 years and all these people someone would’ve said something different than that.   What they’re saying to us is what we’re interpreting is that without a sense of gratitude and without the effort of expressing that gratitude, you’re kinda stuck.

So beginning of course with Thanksgiving, we’ve gone through a period of Thanksgiving or giving gratitude and are accepting our blessings and now we’re going through when we think about Christmas and New Year’s and all the time I think most of us when we think about gratitude we think about let’s be grateful for all the things we have received.

When you make your goals or your intentions or your dreams or desires or whatever it is you want to call what you’re doing as you anticipate this coming year, what you’re really doing is you’re putting your thoughts and your dreams out into the quantum field and the quantum field will receive that, and, just like the subconscious, it only answers “yes”.  When you say to the subconscious anything it says “yes”.  That’s why we have to be very careful of our words.

It’s also true that we have to be very careful about what we dream about or ask for, because you might just get.  In the quantum field there are all sorts of possibilities.  They are endless, but somewhere when you point your intentions or your goals or your dreams or wishes out there, something is going to come to it and something will be on its way back to you because that’s how the Universe seems to work.

So by thinking our I’m getting a blessing giving our gratitude of thanking all the spiritual forces of the Universe for meeting these needs and dreams and desires before they appear, what you’re really telling your subconscious and your quantum field is:  “I know this is coming to me and I am grateful.”  By pushing that button, gratitude, you accelerate the process of whatever you’re dreaming about wishing for or expecting coming to you.

I hope that doesn’t sound mechanical I don’t mean it as mechanical and we cannot always tell exactly how our dreams or prayers or wishes are going to be answered.

If you look back on your life, the answers that you have gotten so far, and this is what I see in my life, is that our needs are met.  The dream, of course, is that you can wish for Mercedes-Benz and you get it.

That’s not how it works.  How it works is, when you say, “I’m grateful that the correct transportation, the best transportation for me and all other people is coming to me now.”  By expressing gratitude you set up for the universe to understand and for your subconscious to understand:  “I believe, I trust, I know it’s going to happen.  So I’d Like for you to think about this this week.  Maybe you haven’t thought about paying your gratitude forward, but it does make a dynamic difference in what happens and the least that will happen is you will help convince yourself that what you need is on its way to you right on time.  If you doubt that, look back on your life and ask yourself: “Did anything arrive too early or too late or did the right thing occur regardless of whatever kind of interference I put into the process?”

So this is Chuck and I  thank you for being with me today.  I look forward to talking to you again soon. Thanks so much.

Our 2013 Christmas Card

Wishing you the best Christmas ever!

Dr. Joe Dispenza

Dr. Joe Dispenza came to our home studio on Friday the 13th and graced us with this powerful interview. Much of it is based on his book, Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, which is a comprehensive how-to book on making a major change in your life at your willing.

Joe Dispenza, D.C., studied biochemistry at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J. He also holds a BS degree with an emphasis in Neuroscience. Dr. Dispenza also received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree at Life University in Atlanta, Georgia, graduating magna cum laude.

Dr. Dispenza’s postgraduate training and continuing education has been in neurology; neuroscience; brain function and chemistry; cellular biology; memory formation; and aging and longevity. He is an invited member of Who’s Who in America, an honorary member of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, the recipient of a Clinical Proficiency Citation for clinical excellence in doctor-patient relationships from Life University, and a member of Pi Tau Delta – the International Chiropractic Honor Society.

Over the past decade, Dr. Dispenza has lectured in 26 different countries on six continents educating people about the role and function of the human brain. He has taught thousands of people how to re-program their thinking through scientifically proven neuro-physiologic principles. As a result, this information has taught many individuals to reach their specific goals and visions by eliminating self-destructive habits. His approach, taught in a very simple method, creates a bridge between true human potential and the latest scientific theories of neuroplasticity. He explains how thinking in new ways, as well as changing beliefs, can literally rewire one’s brain. The premise of his work is founded in his total conviction that every person on this planet has within them, the latent potential of greatness and true unlimited abilities.

Joe uses current brain research, epigenetics, quantum physics, and his own life experiences to open the reader’s eyes to the possibility of positive and self-willed life changes.

Joe was one of the “stars” in “What The Bleep Do You Know?” and is highly respected for his work and his presentations and seminars.

Notes From the Masters Class 12/3/2013

Hi, this is Chuck Robison and this is the show, Notes From the Masters Class and today is Tuesday, December 3, 2013. And if you’re anything like I am, you’re going through days right now when you look at out on the world and say “Boy, this is mess that we’re in” and then there are days when you look at the world and say “wait, a minute this is pretty good this is a real possibility, there is reason for hope”.

Now when you’re looking at the things that create despair, there are plenty of them. All you have to do is go as far as genetically modified organisms, which apparently are the seeds that are producing almost all the grains and a lot of other things that we are using. If you’ve ever asked does evolution exist, think about this: in my lifetime, which is a little over 70 years, we have put in at least 500 new chemicals into the environment every year since 1960. And these new chemicals are put in the environment and nobody knows how they are going to affect us, but somehow or another, so far, we had been able to evolve or adapt, adopt or become capable of living in an environment that is polluted by things that we don’t know what it is doing to us, but we are still surviving.

And if you think about the other things that are causing us despair all of us know that it seems like the top corporations and not just the quote, unquote American corporations, but the global corporations want to really run the show of governments and we’re seeing it right here in our own government. And we also see governments, especially our government, that does not seem to work so well. Imagine this is December 3rd and the United States Congress plans, in the next eight days that they’re going to be working, to pass three bills, all of which are massively unimportant.

What’s that about? Well, we don’t know what it’s about, but it begins to make you ask the question: Who exactly is in control here, who’s calling these shots? And from the appearance of just looking at things, nobody is controlling anything.

And because of that, we can have a little bit of hope, because nobody has shown at my door, and they probably haven’t shown up yours, and said, “Oh by the way, we’re in control now you’ll do what we tell you.” But that’s part of the despair because that could actually happen all over the world.

Now on the hope side of the scale, there’s one thing that’s really, really important and I’d like for you to consider that. You’ll remember that six weeks ago or so The President of the United States came on the television said, folks sorry to tell you this but we’re going to have to go to war in Syria because those people killed some kids in and we’ve got to deal with them. Now never mind the fact that there are and were a million child refugees who have left Syria and are living in the desert in tents and they can have hardly any water, there’s no sewage, there’s no electricity and there’s no education.

Here’s 1 million kids that need help, but we were planning on taking our resources and going in and killing some more people. Doesn’t make any sense, and it didn’t then. So, within 36 hours The President came back and says, Well, you know, I think I’m going to take this to the Congress a let them buy into it.

And then shortly after that, the Syrians said, wait a minute. We’ll give up our weapons of mass destruction and our chemical weapons, You guys can have it. And all of a sudden the reason for going to war was blown away. Now that didn’t happen by accident, and it wasn’t one or two people in Washington or Syria or Russia or any place else that made it happen. It was you and I, because without parades without protest without writing articles or anything else, we all just said to ourselves, “You know what? We don’t want that.” It’s like the 1960s when they said “Suppose they gave a war and nobody came.” Well, that happened to us and here’s why that happened.

You and I are connected to a larger consciousness system. You and I are connected to each other and all the other almost 8,000,000,000 people on this world. With de Chardin’s Nous Sphere, or the global mind, or call it whatever you want, but we are connected to each other through a global consciousness. And when we have experiences that remind us of that, and prove that to us, all of a sudden we get this little tiny glimpse, “Wow what if we have that kind of power?” What if we have the ability to change the world and world situations, just by thinking together and saying you know what, we’re not coming to your war. There’s a better way, we know there’s a better way and we’re not going to play.

And we did that, we really did that and it was a lot less difficult than stopping the Vietnam War, which also was a result of us connecting with our consciousness and saying, enough.

Now we have power beyond our wildest dreams and there are lots of people out there who would like for you to not know that. Who would like for you to forget that, who would like for you to think “Gee, that we better let them control things because we don’t know……” Nonsense.

We, every one of us, are in a position of incredible power. Our power is consciousness and our connection to each other. And if you will join me, because I work on this, if you join me in connecting with each other through this global brain, we will be able to drive things in a positive, helpful and healthy direction despite all the other forces arrayed against us who say, “It can’t be done.” It can be done! It is a spiritual experience. It is a God given power and you and I have it. And we have it when we know it, and we don’t know it, when we forget it, when were talked out of it, we don’t. We always have access to it but, if you don’t use it you lose it.

So I like for you to suggest that I’d like to suggest to you, give this some thought give this a chance, and look around and see how you are in communication with people all over the world and what we are doing. This is the age of the mind and the more we’re able to use it, the more power we are going to have. And so I thank you for being with me today. I look forward to doing this again soon and remember, all minds are joined. Thanks.

Jean Logan, PH.D The POWER of Glyphs

Jean Logan is a unique Healer who has developed a one-of-a-kind healing system that combines ancient glyphs with a powerful spiritual connection and global reach. In this SKYPE interview, Jean discusses her two books, how the process works, how it has travelled all over the world and how it is being constantly updated as more and more healing powers are discovered. Chuck and Karen used the Glyphs with great success as part of the knee surgeries they both has this past summer.

So far, Jean has put all of this information into two books and a third is in the process of being written. Both books are currently available from Amazon and we suggest you buy hard copies as you will then be able to cut out the glyphs for actual use outside the book. Jean explains this in the interview. The first book, Unlocking the Power of Glyphs, discusses some of the process and has specific glyphs for healing and improvement, such as increased abundance.TWOunlocking-power-glyphs-jean-logan-book-cover-art

Her second book, Sacred Symbols of Light, Book-II-Cover is a discussion of how Jean has discovered these revealed symbols work. This is a remarkable story in that Jean was given this information and went on to take full control of the publishing process. She did the art for each glyph and found ways to use the glyphs locally on a person’s body a Chuck did in his knee surgery and also ways to project the power of these glyphs at a distance.

You will want to watch the whole interview as Jean is very well informed and completely open and authentic in this discussion we had with her about this powerful new healing tool.

Kathryn Tatum, ARTIST!

Kathryn Tatum became an artist on her own as a result of her spiritual quest which has now become the matrix for her art. Her art has grown from simple and good to complex and powerful and she is constantly seeking ways to express her conscious connection to all that is in her art and her life. As you will see in this magic interview, she is very bright and insightful about her life and the surroundings in which she lives it.

You can see fine and recent examples of Kathryn’s art at http://www.kathryntatum.com

Kathryn says: “During the past several years, my paintings have pointed towards the sky. The horizon has become a faint line dividing the familiar world in which we dwell and the mysteries of our expansive souls. We stand balanced between solid forms in nature, energetic elements of weather and the intangible awareness of the awe-inspiring universe. This balance point, a state of grace, serves as inspiration for my loosely interpretive paintings.”

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