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Lucid Cafe

64 EpisodesProduced by Wendy HalleyWebsite

What's on the menu at Lucid Cafe? Stories of transformation; healing journeys; thought-provoking conversations about consciousness, shamanism, psychology, ethics. Hosted by Wendy Halley of Lucid Path Wellness & Healing Arts.

64 Episodes | 2018 - 2023

Roar Like A Goddess with Acharya Shunya

January 19th, 2023


Acharya Shunya has written a feminist manifesto rooted in class Vedic teachings and brought to life through India’s primary goddess archetypes titled

The Amazonian Angel Oracle with Howard G. Charing

December 28th, 2022


Howard G. Charing is the author of The Accidental Shaman, a book recounting his incredible introduction to shamanism as well as the co-author of Plant Spirit Shamanism and The Ayahuasca Visions of Pablo Amaringo. He …

Elemental Magic with Author Taylor Ellwood

December 7th, 2022


Taylor Ellwood encourages people who are interested in practicing magic, as well as veteran practitioners, to break free from dogmatic approaches to practicing magic. Instead, as the manifesto on his website states, he …

Tao Quantum Healing with Master Sha

November 15th, 2022


Dr and Master Zhi Gang Sha is a Tao grandmaster, healer, teacher, and author of 30 books, including 11 New York Times bestsellers. He’s both a Western medical doctor and a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine and …

Dare to be Brave with Amikaeyla Gaston

October 25th, 2022


Amikaeyla Gaston is an international award-winning singer, activist, and executive director/founder of the International Cultural Arts & Healing …

Sex, Eroticism & Pleasure with Linda River Valente

July 17th, 2022


My guest Linda River Valente offers her clients a lifetime of collected, eclectic wisdom through her work as a seasoned astrologer, witch, holistic …

Finding Inner Peace with Author Diane Dreher, PhD

July 3rd, 2022


Diane Dreher, PhD, is the author of five nonfiction books including the best-selling Tao of Inner Peace. She is an award-winning university professor …

The Shamanic Teachings of don Alberto Taxo with Author Shirley Blancke

June 17th, 2022


Shirley Blancke is an archaeologist and anthropologist who recently released the book write The Way of Abundance and Joy: The Shamanic Teachings of …

Food Is Medicine with Nutritionist Lisa Masé

June 2nd, 2022


Lisa Masé is a Board Certified Nutritionist, Registered Health Coach, herbalist, and intuitive eating guide in central Vermont and beyond. 

In this …

Reimagining Death with Author William J. Peters

May 19th, 2022


In 2013 William J Peters founded the Shared Crossing Project to explore and research the Shared Death Experience (SDE). He is the author of At Heaven’s Door: What Shared Journeys to the Afterlife Teach About Dying Well …

Healing Painful Patterns with Radhule Weininger, MD, PhD

May 6th, 2022


Radhule Weininger, MD, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and teacher of Buddhist meditation and Buddhist psychology. Drawing on decades of experience …

Medicine & Miracles Among the Navajo People with Erica Elliott, MD

April 14th, 2022


Erica M. Elliott, MD, is a medical doctor with a busy private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Referred to as “the Health Detective,” she has …

There’s Magic In Your Story with Dawn Torres

March 24th, 2022


Dawn Torres of Dakini Healing guides clients and students to wake up their deeply rooted inner guidance systems through Yoga, Meditation, Reiki, …

Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy with Emma Bragdon PhD & Benjamin Asher MD

March 3rd, 2022


Emma Brandon is a mental health clinician with a PhD in Transpersonal Psychology, specializing in issues of Spiritual Emergency.

Benjamin Asher is a …

The Empath’s Journey with Author Signe Myers Hovem

February 10th, 2022


In her book The Space In Between: An Empath’s Field Guide and in this conversation, Signe Myers Hovem shares the importance of developing the traits needed to better understand your own sensitivities and how doing so …

An Everyday Cult with Author Gerette Buglion

January 21st, 2022


Gerette Buglion, B.A. Elementary Education and Special Education, earned her ‘Master's Degree’ in cult awareness education from the school of life. …

Finding My Voice in the Land of Crazy Horse with Author Kevin Hancock

December 31st, 2021


I think this quote from Kevin Hancock’s book Not For Sale: Finding Center in the Land of Crazy Horse pretty much captures the spirit of his message and his journey: “You can learn a lot by losing your voice.”

In this …

Be Your Own Medical Intuitive with Author Tina Zion

December 8th, 2021


Tina Zion is a fourth-generation intuitive medium, educator, and is considered an expert in medical intuition. She is an award-winning author, specializing in medical intuition and teaches internationally. 

 In this …

Change Your Story with Carl Greer, PhD, PsyD

November 18th, 2021


Carl Greer, PhD, PsyD, is a retired clinical psychologist and Jungian analyst, a businessman, and a shamanic practitioner, author, and …

Astrology & Magic Making with Linda River Valente

October 28th, 2021


Linda must have to use very small type on her business card to capture all the skills she’s amassed over the years! 

In part one of my conversation …

Transcending Conditioned Consciousness with Gina Caputo

July 22nd, 2021


Gina Caputo is an ACE Certified Health Coach, Behavior Change Specialist and a seasoned yoga instructor. During the pandemic she created The Yoga Potluck as a way to be in relationship and community with people from all …

Recovery From Lyme Disease with Dan Kinderlehrer MD

July 2nd, 2021


Controversies regarding the treatment of Lyme disease abound. This episode is chock full of helpful information…and for people struggling with …

A Very Special Plant....with Project CBD co-founder Martin Lee

June 12th, 2021


Martin Lee is a veteran journalist and the co-founder/director of Project CBD - a California-based nonprofit dedicated to promoting and publicizing research into the medical uses of CBD and other components of the …

Karma and Stupid Stories with Astrologer Debra Silverman

May 20th, 2021


In her new book The Missing Element, Debra Silverman helps you “find a new way to understand yourself and others using the wisdom of the ancients and your natural ability for compassion.” 

In this episode Debra discusses:

Bringing the Hereafter to the Here-Now with author Jacob Cooper

April 30th, 2021


What happens when we die? No one knows for sure, but for people like Jacob Cooper who’ve had a near death experience and gotten a glimpse of another existence beyond the physical, they’re forever transformed. 

In this …

The Power & Mystery of the Mind with Mitch Horowitz

April 10th, 2021


 Mitch Horowitz is an author, lecturer, and historian of alternative spirituality who brings esoteric ideas and concepts firmly down to earth, where …

Lymphatic Health (& Chickens) with Hannah Rohloff

March 21st, 2021


In this episode, Hannah Rohloff (self-described "lymph nerd") of Tessera Massage in central Vermont discusses the mysterious, complex and massively …

Embracing the Mystery with Jeff Spiess, MD

February 26th, 2021


Research reveals that “the most common cause of death is being alive.” (I love that quote!)  In this episode I have a lovely conversation with Dr Jeff Spiess about his work as a hospice physician and his new book, Dying …

Wolf Time with author Barbara Moritsch

February 6th, 2021


Wolves take center stage once again this season - as they should - (see episode 1 “The Story I’d Always Been Looking For” ) when I speak with author …

Bringing Sound Healing Down to Earth with Eileen Day McKusick

January 16th, 2021


Eileen Day McKusick is a pioneering researcher, writer, inventor, practitioner, educator and speaker in the fields of therapeutic sound, the human biofield and electric health. She is the author of the bestselling book

Tapping Into the Body’s Wisdom with Dr. Christina Andrle

December 26th, 2020


Christina Andrle’s comprehensive approach to healing marries Western and Eastern modalities. 

In this episode Christina discusses:

  • How the type of …

Life Takes Courage with Author Barron Steffen

December 4th, 2020


Barron Steffen is a devout student and practitioner of Siddha Yoga. In his book The Final Gift of the Beloved and in this episode he candidly shares how his spiritual practice helped him move through his profound grief …

Chaos to Calm: The Stress Habit

November 13th, 2020


The focus of both Marie Frohlich’s and my work revolves around the reduction of stress.  So we put our heads together and share our perspectives. 

In …

“The Story I’d Always Been Looking For”

October 23rd, 2020


Martha’s dedication to her passions is clear the moment she shares who long it took her to complete her first Young Adult novel, Winter of the Wolf, …

Transforming Fear into Action with author John Perkins

June 27th, 2020


Author John Perkins had a foot in two very different worlds: the world of high powered economics and the world of shamanism. Back in 2004, he …

Natural Health Solutions with Quinn Caya

June 15th, 2020


Quinn Caya combines a variety of Western and East Asian approaches and techniques at his central Vermont clinic, Clear Path. 

‘Our entire philosophy …

Life Is But A Dream: The Science of Coincidence with Bernard Beitman, MD

May 16th, 2020


Dr. Bernie Beitman is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to systemize the study of coincidences. In our conversation, Bernie shares:

  • An overview …

Living An Honest Life: An Exploration of Ethics

April 27th, 2020


Is it ever okay to lie? Is the human species more valuable than other species? Do you need hope to live a good life? Do you need religion to be a moral person? These are some of the questions my husband John and I …

Exploring the Shared Death Experience (SDE) with author Sharon Prentice, PhD

April 6th, 2020


Sharon Prentice found herself at the threshold of a very dark place when her newborn daughter died, and then she crossed that threshold when not long …

“The World Is Ready and The Children Are Waiting!”

March 14th, 2020


There’s a good reason why the 5-day summer program Eva Goulette started in 2014 is taking off: Parents see lasting positive differences in their kids …

DMT and the Nature of Spiritual Experience with Rick Strassman, MD

February 21st, 2020


Rick Strassman, MD, is known for the DMT studies he did in the 1990s, but ultimately he’s interested in understanding the nature of spiritual …

What's Your Truth?: Women in the Workplace

January 31st, 2020


You might remember Mayda Poc from episode 1 of this season when she shared her powerful story of transformation. She’s back, and this time we’re …

Herbal Medicine is the People's Medicine

January 10th, 2020


My guest Heidi Schmidt of Vineyard Sound Herbs is like a Plant Medicine Fairy. She has such reverence for the Earth and her bounty that stepping into Heidi’s world can be a magical and nurturing experience. 

In this …

Knowledge Is Power with Dr Suzy Harris

December 20th, 2019


My guest Suzy Harris is a seasoned natural health physician and chiropractor…and then some. In this episode, there’s not much we don’t cover with …

Are You Not Entertained?

November 28th, 2019


Susan Loynd is an old friend who has a story to tell. I’m thrilled that she finally relented to my incessant badgering and came on the show to share …

The Energy Genesis: Healing with Sound + Light Frequencies

November 7th, 2019


Herbalist and health coach Marie Frohlich generously offered to come back on the podcast to help me talk about the Energy Genesis (or EG), the healing chamber I acquired 5 years ago and the catalyst for opening Lucid …

Iboga: The Visionary Root

October 24th, 2019


This episode explores the African psychedelic plant medicine known as Iboga. My guest, Levi Barker is an Iboga provider at the Iboga Wellness Center …

“I'm Not Running Away From Anything Anymore.”

October 10th, 2019


Mitch Pauley can pinpoint the moment he realized he needed support. In this episode Mitch talks about how his personal healing journey was sparked …

Being Resilient = Being Resourceful

September 27th, 2019


In this episode, career coach Mayda Poc takes us on a journey of her life and work. She teaches us that the crisis is sometimes the only message we …

The Missing Link: The Impact of Childhood Trauma on Health

May 31st, 2019


Kimberly Pierce has been practicing as a Physician’s Assistant at a rural Vermont clinic for the last 37 years and has become a passionate advocate for understanding the impact of trauma on health. In this episode, Kim …

The Shaman's Guide To Power Animals with Lori Morrison

May 17th, 2019


In this episode author Lori Morrison talks about her new book The Shaman’s Guide To Power Animals and gives us a taste of her introduction to the …

"I Didn't Need to Lose My Boob"

May 2nd, 2019


Rae Carter has been through a lot in a short period of time. Here are some of the highlights Rae covers during our conversation about her powerful …

The Reluctant Yogi

April 18th, 2019


Teri O’Connor had no interest in athletics as a kid and for most of her adult life, but after inadvertently coming down with what she refers to as …

Shamanism: The Primordial Spirituality with Hank Wesselman, PhD

April 4th, 2019


I’ve had the great fortune to study with a handful of shamanic teachers, but there’s something special about Hank Wesselman. I like that he’s a …

Life Got Interesting! (The Shamanism Episode)

March 21st, 2019


In this episode you get to follow me down the rabbit hole after a series of visionary experiences turned my world inside out. 

We begin with a little …

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

March 6th, 2019


Not every episode has a theme, but this one does. The theme of this episode seems to be “life’s too short” – to not do what you love.  

My guest John Nave talks about how his love of music helped him push past his fear …

A Spectrum of Sanity: Exploring Our Fascination with Monsters

February 20th, 2019


Tim Stofan is not only my favorite (and only) brother, but he’s also a walking film and television encyclopedia. We take a walk down memory lane and discuss our early introduction to horror films, a Halloween costume …

It's Like 20 Years of Therapy (The Ayahuasca Experience)

February 6th, 2019


Wanting to deepen her spiritual life, Marie Frohlich spent 6 months preparing for her sacred journey to the jungles of Peru where she experienced a …

Interview with Shamanic Teacher and Author Sandra Ingerman

January 23rd, 2019


Sandra is one of a handful of people responsible for bringing the practice of shamanism into the mainstream of the western world. Her powerful book …

Connie's Healing Journey

January 10th, 2019


I love stories of healing. Especially stories we can all relate to, like this one.

In this episode I speak with Connie Andonian, a long-time shamanic client of mine who was eager to share her healing story on the …

People Are More Important Than Sleep

December 15th, 2018


In this episode Rachel Cooke talks about her unusual journey from marine biologist to US Diplomat...and how she's exactly where she wants to be in …

Swimming in the Deep End with Nina

December 15th, 2018


We cover a lot of ground in this conversation. Nina Thompson talks about the birth, and death, of The Wake Up to Dying Project, which uses the power of story to explore death, dying, and life. Nina shares her …

The Same Pretty Cupcake, Just A Little Extra Frosting

December 15th, 2018


Clare was very generous to come on the podcast and give us a glimpse into her life and work. She shares the story of how she went from waitressing to …

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