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  • You have a limited amount of "weirdness" points to spend (New Age Trends Edition #6) April 7, 2020
    In this week's edition, I cover: Weird points, Birthdays, Sage, Wellness and Church of Satan. You can also read this blog article at: hippiecritical.org/edition-6 To get your weekly dose of weird, sign up for my newsletter at: Hippiecritical.org/newsletter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hippiecritical/message
  • Does your brain release this psychedelic when you die? (New Age Trends Ed. #5) March 31, 2020
    In this week's edition, I cover: DMT, the Third Eye, Facebook Crackdown, Weird EMF Products and my favorite meditation. You can also read this blog article at: hippiecritical.org/edition-5 To get your weekly dose of weird, sign up for my newsletter at: Hippiecritical.org/newsletter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hippiecritical/message
  • Can you live off of just sunlight and air? (New Age Newsletter Ed. #4) March 19, 2020
    In this week's edition, I cover: Sungazing, Sunning your butthole, Breatharians, Earthing and Orbit toys. You can also read this blog article at: hippiecritical.org/edition-4 To get your weekly dose of weird, sign up for my newsletter at: Hippiecritical.org/newsletter Episode editing and art by Kayla Gignac, IG @creative.kale --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hippiecritical/message
  • How do you like your water, raw or well-treated? (New Age Newsletter Edition #3) March 10, 2020
    In this week's edition, I cover: Raw Water, Erowid, New Age Statistics, Legal Psychedelics and Stardust. You can also read this blog article at: hippiecritical.org/edition-3 To get your weekly dose of weird, sign up for my newsletter at: Hippiecritical.org/newsletter Episode editing and art by Kayla Gignac, IG @creative.kale --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hippiecritical/message
  • Origin of "Snake Oil Salesmen" - New Age Newsletter Edition #2 March 1, 2020
    Welcome  to The Hippiecritical, your weekly dose of weird. This is a roundup of  interesting gems from the world of the weird, new age and esoteric. Sign up for my newsletters at: Hippiecritical.org/newsletter - - - - -  This week, I cover: LSD, Snake Oil, Flu Shot Skeptics, Peace Sign Origins, and place called Heligan. […]
  • New Age Newsletter Edition 1: Ecstatic Dance, Bikram Yoga and Astrology February 27, 2020
    Welcome to The Hippiecritical, your weekly dose of weird. This is a roundup of interesting gems from the world of the weird, new age and esoteric. Sign up for my newsletters at: Hippiecritical.org/newsletter - - - - -  This week, I cover: a new guide to Ecstatic Dance, the Bikram yoga scandal and why one […]
  • Can you stand 10 days of silent meditation? December 11, 2019
    Before talking to Elize Todd, I've never met anyone who's attended a 10 day silent meditation retreat. So many surprises and delights in Elize's colorful storytelling of her first silent Vipassana meditation retreat in Burma.  We dive into what is silent meditation, the specific benefits of vipassana meditation, and recommendations for those looking to experience […]
  • Benefits of Barefoot Movement with Shoe Entrepreneur, Mountain Chang November 19, 2019
    This episode is packed with interesting nuggets about the benefits and misconceptions about barefoot movement and barefoot shoes. I chat with Mountain Chang, a CPA turned founder of the barefoot shoe company, Carets. Carets makes classy high end dress shoes - think Allen Edmonds - but with barefoot features like a zero drop design and […]
  • Tantra is Not Just Sex - Interview with Liv Pavlov, Tantra Coach November 5, 2019
    What is tantra, anyway? Is it just a fancy way of saying slow, meditative sex, or is it something much deeper?  We answer these questions and more with Liv Pavlov, a sex, intimacy and tantra coach. In this episode, learn... The origins of tantra What a tantra session looks like with a tantra sex coach  […]
  • Sound Healing for Beginners with Cassie Jaravata October 25, 2019
    Cassie Jaravata is a registered nurse, blossoming sound healer, and the force behind The Naturalistic Nurse. In this episode we discuss... What is sound healing? The experience of a sound bath Does sound or vibrations actually "heal?" Cassie's experience healing from eczema, with the help of sound How much does it cost to attend a […]
  • What is Reiki? Chat with Reiki Master and Skeptic, Julia Albain October 14, 2019
    Oz asks Julia Albain, Reiki Master, all sorts of newbie questions about reiki, including... What is reiki and what exactly goes on in a reiki session? How much does reiki cost? What is energy healing and what does energy "work" entail?  What, exactly is an aura? Energy field?   Reiki's therapeutic effects (placebo or otherwise)  […]
  • [TRAILER] The Story Behind Hippiecritical's Name October 13, 2019
    Oz monologues about the inspiration for Hippiecritical, which includes... Two reasons for the podcast name How looking into "hippie" topics made him think of hippies in a different way The possibility of this podcast to spread curiosity, open-mindedness and community Music credits: Intro music: "Good Tone" by Nordgroove from Fugue  Outro music: "Sincerely" by Kevin […]