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All of us share a worldview or paradigm-network of governing assumptions and beliefs through which we interpret the world. For most of us, these beliefs come to us through the programming of mainstream news, mainline education, Hollywood, the music industry, the entertainment complex, and establishment religious organizations. More often than not, these assumptions are never questioned, yet an investigation into the writings of those who give us our assumptions about the world—whom Edward Bernays, the father of modern propaganda, titled a “secret government”—reveals much greater control and manipulation than anything imaginable. These social engineers and technocrats, based on decades of inhumane research and experimentation (such as the MK-Ultra program), have intentionally led us to our current state of cultural and social malaise—by design. In this talk, Jay will cover the writings of the technocrats themselves and how entities like the Tavistock Institute and areas like Laurel Canyon factor into this evil equation as prime examples.
Jay Dyer is known as the creator of one of the premier film and philosophy sites on the net, Jaysanalysis.com. His graduate work focused on the interplay of film, geopolitics, espionage, and psychological warfare. Jay is a public speaker, lecturer, comedian, and author of Esoteric Hollywood: Sex, Cults and Symbols in Film, which was No. 1 in Amazon’s Film and Hollywood Category in its first month of release. Known for his in-depth commentary and satire, he has appeared on numerous nationally syndicated radio and television shows. Jay is also the co-host and co-creator with Jay Weidner of the TV show Hollywood Decoded on Gaia TV.
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13TH — 11:15 – 12:30PM
What are Scalar Waves?
What is the morphogenetic field?
How the two interface with each other dynamically for healing?
Dr. Christine Surrago is a certified naturopathic doctor in Santa Monica and Studio City, CA, practicing predominantly with scalar biofeedback and homeopathy to treat the underlying causes of illness. Chronic illnesses or complaints usually start from weaknesses in the bioenergetic field of the body. Rather than using medications or supplements to address these weaknesses, her goal is to correct them through the use of these medicines.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13TH — 12:30 – 1:30PM
Join Healthyish editor Amanda Shapiro along with Nitsa Citrine of Sun Potion, LaRayia Gaston of Lunch on Me and Makani Carzino of Pono Burger as they discuss ways in which we can move to collectively approach food production and consumption with the Hawaiian concept of pono, or righteousness.
To Hawaiians, pono means to do things the right way—in terms of self, others, and the environment. How can we best support and feed our families and community? How can we be a little greener, make our decisions a little more consciously? How can we utilize food to connect with each other and as a tool to help bridge cultural differences? Pono is about deciding to be humble, to be kind—what does that mean as a farmer or distributor, as a chef or a maker of medicine? And what does it mean in terms of our modern food industry definitions? Certified-organic production doesn’t necessarily make a farmer’s fruit more valuable or nutritious than that of a farmer who may not be certified, but whose bounty is locally grown and/or biodynamic. Learn how can we better navigate these complicated times so that we stay awake and choose the path of service and of love, especially when it comes to the food that nourishes us.
Amanda Shapiro is the editor of Healthyish, a site from Bon Appétit that covers wellness through the lens of food. Before that, she was a freelance journalist covering gender and health for publications like Vice, BuzzFeed, and the Oxford American. She was born in San Francisco, home to the best farmers’ markets, and raised in New Haven, CT, home to the best pizza. Her dream meal consists of salmon, sweet potatoes, and tahini in any configuration.
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Nitsa Citrine is an artist and a lover of tea, high-vibe foods, and holistic living, currently serving as the creative director of Sun Potion Transformational Foods. She is also the co-founder of Women with Superpowers, a photo series and movement that celebrates women as artists, activists, and healers. She lives in Malibu, CA
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LaRayia Gaston is the founder and executive director of Lunch On Me, a Los Angeles–based non-profit dedicated to ending starvation while providing opportunities to enrich the mind, body, and spirit of L.A.’s homeless community. The organization transforms organic food “waste” from local restaurants into nutritious meals served six days a week on Skid Row, reaching 10,000 people a month.
Makani Carzino is the founder and executive chef of Pono Burger in Santa Monica. She was raised on the big island of Hawaii, where pono means “to do things the right way”—an ethos that inspires every aspect of her business. Her philosophy is simple: use organic, local, farmers’ market ingredients for handcrafted food that has as much integrity as it does flavor.
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SATURDAY 1:30 – 2:30PM
Life is a product of the biophysics of an environment, not of our genetics. To blame genetics for health issues is like blaming a grocery store for a bad dinner, when what you can buy and how you prepare your food offers millions of different combinations to choose from. Likewise, our genetic code is merely a grocery store full of options, and the environment we choose determines the life that we get. Matt began his health journey by becoming a vegetarian at age 8, and has since tested many allopathic drugs, “alternative” treatments, and diets, ultimately coming to find that the science of mitochondrial medicine is the first to have clearly proven that the root of all “chronic” disease is mitochondrial dysfunction, the first cause of which is artificial light frequencies altering biologic cycles. Learn how the Light Diet can help reverse the damage, and build health from the cellular level up.
Matt Maruca is a student, entrepreneur, and teacher of optimal human health, and the founder of Ra Optics, which he launched to share information and create products that teach people to build health in the modern world. Ra Optics’ focus is on blue light–blocking glasses to protect our sleep/wake cycle, melatonin, repair quality, mitochondria, energy levels, and health from toxic artificial lighting. He is a frequent traveller and has met with some of the leading researchers of quantum biology. He is 19 years old.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13TH — 2:30 – 3:30PM
We all engage in ritual daily, much of it unconscious, as part of balancing modern life. Whether it involves foods, herbs, walks in nature, or seeking visions with powerful plants or mushrooms, these rituals fit into an ancient and global pattern. But honest, effective ritual depends on a genuine awareness of what is being borrowed, what is copied, what is inspired by one’s own deep history. How do we find and follow our own paths through symbolic actions? Cultivating respect and reciprocity for indigenous knowledge, we can look at the principles of ritual, and try to be more real to our own roots.
Kathleen Harrison, M.A., is an ethnobotanist who has been working among indigenous cultures and bohemian subcultures of the Western Hemisphere for 50 years. She has studied the roles and uses of many plants and fungi, focused especially on healing practices, ritual, animism, and stories that carry nature awareness. Kathleen co-founded and runs Botanical Dimensions, a nonprofit organization since 1985. BD has sponsored fieldwork and other projects in Mexico, Costa Rica, Peru, Ecuador, and Hawaii. BD is based in Sonoma County, north of San Francisco, where their unique Ethnobotany Library is located. Kat teaches weekend classes there in global patterns of ethnobotany, psychedelic species and practices, traditional patterns of ritual, history of foods and spices, and botanical illustration. Botanical Dimensions’ motto is: “Collect, protect, propagate, and understand.”
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13 — 3:30 – 5PM
Join Carly Stein, sustainable beekeeping activist and founder of Beekeeper’s Naturals, for a discussion on the various ways we can utilize hive superfoods to improve our health and nourish our bodies. The healing effects of bee-made superfoods have been recognized across the world by a variety of cultures for centuries. Long before many of our over-the-counter remedies, humans relied on bee products to treat ailments ranging from cuts and burns to immune-related disorders. Carly will discuss the critical role bees play in our everyday lives, the current issues affecting them, what you can do to help, and the ways you can incorporate bee products into your daily health routine to feel your best.
Growing up with an autoimmune disorder, Carly Stein spent her young life in search of natural health remedies. After spending countless hours and dollars on therapies that caused adverse reactions or didn’t work, her life changed when she found a solution to her problems from the hive. After using propolis to combat tonsillitis and experiencing health improvements like never before, she began beekeeping to get a hold of this healing superfood. It was while working with the hives that Carly found her calling and an insatiable hunger to learn more about the bees and their unique superfoods. Carly created Beekeeper’s Naturals as a platform and company to share these medicinal superfoods and educate the public about the important role bees play in our environment.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14TH — 11:15 – 12:30PM
Mugwort, Artemisia douglasiana, is a traditional medicine of the Chumash people. Dr. James Adams will explain why it is a valuable resource, used as a mild tea to treat premenstrual syndrome, dysmenorrhea, and menopausal symptoms. This aromatic herb is also used as a mild treatment for children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Many other uses of the plant will be discussed including addiction, dreaming, and poison oak rash.
Dr. James Adams, PhD, is an associate professor at the USC School of Pharmacy. He was trained for 14 years by a Chumash healer and co-authored the book Healing with Medicinal Plants of the West: Cultural and Scientific Basis for Their Use.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14TH — 12:30PM – 1:30PM
National polls conducted in the last few years regarding career satisfaction all show that there is an epidemic of unhappiness within the workforce. Approximately 70 percent of working people are dissatisfied with their jobs or careers. What is the cause of such widespread discontent? For more than 20 years, numerologist Josh Siegel has counseled and advised thousands of people on their “ultimate goal” or “higher purpose” based on a highly advanced system of numerology—an ancient science of ascribing numbers to a person’s life path. As the son of an academic, he developed his system of numerology through comparative research. As he advised more clients over the years, a remarkable pattern began to emerge: he found similar types of challenges or stories in connection with particular numbers in charts of people totally unrelated. He amassed enough research to unlock a hidden mystery: We are all born with a special basic destiny to fulfill in our lifetime, however we are purposely not supported initially for that mission. Furthermore, he found that our higher purpose is not a talent that comes easily; ironically it is a part of us that we may struggle with. After more than 20,000 one-on-one sessions, that storyline proved correct over and over again. Yet, some have indeed manifested their higher purpose and are living very fulfilled lives. What do they know that others don’t? Join him for a fascinating look into the master code to your life and learn why you can be one of many who live their higher purpose.
Josh Siegel is a leading expert in the field of numerology, with more than 20 years of research. By using his advanced system to decode, he can tell crucial truths about people’s lives, the hidden meaning behind seemingly random events, and why we attract certain relationships. Your name and birth date are not an accident. They are the basis to the code that unlocks the unseen influences affecting your life. This knowledge is thousands of years old and hidden within the pages of sacred writings across the world. Siegel has devoted his life to translating it into a powerful and highly accurate system for the modern mind and all of its special challenges.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14TH — 1:30 – 2:30PM
We have a beautiful chance to come in (or back) to our soul—to be who we are in our nature, not simply our world’s nature or teaching, or patterns passed down from previous generations. It is a true time to thrive, and we can do this by understanding the tools we already have within. Intuitive and meditation leader Jill Willard will discuss how to clear the mind to make space through the limbic system, an essential part of clarity, focus, and aligned present energy. She’ll also impart easy calming practices to incorporate into your daily life, along with the Intuitive Meditation method she’s developed, and her belief that through repetitive breath, past memories or patterning can be released. Learn to let go! Bridge and flush painful thoughts and feelings, filling yourself with new fresh energy, pattern, rhythms, thoughts, dreams, and doings. Be free.
Acclaimed author of Intuitive Being (Harpers Elixir 2016), Jill Willard has been working with children and families for more than 25 years. Jill is well trained in multiple healing, wellness, and listening modalities. Her wisdom and expertise focus on the connection between the brain, our body, and our choices. She specializes in the way old patterning behaviors affect our current life experience, often without our knowing. As a speaker, meditator, and teacher, Jill has assisted many—from CEOs and creatives to tech leaders and philanthropists. Her guidance has been praised on Goop, Well+Good, Refinery29, and mindbodygreen among others. Jill’s endeavors, including Intuitive Meditation and the Program Program, support intuition and cultivating a present lifestyle.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14TH — 2:30 – 3:30PM
Luke Storey will lead this session on how to use the power of meditation, breathwork, Kundalini yoga, and intention to transform any challenging life situation into a catalyst for personal growth and expansion. You will learn how to create and widen the critical gap of separation between the egoic instincts and the calculating, negatively biased mind. By using present moment awareness, scientific prayer, and the power of your breath, you will learn how to access your true identity hidden behind the false self, and to live a life motivated by unconditional love and acceptance.
Luke Storey, a former Hollywood celebrity fashion stylist, has spent the past 21 years developing and refining the ultimate lifestyle, based on the most powerful principles of health and spirituality, while at the same time embracing the technology and modern conveniences of urban living. As a transformational public speaker and deeply committed biohacker, Luke continues to share his strategies for healing and happiness through his interactive events, YouTube channel, and wildly popular podcast The Life Stylist. Since 2008, Luke has also served as founder and CEO at School of Style, the nation’s most prominent fashion school for stylists.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14TH — 3:30PM – 4:30PM