Death & Rebirth, Interview, Spirituality

Episode 11: Interview with Hans Wilhelm on our Pre-birth Plan and Reincarnation


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Hans Wilhelm is an author and illustrator who has been on the spiritual path for upwards of 50 years. The story of how he came to be able to use his authorship to help so many people is quite astounding, and you can read it all here on LIFEexplained.com. After his father’s passing, he happened on a chance meeting with somebody who knew details about his father that Hans could not ignore… so he began his art form.

Hans has a way of simplifying the most intriguing spiritual questions our minds yearn for:

Who are we, in these bodies, on this planet?

Why do we incarnate and reincarnate? How about karma?

What is the deal with intimate relationships and people in general?

Thousands of books explain the same basic truths in many ways, but human beings tend to complicate things by bending backwards and doing somersaults over the vast knowledge available to us — in the Vedas, in the Buddhist sutras, and even in the books lining our shelves on ‘mindfulness’ and ‘meditation’. Any great spiritual teacher will bring a seeker straight to the answers in the quickest and most efficient way possible. Otherwise, what is the point of whirling around endlessly with thousands of scriptures, terms, texts, rituals, practices, and koans?

A great master has no student. It is the divine meeting with the divine, showing the divine to its Self — that which it has been searching for all this time.

It is a great honour to present Hans’ explanations on why we incarnate on planet earth, so relax and enjoy!

Interview, Spirituality

Episode 7: Interview with artist Demi on Italian Politics and Ego Death


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This is a self-portrait of artist Demi, whose works and website you can find here. He is inspired by the moon, which is a symbol of stillness in the chaos and is a grounding principle in his meditation sessions. He also paints abstract and wild portrayals of the female, geometry, and nature.

In our episode, I want to ask who he is as a person, an artist, and a non-dual creature. We never know how the conversation will flow, yet he delves straight into the fascism happening in Italy right now… he left Italy to set up a better life for him and his daughter in a mission to express himself creatively in London.

Artist-to-artist, we know how challenging it is to be able to paint in an environment that’s constantly in flux with the same hem-and-haw of change that every city goes through: destruction and creation, especially concerning the unrelenting property-development of our artistic community in Hackney. Just as the seasons change, so does the community but to a less predictable degree. (And it frustrates the hell out of us, sometimes!)

Concerning our spiritual nature, which Demi avidly explores, he is a constantly playing with material reality and is ultra-curious on how this whole paradigm operates on a macro and micro level. Experimentation with plant medicines, which we go into in the episode, has been part of his search for truth, expansion, and the divine. He will not stop until he reaches the final frontier and is no stranger to the yin-yang of passing through darkness and light, as we all have to on this planet earth.

Enjoy, and it was a pleasure! Don’t forget to email me at curiousbodhi@zoho.com to be featured and meet, human-to-human and spirit-to-spirit.