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Mark is a newer author in the consciousness space, having published 5 books in the last 4 years including An End To Upside Down Thinking which compiles the most emergent science and countless anecdotes to make the case for consciousness creating reality. 

In this conversation, we touch upon Mark’s journey which shares many overlaps with my own. We both got to a deep passion for exploring consciousness from what sometimes feels like the most unlikely of places: being student-athletes at Princeton University.

I am also teaching a 5-week training program called Guided on cultivating the emergent wisdom we describe in this episode starting 5/31.

To learn more about the Guided 5-week intuition course, you can find full details here: https://guidedintuition.co/

For full show notes, visit: https://scottbritton.substack.com/s/evolutionfm-podcast


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Category:general -- posted at: 10:52am EDT

There have been many big shifts in my life over the past 5 years.

Without a doubt, one of the biggest ones has been moving away from a militant allegiance towards logic and reason, into a more inclusive paradigm that incorporates and prioritizes intuition.

In this conversation, we touch on a lot of this literature, historical examples, and how intuition emerges. One thing that is very congruent with my own experience that Theresa touches upon is how self-awareness and inner healing go hand in hand with the emergence of intuition.

I am also teaching a 5-week training program called Guided on cultivating the emergent wisdom we describe in this episode starting 5/31.

To learn more about the Guided 5-week intuition course, you can find full details here: https://guidedintuition.co/

For full show notes, visit: https://scottbritton.substack.com/p/accessing-our-innate-intuitive-gifts?sd=pf


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Category:general -- posted at: 10:58am EDT

Life is a series of transitions.

This truth is something I’ve increasingly realized on my consciousness journey. I once thought there was a destination to get to. At first, this was becoming a wildly successful entrepreneur and then an enlightened being. I now see that there are no endpoints and that the process of evolution is one that continues to infinity. Inherently, this means we will need to continuously reinvent ourselves and I believe this is something we can learn to do with greater skill and ease.

This reality is one reason I was excited to have a conversation with my good buddy Schlaf, the transition coach and the brains behind Where the Road Bends. Steve and I got to know each other as “hustlers” in the early days of the New York Tech scene. If there was anyone who was out there buying more coffee and trying to rub elbows with the right people more than me back in the day, it might have been Steve!

For full show notes, https://scottbritton.substack.com/s/evolutionfm-podcast


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Category:general -- posted at: 3:15pm EDT

Sean Reagan is a teacher of A Course In Miracles and today’s guest on EvolutionFM.

Like many of us, Sean had tried following many other pathways from Buddhism to Catholicism to have more persistent peace and joy in his life. Eventually, he stumbled across A Course In Miracles and things shifted in an amazing way. 

The book was created by Helen Schulman from 1965 to 1972 via a direct channeling from Jesus Christ according to the author (source). Ironically, the author was an atheist psychologist leading up to “inner dictation” as she put it. 

Since the book was published it has helped an incredible amount of people find peace and healing through its daily devotional style of teaching.

One of the core concepts is that many of the things that cause our suffering such as fear are not actually real. These are simply misperceptions that have to do with the false identification of yourself as a body. I have come to experience many of these great truths in my own experience but got here through a different entry point.

Now you might be thinking No fear? Sounds nice but how do you do that? I experience fear all the time.

Well, this is a topic Sean and I unpack in this conversation as well as other “sounds nice but how” concepts like the recognition of not being a body, but having one.


For full show notes, visit: https://scottbritton.substack.com/publish/post/109853382

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:28pm EDT

Now that I’m going to be a parent soon, I can’t help but wonder about how all this technology is going to impact my kiddo?

And what can I do about it to help them be happy, heathy, and prosperous?

I recently discovered the work of Sara Filipcic who spent years studying the impact of technology on children and now has started a new company to help improve the situation called BeHumane.

Her research painted somewhat of a dire picture that made it clear that we as a society need to do something about this:

  • Adolescents using devices 5 or more hours a day (vs. 1 hour) were 66% more likely to have at least one suicide-related outcome1 

  • Results of a 2016 Common Sense Media Report found that 50% of teens “feel addicted” to mobile devices, while 59% of parents surveyed believe that kids are addicted to their devices2

  • Seven-in-ten U.S. teens said anxiety and depression is a major problem among people their age in the community where they live3

  • Technology can negatively affect children's developing social skills, relationships, health, and overall ability to focus, developing their social skills. This can lead to more children being socially awkward, withdrawn, shy, or intimidated by social situations.4

Going deep into this area of study there were many more subtle “aha” moments that helped her form her vision for BeHumane which aims to teach kids how to use technology effectively.

For full details on the episode check out the show notes here: https://scottbritton.substack.com/s/evolutionfm-podcast

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:08pm EDT

The nervous system is the lens through which you experience the world.

This quote really hit home for me from this weeks episode with Jonny Miller, founder of Nervous System Mastery and the Curious Humans Podcast and blog.

The nervous system seems to be intimately related to energy in our bodies. As electrical beings, this shouldn’t come as a massive surprise. I wanted to learn more about this which is why I was very excited to have Jonny who is a nervous system expert on the show.

I’ve learned many hard lessons on overtaxing my nervous system due to my spiritual ambition which has resulted in lots of discomfort over the years. In many instances, this was due to engaging in practices I thought were supposed to help aid my transformation like breathwork and other somatic release techniques. 🧐

What I see now and discuss with Jonny, was how I was missing a the imperative long integration and re-patterning period after big releases. I also generally overdid it. Shocker.

There also proves to be an immense amount of nuance in truly relaxing into a sensation vs. trying to focus on it and push it out. Learning this is practically a whole skill in itself. Again, this took me years of doing it wrong and enduring subsequent physical difficulties to truly understand.

If you are doing any somatic work, this is a must listen episode. The depth of understanding that Jonny has is truly amazing and the language he uses to communicate complex concepts is wonderful. Did I mention he has a charming British accent?!

Full episode notes on: https://scottbritton.substack.com/s/evolutionfm-podcast

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:34am EDT

It's abundantly clear that we are experiencing a massive increase in consciousness amongst our respective societies and cultures. Many spiritual people get very enthusiastic about discussing the "global awakening" or "move to the fifth dimension," though I have no idea about the reality of these things. I am just genuinely excited that it appears more people are interested in the inner path to greater levels of peace, joy, creativity, and wisdom that comes with the expansion of consciousness.

With this shift, we will need new technologies and services that are better suited to ushering and supporting these changes as I wrote about here. Many investors have noticed this and started to focus on investment theses that revolve around new companies that facilitate the expansion of consciousness. Whenever I want to learn about new and interesting innovations, I often turn to investor friends because their job is essentially to learn about all this stuff.

This is why I was interested in talking to my new friend Greg Kubin, who is a partner at Psymed Ventures and a guest on EvolutionFM. Psymed focuses on investing in technologies that elevate mental health and wellness, including psychedelics, neurotech, precision psychiatry, and digital therapeutics.

I was eager to talk to Greg to learn about new things, but also to get the perspective of someone who must balance the constraints of capitalism and what is best for humans. 

We discussed a range of topics, including the psychedelic investment tension, precision psychiatry (which I had never even heard of), and the pros and cons of neurotech that claims to drop people into jhanas or enlightened states. I found it to be a fun and interesting conversation.

If the business of psychedelics is interesting to you, Greg runs a podcast exclusively focused on it called Business Trip. There are some great episodes on there exploring all different types of business models to make a living with psychedelics.

For full shows notes, visit: https://scottbritton.substack.com/s/evolutionfm-podcast

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:08am EDT

Did you know every mammal including humans produces DMT naturally in their bodies? The same can be said for 1,000’s of plants.

I wanted to make sure you knew this before anyone wrote this off as a psychedelics or “drugs” conversation which is often the cultural association with DMT.

Right now there is a massive disconnect between mystical experiences and the world of Science. The gap is closing, but it often still feels like there’s these two camps who speak in different languages.

What we need is a bridge!

And that bridge just might be a greater understanding Dimethyltryptamine (DMT). You might have the heard of DMT because it’s the active psychedelic agent in things like Ayahuasca. But as I alluded too in the intro, it’s also produced naturally in every mammal and most plants! In fact, we have just as much DMT in our systems as serotonin.

John Chavez is the founder of DMTQuest which is an organization that is helping push forward the much needed research and education around DMT. Through financing studies and creating a media that educates and amplifies the potentiality of understanding this substance, he is helping us answer these questions.

John’s story is a fascinating one that in some ways mirrors my own. He had a radical and spontaneous mystical experience that redirected him to pursue answering and understanding the greater truths about the human experience.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:40am EDT

One of my closest friends Justin Mares knows more about health then just about anyone I know. He’s built 3 food companies in Kettle & Fire, Perfect Keto, and Surely Wines which give him unique insight into how the stuff we put into our bodies is actually made. Now he is working on new company called True Medicine that is making it easier and more affordable to be healthy.

I’ve been a long time follower of his newsletter @  and a few years ago he started sharing staggering information on what is happening to the U.S. population's health citing our food system as a culprit. 

Check these stats out which we discuss in the episode:

  • The average testosterone of a 22 year old American male is the same as a 67 year old man 20 years ago

  • In 1990, there were 0 states with obesity greater than 20%. In 2018, there are 0 states with obesity less than 20%. Obesity, which is correlated to lots of health issues, has more then doubled in the past 28 years.

  • 25% of the pesticides we use in the U.S. for growing food (including organic) are illegal in Europe

  • The new food pyramid in the U.S. claims that sugary cereal is more healthy then eating an egg or piece of beed

  • 93% of streams, rivers and lakes in the US had some sort of like microplastic contamination in them

Full episode notes here: https://scottbritton.substack.com/s/evolutionfm-podcast

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:32pm EDT

Let me start off by saying, I have zero interest in participating in what many call the transhuman movement. Specifically, implanting some type of technology into my body in order to alter or enhance the way in which I experience the world. 

That being said, I do think it’s important to understand what is going on. This is clearly going to be a thing in our lifetimes that will vastly impact culture and society and I’d rather be informed. A few weeks ago someone had recommended Singularity Weekly to me and I was startled to see how far along we are in this field.

I wanted to have Joe Allen the author of singularity weekly and Steven Bannon’s War Room transhuman expert. 

The most interesting thing that emerged from the conversation was the realization that transhumanism is very much a religion. There is a group of people that are attempting to transcend their current condition and achieve salvation. In these higher states, they also strive to achieve greater abilities of unity and access to higher intelligence.

Gee. Sounds kind of like most wisdom traditions. I guess the main difference is the mechanism they believe will usher into this change is technology. Joe called this worship of technology as our savior an inversion of spirituality. I tend to agree, but this new understanding certainly helped me better understand what is more fundamentally driving the leaders of these movements. 

I can’t say that my opinion has really shifted. I am increasingly getting excited about living a more analog life. Having less technology dominates my experience and generally being more connected to nature. This probably means I will have to move from my urban existence at some point, but I am okay with that. I increasingly think living in Urban areas with high degrees of invisible environmental toxins make it harder to be healthier than it needs to be. And I care more about myself and family being healthy than nice dinners with friends and access to luxury experiences. I think we will start to see this appeal to more and more urban professionals in the next decade. I guess we already are. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:39pm EDT

It can be quite frustrating to be experiencing something unfamiliar that our medical system doesn’t have an answer for. Unfortunately, I know from experience as documented here!

This is very common with many “spiritual”, “mystical”, “energetic”, etc. experiences and effects, that are often referred to as emergent phenomena.

A few months ago, I was delighted to discover the The Emergent Phenomenology Research Consortium. The EPRC is a group of 180+ researchers, scientists, medical, therapy and spiritual professionals that are trying to tackle the hard problem of gathering data and research on the large catalogue of emergent phenomena experiences that humans may face and the efficacy of different protocols for handling them.

Daniel Ingram is one of the co-founders of the organization and also the author of one my favorite books on Buddhism Mastering the Core Teachings of the Buddha.

The EPRC’s aim is to give health care systems, mental health providers, and those who are helping to teach and promote various practices the information they need in order to make better decisions about how to both promote the benefits of these practices and manage the various effects that they can produce.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:47am EDT

Today’s guest is someone I have followed since 2016 when I participated in a startup growth program called Reforge where he was a guest lecturer. Simply put, Andy Johns is one of the most prolific startup growth executives in the modern era. He has been an leader or key player at 8 consecutive billion dollar startups including Facebook, Twitter, Wealthfront, Quora, and others. 

In this conversation, Andy shares his personal experience of working on his mental health and consciousness through the context of being an ambitious person in the world of high growth startups.

For full show notes visit: https://scottbritton.substack.com/s/evolutionfm-podcast

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:23pm EDT