Pathways Radio with Paul O’Brien features 30-minute conversations with authors, luminaries, and leaders about personal development and cultural evolution. Paul O’Brien has been the host since 1984, when the program began airing on KBOO 90.7 FM in Portland, Oregon.

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Pathways for May 1, 2022: High – Leonard Buschel

In 2020, 90,000 Americans died from taking too many harmful drugs at one time. Many people struggle with addiction, but it is possible to recover and experience a life lived awake and alert, a life vibrating at a higher frequency of increased creativity and joy. The sober life can even include social inclusion, fun, and fellowship. Read More & Listen »

Pathways for Mar. 17, 2022: Making the Ordinary Extraordinary – Tamra Lucid

Manly Palmer Hall was a master teacher of Hermetic mysteries, metaphysical scholar, and collector of all things mystical. He lived in Los Angeles and gave lectures every Sunday at his mystery school, known as the Philosophical Research Society (PRS). He was the author of The Secret Teaching of All Ages, among other books. Our guest today found him to be an inspiring esoteric thinker, but also as a genuinely kind human being who simply wanted to share his quest for inner meaning and rare wisdom with the world. Read More & Listen »

Pathways for Mar. 3, 2022: Keys to the Kingdom – Alison Armstrong

Anyone In a relationship of any kind can use simple, partnership-based solutions to improve communication, trust and intimacy by honoring ourselves and others. Relationships between men and women can especially be fraught with misunderstanding. On this episode of Pathways we discuss a new understanding of the predicament of gender, the interaction of masculinity and femininity, and the principles of the paradigm of Partnership. Read More & Listen »

Pathways for Feb. 17, 2022: Dopamine Nation – Anna Lembke

All around us people are looking at their phones too much, eating too much, drinking too much. Our world is addicted to fleeting distracting pleasures that get us nowhere. We’re living in a time of unprecedented access to high-reward, high-dopamine stimuli: drugs, food, news, gambling, shopping, gaming, texting, sexting, Facebooking, Instagramming, YouTubing, tweeting. The increased numbers, variety, and potency is staggering. We have all become vulnerable to compulsive overconsumption. Read More & Listen »

Pathways for December 1, 2021: Your Conscience – Leonard Perlmutter

We as human beings make choices – including what we say and how we act every day. We tend to barrel ahead on a path that is easy and pleasurable. We try to avoid pain, and we seek immediate gratification—often when some part of our mind is throwing up red flags as we make our choices. The book we’ll be discussing today shows how to give your Conscience more control in your life, so that your decisions will support and guide you to act for your highest good. Read More & Listen »