DiscoverThe Humboldt LighthouseEpisode 33: Andrei Hedstrom - Salvation, Business Ethics, a Compassionate Economy, & the Spiritual Path
Episode 33: Andrei Hedstrom - Salvation, Business Ethics, a Compassionate Economy, & the Spiritual Path

Episode 33: Andrei Hedstrom - Salvation, Business Ethics, a Compassionate Economy, & the Spiritual Path

Update: 2018-10-14
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After a tour of combat in the Persian Gulf War, Andrei Hedstrom set out to become a Lutheran Minister. But fate had other plans for him. Andrei is a husband and father, a painter, art community builder, shamanic practitioner and the CEO of the eLearning and cultural transformation firm, SweetRush. He holds a Masters of Science in pastoral counseling, a BA in Religious Studies and is a Dzogchen practitioner. In this conversation we discuss Andrei’s rite of passage as a combat veteran, his healing journey and entry into academia and spiritual life, cutting free of religious dogma, whether the Nobel Laureate and cultural disruptor, Bob Dylan, fits the prophet archetype, the internal experience of grace and salvation, accepting death in war and drinking condensation from air brakes to survive, a spiritual view on the modern economy and the possibility of an empathic civilization, a Christ-centered economy and how to implement it, raising children to be conscious and aware, the intersection between shamanism and art, and a whole lot more. Find out more about Andrei at andreihedstrom.com. Intro music by @willevansmusic.

This episode is sponsored by the karma yogis at www.thekozm.com. Use the coupon code HUMBOLDT to get 20% off your purchase order. The Kozm, manufacturing yoga clothing and the conscious capitalism movement.





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Your name is the beginning of a sentence. What you make of that sentence is the heaviest responsibility you get. And it’s an immense gift.

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Show Notes: Find out more about The Great Turning at joannamacyfilm.org, visit ompractice.com for online yoga and meditation access, and support Isaac Bluefoot’s Kickstarter campaign by visiting Omen Quest Cards.

Multimedia Mentions: John Neihardt’s Black Elk Speaks, Thich Nhat Hahn’s, Living Buddha, Living Christ, and Jeremy Rifkin’s, Empathic Civilization: The Rise to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis, Manuel De Landa’s, A Thousand Years of Non-Linear History, David Abrams’, The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World, and Martin Prechtel’s, The Smell of Rain on Dust: Grief and Praise.

A film about the life of the 14th Dalai Lama’s Life, Kundun.

A conversation between Huston Smith and Bill Moyers.

A documentary summarizing Jeremy Rifkin’s philosophy, The Third Industrial Revolution: A Radical New Sharing Economy.

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Episode 33: Andrei Hedstrom - Salvation, Business Ethics, a Compassionate Economy, & the Spiritual Path

Episode 33: Andrei Hedstrom - Salvation, Business Ethics, a Compassionate Economy, & the Spiritual Path

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