Spirit Matters

Never before has the spiritual landscape been as diverse and abundant as it is today. The opportunities for learning and growth are enormous, and spiritual counselor, author, meditation teacher, and speaker Philip Goldberg will help you make sense of it all and apply it to your life. Here you’ll meet teachers, scholars, and other experts from a broad range of traditions (and some from no tradition). Some of our guests are well known; others should be well known. They all have wisdom and practical guidance to impart. The aim is to help you expand and deepen your spiritual practices and speed your progress on your chosen path.

Religion & Spirituality
On the Mystical Path of Healing with James Finley
Phil talks with psychologist, contemplative teacher, and renowned author, James Finley
63 min
Kundalini - What It Is and What It Is Not - Wi...
We've all heard of Kundalini. However, misconceptions about it are commonplace. In this episode we get it all straight by speaking with Joan Shivarpita Harrigan
60 min
Discovering Rudolf Steiner and Sophia with Sig...
In the first half of this episode, we explore the life and teachings of the Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner, the founder of Anthroposophy and the Waldorf Schools
60 min
Investigating Abuse and Finding Solutions to I...
Karen Tate is an Interfaith Minister, a public speaker, a podcaster, a social justice activist, and an author.
63 min
Lessons from Ralph Waldo Emerson with Mark Mat...
Mark Matousek is an award-winning author, teacher, and speaker whose work focuses on transformative writing for personal, professional, and spiritual development.
62 min
Meeting the Shadow on the Spiritual Path with C...
Connie Zweig, Ph.D., is a retired psychotherapist, a prolific author, and a practitioner and teacher of meditation for more than 50 years.
60 min
A Deep Dive Into Wholeness with Robert Atkinson
Author, Educator, and Developmental Psychologist Robert Atkinson, joins us to talk about his timely new book, A New Story of Wholeness: An Experiential Guide for Connecting the Human Family.
59 min
Tracing the History and Impact of Yoga with Er...
Yoga teacher and teacher trainer Eric Shaw discusses his book, Sacred Thread, A Comprehensive Yoga Timeline: 2000 Dates That Shaped Yoga History.
60 min
Gratitude Revealed-Interview with Director Loui...
MindBodySpirit.fm podcast hosts have a candid conversation with the director of Gratitude Revealed, Louie Schwartzberg
48 min
Waking Down in Mutuality with Saniel and Linda...
Saniel Bonder and Linda Groves-Bonder work together as spiritual teachers through the Human Sun Institute, the organization they co-founded.
61 min
The Art of Magical Surrender with Kute Blackson
Kute Blackson, author of the inspiring new book, The Magic of Surrender, describes how surrender, properly understood and applied, can lead to freedom, strength, and spiritual riches
60 min
Learning From the Mystics and From the Pain of...
Exploring deep and powerful spiritual lessons from the Christian mystics with Mirabai Starr.
59 min
The Art of Spiritual Fiction with Arielle Ford
Arielle Ford talks with Phil about her new novel, The Love Thief
59 min
Wisdom from the Psychedelic Underground with Ra...
Psychologist Rachel Harris, author of Listening to Ayahuasca, joins us to discuss her fascinating new book, Swimming in the Sacred
57 min
Finding Divinity in Poetry and Prose with Mark ...
Philip Goldberg welcomes renowned spiritual teacher, poet, storyteller, and prolific author, Mark Nepo.
61 min
The Heart and Soul of Spiritual Memoirs with R...
In this conversation, Richard Lischer -- an ordained Lutheran minister and a professor at Duke Divinity School -- discusses his book, Our Hearts are Restless: The Art of the Spiritual Memoir
54 min
Digging Into the Wisdom of Vedanta with Swami ...
Vedanta represents the core teachings of what we call Hinduism. Philip welcomes Swami Sarvapriyananda
57 min
The Alchemy of Devotional Music with Jai Uttal
World Music pioneer and leading kirtan artist Jai Uttal joins us for a probing conversation about the spiritual value of music
56 min
Learn About the Brahma Kumaris and Raja Yoga w...
Phil talks with Gayatri Naraine has served as the United Nations representative of the Brahma Kumaris, a worldwide spiritual organization founded in India in 1937 since 1980.
56 min
Opening to Original Blessing with Matthew Fox
A treasure trove of insights from eminent theologian Matthew Fox
62 min
The Life and Legacy of Swami Vivekananda with ...
Guest Oxford historian Ruth Harris, explores Vivekananda's fascinating life
62 min
Exploring Spiritual Ethics and Integrity with ...
Phil welcomes co-founders of the Association for Spiritual Integrity, Jac O'Keeffe and Rick Archer
61 min
Yoga at Kripalu with Stephen Cope and Robert M...
A lively conversation with Robert Mulhall, CEO of The Kripalu Center for Yoga, and Stephen Cope, author, psychologist, and longtime Scholar in Residence at Kripalu.
62 min
Sacred Activism with Andrew Harvey
A penetrating conversation with the passionate and prolific expert on the world’s mystical traditions, Andrew Harvey.
61 min
Awakening the Love of It with Sally Kempton
Phil talks with renowned spiritual teacher Sally Kempton, author of Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga and Meditation for the Love of It
60 min