SpiritWalking with Asa Hoffman
Caroline Casey: Perspectives on the Re-Emergence

Caroline Casey: Perspectives on the Re-Emergence

June 29, 2020

Caroline Casey: Astrologer, Trickster, and Author

CAROLINE W. CASEY began studying astrology as a late teen, where she was the kid who got to hang out at a salon presided over by Dr. Andrew Weil, comprised of way cool intellectual political mystics reading anything the Whole Earth Catalogue recommended, including Carl Jung, and Joseph Campbell - with whom she studied Grail legend and Animal Myths in later years.

Her unique art of astro-mythological, political-guiding, meta-storytelling is presented in a myriad media venues. She is the author of, "Making the Gods Work for You: The Astrological Language of the Psyche,” and her audiobook, “Visionary Activist Astrology,” published by Sounds True. Caroline invites us to magnetize, animate, and spiral forth the irresistible invitation to participatory kinship.

Caroline created Coyote Network News, a mythological news service for the Liberating Trickster within us all; to whom Syncretism is a sacrament, especially now. She is the host-creator and weaver of context for The Visionary Activist Show (for over 23 years) on Pacifica Radio Network. (“Democracy Now!" on mushrooms)

"Astrology is one of the great meta-languages of antiquity, uniting everything of consequence."

Sheila Foster: Perspectives on the Re-Emergence

Sheila Foster: Perspectives on the Re-Emergence

June 22, 2020

SHEILA R. FOSTER is the Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Urban Law and Policy at Georgetown. She holds a joint appointment with the Law School and the McCourt School of Public Policy. Professor Foster writes in the areas of property and land use law, state and local government, and environmental justice. Her most recent work explores questions of urban law and governance through the lens of the “commons” exemplified by her article The City as a Commons, Yale Law and Policy Review (2016) and her forthcoming MIT Press Book, Co-Cities (both with Christian Iaione).

Professor Foster has been involved on many levels with urban law and policy. She is the chair of the advisory committee of the Global Parliament of Mayors and has been a member of the Aspen Institute's Urban Innovation Group and the New York City Mayor's Panel on Climate Change. She also co-directs LabGov, an international applied research project that works directly with local governments to craft, implement and evaluate new policies that enable city residents to steward land and other resources within their communities. At Georgetown, she is the faculty director of the Georgetown Project on State and Local Government Policy and Law (SALPAL) and lead researcher for the City Diplomacy Project for the Georgetown Global Cities Initiative.

Adam Robinson: Perspectives on the Re-Emergence

Adam Robinson: Perspectives on the Re-Emergence

June 15, 2020

In this episode I talk with Adam Robinson - a Wizard. Entrepreneur. Shaman of financial markets. Seeker. Embracer of possibility.

Adam Robinson was born in New York City and grew up in Evanston, Illinois, just outside Chicago. He attended the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School before receiving a degree in jurisprudence from Oxford University. After graduate school, he became one of two co-founders of The Princeton Review. His first book, originally entitled Cracking the System: The SAT, remains the only test prep book ever to become a New York Times bestseller.

Robinson currently advises the heads of large hedge funds, family offices, and other financial institutions on all global asset classes – global equities, US sectors, bonds, currencies, and commodities – using a unique approach that combines game theory, systems thinking, Bayesian analysis, and behavioral economics to outthink global markets and anticipate when major trends will change.

Robinson is a rated chess master, having been awarded a Life Title by the United States Chess Federation.

Emilia Ortiz: Perspectives on the Re-Emergence

Emilia Ortiz: Perspectives on the Re-Emergence

June 11, 2020

In this episode, I talk to Brooklyn Bruja Emília Ortiz: a healer, bruja, & mental health advocate from Brooklyn. She works both on & offline to bring magic & healing to the collective.

I find Emilia's spirit is palpable - you can feel the energy that radiates from her the minute she walks into the room. She has over 247,000 followers on instagram, she has been featured in Playboy and she is a contributing editor at Dazed Beauty.

Part 2: Tessa Hersh - Perspectives on the Re-Emergence

Part 2: Tessa Hersh - Perspectives on the Re-Emergence

June 4, 2020

In this episode, actress, singer, performer and psychology counselor Tessa Hersh shares her experience as a mixed race black woman living in America and how this watershed moment is impacting her. She candidly talks with me about the need for white people to recognize their privilege - she shares why we must begin having honest and open conversations about race at home, at work, at school, with our children, our partners, and in every other area of our life.  This is a systemic problem that will never change if we do not just start the conversation, but also embrace it as a part of our ever growing culture.  Tessa and I enter into this difficult conversation with an open heart. 

Tessa Hersh received her B.A in psychology from Carleton College and M.A in counseling psychology from Santa Barbara Graduate institute. She has over 15 years of professional education and facilitation experience working in a variety of educational and corporate settings. Tessa has taught in pregnant teen programs, juvenile hall, Orphanages in Ethiopia, and parents and children all over New York. 

She has worked in school and in-home as a behavioral therapist for children with special needs including students on the autistic spectrum. She has consulted with the Theatre Development Fund on multiple Autism friendly performances of Broadway Shows and on inclusion programming with various arts based programs in NYC and Los Angeles. She has run an arts based after school program in Brooklyn and teaches creative writing, story telling, improv comedy and American Sign language in elementary schools all over New York City. 

Most recently she has consulted with NYC Department of Education, start ups, law firms, and the YMCA, supporting and creating trauma informed, culturally aware spaces inclusive of individuals with special needs and spaces for racial bias education.

Part 1: Milk Makeup Co-Founder Georgie Greville - Perspectives on the Re-Emergence

Part 1: Milk Makeup Co-Founder Georgie Greville - Perspectives on the Re-Emergence

June 4, 2020

In this episode I talk with socially aware creative GG about co-founding an inclusive brand in the beauty industry.  She candidly shares about Milk Makeup's recently layoffs due to COVID-19 and the company's active response to Black Lives Matter.  She talks about the need to get better internally and the multiple actions they are taking to ensure that this inspires long lasting change and growth.

Georgie aka "GG" is a true multi-hyphenate. She seamlessly functions as an entrepreneur, filmmaker and creative director with a unique combination of socially aware strategy, pop art direction and cinematic vision. She has received countless accolades for her work in pushing the boundaries of branding and content for incredible risk-taking brands such as Diesel, Versace, Evian, Belstaff, Rag and Bone and Target. 

GG Co-Founded Milk Makeup, where she leads the brand’s visual identity with a progressive, socially aware, multi-media presence. In her direction for Milk Makeup, GG has been able to infuse progressive modern values into every side of brand, from using clean ingredients and vegan, cruelty-free formulas to their leading stance on inclusivity and active philanthropic support for the LGBTQIA+ community. Under her supervision, the cosmetic brand has become an industry leader in inclusivity and has used its video campaigns to redefine conventional beauty standards and champion self expression.

Asa Hoffman: Final Perspectives on the Pandemic

Asa Hoffman: Final Perspectives on the Pandemic

May 27, 2020

On April 15, 2020 I launched my first episode of the Perspectives on the Pandemic Series. Since then, I've received a multitude of emails relaying what a powerful support this has been during these unprecedented times. My heart is so full of gratitude for every guest who participated in the series. 

On this last episode of the Perspectives on the Pandemic Series, I talk about our journey with these different perspectives from all of my guests. I also introduce my next season: Perspectives on the Re-emergence, which will turn our focus towards creating a better future, both individually, and for the world.

Kevin Todeschi: Perspectives on the Pandemic

Kevin Todeschi: Perspectives on the Pandemic

May 18, 2020

Kevin J. Todeschi is Executive Director and CEO of Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. and Atlantic University, responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Edgar Cayce organizations.

As both student and teacher of the Cayce material for thirty-five years, he has lectured on six continents in front of thousands of individuals. A prolific writer, he is the author of more than 25 books, including Edgar Cayce on Angels and the Angelic Forces, Edgar Cayce on Reincarnation and Family Karma, Edgar Cayce on Vibrations, Divine Encounters, The Best Dream Book Ever, and the best-selling Edgar Cayce on the Akashic Records.

In addition to his non-fiction books, he is also the author of several fiction novels: A Persian Tale, The Reincarnation of Clara, and The Rest of the Noah Story. He also authored several popular apps for Edgar Cayce's A.R.E.  www.edgarcayce.org  www.kevintodeschi.com

Miss Blassa: Perspectives on the Pandemic

Miss Blassa: Perspectives on the Pandemic

May 3, 2020

I am so excited to share Miss Blassa with the SpiritWalking community. In her work, she is a healer, teacher, and an oracle for many. One of the things that has always stood out the most for me about Blassa is her humility, coupled with unwavering strength and dedication to the path she has chosen. She has built everything from the Silver Leaf senior co-housing complex in Paonia, Colorado to sweat lodges in the woods.

Tony LeRoy: Perspectives on the Pandemic

Tony LeRoy: Perspectives on the Pandemic

April 29, 2020

In this episode, Asa shares an intimate conversation with Intuitive Counselor Tony LeRoy. Tony is an a native New Yorker, he has been giving intuitive counseling sessions on the East and West coasts for over twenty years, and has been prominently featured in the press by Marie Claire, Elle Magazine and The New York Times, and by a variety of radio, web, and television shows.

https://www.tonyleroy.com