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Anne Hathaway & Psychedelics On The Big Screen Together In Dan Fogler’s ‘Don Peyote’

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As our world changes and minds open, what we see in our common culture tends to shift right along with those changes. In the past few years I’ve seen things in music, movies and said by “big-name” people that I never would have thought I would see due to he fact that these topics are mostly fringe or very underground. But as that all changes, these once taboo subjects are now becoming a lot more accepted and for good reason; much of this stuff can truly help not just people but humanity as a whole.

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Stuart Braunstein of New York Natives told me about a film called ‘Don Peyote’ earlier this year. As we were intrigued by the name and subject matter, Stuart hooked us up with Dan Fogler, the lead Actor & writer of Don Peyote, to get some questions answered about the film and the inspiration behind such interesting subject matter.

Be sure to check out the trailer at the bottom of the interview.

1) What is the film about?

Warren Allman an aimless Everyman bumps into a street prophet preaching 2012 is the end, and Warren gets obsessed with that concept. It sends him off collecting interviews from wise-men trying to figure out major life questions for a documentary to save the world all before he gets married and before the possible Apocalypse! Warren becomes consumed with the fear even though everyone tells him that he will manifest his reality and he needs to stay calm or he’ll contribute to the problem. He can’t help but dive head first down the rabbit hole and he emerges on the other side a changed man. He transforms into Don Peyote, street prophet. He is the 100th monkey that is the herald for a change of consciousness.

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2) Tell us about the inspiration behind making the film around the subject matter it contains.

This is a group effort and the film really made itself at its own pace. At certain points in history all the main collaborators involved with the film, separate or otherwise, really wanted to make a movie like Don Peyote. In my portion of the journey of making of this crazy film -it was before 2012 & I was turning 33 and entering a very existential period as were many folks at that time before 2012. I was getting stressed, getting married and very much as confused as Warren was at the beginning of his journey. The film parallels events in my own life obviously -and I needed to finish whatever my journey was and the only way to do that was to document it. I was changing with each interview. The movie was changing me and others involved in the film.

When we began we had no budget, no cast & a pretty lose script. I turned to Mike & Yang and said let’s make a film we’ll all wear a lot of hats. We’ll shoot with whatever camera was available. I always was interested in the street prophet journey. How did that person get that way?  The very next day Mike introduced me to Stuart and Collective Hardware and Daniel Pinchbeck and the universe conspired in our favor to help finish the film.

3) Looking around the world with all that is going on these days, with all the people looking for answers. Seems the film was very timely, was this intentional?

 I was one of the wave of many people waking up right before 2012 through to today. I wanted to capture that and the movie became a volatile time capsule. During the course of the film it became my patriotic duty to help wake up as many people as I could with this film and reach as wide an audience as we could.

4) The film seems to dive into the rabbit hole on a number of subjects, and is it meant to get the viewer thinking or is it purely for entertainment only?

 It’s both. I describe watching the film as “taking the sugar with the medicine.” I knew the only way to get these theories out there to ‘Joe’ public was to make the film funny-and of course we infused the cast with many talented mainstream actors. This movie is “waking up 101”. We want folks talking  and thinking about the film after it ends, not wondering where they’re gonna go for desert.

5) If you have one thing you want someone to take away from this film, what would it be?

Fear is an illusion. We have a choice to help manifest a better world or we can help contribute to the chaos. We are the captains of our own happiness and destiny  and it is our patriotic duty to question authority and the reality presented to us. We as individuals are more powerful than we realize.

6) There are a number of interesting people and stars in the film. What was it like bringing them all into the film like this and working together?

The synchronicities were abundant during the making of this film. From meeting Stuart who introduced us to Daniel Pinchbeck instantly at collective hardware, to accepting my tony award from Anne Hathaway- bringing everyone together for this project was incredibly easy. The actors that appear in the film are friends or have become friends or they were people who were already intrigued with the subject matter. It was a dream. They each dove head first into the organic process and we got gold.

7) When and where can the viewers see the film upon its release?

On VOD and on demand late April and in select theaters in May.

8) Do you have any upcoming projects that you would like to tell the viewers about?

Hysterical psycho our first feature from studio 13 is out now on demand and the spin-off graphic novel moonlake volumes 1&2 are out in bookstores now while st13 is currently cultivating their next project.

Dan can be seen in Barely Lethal this summer with Sam Jackson and on TV in Untapped.

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Our Discussion About Dr. Fauci Telling People To Wear Goggles To Protect Against COVID-19

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Joe, Ruby and I recently sat down for our weekly show, “The Takeaway” to discuss Dr. Anthony Fauci’s recent recommendation that all people should be wearing goggles as well as a mask in order to protect themselves against COVID-19. As most of you reading this will know, mask mandates in public settings have caused quite a controversy, especially in Canada and in the United States. Well known and reputable doctors and scientists seem to be the catalyst, having brought a lot of attention to themselves by sharing their expert opinions and research. Today, however, we are living in a very different environment as information that contradicts what’s told to us by our federal health regulatory agencies is now deleted, blocked, and censored from social media platforms and Google searchers.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, based on what I have been seeing and from our own experience here at Collective Evolution, we are living in a time where a digital authoritarian Orwellian fact-checker is patrolling the internet and censoring information, deeming it as “false” when in many cases, the information doesn’t appear to be false at all. Don’t get me wrong, there is plenty of “fake news” out there, but should people not have the right to examine information and determine for themselves what is, and what isn’t instead of having someone else do it for them?

In the episode below we share our opinions and talk about where we see things going within the next few months. It’s a two part episode, in the second part we talk about an interesting document within the CIA’s electronic reading dealing with the affect human intention can have on physical material systems. If you’re interested in that, you can access it on CETV, here.  CETV is a platform we created to combat the censorship we are currently experiencing, as many  of you probably already know of by now.

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Are Mandatory Masks A Precursor To A Mandatory Coronavirus Vaccine? 

 

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Woody Harrelson Shares A Powerful Video: ‘Thoughts From Within’ He Calls It

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  • The Facts:

    Woody Harrelson shares some spoken word with a deep message.

  • Reflect On:

    How do you view our current world? Does it truly resonate with you? Is it something you want to support? If you could put your energy into a world of thriving abundance, would you? Then why so much energy into the way things are?

I sit here today having been reminded of a Woody Harrelson video after watching a movie he acted in. I recalled the first time I saw this video. It was one of the first realizations I had, about 9 years ago, that many celebrities also go through life with trials and tribulations of the average person. Perhaps not in all ways, but certainly in many. This is an obvious thought of course, but sometimes not all that common.

When I saw this video, I remember thinking, wow, I love what he is sharing, and coming from his place of influence this truly has a powerful message. This is an awesome video made by Woody Harrelson sharing some powerful thoughts from within.

In the video Woddy lays out a spoken word masterpiece that touches on all of the main aspects of our current society. If you truly take the time to listen, there is much to reflect on. And of course, there is an inspiring side of it all too.

This one is a bit of a throw back, but it’s a good one. Enjoy it!

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Josh Radnor From How I Met Your Mother Just Started A Conscious Band with Ben Lee

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You might be here because you are a fan of the hit TV show, How I Met Your Mother, or maybe you have fond memories of blasting “Catch My Disease” in your car on a hot summer day. Whatever the reason may be, you are about to discover a lesser-known side to actor-writer-director Josh Radnor and Australian singer-songwriter Ben Lee—who now form the musical duo Radnor & Lee.

In this very first episode of Uplifted Life’s new Redefining Success Podcast, Kosta Stoyanoff and I had the privilege of having a conversation with both of them over Skype only a few days before they left for their Brazil tour. We talked about their new musical venture, the effects of having achieved success and fame at a young age, what true success ought to be, spirituality, meditation, self-development and more! Playing the hosts was definitely out of our comfort zones, but we are glad we did it and were able to extract some valuable insights from these two amazing human beings.

There is a rumor circulating that they are a religious born again band because they don’t shy away from using words like word God in their lyrics. The truth is that they do not subscribe to any particular label and are simply fascinated by life’s bigger questions. In our 30-minute conversation with them, we found them to be incredibly grounded, intelligent and wise individuals who simply strive to get back to the basics of what really matters in life and care about becoming the best and most compassionate version of themselves. It was awesome to chat with two public figures who choose to use their influence to spread a positive and conscious message through their art!

Our intention with the Redefining Success Podcast is to collect gems of wisdom from individuals who see beyond our culture’s materialistic idea of success and have discovered a more fulfilling, whole and healthy view of what it means to lead a truly successful life. We believe that doing our part in helping rewrite the cultural story surrounding success can inspire a positive change in how we lead our lives—from our relationships to the way we do business.

Like Uplifted Life for more uplifting content and stay tuned for more episodes!

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Ben Lee’s Website: www.ben-lee.com
Josh Radnor’s Museletters: joshradnor.instapage.com
Like Radnor & Lee on Facebook: fb.com/radnorandlee
Listen to Radnor & Lee on Itunes and Spotify

 

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