Matt Belair - podcast
Along comes Matt Belair, a true Brother, extreme snowboarder, author of Zen Athlete: A Guide to Self Mastery. We did a podcast together, digging deep into the spirit zone of extreme athleticism. This is one of the best; he calls it "Miracles and the Return to Power"
Future Primitive - Podcast
Joanna Harcourt-Smith, author of "Tripping the Bardo with Timothy Leary: My Psychedelic Love Story", interviewed me. Special energy passed between us in that conversation. Perhaps it’s a shared experience of embracing the void, each in our own way, and then, amidst the terror and the ecstasy, seeing the vision of a peaceful place. Maybe that is just words and it’s something even deeper. I don’t know. But I invite you all to join us on this journey.
We Don’t Die Radio Show
I had a wonderful interview with Sandra Champlain from the “We Don’t Die Radio Show.” To me, the important issue is not whether we “die” when we “die,” but whether we are open to life as we see it in This World and whether we approach “death” without fear. I talk about my failed journey to the Other World with Moolynaut and my metabolic collapse after the Ellesmere Expedition.
Tsunami Rangers Extreme Sea Kayaking Adventures
A review of Crocodiles and Ice by Nancy Soares: "To me, it’s all about connection and compassion…Once we lose one or the other, or both, the world becomes a much less pleasant place, and a more dangerous place, to live in." – Jon Turk.
After reading this book the first thing I thought was Wow. This book should be read. Why? For one thing, it’s a really good read. But as I started to write this review I looked at my notes and then at the blurb on the back of the book. One word caught my eye: sanity.
Excellence Reporter: The Meaning of Life
So, I get an email asking me to write a short essay on "The Meaning of Life". Nina, characteristically, tells me that there is no meaning to life. Fair enough. Well, plumbers fix pipes; writers write essays. It's games played by our think-too-much-know-it-all brains.
Life Out Loud with Junie Moon
Had a wonderful 45 minute conversation in March, 2016, with Juni Moon on her site "Life Out Loud with Juni Moon". We talked about The Tundra, The Hunter, and The Shaman and the importance of these archetypes in the Koryak worldview:
Future Primitive Interview - Podcast
In the summer of 2013 I did an interview with Joanna Harcourt-Smith, one of the most insightful conversations I have had in a long time. It is now posted on the site Future Primitive. Just the name of their organization is so thrilling and evocative. I hope and believe that we will work together repeatedly in the future.
Hemispheres Radio Show
I did a great radio show with Jim Banks at KGNU in Boulder, Colorado in January, 2015. From the KGNU website: “On Hemispheres this week host Jim Banks interviews Jon Turk, world explorer, kayaker, and skier. Jon discusses indigenous cultures in northern Siberia, the Soviet era destruction of these cultures, and the shamanic spirituality that still survives on the frozen Siberian tundra.
From my readers
I urge you all to share your ideas, your own experiences, and your visions, with me and all of my readers.