The power of people

Or why we are still amazing but refuse to believe it

I have always enjoyed the adventure of meeting people with a purpose..especially people who have never heard of me. That was a double entendre by the way. I meant meeting people who have a clear mission or purpose to which they dedicate themselves. I also mean that I have had a clear purpose in meeting them too. That has inexorably led to the creation of Real Rover. To interview is to meet

Mikhail Gorbachev was the greatest example of that double entendre

I hope this short essay will give you the mind to go out and meet those people you may believe have no interest in you simply because they don’t know you. To think thus would have resulted in a greatly impoverished human race of course. And why? Well because the energy radiating from the mind, body and soul of another human is unlike anything else in the universe. To meet such a person is literally to get blessed i.e. touched at a deeper level than normally. I spent a few days in Gorbachev’s company by pure accident some would say. But I planned it somewhere so deeply in my heart that the universe of space and time had no alternative but to deliver him up to me. All I wanted you see, ALL I wanted was to bask in his presence. Not because I worshipped him, no but because I instinctively felt that he was a man who would or could really change the world. Decades later I watch a documentary called Meeting Gorbachev directed by the man I studied how to make films by, Werner Herzog. And I now realise my instinct was right. Gorbachev was born a peasant for Christ’s sake!

Such a growth of such uncategorised energy is an expression of real individuality. I daresay that is something we are in great danger of losing in a politically correct world of me-ness at all costs. Me must be free to be me you see. Et voila a life of selfies, FB likes and thingies to buy without apparent end or even thought of end. You know. Would you go out of your way to meet somebody like that?

In Istanbul I saw a Chinese tourist with an Iphone on a camera pole posing for herself right there on the cusp of those profoundly different worlds of Europe and Asia with the Bosporus down below. She had all the right gear on and knew exactly which spots to go visit to take more selfies at. She was blithely unaware of anybody else around, clearly. She could have come from anywhere but the Chinese I have seen so far do seem to fit the mould of ‘the modern human who has no meaning whatsoever’. Another double entendre. There is surely no evolutionary meaning to the endless production of humans who are here to take selfies and consume more and yes, such a human has no need for meaning in his or her life. Thingies will do just fine thanks..the more the merrier.

However the people who have dedicated themselves to their passion have grown another body in a sense. You cannot see it with your eyes because it is made of shimmering electromagnetic energy. It is made of a power that imagination has spawned and life experience has honed into a focused beam of intelligence. Not the Ivy League smart arse intelligence no. The intelligence of a human who has realised that life is not a material experience but a creative one. Or, life is the supreme adventure.

Looking back at how I developed this need to meet people completely out of my social and economic spheres of influence is harder to track. I grew up in a very working class Scottish environment where the people you meet go to the same pub and throw up on the same street corners, where your accent or lack of it either get you banned from certain circles or get the shit kicked out of you on a Saturday night. But I was very curious, another double entendre. I had an unusually high level of curiosity in my soul yes, but I was also really different from the others it seemed. Almost like a mutant. I read Dostoevsky and Henry Miller at sixteen and spent hours in the public libraries with enormous map books..dreaming of foreign lands. I still had not met anybody interesting though…but I would.

To be continued

Real Rover at one year

It was about this time last year that I decided to become a podcaster as I wrote on the last post here. Since then I have conducted 35 interviews that look like this in different formats

Now I use Whooshka. Here is the title page

From Sound Engine to Whooshka

It uploads all the interviews effortlessly to the Itunes platform for Real Rover. Looks like this:

I have utilized my Japanese Youtube channel to upload interviews that will in future include Real Rover interviews with subtitles.

I began with Dr. Jeff Mishlove’s In Presence series and soon it will be on his site. This is what the subtitles look like.

Hi I’m Jeffrey Mishlove

Upcoming guest will be one of the world’s foremost philosophers Dr. Bernardo Kastrup..stay tuned!

London Real and Real Rover

I had come to an impasse. Who doesn’t? But the years had flashed by and now I was 65. Here we go again. I must re-invent myself. But how? Can I pull one more off, really? Or will I just go live in the woods and be a hermit sadhu? Yeah, there was that option too. After all, in ancient India you had four lives and I was pretty much done with my third, Karma Yoga i.e. raising a family, doing business and paying my taxes.

I was in London when I took the first step towards London Real. Graham Hancock had kindly introduced me to Brian and suggested I be a guest. No response. It figures I surmised. After all nobody has heard of me in the West. I live in the East, really far East. As far as you can go actually. Japan.

So I decided to walk into his office and had a few hours before getting on that train South for a meeting. It turned out that when I left the hotel the streets were full of people looking at their cell phones. I mean thousands..


Another terrorist attack? Not today boys! I will have to bust into Brian Rose’s office and get his attention! This guy is an important man to meet. I have to physically get there and the tube should take about half an hour. It was the tube that had got untubed..a strike.
Lazy British buggers! Being British I know, believe me.

Taxi! Roads absolutely jammed. Buses at a standstill. So that was my first attempt to meet Brian Rose and get on his show…

What would I talk about? I would talk about living in Japan for over four decades and how important it is to get the message of London Real out there because the interest level is huge.

I knew this because I had delivered 223 80 minute lectures in Japanese over 3 years in Tokyo which went out live on Youtube. About what? Well let’s see. Medieval mysticism, leading edge science, alternative health and Japanthropology, ancient civilizations and the electric universe, giant conspiracies and the demise of spiritual discipline, about zen and the art of hitting the target actually..whilst not trying to..

Such a blabbermouth! But the Japanese listeners raved. Real information at last and the haters too of course. This old guy is f***ed in the head!

The channel went beyond Japan to Japanese living overseas and to folks who wanted to study Japanese and could not figure out how such words were coming out the mouth of an Irish Scotsman with such passion. People would stop me in the street and, like with Brian, tell me how their lives had changed. How they were now walking barefoot or doing cold showers or using mindmaps..

Then the impasse. I need to move on. Something has changed since the Iceland trek. I am not the same anymore. I quit the highly paid corporate adviser post. Enough bullet trains already! My wife was not amused.

” What the hell happened to you in Iceland?! ”

Meanwhile Brian has grown London Real way beyond the piddly wee podcast it had been. New office. New suit. I bet it was Dan Pena!

So there and then, just as one world ended a new meme dropped into my computer. It was yet another pitch for Broadcast You on Facebook and so this time I paid attention. I knew from Youtube experience that the future was not in seminar rooms, in writing books or getting on TV. I knew the future was in broadcasting your own message. But I had only done it in Japan. What was I, half a man? What about the English speaking world??

He knew something I needed to know..

The past eight weeks have passed in a flash. The course he offered in becoming a professional podcaster i.e. not hallucinating about it but actually stepping up to the plate, was well designed and solidly executed with the help of his team. We had our own teams withing the Broadcast You community of about 200 students plus or minus. I wonder, did anybody actually drop out? I think not..

I was on the road between Japan and Canada doing a live call via Zoom at the airport. No headphones so half of the South terminal at Vancouver International heard Brian rave on about the benefits of getting your values really straight and then offering the world your podcast based on people you interview who express those values.

Hey I did Napoleon Hill back before half the students were born..I know about programming the subconscious. I hung out out with people like Stuart Wilde who had some cool ideas about metaphysical success.

But then he was gone and there was no backup. Brian had overcome that problem by offering us all something really different. He offered us a tribe of support. That means you felt like we were all in this together, not just the students but his staff, his guests, all the folk who watch London Real. And then the clincher was the accountability doc. It looks like this today and yes I am proud of it. You had to do the work and prove it and to hell with your inner resistance. Just seeing that in action in your own life was worth the money.

So we all know what we have to do and what needs to get done but there is nothing new about that. Goal setting and time management are the life blood of any entrepreneur so I go back to the tribe. That was the genius stroke. And it is about to get a lot bigger because it was the tribe we have all lost. It is the tribe we mourn for. It is the connection we cut off ourselves. This Broadcast You was born from a tribe of committed people from all over the world. This matters..

Today I will interview a man who has interviewed all of the greatest movers and shakers in the New Paradigm. Dr. Jeffrey Mishlove is arguably the world’s number one provider of alternative information about reality than any other single person I know. His Thinking Allowed series ran on public television for close to two decades. And he is still at it! Who has he not interviewed?

Now 71 years old, just six short years older than me, he is better than ever and I have spent hours preparing for the interview. Would this have happened without Brian Rose?

I rest my case..


Go figure..