Origin Story: Coolest Tech Ever and Dr. Patrick Flanagan

By Ken Sheetz

We are growing rapidly.  Over 40 of the coolest tech ever products are now featured on this website that’s only 10 months old.  The site has been such a hit that we recently upgraded it.  BTW, our mothership site CoolestMeditationEver is under remodeling and will relaunch soon.

So how did a planetary healing website birth this new website for health and wellness technology, known affectionately as Coolest Tech Ever out of respect for our connection to the continent of ice? For that let’s time travel, tech we hope to offer you one day, to the fall of 2012. I was base-camped in Sedona filming healers for company called SpiritQuest and on a spirit quest of my own raising money for an Indiegogo to film a series of 24 meditations Antarctica. Out of the blue an LA friend, Nick Edwards, called and said to me, “Ken, I love your films so much I am going to introduce you to one of the greatest scientists of the New Age, in fact maybe the father of New Age movement himself, Sedona resident Dr. Patrick Flanagan. It’s going to change your life forever. Pat is flat-out going to be your most amazing contact of your career.”

I told Nick I was embarrassed that I’d never heard of the doctor and that I doubted, with all due respect, that any connection I’d made in my career could match building Harpo Studios for Oprah Winfrey. Nick forgave my ignorance. He told me he knew I’d change my tune after meeting Patrick. So I agreed purely on the recommendation of Nick to meet Dr. Flanagan.

Wow. Nick, who sadly passed away in 2015, could not have been more right. Pat and I hit it off instantly and he became the biggest backer of the Antarctica project. In return I agreed to film Pat in Chichen Itza, where he was speaking at a celebration of the end of the Mayan Calendar, on my way home from Antarctica. I let Nick know afterwards that I he was right. Pat is so bright he transcends GENIUS. Yes, even one as great as Oprah.

But frankly, I might have not taken on the Chichen Itza assignment if I knew the daunting task I faced to make it all the way up from Antarctica in time to film Dr. Flanagan.  After an ATM swallowed my only debit card tied to the Indiegogo that funded the entire Antarctica adventure, I traveled three days with only some cash a kind person named Michael had gifted me when they saw my ATM nightmare happen. After a series of long layovers without enough money for food, my only sleep on planes and in airports, I made it to Cancun.

But my travel troubles were not over. Through no fault of Pat’s, the poorly organized event that promised to pick me up by limo in Cancun never showed. Unfortunately, neither Nick nor Pat could be raised on the cell phone. Desperate to keep my filming promise, I improvised and bartered away my luggage and clothing to make the hot and bumpy 70 mile taxi ride. Broke and badly dehydrated, I arrived just in time in Chichen Itza to film Pat giving his speech to the enthralled Chichen Itza crowd.

My brother Western Unioned me the cash I needed to get home and I arrived back in LA with only my camera gear and the clothes on my back.  But it was worth it because Patrick was impressed I’d kept my word at great personal expense. A few weeks back in the LA grind I pitched Pat about making a 50-video web series about all his great products I was learning about. Genius that he is, he surprised me and made the decision right on the phone call, inviting me back to Sedona to film the web series that introduces a whole new generation of fans to Patrick.

My lucky stars and spirit guides had dropped me into the most exciting project of my 20 years as a filmmaker. Pat, a certified genius who had been featured in LIFE MAGAZINE at only age 17 as one of the world’s most promising young scientists, I’d soon learn has a huge global fan base. Co-starring his amazing wife Stephanie, the three of us birthed a 25 million views web series I dubbed THE FLANAGAN EXPERIMENTS.

2015 Limited Edition NEO Neurophone

2015 Limited Edition NEO Neurophone

This success would propel me into creating an Indiegogo for Pat that would sell 5,000 brain boosting devices and raise $1.6 million for Patrick’s NEO (Neural Efficiency Optimizer) Neurophone development. Unfortunately, the NEO project stopped after Patrick suffered a series of mini-strokes in 2015 and has yet to resume. But we hope to soon offer a update NF3 version from Pat’s German maker soon. Stay tuned on the email list. These are incredibly popular and will sell out fast.

In January of 2019, as tribute to the doctor and all he and his wife have done as my patrons, I curated all 50 videos and edited them into a theatrical feature film that sold-out a special screening of THE SEDONA FILM FESTIVAL. Pat’s amazing life story also wowed the crowd at the 2019 New Living expo. That new 2019 film can be watched here as free gift for joining our CTE email list using the free movie ticket tab to the right and top of this page. Email me at help@coolesttechever.com if you are already list member and want to see the movie for free.

Over the busy 7 years that have flown by since that magical 2012 introduction by Nick Edwards, Patrick and Stephanie have generously allowed me to market the gorgeous Sensor V medallion and other PhiSciences products to support my planetary meditation filming. As we have discovered more incredible life-enhancing technologies, our success with Dr. Flanagan opened doors to offer products from other greats of spirit science like sound healer Jonathan Goldman, Jason Stiles and iTorus, Mark Langford’s Blushield EMF protection, and others. Coolest Tech Ever has become a funder for our conscious film projects, planetary meditation and our peaceful mission to bring more harmony to mankind.

Ken & Elizabeth, CoolestMeditationEver.com Team

Ken & Elizabeth, CoolestMeditationEver.com Team

My love and partner Elizabeth, who came into my life in November of 2015, also as a result of following spirit to Antarctica — an amazing cosmic love story worthy of it’s own post — finally convinced me a year ago to spilt off our sales work from our meditations. And so CoolestMeditationEver.com had a baby, CoolestTechEver.com born  8.18.18.

It’s important to note that CTE’s sales support the planetary healing film work of CME. They work as a symbiotic team. Your CTE purchases also support Elizabeth’s brilliant ocean awareness project Ocean-Nation.org. Rest assured that Elizabeth and I use most of these now 40 strong line of coolest ever technologies that Patrick inspired us to carry ourselves daily. We know from happy customer testimonials that our Coolest Tribe Ever enjoy the tech as much as we do.

Thanks for reading and being part of our spirit tribe at Coolest Tribe Ever.

To Your Health and Happiness!

With Great Respect, Ken & Elizabeth

Here’s our newest addition to the CTE family: The Best Portable Hydration Device Out There!

Falling for Sleep

Moon Over Water SleeplessnessThe fine and comprehensive essay below on Sleep is a full diet of thought about how our lifestyles have removed us from the natural cycles of light and dark and healthy habits of connecting with nature that are so important to maintain our health in the wired world.

Falling For Sleep by Rubin Naiman

CTE EDITOR’S NOTE:  Healthy and natural sleep has been a pursuit for us. To that end, we began with completely blacking out all light except the moon and stars from our bedroom. We were shocked at how many little indicator lights glowed in our home. Blocking them helped. Then we put our wireless modem on a timer so it shut off for several hours during the night. We really noticed a difference and continued looking for ways to improve our sleep. The easiest we found was just plugging in a Blushield product. We immediately felt relief from the scalar wave flooding our home with a healthier frequency for our cells, which over time, has reduced chronic inflammation and produced a cascade of wellness: more energy, better sleep, lower stress. Recently we went two layers deeper into improving the health of our home environment. First, we replaced the wireless router and have our devices hooked up to Ethernet cables for internet access. Now the wireless is turned on only when needed. Second, we improved the grounding of our bodies with grounding mats under our desks, and a grounding blanket on our bed. This allows the natural discharge of positive ions building up in the body causing inflammation. It’s taken a lot of changes to get to better health, but our home has become a peaceful sanctuary where we truly feel rejuvenated. Try some changes in your environment–it will really help.

 

Intro to Kirtan

Intro to Kirtan

Elizabeth and Bhaktifest with Natesh Kirtan

Elizabeth England (L) and Cassandra Wallick of Band of Now (C) at Bhaktifest with Natesh Kirtan

By Rosie @ http://www.evolutionsyoga.com/intro-to-kirtan/

If you are like me, right now you are pretty clueless as to what Kirtan is, or what it’s actually like.

So, what the heck is Kirtan?

It’s a “jam session!”

Or…..

A call and response type of group chanting, with musicians, live instruments, peaceful energy, high frequency vibrations, like minds, and LOVE!

Just like Yoga, you’ll leave Kirtan feeling amazing.

Krishna Das, “the Pavarotti of Kirtan,” (as famously dubbed by Yoga Journal) describes Kirtan to his inquirers, as such: “It is a call and response, kinda sing-a-long….I sing a line and the audience repeats it. As the evening goes on, we all get deeper and quieter” (“A Moment with Krishna,” 1).

Not only is this a “jam session,” in which you’ll get to listen to some extremely talented artists, you’ll also benefit from this experience, in many different ways.

We all know the benefits of meditation (quiet mind, less stress, happiness, healthy mind).

One of the main goals of Kirtan is to quiet your mind, and bring yourself to a meditative state. With the enchanting Sanskrit words that most of us, myself included, will not understand, it should become easier for us to let go of our constant thought patterns, and give our mind a rest. It makes quieting the mind and meditating easier to grasp (possibly because there are no familiar words that set off cues and trigger thought patterns? Just guess here.) All this while also enjoying a peaceful energy that, I am sure is quite indescribable (Kitzie, 1).

What makes us feel so good?

We all resonate at different vibrational frequencies, and these frequencies change according to what we are thinking and doing at the present moment. When a group of us are all doing the same thing such as singing, chanting, breathing, and moving to the same beats, our vibrations begin to synchronize toward a higher frequency. Higher frequency vibrations are associated with feeling good (Ragani, 1).

The “laws of vibrations” help us, in that all of our vibrations align themselves to stronger, healthier vibrations. This is great, and also the reason why we tend to re-enter the “real” world from yoga, feeling blissful! You can’t help but latch on to those of us that have strong frequencies and higher frequency vibrations (Ragani, 1)!

Even if you are having a bad day (low frequency vibrations), it would be extremely difficult to hold onto those feelings during the course of a Kirtan experience, because you will constantly be attracted to the higher frequencies and feelings of goodness. If you were to merely to sit in the room without participating in the least, you should still be able to feel a shift in energy, to higher more blissful vibrations. This energy begins to activate the spirit that exists within us all. And, that’s what makes us feel so good (Ragani, 1).

I don’t know about you, but that sounds amazing! At this point, I really do not need any further winning over!

So, now….what the heck are they saying?

Kirtan is traditionally sung in Sanskrit. Sanskrit mantras, to be more specific. Traditionally, it is the calling of God’s name in Sanskrit. (Rosen, 6). However, in current times, and especially in the west, Kirtan has taken on a more modern approach. God’s name is still chanted in Sanskrit, but Sanskrit sayings/mantras, and even mantras in English are becoming prominent and modern instruments, such as the guitar, are also being introduced and popularized.

Don’t feel like you could keep up with the language? Or, feeling uncomfortable chanting things in a different language?

No problem. Just sit, relax, and take it all in. (This is probably where I will sit, until I become more comfortable with the whole process).

Or…..

Join in as best you can, sing, clap, dance, sway or meditate. There is no wrong way.

Kirtan in itself is a learning experience. You take from it exactly what you are meant to.

For the next five weeks I will be highlighting different aspects of Kirtan, in order to educate and inspire you all to join us with Arjun Baba on June 22nd. This event will be a great honor for Indianapolis, and a real treat for us all. Let’s welcome Arjun with open minds, and open hearts!

In the next five blog posts, in the next five weeks, I will be covering these aspects of Kirtan:

-The History/Famous Kirtaniyas

-Arjun Baba (our special guest)

-Religious aspect? Yes or No?

-Movies/Links/Music Bites/Articles/ The works

-Arjun’s Mantras and their meanings

Stay tuned, and get excited about Arjun Baba and Kirtan!

Peace,
Rosie at  http://www.evolutionsyoga.com/intro-to-kirtan/

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