Big Universe

Let’s Explore Modern Spirituality

It’s a big universe of ideas out there. If you’re looking for a fun and sometimes irreverent take on modern spirituality, you’ve come to the right show. From the tools of New Thought to the science behind magic to fun pop culture memes, hosts Jim Lefter and Sarah Bowen dive into spirituality from a unique perspective. Curious music, competitive and inspiring quote sessions, and in-depth interviews with the most interesting people in the field of open spirituality are all part of the adventure.

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About the host

JIM Lefter

Jim Lefter is a spiritual journeyman who’s been part of New Thought for over 20 years. He’s a television, video, and premium online video course producer and is the owner of He has experience in cable, broadcast, digital streaming and online production. Jim was the Founder/Executive Producer of the New Thought Channel – a streaming and online TV channel dedicated to open spirituality, empowerment and positive conscious media.

He was an award-winning Senior Producer/Editor with Discovery Networks and TLC. Audiences met him on-screen as both a producer and on-camera talent on A&E’s ‘Random 1’ and the related film ‘Lost in Woonsocket,’ which aired on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) and in select theaters.

Jim has been a TV and Content Producer since the age of 11 (in his mind) when his childhood heroes were media gurus like Brandon Tartikoff and Tom Shales. He lives with his wonderful wife and son, plus a dog who doesn’t play fetch and a cat who does.

Sarah Bowen

Sarah A. Bowen is multifaith spiritual educator and animal chaplain. She is a faculty member at One Spirit Interfaith Seminary, a columnist on animal/human relationships for Spirituality & Health magazine, and the author of two award-winning books on modern spirituality, including Spiritual Rebel. Her latest book, Sacred Sendoffs: An Animal Chaplain’s Advice For Surviving Animal Loss, Making Life Meaningful, & Healing The Planet, contains tools for surviving animal loss and mindfully extending compassion to the 8.7 million other species we share this interdependent planet with.

Sarah’s work has appeared in a wide range of media, including Parabola, Elephant Journal, mindbodygreen, and Light of Consciousness. She has presented on interspecies spirituality at the United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week, Parliament of World’s Religions, Compassion Arts Festival, and Pace E Bene’s Campaign Nonviolence Action Week. She is also a cofounder of Compassion Consortium, the first interfaith, interspiritual, and interspecies faith community. Sarah holds a BA in Human Ecology, MA in Religious Studies, and was ordained at One Spirit Interfaith Seminary. When Sarah grows up, she wants to be a Jedi. Learn more at

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