Future Primitive

Future Primitive is a podcasting website that presents intimate conversations with authors, visionaries and innovators from around the world. Listen to this community of voices who speak about our connection and partnership with the living Earth.

- Joanna Harcourt-Smith

January 16th, 2015

Jamming for Change

an interview with Shilpa Jain

Shilpa Jain In this week’s episode Shilpa Jain speaks with Joanna about  her work in YES! as a connector of change.

Shilpa Jain currently rooting herself in Oakland/Berkeley, CA, where she serves as the Executive Director of YES!. Prior to taking on this role, Shilpa spent two years as the Education and Outreach Coordinator of Other Worlds and ten years as a learning activist with Shikshantar: The People’s Institute for Rethinking Education and Development, based in Udaipur, India, where she served as coordinator of the Swapathgami (Walkouts-Walkons) Network. Shilpa has researched and written numerous books and articles, and facilitated workshops and gatherings on topics including globalization, creative expressions, ecology, democratic living, innovative learning and unlearning. Her publications include “A Poet’s Challenge to Schooling”, “Reclaiming the Gift Culture”, “Other Worlds of Power”, “Paths of Unlearning”, “Unfolding Learning Societies”. She is also co-author of “Connect. Inspire. Collaborate”, a highly sought-after facilitation manual.

 

“I Can’t Sit Still”, original music by Evarusnik

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January 6th, 2015

Dying to Know

an interview with Gay Dillingham

Gay DillinghamOn Saturday 10th, at 7 pm, at the Center for Contemporary Arts of Santa Fe (CCA)Gay Dillingham, director of “Dying to Know”, and Joanna Harcourt-Smith, will present a discussion and Q & A after the screeening of the film. Be there then.

In this episode, Gay speaks about the genesis of her film, falling in love with Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert/Ram Dass; “I behold death because it teaches me how to live”; what never dies; inviting cultural conversations about death, psychedelics; rites of passage, our dream life…; dancing with the mystery.

Gay Dillingham started making documentary films out of college in the late 80s. her first, “The WIPP Trail”, narrated by Robert Redford, cast a critical eye at our nation’s first and still world’s only underground nuclear waste repository. It became a community organizing tool and aired on PBS nationally followed by a panel discussion. “My Body Belongs to Me”, a children’s pro-active educational program on sexual abuse, earned the American Film Festival award for “Guidance & Values Education”. Her company co-produced Dr. Andrew Weil’s first programs in the mid 90s. Today, she is again concentrating her passion to inform and enlighten through her film company CNS Communications, LLC. The project, “Dying to Know” has been a labor of love she has cultivated on and off for 18 years; footage so compelling it was haunting her to finish. She is grateful to be back to her life’s passion making the films & telling meaningful stories.

 

 

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January 2nd, 2015

Happy New Year!

Future Primitive New YearDear Friends,

Thank for listening to our podcasts all year round!

Back next week with an intimate conversation to bring tenderness and knowing to your hearts and minds.

 

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December 26th, 2014

Reclaiming the Wild Soul

an interview with Mary Reynolds Thompson

Mary Reynolds ThompsonIn this week’s episode, Mary Reynolds Thompson speaks with Joanna about: our natural humanness; meeting the wild enchantment; poetry therapy: healing with metaphor; a future primitive; a guided journey through the primal landscapes; the roots of belonging to the earth; the energy of loving aliveness; rediscovering mystery and spontaneity in our relationships; exploring the reunion of  our roots and our future.

Mary Reynolds Thompson is an author, facilitator of poetry and journal therapy, and certified life coach who helps people discover and live their Wild Soul Story so they can bridge the false divide between outer and inner nature, Earth and Self, and become fully connected and alive. A fresh voice in the eco-spirituality movement, her essays have appeared in numerous publications, including The Ecozoic, and SageWoman.  She is the author of “Embrace Your Inner Wild” (best nature book, 2011) and “Reclaiming the Wild Soul: How Earth’s Landscapes Restore Us to Wholeness”.

 

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December 19th, 2014

Medicines of Interbeing

an interview with Oliver Hockenhull

Oliver HockenhullIn this week’s episode, Oliver Hockenhull speaks with Joanna about: entheogens as cultural medicines; Aldous Huxley: a holistic intelectual; a longer version of his film “Neurons to Nirvana” to be released soon; societal healing: towards a culture of empathy and imagination; his new project “Ctizen Planet: The Meaning of Interbeing”; the algorithm of evolution; slowing down and recognizing our interconnectedness.

Oliver Hockenhull works in film, video, hyper media installations, writing, and design. He has taught at Northwestern University in Chicago and presented at Universities in Canada, rthe US, and Europe. He has concentrated on pivotal subjects: among others, the social and intellectual import of the eminenwrtier, Aldous Huxley; a hyper media installation that questions ‘chance’ – as quantum indeterminate noise – to edit film; and most recently a double versioned feature documentary on psychedelics. His newest project is ” Citizen Planet: The Meaning of Interbeing”.

http://www.thegreatmedicines.com

https://dana.io/citizen-planet

 

 

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December 13th, 2014

The Longing to Connect

an interview with Kosha Joubert

Kosha JoubertIn this week’s episode, Kosha Joubert speaks with Joanna about the longing to connect with the land; her first experience of intentional community in Nature; the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN): buliding conversations between cultures; the sense of not-knowing and deep listening; conflict as “evolutionary tension”; ecological and emotional composting; the four dimennsions of sustainability; an ancient future: celebrating each other’s ancestry in a global eco-culture.

Kosha Anja Joubert is an international facilitator, trainer and consultant. She was born and grew up in South Africa. The system of Apartheid deeply influenced her life’s path: She decided to devote herself to the study and practice of trustful communication and community building in diverse settings. She has been living in intentional communities for the past 20 years and currently serves as President of the Board of the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN)-International and Secretary General of GEN-Europe. her last 10 years were spent in Sieben Linden, Germany. Recently she moved to Findhorn, Scotland, with her two children. She is a co-founder of Gaia Education, which develops trainings at the cutting-edge of sustainability and co-author of the internationally applied Gaia Education curriculum, the Ecovillge Desing Education. She co-edited “Beyond You and Me – Inspirations and Wisdom for Building Community” (Permanent Publications) with her partner, Robin Alfred. She just had her first book published in Germany on the Power of Collective Wisdom: “The Change Makers Guide to Collective Wisdom”, and is looking forward to translating it into English. It is a joy and a honour for her to be an active part of the ecovillage movement.

 

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December 5th, 2014

In Love with Fermentation

an interview with Sandor Katz

Sandor KatzIn this week’s episode, Sandor Katz speaks to us about the fascinating world of fermented foods. He introduces us to fermentation as food activism; the association of traditional fermented foods and good health and longevity; easy ways of making fermented food in your home; entering in relationship with (micro)ecology: our bacterial allies; how the art of fermentation is attracting growing numbers of people.

Sandor Ellix Katz is a self-taught ferementaiotn experiementalist. he wrote “Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods” (Chelsea Green, 2003) – which Newsweek called “the fermenting bible” – in order to share the fermentation wisdom he had learned, and demystify home fermentation. Since the book’s publication, Katz has taught hundreds of fermentation workshops across North America and beyond, taking on a role he describes as a “fermentation revivalist”.  He is also the author of “The Art of Fermentation” – his latest book, an in-depth exploration of the topic – and “The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved: Inside America’s Underground Food Movements” (Chelsea Green, 2006).

www.wildfermentation.com

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