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December 17th, 2010

Max Dashu

Max Dashu is an artist, writer, and teacher . Max founded the Suppressed Histories Archives in 1970 to research and document women’s history from an international perspective. She has photographed some 15,000 slides and created 100 slideshows on female power and heritages transhistorically. (For titles and descriptions, see the online catalog.)

For nearly 40 years, Dashu has presented hundreds of slide talks at universities, community centers, bookstores, schools, libraries, prisons, galleries, festivals and conferences around North America. Her work bridges the gap between academia and grassroots education. It foregrounds indigenous women passed over by standard histories and highlights female spheres of power retained even in patriarchal societies.

Dashu is known for her expertise on ancient female iconography in world archaeology, goddess traditions, and women shamans. She has also done extensive research on mother-right cultures and the origins of domination. The Women’s Power DVD has been screened in the US, Britain, Netherlands, Italy, and Australia.

Visit www.suppressedhistories.net to see her slideshow catalog, articles, and excerpts from The Secret History of the Witches, a forthcoming sourcebook on European folk religion, women’s culture, and the witch hunts.

Max speaks with Joanna about drummers, dreamers, diviners. Oracles, seers, and prophets. Medicine women, healers, curanderas, and herbalists. Women who invoke spirit. Rainmakers. Ecstatic dancers, shapeshifters, sky-goers. A global view of female shamans from the Suppressed Histories Archives…

Music: “Dunia Djamou”  (from The Divas from Mali) by  Sali Sidibe

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December 13th, 2010

Julieta Casimiro (Versión Original Española)

an interview with Julieta Casimiro

Julieta Casimiro es una sanadora mazateca. Además de su labor como sanadora indígena, Julieta ha ganado reconocimiento internacional como miembro del Concejo Internacional de las Trece Abuelas Indígenas – un grupo de maestras espirituales, mujeres medicinales y guardianas de sabiduria, desde su fundación en 2004.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julieta_Casimiro

Dona Julieta y sus hijas Lourdes y Eugenia hablan con Joanna sobre su trabajo como sanadoras con los hongos Teonanacatl. Ellas se refiere a los hongos como “los niños santos.”

NOTE: Please click here for the English translation of this interview by Joanna.

Music: Stars of the Morning Sky (from “Ars Moriendi”) by Jonas Hellborg & Glen Velez

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December 10th, 2010

Julieta Casimiro

an interview with Julieta Casimiro

Julieta Casimiro is a Mazatec Healer. As well as her work as an indigenous healer, Julieta has gained international recognition as a member of the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers – a group of spiritual elders, medicine women and wisdom keepers since its founding in 2004.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julieta_Casimiro

Joanna speaks with Doña Julieta (and her daughters Lourdes and Eugenia) about her work as a healer with the Teonanacatl mushrooms. Julieta refers to them as niños santos (little saints).

NOTE: This is the English translation by Joanna. For the original Spanish version please click here.

Music: Stars of the Morning Sky (from “Ars Moriendi”) by Jonas Hellborg & Glen Velez

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December 6th, 2010

The wisdom of not knowing Part 2

an interview with Timothy Freke

This is the 2nd part of the interview with Tim: Tim speaks with Joanna about his experience with entheogens, shamans  as a primal force of spirituality, the paradox of polarities, the co-evolution of mind and matter…

Click here for an UPDATED version of Part 1 of the interview.

http://www.timothyfreke.com/

Music: Tarahumara Matachin Music

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December 3rd, 2010

The wisdom of not knowing

an interview with Timothy Freke

NOTE: Due to some audio technical issues, this show was re-published today (Feb 18, 2010). Please click on the link below to access the updated version:

UPDATED “The wisdom of not knowing”

The earlier version of the audio is no longer available. Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience.

Timothy Freke is a philosopher or ‘lover of wisdom’ who is pioneering a simple new way to experience a profound spiritual awakening, which fully embraces our everyday humanity. He has spent his life exploring the awakened state he often simply calls ‘The Mystery Experience’, and helping others to experience the ‘Big Love’.

Tim has an honors degree in philosophy and is an internationally respected authority on world spirituality. He is the author of over thirty books that have established his reputation as a scholar and free-thinker.

He is best known for his groundbreaking work on Christian Gnosticism with his close friend Peter Gandy, including The Jesus Mysteries, which was a top 10 best-seller in the UK and USA, and a ‘Book of the Year’ in the UK Daily Telegraph. In recent years he has articulated his own ‘lucid philosophy’ in The Laughing Jesus, Lucid Living, and How Long is Now?

He is a passionate and playful communicator, whose enthusiasm for life is contagious. Tim is the founder of The Alliance for Lucid Living, (The ALL), an organization dedicated to our collective awakening. He lives with his wife Debbie and their two children in Glastonbury, England.

http://www.timothyfreke.com/

Tim Speaks with Joanna about his first experience of being “deep awake”, “lucid living”, gnosis, the “Big Love”…

Music: Tarahumara Matachin Music

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November 26th, 2010

Learning as a form of spirituality

an interview with Mary Catherine Bateson

Mary Catherine Bateson is an American writer and cultural anthropologist.  Mary Bateson was the Clarence J. Robinson Professor of Anthropology and English at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia and is now Professor Emerita. Since 2006, she has been working with the Center on Aging and Work/Workplace Flexibility at Boston College as a visiting scholar. Mary Bateson also serves the Lifelong Access Libraries Initiative of the Americans for Libraries Council as a special consultant.  Other teaching and research she has done includes locations such as Harvard University, Northeastern University, Damavand College (Tehran), Ateneo de Manila University, Brandeis University, Amherst College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Spelman College. She has been the Dean of Social Studies and Humanities at the University of Northern Iran and the Dean of Faculty at Amherst College.

Dr. Bateson is a distinguished author in her field with many published monographs. Among Dr. Bateson’s many books is Composing a Life, Our Own Metaphor, and Peripheral Visions, as well as a memoir, With a Daughter’s Eye: A Memoir of Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson.  Composing a Further Life: The Age of Active Wisdom is her latest book.

http://www.marycatherinebateson.com/

Mary Catherine speaks with Joanna about a new kind of elderhood, the deep need for long-term thinking, life-long learning, identifying self-limiting clichés, “where wisdom comes from…?”

Music: “Proseta se Jovka Kumanovka” (from Live in Zagreb), by Vlatko Stefanovski & Miroslav Tadic

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November 22nd, 2010

Trying to be a human being, despite all…

an interview with Chellis Glendinning

Chellis Glendinning is a writer and a psychologist specializing in recovery from post-traumatic stress. She is the author of Waking Up in the Nuclear Age (1987); When Technology Wounds (1990); My Name Is Chellis and I’m in Recovery from Western Civilization (1994); Off the Map: An Expedition Deep into Empire and the Global Economy (1999, 2002); and Chiva: A Village Takes on the Global Heroin Trade (2005). Off the Map won the National Federation of Press Women 2000 Book Award.

In 2007 her folk opera about immigration, De Un Lado Al Otro, was performed at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe — with Robert Castro directing and Cipriano Vigil composing. She lives in a village near Cochabamba, Bolivia.

http://www.chellisglendinning.org/

Chellis speaks with Joanna about the fragmentation of land-based culture, the joys of the creative process, “the cauldron of consciousness”, her biological and cultural ancestors, language and embodiment… (this dialogue was recorded in April 2010, on the eve of Chellis’ move to Bolivia)

Music: “Arternal” (from Songs for the inner world) by Talvin Singh

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November 15th, 2010

Riki Ott

an interview with Riki Ott

Riki Ott, PhD, is a trained marine toxicologist, author, and former commercial fisherma’m who was on the scene during the Exxon Valdez oil spill. For 21 years, she has been the voice and face of efforts for justice: Ott has written two books on oil spill impacts to ecosystems, people, and communities (Sound Truth and Corporate Myths; Not One Drop) and starred in Black Wave, an award-winning feature film. In 2010, Ott brought her expertise to the Gulf, volunteering 5 months to expose BP’s cover-up attempts, including public health problems, and to empower local residents to take action. She co-founded Ultimate Civics, a project of Earth Island Institute and a member of the national grassroots coalition MoveToAmend.org, and is calling to amend the Constitution to abolish corporate personhood. In October, Ott received Huffington Post’s Game Changer 2010 Award.

http://movetoamend.org/

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October 24th, 2010

Antwi Akom

an interview with Antwi Akom

Antwi Akom founded the Wangari Maathai Center for Economic, Educational and Environmental Design in 2010, an organization that harnesses the expertise and imagination of leading academics, community leaders, and decision-makers to address policy and planning issues like energy, education, waste, water, advanced manufacturing, and design. The WMC’s most recent project is “Greening the Educational Industrial Complex” which is pioneering “Green STEM” curricular pathways that combine art and social media with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to create college and career pathways in environmental and clean energy fields for low-income and vulnerable youth. In 2009, Dr. Akom co-founded the Environmental Sustainability Planning Network (ESPN), a national learning network that drafts local and regional climate action plans to reduce carbon emissions, secure land tenure, improve economic opportunities, build infrastructure, and improve environmental health. The culmination of this work will be a Climate Justice Youth Bill of Rights to be unveiled on Earth day 2012.

Dr. Akom is a 2010 recipient of a RIMI Investigator Award supported by the National Center on Minority and Health Disparities. Dr. Akom earned a BA from the University of California Berkeley, an MA from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in Sociology.

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October 24th, 2010

Greg Mortenson

an interview with Greg Mortenson

Greg Mortenson is the co-founder of nonprofit Central Asia Institute www.ikat.org, founder of Pennies For Peace www.penniesforpeace.org, co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Three Cups of Tea www.threecupsoftea.com, and author of bestseller Stones into Schools www.stonesintoschools.com. In 2009, Mortenson received Pakistan’s highest civil award, Sitara-e-Pakistan (“Star of Pakistan”) for his dedicated and humanitarian effort to promote education and literacy in rural areas for fifteen years. Several bi-partisan U.S. Congressional representatives nominated Mortenson for the Nobel Peace Prize in both 2008 and 2009. The award recipient is chosen by a secret process and announced in October the following year.

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October 24th, 2010

David De Rothschild

an interview with David De Rothschild

David De Rothschild is an adventurer, environmentalist and the founder of myoo.com a group that primarily uses exploration and storytelling as a way to give nature a voice. David’s passion and commitment to action has seen him ski, dogsled and kite to both the North and South poles as well as visiting some of the world’s most remote and fragile regions in order to bring wide-spread media attention and, moreover, solutions to urgent global environmental issues. From March to July 2010, David and a crew of five undertook the latest expedition, the Plastiki, sailing across the Pacific Ocean on a catamaran made buoyant by 12,500 reclaimed plastic bottles to beat waste. David is recognized as a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, Clean up the World Ambassador, UNEP Climate Hero and a Young Global Leader respectively.

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October 24th, 2010

Nikki Henderson

an interview with Nikki Henderson

Nikki Henderson is the Executive Director of People’s Grocery in West Oakland, CA. Under Nikki’s leadership, the organization has launched a new strategic campaign strongly focusing on: revitalizing the economy of West Oakland through all aspects of the food system, from production to distribution, and leveraging the power of local nutrition, education ,and major health institutions to reduce obesity, diabetes, and other major health ailments in West Oakland. Before People’s Grocery, Nikki worked closely with Van Jones and Phaedra Ellis Lamkins at Green for All, fighting for a green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty. She also worked for Slow Food USA, in Brooklyn, NY where President Josh Viertel came to regard her as an “extraordinary leader with a vision for how food and urban farming can be tools of empowerment.” In 2010, Nikki was featured in ELLE Magazine as one of the five Gold Awardees. She has a Master’s Degree in African American Studies from UCLA, and is originally from Los Angeles, CA.

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October 24th, 2010

Robert Leaver

an interview with Robert Leaver

Robert Leaver has over 38 years of experience organizing over 500 projects for clients across the country. As a teacher, he helped found Boston College’s Leadership for Change graduate program, bringing a generation of leaders into the world of “systems thinking”. As a social entrepreneur, he helped develop many long-standing organizations, including the New England Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) and the Business Alliance for Local, Living Economies (BALLE). As a convener and facilitator, he has led thousands of groups on the journey from confusion to clarity, managing each group’s unique dynamic to help them generate their best thinking, identify the connections to required capabilities and implement a clear plan of action.

http://www.newcommons.com/

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October 24th, 2010

Bob Cavnar

an interview with Bob Cavnar

Bob Cavnar is a 30-year veteran of the oil and gas industry with deep experience in operations, start-ups, turn-arounds, and management of both public and private companies. He was most recently President and Chief Executive Officer of Milagro Exploration, a large, privately held oil and gas exploration firm based in Houston, Texas with operations along the Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi Gulf Coasts, and offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. Cavnar holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University and completed the Program for Management Development at the Harvard Business School.

Bob is founder of TheDaily Hurricane.com

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October 24th, 2010

Greg Marley

an interview with Greg Marley

Wild mushrooms bring color, beauty and mystery into the forest and offer a way to connect with nature. They provide fresh, seasonal, gourmet-quality meals for foragers – and the occasional illness for those who mistakenly select a toxic variety. Medicinal mushrooms, meanwhile, offer a path to sustaining optimal health and hold the promise of immune-boosting healing for many illnesses. For the more adventurous, hallucinogenic mushrooms open and expand the mind, offering a gateway to mystical experience.

Mushrooms play a vital role in the health of our forests and are an indispensable link in the chain of forest ecology. The seasonal sale of wild mushrooms supports families in many rural developing or Third-World regions, and mushrooms are increasingly cultivated in tropical lands as a source of protein. Come celebrate the great mushrooms in our world with mycologist and author Greg A Marley. He will share with you his passion for wild mushrooms, and offer advice for inviting mushrooms into your own lives and gardens.

For Greg’s latest book, click on Chanterelle Dreams, Amanita Nightmares: The Love, Lore, and Mystique of Mushrooms

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October 23rd, 2010

Annie Leonard

an interview with Annie Leonard

Annie Leonard is the author and host of The Story of Stuff video. She is author of The Story of Stuff, the book, published by Free Press of Simon and Schuster on March 9, 2010.
 Annie has spent nearly two decades investigating and organizing on environmental health and justice issues. She has traveled to 40 countries, visiting literally hundreds of factories where our stuff is made and dumps where our stuff is dumped. Witnessing first hand the horrendous impacts of both over- and under- consumption around the world, Annie is fiercely dedicated to reclaiming and transforming our industrial and economic systems so they serve, rather than undermine, ecological sustainability and social equity.

 Annie is currently the Director of The Story of Stuff Project and is on the boards of International Forum for Globalization and GAIA (Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives) and has previously served on the Boards of the Grassroots Recycling Network, the Environmental Health Fund, Global Greengrants India and Greenpeace India. She did her undergraduate studies at Barnard College, Columbia University and graduate work in City and Regional Planning at Cornell, both in New York. She is currently based in the Bay Area, California.

http://www.storyofstuff.com/

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October 23rd, 2010

Michael Ben-Eli

an interview with Michael Ben-Eli

Michael Ben-Eli Is founder of the Sustainability Laboratory, established in order to develop and demonstrate breakthrough approaches to sustainability practices, expanding prospects and producing positive, life affirming impacts on people and ecosystems in all parts of the world.

An international management consultant, Michael pioneered applications of Systems Thinking and Cybernetics in management and organization. In recent years, he has focused primarily on issues related to sustainability and sustainable development, working to help inspire leaders in business, government, community, and youth accelerate a peaceful transition to a sustainable future.

Dr. Ben-Eli graduated from the Architectural Association in London and later received a Ph.D. from the Institute of Cybernetics at Brunel University, where he studied under Gordon Pask.

http://www.sustainabilitylabs.org/

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October 23rd, 2010

Seth Goldman

an interview with Seth Goldman

Seth Goldman is President and TeaEO of Honest Tea, the company he co-founded out of his home in 1998 with Professor Barry Nalebuff of the Yale School of Management. Honest Tea is the nation’s best-selling organic bottled tea company, with products distributed through more than 30,000 outlets in every state, as well as overseas and has thrived with an annual compound growth rate of over 60 percent. In 2008, The Coca-Cola Company purchased a minority interest in Honest Tea, fueling further growth as Honest became the first organic and Fair Trade brand to move into the world’s largest beverage distribution system.

Recently, Honest Tea was included on The Better World Shopping Guide’s list of “ten best companies on the planet based on their overall social and environmental record.” Prior to co-founding Honest Tea, Goldman held management positions at the Calvert Group, a socially-responsible mutual fund company. He serves on the boards of the American Beverage Association, Bethesda Green, The Calvert Foundation and Happy Baby. In 2008, Goldman was named Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year for Greater Washington D.C.”

http://www.honesttea.com/

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October 22nd, 2010

Van Jones

an interview with Van Jones

Van Jones is a globally recognized, award-winning pioneer in human rights and the clean-energy economy. Van is a co-founder of three successful non-profit organizations: the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Color of Change and Green For All. He is the best-selling author of the definitive book on green jobs: The Green-Collar Economy. He served as the green jobs advisor in the Obama White House in 2009. Van is currently a senior fellow at the Center For American Progress. Additionally, he is a senior policy advisor at Green For All. Van also holds a joint appointment at Princeton University, as a distinguished visiting fellow in both the Center for African American Studies and in the Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

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October 22nd, 2010

Diane Wilson

an interview with Diane Wilson

Diane Wilson, a fourth-generation shrimper, began fishing the bays off the Gulf Coast of Texas at the age of eight. By 24 she was a boat captain. In 1989, while running her brother’s fish house at the docks and mending nets, she read a newspaper article that listed her home of Calhoun County as the number one toxic polluter in the country. She set up a meeting in the town hall to discuss what the chemical plants were doing to the bays and thus began her life as an environmental activist. Threatened by thugs and despised by her neighbors, Diane insisted the truth be told and that Formosa Plastics stop dumping toxins into the bay.

Her work on behalf of the people and aquatic life of Seadrift, Texas, has won her a number of awards including: National Fisherman Magazine Award, Mother Jones’s Hell Raiser of the Month, Lois Gibbs’ Environmental Lifetime Award, Louisiana Environmental Action (LEAN) Environmental Award, Giraffe Project, Jenifer Altman Award, and the Bioneers Award. She is a founding member of CODEPINK and continues to lead the fight for social justice.

http://www.codepink4peace.org/

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October 22nd, 2010

Adeola Oredola

an interview with Adeola Oredola

Adeola A. Oredola is the Executive Director at Youth In Action, a 12 year old non-profit in Providence where over 1,000 young leaders have been at the forefront of creating positive social change throughout their city. Adeola grew up Providence, attended Providence Public Schools, then Brown University, and now lives in the Washington Park area of the city. As a product of the community in which she works, Adeola is truly dedicated to every aspect of youth and community development in Providence. In 2006, she completed a three year term as a member of the Providence School Board through which she worked to ensure that both youth and the community have stronger voices in policy and school improvement initiatives. She currently serves as a Board Member with AS220, the Women’s Fund of RI, and the Providence Plan.

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October 22nd, 2010

Alan Khazei

an interview with Alan Khazei

Alan Khazei has pioneered ways to empower citizens to make a difference. In 1987 he co-founded a nonprofit organization called City Year with his friend, Michael Brown. City Year unites young adults ages 17-24 from all backgrounds for an intensive year of full-time community service mentoring, tutoring, and educating children. It served as the model and inspiration for President Clinton’s AmeriCorps program and now operates in 20 U.S. cities and Johannesburg and London. Alan has served on the boards of leading national non-profits and has received numerous awards, including the Reebok Human Rights Award, the Jefferson Award for Public Service, and the Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur Award. In 2006, US News and World Report named him one of America’s 25 Best Leaders. Alan is also the author of a new book, Big Citizenship: How pragmatic idealism can bring out the best in America, which will come out at the end of August. Alan lives in Brookline, Massachusetts with his wife, Vanessa Kirsch, and their two children.

http://www.cityyear.org/

This is the first of a series of episodes re interviews of speakers at the Connecting for Change (Bioneers 2010) conference.

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October 19th, 2010

Son of the Earth

an interview with Eric Herm

Eric Herm grew up on a cotton farm near Ackerly, Texas. He left the farm to pursue other interests, traveling to various places across the world before returning to his roots. Upon arriving back on his family farm, he noticed many changes in not only the landscape but the methods of commercial agriculture that were causing more long-term problems. He began searching for answers to these problems, slowly discovering healthier organic methods which provided the inspiration for his book, Son of a Farmer, Child of the Earth.
http://www.sonofafarmer.com

Eric speaks with Joanna about the health issues related to GMO’s (genetically modified organisms), the ecological benefits of organic farming, “agriculture’s higher consciousness”, the emergence of a new society in harmony with the Earth…

Music: “Incognito” by Lars Danielsson, Zohar Fresco & Leszek Mozdzer

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October 11th, 2010

Fantuzzi “A Global Troubadour”

an interview with Fantuzzi

Fantuzzi is a world-class musical star who is charismatic, funny, sensual, and highly-energized and will definitely get you moving!  Meet the man that Newsweek Magazine featured on its cover to symbolize the gathering of the original 1969 Woodstock Concert. A continuous world traveler to over 50 countries throughout the past 35 years, Fantuzzi has performed on every continent at thousands of events including those at Carnegie Hall, the United Nations, Rio De Janeiro Earth Summit, as well as at all 3 Woodstocks, 3 Khumba Melas, 29 Rainbow Gatherings, multiple Cannabis Cups, European Festivals, Bali Festivals, Australian Festivals, Harmony Festivals, Bhakti Festivals, Mystic Garden Parties, and Raw Spirit Festivals.  He has played with Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Stephen Stills, Billy Preston, Richie Havens, Babatunde Olatunji, Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead, Cedella Marley Booker (Bob Marley’s Mother),Taj     Mahal, and Joe Higgs. He opened for “Third World”, and is friends with Ram Dass and the late Timothy Leary, and many other fascinating leaders. http://fantuzzimusic.com/

Fantuzzi speaks with Joanna about  his lifetime experience as an ecstatic, expressing the transformation happening today,  and as a Global Troubadour who continues to perform at tribal and musical gatherings around the world.

Music: “Shiva como Shango” (from Tribal Revival), Fantuzzi

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October 4th, 2010

“String Theory” the Movie

an interview with Jacob Freydont-Attie

Jacob Freydont-Attie is a writer, independent filmmaker, and freethinker based in rural northern California.  A second generation flower-child, he was raised in the woods without electricity, television, telephone, indoor plumbing, or Hostess products.  At fifteen he moved to Los Angeles to attend Beverly Hills High School where he began a tumultuous relationship with theater arts that would one day lead to his film “String Theory”.  With a little inspiration from the spirit molecule, Jake and Joshua Milrad – co-directors – set out to turn the script of “String Theory” into a movie.  “String Theory” was filmed on MiniDV over a month in the winter of 2000 with a micro-budget well under a hundred thousand dollars.  Most of the cast and crew were unpaid or underpaid professionals thankful to be working on a movie with, “meaning.”    In June of 2010, Vanguard Cinema released String Theory nationally on DVD.The focus of Jake’s work remains the intersection of art, science, and spirituality.  He believes the true nature of art is always both political and transgressive.  He hopes to muster the energy to make another film soon.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0298563/

Jacob speaks with Joanna about the making of his film “String Theory”, Carlos Castaneda, psychedelics, a life-changing experience with DMT, physics & ethics…

Music: “Abacus“, Ross Daly & Chemirani Trio

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September 21st, 2010

Poetry Medicine

an interview with Kim Rosen

Kim Rosen, MFA, has touched listeners around the world with poetry’s power to awaken, inspire and heal. She is the author of Saved by a Poem: The Transformative Power of Words (Hay House, 2009) and the co-creator of four CDs of spoken poetry and music, including Only Breath , an interweaving of spoken poems of ancient and modern poets with the music of cellist/composer Jami Sieber. Combining her devotion to poetry with her background as a spiritual teacher and therapist, she gives “Poetry Concerts”, inspirational lectures, and workshops throughout the U.S. and abroad.

http://www.kimrosen.net/

Kim Rosen speaks with Joanna about the many facets of poetry (right brain language, shamanic/biological medicine, prayer…), the 4th chamber of memory, the gnostic wisdom of “Thunder, Perfect Mind”…

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September 14th, 2010

The radical democracy of organisms

Mae-Wan Ho, Director of ISIS (Institute of Science and Society), gained her B.Sc. in Biology and Ph. D. in Biochemistry from Hong Kong University and began postdoctoral research in human biochemical genetics in University of California at San Diego. She soon won a competitive Fellowship of the National Genetics Foundation, USA, which enabled her to further her research in London University. She became Lecturer in Genetics, then Reader in Biology, and currently Senior Research Fellow at the Open University, UK, where she has continued an outstanding career in research and teaching across many disciplines, including molecular genetics. She is well-known as a leading exponent of a new science of the organism which has implications for holistic health and sustainable systems, and is currently visiting Professor of Biophysics in University of Catania, Sicily.  Her written materials on genetic engineering and related issues (including a best-selling book) have been translated into many languages; and have been used by public interest organizations all over the world in submissions to their governments and posted on many websites. She has participated in numerous debates, lectures, and interviews for radio, TV, newspapers and magazines in more than 20 countries around the world. She has over 200 publications including 10 books. http://www.i-sis.org.uk

Mae-Wan speaks with Joanna about “quantum jazz biology”, the transition phase we are experiencing, the organic revolution, science/art/life…

Music: “Zarabanda” (from ‘Le Voyage de Sahar’) by Anouar Brahem

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August 30th, 2010

Linda Tucker and an Extraordinary Message for our Times

an interview with Linda Tucker

Linda Tucker was educated at the universities of Cape Town and Cambridge, where she specialised in Jungian dream psychology and medieval symbolism. She began her research into the White Lion mysteries after being rescued from lions in the Timbavati region of South Africa in 1991 by a shangaan shaman woman, Maria Khosa. In 2002, Linda Tucker founded the Global White Lion Protection Trust, to ensure the protection of these magnificent creatures. WhiteLions.org

Linda speaks with Joanna about her amazing initiation in Africa and the extraordinary message for our times from these special beings…

Music: “El Medahey” (from ‘Apocalypse Across The Sky’) by Master Musicians of Jajouka

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August 13th, 2010

Bioneers by the Bay: Connecting for Change

I want to let our listeners know that from October 21 to 24 I will be in New Bedford, MA for Connecting for Change: a Bioneers by the Bay Conference presented by the Marion Institute, sponsor of FuturePrimitive.org. I will be uploading my podcasts directly from the conference. This year the keynote speakers will be Greg Mortenson, author of best sellers Three Cups of Tea and Stones into Schools, Van Jones, Annie Leonard and many others.

Check out the keynote speakers on the  Connecting for Change website. I have been podcasting from the conference for the past 5 years and look forward enthusiastically to a new adventure in New Bedford this year. I invite you to sign up for the conference and listen to the podcasts from the press room at the event.

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– Joanna Harcourt-Smith

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August 13th, 2010

Richard Doyle and the Ecstasy of Language Part 2

an interview with Richard Doyle

This is a part two of our interview with Richard Doyle.

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July 27th, 2010

Teri Degler: “Listening to the Fiery Muse”

an interview with Teri Degler

An award winning writer, Teri is the author/co-author of ten non-fiction books, including The Fiery Muse: Creativity and the Spiritual Quest (Random House of Canada) and one for young adults, The Canadian Junior Green Guide (McClelland & Stewart). Written in conjunction with the highly respected environmental watchdog, Pollution Probe, it became a Canadian best-seller.

After completing two books on the environment, Teri began to focus much of her writing on topics related to creativity and contemporary spirituality, subjects of deep personal interest to her. Teri first began studying yoga in her twenties in Paris with a teacher who had lived in Mahatma Gandhi’s ashram for more than twenty years. Several years later she traveled to India to meet Gopi Krishna – considered by many to be the world’s leading authority on kundalini. Since then she has been a student of the philosophy behind yoga and has been involved in researching the link between creativity, inspiration, and mystical experience. Both her latest book, The Divine Feminine Fire: Creativity and Your Yearning to Express Your Self (Dreamriver Press), and The Fiery Muse deal with this topic; she has also written a number of articles and spoken widely on the subject.

Her workshops on creative writing and the link between creativity and spirituality have met with great success, and she now divides her time between leading workshops and writing.

She is an active member of PEN Canada, the Writers’ Union of Canada, and the Institute for Consciousness Research, and she was one of the founders of the Kundalini Research Network in the United States.

http://www.teridegler.com/

Teri speaks with Joanna about the serpent power as an evolutionary force of transformation, longing & fear, Shakti/Shekinah/Sophia, creativity and the Divine Femenine…

Introductory music: “Amazon Beginnings”

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July 19th, 2010

Richard Doyle and the Ecstasy of Language

an interview with Richard Doyle

Richard Doyle earned his Ph.D. in Rhetoric at UC Berkeley. He was the Mellon Post Doctoral Fellow in History and Social Science of the Life Sciences at MIT in 1993. Professor of Rhetoric, Doyle holds appointments in English, Science Technology & Society and the College of Information Science and Technology at Penn State University and was Visiting Associate Professor at UC Berkeley, Department of Rhetoric in 2003.

Doyle teaches courses in the history and rhetoric of emerging technosciences – sustainability, space colonization, biotechnology, nanotechnology, psychedelic science, information technologies, biometrics – and the cultural and literary contexts from which they sprout. Professor Doyle has published two books: On Beyond Living: Rhetorical Transformations of the Life Sciences (Stanford, 1997) and Wetwares:Experiments in PostVital Living( Minnesota, 2003) – in a putative trilogy about emerging transhuman knowledges. These knowledges and practices, linked to molecular biology, artificial life, nanotechnology, psychedelic and information technologies render the experiential distinctions between living systems and machines frequently dubious and often indiscernible. This excited and confused rhetorical membrane between humans and an informational universe nonetheless broadcasts a clear message: humans, in co-evolution with the technical matrices transforming the planet, find themselves in an evolutionary ecology that is as urgent as it is experimental.

Continuing his collaborative work on the “transhuman imperative”, Doyle ( aka mobius) has now completed the trilogy with a scholarly book about archaic and contemporary psychedelic media technologies and the evolution of mind: The Ecodelic Hypothesis: Plants, Rhetoric and the Evolution of The Noösphere, currently in press with University of Washington. Other current projects include a book, Admixtures: Dialogues After Genomics with Anthropologist Mark Shriver. The Admixtures Project has grown The Penn State Center for Altered Consciousness, currently investigating the genetics and phenomenology of legally altered consciousness with the help of a flotation tank.

Doyle directed the Penn State Composition Program from 2004-2006, and serves as Expert, Wetwares and Human/Machine interaction for international organizations and a volunteer to the Penn State Center for Sustainability. More about mobius’ work and teaching can be found by browsing his web site.

Richard speaks with Joanna about language and the ecstasy of creativity, ego-death as a revelatory practice, eco-humility, Timothy Leary, freedom & Imagination…

Introductory music: “Amazon Beginnings” (At Play In The Fields Of The Lord, soundtrack) by Zbigniew Preisner

You can listen to PART TWO of this interview here.

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June 30th, 2010

Jennifer Palmer and Co-creating Reality

an interview with Jennifer Palmer

Jennifer Palmer is the news editor of Reality Sandwich and Community Director of Evolver – two dream jobs merged into one.  She is a writer, DJ and internet philosopher who goes by the name TRUE online. Her blog, BRANDTRUEBOY http://www.brandtrueboy.com, started as an art experiment in 2002, in which she posted as three fictitious characters that she passed off as “real” people who emailed, commented and chatted with other bloggers. Her current projects include willing the (r)evolution with love, writing a novel, honing her Twitter stream skills and building the dopest vinyl based beat library in NYC.

Jennifer speaks with Joanna about the co-creation of reality, opening to interconectedeness, love as the strongest psychedelic, Gaia and the conciousness shift… among other topics

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June 16th, 2010

Creating Wholeness: The Maple Tree and the Cottonwood Tree

an interview with David Spangler

David Spangler is an internationally known spiritual teacher and writer. Instrumental in helping establish Findhorn in northern Scotland.

In 1974 Spangler helped the social philosopher and cultural critic William Irwin Thompson, to found the Lindisfarne Association and became one of the first Lindisfarne Fellows, a group of scientists, artists, religious teachers, political activists, economists, and visionaries whose number included Gregory Bateson, Elaine Pagels, E. F. Schumacher, Stewart Brand, Paul Hawken, James Lovelock, and Paul Winter, among others.

His themes have included the emergence of a holistic culture, the nature of personal sacredness, our participation in a coevolving, co-creative universe, partnering, and working with spiritual realms, our responsibility to the earth and to each other, the spiritual nature and power of our individuality, and our calling to be of service at this crucial time of world history. Many of these themes come together in his primary work, which is the development of a spiritual perspective and practice called Incarnational Spirituality.

His books include, among others, Emergence; The Call; Everyday Miracles; Parent as Mystic, Mystic as Parent; Blessing: The Art and the Practice, and Subtle Worlds: An Explorer’s Field Notes.

David speaks with Joanna about earth-oriented/higher-order spirituality, his experience of the soul and its relationship to embodiment, the essential quality of playfulness, holopoesis, the second ecology of Spirit… among other topics.

http://www.lorian.org/davidspage.html

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June 9th, 2010

The Song of the Wild

an interview with Jason Kirkey

Jason Kirkey grew up in the North Atlantic watershed of Massachusetts in a small town north of Boston. He moved to Boulder, Colorado where he attended Naropa University and in 2007 obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in “Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Contemplative Psychology and Environmental Studies.” Throughout his undergraduate career he was also heavily influenced and inspired by deep ecology, ecopsychology, Buddhism, and the Shambhala tradition of enlightened warriorship as taught by Chögyam Trungpa.

He has released three collections of poems, Portraits of Beauty (2006), Songs from a Wild Place (2007), and The Ballad of the Sea-Sweet Moon and Other Poems (2008).

In late 2008 Jason completed a manuscript entitled The Salmon in the Spring: The Ecology of Celtic Spirituality which deals with the themes of Irish mythology and the re-invention and integration of the human species into consonance with the living cosmos. It draws heavily on ecological studies, mythology and folklore, and the nondual mystical traditions.

Most recently Jason has moved to San Francisco to study at the California Institute of Integral Studies in the “Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness” program. He is in the early stages of writing a fourth collection of poems and is developing experiential programs in order to bring his work with Place, Nature, Soul, and Story to the public.

http://www.jasonkirkey.com

Jason speaks with Joanna about nature, soul, storytelling, ecological mysticism and his own initiatory experiences from the diferent facets of the Irish Dreamtime

“We can’t engage with the entire universe, or with the aspect of our being that is the universe until we start engaging with our local identity, our local place, our local culture, our ecosystem, through that engagement, we can find the larger story, but it has to start with the local wawtershed, and finding our own story there, before finding the Big Story.”

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May 24th, 2010

Wilderness Rapture: The Ancestral Roots of Healing

an interview with David Cumes

David Cumes, M.D. was born in South Africa and received his medical training at the Witwatersrand Medical School in Johannesburg. Specializing in urology, Dr. Cumes was trained and has previously taught on the staff at Stanford Medical Center. He has published extensively in professional journals and currently has a private practice in Santa Barbara, CA.

Although Dr. Cumes has had classical training in a profession that relies heavily on science and analytical reasoning, he has pursued a personal quest that evokes his intuitive and introspective capabilities. After extensive travel which included time with the San Bushmen in the Kalahari Desert, Dr. Cumes explored the role wilderness plays in personal healing and transformation. He founded a company called Inward Bound, and leads groups on healing journeys to remote wilderness areas. As a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School of North America, he has formal training as a wilderness guide.

He has published three books. In the first, “Inner Passages Outer Journeys”, Dr. Cumes explores the restorative power of nature. It discusses practical theories of wilderness psychology and synthesizes relevant aspects of ancient traditions such as yoga and Kabbalah. The second book, “The Spirit of Healing” , discusses the interrelationship between the patient, the healer, and the Divine Force or “Field” as essential components of the healing process. The book is filled with personal anecdotes and insights from his surgical practice, his travels and his studies of ancient healing wisdom, shamans and San trance dancers. More recently Dr. Cumes has been initiated as an inyanga or sangoma (South African shaman.) The third book is about this journey. He has established a healing center in the far north of South Africa (Soutpansberg mountains) where he has built “Tshisimane”.

http://www.davidcumes.com

David Cumes speaks with Joanna about the rol of wilderness in healing transformation, the calling of the ancestors, his own initiation as a Zulu sangoma (shamanic healer), the multiple factors in the healing process…

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May 19th, 2010

Romancing the Beloved

an interview with Joan Heartfield

Joan Heartfield, Ph.D. has been involved in the exploration of human consciousness for most of her life.

Joan began her professional career as an MFA in Dance, Drama and Theatre from the University of Hawaii in 1969. Shortly thereafter she migrated to Maui where she taught creative Dance, Drama and Theater, Tai Chi Ch’uan and Hatha Yoga for 10 years. A lifelong dancer and choreographer she saw the body as an integral part of human expression. She received her MA in Clinical Psychology from Antioch West in 1980, and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from The Professional School for Psychological Studies in 1985. She is a certified Holotropic Breathworker with a 3 year training from Dr. Stanislav Grof, and a Voice Dialogue Facilitator, having spent some years training with Drs. Hal and Sidra Stone. She co-founded a Hypnotherapy Training program with Dr. Irv Katz and was the Community Arts Coordinator on Maui for many years. She is a woman who has always reached out to the edges of the human capacity to learn what it means to be an integrated human being. From being an Arica Trainer in the early Seventies to studies with Jack Kornfield, Joseph Campbell, Angeles Arrien, Swami Muktananda, Swami Sachidananda, John Grey and Charles and Caroline Muir, Joan has left no stone unturned in her search for tools to unlock our potential to know what are we or more importantly what we “can” be as integrated healthy and happy human beings. Joan has helped thousands of people find deeper meaning and aliveness in their own search for wholeness in a challenging world.
Currently Joan has created a whole new sequence of experiences with her husband Tomas who she met in Ecuador in 1994. Through her work and life with him, she continued to explore and integrate their combined wisdom which birthed The Divine Feminine Mystery School Certification Training Program through The Divine Feminine Institute, Romancing The Beloved for couples, Conversations That Matter for singles, and Opening To Love Ceremonies.
With Tomas she found the ability to identify aspects of relationship so transformative that it changed the way she works with clients.
“I opened to a quality of intimacy so empowering and linked to The Divine, I realized I had stumbled upon what seemed like a missing link I never knew existed. I realized that the core of the human experience is all about our ability to love and be loved on all levels. I began to see how we filter and diffuse the love that wants to come into our life. Everything I had learned up till that point suddenly deepened and I began to teach from a place I can only identify as Source. This is a literal place where all experience becomes accessible and tangible. We live what we teach, and the joy in our lives is a real testimony to what we’ve embodied.”
Joan speaks with Joanna about the facets of the Divine Femenine, developing a passionate relationship with the Earth, deep intimacy…

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May 13th, 2010

Coming to our senses

an interview with William Smythe

William Smythe, M.A., is a pioneer in the fields of Somatic Psychology and Rolfing®. A Certified Advanced Rolfer, he has practiced over 30 years. An early collaborator with Dr. Peter Levine, the originator of Somatic Experiencing® and Director of the Foundation for Human Enrichment, William Smythe, has a diverse and profound resume of the traumatic healing arts. He holds a masters degree in Somatic Psychology from the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute with extensive training and influences from Somatic Experiencing, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, and Native American Shamanism. For over 25 years he has been passionately involved with the martial art of Aikido and is the Chief Instructor (Sensei) of the Aikido Arts Center . He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. http://williamsmythe.com

William speaks with Joanna about interpersonal neurobiology (first human bond:mother/child ), the somatic psycho-archeology, bridging feeling and imagery, the body as shadow…

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April 28th, 2010

Welcome to our new site!

This is the new website for FuturePrimitive.org! We’ve been hard at work on this for almost a year. In addition to the new look and feel, you’ll see that we have organized and categorized our library of past interviews into topics. (Right sidebar.)

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– Joanna Harcourt-Smith

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April 2nd, 2010

Harvesting Rainwater

an interview with Brad Lancaster

Brad Lancaster is a dynamic teacher, consultant, and designer of regenerative systems. He is the author of the award-winning, best-selling books Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, the information-packed website HarvestingRainwater.com, and the Drops in a Bucket Blog. He lives his talk on an oasis-like eight of an acre in dowtown Tucson, Arizona, by harvesting over 100,000 gallons of rainwater a year where just 12 inches per year falls from the sky.

Brad speaks with Joanna about all the aspects of rain harvesting: “planting the rain” – a concept learned from an African farmer, how to begin, the social effects of rainharvesting…
http://www.harvestingrainwater.com

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