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Shows re: healing


October 4th, 2013

Peace as Inner Power

an interview with Elizabeth E. Bader

Elizabeth Bader’s passion is the integration of spirituality, psychology and conflict resolution. A lawyer, mediator, coach, author and teacher, Elizabeth’s focus is on working with individuals and groups, coaching, education and training.
As Elizabeth has discussed in her recent publications, the worlds of psychology and spirituality come together during conflict. This is due to the way that issues of self and identity — also known as “face” or “ego” issues — create conflict and impede its resolution. Elizabeth believes we also need a new approach to spirituality — one that includes a psychological understanding of conflict, power dynamics and the tendency toward idealization of “gurus.” In Elizabeth’s work with individuals  she teaches what she calls Mindful Somatic Inquiry.  This practice combines insights from conflict resolution with somatic inquiry practices based on the work of Peter Levine, A. H. Almaas and Faisal Muqaddam.  The goal of this form of inquiry is to facilitate individual insight and opening to the here-and-now.

Elizabeth speaks with Joanna about psychological issues and conflict resolution; dignity, peace, power; doing from a deeper place; trauma work as key adjunct to spirituality; fight, flight…and freeze: playing dead to survive; shaking the freeze.

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September 27th, 2013

Of Seeds and Dignity

an interview with Martín Prechtel

A master of eloquence and innovative language, Martín Prechtel is a leading thinker, writer and teacher whose work, both written and oral, hopes to promote the subtlety, irony and pre-modern vitality hidden in any living language. As a half blood Native American with a Pueblo Indian upbringing, his life took him from New Mexico to the village of Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala. There becoming a full village member of the Tzutujil Mayan population, he eventually served as a principal in that body of village leaders responsible for instructing the young people in the meanings of their ancient stories through the rituals of adult rights of passage. Once again residing in his native New Mexico, Martín teaches at his international school Bolad’s Kitchen. Through story, music, ritual and writing, Martín helps people in many lands to retain their diversity while remembering their own sense of place in the daily sacred through the search for the Indigenous Soul.

Martín speaks with Joanna about: the mind you never imagined you have; of seeds and dignity; becoming a more beautiful culture; re-membering the ancestral ground; metabolizing grief into beauty

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September 6th, 2013

The Dream of the Cosmos

an interview with Anne Baring

Anne Baring is a Jungian analyst and the author and co-author of seven books, including “The Myth of the Goddess, Evolution of an Image”. Her latest book – just published – is “The Dream of the Cosmos: A Quest for the Soul”. She is passionately interested in the fate of the Earth and the survival of our species in this critically important time of evolutionary change. Her work is devoted to the recognition that we live in an ensouled world and to the restoration of the lost sense of communion between us and the invisible dimension of the universe that is the source or ground of all that we call ‘life’. Her website www.annebaring.com explores the deeper issues facing us at this crucial time of choice.

Anne speaks with Joanna about her newest book; an early life-changing experience; the divinity of the Earth; reconnecting with the sense of Mystery; lunar,solar and stellar consciousness; thinking in planetary terms; cosmic and individual aspects of the soul; the corporate mentality; our suffering, part of the suffering of the planet; we are participants in the cosmic drama; the true ground of reality.

 

”I Can’t Sit Still”, original music by Evarusnik
http://www.evarusnik.com/Home.html

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August 30th, 2013

The Journey Of Remembering

an interview with Philip Shepherd

Philip Shepherd has a passion for adventure and exploration that has guided him for most of his life. At 18 it took him from his native Canada to cycle alone around the world through Europe, the Middle East, Iran, India and Japan. But that trip, adventurous as it was, merely expressed a commitment to a more crucial adventure – coming to understand the subtle and often hidden aspects of our culture that affect us all, compromising our sense of self, our connection with the living world, our freedom of expression, and our creative engagement with the present.

As a young teenager, Philip could feel that influence pulling at him like an undertow to conform to given limits of thinking, understanding, values and body awareness, and felt he could resist its pull only if he understood it. That prompted him to study classical Noh Theater in Japan, design and build several houses, co-found an arts magazine, “Onion”, co-found an interdisciplinary theater company, write two internationally produced plays and a CBC documentary, teach workshops on embodied thinking and spontaneous creativity, and earn a reputation as a corporate coach. In 2001 Philip began to write “New Self, New World”, and over the next nine years worked on it continuously to pull all the strands of his understanding together, and challenge the 10,000-year-old story of our culture, which tells us what it means to be human.

Philip speaks with Joanna about recovering our other senses; relating to the body, relating to the world; the whisper of wholeness; the journey of remembering; consciousness: mutual awareness; the profound connection between embodiment and spirituality; the dance of freedom.

 

”I Can’t Sit Still”, original music by Evarusnik
http://www.evarusnik.com/Home.html

 

 

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August 9th, 2013

Celebrating the Sacred Duality

an interview with Griselda Alvarez Sesma

Griselda Alvarez Sesma is a cultural educator and practitioner of Aztec & Mayan Medicine Ways.
Born in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico, Griselda, or Grace as she is better known, is Mexican of Yaqui and Kumiai ancestry. Her “don” (healing gift) was deeply influenced by the spiritual work of her aunt, a curandera, and an uncle who was a well-known sobador/huesero, bonesetter. Much later she undertook the study of ancestral healing traditions with indigenous healers of various native backgrounds, in Baja California as well as the United States.
A humorous and inspiring speaker, she has lectured on Curanderismo at the  2010 International Society for the Study of Subtle Energy & Energy Medicine Conference, Children’s Hospital-Denver, CO, the University of Southern California – San Diego Medical Anthropology Department, San Diego State University’s School of Social Work, and other institutions. She is Adjunct Professor at Arizona Western College in Yuma, Arizona where she teaches “Exploring Native American Medicine Ways: Learning from, and honoring, Indigenous Healing Traditions.”
Grace also has had diverse leadership roles in community outreach and social action programs, helping organize grass-roots advocacy groups. In acknowledgment of her work, she has been the recipient of many leadership awards including a commendation from the California State Senate. She travels extensively offering workshops and lectures.

 

Grace speaks with Joanna about curanderismo as a healing and spiritual path; Nature, the greatest teacher; the meaning and power of ritual; dreaming of the Grandmothers; celebrating the sacred duality of the masculine & feminine; attuning to life; healing and the truth of who we are; re-membering together.

 

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

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July 5th, 2013

The Roots of Our Being

an interview with Philip Shepherd

Philip Shepherd has a passion for adventure and exploration that has guided him for most of his life. At 18 it took him from his native Canada to cycle alone around the world through Europe, the Middle East, Iran, India and Japan. But that trip, adventurous as it was, merely expressed a commitment to a more crucial adventure – coming to understand the subtle and often hidden aspects of our culture that affect us all, compromising our sense of self, our connection with the living world, our freedom of expression, and our creative engagement with the present.

As a young teenager, Philip could feel that influence pulling at him like an undertow to conform to given limits of thinking, understanding, values and body awareness, and felt he could resist its pull only if he understood it. That prompted him to study classical Noh Theater in Japan, design and build several houses, co-found an arts magazine, “Onion”, co-found an interdisciplinary theater company, teach workshops on embodied thinking and spontaneous creativity, write two internationally produced plays and a CBC documentary, and earn a reputation as a corporate coach. In 2001 Philip began to write “New Self, New World”, and over the next nine years worked on it continuously to pull all the strands of his understanding together, and challenge the 10,000-year-old story of our culture, which tells us what it means to be human.

Philip speaks with Joanna about our deepest sensitivity; knowing ourselves through the world; full body awareness and human freedom; personal coherence; grounded in the pelvic bowl; he offers us a simple and profound exercise: the roots of your being, among other topics.

 

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

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June 28th, 2013

The Contact Project

an interview with Jennifer K. Lynne

Jennifer K. Lynne founded thecontactproject in 2007 to promote the cultivation of listening, patience and respect as foundations for conflict transformation & peacebuilding.  Jennifer received her Master’s in Conflict Transformation at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University with a concentration in Organizational Management and a specialization in Identity and Trauma.  In addition to role as director at thecontactproject, she has been awarded a Visiting Scholar’s position at the Mind & Life Institute at Amherst College and was an invited presenter at the International Peace Research Association’s bi-annual conference in 2010.

Jennifer speaks with Joanna about conflict transformation and peace-building; contemplative science and cultural context; identity threat vs. identity expansion; regaining dignity through shared experience; “the contact project”; the sense of wonderment.

 

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

 

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June 21st, 2013

Love Is All There is

an interview with John Dear

  This is a new episode in our monthly podcast series, Upaya Conversations, a collaboration with Upaya Zen Center.

John Dear is an internationally known voice for peace and nonviolence. A Jesuit priest, pastor, peacemaker, organizer, lecturer, and retreat leader, he is the author/editor of 30 books, including his autobiography, “A Persistent Peace.” In 2008, John was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
A longtime practitioner and teacher of nonviolence, John has written hundreds of articles and given thousands of talks on nonviolence. His many books include, among others: “Lazarus, Come Forth!”; “Living Peace”; “The Sacrament of Civil Disobedience”; “Seeds of Nonviolence”; “Our God Is Nonviolent”; and “Oscar Romero and the Nonviolent Struggle for Justice.”

John Dear speaks with Joanna about healing the shadow of Christianity; contemplative non violence and infinite love; active non violence; the feminine face of the Divine, enlightenment/enlivenment; among other topics.

 

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

 

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June 7th, 2013

Becoming the Soul

an interview with Susan Marie Scavo & Bill St.Cyr

Susan Marie Scavo and Bill St.Cyr are founding members and co-executive directors of North of Eden. They are master dreamwork analysts who received their training from Marc Bregman and Christa Lancaster, the founders of North of Eden Archetypal Dreamwork. They co-lead the Center for Archetypal Dreamwork Analyst Training Program and the North of Eden Teacher Training Program and have led dreamwork retreat groups at the North of Eden Retreat Center since 2004, as well as at premier retreat centers in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

Among other presentations, Susan Marie and Bill have presented Archetypal Dreamwork at the annual conference of the International Association for the Study of Dreams and at the first Symposium for the Study of Myth sponsored by the Joseph Campbell Society and Pacifica Graduate Institute.

Susan Marie is the co-founder, director, and senior editor of North of Eden Press, and she and Bill have contributed to books by Marc Bregman and Christa Lancaster, co-founders of North of Eden Archetypal Dreamwork. Susan Marie is the co-founder and co-editor of deLuge, an online literary and arts journal devoted to Archetypal Dreamwork. Bill leads the North of Eden Submit a Dream program, in which analysts-in-training respond to online dream submissions.

Susan and Bill speak with Joanna about their initiation into Archetypal Dreamwork and how the work is done; aligning with the soul; life beyond trauma; owning the projections in a relationship; the evolving soul, among other topics.

 

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

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May 31st, 2013

Dancing with the World

an interview with Philip Shepherd

Philip Shepherd has a passion for adventure and exploration that has guided him for most of his life. At 18 it took him from his native Canada to cycle alone around the world through Europe, the Middle East, Iran, India and Japan. But that trip, adventurous as it was, merely expressed a commitment to a more crucial adventure – coming to understand the subtle and often hidden aspects of our culture that affect us all, compromising our sense of self, our connection with the living world, our freedom of expression, and our creative engagement with the present.

As a young teenager, Philip could feel that influence pulling at him like an undertow to conform to given limits of thinking, understanding, values and body awareness, and felt he could resist its pull only if he understood it. That prompted him to study classical Noh Theater in Japan, design and build several houses, co-found an arts magazine, “Onion”, co-found an interdisciplinary theater company, teach workshops on embodied thinking and spontaneous creativity, write two internationally produced plays and a CBC documentary, and earn a reputation as a corporate coach. In 2001 Philip began to write “New Self, New World”, and over the next nine years worked on it continuously to pull all the strands of his understanding together, and challenge the 10,000-year-old story of our culture, which tells us what it means to be human.

Philip speaks with Joanna about the reconnection with the body’s energetic intelligence; world-centered self-knowledge; gut feeling, vulnerability; surfers of presence; partnering with the world; rooted in the mindful earth; the brain in the belly; immersed in the wild peace; the participatory dimension of consciousness.

 

”I Can’t Sit Still”, original music by Evarusnik
http://www.evarusnik.com/Home.html

 

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May 10th, 2013

The Joy and Truth of the Life Force

an interview with Hillary and Bradford Keeney

Hillary Keeney, Ph.D., is a distinguished scholar, author, and practitioner of creative transformation and improvisational performance. Co-Founder and Director of THE KEENEY CENTER FOR SEIKI JUTSU, she is presently Distinguished Visiting Professor in Psychology, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP), Mexico and Adjunct Faculty in the Creative Systemic Studies doctoral concentration at the University of Louisiana. Having begun her career in the non-profit sector doing community and social justice work, she now advances the art of change in a wide variety of venues, from the therapeutic clinic to the social service agency, classroom, and theatre.  Hillary’s most recent books (co-authored with Bradford Keeney) include “Circular Therapeutics: Giving Therapy a Healing Heart”, “A Master Class in the Art of Performing Change”, and “Creative Therapeutic Technique”.
Bradford Keeney, Ph.D., is an internationally renowned traditional healer, creative therapist, cybernetician, anthropologist of cultural healing traditions, and improvisational performer. He is presently Professor and Hanna Spyker Eminent Scholars Chair, University of Louisiana, Monroe, and has served as a professor, founder, and director of clinical doctoral programs in numerous universities. He is the originator of several orientations to psychotherapy including improvisational therapy, resource focused therapy, and creative therapy. He is the author of 40 books including THE BUSHMAN WAY OF TRACKING GOD, which won the prestigious Silver Nautilus national book award.

Hillary and Brad Keeney speak with Joanna with open-hearted, contagious enthusiasm about their book “Circular Therapeutics: Giving Therapy a Healing Heart”, the upcoming two-year mentorship dedicated to promoting and advancing the wisdom of the world’s oldest ways of spiritual healing and renewal, and the open mysteries of the soulful Life Force

 

”I Can’t Sit Still”, original music by Evarusnik
http://www.evarusnik.com/Home.html

 

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February 15th, 2013

In Between Stories

an interview with Charles Eisenstein

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Charles Eisenstein is a teacher, speaker, and writer focusing on themes of civilization, consciousness, money, and human cultural evolution. His writings on the web magazine Reality Sandwich have generated a vast online following; he speaks frequently at conferences and other events, and gives numerous interviews on radio and podcasts. Eisenstein graduated from Yale University in 1989 with a degree in Mathematics and Philosophy, and spent the next ten years as a Chinese-English translator.  His latest book is “Sacred Economics”.

http://charleseisenstein.net/

Charles speaks with Joanna about the divine masculine and the exploration of a new masculinity; the space between stories; changing the perception of scarcity; the intimacy and simplicity of transitioning; the dance of language and context; the new meaning of money; “the technologies of reunion”…

music: “Xoriak” (from “Xoriek”) by Mikel Laboa

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February 1st, 2013

Re-membering our kinship with Gaia

an interview with Stephen Harrod Buhner

Stephen Harrod Buhner is an Earth poet and the award-winning author of fifteen books on nature, indigenous cultures, the environment, and herbal medicine. Stephen lectures yearly throughout the United States on herbal medicine, the sacredness of plants, the intelligence of Nature, and the states of mind necessary for successful habitation of Earth.

His most recent works are: “Ensouling Language: On the Art of Nonfiction and the Writer’s Life”; “The Secret Teachings of Plants: The Intelligence of the Heart in the Direct Perception of Nature”; “Pine Pollen: Ancient Medicine for a Modern World”;”Herbal Antibiotics, Second Edition, Revised, Expanded, Updated: Natural Alternatives for Drug-Resistant Bacteria”; “Healing Lyme Coinfections: Complementary and Alternative Treatments for Bartonella and Mycoplasma”; “Herbal Antivirals: Natural Treatments for Emerging and Resistant Viral Infections”.

http://www.gaianstudies.org/index.html

Stephen speaks with Joanna about the connection between death & nature; the ecological function of entheogens; “everything is alive, intelligent and communicating”; reclaiming your feeling sense; the ecstatic journey into the heart of the world; the inherent genius of human beings…

 

 original music by Evarusnik

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January 18th, 2013

Belonging Here

an interview with Judith Blackstone

 Judith Blackstone is an innovative, experienced teacher in the contemporary spiritual and psychotherapy fields. She developed the Realization Process, a method of realizing fundamental (non-dual)  consciousness,and applying it to psychological, relational and physical healing, and has taught it for over thirty years throughout the United States and Europe, and at Esalen Institute in California since 1987. Her main teacher has been nature–the subtle emanations from all living forms,the challenges presented by a severe back injury, the natural unwinding, in meditation, of the body, heart and mind toward openness, and the spontaneous appearance of unified, luminous transparency. She is author of  many books, more recently: “Belonging Here: A Guide for the Spiritually Sensitive Person” and “The Intimate Life: Awakening to the Spiritual Essence in Yourself and Others”.
Judith speaks with Joanna about psychological healing, embodiment and spiritual awakening; allowing Life to flow; sensitive children: the gift of sensitivity; concentration and the ground of oneness; the endless exploration of our whole being; compassion for gender differences; fundamental consciousness: joy & disentanglement; the healing energies of Nature; letting go into our core nature…

original music by Evarusnik

http://www.evarusnik.com/Home.html

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January 11th, 2013

Awakening in the Dream

an interview with Paul Levy

A pioneer in the field of spiritual emergence, Paul Levy is a healer in private practice, assisting others who are also awakening to the dreamlike nature of reality. He is the author of the upcoming book “Dispelling Wetiko: Breaking the Curse of Evil”(North Atlantic Books, release date Jan. 15, 2013). He is also the author of “The Madness of George W. Bush: A Reflection of Our Collective Psychosis”. An artist, he is deeply steeped in the work of C. G. Jung, and has been a Tibetan Buddhist practitioner for over thirty years.
http://www.awakeninthedream.com/wordpress/

Paul speaks with Joanna about what is transpersonal evil; the process of shadow projection; the daimon: peril & promise; the response-ability of awakening in the dream; “dispelling wetiko”; agents of awareness; inner change/outer change…

 

 

 

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November 30th, 2012

Dance Every Dance

an interview with Marsha Scarbrough

Marsha Scarbrough is the author of the prize-winning book “Medicine Dance: One Woman’s Healing Journey into the World of Native American Sweat Lodges, Drumming Meditations and Dance Fasts”.  She’s also a freelance journalist with over 75 articles published in a wide variety of national magazines.  Beyond this she’s a graduate of the Director’s Guild of America’s prestigious Assistant Directors Training program and she spent 17 years scheduling, planning, and running the sets of major feature films, prime television series, movies of the week, and network sitcoms.  Along the way, Marsha traveled with Buddhist teacher Joan Halifax, danced with movement guru Gabrielle Roth, earned a brown belt in karate from martial arts legend Tak Kubota, practiced in healing ceremonies with Native American mystic Beautiful Painted Arrow Joseph Rael, and produced workshops from Nigerian master drummer and ceremonial leader Ayo Adeyemi.

http://www.marshascarbrough.com/

Marsha speaks with Joanna about her book “Medicine Dance: One woman’s healing journey into the world of Native American sweatlodges, drumming meditations and dance fasts”: healing ceremonies; a healing shift of perception;  freedom from fear; balance and the dance of energy/vibrations; drumming for answers; the resurgence of the First People; the teaching in the land; sex & intimacy; falling in love with the land…

original music by Evarusnik

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November 23rd, 2012

Original Healing

an interview with Evon Peter

Speakers at Connecting For Change (2012)

Evon Peter, former Neetsaii Gwich’in Chief of Arctic Village, is devoted to supporting leadership development, wellness, and a balanced life. He is a writer at the Tundra Post, Chief Executive at Gwanzhii, and has over fifteen years experience working with Indigenous youth, organizations, and tribes implementing culturally based approaches. Over the past several years, he has focused substantially on healing and prevention of suicide among Alaska Native peoples. Evon loves the land, cultural food his people hunt and gather, music, to steam bath, his family, and storytelling (mostly the listening part :). He resides with his wife, Enei Begaye Peter, and four children in Fairbanks, Alaska.
http://www.marioninstitute.org/connecting-for-change/events/evon-peter
 www.evonpeter.com
www.gwanzhii.com

Evon speaks with Joanna about healing the deepest suffering; indigenous resilience; global warming in Alaska; healers and leaders of the future…

original music by Evarusnik

http://www.evarusnik.com/Home.html

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November 9th, 2012

The Violence Interrupter

an interview with Ameena Matthews

Speakers at Connecting for Change (2012)

Mother and wife Ameena Matthews has dedicated her life and career as a Community Activist for Peace Building and Social Change. In 2006, Ameena Matthews joined Ceasefire, an award winning scientific public health model that has been proven to reduce shootings and killings. In this capacity, for the past six years, she has used her experience and knowledge in her neighborhoods, to seek out and build relationships with troubled youths who are susceptible to the social norms of violence that still exist on the streets.

Duration time: 21:38

http://www.marioninstitute.org/connecting-for-change/events/ameena-matthews
http://cureviolence.org/

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November 9th, 2012

Never Fall Down

an interview with Arn Chorn-Pond & Patricia McCormick

Speakers at Connecting For Change (2012)

Arn Chorn-Pond, founder of Cambodian Living Arts,

is a Cambodian-American refugee and was featured in the Emmy-nominated documentary,”The Flute Player”. He is an internationally recognized human rights leader, speaker, and trainer. A former Director of Youth Programs for the Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association in Lowell, Massachussets, Arn served as a special advisor on Cambodian affairs for Clear Path International in early 2001. Arn currently resides in Cambodia, where he continues to be chief advocate of Cambodian Living Arts supporting elder Cambodian musicians and artists to pass on their invaluable practices to the younger generation.

Patricia McCormick is the author of five critically acclaimed books, including “Sold”, an investigation into child trafficking and finalist for the National Book Award, and “Never Fall Down”, which chronicles the survival of Arn Chorn Pond, an 11-year-old boy who survived the Khmer Rouge by playing music in the Killing Fields.

Duration time: 10:00

http://www.marioninstitute.org/cambodian-living-arts
http://patriciamccormick.com/

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October 19th, 2012

Eyes of the Wild

an interview with Eleanor O'Hanlon

Eleanor O’Hanlon is an conservationist and writer. She has worked as a field researcher for leading international conservation groups and her articles on wildlife and wilderness have appeared in magazines in Europe and the US. As a writer, she has collaborated with some of the world’s leading photographers of wildlife and wilderness. Her articles on wildlife and conservation have appeared in magazines in the UK, France, Switzerland, Germany and the US and featured in webcasts bringing together nature photographers and writers for the protection of wilderness. Her forthcoming book “Eyes of the Wild: Journeys of Transformation with the Animal Powers”, will be published in December 2012.
http://eyesofthewild.org/

http://www.thesacredtreeoflife.com/index.html

Eleanor speaks with Joanna about her life-changing encounters with the gray whales; wild animals show us that we are not separate; the Animal Council; living with wolves; the emotional guidance from horses; the guardian of the bears; the authenticity of the wild within; the “Artic Stonehenge”…

 

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http://www.evarusnik.com/Home.html

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October 12th, 2012

Between Shadow and Light

an interview with Richard Power

Richard Power is an internationally recognized author and journalist, and a trusted adviser to the executive leadership of government, industry, academia and the humanitarian community. Power has delivered executive briefings, and led professional training, in over forty countries.  He champions a bold approach to the unprecedented challenges of the 21st century, based on the principle that security, sustainability and spirituality are interdependent issues. He has also published eight books. His latest book is “Humanifesto: A Guide to Primal Reality In An Era of Global Peril”.

http://primalwordsofpower.blogspot.com/

http://words-of-power.blogspot.com/

Richard speaks with Joanna about the paradox of spiritual initiation; the Heart space; the psychological roots of the world crisis; the intimacy of the sacred; spiritual activism; restoring the balance of polarities; the rising the Divine Feminine; being the change…

 

Original music by Evarusnik

http://www.evarusnik.com/Home.html

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September 21st, 2012

The Space In Between

an interview with Charles Eisenstein

Charles Eisenstein is a teacher, speaker, and writer focusing on themes of civilization, consciousness, money, and human cultural evolution. His writings on the web magazine Reality Sandwich have generated a vast online following; he speaks frequently at conferences and other events, and gives numerous interviews on radio and podcasts. Eisenstein graduated from Yale University in 1989 with a degree in Mathematics and Philosophy, and spent the next ten years as a Chinese-English translator.  His latest book is “Sacred Economics”.

http://charleseisenstein.net/

Charles speaks with Joanna about the divine masculine and the exploration of a new masculinity; the space between stories; changing the perception of scarcity; the intimacy and simplicity of transitioning; the dance of language and context; the new meaning of money; “the technologies of reunion”…

music: “Xoriak” (from “Xoriek”) by Mikel Laboa

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August 10th, 2012

Honoring the Medicine

an interview with Kenneth Cohen

Ken “Bear Hawk” Cohen, author of the critically acclaimed classic, Honoring the Medicine: The Essential Guide to Native American Healing (Random House, 2003), is a a health educator, a traditional healer, and scholar of indigenous medicine. He is the recipient of the Alyce and Elmer Green Award for Innovation and Lifetime Achievement in Energy Medicine. Although best known for his pioneering work in Chinese healing arts (qigong), he has followed the “red road” of Native American wisdom as his personal spiritual path for more than thirty years.

http://www.sacredearthcircle.com/index.html

Ken speaks with Joanna about Indigenous and Nature-based spirituality; similarities of ancient healing traditions; listening to the language of Spirit; indigenous European spirituality; the original Native American values; health, spirituality and Nature; the strong role of women in Native American culture; holistic healing…

music: “End” (from Ibero-Caucasian Style”) by The Shin

 

 

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August 4th, 2012

The Wisdom of Dreams

an interview with Marc Bregman and Christa Lancaster

Marc Bregman founded Archetypal Dreamwork in 1973, is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of North of Eden and The Center for Archetypal Dreamwork and is on the North of Eden Executive Committee. Marc is a master Archetypal Dreamwork Therapist, in practice since 1973, a teacher and a trainer of teachers. He is the author of The Deep Well Tapes, The Secret of the Pomegranate, Sex, Trauma and Conjunctio and Hubris of the Heavens: Archetypal Dreamwork and Rudyharian Astrology.
Christa Lancaster is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of North of Eden and The Center for Archetypal Dreamwork and is on the North of Eden Executive Committee. Christa is a master Archetypal Dreamwork therapist, in practice since 1991, a teacher and trainer of teachers. She is the co-author with Marc Bregman of The Deep Well Tapes: Sex, Trauma and Conjunctio – it includes her spiritual memoir of her journey through this work called Vessel.
http://www.northofeden.com/
Christa and Marc speak with Joanna about “Flesh Off the Bone: Dream Descent through Past Life Trauma”; Jung’s Red Book; remembering the Cathar siege; Mary Magdalene and the inner Feminine; trauma and recovering the girl; the larger context of the past; alchemy: the inner/outer transformation; guidance from dreams…

music: “The Mysterious Fish Named Kun” (from “Three Organic Experiences”) by Aglaia

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July 9th, 2012

Live at The Fairy & Human Relations Congress 2012 with Deborah Koff-Chapin & Michael Dunning

an interview with Deborah Koff Chapin & Michael Dunning

The Fairy & Human Relations Congress is an annual event in the North Central Cascades in Washington State, dedicated to promoting communication and co-creation with the Intelligence of Nature.
www.fairycongress.com

Matthew Sherrill was our special correspondant at the 2012 Fairy & Human Relations Congress. Matthew is a transpersonal spiritual guide and Energy healer.

Deborah Koff-Chapin is an artist, vocalist, author, teacher, independent publisher. She is the originator of the process of Touch Drawing and the author of “Drawing Out Your Soul” and “The Touch Drawing Facilitator Workbook”. She has produced multi-media educational media including a video, audio CD’s and Touch Drawing materials kits. Each summer since 1997, she has convened the Annual Touch Drawing Gathering, which attracts an international community of Touch Drawing practitioners and facilitators. Deborah lives with her husband, architect Ross Chapin, on an island in Puget Sound. Together they co-founded a multi-modal sacred arts circle, which has been ongoing since its inception in 1983.

http://www.touchdrawing.com/

Deborah speaks with Matthew about the imaginal journey with touchdrawing; bridging the past and the future through art; and Gaian inspiration of this art approach…

Michael Dunning was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He experienced a ten-year period of healing and a shamanic initiation through Nature, that took place under the vast enclosure of a yew tree. Michael believes that the yew tree was once regarded by the indigenous and pre-Celtic shaman-healers (Druids) as a great source of occult knowledge holding the keys to an an ancient and embryonic language of healing and rejuvenation. Michael teaches in US and UK. In 2009 he founded the Sacred Yew Institute. The institute offers a two-year professional training in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy as well as workshops and lectures on the history of the yew tree, Yewshamanism and Occult -Embryology. In 2012 Michael will be introducing The Essence of the Five Trees Teachings. These teachings will bring all the elements of his work with the yew and the Elemental beings in Scotland together for the first time.

www.yewshamanism.com

Michael speaks with Matthew about his initiatic experience with the yew tree; “the embryonic Tree of Life;” filogenetic recapitulation; “the mother of all trees;” and “the chambers of the unborn”…

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April 27th, 2012

The Medicine of the Moment

an interview with Requa Tolbert

Requa Tolbert is a psychiatric nurse, psychedelic researcher and medicine artist who lives in the desert Southwest with her beloved, George. From 1980 to 1985, George Greer and his wife, Requa Tolbert, conducted over 100 MDMA therapeutic sessions for 80 individuals; this is the largest published study of the use of MDMA in a therapeutic setting.

www.stormridercards.com

Requa speaks with Joanna about the card deck and the book she has created – “The Stormrider Calling Cards;” “the medicine of the moment”; water as the blood of life; “healer, heal thyself;” the alchemical medicines; ceremony, community and the divine feminine…

Music: “Soso Soso” (from “Mushroom Ceremonies of the Mazatec Indians“) by María Sabina

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March 2nd, 2012

Your Place in the Family of Things

an interview with Jan Edl Stein

Jan is a pragmatic dreamer and licensed psychotherapist, in practice for over 25 years. She is the director of Holos Institute where she provides most of the individual and group supervision, oversees clinical policies and operations, and organizes the public educational programs. Her work is based upon her faith in the inherent wisdom each being carries within. She believes that healing is a process of coming into an active relationship with that wisdom. She calls upon metaphors and archetypal patterns of nature to mirror the inherent wholeness of each person.

Jan’s psychotherapy practice is informed by many years of traditional study in self-psychology, family systems and Jungian depth psychology. She received her BA in psychology from Rutgers University, completing her graduate study at the New School for Social Research and the University of San Francisco. She has also studied at the San Francisco Jung Institute, and trained in Ericksonian hypnotherapy, EMDR, Imago couples therapy, Process Acupressure, and a number of private studies with indigenous healers. Alongside her professional training, Jan has a lifetime of intuitive experiences and a personal spiritual practice which includes the study of integral yoga, mindfulness meditation, shamanism and earth-based wisdom traditions.

www.holosinstitute.net

Jan speaks with Joanna about evolutionary spirituality; outdoor therapy: re-connecting with the healing Psyche of Nature; love: letting the Life Force flow…; latest developments in eco-psychology, the cathartic power of beauty…

Music: “Tejido de Sueños (Tissue of Dreams)” from Niérika, by Jorge Reyes

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February 17th, 2012

Gender Reconciliation

an interview with Will Keepin and Rev. Cynthia Brix

Rev. Cynthia Brix is an interfaith minister and Co-Director of Satyana Institute. Cynthia is co-director of the Gender Reconciliation International project, and co-founder of the Women’s Spiritual Mastery project. She was formerly a campus minister at the University of Colorado for United Ministries of Higher Education, and she led meditation workshops at regional and national Unitarian Universalist conferences. Cynthia co-chaired the Race Relations Committee for the City of Muncie, Indiana, and later initiated an interfaith project to address racial tensions at the University of Colorado-Boulder. She is a long-time student of Eknath Easwaran’s Passage Meditation. She earned her master’s of divinity from Iliff School of Theology (2006) and her master’s degree in wellness management and applied gerontology from Ball State University (1999). Cynthia is contributing author of Divine Duality: The Power of Reconciliation between Women and Men (Hohm Press, 2007), and co-author of Women Healing Women (Hohm Press, 2009).

William Keepin is co-founder and Co-Director of Satyana Institute. Will founded the Gender Reconciliation International project (also called Power of Reconciliation), which has organized more than 75 intensive gatherings in seven countries for healing and reconciliation between women and men. A mathematical physicist with thirty scientific publications on sustainable energy and global warming, he presented testimony to European and Australian parliaments and the US House of Representatives, and became a whistleblower in nuclear science policy. Will began practicing silent meditation in 1982, trained extensively in spiritual traditions East and West, holds an M.A. degree in East-West psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, and has facilitated Holotropic Breathwork for 20 years (Grof Transpersonal Training). He is a Fellow of the Findhorn Foundation. Will is author of Divine Duality: The Power of Reconciliation between Women and Men (Hohm Press, 2007), co-author of Women Healing Women (Hohm Press, 2009), and his new book is “Song of the Earth: The Emerging Synthesis of Spiritual and Scientific Worldviews” (Permanent Publications, London, UK, 2012).

www.satyana.org

www.genderreconciliationinternational.org

Will Keepin and Rev. Cynthia Brix speak with Joanna about the different facets of their work, the common roots of abuse of the earth and women, , archetypal wounding, reclaiming the sacredness of the Earth, group healing of men and women together, increasing numbers of men healing the inner femenine, “Divine Duality”, transformation through truth-sharing, “healing the gender wound in the human family.”

Music: “Aza Izy Izay” – Mireille & Tselonina (18 World Network Madagascar. World Network Series)

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December 2nd, 2011

The Magical Ritual Of Forgiveness

an interview with Olivier Clerc

Olivier Clerc is a writer, translator and editorial consultant, specializing in spirituality, shamanism, health, personal development and human relationships. Olivier has crossed paths with many famous authors and teachers whose books he has translated into French, and with whom he often trained. Among them are Stan Grof, Marshall Rosenberg (founder of the Center for Nonviolent Communication), Don Miguel Ruiz, and many others. He is the author of 8 books, including Modern Medicine: The New World Religion: How Beliefs Secretly Influence Medical Dogmas and Practices, and Invaluable Lessons from a Frog: Seven Life-Enhancing Metaphors.

www.giftofforgiveness.net

Olivier speaks with Joanna about his experiences with don Miguel Ruiz, the “key” to the gift of forgiveness, the obstacles to forgiveness, implications of forgiveness, from don’ts to dos…

Music: “Paseo 1 Primavera” (from Lo Fi) by Bosques de mi Mente

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October 13th, 2011

The Herbal Kitchen

an interview with Kami McBride

Speaker at Bioneers 2011 (San Rafael, CA)

Kami McBride has inspired thousands of people to use herbs in their daily lives for health and wellness. She teaches experiential herbal programs in reviving the art of home use of herbal medicine. Her work is centered in sustainable wellness practices, creating self-reliance and revitalizing our relationship with the plant world. She is the author of Herbal Kitchen.

www.livingawareness.com

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September 16th, 2011

Exploring Energetic Evolution

an interview with Elaine Seiler

Elaine Seiler is a writer, facilitator, and coach, specializing in the field of Energetics. In 1992, after 20 years of work as a career consultant and Life Planning Coach, she discovered Energetics, or the study and use of Multi-Dimensional Energies and their interplay with life on earth. She now focuses full time on this expanded reality and assists others to awaken to this reality. She currently spends most of her time in America and Australia, focused on projects that shift consciousness and initiate new paradigms.

She will be releasing her first book, Multidimensional You: Exploring Energetic Evolution,  sharing her personal journey to multi-dimensionality, to energy work and to a transforming world in the fall of 2011.

www.transformationenergetics.com

Elaine speaks with Joanna about our multidimensionality, expanding the range of our lens of perception, the shift in planetary and human evolution, metaphoric language and energetic experiences, attuning to guidance, ecological work as a vehicle of energetic learning…

Music:  “Bird’s-Eye-View” (from Chiaroscuro) by Arve Henriksen

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September 9th, 2011

Love, Wide and Open

an interview with Malathy Drew

Malathy Drew is a healer, teacher and a social media innovator. Malathy was recently honored by Fast Company Magazine as the ’23 Most Influential Person in the Online World’. Her vision of ‘Cultivating Global Healing, One Soul at a Time’ has became “WE (Whispering Energy Collaboration)”: heart-centered networking.

www.whisperingenergy.com

Malathy speaks with Joanna about “WE (Whispering Energy)”, the new paradigm of heart-centered networwing and its applications, uplifting each other in order to uplift the world, raising consciousness and re-distributing wealth, social media and collective change…

Music: “Collection of Folk Songs” (from World Network: Georgia ) by Rustavi Choir & Duduki Trio Omar Kelaptrishvili

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August 19th, 2011

Restoring Natural Wisdom

an interview with Deena Metzger

Deena Metzger is a poet, novelist, essayist, storyteller, teacher, healer and medicine woman who has taught and counseled for over forty years, in the process of which she has developed therapies (Healing Stories) which creatively address life threatening diseases, spiritual and emotional crises, as well as community, political and environmental disintegration.   With her husband, writer/healer Michael Ortiz Hill, she has introduced the concept of Daré, meaning Council, to North America.

She is the author of many books, the most recent: La Negra y Blanca (“a novel of the Conquest of the Americas and of hope, where wisdom leaks through misty realms between memory and imagination”).

www.deenametzger.com

Deena speaks with Joanna about the characters of her latest book “La Negra y Blanca”, grounded visions, the coming shift, making alliances and restoring a right relationship with the Earth and all beings, “the conquest never ended”, the helping guide of the ancestors, the process of peace-making, “the way of story”…

Music: “No soy de aquí ni soy de allá” (I’m not from here, I’m not from there) by Facundo Cabral

Deena’s Photo: courtesy www.deenametzger.com

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August 12th, 2011

Renewing Connections

an interview with Linda Buzzell-Saltzman

Linda Buzzell-Saltzman is the founder of the International Association for Ecotherapy (IAE) and the editor of The Ecotherapy News. The IAE brings together therapists, educators, students and clients who are interested in the field of applied ecopsychology and healing the human-nature relationship. She has been a psychotherapist in private practice for over 25 years, and specializes in helping people with career issues and lifestyle choices.  She is the originator of For the Future’s Sustainable Small Cities project. She teaches classes at Santa Barbara City College Continuing Education on ecopsychology, ecotherapy and career opportunities in the emerging sustainable society. She and her husband Larry are the founders of the Santa Barbara Organic Garden Club and they have created an edible “Backyard Food Forest” on their city lot, growing vegetables, herbs, tasty flowers and over 60 fruit and nut trees.

http://lindabuzzell.com/

Linda speaks with Joanna about ecotherapy as a “emergency medicine”, the link between mental health, community and environmental health, beyond green jobs, greening the city, ways to re-connect with the wild nature, the disociation of the body, the archetypal femenine and the earth, the “transition movement”…

Music: “Tundra“, (from The Soul of Yakutia) by Spiridon Shishigin

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July 22nd, 2011

From Despair to Ecological Empowerment

an interview with John Seed

John Seed is founder and director of the Rainforest Information Centre in Australia.

www.rainforestinfo.org.au

Since 1979 he has been involved in the direct actions which have resulted in the protection of the Australian rainforests. He has written and lectured extensively on deep ecology and has been conducting Councils of All Beings and other re-Earth ing workshops  around the world for 25 years. In the US, his workshops have been hosted by Esalen, Omega, Naropa and the California Institute of Integral Studies. With Joanna Macy, Pat Fleming and Professor Arne Naess, he wrote “Thinking Like a Mountain – Towards a Council of All Beings” (New Society Publishers) which has now been translated into 10 languages. He is an accomplished bard, songwriter and film-maker and has produced 5 albums of environmental songs and numerous films www.rainforestinfo.org.au/video.htm

From 1984 to the present he has traveled around the world each year with roadshows raising awareness about the plight of the rainforests and raising funding for their protection. In 2007 he launched the Rainforest Information Centre’s climate change campaign and has offered “Climate Change, Despair & Empowerment” presentations and workshops in Australia, Canada and the US. www.rainforestinfo.org.au/climate/roadshow.htm

John speaks with Joanna about “climate change, despair and empowerment”, the evolutionary importance of human feeling, working ecologically with Nature, his experience in the reforestation project at Arunachala, experiential tip ecology practices,  Earth Changes, his present work, his love of the earth…

Music: “Frogs & Cicadas – Genggong Duo – Gamelan Genggong” (from World Network-Bali) by Traditional Musicians

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June 17th, 2011

The Fire of Life

an interview with Vedamurti Shri Vivek Shastri L. Godbole

From a lineage of 15 generations of learned practitioners of the Krishna Yajur Veda, Shri Vivek is the main teacher and principal of Sri Krsna-Yajurveda Pathasala, a school in Satara, India, which specializes in the revitalization of the Oral Tradition of the Vedas. Shri Vivek is an accomplished Vedic astrologer and is widely known for his evocative Vedic chanting and his love of performing yajna (Vedic fire ritual). In addition, he is recognized for his accessible and fascinating explanations of Vedic philosophy, ritual and culture.

www.vedikaglobal.org/vedika_gurukula/faculty/SriGodbole.html

www.ancientwisdomrising.com

Shri Vivek speaks with Joanna about the Vedic tradition, the fire ritual, retrieving our relationship with Mother Earth…

Music: “We are the Ones“, live music from the conference

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April 15th, 2011

Death: A Natural Transformation

an interview with Camille Adair

Camille Adair brings with her more than twenty years of experience in the healing arts, workshop facilitation, hospice and health care. She is an active member of the hospice and palliative health care community, having served as a hospice nurse, educator and professional consultant. She is a pioneer in the field of sustainable health care, integrating medicine with the intimacy of the human experience.

www.camilleadair.com

Camille speaks with Joanna about the film she directed – SOLACE: Wisdom of the Dying -, what she has learned assisting people in the course of their end of life experience, our shared presence, the shadow dynamics of the care giver, death as a natural (transpersonal) process and shared tenderness…

Music: “Her Ute I Moerket” (from  Váli) by Forlatt

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April 14th, 2011

Ancient Wisdom Rising: A gathering of traditional elders and indigenous wisdom keepers

Learn from eight elders whose traditional ways of healing, ceremony, story, sacred song and prophesy will change your relationship with the world. Click here to learn more.

We recommend this event …. Use promo code FUTUREPRIMITIVE to get $80 off the regular price of $375. Please  click here to register.

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April 8th, 2011

We are Nature

an interview with Desa Van Laarhoven

Desa Van Laarhoven joined the Marion Institute in 2006 after volunteering to organize the first Connecting for Change: A Bioneers by the Bay conference.

She has been the Executive Director since 2007, and works assiduously to oversee and develop the programs and Serendipity projects of the Marion Institute. Desa has her B.A. in Biology with a minor in Environmental Science from Stonehill College. Before her work at the Marion Institute, Desa spent time volunteering for both the Americorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC*) where she was awarded the total commitment award from the southeast campus and the California Conservation Corps (where she lived in the woods for a few months bathing in a stream— seriously;). She firmly believes in the work she does, this passion was recognized in 2009 when she was awarded the Massachusetts SouthCoast Woman of the Year along side the late Senator Edward Kennedy. In addition, Desa spends a few weeks every year in Costa Rica at Rancho Mastatal, a sustainable education center, working to empower the community to live in a more restorative manner.

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Desa speaks with Joanna about her commitment to the environment through her work as executive director of The Marion Institute, a member based non-profit that acts as an incubator, dedicated to identifying, promoting programs and serendipity projects that seek to find a solution for the root cause of an issue, both on a global and local level, in the realms of sustainability and social justice.

Music: “Second Sense” (from Insides), by Jon Hopkins

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April 1st, 2011

Psychedelic Healing

an interview with Neal Goldsmith

Neal M. Goldsmith, Ph.D. is a psychotherapist specializing in psychospiritual development and resistance to change.

Dr. Goldsmith applies innovative techniques drawn from many schools of thought and traditional practices, such as Psychosynthesis, Imago Relationship Therapy, regressive psychotherapies, Rogerian client-centered counseling, yoga psychology, and other humanistic, transpersonal and eastern traditions.  He facilitates deep life review, awakening to personal history, and life planning, with a special focus on existential and midlife crisis and with young adults suffering from lack of direction or substance abuse.  Dr. Goldsmith is particularly helpful with couples – many feeling “in-love” again after years of vicious cycles.

Author of dozens of popular and scholarly articles, Dr. Goldsmith is a frequent speaker on spiritual emergence, resistance to change, transpersonal psychology, drug policy reform and the post-modern future of society.  He is the author of  Psychedelic Healing – The Promise of Entheogens for Psychotherapy and Spiritual Development.

www.nealgoldsmith.com

Neal speaks with Joanna about his book Psychedelic Healing, life-changing experiences with the entheogens,  the soul as the “original self”, the psychedelic renaissance, keys of therapeutic change, the reunification between mind-body/ancestral-postmodern/spiritual-scientific…

Music: “Every Person Is One Life” (from How Much Is Yours)  by Arto Tunçboyaciyan & Armenian Navy Band

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