Pregnant Nothingness

Pregnant Nothingness

In this week’s episode Neela Bhattacharya Saxena speaks with Joanna about: Kali and the Black Madonna; the womb from which all creativity arises; dancing dualities; the wounded masculinity and the longing for the Mother; the ecological, psycho-spiritual consequences of a male-only Divinity; the mystical, redemptive darkness in Gnostic Christianity; the similarities between the Gnostic traditions and Tantric Buddhism; Mary Magdalene from a Tantric perspective; facing all aspects in us; Tantric ecology; the hunger to re-enchant the world; “Black Panther” and the foundational vibration; AI as Awakened Intelligence; the mystic river where all religions identities dissolve; recognizing that we are the heart of totality.

The Revolution of Evolution

The Revolution of Evolution

In this week’s episode James Oroc speaks with Joanna about: psychedelics and extreme sports; the psychedelic perspective and human survival; the role of psychedelics in the big cultural shift of the last decades; 5-MeO-DMT, a unique psychedelic medicine; the shadow side of the toad medicine culture; that ban on tools for sef-examination; from die hard atheist to modern mystic and entheogenic explorer; the pregnant zero point field; the universe as a giant, holographic, crystalline structure; the privilege of being fully present at this time in human history; the possibilities of virtual reality and digital art; the visionary culture festivals and the need for community.

Finding Freedom

Finding Freedom

In this week’s episode Roshi Joan Halifax speaks with Joanna about: where fear and courage meet; healing the shadow in five human virtues; the survival of the kindest; a thread of consciousness across generations;  learning in the gap between kindnesses; the importance of a committed community; united by suffering and kindness; the humility of open-minded curiosity; to come alongside; the metacognitive perspective; the edge of empathy; radical inclusivity; the multiple threads that weave us together; meeting futility with radical optimism.

The Swan-Footed Queen

The Swan-Footed Queen

In this week’s episode Max Dashu speaks with Joanna about: Diana, the demonization of folk religion through a Latinized filter; the theme of devil worship as a way of explaining Pagan belief and practice; Herodias, the mythologization of the female villain; Holda the beneficent, a great Nature goddess; Frau Berthe and the time of the Old Goddess; praying to the Good Woman, a divine power that gives blessings to human beings and land; the Swan-footed Queen and Mother Goose; a substratum of folk divinity superseded by patriarchal order.

The Ordinary Grace of Being

The Ordinary Grace of Being

In this week’s episode Philip Shepherd speaks with Joanna about: our strength is in the matrix of all our relations; “con-sciousness”, knowing with others; the alienation in the fantasy of independence; body consciousness and the living world around you; the pulse and subtle guidance of the world; the prohibitions against the embodied experience of wholeness; resting in the pelvic floor; the foundation of intelligence is grounded sensitivity; the wound of separation between thinking and being; balance is a felt relationship; informed by a bottomless sensitivity; feeling the body as  a resonator; moving into the dance of a new way of being.

Protecting the Living Earth

Protecting the Living Earth

In this week’s episode Leonard Higgins speaks with Joanna about: two major influences in waking up from the American Dream; the impact of climate change and the uncertain future of humanity; climate direct action before a situation of global emergency; the Climate Necessity Defense; “what is legal is not always right”; scaling back the use of fossil fuels and transition to alternative energy; shutting down the pipeline; living in times of radical uncertainty; committed to inspiring, nonviolent, prayerful civil disobedience; the three domains of the work to be done according to Joanna Macy; finding our place in the shift from industrial growth society to a life-sustaining civilization; doing something that get people more in touch with the emergency we are facing; being silenced about the intent of the pipeline shutdown; inspired by the prayerful protectors of Standing Rock.

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