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.
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that gives blessings to human beings and land; the Swan-footed Queen and Mother Goose; a substratum of folk divinity superseded by patriarchal order.
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.
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.
In this week’s episode Itzhak Beery speaks with Joanna about: The upcoming Andes Summit, meeting the wisdom and healing of the elder Yachacks of Ecuador; the teachings of the condor; Ushai, the fifth Element; the healing sounds of the Andes; teaching deep wisdom through your body movement; opening the feminine heart in this new Pachakuti; a school where the indigenous children learn the ancient agricultural ways; the Three Sisters, a Nature teaching in interconnectedness; the Valley of the Dawn and three special mountains; sound and vibration, plant medicine ceremonies with the Tsachilas; the rich diversity of indigenous tribes in Ecuador; trating the untreatable; incorporating the shamanic system into Western medicine; experiencing another reality that honors the human condition.
In this week’s episode, Christopher Hill speaks with Joanna about: despair and hope in The Beatles’s “A Day in the Life”; the role of the Beatles in the shift from the fifties to the the sixties; the Beach Boys and the expression of adolescent longing; Bob Dylan, rediscovering the cultural diversity beyond the mainstream culture; the difference between American and English musical psychedelia; Pink Floyd and the Piper at the Gates of Dawn; the Rolling Stones and the traditions of the “Lord of Misrule”; Timothy Leary on the influence of the English visionary tradition on rock music; female power and grace, Grace Slick and Jefferson Airplane.