Pulsing with the Light of Love

Pulsing with the Light of Love

In this week’s episode, Billy Hayes speaks with Joanna about his experiences that led to the making of the iconic film “Midnight Express”: the powerful effects of films on culture; surviving his escape from prison; facing the consequences of one’s actions; learning the most important lesson; differentiating fiction and reality in the film; the most hated man in Turkey: coming to peace and reconciliation; telling the story in his own words,...
Grief and Praise

Grief and Praise

In this week’s episode, Martín Prechtel speaks with Joanna about his newest book, “The Smell of Rain on Dust”: the wild indigenous soul of human beings; cultural change through becoming intact human beings within a natural community; grief and praise, the capacity for making life and beauty; the Beach of the Stars; the causes of addiction and violence according to the Mayan people; “grief is a shameless dreamer..”;  the nourishment...
Restoring the Soul After War

Restoring the Soul After War

In this week’s episode, Ed Tick speaks with Joanna about his newest book, “Warrior’s Return”: meaningful rites of passage in our society; main factors for joining th military; one of the main reasons that Vietnamese veterans do not suffer from PTSD; a poignant conversation with a Sergeant at the airport; heling the Post-traumatic Social Disorder; initiation to the inner warrior archetype; guiding and supporting the warrior’s return...
The Power to Love the World

The Power to Love the World

In this week’s episode, Tim Ward speaks with Joanna about the book he has co-authored with Shai Tubali, “Indestructible You”: dissolving the myth of the broken self; “we are a manifestation of that stream of energy”; mastering one’s will in service to creativity; embracing our weakness; inner and outer power; finding and recognizing true will; becoming conscious of our primal narrative; the yoga of relationship.   Tim Ward...
Experiencing Life Without Mediation

Experiencing Life Without Mediation

In this week’s episode, Ken Cohen speaks with Joanna about Daoism: more than philosophy and religion:origins and influences, key figures, branches, sacred places; a timeless tradition relevant for our times; a celebration of life; meeting Alan Watts, Zen and Daoism; painting the world with ancient Daoist poetry; Confucianism and patriarchy; a holistic way of life; preserving the Feminine and maintaining the balance; Daoist precepts, a different kind of...
The Song That Dances Us

The Song That Dances Us

In this week’s episode, Bayo Akomolafe speaks with Joanna about: the pilgrimage to the wildness of things; looking for buried possibilities, beyond the single story of development; connected to Gaia in ways that transcend paradigms and belief systems; the space of slowing down an waiting; the recognition of the power and agency of the Earth; we need each other more than ever;  a different kind of activism; un-schooling ourselves by learning from our...