Our Gaialogues began in 2006 with the intention of exploring “what is it like to be in sacred communion with our living Earth?” Through remembering ancestral lines of experience and vision that created cultures of wonder and awe, we see a universal spirituality and ethics emerging based on care and partnership for people and planet. The seeds of future are to be found in the ancestral soul – the primitive soul.
After 600 episodes, we continue to provide these intimate conversations to the public for free. Listen and contribute to this community of voices who speak about our connection and partnership with the living Earth.
In this week episode Mark Nelson speaks with Joanna Harcourt-Smith and Jacob Aman about: earning the name “biospherian”; Vladimir Vernadsky and the planet-shaping power of life; Biosphere 2, doing whole systems science; “humans are the most unstable element in the ecosystem”; ecotechnics, bringing nature and technoloy into a mutually supportive relationship; longing for a reverential ecology; the dedication of the team overcame the group dynamics in a closed space; breaking the taboos of the reductionist, dispassionate science; the central, optimistic premise of the project; why Biosphere 2 was a threat to the industrial world; regenerating Nature and the human spirit; the visceral recognition of our belonging to the Earth.
In this week’s episode Harri Aalto speaks with Joanna about: discovering the shimmer of consciousness; the language of inner experience; the intimate connection of human consciousness and Nature; the pain and challenges of life through an expanded consciousness; the longing of cosmic, earth and human consciousness to be unified; the full range of the senses; developing the potential of human consciousness; the role of understanding for expanding awareness; belonging to a larger reality; the most refined level of consciousness; love and deep understanding, one and the same experience.
In this week’s episode Linda Kohanov speaks with Joanna about: learning from horses how to be powerful in a new way; the power to stand up together and speak our truth in a way that doesn’t demean someone else; horses, relationship before territory; a life-changing encounter with a horse; immature dominant power running amok in our world; understanding sensitive and dominant children; the advantage of multicultural societies; a new world opened through the relationship with her unrideable horse Tabula Rasa; heart breathing and the skills of energy engagement; Buddha was an exceptional horseman; meeting horses changed human culture; developing “emotional heroism” to change the world.
In this week’s episode Steve Roach speaks with Joanna about: A deeper return to the Dreamtime experience; the primordial core of music; listening to the inner sound of the desert; discovering synthesizers as tools for immersion in the soundcurrent; the common ground of didgeridoos and synthesizers; breath awareness, pranic energy and music; the mystery behind and endless soundquest; “the music is the medicine”, creating sacred space for transformation and initiation; discovering the organic aliveness of pre-Hispanic instruments; connecting with the soul tone of the Earth; the intimate, immersive world of of Steve’s concerts; live transmission of the Santa Fe concerts at SomaFM.
In this week’s episode Paul Levy speaks with Joanna about: In the middle of a collective nightmare; John Wheeler and the meaning of quantum physics; consciousness has entered the physics lab; the primary substratum of this universe is relational; the Universe is a singularity; the common ground of the outer world and our own minds; changing together the waking dream; an ecology of time; the incredible creative power inside our psyches; the freedom and responsibility of co-creating with reality; the way we observe the universe affects the way it manifests; quantum physics and alchemy; outer and inner activism; quantum physics is a psychedelic medicine.
In this week’s episode Vera de Chalambert speaks with Joanna about: dancing with the unknown; intimacy with the Mystery; mothers to ourselves; living in the time of disillusionment; the human soul’s calling and the World Soul; being part of a living planet; the nakedness of beautiful losers; life is the Tantric consort; when everything falls apart; the unexpected face of grace; hearts on fire in a time of trouble; the fierce love for our love is rooted in heartbreak; the paradox of wetiko; allowing suffering to speak; stepping into the lineage of Life.
In this week’s episode Stephen Jenkinson speaks with Joanna about: the etymology of the word “catastrophe”; the journey of descent into the mysteries of life; the fundamental function of elderhood; being awake as deep engagement; assuming the responsibilities of the sixties generation; the transient nature of leadership; the challenge of elders; the dilemma of mutual respect and responsibility; the love that Life has for us; unconditional gratitude.
In this week’s episode Richard Haight speaks with Joanna about: his life-changing visions; finding a sustaining meaning; experiencing an inner pull to training in martial and healing arts in Japan; a message from ayahuasca in the Amazon; a relaxed, all-emcompassing awareness; recalling his psychedelic experiences; the call of teonanacatl; set, setting and context: a spiritual warrior approach to psychedelics; following the pull; unconditional love in the martial arts and psychedelics.
In this week’s episode Marjorie Woollacott speaks with Joanna about: consciousness beyond the brain; an ecstatic lightning to the heart; bridging the scientific and the mystic; the spontaneous unfolding of kundalini energy; William James and the depathologization of spiritual experiences; the link between psychedelics and meditation; two different ways of knowing reality through the brain hemispheres; sharing the hoy and bliss at the heart of who we really are; Kashmir Shaivism and the consciousness in everything; joyous communication with the consciousness in Nature; the continuity of consciousness across lifetimes.