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’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.
In this episode Tammy Billups speaks with Joanna about: grieving the passing of our animal companions; emotional and energetic issues; the five core emotional wounds showing as behavioral issues; the teachings that they bring us; the animals mirror a part of ourselves; the heart-to-heart connection in the last chapter of their lives; animals as healers; the animals in our childhood; healing with Nature; working in synchronicity with the living world; the higher perspective about our animal companions.
In this week’s episode Sharon Blackie speaks with Joanna about: falling in love with the world; recovering from the disenchantment that is destroying the planet; the myth of human superiority and the emphasis on the transcendental; the sense of recognition of belonging to a place; Celtic mythology, being in service to the land; creating a new folk culture; how to make relevant the ancestral stories in the plece where we live; the Old Woman, creatrix and fierce protector of the land; the challenge of the loathly lady; wisdom and guidance of the old women; retrieving a vivid sense of belonging to the world; finding the answers outside of ourselves.
In this episode Frédérique Apffel-Marglin speaks with Joanna about: the rhythmic connection between humans and the cosmos; a paradize for medicinal and psychoactive plants; origin of the Sachamama Center for Biocultural regeneration; rediscovering the pre-Columbian, anthropogenic “terra preta” (black earth); encountering the Sacred in the most visceral way; healed by the icaros (sacred songs); initiation by the Spirits; healing the inner and outer landscape; towards a holistic, cosmocentric worldview; the complexity of the ayahuasca ceremonies; reverse anthropology on “subversive spiritualities”.
In this episode Sherri Mitchell speaks with Joanna about: living in a vibratory universe; the responsibility of being given a spiritual name; the indigenous way of life; recognizing our unity with the foundational elements that create life; the mothering, relational, vibratory nature of the language connected to the land; honoring and revering the original sound that created all living things; “we were never kicked out of the Garden”; the origin of colonization; the deep understanding of the web-of-life teachings; allowing oneself to be open and harmonised with the frequencies of the natural world; “the greatest tragedy that can befall us is to go unimagined”; dreamed by the ancestors; from “normal” to a natural state of being; the peaceful, prayerful stand at Standing Rock as the fulfillment of Crazy Horse’s prophecy; decolonizing our minds; the four pillars for being sovereign and self-determined human beings.
In this week’s episode Perle Besserman and Manfred Steger speak with Joanna about: the abuse of women by spiritual teachers in spiritual traditions; the importance of a grounded spirituality; uncovering misogyny in the spiritual arena; falling in love with a spiritual path; the treasure of real spiritual partnership; men overcoming the patriarchal conditioning; encountering the freedom of the moment; looking at Zen in a fresh way; back to the original message of the Buddha; spiritual composting; beyond the cultural trappings of a spiritual practice; spiritual community and practice in the 21st century; the core of the enlightenment experience.
In this week’s episode Richard Katz speaks with Joanna about: psychology might benefit from learning from indigenous people; a lifetime of learning among the First Peoples; psychology, diversity and social justice; connecting with the healing energy; spirituality as an everyday experience; humor in spirituality and psychology; healing is a journey; being open to the unexpected; respecting the Spirit; the four elements of human beings; the essence of science.