Gaialogues Archive

gaialogue = communion with the living Earth

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.

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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.

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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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The Andes Summit

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.

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The Sound of Freedom

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.

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An Intelligent Cosmos

In this week’s episode, Ervin Laszlo speaks with Joanna about: differentiating between the universe and the cosmos; parallels between ancient insights and modern cosmology; is consciousness more than an epiphenomenon of matter?; near death experiences and consciousness beyond the body; we contain all the information of the universe; working in a sustainablw way with the Life Force; returning to our core being; what holds everything together.

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Resilience and Regeneration

In this week’s episode Carolyn Baker speaks with Joanna about: living resiliently in the dark night of the globe; the mirror of our collective shadow; the phases of the age of Kali; attending to our grief; the end of business as usual; the way through despair and emotional numbing; the death and rebirth process; indigenous perspectives on these times; uncolonizing our minds and hearts; finding our call to regeneration; honoring the animal in us; ending the myth of separation, we need each other; befriending the dark emotions; where is our dignity located individually and within our communities.

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Her Time is Now

In this episode Angela Sells speaks with Joanna about: rediscovering a major pioneer of psychology; the relationship between Sabina Spielrein and Carl Jung; retrieving Sabina’s story; her view of the “death instinct” as ecstatic ego dissolution for transformation; her pioneering work on female eroticism and archetypal psychology; updating Sabina Spielrein’s words, the task at hand; ‘writing as a way of coming into being”; the influence of Sabina Spielrein on Jean Piaget; the knowledge of a child’s soul; Eco and narcissus, the suppression of the female voice; Sabina’s thoughts about Mother Earth and the womb of imaginal time, being in tune with Gaia.

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The Expression of Our Connectedness

In this week’s episode Jeremy Lent speaks with Joanna about: liology, the marriage of complexity and ancient Eastern wisdom; holding together the unity and differentiation of things; our responsibility in being part of the web of life; connectivity is the meaning;  the hypnosis of the modern consumer society; a sustainable worldview that incorporates scientific understanding and a spiritual sense of connection; the resurgence of a social, cultural and scientific movement going beyond the breakthroughs of the 60s; feeling the possibilities of our interconnectedness; kindness, the recognition and expression of our human relatedness.

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Sacred Gardening

In this week’s episode Steven Martyn speaks with Joanna about: a journey of initiation with elders; the forgotten, mystical origins of Western culture; interacting with Divinity in the garden; the inside of everything; changing a culture that is backwards; a deep relationship with the Spirit of the land and the ancestors; remembering where we went off the path; the healing and bond that Gaia is offering us; a language of intimacy with Nature; creating a garden in a harmonious way; the tantric way of attuning to the energy waves of Nature; leaving seeds for those who are to come.

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