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For over 11 years now, Future Primitive has been hosting intimate conversations with authors, visionaries and innovators who speak about our connection and partnership with the Living Earth.
We provide this content in order to advance saner and more compassionate visions of our future, guided by our remembering of ancestral wisdom.
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In this week’s episode Jeffrey Mishlove speaks with Joanna about: William James and the history of parapsychology; Epictetus and our inner freedom; the group mind effect, Roger Nelson and the Global Consciousness Project; esotericism and the the new far-right; his central insight from a lifetime of inquiry; a time with a sense of existential groundedness.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
Praise from Our Listeners
“thank you for these podcasts…OMG…I love you so much…thank you again…your spirit is so wonderful”
“I love your play with words and your love for words Joanna. Your comment: ‘this makes life bear-able’ – brought smile to my heart. Wisdom contained in our language when we hear deeply and hear every word. And playfulness. And who if not a bear in us has a strength to bear the unbearable that is happening now. “
“Thanks for all you work. You are making a difference.“