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Joanna Harcourt-Smith

Host and Co-Founder

Jose Luis
Gomez Soler

Producer and Co-Founder

Jacob Aman

Co-Host and Producer

Together, We Are the Media

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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Latest Episodes

A Biocultural Regeneration

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”.

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Sacred Instructions

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.

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21st Century Zen

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.

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Indigenous Healing Psychology

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.

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The Skill of the Future

In this week’s episode Nora Bateson speaks with Joanna about: exploring the tension between settlement and migration; looking at the extreme polarization and fear we are experiencing; deep inquiry about possibilities; our participation in drawing boundaries in the collective ideascape; how to be part of the system’s change…?; the skill of the future; the relationship between learning and change; dignity is a shared experience; longing for new ways of living our interdependence; the willingness to enjoy the beauty of life and carry its pain.

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Connected in the Dreaming

In this week’s episode Edward Bruce Bynum speaks with Joanna about: the dreams that connect us to our families; oniric sharing and psi phenomena between family members; the possibilities of lucid dreaming; accessing the deep patterns and themes in dreams; symbolization and condensation in our dreams; dreaming as initiation for meeting the sacred Light; the discoveries of neurotheology; breathing and the blossoming of the inner world; the two streams of our souls; scientific discoveries in dreams.

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Praise from Our Listeners

Joe H.

“thank you for these podcasts…OMG…I love you so much…thank you again…your spirit is so wonderful”

Maryla

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. 

Michael G.

“Thanks for all you work. You are making a difference.