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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.
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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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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“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.“