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Since 2006, 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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American-born photographer and author, Margaret Randall, returning to the United States in 1984 after living in Central America, was ordered deported under the Walter McCarran Act. Because of opinions expressed in some of her books, she was accused of "being against...
Anne Waldman is a poet and teacher, and with Allen Ginsberg co-founded of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado in 1974. She was featured along with Ginsberg in Bob Dylan's experimental film 'Renaldo and Clara.'
Marilyn is a Jungian-oriented spiritual counselor, an ordained minister and a ceremonialist. Jerry is an artist, author, lecturer and teacher. See their web site Hands of Alchemy.
Joanna Harcourt-Smith interviews Lloyd deMause, Director of The Institute of Psychohistory, editor of The Journal of Psychohistory and president of the International Psychohistorical Association
Joanna Harcourt-Smith interviews Robert Wolff Social psychologist and author of Original Wisdom - Stories of an Ancient Way of Knowing, A Book of Dreams, Ha'ina Mai Ka Puana; Let The Story Be Told, SPIRAL and Rain of Ashes.
Joanna Harcourt-Smith interviews David Abram, cultural ecologist, philosopher, performance artist, founder and creative director of the Alliance for Wild Ethics. He is the author of The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-than-Human World, for...
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“Dear Joanna, I know that you know the importance of your work with Future Primitive to the many lives it has touched. and, “Brava”. But there is a dimension to this body of work, because it is a “body of work”, that I am not sure you know the value of. Because you are chronicling lives and values unique in this world, and you are doing it with the very words of those we need to remember.”
“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. “
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