Detailed
Compact
Art
Reverse
July 29, 2020
This episode begins with the ancient ideas of the Kali Yuga, the “dark time” that lasts for a long time. Michael Meade uses the old tale of worldwide decline to consider our collective plight in the midst of the current pandemic along with all the other crises plaguing the world.   The surprise comes when Meade reveals radical ideas from several ancient texts about how to find the spirit of light and vision for life in the midst of the dark times on earth. It turns out that accepting the story trying to unfold from within and waking to the presence of the inner “atman” or genius self are keys to navigating the dark times. But also, getting into the “right trouble” and finding what our souls want to be devoted to are also ways to contribute to help the light to return from the darkest times.   Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast.  You can hear Michael Meade live by joining his new live online series “The Soul of Genius” that begins on Friday, August 14. Register and learn more at mosaicvoices.org/events.   You can support the podcast and receive additional content each month by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium. Members receive 3 bonus episodes each month, including regular live Q&A events, the full podcast archives of over 250 episodes and a 30% discount on all products, courses and live online events.  Learn more and subscribe at patreon.com/livingmyth.    On behalf of Michael Meade and the whole Mosaic staff, we wish you and your loved ones continued well-being, protection and deep community connection during this period of great challenge, change and transformation.
July 22, 2020
A primary meaning of apocalypse is “lifting the veil,” both uncovering what was covered up and discovering things previously unknown. An example of the kind of surprising discovery that can happen in troubled times appeared recently. Astronomers identified a cosmic curtain of thousands of galaxies just beyond our Milky Way. Although enormous and relatively close, this expansive system of galaxies had been obscured by the dust of an area called the Zone of Avoidance.   This cosmic event can also be symbolic of the human psyche, where we can have inner zones of denial and avoidance that obscure insights and illuminating meanings that can expand, enrich and enliven our lives. In the midst of all of the current crises on Earth, it's important to know that there can also be the emergence of hidden truths appearing like stars that were formerly obscured.   One way to imagine this potential inner lifting of the veil is through the psychological dynamic of fate and destiny. Fate involves all that limits us in life, while destiny calls us to find and follow our star. In avoiding fateful issues in our lives, we build the inners zones of avoidance. When we face our fate, we can find the inner “twist of fate” that reveals and aligns us with our destiny in life.   At this time we are being called to find the courage, both collectively and individually, to face aspects of fate that constrict our lives and darken our world. The cosmos wants us to know that just beyond the zones of denial and avoidance there are unseen stars, bright ideas and brilliant flashes of imagination that can light a multitude of pathways through this troubled world.   Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast.  You can hear Michael Meade live by joining his next online series.  Details and registration will be available later this week.    You can support the podcast and receive additional content each month by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium. Members receive 3 bonus episodes each month, including regular live Q&A events, the full podcast archives of over 250 episodes and a 30% discount on all products, courses and live online events.  Learn more and subscribe at patreon.com/livingmyth.    On behalf of Michael Meade and the whole Mosaic staff, we wish you and your loved ones continued well-being, protection and deep community connection during this period of great challenge, change and transformation.
July 15, 2020
This special edition of Living Myth uses a longer format to connect ancient ideas of rites of passage with the need for both transformation and healing on many levels of life.   An old idea from the process of initiation states that before the journey begins, you own the journey. But, once the journey has begun, the journey owns you. Both collectively and individually we are in the midst of a journey that we don't own.   The way forward involves great uncertainties; yet each day makes it more clear that there can be no turning back. We are being called to understand a radical mode of transformation in which letting go of old forms and old attitudes becomes necessary both for psychological growth and for reimagining cultural life.   Life, death and renewal is the mystery that underlies all of creation and shapes the ideas and images of rites of passage. In such rites the initiates become frightened and frustrated, disoriented and confused. However, this liminal condition of being betwixt and between was considered to be a holy confusion that precedes awakening and genuine transformation.   The current state of widespread uncertainty, doubt and agitation can be seen a modern version of holy confusion. Chaotic conditions can be seen as a prerequisite for finding the greater inspirations and deeper levels of healing needed to renew life and shape a better world for everyone.   Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast.  You can hear Michael Meade speak more about initiation by joining his new live onl ine series “Paths of Initiation” that runs through on July 17. Register and learn more at: mosaicvoices.org/events   You can save 30% on this online series, and receive additional podcast content each month, by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium. For just $10/month you will receive 3 bonus episodes each month, including regular live Q&A events, the full podcast archives of over 250 episodes and a 30% discount on all products and live online events.  Learn more and subscribe at patreon.com/livingmyth.    You can support this podcast by leaving a review on iTunes and sharing it with your friends.   On behalf of Michael Meade and the whole Mosaic staff, we wish you and your loved ones continued well-being, protection and deep community connection during this period of great challenge, change and transformation.
July 8, 2020
This episode addresses the puzzling question of why some people refuse to wear anti-virus masks in the midst of a deadly pandemic. Michael Meade describes the attitude of dismissing dangerous and potentially fatal issues as being under a spell that makes people “wrong-headed” and potentially delusional and strangely self-destructive. In modern, mass societies, falling under spells can become more common because people tend to harden as individuals too early, before experiencing the deeper feelings that open both the heart and the mind. People can become arrogant and defensive about who they are and what they deserve before they have actually become anything like what their soul intends them to be. In mythological terms, the spell falls exactly where changes must occur for conscious growth to actually happen. By facing up to the issues at hand, no matter how complicated, things get “spelled out” and everyone can become more conscious and more humanly interconnected. Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast.  You can hear Michael Meade speak more about initiation by joining his new live onl ine series “Paths of Initiation” that runs through on July 17. Register and learn more at: mosaicvoices.org/events You can save 30% on this online series, and receive additional podcast content each month, by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium. For just $10/month you will receive 3 bonus episodes each month, including regular live Q&A events, the full podcast archives of over 240 episodes and a 30% discount on all products and live online events.  Learn more and subscribe at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can support this podcast by leaving a review on iTunes and sharing it with your friends. On behalf of Michael Meade and the whole Mosaic staff, we wish you and your loved ones continued well-being, protection and deep community connection during this period of great challenge, change and transformation.
June 30, 2020
Under pressure from the coronavirus pandemic and the crisis of social injustice the deep wounds of our culture as well as our personal traumas are being brought to the surface of life. Both levels of trauma are calling for us to bring more consciousness and more healing to them. In this episode Michael Meade turns to old alchemical ideas where salt becomes a symbol of how to understand the nature of persistent collective and personal wounds. Working with what truly matters to us involves us in what's the matter with us. And working with those two things, is what makes us “worth our salt.” Instead of putting salt in old wounds, we can extract from them the “salt of wisdom,” which becomes a key medicine for the time we live in and a source of genuine solutions that can open ways forward that include everyone. Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast.  You can hear Michael Meade speak more about initiation by joining his new live online series “Paths of Initiation” that begins on July 2. Register and learn more at: mosaicvoices.org/events You can save 30% on this online series, and receive additional podcast content each month, by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium. For just $10/month you will receive 3 bonus episodes each month, including regular live Q&A events, the full podcast archives of over 240 episodes and a 30% discount on all products and live online events.  Learn more and subscribe at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can support this podcast by leaving a review on iTunes and sharing it with your friends. On behalf of Michael Meade and the whole Mosaic staff, we wish you and your loved ones continued well-being, protection and deep community connection during this period of great challenge, change and transformation.
June 24, 2020
This episode begins with ancient ideas of the essence of leadership and community from the Ndembu people of Zaire. In this view, a person elevated to a position of power must embody both nobility and humility; they must be welcoming to everyone and respect the rights of others or the underlying bonds of humanity can be broken. Michael Meade makes the connections to our current crises of racism, injustice and the misuse of power and authority. Then, he depicts the potential for a collective rite of passage based upon communitas - the often spontaneous, shared experience of unity in depth that transcends established structures and helps heal the wounds of hatred, division and abuse of power. We may be in a righteous political battle and in a critical election year; we are also at the edge of genuine transformation and being called to awaken to the greater spirit of humanity and to the deeper bonds of an inclusive community of the heart. Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast.  You can hear Michael Meade speak more about initiation by joining his new live online series “Paths of Initiation” that begins on July 2. Register and learn more at: mosaicvoices.org/events You can save 30% on this online series, and receive additional podcast content each month, by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium. For just $10/month you will receive 3 bonus episodes each month, including regular live Q&A events, the full podcast archives of over 240 episodes and a 30% discount on all products and live online events.  Learn more and subscribe at patreon.com/livingmyth.  On behalf of Michael Meade and the whole Mosaic staff, we wish you and your loved ones continued well-being, protection and deep community connection during this period of great challenge, change and transformation.
June 17, 2020
This episode of Living Myth begins with the idea that the cascade of worldwide crises and life-changing events require not just change, but a genuine cultural transformation. Michael Meade describes how we are in the midst of a collective rite of passage that calls upon each of us to contribute to an awakening of true humanity. He shows how a metamorphosis of both individual lives and collective attitudes can be understood through the age-old patterns of initiation. “Essential changes must come from another level of being. When it comes to issues of the human heart and soul, the archetypal pattern of initiation underlies the dynamic energy of transformation.” Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast.  You can hear Michael Meade speak more about initiation by joining his new live online series “Paths of Initiation” that begins on July 2. Register and learn more at: mosaicvoices.org/events You can save 30% on this online series, and receive additional podcast content each month, by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium. For just $10/month you will receive 3 bonus episodes each month, including regular live Q&A events, the full podcast archives of over 240 episodes and a 30% discount on all products and live online events.  Learn more and subscribe at patreon.com/livingmyth. 
June 11, 2020
At this point in the story of the world the tragic killing of George Floyd becomes a cause for worldwide protests, but also the occasion for a funeral for everyone who cares about the state of humanity. It is a sorrowful, painful way of learning how we truly are all in this together. After a profound poem from Emily Dickinson, Michael Meade intones an ancient funeral poem from Zaire written to honor the natural nobility of the person passing to the other world. Meade concludes by saying, “There's been a lot of suffering and a lot of unnecessary death, but maybe, if we can be in a funeral together, maybe, if we learn from death together, we can learn to truly live together. Maybe then “a change is going to come.” Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast.  You can hear Michael Meade live by joining his new live online series that begins on July 2. Registration and more details will be available later this week on our website: mosaicvoices.org/events You can save 30% on this upcoming series, and receive additional podcast content each month, by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium. For just $10/month you will receive 3 bonus episodes each month, including regular live Q&A events, the full podcast archives of over 240 episodes and a 30% discount on all products and live online events.  Learn more and subscribe at patreon.com/livingmyth.  On behalf of Michael Meade and the whole Mosaic staff, we wish you and your loved ones continued well-being, protection and deep community connection during this period of great challenge, change and transformation.
June 3, 2020
This episode addresses the tragic killing of George Floyd and the ground swell of protests against the epidemic of racism and blatant injustice. The callous execution of yet another unarmed black man at the hands of police has torn the skin off the age-old wound of racism and revealed the process of dehumanization that continues to be the deep fault line in American culture. The word crisis comes directly from ancient Greek healers, who used the term to define a turning point in the course of a disease. In America, the persistent disease involves systemic racism and deadly injustice. We are now at a tipping point when it comes to the very essence of democracy, but we are also in a struggle for the soul of humanity. Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast.  You can hear Michael Meade live by joining his ongoing live online series “Touching the Soul of the World” that continues on June 5.  Registration includes access to all live events and HD recordings of prior events.  Register and learn more at: mosaicvoices.org/events. You can save 30% on this series, and receive additional podcast content each month, by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium. For just $10/month you will receive 3 bonus episodes each month, including regular live Q&A events, the full podcast archives of over 240 episodes and a 30% discount on all products and live online events.  Learn more and subscribe at patreon.com/livingmyth.  On behalf of Michael Meade and the whole Mosaic staff, we wish you and your loved ones continued well-being, protection and deep community connection during this period of great challenge, change and transformation.
May 27, 2020
There are times when myth and fact come together. And we are now living in an era when the crises and dilemmas we face reach mythic proportions. We have reached a critical point in terms of dealing with the coronavirus and facing the societal fault lines further revealed by the pandemic. The current arguments about wearing masks or not only distract from a deeper unmasking of how we value human life and the need for greater truth-telling if we are to develop trust and find deeper ways of healing. The lack of truth and empathy in political life will further dehumanize life and divide us if we don't find the antidote in ourselves. Michael Meade offers an old story that reveals the essential connection between truth and healing that can lead us to deeper states of compassion, empathy, and mutual understanding.  Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast.  You can hear Michael Meade live by joining his ongoing live online series “Touching the Soul of the World” that continues on Friday, May 29.  Registration includes access to all live events and HD recordings of prior events.  Register and learn more at: mosaicvoices.org/events. You can save 30% on this series, and receive additional podcast content each month, by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium. For just $10/month you will receive 3 bonus episodes each month, including regular live Q&A events, the full podcast archives of over 240 episodes and a 30% discount on all products and live online events.  Learn more and subscribe at patreon.com/livingmyth.  On behalf of Michael Meade and the whole Mosaic staff, we wish you and your loved ones continued well-being, protection and deep community connection during this period of great challenge, change and transformation.
May 20, 2020
This episode of Living Myth begins with an ancient creation story in which the creator experiences doubt and makes a serious mistake at the very beginning of creation. Ever since then people have been having doubts and making mistakes. The current period of pandemic has been marked by tragic mistakes of judgement as well as mistaken policies that affect all of our lives. In the old creation story, a surprising turn of events brings wisdom into the world as an antidote to unnecessary mistakes and destructive lies. There may be no better time than now for a return of wisdom as a medicine for all that ails the world. Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast.  You can hear Michael Meade live by joining his new live online series “Touching the Soul of the World” that begins on Friday, May 22.  Register and learn more at: mosaicvoices.org/events. You can save 30% on this series, and receive additional podcast content each month, by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium. For just $10/month you will receive 3 bonus episodes each month, including regular live Q&A events, the full podcast archives of over 230 episodes and a 30% discount on all products and live online events.  Learn more and subscribe at patreon.com/livingmyth.  On behalf of Michael Meade and the whole Mosaic staff, we wish you and your loved ones continued well-being, protection and deep community connection during this period of great challenge, change and transformation.
May 13, 2020
This episode of Living Myth considers the importance of imagination when facing complicated challenges. As the world seems to go upside down, we can find ourselves in a kind of underworld where raw emotions, oppositional energies, and delusional thinking become magnified. In these increasingly anxious times, the sense of powerlessness and fear of the unknown can cause a desperate need to find simple answers for truly complicated issues. In that sense, the COVID-19 pandemic doesn't just present a challenging medical situation; it also creates a challenge to human imagination. The more restrictive the basic attitudes of individuals or groups tend to be, the more negative and destructive the effects of a changing world will seem to them. Where a person, group or a whole society feels most restricted, that is where the greatest lack of imagination will be found. Imagination is the deepest power of the human soul. In the end, innovation, as well as liberation, derives from the sense that freedom is found in the active, imaginative mind. Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast.  You can hear Michael Meade live by joining his new live online series “Touching the Soul of the World” that begins on Friday, May 22.  Register and learn more at: mosaicvoices.org/events.  You can save 30% on this series, and receive additional podcast content each month, by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium. For just $10/month you will receive 3 bonus episodes each month, including regular live Q&A events, the full podcast archives of over 230 episodes and a 30% discount on all products and live online events.  Learn more and subscribe at patreon.com/livingmyth.  On behalf of Michael Meade and the whole Mosaic staff, we wish you and your loved ones continued well-being, protection and deep community connection during this period of great challenge, change and transformation.
May 6, 2020
This episode begins with the idea that there are two levels of myth. The first level involves narratives used to shape and manipulate people’s beliefs. Such a “lesser myth” appeared when Donald Trump fashioned a story that deepened the divisions between people, while convincing some that he was the “only one” who could fix their lives. As one journalist stated, "Trump can get his facts wrong as long as he gets his myth right. He can commit a million scandals, but his followers don't see them as long as they remain embedded within that myth."  The second level of myth opens pathways to a deeper understanding of life and a greater appreciation for the core values of humanity. Whereas the false narratives depend upon the exclusion of “others,” the greater myths lead to a sense of profound unity. The second level of myth verifies and supports the felt sense that “we are all in this together.” At this critical and perilous moment in the coronavirus pandemic, following the false myth of self-interest can literally lead to an increasing sacrifice of human lives. In this time of life and death issues, the deeper levels of mythic imagination can help sustain and transform both the individual soul and the heart of our culture. Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast.  You can hear Michael Meade live by joining his next online series that will begin on Friday, May 22.  Details will be announced soon.  You can also take part in an upcoming live event by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium.  Members can take part in a free live Q&A with Michael this Friday, May 8 at 4:30pm (Pacific Time).  If you’re not already a member, you can join this growing community of podcast supporters for just $10/month and receive 3 bonus episodes each month, including regular live Q&A events, the full podcast archives of over 225 episodes and a 30% discount on all products and live online events.  Learn more and subscribe at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also support this podcast by leaving a review on iTunes and sharing it with your community of friends and family. On behalf of Michael Meade and the whole Mosaic staff, we wish you and your loved ones continued well-being, protection and deep community connection during this period of great challenge, change and transformation.
April 30, 2020
This episode of Living Myth opens with the idea that the coronavirus pandemic causes a greater activation of both the archetype of the healer and that of the leader. In order to consider how failures of leadership can undermine even the most heroic attempts at healing, Michael Meade turns to an ancient myth from India. When Indra, the prototype for all subsequent leaders, becomes wildly inflated and endlessly demanding, the growing sense of chaos threatens the entire realm of life. In the myth an intervention on the part of the gods reduces the hubris of the ruler and brings balance back to the realm. At this critical time on earth, an awakening of genuine and inspired leadership may have to come from the hearts and minds of a multitude and diversity of people in order for even greater tragedies to be avoided.  Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast.  You can hear Michael Meade live by joining his ongoing online series “A Time of Transformation on Earth” that continues this Friday, May 1. If you missed the first 2 events, you will receive access to a recording of these events by signing up for the series.  Register and learn more at mosaicvoices.org/events. We also want to thank everyone who has contributed over the last few weeks with encouragement, financial support and feedback on the podcast.  You can help support Mosaic and this podcast by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium. Thank you to everyone who has recently joined.  You can become a member with a $10/month subscription and receive 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and a 30% discount on all products and live online events.  Learn more and subscribe at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast and leaving a review on iTunes. On behalf of Michael Meade and the whole Mosaic staff, we wish you and your loved ones continued well-being, protection and deep community connection during this period of great upheaval and change.
April 22, 2020
On this Earth Day episode of Living Myth, Michael Meade tells a myth of the origin of the earth. The tale begins when a divine woman falls from the sky and is saved by birds and other animals. After giving birth to twins who represent hard-hearted and kind-hearted ways of being, the lady who fell from heaven becomes the living spirit of the earth. When the conflict between the hard and the gentle twins intensifies, the whole world goes out of balance. As things reach a global tipping point, the spirit of the earth directly offers encouragement and guidance to the kind-hearted twin. After outlining how conditions on earth, including the climate crisis and the current pandemic, parallel the conflicts at the beginning of time, Meade concludes: “Those who learn to listen to the earth develop qualities of devotion and fierce compassion. They become capable of creating and sustaining places of refuge and sanctuary and they become the friends of the Earth and the agents of ongoing creation.” Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast.  You can hear Michael Meade live by joining his ongoing online series “A Time of Transformation on Earth” that continues this Friday, April 24. If you missed the first event, you will receive access to a recording of this event by signing up for the series.  Register and learn more at mosaicvoices.org/events. We also want to thank everyone who has contributed over the last few weeks with encouragement, financial support and feedback on the podcast.  You can help support Mosaic and this podcast by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium. Thank you to everyone who has recently joined.  You can become a member with a $10/month subscription and receive 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and a 30% discount on all products and live online events.  Learn more and subscribe at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast and leaving a review on iTunes. On behalf of Michael Meade and the whole Mosaic staff, we wish you and your loved ones continued well-being, protection and deep community connection during this period of great upheaval and change.
April 15, 2020
This episode begins with a series of contrasting words that can characterize some of the responses to the current pandemic. Disaster is a star word that means to “miss your star” and find catastrophe instead, and destiny, which means to “follow your star” to your soul’s destination. Meade considers leadership through the contrast between being a tyrant and having genuine nobility and that leads to the old idea that a true king sacrifices for the benefit of the people. He then offers an antidote to all the confusion, suffering and loss by addressing the star spark in each of our souls that can guide us through the dark times we are in. Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast.  We are excited to announce a new live online series with Michael Meade beginning on Friday, April 17 that addresses the great crises we now face and considers how to respond from a deep place of soul and radical resilience. Register and learn more at: mosaicvoices.org/events. We also want to thank everyone who has contributed over the last few weeks with encouragement, financial support and feedback on the podcast.  During this time of great collective challenge, we at Mosaic deeply appreciate you and the all listeners and supporters out there. If you are able, please consider please a donation to Mosaic to help us continue our creative efforts to use myth, story and imagination to find ways to heal, renew and restore both culture and nature. Donate today at: mosaicvoices.org/donate You can also help support Mosaic and this podcast by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium. Thank you to everyone who has recently joined.  You can become a member with a $10/month subscription and receive 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and a 30% discount on all products and most events.  Learn more and subscribe at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast and leaving a review on iTunes. On behalf of Michael Meade and the whole Mosaic staff, we wish you and your loved ones continued well-being, protection and deep community connection during this time of great change and uncertainty.
April 9, 2020
Michael Meade uses an ancient story from India to reflect on leadership and language during this painful period of pandemic. In the old tale, a wandering saint or sadhu teaches a snake that has been spreading poison amongst the local villagers to become peaceful. A second story, from the Sufi tradition, demonstrates the importance of language in a crisis and dramatizes the healing power of words. Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast.  We are excited to announce a new live online series with Michael Meade beginning on Friday, April 17 that addresses the great crises we now face and considers how to respond from a deep place of soul and radical resilience. Register and learn more at mosaicvoices.org/events. We also want to thank everyone who has contributed over the last few weeks with encouragement, financial support and feedback on the podcast.  During this time of great collective challenge, we at Mosaic deeply appreciate you and the all listeners and supporters out there. If you are able, please consider please a donation to Mosaic to help us continue our creative efforts to use myth, story and imagination to find ways to heal, renew and restore both culture and nature. Donate today at: mosaicvoices.org/donate You can also help support Mosaic and this podcast by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium. Thank you to everyone who has recently joined.  You can become a member with a $10/month subscription and receive 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and a 30% discount on all products and most events.  Learn more and subscribe at patreon.com/livingmyth.  On behalf of Michael Meade and the whole Mosaic staff, we wish you and your loved ones continued well-being, protection and deep community connection during this time of great change and uncertainty.
April 2, 2020
This episode looks at the advent of the coronavirus pandemic through three distinct viewpoints: the literal level of facts and figures, the psychological level that adds feelings and insights to the numbers and data, and the mythological perspective that involves narrative intelligence, deep imagination, and wisdom. Using that framework Michael Meade addresses the growing number of Covid-19 deaths as well as the “little deaths” we all experience as we make sacrifices for our own safety as well as for the health and welfare of everyone else. Michael ends with quotes from his book Awakening the Soul: “When a situation begins to feel like a matter of life and death, the underlying soul is actually close at hand and trying to get our attention. The core ideals of humanity are intended to serve as a light to follow, especially when the dark times come around and we become more exposed to the extremes of life and even to the touch of death.” Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast.  We also want to thank everyone who has contributed over the last few weeks with encouragement, financial support and feedback on the podcast.  During this time of great collective challenge, we at Mosaic deeply appreciate you and the all listeners and supporters out there. While public events are postponed, we intend to continue the creative work of Mosaic, including these free weekly episodes of the Living Myth Podcast. Because proceeds from events and workshops represent a major form of support for all of Mosaic’s creative projects, we are asking you to please consider a donation to Mosaic to help us continue our creative efforts to use myth, story and imagination to find ways to heal, renew and restore both culture and nature. Donate today at: mosaicvoices.org/donate You can also help support Mosaic and this podcast by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium. Thank you to everyone who has recently joined.  You can become a member with a $10/month subscription and receive 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and a 30% discount on all products and most events.  Learn more and subscribe at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast and leaving a review on iTunes. On behalf of Michael Meade and the whole Mosaic staff, we wish you and your loved ones continued well-being, protection and deep community connection during this time of great change and uncertainty.
March 26, 2020
Michael Meade uses an old story from India to illustrate the importance of understanding the idea of exponential growth. The ancient tale serves as a warning for what can happen when the ruler of a country fails to grasp the nature of a complex situation that involves radical change. In contemporary India, the current prime minister has made the bold move of ordering 1.3 billion people to stay at home in order to stop the spread of the coronavirus. At the same time, leaders at the top of the U. S. government seem to lack the wisdom and the care needed to truly protect people from the virus. Failing to heed sage advice or simply follow the data, they seem willing to risk trying to revive the economy rather than helping people survive the unprecedented pandemic. Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast.  All Mosaic public events and gatherings set for April, May and June have been postponed. While public events are postponed, we intend to continue the creative work of Mosaic, including these free weekly episodes of the Living Myth Podcast. Because proceeds from events and workshops represent a major form of support for all of Mosaic’s creative projects, we are asking you to please consider a donation to Mosaic to help us continue our creative efforts to use myth, story and imagination to find ways to heal, renew and restore both culture and nature. Donate today at: mosaicvoices.org/donate You can also help support Mosaic and this podcast by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium. Become a member with a $10/month subscription and receive 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and a 30% discount on all products and most events.  Learn more and subscribe at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast and leaving a review on iTunes.
March 19, 2020
This episode of Living Myth begins with the idea that the world as we knew it has disappeared as the worldwide climate crisis and the global virus pandemic transform both the world around us and the world within us. Michael Meade uses an ancient myth from India to show how the soul responds to troubled times when we can feel overwhelmed by waves of fear and sorrow and all seems to turn to despair. Being both deep and ancient, the human soul has a second level of hope that involves an inner buoyancy that is connected to both imagination and radical resiliency. Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast.  All Mosaic public events and gatherings set for April, May and June have been postponed. While public events are postponed, we intend to continue the creative work of Mosaic, including these free weekly episodes of the Living Myth Podcast. Because proceeds from events and workshops represent a major form of support for all of Mosaic’s creative projects, we are asking you to please consider a donation to Mosaic to help us continue our creative efforts to use myth, story and imagination to find ways to heal, renew and restore both culture and nature. Donate: mosaicvoices.org/donate You can also help support Mosaic and this podcast by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium. Become a member with a $10/month subscription and receive 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and a 30% discount on all products and most events.  Learn more and subscribe at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast and leaving a review on iTunes. On behalf of Michael Meade and the whole Mosaic staff, we wish you protection and well-being and send our prayers and blessings to you and your loved ones.
March 12, 2020
This episode of Living Myth begins with issues raised by the spread of the coronavirus and leads to a consideration of the ancient, initiatory practice of katabasis or conscious descent to the inner world. At each turning point in life, we must face our deepest fears in order to grow. We are now at a collective turning point, where we must stop and listen to the body of humanity despite fears of the stock market crashing and in spite of the common belief that everything must keep expanding, so that we avoid a major descent. The willingness to stop and consciously descend can lead to a greater understanding of one's life and a deeper connection to both meaning and purpose. Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast.  As you may know, all Mosaic public events and workshops set for April, May and June have been postponed. We have made this difficult decision based on current guidelines from the CDC for dealing with the coronavirus. While public events are postponed, we intend to continue the creative work of Mosaic, including these free weekly episodes of the Living Myth Podcast. Because proceeds from events and workshops represent a major form of support for all of Mosaic’s creative projects, we are asking you to please consider a donation to Mosaic to help us continue our creative efforts to use myth, story and imagination to find ways to heal, renew and restore both culture and nature. Donate at: mosaicvoices.org/donate You can also help support Mosaic and this podcast by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium. Become a member with a $10/month subscription and receive 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and a 30% discount on all products and most events.  Learn more and subscribe at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast and leaving a review on iTunes.
March 5, 2020
This episode of Living Myth begins with the sudden changes in the political landscape and moves to greater ideas from mythology and cosmology about change and transformation. Michael Meade tells an ancient story from China that illuminates wise ways of responding to both persistent crisis and sudden changes. When it comes to becoming wise about the world and the power to transform life, there is no right way or single map. “Whether it’s the current political map, or the ever-growing map of the climate crisis or the map of worldwide issues of health and healing, we are all in uncharted territory.” Thank you for listening to this podcast.  You can support this podcast by joining the growing community of listeners who are members of Living Myth Premium.  Become a member with a $10/month subscription and receive 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives of over 200 episodes and a 30% discount on all products and most events.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast and leaving a review on iTunes.
February 27, 2020
This episode begins with the idea that at the end of an era everyone can feel older than they are and weighted down by the world. Michael Meade seeks for some deep medicine for our current troubles in ancient stories that tell about listening to the inner bird of spirit and practicing the idea of "dancing to be young again". An old story from Africa shows the radical difference between the wise old woman who helps people connect to the song of their soul and the negative elder who promises people they can have whatever they think they deserve without having to transform their lives. Thank you for listening to this podcast.  You can hear Michael Meade in person at a series of events this spring in Los Angeles. Learn more at mosaicvoices.org/events. You can hear more audio from Michael Meade and save 30% on all audio downloads using the promo code METAL RAT during our Lunar New Year download special.  Find a wide selection of titles at mosaicvoices.org/audio. Additional podcast content is available by joining the growing community of listeners who are members of Living Myth Premium.  Become a member with a $10/month subscription and receive 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and a 30% discount on all products and most events.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast and leaving a review on iTunes.
February 20, 2020
This episode considers the importance of planting trees in a ritual manner that can help reduce climate anxiety, while also building a greater sense of human community. Michael Meade describes how creative rituals can deepen people’s commitment to the difficult work of healing both culture and nature. He points out the lack of wisdom in thinking that there can be a single solution for the long standing, complex issues that drive the climate crisis. Ritual can provide ways to connect the mind and the heart and reconnect us to the sacredness of life and the ongoing story of creation. Thank you for listening to this podcast.  You can hear Michael Meade in person at a series of events this spring in Los Angeles. Learn more at mosaicvoices.org/events. You can hear more audio from Michael Meade and save 30% on all audio downloads using the promo code METAL RAT during our Lunar New Year download special.  Find a wide selection of titles at mosaicvoices.org/audio. Additional podcast content is available by joining the growing community of listeners who are members of Living Myth Premium.  Become a member with a $10/month subscription and receive 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and a 30% discount on all products and most events.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast and leaving a review on iTunes.
February 13, 2020
Amidst all the troubles in the world and on the eve of Valentine's Day, Michael Meade delves into Greek mythology to bring back the sense of Eros as the spirit of love and original agent of creation. For life on earth to begin, Eros had to crack open the cosmic egg;  the same life-enhancing spirit is necessary now for life on earth to continue. Meade links Eros, as the open heart that connects us to each other, with Kairos as the moment in which time breaks and we find ourselves back in touch with things that are timeless.  By the end of the recording poets like Machado, Rumi and Hafiz have joined the recitation, showing ways that we all might escape the traps of the time and find our erotic connections to the living world as well as to each other. Thank you for listening to this podcast.  You can hear more audio from Michael Meade and save 30% on all audio downloads using the promo code METAL RAT during our Lunar New Year download special.  Find a wide selection of titles at mosaicvoices.org/audio. You can help support this podcast by joining the growing community of listeners who are members of Living Myth Premium.  Become a member with a $10/month subscription and receive 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and a 30% discount on all products.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast and leaving a review on iTunes.
February 7, 2020
Michael Meade returns to the epic tale of The Odyssey in order to bring a mythic lens to the recent impeachment trial and to the troubled state of our democracy in its aftermath. The scenes in which the young prince laments the loss of nobility and justice in the land and gives a speech before the “congress of usurpers”, seems to prefigure as well as underscore our current crisis. Uncovering the root meanings of words such as senate, authority, authenticity, and deliberate show us how much we have lost and how far we must go in our own, collective odyssey. Thank you for listening to this podcast.  You can hear more audio from Michael Meade and save 30% on all audio downloads using the promo code METAL RAT during our Lunar New Year download special.  Find a wide selection of titles at mosaicvoices.org/audio. You can help support this podcast by joining the growing community of listeners who are members of Living Myth Premium.  Become a member with a $10/month subscription and receive 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and a 30% discount on all products.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast and leaving a review on iTunes.
January 31, 2020
Michael Meade takes up the issues of the current impeachment trial from the ground of the epic tale of the Odyssey.  He shows how a "nobility gap" and a loss of authenticity have led to abdication of duty and a lack of courage amongst those entrusted with the public good.  In the ancient story, Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom appears at a critical time when disorder and injustice have taken over core cultural institutions. The old story serves as a reminder of the origins of democracy in ancient Athens and the importance of wisdom if truth and meaning are to be found again. Thank you for listening to this podcast.  You can hear more audio from Michael Meade, and save 30% on all audio downloads using the promo code METAL RAT during our Lunar New Year download special.  Find a wide selection of titles at mosaicvoices.org/audio. You can help support this podcast by joining the growing community of listeners who are members of Living Myth Premium.  Become a member with a $10/month subscription and receive 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and a 30% discount on all products.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast and leaving a review on iTunes.
January 23, 2020
This episode focuses on the growing sense of collective fear in America. Michael Meade begins with reports of several mass shootings the night before the massive gun rally on Martin Luther King Day. He also considers the intensification of fears at play in the heavily polarized proceedings of the current impeachment trial. After offering an old proverb that warns how it is “a short road that leads from fear to hatred," he describes how fear can be "the awakener."  Hope can be found in learning that the hidden purpose of fear is to bring us closer to the deep resources of our life.  "We are in a country flooded with fear and have to find ways to trust that the specific fears we feel intend to lead us to the deep resources of our own soul." Thank you for listening to this podcast.  You can help support this podcast by joining the growing community of listeners who are members of Living Myth Premium.  Become a member with a $10/month subscription and receive 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and a 30% discount on all products.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast and leaving a review on iTunes.
January 16, 2020
As the entire culture suffers from the loss of truth, and congress struggles with issues of corruption and justice, young people can become caught in the shadows of despair. On this episode, Michael Meade addresses the shocking increase in youth suicides as well as the loss of elders as representatives of truth and meaning. Meade contrasts the presence of negative elders who diminish rather than enhance life, with the old idea of elders being willing to sacrifice aspects of themselves for the benefit of younger generations coming along, as well as the health of the earth. Thank you for listening to this podcast.  You can help support this podcast by joining the growing community of listeners who are members of Living Myth Premium.  Become a member with a $10/month subscription and receive 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and a 30% discount on all products.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast and leaving a review on iTunes.
January 9, 2020
This episode begins with a consideration of two great fires burning at once and the feeling that the world is on fire. The exchange of missiles of war between the U.S. and Iran erupts into headlines as massive fires in Australia torch forests and incinerate over one billion animals.  Michael Meade considers the overheated atmosphere of both politics and the natural environment through the anguish of traumatic stress, both personal and collective, both post and present. This leads to ancient ideas of the dark night of the soul and how to stand in the heat of dilemmas that can manifest as war and peace, life and death, trust and betrayal. Thank you for listening to this podcast.  You can help support this podcast by joining the growing community of listeners who are members of Living Myth Premium.  Become a member with a $10/month subscription and receive 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and a 30% discount on all products and most events.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast and leaving a review on iTunes.
December 20, 2019
On this rebroadcast of a popular episode, Michael Meade suggests that although it may often feel that we are running out of time when it comes to the great issues of the world and the struggles of daily life, it is not more time that we need but a stronger connection to things that are timeless, and therefore eternal.  Meade tells an ancient Bushman story from Africa that depicts the dilemma which humanity faces with each crisis that involves issues of meaning, truth and the human soul.  When great troubles abound, whether it be on the world stage or at a critical stage of life, what we need is the touch of imagination and a hint of the eternal. You can help support this podcast by joining the growing community of listeners who are members of Living Myth Premium.  Become a member with a $10/month subscription and receive 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and a 30% discount on all products.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast and leaving a review on iTunes.
December 20, 2019
On this excerpt from Michael Meade’s audiobook “Awakening the Soul”, Meade explores how the soul’s great adventure tries to surface throughout life, so that any moment can become a true turning point if we leave the maps that others have made, follow the soul’s original calling and enter life more fully and more meaningfully. He suggests that ultimately it involves a “gnosis,” a deeper way of knowing that uncovers our inner resources and reveals the unique powers and gifts of our soul. We are repeatedly asked to choose: either we accept the life that has been given to us or we undertake the greater adventure of the soul. Thank you for listening to this podcast.  If you would like to hear more from Michael Meade, you can save 25% on all of his book and audio titles through the end of the year using promo code SOUL. Find a wide selection of titles at mosaicvoices.org/store. Thank you for listening to this podcast.  You can help support this podcast by joining the growing community of listeners who are members of Living Myth Premium.  Become a member with a $10/month subscription and receive 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and a 30% discount on all products.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast and leaving a review on iTunes.
December 20, 2019
At the beginning of this podcast Michael Meade states: “This is not just the dark time of the year, but increasingly dark times for everyone, especially for those who care for the souls of other people and for the well-being of the earth we all live on.” He goes on to describe how ancient symbols and practices at the Winter Solstice served as a reminder of the cosmological connection between the human soul and the hidden unity of life. Symbols have the power to bring the mind and the heart together and connect us to the deepest truths of life. A Christmas tree can stand for the Tree of Life, as it represents both the still point at the center and the power of life to change and renew itself. Simply lighting a single candle in the midst of darkness can be a reminder of the eternal process of renewal and restoration that is an essential, yet easily forgotten aspect of all of life. This has been a dark year, yet, despite all the increasing divides in the world, we are all secretly connected, and we are each a part of the living substance of creation. Solstice coming at the darkest time of the year is a reminder of this cosmological connection between the human soul and the hidden unity of life. Thank you for listening to this podcast.  If you would like to hear more from Michael Meade, you can save 25% on all of his book and audio titles through the end of the year using promo code SOUL. Find a wide selection of titles at mosaicvoices.org/store. You can help support this podcast by joining the growing community of listeners who are members of Living Myth Premium.  Become a member with a $10/month subscription and receive 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and a 30% discount on all products.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast and leaving a review on iTunes.
December 14, 2019
On this bonus sharing of the latest premium podcast, Michael Meade begins with a poetic response to the deadening language that at times dominates the discussion about impeaching the President.  What begins as a critique of the speech being used to defend the politics of big lies turns into a lament for the loss of language able to carry the truth of the human heart and soul. A procession of poems and commentary ranges from Aime Cesaire seeking “to rediscover the secret of great communications and great combustions" to  D.H. Lawrence warning us how big lies and damning mistakes have repeatedly been sanctified in modern times.  The surprise of this intricate response to the lack of presence and imagination in political life arrives through the ancient wisdom of Kabir, who reminds us that truth resides in the surprising territory of awakening where the deep self and soul waits to be found again. Thank you for listening to this podcast.  You can hear more content like this by joining the growing community of listeners who are members of Living Myth Premium.  Become a member with a $10/month subscription and receive 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and a 30% discount on all products.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth. 
December 12, 2019
This episode begins with a description of three layers of crisis in the world: the global climate crisis that affects all creatures on Earth, the humanitarian crisis of social justice, economic disparity and varieties of bigotry, and the underlying crisis of the loss of truth and meaning in life.  As Michael Meade states, "All three crises are happening at the same time, and sometimes they all appear as headlines in the same news report."  That happened recently when the Annual Arctic Report appeared alongside the release of secret documents about the war in Afghanistan, at the same time as the impeachment of the U. S. president was announced.  In order to address the depth of troubles we all face, Meade reveals the deeper meanings of the key words crisis and corruption, then turns to ancient notions of transformation and metanoia to find a soulful response to collective troubles of humanity and the world.  Thank you for listening to this podcast.  If you would like to hear more from Michael Meade, you can save 25% on all of his book and audio titles through the end of the year using promo code SOUL. Find a wide selection of titles at mosaicvoices.org/store. You can help support this podcast by joining the growing community of listeners who are members of Living Myth Premium.  Become a member with a $10/month subscription and receive 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and a 30% discount on all products.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast and leaving a review on iTunes.
December 5, 2019
Michael Meade describes myth as being ancient and immediate at the same time.  Whereas most people imagine myth to be something old and of a past time, Meade explains how myth serves to break the trap of linear time and can return the human soul to a living sense of connection to both the cosmos and the deep self.  “We are in a mythic condition again and myth makes meaning,” states mythologist Meade as he shows how the shedding of forms in the world can bring us closer to the origins of life and the sources of renewal and recreation. Thank you for listening to this podcast.  If you would like to hear more from Michael Meade, you can save 25% on all of his book and audio titles through the end of the year using promo code SOUL. Find a wide selection of titles at mosaicvoices.org/store. You can help support this podcast by joining the growing community of listeners who are members of Living Myth Premium.  Become a member with a $10/month subscription and receive 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and a 30% discount on all products.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast and leaving a review on iTunes.
November 28, 2019
On this episode, Michael Meade explores the root meanings of wisdom and what is required to follow the path to deeper knowledge.  He considers how the healing and transformation needed now, both individually and collectively, require going into the exact places that are most difficult for us. In following this path, we encounter hidden resources and an inner gold that connects us to the source of wisdom. During this time of division and isolation, Meade suggests that whereas simple knowledge tends to divide things, genuine wisdom tends to make meaningful unity possible. Thank you for listening to this podcast.  If you would like to hear more from Michael Meade, you can save 25% on all of his book and audio titles through the end of the year using promo code SOUL. Find a wide selection of titles at mosaicvoices.org/store. You can help support this podcast by joining the growing community of listeners who are members of Living Myth Premium.  Become a member with a $10/month subscription and receive 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and a 30% discount on all products.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast and leaving a review on iTunes.
November 21, 2019
This episode begins with ideas of “anti-natalism” and a growing sense amongst some people that children should not be brought into such a troubled world.  After tracing the effects of nihilism on contemporary politics and in the fatalistic predictions of science, Michael Meade turns to an ancient story from India to help awaken the deep sense of self and soul that secretly relates each person to all the beings in nature, but also to the divine. Far from any idea of withdrawing from life or refusing to give birth to new lives, we end up in an ancient story where humans can be seen to have a specific role as agents of the ongoing creation of the world. Thank you for listening to Living Myth.  You can hear Michael Meade in person at a series of events this fall in Washington State. Learn more at mosaicvoices.org/events.  Now through the end of the year you can save 25% on all titles from Michael Meade and Mosaic using promo code SOUL.  Shop a wide range of timely and inspiring titles at mosaicvoices.org/store If you would like to hear more podcast content, you can join the growing community of listeners who are members of Living Myth Premium.  Become a member with a $10/month subscription and receive 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and a 30% discount on all products as well as all events this fall.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast and leaving a review on iTunes.
November 15, 2019
Currently, the common understanding of “streaming” means “listening to music or watching video in real time as part of a continuous stream of data.” An older idea describes a cosmic stream of essential knowledge constantly pouring through the world. This much needed knowledge about life on earth flows freely, but at such a fast rate of speed that most people cannot catch it or even see it. On this episode, Michael Meade suggests that when it comes to finding ways to respond to the climate crisis and all the humanitarian issues in the world, we may have to find ways to slow down and tap into the ancient stream of wisdom. Thank you for listening to this podcast.  You can hear Michael Meade in person presenting mythic views of the climate crisis and the state of the world at a series of events this fall in Washington State. Learn more at mosaicvoices.org/events.  You can help support this podcast by joining the growing community of listeners who are members of Living Myth Premium.  Become a member with a $10/month subscription and receive 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and a 30% discount on all products and as well as all events this fall.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast and leaving a review on iTunes.
November 7, 2019
“If you would change the world, you must first change your soul,” says Michael Meade in looking at the great challenges of the contemporary world and the need for awakening on a collective and individual level. In considering the growing stream of data and information that can easily lead to overwhelm, Meade lays out the old idea that there are three levels in the world: the logical, the psychological and the mythological. He suggests that myth is the deepest layer of life where grace, wisdom and transformation can be found, a level where the individual soul can connect with the Soul of the World. Thank you for listening to this podcast.  You can hear Michael Meade in person presenting mythic views of the climate crisis and the state of the world at a series of events this fall in Washington State. Learn more at mosaicvoices.org/events.  You can help support this podcast by joining the growing community of listeners who are members of Living Myth Premium.  Become a member with a $10/month subscription and receive 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and a 30% discount on all products and as well as all events this fall.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast and leaving a review on iTunes.
October 31, 2019
Michael Meade describes a recent workshop aimed at climate crisis issues that was suddenly interrupted by alerts warning that nearby areas had to be evacuated because of climate-induced fires. As the outside problem also became an inside issue, some people in the event had to return to their homes prior to evacuating the area. In order to not wind up in confusion and overwhelm, a ritual was created. Describing the ritual, Meade focuses on ideas of how to create “sudden community,” how to protect those facing danger, and how to ground the anxiety and fear that have become all too familiar in these days of cultural disorder and the upheaval of nature. Thank you for listening to this podcast.  You can hear Michael Meade in person presenting mythic views of the climate crisis and the state of the world at a series of events this fall in Washington State. Learn more at mosaicvoices.org/events.  You can also join him for a series of Facebook Live events on Nov. 5th and 12th at noon (PST). Visit our Facebook page to learn more. You can help support this podcast by joining the growing community of listeners who are members of Living Myth Premium.  Become a member with a $10/month subscription and receive 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and a 30% discount on all products and as well as all events this fall.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast and leaving a review on iTunes.
October 23, 2019
“We answer the roaring of the world with the roar of awakening from inside ourselves,” says Michael Meade.  In answering the frequently asked question, “Why does a person have to find the thread of their life?” he tells an ancient teaching story from Africa that addresses how to find a path of meaning and purpose during this time of great upheaval. The story suggests that only in facing our fears can we find some safety and a way through the obstacles before us. Weaving together stories, anecdotes and an exploration of collective and individual initiation, Meade speaks to how awakening to oneself is not simply about ourselves, but rather, a transformation that connects us to deeper community and the Soul of the World. Thank you for listening to this podcast.  You can hear Michael Meade in person presenting mythic views of the climate crisis and the state of the world at a series of events this fall in California and Washington. Learn more at mosaicvoices.org/events. You can help support this podcast by joining the growing community of listeners who are members of Living Myth Premium.  Become a member with a $10/month subscription and receive 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and a 30% discount on all products and as well as all events this fall.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast and leaving a review on iTunes.
October 17, 2019
"Cosmos means implicate order and chaos means chasm or disorder," Michael Meade says as he addresses the increasing chaos in the world that includes both turmoil in nature and upheaval in culture. After describing how a person can feel small and alone when faced with chaos and disorder, Meade draws upon cosmology to describe how chaos and creation are secretly connected. A key point in understanding the deepening confusion of the modern world involves accepting that the new form of the world can only be found in the depths of disorder. To illustrate these ideas, Meade tells the ancient story of how the first pilgrim on Earth falls out of the dream of the world and into the ocean of despair, before finding a way back to the dream of life. Thank you for listening to this podcast.  You can hear Michael Meade in person presenting mythic views of the climate crisis and the state of the world at a series of events this fall in California and Washington. Learn more at mosaicvoices.org/events. You can help support this podcast by joining the growing community of listeners who are members of Living Myth Premium.  Become a member with a $10/month subscription and receive 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and a 30% discount on all products and as well as all events this fall.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast and leaving a review on iTunes.
October 9, 2019
Heraclitus said, “It is while we are trying to change that we find purpose.” Meade Meade suggests that because we live in a time of change, if we can allow ourselves to participate in the change, then we can find meaningful purpose that awakens the heart and leads us in the right direction in the world. The idea of a threshold is something that exists before one state and another, before one place and another. Most of us are collectively on that threshold betwixt and between the letting go of the old view of the world and the full stepping into the new world. In considering the threshold place we find ourselves, Meade explores how this and other key themes are woven into the series of events he is leading this fall. Thank you for listening to this podcast.  You can hear Michael Meade in person presenting mythic views of the climate crisis and the state of the world at a series of events this fall in Oregon, California and Washington. Learn more at mosaicvoices.org/events. You can help support this podcast by joining the growing community of listeners who are members of Living Myth Premium.  Become a member with a $10/month subscription and receive 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and a 30% discount on all products and as well as all events this fall.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast and leaving a review on iTunes.
October 3, 2019
In this episode, Michael Meade answers the question, “Why do you turn to myth in times of loss or disorientation in life?” Meade begins by describing his search for answers when a community became broken apart because their at-risk young people were dying tragically. The search for answers leads to the ancient myth of Gilgamesh who desperately seeks for wisdom and renewal after a devastating loss. In response to the increasing sense of overwhelm and despair regarding the climate crisis and state of the world, Meade turns to myth again and the story of Vishnu finding wisdom and sacred knowledge from the depths of disorder of the world. You can hear Michael Meade in person presenting mythic views of the climate crisis and the state of the world at a series of events this fall in Oregon, California and Washington beginning on October 9 in Portland, OR. Learn more at mosaicvoices.org/events. Consider supporting this podcast by joining the growing community of listeners who are members of Living Myth Premium.  Become a member with a $10/month subscription and receive 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and a 30% discount on all products and as well as all events this fall.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast and leaving a review on iTunes.
September 26, 2019
Michael Meade begins this episode by observing how the phrase “uncharted waters” has just been used to describe the new U. N. report on the melting of ice sheets and glaciers, but also to describe the whistle blower hearings regarding the Trump Administration. Taking the pattern of disruption and upheaval happening in nature and culture at the same time, Meade introduces the old idea of a liminal period in time. After describing the ways that we are all betwixt and between the world that was and the one we are hoping to find, Meade turns our attention to the necessity of learning how to use intense emotions to navigate the troubled waters we are all in. Thank you for listening to this podcast.  You can hear Michael Meade in person at a series of events this fall in Oregon, California and Washington beginning on October 9 in Portland, OR. Learn more at mosaicvoices.org/events. You can help  support this podcast by joining the growing community of listeners who are members of Living Myth Premium.  Become a member with a $10/month subscription and receive 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and a 30% discount on all products and as well as all events this fall.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast and leaving a review on iTunes.
September 19, 2019
Michael Meade begins with the issues of overwhelm and despair resulting from the climate crisis and loss of biodiversity.  In order to see the pressing issues of contemporary life differently, Meade approaches despair through an ancient story of complete transformation in which a despondent hunter becomes a seeker after beauty and truth. Eventually the vital role of emotions becomes the focus as despair is revalued as a necessary descent into darkness on the road to awakening and renewal. Thank you for listening to Living Myth.  If you would like to hear Michael Meade in person, he will be leading a series of events this fall in Oregon, California and Washington that weave myths of renewal, tales of transformation and a resounding call to find unity and wholeness in this time of conflict and confusion.  Learn more at mosaicvoices.org/events You can help support this podcast by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium.  A $10/month subscription gives you 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and a 30% discount on all products and most events.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast and leaving a review on iTunes.
September 12, 2019
Michael Meade explores the difference between sight and vision, suggesting that as our sight diminishes with age we can gain a deeper way of seeing the world. Weaving together song and poetry, humor and anecdotes, Meade addresses how the loss of soul and vision in modern culture also includes the loss of music and language as a sustaining force, a loss felt acutely among youth. Youth are the song trying to be born into the world and the intelligence and vision of the next generation. When a culture loses sight of this, they lose out on essential wisdom and vital voice of renewal. Thank you for listening to Living Myth.  If you would like to hear Michael Meade in person, he will be leading a series of events this fall in Oregon, California and Washington that weave myths of renewal, tales of transformation and a resounding call to find unity and wholeness in this time of conflict and confusion.  Learn more at mosaicvoices.org/events You can help support this podcast by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium.  A $10/month subscription gives you 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and a 30% discount on all products and most events.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast and leaving a review on iTunes.
September 5, 2019
This episode begins in the midst of the devastating fires that continue in the Amazon Rainforest and the catastrophic deluge resulting from Hurricane Dorian. Michael Meade returns to the Amazon myth of the apparent destruction of the world in order to draw out the idea that in times of great change, the new order of life must be found in the depths of disorder that threatens the Earth. Ancient myths of re-creation suggest that when humans have played a part in upsetting the balance of life and causing the degradation of nature, then humans must also have a part in helping to heal the Earth and revive her essential eco-systems. Thank you for listening to Living Myth.  If you would like to hear Michael Meade in person, he will be leading a series of events this fall that weave myths of renewal, tales of transformation and a resounding call to find unity and wholeness in this time of conflict and confusion.  Tickets are now on sale for events in Oregon and will soon be available later this week for events in Washington and California. Learn more at mosaicvoices.org/events You can help support this podcast by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium.  A $10/month subscription gives you 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and a 30% discount on all products and most events.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast and leaving a review on iTunes.
August 28, 2019
In the agonizing climate of the burning of the Amazon rainforest, Michael Meade resurrects an ancient myth from a small tribe along the Amazon River.  The tale of “Icanchu's Drum” describes a cosmic fire that reduces the entire earth into cinders only to have nature become revitalized from a single green tendril that grows from the charcoal remainder of a once grand tree. As Meade reminds us, there are critical times when myth and fact come together and a deeper understanding of the interconnections of life becomes essential in order for us to avoid the complete deforestation and senseless degradation of life on Earth. Thank you for listening to Living Myth.  If you would like to hear Michael Meade in person, he will be leading a series of events this fall that weave myths of renewal, tales of transformation and a resounding call to find unity and wholeness in this time of conflict and confusion.  Tickets are on sale now for events in Oregon and will soon be available for events in Washington and California. Learn more at mosaicvoices.org/events You can help support this podcast by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium.  A $10/month subscription gives you 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and a 30% discount on all products and most events.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast and leaving a review on iTunes.
August 22, 2019
  Beginning with the spread of conspiracy theories, that now seem to be disseminated from the White House, Michael Meade uses the archetype of apocalypsis to explain how people become trapped in both literalism and wild fantasy at the same time. Meade addresses the “two sides of revelation.” On one hand, raw energies, repressed emotions and deep delusions all rise to the surface. On the other hand, opportunities occur to see the world with new eyes and hidden relationships between nature and culture become revealed. "While some people succumb to the barrage of conspiracy theories, life itself may be conspiring to produce elemental changes able to renew the world in a myriad of ways as yet unrevealed." - Michael Meade Thank you for listening to Living Myth.  You can help support this podcast by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium.  A $10/month subscription gives you 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and a 30% discount on all products and most events.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast and leaving a review on iTunes.
August 9, 2019
In this episode, Michael Meade explores the origins of mentoring. Weaving old stories and insightful anecdotes, he describes how mentoring naturally engages youth in the work of culture, but also becomes the basis for converting the "olders" into elders. Mentoring is an archetypal activity that has timeless elements which can connect us to the universal ground where nature renews itself and culture becomes reimagined. Meade suggests that powerful mentoring moments arise when authenticity is present and our natural instinct and inborn genius are brought to bear. Thank you for listening to Living Myth.  You can help support this podcast by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium.  A $10/month subscription gives you 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and a 30% discount on all products and most events.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast and leaving a review on iTunes. If you would like to hear Michael Meade in person, he will be leading a retreat this September near Seattle. This retreat is filling up quickly and we anticipate starting a waiting list in the next couple of weeks.  Visit mosaicvoices.org/events to learn more.
August 7, 2019
In the troubling aftermath of recent mass shootings, Michael Meade takes up the issues of violence and the male psyche, the lack of rites of passage, the instability caused by white supremacy and the necessity of tempering the souls of men.  He approaches the tragedy of gun violence through the Irish proverb, "You don't give a man a weapon until you have taught him how to dance."  And he reminds us that "the essential test of any culture involves whether it can find an imagination greater than violence and brutality." Thank you for listening to Living Myth.  You can help support this podcast by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium.  A $10/month subscription gives you 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and a 30% discount on all products and most events.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast and leaving a review on iTunes. If you would like to hear Michael Meade in person, he will be leading a retreat this September near Seattle. Visit mosaicvoices.org/events to learn more.
July 31, 2019
In this episode, Michael Meade returns to an old conception of life having three distinct layers.  The first layer is the daily world that is typically the place of common courtesy, civil society and predictable patterns of weather and human behavior.  The second layer is the place of abandonment and heartache, but also the territory that gives rise to racism, bigotry, misogyny and conspiracy theories.  Thankfully, the third layer of life is the realm of underlying unity, the place of universal love and understanding, the surprising terrain of forgiveness and reconciliation and the sacred ground where nature and culture meet. The bad news is that the second layer has now erupted into and often takes over the first layer of life.  The good news is that the layer of underlying unity remains nearby and can be found in music and the arts and poetry like the ecstatic verses of Rumi and Hafiz that remind us that we all secretly participate in the divine intimacy of things. Thank you for listening to Living Myth.  You can help support this podcast by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium.  A $10/month subscription gives you 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and a 30% discount on all products and most events.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast and leaving a review on iTunes. If you would like to hear Michael Meade in person, he will be leading a retreat this September near Seattle. Visit mosaicvoices.org/events to learn more.
July 24, 2019
Michael Meade uses a series of old proverbs in order to find some stable ground for meaning and truth in a world of rapid changes and mounting dilemmas. Before anyone can figure out how to digest the important conversation about racism and bigotry in America, the Congressional Hearings on the Mueller Report commence and everyone descends into another set of complexities involving truth, manipulation and betrayal at the highest levels of political power. After considering the overwhelming crisis of climate change, humanitarian issues and the struggle for truth and genuine ideals, Meade poignantly reminds us that "the soul is the part of each person that cannot simply be overwhelmed." Thank you for listening to Living Myth.  You can help support this podcast by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium.  A $10/month subscription gives you 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and a 30% discount on all products and most events.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast and leaving a review on iTunes. If you would like to hear Michael Meade in person, he will be leading a retreat this September near Seattle. Visit mosaicvoices.org/events to learn more.
July 17, 2019
In the current overheated climate of political polarization, Michael Meade takes up an African trickster tale in order to show how easily people can be divided and turned against each other and even against their own self-interest.  The old story involves a hat that is black on one side and white on the other with people only seeing the side that is closest to them. That leads to an examination of "whiteness" as part of a “fallacy of color” that continues to cause pain and confusion throughout our culture. After considering the troubles at America's southern border and the constant tweet storms arising from the President's borderline tendencies, Meade leads us back to the old wisdom story in search of ways to point to and edify the underlying unity of all humanity. Thank you for listening to Living Myth.  You can help support this podcast by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium.  A $10/month subscription gives you 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and exclusive offers on products and events.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast with your friends and leaving a review on iTunes.
July 3, 2019
This episode presents part two of “Cultivating Mythic Imagination,” an interview featured on For the Wild. After exploring relationships between wounds and dreams and chaos and beauty, Michael Meade meditates on his own journey of initiation and the archetypal ground of ancestors. Even as mass technology erodes genuine human connections, Michael Meade shows how the potent nature of stories offers us guiding threads and surprising answers to the most threatening modern dilemmas. “When the planet is in this much trouble, we are in the dark night of the soul of the planet itself, then we are strangely closer to the seeds of imagination that can be used to reinvigorate life and possibly heal…” - Michael Meade Thank you for listening to this episode of Living Myth.   You can help support the development and growth of this podcast by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium.  A $10/month subscription gives you 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and exclusive offers on products and events.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  Feel free to drop us a question or feedback about the podcast.  As always, we appreciate you sharing this podcast with your friends and leaving a review on iTunes.
July 2, 2019
This episode presents part one of an interview featured on the For the Wild podcast entitled “Cultivating Mythic Imagination.” Michael Meade describes how the crises of cosmological, mythological and psychological disconnection from nature and from each other may drive us to places of darkness and suffering. Yet, there is great potential in that darkness to discover the creative energy of renewal. Retracing meaning through myth offers opportunities to understand the great challenge of our time to heal the planet from its wounds, and imagine a worldview based upon inclusion and connection. This interview explores the power of creative imagination and the visions of youth, the danger of hyper-individualism, and the limits of heroism in the face of global crises. Thank you for listening to Living Myth.  We are pleased to announce that Michael Meade’s latest book “Awakening the Soul” is now available as an audio book.  The audio book can be purchased as a download or CD set online at mosaicvoices.org/audio. Members of the Living Myth Premium Podcast can save 30% on this title and all other offerings from Michael Meade and Mosaic.  A $10/month subscription gives you 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and exclusive offers on products and events.  Learn more and become a member of this podcast at patreon.com/livingmyth
June 29, 2019
This excerpt from the latest premium episode offers samples from the new audio book Awakening the Soul, along with expanded content and spontaneous commentary by Meade. The book sample focuses on the chapter “Inner Eyes of the Soul” which includes a story of an orphan left behind by his tribe, who then unexpectedly has a radical awakening experience that leads to a vision that affects everyone in the tribe. The commentary by the author includes autobiographical material as well as psychological ideas about each person’s “orphan self.” You can hear the full episode and receive additional podcast content by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium.  Go to www.patreon.com/livingmyth to learn more and subscribe. For $10/month, members of Living Myth Premium receive: * Q&A episodes where Michael Meade answers member questions * Autobiographical and anecdotal stories from Michael * A 30% discount on all products and many events * Archival recordings from live events and dynamic interviews * Access to over 125 Living Myth podcasts Living Myth and Living Myth Premium are products of Mosaic Multicultural Foundation, a 501©3 organization.  Your membership helps grow Living Myth and ensures we are able to continue developing and expanding this creative project. Peace and blessings, Mosaic Staff
June 26, 2019
This episode completes the trilogy on the issues of awakening from emotional and psychic spells.  Michael Meade tells the ancient Celtic myth of Cerridwen, the great Goddess and Gwion Bach, the orphan who becomes enlightened. The story opens up the expansive realm of the goddess as Great Mother and Mother Nature.  The ancient tale reveals that hidden beneath where spells fall can be found the surprising ground of inspiration and revelation. Thank you for listening to Living Myth.  We are pleased to announce that Michael Meade’s latest book “Awakening the Soul” is now available as an audio book.  Here is a sample from this newly released title.  The audio book can be purchased as a download or CD set online at mosaicvoices.org/audio. Members of the Living Myth Premium Podcast can save 30% on this title and all other offerings from Michael Meade and Mosaic.  Learn more and become a member of this podcast at patreon.com/livingmyth
June 20, 2019
We are pleased to announce that Michael Meade’s latest book “Awakening the Soul” is now available as an audio book.  Here is a sample from this newly released title.  The audio book can be purchased as a download or CD at mosaicvoices.org/audio. Members of the Living Myth Premium Podcast can save 30% on this title and all other offerings from Michael Meade and Mosaic.  Learn more and become a member of this podcast at patreon.com/livingmyth.
June 20, 2019
In the second of a 3-part podcast on breaking spells and considering territories of the feminine, Michael Meade delves deeper into the story of The Half–giantess.  Psychologically, this story stirs the "mother complex", the great complexity in which the archetypal mother overlaps and can become fused with the human mother. Unless the spells between mother and child are broken, a person cannot learn who they are in life or discover what the world requires of them. How men view mothers, as well as the feminine within them, can affect an entire culture.  Denying the presence and importance of the inner feminine leads men to undervalue women and be dismissive of the importance of the feminine in all areas of life. Thank you for listening to Living Myth.  If you would like to hear more new audio from Michael Meade, his latest book “Awakening the Soul” is now available as an audio book.  You can buy the download or CD at mosaicvoices.org/audio.  This podcast is generously supported by a large community of listeners.  You can become part of this community and receive bonus content and exclusive offers for $10/month.Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast with your friends and leaving a review on iTunes. If you would like to hear Michael Meade in person, he will be leading two retreats this summer. The August retreat in California is full, but there are still spots in the September retreat near Seattle.  Visit our website for tickets and more info: mosaicvoices.org/events.
June 13, 2019
Michael Meade tells an ancient, provocative story of the Half-giantess, who keeps a forbidding lake of sorrows and a boiling cauldron of angers and fears. The story opens a consideration of ways in which the human psyche can become spellbound. This leads to a discussion of neurotic conditions and psychosomatic states which can befall anyone.  In mythic terms, solutions for these ancient spells as well as current psychological conditions require going, consciously and directly into the place of the spellbound area. Thank you for listening to Living Myth.  You can help support this podcast by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium.  A $10/month subscription gives you 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and exclusive offers on products and events.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast with your friends and leaving a review on iTunes. If you would like to hear Michael Meade in person, he will be leading two retreats this summer. Visit our website for tickets and more info: mosaicvoices.org/events.
June 5, 2019
On this episode, a replay of a popular episode from 2 years ago Michael Meade, examines the differences between spirit and soul. After describing how spirit rises like air and fire and soul descends like water and earth, he turns to the struggle of spirit and soul in each human life. Secretly, spirit and soul are trying to come together, to unite, but it’s usually the depth of soul that’s missing. By growing more soul each person can become a unique example of the middle ground of creation where spirit can descend and soul can rise. Thank you for listening to Living Myth.  You can help support this podcast by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium.  A $10/month subscription gives you 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and exclusive offers on products and events.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast with your friends and leaving a review on iTunes. If you would like to hear Michael Meade in person, he will be leading two retreats this summer. Visit our website for tickets and more info: mosaicvoices.org/events.
May 30, 2019
This episode takes up the issue of healing from the ancient idea of the Sacred Fifth, or Secret Fifth, that represents the hidden center of the world, the original source of wholeness and renewal. Following the Navajo myth of the Fifth World, Meade describes how a small reed can become the connective link to the axis of the world that then leads to the hidden center that remains the living source of life.  The ancient myth becomes a way of recovering from, and shifting the burden of the otherwise overwhelming dilemmas of the modern world. Thank you for listening to Living Myth.  You can help support this podcast by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium.  A $10/month subscription gives you 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and exclusive offers on products and events.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast with your friends and leaving a review on iTunes. If you would like to hear Michael Meade in person, he will be leading two retreats this summer. Visit our website for tickets and more info: mosaicvoices.org/events.
May 23, 2019
Michael Meade tells the story of The Old Thief, a teaching tale from Japan about truth, power and looking into the core of our soul.  The story suggests that turning within, especially into those places we don’t want to go, becomes the solution to escaping from the prison that we carry in our lives individually and collectively.  Because the greatest resources of life are found in the depths of the human soul, no matter what threats and disasters occur at the surface of life, the underlying soul remains an endless wellspring and vital source of change and renewal. When we see with the eyes of the soul, every event, inner or outer, can be seen to have meaning. Thank you for listening to Living Myth.  You can help support this podcast by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium.  A $10/month subscription gives you 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and exclusive offers on products and events.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast with your friends and leaving a review on iTunes. If you would like to hear Michael Meade in person, he will be leading two retreats this summer. Visit our website for tickets and more info: mosaicvoices.org/events.
May 16, 2019
We live in fateful times, when the fate of the world is connected to and affected by the fate of our individual souls. Michael Meade begins this episode with some core ideas about human fate: "Freedom isn't the absence of limitation or an escape from necessity; rather it is the conscious living out the hand that fate deals us.  Liberation happens each time we become conscious of the contents of our soul."  Following a story of the Old Woman who knows our fate and destiny, we learn that "there is no school for becoming oneself except for allowing the inner pattern of the soul to live its way out." In the end, we must accept the ways in which we are fated and aimed at life. Thank you for listening to Living Myth.  You can help support this podcast by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium.  A $10/month subscription gives you 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and exclusive offers on products and events.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast with your friends and leaving a review on iTunes. If you would like to hear Michael Meade in person, he will be leading two events in Seattle this week as well as a couple of retreats this summer. Visit our website for tickets and more info: mosaicvoices.org/events.
May 9, 2019
This podcast begins with the release of the U.N. report on biodiversity that warns of the impending extinction of a million species of plants and animals in the near future.  Michael Meade points out that the shocking report comes amidst a new series of school shootings and terrorist acts that highlight the concurrent sense of a devaluation of human life as well. The situation is increasingly dire, yet as Meade says, "there is always time for and need for a story." An old African teaching tale helps reveal how when the trouble gets great, the real safety is found precisely where the world roars at us and calls for us to enter the fray on the side of life and creation ongoing. Thank you for listening to Living Myth.  You can help support this podcast by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium.  A $10/month subscription gives you 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and exclusive offers on products and events.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast with your friends and leaving a review on iTunes. If you would like to hear Michael Meade in person, he will be leading two events Seattle next week as well as a couple of retreats this summer. Visit our website for tickets and more info: mosaicvoices.org/events.
May 2, 2019
 “Each soul is on a lifelong pilgrimage and the secret object of every pilgrimage is the center of the pilgrim”, says Michael Meade on the latest podcast. People set off to a famous shrine; they seek to enter a holy place or arrive at a natural wonder. The point seems to be to reach that distant destination and somehow be renewed and confirmed by the experience. Yet instead, Meade suggests, any renewal that happens must happen within the pilgrim and can only happen when the center of the self becomes awakened by the ardor of the effort or by the grace of the unseen. We may set out to reach a shrine or spiritual center, but we fully arrive only when we reach the center of ourselves. A genuine path must lead us to the center of our own life; for our life is a pilgrimage to find our awakened self. Thank you for listening to Living Myth.  You can help support this podcast by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium.  A $10/month subscription gives you 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and exclusive offers on products and events.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast with your friends and leaving a review on iTunes. If you would like to hear Michael Meade in person, he will be leading a series of events in Asheville and Seattle beginning this week.  Visit our website for tickets and more info: mosaicvoices.org/events.
April 24, 2019
This episode begins with Michael Meade answering the question: “Why do you typically end a public event with the ecstatic poetry of Rumi and Hafiz?”  Part of the answer involves the natural human longing for the Divine, the greater need for the ecstatic in a world gone wrong and the necessity of love. The greater answer becomes both a treatise on the meaning of the ecstatic and a tour through the heavens and earth as seen through the eyes of the ecstatic poets.  Getting out of our static state and fixed attitudes about life can lead to a state of “reckless abandon” that makes life more immediate, more present, and more joyous. Thank you for listening to Living Myth.  You can help support this podcast by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium.  A $10/month subscription gives you 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and exclusive offers on products and events.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast with your friends and leaving a review on iTunes. If you would like to hear Michael Meade in person, he will be leading a series of events in Columbia, MD and Asheville, NC beginning this week.  Visit our website for tickets and more info: mosaicvoices.org/events.
April 19, 2019
On this excerpt from the latest Living Myth Premium episode, Michael Meade answers questions about the soul posed by listeners.  One question is “what is the meaning of the original agreement of the soul?”  Another is “why is this first agreement so important that it is indelible in the soul?” Using ancient stories about the origin of the soul, Meade offers a compelling commentary on the soul’s way of bridging the two worlds, the eternal and the time bound.  Rather than being separated from the divine by an “original sin”, old stories depict the separation as an original forgetting of the unique pattern in each soul.  The rest of life involves a longing to reconnect to the eternal and live out the soul’s first agreement and original intention in life. This excerpt is from the first of a two-part Living Myth Premium podcast series on the two agreements of the soul. Hear the full episode and receive additional podcast content by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium.  Go to www.patreon.com/livingmyth to learn more and subscribe. For $10/month, members of Living Myth Premium receive: Q & A episodes where Michael Meade answers questions from Premium members Autobiographical stories from Michael Archival recordings from live events and dynamic interviews Exclusive offers on products and events Access to the entire collection of Living Myth podcasts Living Myth and Living Myth Premium are products of Mosaic Multicultural Foundation, a 501©3 organization.  Your membership helps grow Living Myth and ensures we are able to continue developing and expanding this creative project. Peace and blessings,   Mosaic Staff
April 17, 2019
In this episode, Michael Meade considers the psychology of the “little self” or false self, as a way of addressing both the political drama in American culture and the soul’s natural longing for meaning and truth. He contrasts the little self with the deeper Self within each person trying to awaken, despite and because of the deceit and confusion rampant in contemporary life.  As we watch issues of truth and power play out in real time on Twitter and cable news, the question becomes which character on we focusing upon, the personality of the president or the soul of the culture?  At critical times, the lessons can be more psychological than political. Thank you for listening to Living Myth.  You can help support this podcast by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium.  A $10/month subscription gives you 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and exclusive offers on products and events.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast with your friends and leaving a review on iTunes. If you would like to hear Michael Meade in person, he will be leading a series of events in Columbia, MD and Asheville, NC beginning next week.  Visit our website for tickets and more info: mosaicvoices.org/events.
April 10, 2019
Michael Meade suggests that in times of change, just as in periods of personal crisis, there can be intensification and an acceleration of calling. Whether it comes as a daunting challenge or a crushing blunder, a big dream or a cutting loss, each major life event has within it an opportunity to awaken to the call of the deeper self and the resident genius of the soul. What calls us calls for the giving of the inherent gifts and natural talents we brought to life to begin with. What calls to us calls to the dream set within our soul before we were born. Answering the call opens pathways of genius and imagination that can lead to finding one’s “dharma” or natural way of being in life and serving in the world. We are each called to become more fully ourselves and our transformation liberates our spirit, but it also serves something beyond ourselves. In transforming each of us, genius also transforms the world. Thank you for listening to Living Myth.  You can help support this podcast by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium.  A $10/month subscription gives you 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and exclusive offers on products and events.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast with your friends and leaving a review on iTunes. If you would like to hear Michael Meade in person, he will be leading a series of events in Columbia, MD and Asheville, NC this spring.  Visit our website for tickets and more info: mosaicvoices.org/events.
April 4, 2019
On this episode, drawn from an interview on New Dimensions Radio, Michael Meade tells the Native American story of the Old Woman in the Cave, reminding us that as things fall apart we draw closer to the emergence of new patterns and ancient wisdom. To be alive at this time means to be caught in the great unraveling that strands us near all the loose threads of creation; but it also means to be close to the revelation of the new design and the next paradigm.  Meade suggests that in facing up to the enormous problems of the world and accepting the troubles that knock on our doors, we can better learn what hidden resources, deep resolves, and surprising designs we have hidden within us. Thank you for listening to Living Myth.  You can help support this podcast by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium.  A $10/month subscription gives you 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and exclusive offers on products and events.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast with your friends and leaving a review on iTunes. If you would like to hear Michael Meade in person, he will be leading a series of events in Los Angeles, Columbia, MD and Asheville, NC this spring.  Visit our website for tickets and more info: mosaicvoices.org/events.
March 28, 2019
In the wake of the confusion and disappointment surrounding the initial summary of the Mueller Report, Michael Meade answers listeners’ questions about what story he would tell Congress and political leaders if asked.  After pointing out that the facts can never tell the whole story, he turns to an ancient wisdom story in which telling the truth is the only way to stop the spread of life-threatening poison.  As the tale illuminates, living under falsity can poison the core of a society as well as an individual. When the poison is already spreading, the only remedy is the medicine of truth. Thank you for listening to Living Myth.  You can help support this podcast by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium.  A $10/month subscription gives you 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and exclusive offers on products and events.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast with your friends and leaving a review on iTunes. If you would like to hear Michael Meade in person, he will be leading a series of events in Los Angeles, Columbia, MD and Asheville, NC this spring.  Visit our website for tickets and more info: mosaicvoices.org/events.
March 21, 2019
Beginning with the recent tragic shooting in Christchurch, NZ, this episode also considers the emergence of Fridays for Future and the student climate strike that has taken hold in cities and towns throughout the world.  Michael Meade shows how each event reflects the extremes of life that have become the common condition of our world.  While considering the current moment of unrest and urgency, Meade turns to an old story that involves an earnest young seeker and a wise old sage.  The ancient teaching tale points to “the original mind” as a potential guide for finding ways through the global crises that currently threaten both culture and nature. Thank you for listening to Living Myth.  You can help support this podcast by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium.  A $10/month subscription gives you 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and exclusive offers on products and events.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast with your friends and leaving a review on iTunes. If you would like to hear Michael Meade in person, he will be in Los Angeles, Maryland and North Carolina this spring for a series of workshops and evening events.  Check out event details on our website, mosaicvoices.org. 
March 14, 2019
This episode begins with information from reports on the increasing power that older people have when it comes to the key issues of modern life.  The older generation currently has great financial, political and consumer power.   And, due to rising longevity, they have already held onto power longer than any other generation. According to Michael Meade, we cannot wait until the older generation passes away or hope that one day society will evolve to a greater understanding of life. Given the magnitude of the problems we face globally, there is not time for that.  In looking for answers, Meade turns to old ideas about the awakening of elders and the necessity to find the deeper conversation of the soul which can secretly unite elders with the younger generation. Then, through acts of courage and imagination, older and younger together can change the course of both nature and culture. Thank you for listening to Living Myth. You can help support this podcast by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium.  A $10/month subscription gives you 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and exclusive offers on products and events.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast with your friends and leaving a review on iTunes.
March 7, 2019
Michael Meade offers a consideration of the psychological complexes that shape the crisis of lying that now appears at the center of American life.  Starting with ancient ideas about “word association” and touching on Carl Jung’s involvement in the invention of the polygraph or lie detector, Meade examines the relationship between words, the human pulse and the body politic. He ends with a fresh look at Plato’s ideas about the wisdom of myth and the great threat of the “ignoble lie”. Thank you for listening to this episode of Living Myth.  If you would like to hear Michael Meade in person, he will be leading a series of events in Los Angeles, Columbia, MD and Asheville, NC this April and May.  Check out Mosaic’s event calendar for more info: mosaicvoices.org/events. You can help support this podcast by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium.  A $10/month subscription gives you 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and exclusive offers on products and events.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast with your friends and leaving a review on iTunes.  
February 28, 2019
In what turns out to be a treatise on the Wise Old Woman of the World and the importance of the feminine mysteries of life, Michael Meade tells an old wisdom tale from Africa.  The story offers a pertinent reminder that we all wander on the road of life and death, and that each crossroad in life is an opportunity to awaken further to the deep gifts and precise mission of our souls.  The old story  reveals that the Holy Spirit was once considered the bird of Sophia, the feminine source of wisdom.  The Wise Old Woman turns out to be the sage in the heart, the immediate spirit of awakening and an instinctive connection to the enduring song of life. Thank you for listening to Living Myth.  You can help support this podcast by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium.  A $10/month subscription gives you 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and exclusive offers on products and events.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast with your friends and leaving a review on iTunes.
February 21, 2019
Michael Meade begins with the idea that we live in two worlds, the daily world with its injustices, confusions and fears and the “otherworld”, the realm of soul and imagination, the source of all the arts and spiritual traditions. Meade also reminds us of the old idea that “therapy treats my condition and art treats the condition of the world”.  What follows is an intricate weaving of poetry and ideas that leads to the kinds of medicine waiting to be found in the depths of the soul. Thank you for listening to Living Myth.  You can help support this podcast by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium.  A $10/month subscription gives you 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and exclusive offers on products and events.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast with your friends and leaving a review on iTunes.
February 15, 2019
We live in a time of the “lifting of the veil” that includes the uncovering of scandals as well as systematic abuses; but also the discovering of hidden truths that can reveal the way forward.  Michael Meade uses surprising elements of the uncovering of the famous Lascaux Caves to show how the dramas of history lead us to the haunts of mystery.  Like the hidden treasures found in ancient caves, there are new forms of imagination and understanding waiting to be found in the depths of the human soul. Thank you for listening to Living Myth.  You can help support this podcast by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium.  A $10/month subscription gives you 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and exclusive offers on products and events.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast with your friends and leaving a review on iTunes.
February 7, 2019
This episode of Living Myth illustrates the capacity of mythic stories to be both timely and timeless.  Michael Meade begins with the drama of the recent State of the Union address and considers contemporary conflicts and confusions as part of a “worldwide state of pandemonium” similar to the condition depicted in the ancient story of Pandora’s Box.  Among surprises found in old versions of the story, it was not Pandora who lifted the lid and released all the troubles. Rather, it was Epimetheus, a man of exaggerated self-interest, who was lacking both insight and foresight. In the midst of all the fears and anxieties, the conflicts and confusions currently loosed upon the world, Meade reminds us that the hidden hope held back in the ancient story is really the deep human capacity for imagination.
February 1, 2019
As a metaphor for human nature, the Acorn Myth suggests that each person comes into the world with an innate shape and an inborn style intended to grow a particular character. Thus the soul, rather than being a blank slate, tends to be more like a garden already planted and seeded in a certain way. The inner seed of the soul arrives already packed with knowledge. Specifically it knows something of its own way of being and, if the shell of the seed can be cracked, the nature and shape and aim of a person's life can become revealed.  Call it a myth, an open secret or an eternal truth, the sense of each soul having a seed story it came to live resonates throughout the cultures of the world. As the world around us becomes increasingly unstable and chaotic, we need to turn to the inner shape and core imagination of our own soul to find stability, meaning and purpose.
January 27, 2019
On this excerpt from the latest Living Myth Premium episode, Michael Meade reads selected poems from The Rag & Bone Shop of the Heart, the renowned anthology edited along with Robert Bly and James Hillman. The recording includes reflections on the surprising dynamic of creating the anthology along with commentary on the importance of poetic inspiration. This is the first part of a Living Myth Premium podcast series that weaves poetry, spoken word and anecdotal stories about the role of art and creativity and the undying speech of the soul.  You can hear the full episode and receive additional podcast content by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium.  Go to www.patreon.com/livingmyth to learn more and subscribe. For $10/month, members of Living Myth Premium receive: Q & A episodes where Michael Meade answers questions from Premium members Autobiographical stories from Michael Archival recordings from live events and dynamic interviews Exclusive offers on products and events Access to the entire collection of Living Myth podcasts Living Myth and Living Myth Premium are products of Mosaic Multicultural Foundation, a 501©3 organization.  Your membership helps grow Living Myth and ensures we are able to continue developing and expanding this creative project. Peace and blessings,   Mosaic Staff
January 24, 2019
Michael Meade suggests that “when the walls are closing in,” what is typically missing is a connection to things that are authentic and creative, life-enhancing instead of self-limiting. An old wisdom tale turns the common world upside down, so that those who wield power to the detriment of the common folk are revealed to be inauthentic and fraudulent. When those who are in power refuse to be authentic they wind up trapped in their own vanity and self-delusions. Instead of enhancing life for others, they wind up building walls that imprison themselves as well as everyone else. When the walls are closing in, there is usually a failure of the courage and imagination needed to find genuine solutions that diminish the fear and suffering that can so easily engulf the world.
January 17, 2019
On this episode, drawn from an in-depth interview on New Dimensions Radio, Michael Meade describes the current period of worldwide crisis as the “time of impossible tasks” and says, “We have to tap into the deep understanding of the human soul, one image of which is the wise elder.”  In contrast to those who simply grow older, the genuine elder lives a life of meaning and purpose. The awakening of true elders can lead to a revitalization of youth, whose life dreams are intended to form part of the core imagination of the future. This deep dialogue is rich with metaphors that bring a sharp focus to imaginative healing possibilities for these times of trouble and radical change.
January 10, 2019
“We live in a world in which it is easier to divide things than unify them. Politics and polarization are both connected to the root word ‘pole’ which can appear as a unifying central pole, as in a tent, but can also divide into opposite poles. The unifying energy is there, but is not visible because it is not yet conscious.”  So begins Michael Meade’s consideration of the essential dynamic of opposition leading to a new state of unity.  In order to uncover the deeper sense and meaning of opposition and polarization, Meade goes to an ancient practice from a small tribe near the Amazon River.  The ideas about the wise and the crosswise aspects of the soul helps elucidate the sense that in our individual lives and our collective experiences we are often looking for and longing for the third thing that is the medicine we most need.
January 4, 2019
On the first episode of the New Year, Michael Meade begins an exploration of the myths of creation and tales of re-creation that allow time to renew and the world to begin again.  Any serious consideration of creation must also include the energies of chaos that continually dissolve and disintegrate what creation establishes in the world.  An ancient story from India describes the “two hands of creation” through which the world recreates itself from emptiness as well as from abundance, from sorrow as well as joy and from despair as well as wonder.
December 20, 2018
Michael Meade tells a story about a boy orphaned from his community who must find his way back, a journey that reveals threads of fate and destiny.  Meade suggests that we all have orphaned parts of ourselves that are needed when we are feeling lost, disempowered or rejected and are trying to awaken to the dream of our life. He describes how genius hides behind our wounds and how the awakening energies in our life can be found within the rejected aspects of ourselves.  Seen this way, we don’t transform to be another person, we transform by bringing into awareness parts of ourselves that could not be present earlier in our life.
December 19, 2018
This episode begins with a poem about how easy it is to become lost in this world, in this time of conflict and growing darkness.  On the eve of Solstice, Michael Meade takes the image of darkness and light and weaves it through a consideration of holidays and holy days, Christmas trees and the Tree of Life.  The word solstice means “sun stands still”, and Meade elaborates the moment of standing still as a way for people to connect with each other and reconnect to the essence of life and the moment when light returns to the world from the depths of darkness.
December 13, 2018
Michael Meade reports on the increase of isolation and loneliness in the world and comments on the new cabinet post in England entitled “The Minister of Loneliness.” He contrasts the old ideas of having genuine “friends of the soul” with the modern sense of “friending” people online.  He then draws on ancient traditions from India, Ireland and Mexico to illustrate the importance of having “soul friends who nourish the inner spirit and true aim of each other’s lives.”
December 7, 2018
Michael Meade responds to the current international climate talks and recent alarming reports on climate change by turning to the old teaching story of the blind men who encounter an elephant. In this case, the elephant represents the overwhelming challenge of global warming and climate change that can make any of us feel numb, blind and helpless. After considering some of the literal problems, Meade turns to the psychological dilemmas that accompany the huge challenges we face and then takes the issue to a deeper level of myth and imagination in order to find new ways of seeing the crisis and envisioning ways forward.
November 29, 2018
Although it may often feel that we are running out of time when it comes to the great issues of the world and the struggles of daily life, Michael Meade suggests that it is not more time that we need but a stronger connection to things that are timeless, and therefore eternal. Meade tells an ancient Bushman story from Africa that depicts the dilemma which humanity faces with each crisis that involves issues of meaning, truth and the human soul.  When great troubles abound, whether it be on the world stage or at a critical stage of life, what we need is the touch of imagination and a hint of the eternal.
November 22, 2018
“Gratitude is a sign of nobility in our souls” and yet “gratitude can also be difficult to express because it comes from a deep place in the heart where pain can also dwell.” Thus begins Michael Meade’s mythological consideration of the essential place of gratitude in human consciousness and at the core of human nature. A potent telling of the Mayan creation myth leads to a surprising array of images and the idea that unless the human capacity for technological invention can be placed in service of the ongoing story of creation, we will continue to turn the natural world against us. We are most human and most alive when we allow ourselves to be touched by the beauty of the world and when we feel genuine gratitude for the life we have been given, no matter how hard or how dark the world around us may become.  In this way, feeling grateful and expressing gratitude helps to bring grace back into the world.
November 16, 2018
Michael Meade answers the question of why he often delves into the territory of the soul.  At a time when it seems the whole world is falling apart, and we seem to lack the capacity to deal with unprecedented problems occurring in both nature and culture, Meade points to soul as a deep place of untapped resources.  He then draws upon the personal experience of his own world turning upside down to show how the greatest resources of life are found in the depths of the human soul. No matter what threats and disasters occur at the surface of life, the underlying soul remains an endless wellspring and vital source of change and renewal. In these times of great fear and trouble, it becomes our work to bring to the world this hidden abundance, for when we see with the eyes of the soul, every event, inner or outer, can be seen to have meaning.
November 8, 2018
This episode of comes directly on the heels of the midterm election and the chaotic events and unfortunate tragedies that followed in the aftermath.  Michael Meade leads us from the immediate news to the ground of myth in order to better understand the nature of the chaos and confusion currently afflicting the entire culture. Meade opens up the old idea of “metanoia” which involves both personal and collective levels of transformation that not only cause a change of mind, but also involve moving the mind closer to the heart, and therefore touching humanity’s deep capacity for healing and change.
November 1, 2018
Michael Meade begins with the latest tragic shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. He then moves to the procession of poverty and oppression travelling from Central America and the troubling election of a would be dictator in Brazil.  At that point, Meade tries to answer an impassioned question posed by a young person, “How do we keep from losing all hope?”  In discussing hope and despair, Meade reminds us that “wisdom begins where simple hopes run out and where despair darkens our sight.”  He concludes by imagining where the deepest resources of the human soul reside and where the hidden unity of life can be found again.
October 25, 2018
Shakespeare said, “There is nothing more confining than the prison we don’t know we are in". One way of recognizing the prison we are currently in is to see how the world is made smaller as those who happen to hold power try to reduce the world while at the same time using “big lies” in order to dominate it.  Michael Meade reminds us that we are citizens of two worlds, one being the daily world now troubled by growing oppositions and intensifying conflicts, and the other being the realm of the soul with its capacity for imagination, understanding and wisdom.  We must draw on the deep resources of the human soul to make the world bigger again. We are now being called upon to vote for truth and meaning and genuine understanding at the level of the daily world; but we are also being called to vote from the depths of our souls for a bigger world that brings nature and culture back together and awakens the many ways we each can contribute to the healing of both.
October 18, 2018
Michael Meade tells on old story from India about the creation of the world.  In it, an ancient sage named Markandeya is caught in the tension between creation and wonder, despair and loss.  His existential crisis speaks to the world we live in now with its increasing levels of fear and despair.  Addressing the two great fears - fear of abandonment and the fear of being overwhelmed – Meade talks about how easily we can get lost in despair if we don’t know there is something essential in the ground of our being.  He suggests that this story, and all the old stories, remind us that every soul born comes in with genius capacities, natural gifts and a unique way of being – a fundamental quality that serves as an antidote to feelings of discouragement, fear and anxiety.
October 11, 2018
Michael Meade reflects that he increasingly hears how a sense of discouragement has engulfed all kinds of people. To be discouraged means “to lose heart, to become disheartened,” and therefore lose the spirit for life. It makes sense to feel that way with the ever increasing size of storms that are simultaneously rocking politics, culture and nature. In order to survive the current storms and troubles we need to turn to the deep resources of the soul. In this radical time of collapse and renewal we have to find ways to reconnect to the Soul of the World and tap into the deep resources of renewal that underlie both Nature and culture.
    15
    15
      0:00:00 / 0:00:00