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Alchemical Dialogues are live and unscripted conversations recorded on Zoom brought to you by the great folks of Amber Light International. We choose topics from our current social and cultural climate, with an emphasis on humanism and spirituality.

Alchemical Dialogues - from Lead to Gold Henry Cretella

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Alchemical Dialogues are live and unscripted conversations recorded on Zoom brought to you by the great folks of Amber Light International. We choose topics from our current social and cultural climate, with an emphasis on humanism and spirituality.

    Podcast #7- A Journey of Personal Growth: finding One’s own Relationship with Spirituality

    Podcast #7- A Journey of Personal Growth: finding One’s own Relationship with Spirituality

    Henry Cretella, M.D. talks with Paul Brew about Paul’s personal journey into finding his relationship with spirituality. Paul is formally trained in history and is an adjunct teacher at local colleges. His travels have included working at Eastman Kodak as a Group Leader, an advocate for LGBTQ rights, glassmaking, photography, martial arts, and a love-hate relationship with religion. Paul’s extensive reading and life experiences brought him to a love of mysticism. Paul says, “If you want to be kind, think of me as a spiritual Renaissance man.”

    • 1 hr
    Podcast #6- A Personal Journey into Holistic Psychiatry

    Podcast #6- A Personal Journey into Holistic Psychiatry

    Henry Cretella, M.D. talks with Dr. Cheryl Tisler on Zoom about Cheryl’s personal journey into holistic psychiatry. Dr. Tisler describes her life journey in which she synthesizes her experiences starting with her upbringing and adult relationships, physical status, allopathic, and alternative medical explorations and spirituality, into a focus on holistic psychiatry. Cheryl also discusses her views on what that this all means and its applicability in our modern world. Dr. Tisler lives and practices in the Rochester NY area. Visit her website: http://www.cheryltislermd.com/

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Podcast #5- Ubuntu, race, and reconciliation: The real meaning of Spiritual Interconnectedness (part 1)

    Podcast #5- Ubuntu, race, and reconciliation: The real meaning of Spiritual Interconnectedness (part 1)

    Henry Cretella, M.D. talks with Rev. Dr. William Huston Wilkinson on Zoom about spiritual interconnectedness. Rev. Wilkinson is a pastor/teaching elder of The First Presbyterian Church in Medina, NY. He brings experiences as a sociologist, hospital worker, sheet metal worker, physician/scientist, and theological educator to the building of missional churches and congregation-based community organizations.

    • 48 min
    Podcast #4- Spirituality and Poetry: Beyond the Edge

    Podcast #4- Spirituality and Poetry: Beyond the Edge

    Henry Cretella, M.D. talks with Joel Lesses on Zoom about spirituality and poetry. Joel is an accomplished poet and is especially well known in Buffalo and Rochester. He received the award of Buffalo’s “Best Poet” in 2014, and founded the “Ground and Sky Poetry” series in Buffalo and Rochester. He also facilitates numerous workshops and classes in Western New York.



    Joel hosts his own podcast series “Unraveling Religion” on Apple Podcasts.https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/unraveling-religion/id1510379967







    entitled: ‘through the day’



    this night



    moment walking



    home with moon



    shining mind



    this moment



    itself



    autumn bends



    turning in



    moonward



    toward home



    it is and is not here



    still moon



    no mind



    same moment



    never ending



    ~Joel Lesses

    • 52 min
    Podcast #3- Sexuality, Sex, and Spirituality (part 2)

    Podcast #3- Sexuality, Sex, and Spirituality (part 2)

    Henry Cretella continues his discussion with Bill Kelly on sex and spirituality. 



    Warning- This podcast contains sensitive material that may not be suitable for some listeners and listeners with children. Discretion is advised.

    • 57 min
    Podcast #2- Sexuality, Sex, and Spirituality (part 1)

    Podcast #2- Sexuality, Sex, and Spirituality (part 1)

    Henry Cretella, M.D. talks with William (Bill) Kelly, LCSW on Zoom about sex and spirituality. Bill is a seasoned clinician, especially in the area of sexuality and its importance in our personal and interpersonal experiences.



    Warning – This podcast contains sensitive material that may not be suitable for some listeners and listeners with children. Discretion is advised.

    • 54 min

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