Join author and speaker Charles Eisenstein as he interviews guests and explores ideas around the new and ancient story of interbeing.
Mellody Hayes: Roots of Healing (E51)
This was a delightful conversation. We hadn't intended to talk about race, but I'm glad we did, because Mellody shared some unique, unorthodox insights worthy of considering in our troubled times. The conversation ranged into the territory of psychedelic therapy, mysticism, and principles of personal and collective transformation. Her riff on spiritual bypass near the end is not to be missed! Mellody Hayes is a physician-writer, speaker, and spiritual teacher and the Executive Director of Ceremony Health, a faith-based psychedelic healing center. She is graduate of Harvard College and UCSF Medical School and Anesthesiology Residency, John Kenneth Galbraith Scholar, and a Voices of Our Nation Alum.
Mellody Hayes: https://www.mellodyhayes.com/
Refuge with Last Black Man in San Francisco: https://adelaidemagazine.org/nf_mellody_hayes33.html
Dr. Edith Ubuntu Chan: A Trillion Points of Light (E50)
Dr. Edith Ubuntu Chan has an unusual background -- studied mathematics at Harvard, became a Doctor of Oriental Medicine... Actually, nothing I could say about her can do justice to the stories she carries: about the soul's journey, the nature of life and death, illness and healing, and the vastness of human potential. I was on her podcast a couple months ago, and she has graciously returned the favor here. Also check out her new book, Super Wellness via http://www.superwellness.com/
Another podcast of Dr. Chan and Charles is available via http://www.dredithubuntu.com/thedreshow/our-great-initiation-into-the-more-beautiful-world-w-charles-eisenstein
Dr. Zach Bush: Life is a Community (E49)
Here I talk with Zach Bush, MD, a doctor with a background in endocrinology who "went holistic" and turned toward gut/brain health, the microbiome, and soil science. Our conversation covered a lot of ground: evolution, the importance of biological diversity for personal, social, and ecological health, the inventive fecundity of life, the role of viruses in sharing genetic information, and more. I expect this conversation will help expand people's horizons in trying to understand health and sickness in the Covid era.
Del Bigtree podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXI0UEmCsEw
About Zach: https://zachbushmd.com/video/the-highwire/
Alnoor Ladha: Oppression, Interconnection, Healing (E48)
This rich dialog treats the evolution of activism beyond us-versus-them thinking, with special reference to current events around race, the indigenous, and the Amazon rainforest. Alnoor Ladha’s work focuses on the intersection of political organizing, systems thinking and narrative work. He was the co-founder and Executive Director of The Rules (TR), a global network of activists, organizers, designers, coders, researchers, writers and others focused on changing the rules that create inequality, poverty and climate change. Currently, he is active with Cura Da Terra (#CuraDaTerra), a campaign of and for the indigenous of the Amazon in their role as healers of the earth. Alnoor comes from a Sufi lineage and explores/writes about the intersection between politics and spirituality in times of crisis.
The Rules: https://therules.org/
Vivian Dittmar: Befriending Fear (E47)
Vivian Dittmar is a teacher, speaker, and writer, author of the book The Power of Feelings. In this conversation we talk about the collective global field of uncertainty, the dynamics of birth and death, and the opportunity that Covid offers to befriend fear and follow its evolutionary power.
Here is a guided meditation she offers on accessing the power of fear:
She also shares with the audience a chapter on the power of fear from her book:
Vivian's book, The Power of Feelings is here:
Her upcoming book, The Inner GPS is here:
Farmer Rishi: The Gift Circle of Life (E46)
Rishi Kumar(https://farmerrishi.com), a former software engineer, is a gardening evangelist who uses gardening for personal, social, and ecological healing. We talk a lot about regeneration: how it is not just a set of techniques, but an orientation, a way of seeing, and a way of relating to the earth. We humans don't have to be outsiders to nature; we too are an organ of Gaia and can join the gift circle of life. I hope our conversation gives whomever listens a little extra encouragement to begin or to deepen their gardening, and to look at the nonprofit Rishi works with, Kiss the Ground (https://kisstheground.com).
I live to listen to this conversation, it s very inspiring and motivating!
don´t miss this.
I have been following Charles´work for many years now and am ever so grateful to keep receiving his messages of hope and peace and sanity in a system I simply cannot make sense of any more. Thank you Charles for relentlessly putting this out and helping me to believe a more beautiful world is truly possible!
Maps for Change
While late capitalism is slowly and falling apart, Charles Eisenstein's thoughts and conversations provide us with a map as to how and where to direct our efforts in facilitating change. His work encompasses the spiritual and the intellectual and thus offers the complex enough ground needed to address the challenges we are facing on a global scale. Charles Eisenstein's work is much needed in its dedication to do enquiry that steps out of the comfortable realm of mono-perspective that most parts of society still operate upon. His work catalyses these until now separated threads of knowledge into new structures that allow to address the daunting problems of our time from a different level than the one that first generated them.