Join author and speaker Charles Eisenstein as he interviews guests and explores ideas around the new and ancient story of interbeing.
Daniel Raphael: The Wizard's Path (E58)
People call Daniel Raphael a "wizard," for reasons that may become apparent in this interview. He weaves an inspiring life story with his work with the body, subtle energies, and spiritual teachings. We touch on topics of perception and reality, self-forgiveness, and the limitations of the modern view of the real.
More about Daniel, please visit: www.danielraphael.org
Anna Breytenbach: Interspecies Communication (E57)
Anna Breytenbach is one of the world's best known interspecies communicators, subject of the film The Animal Communicator ( https://youtu.be/gvwHHMEDdT0). In this conversation we touch on a couple of her stories before zooming out larger themes such as: the living planet and humanity's role on it, the relationship between humans and the rest of life, and how to access the kind of abilities Anna has developed.
Anna Breytenbach is a professional interspecies communicator practicing for 20 years on several continents and featured in the documentary "The Animal Communicator".
Native to South Africa, she holds a degree in Psychology and studied telepathic animal communication with the Assisi Institute in California as well as tracking and mentoring at the Wilderness Awareness School in Seattle.
As an experienced master facilitator she focuses on mentoring in a practical manner that reminds us humans of the ways of indigenous nature awareness. Her consultation work is exclusively with wildlife and peaceful interventions globally via remote work. This includes predator research, wilderness protection, anti-poaching assistance, biodynamic and reforestation initiatives, wildlife management and rehabilitation and numerous public appearances as an inspirational speaker.
Anna’s communication and conservation work guides people to deepen their connection with all species in an honouring manner. She's inspired by being a voice for wild beings and natural environments.
Devorah Brous: Burnout and Renewal (E56)
Here I speak with a woman who, in her younger days, put 110% of her time and life energy into a cause, in this case, Palestinian rights (Devorah is Jewish). Her story will resonate with many current and former activists, as it has resonated with me. Today she is a regenerative urban homesteader. Does that mean she has given up on changing the world? Or is there a deep level of activism where being a healing presence is not always about struggle? The conversation also engages my own burnout and fatigue... it gets a bit personal.
About Devorah Brous:
Dev Brous (she/her) is a regenerative consultant at the nexus of urban gardening and burnout recovery. An urban homesteader and a frontline community organizer -- she designs, writes, and gardens with individuals and institutions to design regenerative practices for soul care, community care, and earth care.
Her website: www.fromsoil2soul.com
Yolanda Charles: Trusting Life (E55)
British bass guitarist Yolanda Charles carries some powerful stories
about trust, luck, mentorship, motherhood, and music. She shares some of them in our far-reaching conversation on these and other topics. Why does luck sometimes happen in life? Are some people born lucky? Do we make our own luck? What choices and conditions invite it in? This conversation gave me insight into these questions, and I hope it will for you as well.
About Yolanda Charles:
Yolanda Charles is a touring musician and mother of three, who has
played and toured with Squeeze, Hans Zimmer, Robbie Williams, Mick
Jagger, and others. You can support her on Patreon and find her work on Youtube, Soundcloud, and her website.
Galina Angarova: Cultural Survival (E53)
Galina Angaraova is an indigenous rights activists and the Executive
Director of the nonprofit Cultural Survival. Her stories from her native indigenous village in Siberia illuminate vividly and poignantly the topics we visit, such as gift culture in indigenous societies, the
tragedy of "development," the power of ceremony, healing trauma, and the nature of true wealth. What she describes in Siberia -- the damage and the healing -- applies powerfully to our modern condition.
Articles on philanthropy -https://www.culturalsurvival.org/news/reimagining-philanthropy-towards-relationships-trust-abundance-and-radical-love and
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/culturalsurvival/ @culturalsurvival
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CSORG @CSORG
Fritzi Horstman: Step Inside the Circle (E52)
Welcome to this moving conversation with prison activist and filmmaker Fritzi Horstman, in which we discuss her powerful short film Step Inside the Circle. Please watch it first. We talk about prisons, trauma, healing, and the bankruptcy of the punishment paradigm. The underlying theme of the conversation is compassion, which, as Fritzi's work makes obvious, is the animating principle of any truly radical action.
Fritzi Horstman bio: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vQ-wertyFyx2n4q2WZBtiRgO3FqhEMKe-G2RC5DNBh8S3YiT8s3jdhehmfEmdEO4JhYQqXb83qfzna7/pub
Compassion Prison Project website: https://compassionprisonproject.org/
Donate to Compassion Prison Project: https://compassionprisonproject.org/donate-to-cpp/
Wesley Purkey Blog Post (man on death row who was executed on July 16, 2020):
The Melody Hayes episode a is really important conversation of our time. Grateful for both courageous minds, open hearts.
Lately I keep finding more & more amazing people putting their inspiring messages out there in podcastland, which is such a joy. But Charles is the base-note I always return to for enduring sustenance of mind and spirit when others wear thin. What can you say about someone who continues to do so much to help us all re-believe in ourselves as integral components of the beautiful world our hearts know is ours for the making? Thank you Charles, it’s impossible to express how much all your efforts help.
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