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Join author and speaker Charles Eisenstein as he interviews guests and explores ideas around the new and ancient story of interbeing.

A New and Ancient Story: The Podcast Charles Eisenstein

    • Philosophy
    • 4.9, 42 Ratings

Join author and speaker Charles Eisenstein as he interviews guests and explores ideas around the new and ancient story of interbeing.

    Vivian Dittmar: Befriending Fear (E47)

    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:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eqOXGUgBWY

    She also shares with the audience a chapter on the power of fear from her book:
    https://viviandittmar.net/wp-content/uploads/The-Power-of-Fear.pdf

    Vivian's book, The Power of Feelings is here:
    https://viviandittmar.net/en/books/the-power-of-feelings/

    Her upcoming book, The Inner GPS is here:
    https://viviandittmar.net/en/books/your-inner-gps/

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Farmer Rishi: The Gift Circle of Life (E46)

    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).

    • 55 min
    Sayer Ji: Beyond the Coronavirus (E45)

    Sayer Ji: Beyond the Coronavirus (E45)

    Sayer Ji is a prominent holistic health researcher and the founder of one of the largest alternative health websites, greenmedinfo.com. We talk first and foremost about the coronavirus and the multiple fear narratives surrounding it, then venture into some other controversial topics: body ecology and the "virome," vaccines, internet censorship, science and its limitations, biological transmutation of elements, water bubble cavitation, and my favorite topic of late, ideological polarization and peace.

    Link to his new book, Regenerate: Unlocking Your Body's Radical Resilience through the New Biology: 
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/599585/regenerate-by-sayer-ji/ 
    Other resource site: https://regenerateproject.com/

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Luz Gonçalves Brito: Spirituality is the Search for Connection (E44)

    Luz Gonçalves Brito: Spirituality is the Search for Connection (E44)

    Luz Gonçalves Brito is a Brazilian anthropologist who brings academics and spirituality together in an exquisite way. Our conversation was like a meditation, touching on the inseparability of the spiritual from the ecological and political. For example: ecology, like spirituality, is ultimately a search for connection. Luz's research is not only scholarly -- you may feel chills as I did upon hearing her sing the song given to her by a river.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Julie Esterly: Mystery of Life, Death, and Earth (E43)

    Julie Esterly: Mystery of Life, Death, and Earth (E43)

    Julie Esterly is active in the death care movement, part of the reclamation of death as a culturally recognized part of life. We speak of our culture's death rituals, the necessity of realizing death in order to fully realize life, and the connection between the denial of death and the denial of life, which takes specific form in collective ecocide. Is this a depressing topic? No. See if you come a little more alive through this conversation.

    More about Julie Esterly at esterly.com and her work at naturaldeathcareinitiative.org

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Julie Esterly: Mystery of Life, Death, and Earth (E43)

    Julie Esterly: Mystery of Life, Death, and Earth (E43)

    Julie Esterly is active in the death care movement, part of the reclamation of death as a culturally recognized part of life. We speak of our culture's death rituals, the necessity of realizing death in order to fully realize life, and the connection between the denial of death and the denial of life, which takes specific form in collective ecocide. Is this a depressing topic? No. See if you come a little more alive through this conversation.

    More about Julie Esterly at esterly.com and her work at naturaldeathcareinitiative.org

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

venerabledom ,

Deep meaning

Thoughtful, deep and necessary conversations about changing the dynamics of society. Charles is an amazing person we all need to listen to him more.

Brynllan ,

Essential listening!

Wonderful, thought provoking, insightful, inspiring... I could go on. I’m recommending this podcast and Charles’ work to everyone because for the first time in a long time I have hope for the planet and all us creatures that have our home here.

Hgfdhjnk ,

Only podcast I ever listen to...

Well, this was true for a long time, but recently I’ve searched out more podcasts with Charles by other providers, and interviews with some of his best conversation partners. I love the depth of these conversations, the searching quality that requires honesty and vulnerability. Often it feels that you are eavesdropping on incredibly profound and intimate private conversations between old friends. My only problem with them is that I wish there were more - I’ve even relistened to a few old ones, and found new insights.

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