Hi everyone. I'm Josh. I'm a writer. A teacher. A lifelong student of world mythologies and cosmologies. This podcast is called The Emerald: Currents and Trends Through a Mythic Lens. Offering perspectives on everything from current global events to cultural movements in art, science, music, literature, yoga practice, and politics, all through the framework of myth, story and imagination. The Emerald. All that's happening on this green jewel in space.
When Bread is No Longer Bread — The Importance of Context in Consciousness, Community, and Cosmos
The consequences of a deep loss of context in the modern mind
The Return to Focused Presence: Rediscovering the Greatest Conspiracy of All
The yoga community is increasingly susceptible to conspiracy theory, yet yogic teaching offers an inner alternative.
The Honey that Hums and Blazes: Somatic Nectars of the Trance State
Visions of luminous, sonorous nectars of consciousness in the mythologies of the world
A Brief History of Want: Longing and Its Place in Cosmos and Consciousness
a look at humanity's intricate relationship with longing
In These Mythic Times: Monsoon, Apocalypse, and What We Are Truly Longing For
This episode explores the idea that what we are longing for in these mythic times is to enact the cycle of longing itself
Holy River of Flows: Words and Discourse in a Declarative Age
Wonder of wonders, words have started arriving for my 13-month old son! Their arrival is a deep reminder that words are more than detached concepts — they are somatic, they invoke, they carry with them the power and potential of transformational magic....