Welcome to IN CONVERSATION - a series of captivating & insightful dialogues with leading writers, artists, and spiritual teachers.
IN CONVERSATION is a production of Banyen Books & Sound, Canada’s most comprehensive body-mind-spirit bookstore. www.banyen.com
Red Hawk ~ The Law of the Land: Honouring the Sacred Voice of Mother Earth
Red Hawk discusses his latest book of poems, The Law of the Land, which is a heartfelt cry to humanity to reconnect with our sacred Mother Earth through three moral codes of life. He also touches on themes from his classic books on spiritual practice, Self Observation and Self Remembering. In the course of the conversation, Red Hawk describes how he received his Earth name, and shares about his own spiritual influences.
Red Hawk was the Hodder Fellow in the Humanities at Princeton University in 1991-92, and is currently professor at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. He is an award-winning author of eight poetry collections and two nonfiction spiritual books. His poems have also appeared in The Atlantic, Kenyon Review, Shenandoah, Tampa Review, and many others.
Leonard Cohen, Untold Stories ~ Michael Posner
Award-winning writer Michael Posner speaks with Banyen Books & Sound about his new biography, Leonard Cohen: Untold Stories.
From his groundbreaking and bestselling novels, The Favourite Game and Beautiful Losers, to timeless songs such as “Suzanne,” “Dance Me to the End of Love,” and “Hallelujah,” Leonard Cohen is a cherished artist. Leonard Cohen, Untold Stories draws on hundreds of interviews to reach beyond the Cohen of myth and reveal the unique, complex, and compelling figure of the real man.
Michael Posner is a writer, playwright, journalist, and the author of seven books. These include the Mordecai Richler biography, The Last Honest Man, and the Anne Murray biography, All of Me, both of which were national bestsellers. He was Washington Bureau Chief for Maclean’s magazine, and later served as its national, foreign, and assistant managing editor. He was also managing editor of the Financial Times of Canada for three years. He later spent sixteen years as a senior writer with The Globe and Mail.
Thomas Hübl ~ Healing Collective Trauma
Thomas Hübl, spiritual teacher and Sounds True author, shares wisdom for healing individual and personal trauma. His new book is Healing Collective Trauma: A Process for Integrating Our Intergenerational and Cultural Wounds.
Wade Davis ~ Magdalena: River of Dreams
Wade Davis discusses his new book Magdalena: River of Dreams. Davis vividly brings to life the story of the great Rio Magdalena, illuminating Colombia's complex past, present, and future.
Wade Davis is a multi award-winning, bestselling author, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence for more than a decade, and a Member of the Order of Canada. In 2018 he became an Honorary Citizen of Colombia.
Lorie Dechar ~ Alchemical Acupuncture
Lorie Eve Dechar discusses her alchemical approach to acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. An approach that integrates psychology and spiritual insight. Lorie Dechar is a senior faculty member at the Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York City and has spent many years teaching at institutes and retreat centres throughout the world. She is the author of the influential class, Five Spirits, and the co-author together with Benjamin Fox, of Kigo and The Alchemy of Inner Work. Lorie Dechar and Benjamin Fox are co-founders of the healing and learning collaborative, A New Possibility.
Merlin Sheldrake ~ Fungi Makes Our World
Merlin Sheldrake discusses his new book Entangled Life, a mind-bending journey into the hidden universe of fungi.
Merlin Sheldrake is a biologist and a writer. He received a Ph.D. in tropical ecology from the University of Cambridge for his work on underground fungal networks in tropical forests in Panama, where he was a predoctoral research fellow of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. He is a musician and keen fermenter. He is the author of How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures.
Interview Host: Ross McKeachie
Project Manager & Editor: Jacob Steele
Music: Samuel Romero