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All we have to comfort, guide us and sustain us in this straggling path called life are the radiant whispers that we grasp as a distant “sunrise of wonder” in our spiritual practice, in great works of literature, music, art, and in nature and blue skies. These are the Radiant Whispers. That's what this podcast is about. We will talk about culture and society, about ancient and modern history, literature and art with dramatized readings of poetry, fables, theatre, novels and stories. Subscribe -let's find radiant whispers everywhere.

Radiant Whispers Gabriel Porras

    • Maatschappij & cultuur

All we have to comfort, guide us and sustain us in this straggling path called life are the radiant whispers that we grasp as a distant “sunrise of wonder” in our spiritual practice, in great works of literature, music, art, and in nature and blue skies. These are the Radiant Whispers. That's what this podcast is about. We will talk about culture and society, about ancient and modern history, literature and art with dramatized readings of poetry, fables, theatre, novels and stories. Subscribe -let's find radiant whispers everywhere.

    Plato: Allegory of the Cave

    Plato: Allegory of the Cave

    At the beginning of chapter VII of his seminal work The Republic, Plato talks of a group of people who live in a cave, enslaved with chains around their neck and feet. They have never left the cave; the dark and humid walls of the cave, and the stale air inside, are all they know and breathe. They have never seen the outside world; all that their eyes ever witness are the shadows cast on the cave wall by a bonfire that burns behind their backs.

    Join me as we ponder on this beautiful allegory of life, knowledge and enlightenment.

    • 17 min.
    Pablo Neruda: Odes to life

    Pablo Neruda: Odes to life

    Three of my favourite poems from Neruda’s luminous collection Elementary Odes. Enjoy!

    • 13 min.
    I survived COVID-19

    I survived COVID-19

    I'm one of the blessed ones who survived the coronavirus attack. What brought me through that problematic trance, and what lessons did I learn? I share everything here with my best wishes.


    Credits:
    Written, presented and mixed by Gabriel Porras, professional voiceover artist

    Music:
    SIHOUETTE OF TIME’S IDEA, by Mid-Air Machine at www.freemusicarchive.org
    SOFT SHINE ON pad by Mike Russell at MRC.com
    HORIZON, by Josh Leake at Artlist.io

    • 19 min.
    Love conquers death - The last days of Jesus on earth

    Love conquers death - The last days of Jesus on earth

    This is the Easter story: the last days of the most influential character in history, narrated with masterful detail and emotion by the Greek physician Luke, in chapters 22 to 24 of his Gospel. A dramatized reading in contemporary English that brings to the text nuances and drama that you may not have noticed before.
    Whether you have read it many times, or never, take this opportunity to remember -or discover for the first time- the meaning and significance of Jesus' last days on Earth.

    Credits:
    Written, presented and produced by Gabriel Porras

    Music:
    SIHOUETTE OF TIME’S IDEA, by Mid-Air Machine, www.freemusicarchive.org
    PURIFY, by Michael FK at Artlist.io
    DON’T LEAVE ME, by New Beginning at Artlist.io

    Text:
    The Message (MSG)
    Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson

    • 36 min.
    When no one listens to you, Chekhov

    When no one listens to you, Chekhov

    Do you ever feel so lonely and sad that you don't know where to turn? In moments like these, the best medicine the world can offer you is not money, sex or power, but love - a single compassionate person who'd be willing to listen to you.
    Today we read a moving story by Anton Chekhov that illustrates the anguished yearning we all sometimes have to speak to someone. The story is entitled Misery, and it takes us back to an old St. Petersburg covered in snow. Enjoy!

    • 20 min.
    The Desert Oddysey

    The Desert Oddysey

    Do you know what happened to Joseph, Mary and the baby Jesus right after Christmas? They all became refugees. They were already dirt poor and homeless; now, they also became fugitives. Today we do a very different take on the Christmas story. God is in great mortal peril. Joseph and Mary – two kids who are barely 18 and 12 years old, most likely – have to cross six hundred miles (one thousand Kms) of lethal desert to save baby Jesus from the tyrant who wants to kill him. Incredibly, astonishingly, God incarnate put himself under enormous peril every day He spent among us on Earth.

    • 19 min.

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