The Joy and the Affray is a podcast focused on exploring consciousness and all of its wonderful abilities, flaws and creations. Inspiring guests share their life stories, their philosophies, their opinions and medicines, adding to the journey and evolution of both the podcast and the ever-expanding mind of your host, Rory B
Podcast #36 - Nicola Staunton (Kinergetics, Muscular Memory & Mischief)
Nicola Staunton, Ireland's first Kinergetic Practitioner, joins the JATA for a fun and informative chat, following a demonstration of her magical modality. We discuss the body's response to stress and trauma, her work as the organiser of wellness hubs at Irish festivals along with a bunch of other curiosities.
Check out Nicola's work:
More about Kinergetics:
Podcast #35 - Death, Grief, Letting Go Of 'Going Back To Normal'
A transmission on how to live by embracing death. What are you having trouble letting of in the face of global uncertainty and unrest? The most difficult part of any process of death is allowing grief to come through. This podcast is an invitation to reflect on your relationship with life, by giving permission for grief and death to become present within.
Support the podcast at www.patreon.com/thejoyandtheaffray
Podcast #34 - Bynoi Desouza (Tantra, Embodied Experiences, The Many Modalities of Communication)
Bynoi Desouza, Tantrik educator, ISTA facilitator, mystical creator and dance, movement & Argentinian Tango educator, joins the JATA for an exploratory conversation on the classifications of words(such as Tantra!), embodied learning and unlearning and his journey through a variety of wisdom teachings. Also, in this special episode, he's interviewed by a helium huffing intergalatic elf!
Check out Bynoi's work at:
Sacred Sexuality, Consciousness, Shamanism, and Tantra
Check out the International School of Temple Arts:
Podcast #33 - Dee Larsen (Self Pleasure, Digtal Eros, Lockdown Love And Physical Fear)
Dee Larsen is back! Ireland's first certified Somatic Sex Educator, founder of Body Conscious Ireland and all round beautiful human being, joins us for a fun and insightful journey into self pleasure practices, the internet as an energetic container for personal development, plus the benefits (and potential scariness) of being faced with one's self during lockdown.
Check out her work at:
Her upcoming personal site:
Plus the link for the Caffyn Jesse workshop she's hosting next year:
Podcast #32 - Katie Ní Mhathuna (Grief, Anger, Uncertainty, Fish People)
Shamanic practitioner, witch and mystic Katie Ni Mhathuna returns to the JATA for a wacky and poignant quarantine conversation. We discuss what it is to face uncertainty and anger in this time of emotional introspection, what it is to feel our way into community and the power of expressing grief.
Katie's youtube channel & webpage:
Podcast #31 - Love in a Time of Corona (Triggering as an Act of Love)
The return of the JATA features a discussion about love during a time of physical separation and how triggering, especially in the context of relationship, can be one of our greatest ways of learning self integration and love.
Full transcript available as blog post: