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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

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

    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
    Gigi Coyle: What is Mine to Do? - Part 2 (E42)

    Gigi Coyle: What is Mine to Do? - Part 2 (E42)

    Part Two of my conversation with Gigi Coyle explores the process of transforming pain and turmoil that is intensely reflecting back to us from the world (natural disasters, forest fires, potlics, etc..). How do we find the gifts hidden in these situations? How do we not go crazy trying not to go crazy?

    This is Part Two of a two-part conversation. You can find Part One at:
    https://charleseisenstein.org/podcasts/new-and-ancient-story-podcast/gigi-coyle-what-is-mine-to-do-e42/

    More about Gigi's work:
    http://schooloflostborders.org/content/virginia-gigi-coyle

    • 44 min
    Gigi Coyle: What is Mine to Do? - Part 1 (E42)

    Gigi Coyle: What is Mine to Do? - Part 1 (E42)

    What is mine to do? This is the mantra of Gigi Coyle, a revered veteran of social, political, and spiritual movements going back to the 1970s. Gigi was instrumental in the founding of the Ojai Foundation, Youth Passageways, Beyond Boundaries, and other groups. She is a true elder, someone whose experiences, successes, and especially failures give birth to wisdom in the soil of her humility. I hope listeners benefit as much from this conversation as I did.

    This is Part One of a two-part conversation. You can find Part Two at:
    https://charleseisenstein.org/podcasts/new-and-ancient-story-podcast/gigi-coyle-what-is-mine-to-do-e42/

    More about Gigi's work:
    http://schooloflostborders.org/content/virginia-gigi-coyle

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Zack Geist: Dispelling the Mystery of Debt (E41)

    Zack Geist: Dispelling the Mystery of Debt (E41)

    This conversation with Zack Geist addresses the phenomenon of debt, both from a theoretical standpoint and in very practical terms (at least for US listeners). Zack operates a business that liberates people from student loans and other debt. We discuss the morality of debt, debt peonage, and the crushing realities of debt in America. This is a conversation between a philosopher (me) and someone who works with real people deep inside the system.

    To learn more about Zack Geist's work, please visit https://learn.studentloantutor.com/magic/

    • 58 min
    Robin McKenna: GIFT(E40)

    Robin McKenna: GIFT(E40)

    In this conversation, filmmaker Robin McKenna and I discuss her new film, GIFT, which is inspired by Lewis Hyde's classic book, The Gift. I consider Hyde to be an elder of an intellectual/spiritual lineage that has also informed a lot of my work, in particular the book Sacred Economics and the course, Living in the Gift. Here we travel through many dimensions of the gift universe as well as the process, content, and impact of this film, which opens in theaters on Oct. 11.

    From the film description, "GIFT is a tribute to something that can’t be measured or counted, bought or sold. Exploring the parallels between artists’ work and a gift economy, it’s a reflection on the creative process, the reasons we labour in service of our gifts."

    GIFT Trailer: https://vimeo.com/283716447

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GIFTdocumentary/

    Information on upcoming screenings:
    http://www.giftitforwardproject.com/the-film/screenings/

    Also, check out my book Sacred Economics http://charleseisenstein.org/books/sacred-economics/ and the course, Living in the Gift https://charleseisenstein.org/courses/living-in-the-gift/ to explore this subject in depth.

    • 55 min

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Moo-R ,

A must on your podcast list

Charles Eisenstein weaves philosophy and activism together to give hope of a better way of being in the world. Great interview participants and topics.

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I've been a long time listener and reader of Charles's ideas and have been inspired in many ways by his courage to forge a new path, by what he brings forth into the public sphere to talk about. These podcasts feed my insatiable curiosity and passion to creating a more congruent way of being in the world. Thank you Charles, for your offerings.

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