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Emergence Magazine is an award winning magazine exploring the threads connecting ecology, culture and spirituality. Our podcast features exclusive interviews, author-narrated essays, fiction, multipart series, and more. We feature new podcast episodes weekly on Tuesdays.

Emergence Magazine Podcast Emergence Magazine

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 313 Ratings

Emergence Magazine is an award winning magazine exploring the threads connecting ecology, culture and spirituality. Our podcast features exclusive interviews, author-narrated essays, fiction, multipart series, and more. We feature new podcast episodes weekly on Tuesdays.

    Chasing Cicadas – Anisa George

    Chasing Cicadas – Anisa George

    Amid the cacophony of a cicada emergence, our final narrated essay on the theme of Initiation follows a movement into new rhythms and patterns of becoming. While immersed in a unified chorus of insect voices, playwright and director Anisa George reflects on her departure from the Bahá’í faith and its promise of a new civilization, choosing instead to embark on her own path. Sounds provided by David Rothenberg.

    Emergence Magazine, Vol 3: Living with the Unknown explores what living in an apocalyptic reality looks like through four themes: Initiation, Ashes, Roots, and Futures. Every two months we’ll release a new chapter online. Experience “Chapter One: Initiation”.
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    • 36 min
    Where the Horses Sing – Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

    Where the Horses Sing – Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

    This week, as our journey into Initiation continues, Sufi teacher and author Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee invites us to cross a threshold. Witnessing how humanity is tearing apart the web of life, he calls us to return our awareness to a fully animate world and to the deep ecology of consciousness we once held.
    Emergence Magazine, Vol 3: Living with the Unknown explores what living in an apocalyptic reality looks like through four themes: Initiation, Ashes, Roots, and Futures. Every two months we’ll release a new chapter online. Experience “Chapter One: Initiation.”
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    • 20 min
    Widening Circles – a conversation with Joanna Macy

    Widening Circles – a conversation with Joanna Macy

    In this interview from our archive, Buddhist eco-philosopher and author Joanna Macy discusses her life and work. From her anti-nuclear activism in the late 1960s to her work with deep ecology, Joanna expresses the need to live within an ethic of care for the earth.
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    • 34 min
    The Creatures of the World Have Not Been Chastened – Lia Purpura

    The Creatures of the World Have Not Been Chastened – Lia Purpura

    In this narrated essay from our archive, poet and essayist Lia Purpura considers the processes which transform bodies from one state to another and the beginnings that emerge from endings. When she encounters the decomposing body of a deer, she witnesses the forces of restoration at play and wonders what constitutes stories of “rightness.”
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    • 17 min
    Navigating the Mysteries – Martin Shaw

    Navigating the Mysteries – Martin Shaw

    Initiation, chapter one of Living with the Unknown, begins where all inquiries into the unknown begin: with myth. In this narrated essay, Martin Shaw provides a mythological framework for forging new paths, calling upon different intelligences, and committing acts of sacred transgression as we walk our questions into a troubled future. Over the coming months, we’ll continue to release narrated stories from Emergence, Volume 3, as we ask: What does living in an unfolding apocalyptic reality look like?
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    • 29 min
    The Nightingale's Song – a conversation with Sam Lee

    The Nightingale's Song – a conversation with Sam Lee

    Sam Lee is a Mercury Prize–nominated folk singer, a song collector, and the author of The Nightingale: Notes on a Songbird. We spoke with Sam last year in the midst of England’s nightingale season about the transformative experience of creating songs in collaboration with a songbird. As part of a new documentary series that will be released next year, we're heading to the UK to experience Sam singing with the nightingales firsthand. In the meantime, we are revisiting this special conversation: one filled with song, as well as the stories of ancestors that are passed through folk music and the space for communion that is opened with silence.
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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
313 Ratings

313 Ratings

Dale Biron, Citizen Poet ,

Stunning and Brilliant

I found this particular episode both stunning and brilliant. Having lived in the San Francisco Bay Area (and in love with Point Reyes) for many years, I am amazed at how much history I did not know. There was something about the combination of personal narrative added to stories of history missing in the typical narratives, that were both gifts intellectually and for the heart. Well done…

Cds65 ,

Soul nourishment

Borrowing from another reviewer, this podcast is soul nourishment for these deeply troubling times. It animates the hidden and gives voice to the overlooked and forgotten. A healing vessel indeed…

HallieRoseTaylor ,

Soul Nourishment

I read my hard copies of the annual Emergence Magazine like a holy book. I listen with great openness while I paint. I dream of contributing someday myself. A stunning project.

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