Lola & The Poets is a virtual alchemical workshop exploring personal and collective magical journeys, the ways the mystical & the mundane are intertwined. Psychology, culture, art, alchemy. Solo shows & interviews. Out every odd Thursday. Hosted by Milana Vujkov.
For more stories, poetry, alchemical psychology, workshops & art, please go to my blog Poets, Mavericks & Prophets and for my film writing to Lola On Film.
On Plant Wisdom – With Don Roberto
In Episode 6 Lola & The Poets is joined by Don Roberto, medical anthropologist and medicine man, raised in Indonesia and London, based in Taiwan. We're talking glorious variety of topics, from childhood imaginal friends and UFO experiences, liminal multi-universe existences crossing lands and cultures, trajectory of processing beliefs into praxis, to what Don Roberto is uniquely qualified to discuss – shamanism and its lore, medicine cultures and practices, Shipibo plant spirit healing lineage in Peru, plant teachers as ambassadors of Mother Earth, body work and hypnotherapy, the role of music in creating sacred space, soul retrieval and entity removal, sorcery and cultural appropriation, psychonauts and psychedelia, and much more.
SHOW NOTES: Spirit Of The Amazon YouTube Channel | Contact Don Roberto |
CREDITS: © Samovar Party by Shane Ivers | See more info on episode & credits. AUTHOR: © Milana Vujkov
In The Shadows, Part 2 – Solo Show
In Episode 5 Lola & The Poets is back with the second solo show on the concept of the shadow, number two of the three shows I plan on this topic. This one is on the shadow-patterning of communications, the chiaroscuro of social media, and the idea of the doppelgänger, our shadow twin. The episode arrives, as is always the case with alchemical brews, just on time, while the entire world is transferred online. Give it a spin. SHOW NOTES: Film, the Alchemical Medium | Archetypal Enchantment And The Twin Of David Lynch | Rune Soup | Rudolf Steiner on The Double CREDITS: © Samovar Party by Shane Ivers | See more info on episode & credits. AUTHOR: © Milana Vujkov
Mythic Doodling – With Divyam Chaya Bernstein
In Episode 4 Lola & The Poets is talking mythic doodling with the lovely artist & storyteller Divyam Chaya Bernstein. We discuss childhood philosophies, mystical Ireland, origins and practices of storytelling, inner critics & inner worlds, importance of vibes & tribes, art journaling as therapy, nourishing art communities, zen annihilations, soft spaces for hard truths, archetypal phases of a woman's journey, downloading the imaginal in nature & all manner of portals. SHOW NOTES: Follow The Brush - Explorations In Creativity | Divyam Bernstein YouTube Channel | Divsy Instagram | Divyam Chaya Bernstein - Artist Facebook | Divyam Chaya Bernstein - EtsyCREDITS: © Samovar Party by Shane Ivers | See more info on episode, recommendations & credits. AUTHOR: © Milana Vujkov
In The Shadows, Part 1 – Solo Show
Episode 3 is the first of three planned Lola & The Poets solo shows on the concept of the shadow, both individual and collective. In this one I talk shadow realms in the times of a pandemic, the idea of infectious narratives, and recall two stories from my own shadows dipping into the collective - a grim therapeutic regression into an Atlantean, antediluvian land, and a slightly more lighthearted macabre dream of a kooky post-apocalyptic transhumanist future. SHOW NOTES: Film, the Alchemical Medium CREDITS: © Samovar Party by Shane Ivers | See more info on episode & credits. AUTHOR: © Milana Vujkov
On Wanderlust – With Milica Mijatović
In Episode 2 of Lola & The Poets we're talking wanderlust with Milica Mijatović, traveller extraordinaire, tracing the first leg of her travels, lasting two of the six years she’s been on the road. We're discussing the imaginal, soul impressionism, ecology, volunteering in tribal communities, telepathy, family egregores, hitchhiking lore around the globe, how being suddenly broke can raise your dharma game, and much else. SHOW NOTES: Milica’s Shutterstock (buy a photo, become a patron) CREDITS: ©Samovar Party by Shane Ivers | See more info on episode & credits. AUTHOR: © Milana Vujkov
On The Magical Real – Show Intro
In Episode 1 of Lola & The Poets I'm introducing the series as host, riffing on the idea of the magical real, talking alchemy in psychology, society, culture & the arts, the topics we will be covering on the shows, guests we will have, and a bit about my life & professional background. SHOW NOTES: Lola On Film | Film, the Alchemical Medium | IAP CREDITS: © Samovar Party by Shane Ivers | See more info on episode & credits. AUTHOR: © Milana Vujkov