The Numinous Podcast is a show about intuition, spirituality and the mystery of life. The host, Carmen Spagnola, is a professional intuitive and clinical hypnotherapist who has smart, soulful conversations with interesting, articulate people. Each week, Carmen interviews a client, colleague, friend or expert about an aspect of their spiritual life. The lineup is diverse, the topics are eclectic, and the people are down-to-earth (mostly).
TNP148 Seeing Yourself Through The Apocalypse With Lindsay Tunkl
Lindsay Tunkl is an artist and the author of "Origins & Endings: Seeing Yourself Through the Apocalypse". It's a divination deck and self-reflection inkblot kit that helps us grapple with the most pressing questions of our time. In this conversation, we explore the intersections of art, healing, therapy, intuition, fear, collectivism, divination, and living in choice during apocalypse times.
TNP147 Tom Hirons Tracks Collapse + Meaning Through Poetry
Sometimes A Wild God is a powerful poem written by storyteller, author, wilderness vigil guide, and poet, Tom Hirons. In this episode, I ask the poet the impolite question, "What is your poem about?"
It leads to a conversation about collapse, grief, wilderness, vigil, the wyrd, the loneliness of modern masculinity, the lifetime work of wholeness, and the prospect of hope as a deity.
TNP146 Carmen + Holly on Collapse Psychology and the Importance of Grief Ritual Accountability and Play
In Part 2 of my conversation with Holly, we explore collapse grief and death rituals in COVID times, and share fairly extensively about why Transformative Justice and community accountability is such an important aspect of collapse preparedness. We get into some detail about concerns we have over being two cis white women leading a diverse community, and, some ways we are hoping to mitigate that and reduce possible harm. We also share about the importance of play and creativity in collapse work.
TNP145 Holly Truhlar on Tending the Threshold of Collapse
Holly is a psychotherapist and a lawyer, and what she calls a “collapsitarian”. She’s spent a long time tracking collapse from multiple perspectives and distilled it into a framework she calls collapse psychology (collapsepsychology.org) Holly approached me in early 2017 and our relationship since then has blossomed into friendship both online and in physical presence and the topic always comes around to the collapse of empire and large scale convergent emergencies.
TNP144 Mimi Young on Intuition + Pandemic Plant Medicine
Mimi Young is a shamanic intuitive and founder of Ceremonie (@shopceremonie), an esoteric brand focusing on in-person and online core shamanic and occult education, Remote Shamanic Readings, and plant potions for skin and aura. Mimi works with a blend of modalities including core shamanism, plant spirit healing, chao magick, and Chinese esoterics, with a focus on healing through shadows, dream work, divination, ancestral connection, and psychic development.
TNP143 Bear Hebert on Unlearning Oppression
Bear is a life coach, artist, and social justice educator who helps socially conscious humans align their actions with their values. In their coaching and teaching, they apply a feminist, anti-racist, anti-capitalist lens. In this episode, I ask them about their gender journey to using they/them pronouns, and we talk about interlocking systems of oppression, call out culture, and wanting healing for people who cause harm without necessarily wanting to be a part of that healing.
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So Many Treasures!!!
I love this podcast! Thank you, Carmen, for sharing your interests, wisdom, gifts, and offerings so generously thru this podcast. I’ve just listened to the Somatic Mentoring with Patti Elledge and as in each episode, this one is full of tangible gifts I can integrate into my own life to expand potential for wellbeing, deep connection, and inspiration. There are so many fascinating interviews and I feel as though you are weaving together a tapestry of resources to draw from as we learn together how to navigate these complicated times. Thank you!
Always Provides a New Perspective
I have listened to every episode. There is a relaxed quality within nicely structured conversation that struck me from the beginning. I feel less alone listening to the topics and folks Carmen brings forward. I learn about things I didn't even know existed, or more deeply about things I'm already exploring. Thank you for this important work.
Thrilled to have found you! Just listened to Alexandra Stein’s episode (brilliant!) and have been following the rabbit hole into your world. So looking forward to connect further. Love your work. Thank you for your contribution.