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Welcome to the Rio Cosmico Podcast, (Formerly Starseed Survival Guide) a monthly podcast about healing. Rio Cosmico is hosted by Yaya Erin Rivera Merriman, founder of Río Cósmico Homestead, Seasonal Ceremonial Microvillage, Library of Earth Magic and home of the Medicine Mandala Green Witch Initiation Journey. Río Cósmico is located in the Cuyamaca region of Southern California, where we support unconventional wisdom keepers in finding multidimensional health, pleasure, purpose, creative fulfillment and liberation on the path of service to Mother Earth.

Yaya has been a student, practitioner, and educator of the visual, performing, and healing arts for 22 years and her speaking, writing, online, and in person educational programs currently reach thousands of people daily all over the world.

Visit Our Website: www.riocosmico.org
Follow Yaya on Instagram: @activeculturefamily

Rio Cosmico Yaya Erin Rivera Merriman

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Welcome to the Rio Cosmico Podcast, (Formerly Starseed Survival Guide) a monthly podcast about healing. Rio Cosmico is hosted by Yaya Erin Rivera Merriman, founder of Río Cósmico Homestead, Seasonal Ceremonial Microvillage, Library of Earth Magic and home of the Medicine Mandala Green Witch Initiation Journey. Río Cósmico is located in the Cuyamaca region of Southern California, where we support unconventional wisdom keepers in finding multidimensional health, pleasure, purpose, creative fulfillment and liberation on the path of service to Mother Earth.

Yaya has been a student, practitioner, and educator of the visual, performing, and healing arts for 22 years and her speaking, writing, online, and in person educational programs currently reach thousands of people daily all over the world.

Visit Our Website: www.riocosmico.org
Follow Yaya on Instagram: @activeculturefamily

    Decolonizing Our Creative Process, Seeking Refuge and Creating Home with Zena Carlota Pearl

    Decolonizing Our Creative Process, Seeking Refuge and Creating Home with Zena Carlota Pearl

    Welcome to Río Cósmico, a podcast about healing brought to you by Río Cósmico Homestead. On today’s episode, seed keeper and story teller Zena Carlota Pearl returns for part 2 of a 2 part conversation. Zena is a practicing expressive arts therapist and associate marriage and family therapist working with individuals, couples and groups to uncover and navigate archetypal stories and familial patterns in relationships. Together we explore:
    • How Zena’s work of creating today focuses on story.
    • The work of dreaming ourselves outside of white supremacy, colonialism, and capitalism.
    • The importance of every creative having the choice in their work of whether to create as performance, or as ceremony or ritual.
    • How Zena honors the cyclical nature of the creative process.
    • What Zena has learned about home through her therapeutic work with refugees.
    • The way Zena has found a sense of home and acceptance through her voice and through her music.
    Thank you for listening, it is a pleasure getting well with you! If you’d like to hear Zena speak to some of the themes and lessons of her personal journey through the collective initiation of 2020, you can find a bonus episode with Zena in our Library of Earth Magic on Patreon. Learn about the benefits of membership through the link below.
    Links:
    Learn more about Zena Carlota Pearl here: https://www.zenacarlota.com
    Intro music by Luis Mojica: http://www.luismojica.com
    Podcast cover art by Geenss Archenti Flores: https://www.instagram.com/geenssarchenti/?hl=en
    Learn more about the Río Cósmico Homestead here: https://www.riocosmico.org
    Learn about the benefits of membership to our Library of Earth Magic on Patreon here: www.patreon.com/activeculturefamily

    Elements of Culture as Vessels for Memory Zena Carlota Pearl

    Elements of Culture as Vessels for Memory Zena Carlota Pearl

    Welcome to Río Cósmico, a podcast about healing brought to you by Río Cósmico Homestead. On today’s episode, we are joined by seed keeper and story teller Zena Carlota Pearl for part 1 or our 2 part conversation. Zena is a practicing expressive arts therapist and associate marriage and family therapist working with individuals, couples and groups to uncover and navigate archetypal stories and familial patterns in relationships. Together we explore:
    • Zena’s upbringing, ancestral roots and the challenges she faced early in life which served to help shape who she is today.
    • Zena’s discovery of the kora.
    • Vessels for ancestral memory and language.
    • Navigating taboos during creation.
    • The Russian fairytale story of Vasilisa.
    • The things we create and carry with us, give us strength and will be passed on to the generations to come.
    Thank you for listening, it is a pleasure getting well with you! If you’d like to hear me reading Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés version of the Russian folktale Vasilisa discussed in this episode, you can find a bonus episode/ bedtime story in your feed in our Library of Earth Magic on Patreon. Learn about the benefits of membership through the link below.
    Links:
    Learn more about Zena Carlota Pearl here: https://www.zenacarlota.com
    Follow Zena on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zenacarlota/
    Intro music by Luis Mojica: http://www.luismojica.com
    Podcast cover art by Geenss Archenti Flores: https://www.instagram.com/geenssarchenti/?hl=en
    Learn more about the Río Cósmico Homestead here: https://www.riocosmico.org
    Learn about the benefits of membership to our Library of Earth Magic on Patreon here: www.patreon.com/activeculturefamily

    Honoring Our Roots Part 2 with Grandmother Irka Mateo

    Honoring Our Roots Part 2 with Grandmother Irka Mateo

    Welcome to Río Cósmico, a podcast about healing brought to you by Río Cósmico Homestead.
    Today Dominican Taino folk healer, researcher, singer, songwriter, and community builder Akutu (grandmother) Irka Mateo returns for part two of a two part conversation. Together we explore:
    • The geography and timeframe of major migrations from the Orinoco River, populating Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica and Cuba.
    • Bringing ceramics back into the hands of women.
    • Exploring the distinction between reclaiming, respectful cultural exchange, and cultural appropriation.
    • The sounds and rhythms of the Taino people which inspire Irka’s music.
    •Popular words we all know which actually belong to the Taino people, and more.
    Thank you for listening, it is a pleasure getting well with you! If you’d like to hear us talk about the concept of hierarchy as it shows up in ancestor worship traditions, be sure to join our Library of Earth Magic on Patreon, where you can find a special bonus mini-episode with Irka.
    Links:
    Follow Irka on Instagram as @sacredtainohealing
    Visit her website www.sacredtainohealing.com to find her ceremonies and healing sessions.
    Intro music by Luis Mojica: www.luismojica.com
    Podcast cover art commissioned by Rio Cosmico from Geenss Archenti Flores:
    https://www.instagram.com/geenssarchenti/?hl=en
    Learn more about Río Cósmico Homestead: www.riocosmico.org
    Connect with likeminded listeners through our Library of Earth Magic on Patreon: www.patreon.com/activeculturefamily

    Honoring Our Roots Part 1 with Grandmother Irka Mateo

    Honoring Our Roots Part 1 with Grandmother Irka Mateo

    Welcome to Río Cósmico, a podcast about healing brought to you by Río Cósmico Homestead. For season two of the podcast, we are exploring the relationship between creativity and resilience. Today we are joined by Dominican Taino folk healer, researcher, singer, songwriter, and community builder Akutu (grandmother) Irka Mateo.
    Together we explore:
    • Irka Mateo’s family roots and her connection to the animist traditions and local cultural heroes of Quisqueya (Dominican Republic), and some challenges these traditions have endured to remain intact and support her in guiding and nurturing the community today.
    • The beginning of young Irka Mateo becoming aware of her own indigenous healing culture.
    • A transmission and call to action from Taino ancestor, demi-god and spirit guide Anacoana
    • How indigenous Taino culture began to transform once the colonizers arrived on their land, and how despite this, their spirituality and culture continues to be transmitted from generation to generation.
    • Language distinctions for different kinds of women studying healing arts.
    • The importance of connecting with our ancestors and honoring the good old ways, while being present to the realities and unique challenges of our times.
    • The necessity for many of our ancestors to separate themselves from our cultural and spiritual identities just to survive, and how we can reclaim ourselves and recover our wholeness on the other side.
    Thank you for listening, it is a pleasure getting well with you! If you are enjoying this exploration of history and culture, stay tuned for part two where we’ll be going deeper into Irka’s wisdom and experience.
    Links:
    Follow Irka on Instagram as @sacredtainohealing Visit her website at www.sacredtainohealing.com to find her ceremonies and healing sessions.
    Intro music by Luis Mojica: www.luismojica.com
    The podcast cover art is an original painting commissioned by Rio Cosmico from artist Geenss Archenti Flores: https://www.instagram.com/geenssarchenti/?hl=en
    Learn more about Río Cósmico Homestead at www.riocosmico.org
    Listen to bonus content, connect with likeminded listeners and more through our Library of Earth Magic on Patreon: www.patreon.com/activeculturefamily

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

MoonRose D ,

I am thrilled about season 2

I don’t remember how I came across this podcast at first, so I’ll chalk it up to divine timing. It has been a catalyst, a support, and vehicle for transformation and has led to a community that I have craved for my whole life. The podcast introduced me to Yaya and her authentic work and has supported me in the deepening of my journey into mystery and green earth traditions that I participate in, as well as opened new ones. As a result of my own yoga sadhana and the communion with plant medicines as presented by Yaya; and the inspiration from the people and topics she presents in the podcast; their insights and integrity, these last few years, and through the pandemic, I have found solace and profound growth. I am so happy to get into season2 of the podcast!

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