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A conversational podcast about art, science, religion, psychology, history, culture, nature, magic and more. Hosted by Josh Mortensen.

The Explorer Poet Podcast The Explorer Poet Podcast

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

A conversational podcast about art, science, religion, psychology, history, culture, nature, magic and more. Hosted by Josh Mortensen.

    E27: Peter Pan

    E27: Peter Pan

    Peter Pan

    • 1 hr 1 min
    E26: Patricia Morgan

    E26: Patricia Morgan

    My guest today is a fascinating person and a true explorer, named Patricia Morgan. A conceptual artist based in Tucson, Arizona, she begins each piece with the concept, then searches for a medium through which to share it. Using sculpture, photography, and materials relevant to the concept itself, such as concrete, coal, or baby-bottle nipples, she creates outsized interdisciplinary installations that evoke deep human emotions. Patricia was warm and welcoming, as well as insightful and well spoken. I truly enjoyed our conversation and I hope you do as well.

    In our conversation, we discussed how stories are seldom forgotten and always renewed, as we go through life we keep collecting information, past events and pasts memories that we add to, understanding how groups act and the species acts by observing the human psyche, the concept is always very important, if something doesn't fit with the concept let it go, the purpose of the Explorer poet Podcast is to explore the blurry line between our physical world and our abstract realities, myths having been created to help us solve problems we don't have answers for, we can't predict the future and we are led astray, the Judeo-Christian world, science and mythology, literalism in America, need to be heard to heal from trauma, everybody on the planet is playing out some myth in their head, we all need to share in the same story, less of a common myth, Antarctica, Greenland, glaciers, how stability is based on memory, how we use memory to frame our lives in the present,  Half Dome, taking comfort in insignificance, life taking a different perspective, how our story is collapsing and we need someone to write a new mythology, and how to how being thought provoking is the contribution artists can make today.

    Episode Details:

    Guest Name: Patricia Morgan

    Website: https://www.patriciacarrmorgan.com/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/patriciacarrmorgan/

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    Music: Ben Sound, Paper Plane

    Where to find The EXPLORER POET Podcast:

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/explorerpoet/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ExplorerPoetPod

    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIQxs0F0mGoEJYNNJx4ph5g

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Explorer-Poet-105087492172066

    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Z9WKzUIWbq5qOJE1zmRJQ

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    • 1 hr 25 min
    E25: Trust and Healing (Raya and the Last Dragon)

    E25: Trust and Healing (Raya and the Last Dragon)

    In this solo episode, I break down the story of Raya and the Last Dragon, in which I discuss a story of healing, how any level of human interaction is comparable with any other, species kingdom family individual, Bubbles that kept me trapped, being raised in physical and social isolation, homeschooled, controlled education, fundamentalist christianity, poverty, emotionally unavailable, lack of education, lack of communication skills, lack of parenting skills, The intersection of all of these bubbles, growing up as someone who is not whole, being born one thing, but our culture takes us in another direction, the life examined, our stories, our several bubbles that craft a story allowing us to live within the bubbles, resurrection, reincarnation, starting your life again as a whole, trusting Emotions, feelings, impressions, distrusting ignoring or avoiding those feelings, a plague born of human discord that always been here waiting for a weakness to attack, identifying with characters, survivalist, having the survivalist inside, emotional and psychological needs not met, how the person you are today is an amalgamation of all the people you've been to survive, the process of healing requires all of those different versions of us to come along for the journey, maybe the worlds broken because you don't trust anyone, how anger and sexuality are suppressed in controlled environments, the identification of different parts of self in the process of healing, blades that are specifically designed for the stabbing of backs, the important mythological motif of going back to the beginning, back to where it all started, not trusting emotions is catastrophe, listening to the parts of us we don't want to listen to, the story in your brain and in your body match, and how trust is how we pop bubbles and heal.

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    Music: Ben Sound, Paper Plane

    Where to find The EXPLORER POET Podcast:

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/explorerpoet/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ExplorerPoetPod

    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIQxs0F0mGoEJYNNJx4ph5g

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Explorer-Poet-105087492172066

    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Z9WKzUIWbq5qOJE1zmRJQ

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    E24: Destined Not to Participate (Kung Fu Panda)

    E24: Destined Not to Participate (Kung Fu Panda)

    In this solo episode, I break down the story of Po, a lovable panda, who’s journey takes him to the pinnacle of Kung Fu, where he becomes the Dragon Warrior, defeats Tai Lung, and saves the Peaceful Valley in Dreamworks animated movie Kung Fu Panda.

    I discuss dreams, the philosophy that our opponents are not our enemies, the point of a foe is to test you, to find people who are worthy to have in your life, father figures trying to pass down cultures to sons, the desire to please is actually a desire not to hurt or fear masked as desire, all cultures that move forward are conservative cultures, how one often meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it, how our own fears are the thing that's going to manifest our problems, how our mind is like water; when it is agitated it is difficult to see but when you allow it to settle the answer becomes clear, if we focus on pleasing culture and the past, we will miss the opportunities that are just for us, being destined not to participate, there is no plan so if something happens it can't be an accident, the revealing of the secret, passion, willingness not to give up, really wanting it, really caring about it, being born for it, when to break the conservative rules, when to buck the trends, when to introduce something new, and when to think liberally in a conservative culture, to make something special you just have to believe its special, stories are like mythology and mythology is like dreams, and how fate calls you to your journey, there doesn't need to be anything special about you to pursue that journey other than a passion for the journey.

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    Music: Ben Sound, Paper Plane

    Where to find The EXPLORER POET Podcast:

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/explorerpoet/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ExplorerPoetPod

    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIQxs0F0mGoEJYNNJx4ph5g

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Explorer-Poet-105087492172066

    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Z9WKzUIWbq5qOJE1zmRJQ

    Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-explorer-poet-podcast/id1621189025

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    E23: Two Trees in the Garden

    E23: Two Trees in the Garden

    Today is a solo episode, in which I cover the story of the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve not as story of the first people that ever existed, but a story of what it is to exist in the west, both trees existing in the garden, the west only has access to one, the Tree of Life, immortality, eternal life as reincarnation in the east, reincarnation in symbolic and practical terms, reincarnation in psychological and practical terms, Buddha meditating to achieve enlightenment, nirvana, reincarnation as a cycle of pleasure seeking and pain avoidance, the Buddha observing himself, true eternal life is achieved in the realization that there is no life, eternal life is to accept life without judgment, the west became morally binary behind Yawheh, a Nietzschian regime of “Thou Shalts”, morals, commandments, and punishments, in the west we all sin, God died to end the cycle of death, East vs West, identity, ego, individualism, Carl Jung, archetypes, stories, mythology, psyches, and mapping our personas, Archetypes in the east and the west, and how in the west we commit ourselves to one God.

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    Where to find The EXPLORER POET Podcast:

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/explorerpoet/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ExplorerPoetPod

    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIQxs0F0mGoEJYNNJx4ph5g

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Explorer-Poet-105087492172066

    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Z9WKzUIWbq5qOJE1zmRJQ

    Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-explorer-poet-podcast/id1621189025

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    • 17 min
    E22: Benjamin Johnson

    E22: Benjamin Johnson

    My guest today is an amazing, photo-realistic painter named Benjamin Johnson. Born in Philadelphia, Ben spent his formative years in the Pine Barrens of southern New Jersey, where he developed an eye for the little things. Ben’s highly detailed oil paintings are inspired by the natural world and our place in it. He often incorporates scientific or historical themes, and frequently collaborates with field researchers. Two fun facts about Ben are (1) before he paints his stunning pieces of art, Ben actually makes his own canvases in his backyard shop and (2) when he’s done painting an object from the real world, Ben travels to place the object back where he found it. I found Ben to be warm and welcoming, engaging, and full of insight. I truly enjoyed my conversation and I hope you enjoy it as well.

    In our conversation, we discussed Ben's signature, a Circle and Square, dualities with a lot of space in between, visual art, painting, the long human conversation, just a box in a cage, individuals, set and setting, human beings, potential, what we could be, what we see ourselves as, paintings making the artist, the the paintings should be signing the artist, The center of our own circles, every human in the center of their own circle, never standing in anyone else's circle, the stories we accept can become our boxes, art at its best is consciousness changing, Abstraction as spirituality, adaptation to life and adaptation is life, discovery is removing boxes, there's so much more out there, So many ways to look at the same work of art, and art occuring when somebody has enough power over something.

    Episode Details:

    Guest Name: Benjamin Johnson

    Website: https://www.benjohnsonart.com/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/benjaminmjohnsonart/

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

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    Where to find The EXPLORER POET Podcast:

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/explorerpoet/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ExplorerPoetPod

    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIQxs0F0mGoEJYNNJx4ph5g

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Explorer-Poet-105087492172066

    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Z9WKzUIWbq5qOJE1zmRJQ

    Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-explorer-poet-podcast/id1621189025

    Google: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy85MmM5ZTY5NC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw?sa=X&ved=0CAMQ4aUDahcKEwjA6v_KhPn3AhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQLA

    • 1 hr 24 min

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