Awakening the Creative Spirit Through Initiation - Michael Meade - ND3735
The pandemic of 2020-21 has given humans a worldwide, collective initiation of separation, ordeal, and return. This deep dialogue explores a critical moment of renewing, not only of ourselves but of the culture in which we are embedded. Michael Meade is a renowned storyteller, author, scholar of mythology, and student of ritual in traditional cultures. He has scoured the world to bring to us meaningful folk tales that tap into ancestral sources of wisdom and acts as a guide to connect them to the stories we are living today. Meade is the founder of Mosaic Multicultural Foundation. He also offers regular Living Myths Podcasts and is the author of many books including: Why the World Doesn't End: Tales of Renewal in Times of Loss (GreenfirePress 2012), Fate and Destiny: The Two Agreements of the Soul (GreenFire Press 2012), The Genius Myth (GreenfirePress 2016), Awakening the Soul: A Deep Response to a Troubled World (GreenFire Press 2018), The Water of Life: Initiation and the Tempering of the Soul (GreenFire Press 2019)Interview Date: 6/17/2021 Tags: Michael Meade, initiation, rite-of-passage, uncertainty, deep self, plotline, William Stafford, The Way it Is poem, William Stafford, mass funerals, AIDS quilt, bone memory, meaning vs. happiness, Sir Laurens Van der Post, joy, Social Change/ Politics, Mythology, personal transformation
ML180: Michael Meade on Finding Your Genius, The Transformational Power of Storytelling and Life Lessons from World Mythology
Michael Meade is a mythologist, storyteller and author best known for books like The Water of Life, Fate and Destiny and The Genius Myth. In this episode we discuss: - How to find and tap into your inner genius - How to tell transformative stories that move people- The most valuable life lessons from world mythology We also cover Michael’s near fatal run-in with a gang aged 13 and his experience going on hunger strike after being drafted into the Vietnam War. This episode will fuel your imagination and help you discover and tap into your own genius.
Michael Meade on The Powerful Myths that Dictate Our Lives
In this week’s episode, Amrit interviews Michael Meade, a storyteller, scholar of mythology, anthropology, and psychology, and author. He is the founder of Mosaic Multicultural Foundation and host of the Living Myth Podcast. Please check into this beauty here: https://www.livingmyth.org/contactMichael and Amrit, talk about the importance of having a deep connection to our soul to find our spirit and live authentically, and about the knowledge that keeps pouring in to awaken us. When we find our gifts and share them, we can consciously connect and become creative. We can change the world, heal it from its wounds, and have a worldview based on connection. The dive deep into the origins of Michael’s mythical journey, myth as language, and why people have lost their vertical imagination. They converse about ways in which the soul grows and finds its unique project and path in life, and what supports it on the journey. Michael was given a book on mythology on his thirteenth birthday. Though he immersed into it, it would take another 20 years before it became evident it was his path in life. At the age of twenty, Michael was drafted into the army of the Vietnam War. Refusing to take orders, he was sent to prison’s solitary confinement. After six months, he came out knowing he had a unique connection to something meaningful to him which guided him to his current calling as a renowned storyteller. Meade called this initiation. His soul grew and found its unique project in life, by reaching wisdom and descending to the depths of his soul for love and healing. This transformation is about separation, ordeal, and the conscious return to community. Michael talks about the genius path. “Genius” is referring to the unique spirit that is in each person’s soul. Everybody is born with a spirit which means they are gifted. When people discover their gifts and share them, they become creative and can even navigate through turmoil. Transformation at the level of the individual heart and soul generates the imagination and collective energy needed for the renewal of community as well as a restoration of nature.Vertical imagination is the center of mysticism. It is the capacity to imagine the height of heavens and feel the depth of the underworld. In order to stay connected to the spirit, we need to have been in the depth of our soul. Meade believes there is a loss of vertical imagination in the world today which leaves people separated from the deep self and soul. Knowledge is pouring in all the time to awaken us. We must be drawn out of ourselves to become ourselves, and the soul knows that. Call it the awakening of your innate genius, your purpose. When you hear the call you must follow it so you don’t lose the thread of your life. This thread represents the hidden eternity within and the capacity to awaken to how and where they are threaded into the chain of being.The world is in trouble. Disconnection from nature and each other takes us to places of darkness and suffering. Michael sees darkness as the opportunity to interact with creative energy. We are living at the end of an era and are on a path to create a new one. If we have that deep connection to your souls and live as our own true selves, we can naturally become agents of creation and change this world.Tune In: Welcome Michael Meade to Inspired Evolution!: (00:00:00)Michael’s journey into mysticism:(01:28)Myth as a real language:(04:07)Being vertically connected and what holds us back from these vertical imaginational pieces:(07:11)About what loss of imagination may be in service to:(10:52)Why many disconnect from mythical imagination:(17:41)Sense of listening and connection available in today's age:(25:04)Assuming responsibility in a collective awakening:(33:03)Support on a mythical journey:(43:05)Michael Meade books:Awakening the Soul: https://amz.run/4m9i The Genius Myth: https://amz.run/4m9j Fate and Destiny: The Two Agreements of The Soul: https://amz.run/4m5C Mentioned resources:Carl Jung: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Jung Connect with Michael Meade:Website: www.mosaicvoices.orgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/MichaelMeadeMosaic/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michaelmeade_mosaicvoicesTwitter: https://twitter.com/MMeade_MythYoutube channel: https://www.youtube.com/mosaicvoices Join the Inspired Evolution Community:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InspiredEvolution/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/InspiredEvo/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/InspiredEvolution/Website: https://inspiredevolution.com/ Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/inspiredevolution. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
MPP72 Michael Meade: Initiation & Ritual Leadership
Medicine Path with Brian James
Michael Meade is a renowned storyteller, author, and scholar of mythology, anthropology, and psychology. He combines hypnotic storytelling, street-savvy perceptiveness, and spellbinding interpretations of ancient myths with a deep knowledge of cross-cultural rituals. He has an unusual ability to distill and synthesize these disciplines, tapping into ancestral sources of wisdom and connecting them to the stories we are living today.He is the author of Awakening the Soul, The Genius Myth, Fate and Destiny: The Two Agreements of The Soul, Why the World Doesn't End, The Water of Life: Initiation and the Tempering of the Soul; editor, with James Hillman and Robert Bly, of Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart; and editor of Crossroads: A Quest for Contemporary Rites of Passage. Meade is the founder of Mosaic Multicultural Foundation, a nonprofit network of artist, activists, and community builders that encourages greater understanding between diverse peoples.Michael’s website: http://mosaicvoices.orgTopics: initiation, ritual, elderhood, ritual leadership, ritual space•••Music: Royal Fern by Green House (https://green-house.bandcamp.com)Support the Podcast: Single Donation: http://ko-fi.com/brianjamesPatreon: http://patreon.com/medicinepath Coaching & Books: http://brianjames.ca Yoga Courses: https://vimeo.com/brianjamesyoga/vod_pagesUse code MEDICINEPATH or link below for 15% off the Shamanic Yoga series: https://vimeo.com/r/334h/MFJHQkFEVk
Mythos for the Ancient Future: Guru Jagat x Michael Meade
Reality Riffing with Guru Jagat
Guru Jagat and Michael Meade, renowned storyteller, author, and scholar of mythology, anthropology, and psychology riff on the significance of myth in these ancient modern times. Learn how tapping into ancestral sources or wisdom and connecting them with the stories we are living today can help us navigate relationships, love, loss, life, growth, and creation.
In this show, the legend Michael Meade joins us to talk about our mythless dilemma. He shares his story of how he got into storytelling, offers a candle in this dark night of the apocalypse, and even shares a story that leans into the purpose of life. I can safely say it was one of my favorite shows I've ever done. Have a listen. Michael's site: https://www.mosaicvoices.org/ www.Patreon.com/adamsommer ....to support the creation of my writings/podcasts and be showered with gifts as well www.Holestoheavens.com ...to adventure deeper into kosmos, mythos, and psyche
What rites of passage do we need in today's world? Are we going through collective rites of passage at the moment? What is the role of mentors in today's society? In this Q&A Michael Meade answers questions from the Future Thinkers Members. Michael Meade is a renowned storyteller, author, and scholar of mythology, anthropology, and psychology. He is also the founder of Mosaic Multicultural Foundation, a nonprofit network of artists, activists, and community builders that encourages greater understanding between diverse peoples. His podcast Living Myth looks at our changing world from a mythic perspective. Complete show notes: http://www.futurethinkers.org/135 To join future Q&As with thinkers & visionaries, become a Future Thinkers member at http://www.futurethinkers.org/members Members get access to courses, workshops, and private group calls for a deep dive into practicing sovereignty, resilience, and shadow work. To help us with the property search for the Future Thinkers Smart Village go to http://www.futurethinkers.org/landsearch SIGN UP for our mailing list and get a FREE 50+ Page Adapt to the Future Guide: http://www.futurethinkers.org/signup
81 - Michael Meade: Following the Call, Living Myth & Uncovering our Genius
In a world that is suffering from a dearth of soul, how do we find our way back to deeper levels of meaning-making and identity? In this conversation with storytelling and mythologist Michael Meade we explore the current state of the world through the lens of myth, the concept of unique individual genius and how to access it, and the role of imagination in bringing forth our calling.Michael Meade D.H.L. is a renowned storyteller, author, and scholar of mythology, anthropology, and psychology. He combines hypnotic storytelling, street-savvy perceptiveness, and spellbinding interpretations of ancient myths with a deep knowledge of cross-cultural rituals. Michael is the author of several books and is the founder of Mosaic Multicultural Foundation, a nonprofit network of artist, activists, and community builders that encourages greater understanding between diverse peoples.A list of resources mentioned in the podcast can be found here: https://www.coachesrising.com/podcast/following-the-call-living-myth-uncovering-our-genius-with-michael-meade/
Looking for The Deeper and Greater Unities - Michael Meade - ND3718
Meade, once more, shares with us a cornucopia of myths, including Jason and the Argonauts, as we explore this dangerous and narrow passage we are entering in our collective history. He points out that, even with opposing viewpoints, we are all traveling together in one ship and that mythic imagination will carry us successfully forward during these threshold times. Meade describes the landscape leading up to the Presidential election of 2020, “We are worn down, worn out. Burned out and exhausted—COVID crisis, political crisis, climate crisis… economic crisis, and equal opportunity and justice for all. We are divided and socially distanced We have to look for underlying unities and that requires, more than anything, imagination -- the kind of imagination that suggests that we are all connected somehow -- All connected to the soul of the world. And where [we are] secretly connected to the deep self.” Michael Meade is a renowned storyteller, author, scholar of mythology, and student of ritual in traditional cultures. He is the author of many books including: Why the World Doesn't End: Tales of Renewal in Times of Loss (GreenfirePress 2012) and The Water of Life: Initiation and the Tempering of the Soul (GreenFire Press 2019) Interview Date: 11/6/2020 Tags: Michael Meade, soul, mythic imagination, sacrifice, wisdom, 2020 Presidential Election, Jason and the Argonauts, uncertainty, vertical imagination, interconnectedness, oceans, collective anxiety, Golden Fleece, communitas, soul, rite of passage, the heroic, vitality, core imagination, the world tree, the tree of forgetfulness, collective awakening, vaccine, Mythology, Social Change/Politics, Philosophy, media, community, Art & Creativity