Rank #1: The Wisdom of the Body
Mary Mueller Shutan speaks with Joanna about: the body deva, the consciousness of the body; healing personal and transpersonal trauma, becoming aware of our cultural conditioning and reconciling with our animal selves; ancestral trauma and spiritual awakening; the impact of micro-trauma and the inner child; engaging with the wisdom of the body; healing the victim and the perpetrator within; remembering the continuum we inhabit; the central myth of our lives; an integrated spiritual awakening is an embodiment process; healing the connection between the heart, the uterus and the Earth; the root of who we are.
Feb 16 2019
Rank #2: Finding A Way Home Together
Dougald Hine speaks with Joanna about: the genesis of the Dark Mountain project and the manifesto “Uncivilization”; facing the darkness about climate change and going beyond; recovering a sense of how to be a shelter to each other; facing the shadow of cultural poverty in our wealthy culture and finding a way home together; the everyday practice of hospitality and conviviality; the sacred emerging in a space that allows the articulation of darkness and despair; cultural rupture and prophetic words; the future begins at a shared table; imagination, politics and the unfinished struggle in our hearts; a hope that lies in the far side of despair; remembering the truth of initiation into adulthood as a culture.
Oct 11 2019
Rank #3: Ancestral Medicine
In this week's episode Daniel Foor speaks with Joanna about: connecting with loving ancestors for healing; becoming an ancestor; experiences of spontaneous ancestral contact; ancestral recovery and soul immunity; ancestors of blood and ancestors of the land; the larger than human web of consciousness; rituals of forgiveness, restorative justice and systemic change; ancestral healing goes in both directions; trees connecting the different worlds; initiating the healing in the ancestral line; reconnecting with the older, earthy roots of Europeans; the bones of the Earth.
Sep 22 2017
Rank #4: Sacred Gardening
In this week's episode Steven Martyn speaks with Joanna about: a journey of initiation with elders; the forgotten, mystical origins of Western culture; interacting with Divinity in the garden; the inside of everything; changing a culture that is backwards; a deep relationship with the Spirit of the land and the ancestors; remembering where we went off the path; the healing and bond that Gaia is offering us; a language of intimacy with Nature; creating a garden in a harmonious way; the tantric way of attuning to the energy waves of Nature; leaving seeds for those who are to come.
Jan 19 2018
Rank #5: The Ancestral Mother
In this week's episode Max Dashu speaks with Joanna about: Cailleach, the Old Woman; her aspect as megalith builder; the bones of the Earth; drinking from the pool of regeneration; the Cow Mother from Ireland to India; the temple, astronomical observatory and ancestral sanctuary at Newgrange; recent genetic evidence supporting the work of Marija Gimbutas; an ancestral mother to many people; the mythical degradation of women following the political and economic shifts to patriarchy; the Germanic Blessing Goddess of winter nights.
Dec 25 2017
Rank #6: Martial Arts and Psychedelics
In this week's episode Richard Haight speaks with Joanna about: his life-changing visions; finding a sustaining meaning; experiencing an inner pull to training in martial and healing arts in Japan; a message from ayahuasca in the Amazon; a relaxed, all-emcompassing awareness; recalling his psychedelic experiences; the call of teonanacatl; set, setting and context: a spiritual warrior approach to psychedelics; following the pull; unconditional love in the martial arts and psychedelics.
Jul 06 2018
Rank #7: The Path of Primordial Light
Zvi Ish-Shalom speaks with Joanna about: the vast ground of our primordial nature; the direct experience of the Mystery itself; words and the mysticism of sound; healing together the scroll of humankind; his most profound experience of compassion; we are cells of the Earth being; waking up and waking down, the two poles of the spiritual path; the Celestial Mother and the journey of the individual soul; the Path of Primordial Light.
Oct 04 2019
Rank #8: Dancing with the Unknown
In this week's episode Vera de Chalambert speaks with Joanna about: dancing with the unknown; intimacy with the Mystery; mothers to ourselves; living in the time of disillusionment; the human soul's calling and the World Soul; being part of a living planet; the nakedness of beautiful losers; life is the Tantric consort; when everything falls apart; the unexpected face of grace; hearts on fire in a time of trouble; the fierce love for our love is rooted in heartbreak; the paradox of wetiko; allowing suffering to speak; stepping into the lineage of Life.
Jul 22 2018
Rank #9: As The Witches Teach
In this week's episode Max Dashu speaks with Joanna about: researching the spiritual heritage of Europe; decolonization and the ancestral recovery work of Europeans and Americans; reweaving the web of culture; suppressed histories: women, peasantry, religious minorities; pan-European spinner goddesses, distaffs and Pagan women's weaving ceremonies; a long history of domination of women, people and Nature; the earliest written records of patriarchal misogyny; the mythological encoding of male domination; the higher accuracy of oralture (oral tradition culture); the megalithic womb-tombs; the sacred mugwort and the underworld journey towards a secret, healing name; understanding the demonization of the Earth-based sacred traditions of Europe.
Apr 07 2017
Rank #10: Letting Nature Live Through Us
In this week’s episode Joanna van der Hoeven speaks with Joanna about: discovering modern Druidry; an unexpected ancestral connection; origins of the Celtic culture; attuning to Nature and the ancestors; Awen, the flowing thread to the Life Force; Nemetona and sacred space; Zen Druidry; the importance of summer and winter solstices; a new eco-spirituality emerging; […]
Jun 10 2016
Rank #11: Nine Worlds in the Tree
Max Dashu speaks with Joanna about: Staff-women, the völur; the oldest texts about female spiritual leadership in Europe; a window into the ancestral heritages of North: nine worlds in the Tree, the nine primordial women in Nature; a common cosmology from Siberia to Scandinavia; the first primordial seeress mentioned in the Völuspá; theories about the Vanir, Álfar, ethnicity, and conquest; “the first war in the world” between the Aesir and the Vanir, one of the core themes in the Völuspá; the demonization of the other and divide-and-conquer, the tools of patriarchy through history; strong parallels between the Norse and Vedic stories; the nectar of wisdom, the mead of poetry; the hopeful ending of the Völuspá; ancestral recovery work for the people of European descent.
Jan 07 2019
Rank #12: Indigenous Healing Psychology
In this week's episode Richard Katz speaks with Joanna about: psychology might benefit from learning from indigenous people; a lifetime of learning among the First Peoples; psychology, diversity and social justice; connecting with the healing energy; spirituality as an everyday experience; humor in spirituality and psychology; healing is a journey; being open to the unexpected; respecting the Spirit; the four elements of human beings; the essence of science.
May 12 2018
Rank #13: The Women Who Know
In this week's episode Max Dashu speaks with Joanna about: the nectar of ancestral traditions; the sacred meaning of names for the wise women in Europe; demonization of the herbalist women through naming; a whole body of healing practices; life force medicine; seeress in the roof; witches as spiritual leaders; the women who see and know; cultural spells of patriarchy; the colonialist invention of white identity; honoring the indigenous names of the land.
Jul 14 2017
Rank #14: Resilience and Regeneration
In this week's episode Carolyn Baker speaks with Joanna about: living resiliently in the dark night of the globe; the mirror of our collective shadow; the phases of the age of Kali; attending to our grief; the end of business as usual; the way through despair and emotional numbing; the death and rebirth process; indigenous perspectives on these times; uncolonizing our minds and hearts; finding our call to regeneration; honoring the animal in us; ending the myth of separation, we need each other; befriending the dark emotions; where is our dignity located individually and within our communities.
Feb 10 2018
Rank #15: Sacred Instructions
In this episode Sherri Mitchell speaks with Joanna about: living in a vibratory universe; the responsibility of being given a spiritual name; the indigenous way of life; recognizing our unity with the foundational elements that create life; the mothering, relational, vibratory nature of the language connected to the land; honoring and revering the original sound that created all living things; "we were never kicked out of the Garden"; the origin of colonization; the deep understanding of the web-of-life teachings; allowing oneself to be open and harmonised with the frequencies of the natural world; "the greatest tragedy that can befall us is to go unimagined"; dreamed by the ancestors; from "normal" to a natural state of being; the peaceful, prayerful stand at Standing Rock as the fulfillment of Crazy Horse's prophecy; decolonizing our minds; the four pillars for being sovereign and self-determined human beings.
May 28 2018
Rank #16: Falling in Love with Love
Loch Kelly speaks with Joanna about: effortless mindfulness, a shift of identity into a more natural level of mind; a direct method of awakening similar in all the wisdom traditions around the world; a democratic, immediate way of shifting into awake awareness; childhood glimpses into a dimension of interconnected, loving, embodied presence; practising awareness yoga; the unique paradox of this approach; a guided glimpse of effortless mindfulness; “small glimpses, many times”; feeling the pain of the world from a boundless tenderness; simple, elegant doorways to freedom; falling in love with love.
Aug 09 2019
Rank #17: A Quiet Revolution
Pip Waller and Lucy Wells speak with Joanna about: plant spirit medicine, all about relationship; the uniqueness of medicine received from plants; re-emergence of our original, ancestral knowing; signs of the cry of the spirit; the loss of our indigenous ways in Europe; the medicine of rootedness; praying to the roots of the one tree; the mesenger plants; an ongoing, humbling process of initiation and service; feeling divinity in nature; Fire, the deep ocean of joy, connection and transformation in living, breathing life; a journey through the Chinese medicine wheel of the year; the ancient, mysterious yew tree.
Jul 19 2019
Rank #18: This Enchanted World
In this week's episode Rachel Harris speaks with Joanna about: listening to the voice of the rainforest; divination and cleansing; a plant teacher of heartfelt embodiment; communicating with the spirit of Grandmother Ayahuasca; ceremony and song are part of the healing intervention; varieties of the journey of psychospiritual integration; ecstatic revelations and downloads through the plant ally; the shadow side of the ayahuasca culture; the importance of relationship with the natural world; the shift in values after ayahuasca; beyond spiritual experience and psychological healing.
May 12 2017
Rank #19: A Deep Unified Reality
In this week's episode Jude Currivan speaks with Joanna about: a mystic and scientist walking between the worlds; the Universe, a coherent, unified entity; we are microcosmic co-creators; all reality has a purpose and a meaning; celebrating the diversity of oneness; children of Gaia; divine sparks of the cosmic fire; a dynamic, patterned in-formation of the world; the Big Breath; through the birth pains of a new awareness of reality; an ancient, poetic description of fractals; empowerment from a place of transpersonal awareness and compassion; consciousness and information are taking center stage.
Oct 13 2017
Rank #20: Visions for Change
In this week's episode Martina Hoffmann speaks with Joanna about: the renaissance of visionary art and the growth of global consciousness; her early mystical and visionary experiences; sensing the Earth energy and the Spirit; her journey of incarnation; Nature as a sanctuary; living close to megalithic alignments; Awen and the sacred deer mythology; receiving inspiration through meditative movement; the challenge of painting ecstatic experiences; organic structures of consciousness as potential allies for change; opening our hearts to the Light that is always here; growing up with the beautiful Earth Mother energy and the African women; the blossoming of a new crearive phase; painting a visionary tarot.
Apr 20 2018