Harvard educated scholar of Comparative Religion and Mythology, Vera de Chalambert and Carolyn discuss the mythology of the 2016 election and the planetary rite of passage that Kali, the fierce female force of the Hindu tradition, is compelling our species and our planet to experience and be transformed by. Don't miss this rich conversation.
Nick from Relief Analysis discusses the implications of climate chaos in terms of natural disasters and disaster relief. How do we become resilient in terms of infrastructure, food, and health security? How can we mitigate climate chaos by studying the patterns of rain bombs and other extreme weather events?
Author, consultant, and sacred activist, Will Wilkinson, having just published his book Now or Never, shares what he's learned about the urgency of our predicament and how important it is to temper our optimism with realism as we integrate the transformational path with the path of social and Earth justice.
Ivey Cone interviews Carolyn and Andrew Harvey as they talk about their new book Return To Joy--why they wrote it and why they believe that only our ability to access joy can sustain us as we experience all of the other feelings related to the collapse of systems and climate catastrophe. Their humor is infectious, and their inspiration more than welcome in the midst of an unprecedented global crisis.
In her first 2017 podcast, Carolyn discusses the difference between inner work as a distraction of privilege vs. a strategy of prevention. What IS inner work, and how does it support or conflict with our activism and other forms of work in the world? As always, with emphasis on practical tools for living resiliently, Carolyn offers powerful strategies for navigating the fomidible future of 2017 and beyond.
Humanity’s Blind Spot Is Humanity’s Undoing; Grief As The Doorway To Acceptance And Even Joy In The Face Of Our Demise
Carolyn and consciousness researcher and author, Peter Russell, discuss humanity's deadly trajectory of acceleration and singularity which guarantee our extinction as certainly as abrupt climate change does. So how do we accept what seems inevitable and the reality that "this is how it ends"? Grief is one doorway to acceptance and also a doorway to the joy at lives at our core.
Carolyn and Dmitry discuss Piero San Giorgio's book Women On The Verge Of Societal Breakdown published by Club Orlov Press. Dmitry states that the book illustrates the crucial role which women need to play, as traditional keepers of home and hearth, to keep the family together and doing well during treacherous, turbulent times. But the book also recognizes the great difficulties women will face as the societies they depend on decay and fall apart, and the precariousness of the major gains women have made over the past century, which Piero rightly calls the Century of Women. While recent social progress has made women independent and men somewhat superfluous, these trends tend to quickly reverse as society begins to regress. Piero calls on men to start acting like men once again, and to once again become strong, reliable defenders of women and of their families.
Yes we are facing the extinction of species, but meanwhile, we also face exacerbating tyranny as industrial civilization unravels. How do we reconnect with what truly matters? How do we resist? And how do we maintain resilience as systems collapse and the madness becomes more inescapable? How do we maintain the mandala and the embodiment of wholeness in a fragmenting world? How do we experience joy in the face of its glaring opposites?