Earth Converse Podcast

Earth Converse Podcast

By Earth Converse
A weekly podcast exploring our relationship and conversations with the earth. How do we converse with the earth? What does that even mean? What conversations are we having and which do we need to have?

All in the hope of inspiring a deeper connection with ourselves, each other and the earth that is our home.







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Episode 5: Tara Brach talks about the edge of the roof
In this episode, I bring in the distinctive Western Buddhist voice of meditation teacher, psychologist and author, Tara Brach.  One of those people who have been an important influence in my life,  whom I have never met.  (17 mins). Specifically, I draw out the essence of one of her talks, Earth’s Crisis: on the edge of the roof.  Where she asks - what will it take to have us collectively awaken to the suffering of the earth?  In doing so, with the help of Rumi, she explores egoic trance and the inner practices of presence that enable us to respond from love and wisdom. To access Tara’s invaluable guidance in her talks and meditations, go to www.tarabrach.com.  She offers them free and of course donations make a difference.   One related talk is https://www.tarabrach.com/loving-life-loving-earth/.  And you will see that her new book Radical Compassion has just been released https://www.tarabrach.com/store/ Tara Brach inspired blogs from #earthconverse include: https://earthconverse.com/be-porous/ https://earthconverse.com/sitting-on-the-solution/ https://earthconverse.com/hope-the-mantra-of-doubt-hope-not/ And for other ways to be connected with our work at #earthconverse: website: https://earthconverse.com twitter: https://www.twitter.com/earthconverse instagram: https://www.instagram.com/earthconverse facebook: https://www.facebook.com/earthconverse/ and earthconverse on linked-in ...you get the idea..
17:02
May 26, 2020
Episode 4: Emerald North - like a river
My first guest conversation with the wise wonderful Emerald North (approx 1hr38min) “A woman of the earth, artist, poet, a guide and most of all, a human being that is deeply connected and living with, on and through the living earth around her day to day”. I was guided by Emerald on my first vision fast, had mirroring training with her, and assisted a vision fast in 2019, all through School of Lost Borders www.schooloflostborders.org (founded by Steven Foster and Meredith Little). Here is an opportunity to listen, and feel the experience of an elder, speak her truth.  Flow with it like a river. There are so many gems (as you would expect from an Emerald) but our conversation includes: how the river spoke to her; the power of prayer, of really singing, and gardening; an invitation to go out and reclaim something of your innocence; rites of passage and the 4 shields wheel of wholeness; listening, mirroring and seeing our gifts; a reminder that we need to give things we love, time and power; and getting a feel for her art In addition to her work with School of Lost Borders, as you will hear,  Emerald will also be running a 18 month Rites of Passage Ceremonial Immersion in Southwest US during 2022-2023.  In her words “it will be community-based deep dive into what it means to be whole human beings: alive to our wildest fury, our erotic and blessing power, our grief, our tricksterliness, and our ineffable love. The land, as always, is our guide and teacher; and the heart of all our gatherings will come from sitting with Creosote, listening to the whisperings of soaring Hawk and the cadence of the Chama river, dancing with shadow under the midnight moons. Over the course of a year and a half together—in person on the land, in zoom gatherings, and through email councils— our community will create that rare kind of human container that both nourishes the ceremonial spirit in each of us and that feeds Ceremony itself”.  The Rite of Passage Ceremonial Immersion is designed those who have previously completed at least one three or four day vision fast and are deeply inspired— enough to commit to five ceremonies and to the community that forms to enact them. For more information please contact her directly on emnorth@gmail.com  Her website is https://earthtonesart.com/contact.html This podcast is also available on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19xV8YD403U&t=13s (And generally, for ways to be connected with our work at #earthconverse: website: https://earthconverse.com twitter: https://www.twitter.com/earthconverse instagram; https://www.instagram.com/earthconverse facebook: https://www.facebook.com/earthconverse/ and earthconverse on linked-in ...you get the idea)
1:37:39
May 19, 2020
Earth Converse Trailer
A feel for the #earthconversepodcast.    And generally, for ways to be connected with our work at #earthconverse: website: https://earthconverse.com twitter: https://www.twitter.com/earthconverse instagram; https://www.instagram.com/earthconverse facebook: https://www.facebook.com/earthconverse/ and earthconverse on youtube, linked-in ...you get the idea)
00:30
May 16, 2020
Episode 3: Planet of the Humans
Penelope Mavor reflects on the recently released environmental documentary Planet of the Humans,  to highlight themes of death, source, and paradox. As well as illusions, collusions and delusions.  And awareness. Sources/references: Planet of the Humans  https://planetofthehumans.com Charles Eisenstein, The Coronation,  https://charleseisenstein.org/essays/the-coronation/?fbclid=IwAR2eGN3jewXXKA2XNWTIkJd1BPeL80sGnOQ50lDP5OteJXN_2w24mNqESmU Earth Converse blog postings including, The Practice of Living and Dying https://earthconverse.com/the-practice-of-living-and-dying-consciously/ and This Earth Day https://earthconverse.com/this-earth-day/; Do you know your areas of illusion, collusion and delusion? https://earthconverse.com/do-you-know-your-areas-of-illusion-delusion-and-collusion/ Rumi poem excerpt from “A Great Wagon”, Rumi: Selected Poems, translated by Coleman Barks, with John Moynce, A. J. Arberry, Reynold Nicholson (Penguin, 2004). And generally, for ways to be connected with our work at #earthconverse: website: https://earthconverse.com twitter: https://www.twitter.com/earthconverse instagram; https://www.instagram.com/earthconverse facebook: https://www.facebook.com/earthconverse/ and earthconverse on youtube, linked-in ...you get the idea)
19:31
May 13, 2020
Episode 2: Taking it to the land
In this episode, Penelope Mavor explores the concept of ‘taking it to the land’, the idea of asking questions and seeking answers through nature’s wisdom. And the importance of trusting our own inner voice and intuition. Includes a 10 minute concentration meditation.  (25 mins) References: Foster, S. and Little, M , 1984, The Trail to The Sacred Mountain, A Vision Fast Handbook For Adults,  Lost Borders Press (pg 51) Rilke, R.M, 1934, Letters to a Young Poet, New York: Norton Earth Converse posting:  Taking the future to the land https://earthconverse.com/taking_the_future_to_the_land/ Earth Converse posting: Intuition, that powerful form of knowing https://earthconverse.com/intuition-that-powerful-form-of-knowing/ which refers to the intuition research: https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/03090591011080995/full/html And generally, for ways to be connected with our work at #earthconverse: website: https://earthconverse.com twitter: https://www.twitter.com/earthconverse instagram; https://www.instagram.com/earthconverse facebook: https://www.facebook.com/earthconverse/ and earthconverse on youtube, linked-in ...you get the idea)
25:18
May 6, 2020
Episode 1: A conversation starter
To start the conversation,  Penelope Mavor from Earth Converse, shares her experiences and views, and invites you to reflect on yours.   (approx 22 mins) For links to the references made: #Nature is Speaking campaign: https://www.conservation.org/nature-is-speaking Soulcraft and Wild Mind by Bill Plotkin https://animas.org/books/ School of Lost Borders www.schooloflostborders.org Vitamin N http://richardlouv.com/books/vitamin-n/ Earth Converse posting. At Home. In Nature https://earthconverse.com/at-home-in-nature/ And generally, for ways to be connected with our work at #earthconverse: website: https://earthconverse.com twitter: https://www.twitter.com/earthconverse instagram; https://www.instagram.com/earthconverse facebook: https://www.facebook.com/earthconverse/ and earthconverse on youtube, linked-in ...you get the idea)
22:12
April 29, 2020
Earth Converse Podcast launch
An introduction to a new weekly podcast, exploring how we converse with the earth.  (And all the other various ways you can connect with our work at #earthconverse: website: https://earthconverse.com twitter: https://www.twitter.com/earthconverse instagram; https://www.instagram.com/earthconverse facebook: https://www.facebook.com/earthconverse/ and earthconverse on youtube, linked-in ..you get the idea)
01:30
April 22, 2020