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Living Myth

Mosaic presents Living Myth, a podcast with Michael Meade, renowned mythologist and storyteller. Meade presents mythic stories that offer uniquely insightful and wise ways of understanding the current dilemmas of the world we live in. Living Myth proposes that genuine solutions to the complex and intractable problems of our world require both transcendent imagination and cohering, transformative narratives.
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Mar 28, 2019

In the wake of the confusion and disappointment surrounding the initial summary of the Mueller Report, Michael Meade answers listeners’ questions about what story he would tell Congress and political leaders if asked.  After pointing out that the facts can never tell the whole story, he turns to an ancient wisdom story in which telling the truth is the only way to stop the spread of life-threatening poison.  As the tale illuminates, living under falsity can poison the core of a society as well as an individual. When the poison is already spreading, the only remedy is the medicine of truth.

Thank you for listening to Living Myth.  You can help support this podcast by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium.  A $10/month subscription gives you 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and exclusive offers on products and events.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast with your friends and leaving a review on iTunes.

If you would like to hear Michael Meade in person, he will be leading a series of events in Los Angeles, Columbia, MD and Asheville, NC this spring.  Visit our website for tickets and more info: mosaicvoices.org/events.

Mar 21, 2019

Beginning with the recent tragic shooting in Christchurch, NZ, this episode also considers the emergence of Fridays for Future and the student climate strike that has taken hold in cities and towns throughout the world. 

Michael Meade shows how each event reflects the extremes of life that have become the common condition of our world.  While considering the current moment of unrest and urgency, Meade turns to an old story that involves an earnest young seeker and a wise old sage.  The ancient teaching tale points to “the original mind” as a potential guide for finding ways through the global crises that currently threaten both culture and nature.

Thank you for listening to Living Myth.  You can help support this podcast by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium.  A $10/month subscription gives you 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and exclusive offers on products and events.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast with your friends and leaving a review on iTunes.

If you would like to hear Michael Meade in person, he will be in Los Angeles, Maryland and North Carolina this spring for a series of workshops and evening events.  Check out event details on our website, mosaicvoices.org. 

Mar 14, 2019

This episode begins with information from reports on the increasing power that older people have when it comes to the key issues of modern life.  The older generation currently has great financial, political and consumer power.   And, due to rising longevity, they have already held onto power longer than any other generation.

According to Michael Meade, we cannot wait until the older generation passes away or hope that one day society will evolve to a greater understanding of life. Given the magnitude of the problems we face globally, there is not time for that. 

In looking for answers, Meade turns to old ideas about the awakening of elders and the necessity to find the deeper conversation of the soul which can secretly unite elders with the younger generation. Then, through acts of courage and imagination, older and younger together can change the course of both nature and culture.

Thank you for listening to Living Myth. You can help support this podcast by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium.  A $10/month subscription gives you 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and exclusive offers on products and events.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast with your friends and leaving a review on iTunes.

Mar 7, 2019

Michael Meade offers a consideration of the psychological complexes that shape the crisis of lying that now appears at the center of American life.  Starting with ancient ideas about “word association” and touching on Carl Jung’s involvement in the invention of the polygraph or lie detector, Meade examines the relationship between words, the human pulse and the body politic. He ends with a fresh look at Plato’s ideas about the wisdom of myth and the great threat of the “ignoble lie”.

Thank you for listening to this episode of Living Myth.  If you would like to hear Michael Meade in person, he will be leading a series of events in Los Angeles, Columbia, MD and Asheville, NC this April and May.  Check out Mosaic’s event calendar for more info: mosaicvoices.org/events.

You can help support this podcast by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium.  A $10/month subscription gives you 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and exclusive offers on products and events.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast with your friends and leaving a review on iTunes.

 

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