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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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Aug 28, 2019

In the agonizing climate of the burning of the Amazon rainforest, Michael Meade resurrects an ancient myth from a small tribe along the Amazon River.  The tale of “Icanchu's Drum” describes a cosmic fire that reduces the entire earth into cinders only to have nature become revitalized from a single green tendril that grows from the charcoal remainder of a once grand tree.

As Meade reminds us, there are critical times when myth and fact come together and a deeper understanding of the interconnections of life becomes essential in order for us to avoid the complete deforestation and senseless degradation of life on Earth.

Thank you for listening to Living Myth.  If you would like to hear Michael Meade in person, he will be leading a series of events this fall that weave myths of renewal, tales of transformation and a resounding call to find unity and wholeness in this time of conflict and confusion.  Tickets are on sale now for events in Oregon and will soon be available for events in Washington and California. Learn more at 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 a 30% discount on all products and most events.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast and leaving a review on iTunes.

Aug 22, 2019

 

Beginning with the spread of conspiracy theories, that now seem to be disseminated from the White House, Michael Meade uses the archetype of apocalypsis to explain how people become trapped in both literalism and wild fantasy at the same time.

Meade addresses the “two sides of revelation.” On one hand, raw energies, repressed emotions and deep delusions all rise to the surface. On the other hand, opportunities occur to see the world with new eyes and hidden relationships between nature and culture become revealed.

"While some people succumb to the barrage of conspiracy theories, life itself may be conspiring to produce elemental changes able to renew the world in a myriad of ways as yet unrevealed."

- Michael Meade

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 a 30% discount on all products and most events.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast and leaving a review on iTunes.

Aug 9, 2019

In this episode, Michael Meade explores the origins of mentoring. Weaving old stories and insightful anecdotes, he describes how mentoring naturally engages youth in the work of culture, but also becomes the basis for converting the "olders" into elders. Mentoring is an archetypal activity that has timeless elements which can connect us to the universal ground where nature renews itself and culture becomes reimagined. Meade suggests that powerful mentoring moments arise when authenticity is present and our natural instinct and inborn genius are brought to bear.

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 a 30% discount on all products and most events.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast and leaving a review on iTunes.

If you would like to hear Michael Meade in person, he will be leading a retreat this September near Seattle. This retreat is filling up quickly and we anticipate starting a waiting list in the next couple of weeks.  Visit mosaicvoices.org/events to learn more.

Aug 7, 2019

In the troubling aftermath of recent mass shootings, Michael Meade takes up the issues of violence and the male psyche, the lack of rites of passage, the instability caused by white supremacy and the necessity of tempering the souls of men.  He approaches the tragedy of gun violence through the Irish proverb, "You don't give a man a weapon until you have taught him how to dance."  And he reminds us that "the essential test of any culture involves whether it can find an imagination greater than violence and brutality."

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 a 30% discount on all products and most events.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast and leaving a review on iTunes.

If you would like to hear Michael Meade in person, he will be leading a retreat this September near Seattle. Visit mosaicvoices.org/events to learn more.

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