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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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Sep 26, 2019

Michael Meade begins this episode by observing how the phrase “uncharted waters” has just been used to describe the new U. N. report on the melting of ice sheets and glaciers, but also to describe the whistle blower hearings regarding the Trump Administration.

Taking the pattern of disruption and upheaval happening in nature and culture at the same time, Meade introduces the old idea of a liminal period in time. After describing the ways that we are all betwixt and between the world that was and the one we are hoping to find, Meade turns our attention to the necessity of learning how to use intense emotions to navigate the troubled waters we are all in.

Thank you for listening to this podcast.  You can hear Michael Meade in person at a series of events this fall in Oregon, California and Washington beginning on October 9 in Portland, OR. Learn more at mosaicvoices.org/events.

You can help  support this podcast by joining the growing community of listeners who are members of Living Myth Premium.  Become a member with a $10/month subscription and receive 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and a 30% discount on all products and as well as all events this fall.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast and leaving a review on iTunes.

Sep 19, 2019

Michael Meade begins with the issues of overwhelm and despair resulting from the climate crisis and loss of biodiversity.  In order to see the pressing issues of contemporary life differently, Meade approaches despair through an ancient story of complete transformation in which a despondent hunter becomes a seeker after beauty and truth. Eventually the vital role of emotions becomes the focus as despair is revalued as a necessary descent into darkness on the road to awakening and renewal.

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 in Oregon, California and Washington that weave myths of renewal, tales of transformation and a resounding call to find unity and wholeness in this time of conflict and confusion.  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.

Sep 12, 2019

Michael Meade explores the difference between sight and vision, suggesting that as our sight diminishes with age we can gain a deeper way of seeing the world. Weaving together song and poetry, humor and anecdotes, Meade addresses how the loss of soul and vision in modern culture also includes the loss of music and language as a sustaining force, a loss felt acutely among youth. Youth are the song trying to be born into the world and the intelligence and vision of the next generation. When a culture loses sight of this, they lose out on essential wisdom and vital voice of renewal.

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 in Oregon, California and Washington that weave myths of renewal, tales of transformation and a resounding call to find unity and wholeness in this time of conflict and confusion.  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.

Sep 5, 2019

This episode begins in the midst of the devastating fires that continue in the Amazon Rainforest and the catastrophic deluge resulting from Hurricane Dorian.

Michael Meade returns to the Amazon myth of the apparent destruction of the world in order to draw out the idea that in times of great change, the new order of life must be found in the depths of disorder that threatens the Earth.

Ancient myths of re-creation suggest that when humans have played a part in upsetting the balance of life and causing the degradation of nature, then humans must also have a part in helping to heal the Earth and revive her essential eco-systems.

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 now on sale for events in Oregon and will soon be available later this week 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.

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