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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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Oct 31, 2019

Michael Meade describes a recent workshop aimed at climate crisis issues that was suddenly interrupted by alerts warning that nearby areas had to be evacuated because of climate-induced fires. As the outside problem also became an inside issue, some people in the event had to return to their homes prior to evacuating the area. In order to not wind up in confusion and overwhelm, a ritual was created.

Describing the ritual, Meade focuses on ideas of how to create “sudden community,” how to protect those facing danger, and how to ground the anxiety and fear that have become all too familiar in these days of cultural disorder and the upheaval of nature.

Thank you for listening to this podcast.  You can hear Michael Meade in person presenting mythic views of the climate crisis and the state of the world at a series of events this fall in Washington State. Learn more at mosaicvoices.org/events.  You can also join him for a series of Facebook Live events on Nov. 5th and 12th at noon (PST). Visit our Facebook page to learn more.

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.

Oct 23, 2019

“We answer the roaring of the world with the roar of awakening from inside ourselves,” says Michael Meade.  In answering the frequently asked question, “Why does a person have to find the thread of their life?” he tells an ancient teaching story from Africa that addresses how to find a path of meaning and purpose during this time of great upheaval. The story suggests that only in facing our fears can we find some safety and a way through the obstacles before us. Weaving together stories, anecdotes and an exploration of collective and individual initiation, Meade speaks to how awakening to oneself is not simply about ourselves, but rather, a transformation that connects us to deeper community and the Soul of the World.

Thank you for listening to this podcast.  You can hear Michael Meade in person presenting mythic views of the climate crisis and the state of the world at a series of events this fall in California and Washington. 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.

Oct 17, 2019

"Cosmos means implicate order and chaos means chasm or disorder," Michael Meade says as he addresses the increasing chaos in the world that includes both turmoil in nature and upheaval in culture. After describing how a person can feel small and alone when faced with chaos and disorder, Meade draws upon cosmology to describe how chaos and creation are secretly connected.

A key point in understanding the deepening confusion of the modern world involves accepting that the new form of the world can only be found in the depths of disorder. To illustrate these ideas, Meade tells the ancient story of how the first pilgrim on Earth falls out of the dream of the world and into the ocean of despair, before finding a way back to the dream of life.

Thank you for listening to this podcast.  You can hear Michael Meade in person presenting mythic views of the climate crisis and the state of the world at a series of events this fall in California and Washington. 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.

Oct 9, 2019

Heraclitus said, “It is while we are trying to change that we find purpose.” Meade Meade suggests that because we live in a time of change, if we can allow ourselves to participate in the change, then we can find meaningful purpose that awakens the heart and leads us in the right direction in the world.

The idea of a threshold is something that exists before one state and another, before one place and another. Most of us are collectively on that threshold betwixt and between the letting go of the old view of the world and the full stepping into the new world. In considering the threshold place we find ourselves, Meade explores how this and other key themes are woven into the series of events he is leading this fall.

Thank you for listening to this podcast.  You can hear Michael Meade in person presenting mythic views of the climate crisis and the state of the world at a series of events this fall in Oregon, California and Washington. 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.

Oct 3, 2019

In this episode, Michael Meade answers the question, “Why do you turn to myth in times of loss or disorientation in life?” Meade begins by describing his search for answers when a community became broken apart because their at-risk young people were dying tragically. The search for answers leads to the ancient myth of Gilgamesh who desperately seeks for wisdom and renewal after a devastating loss. In response to the increasing sense of overwhelm and despair regarding the climate crisis and state of the world, Meade turns to myth again and the story of Vishnu finding wisdom and sacred knowledge from the depths of disorder of the world.

You can hear Michael Meade in person presenting mythic views of the climate crisis and the state of the world 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.

Consider supporting 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.

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