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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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Jan 31, 2020

Michael Meade takes up the issues of the current impeachment trial from the ground of the epic tale of the Odyssey.  He shows how a "nobility gap" and a loss of authenticity have led to abdication of duty and a lack of courage amongst those entrusted with the public good.  In the ancient story, Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom appears at a critical time when disorder and injustice have taken over core cultural institutions. The old story serves as a reminder of the origins of democracy in ancient Athens and the importance of wisdom if truth and meaning are to be found again.

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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.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast and leaving a review on iTunes.

Jan 23, 2020

This episode focuses on the growing sense of collective fear in America. Michael Meade begins with reports of several mass shootings the night before the massive gun rally on Martin Luther King Day. He also considers the intensification of fears at play in the heavily polarized proceedings of the current impeachment trial. After offering an old proverb that warns how it is “a short road that leads from fear to hatred," he describes how fear can be "the awakener."  Hope can be found in learning that the hidden purpose of fear is to bring us closer to the deep resources of our life. 

"We are in a country flooded with fear and have to find ways to trust that the specific fears we feel intend to lead us to the deep resources of our own soul."

Thank you for listening to this podcast.  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.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast and leaving a review on iTunes.

Jan 16, 2020

As the entire culture suffers from the loss of truth, and congress struggles with issues of corruption and justice, young people can become caught in the shadows of despair. On this episode, Michael Meade addresses the shocking increase in youth suicides as well as the loss of elders as representatives of truth and meaning. Meade contrasts the presence of negative elders who diminish rather than enhance life, with the old idea of elders being willing to sacrifice aspects of themselves for the benefit of younger generations coming along, as well as the health of the earth.

Thank you for listening to this podcast.  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.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast and leaving a review on iTunes.

Jan 9, 2020

This episode begins with a consideration of two great fires burning at once and the feeling that the world is on fire. The exchange of missiles of war between the U.S. and Iran erupts into headlines as massive fires in Australia torch forests and incinerate over one billion animals.  Michael Meade considers the overheated atmosphere of both politics and the natural environment through the anguish of traumatic stress, both personal and collective, both post and present. This leads to ancient ideas of the dark night of the soul and how to stand in the heat of dilemmas that can manifest as war and peace, life and death, trust and betrayal.

Thank you for listening to this podcast.  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 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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