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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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Feb 27, 2020

This episode begins with the idea that at the end of an era everyone can feel older than they are and weighted down by the world. Michael Meade seeks for some deep medicine for our current troubles in ancient stories that tell about listening to the inner bird of spirit and practicing the idea of "dancing to be young again". An old story from Africa shows the radical difference between the wise old woman who helps people connect to the song of their soul and the negative elder who promises people they can have whatever they think they deserve without having to transform their lives.

Thank you for listening to this podcast.  You can hear Michael Meade in person at a series of events this spring in Los Angeles. Learn more at mosaicvoices.org/events. You can hear more audio from Michael Meade and save 30% on all audio downloads using the promo code METAL RAT during our Lunar New Year download special.  Find a wide selection of titles at mosaicvoices.org/audio.

Additional podcast content is available 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.

Feb 20, 2020

This episode considers the importance of planting trees in a ritual manner that can help reduce climate anxiety, while also building a greater sense of human community. Michael Meade describes how creative rituals can deepen people’s commitment to the difficult work of healing both culture and nature. He points out the lack of wisdom in thinking that there can be a single solution for the long standing, complex issues that drive the climate crisis. Ritual can provide ways to connect the mind and the heart and reconnect us to the sacredness of life and the ongoing story of creation.

Thank you for listening to this podcast.  You can hear Michael Meade in person at a series of events this spring in Los Angeles. Learn more at mosaicvoices.org/events.

You can hear more audio from Michael Meade and save 30% on all audio downloads using the promo code METAL RAT during our Lunar New Year download special.  Find a wide selection of titles at mosaicvoices.org/audio.

Additional podcast content is available 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.

Feb 13, 2020

Amidst all the troubles in the world and on the eve of Valentine's Day, Michael Meade delves into Greek mythology to bring back the sense of Eros as the spirit of love and original agent of creation. For life on earth to begin, Eros had to crack open the cosmic egg;  the same life-enhancing spirit is necessary now for life on earth to continue. Meade links Eros, as the open heart that connects us to each other, with Kairos as the moment in which time breaks and we find ourselves back in touch with things that are timeless.  By the end of the recording poets like Machado, Rumi and Hafiz have joined the recitation, showing ways that we all might escape the traps of the time and find our erotic connections to the living world as well as to each other.

Thank you for listening to this podcast.  You can hear more audio from Michael Meade and save 30% on all audio downloads using the promo code METAL RAT during our Lunar New Year download special.  Find a wide selection of titles at mosaicvoices.org/audio.

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.

Feb 7, 2020

Michael Meade returns to the epic tale of The Odyssey in order to bring a mythic lens to the recent impeachment trial and to the troubled state of our democracy in its aftermath. The scenes in which the young prince laments the loss of nobility and justice in the land and gives a speech before the “congress of usurpers”, seems to prefigure as well as underscore our current crisis. Uncovering the root meanings of words such as senate, authority, authenticity, and deliberate show us how much we have lost and how far we must go in our own, collective odyssey.

Thank you for listening to this podcast.  You can hear more audio from Michael Meade and save 30% on all audio downloads using the promo code METAL RAT during our Lunar New Year download special.  Find a wide selection of titles at mosaicvoices.org/audio.

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.

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