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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 26, 2022

This episode of Living Myth begins with Michael Meade turning back to an ancient myth and a five thousand year old fragment of writing in order to find wisdom that is missing in the modern world. Both the myth and the words of the ancient scribe offer solace and encouragement to people feeling helpless and hopeless about contemporary life.

“Like the ancient writer, we live in tormented and troubling times, as all of life's conflicts and uncertainties seem to surface at the same time. Like the anguished scribe, we cannot deny the turmoil of the world. And yet we cannot simply bear the weight of it as frail human beings. As was the case for the ancient scribe, this time of cultural upheaval is also the time of a struggle for the presence of the human soul and a battle for the soul of the living world.

The counterweight to the feeling of having the weight of the world on our shoulders and being subjected to collective fears and anxieties, involves an awakening of the inner soul. For, the soul is always on the verge of some great awareness and on the edge of awakening to more meaningful ways of being. As the underlying and unifying force of life, the human soul carries an inheritance of resiliency, and a capacity for innovation in the face of disaster.

The idea of drawing on our own inner resources and from there contributing to the healing and renewal of the world is essential to avoid feeling powerless, and helpless in the face of the storms of life and the radical changes of the worldwide upheaval at this time.”

 

You can hear Michael Meade live by joining his new online series “Heart and Soul: Living Wholeheartedly in a Troubled World” that begins on Thursday, October 27. Register and learn more at mosaicvoices.org/events.  


You can save 30% on this series and further support the podcast by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium. Members receive bonus episodes each month, access to the full archives of over 450 episodes and a 30% discount on all events, courses and book and audio titles.

Learn more and join this community of listeners at patreon.com/livingmyth.

As always, we appreciate you leaving a review on wherever you listen to this podcast and sharing it with your friends. On behalf of Michael Meade and the whole Mosaic staff, we wish you well during these challenging and uncertain times and we thank you for your support of our work.

Oct 19, 2022
In conjunction with Michael Meade’s new online series “Heart and Soul”, we are replaying a popular episode that relates to the timely issues and themes of the medicine of the heart and the redeeming energy of the soul.
 
Each heart can be mined for courage and each soul is imbued with creative imagination. Often we must be driven to our deepest inner resources by fear, grief and despair. Yet, what the heart loves is the cure and what cures the human heart can also help heal a broken world.
 
The realm of heart and soul is the source of all the arts and spiritual traditions. Meade reminds us of the old idea that “therapy treats my condition and art treats the condition of the world”. What follows is an intricate weaving of poetry and ideas that leads to the kinds of medicine waiting to be found in the depths of the soul.
 
You can hear Michael Meade live by joining his new online series “Heart and Soul: Living Wholeheartedly in a Troubled World” that begins on Thursday, October 27. Register and learn more at mosaicvoices.org/events.  


You can save 30% on this series and further support the podcast by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium. Members receive bonus episodes each month, access to the full archives of over 450 episodes and a 30% discount on all events, courses and book and audio titles.

Learn more and join this community of listeners at patreon.com/livingmyth.

As always, we appreciate you leaving a review on wherever you listen to this podcast and sharing it with your friends. On behalf of Michael Meade and the whole Mosaic staff, we wish you well during these challenging and uncertain times and we thank you for your support of our work.

Oct 12, 2022

On this episode, drawn from a live event, Michael Meade explores an old idea that genuine maturity depends upon our ability to withstand and understand the tension of the opposites. The word individual means “un-divided,” not divided on the inside and thus able to remain true to ourselves when under great pressure from the outside world. Although we can feel crucified by opposing sides and torn between conflicting ideas, transformation is the secret aim of the tension inside life itself.

For just when everything seems to fall apart, what seeks to become more conscious is the eternal youth in the soul that sustains the dream of life and the wise old sage in the heart of each person that serves as inner teacher and guide. Inner wisdom involves a creative unity in which the eternal youth and wise elder within us help us hold together the past and the future and find meaningful ways forward.

You can hear Michael Meade live by joining his new online series “Heart and Soul: Living Wholeheartedly in a Troubled World” that begins on Thursday, October 27. Register and learn more at mosaicvoices.org/events.  

You can save 30% on this series and further support the podcast by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium. Members receive bonus episodes each month, access to the full archives of over 450 episodes and a 30% discount on all events, courses and book and audio titles.

Learn more and join this community of listeners at patreon.com/livingmyth.

As always, we appreciate you leaving a review on wherever you listen to this podcast and sharing it with your friends. On behalf of Michael Meade and the whole Mosaic staff, we wish you well during these challenging and uncertain times and we thank you for your support of our work.

Oct 5, 2022

On this episode, edited from a live event, Meade considers how as accepted patterns dissolve and uncertainty grows, we become more vulnerable to feelings of insecurity, anxiety and fear. While the rational mind reels from the irrational blows, it becomes necessary to find a sense of wholeness within ourselves.

 

Wholeness and unity are what all healing seeks, but a genuine transformation requires a descent to the underworld of the soul. There we find that our woundedness is not a static state, but rather a dynamic condition through which we incarnate more fully. In going through the wound the greater self within us is revealed.

 

When we allow ourselves to be vulnerable we become more open and a deeper wisdom can come to us and live through us. Each act of healing our inner splits contributes to the healing of our divided world.

 

Thank you for listening to and supporting Living Myth. You can further support this podcast by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium. Members receive bonus episodes each month, access to the full archives of over 445 episodes and a 30% discount on all events, courses and book and audio titles.

 

Learn more and join this community of listeners at patreon.com/livingmyth.

 

If you enjoy this podcast, we appreciate you leaving a review wherever you listen and sharing it with your friends. On behalf of Michael Meade and the whole Mosaic staff, we wish you well during this challenging and uncertain times and thank you for your support of our work.

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