The Emerald explores the human experience through a vibrant lens of myth, story, and imagination. Brought to life through the wise, wild, and humorous vision of Joshua Michael Schrei — a teacher and lifelong student of the cosmologies and mythologies of the world — the podcast draws from a deep well of poetry, lore, and mythos to challenge conventional narratives on politics and public discourse, meditation and mindfulness, art, science, literature, and more. At the heart of the podcast is the premise that the imaginative, poetic, animate heart of human experience — elucidated by so many cultures over so many thousands of years — is missing in modern discourse and is urgently needed at a time when humanity is facing unprecedented problems. The Emerald advocates for an imaginative vision of human life and human discourse as it questions deep underlying assumptions about societal progress.

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For the Intuitives (Part 2) 2023-12-31
For the Intuitives (Part 1) 2023-11-21
All of My Lessons Come in the Form of a Sound ( w/ Trevor Hall) 2023-10-21
Reissue: On Trauma and Vegetation Gods 2023-08-28
So You Want to Be a Sorcerer in the Age of Mythic Powers... (The AI Episode) 2023-07-12
Inanimate Objects Aren't Inanimate (Or Objects) 2023-06-06
Animism is Normative Consciousness (Re-mixed, Re-musicked, and Re-released) 2023-05-09
The Revolution Will Not Be Psychologized, Part 2 (Interview w/ Báyò Akómoláfé) 2023-04-07
The Revolution Will Not Be Psychologized 2023-02-21
Universe, Adorned: Ornament in Culture, Cosmos, and Consciousness 2023-01-09
On Birds, and the Imperative of Mystic Flight 2022-11-24
Embodiment Means Being Torn Apart and Flying Away 2022-10-24
No One Here Gets Out Alive (The Death Episode) 2022-09-17
Reissue: How Trance States Shape the World 2022-08-09
I Wish It Could Have Been Another Way (A Lament w/ Peia Luzzi) 2022-06-29
Your Consciousness Comes From the Moon 2022-05-31
Awake in the Forest of Dangers and Wonders 2022-04-26
War and Ritual Ecstasy 2022-03-25
Neck Hairs of the Shapeshifter (w/ Simon Thakur) 2022-03-09
For the Divine Mother of the Universe (w/ Nivedita Gunturi) 2022-02-07
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