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.


Title Date published
Animism is Normative Consciousness 2020-12-01
Giving Thanks 2020-11-26
Seeking the Luminous in an Age of Manufactured Light 2020-11-15
Medusa and #MeToo: How Modern Narratives Miss the Heart of Myth 2020-11-01
When Bread is No Longer Bread: The Importance of Context in Consciousness, Community, and Cosmos 2020-10-08
The Return to Focused Presence: Rediscovering the Greatest Conspiracy of All 2020-09-16
The Honey that Hums and Blazes: Somatic Nectars of the Trance State 2020-09-01
A Brief History of Want: Longing and Its Place in Cosmos and Consciousness 2020-08-18
In These Mythic Times: Monsoon, Apocalypse, and What We Are Truly Longing For 2020-08-04
Holy River of Flows: Words and Discourse in a Declarative Age 2020-07-21
Sand Talk with Tyson Yunkaporta 2020-06-30
Space Hex: The Curse of Restlessness in Worldviews of Perpetual Escape 2020-06-24
Rapturous Focus and Extraordinary Powers: Breathing Life into the Third Book of the Yoga Sutras 2020-05-19
Broadcasting Live From the Time of Poets and Bards 2020-05-06
Broadcasting Live From the Center of the Universe 2020-04-22
O Holy Rupture: Cracking Open the Great Myth with Joseph Sansonese 2020-04-07
The Pandemic and the Goddess: Perspectives on Humanity, Disease, and Nature 2020-03-25
The Eyes Have It: The Optics of Creation and Consciousness 2020-03-03
Reimagining Our Ancestors: A Dive into the Paleolithic Heart and Mind 2020-02-18
The Shape of Art: Place, Relevance, and the Living Force Between Adorer and Adored 2020-01-21

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