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
Airplanes, Epilepsy, and Shamanism: A Respectful Response to Neil deGrasse Tyson 2020-01-07
Melting Frost: A Holiday Hymn to the Animate Heart 2019-12-24
How to Churn an Ocean and Breathe Like a Horse: Rekindling the Somatic Heart of Myth 2019-12-10
Great Bear: The Being at the Heart of Global Tradition 2019-11-26
The Poetry of The Point: All of Cosmos and Consciousness in a Little Round Dot 2019-11-12
On Cauldrons, Inner and Outer 2019-10-29
Healing the Science-Spirit Divide in 34 Minutes 2019-10-15
Picture This with All Your Heart: Reclaiming the Urgent Incandescence of Imaginative Vision 2019-10-01
Enchanted Lands: Remembering the Holy Hum Between Person and Place 2019-09-25
Orpheus: The Song Of Life — A Conversation With Ann Wroe 2019-09-17
The Goddess Wept All Night: That Little Matter of Sacrifice 2019-08-27
Sei and Her Soul Are Separated: The Colonization of Consciousness and Reclaiming the Visionary State 2019-08-20
Dispatches from the Cremation Ground: Comfort, Discomfort, and Surrender in Practice 2019-08-13
The Shamanic Vonnegut: Or, The Fine Art of Hearing the Purple Hum 2019-08-06
Homer, Tolkien, and the Heart of the Visionary Experience: A Conversation with Robert Tindall 2019-07-30
Stone Soup: In Which I Argue Strongly in Favor of The Worship of Rocks 2019-07-24
The Fauna Mandala: Animals, Imagination, and Consciousness 2019-07-16
Who Gets To Claim Objective Reality? An Imaginative Dive Into Cultural Fictions Along the Science-Spirit Divide 2019-07-09
Dismembered Frost Giants and the Core-Power Paradox — Self-Care Meets Self-Obliteration in an Identity-Driven World. 2019-07-03
The Yoga of Gun Control, The Grail Myth, and the Healing of the American Wound 2019-06-25

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