This is episode 9 of The Spirit of the Forest, an audio drama / dark comedy created by Corvallis resident Dan Crall, which reflects upon the sadness, absurdity, and normalcy of modern life. It's a blend of fiction and reality.
39:13 minutes (35.91 MB)
Joe Clement talks with Cassie Thornton about her use of debt for the last 7 years as a subject for her art-work. She describes how she's sought to concretize debt, explore debt through hypnotherapeutic visualization exercises with others, and in the end how she's gotten involved with the national Strike Debt movement. 8:26 minutes (7.73 MB)
Tod Sloan talks with Lara Messersmith-Glavin of the Institute for Anarchist Studies about theory and practice. They consider how theory helps illuminate individually lived experiences as part of larger systems, while also stressing the priority of lived experience in generating our theories. She provides examples of how theory has helped make her everyday life as a working-class mother make more sense, bringing her a degree of control and context, and over all increasing her resilience as a person. She also describes how the experience of queer women of color informed several "correctives" to some of the one-demensional concerns of white feminists. [Image Credit: permanantculturenow.org] 12:59 minutes (11.89 MB)
Host Sutree has an engaging conversation with Lisa Schumacher about Gangaji, Eli Jaxon-Bear, integrity, love, awakening, discovering happiness and being true to yourself.
Lisa has through her 20 years of study with Gangaji and Eli Jaxon-Bear, gained a unique insight into what it takes to be free. For the last 6 years Lisa has traveled around the world to meet with people in small groups in service of Awakening Freedom and to share the open invitation to realize what is eternally present in the core of all being.
Quote from Lisa: “Our attention is a huge power and we give it away all the time. It’s time to pay it to what you really want to pay it to.”
64:00 minutes (58.6 MB)
Psychoanalyst and research Robert Garfield has focused on men and the friendships they form for many years. In his new book, "Breaking the Male Code", Mr. Garfield explores the rules that keep men spinning in a culture that doesn't always know what it wants them to be. The author talks with Don Merrill about how TV heroes are no role model, why the men's movement of the 90s hurt men as much as it helped them and how fatherhood is one of the purest ways men can bond.
25:58 minutes (23.78 MB)
I had a truly wonderful opportunity to sit with Gangaji and ask her the questions I have been pondering for my evolution. I hope you will find her answers as helpful and insightful as I did in this open and mindful conversation about truth, prayer and the fulfillment that comes through inquiry.
45:30 minutes (41.72 MB)