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A Gathering Of Men
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A Gathering Of Men
Join Michael Meade this Thursday, May 19 at 6:00 pm (PDT) for a free online event that considers the deeper nature of hope and the need for “vertical imagination” when the world becomes darker and the future more uncertain.REGISTER: mosaicvoices.org/events/hope-and-imagination-in-dark-timesPeople increasingly question whether there is any hope for the world at this time. Yet, it is the nature of hope to become lost, before being found at another level of life. In the myth of Pandora, Hope only appears after all possible troubles have been unleashed upon the world. There is a deeper sense of hope that can arise when “all hope is lost.”At critical times things must seem hopeless before the “second level of hope” can be found again in the depths of the human heart and soul. This sense of “active hope” depends upon the power of the soul to imagine meaningful changes that can help renew the force of life on earth.The underlying spirit of life and true resiliency of the soul are connected to the power of vertical imagination that rises from the original ground of creation. In the dark times, it is the deeper sense of hope and a greater sense of imagination that we long for and that the world needs.This free online event weaves together story, mythic insight and an in-depth Q&A period. ... See MoreSee Less
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A Gathering Of Men
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A Gathering Of Men
This episode of Living Myth is a tribute to the life and work of Malidoma Patrice Some, a spiritual teacher and healer who brought the wisdom traditions and ritual practices of West Africa to the Western world.LISTEN: www.mosaicvoices.org/episode-258-living-in-two-world-a-tribute-to-malidoma-someThe name Malidoma can mean “to make friends with the stranger or enemy.” Following that sense, Malidoma served as an ambassador from the tribal realms of Africa to the world of modernity. He had access to traditional practices of wisdom and healing, and also had a rare intelligence that made him able to shape meaningful pathways between ancient ways of knowing and the needs and longings of contemporary cultures.There were many elements of his natural genius; of course, his ability to use ancient ways of connecting to nature and spirit; but also the courage to bring healing rituals to the modern world. His radical intelligence could spark at any moment, quickly becoming a forceful fountain of ideas that could include insights into the human psyche as well as visions that could open the realms of nature and spirit.You could say that the fire element of his genius involved his great intelligence as well as a way of seeing that connected to the ancestral realm. But, his genius was also connected to water as natural element of his soul. At times, he would seem to become water, as he could be fluid and gentle, like a forest stream. And from that stream of inner water would come a great generosity and a deep sense of care.Once he said that "...the quest constantly imposing itself upon me has been more of a search for a home in the hearts of people." In that statement, you can sense of his presence as a gentle spirit, but also as a person on the eternal quest to find a genuine home. In that regard, Malidoma was uniquely attuned to the electricity that comes from the invisible wires strung between the common world and the otherworld of spirit, imagination and the ancestors.I am eternally grateful for the friendship we had and the many ritual collaborations and times spent talking and singing and drumming together. Now, in his terms, as in the ancient understanding of things, I imagine Malidoma as having stepped onto the road that road leads back to the ancestors. On the path that will carry him back to the hidden unity of humanity and the place that is a true home for the spirit and soul of someone who remained connected to and inspired by the otherworld.With prayers and songs I am imagining Malidoma finding the waters of peace and a deep sense of home in the otherworld that his soul and spirit had known all along. ... See MoreSee Less
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A Gathering Of Men
Join Michael Meade on Thursday, November 18 for a free online event that considers how we are most human and most alive when we allow ourselves to be touched by the wonder of the world and when we feel genuine gratitude for the life we have been given.REGISTER: mosaicvoices.org/events/gratitude-and-graceRegistration includes unlimited access to HD recordings available shortly after the live event.In creation stories, humans are often last to come upon the scene. After all the wonders of nature appear, something is missing. So humans are created to fill a primordial gap in creation. In the Mayan origin myth humans are needed to bring both conscious awareness of the wonder of creation and a sense of gratitude for the gift of life.Gratitude and grace cannot really be measured; nor can they be willed. Each requires that we be open and vulnerable. Grace is a kind of wonder that can fall upon us unexpectedly. Gratitude is like a desert flower that spontaneously blossoms from within us. The presence of either one can break the limits of time and open a moment or a life to wonder and wholeness.This free online event weaves together story, mythic insight and an in-depth Q&A period. ... See MoreSee Less
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