Hints and Guesses
By Kent Dobson
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Conversations about Spirituality, Religion, Doubt, Sacred Texts, Nature, Soul, Love, Death and all the Good Stuff
||CleanStuff that Helps! 4 Wild Mind||This week, intro to Bill Plotkin! We'll take a look at Plotkin's nature-based map of human wholeness in his book Wild Mind and why we desperately need this sort of work in the world right now. I hope it helps!||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThrones, Maggots, Tomatoes, State Roads - Dreamwork 101||Paul Moore and Kent Dobson have an unscripted conversation about dreams and dreamwork. For both of us, dreams have been an important and surprising part of growing out of our old ways of being in the world. We're not claiming to be dream experts; we||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFumbling Toward Ecstasy (w/ a side of psychic abuse)||Paul Moore, Kent Dobson. Two friends chatting about…90’s worship music (really?), shame, the esoteric and exoteric, moments of transcendence, manipulation, learning to swim, and perhaps the universal experience of having been cheated by whatever sys||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKanye West is Afraid You Think He's Fat||Back with Paul Moore! We talk about the cultural epidemic of not growing up, the first and second half of life, and how the soul is always trying to get our attention (plus zombies and MC Hammer). Enjoy our unscripted, not claiming to be experts, c||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYeah, but not everyone's on board? Paul Moore and Kent Dobson||Paul and Kent have another unscripted chat about what happens when the world is not on board with our wandeing, shedding social roles, cycles of change. Enjoy!||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStuff that Helps! 3 Transcend and Include||This week, intro to Ken Wilber! I focus on the troubling and life-giving notion of "transcend and include," specifically as it relates to spiritual growth, intelligence or worldviews (from magic to integral). I conclude with a few thoughts on the||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStuff that Helps! 2 - Gratitude, Grief, New Eyes, Going Forth||The second installment of, Stuff that Helps! This week we'll look at the work of Joanna Macy. I'd like to focus on her way of describing transformation and change. And personally, I'd like to talk about the relationship between grief and change.||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStuff that Helps! 1 - The Initiated Adult||I’m very excited to talk about, Stuff that Helps! (Updated Version) Ideas, people, books, maps, etc. have shaped who I am and I think you'll find them helpful too. This first episode is rooted in Richard Rohr's work on the initiated (male) adult.||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWarriors for the Human Spirit||How can we be people of responsibility, action, vision and courage? How can we be "Warriors for the Human Spirit" (Margret Wheatley)? In this episode I wonder how we might turn our attention toward the painful and difficult realities of our culture in t||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Sign of Jonah||In this episode I take a closer look at the different levels of consciousness hidden in the story of Jonah. This might have something to do with Jesus’ cryptic line about no sign being given, “except the sign of Jonah.” In any case, the invitation||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCelebrity-Politics, Spiritual Radio Frequencies, and Hunting for Hope w/ Paul and Kent||Back by popular demand, Paul and Kent sit down for an unscripted chat. We discuss our age of Narcissism and Nihilism, how we played a role in electing our president, and the deep need to tune into other frequencies if there is any way out of this mess||1/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBirth of God in the Soul: A Mytho-Poetic Christmas||What wants to be born in the soul during the darkest time of year? What Christ consciousness, what seed of your own soul, what gift, what child, what is pregnant again, waiting to bring forth a sacred vision of life in a world consuming itself to death?||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIsrael-Palestine, Consciousness, and New Wine||This podcast was recorded in Jerusalem, in the middle of a seemingly unworkable situation. Rather than attempting to offer solutions like every other talking head, I wonder how the stalemate, or the status quo, might just be the fertile ground for the n||12/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat is Soul? Three - New Language, New (Recovered) Voice||This final episode on the soul feels more like a starting place than a definitive ending. I attempt a definition of soul using poetry and image, and I also turn to an old favorite, Mary Oliver, for some help. In the end, I hope something of your own inn||11/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat is Soul? Two - Ego, Spiritual Bypassing, A Rooted Tree and a Promise||In this episode I explore the question of soul again by taking a brief look at the words ego, soul and spirit, referencing the work of Bill Plotkin. I discuss the needed task of ego growth (growing more whole) as well as the invitation of transcendenc||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat is Soul? Part One - Wilderness||I'm starting a three part series on the soul, what is it and why it matters. In this episode I discuss certain life patterns that deepen the question and pursuit of soul. I also take a look at the origins of the word itself. And most importantly I||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJacob's Ladder of Perception - Mythic Imagination Part 2||In this episode, I discuss why moving to the mytho-poetic is important and how it relates to awakening to the conversation that only we can have with world. I also discuss the tricky notion of stages or levels of consciousness we bring to our readin||10/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSecond Coming (not what you think), Grief and Big Dreams||In this episode I struggle with making any sense of the rising tide of bad news coming from just about every source. In some ways, we are living in apocalyptic times, meaning a time of both destruction and renewal, Noah-like times. There is so much||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Bad Eye - Mythic Imagination Part 1||In this episode I provide a little background on what has influenced my own approach to reading stories, particularly sacred texts, using other windows of knowing and thinking that we often forget about. I'm curious about ways to descend from a surfac||9/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDefeated by Greater Beings, a Mytho-Poetic Reading of Jacob||What is meant by the mytho-poetic power of story? What about the Bible? In this episode I discuss different levels or ways of reading the stories of the Bible, including the mythic, where the real power resides. I turn over the Jacob story in an att||9/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChristianity 21 - The Camel Story||This is from a few years ago, but this talk at Christianity 21 inspired my book which comes out Aug 1, 2017. This was also the first time I ever talked about what happen to me on Mt Sinai. Enjoy||6/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKent Dobson + Paul Moore The Loyal Soldier||Kent Dobson and Paul Moore discuss the loyal soldier, inner authority, out of body experiences and more. Check it out. Let us know what you think.||7/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDemons, Parenting and Myth: Paul and Kent have a chat||Paul Moore and Kent Dobson hit record again and have another unscripted chat. We are not experts, just curious about spirituality. In this one we talk about demons, how the truth comes out when our kids ask us about God, and a few thoughts on myth.||4/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHints and Guesses: Paul and Kent||A conversation between friends about life, God, religion, leaving home and more.||2/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
This podcast is great. I love the view of the Bible as mytho-poetic. Keep it going!
Please do more teachings!
I so appreciated the teaching of the Jacob and Esau story from a mytho-poetic perspective. I'm still trying to wrap my mind around the insight into my soul. I was inspired and challenged so much by listening to Kent's sermons podcasts through Mars Hill and have sorely missed his teachings. His upbringing, life experiences, travels and studies have given him a unique and powerful voice that is hard to come by in mainstream American Christianity. I am so thankful for all that Kent has shared and hope that he will continue so that others can be bolstered to go deeper on their spiritual journey as I have been. Thank you Kent!
I'm so glad that Kent is starting his podcast again. He has a very real and authentic view on God and how we interact with the world around us. I highly recommend Kent, and would urge those that like this to pick up his recently published book!