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Dedicated to “anything we need to know to have a democracy”: Democratic Animism, Pragmatic Mysticism, Applied Divination, Renaissance of Reverent Ingenuity. Hosted by Caroline Casey. Her guests are allies contributing to a culture of reverent ingenuity. Critique and Solution.
||CleanThe Visionary Activist Show – Let Magic Rise||If fascism arises in the absence of magic - then - Let Magic Rise! Caroline welcomes political-spiritual-cultural strategist Pat Ewing, that we may be un-snookerable, agents of spiraling out of polarity (because the dementors feed on opposition, rage, conflict…) And If all war is a failure of imagination - then - all dynamic peace is a triumph of Imagination… (note: scheduled guest David Kay Johnston has moved to an August show due to an event that arose)||7/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Visionary Activist Show – Guardians of Collective Well-Being||[caption id="attachment_292167" align="alignright" width="284"]  Carolyn Raffensperger at TEDxMaui[/caption] Let us be guardians of collective well-being & protectors of protectors. Dark O Moon-Eclipse in Big Mama’s sign of Cancer*Radio: Caroline welcomes Carolyn Raffensperger, among the very best effective advocates for Big Mama, composting the #waronlife into nutrient for Public Trust Doctrine (government as protector of common wealth); an environmental lawyer and the executive director of the Science & Environmental Health Network; as well as being a leading expert on the Precautionary Principle (Sane Reverent Common Sense). Science and Environmental Health Network: http://sehn.org/  Visionary Science, Ethics, Law and Action in the Public Interest Support The Visionary Activist Show on Patreon  for weekly Chart & Themes ($4/month) and more... *Woof*Woof*Wanna*Play?!?*   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Carolyn_Raffensperger_at_TEDx.png  http://sehn.org/  https://www.patreon.com/TheVisionaryActivistShow  https://www.patreon.com/TheVisionaryActivistShow||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Visionary Activist Show – Defiant Joy through Music||Defiant Joy as antidote to churlish cruelty... Honoring July 4th on July 5th… with heartening contributions from Paul Robeson, Frantzich Brothers, Bab Aziz, and Hamid El Shari. Considering Music as an entheogen, opening up passageways, whereby we may participate in spiraling blessing into the Memosphere. Caroline weaves words in and out of worthy music… to animate the desirable rising up of America’s Heart-Soul, at this time of Dire Beauty. Support The Visionary Activist Show on Patreon  for weekly Chart & Themes ($4/month) and more... *Woof*Woof*Wanna*Play?!?*   https://www.patreon.com/TheVisionaryActivistShow  https://www.patreon.com/TheVisionaryActivistShow||7/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Visionary Activist Show – Metaphysics of Whistle-blowing||Metaphysics of Whistle-blowing, Caroline re-hosts, former CIA agent turned whistle-blower, John Kiriakou, that we may conjure myriad effective strategies for dissolving dementors' #waronlife #warondemocracy #waronwomen ... John Chris Kiriakou is a columnist with Reader Supported News. He co-hosts "Loud and Clear" on Sputnik Radio, which is funded by the Russian government. ' In 2007, John Kiriakou became the first Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) official to publicly confirm that agency interrogators waterboarded a high-value detainee, terrorism suspect Abu Zubaydah — a revelation that had previously been a closely guarded secret. Five years after this unauthorized disclosure to ABC News, the veteran CIA officer pleaded guilty to leaking to journalists the identity of certain individuals who were involved with the CIA's rendition, detention, and interrogation program. He was sentenced to two and a half years in federal prison. VICE News caught up with Kiriakou for a wide-ranging interview just a few days after he was released from prison. He detailed how his CIA training became a technique for survival behind bars, and how the government turned him into a “dissident.” ' Read "The CIA Just Declassified the Document That Supposedly Justified the Iraq Invasion ” Text: https://news.vice.com/video/the-vice-news-interview-john-kiriakou  Photo: Cliff Owen/AP  https://news.vice.com/article/the-cia-just-declassified-the-document-that-supposedly-justified-the-iraq-invasion?utm_source=vicenewsyoutube&utm_medium=video&utm_campaign=relatedarticle  https://news.vice.com/video/the-vice-news-interview-john-kiriakou||6/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Visionary Activist Show – Solstice Aligning with the Anima Mundi! (World Soul)||[caption id="attachment_7664" align="alignright" width="300"] Tom Cheetham (and Pessoa)[/caption] At this time of Heart-Break - Heart Rising, we call upon Heretical Liberating Esoterica, that we may be Pragmatic Mystics dreaming the desirable world into being... We welcome Tom Cheetham, the author of "Green Man Green Angel,” “All the World an Icon - Henry Corbin and the Angelic Function of Beings,” "The World Turned Inside Out, Henry Corbin and Islamic Mysticism,” "After Prophecy,” and (a wild book of his poems) “Boundary Violations.” Tom has been called 'a rogue scholar of the imagination in esoteric Islam.' And our shared ally, Michael Lerner, President of Commonweal, says, "Tom Cheetham shows the heights that independent scholars outside academia can achieve. His prior work has virtually defined independent scholarship on Henry Corbin. In Imaginal Love, he has turned his gifts to "the meanings of imagination in James Hillman and Henry Corbin." The result is a powerful contribution to our understanding of the full meaning of imaginal love -- and the central role of such love in human life." He is a Fellow of the Temenos Academy in London and former Associate Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies at Wilson College. He speaks and gives workshops regularly in Europe and the US. Tom Cheetham: https://sites.google.com/view/tom-cheetham/home  Henry Corbin Project: http://henrycorbinproject.blogspot.com   https://sites.google.com/view/tom-cheetham/home  http://henrycorbinproject.blogspot.com/||6/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Visionary Activist Show – Festival of Evolution||[caption id="attachment_290380" align="alignright" width="221"] Caroline in Turkey[/caption] Caroline is in Turkey, but has sent us this gem of a talk she delivered on February 14, 1995 at the historic 'Cycles and Symbols Conference' in San Francisco… It is titled "Festival of Evolution," and is remarkably pertinent to us all now. We gives thanks to ally Weston McMillan, who was an agent of its rising from archival midden heap, as Juiter retrograde is proffering so many hidden treasures from our Lives' journey. Caroline will return live next week with guest Tom Meecham, and the subject will be "Liberating Esoteric Islam." As always, one may connect with Caroline via CoyoteNetworkNews.com on Twitter @Standupcoyote   http://coyotenetworknews.com/  https://twitter.com/standupcoyote||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Visionary Activist Show – Mars Venus Cycles & Narrative of Now||Caroline hosts collegial astro*mytho*cultural*story-guide Daniel Giamarrio, reporting in from Manilla, as we explore the astrology of Mars Venus cycles & the astro-guiding narrative of now (aspiring, with varying degrees of success, in translating into pertinent English). https://shamanicastrology.com/  Support The Visionary Activist Show on Patreon  for weekly Chart & Themes ($4/month) and more... *Woof*Woof*Wanna*Play?!?*   https://shamanicastrology.com/  https://www.patreon.com/TheVisionaryActivistShow  https://www.patreon.com/TheVisionaryActivistShow||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Visionary Activist Show – Chaos Magick and Power||Trump as having been willed into office by a dangerous tradition of Chaos Magick... Caroline welcomes Gary Lachman, author of many books on the links between consciousness and cultural magic, whose latest book (essential to understanding and redressing our dangerous predicament) is "Dark Star Rising: Magick and Power in the Age of Trump.” www.garylachman.co.uk  Support The Visionary Activist Show on Patreon  for weekly Chart & Themes ($4/month) and more... *Woof*Woof*Wanna*Play?!?*   http://www.garylachman.co.uk/  https://www.patreon.com/TheVisionaryActivistShow  https://www.patreon.com/TheVisionaryActivistShow||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Visionary Activist Show – Co~Operational Remote Viewing||Caroline hosts Joe McMoneagle, "the best Operational Remote Viewer in the history of the U.S. Army’s Special Project - Stargate." "Joe McMoneagle, internationally renowned as a master remote viewer and author of four books on remote viewing has 47 years of professional and scientific expertise in research and development within numerous multi-level technical intelligence collection systems and in the field of the paranormal and the social sciences. He was an R&D consultant to SRI-International and Science Applications International Corporation, Inc. where he participated in protocol design, statistical information collection, evaluations, thousands of remote viewing trials in support of both experimental research as well as active intelligence operations for what is now known as Project STARGATE. "Joe now shares his expertise by facilitating the Remote Viewing Program at The Monroe Institute, which trains participants to acquire and describe information seemingly separated from the “viewer” and his or her physical senses by distance, shielding, and/or time. "It is Joe’s goal to insure that when participants leave the program, they will have a much deeper understanding for what remote viewing is, and a very large percentage of those attending will walk away knowing they had remote viewed under double-blind conditions and have tools to do so in the future." MonroeInstitute.org  Support The Visionary Activist Show on Patreon  for weekly Chart & Themes ($4/month) and more... *Woof*Woof*Wanna*Play?!?*   https://www.monroeinstitute.org/node/1321  https://www.patreon.com/TheVisionaryActivistShow  https://www.patreon.com/TheVisionaryActivistShow||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Visionary Activist Show – Serious Play with Trickster Strategist Activist||"composting harumphitude provides an inexhaustible source of renewable energy" (Caroline W. Casey) Caroline welcomes the return of Larry Bogad, fellow Trickster Strategist Activist, author of “Tactical Performance - the Theory and practice of serious play," performance artist/activist, Professor at UC Davis, Director of the Center for Tactical Performance, and co-founder of the Clown Army. He has performed across the USA, Europe and South America, from SF MOMA, the Whitney Museum, Yerba Buena Arts Center and the Mattress Factory to Occupied. http://www.lmbogad.com/  "If we’re not having fun - we’re just not serious enough!” (David Grimes) Support The Visionary Activist Show on Patreon  for weekly Chart & Themes ($4/month) and more... *Woof*Woof*Wanna*Play?!?*   http://www.lmbogad.com/  https://www.patreon.com/TheVisionaryActivistShow  https://www.patreon.com/TheVisionaryActivistShow||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Visionary Activist Show – Navigating the Underworld Ghost River||Navigating the underworld Ghost River, hosting mytho~ally Michael Meade to proffer guiding at this turbulent edgy time. But as Trickster Brother, David Grimes - river guide says, “in turbulent rapids - always a silver tongue of calm. Find that.” Let’s find that silver tongue of calm, and paddle together. Michael Meade is a renowned storyteller, author, and scholar of mythology, anthropology, and psychology. He is the author of The Genius Myth, Fate and Destiny: The Two Agreements of The Soul, Why the World Doesn't End, and The Water of Life: Initiation and the Tempering of the Soul. www.mosaicvoices.org  Facebook: MichaelMeadeMosaic  Support The Visionary Activist Show on Patreon  for weekly Chart & Themes ($4/month), and more… Today's Themes include: Jupiter retro in Scorpio, as we delve into our personal and collective past, Michael writes: “The end lies concealed on the beginning, but the opposite is also true. The beginning is hidden in all that comes to an end.” *Woof*Woof*Wanna*Play!?*   http://www.mosaicvoices.org  https://www.facebook.com/MichaelMeadeMosaic  https://www.patreon.com/TheVisionaryActivistShow  https://www.patreon.com/TheVisionaryActivistShow||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Visionary Activist Show – Replay: Wake Up & Dream!||Techinical kerfuffles backstage caused the incorrect show to be played – last week’s show with Jim Rough was replayed. And here is the radio that should have been…. Listen & Download on Coyote Network News: Full Moon Entheo Endogenous Indigenous Medicine  Today we re-play my conversing with Dr. Joe Tarfur, whom I have now met in person, (a seriously playful being) and conversed more deeply, re the role of plant entheogens, particularly ayahuasca in navigating our personal and collective Underworld.. to make sure we have a round trip ticket… So we think of this radio show as part one… Ensuing public conversations will be ever deeper and more playful… And animating vetting standards at a time when we are awash in faux "shamans," and sketchy alleged "rituals." Perfect for now as Mars, exalted in Capricorn, exactly conjoins Pluto…. (and squares my Sun, Neptune, woo-hooo) more to report in ensuing weeks, and with next week's guest Michael Meade. Dr. Joe Tafur's Website: DrJoeTafur.com  The Fellowship of the River  (Book) & ModernSpirit.org  Support The Visionary Activist Show on Patreon  for trimmed RSS podcast feed ($1/month), weekly Chart & Themes ($4/month), and more… *Woof*Woof*Wanna*Play?!?*   https://coyotenetworknews.com/radioshow/full-moon-entheo-endogenous-indigenous-medicine/  https://drjoetafur.com/  https://drjoetafur.com/the-fellowship-of-the-river/  https://modernspirit.org/  https://www.patreon.com/TheVisionaryActivistShow  https://www.patreon.com/TheVisionaryActivistShow||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Visionary Activist Show – Wake up and Dream!||Caroline hosts Jim Rough, dedicated to Wise Democracy through small councils, that we may cultivate, magnetize, animate, and spiral forth the irresistible unifying story of Sane Reverent Common Sense... www.wisedemocracy.org  Support The Visionary Activist Show on Patreon  for weekly Astro*Mytho Chart & Themes ($4/month), and more... *Woof*Woof*Wanna*Play?!?*  http://www.wisedemocracy.org/  https://www.patreon.com/TheVisionaryActivistShow||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Visionary Activist Show – Dark of Moon Sacred Rok||At this Dark of the Moon, Caroline welcomes back denizen of Yosemite, Master Rock Climber and Nature Mentor, Ron Kauk, that “through Imagination Lost Opportunities may be Regained.” Ron is the author of “Spirit of the Rok,” “Letters from Sacred Rok," and “Voices from the Inside out,” about his work with bringing incarcerated youth to Yosemite. We are all invited to put big dreams on our community radio altar of Desirable Mystery... The dream of connecting #Parklandyouth, and all youth suffering from the cruel insanity of the modern world to Ron, that he may guide them to what we all need to re-envision education based on Nature’s Laws. Cosmic Law & Order, that we all recover our Native DNA lineage, to humbly co-operate with Nature’s guiding Genius (aka Trickster). https://www.sacredrok.org/   https://www.sacredrok.org/||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Visionary Activist Show – Music of the Spheres||Invoking forgiveness through music * Caroline welcomes Donatella Moltisanti, gifted healer with a music conservatory degree in opera performance and teaching, and Dr. Frederic Luskin, leading explorations into forgiveness therapy. Donatella Moltisanti is the founder of Moltisanti Soul Healing method, a six-step process that helps individuals access their core being, let go of residue from trauma, and express themselves authentically. At the core of this work are the Moltisanti Soul Singing method, a music-based healing that fuses classical opera, sacred Eastern music, and improvised vocalization, and the Moltisanti Conscious Breathing method, a tool for awakening the body and becoming both spiritually aligned and emotionally grounded, by mastering the breath. Through her wellness company, VitalitySoul, Donatella teaches these methods and additionally offers group programs, international retreats, and private sessions. To this end, she has been interviewed by top media worldwide, including Women’s Health in the US and Top Sante in the UK, and has worked with A-list celebrities, Fortune 50 executives, elite athletes, and everyday people – bringing her innovative work to those in need worldwide, on a mission to help heal humanity, one soul at a time. Moltisanti Soul Singing is Donatella’s debut CD and reflects the culmination of 30 years of her work. Donatella can be found at donatellamoltisanti.com  and Dr. Fred Luskin, PhD, is a Senior Consultant in Health Promotion at Stanford University, is a Professor at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, and is the Director of the Stanford Forgiveness Project – an ongoing series of workshops and research projects that investigate the effectiveness of his forgiveness methods on a variety of populations. Dr. Luskin presents lectures, workshops, seminars, and trainings on the importance and health benefits of forgiveness, stress management, and emotional competence. His work has helped those who suffered from the violence in Northern Ireland, Sierra Leone, and the World Trade Center on 9/11, and additionally has been effective in corporate, medical, legal, and religious settings. Dr. Luskin has been featured in top national media including Oprah, Health, and Cosmopolitan, and in top local media including The San Francisco Chronicle, ABC 7 News, and KQED. Dr. Luskin can be found at learningtoforgive.com   https://donatellamoltisanti.com/  https://learningtoforgive.com/||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
I downloaded the recent show with Terry Tempest Williams, looking so forward to hearing her speak. But her phone connection sounded like she was calling from space. Did the sound engineers not notice? This is an aural medium--please do better.
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Thank you so much for your profound blessing and gift of your show. Carolyn Casey is an ace of all suits and brings witty elixir for planetary healing, community and individual growth