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Discovering the cracks in the mirror, with Bayo Akomolafe

Becoming Nature Podcast

Release Date: 05/29/2021

To Mentor with the Wild; with Sophie Strand show art To Mentor with the Wild; with Sophie Strand

Becoming Nature Podcast

Sophie Strand is a writer based in the Hudson Valley who focuses on the intersection of spirituality, storytelling, and ecology. But it would probably be more authentic to call her a neo-troubadour animist with a propensity to spin yarns that inevitably turn into love stories. Her first book of essays The Flowering Wand: Lunar Kings, Lichenized Lovers, Transpecies Magicians, and Rhizomatic Harpists Heal the Masculine is forthcoming in 2022 from Inner Traditions. Her eco-feminist historical fiction reimagining of the gospels The Madonna Secret will also be published by Inner Traditions.  ...

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Meeting Mortality with Sarah Kerr show art Meeting Mortality with Sarah Kerr

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Sarah has been a death doula and ritual healing practitioner since 2012.  Her work helps dying people and their families connect with each other, and with the innate wisdom of the dying process.  Sarah’s approach draws on nature-­based spirituality, sacred sciences, and the richness of the human soul. She designs and facilitates ceremonies that help her clients to integrate experiences of death, loss, and transformation. These rituals honour the spiritual significance of what’s happening, and bring healing to the living, the dying, and the dead.

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Roots and Stitching ourselves back together with Jan Blake show art Roots and Stitching ourselves back together with Jan Blake

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As one of the leading storytellers, Jan Blake has been performing worldwide for over twenty-five years. Specialising in stories from Africa, the Caribbean, and Arabia, she has a well-earned reputation for dynamic and generous storytelling. Recent highlights include Hay Festival, where she was storyteller in-residence, the Viljandi Harvest Festival in Estonia and TEDx Warsaw. As well as performing at all the major storytelling festivals both nationally and internationally, she works regularly with the British Council, leads storytelling workshops for emerging storytellers, and gives...

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Kinship and Foraging Stories with Gavin Van Horn show art Kinship and Foraging Stories with Gavin Van Horn

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Executive Editor at the Gavin Van Horn, joins on for a conversation about kinship. How it is beyond genetics and more about the relational. 

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Discovering the cracks in the mirror, with Bayo Akomolafe show art Discovering the cracks in the mirror, with Bayo Akomolafe

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This conversation has invited me to look at those in my mirror. Where I try to polish and where I accept the invitation. In the broader scale where we in West are so busy polishing that our arms are falling off.

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Rewilding Farmland with David Katznelson show art Rewilding Farmland with David Katznelson

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How easy is it to buy farmland and give it back to nature. This is what we are talking about today. 

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Will of the Wild with Jay Griffiths show art Will of the Wild with Jay Griffiths

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Jay Griffiths talks about

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Angaangaq - melting the ice in the heart of man show art Angaangaq - melting the ice in the heart of man

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Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq is a shaman, traditional healer, storyteller and carrier of the Qilaut (winddrum), whose  family belongs to the traditional healers of the Far North from Kalaallit Nunaat, Greenland. His name means ‘The Man Who Looks Like His Uncle’. Since he was a child he was trained by his family- especially by his Grandmother Aanakasaa – for becoming a shaman. The spiritual task given by his mother is: “Melting the Ice in the Heart of Man”.

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The Body and Envisioning a New World with Stefana Serafina show art The Body and Envisioning a New World with Stefana Serafina

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My dear friend and mentor Stefana Serafina is our guest today. Her work has transformed my life.

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Plant Whispering with Rachel Corby show art Plant Whispering with Rachel Corby

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Rachel Corby is a very special teacher, and I’ve had the privilege to have her teach courses 2 years in a row.

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This conversation has invited me to look at those in my mirror. Where I try to polish and where I accept the invitation. In the broader scale where we in West are so busy polishing that our arms are falling off. It takes some breathing deeply and a commitment to not turn away.

About Bayo

Bayo Akomolafe (Ph.D.), rooted with the Yoruba people in a more-than-human world, is the father to Alethea and Kyah, the grateful life-partner to Ije, son and brother. A widely celebrated international speaker, posthumanist thinker, poet, teacher, public intellectual, essayist, and author of two books,

These Wilds Beyond our Fences: Letters to My Daughter on Humanity’s Search for Home (North Atlantic Books) and We Will Tell our Own Story: The Lions of Africa Speak, Bayo Akomolafe is the Chief Curator of The Emergence Network and host of the online postactivist course, ‘We Will dance with Mountains’.