The Soul of Transformation

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Michael Meade speaks so beautifully about the role of “descent” in any spiritual journey. “The spirit rises like air and the soul descends like water.” Many on a spiritual path get attached to the rising of the spirit and forget that embodied wisdom comes only after we have descended to the depths of our soul.

“Without the lift and the light of spirit, the soul can become too heavy, sodden with earthiness, too tragic or stuck in the mud to move anything forward. Without the shading of soul, what could become wise can become way too sure of itself, too certain of the way and too blinded by the light.”

Listen to Michael Meade answers to Zaya's burning questions: What has gone wrong with our world? What has led to the current polycrisis humanity is facing? How can myth and ancient stories help us understand and be with the current human and existential crisis? Can you share a story or ancient wisdom for times of Crisis? Are myths like ancient codes, archetypes that still live today in our psyche? Is crisis always spiritual in nature? Is there also a creative power in destruction? Do you see this as a moment of initiation? If so, to what? How do we prepare ourselves?


This interview was recorded at the Wisdom in Times of Crisis online event.

#89 Arab Jewish Mysticism

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Deep connections in Arab Judaism, mysticismm science and activism

One Human Family: Interfaith Solidarity with Palestine

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In this powerful interfaith gathering, renowned spiritual leaders from Jewish, Christian, Muslim, and Buddhist traditions come together to express their solidarity with the Palestinian people's struggle for freedom, equality, and human dignity.

Indra’s Net

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Far away in the heavenly abode of the great god Indra, there is a wonderful net which has been hung

Reflections on Gaza and the Bodhisattva Path

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What is Love Asking from Us?

Buddhism & Social Action

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Buddhism has implications of some significance for Christians, humanists and other non-Buddhists

Jewish Identity After Oct 7

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Recorded live at a SAND Community Gathering on May 11, 2024

Existence is God

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Selected verses and teachings taken from The Complete Mystical Works of Meister Eckhart — translated by Maurice Walshe.

#83 Taoist Inner Alchemy

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An exploration of inner alchemy and and methods one needs to start walking the path.

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