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  • 01:43

    Firefly Willows L*I*V*E! Revealed

    in Spirituality

    Welcome to Firefly Willows L*I*V*E!. Join us for a fun and refreshing exploration of life, and the magic and mystery in the world. We’ll talk about health, purpose, and play at Firefly Willows!
    This week is a special event - Firefly Willows L*I*V*E! Revealed!! This week our Hosts are the guests. We invited a special friend to act as host and get the inside scoop on what we are all about and what makes us so great as a group! Listen in as Mildred Lynn, HiC, John and Deb reveal all! Well, maybe not all... but there's plenty of laughter and energy to share.
    Come and shine your inner light with us!

  • 01:34

    Convergence with John Carosella

    in Spirituality

    John Carosella hosts Convergence, a journey into shamanism, science, and mysticism, exploring our beautiful world. Making the mystical accessible to the scientific-minded, and bringing the language of science to the Mystery, John brings provocative, new perspectives to living, learning, healing, and discovery.


    This month, John speaks with Lincoln Cannon, co-founder of the Mormon Transhumanist Association and philosopher of theological evolution and post-secular religion, about the nature of consciousness, thriving, and the role technology might play in the very near future. Their conversation includes an exploration of transhumanism - the use of technology to extend what it means to be human, and on the perspectives within Mormonism that make transhumanism and Mormonism such interesting bedfellows.


    John is also joined by his Firefly Willows L*I*V*E! co-hosts HiC Luttmers and Mildred Lynn McDonald for a roundtable discussion on what it takes to stay young. As usual, HiC and Mildred Lynn come up with some surprising but sensible advice.


    Join us for Convergence on Firefly Willows L*I*V*E!


    Firefly Willows L*I*V*E!
    Come find - and shine - your inner light.

  • 01:59

    Convergence with John Carosella

    in Spirituality

    John Carosella hosts Convergence, a journey into shamanism, science, and mysticism, exploring our beautiful world. Making the mystical accessible to the scientific-minded, and bringing the language of science to the Mystery, John brings provocative, new perspectives to living, learning, healing, and discovery.


    In today's program, John is in Spirited Conversation with Kimberly Walters, a doctoral candidate at the Univeristy of Chicago and faculty member at University of California, Irvine. Kimberly has done ethnographic studies in Southern India, investigating the cultural interplay between sex workers and the NGOs seeking to "rescue" them. The facts on the ground belie easy conclusions, and what seems like freedom might be exploitation of a different kind.


    In his Reflections segment, John shares his encounter with Fly Medicine - an uncomfortable but ultimately healing journey into powerful and ubiquitous support that we ignore at our own risk, finding within it a tool for addressing old, deep, and stubborn wounds.


    John is also joined by his co-hosts HiC Luttmers and Mildred Lynn McDonald in a Firefly Willows L*I*V*E! roundtable about games, inspired by Jane McGonigals potent TED talks.


    Join us for Convergence on Firefly Willows L*I*V*E!


    Firefly Willows L*I*V*E!
    Come find - and shine - your inner light.

  • 01:43

    Convergence with John Carosella

    in Spirituality

    John Carosella hosts Convergence, a journey into shamanism, science, and mysticism, exploring our beautiful world. Making the mystical accessible to the scientific-minded, and bringing the language of science to the Mystery, John brings provocative, new perspectives to living, learning, healing, and discovery.


    This month's show recaps John's deep examination of Gratitude, and what Gratitude has to do with manifesting our deepest desires. John also speaks with a special guest and "Healing Conversations..." host Mildred Lynn McDonald about her liberation from conformity, limitations and hesitancy ... into a life of freedom, joy and delight. John also shares insights on being loved by the Divine Feminine, and more. And of course, we'll have our lively Firefly Willows Roundtable discussion on "Good news, Bad news..." with HiC, Mildred Lynn, and Deb joining in the conversation.  (Originally aired March of 2014)



    Join us for Convergence on Firefly Willows L*I*V*E!


    Firefly Willows L*I*V*E!
    We'll help you find - and shine - your inner light.

  • 01:03

    Convergence with John Carosella

    in Spirituality

    John Carosella hosts Convergence, a journey into shamanism, science, and mysticism, exploring our beautiful world. Making the mystical accessible to the scientific-minded, and bringing the language of science to the Mystery, John brings provocative, new perspectives to living, learning, healing, and discovery.


    This month, John engages the topic of being a warrior - and being yourself. We start with a roundtable conversation with John's co-hosts Mildred Lynn McDonald and HiC Luttmers on "What does it mean to be a warrior, and can you be one without waging war and experiencing violence?" Then, in Exploring Reality, John shares what he learned through a challenging conversation with Mars, the Roman God of War. Things take a lighter turn with gentle Reflection on the nature of being here on Earth, in this magnificent garden, and then to an examination of "Skunk Medicine". Yes, it all makes sense -- but it's John's birthday today, so even if it doesn't, let's just humor him...and have a little birthday cake on us!


    Firefly Willows L*I*V*E!


    Give us a listen...We'll help you you find - and shine - your inner light!

  • 01:35

    Convergence with John Carosella

    in Spirituality

    John Carosella hosts Convergence, a journey into shamanism, science, and mysticism, exploring our beautiful world. John brings provocative, new perspectives to living, learning, healing, and discovery -- from the mystical to the commonplace.


    Welcome to the BURNING MAN episode! This month, John hosts a "Spirited Conversation" with a Flash Hopkins, a 28 year veteran of the burn, and head of the Burning Man Housing Authority. It's not your typical Spirited Conversation! John also shares observations about his experience at Burning Man in "Reflections Along the Path". And this month, our lively "Firefly Willows Roundtable" goes on location at Burning Man Decompression, bringing you something much different from our usual fare. Enjoy!

    Join us for Convergence on Firefly Willows L*I*V*E!


    Firefly Willows L*I*V*E!
    Come find - and shine - your inner light.

  • 01:08

    Convergence with John Carosella

    in Spirituality

    John Carosella hosts Convergence, a journey into shamanism, science, and mysticism, exploring our beautiful world. John brings provocative, new perspectives to living, learning, healing, and discovery -- from the mystical to the commonplace.


    This month, John hosts a "Spirited Conversation" with Marguerite Rigoglioso, author of The Cult of Divine Birth in Ancient Greece, and founding director of the Seven Sisters Mystery School. John's conversation with Marguerite explores the recurring cultural theme of "divine conception" and miraculous birth, through an esoteric and spiritual lens, challenging us to reinterpret stories and myths in a new, pragmatic light. It's both shocking and exhilarating, and a perfect conversation starter during the Christmas season...

    And in his Reflections segment, John recaps his contempation of the Norse rune Isa - "Stillness". There's more to ice than you might think.

    Join us for Convergence on Firefly Willows L*I*V*E!


    Firefly Willows L*I*V*E!
    Come find - and shine - your inner light.

  • 01:30

    Convergence with John Carosella

    in Spirituality

    John Carosella hosts Convergence, a journey into shamanism, science, and mysticism, exploring our beautiful world. John brings provocative, new perspectives to living, learning, healing, and discovery -- from the mystical to the commonplace.


    This month, John hosts a "Spirited Conversation" with Stewart Cubley, creator of The Painting Experience, about the power of creativity and the nature of creative resistance. The "Firefly Willows Roundtable" this week explores creativity and creative blocks, and we're joined by two special guests: author Amalia Dillin and intuitive creativity coach Annette Wagner, along with HiC and John. And in "Reflections Along the Path", John shares a lesson a lesson he learned on authenticity and resistance, earned through the fires of relationship.

    Join us for Convergence on Firefly Willows L*I*V*E!


    Firefly Willows L*I*V*E!
    Come find - and shine - your inner light.

  • 01:58

    Convergence with John Carosella

    in Spirituality

    John is on summer break. Today's show is a rebroadcast of the August 2012 Convergence.


    John speaks with three extraordinary women in two fascinating conversations.  First, John talks with Annette Wagner about "Play and the Creative Process", and then with by Wendy Marie and Rana Satori in a conversation about "Dance and Sacred Play".


    Annette, a visionary artist, creativity teacher and coach, facilitates the creative process in others through her intentional creativity classes. Annette has been coaching and mentoring clients for over 12 years in going around, over, and under challenging issues, transforming them in the process.


    Wendy is the producer of A Shamanic Disco & director of Ecstatic Dance Silicon Valley. She creates sacred space and draws you into a powerful healing environment of "movement medicine".


    Rana is a performance artist and dancer with a gift for "contact improv", where being in your body leads you into being in the moment. This technique has given her a profound understanding of the body - the perfect tool for experiencing "the Now".


    John also hosts this week's roundtable on "Play - A Primer for Us Serious Folks…" with co-hosts Deb Carosella, HiC, and Mildred Lynn McDonald.


    He'll also reflect on the long shadows of August, the Magician, and more.


    Join us for Convergence on Firefly Willows L*I*V*E!


    Firefly Willows L*I*V*E!
    Give us a listen...We'll help you you find - and shine - your inner light!

  • 01:25

    Convergence with John Carosella

    in Spirituality

    John Carosella hosts Convergence, a journey into shamanism, science, and mysticism, exploring our beautiful world. John brings provocative, new perspectives to living, learning, healing, and discovery -- from the mystical to the commonplace.
     


    It's The Meditation Episode! This month, John hosts a "Spirited Conversation" with Richard Bock, who leads Quantum Light Breath Meditation at Harbin Hot Springs, about his journey from 70's hippie to Hare Krishna to his life's work leading people into the power of their breath. John also shares his own experiences with meditation in his "Exploring Reality" segment. And in this week's "Firefly Willows Roundtable", John and co-hosts HiC and Mildred Lynn explore different ways of experiencing meditation.



    Join us for Convergence on Firefly Willows L*I*V*E!


    Firefly Willows L*I*V*E!
    Come find - and shine - your inner light.

  • 01:48

    Convergence with John Carosella

    in Spirituality

    John Carosella hosts Convergence, a journey into shamanism, science, and mysticism, exploring our beautiful world. John brings provocative, new perspectives to living, learning, healing, and discovery -- from the mystical to the commonplace.


    This month, John hosts a "Spirited Conversation" with Dr. Toni Galardi, the "Life Quake Doctor" about life, change and the spirit of Abbondonza. In "Reflections Along the Path", John shares an experience and understanding of the word "Indulge". And of course, we'll have our lively "Firefly Willows Roundtable" discussion -- this time about...(GASP!)...entertainment -- with HiC, Mildred Lynn, and Deb joining in the conversation.

    Join us for Convergence on Firefly Willows L*I*V*E!


    Firefly Willows L*I*V*E!
    Come find - and shine - your inner light.