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  • 01:07

    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 is in Spirited Conversation with Marguerite Rigoglioso, scholar, author, and founder of Seven Sisters Mystery School. They talk about getting to know Fear and Dread (Phobos and Diemos) as archetypes, "challenging gods" and psychological states that must be addressed, honored, and understood in order to be effectively embraced.


    In Exploring Reality, John also shares a deep realization of the power of self-love, and how it works to the advantage of the whole of creation. Not selfish, not narrow, but richly satisfying and rewarding both to the self and to others, self-love is the key to being in the highest service.


     

  • 01:34

    Convergence with John Carosella

    in Self Help

    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 a challenging Reflection, John explores the Buddhist provocation, "What, in this moment, is lacking?", reflecting on how sensory awareness plays a key role in happiness.


    John recaps his January 2013 Spirited Conversation with Daniel Foor, of AncestralMedicine.org; this time listen for clues about understanding the self with the goal of LOVING the self.


    John lives and breathes the four elements in his Exploring Reality segment. 


    And in the Firefly Willows RoundTable, John invites his co-hosts HiC Luttmers and Mildred Lynn McDonald to share their perspectives on self love.


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

  • 01:53

    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 recaps his December 2013 show, including a "Spirited Conversation" with Faith Freed about her book "IS: Your Authentic Spirituality Unleashed". There's a lot to talk about, including the Holy Disco Ball.

    In two reflection segments, John shares Part 3 of his encounter with the Phoenix, and what he learned about the relationship between patience and pain.

    And for this week's "Firefly Willows Roundtable", John and Firefly Willows L*I*V*E! cohosts explore what to make of Christmas as a cultural phenomenon if you're not a Christian.


    Join us for Convergence. You'll come away with a new perspective on living, learning, healing, and discovery, from the mystical to the commonplace.

  • 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, John is in Spirited Conversation with Kate Bentley of the Mount Madonna Institute in the Santa Cruz mountains, about the ancient science of Ayurveda (Aya = Life or Vitality, Veda = Study). In a Reflections segment, John also shares his experiences hiking in the Wasatch Mountains of central Utah, and what he learned from attending to the ground under his feet. And in this weeks Firefly Willows Roundtable, it's another take on 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.

  • 01:27

    Convergence with John Carosella

    in Spirituality

    This month, to honor and embrace the tragic loss of Harbin Hot Springs to the Valley Fire, and to help those left in deep need, John recaps his "Spirited Conversation" with Richard Bock. Richard has for years led Quantum Light Breath Meditation at Harbin Hot Springs. John and Richard explore Richard's 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.

  • 01:26

    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, to honor and embrace the tragic loss of Harbin Hot Springs to the Valley Fire, and to help those left in deep need, John recaps his "Spirited Conversation" with Richard Bock. Richard has for years led Quantum Light Breath Meditation at Harbin Hot Springs. John and Richard explore Richard's journey from 70's hippie to Hare Krishna to his life's work leading people into the power of their breath.


    Please visit Haribin.org to donate and for other ways you can help.


    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.

  • 01:37

    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 is in Spirited Conversation with Charles Randall Paul, founder of the Foundation for Religious Diplomacy and chairman of The World Table. John and Randall discuss Randall's work and perspectives in cultivating conversations between people with fundamentally conflicting views on deeply held, even sacred, beliefs. Not just restricted to religion, this challenge is in our politics, our communities, even in our families and intimate relationships. How does one navigate these challenging waters? Perhaps a new understanding of Love is called for. (Full disclosure: John is also affiliated with The World Table.)


    John challenges his co-hosts Mildred Lynn McDonald and HiC Luttmers with this very thing - a different definition of love that willingly encourages - even desires - to be influenced by another. "Love they Enemy", anyone?


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


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

  • 01:25

    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.


    Hi Everyone - Welcome back! This is Convergence, and I'm your host, John Carosella. 
    In this months' Reflection segment, I share some thoughts on Matthew 5:5 "Blessed are the Meek.


    I also introduce Lincoln Cannon, a new regular on Convergence. Lincoln and I share a first discussion in the Spiritual Transhumanist segment. While our conversations will range into the wildly speculative and scientific, spritual and technological, this segment's topic is earthy - touching on experiencing technology and the wilderness. Check out Lincoln's blog entry on the topic.


    I also share a spontaneous musing from the road - out traveling through the Nevada desert, I realized I was having A Moment of Freedom.


    And in our Roundtable, HiC, Mildred Lynn, and I wrestle with the question, "Is there evil in the world?"


    Come join us. And check out the show's website - ThisIsConvergence.com - for archives, news, and extras.

  • 01:39

    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.


    Hi Everyone - Welcome back! This is Convergence, and I'm your host, John Carosella. 
    This month I share some thoughts on Loving 101 (there’s a double-entendre in there somewhere) on a rainy day.


    I also had the pleasure of letting the Universe guide me to my guest, which was a pretty cool story in itself. It’s opened the door to a new segment – A Voice from the Ether. Check out part one of my conversation with Blaise (I’ve come to think of him as “The Traveler at Home”).


    And we’ll have a Roundtable with HiC and Mildred Lynn on the topic of “loving yourself through your work" based on David Whyte's book "Crossing the Unknown Sea: Work as a Pilgrimage of Identity".


    Come join us. (OH - and check out the show's new website - ThisIsConvergence.com )

  • 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.

  • 01:34

    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.