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Prana-Shakti-Consciousness

On Prana, Shakti and Consciousness

Josh delves into the essence of yogic philosophy, highlighting Prana as the vital life force through an exploration of Kundalini and consciousness. He references ancient texts, portraying Kundalini as a universal wave of consciousness that pulsates through all beings, suggesting that we are fractal manifestations of this cosmic vibration.
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Follow Your Heart

What does it mean to follow your heart? The heart opens, closes, draws in and emits out... what does it mean to have an open heart? What would the world look like if your heart was the world?
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Listening to the Forest

In this video taken from one of the Patreon study group calls, Josh discusses the many ways we can begin to listen to the forest. How do we notice our tendency to view nature as a backdrop? How can we deepen our relationship with ecology?
The Ways a Story Can Arrive

The Ways a Story Can Arrive

In this video taken from one of the Patreon study group calls, Josh discusses the many ways that a story can reveal itself. Join along as Josh explores the mysterious force at the heart of the universe and how it expresses itself and unfolds.
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Exploring the Multiplicity of Trance

In this video taken from one of the Patreon study group calls, Josh discusses the different states of consciousness and the many gradations of trance. There are as many trance states are there are facets to reality.
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Integrating Experiences of Rapture

In this video taken from one of the Patreon study group calls, Josh discusses the subject of integrating experiences of rapture. How can I take the feelings of deep love, reverence and connection that I experience in ritual or when I am soaking in nature and bring that embodied wisdom into my everyday world?
What is the Emerald Podcast Study Group

What is the Emerald Podcast Study Group?

By becoming a patron you will get access to The Emerald podcast's monthly study groups which explore the themes and topics of the podcast in greater depth, as well as access to patrons-only discussions and content on the Patreon page. And of course... the great feeling that comes with supporting the imaginative vision of The Emerald.
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The Mythic Body Course

The Mythic Body, a yearlong course of mythic study for dedicated students who want to better understand the ecstatic, animate heart of myth and story, deepen their access to the imaginal core of human experience, explore foundational knowledge common to global ritual traditions, and enhance their practice in their own traditions.
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The Story of a Stone

In this enlightening excerpt from one of Josh's Patreon study group calls, he delves into the profound narrative woven into the fabric of existence by even the simplest of objects. Josh elucidates how each element of creation, from a humble leaf to a weathered stone, encapsulates the essence of the cosmos. Central to his discussion is the timeless tale of the Hymn of the Pearl, intricately entwined with the threads of creation.

Animate Visions of Justice

In this video taken from one of the Patreon study group calls, Josh discusses animate visions of justice through the lens of traditional teachings and sacred natural law. Law is seen as something that emanates from the land itself. Law is the harmonic balance of nature itself.

The Descent of Inanna

In this video taken from one of the Patreon study group calls, Josh discusses the story of Inanna and her descent.

Loving Attention on a Focal Point

In this video taken from one of the Patreon study group calls, Josh discusses how we can understand the foundational importance of ritual center points and how it relates to developing an animate worldview.