A Thread of History: Teahouse Poems to Nurture the Past and Rewild the Spirit

To All the Old Souls

June 26, 2021 Episode 1
A Thread of History: Teahouse Poems to Nurture the Past and Rewild the Spirit
To All the Old Souls
Show Notes
  • This first episode and the podcast itself are a sort of ‘sequel’ to my book, A Bloody Song: How Anime and Literature Collide (2020). A sequel in the form of an oral scrapbook or ‘thought collage’ of my musings and feelings about ‘the enduring mystery of time travel’, meaning the emotional and spiritual investigation of how the past feeds into the present. 
  • I feel that something is missing from most conversations about spirituality. You often hear about ‘living in the moment’, ‘feeling the oneness of the universe’ and all that. But you rarely hear about the past, about our vital connection to history.
  •  To ‘nurture’ the past is not romanticizing it. It is a means of exploring and understanding how it feeds into and continues to shape our daily lives. It is a means of embracing the full narrative of our lives, and of 'rewilding' the spirit...

Music Credits:

"Prelude'', Yakov Golman, Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Bibliography:

Couturier, Andy. The Abundance of Less: Lessons in Simple Living from Rural Japan, Berkeley, CA, North Atlantic Books, 2017.
Jourdain, Eleanor F. and Charlotte Anne Moberly. An Adventure. White Rabbit Press, 2014.

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