How the Hell Did I Get Here from There?!

Season 2: Episode 3 "Angels and Saints - Eros and Awe" with Vic Compher and Rodney Whittenberg

October 21, 2021 Dr. Yvonne Kaye / Vic Compher and Rodney Whittenberg Season 2 Episode 3
How the Hell Did I Get Here from There?!
Season 2: Episode 3 "Angels and Saints - Eros and Awe" with Vic Compher and Rodney Whittenberg
Show Notes

 What is the difference between sexuality and spirituality?  Listen in and you will gain an interesting perspective in this week's podcast with filmmakers Vic Compher, Director and Co-Producer along with Rodney Whittenberg, Co-Producer,  Camera, Composer and Editor.


In an American culture which has historically called the body or flesh “bad” and the spirit “good”,  “Angels and Saints” are appreciated as evolving human beings who have learned, often through suffering, to integrate Eros or “the Life Force” with wisdom or spiritual awareness. This eros-wisdom expresses itself in a personal sense of wholeness that includes both the acknowledgement of suffering and a deep appreciation of beauty within the sensate world.  Angels and Saints are, then, the incarnation of this compassionate and deeply sensual Spirit -- our contemporary “messengers of awe.”

 In the film Angels and Saints: Eros and Awesuch persons speak freely of the psychic pain and damage that institutional religions and American culture in general have inflicted upon themselves and upon the majority of Americans.  However, whether identifying as heterosexual, nonbinary, gay, lesbian or “otherWise”, our subjects also share with us their creative, grounded lives, their wisdom and their many ways of breaking out of the constraining, stereotypic “boxes” in which society has placed most people.  A recurring theme in this process of healing and integration is the role of the arts, including dance, music, poetry, and a love of nature – all of which find a richly expressive place in the film.

Vic is a filmmaker, licensed clinical social worker, workshop trainer, and author.   His most recent film is “Portraits of Professional CAREgivers:  Their Passion. Their Pain.” which addresses secondary trauma and staff resiliency. The film has been broadcast widely on American Public Television, screened at many public and professional venues around the country, including various national and regional conferences, and many workshops. CAREgivers film was nominated for a regional Emmy for outstanding documentary in 2018.
He can be reached via e-mail at:

Rodney is an Emmy Award winning modern “renaissance man.” His interests and professional endeavors are broad ranging from full-length film production to music composition. He is fascinated in discovering what makes things tick and how to creatively intersect with them, whether it is the inner vision of his clients or new ways to use the latest technical advances.

He can be reached via e-mail at:

To learn more about the project, please visit their website at

Dr. Yvonne Kaye

A survivor of the Second World War, Dr. Yvonne Kaye uses her experiences in working with people in emotional pain, grief and loss, believing in the spiritual power of humor as a healing tool.

Dr. Kaye has been in the field of human service for many years, encountering extraordinary people whose courage has amazed her. Her passion is offering enrichment in life, mentally and emotionally, to those who have no concept of their own creativity.

This weekly podcast will include everything from laughter roaring to covering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)...anything goes.

 Thank you to Colin Kaye for providing the musical soundtrack of our show!

To learn more about Dr. Kaye, visit

Thank you also to my producer, Lisa Graham, for her time an