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The Emerald

Joshua Schrei

The Emerald explores the human experience through a vibrant lens of myth, story, and imagination. Brought to life through the wise, wild, and humorous vision of Joshua Michael Schrei — a teacher and lifelong student of the cosmologies and mythologies of the world — the podcast draws from a deep well of poetry, lore, and mythos to challenge conventional narratives on politics and public discourse, meditation and mindfulness, art, science, literature, and more. At the heart of the podcast is the premise that the imaginative, poetic, animate heart of human experience — elucidated by so many cultures over so many thousands of years — is missing in modern discourse and is urgently needed at a time when humanity is facing unprecedented problems. The Emerald advocates for an imaginative vision of human life and human discourse as it questions deep underlying assumptions about societal progress.
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For the Intuitives (Part 2)December 31, 2023
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For the Intuitives (Part 1)November 21, 2023
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All of My Lessons Come in the Form of a Sound ( w/ Trevor Hall) October 21, 2023
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Reissue: On Trauma and Vegetation GodsAugust 28, 2023
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So You Want to Be a Sorcerer in the Age of Mythic Powers... (The AI Episode)July 12, 2023
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Inanimate Objects Aren't Inanimate (Or Objects)June 06, 2023
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Animism is Normative Consciousness (Re-mixed, Re-musicked, and Re-released)May 09, 2023
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The Revolution Will Not Be Psychologized, Part 2 (Interview w/ Báyò Akómoláfé)April 07, 2023
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The Revolution Will Not Be PsychologizedFebruary 20, 2023
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Universe, Adorned: Ornament in Culture, Cosmos, and ConsciousnessJanuary 09, 2023
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On Birds, and the Imperative of Mystic FlightNovember 23, 2022
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Embodiment Means Being Torn Apart and Flying AwayOctober 24, 2022
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No One Here Gets Out Alive (The Death Episode)September 16, 2022
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Reissue: How Trance States Shape the WorldAugust 09, 2022
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I Wish It Could Have Been Another Way (A Lament w/ Peia Luzzi)June 29, 2022
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Your Consciousness Comes From the MoonMay 30, 2022
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Awake in the Forest of Dangers and WondersApril 25, 2022
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War and Ritual EcstasyMarch 25, 2022
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Neck Hairs of the Shapeshifter (w/ Simon Thakur)March 09, 2022
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For the Divine Mother of the Universe (w/ Nivedita Gunturi)February 07, 2022
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Snail Juice & Bear Fat & Werewolf Moons (w/ Leah Song of Rising Appalachia)January 10, 2022
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The Body is the MetaverseDecember 03, 2021
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Festivals! Initiation and the Brilliance of EternityNovember 18, 2021
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On Resonance: Caves, Hooves, Hearts, Harps... and the Birth of CultureOctober 12, 2021
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Becoming a Ruin: Decomposing and Regrowing the Mythic with Sophie StrandSeptember 16, 2021
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