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The podcast of the Diversity and Spirituality Network

Mar 27, 2020

Ryan Hurd's first experiences with lucid dreaming -- the experience of being awake while dreaming -- were the nightmares he experienced as a child. After watching the 1982 film Poltergeist, he'd have these repetitive dreams of tentacled monsters escaping from his television set and coming after him. 

Eventually, he...


Mar 11, 2020

Men who exhibit toxic "Me Two" behavior are not just predators, but victims, says leadership coach and spiritual teacher Wendy C. Williams.

They are victims that unconsciously act out society's unacknowledged expectations for their gender. Because of these unspoken norms, they subjugate both women and the female aspect...


Feb 14, 2020

Musician Jonathan Adams eight years ago was suddenly stricken with a crippling form of depression and anxiety. It was then he discovered a new way of experiencing music and sound. Instead of using these tools to entertain others, he used them instead to  calm himself down. Over time, he realized that music and sound...


Jan 30, 2020

Is there anything in common between how indigenous people experience of esoteric, spiritual phenomena and the contemporary New Agers who presume to be their heirs?

If anyone is qualified to begin to answer this question it's Michael F. Brown, a cultural anthropologist who's done a deep dive into both of these...


Jan 5, 2020

Growing up in a traditional southern church, Christina King quickly learned that she wasn't accepted. That's because her church saw her and people like her as anathema:  living embodiments of sin. King at an early age knew that she was a transgender woman.

But to verbalize how she felt about herself wouldn't have...