The journey of shock, pain, confusion, acceptance, renewal, and love that Paria and her daughter go through is enlightening. It has not only given me a more nuanced understanding of my expanded human family, but it also provided me the opportunity to feel textures and wounds inside me that I’d never touched before. When we are given the chance to see old wounds, we can lay hands on them to heal.
I was only halfway through "The Medicine Bag: Shamanic Rituals for Personal Transformation" when I inspired to contact the author. It was like the wisdom inside was living and breathing. In this episode, I share my intimate conversation with don Jose Ruiz, a shaman in the ancient Toltec traditions and author of The Fifth Agreement: A Practical Guide to Self Mastery and The Medicine Bag: Shamanic Rituals for Personal Transformation.
As longtime listeners of Find the Good News will probably note, I often bring up this question; who am I—who are you—really? In this upcoming episode, I discuss the mysterious "I" and more with Chris Niebauer, Ph.D., author of "No Self, No Problem: How Neuropsychology is Catching Up to Buddhism."
What happens when a former Zen Buddhist monk and his feminist wife experience an apparition of the Virgin Mary? Meet Clark Strand & Perdita Finn, co-authors of "The Way of the Rose: The Radical Path of the Divine Feminine Hidden in the Rosary" on Episode 86 of Find the Good News, Wednesday, May 27th.
Brother Oran Parker is the producer and host of the podcast Find the Good News, a show focused on good people doing good works wherever he can find them. Oran visits with artists, educators, authors, civic and spiritual leaders, and everyday citizens that use their time, resources, and talents to bring hope and happiness to their corners of the world.