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Unraveling Religion

These mystical and practical discussions are explorations of spirituality and its relation to religion and psychology, with questions always. Beyond a specific religion or spiritual practice; what do we share, what do we have in...more

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Part 2 Nothing Wasted, Nothing Lost: Lessons from Lived Experience with Joel Lesses (Recorded for Alchemical Dialogues with Henry Cretella)

Episode 2

April 21, 2023

Part 2 Nothing Wasted, Nothing Lost: Lessons from Lived Experience with Joel Lesses (Recorded for Alchemical Dialogues with Henry Cretella)

In Part 2 of the Alchemical Dialogues Podcast with Henry Cretella and Joel Lesses, more discussion surrounding wisdom of lived experience including Joel's personal...

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Part 1 Nothing Wasted, Nothing Lost: Lessons from Lived Experience with Joel Lesses (Recorded for Alchemical Dialogues with Henry Cretella)

Episode 1

April 21, 2023

Part 1 Nothing Wasted, Nothing Lost: Lessons from Lived Experience with Joel Lesses (Recorded for Alchemical Dialogues with Henry Cretella)

Henry and Joel discuss lessons from lived experience with mental health distress, including: lessons from trauma, isolation, loneliness, marginalization, existential crisis, and how mental...

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One People, Earth Breathing, Waters Living, Life's Sanctity, Everywhere: A Talk With Joy Harjo, the 23rd Poet Lau­re­ate of the Unit­ed States

April 12, 2023

One People, Earth Breathing, Waters Living, Life's Sanctity, Everywhere: A Talk With Joy Harjo, the 23rd Poet Lau­re­ate of the Unit­ed States

Joy Harjo and Joel connect in this dusted off, older episode, to open and discuss our shared human experience in its different forms and...

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Discourse and Rigors of Analysis of Religious and Political Spectrums and Spirituality: Richard Wicka and Joel Talk

March 19, 2023

Discourse and Rigors of Analysis of Religious and Political Spectrums and Spirituality: Richard Wicka and Joel Talk

On Richard Wicka's I Thou Video Series Richard and Joel, two old friends, talk and deconstruct meaning, trauma, and suffering and its relation to...

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Blessings of Lived Experience with Mental Health Distress, Flourishing: A Conversation With Karl Shallowhorn

February 28, 2023

Blessings of Lived Experience with Mental Health Distress, Flourishing: A Conversation With Karl Shallowhorn

Karl Shallowhorn and Joel talk about lived experience with mental health distress, the different ways to improve the quality of life for people with...

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A Short Description Of Alchemical Dialogues and Unraveling Religion, A Collaboration

January 27, 2023

A Short Description Of Alchemical Dialogues and Unraveling Religion, A Collaboration

In this brief talk, Henry Cretella, MD and Joel examine the history and relationship between Amber Light's Podcast 'Alchemical Dialogues' and Joel's own podcast...

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