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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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'Unarmed Truth and Unconditional Love': Spirituality and Activism with Vicki Ross

April 01, 2021

'Unarmed Truth and Unconditional Love': Spirituality and Activism with Vicki Ross

Vicki and Joel discuss her evolution in spirituality and as an activist, including the struggles of many different people and populations, the power of...

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Spirituality and Poetry: Perceiving Beyond the Edge of Paradigm

January 27, 2021

Spirituality and Poetry: Perceiving Beyond the Edge of Paradigm

Henry Cretella, M.D, host of the humanistic and spiritual podcast Alchemical Dialogues, talks with Joel Lesses, host of Unraveling Religion in a far-reaching and...

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'Nothing But A Tender Spirit': A Conversation With Poet Maj Ragain

January 25, 2021

'Nothing But A Tender Spirit': A Conversation With Poet Maj Ragain

In 2015, in the wide expanse of spiritual and emotional terrain, before his passing in 2018, Maj Ragain, northeast Ohio's poetic fixture and teacher...

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Personal and Universal Dream Meaning and Integration, Waking: A Conversation with Dr. Henry 'Wadud' Cretella

December 26, 2020

Personal and Universal Dream Meaning and Integration, Waking: A Conversation with Dr. Henry 'Wadud' Cretella

In this talk from 2017, Wadud and Joel explore what is beyond psychology from a religious, mystical, and spiritual perspective in dreams; also, the...

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Transforming The Human Heart: A Talk With Rabbi Micha Odenheimer

December 14, 2020

Transforming The Human Heart: A Talk With Rabbi Micha Odenheimer

During 2015 Joel spent two months in Nepal and spoke with the NGO Tevel B'Tzedek's Founder Micha Odenheimer about Judaism, globalization, poverty, and the...

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Crazywise Film Maker Phil Borges, A Conversation

July 25, 2020

Crazywise Film Maker Phil Borges, A Conversation

'Crazy…or wise? The traditional wisdom of indigenous cultures often contradicts modern views about a mental health crisis. Is it a ‘calling’ to grow or...

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