Future Fossils: Living Through a Revolutionary Age

This past April, while attending the Psychedelic Science 2017 conference—hosted by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)—I joined Michael Garfield in conversation on his podcast Future Fossils. Amidst the bustling crowds at the Oakland conference, which had a record-breaking 2,800 attendees, we discussed our current moment from an archetypal perspective. We looked at the connections between the current alignment of Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto and the configuration of those same planets in the late 1960s, and how they relate to the psychedelic renaissance we are currently witnessing unfold in the larger culture. We also looked forward to the upcoming Saturn-Pluto conjunction that will be in the sky from 2018 through 2021, as well as touching on a range of other related topics.

The podcast is available here: Future Fossils: Living Through a Revolutionary Age

Future Fossils

Huldufólk: The Inhabitants of Iceland’s Faërian Realm

 

In the North Atlantic there is an island, and it is said that upon this island live two nations: the human nation of Iceland, and a second nation, one that is mysterious and veiled. This is the realm of the Huldufólk, Iceland’s “hidden people.”

This presentation, given at Esalen Institute in the autumn of 2016, offers a glimpse into the world of the Huldufólk and the dynamic landscape in which they live.

 

Turning of the Wheel

I joined Chris Flisher on his podcast Turning of the Wheel to discuss the current alignment of Saturn and Neptune, and how the archetypal qualities associated with these two planets are correlating with the unfolding 2016 U.S. election. Our conversation also touched on how the Saturn-Neptune archetypal complex is interacting with the expressions of the longer Uranus-Pluto square, and the many ways in which our contemporary moment is reflecting these dynamic energies.

The podcast is available for download or can be listened to here: Duty or Delusion? Saturn-Neptune and 2016 Election.

Turning of the Wheel

Archai Journal Panel: Issue 5

At the panel event celebrating the publication of Issue 5 of the Archai journal, each of the issue’s contributing authors spoke, introducing their articles and discussing the discipline of archetypal cosmology.

 

Issue 5, Saturn and the Theoretical Foundations of an Emerging Discipline can be ordered in paperback here, and as a Kindle edition here.

Conversations with Wild Women

I had the pleasure of joining Rachael Alaia in dialogue on her podcast Feral Intercourse: Conversations with Wild Women. We explored such topics as ecopsychology, mythology, archetypal astrology, and the creative power of the imagination, and we also spoke to the importance of acknowledging one’s pain and grief for the world as part of answering the call to action with compassion. The podcast is available on Soundcloud or iTunes.

Conversation with Wild Women

Exploring Jung: Astrology Podcast

I participated in a wonderful conversation on the podcast Exploring Astrology with Adam Sommer, where we spoke about C.G. Jung’s natal chart, his transits during his Red Book period, and several other astrological topics.

The podcast is available for download or can be listened here: Exploring Jung with Becca Tarnas.

Jung Mandala

Talking Tolkien and Jung on Rune Soup

I had the great pleasure of being interviewed by Gordon White, host of the London-based podcast Rune Soup. We discussed the synchronicity of the “Red Books” of Jung and Tolkien, as well as the role of the imaginal and the mythic in ecology. The podcast is available for download or can be listened to directly below.

“The Biology of Story” Now Live!

The interactive web documentary, The Biology of Story, created by Amnon Buchbinder, is now available online! The full website is fascinating to explore and has interviews with over one hundred individuals who speak about the many facets of story and the narrative tradition.

Becca Tarnas IndexMy own clips for the documentary are now accessible as well, exploring topics ranging from the imagination and ecology, to archetypal astrology, and my dissertation work on The Red Books of C.G. Jung and J.R.R. Tolkien. The full playlist of my videos is available here.

I encourage you to take the time to explore the many amazing offerings by the vast range of individuals the film makers have brought together!

 

Second Preview from “The Biology of Story”

 

Here is a new preview of an interview of mine from Amnon Buchbinder’s interactive documentary entitled The Biology of Story, this one focusing on the imagination as its own ecology.

Whitehead and Archetypal Cosmology: A Presentation at Bishop’s Ranch

 

This presentation, given at Bishop’s Ranch in Sonoma, California, briefly explores the ways in which Alfred North Whitehead’s process philosophy can provide one possible metaphysical basis for the practice and perspective of archetypal cosmology.