When we started this project six months ago, we could feel the cliff-edge of the election on the horizon. We could sense that our footholds of community, reasonable conversation, and consensus reality were eroding. As veterans of spirituality and wellness spaces, we’ve always known that the reality has never lived up to the hype. But the intensification of conspirituality themes, incubating during lockdown into the peak fever-state of QAnon, has made this period especially demoralizing. What do we need now, on the eve of uncertainty? What will we need going forward?
This week, we take some time to explore thoughts and feelings about this menacing week, and how we’re contemplating and committing to the long haul through our work, relationships, and self-care. We’re joined by special guests Hala Khouri, Tara Stiles, and Lissa Rankin, who all offer their wisdom.
02:25 Growing up under apartheid
19:15 “Spiritual” self-care
35:20 The weight of the moment
58:13 Interview with Hala Khouri
1:19:31 Interview with Tara Stiles
1:35:46 Interview with Lissa Rankin
All music by EarthRise SoundSystem (Duke Schommer + Derek Beres)
Lissa Rankin takes a stand with Rebekah Borucki
Heal at Last: the nonprofit aimed at democratizing healing
Alchemizing Uncertain Times Through Writing
10 New Age Beliefs We Need To Debunk If We Want To Be Social Justice Allies
The Psychology Of People Who Believe Conspiracy Theories
Mind Over Medicine — Lissa’s book
QAnon’s Predictions Haven’t Come True; So How Does the Movement Survive the Failure of Prophecy?
The Republican strategy for every Supreme Court nominee: Hide what you believe