Lola & The Poets Podcast is a virtual alchemical workshop designed for spiritual detectives, our art material is the vast vault of our planetary heritage of storytelling & healing, the artistic process is one of soul exploration, and artistic production is of a personal magical nature, applied in our lives as a tool for being a better human.
What we will be exploring on the show, and with our guests, are our own magical journeys – the way the mystical and the mundane are intertwined. The topics we’ll be discussing are philosophies, cosmologies, myths, spiritual practices & storytelling across the globe, the imaginal realm, shamanic cultures, transcendental states, transpersonal and archetypal psychology, art psychotherapy, creative exploration of the mystical, use of artistic expression as a therapeutic tool, anthropology of ritual, cinema as modern magic, personal symbolism and temenos – the sacred space, dreams & dream time, shadow work, body language, animal wisdom, plant healing practices, ancestral lineage healing, archetypal patterns in our lives, paranormal & psychedelic experiences, gift of prophecy, astrology, tarot, various forms of divination, precognition & psychic awareness, psychogeography, wanderlust, and the holy pilgrimage.
Seeing the world through the eyes of a poet.
We will also be touching on the re-emergence of the Goddess archetype, the feminine aspect of the divine, as a sign of a collective desire for harmonisation between polarities, awakening all our inherent abilities, and deepening our awareness of how environments, thoughts & emotions influence our actions.
To find enchantment in simple, every day experiences, it is wise to follow your heart & let your mind open to an unusual perspective, nourishing a kind of talent for the peculiar, which restores in us the state of childlike awe – and in the process helps clean the daily debris of our mechanical existence.
I will endeavour to have an episode out every odd Thursday, which means that it will drop when there’s something to say, or a guest to talk to – but the day of the week will always be the same. Hope to have the upcoming shows jotted down for you here, at least a few days in advance.
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There is also a Lola & The Poets Facebook page where I have fun with social media alchemy – launched recently, in August. A lot of it is word material from this blog in conversation with the visual works of other artists I love. If you’re into philosophical mischief, enchanting art doodles, psychological acrobatics & esoteric master plans – it’s the place for you.
Wishing you good luck, stay in the sacred, especially if you are walking in the dark. Be your own secret society. Always.
*NB the inevitable disclaimer – although I am a psychologist & film historian by education, and in training as arts psychotherapist, I am a writer & visual artist by vocation, and this podcast follows a personal journey, as well as the journeys and life experiences of our guests. It is meant for philosophical & creative inspiration – and in itself is not therapy or substitute for therapy. However, it is dedicated as an offering of a virtual temenos for accessing the therapeutic numinous, and being of good service to your soul in exploring the potentials of each moment in time.
Stay tuned, poets.
- Episode One. Thursday, 28 November, 2019. On The Magical Real – Show Intro With Milana Vujkov.
- Episode Two. Thursday, 12 December, 2019. On Wanderlust – With Milica Mijatović, Traveller Extraordinaire.
- Episode Three. Thursday, 23 January 2020. In The Shadows – Solo Show, With Milana Vujkov.
© Milana Vujkov
MUSIC & IMAGE CREDITS:
- © Samovar Party by Shane Ivers – https://www.silvermansound.com
Samovar Party is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License by Shane Ivers of silvermansound.com
- © Japanese fireflies flying along the river in the forest, Northtail, Adobe Stock License
- Audio clip: Barbara Stanwyck in Meet John Doe (1941), Director: Frank Capra, public domain since 1969