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.
In Episode One I’ll be introducing the series as host, talking about the idea of the magical real, the place of the esoteric in psychology, society, culture & the arts, the topics we will be covering on the shows, guests we will have, and a bit about my life & professional background, how it is connected to what the show will be about. (42 mins)
What we’ll be exploring on Lola & The Poets, 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.
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.
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Stay tuned, poets.
*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’s 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.
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© 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 Standard License
- Audio clip: Barbara Stanwyck in Meet John Doe (1941), Director: Frank Capra, public domain since 1969