The Emerald

A podcast by Joshua Schrei


84 Episodes

  1. Oh Justice

    Published: 3/3/2024
  2. For the Intuitives (Part 2)

    Published: 12/31/2023
  3. For the Intuitives (Part 1)

    Published: 11/21/2023
  4. All of My Lessons Come in the Form of a Sound ( w/ Trevor Hall)

    Published: 10/21/2023
  5. Reissue: On Trauma and Vegetation Gods

    Published: 8/28/2023
  6. So You Want to Be a Sorcerer in the Age of Mythic Powers... (The AI Episode)

    Published: 7/12/2023
  7. Inanimate Objects Aren't Inanimate (Or Objects)

    Published: 6/6/2023
  8. Animism is Normative Consciousness (Re-mixed, Re-musicked, and Re-released)

    Published: 5/9/2023
  9. The Revolution Will Not Be Psychologized, Part 2 (Interview w/ Báyò Akómoláfé)

    Published: 4/7/2023
  10. The Revolution Will Not Be Psychologized

    Published: 2/21/2023
  11. Universe, Adorned: Ornament in Culture, Cosmos, and Consciousness

    Published: 1/9/2023
  12. On Birds, and the Imperative of Mystic Flight

    Published: 11/24/2022
  13. Embodiment Means Being Torn Apart and Flying Away

    Published: 10/24/2022
  14. No One Here Gets Out Alive (The Death Episode)

    Published: 9/17/2022
  15. Reissue: How Trance States Shape the World

    Published: 8/9/2022
  16. I Wish It Could Have Been Another Way (A Lament w/ Peia Luzzi)

    Published: 6/29/2022
  17. Your Consciousness Comes From the Moon

    Published: 5/31/2022
  18. Awake in the Forest of Dangers and Wonders

    Published: 4/26/2022
  19. War and Ritual Ecstasy

    Published: 3/25/2022
  20. Neck Hairs of the Shapeshifter (w/ Simon Thakur)

    Published: 3/9/2022

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The Emerald explores the human experience through a vibrant lens of myth, story, and imagination. Brought to life through the wise, wild, and humorous vision of Joshua Michael Schrei — a teacher and lifelong student of the cosmologies and mythologies of the world — the podcast draws from a deep well of poetry, lore, and mythos to challenge conventional narratives on politics and public discourse, meditation and mindfulness, art, science, literature, and more. At the heart of the podcast is the premise that the imaginative, poetic, animate heart of human experience — elucidated by so many cultures over so many thousands of years — is missing in modern discourse and is urgently needed at a time when humanity is facing unprecedented problems. The Emerald advocates for an imaginative vision of human life and human discourse as it questions deep underlying assumptions about societal progress.