02 THE PROBLEM WITH MANIFESTATION

Why are New Agers obsessed with 'selling' manifestation? Is it a powerful life tool, or just fuzzy wishful thinking (creating a “god's shopping list” of stuff your ego wants)? Is reality even MEANT to be manipulated? This episode investigates the hotbed of naivety,...

01 SPIRITUAL SMACKDOWN

Welcome back to Season 2! Is modern spirituality just about showing off? Does drinking kale juice and getting a Sanskrit tattoo actually fast-track you to Enlightenment? How come straight, white, privileged middle-class men rarely visit psychics? What about 'magical...
THE ART OF DEEP LISTENING

THE ART OF DEEP LISTENING

The earth has music for those who listen - William Shakespeare Last week I was walking across a very busy, noisy, congested seaside caravan park, surrounded by distractions (screaming kids, dogs, BBQs) -- when a breeze blew. For no explicable reason, out of nowhere,...
SMOKING AND SPIRITUALITY

SMOKING AND SPIRITUALITY

We've all grown up in the past 30 years hearing nothing but horrible, awful things about cigarettes, cancer and the tobacco industry, whilst shaming smokers out of more and more public places. And yet many people still smoke – including “clean-living spiritual...
QUEEN, PRIESTESS, GODDESS, YOU

QUEEN, PRIESTESS, GODDESS, YOU

Anyone who made it through all three Fifty Shades of Grey novels (ahem) will remember that the most annoying part of the entire trilogy was not the problems of disempowerment, consent vs abuse, the author's insufficient grasp of S&M etc -- it was the repeated use...