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Dedicated to “anything we need to know to have a democracy”: Democratic Animism, Pragmatic Mysticism, Applied Divination, Renaissance of Reverent Ingenuity. Hosted by Caroline Casey. Her guests are allies contributing to a culture of reverent ingenuity. Critique and Solution.

Dedicated to “anything we need to know to have a democracy”: Democratic Animism, Pragmatic Mysticism, Applied Divination, Renaissance of Reverent Ingenuity. Hosted by Caroline Casey. Her guests are allies contributing to a culture of reverent ingenuity. Critique and Solution.


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Dedicated to “anything we need to know to have a democracy”: Democratic Animism, Pragmatic Mysticism, Applied Divination, Renaissance of Reverent Ingenuity. Hosted by Caroline Casey. Her guests are allies contributing to a culture of reverent ingenuity. Critique and Solution.




The Visionary Activist Show – Out of Silence, Sound

photo of Susan Griffin by Irene Young Caroline hosts fellow Council of Unreasonable Women, alumna Susan Griffin, “radical feminist philosopher, essayist, novelist and playwright particularly known for her innovative, hybrid-form ecofeminist works.” on her 80th birthday! Honoring her latest book “Out of Silence, Sound. Out of Nothing, Something. (A Writers Guide)” in which she be embodied encouraging, soothing, rousing fierce gentle Mentor of writing craft, to all of us who seek to gather our...

The Visionary Activist Show – Cultivating Wonder, Curiosity & Biophilia

Cultivating Wonder, Curiosity & Biophilia to re-kin with what remains of our Fauna Caroline re-hosts Dan Flores, author of 11 books, including Coyote America, and his most recent Wild New World: the Epic Story of Animals and People in America, Flora Fauna from Pleistocene, 66 million years ago, to now… “deep-time history of animals and humans in North America detailing human-wildlife relations across the continent, the sixth extinction, and the odyssey of species recovery in recent decades.”...


The Visionary Activist Show – Tales of Environmental Devastation & Recovery

Tales of Environmental Devastation & Recovery Caroline re-hosts learned Druid, Hermetic, Masonic initiate, John Michael Greer, author of over 50 books on esoteric traditions, nature spirituality, and the future of industrial society; whose resonant erudition finds latest expression in “The Ceremony of the Grail, Ancient Mysteries, Gnostic Heresies and the Lost Rituals of Freemasonry.” The post The Visionary Activist Show – Tales of Environmental Devastation & Recovery...


The Visionary Activist Show – Re-Examining the Constitution

Political and Catastrophic Climate Chaos, join with Caroline in welcoming Robert Ovetz, author of “We the Elites -Why the US Constitution serves the few.” Ovetz examines the Constitution for what it is – a rulebook for elites to protect capitalism from democracy. Social movements have misplaced faith in the Constitution as a tool for achieving justice when it actually impedes social change through the many roadblocks and obstructions we call ‘checks and balances’. This stymies urgent...


The Visionary Activist Show – Archive: Ukrainian Earth Story Trickster Magic

Replaying interview with Max Dashu earlier this year ~ Ukrainian Earth Story Trickster Magic: A rollicking, raucous rambling playful, cahoot betwixt Caroline and Max Dashu, Keeper of Suppressed Histories Archives, erudite fantabulous history mythic scholar guide, as we delve into the deep magic of the Slavic world, the animism of Ukraine, how it hums everywhere. Chernobyl is the secret name of” mugwort.” “Servant of the People”- Zelensky’s tv show – magic… Power of story… Max Dashu founded...


The Visionary Activist Show – Dark o Moon Dark o Year

As the Mythic is suffusing incarnational actuality, Caroline welcomes the return of Sophie Strand, author of “The Flowering Wand – re-wilding the Sacred Masculine.” “Put down the sword, and pick up the wand!” for on-going Solstice Magic. Sophie Strand is a poet, writer who syncretizes her vast Sagittarian Inquiry, collages, spiralling forth, like her beloved mushroom spores, into increasing cultural receptivity; teasing all into pertinence to now. What does, and shall, our culture encourage...


The Visionary Activist Show – Honoring Stephen Buhner

Stephen Buhner Fund Drive Honoring Stephen Buhner, practicing botanical animist, polymath, who went back-stage, December 8th, and re-guesting Stephen’s herbal bardic colleague, Sean Padraic O’Donoghue that we may embrace the assignment Stephen be handing to us…playing excerpts from 2 shows with Stephen (Included in our premium audio collection..) and touting his fantabulous book, “Plant Intelligence & the Imaginal Realms.” (also offered as premia….)


The Visionary Activist Show – Partnering with our Ingenious Beaver Kin

Caroline welcomes Leila Philip author of “Beaverland” a consummate history and guide to our Ingenious kin, Beaver People, their travails, and resilient return… who fire-proof the land… contribute to community well-being… If we just approach the world with Reverent Curiosity, “What’s your story?!” why then, we humans would rejoin the choreography of creation, and be ok Citizens… Leila Philip is the author of award-winning books of literary nonfiction, a Guggenheim Fellow, she has also been...


The Visionary Activist Show – Micro-dosing vastness

Michael Stocker (center) with OCR team in Alaska Caroline Welcomes Michael Stocker, Marine bio-acoustician, writer, musician, that we may invoke an Oceanic response to dissolve human hubris, in the salve of sanity…. To protect the Ocean – let’s become more like the Ocean…. and weave dedication for collective well-being into… all of our thoughts, words, deeds… an acoustician by trade, and a musician by avocation. He has written and spoken about ocean bio-acoustics since 1992, presenting in...


The Visionary Activist Show – Feast of Gratitude

Caroline Welcomes the return of Sarah Wolcott and Kristine Hill, gathering to brew a metaphoric feast of Gratitude, as Jupiter the Intelligence of Giving Thanks, Blessing, & Story stations, in its Piscean realm. So Thanks Giving be redemptively real now. Metaphor, myth and music, be the incarnational garb whereby Power enters the world. Jupiter stations at the “prism” degree – unifying Vision dissolving division… On yesterday’s New Moon in Sagittarius – Jupiter’s out going realm.The quest...


The Visionary Activist Show – Election Metaphoric Response & Ritual

Caroline re-hosts Sean Padraig O’Donoghue, herbalist, Bard, wizard, writer part of our Rapid Metaphoric Response Team…as we be Diving into the Dark, yet “in the mood for a good mood;” with our cauldron into which we toss poisonous cruelty, that it be dissolved from the human repertoire, and from which we ladle liberating blessing… This ritual disguised as an election be on-going…. and so be our dedicated steady engagement…Dementors in dis-array-so we spiral out of the way. Hee-Hee!...


The Visionary Activist Show – Gen Z & Democracy

Caroline welcomes Gen Z Activist, Victor Shi for on-going election encouragement, honoring the participatory up-welling of youth vote, necessary for Democracy, hence Earth to survive… All generations contributing their customized cultural woof. Who brought what to this Renaissance? And for the second half of our show, returning political ally, Patricia Ewing to continue the discussion. Twitter @VictorShi2020 Youngest Biden Delegate 2020 and former White House intern. Gen Z activist. UCLA...


The Visionary Activist Show – Election Magic Radio

Starhawk (Credit: Stephan Readmond) Caroline hosts long-time indefatigable ally of all life, Star Hawk, whose life-long dedication has been a syncretizing of the political magical realms: myriad ways to participate. Let’s feel ourselves in resonant accord with the Choreography of Creation. “Tyrants don’t care if they are hated – as long as the people don’t love the Earth.” We love the Earth! And she is voting through us, that we inaugurate Ingenious altruism… Starhawk is an author, activist,...


The Visionary Activist Show – Honoring Halloween & Pluto

Caroline welcomes Sara Wolcott and Kristine Hill for Honoring Halloween. America’s spooky Pluto return, retrieving “The cosmo-vision that America’s founding fathers either never understood or purposefully ignored…We are descendants of the men who sat together; the founding fathers of the United States and the members of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. (and Caroline, descendant of Thomas Dudley, 2nd Governor of Mass, who kicked Roger Williams out, ’cause he wanted to cooperate with Native...


The Visionary Activist Show – Dark o Moon Council

Caroline Welcomes Jerome McGeorge to Vision Social Harmony, & consider, magnetize & animate the guiding narrative for collective well-being- unfurling before us…. Astro*mytho Wizard Ally Agent of Green Man: longtime organic*bioregional farmer, founding member of Coulee Region Organic Produce Pool (CROPP), the cooperative that is “Organic Valley” …2000 farms! Support The Visionary Activist Show on Patreon for weekly Chart & Themes ($4/month) and more… *Woof*Woof*Wanna*Play?!?* The post The...


The Visionary Activist Show – Mythic News!

Visionary Activist Show goes live January 6th- Mythic News edition… The Visionary Activist Radio Show today may be potentially pre-empted by worthy Jan 6th committee hearing broadcast coverage ~ if it should end before 2pm Pacific time, Caroline may go live on radio, to segue into mythic news coverage… KPFA is putting together a national broadcast of the next Jan 6th committee hearing. This will be on: Thursday, October 13th from 10:00 am Pacific time (potentially to 3:00 pm Pacific time.)...


The Visionary Activist Show – Sweet Tooth & Claw

Caroline hosts Kristin Ohlson, whose most recent invaluable book is Sweet in Tooth and Claw: Stories of Generosity and Cooperation in the Natural World – Full Moon Waxing, that humans be inspired by such to rejoin the collaborative dance. Quoting Darwin’s contemporary, the Russian scientist-anarchist Peter Kropotkin: “Who are the fittest: those who are continually at war with each other, or those who support one another? We at once see that those animals which acquire habits of mutual aid...


The Visionary Activist Show – Words to Live By

Caroline Hosts Sam Henry; the creator and curator of Daily Wisdom Texts ( Daily Wisdom Texts is a subscription service that sends you text messages from wisdom literature each day to provide a daily moment of meditative reflection. Announcing a partnership with great ally-guest Egyptian aphorism artist, Yahia Lababidi, whom we will quote with abandon this Fund Drive hour. Aspiring to Click & Clack, Statler & Waldorf, Caroline and Sam shall to and fro:...


The Visionary Activist Show – Deliberate Dedication to Democracy

Caroline Plays excerpts from team Equinox presentation, honoring Democratic Animism Now! (a magnetizing pledge incentive for $75), and co-riffs with Patricia Ewing that we may all spiral into Equinoctial Equilibrium, to be agents of cool response in a hot reactive world… Patricia is the former Deputy Chief of Staff to Vice President Al Gore, Deputy Chief of Staff to U.S. Senator Harris Wofford (PA), Political Director for Governor Mario Cuomo and Business-to-Business Executive (NYS). During...


The Visionary Activist Show – Re-Storying Equilibrium at Equinox by re-wedding the Land

The unified King and Queen from the alchemical Philosophia Reformata (1622) by Johann Daniel Mylius Caroline re-welcomes up-coming election magic council co-cahooter Patricia Ewing, bringing liberating political diagnostic strategy, and Sean Padraig O’Donoghue, contributing Bardic Equinox guiding for deliberate democracy…. Equal Night & Day, Equal Mars and Venus, Equal humans and rest of our kin! “Nae King, nae Quin, we willna be fooled agin,” sayeth the Wee Free Men (via Terry Pratchett)....