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The Emerald
The Emerald
Joshua Schrei

The Emerald explores the human experience through a vibrant lens of myth, story, and imagination. Brought to life through the wise, wild,... more

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On Clouds and Cosmic Law

In the modern world, words like 'law' and 'order' carry with them a good deal of sociocultural baggage, and are... more

09 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 58 minutes
Oh Justice

In times of global upheaval, ecological destruction, and societal inequity, justice can seem very far away. Justice in the modern... more

03 Mar 2024 · 3 hours, 18 minutes
For the Intuitives (Part 2)

Across the globe, the arrival of 'civilization' brought with it the persecution of the seer, the shaman, and the visionary.... more

31 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 58 minutes
For the Intuitives (Part 1)

Across cultures and traditions, there have always been those that speak with the dead, hear voices, enter states of oracular... more

21 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 37 minutes
All of My Lessons Come in the Form of a Sound ( w/ Trevor Hall)

There is... a sound. Many, through the ages, have heard it. It echoes in the world all around us, it... more

21 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 43 minutes
Reissue: On Trauma and Vegetation Gods

Modern discussions on healing individual minds, cultural wounds, and painful societal histories now revolve around the word ‘trauma.’ Yet addressing... more

28 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
So You Want to Be a Sorcerer in the Age of Mythic Powers... (The AI Episode)

The rise of Artificial Intelligence has generated a rush of conversation about benefits and risks, about sentience and intelligence, and... more

12 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 57 minutes
Inanimate Objects Aren't Inanimate (Or Objects)

In the myths and fairytales, everything teems with sentience and agency... Everything is alive. There are talking trees and singing... more

06 Jun 2023 · 2 hours, 5 minutes
Animism is Normative Consciousness (Re-mixed, Re-musicked, and Re-released)

For 98% of human history — over 10,000 generations — our ancestors lived, breathed, and interacted with a world that... more

09 May 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
The Revolution Will Not Be Psychologized, Part 2 (Interview w/ Báyò Akómoláfé)

Báyò Akómoláfé is an author, celebrated speaker, teacher, and self-styled trans-public intellectual whose vocation goes beyond justice and speaking... more

07 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
The Emerald
On Clouds and Cosmic Law
The Emerald