TNP147 Tom Hirons Tracks Collapse + Meaning Through Poetry

Sometimes A Wild God is a powerful poem written by storyteller, author, wilderness vigil guide, and poet, Tom Hirons. In this episode, I ask the poet …

TNP146 Carmen + Holly on Collapse Psychology and the Importance of Grief Ritual Accountability and Play

In Part 2 of my conversation with Holly, we explore collapse grief and death rituals in COVID times, and share fairly extensively about why …

TNP145 Holly Truhlar on Tending the Threshold of Collapse

Holly is a psychotherapist and a lawyer, and what she calls a “collapsitarian” – she’s spent a long time tracking collapse from multiple perspectives …

TNP144 Mimi Young on Intuition + Pandemic Plant Medicine

I'm talking with Mimi Young about clairolfaction, wonderful plant allies for pandemic times, and how to work with tea in a magical – even ancestral – …

TNP143 Bear Hebert on Unlearning Oppression

Bear is a life coach, artist, and social justice educator who helps socially conscious humans align their actions with their values. In their coaching and teaching, they apply a feminist, …

TNP141 Eric Tyrone - Get Woke In Your Dream-Time

Eric Tyrone is the founder of Soul Dreamers and the creator of the "Get Woke In Your Dream-Time" Masterclass. In the past, Eric ran a non-profit …

TNP140 Darius Mills on Conjure Oils Hoodoo Manifestation Magic

Darius Mills is a Conjure Oils expert and to be honest, probably the one of the most charming guests I’ve ever had. In this interview, Darius shares how he used hoodoo conjure magic to …

TNP139 Colonial Influence on Hide Tanning Past and Present with Mara Cur

This is the continuation of my conversation with Mara Cur , a hide tanner, hunter, wildcrafter, herbalist and wilder punk extraordinaire. In this episode Mara talks about the history of …

TNP138 Mara Cur on Hide Tanning and the Orphans Journey

Mara Cur is a hide tanner, hunter, wildcrafter, and herbalist. She is a teacher of mine that I’m excited to share with you because I love her …

TNP137 Sharon Ross Afrovivalist on Emergency Preparedness

Sharon Ross, aka Afrovivalist, is an African American woman, huntress and survivalist in America here to teach city folks how to prepare for any and …

TNP136: Maia Toll on Working with Plant, Animal and Crystal Allies in Troubled Times

Maia Toll is with us today speaking about creating kinship with other-than-human friends. Maia is the author of The wild Wisdom series which includes

TNP132 Somatic Mentoring with Patti Elledge

This episode is part case consult, part psychoeducation, part storytelling. I'm so excited to share with you a conversation with my Clinical …

TNP130: Sigil Witchery with Laura Tempest Zakroff

The world of sigil witchery can be both fascinating and intimidating depending on your relationship to your artistic side. I was happy I mustered up the courage to try my hand at sigil …

TNP129 Palm Reading with Helene Saucedo - sponsored by Elate Clean Cosmetics

Handful of Stars is the new book from Helene Saucedo about the ancient art of hand analysis common known as palm reading. It's a tool for …

TNP126 Controlled Remote Viewing with Lori Lambert Williams

I'm thrilled to be speaking with Lori Lambert Williams today about Controlled Remote Viewing – a protocol to access the subconscious and determine …

TNP125 Stephanie Papik on Inuit Tattoos and Cultural Reclamation

Stephanie Papik is an indigenous Inuit woman, experienced facilitator and program manager, current Director of Indigenous Relations and stakeholder …

TNP124 Elizabeth Brown on Dowsing + Causative Diagnosis for Optimal Health 2

Elizabeth Brown is a master dowser and author of DOWSING: The Ultimate Guide For The 21st Century. Her storied career includes the co-founding and …

TNP123 Sarah Kerr on Being a Death Doula and Coping With Loss When a Pet or Plant Friend Dies

Sarah Kerr is a death doula and ritual healing practitioner. She work with dying people and their families, as well as families navigating the death …

TNP121- Alexandra Stein on Disorganized Attachment in Cults Totalitarian Regimes

How do you know if you're in a cult? And, how does an open society confront propaganda, brainwashing, and the rise of fascism? That's the …

TNP122 Pashta MaryMoon on Accompanying the Dying Hospice Singing and Preparing for our Death

Pashta MaryMoon is a death doula, a Wiccan, a Quaker, and a longtime fan of Jesus. In fact, before we get to our conversation on death and dying, …

TNP120 Tiffany Joseph on Adaptation

I'm delighted to welcome back to the podcast, Tiffany Śwxeloselwet Joseph, to talk adapting to catastrophic collapse. Tiffany tells us stories about …

TNP118 Patti Elledge on the Neurobiology of Attachment, Grieving Together, and Mobilizing Outrage

Patti Elledge is a Trauma Healing Specialist and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner with a private practice in Asheville, NC. She's my supervisor and mentor and I'm here to tell the world: I …

TNP117 Monique Gray Smith on the What Why How of Territorial Acknowledgements

My guest today is author, speaker and consultant, Monique Gary Smith. We're talking about Territorial Acknowledgements, a small act of Reconciliation …

TNP114 Jessie Hemphill on Indigenizing Urban Design Collapse Awareness

I'm delighted to welcome Jessie Hemphill back to the show to talk about Indigenizing Urban Design and also what we can learn about collapse and …

TNP113 Daniel Foor on Animism

In this episode, I'm speaking with author, teacher, animist and family therapist, Dr.Daniel Foor. I specifically wanted to ask him about an animist's approach to food, killing, climate …

TNP112 Tending The Threshold with Holly Truhlar

Tending The Threshold is an event happening in Ashland, Oregon, on May 26 and 27th, 2018. Tickets can information can be found at …

TNP111 Tending The Threshold with Bayo Akomolafe

Tending The Threshold is an event happening in Ashland, Oregon, on May 26 and 27th, 2018. Tickets can information can be found at …

TNP110 Tending The Threshold With Desiree Adaway

Tending The Threshold is an event happening in Ashland, Oregon, on May 26 and 27th, 2018. Tickets can information can be found at …

TNP109 Tending The Threshold with Rachael Rice and Bec Stupak

Tending The Threshold is an event happening in Ashland, Oregon, on May 26 and 27th, 2018. Tickets can information can be found at …

TNP108 Tending The Threshold with Donnie Maclurcan

Tending The Threshold is an event happening in Ashland, Oregon, on May 26 and 27th, 2018. Tickets can information can be found at …

TNP107 Tending The Threshold with Aaron Ortega

Tending The Threshold is an event happening in Ashland, Oregon, on May 26 and 27th, 2018. Tickets can information can be found at …

TNP106 Tending The Threshold with Aftab Erfan

Tending The Threshold is an event happening in Ashland, Oregon, on May 26 and 27th, 2018. Tickets can information can be found at …

TNP105 Tending The Threshold With Tannur Shewrightz Ali

Tending The Threshold is an event happening in Ashland, Oregon, on May 26 and 27th, 2018. Tickets can information can be found at …

TNP102 Sarah Selecky Radiant Shimmering Light

Sarah Selecky is the author of This Cake Is for The Party, a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, arguably Canada's highest literary award. The New York Times called her stories …

TNP100 Cocktail Pairings For Your Listening Pleasure

Holy moly! One hundred episodes. I am indulging quite a bit with this episode; I offer you nothing new here except some tasty cocktail recipes. The …

TNP99: John Michael Greer on Monsters + Magical Beings

Yes, Monsters. Today's topic is on the fringe of the mainstream which is ironic considering so many people have ghost stories and tales of strange and bewildering encounters with mysterious …

TNP97 Ancestry Funerals and Writing at 4am with Leesa Renee Hall

Leesa Renee Hall is a speaker, writer and tech industry veteran. I first became aware of Leesa's work when she introduced me to the notion of the "Like" fast and social media algorithms …

TNP95: Preparing for Quest with Ashley + Patricia

Ashley asks some great questions and Patricia (who's a veteran attending her second Quest this spring) dishes on the details. We talk about our daily agenda over the twelve days, how and …

TNP94 Mapping Reclamation with Rachael Maddox

Rachael Maddox is a trauma resolution educator, coach and guide. In this conversation, she shares with us her Map of Reclamation and a generous …

TNP93 Queer Nature with Pinar and So Sinopoulos-Lloyd

This interview featuring Pinar and So Sinopoulos-Lloyd holds a special place in my heart; it's not often I meet people who speak my mind so clearly. …

TNP92 Sufism Dreamwork and Belonging with Toko-pa Turner

I'm thrilled to welcome esteemed dreamwork practitioner, Toko-pa Turner to the podcast today! Although we live relatively close to each other and have several friends in common, this is our …

TNP91 Emelia Is Trying To Be Good

Buckle up for a wild conversation that explores the highs and lows of spiritual self-help, addiction, parenting, trauma, relationships, bereavement and motherhood. Emelia Symington Fedy is …

TNP90 The Celtic Golden Dawn with John Michael Greer

Are you ready for a deep dive into mystery schools, Druidry, the Kabbala, the Tree of Life, the Gnostics, and geomancy? What?? All in one …

TNP89 Journey of the Psychopomp with Cat Webb

Classically speaking, a psychopomp is a deity or supernatural being who would guide the souls of the dead to their resting place in the afterlife. In …

TNP87 Tada Hozumi on the Body, Shame and Money

Tada Hozumi is an activist, body-centred therapist, street dancer and radical entrepreneur. His passion is helping social justice communities …

TNP86 Channelling Change with Jenn Richardson

"Not everyone can be saved, but everyone is worth loving." Jenn Richardson

Jenn was a Mentoring client, who came to a couple of my retreats, and then Quest and is now a dear, dear friend …

TNP85 Therese Cator on Shadow Alchemy Life As Ceremony

Thérèse Cator is a Spiritual Leadership Coach + Teacher, Shadow Alchemist, and Soul Artist and comes from a lineage of healers, spiritual teachers, …

TNP84 Honouring Ancestors with Rachael Rice

Rachael Rice is an artist, teacher, musician, truth-teller, and whistle-blower amongst many, many other things. In this intimate conversation, we talk about the death of her mother and how …

TNP82- The Eclipse The Gleaners And Ruben And I

This is a gentle little episode. It's just a recording of me and my husband, Ruben, musing about appropriate rituals for the upcoming solar eclipse. …

TNP80: Quest Q&A ~ Your Top 10 FAQs Answered By Ones Who've Just Returned From The Wilderness

I'm so excited about this episode! It's me with four dear souls who've recently returned from their 12-day Wilderness Quests experience. 

These are …

TNP79 Layla Saad on Perspectives of a Black Muslim Woman on the Priestess Path

I'm so pleased to welcome Layla to the show, all the way from Qatar!

Layla is a Black Muslim woman who has lived both in the West and the Middle East and has an interesting perspective on …

TNP76: L'Erin Alta on Lineage + Legacy

It makes sense that a very unique and special person would have a very unique and special upbringing. Today's guest, L'Erin Alta, is a soul guide, …

TNP75 Jennifer Jacquet Asks Is Shame Necessary

I have been thinking about shame for a couple of years now. Mostly, I have socially unacceptable thoughts about it.

But since reading Jennifer …

TNP73 Charlene Spretnak on Reclaiming PrePatriarchal Goddesses

I'm absolutely thrilled to have Charlene Spretnak on the show today.

Charlene is a prolific author in the fields of feminist women's spirituality, …

TNP72 Alexis P. Morgan on Witchcraft Magic Liberation

I'm so excited about this show! Alexis P. Morgan is an artist, activist, pan Germanic heathen, and sorceress.

In this episode we talk about cultural …

TNP71 Kelly Diels on the Female Lifestyle Empowerment Brand

Let’s talk about the connection between “conscious marketing” and Pick Up Artist culture, shall we? You may be surprised to discover that there’s …

TNP70 Sewit Thomas Jones on Lanaguage and Belonging

Today on the podcast I’m speaking with Sewit who goes by the English name, Thomas Jones. Sewit is a scholar of linguistics and I had the opportunity …

TNP69- Tiffany Jospeh on Language Land and Everything Important

In this moving and memorable episode, I'm talking with Tiffany Joseph about indigenous language revitalization, sense of place, and navigating settler-indigenous relations with an aim …

TNP68: Janet Rogers on Art, History and Strong Women

In this free ranging conversation with artist, poet and playwright, Janet Rogers, I have an opportunity to learn about some of the iconic female artists who've inspired some of Janet's work.

TNP66 Aftab Erfan on Safe Spaces

I'm so pleased to welcome to the podcast, Aftab Erfan, Director of Dialogue and Conflict Engagement at the University of British Columbia.

Aftab is …

TNP67 Confronting Whiteness with Rachael Rice and Marybeth Bonfiglio

I'm not gonna lie. This one's a doozy. In this episode of the podcast, I am the guest and I say the F word and several other swear words, a lot.

The …

TNP65: Jessie Hemphill on Walking Between The Worlds

Today I'm talking to my girl, Jessie Hemphill, and we're having a warm and wonderful conversation. It's like we're all sitting down for tea and …

TNP64: Learning To See In The Dark

This special episode is a recording of an hour-long keynote address I gave in the fall of 2016. The title of the talk is, "Learning To See In The Dark: Reclaiming Our Power, Transforming …

TNP63: Healing The Abandonment Wound {Special Mini-Series Part 3 of 3}

In this final episode, I talk more about the spiritual void underpinning the abandonment wound.

I also provide a framework and suggested exercises that clinical hypnotherapists and other …

TNP61: Healing the Abandonment Wound {Special Mini-Series Part 1 of 3}

A therapist I once worked with said it best:

Abandonment is the gap between what you need and what you get.

Abandonment arouses the primal fear of infancy and childhood, that of being left …

TNP60 Lindsay Rose Turner - How The Healer Heals Herself

Lindsay Rose is a Reiki Master and intuition development teacher who has experienced more than her fair share of loss and tragedy in her life. In this episode, Lindsay shares the intimate …

TNP58: Carrie Klassen on Kindness + Goodness in Business + Life

My marketing crush, Carrie Klassen, shares the story of a heart-wrenching experience that occurred while she was volunteering at a shelter for abused …

TNP57: Homeless + Hopeless to Unbounded Joy with Shayla Logan

When she was 19, Shayla Logan was homeless and suffering from severe depression with suicidal tendencies. For six months, she lived on the street while working her way through the court …

TNP56: Motherless Daughter, Mother, Sheila Webster

What is the size and shape of the wound of absence? When she was 11 years old, Sheila Webster's mother died of cancer. With tender open-heartedness, …

TNP55: Nicole Foss on How To Build A Lifeboat

International energy and finance analyst, Nicole Foss, breaks it down for us: what is really coming down the road in terms of systemic financial …

TNP54: Nicole Foss on Navigating the Perfect Financial Storm

How do we cope with personal and public debt in an age of global markets and possible Econopocalypse? We're talking with international energy and …

TNP53: Astronomy's Mysteries with John Reid

In a universe that's at least 13 billion years old and at least 13 billion light years across, how is it possible we've never had contact with …

TNP52: Humanism, Atheism + Optimism with Emrys Miller

Graphic designer, Emrys Miller, has worked as an artistic director for both a yoga magazine and a skeptic magazine - what the??? How does he, and how do we, make sense of the world using …

TNP50: Carmen & Ruben on Badass Backyard Spirituality

For this special milestone episode, my husband, Ruben Anderson, interviews me. A self-proclaimed atheist, Ruben starts out with basic questions about intuition and spirituality. But things …

TNP49: Carolyn Baker on Grief + Love During Collapse

This week on the podcast we're getting to the heart of it all: facing environmental, economic and social decline and the sheer amount of grief that …

TNP48: Christopher Lloyd Clarke on Meditation + Music

This week my guest is musical artist, Christopher Lloyd Clarke. Christopher is the creative spirit behind all of the music in The Numinous School. I …

TNP47: Indigo Ocean Dutton on Saying Yes to Happiness

Indigo Ocean is the founder and champion of multiple service organizations, an entrepreneur, a self-made millionaire, and a consultant for …

TNP46: Mirabella Ponders the Mystery

A conversation with my 11 year old daughter, Mirabella, about intelligent life in the universe, lucid dreaming, parking angels and what happens after …

TNP45: Emrys Damon Miller on Graphic Design + Shamanism

In this episode, we re-imagine the design process as a form of shamanic journey. Emrys Damon Miller is the founder and creator of Rocketday Arts, a communications studio which helps clients …

TNP44: John Michael Greer on Mystery Teachings from the Living Earth

John Michael Greer is the current Grand Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America, a longtime Golden Dawn initiate and scholar of the …

TNP43: Miss Rosie Bitts on Feminism, Burlesque + Self-Expression (Or, Learning to Love Your Jiggly Bits)

The Fabulous Miss Rosie Bitts is a burlesque diva, chanteuse, and sex and body-positive educator with a mission to empower. In this episode, we talk …

TNP42: Mark Silver on Sufism + The Heart of Business

Mark Silver is an entrepreneur, business coach, Sufi Master, and has a great sense of humour - such a great combination! He helps his clients "witness the love that's present in business …

TNP41: Elle North on Tarot + Intuition

Elle North is a tarot teacher, a reiki trainer and the creator of visually stunning websites for spirited entrepreneurs. I love the look and feel of Elle's designs and that's what drew me …

TNP39: Rachelle Lamb on Relating, Language + Poetry

Rachelle Lamb specializes in conflict resolution and breakthrough conversations. In this intimate conversation, Rachelle invites us to explore our …

TNP38: Brooke Semple on Culture, Design + Authenticity

Hey, what do you think of my website design? I really love it - it's a beautifully executed interpretation of my vision and it makes me feel good. …

TNP37: Carmen Answers Listener Questions {Part 3}

Here's what I'm addressing in this, the last in a 3-part series of answering your questions:

Carmen Spagnola

#1. What does it mean when you see number sequences …

TNP36: Carmen Spagnola Answers Listener Questions {Part 2}

Trusting your pendulum: this week I seek advice from a veteran spiritual bookstore owner and also give three tips for getting more accurate …

TNP35: Carmen Answers Listener Questions Pt.1

Mailbag time! I'm always getting questions about how to trust one's intuition more and in this episode, I get ranty about it. This is part one of a 3-part series in which I respond to …

TNP34: Marketing, Healing + Authenticity with Tad Hargrave

Tad Hargrave of Marketing for Hippies is a dear friend and trusted teacher, advisor and mentor of mine. If you like my style of marketing, you'll enjoy his work because he's probably had …

TNP33: Community, Autonomy + Forgiveness with Michael Phillips

In this third and final episode of my three part conversation with Michael, he tells me about leaving Berkeley and the Communist Party behind, …

TNP32: Sex, Spirituality + Intuition with Lesley Stedmon

We're going there this week on The Numinous Podcast: sex, spirituality, intuition and creativity with Registered Nurse and Certified Sexual Health Educator, Lesley Stedmon. How does our …

TNP30: Kate Sitka on Intuitive Communication with the Animal Kingdom

Kate Sitka has been able to communicate psychically with animals since she was a little girl. In this episode of The Numinous Podcast, we're talking about how to open dialogue with your …

TNP29: Conscious Parenting with Colleen Adrian

How do you teach your child about intuition and staying connected to their inner wisdom? What if your child really doesn't want to listen? What do you do if you get a bad feeling about one …

TNP28: Communism, The Beatniks + the Guru with Michael Phillips

Welcome back to my very special guest, Michael Phillips! In this week's episode, Michael tells about his upbringing as a Communist in 1940s America, …

TNP27: Shamanism + The Corporate World with Agneta

This week's episode features my friend, Agneta, a Swedish executive leadership coach who, oh by the way, also studied shamanism with some of the most …

TNP24: Grieving for Susan + Civilization with Michael Phillips

This week's episode is a tender portrait of loss, destruction and the pain of living in our times. 



 I have a very special friendship with Michael; a …

TNP23: Georgia Nicols on Making the Most of Mercury Retrograde

Think you're out of the woods because Mercury has finally gone direct? Nuh uh says Canada's favourite astrologer, Georgia Nicols.



On this week's …

TNP21: Culture, Colonialism + Spirituality with Josiah Neufeld

This week I'm talking with Josiah Neufeld, a Vancouver-based writer whose journalism, essays and short fiction have appeared in The Walrus, Hazlitt, The Globe and Mail, Prairie Fire, The …

TNP20: Llynne Phillips + Sacred Poetry

This episode celebrates the poetry that touches our soul and moves us. Llynne Phillips is a poet and poetry fan and today she shares her favourites …

TNP19: Monique Gray Smith on Ceremony + Sacredness with Children

In this episode, I'm talking with author and speaker, Monique Gray Smith, about how parents can weave ceremony and ritual into every day experiences …

TNP18: Arthurian Legend Leadership Lessons with Kent Osborne

This week on The Numinous Podcast is Kent Osborne, an Executive Coach and Leadership Development Trainer with a unique approach. Kent incorporates …

TNP 17: Shakti Roumagoux: Catholic, Quaker, Engaged Buddhist

I'm thrilled to introduce you to a Friend, elder and spiritual mentor, Shakti Earleen Roumagoux. She grew up Catholic and attended Jesuit university. …

TNP 16: Jena DellaGrottaglia on Art + Intuition

Ever wonder who created the art in your favourite oracle deck? I did. So I did some sleuthing and tracked her down. And now we're friends! It's like a superfan fairy tale. Jena …

TNP 15: Lauren Bacon with Tools to Diffuse Imposter Syndrome and Comparison

I'm so excited for this week's episode because my guest is someone who inspires me weekly with her insight and thought leadership on topics as varied as entrepreneurship, gender, creativity …

TNP 12: Georgia Nicols on Astrology + Patterning of Knowledge

This week's episode features everyone's favourite astrologer, Georgia Nicols! Georgia explains that intuition isn't part of her approach to astrology …

TNP 11: Public, Private + Political with Louise

Today's podcast is a conversation with a woman who first came to me as a client, and who became a dear friend. Louise is the mother of three boys, a …

TNP 10: Sandra Yancey on Intuition in Business

Episode 10


The Numinous Podcast with Carmen Spagnola is a show about Intuition & Spirituality, featuring interesting conversations with everyday …

TNP episode 9: Meditation, Channeling and Connection with Dr.Jonni Gray

Episode 9


The Numinous Podcast with Carmen Spagnola is a show about Intuition & Spirituality, featuring interesting conversations with everyday …

TNP episode 8: Better Living Through Metaphor with Sarah Selecky

Today I'm talking to my friend, Sarah Selecky, about the parallels between the writing and working with intuition. We also give metaphor the love it …

TNP episode 6: Divine Self-care with Elena Lipson

My guest for today's show is Elena Lipson, a Divine Self-Care Mentor who helps conscious mamas take care of their most important asset: Themselves! Women work so hard in their businesses …

TNP episode 3 (Special Edition) Carmen: Pt.3 Becoming Your Own Spiritual Advisor

Part 3 of 3: In this show, Carmen shares the story of her long, dark night of the soul from bankruptcy and welfare to re-emergence.

TNP episode 1 (Special Edition) Carmen: Pt.1 Becoming Your Own Spiritual Advisor

Part 1 of 3:  In this special episode, Carmen introduces herself and shares some of her own spiritual journey including the influence of Joseph Campbell, First Nations spirituality and more.

TNP episode 2 (Special Edition) Carmen: Pt.2 Becoming Your Own Spiritual Advisor

Part 2 of 3. In this episode, Carmen talks about the first stages of spiritual development, including initiation and threshold experiences.

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