The Primal Happiness Show

This week's show is with Aidan Wachter.

Aidan Wachter has been involved in practical magic since the 1980s.  He is an animist and is deeply concerned with the effects of modern Western life-ways on the human animal, on both physical and spiritual levels. Aidan views a living magical practice as a path to heal many of the problems we face today and a way of being that is intrinsic to the creatures we are. He is the author of Six Ways: Approaches & Entries to Practical Magic and Weaving Fate: Hypersigils, Changing the Past & Telling True Lies.

​In this show we explored what magic is and how to begin your own magical practice.

It’s such a brilliant introduction to listeners who are new to real magic but also those who already have a practice will likely hear something fresh in this conversation because Aidan brings such a fresh approach.

I’d love to know what YOU think about this week's show. Let’s carry on the conversation… please leave a comment below.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • I love Aidan's view that magic is the relationship we have with the field (manifest and unmanifest reality)
  • Don't feel you have to adopt a whole magical tradition lock, stock and barrel... see what magic means to you and what you're drawn to
  • Start with a few simple practices and then adjust and play with different intentions
  • Start with a simple offering ritual: offer food, water, incense to your allies, speak out your intention, after you've created a relationship - ask for their help and see what happens.

Resources and stuff that we spoke about:

Thank you for listening!

There’s fresh episode each week, if you subscribe then you’ll get each new episode delivered to your phone every Tuesday (that way you’ll never miss an episode):

Thank you!
Lian & Jonathan

Direct download: Aidan_Watcher_2_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 2:42pm EST

This week's show is with Tim Corcoran, who is the founder of Purpose Mountain. Tim offers Nature Based Purpose Guidance to support people with a love for wild nature who feel a deep yearning and a burning desire to discover their purpose.
 
Tim is a leader of men’s groups, holistic rites of passage for boys & men, and wilderness vision quests.
 
Healing the cultural rift between the mainstream and indigenous cultures, transformational consciousness work, the spiritual journey, ancestral work, deep nature connection, family and health are all deep commitments in his life.
 
Tim is a heart centered father of two brilliant boys and husband to a magnificent wife, and lives in pristine Sandpoint, Idaho, USA.
 
In this show we spoke about how boys in this modern culture lack the guidance and initiation required to become healthy men, how this is in contrast to how humans have evolved and what parents can do to create rites of passage for their boys.
 
We were joined by a special guest star... my son, Felix, who was the instigator of this conversation and had questions of his own that he wanted to ask Tim.
 
I’d love to know what YOU think about this week's show. Let’s carry on the conversation…  please leave a comment below.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • Between the ages of 12-14, so much is changing for a male human being in terms of the brain and hormones, there's a yearning to know and test themselves and be met by someone who can guide them in that testing. Without having the right initiation guidance, boys will push edges in ways that are potentially destructive to themselves, their families and communities.
  • Boys taking part in guided initiation - by another party, not the parents - gives them the opportunity to discover themselves and their unique expression and bring those gifts back to their communities in a way that can be received and valued.
  • The difference it makes to boys who have journeyed through initiation can and does change the path they would have walked - and an initiation is only ever as good as the cultural container it's held in. We all need true community.

Resources and stuff that we spoke about:

Thank you for listening!

There’s fresh episode each week, if you subscribe then you’ll get each new episode delivered to your phone every Tuesday (that way you’ll never miss an episode):

Thank you!
Lian & Jonathan

Direct download: Tim_Corcoran_2_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 6:09am EST

This week's show is Lian's All The Everything where she jams on an eclectic mix of topics, including questions from listeners. It also airs weekly live on facebook. This is where you can get up close and personal with Lian, get inside her head and see what's she's up to and thinking about.

It also airs live on facebook on the first Friday of every month at 10am (UK time).

In this episode, I...

🌟 Shared what I’ve been up to in the past month (what I’ve been consuming and creating)

🌟 Dived deep into the topic: What your relationship with money reveals about your life

We’d love to know what YOU think about this week's show. Let’s carry on the conversation… please leave a comment below.

The practices I suggested:

  • Notice how you're old money story is creating your life
  • Bring love and appreciation to all the ways that money shows up in your life
  • Create a ceremony of reclamation, for example writing a Ho'oponopono letter

Resources and stuff that we spoke about

Thank you for listening!

There’s fresh episode each week, if you subscribe then you’ll get each new episode delivered to your phone every Tuesday (that way you’ll never miss an episode):

Thank you!
Lian & Jonathan

Direct download: ATE_May_2021_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 9:37am EST

This week's show is with Michelle Akin. Michelle is a Professional Certified Coach working with creatives who are ready to break up with their bullshit excuses and get their art out into the world. As a singer, songwriter, fiction author, and video producer, Michelle has made a name for herself as an authority on what it takes to push past creative blocks and tap into intuition and inspiration.

Her online creative community, "Break Up With Your Bullshit," is filled with tons of artists, sharing their work and lovingly calling each other out on their BS. She is a mom of one, and lives in New Jersey with her husband, mother-in-law, brother-in-law, and two very handsome dogs.

In this show we spoke about creativity... what helps us to create more, what creates flow, how to tell the difference between fear and intuition when it comes to our creative ideas.

I’d love to know what YOU think about this week's show. Let’s carry on the conversation…  please leave a comment below.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • Do what you love - not just in terms of enjoying the creation but also creating what you would enjoy consuming.
  • Our relationship to our creativity is something we can choose to transform and expand, just like anything else. And just like with other transformation, accountability and feedback can be incredibly helpful.
  • Create in a place such as a social media platform that you actually want to spend time in - just like you'd choose to live in a country you actually like!

Resources and stuff that we spoke about:

Direct download: Michelle_Akin_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 1:08pm EST

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