Boston Blake

A mythological lens can reveal layers of meaning that usually remain obscured or hidden. In the Mythic podcast, host Boston Blake explores archetypal themes in ancient legends and modern media, myth and folklore superheroes sci-fi pop culture history current events your personal issues Nothing is off-limits! The Mythic perspective may forever change the way you think about your favorite stories--and yourself. Caution: Listening to this podcast may contribute to increased synchronicity. read less

Decolonizing Mythology with Dr. Monica Mody
May 13 2023
Decolonizing Mythology with Dr. Monica Mody
Welcome to Mythic, where we explore meaningful living through the power of myth, including topics that span ancient lore, modern popular culture, and depth psychology. I'm your host, Boston Blake. Decolonizing Mythology with Dr. Monica Mody About Monica Mody Dr. Monica Mody is a transdisciplinary poet, educator and theorist working at the intersections of embodied regenerative consciousness, earth-based wisdom, and decolonial frameworks of wholeness. She is the author of KALA PANI and a forthcoming poetry collection BRIGHT PARALLEL. She holds a Ph.D. in East-West Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Notre Dame, and a B.A. LL.B. from the National Law School of India University. Her doctoral dissertation was awarded the Kore Award for Best Dissertation in Women and Mythology. Dr. Mody currently serves as Adjunct faculty in the Women's Spirituality Program at CIIS as well as in the Mythological Studies Program at the Pacifica Graduate Institute, and as core faculty in the Doctoral Program in Visionary Practice and Regenerative Leadership at Southwestern College Santa Fe. She was born in Ranchi, India, and lives in San Francisco (Ramaytush Ohlone territory). Key Moments05:03 A very brief history of the Partition of India11:46 Musings on kintsugi14:05 Marija Gimbutas and goddesses of matriarchal societies15:14 Athena’s role in the myth of Medusa19:02 Saraswati and her wild river origins27:43 Sita Sings the BluesLinks for further explorationTusheeta/Tushita, or, Joyous Motherlines - Dr. Monica ModyA Note on Writing “Sarasvati” - Dr. Monica ModySarasvati—a poem by Monica Mody - YouTubeWebsite of Dr. Monica Mody
Enter the Imaginal Realm: Dr. Becca Tarnas on Astrology, Mythology, and Middle Earth
Nov 7 2022
Enter the Imaginal Realm: Dr. Becca Tarnas on Astrology, Mythology, and Middle Earth
MomentsBecca’s Origin StoryConnecting mathematics, mythology, and astrologyA mythic interpretation of the December 2021 Venus-Pluto conjunction. Beauty, sexuality, and the arts meet the underworld extremes.Beauty and the Beast themes in the story of Pluto and VenusThe story of Eros and Psyche plays out in the skyNew tellings of myth from women’s perspective. Madeline Miller, Natalie Haynes. Retelling of myths from vilified women’s perspectives as shadow work and integration.The Queen’s GambitThe Lord of the Rings as an inner journey into shadow and addiction.On encountering Tolkien and making the journey to Middle Earth.How The Lord of the Rings can be applied to real-world experience. Idealism in the face of waning optimism.How astrology can support humanity in turbulent times. (Saturn-Pluto alignment as an augur of global conflict and strife.)A break in the storm Spring 2022-2023Jupiter-Uranus conjunction as a herald of positive change in 2024. Hidden births. The influence of Uranus — revolution, insight, technology, innovation What is the difference between imaginary and the imaginal?The term **genius** once referred to a spirit that seized a person, but now it is applied to the person. How can astrology apply?qMentionsStanislav GroffEsalen InstituteRichard TarnasCIISPacifica Graduate Institute[Enantiodromia]( Queen’s GambitThe Bioneers ConferenceMatthew StelznerPrometheus James HillmanCarl JungHenri CorbanSamuel Taylor ColridgeMundus ImaginalisThe Biographia Literaria
Jennifer Whetzel -  Archetypes, Branding, and Self-Discovery
Sep 20 2021
Jennifer Whetzel - Archetypes, Branding, and Self-Discovery
Guest: Jennifer Whetzel, Ladyjane BrandingContact: jennifer@ladyjanebranding.comWebsite: https://ladyjanebranding.comAbout Jennifer:After more than 25 years in the marketing and advertising industry, and after finding significant symptom relief in medical cannabis and emotional support from community members, Jennifer Whetzel was inspired to use her professional expertise to help businesses in the cannabis industry.In 2018, she founded Ladyjane Branding using the power of Archetypes to help companies develop unique brands that lead to deep connections with consumers. Her background in compliance also led to development of an online course teaching FDA-compliant messaging for CBD and cannabis brands called Sell Joy!In 2019, Jennifer initiated “The Women in Cannabis Study,” an in-depth multimedia research project to understand the journey of women working in the cannabis industry. Results of the study will be forthcoming in a partnership with Hasty Storytelling and the basis of a book written by award-winning author of The Medicalization of Marijuana, Michelle Newhart.In 2020, she co-founded Independent Diamond Brokers, which focuses on B2B networking and events for local Maine growers & retailers.She is also on the Board of Directors for #thisisjaneproject, a non-profit focused on providing education and access to plant medicine for trauma survivors.A prolific reader and lover of nature, in her spare time Jennifer can be found either with her nose in a book or in the woods on her property in Maine.Things we mentioned in the episode: Book: The Hero and the Outlaw by Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen Book: Goddesses in Everywoman by Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen Book: Goddesses in Older Women by Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen Book: Circe by Madeline Miller Book: The Medicalization of Cannabis by Michelle Newhart Organization: Independent Diamond Brokers Organization: Women in Cannabis Book: