The Green Step


2.6 Taking the Pulse / The New Old Way

Season 2, Ep. 6

Mel and John sit in the Garden to chat about the process of this ceremonial inquiry and living research project at this half way point.

What is emerging and what's love got to do with it?

We remind ourselves about the enormous amounts of food waste intrinsically embedded in our failing system. We share some insights on how to create safe spaces where we can have healthy conflict and truly listen to one another. We reflect on the challenges of living in this failing capitalist system and the visions our guest share for the future.

This ceremony has moved and shaken us as we have co-created it and we share how our lives are evolving as a result. Find the intuitive oracle card reading that accompanies this episode here:

John read us William B. Yeat's poem 'The Second Coming' as we consider the transformation of our society and Mel honors the Wild Wolf Woman within us all with a reading of 'La Loba' by Clarissa Pinkola Estes. Together we are recalling the wild ancient ways in the modern age and asking them to help us grow our regenerative visions as we make our new reality.

Thank you for being part of this process. You are welcome to join our live event on June 4th at 7-9pm on zoom.

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Le grá agus meas,

John & Mel

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2.10 Closing Thoughts / The Sacred Water Cycle

Season 2, Ep. 10
On week 10 we bring you the final episode of our Tales from the Land Community Research Inquiry. We've been probing into the 21st century realities of land use, farming and food production here in Eiré. This week John & Mel reflect on the process, the lessons learned and their experience of the whole process. Join us as we read some of Rumi's mystic poetry, sing a song and review and laugh about all that has come to pass in these past few weeks with the sound of lapping waves in the backgroud.Our final community event and closing ceremony will be held in the Magic Forest on Sunday July 18th from 2-6pm. Please send us a message if you'd like to be there with us! :)Le grá agus meas,Mel & JohnMentioned this week:Find Sophie Strand on Instagram @cosmogynyAdemara Kirrane's Book 'Love on Fire: Waking Up to Divine Love'The Water Blessing Song Magic Forest's Beautiful words invite us to surrender into love as the raindrop falls from the heavens"you've been fearful of being absorbed by the ground or being drawn up by the airNow your water bead let's go and drops into the ocean where it came fromit no longer has the form it had but it is still waterthe essence is the same this giving up is not repenting it's a deep honoring of yourselfwhen the ocean comes to you as a lovermarry it at once - For God's sakedon't postpone itexistence has no better giftno amount of searching will find this"

2.8 An Talamh Gaeilge / Food Ferments

Season 2, Ep. 8
Dia Daiobh!This week we're joined by Michael Cronin and Niamh McDonnell to dive deep into the richly pluralistic lens and microbiomes offered to us by an tanga ghaelige (the Irish language) and fermented foods.☘️What have Irish and Fermented foods have to do with a healthy food system?🇮🇪What does Irish have to teach us about the land? (Or more accurately what doesn't it have to teach us?!)🥬How can fermented foods help us address the root problems in our bodies and the food system?🌟How can Gaeilge and Fermented foods help us challenge the monoculturalism suffusing our society?Niamh is the founder of Plentitude Ferments where she makes and swell Sauerkraut at the local market. As a researcher and artist she has been particularly interested in the power of fermented foods to transform society and empower people. She's on a mission to welcome Umami as the 5th taste of the Irish palette and reinstate Uisneach as the 5th province and heartlands of Éire. Michael is the author of Irish and Ecology - An Ghaeilge agus an Éiceolaíocht. He is Director of the Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation and passionately works to prevent the monolinguals, monocultural modes of thinking. He advocates for a revolution in outdoors teaching where Irish is brought back to the heart of the land that birthed it.This week Mel shares some insight into the realm of the Dagda, the all powerful Father god of the Tuatha de Danann 🍃 and Niall Cutler joins us to share his heartfelt rendition of 'The Incantation of Amergin' by Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin.Thank you to all of the contributers of this weeks podcast.Le grá agus beannachtí,Mel & JohnTo contact the speakers you can email:Niamh - plenitude.ferments@gmail.comMichael -