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In this episode, Dr Espen had a conversation with Michael Meade, a renowned storyteller, author, and scholar of mythology, anthropology, and psychology. They explore how to tap into individual genius, the significance of rites of passage, and the global awakening of humanity.


00:00:00 – Episode trailer

00:01:17 – Introduction to Michael Meade

00:04:33 – Awakening Through Archetypal Transition Rituals

00:07:50 – Transitioning to Deeper Understanding of Humanity

00:10:14 – Butterfly Metamorphosis and Inner Transformation

00:18:34 – The Power of Inner Light in Evolution

00:20:52 – Embracing the Unknown for Personal Growth

00:32:15 – Embracing Uniqueness: Mosaic Voices for Authenticity

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Michael Meade


Michael Meade, D.H.L., is a renowned storyteller, author, and scholar of mythology, anthropology, and psychology. He combines hypnotic storytelling, street-savvy perceptiveness, and spellbinding interpretations of ancient myths with a deep knowledge of cross-cultural rituals. He has an unusual ability to distill and synthesize these disciplines, tapping into ancestral sources of wisdom and connecting them to the stories we are living today. 


He is the author of Awakening the Soul, The Genius Myth, Fate and Destiny, Why the World Doesn’t End, The Water of Life; editor, with James Hillman and Robert Bly, of Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart; and the creator of the Living Myth Podcast. 


Michael Meade is the founder of Mosaic Multicultural Foundation, a nonprofit network of artists, activists, and community builders that encourages greater understanding between diverse peoples.

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