Pods from the Far Beyond
With Palden Jenkins on voicebox and brainbox
from the far west of Cornwall, UK
Latest podcast: Treading the Edge.
This is close-up and personal: I am in bed, very ill and dealing with some basic issues that we don't often drill down to in ordinary life. Recorded at 4 in the morning on Saturday 9th October 2021. Not necessarily easy listening, it may be valuable to people who have been through similar struggles, or who might be facing it. Ultimately it concerns our feelings about life and about dying. Oh, and also we meet a big flock of crows, doing their dance.
Download it on the right. Each podcast is 16-20 mins long. --->
This is an occasional series of insightful podcasts on a wide range of subjects by a 1960s veteran who never quite gave up. Now doing battle with bone marrow cancer (myeloma), I still have a few things to say and do before I go.
Whether or not you agree with this stuff, or whether or not I'm correct, I hope it connects a few dots, assisting your ruminations.
I've been a founder of several projects, a writer and editor of quite a few books, a speaker from many stages, a humanitarian, peacemaker, seer and historian. Oh, and an astrologer and geomancer. And a webmaster, and so on.
These podcasts tell of some of the things I've learned along the way. The way continues. You never really get to the destination - there's always more - though, strangely, accepting that makes getting there easier.
Since contracting cancer in 2019, I haven't been able to get around as before, so I just take short hobbling walks. Living in a homely cabin on an organic farm near Land's End, reasonably far from that madding crowd, I'm listening and watching, writing and podcasting whatever comes up as the zeitgeist twiggles my antennae. And yours. In a way, you listeners pull it out of me.
When the weather is good, the recording studio is just down the field by a stream near the woods - with geese, crows and chaffinches providing soundscape services. Other times it's at my home. Or up the hill. Or when someone takes me out for a jaunt.
These podcasts aren't scripted. Naturally I think up the subject and a few talking points. But a lot of this is quite spontaneous, following a thread. When you've been giving attention to particular issues and subjects over many decades, you do get quite knowledgeable in them!
Podcasts available now
- newest first:
That strange matter of being alive on Earth
The technology in use in ancient times
The collective unconscious and humanity's psychic unity
Times when life hits us with truths we didn't really want to see
The drift of events from the 1890s to the 2060s. For astrologers: here are the charts
The planetarisation of consciousness. A nighttime bed rap
Stone circles and consciousness work. Click for pics
Birds, bees, mooing cattle and observations on the future of farming
Ancient Barrows and Geopolitical Healing. Click for pics
Fixing the Earth by Ancient Means
Why the Bronze Age is important in the Anthropocene Age
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Palden's cancer blog:
Palden's 2007 radio series:
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