Exploring the liminal space between science and spirituality, philosophy and politics, art, creativity – working towards the conscious evolution of humanity.

 
Accidental gods aims to provide all the tools we could ever need to understand the potential of this moment – and ourselves within it. Unconscious evolution got us this far: now we can make the next step one of conscious evolution, consciously chosen.
 
In a world where ideas grow faster than anything, we curate the cutting edge of neuroscience and psycho-technologies, connected spirituality and resilience, politics, philosophy and human creativity so that – together – we can choose a different future.

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#45 The Path of the Trembling Warrior: Gill Coombs on activism, courage and resilience

If we care about the world, how best can we act in ways that are true to ourselves, push our own boundaries, but don’t leave us burned out? Gill Coombs, author of The Trembling Warrior: A Guide for Reluctant Activists, explores how we can make our actions count

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#44  Trauma, Politics and Empathy: re-democratising democracy with Eva Schonveld and Justin Kenrick

How do we re-democratise democracy? Understanding that our current system is broken is the first step, but then we need to find ways to gather voices and give agency to those with wisdom, so that we re-create our systems of governance from the ground up.

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#43  Dreaming a flourishing future: Rob Hopkins on radical creativity, activism & re-booting our imaginations

At a time when we need to be at our most imaginative, Rob Hopkins of the Transition Town movement, has explored the depths of our imagination and creativity. Our society is a dis-imagination machine. But we can reverse it.

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#42 Grief Walker and Fire Keeper: Medicine woman Fiona Shaw speaks of Trust, Grief and Emotional Authenticity

If we gather in ceremony, sitting on the land, with a fire-keeper who understands the holding and has trained in the ways of the fire, there is so much healing. Fiona Shaw is one of those people, trained in great depth and absolute integrity, to connect to the spirits of this land, and to hold the space for others to re-connect to the fire, the water, the land, the guides, gods and guardians of our ways. Here, she talks about the new depths and challenges – and, yes, opportunities, of this time.

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#41 A New D.E.A.L: The Doughnut Economics Action Lab explained by Rob Shorter

Doughnut Economics is a new, groundbreaking model that lets us see how we can embrace the needs of all within the means of a living, thriving planet. Rob Shorter, Communities Lead, of the Doughnut Economics Action Lab explains what it is, how it works and how we can embrace it at all levels in our communities of people and place and purpose.

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#40  Hero, Sleepwalker or Manipulator? Our Choice in the Game of Life with Gill Coombs

If we view life as a Game between Light and Dark, where do we stand at any given moment? Hero or Manipulator? Altruist or Cynic? Sleepwalker, Avoider, Traditionalist?

We can each be any of these at any given moment. Knowing we have choice is what gives us the power to be different.

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#39 Communities of Earth Protection: embracing the law with Jozette Khimba

What is the first, simplest and most profound change we can make in our lives? Sign up as an Earth Protector – and then encourage your local schools, hospitals, colleges, councils to sign too. Jozette Khimba of the Earth Protector Communities organisation, explores the ways we can have huge impact on our local communities.

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#38 Fractal Flourishing in the Symbiocene: Building an Ecological Civilisation with Jeremy Lent

What are we here for? Where does our heritage step into our potential? How can we build a genuinely ecological civilisation that sees people and communities flourish within the means of the living planet? Jeremy Lent, author of The Patterning Instinct, explores the answers to life’s biggest questions.

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#37 Hearing our Calling – exploring the world of our soul’s true calling with Gill Coombs

How can we shape a world where everyone has found and is following their soul’s calling?

Gill Coombs, author of The Trembling Warrior and Hearing your Calling on ways to discover our soul’s true path

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#36 Daring to be Wild: Mary Reynolds of ‘We Are The Ark’ on ReWilding our lands and lives

How would our world feel if we let ourselves follow our wild dreams and hopes? And how can we reshape the land around us if we let it teach us?

Former garden designer and founder of We are the Ark (Acts of Regenerative Kindness) explores the wild dreaming of the land that brought her to a place where regeneration is the heart of all she does.

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#35 Four steps to transformation – Manda Scott in a podcast Q&A

How can we heal ourselves and the world? So many people ask the question and yet the answers are simple. We know what we need to do, we just don’t know how to do it.

In this race through the grounding of Accidental Gods, podcast host, Manda Scott explores the answers.

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#34 Growing into Relationship with the Earth: Mac Macartney, visionary, leader and teacher offers transformation

If you could transform your life with three questions whose answers would bring you into right relationship with yourself, the Earth and the whole web of consciousness, would you ask them? Even if they took you to the full depths of yourself? In this profoundly moving podcast, Mac Macartney guides us through.

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#33 Feeling for the Edges of Ourselves – talking empowerment, neuroscience and societal change with Adam Hamdy

What links the neuroscience of love, the embracing of failure and the pheromones of trees? Adam Hamdy, novelist, screenwriter and sense-maker in an increasingly non-sensical world shares ways to be the best of ourselves, and help others to reach the same place.

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#32 ReBirthing Civilisation: a Pattern for a new governance with Benjamin Ross of One Nation

How could our entire political system be rewoven so that it met the needs of all humanity – and the More than Human world? How can we step beyond the tribal toxicity that is tearing us apart and find ways to build a future that works? The One Nation Party is a key to a radical new mode of governance. Here, Benjamin Ross describes how it arose, what draw him to it and how it can work to transform the world.

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#31 What humanity wants: stories of radical change with Phoebe Tickell

How can we embody the change we need to see in the world? How can we find the new ways of being before we even have words to describe them? What is Warm Data and how does it help us see the world as it really is? Phoebe Tickell, utopian, sense-maker and facilitator of radical change talks us through answers that will help us to change the world.

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#30 Imagineering 2: Weaving a flourishing future with Miki Kashtan

In this second of two episodes, practical visionary, Miki Kashtan, lays out her visions of a flourishing, generative future based on providing for the needs of all – the human and More-Than-Human world. And how to get there.

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#29 Imagineering: ReWeaving the Human Fabric with Miki Kashtan – Part 1

How can we reweave the fabric of humanity to create a world where everyone’s deepest needs are met?

How do we even know what our deepest needs are – for security (physical and emotional), freedom, connection and meaning? Miki Kashtan gives us answers – and a vision of the future.

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#28 Fierce Tenderness and White Horse Hill Woman: the teachings of Carolyn Hillyer

Musician, artist, maker-of-ceremony and guardian of the ancestors of the land, Carolyn Hillyer talks – and sings – about the three things that take care of this land: a deep honouring of the ancestors, a fierce guardianship, and the absolute heart-felt connection of tribe.

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#27 No More Rat Race. Creating a world without bullshit jobs – with renegade economist, Della Duncan

What if our work made our hearts sing every day? What if everyone were paid what they were actually worth? What if the profits went into the community, to build the better world our hearts know is possible? How would that actually work? Let’s find out!

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#26 This Civilisation is definitely finished. No more ‘business as usual’ – we need to turn towards life

Business as usual has brought us to the edge of extinction. Can we switch off our complacency and turn towards life in time?

Raw, honest thoughts from Professor Rupert Read of Extinction Rebellion.

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#25 Nurturing our bodies and souls: Talking to Abel Pearson of Glasbren

How can we feed our bodies and our souls?

Abel Pearson, founder of Glasbren community supported agriculture farm in West Wales shared his connection to the land, his spiritual practice – and his re-visioning of community, food and spirit.

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#24 Humanity Rising: the global summit that will change the future

If we’re on the edge of chaos, how can we bring all the good ideas together – the right people with the right skills at the right time – and craft an ecosystem of ecosystems to affect radical change? How can we save ourselves from extinction.

Humanity Rising offers an answer.

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#23 When we can’t meet in person, how do we make heartfelt connections? A second conversation with Sarah Schlote

In this time of lockdown, how can we make the connections that we need to feel safe – in our bodies, in our relationships, in our Zoom calls and out in the world? Through these, how can we come to feel truly alive? In part 2 of our conversation with therapist Sarah Schlote, we explore how we can find resilience in the new world we inhabit.

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#22 Activism in Service to the Earth: a conversation with Gail Bradbrook of Extinction Rebellion

Gail Bradbrook is best known as being one of the co-founders of Extinction Rebellion. But she’s also a StreetSchool Economist and deeply passionate visionary and here, we explore the spirit of activism that underpins her work – and look forward to future Rebellions held in the trickster spirit of Fox and Crow.

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#21 How do our deepest selves find balance?  a conversation with sarah schlote

Where does a true, deep sense of inner safety come from? How do we recognise safety in ourselves and our environment? And how can that sense of safety be undermined?

Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Sarah Schlote, explains how our deepest selves find balance.

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#20 Death, Dead and Dying: ways of navigating our own mortality – an interview with Dr Judith Wester

We spend our lives squinting past the inevitable reality of our own death. But suppose we were able to talk about it openly, to shape it, to embrace it so that by contemplating a good death, we could become fully alive?

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#19 LOCKDOWN: A MOMENT OF REBIRTH – A CONVERSATION WITH ANGHARAD WYNNE

If Lockdown is a moment of rebirth, what do we want to conceive? And how can we connect to the Web of Life in ways that will help us to conceive the best possible future?

Angharad Wynne offers the wisdom of a life lived on the edge of being – and a close encounter with death – to this conversation of ancestors, Brythonic lore and red kites.

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#18  Explorations of being: A conversation with Natalie Nahai

What do we do with this time of lockdown? How can we use it in ways that will lead us to a more flourishing world, without guilt-tripping ourselves or adding pressure to an already-pressured time? Nathalie Nahai of The Hive podcast and Manda Scott of Accidental Gods, share thoughts, feelings and explore the edges of being.

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#17 Conscious Evolution –  The Time is Now: A conversation with Rob Cobbold

I haven’t often had the pleasure of speaking with someone else whose life revolves around the concept of conscious evolution: what it is, why its time is now (with increasing urgency) and how we might move the great, hypercomplex, super-connected web of humanity towards it. Rob has both a materialist and a spiritual perspective on the ways we might reach conscious evolution.

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#16 shaman: a conversation with visionary & healer Chris luttichau

Visionary, healer and author of two books on ancient and contemporary shamanic practice, Chris Luttichau is a beacon of grounded integrity in this time of upheaval.

In this week’s podcast, we explore how the indigenous peoples’ view this time, and how we can respond to the challenges of the moment.

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