WOMAN WHO RUBS THE MOUNTAIN
a podcast and gathering place for stories of ecological embodiment
What happens when we rub on the body of the earth, how does it brush back against us?
There is a certain fidelity required when we return over and over again to be shaped, imagined even, by the beings, the weather, the land forms, and the elemental powers where we live.
Let us seek:
intimacy across language,
intimacy across culture,
intimacy across species,
intimacy across consciousness.
#4 Roots and Rootlessness:
A Conversation about the Four Medicines Approach to Health
Learning from traditional animist, ritualist, and ancestral guide, Erica Nunnally, is an opportunity to feel deeply grounded and immersed in practical, earthy wisdom. You can almost hear the trees singing, you can almost smell the dirt rich under your feet as she speaks.
🎧 53 min listenEPISODE 4
#3 Embodied Elements:
the Tree/Wood Element and Our Longing to Become
Welcome to the cycle’s beginning in a seasonal series I’m calling the Embodied Elements. The Five Elements do not live in dusty books or in the minds of scholars, existing somewhere entirely outside of us. No, they are made potent and animate through us living them into being. In some ways the Five Elements are a vital, sacred vocabulary for our internal ecosystem, reminding us that the cycles of birth, death, and renewal live in our bodies as well as in the entirety of creation.
🎧 30 min listenEPISODE 3
#2 Nettles and Mountain Lion:
A Conversation about Aligning with the Living World and Healing the Human/Nature Split
Speaking with us from Apsaalooke (Crow) territory, in what is currently known as Livingston, MT, astrologer and Ayurvedic practitioner, Kristine Backes, gifts us with her knowledge and living experience of what it means to align with the natural rhythms all around us.
🎧 60 min listenEPISODE 2
#1 My Love Story:
Rubbing the Land Where I Live + an Introduction of Intent
In this initial episode, Kendra introduces her overarching intent for the podcast and explains why love is an interspecies bridge and at the very foundation of these explorations in ecological embodiment. How will we ever take action, invested at the level of marrow and glacial skull and tooth-root, if we do not know love first?
In this spirit, Kendra introduces us to the land where she lives and to the Deep Dreamers, the very ancient rocks that she regularly engages in heart connection with. She describes how something old and strange pulls her forward in these relationships, deep familiarities stir in her body.
🎧 24 min listenEPISODE 1