Coming Together for Radical Change: A Conversation with Derrick Jensen
EPISODE 27 Spiritual Ecology and Action

Coming Together for Radical Change: A Conversation with Derrick Jensen

“If we wish to stop the atrocities, we need merely to step away from the isolation. There is a whole world waiting for us, ready to welcome us home.” In this episode of Earthfire Radio, Dr. Susan Eirich talks with author and activist Derrick Jensen about the need to unite in our efforts to shift […]

What We Can Learn from Loving Animals: A Conversation with Andrew Harvey
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What We Can Learn from Loving Animals: A Conversation with Andrew Harvey

In a fascinating, passionate wide-ranging podcast, mystical scholar Andrew Harvey and Dr. Susan Eirich of the Earthfire Institute explore the nature of the human/animal/nature relationship. They discuss the dangers of projecting our own human emotions and motivations onto animals, the value of learning to appreciate the animal self, and the joy and pain we experience […]

Reawakening a Spiritual Relationship with Nature and Animals: A Conversation with Wildlife Vet Linda Bender and Susan Eirich
EPISODE 22 Spiritual Ecology and Action

Reawakening a Spiritual Relationship with Nature and Animals: A Conversation with Wildlife Vet Linda Bender and Susan Eirich

Last year, Susan was the keynote speaker at the first session of an online webinar series hosted by world-renowned wildlife vet Linda Bender. Having lived with rescued wild animals native to the rocky mountains over the course of their lifetimes, Susan has witnessed paradigm-shifting events that shed new light on what connects us to the […]

From Spirituality to Action: A Conversation with Buddhist Scholar David Loy
EPISODE 21 Spiritual Ecology and Action

From Spirituality to Action: A Conversation with Buddhist Scholar David Loy

In this conversation, Susan sits down with Professor of Buddhist and Comparative Philosophy, David Loy, to explore the need to turn spirituality into action for Life. David Loy at Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center David R. Loy is a professor of Buddhist and comparative philosophy, a prolific writer, and a teacher in the Sanbo Zen […]

Awakening to the Need for Transformation: A Conversation with Nancy Roof
EPISODE 19 Spiritual Ecology and Action

Awakening to the Need for Transformation: A Conversation with Nancy Roof

It is urgent that we wake up to the systems that are in place that serve no living beings well. To stop taking things for granted. To begin to question; to recognize that our everyday decisions make a difference. Susan sits down to talk with Dr. Nancy Roof, founder and editor of the award-winning Kosmos […]

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Becoming Students of the Wisdom and Intelligence of Animals: Carolyn Baker Interviews Dr. Susan Eirich

  “We allow ourselves to be touched deeply by these creatures, and this changes us forever…” Carolyn Baker Since we started Earthfire Radio conversations our audience has grown, and we in turn are receiving invitations to be interviewed. We are including one of those conversations here, with Carolyn Baker of the New Lifeboat Radio.   None […]

What the Animals Want Us to Know: Conversation with Linda Bender, DVM
EPISODE 17 Spiritual Ecology and Action

What the Animals Want Us to Know: Conversation with Linda Bender, DVM

“If I narrow it down to what one thing animals want me to say is the basic problem, it’s that we believe we are separate from the natural world. It’s that interconnectedness, that intertwining we have with all life is where our true joy comes from. There is no other access for that….” Susan sits […]

Spreading the Light: A Job Description for Life with Deena Metzger
EPISODE 16 Spiritual Ecology and Action

Spreading the Light: A Job Description for Life with Deena Metzger

When you work for the common good, one of the blessings is the network you enter; the people you meet who work from the deepest place in their hearts, inspiring others to be their best selves; to reach to the depths of their own gifts and creativity. Deena Metzger is one of those, the physical […]

The Power of One Human, the Power of One Bear: A Conversation with Jill Robinson
EPISODE 14 Spiritual Ecology and Action

The Power of One Human, the Power of One Bear: A Conversation with Jill Robinson

Speaking with Jill Robinson of the Animals Asia Foundation makes me want to sell everything I own, give her all my money, and live naked in a hut eating beans so she can continue with her work.  She is a beacon of hope and inspiration for what humans can be, and can do. This is […]