EP 227, Sophie Strand: Mushrooms and Mind

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What you advise others, the subjects that attract your attention may be mirrors of your own mind. Sophie deeply knows this connection because she was intrigued by how fungi connect with each other and finally discovered that her connective tissue needed healing. She knows we are not just individual islands, standing alone. Just a trees in the forest are connected by fungi underground so are humans connected by unseen filaments illuminated by coincidences.

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Our guest, Sophie Strand is a writer based in the Hudson Valley of New York who focuses on the intersection of spirituality, storytelling, and ecology. Her first book of essays The Flowering Wand: Lunar Kings, Lichenized Lovers, Transpecies Magicians, and Rhizomatic Harpists Heal the Masculine is forthcoming in 2022 from Inner Traditions. Her eco-feminist historical fiction reimagining of the gospels The Madonna Secret will also be published by Inner Traditions. Her books of poetry include Love Song to a Blue God (Oread Press) and Those Other Flowers to Come (Dancing Girl Press) and The Approach (The Swan). Follow her work on Facebook, Instagram @cosmogyny, and www.sophiestrand.com.

Our host Dr. Bernard Beitman is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to attempt to systematize the study of coincidences. He is Founding Director of The Coincidence Project. His book, and his Psychology Today blog, are both titled Connecting with Coincidence. He has developed the first valid and reliable scale to measure coincidence sensitivity, and has written and edited coincidence articles for Psychiatric Annals. He is a visiting professor at the University of Virginia and former chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He attended Yale Medical School and completed a psychiatric residency at Stanford. Dr. Beitman has received two national awards for his psychotherapy training program and is internationally known for his research into the relationship between chest pain and panic disorder. Learn more at https://coincider.com



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