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The wisdom of myth says that all of this has happened before; leaders have misused power, justice has been turned upside down and people have been left in despair. In the first episode of a two-part podcast, Michael Meade draws upon an ancient and compelling myth from India that considers the dangers and distortions of misguided leadership. Lord Indra is possessed by the idea of winning at all costs and being ruler of the entire world. In order to avert a worldwide catastrophe, he must be shocked into a greater state of awareness.­

When a person rises in power and wealth there is supposed to be an awakening of the nobility of their soul that makes it possible for them to see ways of serving other people rather than being only in service of their own sense of self.
 

Listener Comments

"These mini essays connecting myths to our current culture inspire me on a daily basis to choose gratitude, humility and forgiveness and sparks me to engage in creative, imaginative acts for others." 

"I'm so grateful to have found this podcast.  The way Michael Meade weaves myth and applies it to the current times we live in really helps me to navigate the challenges I've faced."

“This podcast has become one of my most valued influences on my life these days.  Michael Meade speaks with such heart and passes on such wisdom.  I highly recommend these podcasts for anyone who has a soul yearning to keep a finger on the pulse of humanity.”

"Love the podcast and never miss an episode.  Sometimes I find myself replaying an episode multiple times to really let it sink in!"                

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