February 19, 2023

Waylon Lewis talks with Maria Rodale about her new book: “Love, Nature, Magic.”


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Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis presents:

In this new Walk the Talk Show conversation with Waylon Lewis: Waylon talks with publisher, author, activist (and gardener!) Maria Rodale. We’ll discuss her humorous and surprising conversations with the spirits of plants and animals via shamanic journeys, as discussed in her new book: Love, Nature, Magic.

“I had been doing shamanic journeying on my own for about 10 years and I was out gardening one day and really annoyed. Totally annoyed by this one weed, right? Mugwort. Like, I wanted to kill it—to the point where I was almost ready to use [Monsanto’s poison] Roundup, which is crazy. 

So I decided to do a shamanic journey to see if I could talk to this plant and find out why it was so annoying.

…And that opened up a whole new world for me.” ~ Maria Rodale

Or, listen to the podcast:

“I learned so much through these conversations that I had. Not just with plants, but insects and animals like the mosquito and deer—it rearranged my thinking, and it softened my heart. I became 100% less annoyed, and more in love with nature.” ~ Maria Rodale


Find Maria on Instagram, here for updates. And check out her website for more information about her latest book, Love, Nature, Magic: Shamanic Journeys Into the Heart of My Garden.


A note from Waylon:

Big news about my podcast, new YouTube channel.

Our podcast and video series are trying to start up again, with Molly’s help! Help support them by viewing, listening, sharing—we’ve received many requests over the last years for mindful tips and conversations and the podcast to return. Boom! I’m once again doing a convo/video/podcast once a week. Hope you give it a listen.

I’m leaving behind Elephant’s 35,000 subscribers (Google never let us monetize) and many millions of views—and I hope you’ll subscribe to my new channel here: I’ll upload at least one video a week about everyday mindfulness and eco and meditation and relationships and food and equality and politics from a non-hateful perspective, and all that good stuff.

⁠So, anyways, starting a new account. Subscribe! Support! Share! All the things. May it be of benefit! Be one of my first and comment if you do so.


For more mindful chats, go to elephantjournal.com/talkshow and follow us on Instagram at @walkthetalkshow.

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