The Minister and The Mystic
About the Show
Elisabeth and Merianna are at it again except this time they are talking about deeper connections and deeper issues.
Episode 26: The Halfway Point
February 16th, 2018 | 35 mins 27 secs
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about imbolc, moon phases, blue moons, red moons, and super moons. How does the moon impact us? Should we attune ourselves to the moon phases so that we are more grounded and connected?
Episode 25: Give Me the Words, O Great Mystic
February 1st, 2018 | 38 mins 16 secs
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about their visits to a Dharma center and a Dharma house. They discuss purification rituals. Are there more similarities between faith expression? What happens when we engage in a ritual that is unfamiliar to us?
Episode 24: A Trip to the Desert
January 23rd, 2018
43 mins 8 secs
deserts, pilgrimages, religion, spirituality, wandering
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about deserts and how much of a bad reputation they get. They aren't just for wandering and being tested. Deserts are a place of stillness and solitude and connection to the unexpected creations. Is a trip to the desert something to be feared or something to be enjoyed?
Episode 23: I've Got the Power
January 8th, 2018 | 42 mins 45 secs
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about challenging authority and how to challenge the powers that be. When is the right time to challenge power? How is the right way to challenge power?
Episode 22: All I Want for Christmas is....Grateful Humans
December 19th, 2017 | 38 mins 19 secs
Elisabeth and Merianna discuss how to teach gratitude and kindness to kids during the Holiday season. How do you teach compassion and mindfulness in the busyness of the holidays? Do you give gifts to people of different faiths?
Episode 21: A Theist, A Believer and An Agnostic Walk Into a Bar
December 15th, 2017
39 mins 2 secs
agnostic, atheist, belief scale, richard dawkins, theist
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about the Richard Dawkins scale of belief and where they fall on the scale. What’s the difference between an atheist, a believer, and an agnostic? How do we foster understanding and kindness in our children?
Episode 20: Feed the Chaos
December 5th, 2017 | 40 mins 39 secs
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about trying to find meaning in the midst of chaotic experiences like natural disasters and mass shootings. They also respond to listener feedback about how they are friends when they believe so differently. Where is the Divine? Is there a Divine?
Episode 19: God Does Not Hate Tarot Cards
November 20th, 2017 | 46 mins 57 secs
Elisabeth and Merianna talk discuss the #metoo campaign and the impact of a culture of sexual assault, sexual abuse, and sexual harassment on women. They also discuss how this culture misses out on women's creativity and intelligence. And they ask the all important questions, "Does God hate tarot cards?"
Episode 18: Waking Up to a World of Mass Shooting
November 6th, 2017
34 mins 59 secs
gun violence, mass shootings, trauma
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about waking up to the news of the mass shooting in Las Vegas. What is the difference between your rights and impeding on other people's sense of safety? What does the sanctity of life mean? What do you do when you wake up to a reality you don't want to live in?
Episode 17: Hysterical Women
October 23rd, 2017
43 mins 47 secs
crazy women, hysteria, hysterical women, women who runs with the wolves
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about being called hysterical women and the implications of being wild women. How do you reclaim your identity in a culture that wants to define women? How do you begin the journey of self-identification?
Episode 16: Eclipse Energy
October 6th, 2017
39 mins 7 secs
eclipse, energy, recharge, transfer of energy
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about the power of eclipse energy and how that differs from normal energy. Is there a cosmic impact for the eclipse? What does it mean? What is its impact? What about the people who don't feel the energy, are they missing out?
Episode 15: How to Become a Full-Spectrum Human
September 22nd, 2017
1 hr 3 mins
authenticity, full-spectrum living, healing, wholeness
Elisabeth and Merianna are joined by LeAnn Gardner with LeAnn Gardner Counseling and Training. They ask LeAnn about what it means to be authentic and how to make steps towards authenticity. Did she end up where she thought she would be? Where is she headed next? How do we continue in a posture of learning throughout our lives?
Episode 14: Stay Awake
September 16th, 2017
42 mins 9 secs
misogyny, realities, sexism
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about how to tune into the truth that there is more going on than is going on. They talk about the reality of sexism and misogyny and how to exist as a woman within this reality. Can we change our reality? How do we change our reality?
Episode 13: Laws of Attraction
September 5th, 2017 | 41 mins 9 secs
Elisabeth and Merianna discuss the laws of attraction and what it means to stand up for who you are what you believe even in the midst of criticism. Why are we attracted to certain belief systems? Is it sometimes because those beliefs only reinforce what we already believe? How do those beliefs impact how we view work and our current culture?
Episode 12: The Art of Asking
August 14th, 2017
41 mins 6 secs
art of asking, being brave, being courageous, former self
Elisabeth and Merianna talk about working odd hours, confront diary entries from their childhood, and sitting in the circle of girls. How do you confront your former self in a way that provokes healing and wholeness? What would you say to your former self? What does it mean to be a brave and courageous person?