Poema Podcast
Poema S7 050 | Marie (Mystic Kootenaygirl) on Deconstruction & Liberation

Poema S7 050 | Marie (Mystic Kootenaygirl) on Deconstruction & Liberation

October 25, 2021

Today my friend Marie joins me to tell her deconstruction story. She talks about how she and her husband found their way into evangelical culture as adults, and how she slowly began to feel trapped in toxic religion.

She shares her experience of purity culture and how this impacted her marriage & her faith. Marie then tells us how she began her journey out of of toxic religion and purity culture, and found true liberation on the other side.

Poema S7 049 | Ana on Narcisstic Abuse & Christian Fundamentalism

Poema S7 049 | Ana on Narcisstic Abuse & Christian Fundamentalism

October 18, 2021

**Trigger warning: Narcissistic abuse, spiritual abuse, emotional abuse**

My friend Ana returns to the podcast today, to share her lived experience of narcissistic abuse within Christian fundamentalism. 

It's a powerful, discomforting story which shows us the depths of narcissism within evangelical Christianity and patriarchy, and how challenging it is to break free of it. 

Ana tells us how she found a way to freedom, her deconstruction, the challenges she faced along the way - and still does - and how she discovered freedom to be fully herself & embrace her identity an LGBTQIA native woman. 

 

 

Poema S7 048 | Bridge Livwat on Life Uncaged

Poema S7 048 | Bridge Livwat on Life Uncaged

October 11, 2021

Today I'm joined by John Howey, otherwise known as Bridge Livwat, who shares with us his personal, spiritual and creative journey.

He talks about his faith deconstruction and the journey from aspiring worship leader into creating his own music, and his creative and spiritual journeys intertwined and interacted. We talk about our shared love of the work of Rob Bell, and how he's impacted each of our lives and journeys, including the principle of sabbath, and time.

Ultimately, it's a story of how John escaped from a God and life which was caged and restricted, to a an uncaged life and spirituality, with a divine who is not contained by religion or structure.

Poema S7 047 | Cat with the Cards on Journeying into Tarot

Poema S7 047 | Cat with the Cards on Journeying into Tarot

October 4, 2021

My friend Cat, tarot reader, joins me today. They tell their powerful, challenging story from evangelicalism through deconstruction into tarot and spellwork, and coming out. 

They also tell us about how they discovered the transformative power of tarot and spellwork, and the impact it's had on their life. 

It's a discomforting but honest story, of Cat's experiences within an evangelical cult, the struggles of leaving it behind and the freedom from discovering & embracing their true identity.

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