“The senses are like the interpretes of sensations that allow our souls to express our physicality and material existence. And when we begin to tune into the senses in greater detail, we just get back in touch with this deeper resonance that we have within us, this animal spirit, which brings us more to life.”
Episode three of our newest podcast series, Roots & Ritual, explores The Cosmos. Trippin’s co-founder YASMIN SHAHMIR and co-producer Robyn Landau, speak to leading experts and locals to uncover the origins and delve into the science behind the Cosmos. Our special guests on this episode is Jo Marchant, Science Journalist and author, The Human Cosmos, a Secret History of the Stars and Dayna Lynn Nuckolls from The People’s Oracle, Sideareal Astrologer. Listen to this episode on all streaming platforms, as we explore themes around Cosmology, Awe, Astrology and Connection.
The night sky has fascinated humans since the beginning of time, and the cosmos remains one of the universe’s greatest wonders. But the divide over astronomy vs astrology continues to be a divisive topic. As we pass the Spring Equinox in the northern hemisphere, a major transition point in the year, a moment when we begin to welcome more light into the day, we explore the ancient origins, the scientific discoveries and the mysticism that exists in the cosmos. And no matter where you fall on the spirit-science spectrum, the meaning making crucial to our relationship to the universe is a fundamental part of our human experience, with profound impact on our health and how we choose to live in the world.
"If scientists want to study or they will show people the stars or pictures of the stars, if anyone has ever just had that experience of looking up and seeing the proper dark sky, the proper heavens with the Milky Way and this incredible experience, you feel like lift it up like that one with the cosmos. And it has a name. It's called Celestial Vauling. And what psychologists have found is that after feeling this kind of all people are more creative, they're more curious, happier, less stressed, even weeks later,
It's really easy to just go about our lives and have no idea, just not bother to look up. But when you do, it becomes like friends or guides. And I don't think you have to believe that that's literally true for that to be a comforting, connecting picture in these times where so much feels out of control that the problems seem too large for anyone to feel like they can have an effect." - Jo Marchant
Produced by Yasmin Shahmir & Robyn Landau
Edited by Ami Bennett
You can purchase Jo’s Book The Human Cosmos: A Secret History of the Stars here.
Dayna's work with People's Oracle can be found here.