Blue Medicine Journal : A Jungian Podcast

Blue Medicine Journal is a Jungian podcast dedicated to the re-enchantment of our world. Join me as we cast off the spell of disenchantment & journey into the blue, that is the soul realms, where we explore the role of dreams, myth, ritual art, and imagination in the face of extinction. Reflections and conversations with remarkable people everywhere in service to healing & creating a beautiful, just, & brave new world! With Sandra del Castillo, PhD; Jungian mentor, ritual artist, and dreamer. Producer, editor, and original music by Lucas Bakker

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Monday Jun 24, 2024

I am thrilled to celebrate Pride month with today’s guest, the Mystical millennial, Gregory Ganymedes (“ga-ni-MEE-deez”) (he/him)! Greg is the gaydreamer behind The Ganymede Project: an exploration of the queer masculine psyche through depth psychology, archetype, spirituality, and myth. Driven by the desire for more, more, MORE queer-centered psychological content, Gregory has carved out a slice of the internet dedicated to featuring imagery and quotations which appeal to queer psyche. A lifelong dreamer and seasoned Jungian analysand, he hosts a bimonthly Queer Men’s Virtual Dream Circle open to GBTQ dreamers who identify as male at least partially. He also finds amusement in writing essays in which he applies a queer Jungian perspective to various psychological and secular subjects of whimsy. He is—in order of importance—a devoted husband and father, a conservatory-trained oboist, and administrative professional.
Join us for an animated journey into the blue realms of soul!
Thanks to Lucas Bakker: Producer/editor/musican/composer-backstage wizard!
See promised links below
Greg's Instagram:
Greg's website:
Books I quoted from today:
Myths and Mysteries of Same-Sex Love by Christine Downing.
Men in Love: Male Homosexualities from Ganymede to Batman by Vittorio Lingiardi.
Two Hearts Dancing: A Spiritual Journeybook for Gay Men by Andrew (Eli) Ramer.

Monday May 20, 2024

Join us for a lively conversation with B. Earl (the B stand for Ben!)  In this episode, we delve into the world of Marvel Comic Books, the primordial sources from which they spring, the myth-making process, Tarot, synchronicity, and the magic between frames!
Ben is an American comic book writer and filmmaker who lives in Los Angeles. He has been working with Marvel Entertainment since 2017, writing MASTERS OF THE SUN, WEREWOLF BY NIGHT, GHOST RIDER: KUSHALA, DEADLY NEIGHBORHOOD SPIDER-MAN and most recently DAREDEVIL AND ECHO. He also contributed to the special MARVEL #1000 anthology. Ben is currently writing a graphic novel for the video game PLANETQUEST.
When not writing comic books, Ben has a multi-project deal with Gaumont Entertainment along with his creative partner, Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas. They are currently developing several scripted and animated series with the studio. B.Earl is also a well-known voice in the web3/metaverse space, speaking on digital collectibles and storytelling. He recently oversaw the web3 strategy for the high-end collectible company Sideshow, where he focused on bridging the gap between digital and physical. Currently he is consulting with the AI creative company, Lore Machine, where they recently did a comic book for the HP Omen gaming system.
For more- check out his website!
Thanks-as ever- to Lucas Bakker, my producer, editor, and the musician who provides the glorious soundtrack for Blue Medicine Journal!  

Wednesday Apr 17, 2024

Join me in welcoming Hélène Cardona, poet, actor, translator, dream analyst, and linguist. Today's episode is a conversation and a beautiful reading from her Life in Suspension (Salmon Poetry), “a vivid self-portrait as scholar, seer and muse” as John Ashbery, tells us. Cardona is author of Dreaming My Animal Selves (Salmon Poetry), described by David Mason as “liminal, mystical and other-worldly,” adding, “this is a poet who writes in a rare light.” Hailed as visionary by Richard Wilbur, Cardona’s luminous poetry explores consciousness, the power of place,and ancestral roots. It is poetry of alchemy and healing, a gateway to the unconscious and the dream world. For today’s podcast, we look at Life In Suspension, but she has promised to be back and we will enjoy her reading from Dreaming My Animal Selves.
Hélène has authored the translations The Abduction (Maram Al-Masri, White Pine Press), Birnam Wood (José Manuel Cardona, Salmon Poetry), Beyond Elsewhere (Gabriel Arnou-Laujeac, White Pine Press), Ce que nous portons (Dorianne Laux, Éditions du Cygne), and Walt Whitman’s Civil War Writings (University of Iowa).
She is the recipient of over 20 awards & honors, including the Independent Press Award, a Hemingway Grant and an Albertine and FACE Foundation Prize. Her work has been translated into 19 languages. She wrote her thesis on Henry James for her MA in American Literature from the Sorbonne, received fellowships from the Goethe-Institut and Universidad Internacional de Andalucía, worked as a translator/interpreter for the Canadian Embassy, and taught at Hamilton College and Loyola Marymount University. She is a member of the Parlement des écrivaines francophones.

Monday Mar 11, 2024

Join us for a rich and packed conversation with Dr. Laurence Hillman. Steeped in the language of archetypes for over 40 years, he is an archetypal astrologer, professional archetypal coach, and the co-author of Archetypes at Work™ -a cutting-edge method to assess and develop people and organizations. Dr. Hillman has a PhD in Psychology focusing on Transformative Leadership, and specializes in helping his clients understand their deeper purpose, and their life's calling, especially in these challenging times. It is also fair to say, that Laurence is one of my favorite astrologers and his father, Dr. James Hillman is one of my favorite Jungian scholars, and founder of archetypal psychology.
See Laurence’s full bio and “archetypal introduction” at the link below!

Thursday Feb 15, 2024

Join us in conversation with Jungian, Roland Palencia. He shares his ever-unfolding “personal myth,” as immigrant, queer Latino activist, and cofounder of Gay & Lesbian Latinos Unidos (GLUU) and VIVA!, a Queer Latine artist collective in the early 1980s in Los Angeles. His award-winning film UNIDAD: Gay & Lesbian Latinos Unidos chronicles this pioneering and visionary community, their inception, vision for community, their adversities, and triumphs. The film is co-produced by PBS and streaming on  

Love, Beauty, & Story Telling!

Thursday Jan 25, 2024

Thursday Jan 25, 2024

Join me this full moon in Leo for story time! Featuring “Things You May Find Hidden In My Ear,” by Palestinian poet, Mosar Abu Toha and a Yoruba Creation Myth about Oshun, the goddess of love & beauty!  
Original music by Lucas Bakker, editor and producer of Blue Medicine JournalZ: A Jungian podcast!

Wednesday Jan 10, 2024

Caroline Casey of Coyote Network News shares her wordsmith magic & default setting "Woof, woof Wanna Play" to shine light on the role of the Trickster archetype and Astrology as we wend our way through this kairos moment and dark night of the soul. 

Saturday Dec 23, 2023

Our last episode of Season 1: A Solstice Lament, Creation Myths, Huitzilopochtli, Aztec God of the Sun and War, Utopia, Dystopia, & the Power of the Word. Join us for the last episode of Season One!

Sunday Nov 12, 2023

This episode Dr. Stephen Rowley takes us on a soulful mystery tour of his life as  "orphan and searcher." Reading from his newly-published memoir,The Lost Coin: A Memoir of Adoption and Destiny, Stephen shares poignant moments and through a Jungian lens, unveils his two quests, outward quest to find his birth parents and the quest inward, to find Self. In the search, he discovers "the journey is home."
Welcome as we imagine a new world into being!    

Monday Oct 30, 2023

Join me for some Halloween lore and family ghost stories; two occur in an old Hollywood Hotel known for its ghosts on the 9th floor!
I narrate the first-hand accounts of ghost stories by my sister and daughter, as well as my own; and I am joined live by my son Lucas Bakker, (musician, editor, and producer) who tells his own tales of encounters with ghosts! 
Theme Song "Paris" by Lucas Bakker and the eerie song featured for Halloween is his "Liquid Lily!" 


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