Alchemical Dialogues - from Lead to Gold

Alchemical Dialogues are live and unscripted conversations recorded on Zoom brought to you by the great folks of Amber Light International. We choose topics from our current social and cultural climate, with an emphasis on humanism and spirituality. In a cross-collaboration with both Lisa Carley's new podcast The Labyrinth, and Joel Lesses' Unraveling Religion podcast, we have begun posting 'Selected, Best of The Labyrinth' and 'Selected, Best of Unraveling Religion' episodes on Alchemical Dialogues. We continue to promote conversations that evolve our understanding of the vital topics of spirituality, the humanities, psychology, and The Arts and deepen community through this mutual support. Please check these out!  If you would like to participate in our podcast, please contact us using this form.

When the edited audio podcasts are released, announcements and links are sent out to our general mailing list, and posted on our Facebook and Instagram pages. You can subscribe to Alchemical Dialogues on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, or search for us in your favorite podcast app.

Here's a short sample from one of our podcasts:

November 15, 2020

Podcast #7- A Journey of Personal Growth: finding One’s own Relationship with Spirituality

Henry Cretella, M.D. talks with Paul Brew about Paul’s personal journey into finding his relationship with spirituality. Paul is formally trained in history and is an adjunct teacher at local colleges. His travels have included working at Eastman Kodak as a Group Leader, an advocate for LGBTQ rights, glassmaking, photography, martial arts, and a love-hate relationship with religion. Paul’s extensive reading and life experiences brought him to a love of mysticism. Paul says, “If you want to be kind, think of me as a spiritual Renaissance man.”

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October 13, 2020

Podcast #6- A Personal Journey into Holistic Psychiatry

Henry Cretella, M.D. talks with Dr. Cheryl Tisler on Zoom about Cheryl's personal journey into holistic psychiatry. Dr. Tisler describes her life journey in which she synthesizes her experiences starting with her upbringing and adult relationships, physical status, allopathic, and alternative medical explorations and spirituality, into a focus on holistic psychiatry.

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September 11, 2020

Podcast #5- Ubuntu, race, and reconciliation: The real meaning of Spiritual Interconnectedness (part 1)

Henry Cretella, M.D. talks with Rev. Dr. William Huston Wilkinson on Zoom about spiritual interconnectedness. Rev. Wilkinson is a pastor/teaching elder of The First Presbyterian Church in Medina, NY. He brings experiences as a sociologist, hospital worker, sheet metal worker, physician/scientist, and theological educator to the building of missional churches and congregation-based community organizations.

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July 15, 2020

Podcast #4- Spirituality and Poetry: Beyond the Edge

Henry Cretella, M.D. talks with Joel Lesses on Zoom about spirituality and poetry. Joel is an accomplished poet and is especially well known in Buffalo and Rochester. He received the award of Buffalo's "Best Poet" in 2014, and founded the "Ground and Sky Poetry" series in Buffalo and Rochester. He also facilitates numerous workshops and classes in Western New York. Joel hosts his own podcast series "Unraveling Religion" on Apple Podcasts.

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The opinions expressed by the guests in these podcasts are not necessarily the opinions of Amber Light International and anyone associated with this organization.