Podcast

Welcome to Narratives of Spiritual Identity, a podcast about the spiritual lives and experiences of members of new religious movements and practitioners of alternative spiritualities.

The podcast host is Brandi Estey-Burtt. Brandi has a PhD in postsecular literary studies from Dalhousie University. For many of the episodes, Brandi will be speaking with Dr. Clive Baldwin, Canada Research Chair in Narrative Studies at St. Thomas University. Dr. Baldwin is the lead researcher for the Narratives of Spiritual Identity Project. They are joined by Lauren Ripley, research assistant for the project. Together, Clive and Lauren have interviewed a wide range of participants from around the world. In the future, they will be focusing on new religious movements and alternative spiritualities specifically within Canada. Other episodes feature interviews with members of NRMs and practioners of AS.

Episode 1.1

In Episode 1.1, we’ll be discussing spiritual identity in the modern age. A transcript is available below.

Episode 1.2

In this episode, we talk about Clive and Lauren’s goals for the project and discuss some of the challenges they’ve encountered in their work.

Episode 1.3

In this episode, Catherine (a Sanguivore) speaks to Kai (a psy-sang hybrid) about modern-day vampirism and sanguivorism.

Episode 1.4

Catherine (a Sanguivore) and Kai (a psy-sang hybrid) continue their discussion about modern-day vampirism and sanguivorism in Part 2 of their conversation.

Want to learn more about vampires and vampirism? The vampire community has undertaken the Vampire and Energy Workers Research Study, available at http://www.suscitatio.com/

And here is the book Clive mentioned: Vampires in Their Own Words: An Anthology of Vampire Voices, edited by Michelle Belanger.

We include the following links & info provided by Kai (applicable to his participation in both episodes 1.3 and 1.4).  *Please note that these links are provided for informational purposes only; their presence on this site does not indicate endorsement or approval by Narratives of Spiritual Identity of any opinions, services, or products that may be placed on these external web pages by third parties.  Narratives of Spiritual Identity does not bear any responsibility for the accuracy, legality, or content of these external web pages or their links.*

“Kai does not consider himself to be on a spiritual path, as vampirism is concerned. He views his vampiric identity and the condition thereof from a purely physiological & metaphysical standpoint. The views expressed by Kai or Kaibus do not necessarily reflect the views of the UVOC Administration Team or the UVOC community as a whole.”

Links to the UVOC & Kaibus:

https://mobile.twitter.com/uvocoffic1al

https://www.instagram.com/uvoc_interdimensional

https://www.facebook.com/uvocinterdimensional

https://mobile.twitter.com/iamkaibus

https://www.instagram.com/iamkaibus

https://www.facebook.com/iamkaibushttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYCDW5em47Ihttps://www.facebook.com/iamkaibus/videos/2397059910606617/ 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYCDW5em47I

Episode 1.5

Brandi and Clive talk to Zardoa, a Silver Elf, about his spiritual journey as an elf and about the elven community.

We include the following links & info provided by Zardoa and Silver Flame. Please note that these links are provided for informational purposes only; their presence on this site does not indicate endorsement or approval by Narratives of Spiritual Identity of any opinions, services, or products that may be placed on these external web pages by third parties. Narratives of Spiritual Identity does not bear any responsibility for the accuracy, legality, or content of these external web pages or their links.

http://silverelves.angelfire.com/

https://silverelves.wordpress.com/

https://thesilverelves.blogspot.com/

Episode 2.1

For the first episode of Season 2, Clive speaks to Maria, a hedge witch from Canada’s East Coast.

Maria has compiled a list of resources about contemporary witchcraft, and we link them in a document below. Please note that these links are provided for informational purposes only; their presence on this site does not indicate endorsement or approval by Narratives of Spiritual Identity of any opinions, services, or products that may be placed on these external web pages by third parties. Narratives of Spiritual Identity does not bear any responsibility for the accuracy, legality, or content of these external web pages or their links.