The Visionary Activist Show

The Visionary Activist Show – “The Fire Next Time” Dark of Moon Lammas Radio

Caroline welcomes Rupa Marya and Raj Patel authors of Inflamed: Deep Medicine & the Anatomy of Injustice.

When will the pandemic end?
“’Twill end when the conditions that gave rise to it are resolved.” (Dion Fortune) ‘Tis a prodigious work, an invaluable contribution to Group Mind, convening Dark of Moon, close to True Lammas, ritual reverent bonfires – or arson. Our guests dia-Gnosing the insidious virus of colonialism (“I’ve got mine”) and the cure ~ Reciprocal Blessing and Mutual Aid, Democratic Animism Now!


“Raj Patel teams up with the physician Rupa Marya to offer a radical new cure: the deep medicine of decolonization. Decolonizing heals what has been divided, reestablishing our relationships with the Earth and one another. Combining the latest scientific research and scholarship on globalization with the stories of Marya’s work with patients in marginalized communities, activist passion, and the wisdom of Indigenous groups, Inflamed points the way toward a deep medicine that has the potential to heal not only our bodies, but the world.”


Raj Patel (Photo Credit: Sheila Menezes)
Raj Patel is a research professor at the University of Texas at Austin’s Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, a professor in the university’s department of nutrition, and a research associate at Rhodes University, South Africa. He is the author of Stuffed and Starved and the New York Times bestselling The Value of Nothing, and the co-author of A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things. A James Beard Foundation Leadership Award winner, he is the co-director of a groundbreaking documentary on climate change and the global food system, The Ants and the Grasshopper.. He serves on the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems, and has advised governments worldwide on the causes of and solutions to
crises of sustainability.


Rupa Marya
Rupa Marya is a physician, activist, artist and writer who is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and the founder and executive director of the Deep Medicine Circle, a worker-directed nonprofit committed to healing the wounds of colonialism through food, medicine, story, learning and restoration. Marya is a co-founder of the Do No Harm Coalition, a group of healthcare workers committed to changing social structures that make health impossible for different groups of people. In addition to her work in medicine and writing, Rupa is also the composer and front-woman for Rupa and the April Fishes, a polyglot band who has traveled to over 29 countries sharing musical soundscapes.


Inflamed: MacMillan website with Excerpt

Dr Rupa Marya: Twitter: @DrRupaMarya

Dr Raj Patel: & Twitter @-RajPatel

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Artist Song Album Label
Glenn FreyThe Heat Is On - From "Beverly Hills Cop" SoundtrackSynth PopGeffen* Records
Ruby TerryGroovy BabyPop Funk - Commercial Background MusicMusic Man
SantanaEuropa (Earth's Cry, Heaven's Smile)Les IndispensablesSony Music Media