Welcome to Spiritual Wanderlust, the podcast exploring the wild, untamed frontiers of the interior life.
In each episode, I talk with inspiring guests—contemplative teachers, embodiment experts, neuropsychologists, and mystics—about their spiritual practices, path to healing, and search for the divine.
I'm your host, Kelly Deutsch. As a former nun and neuroscience aficionado, I bring you 19 years of contemplative practice and curiosity.
With a wily blend of ancient wisdom, scientific research, and outright mischief, we'll explore topics like divine intimacy, trauma, somatic tools, and how our vulnerability leads us to wholeness.
Launched in August 2021 as a live video podcast, it has already attracted tens of thousands of weekly listeners. Listen to our latest episodes below, and be sure to subscribe so you don't miss an episode!
Mysticism and Creation Spirituality - with Matthew Fox
with Matthew Fox
Matthew Fox is a spiritual theologian, retreat leader, and activist. He has written over 3 dozen books including Original Blessing, The Coming of the Cosmic Christ, A Spirituality Named Compassion, The Hidden Spirituality of Men, Christian Mystics and Julian of Norwich: Wisdom in a Time of Pandemic--and Beyond.
12 Step Wisdom as a Spiritual Path
with Karl Thienes
The 12 Steps have been called the greatest American contribution to spirituality today. Today we’re going to talk about how the 12 Steps can contribute to your spiritual growth, even if you would not consider yourself an addict.
Rebellious Women: Hildegard, Joan of Arc, Dorothy Day and Sigrid Undset
with Laura Michele Diener
History is full of women misbehaving. In time periods when speaking out could get you burned at the stake, some women had the audacity to speak their minds anyway.
Theopoetics: Poetry, Embodiment, and Theology
with Tamisha Tyler
Where do art and theology intersect? And what would happen if we stopped insisting “real theology” must come from a book, instead of a poem or painting or song?
Celtic spirituality, depth psychology, and Mary Magdalene
with Kayleen Asbo
Kayleen Asbo is one of the most interesting conversationalists you’ll ever meet. Weaving threads from her studies in depth psychology, music, mysticism, myth and history, she crafts a warm and beautiful tapestry...
The Contemplative’s Guide to Nervous System Care
with Kelly Deutsch
Are you easily moved? Do you feel others’ feelings? You may be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), a trait possessed by 20% of the world...