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Mari Swingle – iMinds: Total Technology and Human Evolution

March 19, 2017

Mari Swingle

Dr. Mari Swingle discusses her book i-Minds: How Cell Phones, Computers, Gaming, and Social Media are Changing Our Brains, Our Behaviour, and the Evolution of Our Species.

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We live in a hi-tech age, an era in which almost every aspect of our daily lives is mediated by some form of technology. The worlds of work, education, leisure, food, transport, health, communication and many, many more are now not only augmented and enhanced by technology, increasingly, they are impossible without it. But while some of the unwanted side effects of technology are recognised and well-known, are we too quick to dismiss them as a temporary phase affecting a lonely minority?

The advocates of 21st Century technology themselves are quick to point to an array of benefits, many undeniable, but at what point does our second life take over our real life, social media become anti-social? In our headlong rush towards techno-utopia, are we inadvertently breeding a generation of alienated, dysfunctional loners paralysed by endless choice and lost in a fantasy world of gaming, pornography, and all manner of virtual reality? Delving into the dark side of this brave new world, we examine the dangers of technological addiction and abuse, the debilitating psychological and physical fallout, and the potential to affect even the evolutionary future of the human race itself.

Bumper music: Cliff Martinez ‘Traffic OST’
Dynatron ‘Escape Velocity’

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Nick Duffell – Trauma, Abandonment and Privilege

February 4, 2017

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Nick Duffell discusses his book Trauma, Abandonment and Privilege – A Guide to Therapeutic Work with Boarding School Survivors. The book uses the term ‘survivors’ because the effect on adults of being sent away to board in childhood and the problems associated with boarding, although downplayed and even denied, can be emotionally and psychologically devastating. From predominantly upper and upper middle class families, achievements in boarder’s professional lives – in business, politics, or some combination thereof – marginalize and all too often destroy their personal lives, particularly their intimate relationships. Unfortunately, they often end up in positions of power and influence.

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Courtney Brown – Adolf Hitler: Remote Viewing a Mass Murderer

January 31, 2016

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Farsight Institute director Courtney Brown discusses their latest remote viewing project Adolf Hitler: A Remote Viewing Psychological Profile of a Mass Murderer. The life, times and crimes of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi regime need no introduction. During these remote viewing sessions, however, we venture beyond people, places and events, and the boundaries of time and space, to probe the mind of Adolf Hitler; his fears, his motivations, his very thoughts. We then take the results as a launch point to discuss even more significant issues involving quantum physics, consciousness, the dualities of mental and physical, suffering and redemption, love and hate, the existence of evil, and whether our often traumatic Earthly experience of extreme separateness, division and polarity ultimately serves a purpose in the evolution of the Universe itself.

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Gregg Levoy – Vital Signs: The Nature and Nurture of Passion

January 16, 2016

Gregg Levoy

Gregg Levoy discusses his book Vital Signs – The Nature and Nurture of Passion. This exuberant and compelling work explores how you can cultivate not just a specific passion, but passion as a mindset – a stance – that helps bring vitality to all your engagements, from work and relationships to creativity and spiritual life. Vital Signs examines the endless, yet endlessly fruitful, tug-of-war between passion and security in our lives, the wild in us and the tame, our natural selves and our conditioned selves, and shows us how to stay engaged with the world and resist the downward-pulling forces that can drain our aliveness.

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Bryan Hubbard – The Untrue Story of You

October 23, 2015

Bryan Hubbard

Bryan Hubbard discusses his book The Untrue Story of You. You are the central player in the drama of your life, and sometimes it all becomes too much and you get angry, depressed, anxious, irritated, or suffer from addictions. And because you’re the central player, you try to do something about these negative behaviour patterns. Maybe you do inner work, or seek therapy or counselling, or even lust after yet more material possessions, in the desperate hope that they will paper over the cracks in your soul. Some attempt to become more ‘spiritual’, to find a guru in a quest to become enlightened. And when you do any or all of these things, everyone else goes along with the idea that you’re the central player who can control or change your behavior. But this is the greatest illusion of all time.

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Peter Jones – Wilhelm Reich and Forbidden Science

February 15, 2015

Peter Jones

Peter Jones discusses some of the issues raised in his book Artificers of Fraud. Wilhelm Reich (1897 – 1957) was an Austrian psychoanalyst, a member of the second generation of psychoanalysts after Sigmund Freud, and one of the most radical figures in the history of psychiatry. He was the author of several influential books, most notably Character Analysis (1933) and The Mass Psychology of Fascism (1933). His writing influenced generations of intellectuals and during the 1968 student uprisings in Paris and Berlin, students scrawled his name on walls and threw copies of The Mass Psychology of Fascism at the police.

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Thomas Sheridan – Consciousness Parasites and Psychopathic Society

July 10, 2012

Thomas Sheridan

Thomas Sheridan on the origins and development of psychopaths as individuals, the psychopathic nature of the institutions and systems which underpin our society, and ultimately how we can and will break free from both and evolve towards a truly humane and empathic world.

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