Talk with Erik Davis and Maja D’Aoust. Gets right into big questions around the experience of meditation, the vastness of the territory, the multiplicity of practices, the relationship between insight and ethics, the mystery of human enlightenment and - to keep it modest - science and the nature of reality.
Fun talk with writer scholar Erik Davis, including riffs on hypnagogia, lucid dreaming, scientific vs spiritual knowledge, the role of science journalists in describing the nature of reality, how ocean may shape mind, psychedelics and more.
Jennifer Dumpert teaches a course on dreaming at Pacifica Graduate Institute in California. A short video interview I did for her class, talking all about Aristotle and houses on wheels and "memory catching" Brenda Lee's Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree.
I believe we’re at are at the dawn of a new age of scientific exploration. The external world is mapped; now the explorers are turning inward. The galleons have left port. They’re approaching a huge mysterious continent. They won’t be the first to arrive. There are paths already cut in the forest, where shamans and monks and others... more