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The smallest unit of mental process is a difference, or distinction, or news of a difference.

Gregory Bateson

Mind and Nature: A Necessary Unity (1979)

The smallest unit of mental process is a difference, or distinction, or news of a difference.

Gregory Bateson

Mind and Nature: A Necessary Unity (1979)

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The Nature of Things

David Bohm

The Nature of Things

1979

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The Joker (Part 4)

Alan Watts

The Joker (Part 4)

One of Alan’s most popular lecture series, and for good reason—in The Joker, listeners will find out why every society needs fools in order to remind itself not to take life so damn seriously.

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The Joker (Part 3)

Alan Watts

The Joker (Part 3)

One of Alan’s most popular lecture series, and for good reason—in The Joker, listeners will find out why every society needs fools in order to remind itself not to take life so damn seriously.

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The Joker (Part 2)

Alan Watts

The Joker (Part 2)

One of Alan’s most popular lecture series, and for good reason—in The Joker, listeners will find out why every society needs fools in order to remind itself not to take life so damn seriously.

Lecture
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41:28 4,364 6

The Joker (Part 1)

Alan Watts

The Joker (Part 1)

One of Alan’s most popular lecture series, and for good reason—in The Joker, listeners will find out why every society needs fools in order to remind itself not to take life so damn seriously.

Lecture
Added 3 weeks ago.
50:49 5,900 6

Life and the Planets

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Life and the Planets

1945

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin explores the concept of complexification in the universe, focusing on the ever-increasing combination of smaller elements into larger structures, and then extrapolates this behavior to humanity's current situation. What if the human species is an intermediary evolutionary stage, and what would the next rung on the ladder look like? Teilhard suggests that it will involve the merging-together of all humanity into a divine, planetized consciousness. Originally delivered as a lecture at the French Embassy in Peking (Beijing), China, later published in Études and The Future of Man.

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The Evolutionary Mind

Terence McKenna, Rupert Sheldrake, Ralph Abraham

The Evolutionary Mind

1998

What could have been the cause for the breakthrough in the evolution of human consciousness around 50,000 years ago? Part of the Trialogues at the Edge of the Unthinkable.

Discussion
Added 3 weeks ago.
03:09:42 24,345 15

Dreaming Awake at the End of Time

Terence McKenna

Dreaming Awake at the End of Time

1998

Join Terence in Fort Mason, California, for an eclectic think along the deconstruction of the deepening worldwide weirdness. With his characteristic hope and humor, McKenna examined time and its mysteries, the nature of language, the techniques of ecstasy, high technology and virtual cyberspace, the role of hallucinogenic plants in shamanism and the evolution of human cultures, and the foundations of postmodern spirituality.

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Thought is an Abstraction

David Bohm

Thought is an Abstraction

1988

Discussion
Added 4 weeks ago.
33:51 5,371

Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out

Timothy Leary

Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out

1966

Aimed specifically at young people, this hour-long, soft-spoken piece explores Leary's early research into LSD in New York and Mexico, how new ideas spread throughout society over the course of generations, his vision of a future society in which the psychedelic experience is revered and respected, the effects of marijuana, and how seekers can launch their own journey to tune in, turn on, and drop out of the modern rat race.

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Reality Isn't

Donald Hoffman

Reality Isn't

2019

What if the way our senses perceive reality is not at all representative of its true nature, but rather a highly abstracted interface? Donald Hoffman is working on a mathematical theory to find out.

Discussion
Added 6 weeks ago.
01:02:36 12,215 2

Prague Gnosis (Part 2)

Terence McKenna & Ram Dass

Prague Gnosis (Part 2)

1992

Shot on location in Prague, Czechoslovakia, during the International Transpersonal Conference in June 1992, this two-part series features Terence McKenna in dialogue with some of the foremost thinkers of the Global Consciousness movement of the time: Ram Dass, Angeles Arrien, Kenneth Ring, Rupert Sheldrake, Jill Purce, David Whyte and Alexander Shulgin.

Discussion
Added 7 weeks ago.
59:52 8,155 6

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