The Liminalist # 104.5 (A Life of Keepers, with Susan Frey)

Part two of conversation with Susan Frey,  on discerning benevolence from malevolence, an inner compass, deconstruction, a sensation of being, reinforcing the signal, celebrity culture, the coming generations/generation gaps, positivistic values, trauma rationales, the desire to be the one who fixes, immortality, harvesting organs, fear of death, avoiding the reckoning, the load of an unlived life, the problem of mortality, a nurse in the Navy, an early encounter with death, Kunstler on death, two views of a single life, letting go of the ego, a life of keepers, cats & gurus, working in a think tank, early neuroscience, living outside the box, mind control & pharmaceuticals, the AI community in Silicon valley and LSD, rats’ brains and trauma, Einstein’s brain part two.

Songs:  “The Kommema and his Religion” & “Of the Lakes,” by SunWalker; “Night Lighter,” by Big Blood; “You Are My Sunshine,” by Low.

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  1. Kurt Jurgen Freiherr
    Posted March 10, 2017 at 10:30 pm | Permalink

    I wonder if the war on terror is the death of terror turned outward ?
    Been studying Saussures deiificatiin of language at college , the big push toward structuralism and its bastard step child , post structuralism , the move away from the classical model of platonic ideals and language as a metaphysical medium . Got me thinking that a dark wizard might be someone who tejects wholeheartedly either of those models , wheras the liminalist strives to walk the line of the razors edge between them . Listening to you two discuss values or lack therof got me really thinking .

  2. Kurt Jurgen Freiherr
    Posted March 11, 2017 at 1:19 am | Permalink

    Sorry i meant to say the war on terror may be the terror of death turned outwards .
    In Simone DeBeauvoirs ” all men are mortal”, the protagonist finds immortality to be a curse that causes time to stop , and he spends his days curled in the foetal position avoiding all human contact .

  3. Elis Fir
    Posted March 12, 2017 at 10:08 am | Permalink

    Really thought provoking podcast. Thank you both for your time, passion and contributions…

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