Talking with Luke Dodson, Hugo D, & Simon M on what makes Dave Oshana different, against the dark background of the spiritual market place & dodgy gurus
Part One: Celebrity Guru Cults (0 – 33 mins)
What to make of Dave, from a Mooji background, celebrity guru cults, a face vortex, a change comes, natural living,a sense of freedom, fear of embarrassment, absence of reverance, John de Ruiter, double standards, the element of worship, Dave O in a cultural context, a non-guru thing, what we do with our awareness, being ourselves, a tightrope walk, working with a skeptical writer, not hungry for praise, guilt-tripping gurus, surrogate families that destroy real families, social anxiety to the nth degree, fear of JdR, a video encounter in Bristol, an audience with the king.
Part Two: A Walking Contradiction (33 mins – end)
An illuminated manuscript, recent Dave event, formulas for goodness, bringing your own ingredients to the restaurant, the continuity of a feeling, a relaxed way of being, human community, focus on breathing, the layers of the body, the enlightenment road, from broken to whole, batting off projections, the short-hand of “enlightenment,” a walking contradiction, growing up in the East End, paranoid aware spiritual seekers, finding the gold standard, concepts of enlightenment vs. experience of it, the superhuman fallacy, heightened naturalness, authentic naivete, cynicism & idealism.
Songs: “Primitive” & “Chasing Time” by Joy Zipper; “Belle of the Ball” by Widow’s Ride.