Return conversation with Alejandro Martínez Gallardo exploring the paradox of transcendence & immanence and how the body is an image of the divine, in contrast to the counterfeit technological, transhumanist-nihilist-materialist and occultist postmodern philosophies.
Part One: The Signal of the Soul (0 – 31 mins)
Douglas Rushkoff, Erik Davis, psychedelics, Philip K. Dick, Silicon Valley, Burning Man, & transhumanism, (4:30 edit “alex”) reprogramming the body, drugs & religion, unearned knowledge, nothing but nature, the body connection to the eternal, the question of essence, transhumanism-nihilism, the image of God, the world as sacrifice, the immanent & the transcendent, experiential religion, body symptoms as soul manifests, chronic fatigue, processing infinity, original trauma, the signal of the soul, immersion in occultism, hacking the psyche, cleaning the mirror, being as rhythm, divine song.
Part Two: The Paradox of the Incarnation (31 mins – 1 hr 02 mins)
The birds and the bees, interacting with the environment, art-as-self-expression, a lost sense of beauty, light, order, & integrity, the mind, heart, & the body, Jeffrey Kripal & a materialist view of the soul, conceiving of the transcendental, soul as breath, talking & breathing, the mind thinking about mind, pure awareness, Dave Oshana, what enlightenment might be, the logos & the vesica piscis, pure sensations without labels, a thoughtless self, a world of becoming, the difference between contradiction and paradox, to save the appearance of the world, knowing God without dissolving into the One.
Part Three: A Historical Process of Transhumanism (1 hr 02 – 1 hr 32 mins)
Post-gender, mind-based duality of language, union of the sexes, the tension of love, avoiding the fundamental problem, entertainment as meaning, a hedonistic ethic, how the mind came into being, the collective mind, body & soul union, the matrix of culture, social media & disconnection, non-mediated relationship, creating hybrid beings, the medium & the message, the world-as-objects, objectifying ourselves, the Trinity, the dance of relations, a state of endlessness, learning to die, having all we need, the question of consciousness, passing for human, formative trauma stories, what goes into the body, when science turned Nature into a corpse, circumcision, dissociation.
Part Four: The Divine Thought (1 hr 32 mins to end)
Mind-based systems of knowledge, Carlos Castaneda & the secrets of sorcery, consciousness-as-soul, poetry & rhythm, the deepest thoughts, eliminating trauma, letting off gases, karmic imprints, Dave Oshana & enlightenment part two, getting to the counterfeit, the traps of the systems of power, nihilism and the pursuit of power, becoming contemplatives, an ideological war engine, confusing freedom with power, service and choosing the good.
http://cadenaaurea.com/ (Alejandro’s site)