Conversation with Nina Power, on vulnerability, sacrifice, the freedom to fail, sun worship, and journeys to the underworld.
Part One: Service of the Sun (0 – 35 mins)
An excruciatingly personal text, a strange form of strength, erasing personal history, the best protection, ego dissolution, unrequited love, submission and sacrifice, the freedom to fail, the power of the scapegoat, narcissism and social revenge warriors, the quantification of suffering, the position of the nothing, Diogenes, initiatic models of denunciation, Kierkegaard & David Icke, into the Moroccan abyss, subjective destitution, anxiety and time, giving up alcohol, the boy who cried wolf, the desire for a master, loyalty to the sun, verticality, witches’ relation to the devil, God’s support, Turner on the sun, Spinoza & the immanent God, mapping the mind of God, a fragment of the whole.
Part Two: Amor Fati (35 mins – 1 hr 7 mins)
Immanence without transcendence, the vacuum created, the transhumanism project, a war on Nature, human hubris, Promethean mimesis, over-identification with the body > rejection of the body, John Locke & bodies as property, the body as image, planes & dimensions of existence, anti-human agendas, nature & human nature, space travel, the astral temptation, ancestral possession, repetition compulsion, amor fati, given to Lucifer, freed from fate, the perfect life, guilt and debt, the Christ model, living without guilt, shame vs. guilt, parental expectations, emotional incest, the quest for validation.
Part Three: Hazed by the Universe (1 hr 7 mins – 1 hr 42 mins)
Childhood insomnia, birth trauma, the original wound, when love gets inverted, self-isolation, the need for love & the drive for success, an excess of love, onanistic enjoyment of writing, the pain of not connecting, a chain of souls, resonators of love, being saved, rewiring the libidinal economy, replacement, shadow copy demons, Pluto & Persephone, a lake on fire, a period of psychoanalysis, hysterical blindness, the psychopomp, equality of life and death, we are the dead, fear of what we cannot see, the illusion of self-ness, finite modes in the infinite, pan psychism, acceptance of turbulence, the ordeal pit, warrior initiation rites.
Part Four: When the Copy Becomes the Counterfeit (1 hr 42 mins – end)
Re-traumatization & de-traumatization spectrum, sacrifices to and sacrifices for, recognition of the sacred, Peter Tiel & Rene Girard, mimetic rivalry and social media, violence & religion, the Silicon valley gods, the legal system as replacement for religion, mob behavior in the virtual world, virtualizing consequences, the puppet masters, the responsibility of pioneering, technology and disembodiment, the spiral of moral hazard, life before the internet, beautiful boredom, a day without words, the original technology, the curse of language, technology as extension of human nature, the second womb, the evolution of the counterfeit, voice without a body, the need to remember, anamnesis, entry into language, the loss of touch, un cri du coeur.