#65: Vincent Field (Astral Projection and Lucid Dreaming)

Summary

Vincent Field is the author of “Astral Projection and Lucid Dreaming – Spiritual Revelations and Out-of-Body Experiences in Higher Dimensions: A Complete Guide to Exploring Nonphysical Reality”. We discussed astral projection, lucid dreaming, techniques on how to do both, as well as Vincent’s own experiences with each. If you seek guidance on how to astral project/lucid dream, hit up Vincent on Discord at VinceField#3962. His book is available on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/3xnwlXk

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Poem #1: Your Beautiful Eye

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A new sub episode type where I read poems I write. Enjoy! These will not be available on YouTube.

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#62: Capitalist Realism with Ben Morris

Ben and I sat down to present part 1 of a discussion based analysis and summary of Mark Fisher’s “Capitalist Realism”. This episode is available at the links in the home page. For the video version, check out the YouTube link. Enjoy! 

Outro provided by Brock Tanya. 

#61: Uncle Nick (War, Addiction, Architecture, and Fatherhood)

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After a long break, ITA returns with a very special guest: my Uncle Nick. We discussed his time in Korea and Iraq in the early 2000’s as well as architecture and fatherhood. Enjoy! 

Outro provided by Brock Tanya.

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#60: Welcome to the Machine

WELCOME TO THE MACHINE! An opinion piece critiquing civilization with a short summary and analysis of Zapffe’s 1933 essay, The Last Messiah. Here’s the episode link: https://anchor.fm/into-the-absurd/episodes/60-Welcome-to-the-Machine-e1h0ki6

Outro provided by Brock Tanya.

Peter Zapffe’s The Last Messiah: https://philosophynow.org/issues/45/The_Last_Messiah

The Undiscovered Self by Carl Jung: https://fleurmach.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/jung-the-undiscovered-self-1957.pdf

Every Trivial Fact podcast hosted by Mynaa Miesnowan episodes on The Undiscovered Self: https://www.bezabezar.com/post/every-trivial-fact-3-carl-jung-s-undiscovered-self-with-gregory-gravelle-on-psychic-epidemics

Pink Floyd’s “Welcome to the Machine” lyrics: https://genius.com/Pink-floyd-welcome-to-the-machine-lyrics

Sex at Dawn by Chris Ryan Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Sex-Dawn-Stray-Modern-Relationships-ebook/dp/B007679QTG

Civilized to Death by Chris Ryan Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Civilized-Death-Progress-Christopher-Ryan/dp/1451659113

Tangentially Speaking podcast hosted by Chris Ryan: https://open.spotify.com/show/5tMHDm7XHkniXSCTVFDGuE?si=559653e65d2c4375

Every Trivial Fact – Carl Jung’s “The Undiscovered Self”, an Analysis and Summary

Who am I? Am I a writer? Am I a philosopher? Am I a saint? Am I an asshole? Am I good? Am I bad? Am I a giver? Am I a taker? We often base our identity off of static, unchanging moral value judgements that we then project our personality upon. It is inherent in the human being to seek to understand ourselves, as it would be terrifying to not understand that which we are. However, how much of this so called “self-understanding” is merely the understanding of arbitrary concepts outside of the Self? How much of this has been processed and spit out by the herd, the state, and mass culture? How much of “you” is really just “them”?

Carl Jung dives into these questions in his essay “The Undiscovered Self” where he argues that the individual must have a firm, deep understanding of and inner grounding within the Self in order to avoid being controlled by outside forces like the Herd and the State. I appeared on a 2-part series regarding “The Undiscovered Self” on former guest Mynaa Miesnowan’s podcast, Every Trivial Fact, where we laid out an in-depth analysis and summary of the essay.

All links to the different platforms are located at Mynaa’s website.

#57: DFW’s “E Unibus Pluram”, an Analysis (Part 2)

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An analysis of David Foster Wallace’s “E Unibus Pluram”, a thorough critique of US fiction and televisual culture written in the early 1990’s. 

Outro provided by Brock Tanya.

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Thoughts 1: Power, the Feeling vs Domination/Control

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I am starting a bonus series where I simply talk into my phone recorder whenever I have a thought or thoughts worth sharing. Enjoy! This will not be available on YouTube.

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#56: DFW’s “E Unibus Pluram”, an Analysis (Part 1)

Summary

An analysis of David Foster Wallace’s “E Unibus Pluram”, a thorough critique of US fiction and televisual culture written in the early 1990’s. Outro provided by Brock Tanya.

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#55: Tom Hatsis, M.A. (Author – LSD The Wonder Child: The Golden Age of Psychedelic Research in the 1950s)

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Tom is the author of multiple books regarding the usage and history of psychedelic drugs, which have been used by human beings since the dawn of civilization for spiritual and medicinal purposes. His most recent book, “LSD The Wonder Child: The Golden Age of Psychedelic Research in the 1950s”, details the bizarre yet incredible history of LSD–going from the usage of ergot in spiritual practices, to the CIA in various sadistic experiments, to hippies, scientists, psychologists, and intellectuals throughout the mid to late 20th century. We discussed religion, Carl Jung, Alaska cruises vs tropical cruises, the history of LSD, and much more. Enjoy!  

Tom’s website: https://psychedelichistorian.com/

Outro provided by Brock Tanya. 

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