Third Eye Drops Podcast: The Map is Not the Territory


Michael Phillips of TED (Third Eye Drops) and I recently had a conversation following the publication of my book, Seeing Through the World. Michael is a witty and brilliant host — some of his jokes were off-recording, but I suspect next round we’ll capture them — whose questions really leapt to the heart of the personal inquiry behind these integral concepts. I also truly appreciated his reflections on the religion of the future, which made for a great end to the conversation. Listen above, or right here.

Thanks again, Michael, for being such a gracious interviewer!

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The Daily Evolver Podcast: The Presence of the Future [Interview]


A few months ago I had the pleasure of being interview by integral thinker Jeff Salzman for his show, The Daily Evolver: Integral Insight into Politics & Culture. Jeff brought a level of enthusiasm and deep engagement into the subject matter — moving through each of the structures of consciousness as articulated by Jean Gebser — and, naturally, this made for a wonderful conversation. I have to thank Jeff, as well, for helping me to re-introduce Gebser’s integral aperspectival approach, the phenomenology of awakening (Bewußtwerdungsphänomenologie), to the Integral Theory crowd (I’ve made some great connections as a result). You can read Jeff’s reflections on the conversation here.

Here’s to more conversation in the (latent) future. Thanks again, Jeff.

Surprisingly (to me at least) Gebser did not see these structures as evolutionarily continuous, but as “mutations” which are all online now in various states of “efficiency” and “deficiency”. Further, not only are the structures of history online, but so are the structures of the future – and they are calling to us right here and now.

This presents a terrific koan to the integral practitioner, and Jeremy Johnson transmits it in a way that left me inspired and the world reenchanted. May he – and Gebser – do the same for you!

Electric Lyre Podcast Evolves (Slightly)

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We're nearly there. Sort of. Next is a real logo design, which will take some scouting out for talent and clever usage of the letters "E" and "L." You can check out the rest of the podcast description on its home page:

The “Electric Lyre” – or ELcast – is a podcast I host with monthly episodes. I explore the fringes of culture for what Erik Davis calls “high weirdness,” and what friend and colleague David B. Metcalfe describes the “experimental counter-culture.” Think of the anomalous oddness that wafts up through a good Philip K. Dick book; recall Rudy Rucker’s Transrealist manifesto; the otherworld is creeping about at the peripheral edges of “normal.” I’m interested in those openings into mystery.

Through conversations, I hope to explore, be inspired by, and co-inspire other individuals who are also interested topics like altered states of consciousness, meditation and contemplative practices, weird literature, experimental storytelling, and the emergent spiritual counter-culture.

Interested in joining me for a show? Ping me at jeremy (at) evolver (dot) net.

Now I must make a halfway decent recording setup. Time to listen to The Joe Rogan Experience and watch Maron for inspiration.