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We uncover the most rebellious ideas in philosophy, human potential and transcendence to find direction through the chaos of the times.

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    • 4.8 • 99 Ratings

We uncover the most rebellious ideas in philosophy, human potential and transcendence to find direction through the chaos of the times.

    Iain McGilchrist, ’We Need to Act’

    Iain McGilchrist, ’We Need to Act’

    Iain McGilchrist has been outlining for many years that a fundamental problem in the way we are perceiving the world is likely to lead us into trouble. Now in 2022 he believes the situation is reaching a crucial turning point and we need to wake up urgently. 

    In this conversation with Rebel Wisdom's David Fuller he talks about how our current culture's domination by a 'left brain', reductionistic, materialist and literalist perspective had reached crisis point. 

    He explains how this is manifesting as a 'war on reality', and a series of attacks on free speech.

    Iain's work can be found here: https://channelmcgilchrist.com/ 

    • 41 min
    Are we doing self improvement wrong? Steve March

    Are we doing self improvement wrong? Steve March

    Are we going about self development in the wrong way? That's the question tackled by our new film and course with the long time coach Steve March.

    Steve's work, Aletheia Coaching, has been welcomed and embraced by the likes of John Vervaeke and others in what's been described as the Liminal Web, as it consciously addresses what's called the Meaning Crisis or Meta Crisis.

    This is released at the same time as a short course with Steve to learn the basics of the Unfolding method, which teaches a powerful new approach to development known as 'unfoldment'.

    You'll learn: - How to attune to yourself, others, and the world in a way that promotes deeper connection and purpose.

    - Practices to help you deeply participate in your present-moment experience

    - Techniques and practices to help you create unfolding partnerships with others

    To find out more, check here: https://rebelwisdom.co.uk/courses/unfolding

    • 36 min
    Iain McGilchrist, ’We Need to Act’

    Iain McGilchrist, ’We Need to Act’

    Iain McGilchrist has been outlining for many years that a fundamental problem in the way we are perceiving the world is likely to lead us into trouble. Now in 2022 he believes the situation is reaching a crucial turning point and we need to wake up urgently.

    In this conversation with Rebel Wisdom's David Fuller he talks about how our current culture's domination by a 'left brain', reductionistic, materialist and literalist perspective had reached crisis point.

    He explains how this is manifesting as a 'war on reality', and a series of attacks on free speech. Iain's work can be found here: https://channelmcgilchrist.com/

     

    • 41 min
    Feminine Wisdom - Schuyler Brown & Samantha Sweetwater

    Feminine Wisdom - Schuyler Brown & Samantha Sweetwater

    Many people have observed that the conversation we have been curating on Rebel Wisdom has featured many more men than women. Of course we have regularly been asking ourselves why that is, and whether there is a more ‘feminine’ contribution to the dialogue that is not being heard?

    This was the topic I explored with two fascinating women recently, Schuyler Brown and Samantha Sweetwater.

    Check out Schuyler's work here, 'The Art of Emergence': https://www.artofemergence.com/ 

    And Samantha here: https://www.samanthasweetwater.com/ 

    • 1 hr 9 min
    How Social Media Warps Creators, Tristan Harris

    How Social Media Warps Creators, Tristan Harris

    There has been a lot of focus on the damage that social media is doing to all of us, its users. This growing awareness was partly fuelled by the work of Tristan Harris, through the breakout hit documentary The Social Dilemma.

    But there has been less attention on how this new landscape also affects creators, through factors like audience capture and feedback loops that distort truth seeking. 

    Tristan Harris is the director of the Centre for Humane Technology, trying to re-envision a healthier relationship with the technological tools we are using: https://www.humanetech.com/ 

    • 59 min
    In Search of the Third Attractor, Daniel Schmachtenberger (part 2)

    In Search of the Third Attractor, Daniel Schmachtenberger (part 2)

    Where are we headed as a species? What is the landscape of risks and challenges that we need to confront over the next decades, and are there a small number of key factors that we need to solve to avoid catastrophe?

    These are the questions Daniel Schmachtenberger is laying out in a new two part series on Rebel Wisdom, called 'In Search of the Third Attractor'.

    As he describes it, the power of ever increasing technological capacity (exponential tech) means that both destructive and creative capacities are increasing exponentially. Two of the most likely outcomes (attractors) are either some kind of chaotic breakdown, or the development of powerful control systems in response, oppressive authoritarian control.

    Given this, what does a third option, a 'third attractor' look like?

    Daniel will be speaking at the Rebel Wisdom festival, 'the Last Campfire' in London on November 5th. To check it out and buy tickets, go to: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/r... 

    To find out more about the topics Daniel is discussing, check out his work on civilisation, at Civilization Emerging: https://civilizationemerging.com/

    And for more on his work around the Sensemaking crisis, check out the Consilience Project: https://consilienceproject.org/

     

    TIMECODES:

    UNDERSTANDING THE PROBLEM: 00:00:00

    BENEVOLENT DICTATORSHIP DOESN'T WORK: 00:06:21

    HYPER AGENTS: 00:15:06

    GREAT GAME OF POWER: 00:26:55

    EGREGORES: 00:34:38

    TECHNOLOGY & ETHICS: 00:42:50

    TECHNOLOGY CHANGES SOCIETY: 00:49:45

    INFRASTRUCTURE, SOCIAL STRUCTURE, SUPERSTRUCTURE: 00:59:49

    WISDOM OF GODS: 01:13:14

    EDUCATION: 01:30:40

    CLOSING THOUGHTS: 01:42:08

    • 1 hr 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
99 Ratings

99 Ratings

DiscerningPOV ,

As smart as me

Rebel Wisdom has an uncanny ability to find guests who speak about important societal matters in riddles. I’m going to take the stance that I understand all of it and that it is therefore utterly brilliant.

Chilterns Ian ,

Threw Bret and Heather under the bus too quickly.

Your shaming of Dark Horse didn’t age well.
Don’t react at the speed of the Twitterati, you’re better than that.

Hoppy1512 ,

Nuance is the word!

Finally, a podcast which looks at both sides of things in an open, respectful and non-judgmental way. I’ve honestly felt like my head was going to explode over the past 18 months trying to make sense of things that at times have felt very senseless, just discovered this podcast and it’s a breath of fresh air. Thank you.

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