Hello and welcome to the DSC Podcast. Step inside and join our conversations as we seek the depth in all things. Be it mysticism, therapy, mythology or world events – we will seek not to find answers but rather to come up with ever better questions. Hosted by Richard Cox.
Back to the Future, Myth, Meaning (and even 9/11) - with Daniel Luxton
'What the hell does 9/11 have to do with deep spirituality?' That's the question Alex Tsakiris posed at the end of our conversation on the Skeptiko podcast. Taking up the challenge is today's guest, Daniel Luxton, who contacted me with his answer. You wouldn't guess, but it has a lot to do with the Back to the Future films. In this interview Daniel talks about the myth and meaning of these wonderful films and whether they really predicted future events.
The Back to the Future Predicts 9/11 video (be sure to check out the other videos on the channel too)
The Making of Back to the Future Documentary
Interview with Alex Tsakiris
Wresting video, 'Demolish the Twin Towers'
Mike Myers says 'Yeah Baby'
(Sorry, turns out the final Saturday Night Live segment we referred to isn't on the web)
The Darkened Hour Inaugural Episode Clip
Adam Fitzgerald and I have concluded our Roads to 9/11 series on this channel and Adam has started a new channel dedicated solely to 9/11 studies - on which I am assisting.
This is a clip from the opening episode, where Adam asks me how I became interested 9/11 myself. I talk about my loss of faith in the establishment, interest in imperialism, 9/11 conspiracy theory and how studying philosophy helped me navigate these choppy waters.
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Conversing with a Victorian Gentleman, with Jonathan Hunter & Trance Medium Elaine Thorpe
Elaine Thorpe is a trance medium who channels the spirit of Jonathan Hunter, a Victorian gentleman who lived from 1845-91. In this interview I ask Elaine about her journey to become a medium. Elaine then goes into trance and I speak directly to Jonathan, asking him about both his life in 19th century London as well as his existence now.
Elaine's website - https://www.elainethorpe.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Elainethorpetrance/
Climate Anxiety, Alarmism and Denial, with Kristy Johnsson
Kristy Johnsson is a somatic therapist specialising in climate related anxiety. In today’s interview I’ll be asking her about her work, whilst relating some of my own struggles with despairing visions of the future.
Kristy has also done work in environmental anthropology and is herself deeply concerned about climate change. I’m not. Whilst I don’t consider my position to be an extreme one, it’s certainly raise eyebrows, dropped jaws and earned me the label of ‘denier’ in the past.
Kristy and I attempt a conversation where we explore how we arrived at our contrasting opinions. The aim is to understand rather than argue, and to see if there’s some common ground to be found in there somewhere. We’re doing this as an antidote to what is so often a hostile and unproductive area of discussion.
Find Kristy’s writing, other interviews and contact details at -
The Hamburg Cell (Part 2), with Adam Fitzgerald (Roads to 9/11 Series)
In this second part Adam continues the story of the Hamburg Cell, as well as explaining Saudi and Israeli state involvement in the attacks.
Check out Adam's new podcast, The Darkened hour -
The Dark Night of the Soul, with Fiona Robertson
Fiona Robertson returns to the podcast to talk about her latest book, The Dark Night of the Soul. Fiona is referring to the archetypal experience of entering a period of darkness and despair during a process of spiritual awakening. We talk about our own dark nights our emergence from them back into the light and how we've come to relate to the traditionally more troubling aspect of our psyches. For me this interview was one of the most personally insightful ones I've recorded provoking self-reflection whilst it was still in progress.
Find out more about Fiona's work here
The Dark Night of the Soul is available on Amazon (UK) (US)