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

    Lost Ways of Knowing

    Lost Ways of Knowing

    This is an audio version of Lost Ways of Knowing which was published on the Rebel Wisdom YouTube site on February 14th 2020.
    Culture is fragmenting into ideological tribes defined by rigid certainty and reductionist thinking. As a result, we're struggling to find new solutions to the significant challenges we face. What if it's the way we're perceiving that's the problem? Rebel Wisdom's Alexander Beiner has spent the last few months interviewing scientists, facilitators and systems theorists to explore the neuroscience, psychology and history of different ways of knowing, and how we can use them to make sense. It includes new interviews with John Vervaeke, philosopher Nora Bateson, and jazz theorist Greg Thomas, facilitator Bonnitta Roy and a brand new conversation between Iain McGilchrist and John Vervaeke.
    This film accompanies a three part written series which we're releasing on the Rebel Wisdom Medium channel. Chapter 1 is out now and can be found here: http://bit.ly/2wa2Lsf
    You can see some of the people in this film live at the Rebel Wisdom Festival, London, May 30/31 2020: https://www.rebelwisdom.co.uk/festival
    Rebel Wisdom are now running regular Q&As with the interviewees from our films for our members, check out: https://www.rebelwisdom.co.uk/plans
    We also have a Rebel Wisdom Discord discussion channel: https://discord.gg/RK4MeYW

    • 37 min
    Jamie Wheal: How to spot a cult

    Jamie Wheal: How to spot a cult

    This is an audio version of How to spot a cult, Jamie Wheal which was published on the Rebel Wisdom YouTube site on December 9th 2019. 
    In his bestseller, Stealing Fire, Jamie Wheal talked about peak experiences and group flow states as the cutting edge for human evolution. But since then, he's become more and more concerned by how these techniques are being used and abused. Now he's releasing a checklist - to answer the question - how to spot a cult.
    To download the Ethical Cult Checklist, go to: http://flowgenomeproject.com/checklist
    To see films from the recent workshop with Jamie, 'Ethical Cult Building, Collective Sensemaking in an Age of Existential Risk', become a Rebel Wisdom member: https://www.rebelwisdom.co.uk/plans
    We also reference the 'Making Sense of Sensemaking' film in this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Es_W...
    We also have a Rebel Wisdom Discord discussion channel: https://discord.gg/RK4MeYW

    • 40 min
    Douglas Rushkoff: Tech vs Human

    Douglas Rushkoff: Tech vs Human

    This is an audio version of Tech vs Human, Douglas Rushkoff which was published on the Rebel Wisdom YouTube site on January 24th 2020. 
    Is technology a friend or foe? How can the human spirit survive in an age of weaponised disinformation, attention hijack and digital manipulation? Douglas Rushkoff has made these questions his life's mission, culminating in his recent "mic drop" moment, Team Human. In this conversation with Rebel Wisdom's David Fuller he talks about the trajectory of silicon valley, from psychedelic tech utopianism, to corporate takeover and attention warfare. Named one of the “world’s ten most influential intellectuals” by MIT, Douglas Rushkoff is an author and documentarian who studies human autonomy in a digital age. His twenty books include the just-published Team Human, based on his podcast, as well as the bestsellers Present Shock, Throwing Rocks and the Google Bus, Program or Be Programmed, Life Inc, and Media Virus.
    We will be hosting a member's Q&A with Douglas next Monday, sign up as a Rebel Wisdom Sensemaker to join: https://www.rebelwisdom.co.uk/plans
    We also have a Rebel Wisdom Discord discussion channel: https://discord.gg/RK4MeYW

    • 51 min
    Daniel Thorson & Josh Fields: The Story of Collapse

    Daniel Thorson & Josh Fields: The Story of Collapse

    This is an audio version of The Story of Collapse, Daniel Thorson & Josh Fields which was published on the Rebel Wisdom YouTube site on February 1st 2020. 
    Are we living at the best possible time to be alive, or is the world coming to an end? Or do both narratives have some truth at the same time? This is a discussion between Rebel Wisdom's David Fuller, Daniel Thorson from the Emerge podcast and Joshua Fields, the CEO of 'Consciousness Hacking' a San Francisco-based organisation aiming to harness techonology for personal and cultural transformation. Joshua and Daniel have delved deeply into the 'collapse' narrative in their work, and this conversation ranges from climate to Greta Thunberg, Extinction Rebellion and many other topics.
    Recent Rebel Wisdom interview with Joshua Fields: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zscgm...
    To get access to more exclusive content and to join this evolving conversation, become a Rebel Wisdom member: https://www.rebelwisdom.co.uk/plans
    We also have a Rebel Wisdom Discord discussion channel: https://discord.gg/RK4MeYW 
     

    • 41 min
    Jamie Wheal: War on Sensemaking 3, the Infinite Game

    Jamie Wheal: War on Sensemaking 3, the Infinite Game

    This is an audio version of War on Sensemaking 3, the Infinite Game: Jamie Wheal which was published on the Rebel Wisdom YouTube site on January 24th 2020. 
    How do we play the Infinite Game? And how will that help us make sense of a world in chaos? In the hit film 'War on Sensemaking', Daniel Schmachtenberger laid out how the information ecology was profoundly broken, and how impossible it was to act if we didn't know what was true. In this response, flow expert Jamie Wheal outlines his answer to Daniel's question, outlining what the 'Infinite Game' looks like, how we might uplevel human consciousness and what a 'Game B' society might look like.
    Rebel Wisdom are now running regular Q&As with the interviewees from our films for our members, including Jamie on Wednesday January 29th, check out: https://www.rebelwisdom.co.uk/plans
    We also have a Rebel Wisdom Discord discussion channel: https://discord.gg/RK4MeYW

    • 56 min
    John Vervaeke: After the Meaning Crisis

    John Vervaeke: After the Meaning Crisis

    This is an audio version of After the Meaning Crisis, John Vervaeke which was published on the Rebel Wisdom YouTube site on December 24th 2019. 

    John Vervaeke's 'Awakening From the Meaning Crisis' has been an influential hit of 2019. A professor at Toronto University's psychology department, the series sketches out a big vision of the trajectory of western thought from the axial age to the present day. In this conversation with Rebel Wisdom's David Fuller, he talks about the impact that the series has had on his life, and the journey he has been on since the start of 2019, and what comes next - his new series, 'After Socrates'.
     
    We also have a Rebel Wisdom Discord discussion channel: https://discord.gg/RK4MeYW

     
     

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