Good faith conversations exploring ideas & practices that drive personal & collective development. Jason Snyder & Jared Janes host a wide variety of guests with the goal of enacting inclusive/metamodern & contemplative sensibilities.
#45 Both/And Awards
Jared Janes & Jason Snyder come back one more time to give awards to stand-out Both/And episodes. First, they talk about what they've been up to for the past couple of months and then get to the awards: Most Convivial, Most Intellectually Stimulating, Most Challenging to My Worldview, Most Star-Struck, & MVP. Along the way, they also make a bunch of honorable mentions.
#44 Q&A, Hiatus & the Future
Jared Janes & Jason Snyder talk about Both/And's hiatus, the sensemaking web, podcasting as a medium, memetic mediation, local community, going 'meta', spirituality, their friendship, COVID, contemporary Vajrayana Buddism, their political triggers, the meta/integral left, GameB, thank you's, the Both/And awards, and more.
#43 Embracing the Dark with Leslie Rogers
Jared Janes & Jason Snyder talk with Leslie Rogers about what led him to start the Light Dark Institute, being in a sex cult, kink & BDSM, his dark awakening, personality & identity transformation, dark desires, light vs dark personal work, influences on Leslie's practices, tantra, archetypes & deities, pleasure, healing, triggering & mythopoetic power, tribal psycho technologies, nonduality, Jared's inner cynic, civilization collapse & catastrophe, death, pain as pleasure, humiliation, stoicism, & more.
#42 The Ever-Present with Jeremy Johnson
Jared Janes & Jason Snyder talk with Jeremy Johnson about what led to his interest in Jean Gebser, the nebulosity of time, non-linear consciousness evolution & developmental theory, Gebser's extraordinary writing style, the un-perspectival world, integral consciousness, the limits of intellect, mythical consciousness, pattern & nebulosity, wholeness & the spiritual elements of Gebser, process orientation vs systemization, Gebser vs Integral levels, meta-theories, the value of pop art, and more.
#41 Simpol Global Action with John Bunzl
Jared Janes & Jason Snyder talk with John Bunzl about why he started Simpol & how it enables global cooperation, his multi-issue approach to global issues, UN failures, first-mover criteria, the democratic accountability strategy, partisanship, global pandemic preparation, efficiency vs resilience, power in metrics, cooperative competition, biomimicry in Simpol, Simpol's history & progress, the role of the nation-state, regional cooperation, diversity & locality, tyranny, getting involved, and more.
#40 Humility, Spirituality & Q&A
Jared Janes & Jason Snyder talk about humility, memetic mediation, Patreon goals & perks, acting from uncertainty, embodiment & trauma/baggage, map vs territory, individual vs group development, mindfulness, compassion, nonduality & enlightenment, tantric practice, guru abuse, emerging modern spirituality & the limitations of intellect, the void, subtle sensations & the brilliance of the mundane, constructed cognition, what we're both concentrated on at the moment, and more.