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Blending the Old and the New - as part of a bigger Transformation of the Age. The last Renaissance started around 6-700 years ago, and we have the chance to start a new one right now!

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Blending the Old and the New - as part of a bigger Transformation of the Age. The last Renaissance started around 6-700 years ago, and we have the chance to start a new one right now!

https://burningphoenix.substack.com

    #22 - Book Tips, when the left brain takes over, and the Renaissance.

    #22 - Book Tips, when the left brain takes over, and the Renaissance.

    We'll look at two books in this episode: “More than Allegory” by Philosopher & Scientist Bernardo Kastrup, and “The Age of Utopia” by Historian and College Professor John Strickland.
    Our video talk with Tom LA Books is here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01AUovOS3Bo
    And our GoodReads page is here:
    https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/21804137.Richard_Emerson
    Thanks for listening!

    • 11 min
    #21 - Young Renaissance Minds, and some Book Tips

    #21 - Young Renaissance Minds, and some Book Tips

    We'll briefly look at a recent conversation with Tom Holland, Stephen Meyer and Douglas Murray, and recommend some of their books. The full conversation is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2u54a1FL28
    And we'll also be on the lookout for Young Renaissance Minds and Artists in the coming months; starting with this little video about life, the joy of exploration and the big mysteries in the world, by Ryan Trahan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYnVf9XnDLI
    Thanks for listening!

    • 13 min
    #20 - CS Lewis, The Wisdom of Mythology, and the Meta-Meaning of Orpheus and Eurydice

    #20 - CS Lewis, The Wisdom of Mythology, and the Meta-Meaning of Orpheus and Eurydice

    We'll look at how CS Lewis had a precise intuitive understanding of the nature of the brain hemispheres, and how the story of Orpheus turning back and losing Eurydice as they are trying to leave the Underworld, contains deep insight into how a left brain overreach dissolves the deeper wisdom and meaning.
    The Free Hillsdale Course is here:
    https://online.hillsdale.edu/landing/an-introduction-to-c-s-lewis
    Thanks for listening!

    • 14 min
    #19 - A New Rebirth on the Bigger Scale, and why it might be happening now.

    #19 - A New Rebirth on the Bigger Scale, and why it might be happening now.

    We'll look at the century/milliennia picture and consider new factors that might contribute to a much bigger regeneration of culture, as well as goals and aims for this process of Rebirth and Renaissance. And we'll close with a vision of beauty and inspiration, that could provide a bright mental picture to apprehend and gradually move towards.
    Thanks for listening!

    • 18 min
    #18 - Peterson's Exodus Series Episode 8, and the Big Picture for 2023

    #18 - Peterson's Exodus Series Episode 8, and the Big Picture for 2023

    We'll look at Tom LA Books' videos, a Hillsdale course on CS Lewis, Jordan Peterson's last episode on the first half of Exodus, and some overall thoughts on the big picture for 2023 and the coming decade or two.
    The emerging good things and the earliest stages for rebalancing the culture in the hemispheric sense, might seem to be starting to manifest themselves.
    Thanks for listening!

    • 21 min
    #17 - Tom LA Books, and Dante's Relevance for Today

    #17 - Tom LA Books, and Dante's Relevance for Today

    We're having the first guest on the show: Tom LA Books is here to talk about his new 100 episodes Youtube series about Dante's Divine Comedy in Italian:
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpiUReQm8Y8YbRuhXc2r0j9lL5WwbrCzk
    We'll also briefly talk about the videos by Iain McGilchrist and Alex Gomez-Marin where they are walking through the whole "The Matter with Things" Opus chapter by chapter. The first video from Part III of the book is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAZ2a-vawMk
    And the trailer for the new Dante Movie is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKgn_n_DgOQ
    Thanks for listening!

    • 50 min

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