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Seeking to uncover all that is true, good, and beautiful of our fundamental nature and realize its expression in the world of form.

Mu Lucas Perry

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Seeking to uncover all that is true, good, and beautiful of our fundamental nature and realize its expression in the world of form.

    Philip Golabuk on the Nature of Self-work and Freeing Ourselves of Contradiction

    Philip Golabuk on the Nature of Self-work and Freeing Ourselves of Contradiction

    Philip Golabuk is founder of PhilosophyCenter, where he offers philosophical counseling, self-study courses, and LIFECOACH Training. Their mission is to encourage and facilitate the self-work that leads to greater awareness, creative expression, and personal evolution as well as a deeper appreciation for the miracle, mystery, and opportunity of being alive. Philip is a member of the National Philosophical Counseling Association, has taught college level philosophy courses, and has worked as part of a community outreach program to inmates in jail and prison.

    PhilosophyCenter: https://philosophycenter.net/

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    Timestamps: 

    0:00 Intro
    1:54 Life principles: Truth and uncertainty 
    6:50 Life principles: Limitation and responsibility 
    13:10 Useful questions in self-work 
    16:40 Being in conflict with your own truth 
    20:19 Off handed remarks that confess beliefs 
    23:47 Bottom up and top down self-work 
    30:29 Accessing and practicing bottom up and top down self-work 
    35:50 The decisive question: What bad thing happens if I have what I want? 
    38:18 Willingness being 90% of self-work 
    44:35 The mind as a good servant but a bad master 
    50:33 Degrees of certainty, induction, and truth
    55:05 A perspective on Universal Love, Said The Cactus Person by Scott Alexander 
    1:04:20 Outro 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Bernardo Kastrup on Universal Mind, Artificial Sentience, the Great Void, and the Universe's Telos

    Bernardo Kastrup on Universal Mind, Artificial Sentience, the Great Void, and the Universe's Telos

    Bernardo Kastrup is a metaphysical idealist, arguing that universal phenomenal consciousness is all there ultimately is. He holds a Ph.D. in computer engineering and another in philosophy. Bernardo is also the executive director of the Essentia Foundation.

    Bernardo's website: https://www.bernardokastrup.com/

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     Timestamps:
    0:00 Intro
    2:42 Bernardo’s metaphysics 
    4:15 What does it mean for something to be a transpersonal mental process
    10:11 What is it like to be nature at large?
    12:20 Is the consciousness that underlies the inanimate universe like dust or completely unified? 
    16:55 How is it that mind at large fragments into particular beings?
    22:40 How can we remember our original state if it's formless/contentless? 
    28:39 What is it like to be the field when it’s completely at rest? 
    32:17 Is there formless or contentless consciousness? 
    39:25 The great void state
    43:13 Being and seeing god 
    45:40 Knowledge without intermediation of a mental model 
    48:03 The role and place of introspection 
    52:38 Physicalism robs us of meaning as the entities outside of us are their own ends 
    56:58 Is there a necessary relationship between truth and freedom from suffering 
    59:28 What it means to be set free 
    1:08:50 There is freedom is seeing what you think you are doesn’t exist 
    1:10:22 Surrender and defeat 
    1:19:16 Embracing duality and the western background 
    1:35:40 The importance of suffering 
    1:47:05 The maturation of religion
    1:52:45 A spontaneous unfolding can still follow a telos
    1:56:50 The telos of universal mind
    2:01:43 Innocence, evil, and the asymmetry between truth and illusion
    2:12:06 The spirit of our technology and artificial consciousness 
    2:20:05 The binding problem of consciousness and substrate independence 
    2:50:30 Testing for consciousness in machines 
    3:07:35 AGI timelines 
    3:11:07 Imbuing machines with values 
    3:08:10 Clarifying intuition pumps for idealism
    3:18:45 Outro

    • 3 hr 20 min
    Roger Thisdell on Centerlessness, Cessations, Defabrication, Valence, and Insight

    Roger Thisdell on Centerlessness, Cessations, Defabrication, Valence, and Insight

    Roger Thisdell is a long time meditator who over the years has managed to increase his baseline of well-being to a level much higher than the norm. Rodger's mind now features a permanent sense of centerlessness where there is a lack of the sense of an epistemic agent at the center. He aims to help others achieve similar well-being, unperturbability, and freedom from suffering.  

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    Timestamps: 

    0:00 Intro 
    3:15 What is suffering? 
    4:29 What is contraction? 
    8:12 Why does contraction entail suffering? 
    9:21 The relationship between truth and freedom
    10:58 How do we defabricate experience? 
    13:57 Rodger’s spiritual path 
    15:21 Practices for defabricating experience 
    17:37 What are the stages of awakening 
    18:34 Different paths to the same thing? 
    24:23 What’s Rodger’s current experience like?
    29:16 There is only negative valence and its attenuation 
    35:16 Does taking a bunch of MDMA not add positive valence? 
    37:35 The void at the center of the soul 
    39:18 Meditation instructions 
    46:37 How does insight work? 
    49:56 Insight practice on the sense of separate self 
    54:57 The will as a way of maintaining separate self
    57:55 Cessation, true nature, and neither perception nor non-perception 
    1:04:35 Practicing the jhanas 
    1:16:25 Cessation and nirvikalpa samadhi
    1:19:47 Is the void preferable to highly defabricated consciousness? 
    1:24:11 How does this all fit into the 21st century? 
    1:26:40 Using insights from meditation for architecting new minds 
    1:28:48 Immoral behavior as a failure to see the truth 
    1:30:23 Where to follow and find out more about Rodger

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Philip Golabuk on Alignment with Truth, Resisting What Is, and Willingness

    Philip Golabuk on Alignment with Truth, Resisting What Is, and Willingness

    Philip Golabuk is founder of PhilosophyCenter, where he offers philosophical counseling, self-study courses, and LIFECOACH Training. Their mission is to encourage and facilitate the self-work that leads to greater awareness, creative expression, and personal evolution as well as a deeper appreciation for the miracle, mystery, and opportunity of being alive. Philip is a member of the National Philosophical Counseling Association, has taught college level philosophy courses, and has worked as part of a community outreach program to inmates in jail and prison. 

    PhilosophyCenter: https://philosophycenter.net/

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    ApplePodcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mu/id1640125881

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/LucasFMPerry


    Timestamps:
    0:00 intro 
    2:03 What is suffering?
    3:05 How do we turn pain into suffering?
    4:56 What is resistance? 
    7:00 How does alignment with truth lead to freedom from suffering? 
    14:51 Non-local will and our resistance truth 
    21:25 How do you let go without it being an act of will? 
    27:08 Allowing unwillingness and how non-resistance shifts problems into solutions 
    32:20 Deconstructing false belief (bottom-up) and living from the higher-self (top down) 
    39:15 How are unwitting beliefs released from the top down approach? 
    42:34 Nirvana and samsara as undivided, and whether suffering is an illusion
    52:06 Where to find and follow Philip
    53:00 outro 

    • 54 min
    Laura Perlin on Tarot Card Reading, Reindiginization, and Ancestral Work

    Laura Perlin on Tarot Card Reading, Reindiginization, and Ancestral Work

    Laura Perlin is a tarot reader and ritualist working with personal and collective healing and self-actualization. She join us to explore the practice of esoteric healing arts,  the role of true nature in freedom from suffering, and perspectives on reindiginization and wisdom.

    https://www.lauraperlin.com/

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    Timestamps:

    0:00 Intro
    2:43 What is the nature of suffering?
    3:27 What’s divinity?
    4:25 How does one live from true nature?
    6:13 How does true nature fit in with tarot reading and ancestral work?
    17:04 What is the phenomenology of card reading and do you have particular metaphysical positions about it? 
    27:23 What about a secular or non-spiritual path to true nature? 
    30:48 What’s reindiginization? 
    35:09 Cancel culture
    39:14 The identities of privilege and the victim
    45:27 Pointing back to true nature 
    55:08 How does this all fit in with the 21st century?
    59:22 How does wisdom and true nature fit into the practice of technology?
    1:04:21 Perspectives on capitalism 
    1:12:14 Not making capitalism, products, and wealth wrong
    1:18:30 What is the nature of suffering and what is the path to its cessation?
    1:19:40 Closing thoughts from Laura and where to connect
    1:21:02  Drawing a tarot card to end the podcast 

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Philip Golabuk on Freedom from Suffering, the Well-Ordered Soul, and Philosophical Counseling

    Philip Golabuk on Freedom from Suffering, the Well-Ordered Soul, and Philosophical Counseling

    Philip Golabuk is founder of PhilosophyCenter, where he offers philosophical counseling, self-study courses, and LIFECOACH Training. Their mission is to encourage and facilitate the self-work that leads to greater awareness, creative expression, and personal evolution as well as a deeper appreciation for the miracle, mystery, and opportunity of being alive. Philip is a member of the National Philosophical Counseling Association, has taught college level philosophy courses, and has worked as part of a community outreach program to inmates in jail and prison. 

    PhilosophyCenter: https://philosophycenter.net/

    Join the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Mu_Podcast 

    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5VYkm1iU0tmbBvJohdTZcv?si=4be5c4df79fc4aa8 

    ApplePodcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mu/id1640125881

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/LucasFMPerry

    Timestamps: 

    0:00 Intro
    2:15 What is suffering? 
    3:58 How do we meet pain skillfully? 
    5:50 What is our true identity? 
    8:41 How to practice self-inquiry into identity? 
    12:55 What does non-local mean?
    16:57 Is awareness our true nature? 
    22:05 What is philosophical life coaching? 
    25:12 How does working with beliefs fit into freedom from suffering? 
    30:45 The relationship of truth to freedom from suffering 
    38:47 What does a disordered soul look like?
    40:07 What should you do if you suspect you have a disordered soul?
    44:50 Is living from the level of true nature sufficient? 
    51:30 What is enlightenment? 
    53:00 Parting words 
    54:30 Outro

    • 55 min

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