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The Earth is one household, really. And we’re not treating it that way, right? So that’s the first step in economics: is to say the Earth is one household, and all that it depends on—it’s all one, you see? Now, the implicate order would help us to see that: to see everything enfolds everything. Everybody not merely depends on everybody, but actually everybody is everybody in a deeper sense. See, we are the Earth because all our substance comes from the Earth and goes back. It’s wong to say it’s an environment, to say it’s just surrounding us, because that would be like the brain regarding the stomach as part of its environment.

The Earth is one household, really. And we’re not treating it that way, right? So that’s the first step in economics: is to say the Earth is one household, and all that it depends on—it’s all one, you see? Now, the implicate order would help us to see that: to see everything enfolds everything. Everybody not merely depends on everybody, but actually everybody is everybody in a deeper sense. See, we are the Earth because all our substance comes from the Earth and goes back. It’s wong to say it’s an environment, to say it’s just surrounding us, because that would be like the brain regarding the stomach as part of its environment.

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Dreaming Awake at the End of Time

Terence McKenna

Dreaming Awake at the End of Time

1998

Join Terence in Fort Mason, California, for an eclectic think along the deconstruction of the deepening worldwide weirdness. With his characteristic hope and humor, McKenna examined time and its mysteries, the nature of language, the techniques of ecstasy, high technology and virtual cyberspace, the role of hallucinogenic plants in shamanism and the evolution of human cultures, and the foundations of postmodern spirituality.

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Thought is an Abstraction

David Bohm

Thought is an Abstraction

1988

Discussion
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33:51 5,371

Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out

Timothy Leary

Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out

1966

Aimed specifically at young people, this hour-long, soft-spoken piece explores Leary's early research into LSD in New York and Mexico, how new ideas spread throughout society over the course of generations, his vision of a future society in which the psychedelic experience is revered and respected, the effects of marijuana, and how seekers can launch their own journey to tune in, turn on, and drop out of the modern rat race.

Speech
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59:28 4,855 8

Reality Isn't

Donald Hoffman

Reality Isn't

2019

What if the way our senses perceive reality is not at all representative of its true nature, but rather a highly abstracted interface? Donald Hoffman is working on a mathematical theory to find out.

Discussion
Added 2 weeks ago.
01:02:36 12,215 2

Prague Gnosis (Part 2)

Terence McKenna & Ram Dass

Prague Gnosis (Part 2)

1992

Shot on location in Prague, Czechoslovakia, during the International Transpersonal Conference in June 1992, this two-part series features Terence McKenna in dialogue with some of the foremost thinkers of the Global Consciousness movement of the time: Ram Dass, Angeles Arrien, Kenneth Ring, Rupert Sheldrake, Jill Purce, David Whyte and Alexander Shulgin.

Discussion
Added 3 weeks ago.
59:52 8,155 6

What is Extended Mind?

David Chalmers

What is Extended Mind?

2018

Chalmers makes a compelling argument that our definition of “mind” is too constricted. Objects in our environment augment and take over certain functions for our brains, extending our cognitive processes out into the physical world beyond our bodies.

Discussion
Added 4 weeks ago.
05:39 1,030 3

No Frames, No Boundaries

Russell Schweickart

No Frames, No Boundaries

1974

Delivered at the first Lindisfarne Association conference, astronaut Russell Schweikart spoke about his transformative experience in outer space when a camera malfunctioned and he had an unscheduled moment to contemplate his home planet. During his “glimpse of the big picture” he reflected on the implications of humanity looking back on itself from the perspective of space, and his consciousness began to identify with the whole planet Earth.

Lecture
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56:37 7,053 8

The Vision of a Better World

Barbara Marx Hubbard

The Vision of a Better World

2008

Discussion
Added 6 weeks ago.
43:03 6,006 4

Man in Universe

Richard Buckminster Fuller

Man in Universe

1963

The first chapter of the Inventory of World Resources, Human Trends and Needs publication.

Article
Added 7 weeks ago.
3,805 7

Christmas Sermon on Peace and Nonviolence

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Christmas Sermon on Peace and Nonviolence

1967

The fifth and last lecture of the Massey Lecture series, delivered at King's home church, Ebeneezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.

Sermon
Added 11 weeks ago.
29:02 2,998 5

On Money, Guilt, and The End

Alan Watts

On Money, Guilt, and The End

A lucid examination of money (exploring topics such as technological automation and universal basic income), the origins of guilt, as well as the question: “Are we going to make it?”

Lecture
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51:47 5,998 5

The Noösphere: A Cosmic Network

Alan Watts

The Noösphere: A Cosmic Network

Alan takes us from the very small to the very large, explaining the interrelatedness of all things in the universe. Then he takes the argument a step further to examine the implications for humanity: how is networking technology reshaping human consciousness?

Lecture
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01:40:41 11,942 6

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