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Ghislain
03-24-2015, 09:12 AM
"God facilitating"


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fB-48RCOdA&t=136

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Awani
03-24-2015, 01:03 PM
Yeah I saw that video yesterday also. I looked that dude up and saw some of his other videos. My impression is that he is just throwing out random sentences that sound inspiring but are really empty of meaning. He doesn't really know what he is talking about. And, according to what I have read (but I cannot say for sure), he has not even done any psychedelics himself. Just repeating what other psychonauts have already stated.

There are many inspiring speakers online, but in this case I don't like him at all. I find him pretty annoying.

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Ghislain
03-24-2015, 01:22 PM
Shame he seemed genuine enough, but what he says in the vid still stands IMO.

Ghislain

Awani
03-24-2015, 01:31 PM
Shame he seemed genuine enough, but what he says in the vid still stands IMO.

True. I just watched lots of his videos and he somehow annoys me.

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Ghislain
03-24-2015, 04:58 PM
Dev

I am surprised at what I found, reading in the posts your opinion of this guy, I now know to be Jason Silva (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Silva) (Shots of Awe (https://www.youtube.com/user/ShotsOfAwe)), I felt the need to know more and what I found, to me, was exactly opposite of what you proposed.

I watched his interview with Eric Davis (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGwKge-ivkU) (author of "Technosis, Technology and The Human Imagination) [a good use of my time] and found him to be reasoning, well read, imaginative and on a natural high. I cannot tell if he has experience of psychedelics or not, but he seems to understand the effects.

This also brought me to a link of the video below on one of Erik Davis' works.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2r6yPPSDF50

Very apt for this thread given the forum it is in; IMO.

Another good watch is his interview with Douglas Rushkoff (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Rushkoff) just called Creative Session (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ggmiljn8LH0). For the purpose of this thread a poignant point comes up around 46:40 and another at 109:00, but I would recommend watching the whole thing.

Hedonism appears to be the way to go; the future. When I used to think of Hedonism I thought of selfish arseholes doing whatever they liked with total disregard for others...that was until Androgynus introduced me to the Hedonism of David Pearce in a link he posted in the thread What Makes Us Happy and Why (http://forum.alchemyforums.com/showthread.php?3065-What-Makes-Us-Happy-and-Why/page10) (post 100). I'll let DP give the summary, but for more complete understanding go to the text link Androgynus posted where David answers all the questions you may have, or at least he did for me.

Mini Documentary - The Hedonistic Imperative - David Pearce (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLtC-50lrK4)

Ghislain

Awani
03-24-2015, 07:53 PM
Well yes but I just don't get turned on by fast talking American-styled fast food wisdom. He doesn't say anything I don't already know, and he doesn't blow my mind in the way McKenna, Watts, Campbell, Sheldrake or Hancock or people like that. I need more than slogans.

Slogans are cool if they come from a source of wisdom. But in this guys case I do not get that. Feels fake. IMO.

Same with Russell Brand. Although I prefer Russell if I had to choose my source of inspiration but both those guys makes wisdom and insight seem like a gimmick. Which is fine, but not for me.

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