The Blood Soaked Road To Enlightenment: An Interview With David Metcalfe

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Disinfonauts! Some have this idea that enlightenment can be bought one yoga mat at a time at Whole Foods, but is that the real deal? With so many soft core eastern traditions infiltrating western culture, how do we parse the legitimate from the bullshit?

I had a great conversation with Esotericist, Hermit, Santa Muerte expert and all around, great guy, David Metcalfe for my podcast and we tackle the subject of the Blood Soaked Road to Enlightenment.

I just had to share it with you all.

https://soundcloud.com/gabrieldroberts/the-gabriel-d-roberts-2

Gabriel Roberts

Gabriel D. Roberts is a theological scholar, researcher and public speaker that specializes in discussions about the nature of perception and belief. After 27 years of passionate searching and study, Gabriel stepped away from his long held Christian faith into a more expansive and fluid worldview.The details and reasons are catalogued in his book, Born Again To Rebirth.Like many others who have had an earnest thirst for the answers to the big questions of life, Gabriel was not satisfied to settle for not knowing more.His latest book, The Quest For Gnosis explores the roots of belief, the power of the ecstatic state in one’s spiritual life and the means by which a deeply satisfying spiritual life may be achieved outside of the bonds of dogma.Within The Quest For Gnosis, Gabriel interviews 20 of the brightest minds in this field of study, including Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, Graham Hancock, Daniele Bolelli, Peter J. Carroll, Hamilton Morris, Dr. Aaron Cheak, David Metcalfe, Dr. Rick Strassman and many more.

Gabriel writes for VICE Magazine, Disinfo.com and Realitysandwich.com and is the author of three books. He is continuing his research at the University of Washington in his hometown of Tacoma, WA.
  • Echar Lailoken

    I relate to the tone of this, thank you for drumming it up, or hammering it out.

    Here’s a few images that I recall while listening.

    Surrender, or a the less loaded, giving up the ghost. The pain in death is in refusal to let go.

    Casting aside calculated risk.

    Commitment.

    This meditation on death: Giles Corey – Deconstructionist
    http://gilescorey.bandcamp.com/album/deconstructionist

  • Anelon

    It seems to me that my christian upbringing taught me likewise:
    “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” James 1:2-4

    “That is why, for X’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:10