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Islam, Freemasonry, and Revolution: A Podcast at Occult of Personality

crescent-frontFrom the middle of the 19th century, Islam and Freemasonry came to be connected in strange but significant ways that, ultimately, helped shape the world we are living in today. Prominent Muslims that were Freemasons, at least for a period, include Shaykh Quilliam, founder of the first mosque in Britain; Sayyid Jamal ad-Din al-Afghani, founder of anti-colonial politics in the Middle East; and Muhammad Abduh, theologian.

Moreover, ideas about Islam — and more especially about Sufism — also influenced a range of esoteric thinkers, societies and fraternities in the West, including the prominent Ancient Arabic Order of The Nobles of the Mystic Shrine.

I recently spoke to Greg Kaminsky, publisher of the excellent Occult of Personality podcast about this subject. If you’re interested in Freemasonry, Islamic esotericism, and politics, you can check out the podcast here.

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Michael Garfield on Project Bring Me to Life

Selomon and Shantastic Shine interview Michael Garfield for episode #51 of the Project Bring Me to Life Podcast:

Michael Garfield is a writer, visionary artist, musician and philosopher. He writes for Globalish, an online news platform that explores the world of video and human conversation through the lens of non-separation and non-duality.

We speak with Michael about his background in writing, what type of articles he covers for Globalish, which includes a seeker’s path view at cultural futurism and literary critique of the artful video world.

Find more about Michael at here.

Interesting Articles by Michael on Globalish.com:

http://life.globalish.com/soul-mates-cell-mates-the-blessing-the-curse-of-other-people/

http://art.globalish.com/hot-chips-time-travel-shenanigans-in-the-koan-tastic-i-need-you-now-video/

http://art.globalish.com/how-new-yorks-projection-napping-turns-the-city-inside-out/

http://art.globalish.com/is-the-music-video-our-generations-tibetan-book-of-the-dead/

Link to the Jellyfish Painting we discuss in short:

https://michaelgarfield.myshopify.com/collections/2015/products/watermelon-tourmaline-medusa

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Surfing the Liminal Aether with Bruce Damer Ph.D

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Bruce Damer with Terence McKenna in 1999.

Via Midwest Real

Dr. Bruce Damer is a multi-disciplinary scientist and a (proud) woo-drenched renaissance man. He researches evolutionary biology, especially focusing on the murky questions surrounding the origin of life. Damer also designs asteroid-wrangling spacecrafts and is an expert in computer science who has spent decades researching emergent, lifelike virtual systems.

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Why is it that we’re always searching for someone to tell us answers? We have an obsession with experts, scientists, teachers — gurus of all sorts. As long as I can remember, I’ve been under the impression that learning and knowledge come from some sort of external source, but what if that’s entirely backward? 

What if all of the answers are right there inside of you, somewhere within your own deepest murk just waiting to be discovered? Perhaps great men are simply skilled facilitators of knowledge and learning, while the actual evolving and growth is wholly incumbent upon the individual.Read the rest

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Drew Phoria on Project Bring Me to Life

Shantastic Shine and Selomon interview performance artist Drew Phoria at Metta Morphosis 2015 for episode #50 of the Project Bring Me to Life podcast.

Drewphoria is a solo acoustic artist and plays with his band “Ohm Towne Heroes” from Kalamazoo, MI. He is also a performance artist as well as a hoop performer, character artist, and an Avatar of joy with the Big Fun Circus. His goal is to inspire your mind and liven up your spirit!

We speak with him about two of his characters the singing lion and Spaceman, his background in theater along with two live performances for the PBM2L podcast!

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Natural Sex & The Distinguished Man w/ Sasha Cobra ~ ATTMind Radio Ep. 8

Sash cobra promo picThis week's guest is Sasha Cobra, internationally-recognized teacher on human sexuality and what it means to act in alignment with one's authenticity.

With a lucid quality, Sasha articulates a model for human integrity as it pertains to Relating, Sexuality and Spirituality. We also discuss masculine and feminine energies in the body and in the universe, the most common hurdle men and woman face in their early stages of maturation, how this model fits into the LGBT community, and what she means when she says "Natural Sexuality".

This was a great learning experience for me and I am grateful to share it with you.
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Sean Kramer on Project Bring Me to Life

Selomon and Shantastic Shine interview Sean Kramer for episode #49 of the Project Bring Me to Life Podcast:

Sean lived as a monk and hermit for nearly 20 years. He teaches classes on world religions, philosophy, fairy tales, the Bible, Asian art and culture, art history.

In this episode of the podcast we get his story of how he met a monk and traveled to the monastery and eventually became a monk. He speaks about experiences, what they wore, and what it was like living as a monk.

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Navigating the Shadow: Psilocybin Mushrooms and Transformation – Free Radical Media

You can also listen to the FRM podcast via Itunes.

In this episode, the Free Radical Media crew is joined by fellow Disinfonaut and host of the AttMind Radio podcast, James W. Jesso. Jesso and the crew discuss the psilocybin mushroom and its potential for transformation, whether that transformation be personal, spiritual, or cultural. Jesso discusses his personal history with the “magic mushroom” and other entheogens in a candid, fun conversation. We also talk about his first book, “Decomposing the Shadow,” as well as his upcoming work ‘The True Light of Darkness.”

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You Are Heroic, Unending, Mercurial Potential! Featuring Musical Mystic, Chris de Cinque of Closure in Moscow

Chris de Cinque is a well read man with a cheeky, verbose spirit. He also sings for the proggy, satire-soaked, mercurial quintet, Closure in Moscow. Their critically-acclaimed opus, Pink Lemonade (without a doubt one of my favorite records of last year) proves it’s possible to grapple with heavy themes like enlightenment and transhumanism all whilst maintaining a deep sense of fourth-wall breaking sarcasm complete with what sound suspiciously like boner noises (see the full album stream below).

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Hear our first conversation with the Closure in Moscow boys here. 

The courage to forsake the armor your persona provides and expose your tender vulnerabilities to other humans is a terrifying, intimidating, yet irreplaceably vital thing. When you do summon up the bravery take that leap, you’re truly doing the no less than holy work of shrinking the gaps between you and your fellow man. Disabling your social forcefield allows compassion and understanding flow.Read the rest

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Monique Munoz on the Project Bring Me to Life Podcast

Selomon and Shannon interview visionary artist Monique Munoz on episode #48 of the Project Bring Me to Life Podcast:

Monique Munoz is an artist who has been drawing and creating art since she can remember. Her art can be described as colorful surrealism, bright, animated and nothing short of brilliant. Her goal as an artist is to travel the world creating art that makes people smile.

We talk with her about a few of her art pieces including one that she created after an intense meditation in which she connected with a deity. Other topics include her favorite medium, places she has traveled and the debut of Monique Munoz leggings that are sure to make waves.

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Collective Transformation Through Deep Explorations of Mind with Christopher Bache – Free Radical Media

Also listen to Free Radical Media via Itunes.

In this episode, Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies Dr. Christopher Bache, PhD joins the Free Radical Crew to discuss the implications of healing the collective as well as the individual psyche through the use of transpersonal states of consciousness. Along the way, we converse on Buddhism, Hinduism, the religious experience, entheogens, and what the future holds for our environment and our species. We also focus heavily on Baches’ excellent and informative book, “Dark Night, Early Dawn,” a must have book for anyone studying consciousness.

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