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#1 Thu 16th Feb 2012 11:57 am

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Swimming In Consciousness

A link to a podcast of an interview with Neil Kramer of "The Cleaver" blog.

Neil Kramer is an English writer and philosopher specializing in the fields of consciousness, metaphysics, shamanism, and ancient mystical disciplines. He steps off the edge in a wonderful wide-ranging interview exploring such mindful topics as:

    What is syncromysticism and how does science view it compared to astrology?
    “The art of it is tracking relationships to see what it tells you about the universe and about yourself”
    Is consciousness more than the reducible deterministic events of biochemistry?
    Mind as a non-local awareness transceiver
    What are consensus reality tunnels and who is creating yours?
    Creativity and how we tap into something higher than ourselves
    The electric chair of truth?
    ‘As above, So below’ or ‘As within, So without’; the inseparability of imagination from reality
    “What is put forth as reality is such a paltry, pathetic sliver of existence that it is a disgrace really that people accept that as the whole thing”
    Earths’ stalled process of ascension and the majesty of what is possible
    Refusing to live in-authentically – aka letting the universe see you
    Understanding the construct and why we get a Deep Joy from De-Normalizing
    How powerful conscious individuals can shape reality
    Reading is hard? Not Neils essays: The Path of One and So What?
    How to expand your capabilities to build a more harmonious environment where everyone prospers instead of the few?

The episode title comes from a riff off a Terrence McKenna quote that compares humans to fishes – only one of which is seemingly aware of the environment in which they exist (Check out The World and it’s Double in The Salon #295 and #296). Our conversation generally stepped off the edge towards the phiosophic side of the spectrum. To offer somewhat of a counterpoint to those moments where we were ragging on science for its’ inability to map the various complexities of consciousness, I wrap up the episode with some consciousness-related concepts from the history of scientific study in Larry Lowe’s great article Apollo 14 plus 41: The unexpected benefit of Edgar Mitchell and the preface from a book that has something of a syncromystic connection for Neil and I: An Experiment with Time by J.W. Dunne.

About an hour and a half. Well worth the time!

http://steppinofftheedge.com/podcast/sw … ciousness/


HOPE is the thing with feathers   
That perches in the soul,   
And sings the tune without the words,   
And never stops at all        Emily Dickinson

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