Cosmic Tortoise

(Mostly) Rational exploration of ideas, science, technology, philosophy, society; musical performances; the sensible and the nonsensical; everything between and beyond.

CTP #006 - Stanley Krippner (Worlds of Shamanism)

July 28th, 2017

This episode features Stanley Krippner: Professor of Psychology at Saybrook University, a contemporary and friend of Alan Watts, Albert Hofmann and Timothy Leary, author, co-author and editor of a vast body of fascinating work.

Some topics of this conversation include shamanism, the power of suggestion/placebo, dreams, psychoactive plants, Alan Watts, Albert Hofmann and Jungian psychology. 

It was truly a privilege to talk to Stanley and I'm sure those interested in his areas of expertise will find this conversation as enjoyable as I did.

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NOTES/LINKS:

Shamanism/Traditional Medicine Conference Vienna (13-14th of October 2017)
https://www.tem-kongress.com/

Dreaming in the clear light
(Tibetan Lucid Dreaming Meditation Practise)

Lucid Dreaming Researchers:
Keith Hearne, Steven LaBerge, Michael Schredl

Santa Cruz Dream Bank:
http://www.dreambank.net/

Albert Hoffman (Swiss scientific pioneer of LSD and isolator of Psilocybin):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Hofmann

María Sabina (Mushroom Shaman) 
https://erowid.org/plants/mushrooms/mushrooms_article6.shtml

- recording of mushroom ceremony 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5ODnK2822E

Gordon Wasson (Banker turned Ethnomycologist)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R._Gordon_Wasson

Pablo Amaringo (Ayahuasca Artist)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pablo_Amaringo

Mola Artwork (Tribal Art)
https://eyesoncolombia.wordpress.com/2009/08/18/the-mola-art-form/

Jungian Archetypes
http://www.carl-jung.net/archetypes.html

Carl Jungs Collective Unconcious
https://www.simplypsychology.org/carl-jung.html

Chaos Theory
http://fractalfoundation.org/resources/what-is-chaos-theory/

Chaotic Attractor/Strange Attractor
http://www.stsci.edu/~lbradley/seminar/attractors.html

Research on Gregory Bateson's "Pattern That Connects"
http://www.sv.uio.no/sai/english/research/projects/anthropos-and-the-material/Intranet/domestication-practices/reading-group/texts/sinding-larsen-the-patterns-which-connect.pdf

Alan Watts (Philosopher)
http://www.alanwatts.com/

Play Therapy 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Play_therapy

Harmine (Compound in Ayahuasca)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harmine

Amanita muscaria mushroom
https://erowid.org/plants/amanitas/amanitas.shtml

Methane Craters in Siberia
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/20/hell-breaks-loose-tundra-thaws-weatherwatch

Stanley's Website
http://stanleykrippner.weebly.com/

LIST OF BOOKS:

Alan Watts - In the Academy by Alan Watts 
The Ketamine Papers Multiple Authors
SOMA by R. Gordon Wasson 
Personal Mythology by David Feinstein and Stanley Krippner
Demystifying Shamans and Their World by Adam J. Rock and Stanley Krippner
Spirit of Shamanism by Roger Walsh
Varieties of Anomalous Experience by Stanley Krippner

 

Recorded in Leipzig, Germany
Theme Song by Cosmic Tortoise

 

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CTP #005 - Electric James and Michael Koefman (The Gouwuns)

July 13th, 2017

I feel very lucky to have befriended such interesting fellows as James and Michael. 

It's with these two that I have spent many an evening talking about anything and everything into the early hours.

Michael and James are both highly knowledegable and curious people; they always carry a wide range of topical discussion plucked from a bunch of disciplines.

This conversation was particularly enjoyable. Some topics we discuss include:  Brain interfaces, dreams, philosophy, the multiverse, gods, abstinence, pheromones, conspiracy theorists, food ethics, movies, craigslist and non-human entities...

So...strap yourself in - this is a gouwun.

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Links:

Neuralink Wait But Why Article:
https://waitbutwhy.com/2017/04/neuralink.html 

Trans-cranial direct current stimulation:
http://www.radiolab.org/story/9-volt-nirvana/ 

God Helmet:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_helmet 

Biofeedback:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biofeedback 

Qualia (In discussion of Free Will):
https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/qualia/ 

Max Tegmark Level 4 Multiverse:
http://space.mit.edu/home/tegmark/crazy.html 

Atum Egyptian God:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atum 

Wizard Chan:
https://wizchan.org/ 

Art of the Conspiracy Theory:
https://www.ribbonfarm.com/2016/10/06/the-art-of-the-conspiracy-theory/

Alex Jones as a performance artist:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9Q72qYWxKQ 

Story of the Cashew
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdMjW3W6SAY&t=27s 

Breast Milk Ice Cream:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1360225/Shop-sells-breast-milk-ice-cream-London-restaurant-Icecreamists-Baby-Gaga.html 

Mark Chadbourn (Author Michael talks about near the end)

 

SOME CLARIFICATIONS:

- Sapience/Sentience: Sapience is the ability to think, and to reason, while Sentience is the capacity to feel, perceive, or experience subjectively.

- Ryan had read that David Icke had gone back on his theory of reptilians, but alas he was incorrect: It seems Icke still believes the Queen is a lizard ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pR5CKbJ4GI&t=19s  )

Recorded in Christchurch, New Zealand
Edited by Michael Koefman
Theme song by Cosmic Tortoise

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