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Rebel Wisdom: Resilience and Sensemaking

This is an audio version of Resilience and Sensemaking, Rebel Wisdom which was published on the Rebel Wisdom YouTube site March 27th 2020.

On Sunday, 5 April we're hosting Resilience & Sensemaking - a free, interactive one day online event bringing together some of the best thinkers and facilitators we know. Check out https://www.rebelwisdom.co.uk/oneday for more details.

The day is designed to help you connect with others interested in these ideas, increase your resilience and sharpen your sensemaking in response to the pandemic. We'll make sense of the unfolding crisis with the help of Jamie Wheal, Diane Musho Hamilton, David Fuller & Alexander Beiner. We'll learn how to create anti-fragile communities and networks from Sara Ness and Rich Bartlett, and learn tips for personal resilience practices from a whole team of world-class facilitators. We're offering a lot of different types of practice, from breathwork and meditation to martial arts, yoga and authentic relating.

The event is free, all you have to do is sign up on the website: https://www.rebelwisdom.co.uk/oneday

We've released a couple of resources we originally developed for our online course:

A Guide to Inquiry: https://youtu.be/cxIt_OubC-E

Sovereignty Meditation: https://youtu.be/BFA5Rrj4W4M

We are increasing our member calls and now running regular Q&As with the interviewees from our films for members, check out: https://www.rebelwisdom.co.uk/plans

Daniel Schmachtenberger: Covid 19 Situational Assessment, Risk Landscape & Possible Solutions

This is an audio version of Covid 19 Situational Assessment, Risk Landscape & Possible Solutions, Daniel Schmachtenberger which was published on the Rebel Wisdom YouTube site March 22nd 2020.

In this fast changing and overwhelming pandemic crisis, what is really going on, and what should individuals and governments do?

Daniel Schmachtenberger works on global catastrophic risk assessment and mitigation, systemic fragility, and evolving societal architecture. He has been tracking this virus since its early outbreak in China and for the last few weeks has been working on supporting coordinated response strategies, interfacing with major institutional and private sector actors.

In this situational assessment, he outlines some of the misconceptions about the virus, some likely trajectories for the US and the rest of the world, and lays out some concrete proposals for avoiding disaster.

Daniel's recent post on Facebook outlined issues with misinformation and the information ecology during the pandemic: https://www.facebook.com/notes/daniel...

Useful analysis for understanding the pandemic are the articles by Tomas Pueyo:

Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now: https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/corona...

Coronavirus: The Hammer and the Dance: https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/corona...

Daniel's full bio from Helena: https://helena.org/about

"Daniel has participated in projects to survey the landscape of existential and catastrophic risks, advance forecasting and mitigation strategies, and develop capacities for the kinds of multi-agent coordination needed to implement sufficient solutions. Associated work has been done to synthesize and advance civilizational collapse and institutional decay models, insofar as they are useful in both scenario modeling and designing more resilient systems.

That body of work also explored the social architectures that give rise to the coordination failures underneath and driving all catastrophic risk scenarios, and identified a finite set of generator functions (believed to be a complete set). Categorical solutions to those generator functions would solve for the class of collapse obsoleting the need for focus on isolated instances. Such solutions are believed to be achievable and would represent the kernel for a new and robust civilizational model…that has the capacity for enduring antifragility in the presence of the (destabilizing) power conferred by decentralized exponential technology. 

Advancing those models for long term viability, along with advancing the capacities for sense-making, design, and coordination needed to support the necessary nearer-term transitional and protective work, is Daniel’s mission and focus.

Some of this thinking on these topics can be found here (mostly in podcasts):

https://civilizationemerging.com/

He has also done work in functional medicine and biotech, education and human development, and consulted local and global organizations on how to solve complex problems across many sectors."

Rebel Wisdom are now running regular Q&As with the interviewees from our films for our members, check out: https://www.rebelwisdom.co.uk/plans

Jordan Hall: The Unfolding Meta-Crisis

This is an audio version of The Unfolding Meta-Crisis, Jordan Hall which was published on the Rebel Wisdom YouTube site March 21st 2020.

We are in the middle of an accelerating crisis that is overwhelming our medical, financial and cultural systems.

What is happening, and what is likely to happen next?

Jordan Hall is a futurist and culture hacker. He's been studying the fragilities of our operating system for mamny years, and predicting a crisis, and shift to a new operating system.

In this conversation with Rebel Wisdom's David Fuller, they discuss how the crisis is affecting different nations, and how it is likely to play out in different parts of the world. 

For more analysis with Jordan Hall, check out the documentary Deep Code: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j3cC...

Rebel Wisdom are now running regular Q&As with the interviewees from our films for our members, check out: https://www.rebelwisdom.co.uk/plans

Rebel Wisdom: Sensemaking the Coronavirus

This is an audio version of Sensemaking the Coronavirus, Rebel Wisdom which was published on the Rebel Wisdom YouTube site March 15th 2020.

We are in the middle of an unprecedented global crisis. How do we make sense of it, and how do we respond? Rebel Wisdom talks to four people trying to make sense of what's happening, the author of the hugely popular article on the virus (24 million shares in a couple of days) Tomas Pueyo, former UK government advisor Alex Evans, the creator of Human Systems Joe Edelman and former star of the channel Joshua Fields.

Links below:

Tomas Pueyo 'Coronoavirus, Why You Must Act Now' https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/corona...

Joe Rogan with Michael Osterholm (infectious disease expert) https://youtu.be/E3URhJx0NSw

Sam Harris 'Early Thoughts on a Pandemic' with Amesh Adalja https://samharris.org/podcasts/191-ea...

LitCovid - resource for scientific papers on corona virus: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/research...

An open sourced set of tech, tools and data relating to the pandemic: https://coronavirustechhandbook.com/

Rebel Wisdom Discord: https://discord.gg/RK4MeYW

People to follow on Twitter:

Dr Muge Cevik: https://twitter.com/mugecevik

Trevor Bedford: https://twitter.com/trvrb

Up-to-date information through Worldometers: https://www.worldometers.info/coronav...

Raw data from GitHub: https://github.com/CSSEGISandData/COV...

Rebel Wisdom are now running regular Q&As with the interviewees from our films for our members, check out: https://www.rebelwisdom.co.uk/plans

Tomas Pueyo: Going Viral over Corona

This is an audio version of Going Viral over Corona, Tomas Pueyo which was published on the Rebel Wisdom YouTube site March 15th 2020.

This is a companion piece to Rebel Wisdom's 'Sensemaking the Coronavirus': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3--5k...

He wrote a Medium post on Coronavirus that was shared 24 million times in a couple of days. Tomas Pueyo immersed himself in the data and produced an exhaustive 39 page analysis of the outbreak. In this exclusive interview with Rebel Wisdom he discusses the likely progression of the virus, and why the sensemaking around it seems to have broken down.

Links below:

Tomas Pueyo 'Coronavirus, Why You Must Act Now' https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/corona...

Joe Rogan with Michael Osterholm (infectious disease expert) https://youtu.be/E3URhJx0NSw

Sam Harris 'Early Thoughts on a Pandemic' with Amesh Adalja https://samharris.org/podcasts/191-ea...

LitCovid - resource for scientific papers on corona virus: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/research...

Rebel Wisdom Discord: https://discord.gg/RK4MeYW

People to follow on Twitter:

Dr Muge Cevik: https://twitter.com/mugecevik

Trevor Bedford: https://twitter.com/trvrb

Up-to-date information through Worldometers: https://www.worldometers.info/coronav...

Raw data from GitHub: https://github.com/CSSEGISandData/COV...

Rebel Wisdom are now running regular Q&As with the interviewees from our films for our members, check out: https://www.rebelwisdom.co.uk/plans

Bret & Eric Weinstein: Broken Mice, Epstein & the DISC

This is an audio version of Broken Mice, Epstein & the DISC, Brett & Eric Weinstein which was published on the Rebel Wisdom YouTube site March 4th 2020.

Does the response to the Jeffrey Epstein story, and the tale of the broken mice mean that journalism is broken? Recently Bret and Eric Weinstein put out a hugely popular podcast about a scientific discovery that calls into question the entire process of drug safety ('All Our Mice Are Broken' Episode 19 of The Portal). They say that over 20 years of trying to get interest in this story, the response from the medical and media establishment has been silence. Eric has termed this phenomenon the Distributed Idea Suppression Complex, or DISC.

In this conversation with Rebel Wisdom's David Fuller, Bret and Eric lay out the story of the broken mice, and the response to their conversation, and also discuss the unanswered questions at the heart of the Jeffrey Epstein case.

Portal episode 19: 'All Our Mice Are Broken': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLb5h...

Portal episode 18: 'Slipping the DISC': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxnkG...

Rebel Wisdom are now running regular Q&As with the interviewees from our films for our members, check out: https://www.rebelwisdom.co.uk/plans

We also have a Rebel Wisdom Discord discussion channel: https://discord.gg/RK4MeYW

Lost Ways of Knowing

This is an audio version of Lost Ways of Knowing which was published on the Rebel Wisdom YouTube site on February 14th 2020.

Culture is fragmenting into ideological tribes defined by rigid certainty and reductionist thinking. As a result, we're struggling to find new solutions to the significant challenges we face. What if it's the way we're perceiving that's the problem? Rebel Wisdom's Alexander Beiner has spent the last few months interviewing scientists, facilitators and systems theorists to explore the neuroscience, psychology and history of different ways of knowing, and how we can use them to make sense. It includes new interviews with John Vervaeke, philosopher Nora Bateson, and jazz theorist Greg Thomas, facilitator Bonnitta Roy and a brand new conversation between Iain McGilchrist and John Vervaeke.

This film accompanies a three part written series which we're releasing on the Rebel Wisdom Medium channel. Chapter 1 is out now and can be found here: http://bit.ly/2wa2Lsf

You can see some of the people in this film live at the Rebel Wisdom Festival, London, May 30/31 2020: https://www.rebelwisdom.co.uk/festival

Rebel Wisdom are now running regular Q&As with the interviewees from our films for our members, check out: https://www.rebelwisdom.co.uk/plans

We also have a Rebel Wisdom Discord discussion channel: https://discord.gg/RK4MeYW

Jamie Wheal: How to spot a cult

This is an audio version of How to spot a cult, Jamie Wheal which was published on the Rebel Wisdom YouTube site on December 9th 2019. 

In his bestseller, Stealing Fire, Jamie Wheal talked about peak experiences and group flow states as the cutting edge for human evolution. But since then, he's become more and more concerned by how these techniques are being used and abused. Now he's releasing a checklist - to answer the question - how to spot a cult.

To download the Ethical Cult Checklist, go to: http://flowgenomeproject.com/checklist

To see films from the recent workshop with Jamie, 'Ethical Cult Building, Collective Sensemaking in an Age of Existential Risk', become a Rebel Wisdom member: https://www.rebelwisdom.co.uk/plans

We also reference the 'Making Sense of Sensemaking' film in this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Es_W...

We also have a Rebel Wisdom Discord discussion channel: https://discord.gg/RK4MeYW

Douglas Rushkoff: Tech vs Human

This is an audio version of Tech vs Human, Douglas Rushkoff which was published on the Rebel Wisdom YouTube site on January 24th 2020. 

Is technology a friend or foe? How can the human spirit survive in an age of weaponised disinformation, attention hijack and digital manipulation? Douglas Rushkoff has made these questions his life's mission, culminating in his recent "mic drop" moment, Team Human. In this conversation with Rebel Wisdom's David Fuller he talks about the trajectory of silicon valley, from psychedelic tech utopianism, to corporate takeover and attention warfare. Named one of the “world’s ten most influential intellectuals” by MIT, Douglas Rushkoff is an author and documentarian who studies human autonomy in a digital age. His twenty books include the just-published Team Human, based on his podcast, as well as the bestsellers Present Shock, Throwing Rocks and the Google Bus, Program or Be Programmed, Life Inc, and Media Virus.

We will be hosting a member's Q&A with Douglas next Monday, sign up as a Rebel Wisdom Sensemaker to join: https://www.rebelwisdom.co.uk/plans

We also have a Rebel Wisdom Discord discussion channel: https://discord.gg/RK4MeYW

Daniel Thorson & Josh Fields: The Story of Collapse

This is an audio version of The Story of Collapse, Daniel Thorson & Josh Fields which was published on the Rebel Wisdom YouTube site on February 1st 2020. 

Are we living at the best possible time to be alive, or is the world coming to an end? Or do both narratives have some truth at the same time? This is a discussion between Rebel Wisdom's David Fuller, Daniel Thorson from the Emerge podcast and Joshua Fields, the CEO of 'Consciousness Hacking' a San Francisco-based organisation aiming to harness techonology for personal and cultural transformation. Joshua and Daniel have delved deeply into the 'collapse' narrative in their work, and this conversation ranges from climate to Greta Thunberg, Extinction Rebellion and many other topics.

Recent Rebel Wisdom interview with Joshua Fields: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zscgm...

To get access to more exclusive content and to join this evolving conversation, become a Rebel Wisdom member: https://www.rebelwisdom.co.uk/plans

We also have a Rebel Wisdom Discord discussion channel: https://discord.gg/RK4MeYW