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Ayishat Akanbi & Diane Musho Hamilton in dialogue

Ayishat Akanbi is one of the freshest voices inquiring into the most difficult topics of race and identity. Diane Musho Hamilton has been wrestling with the same topics for decades as a Zen priest and mediator.
In this special conversation for the Rebel Wisdom Community they discuss each others' work and try to find a way through the conflict of the times.
This was a special discussion as part of Rebel Wisdom's regular Sensemaking Q&As, to join live, consider becoming a RW member:

Hacking The System? Unity 2020 with Bret Weinstein

What is 'Unity 2020'? is it possible to have an alternative to Trump or Biden? Is it a "Game B" project? And most importantly, could it possibly work? Rebel Wisdom's David Fuller talks to Bret Weinstein.


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Spiritual Emergency & Mental Health in a post-Covid World, Jules Evans

This talk was given at the Rebel Wisdom Festival in late May 2020.
A spiritual emergency is a period of intense and extended disturbance to a person’s ordinary sense of self and reality, which can involve psychotic-like symptoms such as mania, ego-dissolution, a heightened sense of meaning, hallucinations and a confusion of inner and outer worlds.
These experiences can be treated as symptoms of chronic brain disorders requiring psychotropic medication. However, they are better understood as attempts by the psyche to seek greater wholeness.If properly handled, they can be transitions to greater maturity, flourishing and wisdom.
Jules Evans is a philosopher and author, his most recent book is 'Breaking Open: Finding a Way Through Spiritual Emergency', with psychiatrist Tim Read:

The Evolving Conversation, John Vervaeke & Peter Limberg

How do we have conversations that can go into new territory? John Vervaeke and Peter Limberg are enmarked on a project to revive the ancient practice of 'dialogos', a form of dialogue that created the first wave of Greek philosophy.
Peter Limberg will be leading a session for the Rebel Wisdom Community this Thursday, on the topic of Memetic Mediation, more details below, to take part, become a Rebel Wisdom Member.
John Vervaeke has become known to many through his series 'Awakening From the Meaning Crisis'. Since the release of this grand history of thought, he has turned his attention to the process of how we come to generate new ideas; dialogue and dialectic.
Peter Limberg runs The Stoa, and is the Rebel Wisdom Toronto Correspondent:
In this wide-ranging and fascinating discussion, they talk about where the cutting edge of the evolving conversation is at, and the necessity to cultivate new skills to move forward.
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Peter's Session: The Psychodynamic is Political, The Art of Memetic Meditation with Peter Limberg - Thursday 27th 7PM EST/ 4PM PST/ 12AM UK/ 9AM Fri Eastern Australia
As a whole, we are not only becoming politically and philosophically divergent, we are becoming increasingly fragmented. Multiple worldviews of how the world "is" and "ought" to be are co-existing, and this co-existence is not a peaceful one.
The build-up towards the 2020 election in American is seeing to an intensification of our culture war, and because of this we are seeing memetic violence turn kinetic. How can we wise rebels address this? Memetic mediation, the ability to mediate amongst radically different worldviews by taking on a multitude of perspectives, might hold the key.
Before mediating between "memetic tribes" however, one will have to address their own internal conflict. The psychodynamic is political. If one cannot get into the right relationship with themselves, and the various subpersonalities they consist of, they won't be able to help others get into the right relationship with each other.
In this interactive session, Peter Limberg will introduce the concept of memetic mediation, followed by various practices that will help us sniff out our "philosophical allergies", in service to learning how to be responsive rather than reactive in the culture war. 90 mins.

Indigenous Thinking for Troubled Times, Tyson Yunkaporta

Can indigenous thinking save the world? Tyson Yunkaporta's new book 'Sand Talk' explores this question and is making a big impact. A senior lecturer in Indigenous Knowledges at Deakin University in Melbourne, Tyson is a member of the Apalech Clan in far north Queensland.
In conversation with Rebel Wisdom's Alexander Beiner, he explains how looking back on Western civilisation from an indigenous perspective opens up a new way to look at everything from the economy and government to complexity theory and the culture wars.
With a unique blend of humour, theory and indigenous knowledge, he provides an important new perspective on some of the biggest issues we've covered on the channel.
Alexander's Medium profile:
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Identity & Empathy, Ayishat Akanbi

Ayishat Akanbi is a stylist and cultural commentator, her monologue 'The Problem with Wokeness' went viral a couple of years ago.
She argues that modern social justice movements, or 'wokeness', often creates division, and harms those it is intended to help.
In this conversation with Rebel Wisdom's David Fuller, she talks about how she used to be an activist, but her perspective comes from a deep spiritual transformation she went through. She also talks about the paradox of wanting to get beyond the politics of identity, while knowing that her identity characteristics mean that her words are taken more seriously.
The Problem with Wokeness:
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Spirituality & Conspiracy. What’s Going On?

Since the start of the pandemic there has been an exponential growth in all-encompassing conspiracy narratives, with the viral success of the 'Plandemic' documentary trailer being the most popular example.
In particular we have seen traditional right wing conspiracy narratives combine with traditional left wing alternative, spiritual communities.
What is this new phenomenon, and what is causing it?
In this film in Rebel Wisdom's Sensemaking series we try to understand the nexus between spirituality and conspiracy thinking.
Playlist for the Sensemaking Series is here:
Link to Spiritual Emergency book by Jules Evans and Tim Read:
'Conspirituality', by Jules Evans:
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What the F**k Do We Do? Sensemaking & Tribalism

Rebel Wisdom's Sensemaking Series is all about the problem of Truth in the digital age.
This film looks at how the alternative media creates and enforces tribal boundaries, and argues that some kind of mediation is needed to tackle the spiral of polarisation and division.
The first film 'What the F**k Is Going On?' looked at the crisis of traditional media, and has had 330,000 views in a month:
Other films and articles referenced in this film: 'Culture War 2.0' Peter Limberg:
Check out Peter's Stoa project:
Internet of Beefs, Venkatesh Rao:
Matt Taibbi & Bret Weinstein, The Dark Horse Podcast:
Matt Taibbi 'The Left is Now the Right':
'What the Right Gets Wrong about Social Justice Culture', Quillette:
Can Truth Survive Big Tech? Tristan Harris:
Humanity's Phase Shift, Daniel Schmachtenberger:
Legacy of Integral, Jamie Wheal:
Glitch in the Matrix II, The Origin of the Intellectual Dark Web:
'Is the Intellectual Dark Web an Integral Conversation?' Ken Wilber:
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Now What the F**k is Going On? Sensemaking Series

Rebel Wisdom's Sensemaking Series is looking at the problem of truth in the digital age. If we can't agree on what is true, how can we even begin to solve any of the other problems we are facing.


In the first film in the series 'What the F*ck is Going On', a month ago, we looked at the growing crisis in journalism. The crisis has continued to accelerate in the last few weeks.


In this edition, Rebel Wisdom founder, journalist David Fuller speaks to Jesse Singal from the Blocked and Reported podcast, and also brings in new material with Bret Weinstein, and frameworks to understand what's happening from Jordan Hall.


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Can Truth Survive Big Tech? Tristan Harris

How is social media and big tech pushing us towards conflict and polarisation?
Tristan Harris has been called the "conscience of silicon valley". He worked for Google as a Design Ethicist until 2016, when he became so concerned about the direction tech was taking us that he quit, to set up the Centre for Humane Technology.
In this conversation with Rebel Wisdom's David Fuller, they discuss how the incentive structure of the "attention economy" is turning us into different kinds of beings, and that if we can't recover some human values, then the future for humanity looks bleak.
Centre for Humane Technology:
Tristan's TED Talk: How a Handful of Tech Companies Control Billions of Minds Every Day:
Interview with Tim Ferris:
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