4.8 - Power From the Abyss with Peter Sjöstedt-H (Philosophy Author)

Philosophy has power. Whether looking from the nihilistic bottomless pit of Nietzsche or the lofty mountaintops of eastern mysticism, the essential nothingness of all things is a landmark realization that one inevitably passes on the psychedelic journey to Self-Realization. Peter Sjöstedt-H is a writer and philosopher who explores ideas of Panpsychism, German Idealism, and Psychedelic Phenomenology. Join us for an episode where we dig up the roots of what we consider good and evil, and discover the true power of choosing to express our values in a constructive instead of prescriptive way. 
Peter's Website 
Noumenautics by Peter Sjöstedt-H 
Episode Topics (View on Website):+ Peter's personal background and education+ Peter breaks down the various schools of thought under the umbrella of idealism+ The progression of philosophical thought from Kant, Schopenhauer, to Nietzsche + The distinction between sentience and consciousness+ Consciousness, the unconscious, and animal sentience+ Speculating on the veracity of psychedelia and contacting the "other" through the unconscious + Evidence for objective but non-physical truths through mathematics+ Karl Popper on the the worlds of the physical, psychological, and the world of "artifacts" i.e. the Platonic absolute ideals - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Popper+ The more you know about, the more you realize how much you don't know+ Nietzsche's "Will to Power" explained + Questioning the origin of one's will with helpful thoughts from Schopenhauer https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Schopenhauer+ The inherent illogicality of prescriptive morality+ Climbing out of the abyss with your own true values+ How the new age movement is a carryover of Christian morality+ The fallacies in determinism+ The potential for human super powers in a mind-generated universe+ How value systems of those with greater power are typically hypocritical of those they preach+ Personal responsibility and self knowledge as the source of true power+ Crowley and Knowing the nullification of your own value system as a way to defend it+ LIBER LI THE LOST CONTINENT by Aleister Crowley on Atlantis+ The importance of going to the primary sources instead of taking other's words for granted+ Timaeus by Plato

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PLUS++ Warren Ellis recreated Karnak from Marvel's Inhumans - inspired by Peter's writing - (a super hero that sees the flaw in all things)+ Analyzing warrior worship and comic hero culture as it relates to mythological pantheons+ Master morality vs. slave morality and overcoming control dialectics with personal empowerment and responsibility+ Anarchy analyzed and being empowered by your inner nemesis+ Considering the consequences of order-following+ CL Stevenson - Ethics & Language+ David Hume and the sentiment based judgements and the mystery of suicide+ More deep examination of morality and how it relates to our survival+ Redefining wisdom in terms of neo-nihilistic non-judgement+ Peter's meeting of the Frauds, artists who created creatures in films like Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal+ A little my own psychedelic phenomenological experiences+ The "reality" of imagined things and the dangerously beautiful yin yang of the infinite sublime+ Do What Thou Highest Self Wills Shall Be The Whole Of The Law+ Seven Sermons to the Dead by Carl Jung+ The Acquisition of Mystical States as the next rung in the evolutionary ladder towards Nietzsche's Overman+ "Always go to the primary source, and apply it to your own life in your own way." 

Music in this episode: Tempi

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