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Sweeny vs Bard

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Alexander Bard and Andrew Sweeny on creating The Grand Narrative
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Sweeny vs Bard S03E11: Tantra and the Parallax View - with Thomas Hamelryck

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Sweeny vs Bard S03E11: Tantra and the Parallax View - with Thomas Hamelryck
The Tantric path gives us a Parallax or another view of reality. A description of the 9 vehicles of Buddhism including Tantra, comparing the Tantric approach with Western ‘eventological’ religion and Zoroastrianism. Note: This talk is shorter than usual because the depth of this topic requires at least 3 more talks, and this might be easier to digest. But it is still full of our usual mischievous fun and interruption of the banal. Links: Parallax Magazine Alexander Bard's Books; The Futurica Trilogy (2012) Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age (2014) Digital Libido - Sex, power and violence in the network society Intro music: Beautiful Machines, By Andrew Sweeny
01:14:23
April 28, 2021
Sweeny vs Bard S03E10: Western Tantra? - with Thomas Hamelryck
Sweeny vs Bard S03E10: Western Tantra? - with Thomas Hamelryck Can Tantra flourish in western society that is predominantly Christian and Moslem?  What are the historical roots of Tantra? Is Tantra a religion?  Is Tantra sexual technique or a spiritual practice?  A wide ranging discussion on all things Tantra, from Vajrayana Buddhist tantra to neo Tantra.  A boisterous conversation that Alexander says is the best one we have had yet.  (And Thomas H assures us that he is pretty indifferent to the 80’s synth band Depeche Mode. You be the judge). Links: Parallax Magazine Alexander Bard's Books; The Futurica Trilogy (2012) Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age (2014) Digital Libido - Sex, power and violence in the network society Intro music: Beautiful Machines, By Andrew Sweeny
01:40:19
March 27, 2021
Sweeny vs Bard S03E09: The Metaphysics of The Digital Age with Alexander Elung
Links: Parallax Magazine Alexander Bard's Books; The Futurica Trilogy (2012) Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age (2014) Digital Libido - Sex, power and violence in the network society Intro music: Beautiful Machines, By Andrew Sweeny
01:30:40
March 10, 2021
Sweeny vs Bard Season 3 Ep. 7: The Wisdom and The madness of Crowds - with Thomas Hamelryck
The scapegoat mob and the Exodus, Tantra and Zoroastrianism,  Axial Age vs Bronze age, Egyptian vs Persian culture, The two river systems, Hegel, Nietzsche, and so much more.  Two hours of dynamite. Links/donations: Parallax Magazine Alexander Bard's Books; The Futurica Trilogy (2012) Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age (2014) Digital Libido - Sex, power and violence in the network society Intro music: Beautiful Machines, By Andrew Sweeny
01:58:44
February 7, 2021
Sweeny vs Bard Season 3 Ep. 8: Marshall Mcluhan Symposium: with Clinton Ignatov
Clinton Ignatov is a Mcluhan scholar and has a labyrinthine mind like an eccentric Renaissance alchemist.  He has a great YouTube channel called ‘Concerned Netizen’ where he goes into the weeds of this great Canadian scholar who discovered ‘The global village’ and then later renamed it ‘The global theater’.  Alexander Bard’s philosophy is also aimed at, among other things, trying to understand Mcluhanism for the internet age, and contains the same challenging prophetic urgency, which is never moralistic.  Enjoy this sparking conversation and deep dive! Links: Parallax Youtube Newsletter Links to books by Alexander Bard  with Jan Söderqvist: Concerned Netizen   Alexander Bard's Books; The Futurica Trilogy (2012) Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age (2014) Digital Libido - Sex, power and violence in the network society Intro music: Beautiful Machines, By Andrew Sweeny
02:03:09
January 15, 2021
Sweeny vs Bard Season 3 Ep. 6: Sexual Apocalypse and The Dark Renaissance: With Cadell Last and Raven Connolly
Links: Parallax Youtube Newsletter Links to books by Alexander Bard  with Jan Söderqvist: Cadell Last’s books Sex, God, and Masculinity: Global Brain Singularity Alexander Bard's Books; The Futurica Trilogy (2012) Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age (2014) Digital Libido - Sex, power and violence in the network society Intro music: Beautiful Machines, By Andrew Sweeny
01:57:37
December 5, 2020
Sweeny vs Bard Season 3 Ep. 5: Sex, Ritual, and Religion - with Thomas Hamelryck
A heated and passionate discussion about our usual topics: Process and Event in relation to sex and religion. Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism and Zoroastrianism - popular sutric religion and behind the ‘barred absolute’.  The place of sex and violence in ritual.  And so much more. Links: Parallax Youtube Newsletter Links to books by Alexander Bard  with Jan Söderqvist: The Futurica Trilogy (2012) Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age (2014) Digital Libido - Sex, power and violence in the network society Intro music: Beautiful Machines, By Andrew Sweeny
02:08:34
November 28, 2020
Sweeny vs Bard Season 3 Ep. 4: The return of Religion, with Paul LLoyd Robson of Maniphesto
Paul LLoyd Robson is the initiator of the European Men’s movement and head of Maniphesto. He’s also an Orthodox Christian, and here he sits down with a Vajrayana Buddhist and a Zoroastrian.  Besides an interest in Men’s group, one thing that the three of us have in common is that we have all converted to a religion.  This is a discussion of the men’s movement and an apology for traditional religion.   Links: Maniphesto The European Men’s Movement    Parallax Magazine Support Parallax on Patreon Books by Alexander Bard The Futurica Trilogy, with Jan Söderqvist (2012) Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age with Jan Söderqvist (2014) Digital Libido - Sex, power and violence in the network society, with Jan Söderqvist (2018)
01:19:40
November 17, 2020
Sweeny vs Bard Season 3 Ep. 3: Sexual Apocalypse - Stealing Queer Back From Woke: With Cadell Last and Raven Connolly
Our first live Sweeny vs Bard on Parallax and the most fun we have had yet! Links:    Parallax Magazine Support Parallax on Patreon Cadell Last’s YouTube Channel:   Cadell Last’s books Sex, God, and Masculinity: Global Brain Singularity: Books by Alexander Bard The Futurica Trilogy, with Jan Söderqvist (2012) Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age with Jan Söderqvist (2014) Digital Libido - Sex, power and violence in the network society, with Jan Söderqvist (2018)
02:01:03
November 12, 2020
Sweeny vs Bard Season 3 Ep. 2: Process, Event, and Negation: With Cadell Last
Our first conversation with Cadell Last, an extraordinary new voice on the scene whose beard at least competes with Alexander’s, and who has written a great new book called Sex, God and Masculinity.  We talked about a lot of things including Freudian psychoanalysis and socio-analysis, a defense of Freud and Hegel, the phallus and the fake phallus,  exodology, and many themes familiar to this podcast. We talked about Alexander’s proposed Pro-topia, a world beyond the barred absolute and of creativity undreamed of. But also of the ‘rites of passage’ that the society will have to endure before we get there.   Bio: Cadell Last is an anthropologist, philosopher and therapist focused on biocultural evolution, mind-matter relation and future speculations.  He earned his PhD in interdisciplinary and complexity studies at the Evolution, Cognition and Complexity group at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.  He is also the author of over a dozen academic publications and two books: Global Brain Singularity and Sex, Masculinity, God; as well as over a dozen academic publications.  You can find more about his work at cadelllast.com. DONATE ON PAYPAL Patreon Medium Rebel Wisdom Articles Twitter Facebook Links to books by Alexander Bard  with Jan Söderqvist: The Futurica Trilogy (2012) Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age (2014) Digital Libido - Sex, power and violence in the network society Intro music: Beautiful Machines, By Andrew Sweeny
01:38:19
October 26, 2020
Sweeny vs Bard Season 3 Ep. 1: Sex, Forgiveness, and Karma: With Thomas Hamelryck
A new season of Sweeny vs Bard with our now regular guest Thomas Hamelryck.  In this discussion Alexander brings up the subject of forgiveness and ties this to the heroic principle and capitalist innovation with its ‘fail harder and try again’. We look at vulgar notions of karma within pagan cultures and more sophisticated notions in Buddhism and how forgiveness helps us to go beyond karma and the ‘eternal return of the same’. We talk about our usual suspects: Girard, Nietzsche, Whitehead, Hegel (and for me Trungpa). And we talk about the need for sex education, alchemy, and the barred absolute in religion. And we also discover what Alexander Bard eats for breakfast (Hegel of course). Enjoy. DONATE ON PAYPAL Patreon Medium Rebel Wisdom Articles Twitter Facebook Links to books by Alexander Bard  with Jan Söderqvist: The Futurica Trilogy (2012) Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age (2014) Digital Libido - Sex, power and violence in the network society Intro music: Beautiful Machines, By Andrew Sweeny
01:56:52
September 3, 2020
Sweeny vs Bard Season 2 Ep. 20: The Exodus vs The Lynch Mob: With Thomas Hamelryck
The final episode in Season 2 of Sweeny vs Bard with our now regular guest Thomas Hamelryck.  We go further in the discussion of the anoject, the scapegoat, and the martyr with reference to our usual suspects: Girard, Nietzsche, Whitehead, Hegel, Spinoza, Kant, Longchenpa and others.   Alexander introduces more concepts from his forthcoming book ‘Process and Event’ including the hyperject and paradigmatic embryonism.  If you want to know what the hell that is have a listen listen: DONATE ON PAYPAL Patreon Medium Rebel Wisdom Articles Twitter Facebook Links to books by Alexander Bard  with Jan Söderqvist: The Futurica Trilogy (2012) Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age (2014) Digital Libido - Sex, power and violence in the network society Intro music: Beautiful Machines, By Andrew Sweeny
01:30:57
August 14, 2020
Sweeny vs Bard Season 2 Ep. 19: The Anoject Part 2: With Thomas Hamelryck
Our latest discussion with Thomas Hamelryck, in which Alexander introduces his concept: The Anoject - a neologism he invented which means, roughly speaking, the anonymous accuser.  We expand on this subject but also speak about the messiah, the martyr and the saint,, fields of potential beyond spacetime, quantum organics, the 3 kayas of buddhism, the death of celebrity culture, higher and lover gods, heresy, crazy wisdom, and Antagony—among other thing.    Thomas Hamelryck is a scientist who uses AI to solve problems in bioinformatics and molecular biology. For philosophical and religious questions, he turns to the process metaphysics of Alfred North Whitehead, the mimetic theory and Christian theology of Rene Girard, the Dionysian philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche, and the practices of Sutric and Tantric Buddhism. DONATE ON PAYPAL Patreon Medium Rebel Wisdom Articles Twitter Facebook Links to books by Alexander Bard  with Jan Söderqvist: The Futurica Trilogy (2012) Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age (2014) Digital Libido - Sex, power and violence in the network society Intro music: Beautiful Machines, By Andrew Sweeny
01:11:48
August 8, 2020
Sweeny vs Bard Season 2 Ep. 18: The Anoject Part 1: With Thomas Hamelryck
Our latest discussion with Thomas Hamelryck, in which Alexander introduces his concept: The Anoject - a neologism he invented which means, roughly speaking, the anonymous accuser.  More discussion on the nature of tyranny and scapegoats, with reference to favorite philosophers Girard, Heidegger, Nietzsche and others.     Thomas Hamelryck is a scientist who uses AI to solve problems in bioinformatics and molecular biology. For philosophical and religious questions, he turns to the process metaphysics of Alfred North Whitehead, the mimetic theory and Christian theology of Rene Girard, the Dionysian philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche, and the practices of Sutric and Tantric Buddhism. DONATE ON PAYPAL Patreon Medium Rebel Wisdom Articles Twitter Facebook Links to books by Alexander Bard  with Jan Söderqvist: The Futurica Trilogy (2012) Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age (2014) Digital Libido - Sex, power and violence in the network society Intro music: Beautiful Machines, By Andrew Sweeny
01:05:55
July 30, 2020
Sweeny vs Bard Season 2 Ep. 17: Logos, Mythos, and Pathos with John Vervaeke
A long awaited conversation between my favorite interlocutors, and two philosophical and visionary geniuses of our time—who, as I mention in the beginning—are opposite character types.  Nevertheless, both men converge on certain views.  Alexander is an aggressive provocateur with an amazing palate of ideas (the Camille Paglia of Sweden), and John is outrageously humble Canadian professor with an equally ambitious project. Alexander lays out his religious history of the silk route triad, talks about Zoroastrianism, Heraclates, and the monist world view.  John speaks about the monism of Plotinus and defends neo-platonism.  We speak about the meaning of pathos, mythos, and logos—and the pathic nature of art.  And so much much more. John Vervaeke is a professor at the University of Toronto and the creator of the popular online YouTube Series ‘Awakening from The Meaning Crisis’, which is a rich feast of cognitive science, philosophy, religion, and the history of ideas.  What makes Vervaeke special in my opinion is the breadth of his work, but his courage descend the ivory tower and talk to people ‘on the street’—and to exemplify his ideas.  His hero is Socrates, and he embodies the living dialogue and courage that Socrates represents. DONATE ON PAYPAL Patreon Medium Rebel Wisdom Articles Twitter Facebook Links to books by Alexander Bard  with Jan Söderqvist: The Futurica Trilogy (2012) Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age (2014) Digital Libido - Sex, power and violence in the network society Links for John Vervaeke Awakening from The Meaning Crisis More Conversations with John Vervaeke Intro music: Beautiful Machines, By Andrew Sweeny
01:29:13
July 5, 2020
Sweeny vs Bard Season 2 Ep. 16: Steven Bannon and The Traditionalists: With Benjamin R Teitelbaum
How did an obscure esoteric school begun by the French writer and sufi René Guénon and his fascist disciple Julius Evola at the beginning of the 20th begin to influence geopolitics, and especially the works of Steve Bannon, Alexander Dugin, and Olavo de Carvalho?  We discuss this with Benjamin R Teitelbaum, author of a great new page turner called “War for Eternity: Inside Bannon's Far-Right Circle of Global Power Brokers.”  And we go into depth, especially about Steven Bannon and the alt right who Benjamin has interviewed a lot, and this complex figure especially with reference to his traditionalism, his fatalistic view of the Kali Yuga, and what the neo traditionalists are up to precisely.  An important and misunderstood topic. DONATE ON PAYPAL Patreon Medium Rebel Wisdom Articles Twitter Facebook War for Eternity: Inside Bannon's Far-Right Circle of Global Power Brokers  by Benjamin R Teitelbaum Links to books by Alexander Bard  with Jan Söderqvist: The Futurica Trilogy (2012) Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age (2014) Digital Libido - Sex, power and violence in the network society Writing etc by Andrew Sweeny: Patreon Medium Rebel Wisdom Articles Twitter Facebook Intro music: Beautiful Machines, By Andrew Sweeny Sponsorships: off for this episode Spons
01:49:08
June 19, 2020
Sweeny vs Bard Season 2 Ep. 15: Tantra vs Sutra Part 2. With Thomas Hamelryck
Here we include Thomas Hamelryck, scientist and machine learning expert, and a practitioner of Buddhist Tantra. Thomas is part of a discussion group called the Intellectual deep web.  How do we understand Tantra in a western context and how does tantra differ from Sutra. Some topics covered in this wide ranging lateral conversation:  Monism  The eternal return of the same Novelty and Civilisation Eventology and Nomadology Shavism and India Polytheism and Monotheism Shamanic Caste Senseocracy and Pluralism Philosophically responding to the digital age Tantra and Pluralism Islam and Pillar Saints The Network and the Guru Chogyam Trungpa Longchempa Scapegoating and Sadomasochism   More René Girard Books by Alexander Bard    The Futurica Trilogy, with Jan Söderqvist (2012) Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age with Jan Söderqvist (2014) Digital Libido - Sex, power and violence in the network society, with Jan Söderqvist (2018)  Intro music: Andrew Sweeny: Beautiful Machines DONATE ON PAYPAL Patreon Medium Rebel Wisdom Articles Twitter Facebook Links to books by Alexander Bard  with Jan Söderqvist: The Futurica Trilogy (2012) Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age (2014) Digital Libido - Sex, power and violence in the network society Writing etc by Andrew Sweeny: Patreon Medium Rebel Wisdom Articles Twitter Facebook Intro music: Beautiful Machines, By Andrew Sweeny Sponsorships: off for this episode
53:12
May 24, 2020
Sweeny vs Bard Season 2 Ep. 14: Tantra vs Sutra Part 1. With Thomas Hamelryck
Here we include Thomas Hamelryck, scientist and machine learning expert, and a practitioner of Buddhist Tantra. Thomas is part of a discussion group called the Intellectual deep web.  How do we understand Tantra in a western context and how does tantra differ from Sutra. NEW PODCAST VERSION:  https://anchor.fm/andrew-sweeny  Support this channel and my projects by subscribing or helping on Patreon:   Some topics covered in this wide ranging lateral conversation:  Nietzsche and Tantra, The Barred Absolute, Sutra vs Tantra.  Apollo vs Dionysus.  What is religion Crazy Wisdom Role Models vs teachers, Pornoflation, The Holy Spirit, The congregation, Christianity vs Tantra Girard Vs Nietzsche ,  Zoroastrianism, Scapegoating  And so much more …    Books by Alexander Bard    The Futurica Trilogy, with Jan Söderqvist (2012) Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age with Jan Söderqvist (2014) Digital Libido - Sex, power and violence in the network society, with Jan Söderqvist (2018)  Intro music: Andrew Sweeny: Beautiful Machines DONATE ON PAYPAL Patreon Medium Rebel Wisdom Articles Twitter Facebook Links to books by Alexander Bard  with Jan Söderqvist: The Futurica Trilogy (2012) Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age (2014) Digital Libido - Sex, power and violence in the network society Writing etc by Andrew Sweeny: Patreon Medium Rebel Wisdom Articles Twitter Facebook Intro music: Beautiful Machines, By Andrew Sweeny
01:00:06
May 22, 2020
Sweeny vs Bard Season 2 Ep. 13: Mimesis, Ecstasy and Trauma
Some topics covered in this wide ranging lateral conversation:   Alexander's experience with Covid 19, Pathos and Mythos, The Symbolic and the imaginary, Jaques Lacan and Rene Girard, Moses and monotheism The split phallus, When men fuck up: Peter Pan and Caligula, Dialectics of the axial age, Monism and Emergence Vectors, Buddhism and Zoroastrianism , Judaism and the religion of the law, Mimesis in men and woman, The exodus to a new Babylon, Absolute mimesis and mimesis with exception, Repetition and Difference,The book of Job, Ecstasy and Trauma  And so much more … DONATE ON PAYPAL Patreon Medium Rebel Wisdom Articles Twitter Facebook Links to books by Alexander Bard  with Jan Söderqvist: The Futurica Trilogy (2012) Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age (2014) Digital Libido - Sex, power and violence in the network society Writing etc by Andrew Sweeny: Patreon Medium Rebel Wisdom Articles Twitter Facebook Intro music: Beautiful Machines, By Andrew Sweeny
01:23:26
April 18, 2020
Sweeny vs Bard Season 2 Ep. 12: Jordan Peterson, the trickster, and the passive-aggressive lynch mob
Some topics covered in this wide ranging lateral conversation:   Jordan Peterson; A plural sensocracy; Process and Event; Phallus and Matrix; Men and Purpose; Dictatorship; Tonality and etiquette; Cancel culture Heretics; Sex, Art, and Violence; The need of the trickster; Passive agressive lynch mob—and so much more …   And so much more  DONATE ON PAYPAL Patreon Medium Rebel Wisdom Articles Twitter Facebook Links to books by Alexander Bard  with Jan Söderqvist: The Futurica Trilogy (2012) Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age (2014) Digital Libido - Sex, power and violence in the network society Writing etc by Andrew Sweeny: Patreon Medium Rebel Wisdom Articles Twitter Facebook Intro music: Beautiful Machines, By Andrew Sweeny Sponsorships: off for this episode
49:37
March 26, 2020
Sweeny vs Bard Season 2 Ep. 11: Coronavirus, The Event, and The Real
Some topics covered in this wide ranging lateral conversation:   HIV vs Coronavirus, The eternal recurrence, Nietzsche and Deleuze, Nomadology vs Eventology, Circular vs Linear Time, Greek and Roman Nomadology vs Persian and Jewish Eventology, Mythos and Logos (science and story), Men and women vulnerability to C-19, Eventology vs Exedology, The exodus onto the internet, Lacan and the Real, Helping your neighbour and becoming a Mensch   And so much more …    DONATE ON PAYPAL Patreon Medium Rebel Wisdom Articles Twitter Facebook Links to books by Alexander Bard  with Jan Söderqvist: The Futurica Trilogy (2012) Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age (2014) Digital Libido - Sex, power and violence in the network society Writing etc by Andrew Sweeny: Patreon Medium Rebel Wisdom Articles Twitter Facebook Intro music: Beautiful Machines, By Andrew Sweeny
01:00:53
March 21, 2020
Sweeny vs Bard Season 2 Ep. 10: Eventology and the History of Religion
DONATE ON PAYPAL Patreon Medium Rebel Wisdom Articles Twitter Facebook Links to books by Alexander Bard  with Jan Söderqvist: The Futurica Trilogy (2012) Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age (2014) Digital Libido - Sex, power and violence in the network society Writing etc by Andrew Sweeny: Patreon Medium Rebel Wisdom Articles Twitter Facebook Intro music: Beautiful Machines, By Andrew Sweeny Some topics covered in this wide ranging lateral conversation:  Rethinking eventology A zoroastrian renaissance Tantric monism The axial age The US Constitution China Separating the chieftain and the priest Persia and Israel Antisemitism Religion for men and women The trinity The death of the phallic god Critique of Christianity and Islam The state of constant renewal Augustine and Manichaeism Islam and communism And so much more …
49:43
March 8, 2020
Sweeny vs Bard Season 2 Ep. 9: A critique of John Vervaeke's 'Religion that is No Religion'
Some topics covered in this wide ranging conversation: John Vervaeke appreciation and critique; What is religion? Horizontal and Vertical Religion; The Barred Absolute; Judaism and Zoroastrianism; Two rivers; The Divided Phallus; Syntheism; The Sun God and The Rain God; Paradigm and Emergence Theory; Purpose vs Belonging; Sex, Art, and Violence; Peter Thiel and Strauss DONATE ON PAYPAL Patreon Medium Rebel Wisdom Articles Twitter Facebook Links to books by Alexander Bard  with Jan Söderqvist: The Futurica Trilogy (2012) Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age (2014) Digital Libido - Sex, power and violence in the network society Writing etc by Andrew Sweeny: Patreon Medium Rebel Wisdom Articles Twitter Facebook Intro music: Beautiful Machines, By Andrew Sweeny
01:12:31
February 1, 2020
Sweeny vs Bard Season 2 Ep. 8: Nietzsche, Marx, Freud and The Tower of God
Some topics covered in this wide ranging conversation: Nietzsche, Marx, and Freud 3 utopias and 4 Stages of life The barred absolute Judaism and Zorastrianism Matriarchal, patriarchal, and priestly religion The sacred room Privacy and the superego India and China Hegel Elitism and Communism The shamanoid personality Drugs and and Religion The Tower of God Surfing DONATE ON PAYPAL Patreon Medium Rebel Wisdom Articles Twitter Facebook Links to books by Alexander Bard  with Jan Söderqvist: The Futurica Trilogy (2012) Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age (2014) Digital Libido - Sex, power and violence in the network society Writing etc by Andrew Sweeny: Patreon Medium Rebel Wisdom Articles Twitter Facebook Intro music: Beautiful Machines, By Andrew Sweeny
34:09
January 19, 2020
Sweeny vs Bard Season 2 Ep. 7: Sex, Religion, and The Meaning Crisis
Some topics covered in this wide ranging conversation: John Vervaeke's and The Meaning Crisis; Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud; Aristotle and Causality; The Will to Transcendence ; The Silk Route; The 4 stages of life; The 3 Utopias; The death of God (Nietzsche) and the Death of the Individual (Foucault); A savage critique of Christianity; Greta Gunberg Pedophelia; Oversexed American Culture DONATE ON PAYPAL Patreon Medium Rebel Wisdom Articles Twitter Facebook Links to books by Alexander Bard  with Jan Söderqvist: The Futurica Trilogy (2012) Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age (2014) Digital Libido - Sex, power and violence in the network society Writing etc by Andrew Sweeny: Patreon Medium Rebel Wisdom Articles Twitter Facebook Intro music: Beautiful Machines, By Andrew Sweeny
34:16
January 5, 2020
Sweeny vs Bard Season 2 Ep. 6: Nomadology and Transcendence
Some topics covered in this wide ranging conversation: John Vervaeke;; Joker; 4 Human drives; Transrationalism; Nomadology; Ecotopianism;  Cosmopolitanism;  Experimentalism; Communism  Emergence; The trickster DONATE ON PAYPAL Patreon Medium Rebel Wisdom Articles Twitter Facebook Links to books by Alexander Bard  with Jan Söderqvist: The Futurica Trilogy (2012) Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age (2014) Digital Libido - Sex, power and violence in the network society Writing etc by Andrew Sweeny: Patreon Medium Rebel Wisdom Articles Twitter Facebook Intro music: Beautiful Machines, By Andrew Sweeny
49:33
December 17, 2019
Sweeny vs Bard Season 2 Ep. 5: Joker and American Individualism
Some topics covered in this wide ranging conversation: The film Joker American; Individualism; Buddhism, Taoism, Zoroastrianism; The need for religion; Monism; Patriarchy and Matriarchy; Imploitation vs Exploitation; The Garden of Babel; The need for a Heroic principle Ecotopia DONATE ON PAYPAL Patreon Medium Rebel Wisdom Articles Twitter Facebook Links to books by Alexander Bard  with Jan Söderqvist: The Futurica Trilogy (2012) Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age (2014) Digital Libido - Sex, power and violence in the network society Writing etc by Andrew Sweeny: Patreon Medium Rebel Wisdom Articles Twitter Facebook Intro music: Beautiful Machines, By Andrew Sweeny
33:42
December 2, 2019
Sweeny vs Bard Season 2 Ep. 4: Emergence and The Messiah
Some topics covered in this wide ranging conversation: When little boys dream about being Gods; A defense of Utopianism; Masculine Energy; Imploitation vs Exploitation; The Cosmopole; Attentionalism Moses and Aaron; Engineering and the Tower of Babel; Fear of Sexuality; Jung and Freud; Emergence and Eventology; And so much more … DONATE Patreon Medium Rebel Wisdom Articles Twitter Facebook Links to books by Alexander Bard  with Jan Söderqvist: The Futurica Trilogy (2012) Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age (2014) Digital Libido - Sex, power and violence in the network society Writing etc by Andrew Sweeny: Patreon Medium Rebel Wisdom Articles Twitter Facebook Intro music: Beautiful Machines, By Andrew Sweeny
41:37
November 4, 2019
Sweeny vs Bard Season 2 Ep. 3: Jordan Peterson the Zoroastrian vs John Vervaeke The Buddhist
Some topics covered in this wide ranging conversation:   Why Jordan Peterson is a Zoroastrian without knowing it; John Vervaeke’s Buddhism; Marx vs Rousseau; The scapegoat, The false phallus and the real phallus; The importance of young men; Anglo Saxon discourse; The messiah The overman and the proletariat; The need for heroic discourse DONATE Patreon Medium Rebel Wisdom Articles Twitter Facebook Links to books by Alexander Bard  with Jan Söderqvist: The Futurica Trilogy (2012) Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age (2014) Digital Libido - Sex, power and violence in the network society Writing etc by Andrew Sweeny: Patreon Medium Rebel Wisdom Articles Twitter Facebook Intro music: Cyclothymic by Longstone: 
48:19
October 23, 2019
Sweeny vs Bard Season 2 Ep. 2: : Europe, Nationalism, and Cosmopolitanism
A new season of Sweeny vs Bard!  Get ready to have your mind blown! Some topics covered in this wide ranging conversation:  Sufism Europe; Nationalism, and Cosmopolitanism; Empires; Talking to the alt right; tantric outcasts   Links: DONATE Patreon Medium Rebel Wisdom Articles Twitter Facebook Links to books by Alexander Bard  with Jan Söderqvist: The Futurica Trilogy (2012) Syntheism Creating God in the Internet Age (2014) Digital Libido - Sex, power and violence in the network society (2018)
29:52
September 18, 2019
Sweeny vs Bard Season 2 Ep. 1: The Digital Messiah
A new season of Sweeny vs Bard!  Get ready to have your mind blown!  Some topics covered in this wide ranging conversation: Silk Route: the golden age of spirituality; The will to Intelligence; Machine, biological and symbiotic intelligence; The messianic machine; How to defeat the culture war; Blockchain and brutal honesty; Membrains; Deep History; People being naked togeather ... and so much more Links: DONATE Patreon Medium Rebel Wisdom Articles Twitter Facebook Links to books by Alexander Bard  with Jan Söderqvist: The Futurica Trilogy (2012) Syntheism Creating God in the Internet Age (2014) Digital Libido - Sex, power and violence in the network society (2018) Writing etc by Andrew Sweeny:
01:05:43
August 26, 2019
Sweeny vs Bard Ep. 16: Ethics and Freedom From God
Some topics covered in this wide ranging conversation:  Dualism vs Monism, Hyperspace and Hypertime, Entropy and Sentropy , The infinite demand, Abjectification and the Fake Phallus, Priests and Machines, Real Imaginary and Symbolic power Politics, Irony Transparency, 3 kinds of Nihilism and Dead Religion, Zoroastrian Ethics, Freedom From God ... and more!   Links to books by Alexander Bard  with Jan Söderqvist: The Futurica Trilogy (2012) Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age (2014) Digital Libido - Sex, power and violence in the network society Writing etc by Andrew Sweeny: Patreon Medium Rebel Wisdom Articles Twitter Facebook DONATE
01:13:41
June 26, 2019
Sweeny vs Bard Ep. 15: Environmentalism vs Ecotopia
We begin this conversation talking about how the pitfalls of environmentalism and the need for an ecotopia.  Then the conversation goes off into quantum space, with an exploration of physics, zoroastrianism, buddhism and tribal mapping.   Watch till the end to get the 'homework'.     Links to books by Alexander Bard  with Jan Söderqvist: The Futurica Trilogy (2012) Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age (2014) Digital Libido - Sex, power and violence in the network society Writing etc by Andrew Sweeny: Patreon Medium Rebel Wisdom Articles Twitter Facebook
01:15:31
June 26, 2019
Sweeny vs Bard Ep. 14: Peterson/Zizek and The Extinction Rebellion
In this conversation we look at the Zizkek Peterson debate, castigate the Extinction rebellion, discuss monism and dualism and so much more.  Links to books by Alexander Bard  with Jan Söderqvist: The Futurica Trilogy (2012) Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age (2014) Digital Libido - Sex, power and violence in the network society Writing etc by Andrew Sweeny: Patreon Medium Rebel Wisdom Articles Twitter Facebook
50:42
June 26, 2019
Sweeny vs Bard Ep. 13: Communism?
Part of what we are up to, says Alexander Bard, is to retake words that can no longer be spoken.  First we retake God, then we retake Religion, and then .... communism?  In the eve of the upcoming debate between Slavoj Žižek and Jordan Peterson Bard (Capitalism vs Marxism) Bard explains to me why a utopian vision is necessary for the future age which he thinks will have to communistic or perish.    Links to books by Alexander Bard  with Jan Söderqvist: The Futurica Trilogy (2012) Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age (2014) Digital Libido - Sex, power and violence in the network society Writing etc by Andrew Sweeny: Patreon Medium Rebel Wisdom Articles Twitter Facebook
57:10
June 26, 2019
Sweeny vs Bard Ep. 12: Tantra and the Third Testament
In this final episode of the Tantra series, Bard talks about the need for a new theology or grand narrative in the face of the internet Tsunami.    Links to books by Alexander Bard  with Jan Söderqvist: The Futurica Trilogy (2012) Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age (2014) Digital Libido - Sex, power and violence in the network society Writing etc by Andrew Sweeny: Patreon Medium Rebel Wisdom Articles Twitter Facebook
22:38
June 26, 2019
Sweeny vs Bard Ep. 11: Tantra, Fake Messiahs, and The Moon landing
Some notes on topics covered: a facebook supernova, credibility vs marketing, a culture of mutual admiration, the beauty of asymmetry, dialectics of theism and non-theism, ‘God is the skulls of all the dead shamans’, science the story you tell in the morning, mythology n the evening, 'never to strive for perfection,' the terrible ideas of infinity, the exodus, the ultimate father and the ultimate mother, the moon landing, building pyramids, ’empty perfected symbols of death’, fake messiahs and death worship, boy and girl pharos, individualism, etc.     Links to books by Alexander Bard  with Jan Söderqvist: The Futurica Trilogy (2012) Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age (2014) Digital Libido - Sex, power and violence in the network society Writing etc by Andrew Sweeny: Patreon Medium Rebel Wisdom Articles Twitter Facebook
23:14
June 26, 2019
Sweeny vs Bard Ep. 10: Tantra, Crazy Wisdom, and The Need for Mercy
This is a wide ranging discussion about the need for mercy and eccentricity in the age of social media witch hunts.  We talk about how ugly perfection is in politics, art, and all aspects of life—how asymmetry, human failure, and wildness are necessary in the path towards human wisdom.  We don't need role models, according to Bard, but people who challenge us.   Links to books by Alexander Bard  with Jan Söderqvist: The Futurica Trilogy (2012) Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age (2014) Digital Libido - Sex, power and violence in the network society Writing etc by Andrew Sweeny: Patreon Medium Rebel Wisdom Articles Twitter Facebook
28:16
June 26, 2019
Sweeny vs Bard Ep. 9 Tantra, Sneaky F*ers, and Social Justice Warriors
This episode is a short but epic rant against the unattractiveness of social justice warriors and victimology by Alexander Bard and an plea for adultification and being 'awake' instead of woke. It is part 2 in our discussion of Tantra.   Links to books by Alexander Bard  with Jan Söderqvist: The Futurica Trilogy (2012) Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age (2014) Digital Libido - Sex, power and violence in the network society Writing etc by Andrew Sweeny: Patreon Medium Rebel Wisdom Articles Twitter Facebook
10:15
June 26, 2019
Sweeny vs Bard Ep.8: Tantra and Neo-Tantra
This episode covers tantra which is a very elastic term from the east meaning—more or less— certain kinds spiritual practices that originated in India. We also discuss neo-tantra which was Osho's term for sexual/somatic exercises to liberate the sexually repressed, and we talk about why the Osho cult got so corrupt. Bard says that real Tantra is more about the 'adultification' of the world than instant gratification.  Links to books by Alexander Bard  with Jan Söderqvist: The Futurica Trilogy (2012) Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age (2014) Digital Libido - Sex, power and violence in the network society Writing etc by Andrew Sweeny: Patreon Medium Rebel Wisdom Articles Twitter Facebook
51:60
June 26, 2019
Sweeny vs Bard: Ep.7: The Third Sex and the New Theology
As a conclusion we return to our discussion on the necessity of the Shamanic caste, the third sex, and a new theology.     Links to books by Alexander Bard  with Jan Söderqvist: The Futurica Trilogy (2012) Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age (2014) Digital Libido - Sex, power and violence in the network society Writing etc by Andrew Sweeny: Patreon Medium Rebel Wisdom Articles Twitter Facebook
17:31
June 26, 2019
Sweeny vs Bard: Ep. 6: The need for a Grand Narrative
This episode covers the abortion, borders and immigration, ethics based on actuality, and building building the tower of babel or the next Grand Narrative.      Links to books by Alexander Bard  with Jan Söderqvist: The Futurica Trilogy (2012) Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age (2014) Digital Libido - Sex, power and violence in the network society Writing etc by Andrew Sweeny: Patreon Medium Rebel Wisdom Articles Twitter Facebook
27:32
June 26, 2019
Sweeny vs Bard: Ep. 5: Ecotopia
This episode covers the need for a utopian vision, a digital exodus, retraction rather than revolution, digital monasteries and more.   Links to books by Alexander Bard  with Jan Söderqvist: The Futurica Trilogy (2012) Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age (2014) Digital Libido - Sex, power and violence in the network society Writing etc by Andrew Sweeny: Patreon Medium Rebel Wisdom Articles Twitter Facebook
26:23
June 26, 2019
Sweeny vs Bard: Ep. 4: Jordan Peterson, Tribal Mapping, and the Men's Movement
This episode covers some more thoughts on Jordan Peterson, ideas of primary and secondary archetypes within tribal mapping, and the importance of a men's movement.   Links to books by Alexander Bard  with Jan Söderqvist: The Futurica Trilogy (2012) Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age (2014) Digital Libido - Sex, power and violence in the network society Writing etc by Andrew Sweeny: Patreon Medium Rebel Wisdom Articles Twitter Facebook  
24:16
June 26, 2019
Sweeny vs Bard Ep. 3: Time/Space: Turning Plato and Einstein inside out
Here Bard claims 'time is an illusion and not space' and that there are two kinds of time.     Links to books by Alexander Bard  with Jan Söderqvist: The Futurica Trilogy (2012) Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age (2014) Digital Libido - Sex, power and violence in the network society Writing etc by Andrew Sweeny: Patreon Medium Rebel Wisdom Articles Twitter Facebook
10:39
June 26, 2019
Sweeny vs Bard: Ep. 2 Jordan Peterson, The Tribe, and The Machine
This talk includes both an appreciation and critique of Jordan Peterson, more on shamanism and the tribe—also the internet and singularity.   Links to books by Alexander Bard  with Jan Söderqvist: The Futurica Trilogy (2012) Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age (2014) Digital Libido - Sex, power and violence in the network society Writing etc by Andrew Sweeny: Patreon Medium Rebel Wisdom Articles Twitte Facebook
16:48
June 25, 2019
Sweeny vs Bard: Ep. 1 Shamanism in the digital age
This is part 1 of a series of talks which begins with a discussion of 'The Shaman caste' and the importance of the shaman archetype.    Links to books by Alexander Bard  with Jan Söderqvist: The Futurica Trilogy (2012) Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age (2014) Digital Libido - Sex, power and violence in the network society Writing etc by Andrew Sweeny: Patreon Medium Rebel Wisdom Articles Twitter Facebook
35:29
June 25, 2019