In this episode, Christian and I dive into the work of the Japanese philosopher, Keiji Nishitani, of the Kyoto school. We discuss his book, Religion and Nothingness. In this episode, we address nihilism, the meaning crisis, the Buddhist notion of nothingness, the subject object divide, its role in religious experience, and practices to free oneself from the burden of self.
In this episode, Christian and I discuss prayer and its relationship to our experience of the self, time, and that which persists beyond us. DISCLAIMER: If you enjoy the sound of Christian’s birds, you’ll love this one. ;) Here you will find a link to a Ted talk regarding the power of classical music referenced in our discussion: https://youtu.be/r9LCwI5iErE
In this episode, Christian and I discuss the philosophies and practices of Gurdjeff, Emanuel Swedenborg, Rudolf Steiner, Henry Corbin, and John Vervaeke. We talk about the relationship between waking up and reframing, determinism and the demonic, duality in wisdom and love, the brain hemispheres, and more.