E52 | Locked Doors, Open Secrets & Cults of Transparency, w/ Alexander Bard, Andrew Sween, Tim Adalin
E52| Locked Doors, Open Secrets & Cults of Transparency, w/ Alexander Bard and Andrew Sweeny
Alexander Bard is a philosopher and founder of the Syntheist religious movement. Andrew Sweeny is a writer and musician with interests in mysticism and inner transformation. Together we explore the dynamics of membranes and spheres in relation to tribes, cults, and religions.
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Libido, mortido, Hegel, dialectics
The dynamics of inside and outside, spheres and membranes
Shamans and testing membranes
The relationship between the Barred Absolute, its experiential and socio-analytic role, and this time between worlds
The dynamics that confer legitimacy on who gets to enter the inner sanctum vs who stays outside
A space between public and private and recording buttons
Invitations and rites of passage
Cults, religions, matriarchs
Walls and catalysing digital tribes
Subject, object, project, and creating something bigger than you
Protopian philosophy, exodus and lynch mobs
Re-thinking life projects and spiritual retraction
Membranics for digital tribes, pop-culture, and accessibility
The Glass Bead Game, collective art, and religious practice
Jonathan Pageau, Christianity, and Zoroastrianism
Going back to the root of the phallus
The Barred Absolute vs democratising wisdom in order to steward power
Elites, power and equality
Zoroaster, Nietzsche, Hegel, Marshal Mcluhan, Jan Söderqvist, Marx, Hermann Hesse, Jonathan Pageau, Jordan Hall, Daniel Schmachtenberger
Alexander Bard, born in 1961, is a philosopher, writer, artist & record producer. Alexander was a fundamental force in creating the Swedish music export sensation — making his small native country the world’s third biggest exporter of music — and promoting the information technology revolution. He is also a front figure for the new export of radical Scandinavian thinkers and has repeatedly been named one of Sweden’s brightest minds.
Alexander has written three books on the internet revolution, collectively known as The Futurica Trilogy, together with media theorist Jan Söderqvist. Their first collaboration The Netocrats was originally released in Swedish in 2000, became available in English in 2003, and has since been translated to a further 16 languages with total worldwide sales exceeding 340,000 copies. The second book The Global Empire was originally released in Swedish in 2003, while the third installment of the trilogy The Body Machines was originally published in Swedish in 2009. These latter two works were released in English in 2012, completing The Futurica Trilogy, in which the authors present their philosophical vision for a global and increasingly virtual society, as a consequence of the interactive revolution.
Andrew Sweeny is a Canadian born musician, writer, teacher, and poetic adventurer who has lived in the Paris area since 2003. Andrew writes for Parallax Magazine and produces generative dialogues for Parrallax through his YouTube channel, hosting the likes of Zak Stein, John Vervaeke, Christopher Mastropietro, and many others.
Andrew and Alexander have frequent discussions on their podcast, Sweeny vs Bard. You can find this and all of the above here.
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