Exodus From The Old Empire, with Alexander Bard and Andrew Sweeny
E49| Exodus From The Old Empire
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 paradigmatic shifts in our time, grounded in what Alexander, along with co-author Jan Söderqvist, refers to as exodology, the dynamics of exodus.
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Exodology and the migrations throughout history
The patterns of successful migrations (ideas and physical)
Nomadology and the eternal return of the same
Eventology, technology and civilisation
Zoroastrianism and ancient persian tradition as the link between eastern and western metaphysics
The Barred Absolute and our incapacity to deal with all truth at all times
The netocrats as the new elite – informationalists, sensocrats, protopians
From church to academia, from academia to protopia
Analysis, mysticism and creativity
Inclusion, exclusion, and adultification
The first fantasy, and the matrix
Depression characterised by a lack of vision
The ember and echo of care and vision
The importance of deep history, philosophy, and theology, to remember and learn from the wisdom of the history of civilisation, and thereby go beyond the self and tribes of our time to create a shared global identity — but realising this is a huge and tragic problem to solve
Locating people around you to practice with and form community
The example of Burning Man, creating stories, and imitation
Logos, pathos, mythos
Relating to archetypes and realising your archetypes
Archetypes of energy, wisdom, and the difference
The three steps of spiritual work – intention, ceremony, and integration
Relational philosophy and a patricide on Nietzsche
Building communities and membranes
Rhetoric and the counterbalance of trickster
Spirituality and market, & spirituality and commons
The importance of hierarchies
Moderators and the shamanic caste
What makes a good moderator?
Zoroaster, Nietzsche, Hegel, Marshal Mcluhan, Jan Söderqvist, Jordan Peterson, John Vervaeke, Marx, Freud, Thomas Hamelryck, Immanuel Kant, Hegel, Spinoza, Schopenhauer, Gregg Henriques, 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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