“Spirit of Eastern Wisdom: The Intelligence Within”

That’s probably my favorite talk from Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, a “mystic” I stumbled across by chance in recent weeks and have watched a good deal from thus far. Worth giving a listen to, whatever your beliefs may be.

A humorous excerpt, 15:15:

Dogs are being tortured to fulfill human loneliness.

Ha! A lot of truth in that statement. Don’t I know it. But that’s a topic in itself for another time.

He’s an entertaining and interesting man to listen to.

“Psyche, Cosmos, and the Psychedelic Experience”

Came across another video on the topic of psychedelics and expansion of consciousness, this one by Matt (0ThouArtThat0):

His talk there reminded me of a book by Joseph Campbell titled The Inner Reaches of Outer Space: Metaphor as Myth and as Religion. I should reread that one sometime. ‘Course I should just read more in general. Been slacking off for the last couple of years, taking my dear sweet time to get through each book. But there’s so many books I’d love to get to and explore.

His talk there also got me thinking of Erich Fromm’s writings after he mentioned Freud and Jung since Fromm expands on and critiques plenty of what they proposed. I really need to get back into transcribing. There’s just so much by Fromm I’d love to highlight and re-ponder on.

Damn my laziness! Why must youtube be so addictive?

Anyway, good video. Like to watch Matt’s channel from time to time, and he also includes lots of interesting food for thought on his blog as well.

“War of Worldviews”

Deepak Chopra and Leonard Mlodinow discussing their joint book titled War of Worldviews (interviewed by the Huffington Post — 4.10.2011):

I was surprised to see these two teamed up for a writing project. It sounds very interesting, and I hope to get my hands on a copy soon.