29Sep/16

Roberto Quaglia – Is Everything A Conspiracy?

It’s a question often asked of the conspiratorially minded, born from an irritation with the modern tendency to question every event and its mainstream media account. Of course, it’s really a statement – “Everything isn’t a conspiracy!” – with perhaps the added subtext, “You paranoid, irrational, basement-dwelling loon.”

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24Sep/16

Anthony Peake – Opening the Doors of Perception

Aldous Huxley stated in The Doors of Perception that the mind is “a reducing valve”, filtering a greater reality – what he called Mind-at-Large – to the human organism. In his latest book, the consciousness theorist Anthony Peake employs cutting-edge science to more thoroughly investigate those doors of perception and makes a profound conclusion regarding the greater reality beyond.

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17Oct/15

20 Great Ontological Movies

This following ontological movies (ie. those concerned with the nature of existence and reality) were discussed in a podcast discussion with the consciousness theorist Anthony Peake. Click for Part One of the podcast, and see bottom of the page for Part Two. Or listen to both parts in YouTube, below.

SPOILER ALERT: The podcast contains spoilers, as do some of the descriptions that follow below.

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17Oct/15

Anthony Peake – What Must We Learn to Escape the Era of the Ontological Movie?

peake“It’s like The Matrix, isn’t it?” We’ve heard the phrase many times and probably said it ourselves. We live in a time when mind-bending perspectives on the nature of reality are both commonly abroad in the culture as well as entertained by cutting-edge scientists. But it wasn’t always the case.

The mainstream success of movies such as The Matrix, Groundhog Day and Inception have spread the word that was previously only heard by philosophers, hippies and adherents of eastern mysticism. So, what does it mean to live in the age of the ontological movie?

In the latest podcast from The Eternities, the consciousness theorist Anthony Peake discusses the trend, which began in the nineties with such titles as Jacob’s Ladder, Groundhog Day, The Truman Show and The Matrix. More recent titles discussed include, Interstellar, Edge of Tomorrow, Mr. Nobody and Enter the Void.

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30Apr/15

Nick Buchanan – What Happens in Shakespeare

Front Cover for KindleLast week would have been Shakespeare’s 451st birthday, had he been as immortal as his work. Some would have it that you might need to have lived that long to have garnered the experience, the wisdom, and even to have had the time (or sufficient typing monkeys) to have been both so prolific and profound.

In the latest podcast from The Eternities, Nick Buchanan, author of What Happens in Shakespeare’s King Lear, explains why he believes it entirely possible that this one remarkable man could indeed have been the sole author.

“The folks who argue that [it couldn’t possibly have been] Shakespeare really dislike the idea that he didn’t go to university and he was a country boy. How dare he become this great playwright!”

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