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Inspiration for Preparation

PHILOSOPHY: Bernardo Kastrup

Through one of the UNLOCK participants I got to learn about Bernardo Kastrup. The basics are very similar to what Alan Watts is saying, but described with examples from modern day science, psychiatry & psychology and philosophy. 


I've always enjoyed Alan Watts' talks, but I've learned to appreciate them even more once I started exploring psychedelics. He manages to give words to the ineffable through metaphors and humor. 

Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth (playlist) 

Joseph Campbell encourages the audience to discover what excites them, and to make that the basis for their personal journeys. He was a professor of literature at Sarah Lawrence College who worked in comparative mythology and comparative religion. His work covers many aspects of the human experience.

The Science of Psilocybin and its use to relieve suffering

Leading psychopharmacologist Roland Griffiths discloses the ways that psychedelic drugs can be used to create spiritually meaningful, personally transformative experiences for all patients, especially the terminally ill.

Manifesting the mind – Inside the psychedelic experience

Gabor Maté is known for his work on the mind/body unity in health and illness, on attention deficit disorder and other childhood developmental issues, and his breakthrough analysis of addiction as a psychophysiological response to childhood trauma and emotional loss. 

The Power of Now Animated Summary

This animated video is a summary of the book by Eckhart Tolle "The Power of Now". The three primary concepts this video focusses on are:
1 You are not your mind,
2 The present moment is all we ever have
3 Acceptance of what is.

The power of vulnerability

Brené Brown studies human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk at TEDxHouston, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. 

Psychological flexibility: How love turns pain into purpose

In this emotional talk, Hayes distills the essence of psychological flexibility down into a few easy to understand sentences. He takes viewers through a harrowing journey into his own panic disorder, to the very moment in his life when he made this life changing choice: I will not run from me. 

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