The Alchemical Mind podcast

The Alchemical Mind

The Alchemical Mind

Connecting philosophy and spirituality with the modern human experience. You are it. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-alchemical-mind/support

76 Episodes

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    Thomas Aquinas And The Argument From Possibility and Necessity

    30:55

    In part three of our six part series on Thomas Aquinas' proofs for the existence of God, I'll take a look at the third way and discuss what a contingent being is, and how the leap in logic from the first two ways leads us to ask one of the most important questions we have ever asked - why is there something rather than nothing? Be sure to subscribe. If you'd like to support the show, consider joining our Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thealchemicalmind If you haven't subscribed yet, be sure to do so: Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1511325742   Google Podcasts - https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xYjRmN2JlYy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw==   Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/2ZOhy8aSpJEU5mtfT5ia2T   RSS - https://anchor.fm/s/1b4f7bec/podcast/rss       Leave a review, and share the podcast with a friend. Music provided by Kabbalistic Village (https://kabbalisticvillage.com/) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-alchemical-mind/support
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    Thomas Aquinas And The Argument For Efficient Causes

    28:19

    In part two of this six part discussion on Thomas Aquinas' five proofs for the existence of God, I dive into the argument for efficient causes, and how it relates to creation, philosophy, belief, free will, and the study of knowledge. Be sure to subscribe. If you'd like to support the show, consider joining our Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thealchemicalmind If you haven't subscribed yet, be sure to do so: Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1511325742   Google Podcasts - https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xYjRmN2JlYy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw==   Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/2ZOhy8aSpJEU5mtfT5ia2T   RSS - https://anchor.fm/s/1b4f7bec/podcast/rss       Leave a review, and share the podcast with a friend. Music provided by Kabbalistic Village (https://kabbalisticvillage.com/) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-alchemical-mind/support
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    Thomas Aquinas And The Argument From Motion

    25:12

    Let's begin our deep dive into Christian mysticism with a multi-part series on Thomas Aquinas' proofs for the existence of God. For this part in the series, I'll look at the argument from motion, and why it's important in our understanding of logical thought, and using some sort of scientific method in determining the difference between belief and gnosis. Be sure to subscribe. If you'd like to support the show, consider joining our Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thealchemicalmind If you haven't subscribed yet, be sure to do so: Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1511325742   Google Podcasts - https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xYjRmN2JlYy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw==   Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/2ZOhy8aSpJEU5mtfT5ia2T   RSS - https://anchor.fm/s/1b4f7bec/podcast/rss       Leave a review, and share the podcast with a friend. Music provided by Kabbalistic Village (https://kabbalisticvillage.com/) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-alchemical-mind/support
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    Belief Is Wish Fulfillment, Gnosis Is Unprovable

    20:30

    Before I start my deep dive into Thomas Aquinas' five proofs for the existence of god, I wanted to take a few minutes to react to a recent blog post by Mike from the Mind Escape podcast with regards to understanding belief and gnosis. You can read his blog post here. I found the idea synchronistic enough to some of the ideas discuss in the Aquinas series that I wanted to talk about belief and gnosis once again as an introduction to Aquinas. I'll be going a bit deeper on some of these ideas this week as I'll be a guest with Mike and Maurice on their show. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-alchemical-mind/support
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    If you meet God in the woods...

    36:52

    As I gear up to dive deep into Christian theology, let's talk about the nature of God, asking the right question, spirituality through the scientific method, and why the only thing holding you back from finding what you seek is you. Be sure to subscribe. If you'd like to support the show, consider joining our Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thealchemicalmind If you haven't subscribed yet, be sure to do so: Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1511325742   Google Podcasts - https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xYjRmN2JlYy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw==   Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/2ZOhy8aSpJEU5mtfT5ia2T   RSS - https://anchor.fm/s/1b4f7bec/podcast/rss       Leave a review, and share the podcast with a friend. Music provided by Kabbalistic Village (https://kabbalisticvillage.com/) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-alchemical-mind/support
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    Dissolving Awareness

    35:24

    On this episode, I discuss how my own spiritual practices have evolved and changed and why I no longer schedule time for meditation, but rather dissolve myself into awareness every moment, of every day. Be sure to subscribe. If you'd like to support the show, consider joining our Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thealchemicalmind If you haven't subscribed yet, be sure to do so: Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1511325742   Google Podcasts - https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xYjRmN2JlYy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw==   Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/2ZOhy8aSpJEU5mtfT5ia2T   RSS - https://anchor.fm/s/1b4f7bec/podcast/rss       Leave a review, and share the podcast with a friend. Music provided by Kabbalistic Village (https://kabbalisticvillage.com/) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-alchemical-mind/support
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    Free Will Isn't Free, Nor Is It Willing

    50:17

    Let's talk about free will and determinism, and why both ideas are simply illusions...manifestations of the interactions of perspective. Be sure to subscribe. If you'd like to support the show, consider joining our Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thealchemicalmind If you haven't subscribed yet, be sure to do so: Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1511325742   Google Podcasts - https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xYjRmN2JlYy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw==   Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/2ZOhy8aSpJEU5mtfT5ia2T   RSS - https://anchor.fm/s/1b4f7bec/podcast/rss       Leave a review, and share the podcast with a friend. Music provided by Kabbalistic Village (https://kabbalisticvillage.com/) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-alchemical-mind/support
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    100 Days Of Silence

    1:05:00

    After 104 days of silence, I'm back with a discussion of silence, regaining meaning, and separating concepts and reality. Be sure to subscribe. If you'd like to support the show, consider joining our Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thealchemicalmind If you haven't subscribed yet, be sure to do so: Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1511325742   Google Podcasts - https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xYjRmN2JlYy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw==   Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/2ZOhy8aSpJEU5mtfT5ia2T   RSS - https://anchor.fm/s/1b4f7bec/podcast/rss       Leave a review, and share the podcast with a friend. Music provided by Kabbalistic Village (https://kabbalisticvillage.com/) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-alchemical-mind/support
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    Beyond The World And Man: Discussing Evolutionary Potential Through A Mystical Lens

    1:20:01

    For this episode of The Alchemical Mind, I look at the evolutionary potential of humanity through a mystical lens in response to some questions posed by a listener through a recent e-mail discussion. Bailey asked:   1. What are your thoughts on humanity being a stepping stone for the evolution of Artificial Intelligence? 2. Should we fear the potential of losing our humanity? 3. While I agree that individuals are not special, do you think humanity itself is special? 4. Is there a case for staying human forever (with technological augmentation) vs evolving into something new (AI/singularity)? 5. Do you think a simulation that we create to mimic fear and the unknown is a trap?  I explore these questions by beginning our analysis through the eyes of Rudolph Steiner and anthroposophy since Steiner took a mystical perspective on these questions by introducing the concepts of the Lucifer/Christ/Ahriman archetypes to deal with the forces that have guided our philosophy through human evolution from the past to well into the future. I also deal with some of these questions from the perspective of Buddhism and Christianity, with a touch of vedantic and Zoroastrian cosmology. Be sure to subscribe. If you'd like to support the show, consider joining our Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thealchemicalmind If you haven't subscribed yet, be sure to do so: Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1511325742   Google Podcasts - https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xYjRmN2JlYy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw==   Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/2ZOhy8aSpJEU5mtfT5ia2T   RSS - https://anchor.fm/s/1b4f7bec/podcast/rss       Leave a review, and share the podcast with a friend. Music provided by Kabbalistic Village (https://kabbalisticvillage.com/) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-alchemical-mind/support
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    To Hell And Back

    52:12

    2021 has already been an interesting year for me, and on this episode, I  discuss my month long hiatus, what lead to me taking time off, and how I  learned to surrender and reconnect with the divine. Be sure to subscribe. If you'd like to support the show, consider joining our Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/thealchemicalmind If you haven't subscribed yet, be sure to do so: Apple Podcasts - https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1511325742   Google Podcasts - https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xYjRmN2JlYy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw==   Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/2ZOhy8aSpJEU5mtfT5ia2T   RSS - https://anchor.fm/s/1b4f7bec/podcast/rss       Leave a review, and share the podcast with a friend. Music provided by Kabbalistic Village (https://kabbalisticvillage.com/) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-alchemical-mind/support

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