This podcast inspired me to rejoin the forum. I enjoy listening to Alex's interviews and marvel at Alex's ability to keep the discussion going when guests are stuck in a mental loop. I'm looking forward to hearing interviews that move beyond the "stuck on stupid" debates. I see how easily discussions involving spiritual elements become intellectually top-heavy since our culture reveres rationality. I was stuck in intellectual rationality until some experiences allowed me to compare the slice of reality I normally used vs what is available for me to access. Intellect accesses such a tiny slice of reality it is insufficient as a spiritual tool. A microscopic taste of reality has changed my life, a glimpse into infinity. What strikes me is the subtle shift of scope; via intellect reality can be understood, we need only acquire sufficient data and more comprehensive algorithms. Shift out of the intellect and subtly different rules become visible which have a qualitative difference. It becomes obvious that intellect alone can only encompass an infinitesimal part of reality, but this cannot be seen from an intellectual viewpoint hence the endless arguments.