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    Jason Louv, A Strange Mix of Scientism and Magick |385|

    This was a great interview because I tend to get tired of ass-kissing (not that I think Alex does that - he's been using more vinegar than honey lately which I love) But overall if anyone here has subtly caught it-- Alex is getting sick of using the same goddamn pointers for people mildly to...
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    Phillip J. Watt, on Tony Robbins, Chaos Magic, and Backdoor Materialism |380|

    You always know how to grow the perfect split conversation but in this case Alex, I think you truly empathize with the magick etc. approach despite knowing that in most modern day reality to get through a mortgage, college, new job or successful marriage we kind of need to adhere to the Tony...
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    Phillip J. Watt, on Tony Robbins, Chaos Magic, and Backdoor Materialism |380|

    Again, you can't stereotype chaos magick, old Shamanism and the like across the board. Plenty of real 'chaos magick' folks do not give a shit about the money, but for the charlatans that do, that's fine to address and label them, but certainly not all and I'd say not even the majority. Smarten...
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    Phillip J. Watt, on Tony Robbins, Chaos Magic, and Backdoor Materialism |380|

    Sorry LetsEat, you missed the boat when you said "They reduce everything down to willpower and the beliefs necessary to direct the will, therefore the many ancient and venerable wisdom traditions become unreal" but it's a common trap many fall into, so I don't blame you. I can unpackage it like...
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    Michael Tsarion on Race, Jordan Peterson, and Why Conspiracy Work is Spiritual Work |372|

    At David Bailey—Well you draw some pretty rough distinctions. There are obvious examples of people who either publically spoke out against or for the Iraq war (despite 99% being powerless to the decisions made). But I can't let you off that easy in other examples. While we should not be...
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    Michael Tsarion on Race, Jordan Peterson, and Why Conspiracy Work is Spiritual Work |372|

    These examples are well and good and I provided some of my own however none of these should be a free pass to exploit upper class guilt where upper class guilt is deserved, and statistically in most metro regional urban areas this happens to be white affluent areas. The cyclical lack of public...
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    Michael Tsarion on Race, Jordan Peterson, and Why Conspiracy Work is Spiritual Work |372|

    I couldn’t help but weigh in on this one, it’s too obvious and too good to pass up and I love Alex for offering the firestorm debate he knew would follow because this really needs to be ironed out, and I see a lot of logical fallacies on both sides from the racists and non-racists. First of...
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    Dr. Jeffrey Kripal Explores the Erotic in the Mystical & Religious |369|

    Sure that’s fair— FYI myself and many doctors/providers often over generalize to make a point so take care to not be too literal Obviously generalizing no deaths in US was loose, sorry if not apparent. When you do the statistics worldwide on the two, you cannot even begin to compare ! Like...
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    Dr. Jeffrey Kripal Explores the Erotic in the Mystical & Religious |369|

    And FYI folks, I’ve never worked with UN, large NGOs Or foreign military. Our team is self funded working with indigenous leaders, sometimes friendly but sometimes sternly when it comes to BS like FMG. Just honor basic human rights, acknowledge the facts and help bring out the change, it’s...
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    Dr. Jeffrey Kripal Explores the Erotic in the Mystical & Religious |369|

    I echo David on this one. I can own up to being condescending on this unusual thread that seems to spiral out of control, but my final point on why I even bother to respond is this: I hope Alex catches this post. I generally love Skeptiko forums I’ve read for quite some time. And respect folks...
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    Dr. Jeffrey Kripal Explores the Erotic in the Mystical & Religious |369|

    Comparing apples to oranges my friend the numbers do not even begin to match up, and I was always referring chiefly to US circumcision deaths. For me or any other medical provider arguing specifically US baby boy deaths, while rare and few, you will never get anyone in the medical establishment...
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    Dr. Jeffrey Kripal Explores the Erotic in the Mystical & Religious |369|

    Now you’re really gonna hate me if you weren’t already with people across this forum laughing / in awe of you still being so thick and sorry but even dumb to compare US male circumcision (which yes, you are right is unique to us and a big business, BUT THE BABY BOYS ARE NOT DYING) to FMG in...
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    Dr. Jeffrey Kripal Explores the Erotic in the Mystical & Religious |369|

    Wow you are too cute haha, “FMG hype” lol. The World Health, multiple medical agencies and every local African leader educated In the communities have railed FMG despite whatever they really think about male circumcision (which is also big business absolutely you’re correct and everyone knows...
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    Dr. Jeffrey Kripal Explores the Erotic in the Mystical & Religious |369|

    Yes the intention was not to be fresh, just blunt. I’d rather pull people forward here because the parts that I know as truth are cultivated from years of my trials and tribulations in nitty gritty shit situations with lots of mistakes and unintended consequences starting out, like anyone. The...
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    Dr. Jeffrey Kripal Explores the Erotic in the Mystical & Religious |369|

    Wow you knocked it the hell outta the park. This post should be on every college campus and handed to college students before even setting foot on campus. John QUOTE="Mike Patterson, post: 121223, member: 1286"]I loved John's observation that "And the very worst part is these local...
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