NSP032 – The “New Age” Religion Story

We’ve all heard of the New Age religion. But what does it mean and what, exactly are we signing up for when we throw our hat in that ring?

The answers might surprise you.

Episode Links

What is the New Age movement?
https://www.gotquestions.org/new-age-movement.html

Theosophy:
https://youtu.be/zlqH_VVsWqs

Perennial philosophy: 
https://youtu.be/P_CNg4dpU54

Helena Blavatski’s Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helena_Blavatsky

New Age Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Age

How Deceived I Was In New Age Beliefs:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5oYgok_p7g

Yoga is (probably) not Satanic:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDY53a0Hhak

Proof” The New Age Movement Is Satanic:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtkGgtExLcY

NSP029 – The Story Russel Brand Tells

Starting out as a stand-up comedian and Hollywood actor, Russel Brand has become a divisive public figure for the past 15 years.

Not particularly notable as a Hollywood superstar, Brand burst into the mainstream media pushing political a message of revolution and political non-compliance. The establishment weren’t quite sure what to make of him.

Whether you’re a fan or hater, the one thing Russel Brand is not is boring. Let’s have a look at his career and the story he tells.

Episode Links

Intro Clip:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LD-DYjqW7HQ

Russel Brand:
https://www.russellbrand.com/podcasts/

Where Did Russell Brand Go?
https://www.kqed.org/pop/64857/where-did-russell-brand-go-the-answer-is-more-interesting-and-complex-than-youd-think

Russel Brand on Paxman:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YR4CseY9pk

23 minutes with Russel Brand:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4Hz8DJWFEA

Russel Brand’s political revolution:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WATd8hqnjZE

Russel Brand on Fame:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jg4NQRn7Xos

Russell Brand interview with Mehdi Hasan:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBaVG_Oiwtw

The Trews – Emergency: VOTE to Start Revolution:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwGBTcIHN0U

The Trews – Why I Backed Labour:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdQVDpqBgiE

The Trews – Final Episode:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvoqQT41wos

NSP027 – A Story of Synchronicity (and Ayahuasca)

Do you believe in synchronicity?

Today I have a discussion with Alex Snarski, an old friend whom I hadn’t seen for 13 years but happened to bump into while shopping for audio cables at the HiFi store where he works.

We started talking and found we had both developed interests in consciousness, meditation and Ayahuasca over the 13 years we had been apart.

The rub? It was Alex’s last day at the store. If I had gone a day later, we would never have crossed paths.

Here’s Alex’s story of heartbreak, awakening and synchronicity.

Intro Clip:
Repo Man – Flying Saucers & Time Machines: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRJ5cCP0ZPE

Show notes and links:
Seven Types of Synchronicities: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-FhR7cGgYo
Joe Rogan talks Ayahuasca and DMT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_fuE9La6Xg
The real reason why DMT is banned – Graham Hancock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47ElVv3RG2M
Graham Hancock’s banned TED Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_hShqKn5cg
Rupert Sheldrake talks Morphic Resonance on Under The Skin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAS-QzWvj8g

NSP026 – What’s the Story with Mindfulness?

It seems everyone I respect and listen to meditates. They say, Harvey, have you tried mindfulness and meditation? It changed my life, it’ll change yours too, just give it a try…

ALRIGHT! I feel like I’ve been just fine without it, but here’s your meditation episode you heathens!

Let see if there’s anything to this ancient practice‚Ķ

Very calm, serene links:

Catharsis Myth, Metaphor or Reality: https://www.psychologytoday.com/au/blog/evil-deeds/200909/anger-and-catharsis-myth-metaphor-or-reality

Catharsis Theory and Media Effects: https://www.encyclopedia.com/media/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/catharsis-theory-and-media-effects

Aggression & Catharsis Dr Brad Bushman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASKXG4kf4n4

What I’ve Learned – Change your Brain’s Default Mode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAVPDYhW_nw

Sam Harris – Mindfulness is Powerful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iwac6Uk-zyk

Joe Rogan Experience – Dan Harris on Mediation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GB3RGu8Go2s

This is your Brain on Meditation: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/use-your-mind-change-your-brain/201305/is-your-brain-meditation

The Neuroscience of Why Meditation Works: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/how-meditation-works_n_4702629