PLATO ON: The Allegory of the Cave

The Socratic Method is the way out of the mess we find ourselves in. Most of humanity is still in the cave, but through careful questions and admitting to intellectual humility, we can help people discover how to think, and once they know how to think, they can find the answers they need to leave the cave of ignorance. Read more »

Debiasing: How to Change Your Mind

The Unity Process adds an extra set of skills and takes debiasing to a “whole nother level”, by working through each emotional upset, which pinpoints where each of our biases are. This video has a few decent introductory techniques, and definitely explains the problem well, but to truly debias your thinking, you’re going to have to work through your emotional upsets as they arise. Read more »

Ohio State researchers demonstrate Socratic questioning in cognitive therapy

We use Socratic Questioning in our sessions, classes, and private arguments, to discover our core beliefs, to analyze our thinking, to keep our thinking accountable, and to keep each other accountable.  It is highly useful tool that vastly improves the quality of our lives, and the lives of our clients.  To learn more about our sessions, please click on the link.  If all of our interactions could start including the […] Read more »

Fix Yourself

Jordan Peterson is bringing the “what” back to the West, whereas our focus and desire is to bring the “why” back to the West, and by extension to the world. You can see the difference in his practical advice given in this wel made video, as he is clearly identifying the problem, but it still lacks the deeper “why” that will make the changes lasting and self-replicating. Read more »

The Attack on the Eyes of Horus

Why does Hollywood, the music industry, the media, government figures, etc, all use the one eye symbol in photos, especially the “666 ok” symbol over their eye? This is because they’re mocking Horus, who lost his LEFT eye to his uncle Seth (Set) in battle. “The Right Eye of Horus represents concrete factual information controlled by the left brain. It deals with words, letters, and numbers and those things which […] Read more »

In The Midst of Battle – Clifton Fitzgerald Hicks

I am subscribed to the YouTube channel of Clifton Hicks, as I enjoy his passion and heart that he puts into his music.  I particularly enjoyed watching this short documentary on his time in the US Military, where he refined his ability to play for his comrades, and also learned a little something about morality.  Great story, great music. Read more »

Nietzsche and Truth: Skepticism and the Free Spirit

Aline and I are free spirits who have taken Nietzsche’s “experimentalism” and used it to challenge our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to an extreme degree. Much of our insights and growth has come through experimenting with new ideas, while challenging our older ideas—older ideas which stem from past traumas, societal norms, biological factors, and childhood experiences. Being able to continually challenge and work through our old beliefs while remaining flexible […] Read more »

As Above So Below – Symbolism What Does it Mean?

Excellent video and logic.  I’ve been seeing this very same thing where people automatically ascribe “evil” to a hermetic principle because Satanists use it, which is logic of the worst kind, for the same reason that a Satanist using a hammer or pencil will never make a hammer or pencil evil. In information technology there is a concept known as “Data Mapping”, which is where the variables in one table are […] Read more »

Voluntaryism & the Non-Aggression Principle – EFT w Nathan Martin

In this video, I give a brief description of Voluntaryism and its foundational principle, the Non-Aggression Principle, and how it relates to how we give and receive. When we are young, we learn that giving is mostly coercive, either from our family, school, or society, thus we do not have a point of reference or personal understanding of what giving without some form of subtle coercion is. I then perform […] Read more »

The Problem with Equity (Equality of Outcome)

Here is the paradox of equity: the state must treat individuals unequally in order to enforce equality of outcome. However, with equality of opportunity, each individual is granted an equal opportunity to pursue their own unequal outcomes. Historically speaking, equal opportunity results in the liberty of the individual, while equal outcomes results in tyranny, genocide, and the enslavement of the individual. Yes, the State must use force to ensure the […] Read more »

Carl Jung and The Achievement of Personality

In this video we examine a chapter from Carl Jung’s Collected Works in which he investigates the achievement of personality, describing it as: “the prototype of the only meaningful life, that is, of a life that strives for the individual realization of its own law.” ~Academy of Ideas How to Support the Academy of Ideas: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/academyofideas PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/academyofideas Carl Jung and The Shadow: https://gum.co/jung-shadow Amazon Affiliate Link: http://amzn.to/2kI9BuL Read more »

What is Shadow Work?

Some people think that shadow work is screaming into a pillow, or allowing full expression of their emotions, but this is a gross oversimplification of the role of emotions, and of the nature of shadow work. Our emotions are the messengers that communicate the current state of our alignment between our thoughts and our inner being (Source), and they provide us with detailed information, much like we would receive from […] Read more »

The Power of Influence

We are always influencing our environment, but are we empowering those around us, or are we enabling and/or shaming them, with our influence?  When we negatively influence our environment, we will usually take actions that fight and control that which we already influenced, as an attempt to make it better — this is the essence of resistance — as we’re swimming against the flow that we initiated.  The conflict between our […] Read more »

Michael Tsarion: Duality or Wholeness?

 Michael Tsarion goes into our original fragmentation, and how fragmentation is used against us, and why it is so important to reclaim our many disparate fragments, and put them back together again. Recorded on Open Your Mind Radio with Alan & Steve. Recorded on March 20th, 2011. Read more »