Recorded on October 12, Aleister Crowley‘s birthday, this episode of The Popular Podcast introduces new perspectives. Our friend, Todd Barnard, sponsored this episode on Thelema: a 100-yr old religion which dictates duty to one’s higher self as one’s only duty. We were so grateful to get to explore this concept as both of us were yearning for a new way to think about The Teachings of Abraham.
Jessica and I are attracting a lot of information lately that all points to the same basic beliefs: we are mostly non-physical beings and feeling good is the most important thing to do in physical reality. Also, reality is subjective.
The research phase of this episode was eye-opening. The more we read about Thelema, the more we realized how closely it resembled what we have been learning from Abraham and elsewhere.
Todd also asked us to discuss the tenants of Thelema in relationship to the predictability of the technological singularity. Todds hypothesis is that the singularity will be imminent when most people are already practicing the tenants of Thelema. We disagree.
Crowley taught his students to skeptically examine their progress with magick and meditation and recommended that they keep a ‘magical journal’. Eureka! That’s exactly what Jessica and I have been doing with our lifestreaming— objectively testing our magical powers. Todd believes that by quantifying the behavior that everyone is sharing via lifestreams, facebook, twitter, etc., that we can measure how close we are to the singularity by measuring how many people are following the duties of Thelema. We argue that the singularity is already taking place.
Like This Episode? – Donate to The Popular Podcast!
Thanks Todd! This episode was sponsored by Todd Barnard