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July 24, 2019
In Part 2 of our interview with author, podcaster and healing practitioner Cris Beasley, we talk about the role of emotional health in society and why it is crucial for gaining self-sovereignty, as well as the current position of mainstream science on energy work and healing practices. Show notes and Part 1: futurethinkers.org/103
July 18, 2019
Cris Beasley is an author, podcaster, ex AI startup founder and healing practitioner who created the Love Lock card deck to help people explore and work with difficult emotions. We asked Cris some of the questions that we often get from our listeners and course participants: how to access the repressed emotions in the body, what are some of the helpful techniques and tools to do it, and how to integrate these emotions into our lives in a healthy way. Show notes: futurethinkers.org/102
July 12, 2019
We had a roundtable style discussion with David Fuller and Alexander Beiner from Rebel Wisdom about the Intellectual Dark Web and where that conversation is heading, the emergence of the Intellectual Deep Web, and how to find cohesion and unity in a decentralized world.
July 8, 2019
Jamie Wheal is a researcher and coach in the field of human potential, peak performance, and flow states. He is the co-author of the book “Stealing Fire” and director of Flow Genome Project. In this interview we talk about how to make sense in a world that is unraveling faster than we can keep up with, discuss the potential solutions to this crisis, and the challenges of building coherent and resilient communities. Show notes: futurethinkers.org/100
June 27, 2019
John Vervaeke is a lecturer at the University of Toronto and author of Awakening From The Meaning Crisis lecture series on YouTube. In Part 2 of our interview we talk further about self-transformation, transcendence and strategies for creating meaning.  Show notes: http://www.futurethinkers.org/99  Part 1 of the interview: http://www.futurethinkers.org/98    Take the Future Thinkers Course in Personal Evolution - designed to help you create a life of meaning, purpose and impact: http://courses.futurethinkers.org  Registration closes on June 30th! 
June 21, 2019
John Vervaeke is a lecturer at the University of Toronto, whose excellent lecture series on YouTube called Awakening From the Meaning Crisis has inspired us to invite him on the show and discuss how to overcome the meaning crisis in today’s world. Show notes: http://www.futurethinkers.org/98
June 5, 2019
In this episode we discuss further on one of our favorite topics - how to gain more sovereignty in modern world, as well as how it relates to the notion of personal identity. We use Jordan Greenhall's framework to describe sovereignty as developing and practicing three basic capacities: perception, sense making and agency. We discuss these capacities in the context of dominant framework of secular thought in the Western world, the crisis of meaning, entrepreneurship, identity politics etc. The ideas and inspiration for our discussions come from weekly group calls that are part of the course in personal evolution that we are currently facilitating. Show notes: http://www.futurethinkers.org/97 
May 24, 2019
Mike and Euvie discuss the Jungian concept of The Shadow, and why it is relevant today as a framework for developing personal and collective consciousness. Show notes: http://www.futurethinkers.org/96 Check out out Course in Personal Evolution: http://courses.futurehinkers.org/ 
April 17, 2019
Michael Taft, a long-term meditation teacher, author, and founder of Deconstructing Yourself blog and podcast, discusses the stages of personal development and awakening path, deconstructing reality and benefits of a regular meditation practice.
April 10, 2019
In Part 2 of our interview with media theorist Douglas Rushkoff, we talk about transhumanism, the distrust in the corporate-run digital environment, and using intersectionalism to reunite human species. Show notes: futurethinkers.org/94 Part 1 of the interview: futurethinkers.org/93
April 3, 2019
Our guest in the next two episodes is Douglas Rushkoff, a media theorist, lecturer, and author of Team Human, as well as a dozen other books on media, technology, and culture. In recent years, he has become a critic of technology for separating us from what makes us human. Show notes: http://www.futurethinkers.org/93
March 28, 2019
We're excited to host Rupert Sheldrake in this episode, a biologist and author best known for his hypothesis of morphic resonance. Besides getting into the details of this hypothesis, we also talk about paradigm shifts in science, psy phenomena, experiments in consciousness, and about his new book called "Ways to Go Beyond And Why They Work," where he describes some of the most well known spiritual practices for altering consciousness. Complete show notes: futurethinkers.org/92
March 20, 2019
This is Part 2 of our interview with Joe Brewer of the Center for Applied Cultural Evolution, where we talk about modern versions of rites of passage, and why they are important. We also discuss the ways to support cultural evolution and develop regenerative cultures that are capable of dealing with global problems and existential risks. Show notes page: futurethinkers.org/91 Sign up for Future Thinkers Course on Personal Evolution: futurethinkers.org/evolution
March 14, 2019
Our guest in this episode is Joe Brewer, Executive Director at the Center for Applied Cultural Evolution. Joe is a complexity researcher, cognitive scientist, and evangelist for regenerative culture design. We invited him onto the show because we felt that our ideas about adult development, rites of passage, and overcoming the chasm of nihilism strongly resonated with his thinking and work on cultural evolution.
March 10, 2019
Identity politics have become a hot topic in the Western world. People tend to attach their sense of identity to certain political ideas, gender identity, ethnic or religious group, sexual orientation etc, and often get triggered when they perceive their identity is being threatened. Today we discuss why it is useful and important to detach from these categories in order to develop psychologically. We talk about how to deconstruct your identity and tell the stories of how we have done it.
February 20, 2019
In this episode we are discussing the concept of "adulting" and why it's relevant today. We also talk about how being an adult will change in the future and what meta-skills one needs to develop in order to adapt to the fast-changing world. Adulting is an ironic term used by the Millenial generation to describe holding grown up responsibilities like paying the bills or taxes for example, but not feeling like an actual adult while doing that.
February 13, 2019
We have recently participated and spoke at DGOV Council in Berlin, an event that explored new principles of human-centric scalable governance. The experience inspired us to think more deeply about distributed governance, the emergence of collective intelligence, anti-fragility and sovereignty. In this episode we are discussing what kind of collective system is possible in the future and how to manage the diversity of values in such system.
February 6, 2019
Our guest in this episode is Alex Gladstein, the Chief Strategy Officer at Human Rights Foundation and VP of Strategy for Oslo Freedom Forum. We attended and spoke at Oslo Freedom Forum last year, and it was one of the best conferences we have ever been to - it was really well produced, with amazing participants who talked about important topics and ideas.
January 23, 2019
In this part, we look at how artificial intelligence and artificial consciousness will shape the future of work and life, what will make humans uniquely useful in this scenario, and reasons to be optimistic for the future.
January 17, 2019
Today our guest is Kevin Kelly, the founding editor of Wired magazine, former publisher of the Whole Earth Review, and author of many books, including his latest one called "The Inevitable", which forecasts the twelve technological forces that will shape the next thirty years. This episode airs in two parts. In the first, we talk about what technology wants, the new sharing economy, and creating a smart environment.
January 11, 2019
Duncan Trussell - actor, comedian and the host of Duncan Trussell Family Hour, is back on Future Thinkers for the second time. In this episode we talk about some of the pressing topics of our time, like developing individual and collective consciousness, evolving the structure and functioning of the human society, and the importance of a consistent spiritual practice for understanding ourselves and the world we live in.
December 20, 2018
In part two we cover the basics of the gift economy, the concepts of economic de-growth and demonetization, and what it takes to implement these changes in our societies. We also talk about restoring the wealth of time, relationships and meaning.
December 19, 2018
Our guest in this episode is Charles Eisenstein, the author of "Sacred Economics" and his most recent book "Climate: A New Story". Charles explores deep civilization narratives and mythologies, and connections between economics, politics and spirituality. We talk about why the current narrative of climate change is not working, and how to create conditions for a deep change on the personal and collective level.
December 14, 2018
The last two feminine archetypes we are covering in this series are The Witch and The Queen. The common association with The Witch is a wicked old woman that we see in many movies or stories for children. However, this interpretation has a lot of historical religious bias, which we deconstruct in this episode. We discuss The Witch in her fullest - as a powerful creative force and bringer of disruptive ideas.
December 12, 2018
Today we are exploring the feminine archetype of The Lover, which to a certain extent mirrors its masculine counterpart but also has its own specific traits. The feminine Lover is the embodiment of love, beauty and creativity. While researching this topic, we've discovered that it is difficult to talk and write about this archetype, as female sexuality still hasn't been fully reconciled and accepted in post-agricultural society.
December 10, 2018
The Amazon archetype is the embodiment of an ambitious, adventurous, and independent woman. She is the feminine version of The Warrior archetype, fighting for the values she believes in. This is a very common archetype in movies - Wonder Woman, Hermione Granger in Harry Potter, and Ripley in Alien are some of the many examples. In everyday life, many women in business, politics, and sports occupy this archetype.
December 7, 2018
After covering Jungian masculine archetypes in previous four episodes, today we are starting to explore feminine archetypes. So in the second part of this series, we will explore the archetypes of The Mother, The Amazon, The Lover, The Witch, and The Queen. We begin with The Mother, the characteristics of her full expression and her shadow versions, as well as the examples from popular culture, that will help you better understand and recognize this archetype.
December 5, 2018
The King Archetype represents an integrated version of all other masculine archetypes. The Lover, The Warrior and The Magician in their full expressions, with all positive traits solidified, are baked into The King. Interestingly enough, the childhood version of this archetype - The Divine Child, is the first one to emerge in a person's life. To fully integrate the mature version of The King archetype, it usually takes many years and a lot of life experience.
December 3, 2018
In this episode, we talk about the full expression of The Magician archetype, the well-known magician characters from popular fiction, as well as the examples of magicians in our culture and science. We also talk about its shadow versions, and how to recognize them in business or within your community.
November 30, 2018
The second Jungian masculine archetype we are covering in this series is The Warrior. It is the most misunderstood archetype in our culture, often connected with unnecessary violence and tyranny. However, in its full expression, The Warrior is needed in order to bring about productive change in the world. We discuss  how this archetype manifests in its childhood and mature versions, and talk about its characteristics and some well known versions of it like The Bully, The Hero, The Sadist, The Nice Guy etc.
November 28, 2018
With this episode, we are starting an eight-part series on the topic of masculine and feminine archetypes that are present in our culture. The first of the four masculine archetypes we are covering is The Lover. We talk about its positive and negative aspects in relation to the masculine psyche, and how it manifests in childhood and adulthood. Also, we share some ideas and advice on how to experience and embody The Lover in a healthy way.
November 26, 2018
To explore this topic, we start with the idea that for 99% of history, humans were hunters-gatherers and evolved to live a very different lifestyle — spending time outdoors and tightly connected to their communities. Now that we live indoors, sitting in front of a computer, not socializing or exercising sufficiently, eating processed food, our modern lifestyle is not in line with our nature, and that is the major factor of the present epidemic of depression.
November 23, 2018
Today we talk about the value of novelty as one of the basic human needs. A sense of novelty is something that many people seek out and use different tools to achieve. Going back thousands of years, psychedelics or meditation were used to achieve novel states of consciousness, and these tools can still be used today. We discuss how to induce the state where everything feels new as if seen through the eyes of a child.
November 21, 2018
Today we talk about how democracy can function better in the age of internet, why we are seeing signs of the return of the city-state, how to build a self-sovereign identity, pros and cons of liquid democracy, and how to enable large scale cooperation in decision making.
November 19, 2018
In today's world of either broadcasting or consuming information, people seem to have forgotten how to really listen. In this episode, we explore how we have arrived at this point where we can no longer listen to other people or our environment, and how to re-learn that crucial skill. We talk about different ways of listening, frameworks we can use to understand people better, as well as practical steps towards becoming better listeners.
November 16, 2018
In this episode, we talk about our experiences with the digital nomad lifestyle and how it has shifted our perspectives on the world over the past six years.
November 14, 2018
Mike and Euvie discuss how to become more adaptive, and mental flexibility as one of the most important skills to have in the world of future
November 12, 2018
In this episode we are discussing the concepts from the book "Finite and Infinite Games" by James P. Carse. It's a great book that explores game theory as a general framework for how to operate in life. It applies to every area: work, relationships, business, politics, how we treat nature etc. We talk about what finite and infinite games are, and how to recognize which game we are playing. We also go over examples and practical applications that can help with gaining perspective and making wiser choices. Show notes: http://www.futurethinkers.org/66 Join the Future Thinkers Community on Discord: https://www.futurethinkers.org/discord This episode is sponsored by: http://www.futurethinkers.org/qualia Recommend a sponsor for Future Thinkers: http://www.futurethinkers.org/recommend Support us on Patreon: http://www.futurethinkers.org/support
November 9, 2018
Dean Radin talks about how esoteric and magic traditions connect with modern studies of parapsychology, and the growing body of scientific evidence for what people think of as psychic phenomena.
September 28, 2018
Mike and Euvie discuss practicing self sovereignty, how to test and alter your belief systems, and exercises that can help you develop your own freedom of mind. Show notes: www.futurethinkers.org/64
September 12, 2018
Part 2: Jordan Greenhall explains deep code, the cycle of learning, re-examining the assumptions our world rests on, and the criteria for new civilization design. Show notes: http://futurethinkers.org/63 This episode is sponsored by: https://futurethinkers.org/qualia Support Future Thinkers: http://futurethinkers.org/support Check out our merch store: https://www.redbubble.com/people/futurethinkers
September 6, 2018
Part 1: Jordan Greenhall explains deep code, the cycle of learning, re-examining the assumptions our world rests on, and the criteria for new civilization design. Show notes: http://futurethinkers.org/62 This episode is sponsored by: https://futurethinkers.org/qualia Support Future Thinkers: http://futurethinkers.org/support Check out our merch store: https://www.redbubble.com/people/futurethinkers
August 29, 2018
Part 2: Don Roberto talks about ayahuasca, shamanism, medicinal plants, soul retrieval, and how those relate to modern psychotherapy.  Show notes: http://futurethinkers.org/60 This episode is sponsored by: https://futurethinkers.org/qualia Support Future Thinkers: http://futurethinkers.org/support Check out our merch store: https://www.redbubble.com/people/futurethinkers
August 23, 2018
Part 1: Don Roberto talks about ayahuasca, shamanism, medicinal plants, soul retrieval, and how those relate to modern psychotherapy.  Show notes: http://futurethinkers.org/60 This episode is sponsored by: https://futurethinkers.org/qualia Support Future Thinkers: http://futurethinkers.org/support Check out our merch store: https://www.redbubble.com/people/futurethinkers
July 17, 2018
Daniel Schmachtenberger talks about the underlying generator functions of existential risks and how we can solve them. Show notes: http://futurethinkers.org/generator This episode is sponsored by: https://futurethinkers.org/qualia Support Future Thinkers: http://futurethinkers.org/support Check out our merch store: https://www.redbubble.com/people/futurethinkers
July 17, 2018
Daniel Schmachtenberger talks about the underlying generator functions of existential risks and how we can solve them. Show notes: http://futurethinkers.org/generator This episode is sponsored by: https://futurethinkers.org/qualia Support Future Thinkers: http://futurethinkers.org/support Check out our merch store: https://www.redbubble.com/people/futurethinkers
July 17, 2018
Daniel Schmachtenberger talks about the underlying generator functions of existential risks and how we can solve them. Show notes: http://futurethinkers.org/generator This episode is sponsored by: https://futurethinkers.org/qualia Support Future Thinkers: http://futurethinkers.org/support Check out our merch store: https://www.redbubble.com/people/futurethinkers
June 29, 2018
Emmanuel Jal, former child soldier from South Sudan turned musician and activist, talks about mental resilience, sovereignty, and importance of storytelling.
June 11, 2018
David Katz, the founder of The Plastic Bank, talks about turning plastic waste into a currency, alleviating poverty, what it means to have self-sovereignty, and being the creator of your life. Show notes: http://futurethinkers.org/55 This episode is sponsored by BitGuild: https://futurethinkers.org/play Support Future Thinkers: http://futurethinkers.org/support Check out our merch store: https://www.redbubble.com/people/futurethinkers
May 24, 2018
Toni Lane Casserly talks about cultural and consciousness shifts, how blockchain technology can help advance human rights, and increasing our self sovereignty. Show notes: http://futurethinkers.org/54 This episode is sponsored by BitGuild: https://futurethinkers.org/play Support Future Thinkers: http://futurethinkers.org/support Check out our merch store: https://www.redbubble.com/people/futurethinkers
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