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CRAZYWISE director Phil Borges returns to the show for a fascinating discussion based around Phil’s knowledge of shamanic wisdom for healing and transformation. We discuss the nature of consciousness, awakening, the structure of the brain, discoveries from neuroscience, meditation, the nature of time, and so much more.
What stood out the most for me during Phil’s description of his experiences with meditation was the sense of novelty. Phil has spent three decades visiting tribes and cultures so far removed from normalcy. And yet through meditation, he’s discovered a sense of newness and enchantment through the ability to be truly present — all from the comfort of his own home.
It reminds of verse from T.S.Eliot’s Four Quartets:
“We shall not cease from exploration,
And the end of all our exploring,
Will be to arrive where we started,
And know the place for the first time.”
I highly recommend watching CRAZYWISE, which is an eye-opener towards the West’s dysfunctional approach towards mental health. And download Mindsets for Mindfulness for further exploration of the role of non-ordinary states of consciousness in healing and awakening.
Enjoy the episode!
Title music: Monday Morning Wake Up Call by David Birch