* Maz Keshavarzi is a poker player, coach, actor, and activist-blogger. His personal blog can be found @ http://janice7776.blogspot.com/ . We came into contact recently and engaged in an interesting dialogue via Skype that I would like to share. It covers alot of ground that includes commentary on culture, society, ecology, conspiracy, science, and a lot more. I hope you find some of it interesting:
Maz: I had posted a question earlier: are we going through an enlightenment stage?
John: I would argue mostly yes. In many ways people are devolving, but I think alternative ideas within the industrialized populations of the world (the 20% causing all the issues) are as widespread as they have ever been. Therefore there is a tremendous window for change. It’s still seeking coherence, kind of like occupy Wall Street, but I think the old ways of thinking people don’t really believe in them anymore. I like Terence McKenna’s comparison [of our current story] mirroring human birth. It is a destructive looking process in which the end product is quite beautiful. (more…)