We try to break the cycle of critique and offer visions of positive change.
In this episode the guys continue the exploration of what’s wrong with modern psychiatry and mental health leading into the ever widening raft between progressive, emancipating ideologies and a conservative, rigid way of conceptualizing reality.
Together with guest Noreen Anderson, Martin and Dan probe questions of spiritual, social and material importance and try to envision a future of solidarity, even in times of AI and extended mind. Tune in as we explore truth telling in the digital era!
A propos the tragic homicide of a homeless man on the NYC tube the RII crew discuss the prolongation of psychic and socioeconomic pain as kind of cries into the wilderness – they all somehow trigger a need to remain asleep in those who refuse to see that torch of hope and community beyond the confines of shortsighted economic gratification.
The guys chat about their week and probe the timeless riddles of pain and healing, fantasy and archetype, and the comforting but unpopular truth that mind and body are one.
Episode 1: “If You Can Be You, Maybe I Can Be Me”
In this episode, Martin, Dan and Joe share a tale involving a psychoanalyst-war-veteran reciting Milton’s Paradise lost at a glamorous garden party, as remembered by a psychoanalytic mystic of the following generation. This led to Dan’s writing his book and from there meeting Martin. It is a collective musing on the power of making bids for connection to one another, paying it forward where it matters and, on how a little can go a long way in life. If you can be you, then maybe I can be me?
Episode 3: Martin tells a horrifying story, of how a pitch perfect Swedish summer night, within two minutes turned upside down. How one footbridge in Stockholm became a mini-war-zone. The group addresses the trauma of the Real from a metaphysical and existential perspective. How should one approach the fact that sometimes shit happens to us, the world we inhabit changes and perhaps we do, as well?
Afghanistan | The Fallacy of The Argument Itself
An anti-imperialist perspective of the War in Afghanistan, the US retreat, and the subsequent national dialogue. Also, how does the psychology of vengeance, nationalism, and fear factor into the past 20 years of US foreign policy?
How can we feel, think and talk about trust by way of music? In this episode Real It In explores how music can forge connection, belonging and identification between and across sentient beings.