Jason Reza Jorjani is a philosopher and author of Prometheus and Atlas, World State of Emergency, Lovers of Sophia, Novel Folklore: The Blind Owl of Sadegh Hedayat, and Iranian Leviathan: A Monumental History of Mithra’s Abode.
Here he describes how humankind often confuses the technological worldview of scientific theory with reality itself. Jorjani maintains that we have become mesmerized by the specters of the ancient, Greek Titans Prometheus and Atlas whose myths foreshadowed the rise of science and technology. Jorjani describes the “spectral revolution” as one in which humanity awakens to the dimensions of consciousness outside of the scientific and technological domain. In particular, he urges study of the paranormal. He believes that if we properly understand the nature of Prometheus and Atlas, we have the ability to foster a new culture that honors the depths of mind in nature.
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(Recorded on June 25, 2015)
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