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LISTEN: Joseph P. Farrell & Scott D. de Hart – Alchemical Transhumanism: Grimoire Technology & The New Man

Super interesting discussion on the links between the ancient alchemical ideals and goals with the contemporary push toward a transhuman reality.

Also made me realise how ill a name for a band The Fall is. Particularly that band.

From RedIce:

Scott D. de Hart has spent the last 20 years as a writer, teacher, professor, and researcher. He has dedicated much of the last two decades of his life as a college professor and is also an author, and high school English teacher. Joseph P. Farrell has a B.A. in Biblical Studies and Philosophy, an M.A. in Historical and Theological Studies, and a Ph.D. in Patristics. He is the author of many books in the field of alternative research. Scott and Joseph will discuss their co-authored book, Transhumanism: A Grimoire of Alchemical Agendas. We’ll hear about how the transhumanist agenda is rooted in old esoteric occult traditions that aim to reunify the fallen, broken man into the ultimate being. Joseph and Scott explain the primordial drive behind technology. Also, Scott ties in various works of fiction that reveal messages of alchemical transformation. Then, we’ll discuss the creation of a new unified man through technology. In the transhumanist’s world there will be no place for the individual and humanity is taken out of the equation. In the second hour, we’ll talk about the 4 steps in the declension of mankind beginning with androgyny and the technological fusion with humanity at each of the 4 levels. We’ll also discuss modern technology that is presenting questions of ownership and what nightmare scenarios may arise because of it. At what point are we no longer human but owned by a corporation or the state? Later, we question if artificial intelligence already have taken over. Yet in the end, a system that is unhuman, therefore means that no human can live in it.

— By Akira The Don on Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

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