Westworld “Deep Dive” Series, Tech-Gnosticism and Integral Yoga [What’s Your Theory Podcast]

What’s Your Theory?” sifts through pop-culture phenomena for its metaphysical gold. In this series, I riff with Stephen T. Harper on the techno-gnosticism and sci-fi metaphysics of the popular HBO series Westworld. Give it a listen.
 
This episode, “Kiksuya,” brings in a few myth themes, really amps up the electric gnosticism, travels through to the underworld reminiscent of Dante’s Inferno (or the Greek river Styx, or Orpheus traveling to the underworld to rescue his lover), and hones in on a strange, technologized appropriation of Sri Aurobindo’s Integral Yoga and the “meta-awareness” of reincarnation in the psychic being. I’ll explain that last part.
 
Are you watching the show? What do you think about the implied techno-metaphysics?
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Written by Jeremy Johnson
Author Jeremy D Johnson is a founding editor for Liminal, and Editor of Philosophies at Revelore Press. He is a writer, consciousness studies researcher, and speaker exploring integral futurism and cultural evolution. Jeremy is the current president of the International Jean Gebser Society, and author of Seeing Through the World: Jean Gebser and Integral Consciousness. He is currently working on his next book, entitled Fragments of an Integral Futurism (2019).
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