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‘A World of Gods and Monsters’ With Jason Louv
Bridging the gap from the Elizabethan esoteric imaginary to the modern-day alchemical thinking driving our technologies
Playing for team human today is author, occult scholar, and wizard Jason Louv.
Jason will be helping us see how the intentions we bring into the world of artificial intelligence could set something in motion from which it is hard to return. Jason’s latest book, John Dee and the Empire of Angels: Enochian Magick and the Occult Roots of Empire, digs deep into the untold and often-ignored occult history of Western thinking and empire. On today’s show Jason and Douglas bridge the gap from the Elizabethan esoteric imaginary to the modern-day alchemical thinking driving our technologies.
Visit this John Dee mini-site for a unique preview of Jason’s latest book.
Rushkoff kicks off the show on the heels of a week of Blockchain events here in New York. What values are retrieved in blockchain thinking? And is blockchain the right tool to turn money into a verb instead of a noun?
On today’s show, you heard intro and outro music thanks to Fugazi and Dischord Records. You also heard Psychic TV (Purchase here). If you enjoyed this episode check out Episode 67 with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and Episode 66 with Occult Historian Mitch Horowitz. You also heard a sample from Episode 31 guest R.U. Sirius.