Jeremy Johnson is the author of Seeing Through the World: Jean Gebser and Integral Consciousness.
Seeing Through the World introduces the reader to the work of German-Swiss philosopher, poet, and intellectual mystic Jean Gebser. Writing in the mid-20th century during a period of intense cultural transformation and crisis in Europe, Gebser intuited a series of mutational leaps in the history of human consciousness, the latest of which emerging was the "integral" structure, marked by the presence of a concept Gebser called time-freedom.
Jeremy says that Gebser's structures of consciousness are as significant an ontological insight as Carl Jung's "reality of the psyche." Yet, until now, very little secondary literature has been available in the English-speaking world as it relates to Gebser and his work. And, until now, very few podcasts have been recorded about Gebser and his work, but that is why Jeremy is here: to guide us through these structures and to show us how this integral structure of consciousness is a means of divination, a crystal ball we can scry with to further illuminate what it is about our current age that seems so damn different.
A lot of scrying coming up, indeed, and a lot of prying too, because we’re pulling the lid back on that third eye of yours and pushing our way into that ear canal with another case of this nasty sonically transmitted discourse.
Gebser’s concept of Origin
Gebser’s concept of time-freedom
Westworld & mass consciousness shifts
The synergy between Gebser’s work & recent guest Douglas Rushkoff’s Team Human book
PRODUCTION & LICENSING
This podcast is produced in the Kingdom of Ohio and is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.
Executive Producers: Mike K., Carter Y., Mauricio G., Alyssa S., Daniel R., Kelly C., Bruce H., David G., Jeremy V., Marcelo T., Christopher B., Timothy W., Nick F., Michael Q., Jamaica J., Mute Ryan, John W., Paul S., Andy E., Colleen F., Saliyah S., Raymond G., Kevin C., Michael S., Blake S., Kyle A., Megan B.