163. Talat Jonathan Phillips

Talat Jonathan PhillipsTalat Jonathan Phillips is the author of “The Electric Jesus: The Healing Journey of a Contemporary Gnostic.”  He co-founded the cutting edge web-magazine Reality Sandwich and Evolver.net, coordinating 50+ regional Evolver communities.  He is a religion blogger for “The Huffington Post,” the creator of “The Ayahuasca Monologues: Tales of the Spirit Vine,” a Reiki Master and Bioenergetic Healer and does Skype sessions..

About The Electric Jesus

When Talat experiences a devastating loss as a countercultural media activist, he unwittingly starts on a mystical journey marked by underground ayahuasca ceremonies, kundalini awakenings, prankster spirit guides, extraterrestrial encounters at the Burning Man festival, and miraculous energy healings that reshape his skeptical worldview. Along the way, he chronicles the rise of an international movement that is trailblazing visionary ways to address our current planetary crisis through raised consciousness.

To better understand his spiritual journey, Talat delves into his own Christian background, discovering the lost rites of the mystery schools. Uncovering secret “electric” meanings behind biblical symbols like the serpent, dove, and tree of life, he reveals how early Christians utilized a radical initiation process for harnessing divine energy in order to achieve gnosis, direct knowledge or experience of the divine. Jonathan suggests that these mystical symbols, which appear in spiritual traditions across the globe, offer a profound energetic roadmap and alchemical message for personal transformation, as well as a potential evolutionary shift for our world.

Transcript of this interview

Interview conducted 2/23/2013

Talat Jonathan Phillips in Panel Discussion on Ayahuasca and Psychedelics as Potential Catalysts for Personal and Societal Evolution

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  • 00:00:00 – Introduction to Jonathan Talat Phillips
  • 00:03:53 – The Importance of Direct Experience and Skepticism
  • 00:07:23 – The Game of Bioenergetic Practice
  • 00:11:06 – Quantum Healing Technology and the Mystery School
  • 00:15:20 – The Rigidity and Safety of Daime Ceremonies
  • 00:19:41 – Shamanic Healing and the Power of Ayahuasca
  • 00:24:24 – The Connection Between Science and Art
  • 00:29:10 – The Importance of MDMA in Personal Transformation
  • 00:33:53 – The Importance of Spiritual Practice
  • 00:38:07 – Multi-Dimensional Healing and the Activation of God Consciousness
  • 00:41:37 – Christian Writings and the Fractured Mystery School
  • 00:45:40 – Synchronicities and Higher Vibrational Consciousness
  • 00:49:22 – The Mythical Saint Sebastian
  • 00:53:16 – The Battle for Light and Love
  • 00:56:43 – Embracing the Difficult Teacher
  • 01:01:44 – The Drama and Beauty of Life’s Lessons
  • 01:07:25 – Negative Impulses of Intelligence
  • 01:11:31 – The Joy of Spiritual Freedom
  • 01:15:04 – The Theme of Extraterrestrials
  • 01:19:25 – Books and Beliefs About Extraterrestrial Beings
  • 01:22:46 – Awakening to our Star Energy
  • 01:26:32 – The Dark History of Foreign Lands
  • 01:30:30 – Sharing Experiences of Aliens and Possibilities
  • 01:34:31 – Age and Birthday Celebration to Kick Off a Magical Day.
  • 01:38:38 – Spiritual Grounding and Healing at all Levels
  • 01:42:15 – The Creative Energy and Artistry of Healing
  • 01:45:10 – Rules for Mediumship
  • 01:48:32 – Leaving the Sufi Order
  • 01:52:13 – Alternative Distribution Network
  • 01:55:02 – Activism meets Spirituality and the Occupy Movement
  • 01:59:29 – Conclusion and Ways to Stay Updated on Interviews