On this edition James speaks with philosopher and esotericist Neil Kramer on the relationships between empire, education, and the modern psyche. Kramer argues that the world is at an important crossroads where people increasingly question their misplaced faith in traditional institutions and the experiences they seek to govern. Today human beings are commensurately discovering their own power as individuals, and using this empowerment to question the collectivist ideas and attitudes fostered by today’s mass media and schooling.
Neil Kramer’s research, writing and multimedia endeavors focus on spirituality, mysticism, and metaphysics. He explores the relationship between inner development and the many social and cultural factors that influence our everyday lives. Kramer emphasizes embracing truth and confronting the negative in a journey to transform self.
Kramer is faculty at the Omega Institute in New York, where he teaches philosophy, mysticism, esoteric studies, and self development. He is a popular guest on leading alternative radio and internet shows, as well as TV networks in the US, Canada, Britain, and Europe.
Kramer is the author of The Unfoldment: The Organic Path to Clarity, Power, and Transformation (New Page Books, 2012). He produces a regular podcast, called Roamcast, and is presently developing a feature-length documentary, Transmutation, which addresses “uprooting the experience of normality.”
Neil Kramer was born and educated in the UK. He spent many years working in the software industry, before finally devoting himself full-time to philosophy and mysticism.
Listeners can find out about all of these projects and more at neilkramer.com.
Professor James F. Tracy is an Associate Professor of Media Studies at Florida Atlantic University. James Tracy’s work on media history, politics and culture has appeared in a wide variety of academic journals, edited volumes, and alternative news and opinion outlets. James is editor of Union for Democratic Communication’s Journal Democratic Communiqué and a contributor to Project Censored’s forthcoming publication Censored 2013: The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2011-2012. Additional writings and information are accessible at memoryholeblog.com.