Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat

Ben Joseph Stewart - How to Embrace Your Awakening and Stay Human in a Virtual World

January 01, 2022 Mo Gawdat and Ben Stewart Episode 174
Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat
Ben Joseph Stewart - How to Embrace Your Awakening and Stay Human in a Virtual World
Show Notes

Happy New Year! To kick off 2022, hopefully a year of respite, I talk to filmmaker and musician Ben Joseph Stewart about awakening and staying human in a world submerged in distrust and gladly letting the internet take over all aspects of our lives. (Facebook is now Meta, after all).

Ben traveled the world in an Army family and began performing music at the age of sixteen. Before his touring rock group Hierosonic disbanded, Ben had already launched his third full length documentary with global viral attention. Most recently, he launched a 14 part series called Psychedelica and soon after hosted his own talk show Limitless on Gaia.com.

After a 2020 release of The Magic Plant regarding cannabis and health, Ben immediately released DMT Quest on the brain's ability to produce hallucinogens. In late 2021, Ben premiered his documentary on Aubrey Marcus' week long darkness immersion called Awake in the Darkness.

Listen as we discuss:

  • Ben's career making mind-expanding documentaries.
  • How Ben chooses his subject matter and avoids left or right.
  • Why trust is unraveling on a collecting scale.
  • Seeking truth and falling into comfort.
  • The meaning of awakening, and a great question: are you open to learning from a fool?
  • The internet will soon meet us at all of our senses.
  • What is the myth that drives us, and where are we going?
  • Kill all of your Gods, and stick to the survivor.

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