EP 18 – Scott Gosnell on Giordano Bruno and Other Stuff

YOU GUYS, I GOT TO INTERVIEW SCOTT GOSNELL! Okay, okay, I’m calming down. In this episode, Erik interviews Scott Gosnell, entrepreneur, scientist, writer, wizard, autodidact, and translator of the collected works of Giordano Bruno. We spend a lot of time diving into Bruno’s life and works, but we also talk about other stuff. It is a really fascinating conversation that touches on the origins of psychology, the art of memory, Neoplatonism, and even Dzogchen Buddhism.

The Beers

No beer this episode! We recorded in the middle of the day so it seemed like a bad idea.

Links and Notes

“It seems like Giordano Bruno’s superpower was pissing people off. And memorizing things.”

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Arcesse Eum

Good stuff, my first time listening – I particularly enjoyed when it was said that (re: Hildegard et al.) we needn’t take people at their word regarding visionary experiences – the vision is not the same as the interpretation of the vision.

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