Ebert is a major intellectual figure, the author of over 20 books which you can find on Amazon and 600 videos you will find on YouTube. Here we talk about Ebert’s intellectual foundations — books on mythology, media studies, German Idealism, Post-Modernism, etc.   Download Here


Visionaries – WHO IS JOHN DAVID EBERT? Part 1

“WHO IS JOHN DAVID EBERT? Part 1.” Ebert is a major intellectual figure, the author of over 20 books which you can find on Amazon. You can find his essays on and, and his lectures on YouTube and Google+. Ebert puts together Spengler’s approach to culture, McLuhan’s approach to media, and Campbell’s approach to mythology to give us …


Visionaries – “Things I Can’t Talk About.”

“Things I Can’t Talk About.” I was going to talk about archetypes and Spiritual Feminism, and then the cover item in the New York Times Book Review was about psychedelics, and I thought I would talk about that also, and then I realized that both were dangerous topics. Psychedelics are illegal, and I have been warned off of talking about …


Visionaries -“Archetypes and Movies, Part 3.”

“Archetypes and Movies, Part 3.” More of our usual digressions, and then we pick up on movies, looking at “Puzzle” and “The Wife,” and then at female revenge movies. More on those, plus “Lucy” next time.   Download Here


Visionaries – Archetypes and Movies

“Archetypes and Movies, Part 1.” Movies are perhaps our most archetypal medium–maybe it has something to do with the big screen. Our most prominent example is Star Wars, straight from Jospeh Campbell’s “Hero With a Thousand Faces.” Here we look at several, including “Phantom of the Opera.”   Download Here


Visionaries – 10.30.18

“Essentialism and Archetypes.” The pioneering Modern American Architect, Louis Sullivan, wrote, “The germ is the real thing; the seat of identity. Within its delicate mechanism lies the will to power: the function which is to seek and eventually find its full expression in form.” Frank Lloyd Wright wrote, “What is honor? Not the rules of a code—but the nature of …


Visionaries – 09.25.18

“The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure.” Our guest is Greg Lukianoff who is coauthor of “Coddling” along with Jonathan Haidt. Greg is president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. Jonathan is Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business. His is …