YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8laPMEQOUQ Anthony Metivier is the founder of the Magnetic Memory Method, a systematic, 21st Century approach to memorizing foreign language vocabulary, names, music, poetry and much more in ways that are easy, elegant, effective and fun. Patreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto (anonymous): https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverything LINKS MENTIONED: -Anthony's website: https://www.magneticmemorymethod.com/ -Chris Williamson's ep w/ Polina Pompliano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mW4_Qx7Fgq8 -Gary Weber: “Happiness beyond thought” THANK YOU: To Ollie, for the timestamps. TIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:03:40 Anthony's story 00:07:00 Why Anthony changed from political science to literature 00:12:00 Romanticisation of nihilism in pop culture / Pretense and performativity vs authenticity in society 00:17:55 Anthony’s theory of CRAPHT 00:24:10 Buddha, Jesus, and Love 00:27:05 Anthony’s battle with depression and how he started working in memory 00:33:47 Anthony’s highly successful TEDx talk 00:35:30 Memory and improving intelligence 00:37:45 Are there any ways to increase one's IQ? 00:43:45 The adaptive quality of forgetting 00:50:45 The "oneness" of information 00:54:48 Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's flow 00:55:10 Practical example – take an ordinary member of the population and say “memorize these ten cards” 00:59:25 Different ripples in the field of consciousness and oneness 01:03:40 Uber Atheist philosophy in Sanskrit texts 01:05:35 Anthony’s secret typing weapon 01:07:40 From Atheism to Uber Atheism 01:10:28 Studying Sanskrit for depression and anxiety 01:12:15 Does Sanskrit help? 01:17:25 Dual N-back test? 01:21:30 Tips on letting go and calming one’s mind 01:26:30 Parallels between some of Foucault’s philosophy and non-duality 01:34:45 Difference between intellectual and experiential understanding 01:40:20 Anthony had Slavoj Zizek as a prof 01:42:00 Is there something wrong with the master-slave relationship? 01:45:10 Is Slavoj is aware that he is not making sense to most? 01:54:23 Is there such a thing as zero consciousness? 01:54:54 Nietzsche: Everything interprets 01:59:10 What would happen if someone said, “my ideal life is causing misery to others”? 02:02:22 Responding to Sam Harris 02:10:34 If the self is an illusion, who is that illusion appearing to? 02:15:15 Part of the issue with Atheism and Uber Atheism, and metaphysical cop-outs 02:22:17 Free will 02:35:48 What would the consequence of enlightenment be? 02:36:55 Karl Friston’s free energy principle – do our beliefs about the world change the world? 02:43:01 The omega point 02:46:05 Curt wants to learn German 02:53:15 Has improving your memory lead you to believe there is no free will? [Matrin] 02:54:26 Adumbration of Anthony's TEDx talk 03:03:48 Who are favorite authors to read in German? [Audience] 03:07:07 Tim Berners-Lee and the future of the internet 03:15:15 Do drugs enhance cognitive performance? And if so, which? [Steve Agnew] 03:16:22 Improve short-term memory or my working memory? Routines? Games? [Rajesh] 03:17:27 Audience question: Is addiction related to memory? [Mysterybear] 03:18:17 How long has Anthony been practicing his memory techniques? [Trollop7] 03:20:48 Final thoughts from Anthony + where to find out more * * * Just wrapped (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to watch it.