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So many show notes!
How the use of story enhanced Peter’s talks.
His book containing parables:
His “friend” Sheamus
Pints and Parables events
Pub culture in Ireland and not running from doubts and pain.
(Repression is the term in psychoanalysis)
Sharing in each other’s suffering.Parables are a technology that help us look at painful things not directly so we can cultivate a grace in our lives and toward other people.
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Eucatastrophe (a good undoing, like the kind that happen in Fairy Stories)
Irish culture / music / art
Shane Tucker’s podcast
The 18 foot woman in a dress at IKON. Ravel and unravel.
13:30 Pete’s Memento Mori
Something to remind you of death.
• Pete’s happy reaper memento mori.
• Lack and nothingness has a painful side but there is a way to find a fuel from it for life and living.
The painters called the Dutch Masters featured a theme: Vanity / futility of life.
The authentic, lively and cohesive pub [juxtaposed with] the vacuous and lonely night club.We already are depressed and don’t know it.
We say “Gone and not forgotten.”
The truth is usually “Forgotten but not gone.”
Believing in ghosts and hauntings.
A ghost is the presence of an absence.
Community can help us with our ghosts and make peace with them.
Friendly Fire Event (link)
PyroTheology – Theory and Technology
Engaging the Journal looking at the 5 critiques
Facebook LIVE events (link)
Philosophy for the streets
Irish way to remember the life of the one who has dies and celebrate life for the living.
The Divine Magician (book link)
“God talk is often talk about ourselves with a megaphone “ -Karl Barth
The Vanishing Act of God the purposeful ambiguity in the title (Is God vanishing or doing the vanishing?)
Who is the magician? The Priest? The believer? God?
Liturgy is the technology of Theology.
The sacred object: The Forbidden Fruit is the first sacred object.
Video of Pete:
3 Elements of the magic trick: The Pledge (The Object), the Turn (The Disappearance), the Prestige (The Object returns as something else)The Eucharist includes the 3 parts of the magic trick.
Costs of living and why he lives in LA now.
Freedom from the pursuit of what will make you happy.
The serpent says,
“If you eat the fruit then you will be like God.”
(To lack the lack that we feel.)
• The serpent is called the superego in psychoanalysis.
Crush the head of the serpent.
Why and how Pete jogs in LA
Some other books by Pete you should check out!
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