348: Navigating changes in the world and ourselves (w/ Alatar)

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By Youngman Brown. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Alatar is a nonbinary artist and mystic weirdo from Nashville, Tennessee. They enjoy drawing figurative erotic art, and see their artistic practice as one facet of a spiritual practice which draws them ever closer to their authentic self. Their mission is to enchant and inspire the world with every breath.

Full shownotes: http://yourcreativepush.com/348

In this episode, Alatar discusses:

-How they are dealing with the initial Coronavirus quarantine.

-The problems that Youngman has recently gone through.

-The Rat Park Experiment and how it relates to addiction.

-How easy it is to be negative and pessimistic in difficult times.

-Working with Shamanic practitioner Chiron Armand in “soul retrieval.”

-How their “shadow part” took the form of Anakin Skywalker.

-The light side versus the dark side in everything.

-The positive and negative aspects of the drive that we find in ourselves.

-How we sometimes have to play out the narrative and hit our rock bottom.

-Making compromises with your art.

-How we as creative people need to decide what world we want to live in after the Coronavirus pandemic.

-What made minimalism “bioavailable” to them.

-Discovering what kinds of strophic cascade.

-How this is the perfect time for experimentation in your art and to also hone your skills and touch up your “problem areas.”

Alatar's Final Push will inspire you to dream a better world and show us what it looks like with your art! Quotes:

“You don’t have to try to be a negative piss baby.”

“Healing and growing past the things that damaged us is incredibly hard.”

“I felt like something was behind me, whipping me.”

“The conditions of the world as they were before this outbreak – is that really what we want to get back to? Or can we dare to start dreaming of a better world?”

“If anything needs to die, it’s that veneer that we all put on, that perfectly curated self that we put on for the world.”

Links mentioned:

Alatar on YCP Episode 232

Alatar on YCP Episode 296

Alatar on YCP Episode 336

Real Magic: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science, and a Guide to the Secret Power of the Universe by Dean Radin

Science Set Free: 10 Paths to New Discovery by Rupert Sheldrake

Talking Weitko and Mediumship with Chiron Armand - Rune Soup

Talking The Dreamtime and Understanding Country with Munya Andrews - Rune Soup

Jung, Toldein & the Imaginal - Becca Tarnas / Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio

Talking Real Magic with Dean Radin - Rune Soup

Dr. Rupert Sheldrake Sets Science Free from Dogma | Consciousness Science

What Does "Rat Park Teach Us About Addiction? | Psychiatric Times

Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor

The Red Book: A Reader's Edition by C. G. Jung

The Minimalists Podcast

Everything That Remains: A Memoir by The Minimalists

Connect with Alatar:

Newgrounds / Patreon / Twitter

On the next episode:

Suzanne Santo : Website / Spotify / iTunes

Join the discussion in the Facebook group!

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