Sweeny vs Bard Ep.8: Tantra and Neo-Tantra


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This episode covers tantra which is a very elastic term from the east meaning—more or less— certain kinds spiritual practices that originated in India. We also discuss neo-tantra which was Osho's term for sexual/somatic exercises to liberate the sexually repressed, and we talk about why the Osho cult got so corrupt. Bard says that real Tantra is more about the 'adultification' of the world than instant gratification.

Links to books by Alexander Bard with Jan Söderqvist:

The Futurica Trilogy (2012)
Syntheism – Creating God in the Internet Age (2014)
Digital Libido - Sex, power and violence in the network society

Writing etc by Andrew Sweeny:

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