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Polishing The Black Stone

We exist beyond the temporal realm, in tune with things greater than our ego. Polishing the Black Stone reinforces this through conversations exploring relationships, spirituality, psychedelics, art, culture, and the concept of self. It is a reminder that we are human, it is a reminder that we are all one. With our culture emphasizing that we must feel good, we tend to ignore our primordial issues. This ignorance leads to the metaphoric black stone. Which we wear away through communication and focus.
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Apr 30, 2017

Enlightenment is a vague abstract concept which, like many words, is subjective. Pete Marr and Nick Filth discuss this word and their relationship with it. They recognize that in some extent their lives have been pointed towards the goal of enlightenment regardless of searching for it in the first place. Pete and Nick talk about the use of psychedelics as a gateway towards enlightenment and how throughout their lives they’ve had moments of recognition. A recognition of the eternal present and their place within it. Grappling with social interactions and wrestling with consciousness itself, we hear two very different perspectives on the matter.

 

After recording each episode the guest is allowed to describe themselves any way they wish. Most give links or titles, Pete Marr asked to have this read instead:

 

At the end of time,

when all matter returns to its origin.

You and I will have just been memories,

nothing real.

Something is dreaming us.

Embrace the Illusion.

Live!

 

Music was performed by both Pete Marr and Nick Filth moments after recording the podcast. 

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Apr 16, 2017

In part 2 Jim Carrigan digs deeper and reveals personal details about his life he says he has never divulged before. Sometimes within the sacred place of conversation you can get carried away, especially while alcohol (spirits) lubricates dialog. After recording, I spoke with Jim again and verified that he was okay with releasing what he had spoken about. He stated "there is not a word that I said on that recording I would take back".

If I were to choose one word to describe Jim Carrigan, it would be "Pilgrim". Just as the rest of us are searching for answers and clues in this game or play, Jim's sensitivity, insight, and honesty makes him a welcomed traveler on my journey as well.

     

     You can contact Jim Carrigan by visiting www.inkfreeinthe603.com and www.facebook.com/inkfreeinthe603

Apr 2, 2017

Jim Carrigan begins by rather simplifying the duality of his journey through life. At a certain point in many of our lives we begin to "become more comfortable opening (our) mind to, for lack of a better word let's say, the universe", Jim states. He continues to elaborate that through this openness you don't necessarily let in just the good, you also let in the bad. And when you do this, you let in these powers, energies, beings, whatever you want to call it, you let them into the world around you. This being your friends, your family, and in Jim's case, his wife and his child.

     In part one Jim delicately paints the landscape of his outlook on life from childhood and into his 20's. A bright young person with a sensitive, hungry frame of mind and the ability to travel the world. We hear how the world can with all its alluring appeals can tug and draw you into dangerous and vulnerable situations. But someone like Jim, this is what satiates the appetite for life.

     If I were to choose one word to describe Jim Carrigan, it would be "Pilgrim". Just as the rest of us are searching for answers and clues in this game or play, Jim's sensitivity, insight, and honesty makes him a welcomed traveler on my journey as well.

     

     You can contact Jim Carrigan by visiting www.inkfreeinthe603.com and www.facebook.com/inkfreeinthe603

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