112 - Ethan Indigo Smith | Meditative Movement & The Matrix of Four

Contemplating the Grand Ultimate


The author Ethan Indigo Smith returns to IP to discuss his book The Matrix of Four. Join us for a rousing conversation about the spiritual significance of four and the path of the righteous rebel. Guaranteed to get your chi flowing!

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Episode Topics

  • The basics of the matrix of four - thesis, antithesis, synthesis, nullesis

  • Deep breakdown of the Taiji, or "Grand Ultimate" a.k.a. the yin and yang

  • Maintaining individual principles in a dogmatic & chaotic world

  • The worldwide spiritual significance of four

  • Developing the unknown knowledge within

  • Don't kill the ego, root the ego in awareness

  • Learning about the power of opposites with Ganesh

  • Using the Matrix of Four to sharpen your Occam's Razor

  • Why it's good to try and be graceful and "stop the plop"

  • The wisdom of sustained 70% effort in all areas of life

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  • Plato's Allegory of the Cave and what it teaches about how people process information

  • Saying No and the power of the Sacred Masculine within ourselves

  • The story of Miyamoto Musashi, swordsman and philosopher

  • Activating your own placebo power through meditative movement like Tai Chi and Qi Gong

  • Experiencing the chills of signification when perceiving divine order in the cosmos

  • Visionary experiences and the 8th lesson of natural law, which is care

  • Buddha's Four Immeasurables & the 70's sci-fi show The Prisoner

  • 1984 and how media causes us to think in cliches

  • Maintaining the beginners mind and always asking questions

Music In This Episode - Living Light