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Introducing Lucenti for Listening! Episode 1: Community

We made a podcast!
Find the transcript of our conversation here.

In this episode, we discussed who we are, mutual aid, communities of our past (quasi-monastic, y’all), their evolution, building community for the sake of community, medicating and self-medicating, survival/homesteading skills, cynicism, crafting change in our world, connecting/socializing while sober, disconnecting from ego. So..just a few things!

Footnotes:

– What is informed consent?
– More on Mutual Aid Societies. Also some stuff here.
– Do you need to resign from the LDS church?
– Care to brush up on sex & gender?
– Isaac’s “L.I.F.E.” reference.
Lucenti Manifesto.
– I can has optimists?
– In case you need to work longer hours
– Aristotle was right!
– Appears Isaac was wrong on the “blood of the covenant” quotation. Read more discussion on that here!

Future updates to footnotes may be en route!

And if the embedded player below doesn’t work, find the episodes here: https://lucentilive.podbean.com/

Peach Scones

All extremes of feeling are allied with madness. ― Virginia Woolf, Orlando Have you ever gone crazy for another person? Not head-over-heels smitten twitterpated starstruck young love. No, something… deranged. A passion so strong you’d kill your lover before kissing them. Consumed with mind and heart and soul, no thoughts for anyone else, or anything else. Always imagining being next to them, looking at them, smelling them, listening to…

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Wisdom, Work, and Warfare

Plato founded his first academy as a sanctuary in honor of Athena the goddess of wisdom. At the time, “sanctuary” implied sacred space where both mentors and apprentices could establish the spiritual grounding necessary for the mundane practice of their disciplines. Today we might describe “sanctuary” as a “small safe space in a troubling world, an oasis in a vast desert, or an island in a stormy sea.” But…

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Lucenti Humanifesto

We were raised to believe witchcraft was not only real but also part of a deliberate effort by the devil to lead us astray. Our parents claimed that Jay’s Journal — which told of one Utah teenager’s descent into “satanic paganism” — was an actual autobiography. Most of us were encouraged to read it as a manual for how to avoid the devil’s snare. Some of us saw through…

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