#70 Jungian Black Holes

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Without form, without figure, without resemblance am I;
Vitality of all senses, in everything I am;
Neither attached, nor released am I;
I am Consciousness, I am Bliss, I am Shiva, I am Shiva.

— Adi Shankara, Nirvana Shatakam, Hymns 3–6[66]

Timothy Owen Desmond, aka Tod, is a philosopher and author. He majored in Philosophy and Political Science at Boston College University. Dedicated to a life of study, his unconventional path led to a Ph.D. in Philosophy and Religion from CIIS. Desmond explores the intersections of holographic string theory and Jungian psychology, detailed in his 2018 book, Psyche and Singularity. In 2023, he launched an online course integrating insights from Joseph Campbell and Ernest Becker.


  • 00:00 – Introduction
  • 5:50 – Jung’s Near-Death Experience
  • 16:08 – Nondual Experiences: Dissolving Separateness
  • 20:20 – Jungian Archetypes
  • 23:46 – Platonic Philosophies
  • 28:04 – Why there are seashells in the mountains?
  • 33:30 – String Theory & Black Holes
  • 43:16 – Infinity, Emptiness & Form
  • 50:38 – Exploring the “why” of all of this?

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