Episode #1: The Cave - Minutes To Midnight

Welcome to the first episode of Minutes to Midnight. This is 5ToMidnight's new podcast series exploring the intersection between performance practice and wisdom cultivation. In this video, I talk through some initial motivations for the podcast, as well as some commitments and a disclaimer for the content. Then, in the interest of sharing my subjective positionality around my research, I speak about my own struggle with The Meaning Crisis in anecdotal form, beginning with my experience in drama school.

Some references are made to @John Vervaeke 's series, Awakening from the Meaning Crisis: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ

as well as the following books:

On The Art of the No Drama: The Major Treatises of Zeami https://www.amazon.com/Art-Drama-Treatises-Princeton-Translations/dp/069110154X

The following study, which was miscredited in the video but here is the correction: Martela, F., & Steger, M. F. (2016). The three meanings of meaning in life: Distinguishing coherence, purpose, and significance. Journal of Positive Psychology, 11(5), 531-545. DOI: 10.1080/17439760.2015.1137623

as well as the American avant-garde theatre director Robert Wilson and The Watermill Center: Robert Wilson: The Watermill Center: A Laboratory for Performance https://www.amazon

Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qQyDwZ6ICE
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