In the dark and all about love

In the dark and all about love

Lex Brown

About this episode

Following up from the last episode about the pineal gland, we continue the exploration of darkness - this time the psychological darkness of the mind. As much as we hate to admit it, it's one of our favorite places: we take ourselves into the dark to find things for our own growth. Without darkness, we would have no definition of light. This episode explores that idea of dualistic "sides" and the illusion of lightness and darkness – in between which is healing. Later comes a passage from all about love, the much-beloved book by the late, great bell hooks. bell hooks uses Erich Fromm's definition of love as "the will to extend one's self for the purpose of nurturing one's own or another's spiritual growth." This definition of love is very different than defining it as a feeling, and might be of more use to use when we are trying to figure out what are loving relationships and what aren't. 

Throughout the episode is music from Shane Mendonsa. Listen to the full albums here on Shane's Bandcamp.

You can also watch videos of how he makes his music on his YouTube Channel.

1-800-POWERS is written and produced by artist, writer, and performer Lex Brown. More info about Lex is on her website Follow Lex on Instagram at @lex_brown_