YOU GUYS, I GOT TO INTERVIEW SCOTT GOSNELL! Okay, okay, I’m calming down. In this episode, Erik interviews Scott Gosnell, entrepreneur, scientist, writer, wizard, autodidact, and translator of the collected works of Giordano Bruno. We spend a lot of time diving into Bruno’s life and works, but we also talk about other stuff. It is a really fascinating conversation that touches on the origins of psychology, the art of memory, Neoplatonism, and even Dzogchen Buddhism.
No beer this episode! We recorded in the middle of the day so it seemed like a bad idea.
Links and Notes
- Scott’s blog, Bottle Rocket Science
- Startup Geometry, Scott’s podcast
- The Collected Works of Giordano Bruno
- Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition by Frances Yates
- Deep Principles of Kabbalistic Alchemy by David Chaim Smith
- John of Morigny
- Rewriting Magic: An Exegesis of the Visionary Autobiography of a Fourteenth-Century French Monk and The Flowers of Heavenly Teaching by Claire Fanger
- Daniel Ingram, who claims to be an Arhat
“It seems like Giordano Bruno’s superpower was pissing people off. And memorizing things.”