Brian C. Muraresku with Dr. Mark Plotkin — The Eleusinian Mysteries, Discovering the Divine, The Immortality Key, The Pagan Continuity Speculation, Classes from

Welcome to The Tim Ferriss Present, the place it’s often my job to deconstruct world-class performers to tease out their routines, habits, et cetera you could apply to your individual life. 

This time round, we’ve got a really particular version that includes Dr. Mark Plotkin and Brian C. Muraresku

Mark takes over my duties as host and interviews Brian for an episode of the Plants of the Gods podcast. You, my pricey listeners, are listening to the audio earlier than anybody else, so it is a Tim Ferriss Present unique. I’ve beforehand featured a few of my favourite episodes from that podcast at tim.weblog/plantsofthegods. These episodes cowl a whole lot of fascinating floor.

So, who’s Dr. Mark Plotkin? Mark (@DocMarkPlotkin) is an ethnobotanist who serves as president of the Amazon Conservation Team, which has partnered with ~80 tribes to map and enhance administration and safety of ~100 million acres of ancestral rainforests. He’s greatest recognized to most of the people because the creator of the e-book Tales of a Shaman’s Apprentice, probably the most in style books ever written concerning the rainforest. His most up-to-date e-book is The Amazon: What Everyone Needs to Know. You’ll find my interview with Mark at tim.weblog/markplotkin. 

And the visitor right this moment is Brian C. Muraresku. Who’s Brian? Brian (@BrianMuraresku) graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Brown College with a level in Latin, Greek, and Sanskrit. The Immortality Key: The Secret History of the Religion with No Name is Brian’s debut e-book. In 2020, it turned a New York Instances bestseller, and Audible named it “Better of 2020” within the Historical past class. His web site is You can too discover him on Instagram @brian_muraresku.

It is a tightly packed 55-minute interview. Mark and Brian cowl the Eleusinian Mysteries, the pagan continuity speculation, early Christianity, classes from famed non secular scholar Karen Armstrong, ignored points of influential thinker William James’s profession, historical wine and historical beer, experiencing the divine inside us, the significance of “tikkun olam”—repairing and enhancing the world as we go—and far, rather more. 

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#646: Brian C. Muraresku with Dr. Mark Plotkin — The Eleusinian Mysteries, Discovering the Divine, The Immortality Key, The Pagan Continuity Speculation, Classes from Scholar Karen Armstrong, and A lot Extra

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Editor’s be aware: timestamps will likely be added after the vacations!

  • Who’s Brian C. Muraresku?
  • The Eleusinian mysteries.
  • The ridicule of Carl Ruck.
  • Why are these concepts solely being accepted now?
  • How the Eleusinian mysteries influenced Christianity.
  • A mind-altering Eucharist?
  • The position of beer and wine within the basis of civilization.
  • Patrick McGovern.
  • Stoned apes and/or drunk monkeys?
  • What’s occurring at Harvard Divinity College right this moment?
  • Karen Armstrong and the God paradox.
  • Ethnobotanists discover mates in unusual locations.
  • Doing good on the planet based mostly on the otherworldly.
  • What’s the Amazon Conservation Workforce?
  • Psychedelics at Harvard didn’t start with Leary and Alpert.
  • Studying from previous errors and respecting the heritage of compounds from which we profit.


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