The Brutal History Of Freedom Sebastian Junger Modern Wisdom Podcast 396

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I Mean You Can Give Up Temporal Freedom And

get a high-paying job and make a bunch of money and then you have economic freedom. You can give up the sort of safety and stability and predictability of living in a modern society and go into the wilderness and you have the freedom of that but you’re in a fair amount of danger and if something happens to you like you have a ruptured appendix sorry guy you’re dead. You never get all forms of freedom at once a little while ago you had a near-death experience, what was the story behind that yeah. I mean you know I’ve been in a lot of combat as a journalist with American soldiers and and and and otherwise around the world and I thought all you know sort of danger was behind me. I’m in good health.

Im An Athlete.

I’m in. I have I got a heart rate of 60 and blood pressure 120 over 80 and everything you could want at age 50 58 last year and I felt a sudden pain in my abdomen and it was an undiagnosed aneurysm in my pancreatic artery, which is this like little artery that nobody thinks about and had an aneurysm and it ruptured and I started bleeding out into my own into my own abdomen and by the time they got me to the er. I’d lost three quarters of my blood and you know when women often when women die in childbirth, which tragically still happens they’re basically they’re dying the same way they’re bleeding to death and they can’t find the they can’t find the the bleed and they can’t stop it and they lose the woman and that’s basically what was happening to me, but it was the result of an of a ruptured aneurysm and um you know by by the time they were they were they were cutting my neck open to put a line into my jugular to get enough blood into me fast enough to save me. By the time that was happening.

You Know I Was I Was Actively Dying

and my you know I’m an atheist. I’m not religious. My dad was a physicist but my dead father appeared above me. He started welcoming me which. Is some an experience? I’m still struggling to explain and and a black pit opened up underneath me and I was getting pulled into it and you know it was the I I mean I guess neurologically the black pit of unconsciousness.

I Dont Know But It Was A

very it’s not like falling asleep. It’s not like losing consciousness when you’re having about to have a medical procedure. I was getting pulled into a black hole and my dead father was there and the last thing I said to the doctor was you gotta hurry you’re losing me right now and um they you know they did their work their amazing work and they saved me and um you know I was touch and go for a while because I need they needed another eight hours to find the leak inside me and um you know when you’re transfused. Like that I had 10 units of blood and when you’re transfused like that you know other problems happen like you start to get you run the risk of organ failure and and and things like that and and luckily. I’m healthy and my body managed to stay alive for eight hours until they they fixed the leak and I’m very very lucky to be here most people die from this and I’m very lucky to be here that’s an insane story.

I Have A Friend That I Met

last year in Dubai and he had he was put under a induced coma for three months or so and during that time he lived an entire another life for two years in Singapore, and he could tell you the name of the company that he had the brand of Toothpaste. He put on his toothbrush where his ties were kept. Inside of his apartment, he would be able to tell you the name of the street that he went to and he was selling virtual reality software in this other life, and he was testing it on himself. He had a full team. He had a sales team.

He Had Developers And He Would Go

into the experience the virtual reality experience inside of this other world. While he’s laid in a hospital bed and he doesn’t know he would go into it and he would hear people talking and at one point he gets trapped inside of the virtual reality world for two months inside of this dream. So this is like two layers down of inception and in that he can hear people speaking to him and he doesn’t know what it is and then eventually he gets his fingers into a corner and prys it apart and that’s when he wakes up, but during this other world that he lives in for two years. While he’s away for about three months. His father dies so his dad his dream father dies while his real father’s still alive and they’re watching him.

While Hes In Bed.

Paul in bed in this induced coma and they see that he’s weeping. He’s got tears streaming out the corner of his eyes and that’s when he’s burying his dead father in the dream, while his real father watches him cry about the fact that he’s had to do it. Crazy that’s insane did he ever go to Singapore to look. up the places he had thought you know imagined he was like I don’t think he has no wow that’s insane there’s a lot of you know again.

Im An Atheist.

I feel like I have to keep saying this but there’s a lot of things. We don’t understand and and I I’m very open to the idea that there are dimensions of reality that we don’t understand or haven’t even guessed at and that in those threats in these threshold states like in a coma or in in a um sort of um transportative religious an ecstatic religious state or something yeah Yeah that we sort of like gained some sort of like entry in some glimpse into another another dimension of reality. I I can understand how that would be true and I think my father, the physicist would also say yes there’s things We don’t understand. And that means that there are phenomena that we can’t explain even if there isn’t some other worldliness going on even if it’s not a different plane that you’re tapping into sheer the sheer fact that your brain decided to create some sort of kind of like a polarity thing.

Its Sort Of Welcoming.

There’s something symbolic going on with regards to darkness and father and and then with paul. This near-death experience in an induced coma is semi–common it’s it’s like rarely common um and even if all it was was the brain trying to create some sort of an existence in which he could keep taking over. Even if that’s it like just that is pretty miraculous itself yeah well. My understanding of the medical understanding of an induced coma is that there’s no brain activity at all so I wonder how that basically you know I wonder.

  • danger happens like ruptured appendix
  • abdomen undiagnosed aneurysm pancreatic artery
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  • little artery thinks aneurysm
  • aneurysm
  • artery
  • ruptured
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  • unconsciousness

That But Likewise With Death, You Know Like

that there’s no brain activity and I you know. I mean I was entering a very strange place and when I was on that threshold and , you know I’ve done some research into it and and my experience is a very common one and it’s interesting because they have there are various neurological explanations like low blood oxygen endogenous DMt in your brain that gets released and ketamine endogenous ketamine that gets released things that will produce visions and hallucinations in in test subjects. But when they when they expose people to those effects like ketamine people have wild hallucinations they don’t see the dead. They don’t see dead relatives right you have to be dying for that to happen and and that that’s the part that it’s. It’s very common for people who are dying and it’s.

Not Really Part Of The Ketamine

experience for otherwise healthy people and that’s where the mystery sort of begins for me. Yeah I am familiar from my days partying I’m pretty familiar with Ketamine and I never saw any of my dead parents coming back. Even though both of them were alive, which means is it set and setting which is something that psychedelics. Researchers talk about is it the fact that you’ve been primed because you feel like you’re about to die. So that there’s some sort of predisposition toward thinking that this is the sort of vision that you may have or is there maybe something else going on Is it a blend of other sort of chemicals pretty interesting Yeah.

I Mean I Didnt Know I Was Dying

so I I mean I was shocked yeah of course you just thought that you were no. I mean. I said I said to the doctor you’re losing me right now and I meant I felt myself getting pulled away, But I had no idea that I was dying it never crossed my mind. I mean I just had a tummy ache right and I felt funny. I mean I did and you know my.

I Was Pretty Loopy Because I Had

I had a um. You know my blood oxygen levels were incredibly low. My hemoglobin was 1. 2. I mean it’s hard to find that on the internet right.

I Mean Almost No One Goes

that low that that’s inco that’s incompatible with life right is what I was told 1.2 hemoglobin hemoglobin is what transports oxygen so basically. I mean I was running on fumes, and I had no idea that I was dying the next day that the nurse in the Icu said we no one. knows how you made it like you almost died yesterday No one knows why you’re still here. It was completely shocking to me.

So Maybe Theres Some Kind Of Body Knowledge

that understands you’re dying on a kind of animal level and produces the appropriate hallucinations entirely possible or there’s something weird going on in reality and there’s something we don’t understand about death and that you know dead people have some dimension of existence that we don’t we don’t understand that we that we ourselves access on the threshold of death. I mean I I don’t know you know but it’s a it’s a it’s a legitimate question didn’t you say that there were a couple of things that had occurred. Weird embodied senses sort of subconsciously things that you’d gone through in the time period, leading up to that incident as well yeah I mean for many years. I for no reason that I can identify and I’m a I was an endurance athlete. When I was young.

Im Very For For A Person

of my age. I’m very healthy. I’m sorry high performance human you know and and um for many, but for many years. I I I had this bizarre certainty that I would die before I was 60.

You Know And Im Not Really Eligible For

you know a heart attack or a stroke or something like that you know I just have a constitution that makes that very unlikely. . I don’t know why and that’s exactly what would have happened But for this sort of miracle but but also like two days before, I was woken up by a nightmare that I had died and I’d crossed over and.

Summary

I’ve been in a lot of combat as a journalist with American soldiers . I thought all you know sort of danger was behind me. I’m in good health.& I’m an athlete. I got a heart rate of 60 and blood pressure 120 over 80 and everything you could want at age 50 58 last year . I felt a sudden pain in my abdomen and it was an undiagnosed aneurysm in my pancreatic artery, which is this like little artery that nobody thinks about and it ruptured and I started bleeding out into my own into own abdomen and by the time they got me to the er. I’d lost three quarters of my blood.& By the time that was happening I was I was actively dying and my atheist.& You know I’m not religious.& My dad was a physicist but my dead father appeared above me. He started welcoming me which is some an experience? I’m still an atheist. I am not religious and I am still s…. Click here to read more and watch the full video