The Mystic and the Madman Swim in the Same Waters
Marty Leeds is the author of several books and a researcher on the subjects of myth, math, spirituality, philosophy and lost civilizations. He has an ongoing lecture series available on Youtube and he’s the host of the podcast The Marty Leeds’ Mathemagical Radio Hour.
After pretending we know what we’re doing for a few decades and attempting to deal with whatever attention-eating obligation fodder society flings our way, our childlike sense of wonder tends to seep out of us. We simply don’t have the energy to marvel at the omnipresent harmony around us while we’re being crushed by a mountain of student loan debt or whispering profanities at Turbo Tax.
Devoid of that underlying sense of purpose and awe, our existence becomes hollow. Try as we might, we just can’t fill the void that creates through our usual repertoire of mundane behaviors. The more we ignore it, the more issue becomes inflamed. Sometimes, this causes a sort of full-blown spiritual crisis. We all know a person or two that became “born again ” as a means of dealing with this emptiness, and for some that’s the answer they need. Others aren’t satisfied with outsourcing their spiritual nourishment to someone else’s easily digestible pre-formed dogma nuggets (now with free guilt sauce!). If we can’t gain deep satisfaction with or without a religion, the only thing left to do is seek.
When you simply fill your mind with information from multiple schools of thought, you will find bits and pieces that resonate. As the world starts to become magical again, you’ll witness deep connections you never even considered before. It’s like Tinkerbell comes along and sprinkles pixie dust (which is clearly 90+% DMT, by the way) all over your Cheerios every morning.
In the case of Marty Leeds, this is precisely what happened. As you’ll hear, he had some deep number-based epiphanies fueled by pi, gematria and sacred geometry. He even created (or as he puts it, rediscovered) a numerical cypher for the English language, which he has used to hunt down some undeniably fascinating synchronicities. Marty is now an author of several books, a researcher on the subjects of myth, math, spirituality, philosophy and lost civilizations. He has an ongoing lecture series available on Youtube and he’s the host of the podcast, The Marty Leeds’ Mathemagical Radio Hour.
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