Plutopian Week: Lounge Music, History, Pronoia, Cooking

by Plutopia News Network
"All creation is conspiring to shower us with blessings..."

Music of the Plutopian Spheres

New single by Stéphane Pompougnac, “Go On”:

Pompougnac is a Paris DJ. Jean-Louis Costes hired him to be resident DJ at Hôtel Costes in Paris’ Les Halles district. Pompougnac started compiling Hôtel Costes DJ mixes in 1999, releasing 15 records in the series over the next decade. Tasteful and compelling 21st century lounge music – we could listen to Pompougnac’s mixes all day.

Find him on Soundcloud

Plutopian Perusals

@jonl just started reading The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity by the late anthropologist David Graeber and David Wengrow. A history of the past 30,000 years, the book uses latest historical and archaeological findings to re-imagine the human narrative. We’ll have more to say about it as we read on, but we’re thinking of a Firesign Theater quote: “Everything you know is wrong.”

Plutopian thinking

Meanwhile Rob Brezsny, in his latest “Free Will Astrology” newsletter, considers whether pronoia is “real and true.” Pronoia is the opposite of paranoia, and a focus of many of Brezsny’s writings, including his book on the subject: Brezsny’s working definition: “Pronoia is the antidote for paranoia. It’s the understanding that the universe is fundamentally friendly. It’s a mode of training your senses and intellect so you’re able to perceive the fact that life always gives you exactly what you need, exactly when you need it.”

In this latest newsletter, he comes to a conclusion that will resonate with Plutopians:

“No matter what the state of the world might be, it’s my pragmatic job and my soul task to perpetrate regeneration and awakening and inspiration and liberation.

“Borrowing from Charles Dickens, I proclaim it to be irrelevant whether it’s the best of times or the worst of times, the season of light or the season of darkness, the spring of hope or the winter of despair. My goals are the same in all cases.”

Plutopian people

Marco Canora: is cooking a trade? Or an art, an act of engaging with your senses, something that can’t be taught? You get good, and possibly great, at something by doing it over and over again, gaining experience, knowledge, wisdom.

Tim Ferriss published a great interview with Canora:

Cooking is a great way to cultivate your own way and get into the zone, the flow experience. Canora has been totally dedicated to cooking for all his life; he’s a great example of someone who’s figured out his “one thing” and made a complete commitment; it’s his work and his play.

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