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Alexander Beiner
Alexander Beiner
Co-founder, Rebel Widsom
Co-founder, Rebel Widsom
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Alexander is a writer, facilitator and cultural commentator. In 2012, he co-founded a meditation school, Open Meditation. He has also worked in some of the world’s top events agencies developing immersive live experiences.

Alexander leads on Rebel Wisdom’s written content and live events and is particularly focused on finding new ways of having in-person conversations around the most essential and challenging ideas.

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Rebel Wisdom
Rebel Wisdom
The intellect in service to embodied wisdom

It's the rebels and the renegades, those who dare to think differently, who need to reboot the system.

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When our existing ways of thinking break down, it’s the rebels and the renegades, those who dare to think differently, who need to reboot the system.

In these times of change, we can no longer trust the traditional media to make sense of the world. The old gatekeepers are losing their power. A new counter culture is filling the void, driven by a great intellectual awakening. Facilitated by new technology, it’s made a new kind of conversation possible; more in-depth, more open and more democratic.

Rebel Wisdom is a media platform founded by BBC & Channel 4 filmmaker David Fuller, on the conviction that we are seeing a civilisational-level crisis of ideas, as the old operating system breaks down. The new is struggling to emerge – and the most transformative ideas always show up first as rebellious.

Rebel Wisdom looks to move beyond ideology. We create our content with the intention of engaging with the whole person – intellect, body, and intuition – to create honest discussions.

Fuelled by social media, many have become trapped in reaction and ideology, yet big questions can only be explored with open-minded, self-reflective, grounded conversations.

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Last 50 posts on own channels (YouTube, Podcast, Medium or Website/Blog):

I just started working on it this week 🙂
Published on: 7 Aug 20 in Alexander Beiner – Medium by Alexander Beiner

Excellent points, and a good gauntlet to lay down.
Published on: 27 Jul 20 in Alexander Beiner – Medium by Alexander Beiner

Hi Jamie- thanks, glad you enjoyed it.
Published on: 23 Jul 20 in Alexander Beiner – Medium by Alexander Beiner

Sleeping Woke: Cancel Culture and Simulated Religion
Published on: 20 Jul 20 in Alexander Beiner – Medium by Alexander Beiner

Thanks! Got it out in a rush so proofreading ended up crowd-sourced — will amend,
Published on: 19 Jul 20 in Alexander Beiner – Medium by Alexander Beiner

Thanks! Any you could point out and send to alexander@rebelwisdom.co.uk
Published on: 17 Jul 20 in Alexander Beiner – Medium by Alexander Beiner

Thanks for the thoughtful response Ahmad — I like that term ‘flat data’ — you
Published on: 27 Jun 20 in Alexander Beiner – Medium by Alexander Beiner

Reasoning the Volcano: Sam Harris & the Limits of Analysis
Published on: 19 Jun 20 in Alexander Beiner – Medium by Alexander Beiner

Traversing the Underworld: What Myth can Teach us During the Pandemic
Published on: 22 May 20 in Alexander Beiner – Medium by Alexander Beiner

The Moving Sickness: A Pandemic Parable
Published on: 26 Mar 20 in Alexander Beiner – Medium by Alexander Beiner

Lost Ways of Knowing
Published on: 13 Mar 20 in Alexander Beiner – Medium by Alexander Beiner

A Story to Bind Us: The Intellectual Deep Web and a New Grand Narrative
Published on: 13 Mar 20 in Alexander Beiner – Medium by Alexander Beiner

Pretty much — though I don’t think their race negates the quality of their character
Published on: 21 Sep 19 in Alexander Beiner – Medium by Alexander Beiner

The Rebel Wisdom Summit
Published on: 16 May 19 in Alexander Beiner – Medium by Alexander Beiner

Beyond The Basin
Beyond The Basin
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Beyond the Basin achieves what has rarely been attempted before – to reconcile the ineffable ego-dissolving experience of psychedelic drugs with written language, all the while maintaining the pace and structure of a more traditional novel.

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I just started working on it this week 🙂 …Read more
Excellent points, and a good gauntlet to lay down. I did speak to several people in researching this and a few intersectional scholars have been in touch after reading it — I …Read more
Hi Jamie- thanks, glad you enjoyed it. Sure – the targeting is just ‘friends of people who like Rebel Wisdom’ – so presumably a friend of yours likes our Facebook …Read more
A new religion has erupted. It has taken over newsrooms, radio waves, HR departments, social feeds and film scripts. It dictates your playlists on Netflix. It tells you what language …Read more
Thanks! Got it out in a rush so proofreading ended up crowd-sourced — will amend, much appreciated …Read more
Thanks! Any you could point out and send to alexander@rebelwisdom.co.uk would be hugely appreciated 🙂 …Read more
Thanks for the thoughtful response Ahmad — I like that term ‘flat data’ — you might like Nora Bateson’s work around ‘Warm Data’ too …Read more
Culture is on fire. Grief, anguish and anger have erupted from the depths of our collective psyche with a force that cannot be ignored. And the more we try to …Read more
the Traversing the Underworld: What Myth Can Teach us During the PandemicConversations with Zak Stein, Stephen Jenkinson & Charlotte Du CannWhat sustains us, beyond the sun and soil? How deep do our …Read more
The Adults and the ChildrenLong before anyone living was born, four people gathered in the centre of the world. Two were adults, and two were children. Two were male, and two …Read more
Chapter 1: Embodied Cognition, Living Systems and the Culture WarsWe are lost in the woods. It is 2020, and the mist grows thick and full of desperate voices. As we wander …Read more
A Story to Bind Us: The Intellectual Deep Web and a New Meta-NarrativeWe know ourselves through stories, and we know each other through the stories we share. But for all …Read more
Pretty much — though I don’t think their race negates the quality of their character or ideas. Likewise it can be important to include a variety of perspectives — however, in the particular ‘meta …Read more
A New Type of Conversation, The Rebel Wisdom SummitIn these polarised, fractured times, what does a real conversation look like? One where people feel free to speak their minds, change their …Read more
Alexander Beiner retweeted: @PsypressUK @JoeBaco2 @breakingcon @aimee_tollan @drdluke @NikkiWyrd @HattiWells @AlexanderBeiner @TehseenNoorani @brittaloved @TimmyJSDavis Hi folks, Breaking Convention V: A Seismic Shift in Psychedelia is now available to buy from our web site: bit.ly/3vBvToe …Read more
Alexander Beiner retweeted: How can we overcome ideological divides and find better solutions to the meta-crisis we’re facing? Can we synthesise ideas from different bodies of wisdom for real human flourishing? With @Nina_Compact @mbauwens @OLBAPeace @AlexanderBeiner protopialab.org/post/workshop-… …Read more
Alexander Beiner retweeted: Really enjoying the new proceedings from @breakingcon – ‘A Seismic Shift in Psychedelia’ – which tackles some very prescient issues 💕📚 …Read more
Alexander Beiner retweeted: Our sister organisation Emerge is running a fundraiser to help Ukraine on July 7th. “Join the event ‘An Explosion of Social Trust’ on emergeukraine.com. Even if you cannot attend the event, please consider getting a ticket and donating. Thank you and please share!” …Read more
Alexander Beiner retweeted: “The #stories we tell about #psychedelics change the experience we have — the way we conceptualise them shapes the way we move in #reaction to them, and we need to avoid stories that lead to a @Headspace version of #psychedelia” @AlexanderBeiner #bc22 #worldscollide …Read more
After 5 years, the story of Rebel Wisdom is entering its final chapter. We’re both being pulled in new directions creatively, and feel the time is right to go out with a bang. It’s been a beautiful and meaningful journey – the next 6 months are going to be some of the best 😉 https://t.co/qkkAN4lKve Quoted tweet from @WisdomRebel: The …Read more
Alexander Beiner retweeted: NEW EPISODE! Alexander Beiner (Part 2) – Truthfinding, Sensemaking, the Psychedelic Renaissance, and How to Heal a Culture That Has Lost Its Soul 🎧 Listen here: deeptransformation.io/alexander-bein… #AlexanderBeiner #RebelWisdom #PsychedelicTherapy #Psychedelics #MDMA #Podcast #Podcasts …Read more
Alexander Beiner retweeted: My day trip to Cheltenham Science Festival may have offered some hope to the dying Daily Mail readers #psychedelics #psychedelic #Death dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ar… …Read more
@benpartridge Thank you! Utter waste of money – I hope whatever chain restaurant they replace it with has a more enlightened attitude to people walking around naked with their genitals covered by a giant fig leaf than those hypocrites in the Eden Project security team. …Read more
Had a great conversation with the brilliant Katherine Dee who writes @default_friend on Substack. Editing it helped me tie lots of threads together – excited about the resulting piece – got to bring Furbies and cognitive science together in the same essay. A lifelong dream. https://t.co/62ctladV0n Quoted tweet from @WisdomRebel: New @SubstackInc exclusive w/ @AlexanderBeiner in conversation w/ Katherine Dee …Read more
Alexander Beiner retweeted: I’m excited to be teaching on this Embodiment and Flow course, together with @vervaeke_john @schuylerbrown @AlexanderBeiner @RafeKelley Nicola Price @shamarahman and @TomMorley. There is still time to sign up. Discount code: Roger_10 twitter.com/vervaeke_john/… …Read more
We’re back! A day exploring creative tension points in the psychedelic world: Clinics/Churches. Money/Meaning. Safety/Danger. Alternative futures for the psychedelic renaissance, and where psychedelic wisdom can create cultural change. And a big afterparty:https://t.co/tml2V3BC9p https://t.co/V9fyMFZUBk Quoted tweet from @breakingcon: We have a fantastic speaker line up for our next event @GenesisCinema! Tickets via this link: eventbrite.co.uk/e/breaking-con… https://t.co/GJfgt2tXTE …Read more
Alexander Beiner retweeted: In an information landscape that highjacks our attention, we have to take it back – and embodiment is the best way. New film just out, launching our course ‘Embodiment and Flow’ with breathwork, movement, flow training and more: rebelwisdom.co.uk/courses/embodi… youtube.com/watch?v=kYi7P8… …Read more
Alexander Beiner retweeted: A few hours left to join our live event tonight – join Sara Ness for an evening creating real connections, honing conversational skills and learning techniques as useful for talking about knotty cultural topics as they are for navigating relationships: tickettailor.com/events/rebelwi… …Read more
Alexander Beiner retweeted: Tomorrow,7pm join myself and @AlexanderBeiner for an introduction to sensemaking.We can no longer trust the traditional media to make sense of the world.A new counter-culture is emerging driven by a great intellectual awakening. Join Us weareelevate.org/events/sensema… …Read more
Thrilled to announce my upcoming book ‘The Bigger Picture: How psychedelics can help us make sense of the world’ published by Hay House in 2023. This piece explains what it’s about and how it came about: https://t.co/BVKtzlZcRN https://t.co/Hpk3NDWbE2 Quoted tweet from @WisdomRebel: New piece on our Substack by @AlexanderBeiner exploring the story behind his upcoming book ‘The Bigger Picture: How …Read more
This clip is even funnier if you imagine that Michael Caine and Benicio del Toro are both having affairs with Jada Pinkett Smith reddit.com/r/funny/commen… …Read more
@metapede @WisdomRebel We actually covered motivated reasoning in our Sensemaking Companion – if you check out the workbook there’s a description and some resources in there – I definitely agree it’s a major aspect of sensemaking that needs to be included: rebelwisdom.substack.com/p/the-sensemak… …Read more
Alexander Beiner retweeted: In which I recommend pieces by @matthew_loftus, @JerusalemDemsas, @AlexanderBeiner, @DougSikkema, @jennpbrown, @lisaelaineh, @DanHugger, @zenahitz, @jwmjournalist, @dwaldenwrites, @henryolsenEPPC, @LindaGeddes, @NotoriousTIB, and others. twitter.com/FrontPorchRepu… …Read more
Alexander Beiner retweeted: Our new course with Sara Ness starts very soon – 24 hours left to join about 100 other people from around the world to hone your skills as a conversational ninja, and develop new techniques to navigate your relationships, cultural hot topics and more: rebelwisdom.co.uk/courses/conver… …Read more
@benpartridge Anyone born before 1972 does, before the EU and their ‘building regulations’. Today if I want to stuff my walls with a mix of river clay, manure and pieces of straw and save my urine in a big copper bucket to cure my own goat leather, no one can stop me but Lewisham council. …Read more
Have been loving N.S. Lyons’ work over the last few months and enjoyed talking to him about the clash between cultural psychology, geopolitics, Luxury Gnosticism, grass touching, meta-bypassing and more. https://t.co/XjlMdMUEKe Quoted tweet from @WisdomRebel: Our first ever Substack exclusive – a conversation between China expert and cultural theorist N.S. Lyons and @AlexanderBeiner. Covering China’s response to the invasion, underlying …Read more
@KrisAbdelmessih Jesus – that’s when I graduated. In my day we rolled our cigarette packs up in our baggy jeans instead of our T shirts – it was a different time. …Read more
@KrisAbdelmessih @Liv_Boeree Yeah this is it – I think the question of how to create economic models that can protect against actors like this is a really interesting and important one – would love to know if anyone’s working on that specifically …Read more
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