In this episode of A Becoming Creature, Nick talks to Ray (@forshaper) about his non-profit Foretrek. We talk about comfort play, egregores, and the relationships between violence, intimacy, and rhythm. We also discuss God as a romantic experience, Sufism, global love, and so much more.
To support Ray’s work please visit Foretrek.
Learn more about the pioneer of comfort play, Kelly Quinnett.
We also mention Sohbet, which is a good place to begin learning about Sufism.
Thank you for listening. We hope you enjoy!
1:00 Comfort play, empathy, and trust
9:50 What are egregores?
14:00 Exploring the conflict in violence and intimacy
16:30 Personal experience with conflict and violence
27:30 The relationship between violence and rhythm
28:30 Interpreting life as rhythm
33:00 The importance of Sufism as a practice
36:30 Global love and God as a romantic experience
39:30 Advice on how to experience global love
43:30 Recommended reading
45:30 How to begin practicing comfort play