1. The Illusion of Reality: How Art Shapes Our View of the World Jeffrey Besecker 58:36

In this episode of The Light Inside, we explore the complex nature of color perception and what it teaches us about our understanding of the world.

Joining us is Master Atelier Artist, Mandy Theis, as we discuss how our perceptual filters shape our understanding of the world around us, highlighting the role of selective attention, cognitive biases, cultural influences, and memory limitations.

Mandy also introduces the Atelier art training techniques and cognitive perspectives as tools for gaining insight into our perspective forming dynamics. 

Tune in to gain valuable insights into shaping and questioning our perspectives and challenging how we choose to see the world.

Timestamps:

[00:02:06] Our perspectives shape our worldview.

[00:05:15] Atelier training resurgence.

[00:08:06] Seeing beyond black and white.

[00:13:07] Having a diverse range of tools.

[00:17:00] What Atelier training teaches us about limitations. 

[00:19:18] Accessible art education online.

[00:24:03] Painting personalities and seeing our uniqueness.

[00:26:39] Learning happens in plateaus and jumps.

[00:29:36] Creating likeness through cartoon art.

[00:34:17] Emphasizing shadows in art.

[00:42:02] Pursuing our truth.

[00:44:11] The power of training under an Atelier artist.

[00:48:55] Shifting Perspectives and Art.

[00:53:18] Seeing yourself from different perspectives.

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The 4D Klein Bottle

Featured Guests: 

Mandy Theis

Credits: Music Score by Epidemic Sound

Executive Producer: Jeffrey Besecker

Mixing, Engineering, Production, and Mastering: Aloft Media Studio

Senior Program Director:  Anna Getz

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Jeffrey B. Besecker The Light Inside, Podcaster

Hi! I am Jeffrey Besecker. Using data-driven methodologies, we explore why we behave the way we do as human beings - think of it as investigative reporting for the soul.

We are all on the journey to discover the light inside, that beacon that guides us to live our truest, most authentic selves.

You can hear more from Jeffrey on his podcast The Light Inside where he aims to deliver actionable insights into our unconscious behaviors leading to richer, happier, and more fulfilling lives.