Jay Dyer

Jaybosan

Pigeon
Protestant
Attended Jay Dyer's talk last Saturday in Nashville. Really enjoyed it, seems he will be holding more talks/book signings in the future:

He did some comedy and then his wife Jamie Hanshaw spoke about A.I. and the occult. Really fascinating to see her trace a through-line from paganism in Sumeria to the transhumanism of today. There was a break and then his final talk he touched on things from each chapter of his new book on Metaphysics. Real big brain stuff that was very enjoyable. My wife was not super familiar with Jay's stuff going in and is now a fan. Cool to see Courtenay and other Ortho e-celebs were in attendance as well. Recommend attending one if you get the chance.
 

Blade Runner

Hummingbird
Orthodox
Attended Jay Dyer's talk last Saturday in Nashville. Really enjoyed it, seems he will be holding more talks/book signings in the future:

He did some comedy and then his wife Jamie Hanshaw spoke about A.I. and the occult. Really fascinating to see her trace a through-line from paganism in Sumeria to the transhumanism of today. There was a break and then his final talk he touched on things from each chapter of his new book on Metaphysics. Real big brain stuff that was very enjoyable. My wife was not super familiar with Jay's stuff going in and is now a fan. Cool to see Courtenay and other Ortho e-celebs were in attendance as well. Recommend attending one if you get the chance.

Cool. Is his wife the one that will occasionally accompany him on those streams?
 

MichaelWitcoff

Hummingbird
Orthodox
They are not in good standing with one another anymore.
“Not in good standing” is an interesting concept. I find that Jay has been more helpful to my spiritual growth in recent months than he was during the years we worked together; in that sense, he is a better friend to me now than when we were on better “standing.” One of many paradoxes of the Orthodox life. Glory to God for all things!
 

Sveti Vrh

Pigeon
Orthodox
Jay has been tremendously helpful. I think that for someone like him, who did so much research, has gone so far down the rabbit hole and accumulated so much knowledge there are less and less people who have the bar raised that high with whom he can engage intellectually. Maybe that is the reason why he seems arrogant and irritated sometimes.
 

Psycho Rooster

Pigeon
Orthodox
Jay has been tremendously helpful. I think that for someone like him, who did so much research, has gone so far down the rabbit hole and accumulated so much knowledge there are less and less people who have the bar raised that high with whom he can engage intellectually. Maybe that is the reason why he seems arrogant and irritated sometimes.
It's good to remember that all that knowledge means nothing, and is actually harmful, if one is not charitable. Jay's stuff did help when I was first inquiring Orthodoxy, but the outbursts and "autist" behavior got to be annoying. There's value in learning more about our God, but heated debates and intellectualism is not that which will convert our country to Orthodoxy.
 
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rodion

Sparrow
Orthodox
It's good to remember that all that knowledge means nothing, and is actually harmful, if one is one charitable. Jay's stuff did help when I was first inquiring Orthodoxy, but the outbursts and "autist" behavior got to be annoying. There's value in learning more about our God, but heated debates and intellectualism is not that which will convert our country to Orthodoxy.

I like Jay, and he’s undoubtedly helped convert a lot of people and I can forgive him for getting heated in debates. We don’t know his spiritual life nor should we judge.

That being said, there is room to question some of his online behaviour without condemning him. I have seen him delete tweets and telegram posts he may have made in the heat of the moment, so he’s not without introspection and I do respect that he doesn’t present himself as a spiritual guide and with no displays of piety signalling. I also admire that he doesn’t let the “how very Christian of you” signallers set the frame of the conversation
 
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