When our existing assumptions and ways of thinking break down, it's the rebels and the renegades, those who dare to think differently, who are needed to reboot the system.
They offer an essential and rebellious wisdom that we need to integrate to move forward again. We find these thinkers, bring them together and curate their discussions.
Rebel Wisdom is founded 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.
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.
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.
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.
In a time where truth has become whatever you want it to be - we believe in the rebellious, transformative power of genuine Truth. That's why we also run events in the real world, to help people live out the ideas in our films for themselves.
Conversations that strive for Truth can have a profound effect on our lives. Right now, they are also the most rebellious.
David Fuller is a multi-skilled journalist and filmmaker - having worked for the UK's top news programme Channel 4 News for ten years as reporter, producer and director. He was the first mainstream TV journalist to cover the renaissance of psychedelic science back in 2008, and has consistently focused on the revolutionary ideas and technologies on the fringes of the culture, and attempted to shift the cultural conversation.
He began making documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4 in 2011, primarily for the Emmy award-winning series ‘Unreported World’. His documentary ‘The Invisible People’, about the plight of disabled Syrian refugees in Lebanon was shortlisted for the "Royal Television Society awards in 2015.
This experience, combined with his intense interest in the evolution of ideas and philosophy (he studied philosophy at University in Manchester) – led to the birth of Rebel Wisdom – as a platform to make highly complex ideas accessible to as many people as possible. He also leads the Rebel Wisdom ‘New Masculinity’ weekends alongside Alexander.
Alexander is a writer, facilitator and theorist. In 2012, he co-founded a meditation school, Open Meditation. As well as teaching individuals, he designed and delivered an innovative creativity training for organisations called MBIT (Mindfulness-based Ideation Training).
He is one of the organisers of Breaking Convention, Europe’s largest conference on psychedelic research and culture. His work on psychedelic theory has been published in the 2016 book 'Neurotransmissions', as well as ‘The Guardian’ and he also writes fiction.
His focus is on strategy and community building. He is particularly interested in how individual psychological development can develop culture as a whole, and how philosophical theory can meet real world practice. Alongside David, he leads the Rebel Wisdom ‘New Masculinity’ weekends.