In this episode, we’re talking with Fred Sigman, Ph.D. Fred is an acclaimed photographer who also worked with Will Roger on his Handbook for a Burning Age and contributed several essays to the book. Fred currently resides in Cambodia teaching, hosting tours, and writing a book on Angkor Wat, the largest temple structure in the world. I recorded a long interview with Fred that ranged from working with Will Roger, Asian religious history, core understandings about photography, and the focus of his work, as well as other personal experiences.
Fred is currently working on a book, Breathing Angkor, about his experiences at the Angkor Wat Temple. Fred also leads classes and tours in Cambodia, exploring the sacred architecture of the region.
For this podcast, we narrowed down the discussion I had with Fred to emphasize our current exploration of what we call “integral” or “spititual”, or the integration of multiple perspectives, especially our latent understandings of magic and mythic with our predominate mental structure of today. What Fred allows us to talk about is how the huge historical context of Angkor Wat might relate to the integral and spiritual in our everyday lives.