Botanical Beings - 05.14.1505/18/15
A talk with ethnobotanist Kathleen McKenna about plant spirits, discernment, and the conflict between western and indigenous worldviews. http://botanicaldimensions.org
The Mind of Rocks - 05.07.15
A talk with culture critic Steven Shaviro about panpsychism, science fiction, the liveliness of matter, and his bookThe Universe of Things: On Speculative Realism.http://www.shaviro.com/Blog/
Syntheism Now! - 04.30.15
A lively talk with religious philosopher Alexander Bard about network metaphysics, psychedelic spirituality, digital narcissism, and his book (with Jan Söderqvist)Syntheism: Creating God in the Internet Age.http://syntheism.org/
Game Magic - 04.23.15
A talk with game designer Jeff Howard about spellcraft in digital games, the grammar of the occult, and his bookGame Magic: A Designer’s Guide to Magic Systems in Theory and Practice.
We Are Amphibians - 04.16.15
A talk with professor R.S. Deese about Aldous and Julian Huxley, transhumanism, ecology, and the future of our species.http://www.ucpress.edu/blog/tag/we-are-amphibians/
African-American Esotericism - 04.09.15
A talk with professor Stephen Finley abouthoodoo, metaphysical blackness, and his co-edited volumeEsotericism in African American Religious Experience: “There is A Mystery…“
Expanding Mind - DIY Magic - 03.26.15
A talk with author Anthony Alvarado aboutDIY Magic, hisexcellent recipe book of spells, experiments, and consciousness hacks for intensifying creativity, fun, and mystery.
The Early Leary - 03.19.15
A talk with professor James Penner aboutTimothy Leary: the Harvard Years, his edited collection of Leary’s earliest writings on psychedelics, scripting, and set and setting.
Brains on LSD - 03.12.15
A talk with psychedelic researcher Doctor Robin Carhart-Harris about dreams, the psychedelic brain, and the challenges of funding research on LSD.https://walacea.com/campaigns/lsd/
Reclaiming Art - 02.12.15
A talk with author and filmmaker JF Martel about the weirdness of beauty, therifts in the network,and his new gentle manifestoReclaiming Art in the Age of Artifice.http://www.reclaimingart.com/
Transhumanism Today - 02.05.15
A talk with authors RU Sirius and Jay Cornell about techno-libertarianism, Google, and their new bookTranscendence: The Disinformation Encyclopedia of Transhumanism and the Singularity.www.transcendencethebook.net
Seeds of Occulture - 01.29.15
A talk with writer and artist Carl Abrahamsson about magic and art, Swedish occulture, and the sorcery of fiction. Check out his new book Reasonances (Scarlet Imprint). http://www.darrylcaterine.com
Haunted Ground - 01.22.15
A talk with Professor Darryl Caterine about dowsing, angry ghosts, and the old weird America. Check out his bookHaunted Ground: Journeys through a Paranormal America(Praeger).http://www.darrylcaterine.com
Alien Languages - 01.15.15
A talk with Diana Slattery about her marvelous new book:Xenolingustics: Psychedelics, Language, and the Evolution of Consciousness(North Atlantic).http://psychedelicsandlanguage.com/
The Long Conversation - 01.08.15
A talk with Juris Ahn, aka Dr. Concrescence, about neurofeedback, voodoo archetypes, and the trials and triumphs of hacking consciousness (with and without tech).
Waking Dreaming Being - 12.11.14
A talk with Professor Evan Thompson about his wonderful new bookWaking, Dreaming, Being: self and consciousness in (and between) neuroscience and first-person experience.
The Civilization of California - 12.07.14
A talk with Professor Josef Chytry about his bookMountain of Paradise: Reflections on the Emergence of Greater California as a World Civilization: Disneyland, Queen Califia, and the culture of transformation.
The Polar Cosmos - 11.23.14
A talk with author Gyrus about his wonderful new bookNorth: The Rise and Fall of the Polar Cosmos: ice monsters, the trauma of the agricultural revolution, and the social politics hidden in myth.http://polarcosmology.com/
Expanding Mind - The Yoga of Sound - 11/16/14
A talk with composer and author Baird Hersey about sound meditation, overtone singing, and the techniques of inner listening described in his bookThe Practice of Nada Yoga.http://www.pranasound.com
Expanding Mind - Cameron: Witch Woman - 11/09/14
A talk with journalist Tanya Laden about the visionary artist Cameron, esoteric Los Angeles, and the gender dynamics of the occult.http://tanjaladen.tumblr.com/
- New York, NY