Reactionary Psychedelia - 07.16.1507/16/15
A talk with cultural historian Alan Piper about LSD, fascist modernism, and Albert Hoffman’s friendship with the enigmatic right-winger Ernst Jünger.http://www.amazon.com/Strange-Drugs-Makes-For-Bedfellows/dp/1514152517
Hexadic Music - 07.09.15
A talk with psych-folk musician Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance) about improvisation, Agrippa,and his newHexadic Systembook and playing card set.www.sixorgans.com.
Jazz Spirits - 07.02.15
A talk with scholar and musician Jason Bivins about improvising religion, sound as transformation,and his new bookSpirits Rejoice! Jazz and American Religion.
Afro Black Mythology - 06.25.15
A talk with scholar Marques Redd about Sun Ra, cosmic Egypt, and stepping out of academia to explore esoteric initiation.
Liminal Dreaming - 06.11.15
A talk with dream worker Jennifer Dumpert about hypnagogia, Tibetan dream yoga, and surfing the waves of the unconscious. www.urbandreamscape.com
Botanical Beings - 05.14.15
A talk with ethnobotanistKathleen Harrisonabout 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).
- New York, NY