Waking Dreaming Being - 12.11.1412/12/14
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/
Expanding Mind - Symposium of the Sacred - 11/02/14
A talk with Isis Indriya and Eve Bradford, co-organizers of the upcoming Symposium of the Sacred, aboutlocal vibes, connecting with elders, and educating in a sacred context.http://symposiumofthesacred.com
Expanding Mind - Occult Rock - 10/26/14
A talk with author Peter Bebergal, author of Season of the Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll, about imagination, performance, and rock star delusions. http://www.tarcherbooks.net/season-of-the-witch-how-the-occult-saved-rock-and-roll/
Expanding Mind - Cosplay Shamanism - 10/05/14
A talk with artist and performer Barron Scott Levkoff, organizer of Spookeasy SF, about Halloween, the cartoon underworld, and stepping into permission. http://www.spookeasysf.com
Expanding Mind - The Singularity Archetype - 09/28/14
A talk with Jonathan Zap about Jung, science fiction, and harnessing the apocalypse within. www.zaporacle.com
Expanding Mind - Modern Satanism - 09/21/14
Satanic panics, transgression, and the sociology of the left-hand path: a talk with Professor Jesper Aagaard Petersen, co-editor of the bookThe Devil’s Party: Satanism in Modernity. http://www.ntnu.edu/employees/jesper.petersen
Expanding Mind - Sex Culture - 09/14/14
Objectification, Miley Cyrus, and the next turn of the sexual revolution: a talk with Polly Whittaker, author of the new memoirPolly: Sex Culture Revolutionary.http://www.pollysuperstar.com/
Expanding Mind - The Underworld - 09/07/14
Horror films, Hiroshima, and the psychogeography of descent: a talk with Andy Sharp of the group English Heretic, whose latest release, The Underworld Service, is available at http://englishheretic.blogspot.co.uk/p/souvenir-shop.html.
Expanding Mind - Christian Greer - 08/31/14
Dinner parties, anarchism, and cultivating the collective imagination: a talk with Christian Greer, co-founder of Corvid College and scholar of esoteric counterculture. http://uva.academia.edu/ChristianGreer
Expanding Mind - Terence McKenna - 08/24/14
Terence McKenna, multimedia mind, and the world-weaving power of stoned dialogue: a talk with film-maker Ken Adams, whose new film Imaginatrix: The Terence McKenna Experience is available to stream here: http://terence-mckenna-movie.tumblr.com.
Expanding Mind - Burning Man 3.0 - 08/17/14
Politics, partying, and the roads not taken: a critical assessment of “that thing in the desert” with Steven T. Jones, editor of the Bay Guardian and author of The Tribes of Burning Man.
Expanding Mind - American Witchcraft - 08/10/14
Social networks, spiritual pragmatism, and the “organized innocence” of American witchcraft: a talk with Aidan A. Kelly, author of A Tapestry of Witches: A History of the Craft in America, Volume 1 and the memoir Hippie Commie Beatnik Witches.
Expanding Mind - The Yoga of Psi - 08/03/14
Yogic siddhis, paranormal research, and the stange sociology of science: a talk with Dean Radin, senior scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences and author, most recently, of Supernormal: Science, Yoga, and the Evidence for Extraordinary Psychic...
Expanding Mind - Borg Like Me - 07/27/14
The maker movement, the surveillance web, and fanning the embers of 90s cyberculture: a talk with Gareth Branwyn, former editor at MAKE, Boing Boing, and Mondo 2000, and now author of Borg Like Me & Other Tales of Art, Eros, and Embedded Systems.
Expanding Mind - Consciousness Hacking - 07/20/14
Spiritual technologies, DIY neuroscience, and the renaissance of engineered mindstates: a talk with Mikey Siegel, Bay Area entrepreneur and consciousness hacker impresario . http://mikeysiegel.com/
Expanding Mind - Think Positive - 07/13/14
New Thought, the trouble with skeptics, William James, and the history and power of positive thinking: an animated talk with Mitch Horowitz, author of One Simple Idea: How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life. http://mitchhorowitz.com.
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