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Expanding Mind explores the culture of consciousness: magic, spirituality, psychology, technology. Keep your mind open!

Expanding Mind explores the culture of consciousness: magic, spirituality, psychology, technology. Keep your mind open!
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New York, NY

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Expanding Mind explores the culture of consciousness: magic, spirituality, psychology, technology. Keep your mind open!

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@erik_davis

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English


Episodes

Expanding Mind – “Meditation"

1/18/2019
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In the first of his regular solo shows, host Erik Davis explores his personal history of “meditation"—including teenage stoner trances, voices in the head, and Zen anti-authoritarianism—with particular attention paid to the role of concentration practices in producing blissful and occasionally visionary states.

Duration:00:57:34

Expanding Mind – American Cosmic, Part 2

1/10/2019
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Religious scholar Diana Pasulka talks about anomalous cognition, 2001 monoliths, disclosure, future truths, absurd Christianity, and her book American Cosmic (Oxford).

Duration:00:57:12

Expanding Mind – American Cosmic, Part One

1/3/2019
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A talk with religious scholar Diana Pasulka about UFOs, scientific believers, book encounters, elite cabals, studying weirdness, and her new book American Cosmic: UFOs, Religion, Technology (Oxford).

Duration:00:58:15

Expanding Mind – Speaking with Plants

12/20/2018
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Author and plant behavior researcher Monica Gagliano talks about courage, scientific blindness, plant spirits, cannonball trees, cosmic glitches, and her fascinating new book Thus Spoke the Plant: A Remarkable Journey of Groundbreaking Scientific Discoveries & Personal Encounters with Plants (North Atlantic).

Duration:00:59:25

Expanding Mind – The Gorey Details

12/13/2018
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Culture critic Mark Dery talks about Surrealism, the gay voice, penny dreadfuls, and the occult and Taoist influences examined in his fascinating new biography of Edward Gorey, Born to Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey (Little Brown).

Duration:00:59:13

Expanding Mind – The Superheroic Dose

11/29/2018
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Martial artist and psilocybin explorer Kilindi Iyi talks about African martial arts, high dose psilocybin work, African-American psychedelia, Dr. Strange, and the metaphysics of darkness.

Duration:00:58:13

Expanding Mind – Memetic Tribes

11/15/2018
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Canadian cultural observer Peter Limberg talks about Stoicism, philosophical sandboxes, the Intellectual Explorers Club, making uncertainty sexy, and navigating the conflicts between today's memetic tribes.

Duration:00:58:35

Expanding Mind – Integrating Psychedelics

11/8/2018
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Nurse practitioner and psychedelic therapist Julie Megler talks about integration circles, hierarchy vs. community, ketamine therapy, somatic work, and the philosophy behind her new East Bay clinic Sage Integrative Health.

Duration:00:57:46

Expanding Mind – Rainbow Bodies

11/1/2018
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Poet, journalist, and professor Nicholas Powers talks about festival politics, race and psychedelia, dreads, tokenism, and his book The Ground Below Zero: 9/11 to Burning Man, New Orleans to Darfur, Haiti to Occupy Wall Street (UpSet Press).

Duration:00:58:45

Expanding Mind – The Arts of Dying

10/25/2018
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Bay Area conceptual artist Lindsay Tunkl talks about confronting death, therapy as art, pre-apocalypse counseling, humor, and her book When You Die You Will Not Be Scared to Die (Parallax Press).

Duration:00:58:44

Expanding Mind – Strange Angels - 10.18.18

10/18/2018
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Occultist and Aleister Crowley biographer Richard Kaczynski talks about Jack Parsons, the "method of science,” the Agape Lodge, the women of Thelema, and the pluses and minuses of the Strange Angel TV series.

Duration:00:57:48

Expanding Mind – Dialogue Mind

10/11/2018
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The Gurdjieffean teacher and DuVersity director Anthony Blake talks about dialogue, synergy, mind between brains, the trouble with teachers, and the gymnasium of beliefs in higher intelligence.

Duration:00:58:14

Expanding Mind – Time Loops, Part 2 - 10.04.18

10/4/2018
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In part two of our conversation, author and blogger Eric Wargo talks about dreams, self-fulfilling prophecies, unconscious trauma, the banality of true spirituality, and his book Time Loops: Precognition, Retrocausation, and the Unconscious.

Duration:00:58:36

Expanding Mind – Time Loops - 09.27.18

9/27/2018
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In part one of our conversation, author, blogger, and dreamer Eric Wargo talks about uncertainty, determinism, Zen, the evidence for “feeling the future," and his brilliant and head-spinning book Time Loops: Precognition, Retrocausation, and the Unconscious.

Duration:00:57:52

Expanding Mind – Terraforming Earth - 09.13.18

9/13/2018
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A conversation with eco-literary scholar Derek Woods about science fiction, terrariums, geo-engineering, eco-modernism, and the wild science of designing technologies that exceed our control.

Duration:00:58:28

Expanding Mind – Black Rock City 2018 - 09.06.18

9/6/2018
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Host Erik Davis reflects on Burning Man in light of his first return to the event in nearly a decade. Topics include: the Burning Opera, Instagram, poetic terrorism, remembering dead people, chaos, and the unfolding paradigm of the city.

Duration:00:58:24

Expanding Mind – Kali Ma - 08.30.18

8/30/2018
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A conversation with devotees Usha Harding and Swami Bhajanananda about the unique Kali temple they help run in Laguna Beach, and about the recovery of magic, the perfume of practice, Western pujaris, religious diversity, and the challenge of commercial yoga.

Duration:00:58:39

Expanding Mind – Citizen Science Trips - 08.23.18

8/23/2018
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A conversation with activist and writer David Nickles about the DMT Nexus, psychedelic militancy, extraction tek, the Statement on Open Science for Psychedelic Medicines, MAPS, and the trouble with for-profit psilocybin companies.

Duration:00:59:10

Expanding Mind – Voyages into Ethnobotany

8/16/2018
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A conversation with South African ethnobotanist Dale Millard about sangoma healers, animist science, beta carbolines, ayahuasca, and the broad-spectrum healing properties of harmine.

Duration:00:58:23

Expanding Mind - Playa Tricksters - 08.10.18

8/10/2018
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A conversation with writer, editor, and performer Mitch Mignano—aka Raven—about existential humor, the Cacophony Society and the origins of Burning Man, pranking your fears, nihilism, and the sacred clowns of the Sun Dance ceremony.

Duration:00:57:07