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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 – 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

Expanding Mind - The Practice of Skepticism - 07.26.18

7/26/2018
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A conversation with philosopher and religious studies professor Dustin Atlas about ancient skepticism, Madhyamaka Buddhism, the taste of honey, Montaigne, Robert Anton Wilson, and the path of doubt.

Duration:00:58:34

Expanding Mind - The Archons Are Back - 07.19.18

7/19/2018
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A talk with gnostic scholar Matthew Dillon about religious mourning, the Nag Hammadi library, sex magick Jesus, the gnostic Eden, David Icke’s lizards, and the power of the archons as an allegory of contemporary technological and political power.

Duration:00:57:38

Expanding Mind - Silicon Valley Fever - 07.12.18

7/12/2018
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A talk with journalist Adam Fisher about virtual reality, fumbling the future, the cyberculture underground, human augmentation, libertarianism, and his rich oral history Valley Of Genius: The Uncensored History of Silicon Valley, as Told by the Hackers, Founders, and Freaks Who Made It Boom (Twelve).

Duration:00:58:43

Expanding Mind - Mind Change - 07.05.18

7/5/2018
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A conversation with bestselling author Michael Pollan about psychedelic awe, trip reports, the mental health crisis, underground therapists and the highly positive reception of his book How to Change your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence (Penguin).

Duration:00:58:27

Expanding Mind - Drone Metal Mysticism - 06.28.18

6/28/2018
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A talk with music scholar and ethnographer Owen Coggins about amplifier worship, sonic pilgrimage, “as if” listening, metal humor, and his new book Mysticism, Ritual and Religion in Drone Metal.

Duration:00:57:57

Expanding Mind - None of This is Real - 06.21.18

6/20/2018
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A wide-ranging conversation with writer and teacher Miranda Mellis about uncanny climates, thinking with fables, empathic fictions, “don’t know” politics, Buddhist meditation, and the entanglement with the nonhuman.

Duration:00:59:01

Expanding Mind - Fungal Alliance - 06.14.18

6/14/2018
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A discussion with anthropologist Joanna Steinhardt about her study of DIY mycology, psilocybe politics, PF Tek, and psychedelic naturalism.

Duration:00:58:11

Expanding Mind - Trump and Magick - 06.07.18

6/7/2018
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A conversation with esoteric writer Gary Lachman about postmodernism, Positive Thinking, chaos magic, Putin's esoteric tricksters, and Gary's hot new book Dark Star Rising: Magick and Power in the Age of Trump (Tarcher).

Duration:00:58:29

Expanding Mind - Guru’s Child - 05.31.18

5/31/2018
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Guru’s Child A conversation with artist and man-about-town Naropa Sabine about Shakti, self-formation, rural ashrams, and growing up with a Tantric guru for a dad.

Duration:00:58:39

Expanding Mind - The Great Larry Norman - 05.24.18

5/24/2018
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A conversation with author Gregory Alan Thornbury about 70s Jesus Music, apocalyptic politics, Bob Dylan, countercultural Christianity, and his fascinating biography of the Christian rock star Larry Norman: Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music?: Larry Norman and the Perils of Christian Rock.

Duration:00:57:36

Expanding Mind - On Beyond - 05.21.18

5/21/2018
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A conversation with designer and snowboarder Sijay James about archaic revivals, neotribal design, mystic powder, flow, and falling with style.

Duration:00:58:13

Expanding Mind - Being Anarchist - 05.10.18

5/10/2018
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A conversation with Scottish poet and novelist John Burnside about Henry Miller, the flight from society, sexual braggadocio, folk ballads, Taoism, and his arresting book On Henry Miller: or How to Be an Anarchist (Princeton).

Duration:00:58:37

Expanding Mind - Tao Lin Trips - 05.03.18

5/3/2018
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A conversation with alt-lit novelist, poet, and artist Tao Lin, about Terence McKenna, feeling happy (or not), degenerate humans, writing trip reports, and his refreshing new non-fiction book Trip: Psychedelics, Alienation, and Change (Vintage).

Duration:00:58:26

Expanding Mind - Desert Oracle - 04.26.18

4/26/2018
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A conversation with Ken Layne, the maestro of the Desert Oracle podcast and field guide, about Joshua trees, desert Christianity, Edward Abbey, military secrecy, and the mysterious (and smelly) Yucca Man of local legend.

Duration:00:57:27