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Progressiveradionetwork.com presents Expanding Mind with Erik Davis. He explores the culture of consciousness: magic, spirituality, psychology, technology.

Progressiveradionetwork.com presents Expanding Mind with Erik Davis. He explores the culture of consciousness: magic, spirituality, psychology, technology.

Location:

New York, NY

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Progressiveradionetwork.com presents Expanding Mind with Erik Davis. He explores the culture of consciousness: magic, spirituality, psychology, technology.

Twitter:

@erik_davis

Language:

English


Episodes

Expanding Mind – Summer Pause

6/20/2019
Erik reflects on a decade of podcasting, the learning curves of the show, the work of conversation, the uncanniness of our moment.

Duration:00:58:10

Expanding Mind – Liminal Mind

6/13/2019
A conversation with my wife Jennifer Dumpert about collaborative dreaming, iPad skrying, meditation, play, the problem with interpretation, and her new bookLiminal Dreaming: Exploring Consciousness at the Edges of Sleep (North Atlantic).

Duration:00:57:05

Expanding Mind – Deconstructing Yourself

6/6/2019
A discussion with meditation teacher and author Michael Taft about hardcore dharma, Buddhist modernism, shop talk, the soup of the sangha, and the problem of the achievement self and the blind leading the blind.

Duration:00:58:37

Expanding Mind – Queering Psychedelia

5/23/2019
An informative chat with psychedelic researcher Dr. Alexander Belser about qualitative research, the Mystical Experience Questionnaire, queer spiritualities, and the idea of coming “out of the psychedelic closet.”

Duration:00:57:45

Expanding Mind – Sacred Matter

5/16/2019
A conversation with philosopher of religion Mary-Jane Rubenstein about wonder, horror, animism, the multiverse, Heidegger, Einstein, Hawaiian telescopes, and her book Pantheologies: Gods, Worlds, Monsters (Columbia).

Duration:00:58:03

Expanding Mind – Patterns of Transformation

5/2/2019
A talk with experience designer Ida Benedetto about transformative games, trespassing, rules for sex parties, active introversion, magic circles, funerals, and queer spirituality.

Duration:00:57:38

Expanding Mind – Decriminalize Nature

4/26/2019
Entheogenic and community activists Larry Norris and Kufikiri talk about decriminalizing entheogenic plant medicines within Oakland: blind spots, changing the narrative, and resisting “the metronome of programming."

Duration:00:56:59

Expanding Mind – Feral Poetics

4/18/2019
Poet Janaka Stucky talks about guerrilla poetry, burlesque horror, mystical language, shame, prophecy, and the strange DMT experiences that inspired his latest book, Ascend Ascend (Third Mind Books).

Duration:00:57:27

Expanding Mind – Meditation Apps

4/11/2019
Science and technology researcher Rebecca Jablonsky talks about consciousness hacking, tech ethnography, information ecosystems, media fasts, and the ups and downs of outsourcing awareness.

Duration:00:55:13

Expanding Mind – Ouija Board Poetics

4/4/2019
Poet and literary scholar Stephen Yenser talks about James Merrill's poetic epic The Changing Light at Sandover (1982).

Duration:00:57:39

Expanding Mind – Yoga Tales

3/28/2019
Yogi, psychonaut, and dear old pal Spiros Antonopoulos returns to talk about the Ashtanga lineage, Crowley’s yoga chops, NYC punk yoga, and psychedelic Patanjali.

Duration:00:58:08

Expanding Mind – Higher Intelligence

3/21/2019
In this second wide-ranging talk with Anthony Blake, author of A Gymnasium of Higher Intelligence, we discuss J.G Bennett’s ideas of higher intelligence.

Duration:00:58:38

Expanding Mind – Psychedelic Dharma

3/14/2019
Host Erik Davis does a solo show on Beat Zen, the Fifth precept, tantric heresy, headless dharma collectives, capitalist subjectivity, and the Psychedelic Sangha meetups popping up in a few cities around North America.

Duration:00:58:01

Expanding Mind – Tarot Artistry

3/7/2019
Author and Tarot expert Mary Greer discusses Pamela Colman Smith (the illustrator of the famous Rider-Wait-Smith deck). We touch on the Golden Dawn, Jung’s active imagination, and the marvelous Pamela Colman Smith: the Untold Story.

Duration:00:57:45

Expanding Mind – Reality Physics

2/28/2019
Historian and astrophysicist Adam Becker—author of What is Real? The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics—talks about Schrödinger’s Cat, Bell’s Theorem, and the difference between weirdness and nonsense.

Duration:00:58:26

Expanding Mind – Beatnik Boyhood

2/21/2019
Writer and avant-garde publisher Tosh Berman discusses his charming new memoir Tosh, about growing up with his father, the remarkable underground California artist Wallace Berman.

Duration:00:58:01

Expanding Mind – Daimonic Conversations

2/14/2019
Writer and Ultraculture wizard Jason Louv talks about occult history, reality tunnels, his John Dee and the Empire of Angels book, Aleister Crowley’s secret Christianity, and the apocalyptic RPG the West can’t seem to escape.

Duration:00:58:05

Expanding Mind – Visionary Permaculture

2/7/2019
Culture-crafter and plant poet Delvin Solkinson discusses permaculture principles, OS Gaia, cartomancy, visionary art, design activation, and the Galactic Trading Card Oracle.

Duration:00:57:35

Expanding Mind – Queer LA

1/31/2019
Professor and queer historian Heather Lukes talks about Silver Lake riots, gay bikers, house ball scenes, the nostalgia for repression, and the joys and challenges of working on the online archive "The Grit and Glamour of Queer LA Subculture."

Duration:00:58:27

Expanding Mind – Find the Others

1/28/2019
Author and media scholar Douglas Rushkoff talks about collaborative technologies, silicon transhumanism, analog aura, the problem of the soul, and his new and timely manifesto Team Human. Join the team!

Duration:00:57:45