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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


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Expanding Mind - Morbid Anatomist - 11.16.17

11/16/2017
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Writer, photographer, and curator Joanna Ebenstein talks about Goth obsessions, memento mori, Santa Muerta, and her extraordinary new illustrated collection Death: A Graveside Companion (Thames & Hudson).

Duration: 00:55:37


Expanding Mind - Scary Thoughts - 11.09.17

11/9/2017
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Electronic musician and podcaster Marc Kate talks about nihilism, horror movies, New Age music, and transmuting Nazi black metal into the ambient soundscapes of his latest album, Deface. www.marckate.com

Duration: 00:59:41


Expanding Mind - Coyote Poetics - 11.02.17

11/2/2017
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Poet and wilderness writer Andrew Schelling talks about his new biography Tracks Along the Left Coast (Counterpoint), which tells the story of Jaime De Angulo (1887-1950): Big Sur bohemian, California Indian anthropologist, and great Coyote poet.

Duration: 00:58:11


Expanding Mind - Mindlessness - 10.19.17

10/19/2017
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Academic psychologist Thomas Joiner talks about the mindfulness craze, stoicism, the trouble with “trauma,” and his trenchant new book Mindlessness: The Corruption of Mindfulness in a Culture of Narcissism (Oxford).

Duration: 00:59:26


Expanding Mind - Imaginal Landscapes - 10.12.17

10/12/2017
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Scholar, writer, and mythographer William Rowlandson talks about Jorge Luis Borges, magical trees, Yankee mysticism, and the power of the weird and murky. https://williamrowlandson.wordpress.com/

Duration: 00:56:20


Expanding Mind - The Voyager Golden Record - 10.05.17

10/5/2017
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Futurist, science journalist, and Boing Boing co-editor David Pescovitz discusses space exploration, world music, Carl Sagan the stoner, and his participation in the recent release of the Voyager Golden Record, forty years after the original Voyager probes were launched. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ozmarecords/voyager-golden-record-40th-anniversary-edition

Duration: 00:57:34


Expanding Mind - Mentored by a Madman - 09.28.17

9/28/2017
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Neurologist and world-class Parkinson’s expert Professor A.J. Lees talks about William S. Burroughs, self-experimentation, ayahuasca, and his terrific medical memoir Mentored by a Madman: The William Burroughs Experiment.

Duration: 00:56:02


Expanding Mind - Into the Muck - 09.21.17

9/21/2017
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Israeli therapist, spiritual teacher, and psychedelic activist Galia Tanay talks about deep dharma practice, the problems with mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy, and how psychedelics shape the self.

Duration: 00:57:42


Expanding Mind - Robot Multiplicity - 09.18.17

9/18/2017
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Computer scientist, artist, and UC Berkeley robotics professor Ken Goldberg talks about autonomous vehicles, tele-gardens, free speech on campus, and the Singularity myth.

Duration: 00:58:24


Expanding Mind - Radical Technologies - 09.11.17

9/11/2017
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Designer and technology critic Adam Greenfield talks about magic bullets, the melancholy of machines, Tesla’s Autopilot, and his must-read new book Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life (Verso).

Duration: 00:57:29


Expanding Mind - Divination for Troubled Times - 08.31.17

8/31/2017
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Professional “psycho-diviner” (and former Expanding Mind co-host) Maja D’Aoust talks about solstice magic, liquid archetypes, artificial intelligence, and her hypnogogic new Tarot deck White Witch Tarot.

Duration: 00:58:36


Expanding Mind - Studying the Dead - 08.10.17

8/10/2017
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Grateful Dead scholar and professor Ulf Olsson talks about improvisation, self-organization, pirate ships, and his new book Listening for the Secret: The Grateful Dead and the Politics of Improvisation (University of California Press).

Duration: 00:58:42


Expanding Mind - Marvelous Moments - 08.03.17

8/3/2017
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Performer, writer, and MC Mark Petrakis, aka Spoonman, talks about San Francisco Dada, avant-vaudeville, spontaneous spirituality, and the importance of disregarding precision.

Duration: 00:56:25


Expanding Mind - The Fifth Wall - 07.27.17

7/28/2017
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Novelist, poet and conceptual artist Rachel Nagelberg talk about trauma, technology, ayahuasca, and her intense and resonant debut novel The Fifth Wall. http://www.rachelnagelberg.com/

Duration: 00:58:29


Expanding Mind - Cosmic Triggerer - 07.20.17

7/20/2017
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Performer, director and playwright Daisy Campbell talks about Robert Anton Wilson, the dangers of synchronicity, her father Ken’s 1976 production of Illuminatus!, and her resoundingly successful recent staging of Cosmic Trigger: the Play. https://cosmictriggerplay.com/

Duration: 00:57:33


Expanding Mind - Psychedelic Pedagogy - 07.13.17

7/13/2017
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Research scientist and UK sociologist Tehseen Noorani talks about hearing voices, pharmacological biases, studying psilocybin studies, and the importance of trickster teachers. His talk at Psychedelic Science is available here.

Duration: 00:59:14


Expanding Mind - The Zombie Complex - 06.29.17

6/29/2017
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Artist, author, and educator John Cussans talks about zombie cinema, revolutionary transgression, the politics of race, and his new book Undead Uprising: Haiti, Horror and the Zombie Complex.

Duration: 00:56:22


Expanding Mind - Indian Talking Machine - 06.22.17

6/22/2017
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Musician, sound artist, and 78 collector Robert Millis talks about hunting for records in India, the spectral mysteries of 78 records, Sublime Frequencies, and the sacred universe of Indian classical music. https://robertmillis.net

Duration: 00:58:54


Expanding Mind - Enlightened Resilience - 06.15.17

6/15/2017
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Futurist, Ethereum programmer, and critical infrastructure guru Vinay Gupta talks about global poverty, practical enlightenment, galvanizing visions, and the wisdom of uncertainty.

Duration: 00:57:25


Expanding Mind - Paranthropology - 06.01.17

6/1/2017
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Anthropologist Jack Hunter talks about possession, parapsychology, permaculture, and the elusive ontology of spiritual beings.

Duration: 00:58:25

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