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Expanding Mind

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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 - 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

7/14/2017
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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


Expanding Mind - Big Sur Encounters - 05.29.17

5/29/2017
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Musician and Gnome Life label head Fletcher Tucker talks about living through the Big Sur landslides, hunting for songs, and his haunting new eco-folk record Cold Spring.

Duration: 00:54:59


Expanding Mind - Cocreating Spiritual Worlds - 05.18.17

5/19/2017
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Transpersonal psychologist Jorge Ferrer talks about participatory spirituality, the problems with perennialism, the transpersonal evidence of psychedelics, and his new book Participation and the Mystery: Transpersonal Essays in Psychology, Education, and Religion.

Duration: 00:58:27


Expanding Mind - Cross Cultural Qawwali - 05.11.17

5/11/2017
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North American Qawwali musician Tahir Faridi Qawwal talks about sacred improvisation, the mystic bliss of qawwali music, breaking into tradition, and building bridges between East and West with his group Fanna-Fi-Allah. www.fanna-fi-allah.com

Duration: 00:57:38


Expanding Mind - Game Transfer Phenomena - 05.04.17

5/5/2017
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Psychologist Dr. Angelica Ortiz de Gortari talks about earworms, closed eye visuals, virtual reality dreams, and the many ways that computer games bleed into the offscreen lives of gamers.

Duration: 00:57:40


Expanding Mind - Occult Control Systems - 04.20.17

4/21/2017
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Hypermedia researcher and author Konrad Becker talks about algorithms from hell, the madness of rationality, media seances, and the martial art of freedom. http://world-information.net/en/

Duration: 00:57:25


Expanding Mind - Talismanic Bookseller - 04.13.17

4/13/2017
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Occult book dealer and underground musician Richard Bishop talks about modern grimoires, scorpion gods, Orientalist imagery, and hunting down physical books in the age of the Internet.

Duration: 00:51:38


Expanding Mind - Diamond Truths - 03.03.17

3/31/2017
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Spiritual leader and integral theorist A. Hameed Ali talks truth in the post-truth era, the method of inquiry, science fiction, and his new book The Alchemy of Freedom,written under his pen name A. H. Almaas.

Duration: 00:58:43


Expanding Mind - Desert Homesteading - 03.23.17

3/24/2017
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Joshua Tree homesteader and former Arthur editor Jay Babcock talks about turkey vultures, Vipassana, wildlife stewardship, and the communities of purpose he has discovered in the desert. jthomesteader.com

Duration: 00:58:19


Expanding Mind - Analog Listening - 03.16.17

3/17/2017
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Canadian musician Sarah Davachi talks about analog synthesizers, reverberating cathedrals, attention spans, and her amazing new ambient drone album All My Circles Run.

Duration: 00:58:08


Expanding Mind - Tracking the Wild - 03.15.17

3/16/2017
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Ecologist and wildlife tracker Meghan Walla-Murphy talks about following bears, reading the landscape, and cultivating relationships across species (and political) lines. http://www.meghanwallamurphy.com

Duration: 01:00:00


Expanding Mind - Cognitive Liberty - 03.02.17

3/3/2017
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Criminologist and law lecturer Charlotte Walsh talks about freedom of thought, neurotechnologies, religious exceptions, and how the role human rights might play in the decriminalization of psychedelics.

Duration: 00:58:08

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