Expanding Mind – Cosmic Triggerer – 07.20.17

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. Download this episode (right click and save)


Expanding Mind – Psychedelic Pedagogy – 07.13.17

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.  


Expanding Mind – The Zombie Complex – 06.29.17

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. Download this episode (right click and save)

Expanding Mind – Indian Talking Machine – 06.22.17

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. Download this episode (right click and save)


Expanding Mind – Enlightened Resilience – 06.15.17

Futurist, Ethereum programmer, and critical infrastructure guru Vinay Gupta talks about global poverty, practical enlightenment, galvanizing visions, and the wisdom of uncertainty. Download this episode (right click and save)


Expanding Mind – Cocreating Spiritual Worlds – 05.18.17

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.  Download this episode (right click and save)


Expanding Mind – Cross Cultural Qawwali – 05.11.17

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.  Download this episode (right click and save)


Expanding Mind – Game Transfer Phenomena – 05.04.17

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.