The artist John F. Simon, Jr talks about multimedia, improvisation, contemplative practice, and his wonderful new book Drawing Your Own Path: 33 Practices at the Crossroads of Art and Meditation.
The award-winning novelist John Crowley talks about fantastic literature, alchemy, and his new translation of the 17th century hermetic classic, The Chemical Wedding by Christian Rosenkreutz (Small Beer Press).
Ganga White, founder of the White Lotus Foundation and one of the architects of American yoga, talks about gurus, psychedelics, flow, and the value of a pathless path. https://www.whitelotus.org Download this episode (right click and save)
Occultist and researcher “Azi Rasa” talks about the contemporary plight of the Yazidi, a religious minority group in Iraq whose worship of the Peacock Angel has inspired both fascination from modern occultists and genocidal hatred from ISIL.
Psychedelic activist Katie Tomlinson talks about psy-trance, religious experience, integration circles, and the potential role of psychedelics in overcoming oppression.
Author and esoteric theologian Richard Smoley talks about Canaanite deities, the apolitical Jesus, spiritual wine, and his new book How God Became God: What Scholars are Really Saying about God and the Bible. http://www.innerchristianity.com/ Download this episode (right click and save)
Writer, culture critic, and musician Greg Tate talks about free jazz, Black modernism, spiritualized futurism, and his new collection Flyboy 2: the Greg Tate Reader. https://www.dukeupress.edu/flyboy-2
Legendary occult book-dealer Todd Pratum talks about rejected knowledge, growing up Californian, book synchronicities, and the loss of knowledge in the age of the Internet. http://www.pratum.com/ Download this episode (right click and save)
Author and journalist Claire Hoffman talks about TM, yogic flying, belief, and her new memoir Greetings from Utopia Park: Surviving a Transcendent Childhood. http://www.clairehoffman.com/
Speculative fiction writer and book collector Jack Womack talks about flying saucers, modern myth, UFO blueprints, and his new book Flyings Saucers are Real!, which samples from his extensive UFO Library. http://shop.mexicansummer.com/product/jack-womack-flying-saucers-real/