Expanding Mind – Goodbye Reality – 02.22.18

A conversation with futurist, inventor, and educator Mark Pesce about Faustian bargains, Facebook mind control, surveillance capitalism, and his bracing recent article “The Last Days of Reality.”  https://www.markpesce.com/ Download this episode (right click and save)


Expanding Mind – The Gnostic New Age – 02.15.18

A conversation with historian of religion April DeConick about altered states, religious conspiracy theory, emerging cognitive structures, and her new book The Gnostic New Age: How a Countercultural Spirituality Revolutionized Religion from Antiquity to Today.  Download this episode (right click and save)


Expanding Mind – Getting Higher – 02.08.18

A chat with occult writer and drug geek Julian Vayne about Baphomet, the (sur)reality of spirits, evolution, ritualizing entheogens, and his new book Getting Higher: The Manual of Psychedelic Ceremony. https://theblogofbaphomet.com/ Download this episode (right click and save)


Expanding Mind – Consciousness Explorer – 02.01.18

A lively discussion with “meditation MacGyver” Jeff Warren about polyspirituality, Buddhist hedonism, the X-factor of awareness, and how he contributed to Dan Harris’s new book Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics (Spiegel & Grau). http://jeffwarren.org/ Download this episode (right click and save)