A talk with journalist Scott Carney about renegade gurus, spiritual ambiguity, and his book Death on Diamond Mountain: A True Story of Obsession, Madness, and the Path to Enlightenment.
A talk with dream worker Jennifer Dumpert about hypnagogia, Tibetan dream yoga, and surfing the waves of the unconscious.
A talk with ethnobotanist Kathleen Harrison about plant spirits, discernment, and the conflict between western and indigenous worldviews.
A talk with culture critic Steven Shaviro about panpsychism, science fiction, the liveliness of matter, and his book The Universe of Things: On Speculative Realism. http://www.shaviro.com/Blog/
A lively talk with religious philosopher Alexander Bard about network metaphysics, psychedelic spirituality, digital narcissism, and his book (with Jan Söderqvist) Syntheism: Creating God in the Internet Age. http://syntheism.org/
A talk with game designer Jeff Howard about spellcraft in digital games, the grammar of the occult, and his book Game Magic: A Designer’s Guide to Magic Systems in Theory and Practice
A talk with professor R.S. Deese about Aldous and Julian Huxley, transhumanism, ecology, and the future of our species.
A talk with professor Stephen Finley about hoodoo, metaphysical blackness, and his co-edited volume Esotericism in African American Religious Experience: “There is A Mystery…”
A talk with author Anthony Alvarado about DIY Magic, his excellent recipe book of spells, experiments, and consciousness hacks for intensifying creativity, fun, and mystery.
A talk with professor James Penner about Timothy Leary: the Harvard Years, his edited collection of Leary’s earliest writings on psychedelics, scripting, and set and setting. Download this episode (right click and save)