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)


Expanding Mind – For the Wild – 11.30.17

Religious scholar Sarah M. Pike talks about wilderness conversion, Hare Krishna hardcore, feral wonder, and her illuminating new book For the Wild: Ritual and Commitment in Radical Eco-Activism (University of California). Download this episode (right click and save)


Expanding Mind – Trans-Millenia Consort – 11.23.17

Legendary electronic musician Pauline Anna Strom talks about space music, intuition and imagination, being blind, and her new compilation Trans-Millennia Music (Rvng Intl.) Download this episode (right click and save)