A talk with art historian and religious scholar Marcia Brennan about multiple worlds, the art and technology of dying, and her work as an Artist-in-Residence in the Department of Palliative Medicine at Houston's M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.
A talk with cultural historian Alan Piper about LSD, fascist modernism, and Albert Hoffman's friendship with the enigmatic right-winger Ernst Jünger. http://www.amazon.com/Strange-Drugs-Makes-For-Bedfellows/dp/1514152517
A talk with psych-folk musician Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance) about improvisation, Agrippa, and his new Hexadic System book and playing card set. www.sixorgans.com.
A talk with scholar and musician Jason Bivins about improvising religion, sound as transformation, and his new book Spirits Rejoice! Jazz and American Religion.
A talk with scholar Marques Redd about Sun Ra, cosmic Egypt, and stepping out of academia to explore esoteric initiation.
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/