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/
Writer, scientist, and Shulginist Lex Pelger talks about medical marijuana, Moby Dick, queer weed warriors, and the healing power of sharing our stories about drugs. www.lexpelger.com
Author, journalist and WFMU DJ Jess Jarnow talks about Dead shows, distribution rings, LSD “religion”, and his comprehensive new book Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America. http://www.jessejarnow.com/about/
University of Chicago anthropologist William Mazzarella talks about psychological resonance, the concept of mana, and how magic helps illuminate advertising and propaganda. https://chicago.academia.edu/WilliamMazzarella
Technology writer and futurist Kevin Kelly talks about digital socialism, surveillance fears, and the cosmic force fueling technology. Kevin’s new book is The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces that Will Shape our Future.