Living with Others
A talk on animism and ethics delivered at Lightning in a Bottle, 2015.
Cocreating Spiritual Reality
Transpersonal psychologist Jorge Ferrer talks about participatory spirituality, perennialism, and the transpersonal evidence of psychedelics.
Cross Cultural Qawwali
North American qawwali musician Tahir Faridi Qawwal talks about sacred improvisation, the mystic bliss of qawwali music, and his wonderful group Fanna-Fi-Alla.
Neuroscientist Matthew Baggotttalks about anxious mysticism, the MAPS conference, and the blind spots within psychedelic research.
Occult Control Systems
Hypermedia researcher Konrad Becker talks about algorithms from hell, media seances, and the madness of rationality.
Occult book dealer and underground musician Richard Bishop talks about modern grimoires, scorpion gods, and improvised atmospheres.
Spiritual leader A. Hameed Ali talks about truth in the post-truth era, the method of inquiry, science fiction, and his new book The Alchemy of Freedom.
Jay Babcock, editor of the late great Arthur magazine, talks about turkey vultures, Vipassana, and homesteading in Joshua Tree.
Electronic musician Sarah Davachi talks about analog synthesizers, reverberating cathedrals, and her amazing new ambient drone album All My Circles Run.
Tracking the Wild
Wildlife tracker Meghan Walla-Murphy talks about following bears, reading the landscape, and cultivating relationships across species (and political) lines.
Criminologist Charlotte Walsh talks about cognitive liberty, neurotechnologies, and how human rights plays to the decriminalization of psychedelics.
Less eye candy than mind map, ‘Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia’ manages to radically reframe a period of creative ferment that remains weakly understood and remembered within the histories of art and design.
Technocultures of Consciousness
A wide-ranging talk about the culture of engineering consciousness, today and in the 1970s.
Alt-Right Meme Magic
Media researcher Florian Cramer dissects meme magic, Pepe the Frog, and the nihilism of the digital alt-right.