Talking with Earl Fontainelle about Robert Anton Wilson, Meester Crowley, and 70s esoterica.
Some of the best conversations about religion are between disaffected scholars.
Attics of My Life
Riffing about grace, disenchantment, and the Grateful Dead tune
Are We Trapped in Chapel Perilous?
The High, Old, Weird 1970s
Building a Better Self: Demystifying Stoic Anthropotechnics
Peter Sloterdijk, pop Stoicism, systems theory, and the practice of the self in an era of urgent collective needs.
This episode should come with a Good Mental Housekeeping seal of approval.
The Chaos Path
A more personal podcast conversation than most, this one tracks my own pathless path.
A Sonospheric Corpse
I contribute readings of Clark Ashton Smith to a creepy audio collage.
UFOs as Spiritual Objects
The writer and cannabis activist Lex Pelger asks me some refreshing questions about UFOs, the greatest of modernist mysteries.
Sacred Plants, Religious Freedom and the Future of Psychedelic Spirituality
A three-way conversation between me, ethnobotanist Kat Harrison, and Oakland sacred gardener Bob Otis.
Weird and Wondrous
High school stories, William James, and the difference between reason and rationality.
Acid Communism and the Cosmic Right
Is there a connection between conspiracy theory and the ‘California Ideology’?
Paranoia, Conspiracy, and Covid
The religion of Q Anon, Gnostic psychology, narrative warfare, Metal Hurlant, and the “disenchanted paranormal.”
Our Pandemic Psychedelic Trip
Psychedelically amplifying Covid consciousness
Talking with PKD Talks...
Geeking out hard on PKD, film, and the cosmic WTF of 2/3/74.