Poet Janaka Stuck reads and talks about burlesque horror, mystical language, shame, prophecy, and DMT.
Whispers of the Demon
"The garden of forking paths is really a one-way labyrinth, a plunge into a single conundrum that is swallowing us up."
Ouija Board Poetics
Poet Stephen Yenser talks about Ouija boards, devotion, duplicity, and James Merrill's epic poem The Changing Light at Sandover.
Yogi psychonaut Spiros Antonopoulos talks about Crowley, Patanjali, Ashtanga yoga, and the gifts of practice.
Gurdjieffean teacher and writer Anthony Blake talks about Higher Intelligence, will, nature, and the trouble with "tools."
Host Erik Davis does a solo show on Beat Zen, the Fifth Precept, tantric heresy, and the emerging Psychedelic Sangha.
The Psychedelic Book of the Dead (Paper)
Tarot expert Mary Greer talks about Pamela Colman Smith, the celebrated Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot, Jung's active imagination, and the art of illustration.
Astrophysicist and author Adam Becker talks about Schrödinger's cat, quantum philosophy, his beef with the Copenhagen interpretation, and his book What is Reality?
Tosh Berman talks about California bohemia, zoot suits, the hippie horrors of Topanga canyon, and life with his amazing artist father Wallace Berman.
Ultraculture critic and wizard Jason Louv talks about reality tunnels, John Dee, Aleister Crowley’s secret Christianity, and the apocalyptic RPG the West can’t seem to escape.
Plant poet and culture crafter Delvin Solkinson discusses permaculture design, OS Gaia, visionary art, and the Galactic Trading Card Oracle.
Queer historian Heather Lukes talks about Silver Lake riots, gay bikers, house ball scenes, and the shifting meaning of subculture.
Find the Others
Douglas Rushkoff talks about collaborative technologies, analog aura, and cheerleading for Team Human.
Host Erik Davis explores his personal history of meditation, stoner trances, paranormal flashes, and other altered states.