From my new printed pamphlet: "The pleasure is a singular suffering. Like a fine perfume, it blends a variety of notes into an evocative medley whose torment is greater than the sum of its parts."
Embrace the Void
How to weird out in a “serious but not literal” way that pushes things as far as yoy can without invoking anything that a reasonably open-minded skeptic would feel compelled to reject out of hand.
The Horror, the Horror
My talking head, which I am afraid does not twirl or speak in demonic growls, provides occultural backstory and thoughts about the 1970s.
Magic and Science
Jeffrey Mishlove has interviewed every visionary brainiac, New Age weirdo, and paranormal superstar under the sun. Now Mishlove is back with New Thinking Allowed, and he kindly invited me on the show to talk a quarter century of Techgnosis.
"Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down"
Kris Kristofferson’s “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down” leaps, or rather drifts, into that temporal breach between sacred and profane, and becomes thereby perhaps the most reverent of godless American ballads.
Podcast with Markus Reuter
A loose and improvisatory conversation about art, inspiration, and visionary experience.
The Elephant in the Room is LSD
In an era of “sacred plants,” commercial formulations, and manageable microdosing, LSD the Mighty has drifted to the periphery of our consciousness. What lessons does it still hold?
I discuss my intellectual trajectory, the lessons of 1990s "cyberdelia," and how techgnostic themes continue to inform our era of AI, post-truth polarization, simulation, and the explosion of digital occultism.
A talk on media, conspiracy, gnosis, and weirdness online, part of the excellent Weird Gnosis exhibition.
When the Bridegroom Comes radio mix
An hour-long mix of West Coast Jesus Movement music I made for Aquarium Drunkard.
The Psychospiritual Legacy of the Beatles
A conversation between me, Anderson Todd, and Rebel Wisdom's David Fuller about nostalgia, analog tech, nostalgia, surveillance, and why the Beatles still fascinate.
Wilson developed a wayward if deeply self-reflexive theory and dialectical method of visionary practice, one that, amidst the paranoia, presented its own deconstructive and libertarian vision of gnosis.
"In 2019, two remarkable photography books appeared, both of which document, in an appropriately twisty fashion, the California of the late 60s and 1970s."
Freaks of Color, parts 1 & 2
"Across genres and across the globe, music became psychedelicized in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, very much including soul and R&B. Indeed, in many ways funk music begins as R&B on acid."
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