American Cosmic, Part Two
Diana Pasulka returns to the show to talk about anomalous cognition, 2001 monoliths, disclosure, and absurd Christianity.
American Cosmic, Part One
Religious scholar Diana Pasulka talks about UFOs, scientific believers, book encounters, and her new book American Cosmic.
Speaking With Plants
Plant scientist Monica Gagliano talks about courage, plant spirits, rigorous experiments, and cosmic glitches.
The Gorey Details
Mark Dery talks about Surrealism, cultural criticism, and his fascinating new biography of Edward Gorey.
The Superheroic Dose
The legendary psychonaut Kilindi Iyi talks about African martial arts, high dose psilocybin work, Dr. Strange, and the metaphysics of darkness.
Canadian writer Peter Limberg talks about Stoicism, philosophical sandboxes, making uncertainty sexy, and navigating the conflicts between today's meme tribes.
Psychedelic therapist Julie Megler talks about integration circles, hierarchy vs. community, ketamine, and somatic work.
Poet and journalist Nicholas Powers talks about festival politics, race and psychedelia, dreads, tokenism, and Burning Man.
The Arts of Dying
Bay Area artist Lindsay Tunkl talks about confronting death, therapy as art, pre-apocalypse counseling, and the role of humor in it all.
Occultist and Thelemite Richard Kaczynski talks about Jack Parsons, the "method of science,” the Agape Lodge, and the Strange Angel TV series.
Gurdjieffean teacher Anthony Blake talks about dialogue, synergy, the mind between brains, and higher intelligence.
Time Loops, Part 2
Author Eric Wargo talks about dreams, self-fulfilling prophecies, the banality of true spirituality, and his book Time Loops.
Author Eric Wargo talks about uncertainty, determinism, Zen, and his head-spinning book Time Loops: Precognition, Retrocausation, and the Unconscious.
Eco-literary scholar Derek Woods talks science fiction, terrariums, geo-engineering, and eco-modernism.
Black Rock City 2018
In a solo outing, I reflect on Burning Man in light of my first return to the event in nearly a decade.