Explore the Expanding Mind archive
Dig through the hundreds of podcast conversations I had over the years.
Erik reflects on a decade of podcasting, the work of conversation, the uncanniness of our moment, and the publication of High Weirdness.
Jennifer Dumpert talks hypnogogia, collaborative dreaming, iPad scrying, and her book Liminal Dreaming.
Meditation coach Michael Taft talks about Deconstructing Yourself, hardcore dharma, Buddhist modernism, and the problem of the achievement self
Psychedelic researcher Dr. Alexander Belser talks about the Mystical Experience Questionnaire, the diversity of psychedelic trips, queer spiritualities, and the idea of “coming out of the psychedelic closet.”
Philosopher of religion Mary-Jane Rubenstein talks about wonder, horror, animism, the multiverse, and Hawaiian telescopes.
Patterns of Transformation
Experience designer Ida Benedetto talks about transformative games, trespassing, sex parties, funerals, and queer spirituality.
Activists behind the Decriminalize Nature initiative talk about decriminalizing entheogens in Oakland.
Poet Janaka Stucky reads and talks about burlesque horror, mystical language, shame, prophecy, and DMT.
Technology researcher Rebecca Jablonsky talks consciousness hacking, information ecologies, and the dangers of outsourcing awareness.
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.
Tarot expert Mary Greer talks about Pamela Colman Smith, the celebrated Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot, Jung's active imagination, and the art of illustration.