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.
Kali devotees Usha Harding and Swami Bhajanananda talks about their Laguna Beach temple, the perfume of practice, Western pujaris, and the challenge of commercial yoga.
Citizen Science Trips
Underground researcher and psychedelic activist David Nickles talks about the DMT Nexus, the Statement on Open Science for Psychedelic Medicines, MAPS, and the trouble with for-profit psilocybin companies.
Voyages into Ethnobotany
Ethnobotanist Dale Millard talks about sangoma healers, animist science, ayahuasca, and the broad-spectrum healing properties of harmine.
Burning Man writer Mitch Mignano—aka Raven—talks about existential humor, the Cacophony Society, pranking your fears, and the sacred clowns of the Sun Dance ceremony.
The Practice of Skepticism
Religious studies professor Dustin Atlas talks about ancient skepticism, Buddhism, Robert Anton Wilson, and the taste of honey.
The Archons Are Back
Gnostic scholar Matthew Dillon talks about religious mourning, the Nag Hammadi library, sex magick Jesus, David Icke’s lizards, and the power of the archons as an allegory of contemporary reality.