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Episode 13: Lionell Snell on Magical Thinking

Episode 13: Lionell Snell on Magical Thinking

September 23, 2022

In this episode, we chat with magician, author, and youtuber Lionell Snell, aka Ramsey Dukes, about magical thinking.

 

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Episode 12: Eric Wagner on Beethoven and RAW

Episode 12: Eric Wagner on Beethoven and RAW

August 23, 2022

In this episode, we chat with teacher, author, and RAW scholar Eric Wagner on Beetoven and Robert Anton Wilson.

 

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Episode 11: Phil Farber on Magick, NLP, Crowley & RAW

Episode 11: Phil Farber on Magick, NLP, Crowley & RAW

July 23, 2022

In this episode, we chat with Meta-Magician Philip Farber on Magick, NLP, Crowley & Robert Anton Wilson.  Phil is the author of several books, including "High Magick, a guide to Cannabis in Ritual and Mysticism.  He’s also a regular speaker at the Starwood Festival and other events.

 

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Episode 10: Jesse Walker on Chapel Perilous

Episode 10: Jesse Walker on Chapel Perilous

June 23, 2022

In this episode, we chat with Jesse Walker, author of The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory and Rebels on the Air: An Alternative History of Radio in America.

IN AMERICA. He is an editor at Reason magazine, and he lives in Baltimore.

 

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In researching occult conspiracies, one eventually faces a crossroad of mythic proportions (called Chapel Perilous in the trade). You come out the other side either stone paranoid or an agnostic; there is no third way. I came out agnostic.” -RAW

Episode 9: Antero Alli and Chapel Perilous

Episode 9: Antero Alli and Chapel Perilous

May 23, 2022

In this episode, we chat with underground film maker, professional astrologer, paratheater ritualist, teacher, writer, forest walker, dreamer and no form engineer Antero Alli on Chapel Perilous, paratheater, and the Eight Circuit model.

Antero Alli:  

Mike's Eight Circuit playlist on YouTube

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Chapel Perilous is a stage in the magickal quest in which your maps turn out to be totally inadequate for the territory, and you’re completely lost. And at that point you get an ally who helps you find your way back to something you can understand. And then after that for the rest of your life you’ve got this question: Was that ally a supernatural helper, or was it just part of my own mind trying to save me from going totally bonkers with this stuff? And the people I know who’ve had that kind of experience, very few of them have come to an absolutely certain conclusion about that.”  -Robert Anton Wilson, “Maybe Logic”

Episode 8: James Joyce with Loic Wright

Episode 8: James Joyce with Loic Wright

April 23, 2022

In this episode, we chat with Loic Wright on Irish novelist, short story writer, poet, and literary critic James Joyce, author of Ulysses and Finnegans Wake.

Loic is a PhD candidate in 20th century Irish fiction and culture and an Irish Research Council Scholar, formerly of the James Joyce Center.  

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Loic on Twitter

James Joyce Centre

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“History, Stephen said, is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.”

“Shut your eyes and see.” 

     ― James Joyce

Episode 7: R. Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller with Kurt Przybilla

Episode 7: R. Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller with Kurt Przybilla

March 23, 2022

In this episode, we chat with inventor, writer, producer, and educator Kurt Przybilla on American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor, critic of work, and futurist R. Buckminster Fuller.

 

Kurt Przybilla invented Tetra Tops, the world’s first spinning top with more than one axis of spin, which were inspired by the works of Buckminster Fuller and have been featured in the New York Times, Popular Science, Baby Einstein, Child and Discover Magazine, as well as at the Smithsonian Institute. He is co-creator, writer and producer of the Molecularium Project at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he has produced and co-written Molecules to the MAX!, a 3D animated film for Giant Screen IMAX theaters, Molecularium, an award winning digital dome feature, and NanoSpace, an game-based online theme park to teach kids about atoms and molecules.

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“There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.”

“The minute you choose to do what you really want to do, it's a different kind of life.”

- R. Buckminster Fuller.

Episode 6: John Lilly, MD with Graham Talley

Episode 6: John Lilly, MD with Graham Talley

February 23, 2022

In this episode, we chat with flotation enthusiast, consultant, and publisher Graham Talley on physician, neuroscientist, psychoanalyst, psychonaut, philosopher, writer, and inventor John C. Lilly, MD, author of over 125  scientific papers and 19 books including Programming and Metaprogramming of the Human Biocomputer and two autobiographies, Center of The Cyclone and The Scientist.

John C. Lilly, MD's delightfully antiquated web site

      Beliefs Unlimited - YouTubepdf

Our guest Graham Talley:

 

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“In the province of the mind what one believes to be true, either is true or becomes true within certain limits. These limits are to be found experimentally and experientially. When so found these limits turn out to be further beliefs to be transcended. In the province of the mind there are no limits. However, in the province of the body there are definite limits not to be transcended.”

Episode 5: Kerry Thornley with Adam Gorightly

Episode 5: Kerry Thornley with Adam Gorightly

January 23, 2022

In this episode, we chat with writer and historian Adam Gorightly on the life, work and ideas of Kerry Thornley, aka Omar Khayyam Ravenhurst or simply Lord Omar, Jesse Sump, the Grand Caliph of California, and Ho Chi Zen; author of Zenarchy and The Idle Warriors; co-founder of Discordianism and co-author of the Principia Discordia.

From AdamGorightly.com:
Adam Gorightly has been chronicling fringe culture for two decades. His articles have appeared in nearly every 'zine, underground magazine, counter-cultural publication, and conspiratorial website imaginable. Bringing a mischievous sense of Prankster-Discordianism to the zany world of fringe culture, once Gorightly connects his dots, readers are plunged into alternative universes which forever alter their view of 'reality.'

Historia Discordia

Untamed Dimensions Podcast

Chasing UFOs

Adam Gorightly, actor, The Hill and the Hole, IMDB

 

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Episode 4: John Higgs on Timothy Leary

Episode 4: John Higgs on Timothy Leary

December 23, 2021

A rising star in the field of clinical psychology in the 1950s, Dr. Timothy Leary published his book, The Interpersonal Diagnosis of Personality in 1957. Dubbed the "most important book on psychotherapy of the year" by The Annual Review of Psychology, Leary's research led to the development of Transactional Analysis, popularized by Eric Berne in his 1964 book Games People Play.

Behind the scenes, Leary felt a growing dissatisfaction with the routines and predictability of 1950s middle class intellectual life.

He had begun teaching at Harvard when a colleague told Tim about his experience with a psychedelic mushroom on a trip to Mexico. In August 1960, Tim traveled to Cuernavaca, Mexico, and consumed psilocybin mushrooms for the first time.

Leary would later comment  that he had "learned more about his brain and its possibilities, and more about psychology in the five hours after taking these mushrooms than in the preceding 15 years of studying and doing research."

He began a psychedelic research program at Harvard with Richard Alpert, but within 3 years, the situation got so out of hand that Harvard terminated Leary and Alpert in 1963.

Intrigued by his research, three heirs to the Mellon fortune lent Leary and Alpert their 2300 acre estate in Millbrook NY where they continued their experimentation with psychedelics.   

Learn more about our fantastic guest, John Higgs, and his works:

https://johnhiggs.com/books/i-have-america-surrounded/

“Tim Leary and His Psychedelic H-Bomb” Realist Interview

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