The Liminalist # 250: Mapping the Counterfeit (A Tale of Two Brothers, with Luke Dodson)

Conversation with Luke Dodson on the many snares, pitfalls and red herrings of the counter-cultural/psychedelic scene, the trajectory of the artist, the lure of self-destruction, and two lost soul brothers. Part One: Dawn Toads (0 – 29 mins) Erik Davis, Jeffrey Kripal, Prisoner of Infinity, Kripal’s spiritual bypassing, valorization of trauma, The Toad of Dawn, …

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Light of the Charge Brigade: Surfing the Zombie Apocalypse in 2020

Things are happening. If you think a storm is coming, you haven’t been paying attention: you are already in it. Like the riptide, struggling against it won’t work; the centrifugal pull of existence is more powerful than any of us, and than all of us combined. But there are ways to surf the tsunami, to …

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The Liminalist # 249: Carbon-Based Conduits in an International Network of Affect (with Sheldon Solomon)

Return conversation with Sheldon Solomon on terror management theory, Trump, trauma, the false identity’s necessary fictions, and the quest for embodied wisdom. Part One: The Alchemy of Hate (0 – 28 mins) Two ways to look at terror management theory, existential terror and culture, Ernest Becker, advertising & status, perpetual terrorization of the commercial life, …

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The Liminalist # 248: The Position of the Nothing (with Nina Power)

Conversation with Nina Power, on vulnerability, sacrifice, the freedom to fail, sun worship, and journeys to the underworld. Part One: Service of the Sun (0 – 35 mins) An excruciatingly personal text, a strange form of strength, erasing personal history, the best protection, ego dissolution, unrequited love, submission and sacrifice, the freedom to fail, the …

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The Liminalist # 247: Beyond the Masks (with Vincent Cafiso)

Conversation with Vincent Cafiso of Joy Zipper on the creative drain and pressures of success within the music industry, and moving beyond the masks. Part One: Italian Stallions (0 – 33 mins) Putting things to rest, learning guitar at 13, art as higher calling, Seen & Not Seen & identity creation, early depression, finding a …

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A Taste of Freedom: On the Other Side of Original Wound

The opening question on the last Oshana online event (“Breaking the Grand Illusion: Coming Unstuck, Never Arriving and the Least Expected Option”) was: should we close things out of awareness (or cut things off), or should we let everything in? Do we need to manage our connections and relations, and if so, how much? This …

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The Liminalist # 246: The Lesser of Two Dystopias (with Sam Hyde)

Return conversation with Sam Hyde on life in New York during covid-19 and the great social reboot.  Part One: The Fire Behind the Smoke of Covid-19 (0 – 28 mins) A skeptical approach, seeking the fire behind the smoke, New York before, during, & after the lockdown, Sam catches the corona virus, sink & alone …

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Original Wound/Ultimate Taboo, Writer’s Block/Quixotic Cock: A Married Incel on the Ups & Downs of Insatiably De-Generate Genitalia

If, as Dave said towards the end of the last online event (Healing the Mother of All Wounds), the truth is a sensation, how do I articulate a sensation? Letters are not nerve endings; words are not cell tissue; sentences are not ligaments or bone structures; articles are not organs. A book is not a …

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The Liminalist # 245: Where Two or More Are Gathered (with Gib Strange)

Back with the world’s most-recurring Liminalist, Gib Strange. Part One: Therapy for Golem (0 – 28 mins) Difference between face to face and text-based communication, autistic children, what transmits unconsciously, inter-relational tensions between Gib & Jasun, Dave-related projects, losing friends, jokes about suicide, an unwitting cry for help, getting to the high ground, when the …

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Real Zero & Counterfeit Zero: Irritation, Inner Noise, Original Wound

Before the last online Dave Oshana event, we received the orientation, which included a number of questions: What irritates you? What disturbs you? What irritates others? What disturbs others? Which methods have you tried to resolve the above issues? Does any method work 100%, all of the time? Why (or not)? How? How do you …

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The Liminalist # 244: Traumatized Angels (with Tim K.)

Conversation with listener Tim K on writing, language, ironism, the nature of evil, Christianity, the life force, and community life. Part One: Crucial Fictions (0 – 32 mins) The writing & speaking process, Sebastian Horsley’s sticky notes, precomposed speech, the Leo life as performance, the dandy as human billboard, identity-creation, Seen & Not Seen, the …

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Homo Serpiens Redact/Redux (Emerging from Occultism) & 16 Maps of Hell Update

My first dialogue exclusively about 16 Maps of Hell, with Hermitix, is now up, Download here.  The 16 Maps of Hell campaign has now achieved its first two goals and (as you will see in the sidebar), you can now pre-order both the smythe-sewn paperback and the audio book mp3s (estimated release date October 31, …

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A Game of Masks: The Undertaker of Illusions, Satan’s Advocate, & Hell Maps Inner & Outer

Abstract: Neurons that are suffering from chronic amnesia need reminding of what they are. They need to connect to other neurons that see their essential natures and remind them. By connecting into the original love field of one another, we are restored to our true nature and essence. Like the Hebrew prayer, “Listen: the Lord …

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The Liminalist # 243: Senders & Receivers (with Franz Ruppert)

Conversation with Franz Ruppert on the fundamentals of trauma, family constellations, resonant fields, cooperative vs competitive social arrangements, dark alliances, & finding the light within. Part One: A Traumatized Life (0 – 22 mins) Blocked relationships, a constant state of stress, family constellations, inner world access, resonant fields, bonding relationships, trauma in the womb, survivors …

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The Liminalist # 242: A Taste of Transmission (with Ashley H)

Return conversation with Ashley H, on impressions of Dave Oshana, the transmission, ancestral loads, embodying the life force and connecting hell to heaven.  Part One: Questions of Enlightenment (0 – 24 mins) The changing iterations of Dave Oshana, the necessity of identity, the influence of words, the normality of Dave, questions of enlightenment, beyond our …

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Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Be Normal: Covid-19 Social Engineers’ Green Dreams Update

This is a brief follow up to the April 6 post, “Illuminations Never Come from the Crowned: Carbon Credit, New Reserve Currency, & the Oligarchic Green Lock-Step to a Post-Covid-19 World.” It’s sparked by a couple of recent developments. At the personal end of the spectrum, my flight to Europe in June was just cancelled, …

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Do Organs Dream of Collective Sleep? (Or: The Man Who Dreamed He Was an Island)

I woke again from dreaming. The familiar blend of bodily discomfort, emotional heaviness, and mental ennui was there to greet me. It was a feeling of being caught between a world of dreams, still calling to me but mostly out of reach—floating fragments barely coherent as thoughts or images—and the wake-world, all-too-familiar, but considerably less …

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