The Liminalist # 212: The Hollywood Hook-Worm (with The Skrauss)

Return conversation with The Skrauss, on the superculture & the Hollywood heart of darkness. Part One: Movable Darkness (0 – 27 mins) Jasun in the UK, the new book, the Hollywood spell, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Charles Manson, Roman Polanski, TV-programmed killers, innocents in Hollywood, David Fincher’s disinfo delivery device, Marlon Brando’s contempt, …

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The Liminalist # 211b: Zones of Encounter (with John Cussans)

Second part of conversation with John Cussans Part One: The Game of Othering (0 – 20 mins) Breaking the pattern of secrecy, Jonathan Lethem , Phillip K. Dick, & the game of othering, zones of encounter, the unavowable community, turning a page in a Dick book, mirror neurons, affinity groups, unfinished articulations, kindred spirits, sleepers …

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The Liminalist # 211a: The Occult Conspiracy of the Unconscious (with John Cussans)

Two-part Conversation with John Cussans Part One: Drug Cult Cartel Magic (0 – 29 mins) Mexico, the witchcraft center, the Narcosatánicos, encounters with occult forces, psyops in Hollywood, tabloid journalism, The Believers, Mexican magic, Maximon & Baron Samedi, the Mayan death god, drug cult cartel magic, Breaking Bad, Jesus Malverde, sorcery or Hollywood, Santiago Atitlan, …

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The Liminalist # 210: (Obeying the Laws Of Physics, with Panu Lyytinen)

Conversation with Panu Lyytinen on Dave Oshana, Carlos Castaneda, house renovations, the limits of language, mapping Hell, & the Christian Mafia. Part One: Gonzo Sorcery (0 mins – 27 mins) Talking about Dave, an interest in Castaneda, loss of interest in sorcery, the use of time & energy on the spiritual path, the recapitulation, gonzo …

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The Liminalist # 209: When the UFO Becomes a Trauma (with David Moore)

Conversation with David Moore on UFOs, evolutionary metaphors, & trauma. Part One: Chasing the UFO Tale (0 – 32 mins) Prisoner of Infinity, Kripal’s traumatic secret, shamanic culture, Credo Muttwa, a tendency to disembodiment, a posture of postmodernism, metaphors for embodiment, unhealthy empowerment, confronted by reality, peak experiences eclipsed, body terror, Strieber’s emotionality, Gurdjieff, New …

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The Liminalist # 207: Better than God (with Mark Lawn)

Return conversation with Mark Lawn, on meeting Dave Oshana, locating the true self, opening a dialogue with the other dimension, Part One: The Unforeseen Force (0 – 34 mins) Special attention from Dave, helping the trilogy, sixth journey of energetics, the dangers of detox, encountering resistance, kundalini yoga courses, energy work, connecting the mind and …

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Interlude: Cultural De-Programming Made Easy (Discussing Seen & Not Seen with Bill Ramsey)

Talking with Bill Ramsey on William Ramsey Investigates, on Seen & Not Seen, movie violence, identity creation, dysfunctional family life, Jonathan Lethem, Talking Heads, Where Eagles Dare, Clint Eastwood, violence against women, Straw Dogs, male violence & mother-enmeshed men, Taxi Driver & Travis Bickle, Pauline Kael & the Paulettes, Roman Polanski and sexual deviation, Charles …

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An Ideological Divide at Zer0: Open Letter to Doug Lain

My 2013 disagreement with Chris Knowles, and subsequent open letter, came up yesterday in the comments section, and I mentioned that something similar had happened, or was happening, with my much more long-term collaborator, now publisher, Doug Lain. Doug took over Zer0 Books in late 2014, just before Seen and Not Seen was due to …

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The Liminalist 206: Loving Our True Nature (with Martin Jolly)

Return conversation with Martin Jolly, on knowing Dave Oshana, the long, hard road to authenticity of a soul lost in a world of false identities, the true nature of the body (& the mind), and the unnecessary aspect of suffering.  Part One: An Unquenchable Vibration (0 – 36 mins) Extending an invitation, what Dave does, …

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2 New Articles from Seen & Not Seen, Pauline Kael Doc, & 2 New Interviews

I have reworked and pared down two chapters from Seen & Not Seen for publication at the independent film site Cinephilia & Beyond: Getting Lost at the Movies with Pauline Kael and: Kael Kael Bang Bang: The Pauline Kael-Clint Eastwood Secret Wars These turned out to have timed quite well with a recently completed documentary …

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The Liminalist # 205: What’s Left When We Stop Believing?

Back with Gib Strange for a post-retreat conversation, on belief & disbelief, heaven & hell, the Devil & God, Jesus & Job, & connecting to a guiding principal of goodness. Part One: Mapping Hell (0 – 36 mins) Returning to dark research, mapping the history of trauma, seeking the hidden angelic, the feel-good industry, paper-thin …

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The Liminalist # 204: The Limits of Subjectivity (with Rodney Ascher)

Return conversation with filmmaker Rodney Ascher (Room 237, The Nightmare) on his new film Glitch in the Matrix & the many ins & outs of simulation theory. Part One: Filtering Reality (0 – 30 mins) Working on Glitch in the Matrix, Anthony Peake’s daemonic theory, sleep paralysis & simulation theory, video games & virtual reality, …

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The Liminalist # 203: The Robo-Nanny State (with James Corbett)

Conversation with James Corbett that makes the most of James’ vast and erudite knowledge on deep global politics, collective brainwashing, long-term social engineering, the technocracy movement, and what he calls “turnkey totalitarianism.” Looks at the deeper psychological and emotional mechanisms being exploited, coopted and undermined by decades of conscious sociopolitical manipulations. Part One: Manipulating the …

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The Liminalist # 202: Don’t Help Chicks to Hatch (with The Skrauss)

A meaty & mirth-filled conversation with The Skrauss that takes us all around the houses, from finding spiritual purpose via material engagement to the history of suffering, siddhis, questions of the afterlife, octopus’ brains, enlightenment vs. embodiment, and why we are here at all. Part One: Hope Life (0 – 32 mins) Dressing for phone …

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Checkmated by HAL: How Technocracy is Making the World a Better Place for Machines to Live In

In the ever-escalating ideological war of narratives, everyone agrees we need to “make the world a better place”—or claims to. In a general way, there is even agreement about how to do so: we need to make the world a better place by coming up with (and enforcing) better narratives. And regardless of the ideological …

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