The Liminalist # 236: Invitation to a Brainstorm: Applied Liminality During the Corona Virus Crisis

Feedback from this event: Couldn’t fall asleep after the event, but I did notice the despair and sadness I had experienced all day had vanished, not to return (so far)… far more revelatory than I had anticipated, and I find it difficult to put into words how.  A couple times throughout the event, I had …

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Death Valley 69: Everything You Thought You Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Too Traumatized to Ask

Today’s newsflash for both guys and gals: A man can fake his orgasms (and now his hard-on) too. As some of you know (you have been kind enough to tell me), there are benefits to be had from sharing intimate details of our inner journey, especially painful and embarrassing ones. I said a while ago …

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The Liminalist # 235: An Echo of Inconceivability (with Martin Jolly)

Return conversation with Martin Jolly on viruses, end-times, Oshana, angry sperm, becoming what we are and unshackling the life force from human interference. Part One: Reorganization of the Global Mind (0 – 33 mins) Self-quarantined in Finland, a culture in transition, 12 Monkeys, Extinction Rebellion’s dream, identifying the problem, businesses in jeopardy, being suspended, feeling …

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Parallel Lives During Wartime: The God Game Vision from 2002 to 2020, Who Knew?!

The God Game was the name of a film project I was working on in early 2002. I was living in London, and recruiting people wherever I could find them. I was also visiting the New Age bookshop Mysteries, in Covent Garden, and the occult shop Watkins, quite a lot (I was even reading Tarot …

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Unseen Life Rhythms: Corona Viral Update & Another Look at Pure Life Force in Action

Saturday’s “Spring-Break to Eternity” was the most densely populated Liminalist event to date and covered a range of topics, from Dave Oshana to the human and sociopolitical adaptations to the so-called Corona Virus. The above podcast is a collection of dialogues on that last subject. As a separate audio, here’s a clip in which I …

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The Liminalist # 234: Works in Progress (with Ann Diamond)

Return conversation with Ann Diamond on the literary world, the rock n’ roll industry, and MKULTRA’s archetypal hijacking. Part One: The MKULTRA Key (0 – 26 mins) A dream of Ann Diamond, MKULTRA past, piecing together a fragmented past, a memory block, Ted Hughes, Ann’s mentor, modeled on Sylvia Plath, a sexual initiation, meeting Hughes …

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Oshana’s Ark, or, When Humanity’s Fascia Relaxes: Containing the Crowned Virus (Latest JaHo-DaOs Update)

The last Dave Oshana online event, ‘Healing Humanity’s Tainted Inter-Generational Ancestral Blood,’ was a softer, looser, affair: settling into the new state stirred by the “death-of humanity trilogy” of the last three weeks (partially reiterated at this blog). Dave’s many-horse-power engine was sidling, as if giving us time to mount before the next lift-off. And …

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The Liminalist # 233: Reasons to be Cheerful in the End-Times

Rare solo flight with Jasun for The Liminalist, on corona panic, thrift store politics, and the unbearable lightness of being human. Part One: Imagining the Audience (0 – 24 mins) On being anal, keeping up the podcast, a hub for spreading the corona virus, the smartification of humanity, a prison for God, the human heart, …

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Horsley/Oshana 3.0: The Perks & Perils of Merging with Humanity

Part One: Dodging Bullets Isn’t for Every One Leave the Toolkit Since I have to start somewhere, I will start with two recent email exchanges with Dave that occurred between the last Sunday Oshana event and this latest blog post. First up, Dave’s comments about the last podcast, “The Invisible Payload,” which he referred to …

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Walking in Invisible Lands: Dave Oshana Does the Dead Zone

The following was inspired by the last two online Dave Oshana events, “Déjà Vu: How Many Times Have You Done This Before?” and “The Challenge of the Dying Light in the Final Moments of Life on Earth.” They are not transcripts but paraphrases, combined with my own thoughts and interpretations:  a Horsley cover of an …

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The Liminalist # 231: The Mimetic Circus (with DC Miller)

Conversation with Daniel Miller on crossing the ideological minefield & getting back to the ground of metaphysical reality. Part One: The Ideology of Power (0 – 28 mins) Thought-policing in the art world, LD50 gallery under protest of antifa, post-Trump manufacturing of antifa, punching Nazis, mimetic political violence, folk psychology of fascism, institutional ideological repression, …

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The Invisible Payload: Post-Island Initiation Event, Not for the Faint of Heart

When the world ends, will there be silence or will there be sound? If you are reading this, then you were brought here by a white rabbit surfing a splinter in your mind, though it is possible you still do not know it. At the center of your consciousness, there is an insidious web of …

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The Liminalist # 230: Culture Wars (with Alexander Adams)

Conversation with artist & author Alexander Adams, on identity politics, progressive decadents, postmodernism, critical theory, transgender crypto-eugenics, & the transgressions of the ruling elite. Part One: Cultural Entryism (0 – 27 mins) Comicsgate, cultural entryism & social justice activism, snuffing out heterosexuality in the superhero universe, Gamergate, activism as power-hunger, revenge-politics, Marxist principles, collective correction …

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The Liminalist # 229: The Aesthetics of Terror (with Ken Ammi)

Return conversation with Ken Ammi on horror movies, occultism, Stephen King’s IT & the perils of hyperstition. Part One: Art & Propaganda (0 – 31 mins) The Hollywood spell, watching with two brains, a Catch-22 of studying propaganda, submitting to narratives, sensory deprivation & sensory overload, multiverse theories & celebrity lifestyles, the origins of movie-enthrallment, …

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Jacques Ellul’s Propaganda

Selected excerpts from Jacques Ellul, Propaganda: The Formation of Men’s Attitudes, without commentary. Full PDF here. Central in Ellul’s thesis, is that modern propaganda cannot work without “education”; he thus reverses the widespread notion that education is the best prophylactic against propaganda. On the contrary he says, education, or what usually goes by that word …

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The Liminalist # 228: The Mystic Joiner (with Meta-Nomad)

For the fifth anniversary of The Liminalist, a conversation with Meta-Nomad of Hermitix podcast, on mystery podcasting and when love and kindness makes a comeback! Part One: The Quest for Reenchantment (0 – 28 mins) Differing approaches to podcasting, getting straight to the punch, attention economy, the philosophy of the strange hermit, the methodology of …

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White Male Edgeman: Liminality, Group Identities, and Authoritarianism Left & Right

An older piece that appeared at Jim Kunstler’s blog & elsewhere but never here, to give auticulture aficionados something to chew on while I am away. “Radical changes of identity, happening suddenly and in very brief intervals of time, have proved more deadly and destructive of human values than wars fought with hardware weapons.” —Marshall …

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The Liminalist # 227: Naguals in Hollywood (with Hunter Muse)

Conversation with Hunter Muse on her experience with Carlos Castaneda, the sorcery path, & on the edges of Hollywood insider weirdness. Part One: The Gospel of Carlos (0 – 28 mins) First encounter with the Castaneda group in Tempe, Arizona, witches party, talks at the Phoenix bookstore, the lure of the second attention, magical passes, …

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Me, Dave Oshana, & Apocalypse Imminent & Immanent (Podcast) + Selling Maps in Hell (YouTube video)

It stands to reason that any communiqué should lead with the most interesting and compelling part. But here’s the rub: the most interesting and compelling part of what I am up to is something someone else is doing. Look at it this way: a good spice doesn’t draw attention to itself but rather to the …

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