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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The Liminalist # 201: The Tension of Love (with Alejandro Martínez Gallardo)

Return conversation with Alejandro Martínez Gallardo exploring the paradox of transcendence & immanence and how the body is an image of the divine, in contrast to the counterfeit technological, transhumanist-nihilist-materialist and occultist postmodern philosophies. Part One: The Signal of the Soul (0 – 31 mins) Douglas Rushkoff, Erik Davis, psychedelics, Philip K. Dick, Silicon Valley, …

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The Liminalist 200: Shared Zones of Chapel Perilous (with Erik Davis)

Epic and long overdue talk with scholar of high weirdness Erik Davis, on the ins & outs, ups & downs of paranoid awareness, self-exploration and cultural examination, & the many different pathways through Chapel Perilous. Part One: Tightrope Walkers (0 – 33m) The inner chatter, meeting in Mexico, a gulf in worldviews, the podcast burnout, …

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The Liminalist # 199: Geopolitics & Metaphysics (with Recluse of VISUP)

Return conversation with Recluse of VISUP. Part One: Left & Right Wings of Geopolitics (0 – 36 mins) The Fabian Society, elites civil war in UK & US, le Cercle, Prisoner of Infinity, two formative experiences, a meeting with the king, dissociation and disembodiment, the question who am I, Chris Knowles, a murky background, an …

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When Wonder Occludes Objectivity: American Cosmic Unveils the Temple of Techno-Religion (1 of 2)

Part One: UFO Club “In the end, the future may well be decided by the image which carries the greatest spiritual power.” —Fred Polak, quoted in epigraph to Changing Images of Man Once more unto the breach, dear friends. American Cosmic: UFOs, Religion, Technology was released in early 2019, by Oxford University Press. It is …

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