The Liminalist # 31: I Know Who You Are (with Ann Diamond)

https://boxes.nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com/wp-content/uploads/Diamond2.mp3 Podcast. Part Two: “The Pied Piper of Montreal.”    Download (Duration 1:10:00 — 64 MB) Parts one and two of a four-part epic exploration with author and survivor Ann Diamond. Part one: Intro by Jasun, psychic engineering and amnesia, the danger of hypnosis, healing through talking and writing, the Whitley Strieber vortex, the MKUltra program, Ann’s …

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The Liminalist # 30.5: Perceptual Warfare (with Olga Bogdashina)

Second part of conversation with author and autism researcher Olga Bogdashina, on autism as a paradigm change, telepathy and “telepathy,” forbidden subject matter, Donna Williams and shadow senses, confusing science and scientism, William Stillman and The God Connection, the need for neutrality, physical empathy, autistic connection to animals, the authentic self, the biological roots of the …

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The Liminalist # 30: The Autism Bridge (with Olga Bogdashina)

First part of scintillating dialogue with the author Olga Bogdashina on autism as behaviors vs. autism as perceptual, Olga’s background, early diagnoses of schizophrenia, maintaining a neutral perspective, a dissertation on sensory perception, autism & language development, the problems of theory of mind, autism & spirituality, extra-consensual perception, reality construction, Intense World Syndrome, mini-columns in …

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Liminalist # 29.5: The Scales of Justice (with Temple Grandin)

Part two of conversation with Temple Grandin, on the overlap artist and autist, speech delay in autism, Jasun’s bohemian background, encouraging artistic ability in children, video game addiction, limiting exposure to technology, learning computer programming, Temple’s emotional life, a preference for intellectual complexity, human psychodramas and US politics, social media and emotional amplification, moderating message …

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Liminalist # 29: 100 Galaxies (with Temple Grandin)

Accompanying article: “An Encounter with the Improbable: Temple Grandin.” Part one of a two-part conversation with autistic author Temple Grandin, with introduction by Jasun on penetrating the membrane of the mainstream; on the auticulture audience, taking socialization, refusing handshakes, rejecting the social contract, kids today, learning basic skills, small talk among humans, early intervention, Temple …

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Liminalist # 28.5: Potemkin Villages (with Jonathan Lethem)

Accompanying essay, “Invitation of the Mirror” Follow-up conversation with Motherless Brooklyn author Jonathan Lethem, on the novel-in-progress, working in the horror genre, late-Cronenberg parallels, Chronic City, personal fantasy informing fiction, Lethem’s characters as nonviable personas, deflationary fiction, crumbling castles, useless super-powers, & ineffective postures, the P.K. Dick vault, occult symbolism in Chronic City, the ephemerality of identity, …

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Liminalist # 28: A Conspiracy of Secret Voices (with Jonathan Lethem)

(Companion essay, “The Margins & the Mainstream: Horsley on Lethem”) Outtakes: Lethem on Dissident Gardens and maternal lineage (15 mins)  Download https://boxes.nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com/wp-content/uploads/Lethem-on-Dissident-Gardens.mp3   First of two conversations with author Jonathan Lethem, on meeting Lethem, Lethem “almost feeling stalked,” the transmigration of psyches, encountering Philip K. Dick, being colonized, reader-author intimacy, the genesis of Seen & Not Seen, …

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Liminalist # 27.5: Your Own Personal Underworld (with Heather Poirier)

(This podcast is accompanied by an article, “The World Itself: Powerlessness, Fantasy, Transportation Systems & Lost Masculinity in True Detective 2.” PDF here. Audio reading below.) Second part of in-dept exploration of True Detective season 2 with Heather Poirier, on the American Dream, ideology, and weaponized memes, the power of ideas, art as inoculation, The Counselor, a positive virus, connecting to …

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Liminalist # 27: There Is No Surface (Discussing True Detective with Heather Poirier)

This podcast is accompanied by a two-part article, “The World Itself: Powerlessness, Fantasy, Transportation Systems & Lost Masculinity in True Detective 2.” First of a two-part psycho-exploration of Nic Pizzolatto’s True Detective season 2 with Lovecraftian Heather Poirier, on comparisons to season 1, the armature of espionage, plot as a delivery device, the implacability of archetypal forces, Greek tragedy and …

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Liminalist # 26: Everything Changes with the Light (with Bo Moore)

Conversation with Aspergerhuman blogger Bo Moore, on alexithymia, emotion and language, autism and Asperger’s as imports from other symptomologies, studying animal behaviors to understand humans, emotions as reaction to environment, freeze response, society as a predatory environment, early Homo Sapiens and socialization via agriculture, juvenilization of humans, wild humans, neoteny and domestication, differential development, growing …

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Liminalist # 25.5: The Brain Eaters (with Peter Watts)

Second part of conversation with science fiction author Peter Watts, on the possibly mal-adaptive nature of consciousness, meat robots, cognitive capacity, Julian Jaynes and mounding fullness, consciousness vs. self-awareness, conditioning experiments, the cognitive feats of corbetts, the Cambridge declaration and self-aware octopi, why sex feels good, fractal geometry and healthy environments, does consciousness subvert the …

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Liminalist # 25: A Micro-Organism of Meaning (with Peter Watts)

(Original photo by  Maria Nygård) Here comes Behemoth-author Peter Watts, for the first hour of a roving and rifting conversation with Jasun about killing Jake (the One) and integrative therapy courtship, Lonesome Bob’s death ballad, Peter’s  marine biology years, the initial impetus, Peter’s childhood “Everyone can have their own aquarium!” epiphany, astronaut dreams, getting off …

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Liminalist Interlude (Invisible Rock)

No podcast this week; a few idle musings about future guests, rich man’s fantasies, True Detective, depression, lucid boredom, UFOs, and God, to tide listeners over until next week. Songs: “El Mariachi” and “Monkey Said” by The Freak Fandango Orchestra; “Six Sticks,” by Halloween; “Invisible Rock,” by Kevin Blechdom; “The Spase Dogs,” by the Vivisectors.

Liminalist # 24.5: The Floodwaters of Liminality (with John Michael Greer)

Part two of conversation with Archdruid John Michael Greer, on time, the narrated self, and the inception of language, the occult path, the ubiquity of liminality, the three rays of Druid myth, the liminality of time, time & timelessness, life on the margins, banishing uncertainty, rising ocean levels and ice sheets, the flows that unite, …

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Liminalist # 24: Mechanical Rabbits (with John Michael Greer)

First part of in-depth exploration with ArchDruid John Michael Greer, on the end of industrialized society, making the transition, the prepper scene, the myth of progress, losing survival skills, the mechanistic view of the universe, an indifferent environment, mistaking indifference for hostility, a question of growing up, the culture of the futurism, manipulation by hope, …

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Liminalist # 23: Invincible Fabrications (with Michael Parenti)

Talking with parapolitical author and activist Michael Parenti, on how he got started, the US civil rights movement, the Vietnam war, becoming radicalized, Saddam Hussein as Washington’s poster boy/”worse than Hitler,” WMD and fear management foreign policy, Occupy Wall Street and the lair of the beast, recognition of the divide, 1% of 1%, the shrinking …

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The Liminalist # 22.5: A Way to the Better (with Sheldon Solomon)

Second part of conversation with Sheldon Solomon, on death as an adviser, coming to terms with death, tranquilizing with the trivial, Livingston’s blissful brush with a lion, life without apprehension, the birds and the bees, “The Ticker” death watch, how death awareness increases hostility, starting with a negative, exploring the dark side as a way to study …

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The Liminalist # 22: The Cusp of Oblivion (with Sheldon Solomon)

First hour of a two-part conversation with Terror Management Theorist Sheldon Solomon (co-author of The Worm in the Core), on Ernest Becker’s Denial of Death, the human capacity for thinking abstractly & reflecting on past and future, culture as the means to manage death anxiety, negative identity, Becker’s Escape from Evil, Rene Girard and how culture …

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The Liminalist # 21: The Door’s Ajar (w/ Random Dude)

Conversation with Random Dude, a fervent new listener/reader of all things autiliminalist, on trigger warnings, the Dreams End/Ty Brown vortex, the differing approaches to research, the individuatory journey, a quixotic endeavor, UK systemic abuse and liminality, Lloyd de Mause’s abuse statistics, polarization and destabilization in the UK, hijacking the dialogue, catharsis-healing, the idea of complete …

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