The Liminalist # 192.5: The Human Side of Enlightenment (with Martin Jolly)

Second part of conversation with Martin Jolly on Dave Oshana, Enlightenment Real & Imagined. Staring at the Sun (0 – 32 mins): Allowing for ambiguity, separating the good from the bad, where Dave Oshana comes in, an orientation towards the good, seeking an experience outside time, on the edge of asinine, spiritual language, energetic sense …

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The Liminalist # 192: The Seen Vs. the Not-Seen (with Martin Jolly)

Part one of two, talking with Martin Jolly about Dave Oshana, recognizing the eternal, and the dark side of society. A Sensation of the Eternal (0 – 25 mins): feeling vulnerable, a missed allusion, a writer’s conundrum, engaging with sensation, varieties of love, the false identity’s barriers, wanting ideal love, infantile yearning, a rejection of …

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Here Comes the Sun! (Waking from the Nightmare of Personal History)

As the slow, painful awakening from the nightmare of (my own personal) history continues, just as I have long suspected would be the case, the experience becomes (in certain ways) increasingly nightmarish. This does seem to be a necessary procedure, that the dream becomes sufficiently nightmarish for me to really, truly, want to wake up. …

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How to Lose Your Cool in Public (& Find Out You Never Needed It!)

Following the recent, blink-and-you-missed-it anti-Oshana uprising at this blog and at my YouTube channel (most of which has now been deleted), my wife offered a one-line summation, to the effect of: “What they are saying is, ‘Stop being so uncool as to have a guru!’” My first response (since it was my wife) was that …

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The Liminalist # 191: The Poison Art (with Sam Hyde)

Epic conversation with Sam Hyde on the poison art, Stanley Kubrick & Sam Peckinpah, writing Peckinpah script, getting script to Johnny Depp, meeting Peckinpah, Paul Seydor, hanging with Sam in Mexico, being weaned from mother by Sam, seeing Platoon at 10, a generation of drinkers, sticking to the script, Weddle’s bio, cleaning up Peckinpah’s image, …

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Ticket to Infinity: Dave Oshana, Formlessness, & the Transformational Life

What Matters More than Infinity In one of his online promotional pieces from January 2019, enlightened spiritual teacher Dave Oshana used the phrase “to infinity and beyond.” I wrote this to him: You know that’s the end of 2001, right? It’s part of my case against Kubrick, the self-aggrandizement, hyperbole, reality distortion. By definition, there …

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The Liminalist 190.5: A Life Fraught with Implications (with Heather Tracy)

Part two of a two part conversation with Heather Tracy, on the path of transgression, false individuation, explaining necrophilia, Vice of Kings, Fabian gradualism & pedophile grooming methods, the virus & the host, a wolf among sheep, how the predators mind replicates itself, Castaneda’s flyers, life in a predatory universe, distorting a neutral energy, light …

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The Liminalist # 190: Hooks of the Masters (with Heather Tracy)

Part one of a two-part conversation with Heather Tracy on memories of child sexual abuse, meeting satanic ritual abuse survivors, a minefield of memories, dysregulation & internal emergency, trauma & libido in a marriage, traumatized masculine meets traumatized feminine, hooks of the masters, Heather’s Texan ancestors, Eastern Star Masonry, meeting her abuser, being groomed at …

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The Liminalist # 189: Theory of Public Mind (or: Incel Rising, with Gib Strange)

Return conversation with Gib Strange, on writing the diary of an incel, gaining power through powerlessness, the pathos of Travis Bickle, the tragedy of unexpressed  libido, when two heads meet, self-help satire, toxic masculinity, high-status homosexuality, manufactured celibacy, shaping their species, shaping the species via controlled breeding, Spermageddon, gay frogs, Kek chaos magik, 4Chan & …

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The Liminalist # 188: Coalition of Chaos (with Charles Upton)

Return conversation with Charles Upton, on electromagnetic spirits, the psychic mine-fields around Alexander Dugin, Putin’s berserker, poaching traditional metaphysics, postmodernism’s egregious contradictions, schismogenesis, symptoms of a split, traditional metaphysics as cure, Richard Spence & the Alt-Right, grasping for the ground, celebrating diversity, trashing Islam, who’s behind who?, dark spiritual forces, a question men have always …

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The Liminalist # 187: How the 1% Controls the 99% (with John Potash)

Conversation with John Potash, on drugs as weapons against us, The Brotherhood of Eternal Love, Mellon Hitchcock, drugs & musicians, CIA profiling Kurt Cobain, Jim Hendrix’s MI6 manager Michael Jeffrey, Mick Jagger’s first hit of acid, Abby Hoffman & activism, dosing the Yippies, LSD as tool for manipulation, John Lennon, acid & anxiety, marijuana as …

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Superstition Psyops & the Trauma-State (Psychological Operatives in Hollywood # 6b)

The Threat of Autonomy “The conflict between the will to deny horrible events and the will to proclaim them aloud is the central dialectic of psychological trauma. People who have survived atrocities often tell their stories in a highly emotional, contradictory, and fragmented manner that undermines their credibility and thereby serves the twin imperatives of …

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The Liminalist # 186: Atmospheric Fish (or, The Fragility of Paranormal Podcasters, with Louis Proud)

Return conversation with Louis Proud, on quitting writing, Forteana, spontaneous human combustion, life on the fringe, writing fiction, childhood factors, not-quite-neurotypical, Archie comics, early psychic experiences, opening up to contact, sleep paralysis, poltergeists & libido, Carrie, sorcery & allies, Freud, recurrent spontaneous psychokinesis, Dean Radin, Jeffrey Kripal, losing interest in the mysteries, magic & A.I., …

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The Reign of the Fissure Kings, or: “Psyops ‘R’ Us” (Psychological Operatives in Hollywood # 6a)

“On one occasion, so it was narrated, Stalin called for a live chicken and proceeded to use it to make an unforgettable point before some of his henchmen. Forcefully clutching the chicken in one hand, with the other he began to systematically pluck out its feathers. As the chicken struggled in vain to escape, he …

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The Liminalist # 185: The Most Forbidden Thing (with Jannie Hischild)

Conversation with Jannie Hischild on childhood experiences of organized ritual abuse in Ontario, a police investigation, father’s culpability, mother’s complicity, generational abuse, a bent towards evil, trigger smells, the sacrifice of Daniel, conditioned helplessness, early therapy with DID sufferers, matching stories, flesh-eating rituals, occult ends, a vision of Satan, saved by Asperger’s syndrome, UFOs & …

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Spook World (Psychological Operatives in Hollywood # 5)

Conspiracy by Any Other Name “We might wonder, for example, whether the activities of intelligence agencies involved in spying and carrying out covert missions count as conspiracies by this definition. They are by their very nature plotted in secret, and they are indeed intended to alter the shape of history, but we might wonder if …

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The Liminalist # 184: TV Knows No Night (with Gib Strange)

Return conversation with Gib Strange, on True Detective season one, occult pedophiles, Eyes Wide Shut, True Detective season two, the world as bad guy, a face for evil, haunted houses, Killing the Messenger, an invisible octopus, All the President’s Men, the mechanics of melodrama, Hitchcock’s villains, the manipulations of media, Trump as traveling wrestler, Oliver …

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The Invisible Community (The Life & Loves of a Failed Misanthrope # 7)

In January, I participated in a trauma-healing workshop for men on Seabird Island, twenty miles outside Hope. It was run by Charis Lynn, free of charge (by donation). Though it went on five days, I was only able to attend the first day. Nonetheless it was a day to remember. It was a small group, …

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