The Liminalist # 38.5: Lawn of the Dead (with Mark Lawn)

Special Day of the Dead conversation with Mark Lawn, on a swimming pool of regret, the grieving process, the inexorability of death, death as the stakes, the difficulty of self-expression, experiencing the transmission, regret on the other side, the legacy of the ancestors, when love turns to regret, desensitization, 1000 opportunities, enclosed in disinformation, losing …

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The Liminalist # 38: Diving into the Nightmare (with Forrest Borie)

Epic Halloween conversation with Forrest Borie of Rodney Ascher’s The Nightmare, on Room 237, meeting Rodney, The Scooby Doo model of secularism, on the set of The Nightmare, the reenactments, watching the recreations, growing up with malevolence, a numinous trauma, developing a frame of understanding for sleep paralysis, Crucial Fictions, Dark Intrusions, dissociation/enlightenment, a lifetime …

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The Liminalist # 37.5: Culture Cracking (with Gary Heidt)

Part two of conversation with liminal literary agent Gary Heidt, on morphing taboos, money as control, a de-meritocracy, money and immorality, an aristocratic shell, the exteriorization of the rich, organic robots & transhumanism, the Plutocracy, poison containers, the discomfort of interiority, when the medium and the message become one, seeking subjectivity, art as delivery device for propaganda, …

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The Liminalist # 37: Controlling Interests (with Gary Heidt)

Part one of conversation with musician, conceptual artist, and literary agent Gary Heidt, on the authority of the cat, agents as necessary evil, an anomaly among agents, reaching an impasse, CIA controlling interests in publishing, setting the tone among the literati, changing editors, the single controlling node of Sessalee Hensley, pushing a bourgeoisie sensibility, domestic realism, …

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The Liminalist #36: Breaking Silence (with Barry Crimmins)

Talk with comedian and activist against child abuse Barry Crimmins, of Call Me Lucky, who is Barry Crimmins? progressive comedy in the Reagan era, channeling anger into comedy, the process of remembering childhood abuse, breaking silence, speaking up for children, finding the context for craziness, explicating the “inexplicable,” 9/11 & US foreign policy, Hollywood revenge …

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The Liminalist # 35.5: I’m Here & I’m Going (with Bill Morrison)

Part two of conversation with Bill Morrison, on the dark life of Bill’s dreams, Freud on daytime dreaming, Freud’s fiction-writing, the angles of ourselves, the mathematical quotient of the universe, the supreme power of Is, the Great Beyond, Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” Bill’s Christianity of horseshit, Moses & Mohammed, update on Jasun’s search, why everything is metaphor, …

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The Liminalist # 35: Am I a Fool? (with Bill Morrison)

First part of free-wheeling conversation with “Balloonman” Bill Morrison, on balloons and singing, free-association & pre-verbal expression, educational backgrounds, Bill’s early memories, in the sandbox & boxing ring, Victorian week at UK school, Bill living in Laurel Canyon, door-to-door salesman, vowing to be a comedian, improvisation & liminality, doing without an act, operating in survival …

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The Liminalist # 34.5: Forbidden Domains (with Random Dude)

Second part of conversation with Random Dude, on schools for the gifted, progressive schooling and natural education, the internet and audience cults, free-form psychic experimentation, harnessing the psyche, child sexuality, York University, counterculture-as-psyop, reservation schools, MKULTRA expendables, Kevin Annett, pending transhumanist atrocities, thought-policing, a cultural cut-off from memory, CIA & Moscow show trials, Orwell, Gene …

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The Liminalist # 34: A Royal Split (with Random Dude)

First part of a return conversation with Random Dude, on Quakerism, radical beginnings, belief in human goodness vs. belief in human wickedness, was Jesus good?, taking down social icons, Plato & secret societies, the Jekyll & Hyde archetype, inverting “good” & “evil,” the power of taboo, a Lucifer ritual, the Christian shadow, the push to …

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The Liminalist # 33: Disembodied Voices (with Ezra)

Conversation with Ezra SB, on art as technology, data-encrypted music, constraint & choice in composing, Leonard Cohen & Donald Hebb experiments, Ann Diamond’s evidence of Cohen’s changing states, exploring archetypal realms, MKULTRA and the creation of multiple personalities, art as Promethean fire, Ezra’s background, the illusion of  a central self, a useful implant, the task …

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The Liminalist # 32.5: Beyond Instinct (with Benett Freeman)

Second part of conversation with Benett F, on historical abuse in the UK, beyond the Dutroux affair, knowing thine enemy, Red Ice Radio and routing out psychopaths, the error of opposing the matrix, living inside a house of cards, how the system creates sociopaths, cultural engineering, what we know and don’t know about sociopaths, the …

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The Liminalist # 32: Axioms of Perception (with Benett Freeman)

Spontaneous dialogue with blogger and open-letter-writer Benett F, on sending open letters, the question of choice, people’s openness to ideas, reliance on group identity, negative identity, joining groups, superficial and deep liminality, a return to philosophical principals, changing beliefs, changing identities, the premise of knowledge, acclarism, Jed McKenna’s spiritual autolysis, intellectual (language-based) knowing vs knowing …

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The Liminalist # 31.5: The Guerrilla in the Room (with Ann Diamond)

https://boxes.nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com/wp-content/uploads/Diamond4.mp3 Part 4: “Negative Space”  |   Download  (Duration: 1:02:25  — 57.1MB) Third and forth parts of conversation with Ann Diamond on Leonard Cohen, MKUltra, cultural engineering. Part Three: In part three we discuss Cohen’s possible participation in Donald Hebb LSD experiments at McGill in 1951, Cohen the soldier of fortune, instilling discipline into a generation, Cohen’s first …

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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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