Erik Davis is back in the house for a second time to rap a bit about his latest book High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica and Visionary Experience in the Seventies, which charts the emergence of a new psychedelic spirituality that arose from American countercultural voices of the 1970s, including Philip K Dick, Terence McKenna and Robert Anton Wilson.
Pam Grossman is the host of The Witch Wave podcast and has a new book out called Waking the Witch: Reflections on Women, Magic and Power, which has been described as a whip-smart and illuminating exploration of the world’s fascination with witches, why they’ve intrigued us for centuries and why they’re more relevant now than ever.
Janaka Stucky is a mystic poet, performer, and founding editor of the award-winning press Black Ocean. He’s here to talk about his latest book of poetry, Ascend Ascend, recently released by Jack White’s publishing imprint, Third Man Books. The book is rooted in the Jewish mystical tradition of merkabah literature, chronicling an ascent up the kabbalistic sefirot.
Michael Joseph is back in the house for the third time to wade into the deep end of his most recent YouTube series that centers around a conflict that he describes as the Old versus the New World Order in relationship to a Catholic or Universal doctrine.
Michael Wann is the founder of the independent research project Susquehanna Alchemy. He returns to the show to discuss symbolism and synchronicity found in the recent fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and something he’s put together called the Starboard.
Carl Abrahamsson is in the house to rap about a recent documentary he put out called Cinemagician: Conversations with Kenneth Anger. Carl recorded a couple conversations with highly regarded independent filmmaker Kenneth Anger about his life, his work and the artistic process that is filmmaking.
Jeremy Johnson is the author of Seeing Through the World: Jean Gebser and Integral Consciousness. Writing in the mid-20th century during a period of intense cultural transformation and crisis in Europe, Gebser intuited a series of mutational leaps in the history of human consciousness, the latest of which emerging was the "integral" structure, marked by the presence of a concept Gebser called time-freedom.
Sandor Katz in the house to talk to us a bit about the art and alchemy of fermentation. Sandor is a New York Times bestselling author of Wild Fermentation and The Art of Fermentation. Fermentation is an easy and practical way to reclaim your food and your health, because fermented foods are easy to make yourself and can help revitalize your gut microbiome.
This is part two - let’s call it P2 - of a continuing conversation with blogger Recluse. This builds off our chat from last June and is about one of the lesser known and lesser discussed sources of power in times both past and present. We started with the Knights of Malta and now we’re spiraling out into some other related secret Catholic orders.