fiction

The Cultic Milieu

The Cultic Milieu

Aaron French has written what he says is the first academic paper focused on the Mandela Effect, which was recently published by the academic journal Correspondences: Journal for the Study of Esotericism. Aaron’s paper looks at how this recent phenomenon became such a popular conspiracy theory and Internet meme; how it sheds light on our contemporary technoscience culture; and aspects of it that are familiar to esotericism.

Chapel Perilous

Chapel Perilous

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.

Notes Toward a Manifesto

Notes Toward a Manifesto

Gordon White returns to the show with first-time guest Jay Springett to talk solarpunk, a movement in speculative fiction, art, fashion and activism. It’s infrastructure as resistance, it’s ingenuity, generativity, independence and community, and it asks the question: “What does a sustainable civilization look like and how can we get there?”