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.
The Modern Hermeticist himself in the house. Dan Attrell is here to talk all about translating one of the preeminent texts, maybe the preeminent text, in the history of Western esotericism: the Picatrix, perhaps the premiere text written on the subject of astrological magic - a manual for constructing talismans, mixing magical compounds, summoning planetary spirits, and determining astrological conditions.
Returning guest Douglas Rushkoff is back to spit some hot fire about his latest book, Team Human, a manifesto written with one goal in mind: to remake society and culture in our image and in our favor; to reconnect with ourselves and with each other; and to return to our roots as the social creatures we truly are, with face-to-face interactions IRL, as they say in the not-so-social media.
Dr. Kasper Opstrup published his PhD in book form back in November 2017. It’s called The Way Out: Invisible Insurrections and Radical Imaginaries in the UK Underground 1961-1991, and it charts a hidden history of experiments with cultural engineering, with the hopes of expanding current discussions of art, media, politics, radical education and the occult revival
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?”