The Feminine Roots of Santa Muerte with Anthropologist Dr. Kate Kingsbury

Roejen Razorwire and I welcome anthropologist Dr. Kate Kingsbury to discuss her work studying the less well known aspects of Santa Muerte devotion. Images of and ideas about Santa Muerte have multiplied phenomenally in popular media, but the perspective of her women followers - some of the most influential - are little represented. We talk … Continue reading The Feminine Roots of Santa Muerte with Anthropologist Dr. Kate Kingsbury

Sex Magic with Allen Greenfield

  I was touched and delighted that Allen Greenfield agreed to discuss his personal sex magical experiences with me and that Roejen Razorwire agreed to host us on the Project Archivist podcast. The first section discusses some of the dangers of abuse and manipulation that can happen, especially in hierarchical group settings. In the latter … Continue reading Sex Magic with Allen Greenfield

Trapping Poltergeists on the Deep Wild Tech Podcast

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CYW7NCf9Ko&t=8s   I loved talking to host Wild Trees about his thought experiment on how to catch a poltergeist for scientific study! We focus on poltergeists but also discuss ecological liminality; that time Wild Trees became mired in quicksand; how to handle phone harassment from eavesdropping, gaslighting aliens; Taoist sexual alchemy; time travel; the long … Continue reading Trapping Poltergeists on the Deep Wild Tech Podcast

Plague Practice: Wisdom and Compassion in Trying Times

  I’m writing a few hours before my county joins most others in the greater San Francisco Bay Area and starts a shelter in place program to combat the spread of Covid-19. We, along with millions of others around the world, will be pretty much stuck inside the house. These are very scary times. A … Continue reading Plague Practice: Wisdom and Compassion in Trying Times

The Petticoat Problem: Synchronicity, Time Travel, & Boundaries

  This incident illustrates the sheer perverse cussedness of paranormal events, especially intentional ones. It occurred at the end of the psychic influencing experiment Steve Ray and I performed in 2014-15. Communicating exclusively through date and time stamped electronic means, we set target words with the intention of inducing synchronicities related to these targets on … Continue reading The Petticoat Problem: Synchronicity, Time Travel, & Boundaries

Esoteric Sex, Chakras, & Kundalini: Notes for The Abracast

  I spoke with Jon Towers on The Abracast - listen here. Following are the notes I made in preparation for our talk, which I enjoyed tremendously. Scroll to the bottom for links to authors, websites, and podcasts we mentioned.   IDEAS DO NOT HAVE TO BE TRUE IN ORDER TO INFLUENCE BEHAVIOUR OR BE … Continue reading Esoteric Sex, Chakras, & Kundalini: Notes for The Abracast

Managing Magical Reality

  If you’re reading this blog then, like me, you’re likely fascinated by reality-challenging experiences and the imaginal spaces in which they occur. You may even have performed various actions, physical or symbolic, in order to gain entry to this space. I refer to these spaces as ‘reality challenging’ for good reason, as it can … Continue reading Managing Magical Reality