Rank #1: The Liminalist # 211a: The Occult Conspiracy of the Unconscious (with John Cussans)
Two-part Conversation with John Cussans
Part One: Drug Cult Cartel Magic (0 – 29 mins)
Mexico, the witchcraft center, the Narcosatánicos, encounters with occult forces, psyops in Hollywood, tabloid journalism, The Believers, Mexican magic, Maximon & Baron Samedi, the Mayan death god, drug cult cartel magic, Breaking Bad, Jesus Malverde, sorcery or Hollywood, Santiago Atitlan, Mayan shaman brotherhood, meeting Mitch, the nagual and the tonal, the miracle of sin, the path of transgression, Seen and Not Seen.
Part Two: The Repressed Trauma Norm (29 mins – 1 hr 7 mins)
The video nasty, faking magic, I Spit on Your Grave, cinematic violence, mimetic violence, different responses to rape and violence, cannabis & movie watching, George Bataille, transgression & revolution, conservative censors and radical revolutionaries, Quadrophenia & mimesis, freedom of choice, cultural Band-Aids to trauma, opposite backgrounds, cramming Marxism, seeking repressed memories, recovered memory syndrome, the traumatic effects of television, appointments with fear, the occult conspiracy of the unconscious, the traumatic imprint, the trauma spectrum, the unlived life of the parents, red herrings on the quest for wholeness, collective skeletons in the closet of society, willed secrets.
Part Three: Sleepers on A Mission (1 hr 7 mins – end)
Symptomology of trauma, the mother & the matrix, the hard work of reconciliation, maternal dreams, the mother’s death, a monstrous mother, compartmentalization of trauma and abuse, Countess Dracula & Dorian Gray, the dead and the living.
Songs: “Knob Wobbler,” by Gib Strange; “Summer Ends” and “A Hell Below” by the Raveonettes; Aurora Ave, by Rose Windows.
Sep 09 2019
Rank #2: The Liminalist # 210: (Obeying the Laws Of Physics, with Panu Lyytinen)
Conversation with Panu Lyytinen on Dave Oshana, Carlos Castaneda, house renovations, the limits of language, mapping Hell, & the Christian Mafia.
Part One: Gonzo Sorcery (0 mins – 27 mins)
Talking about Dave, an interest in Castaneda, loss of interest in sorcery, the use of time & energy on the spiritual path, the recapitulation, gonzo sorcery, a blurry context, a deranging reality, distrusting entertainment, being spellbound, infinite possibilities, Journey to Ixtlan, the quest for power, a poisonous mix, pieces of art, the debunking of Castaneda, books as sorcery, letting go of concepts, reviewing Castaneda in a new context, how human beings come together, the function of the nagual, seeing Dave through the sorcery lens
Part Two: A Hungry Seeker (27 mins – 1 hr 5 mins)
John de Ruiter’s spell, shedding of the sorcerer’s skin, learning curves, progress through therapy and practical work, the best spiritual teacher, a hungry seeker, just a guy, far from a master, looking for a father figure, habitual problems, a supporting energy, a conundrum, human patterns, a crash course with de Ruiter, not getting everything right, two Daves, awareness as currency, power without love, a false template, working with animals, compassion in action, where words fail, a net of interactions, the big dance, the limits of language, relational existence, the trick of language, cat people, probing devices, talking as massage, from mapping hell to mapping reality, the field of life, the trauma in the body, talking therapy, creative process, interfacing with the world, renovating a childhood home, a source of happiness
Part Three: When the Nail Says No (1 hr 5 mins – 1 hr 30 mins)
House renovations as healing, why sorcery fails, a challenge measured to capacity, treasuring the body, letting the physical world teach us, bringing consciousness to the body, developing presence, aspirations to greatness, finding acceptance, the Fight Club syndrome, everyone thinks they’re the One, the false identity & foreign installation, enjoyment without applause, renovating in a relationship, corrosion & restoration, inherently meaningful work, environmental grounds, discovering right relationship to reality, getting aligned with truth, when the nail says no, obeying the laws of physics, why Jesus was a carpenter, Dave & Jesus.
Part Four: The Impetus to Visit Hell (1 hr 30 mins – end)
Investing in Jesus’ divinity, deathbed conversions, Christian gibberish, when Jesus went to Hell, redeeming Lucifer, renovating Hell, the lost sheep, Black Metal, an invincible character, the path of transgression, a Christian upbringing, a necessary rebellion, an intolerable implant, animal & human sacrifice, Roman Empire culture, the Christian Mafia, the Empire that never ended, the problem with problems, Rene Girard, the innocent scapegoat, the source of all that’s wrong, self-sacrifice & surrender, a good story, maintaining honesty, the value & the cost of truth-telling, mass traumatization, when truth deranges, hero myths, a religion for masses, the first steps of globalization, mainstream Satanism, back to the body, even distribution of consciousness, the impetus to visit Hell
Aug 31 2019
Rank #3: The Liminalist # 198: Spectrum of the Occult (with Camille Blinstrub)
Conversation with Camille Blinstrub
Part One: An Evenly Distributed Childhood (0 – 36 mins)
Arriving in London, the Stan Kenton band, the British jazz scene, an evenly distributed childhood, Capitol Records, a fusion of jazz and classical, Max Jones & Melody Maker, Miss Lambert’s School, when Kennedy was killed, when the Beatles took over the US, Larry Adler and the Thursday Club, trafficked for music, close to the action, Tony Benn, Casablanca Records, smoke-filled parties, Mort Sahl’s obsession, California occult.
Part Two: Masters of War (36 mins – 1 hr 5 mins)
Sammy Davis Jr., children and culture, a personal devil, a metaphysical conspiracy, original sin, exposing the works of darkness, agents of abuse, the culture of blame, the power of seeing, demonic voices, chief of sinners, destroying the works of darkness, many traps, too many rocks, revelation of the method, regicide, the British invasion, Masters of War, designing a Baby Boom, trauma impact and controlled dissociation via the Beatles, Kennedy coup.
Part Three: The Lemming Factor (1 hr 5 mins – end)
Social engineering micro and macro, scheduled mass events, a cartoon conspiracy, a combination of opposing perspectives, the lemming factor, Painted Black, Rene Girard & mimesis, traumatizing and culture-making, individual stories, witchcraft central, the American Beats, London in the 1960s, Jimmy Savile, the Krays, an occultist spectrum, Wicca & satanism, meeting Satanists, a psychic run-in with the Manson family, an LSD overdose.
47:55 mins. 36.7 MB
Part One: A Rock n’ Roll Kid (0 – 28 mins)
The controlled counterculture, facts and theory, Blues Heaven Foundation, writing about music in Chicago, “Occult Yorkshire” and Fabian Society, researching Satanic Ritual Abuse, (11 min edit) a rock n’ roll kid, London 1963, talking to William Ramsey, dealing with youngbloods, Jan Irvin, accusations of being a shill, Satanism in America, Mike Warnke, Peter Levenda, what prints out.
Part Two: Eyes Wide Open (28 mins – end)
Finding faith, meeting Led Zeppelin, something evil, Robert Plant & Jimmy Page, the light & the dark, the Holy Order of MANS, Peter Grant, a Rolling Stone article, meet Plant again, eyes wide open.
May 18 2019
Rank #4: The Liminalist # 204: The Limits of Subjectivity (with Rodney Ascher)
Return conversation with filmmaker Rodney Ascher (Room 237, The Nightmare) on his new film Glitch in the Matrix & the many ins & outs of simulation theory.
Part One: Filtering Reality (0 – 30 mins)
Working on Glitch in the Matrix, Anthony Peake’s daemonic theory, sleep paralysis & simulation theory, video games & virtual reality, movies and consciousness, frontal lobe simulations, quasi-science and super-powers, technology & transformation, evolving ideas about simulated reality, intense world syndrome, unfiltered reality, necessary compartmentalization, enlightened perspectives, Erik Davis & P. K. Dick, literal believers, Nick Bostrum’s paper.
Part Two: When the Map Becomes the Territory (30 – 50 mins)
Radical technology, the internet of things, a mood of melancholy, the loss of doing nothing, nostalgia, how children used to roam, an energetic matrix, a digital map of the world, Pokemon, addiction to social media, overriding the programming, divided consciousness, Palmer Eldritch, technology as drug, the failure of satire, Face in the Crowd & Donald Trump
Part Three: A Continuum of Interest (50 mins – 1 hour 13 mins )
Freudian theory of traumatic re-enactment, the legendary status of childhood, humanizing The Shining, uncovering connections, defining childhood moments, Room 237, The Shining, dissolving into abstraction, personal obsessions, Rodney’s sleep paralysis, unresolved mysteries, a laser light show, a continuum of interest, an evolving methodology, El Duce Tapes, the creative process.
Part Four: 2020 Hindsight (1 hour 13 mins – end)
A trilogy of interpretation, the limits of subjectivity, non-player characters or real people, the ultimate conspiracy theory, updating the world, ancestor simulation, depersonalization, the feeling of being an authentic avatar, acting as a non-player character, David Icke’s paranoia, finding the style, animation effects, ETA on the movie, 2020 hindsight.
Songs: “Knob Wobbler,” by Gib Strange; “A Prayer” by The Bones of L.R Jones; “Taking My Child” by Norman Fagg; “Hell’s Heart” by Untitled red; “These Words” by Hazelwood Motel.
Jun 29 2019
Rank #5: The Liminalist 200: Shared Zones of Chapel Perilous (with Erik Davis)
Epic and long overdue talk with scholar of high weirdness Erik Davis, on the ins & outs, ups & downs of paranoid awareness, self-exploration and cultural examination, & the many different pathways through Chapel Perilous.
Part One: Tightrope Walkers (0 – 33m)
The inner chatter, meeting in Mexico, a gulf in worldviews, the podcast burnout, the lost art of conversation, polarization in the information age, connection across difference, the weaponization of everything, a free speech absolutist, the tightrope walker, emotional traps, attraction-resistance to paranoia, considerations about who to talk to, a big responsibility, what comes with mastery, a pattern of response to pop culture, a curation of a sensibility, who are the listeners, how conspiracy theory is constructed, intellectual ethics, religion and paranoia.
Part Two: From Conspiracy to Complicity (33m – 1 hr 12m)
From conspiracy facts to metaphysical theory, the many wings of chapel perilous, the Aeolus period, excess imbibing of dodgy memes, Jimmy Savile, being liminal, eliciting affect, the harrowing psychological dimensions, social complicity vs. conspiracy, comparing backgrounds, woven into the system, Erik’s father, climate change, a fringe operator in the system, antipathy-affinity for paranoia, circling abysses, infection with paranoid memes, what circles we move in, mimetic creatures, an early blueprint of self-marginalization, disinheriting, an open podcast, the stake for victims, between metaphysical control and human control, a healing journey, a partial rebellion, common sense realism, intense ontological pluralism, what do we know about institutions, Illuminatus.
Part Three: Living in the Shadow (1 hr 12m – 1 hr 40 m)
Ethics and how to move in the world, tiers of control, the CIA uncongealed, a space of connection, a duck in conspiracy waters, the problem with relying on intuition, getting grounded, increased cognitive dissonance, the hidden forces of the unconscious, different levels of consciousness, what controls our actions, high-mountain psychoanalysis, an uncanny way of existing, living in the shadow, consciousness and agency, a manipulation of consciousness, fragmentation of the psyche, embedded in an intelligent creation, a felt sense of the benign, horribly coopted, path of surrender, pluralistic possibility, a demonic Archon, everyday benevolence.
Part Four: Anthropologists of the Bizarre (1 hr 40 m – 2 hr 03m)
Radical acceptance, VALIS in the kibble, the world as temptation system, the path of transgression, doing penance, a scary step, impermeable barriers, Esalen-influenced spirituality, the healing ethic of the 70s & trauma, shamanic dismemberment, the language of trauma, a sense of responsibility, an anthropologist of the bizarre, honoring the scars, the many dimensions of reality, a condition of multiplicity, affirming the wounds, the pure and the impure, Sebastian Horsley & the natural end for nihilism, back to the body, an ability for ambiguity, Strieber & Crowley, a compassionate response.
Part Five: A Relationship with Poison (2 hr 03m – to end)
Abduction experiences, the full demonic control download, the poison path, mistaking element for essence, recognizing colonization, compassionate immanence, the oneness move, a relationship with the damaged, taking on toxicity, proximity to the fallen, transmutation of toxins, remaining in the trouble, the hard edge, age & wisdom, using toxins to detoxify, a dearth of role models, path of service, Erik’s pedagogy, waiting for orders, on threshold, embodied engagement & relating, a commitment to encounter, dropping the mask, human connection, going beyond language, weaving a tapestry, worthy opponents, shared zones.
Erik’s site: https://techgnosis.com/
Songs: “Knob Wobbler,” by Gib Strange; “Broadcast to the Addicted” by Drakes Hotel; “1996” by Origami Conspiracy; “What Use Am I” by Orbiting Freakshow Orch; “Monkey Said” by The Freak Fandango Orchestra; “These Words” by Hazelwood Motel.
Jun 01 2019
Rank #6: The Ghost of Peter Sellers (Liminal Radio)
This week on Liminal Radio I discussed Peter Sellers’ best and least known film role, as a hungry ghost in Hoffman (1970), trauma, charismatic alters, lost souls in celluloid bardo realms, and how evil is the expression of the suffering of an inability to love.
Synopsis of Hoffman here.
Archive of last week’s show, TECHNO-LOGOS: PARALLEL LIVES, HIDDEN FORCES, HIVE MINDS
May 04 2019
Rank #7: The Liminalist # 203: The Robo-Nanny State (with James Corbett)
Conversation with James Corbett that makes the most of James’ vast and erudite knowledge on deep global politics, collective brainwashing, long-term social engineering, the technocracy movement, and what he calls “turnkey totalitarianism.” Looks at the deeper psychological and emotional mechanisms being exploited, coopted and undermined by decades of conscious sociopolitical manipulations.
Part One: Manipulating the Mass Mind (0 – 24 mins)
The long-term effects of propaganda, the need for public consent, Edward Bernays, selling smoking to women, an invisible government, hijacking the ability to discern, pre-conscious insanity, 1984 & doublethink, Al Qaeda as US’s latest ally, the inception of cognitive dissonance in childhood, exploiting mass anger & fear, Osama Bin Laden & the scapegoat mechanism, US financing of the Soviet Union, a coming clash with China.
Part Two Enforced Freedom (24 mins – 50 mins)
Charles Galton Darwin & The Next Million Years, Bertrand Russell, Aldous Huxley, electronic implant control, the technocracy movement, the internet of things, a scientific outlook, individual freedom as the means to totalitarianism, the transformation of American Society, registered in Japan, conflating freedom with convenience, the hell-road of progressive values, the pendulum effect, conditioned choices, manufactured feminism, parental division
Part Three: False Solutions to Real Problems (50 mins – end)
Transgender transformation, the eradication of the family, false solutions to real problems, a collective double-bind, a sense of helplessness, the medical-industrial complex, a future orientation, disowning the past, lost gold standard irrational hope, technology & passivity, spectator politics, the pull of a lever, Obama & Trump, lining up for our enslavement, turnkey totalitarianism, the robo-nanny, the UFO as transcendental technology, believing the unbelievable, self-propagating propaganda.
Jun 23 2019
Rank #8: The Liminalist # 197: Fourteen Days (with Alex Witcombe)
Conversation with Alex Witcombe on encounters with the unfathomable aspect of (human) nature.
Part One: The Out of Body Police (0 – 30 mins)
Attracting the inexplicable, Alex’s abduction experience, out of body experiences, strange vibrations, astral awareness, trouble-free state, an encounter with Baba, multiple selves, a goddess of herbs & dogs, the out of body police, dream of a grey alien, second attention dreaming, something watching.
Part Two: From ETH to Inorganic Beings (30 mins – 1 hr 11 mins)
A presence in the room, physical contact, the scout, a parasitic entity, a cold presence like metal, a lack of complexity, when memory hits, flooded by fear, an ETH guy, a spanner in the works, living with fear, a combination of the unknown with the intimacy, powerlessness, a circular waiting room, a cartoon nurse, an unorthodox haircut, a hole in the neck, Prisoner of Infinity, finding the location of a dream, from ETH to inorganic beings.
Part Three: The End Point (1 hr 12 mins – 1 hr 45 mins)
The Impossible fly, fly-eye contact, going neurotic, a visit from a scaly succubus, star-watching, the main boss, the end point, no more out of body excursions, putting away childish things, physical sensitivity and CFS, grounding techniques, an into the body experience.
Part Four: A Sea of Manipulated Reality (1 hr 45 mins -1 hr 59 mins)
Why we’re here, an escape drive & trauma program, Strieber’s trajectory, a feedback loop, dealing with entities, a human element, socialized inorganics, Prisoner of Infinity’s reductionism, the mind control spectrum, harnessing the power of the psyche, manifestation, a sea of manipulated reality.
Part Five: The Rational and the Irrational (1 hr 59 mins – end)
Comox military base, mind control, organized child abuse & UFOs, alien abduction as a cover for black-ops, split down the middle, open-mindedness as an avoidance strategy, the skeptic’s hat, a team of gangstalkers, rational and irrational, normal & paranormal, including all the elements, the cunning of human beings.
Stories & Voiceshttps://boxes.nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com/wp-content/uploads/Alex2.mp3
(Duration 1:30:50 — 83.8 MB)
Out-takes of conversation with Alex Witcombe, pre- and post-podcast
Part One: Inter-subjectivity and the Paranormal (0 – 23 mins)
Driving up to the location, Colin’s experience, a history of experiences, a stop in Hope, visit to the thrift store, old lady encounter, a significant event, Gib Strange, Forteana podcasts, Sasquatch hunters, the Bigfoot video, Gib’s theory of the Sasquatch, stories and voices, spotting the fakes, Whitley Strieber, inter-subjectivity and the paranormal, a waking dream, a benign encounter, Trickster energy.
Part Two: An Open Road (23 – 50 mins)
Smoking marijuana, a chameleon personality, an empathic sponge, unconscious mimesis, Phillip K. Dick’s weak ego, the start of a journey, an open road, the first site, finding the apples, something going on here, second cabin trip, shanty huts & weird vibes, supreme anxiety, how Jasun got to Hope, Strieber again, hearing Whitley’s voice, a to-do with Daniel Pinchbeck, serving malevolent masters, the many contradictions, Dreams End, meeting the Mrs., roots in Hope.
Part Three: Why We Are Afraid of the Unconscious (50 mins – 1 hr 12 mins)
Another giant fly, a black-eyed gaze, feeling the fear, neutral energy, the human unconscious, reductionism, a B-movie version of mystery, the spice in life, identity crises & expanding reality, why we are afraid of the unconscious, fear in the body,
Part Four: Tangible Relationships (1 hr 12 mins – end)
Ancestors & hungry ghosts, habitual shells, the inter-subjective realm, an astral reporter, the little people, the intuitive response, the sentience of nature, Colin’s experience, some kind of weather, what the wind knows, all that exists is relationship.
Alex & Colin’s adventures:Where Did the Road Go (start listening at the 7:30 mark for a few minutes)
May 11 2019
Rank #9: The Art of Articulation (Liminal Radio)
From liminal radio livestream Sat 8th June, on the problems of language, expressing from the body, tuning into the body as a means to tuning into the needs of others, articulation as response to movements within the body, the perils of sophistry, moving from worldly delusion to stark raving reality, connecting to soul community, why I go to Finland.
Jun 19 2019
Rank #10: Liminal Livestream Radio
This is now happening.
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Apr 24 2019