Archive for December 2016

Philosopher and writer Joshua Ramey talks about oracles, markets, spontaneous order, and his new book The Politics of Divination: Neoliberal Endgame and the Religion of Contingency. 

Religious studies scholar Hugh Urban talks about the colorful guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, freak tantra, intellectual property and religion, and his new book Zorba the Buddha: Sex, Spirituality, and Capitalism in the Global Osho Movement. 

The psychotherapist and MAPS researcher Dr. Phil Wolfson talks about psychedelic transformation, secular Buddhism, the rubber band effect and his new edited collection The Ketamine Papers.

The art critic and music curator Brian Chidester talks about his new compilation album of songs by Eden Ahbez, a  California composer and hippie prophet whose wrote the tune "Nature Boy" and also walked the talk. Chidester's blog on Eden is at

The artist John F. Simon, Jr talks about multimedia, improvisation, contemplative practice, and his wonderful new book Drawing Your Own Path: 33 Practices at the Crossroads of Art and Meditation.  

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