In this installment, the Free Radical crew speaks with martial artist and world traveler Kilindi Iyi. Iyi discusses his travels through the African continent, including his studies of ancient shamanistic practices, secret societies, and martial arts traditions. Kilindi has studied under and worked with tribal elders and leaders throughout Africa. He also details his extensive study of entheogenic substances, particularly psilocybin (in amounts that make Terence McKenna’s “Heroic Dose” look like child’s play), and his theories of the new, natural shamanism and transhumanism.
Kilindi can be reached via facebook.
Ron Placone weighs in on the Bill O’Reilly debacle and sees it as a symptom of a bigger problem: As a society, we don’t know what Journalism is anymore. This segment originally aired on the Indie Bohemians Morning Show. A Morning Show, for people who hate Morning Shows.
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“Where can I find a man who has forgotten words so I can have a word with him?” -Zhuangzi
Taoism is, in a way, the anti-religion. Its very existence is a philosophical counter-punch to the jaw of the saintly pomp revered by most religions. Zhuangzi (widely regarded as one of the greatest Taoist minds) once told a curious man that if he wanted to understand the Tao, he should go take a close look at the nearest pile feces.
This is why Taoism is awesome.
As for the point of Zhuangzi’s poop story– if the questions you’re asking aren’t about making your way through every day life with full reverence and appreciation for each bite of food, puff of air and pile of dog shit you encounter, you’re missing the point.
Of course, there’s more to Taoism than cartoonish stories about excrement.… Read the rest
In this episode, the Free Radical team talks with Adam, Carl, and James of the Warren Arts Center, an art collective based in Warren, OH, USA. We discussed their plans to build and nurture a vibrant artistic community, including fighting gentrification and navigating local economies and politics. We also talked Dada, photography, the meaning of Art itself and the ways in which a strong group of artists can help their community and society at large.
“The artist’s task is to save the soul of mankind; and anything less is a dithering while Rome burns. Because of the artists, who are self-selected, for being able to journey into the Other, if the artists cannot find the way, then the way cannot be found.” – Terence McKenna
Christopher “Selomon” Closson interviews Dixon’s Violin on Project Bring Me to Life Podcast #29:
The world’s premier digital violinist, Dixon’s life mission is to inspire people! And he has done so across North America, captivating audiences at intimate shows, and wowing crowds of thousands, including Burning Man, giving two TED talks/performances, plus radio, TV, and film appearances.
Learn more about Dixon at www.dixonsviolin.com
Down at the Crossroads – Podcast Episode #52
Hello and thank you once again for joining me down at the crossroads for some music, magick, and Paganism. Where witches gather for the sabbath, offerings are made, pacts are signed for musical fame and we cross paths with today’s most influential Pagans, occultists, and deep thinkers. I am your bewitching bald headed host Chris Orapello and tonight, we meet with witch, teacher, writer, and healing practitioner Christopher Penczak about his experience being a career witch as well as his thoughts on pagan leadership. We also talk about his publishing company Copper Cauldron Publishing and some of what went into forming the Temple of Witchcraft located in Salem, New Hampshire.
- “She” by Tenpenny Joke
- “Hymn to Pan” by Faun
- “A Witchesbrew” by Omnia
- “Witches Rune” by S.J. Tucker
- “The Art of Magick” by Ralph Buckley
- “Branwen’s Lament” by Damh the Bard
- “The Battle of Evermore” by Finvarra
- “Long Black Curl” by Tuatha Dea
- Christopher Penczak.com
- Temple of Witchcraft
- Copper Cauldron Publishing
- Foundations of the Temple (fundraiser book)
- Between the Worlds / Sacred Spaces 2015
- HexFest 2015
- Ad Infinitum Adventures
…Today, you can send a design to a fab lab and you need ten different machines to turn the data into something. Twenty years from now, all of that will be in one machine that fits in your pocket. This is the sense in which it doesn’t matter. You can do it today. How it works today isn’t how it’s going to work in the future but you don’t need to wait twenty years for it. Anybody can make almost anything almost anywhere.
…Finally, when I could own all these machines I got that the Renaissance was when the liberal arts emerged—liberal for liberation, humanism, the trivium and the quadrivium—and those were a path to liberation, they were the means of expression. That’s the moment when art diverged from artisans. And there were the illiberal arts that were for commercial gain. … We’ve been living with this notion that making stuff is an illiberal art for commercial gain and it’s not part of means of expression.… Read the rest
Ira Glass, host of the This American Life podcast, could never understand William S. Burroughs’ popularity. That was, until he heard this radio documentary narrated by Iggy Pop. You can listen to it above or go here if the player doesn’t seem to be working.