Michael Brownstein

Spirit Possession Here and Now

"Ultimately, I wanted it. I’d wanted it since I was a little girl. The holy power. The Force. And it recognized me, too." Michael
Brownstein talks with Margaret De Wys about trance, spirit possession, and healing.

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What the Egyptian Revolution Means

Surging through the streets in uncountable thousands, burning policestations to the ground, convincing army troops of their commonality, spontaneously organizing themselves to protect property, direct traffic, and deal with emergencies, smoking out Mubarak’s attempt tocapitalize on the inevitable looting and violence, they are revealing to the world a new national template: self-organization.

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Fred Astaire in the White House

Remember Obama's campaign slogan? "Yes we can." Yes we can what? Stand the robot of monoculture up on its wheels again? Our challenge goes beyond universal health care, economy, and environment. It is no less than pulling the plug on 8000 years of Empire.

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The Near Future

What will the word "human" mean/in 2025, not that far away, really/when everybody will be in possession/of one little room the size of their heads/dreaming revelatory dreams?

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Must Not Sleep

Over the past year, Reality Sandwich has serialized Must Not Sleep, a new novel which takes place in shamanic space, a realm of shapeshifting and trance. Here are all 18 episodes in a single post. What better way to usher out the Bush Administration?

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Dick’s Shamanic Healing

[Must Not Sleep] • "My mouth touching his chest, I started sucking out the garbage trapped in his heart. I sucked out one image after another and spat them into space until finally nothing remained." The final episode of the novel Must Not Sleep, a transformative ride through shamanic space.

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Your Father is Dick

[Must Not Sleep] • "In a way, you could say that it's impossible to know who Dick is, or how many Dicks there really are. Maybe there are endless Dicks in the universe, morphing from one tyrannical father figure to another." Episode 15 of the novel Must Not Sleep, a transformative ride through shamanic space.

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Georgia Comes into Her Power

[Must Not Sleep] • "A lot's gone down since we were separated from each other. For one thing, I came across a very dark project involving humanity's future. The person — or entity, I don't know what to call him — who's at the center of it is the one you called Papa." Episode 14 of the novel Must Not Sleep, a transformative ride through shamanic space.

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