In March of 1992, William S. Burroughs underwent an exorcism — a healing ceremony led by Diné shaman Melvin Betsellie. Allen Ginsberg was visiting at the time and sat in on the ceremony. What follows is transcribed excerpts of 16 hours of recorded conversation between Burroughs and Ginsberg after the ceremony.
I caught up with Tom Robbins to hear more about the musical adaptation of one of his novels, and found him as nimble as ever as we wound up in a wide-ranging conversation about storytelling, God, creativity, language, laughter, and politics. What follows is Part 2 of a 2-part interview
I caught up with Tom Robbins to hear more about the musical adaptation of one of his novels, and found him as nimble as ever as we wound up in a wide-ranging conversation about storytelling, God, creativity, language, laughter, and politics. What follows is Part 1 of a 2-part interview
Where there is oppression there is paradox. Trickster feminism is a mode of disarming paradox by performing it. It’s a both/and-neither/nor ontology. It is trans-genus. “No fixed feminine, no fixed constituents cut through this body of difference. . . .”
Join Dr. Becca S. Tarnas for an imaginal journey through J.R.R. Tolkien’s magnum opus, The Lord of the Rings. An online, interactive 7-part course. It all starts Monday, September 24th at 8 p.m. EST / 5 p.m. PST.
Writer, publisher, and journalist Adam Parfrey passed away on May 10 at the age of 61. Here is an interview from a few years ago with Parfrey, whose publishing companies Feral House and Process showcased the most fascinating underground culture and lost history for decades.
Bringing a new meaning to the term High Priest, Chris Bennett’s Liber 420: Cannabis, Magical Herbs and the Occult reveals a world of lost knowledge about the origins and practices of mainstream religions and underground spirituality.
In this third of a series of interviews about creative people using social networking to reach an audience, Tamra Lucid talks to Tiffany Scandal, editor of the feminist essay collection “Nasty!” and Tara Dublin, contributing writer to “Nasty!”, about the vicious cyber backlash they received, and how they found empowerment in rising above it.
2017 Wonderland Book Award nominee Jennifer Robin is a treasure of the Portland underground. Her work captures a menagerie of 21st century American characters, many of whom seem archetypal. In this interview, we discuss her books Death Confetti and Earthquakes in Candyland, changing Portland, and Facebook as a platform for artists.
After patriarchy collapses / And capitalism crumbles / We’ll get lost in each other’s / Trickster minds and bodies / Free to touch and let go / Touch and let go, sliding in/ And out of kaleidoscopic embrace