I’m honored to interview Mamone, a Grammy Award winning audio engineer and producer, and cofounder of Queer Appalachia Collective and the zine Electric Dirt, both dedicated to helping queer folk in Appalachia and the south find their voices, each other, and an audience.
What the current pipeline dispute in North Dakota is really all about is how we, as the human family, wish to live in the twenty-first century. Two very different philosophies and lifeways are at issue, one deeply connected to spirit and the sacred beauty of Mother Earth, the other utterly disconnected, regarding the material realm as nothing more than an economic resource.
Almost all native cultures have integrated psychedelic healing into their way of life. However, since the War on Drugs began in 1971 in response to the counter-culture movement of the 1960s, Western civilisation has turned its back on the idea that psychedelics could have any medical benefit.
I am interested in formulating a tough-minded, intellectually defensible, and useful distillation of New Thought ideas. But make no mistake: I am not interested in intellectualizing New Thought. I am interested in using it. And, if I’m able, in helping my neighbor to do the same.