This week, Gary Lachman returns to the show to discuss his two latest books, Lost Knowledge of the Imagination and Dark Star Rising.
In this wide-ranging chat we cover the Socratic Turn, how the west abandoned the imagination, how we might recover it and what happens in world politics if we pretend it isn't there.
Very good stuff.
This week it is my extra special pleasure to be speaking with one of the co-originators of permaculture itself, David Holmgren. David is an author, educator, designer, activist and permaculturalist (obviously) with many decades experience.
He joins us today to talk about his fantastic new project and accompanying book, Retrosuburbia, the details for which you will find in the show notes.
Extremely good times.
Note: There is extra material for this episode at the post page on runesoup.com
This month's solo show is my impressions and observations from spending last week out in the desert with a group of amazing people.
It covers Aboriginal star lore, Songlines, the Dreaming and how we can think with and derive inspiration from indigenous lifeways.
There are a bunch of photos from the trip on the post page at runesoup.com.
This week, Dr Jack Hunter makes his return to the show.
Jack is the author and/or editor of Talking With The Spirits, Strange Dimensions, Why People Believe in Spirits, Gods and Magic, Damned Facts and the recently published Engaging The Anomalous.
He joins us for a fascinating chat about spirits, anthropology, ecology, animism, the limits of our modern frames in coming to terms with all these notions and a surprising detour into the state of permaculture. Enjoy.
Something of a special episode this week. Julio Ody returns to the show for a vigorous discussion of the best depictions of spirits and the spirit world from a practitioner perspective on film and television.
We spent the past week throwing titles back and forth to each other, compiling the list, striking some names and adding others. I had to break out my old DVD collection from storage and then find some way to actually play them. (There is at least one good thing about the modern world: the demise of DVDs with their auto-playing trailers, copyright warnings and animated menus.)
Some of the category winners may surprise you almost as much as the exclusions.
Great fun. Enjoy.