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Utne Reader editor Christian Williams hosts this podcast that explores the nature of consciousness through art, culture, and spirituality.

Utne Reader is a digest of the new ideas and fresh perspectives percolating in arts, culture, politics, and spirituality. Utne encourages its readers to “cure ignorance” by offering a well-rounded perspective on current events that moves beyond the headlines and sound bites. A combination of original writing and reprints gleaned from independent media, Utne is published quarterly in print and as a quick-read monthly digital issue.

Utne Reader Abstract Notions Podcast Christian Williams

    • Philosophy

Utne Reader editor Christian Williams hosts this podcast that explores the nature of consciousness through art, culture, and spirituality.

Utne Reader is a digest of the new ideas and fresh perspectives percolating in arts, culture, politics, and spirituality. Utne encourages its readers to “cure ignorance” by offering a well-rounded perspective on current events that moves beyond the headlines and sound bites. A combination of original writing and reprints gleaned from independent media, Utne is published quarterly in print and as a quick-read monthly digital issue.

    The Psychedelic Renaissance and Cosmic Sister - Episode 3

    The Psychedelic Renaissance and Cosmic Sister - Episode 3

    In the third episode of the Abstract Notions podcast, Utne Reader editor Christian Williams discusses the role of women in the psychedelic renaissance with Zoe Helene, an environmental activist and wildlife advocate who has started a women's advocacy group in the psychedelic community called Cosmic Sister. Recorded June 5, 2015.

    Music clip: "Ikaro de Proteccion" by Don Evangelino Murayay from the album 'El Canto del Tiempo/Ayahuasca Ikaros' (Above Love Records, 2007).

    Utne Reader editor Christian Williams explores the nature of consciousness through art, culture, and spirituality in the Abstract Notions blog and podcast. Read more at www.utne.com/christian

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Floating in a Sensory Deprivation Tank - Episode 4

    Floating in a Sensory Deprivation Tank - Episode 4

    In the fourth episode of the Abstract Notions podcast, Utne Reader editor Christian Williams discusses the history and benefits of sensory deprivation tanks with Alan Goltl, proprietor of TankHouse Float & Massage in Wichita, Kansas. Additionally, they discuss Alan's other explorations into altered states of consciousness, which include ayahuasca, lucid dreaming, and a two-week darkness retreat in Thailand. Released October 30, 2015.

    Music clip: "9:01" by Floating Spirits from the album Earth Tones (Free Music Archive, licensed under Creative Commons).

    Utne Reader editor Christian Williams explores the nature of consciousness through art, culture, and spirituality in the Abstract Notions blog and podcast. Read more at www.utne.com/christian

    • 1 hr 4 min

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