Paradoxical Movements is devoted to uncovering and engaging with those who bring light in a time haunted by the specter of a new dark age. The show brings you interviews with luminaries, along with experimental music and psychedelic commentary. Be not afraid, the magic is in you!
Invoking a New Word Ardor with Laurel Airica
You may have seen Laurel Airica without knowing it, as her viral video "Secret Spells of the English Language," was ripped off by many but matched by none. Listen now to get to know the mind behind the meme as we discuss how the world is made small by language and how to reprogram it by changing our relationship with words, especially the stories we tell ourselves. After a literal lifetime of working and playing with the word, Laurel is about to launch two powerful new courses and has an active Patreon account.
Incidentally, this show's Patreon has nearly another hour of interview, so dig deeper there.
Touching the Jaguar with John Perkins
I speak with renown author and activist John Perkins about his role in the worldwide transition from "death" to" life" economies and reintegration of humanity with nature, John has written several best-sellers including Confessions of an Economic Hitman in which he details his past as a part of the financial underworld beneath geopolitics and several books on shamanism. He has just completed a new book called Touching the Jaguar about the power of overcoming fear and the path to self-discovery. A former Chief Economist working with an international consulting firm, he now advises corporations and governments on ways to reduce the damage of empire and build a new way of living.
Paradoxical Movements is now on Patreon.
Riding the Meaningwave with Akira the Don
I am pleased to bring you a conversation about
motivation, magic, and meaning with visionary producer Akira the Don, who has refused to leave "the zone" of hyperproductivity and has probably finished at least 3 tracks while you were reading this. Akira grabs deep wisdom from all over the human timeline and makes it available to everyone in a form that satisfies the body and sticks in the mind. Akira is generous with his genius both on the decks and in this interview.
Enjoy the conversation and try an experiment for me: Put his albums on while you're doing the daily grind and watch your experience transform. Akira has produced an entire universe of music that acts like an endless seminar you can nod your head to.
Living Up in the Sky with Christopher Knowles
Christopher Knowles has spent decades writing about the subliminal and the subconscious, the underbelly and the undercurrent. His books include The Secret History of Rock and Roll, Our Gods Wear Spandex, and a new offering: He Will Live Up in the Sky. His blog, The Secret Sun, plumbs depths of potential meaning behind our current chaos unseen elsewhere. We discuss culture, cults, conspiracy and consciousness, and what one can do about it all in day to day life.
Illustrating the Invisible with Cody Kuiack
Cody Kuiack of cosmeffect.com joins the show to relate his story of glimpsing infinity and trying to bring pieces of it home to share with the rest of us through visuals, writing, music, and ongoing discussion via forum. We talk panpsychism, virtual reality, the limits of language, and the healing power of art.
Glitching the Matrix with Nick Hinton
How random is random? Are we in a matrix, or do we just act like it? What can putting GPS on shuffle do for your mental health? Is Saturn more than a planet? What's the deal with owls? All this and more with Nick Hinton of the Randonaut/Fatum project.
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Stirring, genuine, fiercely tender and mighty.
I listen to this podcast which delves into the beautiful and terrible reality of being human in an inhumane world and my heart feels unburdened. I love the people and the natural world I am a part of, while vehemently despising the systems of power and control that feed on the suffering of living creatures everywhere. There is no part of me willing to respond with fear or animosity. I won’t stockpile guns and prepare to live in a desperate bunker. I seek out people who are passionate about healing our world through fierce love, cooperation and mutuality. This is a beautiful voice that speaks to the world I dream of.
I return again and again to the episode with a recording of his daughter singing “light a candle”. I cry every time in the sweetest of ways. When I was very small, I wished I had a brother to discuss the world with. This is the brother I imagined back in 1975. Selah.
This podcast is great! I am a long time reader of Chris Knowles and I feel like I really understand more of who he is after listening to this! Great interview style, very thoughtful and well spoken! I am listening to more now!
I love this podcast!
Jon interviews a variety of guests with different perspectives on topics relevant to The Human Experience. The conversations go deep, so buckle up!