Monday, November 11, 2019

Take Me to the Farm

I'm very excited about this most recent podcast. It was a kind of round table discussion with Frank Zero and Jeremy Knight of ZeroKnight and the great Christopher Knowles of The Secret Sun. Frank and Jeremy are of course collaborating with me on my forth coming book while Chris is a legend who has been an enormous influence and inspiration for my own research. Needless to say, I was uber excited for this podcast, as I'm sure my nerves at the onset (and five or so cups of coffee I had had previously) will attest too.

We managed to cover a host of topics in a chat that went just a little over an hour. They included D-Wave, Gordie Rose, Elon Musk, and how credible some of the claims surrounding these entities truly are; cybernetics and its ties to behavior modification experiments; Nick Land, the Cybernetics Culture Research Unit (CCRU), "accelerationism" and the remarkable decree of influence these things have had; Jack Kirby and the potentially arcane influences of his comics; the black oil trope in fiction; Kenneth Grant, his potential ties to Peter Tompkins, and the vast influence he has had on the likes of Peter Levenda and Colonel Michael Aquino; the specter of the mysterious Sovereign Order of Saint John (SOSJ) lurking behind Tompkins and Levenda; SOSJ "interrogation specialists" Cleve Backster; other curious SOSJ knights such as Philip J. Corso, Carl Maria Stanley and fellow travelers such as arch child rapist David Ferrie; fiction depictions of ARTICHOKE and MK-ULTRA.; contemporary paganism; Colonia DignidadEpsteinLe Cercle; and so much more.

The podcast can be found here. A YouTube version with a slideshow can also be found here.

More information on the topics discussed, check some of the following:

The JFK Assassination: A Strange and Terrible Journey series
Bavaria, the Thule Society, the SOSJ, and the Making of a Revolutionary Faith series
The Office of Security: A Tale of Sex, Drugs, and High Weirdness
The Office of Security Meet the Nine Parts One and Two
Fringe: The Strange and Terrible History of the Far Right and High Weirdness series
The Lovecraftian Enlightenment
The Dark Enlightenment and More Mellon Madness

Well, that should be enough to keep those of you just joining the party preoccupied for the time being. Again, I would like to give a big thank you to Frank, Jeremy, and Chris for making this happen. It was great fun and hopefully we'll be able get together for another round table discussion in the near future. I hope everyone enjoys this one as much as I enjoyed recording it. Until next time dear readers, stay tuned.