Category: The Weird

Unariun Disco

UNARIUS NIGHT! with Director Jodi Wille Including… A UNARIUS Mixtape recently-unearthed and extremely rare Unarius videos from the 70s and 80s AND a rare new transfer of the Unarius psychodrama: THE DECLINE AND DESTRUCTION OF THE ORION EMPIRE – PART 4: RELIGIOUS DECEPTION AND SPIRITUAL…

Women Under the Influence

A journey into the ritualistic, intuitive and ecstatic worlds of Los Angeles through the female lens. A curated collection of short films and rare footage are screened on the rooftop with filmmakers Barbara McCullough (Water Ritual #1), Jodi Wille (The Source Family), and artist Megan…

Wiley Yoga Tales

Tune into last week’s Expanding Mind podcast, Erik’s description— “Yogi, psychonaut, and dear old pal Spiros Antonopoulos returns to talk about the Ashtanga lineage, Crowley’s yoga chops, the gifts of rigorous practice, NYC punk yoga, psychedelic Patanjali, and the ups and downs of opening his &…

Transcendent TV: The OA

Our pals Ashley & JC pushed us to The OA this past week, so we’ve been catching up. Beyond the tasty cinematic references, and compelling storytelling style, several pop California tropes emerge with resonance to our yoga practices. Here’s a few we found compelling (and…

ANGELS

Wim Wenders on angels in NYC today • Annette Yoshiko Reed on writing about angels & angelology with messages of God, news, and dreams • Towards a yoga of SOFTNESS

Celestial Consciousness

The Paris Review: “The idea of the mind as a palace or church, whose individual rooms can be explored with training, is familiar from the memory treatises of antiquity and the Middle Ages. The ‘memory palace’ as a mnemonic device was widely used before the…

A Mossy Monument to Yoga

At a park in Finland, close to the Russian border, a reclusive artist spent the better part of 50 years crafting hundreds of statues poised in yoga postures. Veijo Rönkkönen once said that the park was a monument for the memory of his young body….

The Idolatry of Ganesh

During Ganesh Chaturthi, the Hindu festival celebrating the elephant God Ganesha, hundreds of thousands of Ganesh idols are brought into homes and public spaces; at the festival’s end they are ceremonially carried into bodies of water and left to disintegrate. The industry surrounding these statues…

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