In podcast episode 89, we’re joined by author and podcaster Douglas Lain for an insightful and honest discussion about a wide-range of subjects from synchromysticism to overturning the symbolic order.
Douglas produces and hosts the Diet Soap Podcast which is “a podcast dedicated to applying imagination and intellect to the multi-dimensional crisis that surrounds us.” He’s also “the author of dozens of short stories and two novels. His work has regularly appeared in nationally distributed literary magazines and journals since 1999, and his first book “Last Week’s Apocalypse” was a collection of these stories published by Night Shade Books. His first novel, entitled “Billy Moon: 1968,” tells the story of Christopher Robin Milne’s fictional involvement with the French general strike in May of 1968, and is due out from Tor Books in 2011. His second novel, entitled “the Brainwash Brand,” is currently under option at Tor.”
We begin this unique interview by discussing the concept of synchromysticism and our interpretations of its meaning. This served as a launching point for two veteran podcasters to explore each others and our own minds, with a strong focus on inner vs. outer work and the value of each.
Douglas also talks about his upcoming writing project, “Pick Your Battle” – what it’s about, why it’s important, and his effort to obtain funding for it through Kickstarter.org. His ideas and unconventional thinking are refreshing and thought-provoking. Although not specifically about esoteric subjects, this conversation was a pleasure and a real gem.
“Douglas Lain” Wikipedia entry
Pick Your Battle – (foraging as revolutionary self-help) on Kickstarter.org
outro music – “Afterlife” by Mountain Mirrors