Episode 70 – Entities

In which experiential journalist Rak Razam is interviewed by Dr. Sebastian Job, Honorary Associate, Department of Anthropology at the University of Sydney, about the interdimensional entities that we encounter on entheogens like ayahuasca and DMT. Are these projections of our own subconscious, or of some Collective Unconscious, or are they natives to a deeper realm that we intersect via entheogens? What is an entity, and how does our language encapsulate our understanding of entity contact? How much have Terence McKenna's metaphors calcified a fluid translinguistic experience into a cultural shorthand? How can we quantify entity experiences and move beyond logic and left-brain rationalism to feel into the intuitive and extra-sensory levels where these translinguistic encounters happen? Are we facing a divine invasion, or are we the colonizers of hyperspace?

All know that the drop merges into the ocean, but few know that the ocean merges into the drop. - Kabir

Artwork by Sylph Aeon.

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Originally aired on: Mar 15, 2013