Friday, November 5, 2010

diet soap podcast

I'm part of an interview with Doug Lain now posted on his podcasting site DIET SOAP. We spoke about synchronicities, UFOs and the more bizarre aspects of the "experiencer" phenomenon. Doug is fiction writer, and very much a poet in the way he looks at complex issues. This mindset allows him to dig a little deeper into things that sit at our periphery.

The episode is intermixed with audio clips from Budd Hopkins and John Mack, as well as Doug reading from some of his own work. It's inspiring to listen to someone who takes on the role of an artist in the podcast format.

Doug also did a really good two part interview with Budd Hopkins, and during those episodes he shares some of his own experiences. Part ONE and part TWO.


Red Pill Junkie said...

That was a very interesting audio, specially the way Doug constructs a sort of "tapestry" mixing different elements —his bumblebee story left me wondering about something I can't quite get my head around.

Your comments about your fear of embellishing your experiences reminds me of what my friend Micah recently wrote in an article called "Fortean Fallacies", and I got to agree with him about the dangers of how paranormal cases can get distorted and blown out of proportions.

But, right now... for no reason I can think of, I'm reminded of Tim Burton's movie "Big Fish" —that's an specially endearing movie for those of us who never managed to have an agreeable relation with our fathers, BTW.

This almost-obsession of trying to "stick to the facts" is beautifully portrayed with the son's character estrangement from his grandiose story-telling father; but in the end the son begins to understand that his father's conduct is not driven by a wish to deceive, but it comes from some sort of need to endow the events with part of his persona, and thus the events turn into stories —and if fueled powerfully (and honestly) enough, the stories might turn into Myths.

And the importance of Myths is that they can speak to any man of any age.

I don't know where I'm getting at here. I guess that what I'm saying is that a world where we only dealt with facts would be... horribly dull. Maybe that's why synchronicities occur —to remind us that we're not here to be detached & cold reporters of events, but active characters on the stage.

Mike Clelland! said...

RPG's comment was posted at 12:34 ( ! )

Red Pill Junkie said...

Again?? I swear I wouldn't be able to pull this off, if I tried to @_@