Eight months have passed since I made a bamboo forest in my tank. I usually just change the water, but this time I pruned the plants and switched out the planter box for the first time in a while. I set my aquarium plant light to shine for eight hours a day with a timer.
Life is - it goes without saying - for the most part a tragic affair. But being clear-eyed about the horror shouldn't prevent us from taking great pleasure in the things that go right; we can laugh on our way to the gallows.
Based on his pioneering work in the recent book High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, and Visionary Experience in the Seventies, author and podcaster Erik Davis will explore the phenomenon of occult revivals, comparing and contrasting some of the factors that made the early 1970s and the late 2010s hotbeds of occultism, witchcraft, and visionary experience.
I didn't get any big singular quotable takeaways from Erik's talk, but there's plenty to keep thinking about…
This is a rare occasion where I was disappointed the Q&A isn't included.