TEDx Talk on transformational festival culture

15 09 2011

The presenter may seem seem a tad hoaky at first, but bear with it because it turns into quite a lovely, poetic and emotional summary of the emerging, global psychedelic festival culture from Burning Man to psytrance.  Might make a nice introduction for those who may not be familiar.


Environmentalism at Boom 2010

2 05 2011

Impressive solutions, beautiful designs.

Electronic Awakening

24 04 2011

Please support this project if you can.  Five years in the making, now nearly complete, Electronic Awakening looks to be an outstanding documentary on the spirituality and mysticism of global electronic dance music culture.

Visit their Kickstarter page and watch the excellent teaser video, learn more about the project and hopefully donate!  :)

Rak Razam – in the Beginning was DOOF!

11 03 2011

Excellent 6 1/2 minute interview with experiential journalist and writer Rak Razam about the philosophical, spiritual and socio-cultural dimensions of trance parties (“doofs”).  This is from a documentary film project in development called The 7th Direction, about the Australian trance-dance culture.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Goa Gil

11 03 2011

Very nice, recent 5 minute interview with legendary DJ and saddhu Goa Gil.  Video is from the Goa Hippy Tribe project which has been working on making a documentary about the past 40 years psychedelic Goa culture.

Minilogue – The Leopard (Extrawelt Remix)

3 03 2011

The Minilogue/Extrawelt soundtrack to this profound video is superb and really heightens the emotional experience of the content.  I played it for a friend of mine and she was letting loose the waterworks by the end.

Brian Barritt passes

20 02 2011

Co-writer with Timothy Leary of Confessions of a Hope Fiend and co-developer of the Eight-Circuit Model;

The writer Brian Barritt was a lusty, Pan-like figure who sat at the heart of the counter-culture for over 50 years. A friend and collaborator to such notables as Timothy Leary, William Burroughs, Alex Trocchi and [Goa Trance and Psydub pioneer] Youth of [The Orb and] Killing Joke, he was particularly active in the Beatnik, psychedelic, Krautrock and rave scenes.

Obituary at The Independent.