They say there’s nothing new under the sun. So often it feels that way. But then again, something occasionally comes along. A spark of innovation, a mental vision so bright it temporarily blinds your third eye. Ersa’s off in search of fresh adventures. It’s time for the final episode of Clairaudience.
At its best, music offers us a chance at time travel, transporting us back to moments in our past. That happens over and over again on the With People, the latest album from Shaun Fleming’s Diane Coffee project. Produced by Jonathan Rado of Foxygen, it blends ’70s style folk-rock with orchestral pop flourishes and focuses in on their youth in Agoura Hills, California. Fleming joins Clairaudience host Ersa Lowly tonight to discuss the album, the nostalgic power of Pink Floyd, and of course, discuss a visit with Harry Nilsson.
You have tuned your mental radio to a very particular frequency and entered a phantasmagorical zone, one in which you mustn’t take things too literally, but you must also be sure to take them seriously. It’s time for Clairaudience, with Ersa Lowly. Tonight, we hear from a 1-877-WASTOIDS caller who shares a story about their imaginary friend, and then turn to the work of esotericist Alexandra David-Neel on the topic of “tulpas”—imaginary beings come to life—for some answers.
Tonight on our weekly blend of far out sounds and strange insights, your host Ersa Lowly is exploring the notion of astral projection, or spirit walking, or “out of body experiences.” We’ll hear from pioneering figure Robert A. Monroe, checking out his book Journeys Out of the Body, and take a call from “Billy,” who experienced his own nighttime astral event.