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Graham St John
Cultural anthropologist of eventcultures, electronic dance music movements and entheogens.
Cultural anthropologist of eventcultures, electronic dance music movements and entheogens.
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Moon Juice Stomper
Moon Juice Stomper  A novel: Goa 1987-96   by Ray Castle I've long awaited this, and I wasn't disappointed.  Asia traveller, Jules Nightingale, falls under the spell of a bewitching siren beckoning him to a party paradise where he dances out of his body. In...
Moon Juice Stomper
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Weekend Societies: Electronic Dance Music Festivals and Event-Cultures
Weekend Societies . Ed by Graham St John.  From massive raves sprouting around the London orbital at the turn of the 1990s to events operated under the control of corporate empires, EDM (Electronic Dance Music) festivals have developed into cross-genre, mul...
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The Big Empty (article on Burning Man in Aeon Magazine 10 Sep 2018)
Photo courtesy John Curley. Pushing beyond exhaustion, I’m enveloped by a fog of white dust unsettled from the flat expanse beneath my pedals. My head is wrapped in goggles and bandana – the mask  de rigueur  in this carnival at the edge of the known. Hitch...
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Burning Man, Catharsis on the Mall and Caps of Liberty
“Are they red Smurf hats?” 

I queried my neighbor, as we spy three cats in weird hats taking the stage. These unassuming pied pipers are about to incite the burnerverse.....
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Aussiewaska: A Cultural History of Changa and Ayahuasca Analogues in Australia
New chapter from me  " Aussiewaska: A Cultural History of Changa and Ayahuasca Analogues in Australia ", by Graham St John. Abstract Since the synergistic mechanism integral to ayahuasca became known, ayahuasca analogues—botanical fusions said to simulate a...
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Turning Man
Davinci Man by Shifty Fox In my first entry (Meet Your Maker) in
this blog essay series, I pointed out that San Francisco's Global Leadership
Conference is a kind of clearinghouse for Burning Man  culture exported from Black Rock City, Nevada, to the world....
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Meet Your Maker: Maker Culture & Culture Making at Burning Man
Meet Your
Maker Burning Man is a rich source of meaning for gnostic cowboys, code hackers
and gossip columnists cavalcading annually into Nevada’s Black Rock Desert.  As they excavate truths, bear witness, feel the burn, form the final palisade in their dis...
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Erik Davis interviews me on Reality Sandwich about my new book.
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