On Being Authentic Online

You might have noticed a subtle change in my work over the past few months. I’m covering more controversial topics and guests. This is less rooted in some over-arching ideal, and more so fatigue. After years of being an online content creator, I’m straining under the pressure of being one person online and another person in real life. The stress is subtle but persistent, and I’ve decided that, in order to be sustainable as a creator, I need more cohesion between my on and offline personas.

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Sacred Tension: Conform Or Be Cast Out with Logan Albright

In this episode of Sacred Tension, I speak with pagan, author, and libertarian anarchist Logan Albright about his book Conform Or Be Cast Out. We discuss the literal demonization of outsiders, how to interact with political and ideological outsiders, and much more. Find his work at loganalbright.com

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Sacred Tension: Rituals For Death and Dying with Shiva Honey

In this episode of Sacred Tension, Minister of Satan Shiva Honey returns to discuss death and dying within a Satanic context. We discuss grief in the age of Covid, forgiveness, the deaths of abusers, the role of psychedelics in ritual, and much more. Support Shiva Honey’s project on death and dying here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-devil-s-death#/

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The Internet is Anti-human

As my platform has grown over the years, I hit “publish” on every article and podcast with mounting terror, because I never know which one will destroy my life for a week, month, or year. I never know which one will be wildly misunderstood or misinterpreted and result in a trashing campaign. Admittedly, I could avoid all subjects of interest and just write long articles about my cats, but that would defeat the purpose of writing. Confronted with that choice, I’d rather give up writing and go raise chickens. So, I try to cover topics that matter to me and to ensure that nothing offensive or vague has slipped into the piece. But the unfortunate fact is that I can never predict how a bad faith person might choose to interpret my work.

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Sacred Tension: Cynical Theories with Helen Pluckrose

In this episode of Sacred Tension, I speak with scholar and author Helen Pluckrose about her book Cynical Theories. We discuss where she believes modern social justice went wrong, whether technology is the primary explanation for online dysfunction, the limiting of LGBT identities, and much more. Find her organization Counterweight here: https://counterweightsupport.com/ 

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