Archive for the 'Jesus' Category

‘Entheogenic-Religious Fiction’

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

Thomas B. Roberts, professor emeritus at Northern Illinois University, edited the books “The Psychedelic Future of the Mind” and “Psychoactive Sacramentals: Essays on Entheogens and Religion,” the latter of which was acknowledged as a valuable source in my latest novel, “The Testament of James.” Dr. Roberts (no known relation to the Beatles’ Doctor Robert) was […]

‘Well, there’s nothing artificial about it’

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

The book “The Archaic Revival” (HarperCollins 1991), which is a compilation of writings by and interviews with the late entheogen pioneer Terence McKenna, concludes with an interview conducted by Nevill Drury as it appeared in the Autumn, 1990 (Vol. 11, No. 1) issue of the Australian magazine “Nature and Health.” An excerpt of the most […]

‘A natural and, perhaps, even necessary component of spirituality’

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Out of Wyoming, firm proponent of self-ownership Mama Liberty has weighed in with a thoughtful commentary on “The Testament of James” (here), focusing on what the tale tells us about the nature of organized religion, and its relation to social control. “Some people got together and figured out how to use the belief or disbelief […]

‘An alternative interpretation of the life and work of Jesus . . .’

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

The genial John Walker, formerly of Autodesk et al., has posted a new review of “The Testament of James” here:

‘Our entire universe is contained in the mind and the spirit’

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Despite a bit of predictable straying down rabbit trails (which the host admirably tolerates in preference to “over-moderating,”) an interesting discussion developed not long ago beneath the first part of her recent interview with me at Claire Wolfe’s site ( www.backwoodshome.com/blogs/ClaireWolfe/2015/01/03/ ), albeit mostly among people who of necessity (since it had only just come […]

‘Entertaining, funny, and thought-provoking’

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

Copy Number 120 of the signed, limited hardcover edition of “The Testament of James” is shipping this weekend. Meantime, a few more reviews have arrived. Oliver Del Signore, webmaster for Backwoods Home magazine, has weighed in with a review at http://www.backwoodshome.com/articles2/delsignore1501.html :

Claire weighs in / Interview with Vin

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

Claire Wolfe, author of “101 Things to Do ‘Til the Revolution,” “The Freedom Outlaw’s Handbook,” and the ongoing chronicles of Hardyville, has weighed in with a review of “The Testament of James” at her Backwoods Home blog, here and (part II) here. The review is followed by the first half of an interview with Vin […]