Revisiting the CounterculturewithMatthew Ingram

Books Mentioned In This Interview

arthur janov the primal scream r d laing the politics of experience theodore roszak the making of a counter culture r u sirius counter culture through the ages alan ginsberg howl jack kerouac on the road ken kesey one flew over the cuckoo's nest d t suzuki an introduction to zen buddhism alan watts the way of zen carolyn gimian the essential chögyam trungpa chögyam trungpa crazy wisdom charles tart altered states of consciousness stanislav grof the cosmic game m guy thompson the legacy of r. d. laing carl g jung the integration of the personality a hoffer h osmond the hallucinogens prudence farrow bruns dear prudence g jung the psychology of kundalini yoga stanley kubrick 2001: a space odyssey stanley kubrick the shining craig sams macrobiotic brown rice cookbook herbert marcuse eros and civilization norman o brown love's body e kleinhenz germaine: the life of germaine greer wilhelm reich the function of the orgasm aldous huxley the perennial philosophy aldous huxley the doors of perception henri bergson creative evolution aldous huxley brave new world aldous huxley heaven and hell william burroughs naked lunch jack kerouac the dharma bums william burroughs junky christopher isherwood ramakrishna and his disciples georg feuerstein the yoga-sutra of patanjali ram dass miracle of love swami prakashananda baba muktananda stanislav grof the way of the psychonaut john lilly the deep self w y evans-wentz tibet's great yogi milarepa

Matthew Ingram is known for throwing raves in West Africa in 1993, writing for Teletubbies, his cult music blog Woebot, writing for the Wire and FACT magazines, setting up the Dissensus forum and putting out a series of LPs. His “Vitamin C” animated documentary was shown at the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival. He is author of Retreat: How the Counterculture Invented Wellness.

Here the discussion focuses on the many personalities who contributed to the cultural wave that swept the western world, particularly the United States, during the 1960s (many of whom have been interviewed by Jeffrey Mishlove). Matthew’s book specifically focuses on the period from 1955 to 1975. Topics include the role of the Vietnam war, LSD, new psychotherapies, eastern religions and the idea of enlightenment, the anti-establishment protests, the sexual revolution, and feminism. There were, of course, important historical antecedents as well as consequences.

(Recorded on October 19, 2020.)

Stanley Kubrick, 2001: A Space Odyssey (video) –

Stanley Kubrick, The Shining (video) –

Published on November 4, 2020


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