I have given many talks on the history of California spirituality based on my book The Visionary State. Probably the best was the following lecture, which I gave on March 15 at the Philosophical Research Society, which was founded by the great Angeleno esotericist Manly P. Hall. It focuses on the esoteric and magickal currents that manifested themselves in California, and dives beneath the history to get at the furtive spirit of the place. The recording is a little spotty at the very beginning, but then you should be good to go. Introduction made by the scintillating Maja D’Aoust. Check it.
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See some signs of hope in dark economic times as panelists explore some of the mind-boggling innovations that are changing our lives and can shape the future of the country. Even in the midst of economic free fall, there are signs of hope.
As of January 2009, the United States has built a flying car, found ways to turn algae into fuel, synthetically reproduced organs, had face-to-face conversations with people on the other side of the planet, and built robots to do our house cleaning for us.
Tune in to find out how some of the smartest people in California are trying to innovate us out of disaster.
Let’s assume you’ve worked with Manfred Krankl at Sine Qua Non for the last eight years. What could you possibly do for an encore? Well, if you’re Maggie Harrison, you would become part of a venture to work with Oregon Pinot Noir. And then, you’d get to work on your own label as well.
The recent history of Oregon’s Antica Terra winery began when a group of four individuals, including winemaker Maggie Harrison, purchased the winery in 2005 and two years later planted additional acres of Pinot noir, with more planting planned for 2008. The new winery should come on-line in 2009. For her own label, Maggie is sourcing Syrah from Santa Maria Valley for her own, Lillian label, a small lot collection named for her grandmother.
Join us as we talk with Maggie Harrison, about her past experiences with the iconic SQN, and her current projects in Oregon and with California Syrah.