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VYS0028 | Psychic Jizz - Vayse to Face with Stephanie Quick - Show Notes

Handing on a plate to Hine and Buckley the most potently inspired episode title in Vayse history is teacher, researcher, blogger and "the Julia Child of Sex Magic", Stephanie Quick. In an intense and varied conversation Stephanie takes Vayse through her near death experience, complete with a fall through the starlit sky, disembodied consciousnesses and sky-scraper sized entities, she talks about how to start off your own run of synchronicities and the conversation weaves itself around Carlos Castaneda, Gurdjieff, how to not lose yourself in your spiritual practice or join a cult... and, speaking of cults, enter the glowing orange 16-bit pineapple... Recorded 10 August 2023

Stephanie Quick Links

Steph’s blog, Ghost Dog is a Mystery Box

Steph on Bluesky

Steph on Instagram

Steph on Twitter

Steph on Facebook

Steph’s YouTube channel

Introduction Links

Lovecraftian horror - Wikipedia page

Julia Child - Wikipedia page

Sex magic - Wikipedia page

Cheese Board Collective - Wikipedia page

Chez Panisse, Wikipedia page

Alice Waters - Wikipedia page

An Introduction to Western Sexual Mysticism, New Dawn Magazine article

Refuge in Buddhism - Wikipedia page

Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO) - Wikipedia page

Coven - Wikipedia page

Steph, the West Coast, and the ‘Spiritual Marketplace’ Links

Fresno, California - Wikipedia page

Bigfoot, Chupacabra, and…Fresno Nightcrawler? Walking pants bring Fresno freaky fame - Fresno Bee article

The Fresno Nightcrawlers - sceptical, humorous

North Fork, California - Wikipedia page

The Chukchansi People - Coarsegold Historical Society article

Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians - Wikipedia page

East Bay - Wikipedia page

Oakland, California - Wikipedia page

Berkeley, California - Wikipedia page

University of California, Santa Cruz - Wikipedia page

Napa, California - Wikipedia page

Tibetan Buddhism - Wikipedia page

Zen (Buddhism) - Wikipedia page

Understanding the Spiritual Marketplace - From Monopoly to Open Access - Patheos article

Spiritual Marketplace: Baby Boomers and the Remaking of American Religion by Wade Clark Roof

Lupus Psychosis and Brain Inflammation - Lupus Corner article

Aphasia - Wikipedia page

Yoga - Wikipedia page

Archangel Michael (channelled messages) - Sanada website

Pick‘n’mix: the 21st Century approach to religious affiliation, Walls Come Tumbling Down blog article

How did Steph find her way into weird stuff? Links

Strangely Enough by C.B. Colby - Goodreads page

C.B. Colby - Wikipedia page

Jersey Devil - Wikipedia page

Near death experience - Wikipedia page

Lidocaine - Wikipedia page

Bardo (liminal state between death and rebirth) - Wikipedia page

Keith's Excellent Detective Work (gods bless you, Keith) - Based on SQ’s mentions of her age now (61) and at later events, I reckon the exhibition she must have gone to was ‘Wisdom and Compassion: The Sacred Art of Tibet’, held at the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, in 1991. There is an exhibition catalogue available. Not sure if it’s worth including, but there’s a link to it here on Abe Books

I couldn’t find anything else specific to that exhibition that wasn’t behind a pay-wall or on a subscription site, but here’s a short video trailer for that museum’s similar exhibitions:

San Francisco Asian Art Museum, Tibetan Buddhist exhibitions

Tanka - Wikipedia Page

Sand mandala - Wikipedia page

Tibetan Sand Mandala (construction and destruction)

Synchronicity - Wikipedia page

Steph’s Near Death Experience Links

Coma - Wikipedia page

Meningitis - Wikipedia page

Meningitis Research Foundation - Excellent charity

Near death, seeing dead people may be neither rare nor eerie - AP News article

PMH Atwater website

Psychopomp - Wikipedia page

Last rites - Wikipedia page

Anointing of the Sick in the Catholic Church (Extreme Unction) - Wikipedia page

Auto-immune disease - wikipedia page

Bronchoscopy - Wikipedia page

Robert Monroe - Wikipedia page

Mindfulness - Wikipedia page

Whitley Strieber - Wikipedia page

A Wild and Wonderful Dialogue between Whitley and UFO Master Greg Bishop...and Gru!

George Gurdjieff - Wikipedia page

Fourth Way (Gurdjieff) - Wikipedia page

Gurdjieff sensing exercises

Alien abduction - Wikipedia page

Biocentrism Posits That Death Is Merely Transport into Another Universe - Big Think article

Heaven - Wikipedia page

Jung, Flying Saucers, and the Anxieties of Our Time (UFOs as mandala symbols) - Psychology Today article

VYS0024: Between Being Real and Not Real - Vayse to Face with Nathan Paul Isaac

Is Consciousness a Fundamental Quality of the Universe? - Sci News article and video

Are we really made of 'star stuff' and what does that even mean? - Space article and video

Steph’s encounter with skyscraper-sized entities and its impact on her spiritual practice - Links

Rinpoche - Wikipedia page

Kensington, California - Wikipedia page

Ewam Choden Tibetan Buddhist Centre, Kensington website

24 years on retreat (Judith Skinner) - The New Fillmore article and ‘On Retreat’ documentary trailer

Tathāgata (Buddhism) - Wikipedia page

The X Files - Wikipedia page

The X-Files

Allen Greenfield on Twitter

Secrets of the Real Black Lodge Revealed! by Allen Greenfield and Olav Phillips

Black and White Lodges, Twin Peaks - Wikipedia page section

Empire State Building - Wikipedia page

Grey alien - Wikipedia page

Marian apparition - Wikipedia page

Emergency medical technician (EMT) - Wikipedia page

Plaid Moon Rising - The Flannel Man - Birdy Magazine article

Ontological security - Wikipedia page

Meditation for awareness - Headspace article

Shavasana (Yoga) - Wikipedia page

Sacred Space: How to Make an Altar in Your Home - Chopra article

Leslie Temple Thurston - website

Native American religions - Britannica.com

Sweat lodge - Wikipedia page

Astrology - Wikipedia page

Acupuncture - Wikipedia page

Acupressure - Wikiepdia page

Wuxing (Chinese Philosophy, Five Element System) - Wikipedia Page

New Thought - Wikipedia page

Synchronicity, the Sandown Clown, and Psychic Jizz - Links

Anthony Nine on Twitter

Synchronicity - Wikipedia page

AP Strange - website

AP Strange on Twitter

The Sandown Clown: Exploring Sam, the Isle of Wight’s surreal 1973 encounter, On the Wight article and videos

Our Strange Skies podcast, 151: Clowning Around with Stephanie Quick & AP Strange (Sam, the Sandown Clown)

How To Induce Synchronicities, Stephanie Quick blog post

Radio Misterioso - Greg Bishop bio

Quick and Ray – A Psychic Influencing Experiment - Radio Mysterioso post

(Lama) Kunga Rinpoche - Wikipedia page

Buddhist Symbols - Faith Inspires article

Synchronicity and symbols as the base level of magic and entity encounters - Links

VYS0026 | It's a Wand-erful Life - Vayse to Face with Douglas Batchelor Pt. 1

VYS0027 | Batchelor of Dark Arts - Vayse to Face with Douglas Batchelor Pt. 2

Birdwatching - Wikipedia page

Bird symbolism - World Birds article

Bird vocalisation - Wikipedia page

Paramecium - Wikipedia page

Robert Monroe - Wikipedia page

Dodechahedron - Wikipedia page

Chakra - Wikipedia page

Spreading the weird word, sweeping statements, and the teacher-trickster - Links

Julia Child - Wikipedia page

What Magic is This? website

VYS0024 | Between Being Real and Not Real - Vayse to Face with Nathan Paul Isaac

VYS0025 | Truth with a Capital "T" - Vayse to Face with Sequoyah Kennedy

VYS0010 | Amazing Stories - Vayse to Face with Dr Allen H Greenfield Pt.1

VYS0011 | Weird Tales - Vayse to Face with Dr Allen H Greenfield Pt.2

AP Strange - website

George Gurdjieff - Wikipedia page

Teacher as trickster on the learner’s journey - Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning article

Whitley Strieber - Wikipedia page

Communion (book) - Wikipedia page

Project Archivist podcast

Sex Magic with Allen Greenfield - SQ blog post and link to podcast audio

Carlos Castaneda, Amy Wallace, and Steph’s Rules for Sex Magic with Others - Links

Carlos Castaneda - Wikipedia page

Trickster: The Many Lives of Carlos Castaneda, podcast

Destructive cults - Wikipedia page section

Amy Wallace - Wikipedia page

Sorcerer's Apprentice: My Life with Carlos Castaneda by Amy Wallace - Goodreads page

Sorcerer's Apprentice : My Life with Carlos Castaneda by Amy Wallace

Irving Wallace - Wikipedia page

Rodeo Drive - Wikipedia page

Florinda Donner - Wikipedia page

John Lennon - Wikipedia page

George Lucas - Wikipedia page

Aleister Crowley - Wikipedia page

My Rules for Sex Magic with Others - Stephanie Quick blog post

Steph’s recommendations - Links

Women of the Paranormal Vol I by Alex Matsuo

The Spooky Stuff podcast with Alex Matsuo

The Spooky Stuff with Alex Matsuo on YouTube

Personal Pans podcast with Vanessa Walilko

Pan Paracon/Personal Pans on YouTube

Vanessa Walilko’s Jewellery and Wearable Art

Necronomicast podcast

Some Other Sphere podcast

Church of Mabus Radio on YouTube

John E.L. Tenney’s website

Eric Wargo’s website

*Vayse *

Vayse website

Vayse on Twitter

Vayse on Instagram

Music From Vayse - Volume 1 by Polypores

Vayse on Ko-Fi