Andras Jones - Accidental Initiations June 19, 2013
Andras Jones is an actor, musician, writer and the host/creator of Radio8Ball. He is best known in film circles for his role in Nightmare on Elm Street 4 but Jones has also toured extensively as a musician in support of his band The Previous, and his own solo work. His first book Accidental Initiations: In the Kabbalistic Tree of Olympia was published by Sync Book Press in 2012. We'll begin the program by asking a question and getting an answer by randomly selecting a song and interpreting it as the answer, like playing musical tarot cards. Then, we'll discuss themes from Andras' book, Accidental Initiations such as the synchronistic pursuit, cinema as a psychedelic medium and memory as a kind of time travel. Andras will talk about the The Kabbalistic Tree of Olympia and the ritual drama of unconsciously "walking the tree of life." We discuss how the tree of life forms a sacred geometric grid on the body consisting of a series of power points also called chakras or Sephiroth. Jones explains how "a balanced diet of cults" plays into the needs of fulfilling the chakra system. We end the hour on the Jewish opinion that says 40 is the ideal age to begin to study the Kabbalah.