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Claire Kiechel: Mysticism, Madness, and The OA

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Claire Kiechel is a New York and LA-based theater maker and TV writer. This episode is about all things mystical and mad and I adored chatting with her. We talked about:

  • Claire’s experience writing for The OA, Season 2

  • Octopus consciousness

  • Reframing madness and mysticism

  • Liminal spaces

  • Epilepsy, madness, and mystical experience

  • Dimension-hopping and various kinds of consciousness

  • Breaking traditional narrative structures

  • The complications around labeling and defining yourself

  • Channeling creative work (Hilma af Klint, Leonora Carrington + Remedios Varo)

  • On Pandering, an essay by Claire Vaye Watkins

  • SYGYZY

  • Shadow integration

  • My book, G

  • The problems with the literary cannon

  • Claire’s play, showing in NYC through May 19th

Find Claire on Instagram: @clairekiechel

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