The Spiritual McLuhan

Digital Communion: Marshall McLuhan’s Spiritual Vision for a Virtual Age / Nick Ripatrazone (Fortress Press, March 2022) John Fraim The upcoming short and brilliant book called Digital Communion: Marshall McLuhan’s Spiritual Vision for a Virtual Age (Fortress Press, March 2022) by religious author Nick Ripatrazone, discusses the religious and spiritual ideas of Marshall McLuhan. His conversion to Catholicism […]

A New Voice in Media Ecology?

John Fraim Background of a new perspective towards McLuhan and Media Ecology. It is the idea that the great prophet of today’s digital, virtual, world foresaw a spiritual vision of it. It is not a very popular topic for most followers of McLuhan and the branch of knowledge he first presented in his legendary Understanding Media (1965). […]

Paradise by the Dashboard Light

By John Fraim (Author of Spirit Catcher, The Art & Life of John Coltrane) Michael Lee Aday (born Marvin Lee Aday, better known as Meat Loaf) was an American singer and actor. He was noted for his powerful, wide-ranging voice and theatrical live shows. His Bat Out of Hell trilogy has sold more than 65 million albums worldwide. The first […]

Found Footage

The Modern Narrative Voice? John Fraim Found-footage films is becoming a definition for a new type of narration, narrative, and narrator to express the truly modern perspective on our world today. In this sense, the truth of the world might better be expressed through the context or narrative voice than just the words of content […]

The Early Doors

THE DOORS’ STORY By Digby Diehl (This article was originally printed as “Love and the Demonic Psyche” by Digby Diehl, Eye magazine, April 1968. One of the best articles on the early years of The Doors. The song “The End” got them fired from the Whiskey A Go Go and marked the “end” of this early period […]

Sudden Passing

John Fraim We moved to LA in September 1969 from Dayton, Ohio after getting married. I was starting my junior year at UCLA and my new wife had a teaching position with the LA school system. We found an apartment along Wilshire Boulevard near Westwood the first two years. Then, when I graduated and entered […]

Catcher in the Rye Enigma

James & Lance Morcan Table of Contents Introduction  A short history of mind control 1 Americanized Nazis 2 Real-life Manchurian Candidates 3 Introducing…the Catcher criminals 4  A literary psy-op? 5 6 The author’s secretive life 6 More on the man who killed John Lennon 7 The Hinckley-Bush-Reagan connection 8 Formerly banned, now required reading 9 […]