Aliens Are Us: Cosmic Liminality, Remixticism, and Alienation in Psytrance

@article{John2013AliensAU,
  title={Aliens Are Us: Cosmic Liminality, Remixticism, and Alienation in Psytrance},
  author={Graham St John},
  journal={Journal of Religion and Popular Culture},
  year={2013},
  volume={25},
  pages={186 - 204}
}
  • G. John
  • Published 1 June 2013
  • Art
  • Journal of Religion and Popular Culture
This article examines how popular culture is remixed for the purposes of facilitating mystical experiences within a global electronic dance music culture. In particular, it investigates the sampling of space travel and alien contact narratives within psytrance, whose DJ-producers are like media shamans remixing fragments from cinema, TV series, documentaries, NASA’s lunar program and other popular cultural sources for gnostic purposes. I explore ways outer space travel becomes a narrative… 

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