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Atlas Obscura presents: Janaka Stucky in Denver

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Join mystic poet and performer Janaka Stucky at Ritualcravt for an immersive, multidisciplinary performance involving light, scent, and sound to introduce his new book of poetry, ASCEND ASCEND.

Written over the course of 20 days coming in and out of trance states while secluded in the tower of a 100-year-old church, Janaka’s new book, ASCEND ASCEND, is rooted in the Jewish mystical tradition of Hekhalot literature.  Equal parts Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself” and Funkadelic’s “Maggot Brain,” this long-form poem documents the ecstatic destruction of the self through its union with the divine.

In partnership with Atlas Obscura and Third Man Books, two-time National Haiku Champion Janaka will present his new work in its entirety on a 2019 tour to a series of stunning, viscerally appropriate venues in New YorkWashington D.C.Los AngelesPhiladelphia, and Seattle. In Denver, Janaka will perform at Ritualcravt.


Ritualcravt is a uniquely curated shop and community space dedicated to providing handcrafted, ethically sourced provisions to assist in the spiritual processes. Their brick and mortar shop carries candles, incense, jewelry, books, crystals, animal items, art, resins, herbal products, antiques, and found objects, such as bones, shells and special talismans. They also offer a full apothecary of over 100 herbs and resins. The storefront is home to five incredible House Witches available during shop hours to consult about any magical needs, seven tarot readers and astrologers, and dozens of incredible teachers at their in-house school.


  • There are two ticket prices for this event. Admission with the paperback edition (retail value of $17.95) is $35. Admission with the deluxe, limited edition (retail value of $45), only-for-Atlas Obscura edition is $52.

  • Doors open at 9:00 p.m.

  • This event is family-friendly!


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