David Woodard (// (listen); born April 6, 1964 in Santa Barbara, California) is an American postmodern writer and conductor, and a descendant of prominent colonial families.:250 He invented the concept and portmanteau word prequiem, which designates a musical composition to be rendered as its beneficiary lay dying.
Woodard invented a fictional psychoactive machine called the Feraliminal Lycanthropizer. At the end of the 20th century he fabricated replicas of an actual psychoactive device called the Dreamachine.:98–101
Woodard is also known for his work with Nueva Germania, a settlement in Paraguay. His German book of correspondence Five Years, coauthored by Swiss novelist Christian Kracht, describes some of the humanitarian work performed there.
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- Carpenter, S., "In Concert at a Killer's Death", Los Angeles Times, May 9, 2001.
- Epstein, J., "Rebuilding a Home in the Jungle", San Francisco Chronicle, March 13, 2005.
- Finnell, A. L., The Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry: Lineage of Members (Baltimore: Clearfield, 1997), p. 250.
- Rapping, A., David Woodard (Seattle: Getty Images, 2001).
- Woodard, D., "Feraliminal Lycanthropizer" (San Francisco: Plecid Foundation, 1990).
- Allen, M., "Décor by Timothy Leary", The New York Times, January 20, 2005.
- Stirt, J. A., "Brion Gysin's Dreamachine—still legal, but not for long", bookofjoe, January 28, 2005.
- Bolles, D., "Dream Weaver", LA Weekly, July 26–August 1, 1996.
- Chandarlapaty, R., "Woodard and Renewed Intellectual Possibilities", in Seeing the Beat Generation (Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 2019), pp. 98–101.
- Kracht, C., & Woodard, Five Years (Hanover: Wehrhahn Verlag, 2011).
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