If you ever want to understand the true subconcious of NYC, then public access television is where you'll find it. Ordinary people -- by which I mean the bizarre characters who not only live amongst us but are us -- get the chance to create and host their own shows and allow their imaginations to connect the public.
The results are often, uh, unconventional.
Perhaps no one was more successful in the history of NYC public access than Paula Gloria who was part mystic, part spiritual healer, part conspiracy theorist, part commentator, and total eccentric. She appeared on public access for years, hosting a show called "Farther Down the Rabbit Hole", doing both live call-ins shows and recorded interviews and talks. She also had a lively presence on YouTube and even appeared several times on Howard Stern. They loved to goof on her common refrain, "Mantra and tantra creates yantra", an expression of the yogi-like power she wanted to share with her audience.
Apparently Paula has died from undisclosed reasons at the age of 68 but I hope she has not gone down the rabbit hole but gone to find her permanent inner bliss.