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If you’re like me and you’re a fan of short stories, detective fiction and the occult, then a book like The Weiser Book of Occult Detectives is something you rush to pick up at the old brick-and-mortar. So imagine my delight when that exact book arrived unexpectedly on my doorstep one day. And imagine my further delight to see Judika Illes’ name on the front cover.

Because, even if you’re not that into the occult, if you don’t know much about the people who write in this genre, Judika’s name is one you’ve seen if you’ve wandered through any bookstore. Sadly, if you’re wandering through one of those chain bookstores, her books are typically lumped into the New Age section and relegated to a dimly lit corner. But any curious bookworm will have undoubtedly seen her name at the bottom of a spine on those shelves, and that is exactly how this curious bookworm first learned the name of Judika llles.

Judika is, of course, a prolific scholar, educator and author of several books of folklore, folkways, and mythology about the subjects of magic, the occult, divination, diverse spiritual traditions, witchcraft, and the paranormal. I originally reached out to her to discuss The Weiser Book of Occult Detectives, but as it turned out, that was only a drop in the old cauldron, because this chat took us in all kinds of directions. You might say it turned out to be a bit encyclopedic itself, because we wandered through many pages of the occult encyclopedia, and I think you will dig each and every one of them.

RESOURCES

“The Weiser Book of Occult Detectives” on IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781578636242
“The Weiser Book of Occult Detectives” on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2NjP1mE
Judika’s website: http://judikailles.com/
Judika on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorJudikaIlles/
Judika on Twitter: https://twitter.com/judikailles

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MUSIC

Vestron Vulture - “I Want to Be a Robot (Tribute to Giorgio Moroder”: https://soundcloud.com/thevulturex/2-i-want-to-be-a-robot-tribute

PRODUCTION & LICENSING

This podcast is produced in the Kingdom of Ohio and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode

Executive Producers: Mike K., Carter Y., Mauricio G., Alyssa S., Daniel R., Kelly C., Matt A., Kaleb H., Seisachtheia, Bruce H., David B., Corey T., David G., Jeremy V., Maginfinit, Dunzo, Laura L., Marcelo T., Cameron H., Christopher B., Colleen F., Leonidas, Timothy W., Caleb C., VH Frater RC’s Hermetic Study Group, James B., Nick F.

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Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.

Our guest this time around is Aidan Wachter, talismanic jewelry maker and author of the recently released “Six Ways: Approaches & Entries for Practical Magick”, which is the basis for our conversation here today.

This book really struck me in some feel spots as I was reading through it, and you will hear a bit about why and how it did that. Six Ways is a handbook of practical sorcery and magic, as Aidan knows and works it.

He says that, “Magic and sorcery have many definitions, and will have many more as we move as a species forward through time. The basic idea is that there are ways of being and interacting in the world that allow for certain kinds of communication, the production of change on both internal and external levels, and the development of what could be called 'special skills and talents'. These are psychic powers or arts, in the old usage of the word: meaning 'relative to the soul, spirit, mind'. These arts of soul, spirit, and mind come down to us in various ways. They come as full-blown systems of magic or witchcraft, as religious practices, as shamanry, as tales and ideas surviving via folklore, song, and literature.”

And if you’ve been listening to the show here for a while, it should come as no surprise that that description, which comes directly from Aidan’s book, is firmly my jam, as the older kids like to say.

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How to get into a trance state
Finding your magickal voice and magickal aesthetic
The concept of sacred fear or holy fear
Aidan’s advice on reclaiming yourself and your power
Names for our punk band

RESOURCES

“Six Ways” on IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780999356609
“Six Ways” on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2wZ48a1
Aidan’s website: http://www.aidanwachter.com/
Aidan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tveirhrafnar/
Aidan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/silfrsmith
Aidan on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aidan.wachter/

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MUSIC

Vestron Vulture - “I Want to Be a Robot (Tribute to Giorgio Moroder”: https://soundcloud.com/thevulturex/2-i-want-to-be-a-robot-tribute

PRODUCTION & LICENSING

This podcast is produced in the Kingdom of Ohio and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode

Executive Producers: Mike K., Carter Y., Mauricio G., Alyssa S., Daniel R., Kelly C., Matt A., Kaleb H., Seisachtheia, Bruce H., David B., Corey T., David G., Jeremy V., Maginfinit, Dunzo, Laura L., Marcelo T., Cameron H., Christopher B., Colleen F., Leonidas, Timothy W., Caleb C., VH Frater RC’s Hermetic Study Group, James B.

REMINDER

Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.

Hey yo, so I recently chatted with Alan Brunton, the CEO of a startup called Cymatrax. Alan is planning to launch an app that scrubs white noise and bad frequencies from audio files and replaces them with better frequencies. If you know anything about the history of the podcast here or have been a listener since its inception, you’ve probably heard me talking about experimenting with frequencies myself, which I’ve done since the jump. I’ve recorded episodes at 432, 528 and now 320 Hz, as opposed to the standard 440 or 441. And Alan is approaching this app with the same sort of mentality. There’s a long history of frequency manipulation and sound weaponization against populations, some of which we’ll get into. But the intent of this chat is not to delve too deep into the history or the conspiracy of this subject, but instead to focus on a practical, modern solution to a damn near undetectable problem that affects us all, whether we realize it or not.

RESOURCES

Cymatrax: http://www.cymatrax.com/
“Plant Responses to High Frequency Electromagnetic Fields”: https://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/2016/1830262/

MUSIC

VHS Dreams - “Frequencies”: https://soundcloud.com/vhsdreamsofficial/frequencies

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PRODUCTION & LICENSING

This podcast is produced in the Kingdom of Ohio and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode

Executive Producers: Mike K., Carter Y., Mauricio G., Alyssa S., Daniel R., Kelly C., Matt A., Kaleb H., Seisachtheia, Bruce H., David B., Corey T., David G., Jeremy V., Maginfinit, Dunzo, Laura L., Marcelo T., Cameron H., Christopher B., Colleen F., Leonidas, Timothy W., Caleb C., VH Frater RC’s Hermetic Study Group, James B.

REMINDER

Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.

You couldn't ask for a more dynamic personality to be in the house than Dr. Amy Hale, whose work on British Surrealist and esotericist Ithell Colquhoun is the foundation for our conversation here.

Amy is a scholar of all things occult and esoteric, and has a PhD in Folklore and Mythology from UCLA. Her research and writing ranges from contemporary Cornwall to modern Pagan and occult subcultures in the United States and the United Kingdom. She’s written about topics as diverse as modern Druidry, Cornish ethnonationalism, Pagan religious tourism, color theory, the occult, and extremist politics in modern Paganism. We’ll touch on some of those ideas and concepts throughout our chat here.

One note: Amy’s audio did have some inconsistencies in terms of volume, but I enhanced what I could, so hopefully it’s not too bad.

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Ithell’s interest in the convergence of color, metaphysics and space
The Golden Dawn’s Book T and how Ithell interacted with it
A concept called the cube of space
A concept called psychological morphology that Ithell used
The structure of the tarot deck
How Ithell incorporated her idea of feminism into the deck

RESOURCES

Taro As Colour: https://fulgur.co.uk/books/ithell-colquhoun/taro-as-colour/
Tarot illustrations: https://www.occulturepodcast.com/tarot-illustrations
Amy’s website: https://www.amyhale.me/

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MUSIC

Vestron Vulture - “I Want to Be a Robot (Tribute to Giorgio Moroder”: https://soundcloud.com/thevulturex/2-i-want-to-be-a-robot-tribute

PRODUCTION & LICENSING

This podcast is produced in the Kingdom of Ohio and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode

Executive Producers: Mike K., Carter Y., Mauricio G., Alyssa S., Daniel R., Kelly C., Daniel E., Matt A., Kaleb H., Seisachtheia, Bruce H., David B., Corey T., David G., Jeremy V., Maginfinit, Dunzo, Laura L., Marcelo T., Cameron H., Christopher B., Colleen F., Leonidas, Timothy W.

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A lot of names on the marquee for this one, and that’s because we’re discussing the Process Church of the Final Judgment with a few folks who know a thing or two about it.

First up, Neil Edwards, the director and producer and - well, he did about everything for his documentary on the Process Church. It’s called Sympathy for the Devil?, and after more than two years of screening the film, it’s finally out for mass consumption on home video, so dust off that VCR because it’s well worth the time.

Neil’s film gets behind the veils of the cult known as the Process and tracks their journey from their formation in London’s prestigious Mayfair district, through wilderness experiences in Mexico, flirtations with pop royalty, and their spread stateside that resulted in them being ‘christened’ ‘one of the most dangerous satanic cults in America’.

The film features contributions and insights from filmmaker John Waters, musician George Clinton, artist Genesis P-Orridge, and several renowned authors, including Gary Lachman, former guest here. It also features commentary from leading former members of the cult, including Edward Mason, who’s also in the house to deliver a ton of inside perspective on the group.

And if that isn’t enough, we’re also joined by Jeff Wolfe, who blogs at SecretTransmissions.com and holds a lifelong interest in the theology and psychology of the Process. This is Jeff’s fourth appearance on the show, and he brought a slew of great questions and valuable insights, especially in the Patreon extension, where we want from a foursome, to a threesome, to just Jeff and I chatting. So, an interesting format and progression here for those of you listening on Patreon. And if you’re not and you want to, and believe me, you’ll want to, patreon.com/occulture is the place to be.

RESOURCES

Sympathy for the Devil? documentary: http://www.theprocessmovie.com/
Recently published Process teachings: http://processean.org/Process_Teachings.html
Jeff’s blog: http://www.secrettransmissions.com/

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MUSIC

Vestron Vulture - “I Want to Be a Robot (Tribute to Giorgio Moroder”: https://soundcloud.com/thevulturex/2-i-want-to-be-a-robot-tribute

PRODUCTION & LICENSING

This podcast is produced in the Kingdom of Ohio and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode

Executive Producers: Mike K., Carter Y., Mauricio G., Alyssa S., Daniel R., Kelly C., Daniel E., Matt A., Kaleb H., Seisachtheia, Bruce H., David B., Corey T., David G., Jeremy V., Maginfinit, Dunzo, Laura L., Marcelo T., Cameron H., Christopher B., Colleen F., Leonidas, Timothy W.

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Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.

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Our guests this time around are Tayannah Lee McQuillar and Katelan Foisy. They have recently collaborated on a project called The Sibyls Oraculum: Oracle of the Black Doves of Africa, which is a system of divination inspired by the Libyan Sibyls, the African prophetesses of the classical world.

The deck was created by Tayannah, a tarot reader and researcher of religion, esoterica, and mysticism, and drawn by Katelan, a visual artist, writer, and occultist who specializes in vintage style mixed media art and photography.

This contemporary oracle pays homage to the oft forgotten African founding mothers of the sibylline traditions. Drawing on both the African and the Classical traditions, the card art is in a style reminiscent of the Libyan mosaics popular in the 1st century B.C.E. And in the deck’s accompanying guidebook, Tayannah details how to consult the oracle, providing in-depth write-ups about the meaning of each of the 44 cards and the symbolic language represented by each card’s imagery. There’s also a history of the Sibyls of the ancient world and an exploration of the continuing Sibyl tradition in North Africa today.

But the framework for our conversation here comes from the true intention of the deck, which is to directly address the spiritual lessons underlying the seeker’s question, and to facilitate self-examination and decision-making, and help improve the likelihood of success and broaden the perspective of the situation.

Now, we did have some audio and connection issues, so that cut this chat a bit shorter than usual. You will notice Tayannah’s connection got better about halfway through, because we had to reconnect a couple times during this call. But please do stick with it, because I quite liked it, all things considered. And I hope you do as well.

RESOURCES

The Sibyls Oraculum: https://www.innertraditions.com/the-sibyls-oraculum.html
Tayannah on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TMCQUILLAR
Katelan’s website: https://www.katelanfoisy.com/
Episode 44 with Katelan’s cameo: https://www.occulturepodcast.com/archive/art-is-resistance

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MUSIC

Vestron Vulture - “I Want to Be a Robot (Tribute to Giorgio Moroder”: https://soundcloud.com/thevulturex/2-i-want-to-be-a-robot-tribute

PRODUCTION & LICENSING

This podcast is produced in the Kingdom of Ohio and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode

Executive Producers: Mike K., Carter Y., Mauricio G., Alyssa S., Daniel R., Kelly C., Daniel E., Matt A., Kaleb H., Seisachtheia, Bruce H., David B., Corey T., David G., Jeremy V., Maginfinit, Dunzo, Laura L., Marcelo T., Cameron H., Christopher B., Colleen F., Leonidas, Timothy W.

REMINDER

Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.

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Jason Louv is back in the house. And why wouldn't he be? We had maybe my favorite chat this year back in episode 77. I think we damn near tore the house down with that one. So if you haven't heard that one yet, I’d slather that across your earholes first and then come back to this one.

But, like any good sequel, this one stands alone, on its own. And you can judge for yourself if it lives up to the first one.

Jason is, of course, the author of the recently released John Dee and the Empire of Angels. He's also written and edited a slew of other books and teaches magic at his website Magick.Me. And he's also the guy who is fresh off a rather entertaining Skeptiko appearance which left me with both a chuckle and a reminder of why I no longer listen to that podcast.

Anyway, in this episode Jason and I will be chatting a bit about John Dee’s mentors and syncretic beliefs, Dee’s interest in cryptography and if the Enochian tables could be elaborate ciphers, and Jason gets really into this idea of unlocking substrate consciousness with Enochian magick, which is an interesting idea, to say the least.

RESOURCES

Get the book: https://johndee007.com/
Jason’s website: http://jasonlouv.com/
Jason’s magick classes: https://www.magick.me/
Episode 77: https://www.occulturepodcast.com/archive/john-dee-empire-angels-jason-louv

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MUSIC

Vestron Vulture - “I Want to Be a Robot (Tribute to Giorgio Moroder”: https://soundcloud.com/thevulturex/2-i-want-to-be-a-robot-tribute

PRODUCTION & LICENSING

This podcast is produced in the Kingdom of Ohio and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode

Executive Producers: Mike K., Carter Y., Mauricio G., Alyssa S., Daniel R., Kelly C., Daniel E., Matt A., Kaleb H., Seisachtheia, Bruce H., David B., Corey T., David G., Jeremy V., Maginfinit, Dunzo, Laura L., Marcelo T., Cameron H., Christopher B., Colleen F., Leonidas, Timothy W.

REMINDER

Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.

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Independent researcher Michael Wann is in the house to introduce us to what he calls the Susquehanna mystery.

Mike has uncovered a potential nexus of advanced-level conspiracy and occult history that centers around both the Susquehanna River, which starts in New York state and empties into the Chesapeake Bay, as well as the 40th parallel.

This is a story that also has connections to John Dee and the Enochian system, as well as the technological singularity. Really, there's a ton of data here and it can be quite difficult to parse through it all in even two hours. If you're a patron, however, there's another two hours coming with Mike on this subject, and if you're not a patron and want more, please do check out patreon.com/occulture.

I should also note that due to length of this - it clocked in at 3.5 hours in total - I did not do as much post production on this as I usually do. So if you hear more breath noises or uhhs and umms than usual, I do apologize.

RESOURCES

Susquehanna Alchemy: https://www.susquehannaalchemy.com/
Rosicrucian Safe Zones Map: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-99hOKedDb_A/U9uQODiquGI/AAAAAAAAFbI/eEbYyY4PvpY/s1600/SafeZoneMap.jpg
Episode 77 with Jason Louv: https://www.occulturepodcast.com/archive/john-dee-empire-angels-jason-louv

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MERCH

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MUSIC

Vestron Vulture - “I Want to Be a Robot (Tribute to Giorgio Moroder”: https://soundcloud.com/thevulturex/2-i-want-to-be-a-robot-tribute

PRODUCTION & LICENSING

This podcast is produced in the Kingdom of Ohio and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode

Executive Producers: Mike K., Carter Y., Mauricio G., Alyssa S., Daniel R., Kelly C., Daniel E., Kaleb H., Matt A., Seisachtheia, Bruce, David B., Corey, David G., Jeremy V., Maginfinit, Dunzo, Laura L., Marcelo, Cameron, Christopher B., Colleen, Leonidas

REMINDER

Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.

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The one and only Thomas Sheridan is in the house. Thomas is the author of Sorcery: The Invocation of Strangeness, self-published recently on Lulu.com, and the book focuses on magic as a real force in the world employed by powerful people, as most of us overstand by now, but it’s an honest and practical approach to defending yourself against that force.

This is one of the best books on the subject I’ve read, and one of the most entertaining, because not only it is narrated by one of the most outspoken sorcerers you’ll find anywhere, it also contains a ton of awesome stories and anecdotes. And as Thomas describes himself in his Facebook profile, he has no interest in waking you up, he’s here to improve the quality of your dreaming. And hopefully after an hour (or two if you’re a patron), your dreams will be much improved.

RESOURCES

Buy Sorcery: The Invocation of Strangeness on Lulu: http://www.lulu.com/shop/thomas-sheridan/sorcery-the-invocation-of-strangeness/paperback/product-23649449.html
Thomas’s website: http://www.thomassheridanarts.com
Open Source Occult TV: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoJgaiSe0sxRDz42zr3KOjw
Thomas’s personal YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ThomasSheridanArts

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MERCH

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MUSIC

Vestron Vulture - “I Want to Be a Robot (Tribute to Giorgio Moroder”: https://soundcloud.com/thevulturex/2-i-want-to-be-a-robot-tribute

PRODUCTION & LICENSING

This podcast is produced in the Kingdom of Ohio and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode

Executive Producers: Mike K., Carter Y., Mauricio G., Alyssa S., Daniel R., Kelly C., Daniel E., Kaleb H., Matt A., Seisachtheia, Bruce, David B., Corey, David G., Jeremy V., Maginfinit, Dunzo, Laura L., Marcelo, Cameron, Christopher B., Colleen

REMINDER

Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.

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Please do take a moment to check out our Patreon campaign. We call it Coda. Four levels of support. Bonus content. Free shit. Click here to check it out: https://www.patreon.com/occulture

Carl Abrahamsson is back in the house for the second time. You may remember the first time earlier this year, when Carl engaged in some sonically transmitted discourse with Mitch Horowitz. A really popular, well-received episode, but one where I had some questions left unanswered from Carl’s latest book, which is aptly titled Occulture: The Unseen Forces That Drive Culture Forward. So consider this is the redux of the meta-analysis that we began back in episode 67.

This is a bit of a shorter episode than most due to some unforeseen circumstances. But I will say that it is jam-packed with some of the best and most satisfying conversation I think I’ve been able to produce. And that is strictly because of Carl and his book.

This one will definitely kickstart your heart chakra. It has what I can only call a great rhythm throughout. So let's rock and roll to the beat of the funk fuzz and wipe your feet really good on the rhythm rug, and if you feel the urge to freak - well you know what to do.

RESOURCES

Buy Occulture directly from Carl: https://store.trapart.net/books/151-carl-abrahamsson-occulture-the-unseen-forces-that-drive-culture-forward.html
Occulture on IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781620557037
Carl’s website: http://www.carlabrahamsson.com/
Carl on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/vanessa23carl
TRAPART on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU8YXquUeTOQ6Qqwh8anlBw
Carl on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CaAbrahamsson
Carl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carl.abrahamsson/

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MUSIC

Vestron Vulture - “I Want to Be a Robot (Tribute to Giorgio Moroder”: https://soundcloud.com/thevulturex/2-i-want-to-be-a-robot-tribute

VHS Dreams - “Rollerblade (Extended Mix)”: https://soundcloud.com/vhsdreamsofficial/rllrbld

PRODUCTION & LICENSING

This podcast is produced in the Kingdom of Ohio and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode

Executive Producers: Mike K., Carter Y., Mauricio G., Alyssa S., Daniel R., Kelly C., Daniel E., Kaleb H., Matt A., Seisachtheia, Bruce, David B., Corey, David G., Jeremy V., Maginfinit, Dunzo, Laura L.

REMINDER

Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.

Please do take a moment to check out our Patreon campaign. We call it Coda. Four levels of support. Bonus content. Free shit. Click here to check it out: https://www.patreon.com/occulture

What better way to honor this 93rd episode than by talking about the life and work of the notorious Aleister Crowley. The Great Beast himself, the wickedest man in the world, the man who’s performed more sex magick rituals than there are pages in the book we’re about to discuss, and that’s a lot of pages, folks. 705 of them in this book called Perdurabo by our guest, Dr. Richard Kaczynski.

Richard is also the author of The Weiser Concise Guide to Aleister Crowley. He has been a student of the Western hermetic tradition since 1978, and has lectured internationally on these topics since 1990. His writing has appeared in numerous magazines and books, including High Times, Concordance to the Holy Books of Thelema, and The Golden Dawn Sourcebook. Richard is also a research scientist and statistician with the VA Northeast Program Evaluation Center, and Kaczynski is also affiliated with Yale University's School of Medicine (Department of Psychiatry).

Richard and I are gonna essentially make our way nearly chronologically through Crowley’s life, and if you’re on Patreon you’re getting nearly two hours of show here. But if you’re not you’re only getting that first hour. And, of all the shows you want to hear in their entirety, this is the one you really don’t want to miss, because you’re only getting half the story. Patreon.com/occulture is the destination for the whole shebang, and it’s as little as $2 a month.

RESOURCES

Perdurabo on IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781556438998
Perdurabo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Perdurabo-140939835919248/
Richard’s website: http://www.richard-kaczynski.com/
Richard on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/richard.kaczynski
Richard on Twitter: https://twitter.com/richardkaczynsk

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MUSIC

Vestron Vulture - “I Want to Be a Robot (Tribute to Giorgio Moroder”: https://soundcloud.com/thevulturex/2-i-want-to-be-a-robot-tribute

PRODUCTION & LICENSING

This podcast is produced in the Kingdom of Ohio and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode

Executive Producers: Mike K., Carter Y., Mauricio G., Alyssa S., Daniel R., Kelly C., Daniel E., Kaleb H., Matt A., Seisachtheia, Bruce, David B., Corey, David G., Jeremy V., Maginfinit, Dunzo, Laura L.

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Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.

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George Pendle is the author of the book Strange Angel: The Otherworldly Life of John Whiteside Parsons, which if ya haven’t heard has been adapted to series for CBS All-Access, and it’s airing there right now, as you read this.

George makes his way into the house to talk a bit about what it was like to research and write about Jack Parsons, some of the atmosphere and aesthetic around him that shaped who he became, and his thoughts on Jack Parsons going mainstream.

RESOURCES

Strange Angel book on IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780156031790
Strange Angel series on CBS: https://www.cbs.com/shows/strange-angel/
George’s website: http://www.georgependle.com/
Episode 68: https://www.occulturepodcast.com/archive/babalon-rising

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MUSIC

Vestron Vulture - “I Want to Be a Robot (Tribute to Giorgio Moroder”: https://soundcloud.com/thevulturex/2-i-want-to-be-a-robot-tribute

PRODUCTION & LICENSING

This podcast is produced in the Kingdom of Ohio and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode

Executive Producers: Mike K., Carter Y., Mauricio G., Alyssa S., Daniel R., Kelly C., Daniel E., Kaleb H., Matt A., Seisachtheia, Bruce, David B., Corey, David G., Jeremy V., Maginfinit

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Joe Atwill is in the house to talk about his work on typology and weaponized anthropology, which focuses on the crucial fiction known as the New Testament as well as the works of Shakespeare, JD Salinger, Ken Kesey, George Orwell and more.

Joe has a new book forthcoming called The Secret Language of Oligarchs, and this is hopefully part one of a two-part series that will lay the foundation for what is a thought-provoking journey behind the curtain that reveals a symbolic framework employed by scribes throughout history. There’s about a 20-25 minute Patreon extension with Joe. More on that after the chat, which will provide you with a healthy dose of skepticism, conspiracy and questioning of authorities.

RESOURCES

http://www.caesarsmessiah.com
https://postflaviana.org/

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MUSIC

KingsLoveJacks - “Chase (Remix)”
https://soundcloud.com/kingslovejacks/kings-love-jacks-chase-giorgio

PRODUCTION & LICENSING

This podcast is produced in the Kingdom of Ohio and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode

Executive Producers: Mike K., Carter Y., Mauricio G., Alyssa S., Daniel R., Kelly C., Daniel E., Kaleb H., Matt A., Seisachtheia, Bruce, David B., Corey, David G., Jeremy V.

REMINDER

Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.

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If you’ve been here before you know we have always questioned authority, and that doesn’t just extend to the usual suspects - ya know, the government, the church, the corporations. We questions all kinds of authority. And our guest this time around has been doing exactly that, but he’s taken it a step further and turned his attention towards authorities who are part of the occulture, for lack of a better term.

His name is Jasun Horsley and he’s recently published a book called Prisoner of Infinity: UFOs, Social Engineering & the Psychology of Fragmentation. And when I first came across it that title immediately hooked me and then when I read the synopsis, I sat back in my chair and said, “Well, I have to read this.”

In addition to this book, Jasun has authored seven previous books with another one coming in early 2019 that builds on his work from Prisoner of Infinity. Jasun also hosts his own podcast called The Liminalist, and has a blog called Auticulture, which is a portmanteau of autism and culture. The autism portion of that is an interesting angle, and we do talk a bit about that right up front here.

Really, this is one of the more interesting pieces of research I’ve read, and Jasun is one of the more interesting people I’ve met since I’ve started doing this. This conversation will ruffle some feathers. And his book will ruffle some feathers (and already has).

There’s a Patreon extension here too, another 30 minutes. More on that after the chat, which might not be an easy one to get through. This may not be for you.

RESOURCES

Prisoner of Infinity on IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781911597056
Jason’s website & podcast: https://auticulture.com/
Jason’s blog: https://auticulture.wordpress.com/
Changing Images of Man report: https://archive.org/details/ChangingImagesOfMan

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MUSIC

Vestron Vulture - “I Want to be a Robot (Tribute to Giorgio Moroder)”
https://soundcloud.com/thevulturex/2-i-want-to-be-a-robot-tribute

PRODUCTION & LICENSING

This podcast is produced in the Kingdom of Ohio and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode

Executive Producers: Mike K., Carter Y., Mauricio G., Alyssa S., Daniel R., Joe T., Kelly C., Daniel E., Kaleb H., Matt A., Seisachtheia, Bruce, David B., Corey, David G., Jeremy V.

REMINDER

Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.

Please do take a moment to check out our Patreon campaign. We call it Coda. Four levels of support. Bonus content. Free shit. Click here to check it out: https://www.patreon.com/occulture

My oh my what a guest we have this time around. Gary Lachman has brought his imagination to the house party, and we’ll be chatting a bit about two of his recent books, Lost Knowledge of the Imagination and Dark Star Rising: Magick and Power in the Age of Trump.

Those two books are just a couple of the now more than 20 Gary has authored on topics ranging from the evolution of consciousness to literary suicides, popular culture and the history of the occult. Gary is one of, and may be the, pre-eminent esoteric scholar in the game today. Some of you know him as Gary Valentine from the band Blondie, others know him as a biographer of names like Aleister Crowley, Rudolf Steiner, Carl Jung, Helena Blavatsky and Colin Wilson.

And after this chat, all of you will know him as woke af, because Gary is going to illuminate the dark recesses of the sociopolitical imagination, which features a pro wrestling hall of famer as the current sitting US president, a team of Russian propagandists creating this wonderful postmodern theatre, and a cartoon frog that’s been passed around so much on the internet you’d think its name was Stormy.

RESOURCES

Lost Knowledge of the Imagination on IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781782504450
Dark Star Rising on IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780143132066
Gary’s website: https://garylachman.co.uk/
Gary on Twitter: https://twitter.com/GaryLachman
Gary on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GVLachman/

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MUSIC

Vestron Vulture - “I Want to be a Robot (Tribute to Giorgio Moroder)”
https://soundcloud.com/thevulturex/2-i-want-to-be-a-robot-tribute

PRODUCTION & LICENSING

This podcast is produced in the Kingdom of Ohio and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode

Executive Producers: Mike K., Carter Y., Mauricio G., Alyssa S., Daniel R., Joe T., Kelly C., Daniel E., Kaleb H., Matt A., Seisachtheia, Bruce, David B., Corey

REMINDER

Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.

Please do take a moment to check out our Patreon campaign. We call it Coda. Four levels of support. Bonus content. Free shit. Click here to check it out: https://www.patreon.com/occulture

I am so pleased and so honored to welcome this particular guest into the house. His name is Greg Kaminsky, and he is the host of a podcast called Occult of Personality. I was trying to think of a good analogy for Greg and I coming together, and the best one I could think of is the first time you heard Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg together.

Greg is the podfather - Doggfather? - of occult podcasts. We’ll talk a bit about how he became that, and then we’re gonna dig into one of my favorite topics and talk about one of my favorite dudes to ever do this damn thing: Giovanni Pico della Mirandola. Such a fascinating figure with some downright heretical ideas. And Greg is gonna creep to the mic like a phantom and parse out this story for us over the course of the next hour.

So sit back, relax, and strap on your seatbelt, because you’ve never been on a ride like this before, with a producer who can rap and control the maestro. It’s time to roll another dope episode up and take a toke but don’t choke, because if ya do, you’ll have no clue what me and my homie Greg Kaminsky came to do.

RESOURCES

Greg’s website: http://occultofpersonality.net/
Pico’s Oration on the Dignity of Man (free): https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/p/pico_della_mirandola/giovanni/dignity/
Syncretism in the West by S.A. Farmer: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780866988179

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MUSIC

Vestron Vulture - “I Want to be a Robot (Tribute to Giorgio Moroder)”
https://soundcloud.com/thevulturex/2-i-want-to-be-a-robot-tribute

PRODUCTION & LICENSING

This podcast is produced in the Kingdom of Ohio and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode

Executive Producers: Mike K., Carter Y., Mauricio G., Alyssa S., Daniel R., Tess, Joe T., Kelly C., Daniel E., Kaleb H., Matt A., Seisachtheia, Bruce, David B.

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Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.

Please do take a moment to check out our Patreon campaign. We call it Coda. Four levels of support. Bonus content. Free shit. Click here to check it out: https://www.patreon.com/occulture

Our guest this time around is a blogger who goes by the name Recluse. He’s one of the more impressive alternative bloggers in the game today, and after this one you will know why. This is a bit of a unique episode, because it’s part one of a series Recluse and I have agreed to do with each other based on some blogs he’s written about one of the lesser known and lesser discussed sources of power in times both past and present.

Some of you have probably heard of the Catholic military order known as the Knights of Malta, and after this series you’ll know more about them than you’d ever want to know. What some of you probably haven’t heard of is their connection to a host of other shadowy groups that have ties to governments, organized religions, banks, multinational corporations, intelligence agencies, killers-for-hire and mafiosos across the world.

This is the beginning of a story that brings together the church’s historical interest in the occult, population control and political subversion. It is, as Recluse has labeled it, a strange and terrible journey into the heart of the deep state.

RESOURCES

Recluse’s blog: http://visupview.blogspot.com/
Blog entries referenced:
http://visupview.blogspot.com/2017/10/men-in-black-hidden-history-of-knights.html
http://visupview.blogspot.com/2015/05/propaganda-due-strange-and-terrible.html
http://visupview.blogspot.com/2015/05/propaganda-due-strange-and-terrible_7.html

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MUSIC

Vestron Vulture - “I Want to be a Robot (Tribute to Giorgio Moroder)”
https://soundcloud.com/thevulturex/2-i-want-to-be-a-robot-tribute

PRODUCTION & LICENSING

This podcast is produced in the Kingdom of Ohio and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode

Executive Producers: Mike K., Carter Y., Mauricio G., Alyssa S., Daniel R., Tess, Joe T., Kelly C., Daniel E., Kaleb H., Matt A., Seisachtheia, Bruce, David B.

REMINDER

Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.

Nick Redfern makes his way into the house for the first time. Nick is the author of damn near 50 books on various paranormal and fortean topics, and we’ll be chatting be about one of his latest books, The Slenderman Mysteries: An Internet Urban Legend Comes to Life.

If you’re not familiar with the Slenderman phenomenon, be prepared to get familiar, because we’re gonna give you all the crazy details of it, as well as take some detours into the worlds of HP Lovecraft, Alexandra David-Neel, Dion Fortune, Aleister Crowley and Coast to Coast AM, and we’ll touch on some Slenderman-type mythos from before Slendy himself was even a meme.

But for now, grab some popcorn and maybe a flashlight and let's venture through the wooded recesses of the Internet mind with the paranormal’s most prolific private eye, Mr. Nick Redfern.

RESOURCES

The Slenderman Mysteries on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Slenderman-Mysteries-Internet-Urban-Legend/dp/1632651122/
Nick’s website: http://nickredfernfortean.blogspot.com/

PATREON

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MUSIC

Vestron Vulture - “I Want to be a Robot (Tribute to Giorgio Moroder)”
https://soundcloud.com/thevulturex/2-i-want-to-be-a-robot-tribute

PRODUCTION & LICENSING

This podcast is produced in the Kingdom of Ohio and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode

Executive Producers: Mike K., Erick, Carter Y., Mauricio G., Alyssa S., Daniel R., Tess, Joe T., Kelly C., Daniel E., Kaleb H.

REMINDER

Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.

Robert Sullivan IV is in the house. Rob is here to talk about - well, about a little bit of everything. He’s written four books and we touch on them all throughout the conversation. His latest book is a horror novel called A Pact With the Devil. Of course, Rob’s most well-known for traveling the fringe-y podcast circuit to dissect the occult symbolism in film. He’s one of the very best in the game at doing that. He’s written two books on the subject, Cinema Symbolism and Cinema Symbolism 2. And then we’ll also touch on his first book, The Royal Arch of Enoch: The Impact of Masonic Ritual, Philosophy and Symbolism.

Rob is a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Freemason so he’s well-versed in the occult and esoteric, and after 90 minutes you’ll know it for sure.

If you’re on Patreon, you’re getting all 90 minutes, and if you’re not you’re getting the first 60. So head over to patreon.com/occulture to hear this in its entirety.

RESOURCES

Rob’s website: https://robertwsullivaniv.com/

PATREON

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MUSIC

Vestron Vulture - “I Want to be a Robot (Tribute to Giorgio Moroder)”
https://soundcloud.com/thevulturex/2-i-want-to-be-a-robot-tribute

PRODUCTION & LICENSING

This podcast is produced in the Kingdom of Ohio and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode

Executive Producers: Mike K., Erick, Carter Y., Mauricio G., Alyssa S., Daniel R., Tess, Joe T., Kelly C., Daniel E., Kaleb H.

REMINDER

Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.

I will not lie to you, good people. The conversation you’re about to hear is one of the most enlightening and one of the most personal that you’ll ever hear on this show.

And I have to thank our guest Niles Heckman for that. He brought a really cool idea to me for the chat, and I had no idea what to expect before we hit the record button, but what transpired, I think, is pretty inspiring. Niles is a multimedia savant. He’s a writer, photographer, podcaster and the man behind the films Shamans of the Global Village and the forthcoming Transmutation. He’s also a frequent guest on my friend Ed Liu’s Psychedelic Milk podcast.

And what we did here was, we talk a lot about our own growth and maturation, how it applies to our creations and our art, and then looked at how a man named Lyman Frank Baum followed a similar path to create maybe the most recognizable fairy tale in the history of art, The Wizard of Oz. Some of you may have heard of that.

The Wizard of Oz part of this, though, is actually the second hour of the chat, and if you’re not supporting the show on Patreon, you’re only getting the first half of this. So, if you want to hear this in its entirety, head over to Patreon.com/occulture to support the show for as little as $2 a month. That’ll get you access to extensions like this one as I continue to enhance and expand my Patreon content. And this is the first time I’ve really tried the whole first hour free, second hour for patrons thing. It’s worth it too, because what we talk about in the first hour is really a blueprint for Baum’s creation of The Wizard of Oz and all the esoteric and occult symbolism found within it. And there’s quite a bit of it, actually.

RESOURCES

Niles’ website: http://www.nilesheckman.com/

PATREON

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MERCH

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MUSIC

Vestron Vulture - “I Want to be a Robot (Tribute to Giorgio Moroder)”
https://soundcloud.com/thevulturex/2-i-want-to-be-a-robot-tribute

PRODUCTION & LICENSING

This podcast is produced in the Kingdom of Ohio and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode

Executive Producers: Mike K., Erick, Carter Y., Mauricio G., Alyssa S., Daniel R., Tess, Joe T., Kelly C.

REMINDER

Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.

Miguel Conner is the host of Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio, which he calls a cult show dealing with the forbidden wisdom of the Gnostics that is more relevant than ever in a fracturing world. It is one of my absolute favorite podcasts, and if ya haven’t heard it yet - well, you’re probably too busy feeding other demiurges.

Miguel also describes himself as a garage philosopher and hedge historian. And he’s also a professional storyteller, which is evident in his podcast and also because he’s written a few books, the critically acclaimed Voices of Gnosticism and Other Voices of Gnosticism as well as some fiction, the post-apocalyptic vampire epic series, The Dark Instinct Trilogy, as well as a fantasy novel, The Executioner’s Daughter. His writing has also appeared in such publications as The Gnostic Journal and Reality Sandwich, among others.

RESOURCES

Miguel’s website: https://thegodabovegod.com/
Miguel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AeonByte
Miguel on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AeonByte
Miguel on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC67NBVrem2dRsYUreRyjSsA/feed

PATREON

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DONATE

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MERCH

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MUSIC

Vestron Vulture - “I Want to be a Robot (Tribute to Giorgio Moroder)”
https://soundcloud.com/thevulturex/2-i-want-to-be-a-robot-tribute

PRODUCTION & LICENSING

This podcast is produced in the Kingdom of Ohio and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode

Executive Producers: Mike K., Erick, Carter Y., Mauricio G., Alyssa S., Daniel R., Tess, Joe T., Kelly C.

REMINDER

Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.

Ivo Dominguez is in the house. We’re gonna talk a lot about shadow selves and shadow senses and elemental energy and get some tips on how to best connect with our own psychism.

Ivo is a practitioner of a variety of esoteric disciplines. He has been active in Wicca and the Pagan community since 1978 and has been teaching since 1982. Ivo was a founding member of the first coven of The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel, a Wiccan Tradition where he currently serves as one of its Elders. Ivo is also a professional astrologer who has studied astrology since 1980 and has been offering consultations and readings since 1988.

He is the author of five books, and his most recent is Keys to Perception: A Practical Guide to Psychic Development, which forms the basis for our chat.

RESOURCES

Keys to Perception on IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781578636204
Ivo’s website: http://ivodominguezjr.com/

PATREON

Please do take a moment to check out our Patreon campaign. We call it Coda. Four levels of support. Bonus content. Free shit. Click here to check it out: https://www.patreon.com/occulture

DONATE

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MERCH

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MUSIC

Vestron Vulture - “I Want to be a Robot (Tribute to Giorgio Moroder)”
https://soundcloud.com/thevulturex/2-i-want-to-be-a-robot-tribute

PRODUCTION & LICENSING

This podcast is produced in the Kingdom of Ohio and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode

Executive Producers: Mike K., Erick, Carter Y., Mauricio G., Alyssa S., Daniel R., Tess, Joe T.

REMINDER

Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.

Breaking down some of the messaging and symbolism in the music video that's been breaking the internet - Childish Gambino's "This Is America".
Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYOjWnS4cMY
Video lyrics: https://genius.com/Childish-gambino-this-is-america-lyrics

Dr. Dean Radin is in the house to talk about his latest book, Real Magic, which takes an evidential approach to psychic phenomena.

I first heard Dean over the airwaves with Art Bell, so it was quite a thrill to chat with him here. It's an interesting chat, all things considered, and one that had me questioning some things afterward.

RESOURCES

Real Magic on IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781524758820
Dr. Radin’s website: http://deanradin.org/

PATREON

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MERCH

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MUSIC

Vestron Vulture - “I Want to be a Robot (Tribute to Giorgio Moroder)”
https://soundcloud.com/thevulturex/2-i-want-to-be-a-robot-tribute

PRODUCTION & LICENSING

This podcast is produced in the Kingdom of Ohio and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode

Executive Producers: Mike K., Erick, Carter Y., Mauricio G., Alyssa S., Daniel R., Tess, Joe T.

REMINDER

Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.

The one and only Jason Miller is in the house. Jason is the author of five books that focus on the more practical side of magick - things like protections, reversals, financial sorcery, and erotic magic. And his latest book is right that wheelhouse too. It’s called The Elements of Spellcrafting: 21 Keys to Successful Sorcery. That, and Jason’s all-around magical mojo, forms the basis for our chat here.

RESOURCES

The Elements of Spellcrafting at IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781632651204
Jason’s website: http://www.strategicsorcery.net/
Jason on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Inominandum
Jason on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Inominandum/
Jason on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/inominandum/

PATREON

Please do take a moment to check out our Patreon campaign. We call it Coda. Four levels of support. Bonus content. Free shit. Click here to check it out: https://www.patreon.com/occulture

DONATE

If recurring monthly support via Patreon isn’t your thing, we do accept one time-donations via PayPal, Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple. Every little bit helps. Click here if you’re interested: https://www.occulturepodcast.com/donate

MERCH

We recently released our first t-shirt. Check it out: https://www.occulturepodcast.com/merch/

MUSIC

Vestron Vulture - “I Want to be a Robot (Tribute to Giorgio Moroder)”
https://soundcloud.com/thevulturex/2-i-want-to-be-a-robot-tribute

PRODUCTION & LICENSING

This podcast is produced in the Kingdom of Ohio and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode

Executive Producers: Mike K., Erick, Matt A., Carter Y., Mauricio G., Alyssa S., Daniel R.

REMINDER

Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.

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CategorySpirituality & Faith

OCCULTURE penetrates your cochlea at 528 Hz with conversations on occult philosophy, paranormal phenomena & hidden stories from the cultural milieu.

Hosted by Ryan Peverly, the show generally covers subjects such as magic, astrology, alchemy, witchcraft, UFOs, religion, spirituality, mythology, cosmology, fringe sciences, & alternative history (what intelligence agencies call conspiracy theories). From time to time, the show also covers stories from pop culture that interest the host. It's that whole one-for-you, one-for-me thing.