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Alan Abbadessa is one of the minds behind TheSyncBook.com, a multimedia web platform dedicated to nurturing and exploring the art of synchronicity. If you’ve ran in these circles online long enough you’ve surely come across their books or videos or podcasts.

Alan is here to talk about one of The Sync Book’s latest projects, a docu-series he’s producing called Hindsight 20/20, the first episode of which is online now. It’s called 9/11 Spider-verse, and it explores a cinematic world where 9/11 conspiracy theories are just the tip of the iceberg.

This episode is going to spider out and spiral out from 9/11 and explore the legacies of the Loose Change and Zeitgeist films as well as the synchromystic subculture and post-postmodern artistic movement these films may have spawned.

One note on the chat from a sound quality perspective. Alan’s computer was out of commission, so we had to record via phone, plus we just recorded this on Monday, September 9, and I wanted to turn this around quickly because of the subject matter, so I did not edit nearly as much in post-production as I normally do. This one sounds more like a RAW episode, so please excuse any umms, uhhs, longer-than-usual pauses or any annoying mouth or breath noises. If you can get past those things, this is one conspiritaining chat.

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9/11 as a synchronistic mystery
Why syncs may be appearing in popular media
2001: A Space Odyssey as a massive sync with 9/11
The role of the monolith according to 2001: A False Flag Odyssey
The implications of studying synchronicity and how to incorporate this way of magical thinking into your daily life

RESOURCES

The Sync Book: http://thesyncbook.com/
9/11 Spider-verse on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uk1xhNz3FOE

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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

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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: Carter Y., Mauricio G., Daniel R., Kelly C., Bruce H., Christopher B., Timothy W., Nick F., Michael Q., Jamaica J., Mute Ryan, John W., Andy E., Colleen F., Saliyah S., Kevin C., Michael S., Megan B., Kaleb H., Dionisio T., Scotty R., CL, Adan

REMINDER

Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.

Cavan McLaughlin is a broadcaster, creative media practitioner and Senior Lecturer in Media Production at the University of Northampton, with research interests around the role of spirituality and occultism in contemporary visual culture. He joins the show to talk about his forthcoming book and conference, both titled Trans- States.

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How art transcends false binaries
A sneak peek of Cavan’s presentation at this year’s Trans- States, called “Revisionary Mythmaking: The antidote to codified structural oppression”
Taking the authorship of your own story back

RESOURCES

Trans- States conference: http://trans-states.org/
Trans- States on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Trans_States
Trans- States on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/transstates/
Cavan’s website: http://www.themushroom.net/
Cavan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cavanmclaughlin
Cavan on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cavan.mclaughlin/
Cavan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cavanm
Cavan on Academia.edu: https://northampton.academia.edu/CavanMcLaughlin

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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

Occams Laser - "Martyr Farker (Occulture Edit)": https://occamslaser.bandcamp.com/track/martyr-farker

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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: Carter Y., Mauricio G., Daniel R., Kelly C., Bruce H., Christopher B., Timothy W., Nick F., Michael Q., Jamaica J., Mute Ryan, John W., Andy E., Colleen F., Saliyah S., Kevin C., Michael S., Megan B., Kaleb H., Dionisio T., Scotty R., CL, Adan

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Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.

Daniel Duke is a descendent of the outlaw Jesse James and the author of the book “Jesse James and the Lost Templar Treasure: Secret Diaries, Coded Maps and the Knights of the Golden Circle.” Dan’s contention is that Jesse left behind treasure, maps to it, and that it might not be material gold that we’re hunting for.

RESOURCES

Jesse James and the Lost Templar Treasure on IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781620558201
Jesse James and the Lost Templar Treasure on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2ZjoiM8
Dan’s website: https://authordanduke.com/
Dan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Dan_Duke_author

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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: Carter Y., Mauricio G., Daniel R., Kelly C., Bruce H., Christopher B., Timothy W., Nick F., Michael Q., Jamaica J., Mute Ryan, John W., Andy E., Colleen F., Saliyah S., Kevin C., Michael S., Megan B., Kaleb H., Dionisio T., Scotty R., CL, Adan

REMINDER

Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.

Bob Frissell is the author of, among other things, “Nothing in This Book Is True, But It’s Exactly How Things Are”, which was just re-released with a 25th anniversary edition. Bob’s work is something I stumbled upon several years ago, and this book was pretty instrumental in shaping the young, inquisitive mind I had at the time.

Bob’s book is considered an underground classic in the realm of metaphysics and spirituality, and it explores everything from higher consciousness and human evolution to sacred geometry, the secret government, UFOs, Atlantis and so much more.

We’re not going to get too metaphysical though, so if you’re here for UFO and Atlantis talk, this is not for you. This chat is more about the topics that more directly affect our everyday lives and how we can continue on the path of positive personal transformation. Because, really, that is my primary interest here and always has been, and it turns out it’s Bob’s primary interest too, so it was nice to explore that common ground together.

So take a few deep circular breaths and let Bob Frissell guide you through the hidden hallways that make up the haunted house we all have living inside us.

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Universal law & the three basic principles of breath alchemy
How suppressed energy affects our breathing
Syncing your breath with other people
Heart-based unity
Modern conspiracy culture and what that says about humanity’s path forward
What the title of the book means to Bob

RESOURCES

“Nothing in This Book Is True, But It’s Exactly How Things Are (25th Anniversary Edition)” on IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781623173715
“Nothing in This Book Is True, But It’s Exactly How Things Are (25th Anniversary Edition)” on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2YYikw3
Bob’s website: https://bobfrissell.com/

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Tees, tanks, hoodies, hats. Check ‘em out: https://www.etsy.com/shop/OcculturePodcast

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: Carter Y., Mauricio G., Daniel R., Kelly C., Bruce H., Christopher B., Timothy W., Nick F., Michael Q., Jamaica J., Mute Ryan, John W., Andy E., Colleen F., Saliyah S., Kevin C., Michael S., Megan B., Kaleb H., Dionisio T., Scotty R., CL, Adan

REMINDER

Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.

Aaron French has written what he says is the first academic paper focused on one of the most batshit theories any of us have ever heard of. His paper is called “The Mandela Effect & New Memory” and was recently published by the academic journal Correspondences: Journal for the Study of Esotericism.

Aaron’s paper looks at this recent phenomenon and why it’s become such a popular conspiracy theory and Internet meme, and how it sheds light on our contemporary technoscience culture and the influence of advanced information technology on human cognition, memory, and belief, and aspects of the Mandela Effect that are familiar to esotericism, since both conspiracy theories and esoteric knowledge cohabit the same marginalized cultural space.

Aaron is also an accomplished academic and has written many pieces of weird fiction, some of which we’ll talk about in the Patreon extension. And he’s also an accomplished anthology and magazine editor, having put together publications that featured interviews with names like Graham Hancock, Peter Levenda, Richard Smoley, Donald Tyson and Whitley Strieber.

But it is that paper, the Mandela Effect & New Memory, that lays the foundation for our conversation here today, so let’s groove to that sweet sweetback badass song of conspiracy, spirituality and the memory of how fucked up our childhood really was.

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D-Wave’s connection to the Mandela Effect & the Great Old Ones from Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos
Q Anon as a symptom of the Mandela Effect
Weird & horror fiction as a mystical didactic experience
The evolution of esoteric & exoteric philosophy in weird fiction from Poe to Lovecraft to Ligotti
The Mandela Effect as postmodern weird fiction & postmodern alchemy

RESOURCES

Aaron’s paper - The Mandela Effect & New Memory: https://www.academia.edu/38367838/The_Mandela_Effect_and_New_Memory

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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: Carter Y., Mauricio G., Daniel R., Kelly C., Bruce H., Christopher B., Timothy W., Nick F., Michael Q., Jamaica J., Mute Ryan, John W., Andy E., Colleen F., Saliyah S., Kevin C., Michael S., Megan B., Kaleb H., Dionisio T.

REMINDER

Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.

Erik Davis is back in the house for a second time to rap a bit about his latest book High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica and Visionary Experience in the Seventies.

Most of you know Erik from his podcast, Expanding Mind, or from the tome known as TechGnosis, or perhaps from his work on The Exegesis of Philip K Dick. No matter how you know Erik, you know he is the sultan of high strangeness, and High Weirdness may just be his magnum opus, which is saying quite a bit if you’ve read his previous work.

High Weirdness charts the emergence of a new psychedelic spirituality that arose from American countercultural voices of the 1970s, including Philip K Dick, Terence McKenna and Robert Anton Wilson. These three authors changed the way millions of readers thought, dreamed, and experienced reality―but how did their writings reflect, as well as shape, the seismic cultural shifts taking place in America?

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Erik’s idea of weird naturalism
Terence & Dennis McKenna’s experiment at La Chorrera
Robert Anton Wilson’s idea of Chapel Perilous
Verisimilitude and the idea of a hoax
The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick as a piece of weird fiction
Erik’s thoughts on The Owl in Daylight, Dick’s unrealized novel

RESOURCES

High Weirdness on IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781907222764
High Weirdness on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2YENMjs
Erik’s website: http://techgnosis.com/
Erik’s podcast: https://techgnosis.com/category/podcast/
Erik on Twitter: https://twitter.com/erik_davis

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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: Carter Y., Mauricio G., Daniel R., Kelly C., Bruce H., Marcelo T., Christopher B., Timothy W., Nick F., Michael Q., Jamaica J., Mute Ryan, John W., Andy E., Colleen F., Saliyah S., Kevin C., Michael S., Kyle A., Megan B., Kaleb H.

REMINDER

Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.

Pam Grossman is the author of “Waking the Witch: Reflections on Women, Magic, and Power” and the host of The Witch Wave podcast.

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Pam’s experience with the darker side of witchcraft & what she learned from it
The witch’s appearance in allegories about youth
Female sex drive as a “satanic” force & why we fear sexuality
The taboo of women not having children
WItchery in Mary Poppins
Witches as healers
Pam’s hot take on the film The Craft
Female friendship
The relationship between art, creativity & magic

RESOURCES

Waking the Witch on IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781982100704
Waking the Witch on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2IQxsp6
The Witch Wave podcast: https://witchwavepodcast.com/
Phantasmaphile - Pam’s blog: https://www.phantasmaphile.com/
Pam on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/phantasmaphile/
Pam on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Phantasmaphile

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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., Daniel R., Kelly C., Bruce H., Marcelo T., Christopher B., Timothy W., Nick F., Michael Q., Jamaica J., Mute Ryan, John W., Andy E., Colleen F., Saliyah S., Kevin C., Michael S., Kyle A., Megan B., Kaleb H.

REMINDER

Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.

Janaka Stucky is a mystic poet, performer, and founding editor of the award-winning press Black Ocean. He’s here to talk about his latest book of poetry, Ascend Ascend, recently released by Jack White’s publishing imprint, Third Man Books.

Ascend Ascend was written over the course of twenty days, coming in and out of trance states brought on by intermittent fasting and somatic rituals while Janaka secluded himself in the tower of a 100-year-old church. The book is rooted in the Jewish mystical tradition of merkabah literature, chronicling an ascent up the kabbalistic sefirot. Janaka noted in his description of the book that traditional merkabah prose tends to be rather dry and focused on preparations for the journey while sort of avoiding descriptions of the experience itself. But Ascend Ascend skirts that norm and Janaka instead has chosen to document the entire journey, which he describes as the ecstatic destruction of the self.

There is a 25-minute Patreon extension with Janaka, and more on that after the chat, but for now let’s sit back, relax and let Janaka lay some icky thump on us with what Vice recently called his doom-metal mysticism.

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Finding the show’s mantra (love yourself, think for yourself and question authority) embedded into Janaka’s poetry
Janaka’s spiritual anarchism
Poetry as a form of protest
Activism from a place of love vs activism from a place of anger
Poetry as both theurgy and thaumaturgy
Destruction of the self and ego death
Janaka’s meditation experience where he turned into a mountain
Living in a pirate utopia
Being among a group of the first poets to take the stage at the Newport Folk Festival and meeting Jack White backstage
And maybe possibly Jack White’s occult interests

RESOURCES

Ascend Ascend on Third Man Books: https://thirdmanstore.com/ascend-ascend
Ascend Ascend on IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780997457834
Ascend Ascend on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2XwoK5G
Janaka’s website: http://janakastucky.com/
Janaka’s book tour: http://janakastucky.com/tour
Janaka on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/janaka_stucky/
Janaka on Twitter: https://twitter.com/janaka_stucky

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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., Daniel R., Kelly C., Bruce H., Marcelo T., Christopher B., Timothy W., Nick F., Michael Q., Jamaica J., Mute Ryan, John W., Andy E., Colleen F., Saliyah S., Kevin C., Michael S., Kyle A., Megan B., Kaleb H.

REMINDER

Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.

Michael Joseph is back in the house for the third time to wade into the deep end of his most recent YouTube series that centers around a conflict that he describes as the Old versus the New World Order in relationship to a Catholic or Universal doctrine.

And that phrase, New World Order, conjures many ideas and images, but with it comes a question not asked by many: if there’s a New World Order, what then is the Old World Order? And that is a question Mike has sought to answer, and it’s an answer that will spiral out in directions that question the occult and esoteric doctrines we’re all familiar with, and it examines where they may have came from, who may be the true authors of them, and what secret doctrine they might be trying to impart onto us, the profane masses.

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The Golems of the Pharisees
-What a golem is and how it’s used by Qabalist “adepts” to attack their enemies
-How HP Blavatsky and Theosophy views the Talmud and its teachings
-How the teachings of Blavatsky – and in turn the United Nations and Rockefeller clan – might just be fit the bill as being one of these golem creations
-The importance of Alexandria as a multicultural cosmopolitan “paradise”
-How Alexandria relates to other “holy lands” and peoples of the “Secret Doctrine” such as Anatoly Fomenko’s suppressed Tartary empire
-How Freemasonry connects with the doctrines of the Talmud
Hiram Abiff as equal to Christ and other “solar-saviors” of the mystery religion
-How Philo, Gnosticism & Paul’s writings in the New Testament connect with the doctrines of the Talmud and its “wisdom” or “Sophia”
-How the 66 books of Protestantism connect with the doctrines of the Talmud and its “wisdom” and end-time prophecies
-Potential golems being created in the alternative media or “truther” world

RESOURCES

Videos discussed were 8.0 - 8.14 of Mike’s Occult Catholicism series: http://tinyurl.com/y7oxjrb3
Mike’s website: https://schism206.postach.io
Mike on Twitter: https://twitter.com/schism206
Astrology readings from Mike: https://schism206.postach.io/post/michael-joseph-astrology

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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., Daniel R., Kelly C., Bruce H., Marcelo T., Christopher B., Timothy W., Nick F., Michael Q., Jamaica J., Mute Ryan, John W., Andy E., Colleen F., Saliyah S., Kevin C., Michael S., Kyle A., Megan B., Kaleb H.

REMINDER

Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.

Michael Wann is the founder of the independent research project Susquehanna Alchemy. He returns to the show for the fourth time to discuss symbolism and synchronicity found in the recent fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, atmospheric transitions and weather changes, and something he’s put together called the Starboard and what that is and how it works. (And keep your ears tuned into the Starboard chatter because one of you will be able to experience that first-hand.)

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Notre Dame fire symbolism in the “I, Pet Goat II” video
Fire as purification and destruction
Mike’s view of fire as the uncomfortable vs the comfortable
The grand fire trine that took place right before the Notre Dame fire
The esoteric/synchromystic connection between Ashland, Oregon and Ashland, Ohio, & how it relates to Mike’s work on The Susquehanna Mystery

RESOURCES

Mike’s website: https://www.susquehannaalchemy.com/
Book a Starboard session: https://www.susquehannaalchemy.com/shop
Mike on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/susquehannaalchemy/
Mike on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbWGp8za3lvO76KalkEYvGQ
Mike on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SusquehannaAlchemy

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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. https://www.occulturepodcast.com/donate

MERCH

Tees, tanks, hoodies, hats. Check ‘em 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., Carter Y., Mauricio G., Daniel R., Kelly C., Bruce H., Marcelo T., Christopher B., Timothy W., Nick F., Michael Q., Jamaica J., Mute Ryan, John W., Paul S., Andy E., Colleen F., Saliyah S., Raymond G., Kevin C., Michael S., Kyle A., Megan B., Kaleb H.

REMINDER

Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.

Hopefully you’ve got your creativity caps on, because our guest this time around is Carl Abrahamsson. He’s making his third appearance on the show, and much like the previous two, this one is rooted in human artistic expression.

Carl was here twice last year talking about his book Occulture, but he’s here this time to rap about a recent documentary he put out called Cinemagician: Conversations with Kenneth Anger, which is about exactly what it sounds like it’s about. Carl recorded a couple conversations with highly regarded independent filmmaker Kenneth Anger about his life, his work and the artistic process that is filmmaking. Good stuff, and you will hear all about it, as well as some tidbits on an upcoming documentary Carl’s producing about Anton LaVey, a conference he’s putting on at the end of May in the Italian Alps, and a juicy Patreon extension about what Carl calls our human poetry.

So if that sounds like your tune, then let’s jam.

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Our human poetry
Social media conditioning
Being visible in physical reality
Giving chance a chance

RESOURCES

Cinemagician: Conversations with Kenneth Anger on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/cinemagician
Rewriting the Future Conference: http://www.drvanessasinclair.net/conference/
Carl’s website: http://www.carlabrahamsson.com/
Carl on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/vanessa23carl
http://www.trapart.net/
http://www.trapartfilm.com/
http://www.highbrow-lowlife.com/
HighBrow LowLife on Bandcamp: https://highbrowlowlife.bandcamp.com/music
Carl on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorcarlabrahamsson
Carl on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carl.abrahamsson/
Carl on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CaAbrahamsson

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Tees, tanks, hoodies, hats. Check ‘em 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., Carter Y., Mauricio G., Daniel R., Kelly C., Bruce H., Marcelo T., Christopher B., Timothy W., Nick F., Michael Q., Jamaica J., Mute Ryan, John W., Paul S., Andy E., Colleen F., Saliyah S., Raymond G., Kevin C., Michael S., Kyle A., Megan B., Kaleb H.

REMINDER

Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.

Jeremy Johnson is the author of Seeing Through the World: Jean Gebser and Integral Consciousness.

Seeing Through the World introduces the reader to the work of German-Swiss philosopher, poet, and intellectual mystic Jean Gebser. Writing in the mid-20th century during a period of intense cultural transformation and crisis in Europe, Gebser intuited a series of mutational leaps in the history of human consciousness, the latest of which emerging was the "integral" structure, marked by the presence of a concept Gebser called time-freedom.

Jeremy says that Gebser's structures of consciousness are as significant an ontological insight as Carl Jung's "reality of the psyche." Yet, until now, very little secondary literature has been available in the English-speaking world as it relates to Gebser and his work. And, until now, very few podcasts have been recorded about Gebser and his work, but that is why Jeremy is here: to guide us through these structures and to show us how this integral structure of consciousness is a means of divination, a crystal ball we can scry with to further illuminate what it is about our current age that seems so damn different.

A lot of scrying coming up, indeed, and a lot of prying too, because we’re pulling the lid back on that third eye of yours and pushing our way into that ear canal with another case of this nasty sonically transmitted discourse.

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Gebser’s concept of Origin
Gebser’s concept of time freedom
Westworld & mass consciousness shifts
The synergy between Gebser’s work & recent guest Douglas Rushkoff’s Team Human book

RESOURCES

Seeing Through the World on IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781947544154
Seeing Through the World on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2UJVeaj
Jeremy’s website: http://www.jeremydanieljohnson.com/
Jeremy on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeremy.johnson.31392
Jeremy on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jdj_writes/
Jeremy on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jdj_writes
Jeremy’s podcast: https://anchor.fm/mutations
Nura Learning: https://www.nuralearning.com/

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

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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., Bruce H., David G., Jeremy V., Marcelo T., Christopher B., Timothy W., Nick F., Michael Q., Jamaica J., Mute Ryan, John W., Paul S., Andy E., Colleen F., Saliyah S., Raymond G., Kevin C., Michael S., Blake S., Kyle A., Megan B.

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Sandor Katz in the house to talk to us a bit about the art and alchemy of fermentation. This is one of the steps in the ancient alchemical process, both the material and spiritual versions.

It’s also an easy and practical way to reclaim your food and your health, because fermented foods are easy to make yourself and can help revitalize your gut microbiome, which has become quite the hot topic in health and wellness circles in the last couple years. And we get into that as well, this war on bacteria that a lot of us are unknowing participants in. Hopefully after this chat we’re a bit more comfortable with the culture growing inside and on us.

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The potential energy efficiency benefits of fermentation
The spiritual aspect of fermentation
The alchemy of fermentation and what we can learn about ourselves from observing the process
The effect of globalization on fermentation practices and fermented foods
What you need to get started fermenting (hint: not much!)

RESOURCES

Wild Fermentation on IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781603586283
Wild Fermentation on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2D8cobJ
The Art of Fermentation on IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781603582865
The Art of Fermentation on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2D8bSKP
Sandor’s website: https://www.wildfermentation.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., Bruce H., David G., Jeremy V., Marcelo T., Christopher B., Timothy W., Nick F., Michael Q., Jamaica J., Mute Ryan, John W., Paul S., Andy E., Colleen F., Catalina M., Saliyah S., Raymond G., Kevin C., Michael S., Blake S., Kyle A., Megan B.

REMINDER

Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.

Welcome to part two - let’s call it P2 - of a continuing conversation with blogger Recluse.

Recluse blogs at visupview.blogspot.com, where he explores topics such as mind control, deep politics, the occult, the supernatural, high weirdness and Forteana in all of its fucked-up forms.

This chat builds off our chat from last June and is about one of the lesser known and lesser discussed sources of power in times both past and present. We started with the Knights of Malta and now we’re spiraling out into some other related groups and their ties to governments, organized religions, banks, multinational corporations, intelligence agencies, killers-for-hire and mafiosos across the world.

This is very much still table-setting, just another information dump, but it is chapter two of a story that brings together the Catholic church’s historical interest in the occult, population control and political subversion. It is, as Recluse has called it, a strange and terrible journey into the heart of the deep state.

A quick note on Recluse’s audio: he was on a landline, and while he is clearly understood, there is some interference at times, and I’m pretty sure the line was tapped as well. You will definitely here some audio oddities in the background while he’s speaking.

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The American Security Council and its ties to Le Cercle
The Mellon family’s low-key role in American sociopolitics
The International Committee for the Defense of Christian Culture
Le Cercle’s “worldwide spiritual offensive”
Opus Dei’s possible connections to Rick Santorum, the Penn State football scandal and the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia
Donald Trump and his mentor Roy Cohn’s ties to the Knights of Malta

RESOURCES

First chat with Recluse: https://www.occulturepodcast.com/archive/dark-knights
Opus Dei blog: http://visupview.blogspot.com/2015/07/propaganda-due-strange-and-terrible_16.html
Le Cercle blog series
Part 1: http://visupview.blogspot.com/2016/04/le-cercle-clerical-fascism-and.html
Part 2: http://visupview.blogspot.com/2016/04/le-cercle-clerical-fascism-and_20.html
Part 3: http://visupview.blogspot.com/2016/04/le-cercle-clerical-fascism-and_2.html
Part 4: http://visupview.blogspot.com/2016/05/le-cercle-clerical-fascism-and.html
Part 5: http://visupview.blogspot.com/2016/05/le-cercle-clerical-fascism-and_16.html
Part 6: http://visupview.blogspot.com/2016/05/le-cercle-fratelli-neri.html
Part 7: http://visupview.blogspot.com/2017/06/le-cercle-puppetmasters.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., Kelly C., Bruce H., David G., Jeremy V., Marcelo T., Christopher B., Timothy W., Nick F., Michael Q., Jamaica J., Mute Ryan, John W., Paul S., Andy E., Colleen F., Catalina M., Saliyah S., Raymond G., Kevin C., Michael S., Blake S., Kyle A.

REMINDER

Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.

The Modern Hermeticist himself in the house. Dan Attrell is here to talk all about translating one of the preeminent texts, maybe the preeminent text, in the history of Western esotericism: the Picatrix.

The Picatrix is perhaps the premiere text written on the subject of astrological magic - a manual for constructing talismans, mixing magical compounds, summoning planetary spirits, and determining astrological conditions. Originally composed in Arabic around the 11th century, it was then translated into Latin in the 13th century, and it is that Latin translation that Dan and his co-translator David Porecca have worked to produce this new English version, which offers important insights not only into occult practices and beliefs but also into the transmission of magical ideas from antiquity to the present.

Dan is an historian, classicist, philosopher, and musician. He has a Bachelor of Arts in History and Classical Studies, a Masters in Ancient Mediterranean Cultures from the University of Waterloo with a thesis on shamanic motifs in the ecstatic mystery rites of Attis and Cybele. He’s also completed a Post-Baccalaureate in Classics at UCLA, focusing on the translation of ancient Greek and Latin texts. And he is currently at the University of Waterloo doing his PhD in History on Renaissance Hermeticism/Platonic Orientalism, Medieval religion, and science.

Some of you also know him from his Modern Hermeticist YouTube channel, where he has more than 30,000 subscribers and has produced some of the most in-depth material on the subject of Hermeticism in his series of lectures called Encyclopedia Hermetica.

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The morality and ethics of the Picatrix
Nigromancy vs necromancy
The hierarchy of beings in the Picatrix
The concept of Perfect Nature
Trying to figure out what the hell the quadrivium actually is
The original author of the Arabic text
The concept of God in the Picatrix and in magic
The type of rituals in the Picatrix
The role of psychoactive substances in Picatrix rituals
The intentions of the original author

RESOURCES

The Picatrix on IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780271082127
The Picatrix on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2ufstHy
Dan’s website: https://themodernhermeticist.com/
Dan’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcluftdk1tuDU71ZdGNpHTA

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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., Bruce H., David G., Jeremy V., Marcelo T., Christopher B., Timothy W., Nick F., Michael Q., Jamaica J., Mute Ryan, John W., Paul S., Andy E., Colleen F., Catalina M., Saliyah S., Michael W., Raymond G., Kevin C., Michael S., Blake S., Kyle A.

REMINDER

Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.

Returning guest Douglas Rushkoff is back to spit some hot fire about his latest book, Team Human, a manifesto written with one goal in mind: to remake society and culture in our image and in our favor; to reconnect with ourselves and with each other; and to return to our roots as the social creatures we truly are, with face-to-face interactions IRL, as they say in the not-so-social media.

For those of you don’t know Doug or didn’t hear him way back in episode 17, he is perhaps the most accomplished guest to grace the airwaves with me. He’s an award-winning author, broadcaster, and documentarian who studies human autonomy in the digital age. He hosts the popular Team Human podcast, has written more than twenty books, contributes regular columns to Medium, CNN, Daily Beast, and the Guardian; has made two PBS Frontline documentaries; and has also coined such concepts as “viral media” and “social currency.” He’s also a research fellow of the Institute for the Future, and founder of the Laboratory for Digital Humanism at CUNY/Queens, where he is a professor of media theory and digital economics.

This chat is Doug firmly in his element, riffing on topics such as technology’s antihuman agenda, digital and social media, spiritual pursuits, language, nature and art. You will absolutely hear why Doug was named one of the world’s ten most influential intellectuals by MIT.

There’s no Patreon extension this time due to the length of the chat, so this is the full show for everyone. I originally did have about 20 minutes of it chunked out for an extension, but based on the material, I just wanted everyone to hear it all. And hear it all I hope you do.

RESOURCES

Team Human on IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780393651690
Team Human on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Ew935X
Doug’s website: https://rushkoff.com/
Team Human podcast: https://teamhuman.fm/

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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., Bruce H., David G., Jeremy V., Marcelo T., Christopher B., Timothy W., Nick F., Michael Q., Jamaica J., Mute Ryan, John W., Paul S., Andy E., Colleen F., Catalina M., Saliyah S., Michael W., Raymond G., Kevin C., Michael S., Blake S.

REMINDER

Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.

Hopefully by now you’ve heard the last episode with Gordon White and Jay Springett, because it is a great companion piece to the conversation you’re about to hear with our guest, Dr. Kasper Opstrup.

Kasper is a writer and researcher of what he calls radical culture, specializing in concatenations of art and literature, radical politics, and occultism as counterculture and underground phenomenon. Kasper published his PhD in book form back in November 2017. It’s called The Way Out: Invisible Insurrections and Radical Imaginaries in the UK Underground 1961-1991.

His book charts a hidden history of experiments with cultural engineering, with the hopes of expanding current discussions of art, media, politics, radical education and the occult revival. Along the way, we encounter a series of figures – including William Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Genesis P-Orridge and Alexander Trocchi – all of whom blurred the lines between inner and outer, the invisible and the material. But instead of turning things upside down, the world was to be changed from the inside out.

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Using fiction and images to navigate a territory
Image politics and the production of myth
The Situationist idea of détournement and its similarity to cut-up
The consciousness consciousness
Identity politics
Immigration & psychogeography
Foucault’s idea of the apparatus
Becoming invisible & refusing identity

RESOURCES

Download The Way Out: http://www.minorcompositions.info/?p=822#more-822
The Way Out on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2EwpWPh
Kasper on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kasperopstrup/

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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

Occams Laser - “Martyr Farker (Occulture Edit)”: https://occamslaser.bandcamp.com/track/martyr-farker

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., Bruce H., David G., Jeremy V., Marcelo T., Christopher B., Leonidas, Timothy W., Caleb C., Nick F., Michael Q., Jamaica J., Mute Ryan, John W., Paul S., Andy E., Colleen F., Catalina M., Saliyah S., Michael W., Raymond G., Kevin C., Michael S.

REMINDER

Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.

We’ve got a really cool episode here with Gordon White and Jay Springett.

Most of you know Gordon. He’s been here before, back in episode 66, and he’s the man behind the magic at the Rune Soup blog and podcast. He’s also the author of three books, StarShips, The Chaos Protocols and Pieces of Eight. And some of you in the Twitterverse surely know Jay. He’s @thejaymo out in those parts. Jay will tell us a bit about himself up front in the chat here, so I won’t repeat any of that, but this chat is focused on one of Jay’s chief concerns and passions - and one of Gordon’s as well - and that is the movement known as solarpunk.

What is solarpunk? Well, it’s exactly what it sounds like, and we’ll explain it in the discourse you’re about to hear.

One caveat before we get to it, though: Jay and Gordon only had an hour to chat, so no Patreon extension here. Gordon and Jay were actually hanging out together down on Gordon’s farm, which Gordon had just returned to after some crazy wildfires in his area, and I did not want to monopolize much of their time, so we covered as much as we could in that hour, with the hopes of giving some context to this solarpunk thing and also laying the foundation for the ideas both in the narrative of this show and, more importantly, in your consciousness.

RESOURCES

Gordon’s website: https://runesoup.com/
Gordon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/gordon_white
Jay’s website: https://www.thejaymo.net/
Jay on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thejaymo
SolarPunks.net: https://solarpunks.net/
Gordon’s blog on hopepunk: https://runesoup.com/2018/12/hopepunk-is-insufficiently-optimistic/
Recent talk from Jay on solarpunk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kgrwUmdV2A
Jay’s solarpunk reference guide: https://medium.com/solarpunks/solarpunk-a-reference-guide-8bcf18871965
Article on the political dimensions of solarpunk: https://medium.com/solarpunks/on-the-political-dimensions-of-solarpunk-c5a7b4bf8df4
Vox article on hopepunk: https://www.vox.com/2018/12/27/18137571/what-is-hopepunk-noblebright-grimdark
Solarpunk manifesto: https://hieroglyph.asu.edu/2014/09/solarpunk-notes-toward-a-manifesto/

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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

Occams Laser - “Martyr Farker (Occulture Edit)”: https://occamslaser.bandcamp.com/track/martyr-farker

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., Bruce H., David G., Jeremy V., Marcelo T., Christopher B., Leonidas, Timothy W., Caleb C., Nick F., Michael Q., Jamaica J., Mute Ryan, John W., Paul S., Andy E., Colleen F., Blake S., Catalina M., Saliyah S., Michael W., Raymond G., Kevin C., Michael S.

REMINDER

Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.

Just when you thought it was safe to turn on the ol’ self-grappling show, we’re venturing back into the dark side of occultism with Jasun Horsley.

Jasun was here just a couple episodes ago talking about the first half of his new book, The Vice of Kings: How Socialism, Occultism and the Sexual Revolution Engineered a Culture of Abuse. That chat focused primarily on the Fabian Society and their brand of socialism and how it has shaped, or helped shape, modern society and the culture of abuse that seems to have grown up in it.

This time around, Jasun is going to dig a bit deeper into the role occultism plays in this, particularly the brand of occultism made popular by Aleister Crowley. We also touch on the left-hand path as social engineering, and Crowley’s influence on Timothy Leary and Wicca.

It is quite a thought-provoking chat, so make of it what you will. Pun intended. Of course, any healthy discourse and discussion is encouraged.

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Returning to nature & nature worship
Sex magick and gender & sexuality liberation
More about pedophilia in the DSM-5
The influence of primitivism on Crowley & the Fabian Society
Whether conversations like this help or only aid in the normalization of behaviors

RESOURCES

The Vice of Kings on IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781911597049
The Vice of Kings on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2RMqjgb
Jasun’s website: https://auticulture.com/
Episode 119 with Jasun: https://www.occulturepodcast.com/archive/vice-of-kings

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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

Occams Laser - “Martyr Farker (Occulture Edit)”: https://occamslaser.bandcamp.com/track/martyr-farker

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., Kaleb H., Bruce H., David G., Jeremy V., Marcelo T., Christopher B., Leonidas, Timothy W., Caleb C., Nick F., Michael Q., Jamaica J., Mute Ryan, John W., Paul S., Andy E., Colleen F., Blake S., Catalina M., Saliyah S., Michael W., Raymond G., Kevin C., Michael S.

REMINDER

Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.

Nikki Wyrd is in the house. This chat was inspired by a lecture she gave at the Occulture conference in Berlin last fall on age-old magic and ways to approach death. It was an appropriate theme there, because of the time of the year, and I still think it’s appropriate here in the northern hemisphere because we’re right in the middle of winter, which, if you deal with such seasons, you get it.

And it’s also appropriate considering recent space weather. That astrology’s been crazy recently, especially with that recent lunar eclipse. Lot of things changing, lot of things evolving, lot of things ending, lot of things dying. Such is the cycle of life.

Nikki doesn’t do a lot of podcasts these days, from what I’ve seen anyway, so for her to make some time for us was much appreciated. And hopefully the content and context of the chat resonates with some of you out there.

RESOURCES

Nikki’s website: https://theblogofbaphomet.com/
Nikki on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NikkiWyrd

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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

Occams Laser - “Martyr Farker (Occulture Edit)”: https://occamslaser.bandcamp.com/track/martyr-farker

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., Kaleb H., Bruce H., David G., Jeremy V., Marcelo T., Christopher B., Leonidas, Timothy W., Caleb C., Nick F., Michael Q., Jamaica J., Mute Ryan, John W., Paul S., Andy E., Colleen F., Blake S., Catalina M., Saliyah S., Michael W., Raymond G., Kevin C., Michael S.

REMINDER

Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.

Jasun Horsley is the author of The Vice of Kings: How Socialism, Occultism and the Sexual Revolution Engineered a Culture of Abuse.

He returns to the podcast for another conversation after rattling a few cages back in episode 90. But that is exactly why I asked him back. I want to rattle some cages every now and then. I think that’s necessary. And the title is quite reflective of the content of the book and the content of this conversation.

We are going to chat a bit about Jasun’s family history, which has ties to the Fabian Society and their socialist ideals and subsequent cultural movement, which may be the driving force behind the idea known as social engineering. We also talk about the role of occultism in this.

One note, though. We had to cut this way shorter than we both probably would have liked, because Jasun’s schedule changed on the day of the interview. So a bit of a shorter show here both on Patreon and the free feed. Although there is a Patreon extension of about 22 minutes, which is where we talk a bit about the role the sexual revolution played, or plays, in this culture of abuse.

Regardless, open ears, open minds and open hearts required if you choose to venture further. I mean if you ain’t comin’ correct like that - well, this is not for you.

PATREON EXTENSION
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Ritual sexual abuse & pedophilia
The sexual revolution of the 1960s & possible associated social engineering programs
The Fabian role in the mental health development of children

RESOURCES

The Vice of Kings on IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781911597049
The Vice of Kings on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2RMqjgb
Jasun’s website: https://auticulture.com/

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MERCH

Tees, tanks, hoodies, crops, hats. Check ‘em 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

Occams Laser - “Martyr Farker (Occulture Edit)”: https://occamslaser.bandcamp.com/track/martyr-farker

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., Kaleb H., Bruce H., David G., Jeremy V., Marcelo T., Christopher B., Leonidas, Timothy W., Caleb C., Nick F., Michael Q., Jamaica J., Mute Ryan, John W., Paul S., Andy E., Colleen F., Blake S., Catalina M., Saliyah S., Michael W., Raymond G., Kevin C.

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Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.

Jeff Nixa is a shamanic practitioner, teacher and author of The Lost Art of Heart Navigation: A Modern Shaman’s Field Manual. In 2010 he founded Great Plains Shamanic Programs, an array of counseling, healing and education services, including one-on-one fire talks, seminars, university classes, outdoor retreats, and wilderness trips.

In this chat Jeff and I are going to dig a bit into what is known as the heart path and that lost art of heart navigation. Basically, that’s taking wisdom from ancient shamanic traditions and using it to teach ourselves how to follow our heart so we live a more fulfilling life.

And despite what I just said about my personal new year celebration, I think it’s a great chat for this time of year when many of us are looking to make some changes in our lives. And it is a great companion to the last episode of 2018 about the forgotten art of love.

I was under the weather a bit when we recorded this. I think I had a bit of what Jeff calls hurry sickness. Just working myself into a state of dis-ease. Regardless, this conversation is - well, it’s fucking poetry on tape, I think. Yeah, I said tape. I’m analog, man, and I’m not the least bit ashamed of it.

Anyway, I do hope you enjoy this, and I hope you get on the Patreon to hear the extension, because it’s well worth it.

PATREON EXTENSION
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Soul loss, soul extraction, soul retrieval
Dragons and dragonwork
How to alleviate self-induced suffering
Mindfulness and the body’s energy cycles
Toltec wisdom and shamanism
What dreams tell us about the heart path
Guided and unguided shamanic journeying

RESOURCES

The Lost Art of Heart Navigation on IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781591432852
The Lost Art of Heart Navigation on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2VFbviA
Jeff’s website: https://greatplainsguide.net/

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

Occams Laser - “Martyr Farker (Occulture Edit)”: https://occamslaser.bandcamp.com/track/martyr-farker

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., Dan iel R., Kelly C., Kaleb H., Bruce H., David G., Jeremy V., Marcelo T., Christopher B., Leonidas, Timothy W., Caleb C., Nick F., Michael Q., Jamaica J., Mute Ryan, John W., Paul S., Andy E., Colleen F., Blake S., Catalina M., Raymond G., Elegwen O., Saliyah S., Michael W., Raymond G.

REMINDER

Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.

It’s the last show of 2018, and this year-end show has somehow developed a theme of what we call in my hood, real talk. Last year I chatted with a man named Gilbert Bates about love, the three levels of consciousness, primal pain and primal therapy, which got a tremendous response. So with that in mind we return to the subject of love to close out the Gregorian calendar year that has been 2018.

Our guest for this one is Dr. Armin Zahdeh, who published a book in 2017 called The Forgotten Art of Love: What Love Means and Why It Matters. Armin is a cardiologist and professor at Johns Hopkins University. He has authored more than 100 scientific articles and is an editor of scholarly books in medicine. Besides medicine, he has a strong interest in philosophy with a particular focus on mending its ideas with concepts from biology and sciences.

In the book, Armin revisits psychologist Erich Fromm’s The Art of Loving and examines love through the lenses of biology, philosophy, history, religion, sociology, and economics to fill in critical voids in Fromm’s classic work and to provide a contemporary understanding of love and a look at its role in every aspect of human existence.

There’s a lot packed into this conversation, including love as a religion, love’s similarity to creativity, what Armin thinks of polygamy and so much more. Just a raw, honest chat about love. I even said during the chat this is nothing that groundbreaking, and it really isn’t, but that’s what I like about it. It’s just real talk about the one subject that seems to continue to elude us both individually and collectively. Especially collectively.

It’s been a trying year for some of you out there, and with that in mind, there is no Patreon extension here. This is the full show for everyone, so I hope by the end of it you walk away with, at least, a reminder and some reassurance.

RESOURCES

The Forgotten Art of Love on IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781608684878
The Forgotten Art of Love on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2RlxZpu
Erich Fromm’s The Art of Loving on IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780061129735
Erich Fromm’s The Art of Loving on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2LDklbO

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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

Occams Laser - “Martyr Farker (Occulture Edit)”: https://occamslaser.bandcamp.com/track/martyr-farker

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., Dan iel R., Kelly C., Kaleb H., Bruce H., David G., Jeremy V., Marcelo T., Christopher B., Leonidas, Timothy W., Caleb C., Nick F., Michael Q., Jamaica J., Mute Ryan, John W., Paul S., Andy E., Colleen F., Ed O., Blake S., Catalina M., Raymond G., Elegwen O., Saliyah S., Michael W.

REMINDER

Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.

It is with certain seasonal celebrations in mind that we welcome back the one and only Dr. Al Cummins. Al, of course, is a professional diviner and historian, as well as a poet and consultant of all things magical. He was here not too long ago, back at the beginning of October in episode 105 where we talked about geomancy, cartomancy and other forbidden arts. And what a great companion piece that is to this chat that you’re about to hear.

Al is going to rap about a book he published earlier this year called A Book of the Magi: Lore, Prayers and Spellcraft of the Three Holy Kings. And in the Patreon extension we’ll also get into one of those other forbidden arts - necromancy, particularly as it was practiced in 17th century England, which is a period Al has some serious interest in.

One note on the chat: a couple Skype dropouts, which I did not notice live, but nothing that detrimental to the quality of the audio or the conversation, which is a rather jolly one.

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Defining necromancy in theory and practice
Why Al is particularly interested in 17th century necromancy
Death rituals and customs from the time period
Sin eating
Soul cakes
Working with corpses and humoral theory
The tripartite soul
The relationship between necromancy and scrying
Ghosts in early modern England
Practical necromantic advice

RESOURCES

A Book of the Magi at Revelore Press: https://revelore.press/product/a-book-of-the-magi/
A Book of the Magi at IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781947544062
A Book of the Magi at Amazon: https://amzn.to/2GKpEaT
Al’s website: http://www.alexandercummins.com/
Al on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grimoiresontape/
Al on Tumblr: http://grimoiresontape.tumblr.com/
Al on Twitter: https://twitter.com/algremlin
Al’s previous appearance: https://www.occulturepodcast.com/archive/grimoires-on-tape

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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

Occams Laser - “Martyr Farker (Occulture Edit)”: https://occamslaser.bandcamp.com/track/martyr-farker

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., Dan iel R., Kelly C., Kaleb H., Bruce H., David G., Jeremy V., Marcelo T., Christopher B., Leonidas, Timothy W., Caleb C., Nick F., Michael Q., Jamaica J., Mute Ryan, John W., Paul S., Andy E., Colleen F., Ed O., Blake S., Catalina M., Raymond G., Elegwen O., Saliyah S., Michael W.

REMINDER

Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.

Brad Warner is the author of six books, including the critically acclaimed Hardcore Zen: Punk Rock, Monster Movies and the Truth About Reality. This book put Brad on the map in the Buddhist community because of its no-nonsense, plainspoken - and maybe even outspoken - approach to zen, meditation and the nature of individual reality.

In fact, Hardcore Zen actually begins with these words: “Nothing is sacred. Doubt - in everything - is absolutely essential. Everything, no matter how great, how fundamental, how beautiful or important it is, must be questioned.”

So you know that yours truly - what, with my plainspoken mantra recited at the end of each episode - you know that this is right up my anti-dogmatic, anti-authoritative alley.

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Psychedelics in Buddhism & drug-based spirituality
Encountering demons during meditation
Conspiracy thinking
The self image as a useful fiction
Teaching Buddhism in the same way you teach art
“From birth to death, it’s just like this”

RESOURCES

Hardcore Zen on IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781614293163
Hardcore Zen on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Ezvw4F
Brad’s website: http://hardcorezen.info/
Brad on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brad.warner.zen
Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BradWarner
Brad on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hardcorezenbrad/
Brad on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCav0RPngCHFrVUl8iGxnilw

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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

Occams Laser - “Martyr Farker (Occulture Edit)”: https://occamslaser.bandcamp.com/track/martyr-farker

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., Dan iel R., Kelly C., Kaleb H., Bruce H., David G., Jeremy V., Marcelo T., Christopher B., Leonidas, Timothy W., Caleb C., Nick F., Michael Q., Jamaica J., Mute Ryan, John W., Paul S., Andy E., Colleen F., Ed O., Blake S., Catalina M., Raymond G., Elegwen O., Saliyah S., Michael W.

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Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.

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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.