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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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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., 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/

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

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., 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.

REMINDER

Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.

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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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., 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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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

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.

PATREON EXTENSION
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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

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

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

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/

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

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

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.

PATREON EXTENSION
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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/

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

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., 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/

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

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., 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.

PATREON EXTENSION
Listen at patreon.com/occulture

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

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

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., 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

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

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., 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
Listen at patreon.com/occulture

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/

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

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.

REMINDER

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/

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

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., 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

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

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., 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.

PATREON EXTENSION
Listen at patreon.com/occulture

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

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

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., 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.

PATREON EXTENSION
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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

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 new merch! 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

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.

Dr. Nick Berry is the proprietor of Essential Oil Wizardry, which is, I dare say, the leading essential oils company in the world. Sorry, doTerra. But not sorry. Because Nick has definitely set the standard for essential oils, with custom extraction methods and meticulously harvested and crafted blends. I mean, he’s using ultrasonic technology, he’s amplifying the oils with targeted frequencies in crystal bowls, he’s imprinting the oils with orgonite, mixing in ormus. He’s an artist, magician and alchemist in the purest sense of the words.

What’s more, he takes a holistic approach to health and wellness that supports mind, body and spirit. He’s a licensed pharmacist with a diverse background integrating the study of plants, pharmacology, alchemy, superfoods, therapeutic-grade essential oils and nutrition.

Needless to say, Nick knows his shit. And hopefully after some time with him, you’ll know some shit too - and hopefully be at least somewhat curious about incorporating essential oils into your daily health and wellness regimen.

If you are curious, check out https://essentialoilwizardry.com/occulture and use the coupon code ‘alchemy’ to save 10%.

PATREON EXTENSION
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CO2 extracts, floral absolutes & ultrasonic extracts
Ormus, monoatomic minerals & live oil infusions
Orgonite & crystals
Plant consciousness & plant intelligence
Some oil recommendations for common illnesses, pain relief, digestion, immune support, lucid dreaming, negative energy, psychic protection, botanical perfumes

RESOURCES

Essential Oil Wizardry: https://essentialoilwizardry.com/occulture (use coupon code ‘alchemy’ to save 10%)
Essential Oil Wizardry on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EssentialOilWizardry
Essential Oil Wizardry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/essentialoilwizardry/
Essential Oil Wizardry on Twitter: https://twitter.com/EssentialOilWiz
Essential Oil Wizardry on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJX1xCbR8c_7IcBvk1xSNsw
Essential Oil Wizardry on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/EssentialOilWiz/
Nick’s personal website: http://drnickberry.com/

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 new merch! 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

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., Ed O., Blake S., Catalina M.

REMINDER

Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.

Our guest this time around is Dr. Kristen Gallerneaux, an artist, curator and sonic researcher with a Ph.D. in Art Practice & Media History, an MA in Folklore and an MFA in Art. She is also the Curator of Communication and Information Technology at The Henry Ford Museum in Detroit, Michigan, where she continues to build upon one of the largest historical technology collections in North America.

But it is Kristen’s recent book High Static, Dead Lines that forms the basis for our conversation. This book has been described as “a literary mixtape that explores the entwined boundaries between sound, material culture, landscape and esoteric belief.”

The book contains essays and fictocritical interludes are arranged to evoke a network of ley lines for the “sonic spectre” to travel through—a hypothetical presence that manifests itself as an invisible layer of noise alongside the conventional histories of technological artifacts. And the connective thread is the recurring presence of sound charting the contentious sonic histories of paranormal culture.

PATREON EXTENSION
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Tree telephony & the internet of trees
Charles Francis Jenkins’ work on marine fax machines & listening to Mars
Hacking TV stations & broadcast possession
ARPANET, bridging dimensions, witchcraft & coding
Legend tripping & local folklore
Imprinted trauma & memory on objects & physical places
Loving the trauma of horror films
George Tyrell’s theory of apparitions & “when I think a haunting, I make a haunting”

RESOURCES

High Static, Dead Lines on Strange Attractor: http://strangeattractor.co.uk/shoppe/6111/
High Static, Dead Lines on IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781907222665
High Static, Dead Lines on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2R0L581
Kristen’s website: http://kristengallerneaux.com/
Kristen on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/k_gallerneaux/
Kristen on Twitter: https://twitter.com/kgallerneaux/

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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: Mike K., Carter Y., Mauricio G., Alyssa S., Daniel R., Kelly C., Kaleb H., Bruce H., Corey T., David G., Jeremy V., Marcelo T., Christopher B., Leonidas, Timothy W., Caleb C., VH Frater RC’s Hermetic Study Group, Nick F., Michael Q., Jamaica J., Mute Ryan, John W., Paul S., Andy E., James B., Colleen F., Ed O., Blake S.

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Stefan Kiesbye is the author of the recently released novel Berlingeles, a dystopian cyberpunk story that conjures up names like William Gibson, Philip K Dick, Franz Kafka and the television series Black Mirror.

Stefan teaches creative writing at Sonoma State University in Northern California and Berlingeles is his sixth novel. It’s set in a future Los Angeles that has been walled in, much like Berlin back in the day, and follows the stories of Gaz, a rising member of the city’s most notorious street gang, and a 96-year-old man known only by the letter K.

Here’s a line from the synopsis of the book: “Seeking a way out of this hellish maze of sweeping slums, waves of violence, and little hope, Gaz might just have found his path to salvation, while the underworld hangs on the prophecies of blind prophet Gerut, and the rest of the lost city still smolders in the ashes of a civil war.”

And a story like that, with themes like this, combined with Stefan’s background, made for quite the chat, so hopefully you take something positive from this. Maybe the following dialogue will help you tear down whatever wall has been built around you.

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More about the virtual & augmented reality
Religion & divination
The future of the little things
Pop culture in the future
Lizard people & labyrinths in LA
Stefan chooses a city to wall himself in & the three books he’d take with him

RESOURCES

Berlingeles on Revelore Press: https://revelore.press/product/berlingeles/
Berlingeles on IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781947544086
Berlingeles on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2DwPtYG
Stefan’s website: https://stefankiesbye.com/
Stefan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skiesbye

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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., Corey T., David G., Jeremy V., Marcelo T., Christopher B., Leonidas, Timothy W., Caleb C., VH Frater RC’s Hermetic Study Group, Nick F., Michael Q., Jamaica J., Mute Ryan, John W., Paul S., Andy E., James B., Colleen F., Ed O.

REMINDER

Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.

We are all the way live with this one, and that’s because we welcome an old friend back into the house. Susie Chang returns to the show to talk about her life, her journey and her new book Tarot Correspondences: Ancient Secrets for Everyday Readers.

Some of you surely know Susie as the cohost of the Fortune’s Wheelhouse podcast, which I geek out on every Wednesday. And some of you may remember her first visit here back in episode 70 with her co-host Mel Meleen.

For those who don’t know Susie, she’s a multi-talented artist and creator. Many different areas of practice and expertise, and I think that came through in the conversation you’re about to hear. And that conversation lives at the same intersection that some of my favorite chats live at: this nexus of idea-sharing, personal introspection and a healthy dose of laughter.

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The switch of the order/number of the Strength and Justice cards
Why the Golden Dawn system is still the standard bearer in tarot and Western magick
The Four Temperaments in the tarot
Finding balance in the tarot
Breaking down the correspondences in the Queen of Cups

RESOURCES

Tarot Correspondences at IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780738755120
Tarot Correspondences at Amazon: https://amzn.to/2T9xahv
Susie’s website: https://www.tsusanchang.com/
Fortune’s Wheelhouse podcast: https://www.patreon.com/fortuneswheelhouse
Susie’s Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/tarotista
Susie on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tsusanchang
Susie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tsusanchang/
Susie on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/t.susan.chang
Episode 70 with Susie and Mel Meleen: https://www.occulturepodcast.com/archive/hierophant

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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., Kaleb H., Bruce H., Corey T., David G., Jeremy V., Marcelo T., Christopher B., Leonidas, Timothy W., Caleb C., VH Frater RC’s Hermetic Study Group, Nick F., Michael Q., Jamaica J., Mute Ryan, John W., Paul S., Andy E., James B., Colleen F., Ed O.

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Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.

Chris Knowles is the synchromystic mind behind The Secret Sun, a blog that should be required reading for any open-minded types out there.

Some of you are no doubt aware of Chris’s work on his blog, and if you’re not, you’ll get a crash course here. And just a crash course, not a deep dive. Because Chris is so much more than just his blog. He’s also the author or co-author of three books, the Eagle Award-winning “Our Gods Wear Spandex: The Secret History of Comic Book Heroes”, “The Complete X-Files: Behind the Series, the Myths, and the Movies”, and “The Secret History of Rock 'n' Roll”. He’s also had a career in the advertising, publishing and entertainment fields.

All of that forms the basis for our chat here, about Jack Kirby, black magick LARPs, and if you’re on Patreon, the siren of the philosophers.

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The increase of siren symbolism in culture
Supernova 1987a
Chris’s definition and views of apocalypse
The constellation Lyra
Star maps
Sound/sonic frequency bridging dimensions
James Joyce’s fractal writing
The Massive attack album that was recently coded into DNA
What music is

RESOURCES

Chris’s blog: https://secretsun.blogspot.com/
“It’s No Game” blog entry: https://secretsun.blogspot.com/2018/10/its-no-game.html
John Michael Greer blog mentioned by Chris: https://ecosophia.dreamwidth.org/34648.html
Thomas Sheridan video mentioned by Ryan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jL8SIu5mHGM
Chris on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SecretSunBlog

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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., Kaleb H., Bruce H., Corey T., David G., Jeremy V., Marcelo T., Christopher B., Leonidas, Timothy W., Caleb C., VH Frater RC’s Hermetic Study Group, Nick F., Michael Q., Jamaica J., Mute Ryan, John W., Paul S., Andy E., James B., Colleen F., Ed O.

REMINDER

Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.

Happy Halloween or Samhain or Day of the Dead or whatever you may be celebrating this time of year.

And we have an apropos show for you this time around. Dacre Stoker and JD Barker are in the house. They are the co-authors of the recently released novel Dracul, the official Stoker-family endorsed prequel to the original Dracula story. Very cool, very excited to have them here for our annual Halloween episode.

As you will hear in the chat, Dacre is the great grand-nephew of Bram Stoker, the author of that original Dracula story. Dacre is a former teacher and athletics coach; he even coached for Canada during the Olympics. But he’s made the transition to full-time writer and speaker. He gives presentations about Bram and Dracula, takes folks on tours of sites related to the Dracula mythos as well as the real-life inspiration for the character, Vlad the Impaler. And, along with his wife, manages the Bram Stoker Estate.

JD is an international best-selling author whose work has been broadly described as suspense thrillers, often incorporating elements of horror, crime, mystery, science fiction and the supernatural. His first novel Forsaken was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award for Best Debut Novel and won a handful of others including a New Apple Medalist Award. Any occult fans out there would definitely enjoy that novel. And that Bram Stoker nomination is what led to this Dracul collaboration.

So let’s close our eyes and hope that this vampire thing is just imagination, but something tells me sooner or later you’ll hear that creature creepin’ up behind. And when it does--well, no mere mortal can resist.

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The importance of eyes and eye colors in Dracul and the work of James Joyce
The Hellfire Club’s inclusion in the story
Scrying as a scientific method of locating people
Bram’s view of the occult
The roots of traditional vampires and vampire tropes
Capturing the Victorian/Gothic aesthetic and atmosphere on the page
The pacing of the book mirroring the lure of the vampire

RESOURCES

Dracul on IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780735219342
Dracul on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Q2EZDF
Dacre’s website: http://dacrestoker.com/
Dacre on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dacrestoker
Dacre on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dacrestoker/
JD’s website: http://jdbarker.com/
JD on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/therealjdbarker
JD on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jdbarker
JD on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jdbarker_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

Nightmare Before Christmas - “This Is Halloween (Ponzoo Trap Remix)”

Rezo - “Horror Music Mashup Remix - Halloween Special”

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 B., Corey T., David G., Jeremy V., Marcelo T., Christopher B., Leonidas, Timothy W., Caleb C., VH Frater RC’s Hermetic Study Group, Nick F., Michael Q., Jamaica J., Mute Ryan, John W., Paul S., Andy E., James B., Colleen F., Ed O.

REMINDER

Love yourself. Think for yourself. Question authority.

You won’t find too many people who work in and around paranormalia like our guest this time around. His name is Joshua Cutchin, and he’s the author of the recently released Thieves in the Night: A Brief History of Supernatural Child Abductions.

Thieves in the Night deals with complex and delicate issues pertaining to human sexuality, reproduction, mental health, and gender, with a particular focus on the Faery Faith and the parallels to UFO and extraterrestrial abduction experiences.

And as Josh himself notes in his intro to the book, this should be treated as a thought experiment and launching point for further discussion and debate of the paranormal, rather than objective truths. Which is an approach I can absolutely get down with.

And get down with that approach Josh and I most definitely did.

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The story of the Tailor and the Changeling
Changeling analogs in the alien hybrid theory and other spiritual and Fortean phenomena
More on mental disorders and changelings
The Sasquatch analog/connection to the fae/alien abduction motif
Josh’s next book, co-authored with Timothy Renner and tentatively titled Weird Bigfoot
The phrase fairy tale and what Josh thinks that really means
Some of Josh’s favorite abduction anecdotes from the book

RESOURCES

Thieves in the Night on IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781938398957
Thieves in the Night on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2POpv67
Josh’s website: https://www.joshuacutchin.com/
Josh on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoshuaCutchin
Josh on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joshuacutchinauthor/

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We recently released new merch! 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., Carter Y., Mauricio G., Alyssa S., Daniel R., Kelly C., Kaleb H., Bruce H., David B., Corey T., David G., Jeremy V., Marcelo T., Christopher B., Colleen F., Leonidas, Timothy W., Caleb C., VH Frater RC’s Hermetic Study Group, Nick F., Michael Q., Jamaica J., Mute Ryan, John W., Paul S., Maginfinit, Andy E., James B.

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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.