This week the one and only Gary Lachman returns to the show to talk about Colin Wilson, existentialism, phenomenology and the twentieth century counter-culture.
A fantastic chat. Enjoy!
For Uncle Al's birthday week, we speak to Cath Thompson about her recently released The Magickal Language of the Book of the Law: An English Qaballa Primer.
EQ is an alphanumeric system derived from Liber Al that allows for the examination of any other text or concept within the context of a Book of the Law worldview.
We also talk art, magical misadventures and school séances. Good times.
This week we speak to the one and only Nicholaj de Mattos Frisvold about his latest book, Ifá: Forest of Mystery.
We also discuss troll mountains, Quimbanda, fallen angels, spirits of the left hand and loads more.
This week we speak to the editors of Rubedo Press's latest publication, Cypriana: Old World, about all things Cyprian and Justina. Specifically that is Dr Al Cummins, Jesse Hathaway Diaz and Dr Jenn Zahrt.
We discuss St Cyprian's hagiography, the differences between his Northern expression and his Iberian one, Cyprianic grimoire magic, his cross-cultural and gender implications and a boatload more (including actual boats).
A splendid, splendid chat.
This week we speak to one of my very favourite UFO researchers, Dr Ardy Sixkiller-Clarke.
Ardy has been collating contemporary UFO encounters within an indigenous American context for many years, as well as experiencing a few of her own along the way.
These adventures are written up in three books (so far!) that you will find linked up in the show notes.
This week we speak to Senior Reseach Fellow of the Ngai Tahu Researcher Centre at Canterbury University, Dr John Reid. Dr Reid is a specialist in economic and social development within an indigenous context with a particular emphasis on New Zealand and Polynesian experiences.
Topics covered include the origins of animism as a term, why it is still useful today, how a river can be your ancestor, what animism looks like today and what it might look like tomorrow.
Dr Reid's recommendations for further study:
This week we are joined by fellow podcaster Scott Gosnell to talk about one of my very favourite topics; Giordano Bruno!
We also discuss fantasy novels, Bruno the character, Bruno the spy, Dame Francis Yates and the Art of Memory, Bruno’s cosmic schema and the construction of Brunoesque Memory Palaces.
This week we speak to Dr Penny Sartori about her research into Near Death Experiences: their prevalence, their implications for modern medicine, the impact they have in the lives of NDErs -and loads more to boot.
This week we speak to the one and only Jake Stratton-Kent. Author, researcher, grimoire specialist, raconteur... a man of many hats. (He also has some nice hats.)
Topics of discussion include the state of the world, the benefits of an apocalypse, itinerant magic, the origins of Goetia and the personalities of the grimoirists.
Jake's Encyclopaedia Goetica is comprised of
This week we speak to the dynamic duo behind Hadean Press, one of the leading lights of this occult publishing renaissance.
We discuss haunted dolls, ultraterrestrials, boiling pins to curse your neighbours. Jason Miller’s parties, doing battle in the french countryside, getting vigorously Cyprianed and a whole lot more.
I have been looking forward to today's episode for a long time. As you know, José's work has featured in two of my own books and his The Book of St Cyprian: The Sorcerer's Treasure really kicked my own practice up a notch when it came out.
We talk mythology, the difference between magic and mysticism, St Cyprian, folk Catholicism, cultural identity… and were-donkeys.
Very good times.
Get José's first book here.
This week we talk to author and musician, Joshua Cutchin, about the role of food in spirit and UFO phenomena.
We also talk Jazz, the South, alien pancakes, faery food taboos, plant spirits, offerings protocols and research advice.
This week we talk to author, translator and Lucumi priest, Eric Purdue about astrology, synchronicity, accuracy in divination, hurricanes destroying your library and all things Agrippa.
For show notes, you can go and bother Eric on Facebook here!
This week we get to talk about a few of my favourite things: hermeticism, Egypt... even New Zealand. Guiding us through these waters is author, editor and scholar, Dr Aaron Cheak.
Among the most-requested guests, if not the most requested, is none other than Peter Levenda.
Peter has written some pretty astounding books over the years and I relished the opportunity to chat to him about how they came about.
We also talk UFOs, Nazis, ceremonial magic, the importance of Place and much more.
Enjoy. I know you will.
Go and bother him on various media socials!
This week we speak to author and magical teacher, Josephine McCarthy. Our chat covers visionary magic, growing up weird, timing and ritual and a whole host of reflections from the teaching life.
The one and only Austin Coppock returns to Rune Soup to talk us through the second half of this largely-unlovely 2016.
Not to be missed.
In this week's episode we talk to Langston Kahn about the lack of initiation in western cultures, differences and similarities in shamanism across time, emotional clearing, the important of journeying and the implication of the return of the spirits.
This week we speak to artist, animist and author, Charlotte Rodgers about bones, art, the restless dead, non-verbal magic, international adventures, luck and what it is like growing up in New Zealand when you are a little different.
Mitch Horowitz joins us this week to talk
And a whole lot more.
In this episode we talk to Alkistis and Peter from the one and only Scarlet Imprint about the goddess who began it all, Babalon.
We cover John Dee and the Daughter of Fortitude, Jack Parsons and Liber 49, a true history of Babalon and the return of the witch cult.
Articles written by Peter and Alkistis mentioned in the show:
"I am the daughter of Fortitude, and ravished every hour from my youth. For behold I am Understanding and science dwelleth in me; and the heavens oppress me. They cover and desire me with infinite appetite; for none that are earthly have embraced me, for I am shadowed with the Circle of the Stars and covered with the morning clouds.
My feet are swifter than the winds, and my hands are sweeter than the morning dew. My garments are from the beginning, and my dwelling place is in myself. The Lion knoweth not where I walk, neither do the beast of the fields understand me. I am deflowered, yet a virgin; I sanctify and am not sanctified. Happy is he that embraceth me: for in the night season I am sweet, and in the day full of pleasure.
My company is a harmony of many symbols and my lips sweeter than health itself. I am a harlot for such as ravish me, and a virgin with such as know me not. For lo, I am loved of many, and I am a lover to many; and as many as come unto me as they should do, have entertainment.
Purge your streets, O ye sons of men, and wash your houses clean; make yourselves holy, and put on righteousness. Cast out your old strumpets, and burn their clothes; abstain from the company of other women that are defiled, that are sluttish, and not so handsome and beautiful as I, and then will I come and dwell amongst you: and behold, I will bring forth children unto you, and they shall be the Sons of Comfort.
I will open my garments, and stand naked before you, that your love may be more enflamed toward me."
This week we talk to anthropologist, editor, religious studies lecturer and brand new father (like, brand new), Jack Hunter.
In this wide-ranging and fascinating conversation, we talk Colin Wilson, Buffy, Going Buddhist in primary school, David Icke, the how’s and why’s of starting a paranormal anthropology journal, Spiritualism, Charles Fort, the Era of Witchcraft, how to save anthropology from itself.
This week we talk to writer, adult film actor, academic and all around sexpert, Conner Habib.
We cover books, Anthroposophy, gay modalities in culture and occulture, D&D misadventures and the challenges of sex magic today.
This is a fun one, folks. Ali and I cover:
In this week's episode, we talk to author and philosopher Mark Booth about the impact of the spirit world in human history, the experience of the supernatural, LSD and philosophy, what thinking about science in a mature way can tell us about reality, New Atheism, the sophistication of ancient cultures, the misinterpretation of ancient wisdom and the ins and outs of a working definition on magic.