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.