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Now displaying: May, 2017

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May 31, 2017

This week the singular polymath behind The Secret Sun -Christopher Knowles- returns to the show to review and dissect Ridley Scott's Alien Covenant.

Naturally that means the show contains quite a few spoilers if you have yet to catch the film. Although I would point out it is actually very difficult to spoil the plot of an Alien film:

  1. Humans encounter xenomorphs
  2. Most of them are gruesomely killed by xenomorphs
  3. A couple of them escape by the skin of their teeth
  4. No one turns out to be a ghost the whole time

Inevitably, the discussion ranges far and wide over the presence of 'Ancient Alien Theory' (AAT) in popular culture over the last six decades and what that might portend.

So yes. A great chat. Listen now, listen after you see the film. It's all good.

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Why, The Secret Sun, of course.

May 24, 2017

This week we speak to professional astrologer, educator and fellow podcaster, Chris Brennan. Chris hosts The Astrology Podcast and is the author of the recently released book Hellenistic Astrology.

As you would expect, our wide ranging chat covers astrology's Babylonian and Egyptian origins, how it was used in the ancient world, how previous cultures conceived of it and how these conceptions changed over the intervening millennia.

We also talk about how one might use some of these recently-rediscovered methods and whether or not astrology is in another golden age.

Great stuff.

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May 17, 2017

This week we are speaking with Marcus Matawhero Lloyd. Marcus is a speaker, activist, digital evangelist and member of Ngā Ariki Kaiputahi tribe.

We chat about indigenous data sovereignty in the modern world, his experiences at Standing Rock and his journey to reconstruct the ancient Pā site of his ancestors.

Big thanks to Rune Soup Premium Member, Kiwi Charles, for putting us in touch. It's a brilliant conversation!

 

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May 10, 2017

This week we are speaking with Mike Clelland. Mike is a blogger, artist, author, abduction researcher and UFO experiencer best known from his blog and audio series, Hidden Experience.

FINALLY we have a guest who answers the first question in the manner I had always hoped. It's a very good chat.

Enjoy.

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May 3, 2017

This week we speak to Dr Wolf Dieter Storl.

Dr Storl is an ethnobotanist, anthropologist, lecturer and author. He has spent time all over the world from Cheyenne lands to India, exploring the role of plants and healing in world cultures.

His latest book (in English), The Untold History of Healing, is an exploration of palaeolithic herb lore and medicine, as well as which components of this lore have survived down to us today.

A splendid chat.

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