Another solo show this week, and not for reasons of plague cancellations.
It is past time to think with and through some challenging thoughts around Classical Liberalism, pleasure, and the pros and cons of tidying your room.
Mentioning no names, bucko.
No show notes this week, apart from a link to a recent blog post.
This week, we welcome back Marcus Matawhero Lloyd.
You may remember Marcus from an episode last year where he talked us through his experiences at Standing Rock, as well as parts of his journey rebuilding an ancestral Pa site on the east coast of New Zealand’s north island.
Since we last spoke, Marcus has kept adventuring, and he joins us today to discuss his recent hikoi for water.
We also talk about ancestral spirits, rivers-as-persons, forest encounters with angry entities and old/new roads to a better ecology. Splendid, splendid stuff.
You'll find a collection of images from Marcus's hikoi on the post page at Rune Soup.
This week we welcome back the one and only Dr Jeffrey Kripal to talk about his latest book, Secret Body. Dr Kripal's work is regularly namechecked on the show, on the blog and in my own books. We can only expect that to continue given the topics covered in Secret Body.
Along the way, we also discuss the new comparativism, 'the human as two', taboos and the transmoral, and homoeroticism in Christianity.
Splendid, splendid stuff.
This week we welcome back Mr Glastonbury himself, Paul Weston.
Paul was on the show late last year talking us through the high strange journey of how his latest book came about. Said book is now out in the world, so we pick the story back up and run it to its conclusion.
Along the way, we talk synchronicity, developing one's personal magical calendar, astrotheology, understanding extradimensional contact and at least one Celtic saint.
This week, we are speaking to visionary artist and tarot historian Robert M Place. Robert is an author and the creator of several of the most exciting decks in recent times, including a personal favourite of mine, The Alchemical Tarot.
We talk dreams, symbolism, Neoplatonism, and the story of these funny little pieces of paper and their impact on the world.
This week we welcome back to the show Chiron Armand.
Khi is a currently travelling shamanic practitioner usually based out of New York.
He joins us today for a wide ranging chat covering Wetiko and how to get our heads around it, matching meaning and experience, soul retrieval and mediumship.
This week we are stretching the tin can telephone cable as far as it can stretch, from southern Tasmania all the way to Svalbard in the Arctic circle. Our guest is Al Borealis, creator and host of Forum Borealis and our topic is the state of alternate research in 2018.
We discuss Antarctica, breakaway civilisations, the secret space programme, disinformation, missing money and the Nazi International.
This week, we are joined from Sri Lanka by Dr Chandra Wickramasinghe. Dr Wickramasinge’s astronomy and astrobiology career stretching over many decades has taken him all over the world.
He has worked with, published with and befriended some of the twentieth century’s leading space thinkers including the legendary Sir Fred Hoyle and Arthur C. Clarke.
He joins us today to talk about panspermia, evolution and the origins of life on earth.
Extremely good times.
This week we welcome back to the show Langston Kahn.
I met Langston in London in 2016 and was immediately impressed with his sincerity in using magical and shamanic techniques for compassionate ends in a contemporary setting.
And as this is the final show for January in which we wind up our series on getting one’s head in the game for what is going to be an intense year, it struck me that there was probably no one better to pull a lot of these threads together for us.
We discuss grounding, energy hygiene, boundary management, some more advanced journeying techniques and a whole lot more.
This week we welcome worldwide bestselling author and researcher, Lynne McTaggart, to talk to us about her latest book, The Power of Eight.
A truly excellent and enlightening discussion!
Due to a string of low probability events -both positive and negative- we're activating an emergency solo show this week.
The topic is cycles, cycle models, where and how they align in 2018. As it is a solo show, there are no show notes, but you may wish to read Austin's 2018 report for context.
Starting 2018 off with a bang. The first guest of the year is none other than Dr Rupert Sheldrake. Dr Sheldrake joins us to talk about his latest book, Science and Spiritual Practices, which is already available to you lucky people in the UK, and will be out later in the year if you live outside the UK.
A fantastic chat, unsurprisingly.