The X-Files is, once again, over for good probably.
Who better to unpack -and possibly redeem- the significance of the final series and stitch the whole corpus together than the syncosphere's x-iest polymath, Chris Knowles of The Secret Sun?
Note: If you've not finished season 11, this show is pretty much 90 minutes of spoilers. If you have, it is 90 minutes of redeemers. Adjust accordingly.
This week we are speaking with Corinne Boyer. Based in the particularly green Pacific Northwest, Corinne is an writer, teacher and all around expert in folk herbalism and traditional plant lore. She joins us today to talk about her latest book, Plants of the Devil.
We also chat poisons, edibles, science, naturopathy and the long term impact of fairy tales on kids. Nice one!
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.
For the final show of 2017, we welcome back the one and Conner Habib for a thrilling chat on seeing through the lunacy and restrictions of official reality, opening up a new politics, and how to manifest your best possible year.
This week we welcome back a very special regular guest for a very special recurring feature.
The one and only Austin Coppock gives us an end-of-2017 report as well as a peek through what I assume is an ornate, steampunk telescope of what is coming up in 2018.
Good times, as ever.
This week we speak with the one and only Tobias Churton about his latest Crowley book, Aleister Crowley in America.
We discuss his New York experience, mountain climbing in Mexico, to what extent he was working for British Intelligence, his curious UFO incident in New Hampshire and a whole lot more.
A splendid discussion with one of my favourite authors. Enjoy.
Another solo show this week. (Sort of.)
There's some further elaboration required on some of the notions skimmed in the Thanksgiving episode, plus some real talk on what is to be done.
We return to normal programming for the rest of the year, but -like the Double Talking episodes- this is in danger of becoming a sporadic new format!
And as it is just me, there are no show notes. Although you'll find a companion video at runesoup.com.
A solo show this week.
Just me, talking about history and how we think with the past when it no longer matches up to our expectations of the present.
Big shout out to all our American cousins doing exactly this under the challenging conditions of a competitive eating environment.
Paul Weston on the mic this week. Paul is an author and lecturer based in Glastonbury, and one that I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with in the flesh multiple times.
Today he joins us to talk about synchromystic creative journeys, psychogeography, mermaid goddesses, ancient Egyptian spirits and the works of Kenneth Grant.
This week we welcome Dr Richard Miller. Dr Miller is a radio host, former advisor on the Presidents Commission on Mental Health and founding board member of the Gestalt Institute.
He has been a clinical psychologist for over fifty years and has been on faculty at the University of Michigan and at Stanford University.
He joins us today to talk about the history and status of psychedelic medicine.
This week, Peter and Alkistis of Scarlet Imprint return for their now-traditional 'state of the magical world' address.
We talk trends in occultism and culture, the impact of Sola Busca and the looming return of the Djinn.
This week we are joined by master herbalist, ritual artist and educator, Catamara Rosarium. Catamara is the proprietor of Rosarium Blends and the co-founder of the Viridis Genii conference.
We talk plant magic, astrological timing, weeds, psychedelics and growing a poison garden. Great stuff.
This week the amazing José Leitão returns to the show to update us on his Ninth-Gate-style Cyprian quest across Portugal and to talk to us about his latest book, Bibliotheca Valencia, out from Hadean Press.
We chat about perpetual almanacs, magical bestiaries and the impact of culture and context on praxis. Great stuff.
This week we are speaking to Ivy Bromius. Ivy is a magician, tarot reader and writer with a specialism in project management. She writes about the how and why of where these topics blend at Circle Thrice and that is also what she joins us today to discuss.
Along the way we also talk haunted mirrors, UFO sightings, desert fairies and where magic and careers overlap.