This week we will begin something of a sporadic miniseries on energy.
A number of premium members have remarked that I’m typically pretty down on energy models. And I suppose I am, but with the qualification that I am pretty down on the prevailing energy models we have inherited from the 19th century with very little subsequent criticism. Freed from these unexamined assumptions, 'energy' in the broadest sense is an inarguable component of worldwide magical systems.
In many ways, this may be the final shoe to drop in this current magical revival. Restoration of context is well on its away. The decolonising turn is a bit behind that but also on its way.
So to kick it all off, we are speaking with Phil Watt. Phil is a writer, podcaster, self-described neoshaman working exclusively with an energy model and -living my actual dream- a market gardener in the delightful New South Wales town of Bellingen.
This week, we're trying something new. I'm dancing talking with myself about discourse, analogue networks and the whole point of speaking and listening on magical and psi topics.
The show is also my meandering post-analysis of Chaotic Good -the event I participated in with Conner Habib and Caitlin Doughty in Los Angeles last week.
This week, our man in Thailand returns to talk us through the world of Sak Yant.
Now, today’s episode is going to be a little different. In between recording it and releasing it, Jenx has had to pulp every remaining copy of the book we’re discussing. There’s no real point in talking about the why but it has nothing to do with what’s between its covers, so to speak.
As a result, Jenx is keen to have the content come out in other formats, which includes this podcast. Some of it will be showing up in the next book that we talk about at the end of the episode. And over the next couple of months, I’ll also be publishing some of the interviews with the adjarns as well as various images from the now forbidden book on the blog. Be sure to jump over to ‘The Thai Occult Book’ Facebook page and follow for further material.