It is once again time for our annual catch up with Alkistis and Peter of Scarlet Imprint! I always look forward to these discussions as -for one- I learn so much and -for two- it gives me those warm, 'find the others' feels.
This week's episode has all of that in spades. We talk angels, landscape, tarot, books and, inevitably, witchcraft and the wider culture.
This week, we welcome to the show physicist, light therapist, researcher and author of Light Therapies: A Complete Guide to the Healing Power of Light, Anadi Martel.
Now, if you’ve read Pieces of Eight, or if you’ve seen some of the premium member bonus material, you’ll know I’ve long been fascinated by what we stupidly still call ‘alternative medicine’ rather than the more clunky if not much more accurate ‘modes of living and healing that do not emerge from a dysfunctional belief system’.
And I’m especially interested in the ones that, whilst they are used for treatment, are better thought of as unavoidable universals. You don’t have to use acupuncture, right? But you can't avoid having a relationship with light, and sunlight in particular.
It is nowhere more obvious that we have a complete failure in the descriptive powers of the official version of reality than when it comes to accounting for the effects of sunlight, mindfulness meditation, forest bathing, and so on.
This week we speak with artist, teacher and maker, Daniel Mack. Daniel is also the chairman of the Seligmann Center Committee in upstate New York and joins us to talk about the life and work of the surrealist painter, Kurt Seligmann -in particular his book, The Mirror of Magic, first published in the late forties.
In this wide ranging discussion, we talk art, irrationality, the impact of the Unconscious on the flow of history, early experiments in creative homesteading and the remarkable Seligmann himself.
This week we welcome back to the show one of the most popular returning guests, Jenx.
As you might expect, he’s back in your ears talking us through Thai Occultism, to coincide with his recently released tour de force, The Thai Occult.
Along the way, we cover land spirits, uses for specific ghosts, the universality of candle magic and the many nuances of love charms.