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Jason Louv brings together thinkers from the worlds of spirituality, high technology and the counterculture with some of the most challenging issues we face today. Change your focus, change your reality.

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Jason Louv brings together thinkers from the worlds of spirituality, high technology and the counterculture with some of the most challenging issues we face today. Change your focus, change your reality.

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Ep. 210: Spirituality, Kabbalah and Israel With Erin Doppelt

7/15/2024
Erin Rachel Doppelt, a spiritual psychology and meditation teacher, shares her insights and experiences in her new book, 'Nothing Can Stop You' which guides readers on a journey of authentic self-discovery by combining Eastern rituals with Western psychology. Drawing from her extensive travels and studies in various ashrams, Erin discusses the crucial aspect of distinguishing between genuine and false gurus, highlighting the importance of trusting one's inner wisdom to navigate spiritual paths effectively. Her global explorations, living in Israel and immersing herself in diverse spiritual practices, have deeply influenced her teachings. Erin emphasizes the fusion of clinical psychology and scientific principles with spiritual teachings, offering a practical approach to inner growth. Reflecting on her encounters in Israel, India, and Europe, she unpacks the impact of diverse spiritual traditions on her understanding of self-realization, shaping a holistic perspective on personal development. In a stimulating conversation, Erin parallels Eastern and Western spiritual concepts, bridging connections between Jewish mysticism, Eastern practices like yoga, and advocating for nuanced understanding in conflicts like the Israeli-Palestinian dynamics. She stresses the value of dialogue to navigate cultural divides sensitively and educates on the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, underscoring the importance of informed discourse and critical thinking in addressing complex global issues. Enjoy the show!! Links & Resources: ๐ŸŒˆ Magick.Me - Online School for Magick, Meditation, and Mysticism: https://www.magick.me ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ”ฎโœจ Introduction to Magick - The world's best course on practicing real magick, right where you are sitting now: https://www.magick.me/p/intro-magick ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™‚๏ธ (NEW!) Free Guided Meditation and Mailing List: https://start.magick.me ๐Ÿ“– (NEW!) Free Introductory Magick Course: https://www.magick.me/p/why-magick ๐ŸŒŒ See you in class! โœจ

Duration:00:57:25

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Ep. 209: Scarlet Imprint's Alkistis Dimech & Peter Grey in THE LAST ULTRACULTURE PODCAST

7/8/2024
Welcome to THE LAST ULTRACULTURE PODCAST EVER! Because we are totally getting cancelled for this and I don't give a flying f***. Not one! The legendary Alkistis Dimech & Peter Grey of the Scarlet Imprint publishing house join the show to talk about the Israel/Hamas war, the growth of Islamism, the role of Thelema in revitalizing the dying Western project, and the rise of the goddess BABALON as a rallying call to all magical practitioners. This is a doozy of a conversation, and probably my favorite episode of all time. Strap in! Links & Resources: ๐ŸŒˆ Magick.Me - Online School for Magick, Meditation, and Mysticism: https://www.magick.me ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ”ฎโœจ Introduction to Magick - The world's best course on practicing real magick, right where you are sitting now: https://www.magick.me/p/intro-magick ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™‚๏ธ (NEW!) Free Guided Meditation and Mailing List: https://start.magick.me ๐Ÿ“– (NEW!) Free Introductory Magick Course: https://www.magick.me/p/why-magick ๐ŸŒŒ See you in class! โœจ

Duration:02:15:14

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Ep. 208: The Dark Star Magick Incident

7/1/2024
In an incident that shocked the entire occult community, Dark Star Magick bookstore in Portland, OR was just attacked by a hate-motivated criminal who broke their window and doused their Pride display with hand sanitizer before lighting it on fire, nearly burning the store to the ground. The proprietors of the store (who are delightful) join the show to talk about the incident, what it means for the wider community, and how the occult world has rallied to their aid. Also, we talk about Babalon a lot. This is an excellent show, and you're gonna dig it! Links & Resources: ๐ŸŒˆ Magick.Me - Online School for Magick, Meditation, and Mysticism: https://www.magick.me ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ”ฎโœจ Introduction to Magick - The world's best course on practicing real magick, right where you are sitting now: https://www.magick.me/p/intro-magick ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™‚๏ธ (NEW!) Free Guided Meditation and Mailing List: https://start.magick.me ๐Ÿ“– (NEW!) Free Introductory Magick Course: https://www.magick.me/p/why-magick ๐ŸŒŒ See you in class! โœจ

Duration:00:35:25

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Ep. 207: Dr. David Shoemaker on the Way of the True Will

6/24/2024
Dr. David Shoemaker is a clinical psychologist in private practice, specializing in Jungian and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy. David is the Chancellor and Prolocutor of the Temple of the Silver Star, a Thelemic initiatory and educational organization. He is a long-standing member of O.T.O. and A.'.A.'., and has many years of experience training initiates in these traditions. David's popular โ€œLiving Thelemaโ€ podcasts have appeared regularly since 2010, and his widely praised Living Thelema book was published in late 2013. His 2016 publication, The Winds of Wisdom, contains a full record of his scrying of the Thirty Enochian Aethyrs, as well as Llewellyn's Complete Book of Ceremonial Magick, co-edited with Lon Milo DuQuette. David has co-edited many volumes of the writings of Thelemic luminaries such as Phyllis Seckler, Karl Germer, and Jane Wolfe. In addition to his work in magick and psychology, David is a composer and musician. In his latest book, The Way of the Will, Shoemaker explores how the spiritual discipline of Thelema, founded by Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), can be utilized to enhance your psychological and spiritual growth. The book grew out of the author's own teachings and experiencesโ€”podcast episodes, classes, and of course, many years of personal practice and supervision of other initiates. It is a compendium of useful tools and perspectives designed to serve as one of many useful guides in the magician's library. Links & Resources: ๐ŸŒˆ Magick.Me - Online School for Magick, Meditation, and Mysticism: https://www.magick.me ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ”ฎโœจ Introduction to Magick - The world's best course on practicing real magick, right where you are sitting now: https://www.magick.me/p/intro-magick ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™‚๏ธ (NEW!) Free Guided Meditation and Mailing List: https://start.magick.me ๐Ÿ“– (NEW!) Free Introductory Magick Course: https://www.magick.me/p/why-magick ๐ŸŒŒ See you in class! โœจ

Duration:01:46:26

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Ep. 206: Anwynn Avalon on the Magick of Place

6/10/2024
In this episode, Jason Louv dives deep into the mystical realms with special guest Anwynn Avalon, an esteemed practitioner and scholar of water magic and Celtic goddess traditions. This episode takes listeners on an enchanting journey through Glastonbury, a place teeming with magical energy and rich pagan history. Join Jason and Anwynn as they explore the fascinating world of water magic, delving into the historical and spiritual significance of sacred springs, wells, and the mystical White Spring of Glastonbury. Discover how these ancient water sites serve as portals to other realms and the profound impact they have on modern spiritual practices. Anwynn shares her personal journey from evangelical upbringing to becoming a dedicated water witch, including the transformative experiences that led her to embrace and teach the mysteries of water magic. The conversation also touches on the powerful presence of the goddess in Celtic traditions, the integration of ancient wisdom into contemporary life, and the challenges and rewards of working with water spirits. Listeners will be captivated by Anwynn's stories of supernatural encounters and her insights into the intricate balance of light and dark within water magic. Whether you're a seasoned practitioner or new to the esoteric arts, this episode offers a rare glimpse into the potent forces that shape our spiritual landscape. Tune in to unravel the complexities of the unseen world and gain an enlightening perspective on the interplay between magic, society, and the cosmic dance of existence.

Duration:01:55:13

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Ep. 205: The Occult Sylvia Plath With Julia Gordon-Bramer

6/3/2024
Welcome to the latest thrilling episode of the Ultraculture Podcast, where host Jason Louv dives deep into the mystical realms with special guest Julia Gordon Bramer, a poet, fiction and memoir writer, and renowned Sylvia Plath scholar. This episode is a mind-expanding journey through the world of high magic, discussing everything from the nuances of Sylvia Plath's occult practices to the profound connections between her poetry and mystical traditions. Listeners will be captivated by stories of Sylvia Plath's integration of tarot, Kabbalah, and other esoteric systems into her work, offering a fresh and insightful perspective on one of America's great poets. The discussion also ventures into the realms of how traditional magic operates within modern society, exploring the integration of ancient spiritual practices in contemporary life. Join Jason and Julia as they unravel the complexities of Plath's mystical journey, providing listeners with an enlightening perspective on the interplay between magic, literature, and the cosmic dance of existence. Don't miss this deep dive into the mysteries that await just beyond the veil of the ordinary!

Duration:01:12:34

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Ep. 204: Alan Chapman on Magick & the Alchemy of Awakening

5/27/2024
Join Jason Louv and Alan Chapman in a deep and transformative conversation on the Ultraculture Podcast, where they explore the intersection of magic, mysticism, and personal awakening. Delve into the profound experiences and teachings that have shaped their journeys, from early encounters with chaos magic to the intricate dynamics of awakening without traditional lineage. Discover insights on the nature of consciousness, the role of tradition in spiritual practice, and the often overlooked dangers and triumphs of pursuing enlightenment outside established frameworks. This episode offers a candid and unfiltered look at the paths less traveled in the pursuit of spiritual realization and the alchemical process of personal transformation. Whether you're a seasoned practitioner or new to the world of magic and mysticism, this conversation promises to inspire and challenge your understanding of the spiritual journey. Links & Resources: ๐ŸŒˆ Magick.Me - Online School for Magick, Meditation, and Mysticism: https://www.magick.me ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ”ฎโœจ Introduction to Magick - The world's best course on practicing real magick, right where you are sitting now: https://www.magick.me/p/intro-magick ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™‚๏ธ (NEW!) Free Guided Meditation and Mailing List: https://start.magick.me ๐Ÿ“– (NEW!) Free Introductory Magick Course: https://www.magick.me/p/why-magick ๐ŸŒŒ See you in class! โœจ

Duration:02:02:29

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Ep. 203: Secrets of Greek Mysticism With George Lizos

5/20/2024
Welcome to the latest thrilling episode of the Ultraculture Podcast, where host Jason Louv dives deep into the mystical realms with special guest George Lizos, a practitioner and author of "Secrets of Greek Mysticism." This episode is a mind-expanding journey through the world of high magic, discussing everything from the nuances of Hellenic spiritual practices to the integration of ancient techniques in modern life. The discussion also ventures into the realms of finding and following one's true purpose, exploring how aligning with the cycles of nature can unlock profound insights. Listeners will be captivated by stories of George's journey from Christianity to New Ageism to Hellenism, and his efforts to bring light to ancient Greek magical practices. Whether you're a seasoned practitioner or new to the esoteric arts, this episode offers a rare glimpse into the potent forces that shape our spiritual landscape. Join Jason and George as they unravel the complexities of the unseen world, providing listeners with an enlightening perspective on the interplay between magic, society, and the cosmic dance of existence. Don't miss this deep dive into the mysteries that await just beyond the veil of the ordinary! Links & Resources: ๐ŸŒˆ Magick.Me - Online School for Magick, Meditation, and Mysticism: https://www.magick.me ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ”ฎโœจ Introduction to Magick - The world's best course on practicing real magick, right where you are sitting now: https://www.magick.me/p/intro-magick ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™‚๏ธ (NEW!) Free Guided Meditation and Mailing List: https://start.magick.me ๐Ÿ“– (NEW!) Free Introductory Magick Course: https://www.magick.me/p/why-magick ๐ŸŒŒ See you in class! โœจ

Duration:00:57:11

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Ep. 202: Tarot of the Unexplained with Davezilla...!

5/13/2024
Welcome to the latest thrilling episode of the Ultraculture Podcast, where host Jason Louv dives deep into the mystical realms with special guest Davezilla, a practitioner and scholar of African traditional religions and the creator of the unique "Tarot of the Unexplained." This episode is a mind-expanding journey through the world of high magic, discussing everything from the nuances of African spiritual practices to the mysterious connections between terrestrial and extraterrestrial wisdom. The discussion also ventures into the realms of how traditional magic operates within modern society, exploring the integration of ancient spiritual practices in contemporary life. Listeners will be captivated by stories of supernatural encounters and insights into how these experiences align with global myths and the archetypal truths of the collective unconscious. Whether you're a seasoned practitioner or new to the esoteric arts, this episode offers a rare glimpse into the potent forces that shape our spiritual landscape. Join Jason and Dave as they unravel the complexities of the unseen world, providing listeners with an enlightening perspective on the interplay between magic, society, and the cosmic dance of existence. Don't miss this deep dive into the mysteries that await just beyond the veil of the ordinary! Links & Resources: ๐ŸŒˆ Magick.Me - Online School for Magick, Meditation, and Mysticism: https://www.magick.me ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ”ฎโœจ Introduction to Magick - The world's best course on practicing real magick, right where you are sitting now: https://www.magick.me/p/intro-magick ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™‚๏ธ (NEW!) Free Guided Meditation and Mailing List: https://start.magick.me ๐Ÿ“– (NEW!) Free Introductory Magick Course: https://www.magick.me/p/why-magick ๐ŸŒŒ See you in class! โœจ

Duration:02:02:45

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Ep. 201: The Tao Te Ching Unearthed

5/6/2024
Welcome back to the Ultraculture Podcast! In this special edition, Jason Louv revisits the ancient wisdom of the Tao Te Chingโ€”a foundational text of Taoism penned by the enigmatic sage Lao Tzu. This episode explores the profound simplicity and enduring relevance of Lao Tzu's verses, qualities that Jason passionately seeks to apply to the complexities of modern life. In this episode, Jason reflects on how the Tao Te Ching's teachings on harmony, minimalism, and the natural order are more pertinent today than ever. With discussions ranging from the virtues of non-action and simplicity to the deep ecological wisdom embedded in Taoist philosophy, this episode is a compelling reexamination of ancient insights that continue to offer peace and balance in our hectic world. Join us as we explore how these timeless principles from millennia past are still shaping our present and could potentially guide our path towards a more sustainable and balanced existence...! Links & Resources: ๐ŸŒˆ Magick.Me - Online School for Magick, Meditation, and Mysticism: https://www.magick.me ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ”ฎโœจ Introduction to Magick - The world's best course on practicing real magick, right where you are sitting now: https://www.magick.me/p/intro-magick ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™‚๏ธ (NEW!) Free Guided Meditation and Mailing List: https://start.magick.me ๐Ÿ“– (NEW!) Free Introductory Magick Course: https://www.magick.me/p/why-magick ๐ŸŒŒ See you in class! โœจ

Duration:00:17:03

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Ep. 200: Robert Anton Wilson's Cosmic Trigger

4/29/2024
Welcome to the monumental 200th episode of the Ultraculture Podcast! In this special edition, Jason Louv revisits Robert Anton Wilson's "Cosmic Trigger" โ€” a pivotal book that explores the frontiers of magical and mystical thought. This episode delves into the utopian visions and relentless optimism of the early days of the Magical Revival, qualities that Jason passionately seeks to reignite in today's occult circles. In this episode, Jason not only reflects on the book's impact on his own journey into the realms of magic and consciousness expansion but also discusses how its predictions and philosophies are more relevant today than ever. With discussions ranging from space colonization and intelligence augmentation to the philosophical implications of extended life spans, this episode is a profound reassessment of a future that's slowly turning into reality. Join us as we explore how these futuristic visions from the past are shaping our present and could potentially guide our journey into the stars. Whether you're a longtime follower of magical practices or just curious about the intersection of magic and futurism, this episode promises deep insights and stimulating discussions, making it a perfect celebratory outing for our 200th episode. Be sure to subscribe and tune in for a journey through the cosmic triggers of human potential and magical thought...! Links & Resources: ๐ŸŒˆ Magick.Me - Online School for Magick, Meditation, and Mysticism: https://www.magick.me ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ”ฎโœจ Introduction to Magick - The world's best course on practicing real magick, right where you are sitting now: https://www.magick.me/p/intro-magick ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™‚๏ธ (NEW!) Free Guided Meditation and Mailing List: https://start.magick.me ๐Ÿ“– (NEW!) Free Introductory Magick Course: https://www.magick.me/p/why-magick ๐ŸŒŒ See you in class! โœจ

Duration:00:16:53

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Ep. 199: The True Quest of Magick

4/22/2024
๐ŸŒŸ In today's episode of Ultraculture With Jason Louv, we delve into the transformative power of discovering and living your true will. Are you feeling stuck, as if life's demands are clouding your true path? This episode is your guide to clearing the debris and finding clarity in the chaos. ๐ŸŒ€ We explore the profound ways the Western Esoteric Tradition helps individuals uncover their life's purpose, distinct from the one-size-fits-all solutions offered by society. Learn about the blueprint every person carries within and how you can embark on a journey of self-discovery and realization. From the crisis of becoming to the crisis of being, we discuss how to navigate the pivotal transitions in life that shape our personal and professional worlds. Ditch the societal masks and embrace the core of your existence. We're not just talking about magic in the occult sense, but the magic of genuine, authentic living. Whether you're seeking to understand your life's direction or find that inner spark, this episode is a treasure trove of insights to guide you on your path. ๐ŸŒˆโœจ Don't miss this empowering discussion on shedding external expectations and awakening to your true potential. Links & Resources: ๐ŸŒˆ Magick.Me - Online School for Magick, Meditation, and Mysticism: https://www.magick.me ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ”ฎโœจ Introduction to Magick - The world's best course on practicing real magick, right where you are sitting now: https://www.magick.me/p/intro-magick ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™‚๏ธ (NEW!) Free Guided Meditation and Mailing List: https://start.magick.me ๐Ÿ“– (NEW!) Free Introductory Magick Course: https://www.magick.me/p/why-magick ๐ŸŒŒ See you in class! โœจ

Duration:00:21:30

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Ep. 198: Theocracy: Can We Not?

4/15/2024
Join Jason Louv, author, podcaster, and teacher of Western esotericism, as he delves into the disturbing rise of religious extremism across the globe. From the theocratic pushes in the Middle East to the alarming trends in the United States, this episode addresses the critical choices facing humanity between progress and regression into a new Dark Age. Discover the implications of these movements on our freedoms and rights, backed by recent studies and examples from the U.S. and around the world. Stay informed about the very real threats of religious fundamentalism and what it means for the future of global peace and tolerance. Links & Resources: ๐ŸŒˆ Magick.Me - Online School for Magick, Meditation, and Mysticism: https://www.magick.me ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ”ฎโœจ Introduction to Magick - The world's best course on practicing real magick, right where you are sitting now: https://www.magick.me/p/intro-magick ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™‚๏ธ (NEW!) Free Guided Meditation and Mailing List: https://start.magick.me ๐Ÿ“– (NEW!) Free Introductory Magick Course: https://www.magick.me/p/why-magick ๐ŸŒŒ See you in class! โœจ

Duration:00:32:15

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Ep. 197: The Fall of Hyperion

4/1/2024
A dramatic reading by Jason Louv of the 1819 poem "The Fall of Hyperionโ€”A Dream" by John Keats, set to music by Jason. Not uncommon for the 19th century, it is awash in occult and Hermetic symbolism. Show Links Magick.Me Magick.Me's Fast-Growing YouTube Channel: Like and Subscribe!!! The full text of the poem follows: "The Fall of Hyperionโ€”A Dream" John Keats CANTO I Fanatics have their dreams, wherewith they weave A paradise for a sect; the savage too From forth the loftiest fashion of his sleep Guesses at Heaven; pity these have not Trac'd upon vellum or wild Indian leaf The shadows of melodious utterance. But bare of laurel they live, dream, and die; For Poesy alone can tell her dreams, With the fine spell of words alone can save Imagination from the sable charm And dumb enchantment. Who alive can say, 'Thou art no Poet may'st not tell thy dreams?' Since every man whose soul is not a clod Hath visions, and would speak, if he had loved And been well nurtured in his mother tongue. Whether the dream now purpos'd to rehearse Be poet's or fanatic's will be known When this warm scribe my hand is in the grave. Methought I stood where trees of every clime, Palm, myrtle, oak, and sycamore, and beech, With plantain, and spice blossoms, made a screen; In neighbourhood of fountains, by the noise Soft showering in my ears, and, by the touch Of scent, not far from roses. Turning round I saw an arbour with a drooping roof Of trellis vines, and bells, and larger blooms, Like floral censers swinging light in air; Before its wreathed doorway, on a mound Of moss, was spread a feast of summer fruits, Which, nearer seen, seem'd refuse of a meal By angel tasted or our Mother Eve; For empty shells were scattered on the grass, And grape stalks but half bare, and remnants more, Sweet smelling, whose pure kinds I could not know. Still was more plenty than the fabled horn Thrice emptied could pour forth, at banqueting For Proserpine return'd to her own fields, Where the white heifers low. And appetite More yearning than on earth I ever felt Growing within, I ate deliciously; And, after not long, thirsted, for thereby Stood a cool vessel of transparent juice Sipp'd by the wander'd bee, the which I took, And, pledging all the mortals of the world, And all the dead whose names are in our lips, Drank. That full draught is parent of my theme. No Asian poppy nor elixir fine Of the soon fading jealous Caliphat, No poison gender'd in close monkish cell To thin the scarlet conclave of old men, Could so have rapt unwilling life away. Among the fragrant husks and berries crush'd, Upon the grass I struggled hard against The domineering potion; but in vain: The cloudy swoon came on, and down I sunk Like a Silenus on an antique vase. How long I slumber'd 'tis a chance to guess. When sense of life return'd, I started up As if with wings; but the fair trees were gone, The mossy mound and arbour were no more: I look'd around upon the carved sides Of an old sanctuary with roof august, Builded so high, it seem'd that filmed clouds Might spread beneath, as o'er the stars of heaven; So old the place was, I remember'd none The like upon the earth: what I had seen Of grey cathedrals, buttress'd walls, rent towers, The superannuations of sunk realms, Or Nature's rocks toil'd hard in waves and winds, Seem'd but the faulture of decrepit things To that eternal domed monument. Upon the marble at my feet there lay Store of strange vessels and large draperies, Which needs had been of dyed asbestos wove, Or in that place the moth could not corrupt, So white the linen, so, in some, distinct Ran imageries from a sombre loom. All in a mingled heap confus'd there lay Robes, golden tongs, censer and chafing dish, Girdles, and chains, and holy jewelries. Turning from these with awe, once more I rais'd My eyes to fathom the space every way; The embossed roof, the silent massy range Of...

Duration:00:30:47

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Ep. 196: Dark Dungeons: Magick, the Occult & Tabletop Role-Playing Games

3/18/2024
Do tabletop roleplaying games lead to the occult? Spoiler: Yes. Dive into the mystical world of Role Playing Games (RPGs), where we explore the Top 5 Benefits of RPGs and unveil the Top 5 Occult RPGs of all time. Starting with the basics, we explain what RPGs are and how they can serve as powerful tools for enhancing imagination, visualization, connection, and communication. We delve into the rich history of RPGs, shedding light on the controversial association with occult and Satanism. We also reveal how this perception has evolved over the years, leading to widespread public acceptance. Discover how today's technology draws inspiration from the mechanics and storytelling of RPGs, and be amazed by the fact that 1 in 10 Americans actively engages in this immersive form of entertainment. Most enchantingly, we discuss the magical aspect of RPGs - how they create a safe space for group astral projection and teach us that life itself can be the greatest role-playing game. Join us on this journey to uncover the magic of RPGs and how they reflect, enhance, and sometimes transcend our reality. #RPGs #RolePlayingGames #OccultGames #Imagination #connection

Duration:00:49:22

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Ep. 195: Secrets of Santa Muerte

3/11/2024
In this evocative episode of Ultraculture With Jason Louv, we delve into the enigmatic world of Santa Muerte โ€“ the saint of death who also embodies life. Our guest, Dr. Cressida Stone, an accomplished anthropologist with a profound connection to the spiritual and the esoteric, unravels the layers of mystery surrounding Santa Muerte, a figure revered by millions yet often misunderstood. Dr. Stone, armed with insights from her groundbreaking book and years of fieldwork in Oaxaca, Mexico, guides us through the syncretic origins and the vibrant, non-dualistic tradition of Santa Muerte worship. From ancient death deities of the Aztec and Maya to the figure's clandestine growth in the shadow of Catholic condemnation, Santa Muerte emerges as a beacon for those seeking protection, love, and justice, transcending the boundaries of conventional religion and morality. As we navigate stories of personal transformation, magical practices, and the profound lessons learned in the presence of Santa Muerte, Dr. Stone challenges us to reconsider our relationship with death, urging us to embrace it not as an end but as an integral part of life's rich tapestry. This episode is not just a journey into the heart of a burgeoning spiritual movement; it's an invitation to explore the very essence of existence, where death and life intertwine in a dance as old as time itself. Join us for a thought-provoking exploration of Santa Muerte, where ancient wisdom meets modern devotion, and discover how this revered figure continues to shape lives, offering solace, guidance, and a deep, enduring connection to the mysteries that lie beyond the veil. To start learning magick now, check out our free guided meditation at: https://start.magick.me

Duration:01:45:35

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Ep. 194: Flight of the Bรถn Monks

3/4/2024
In this captivating episode of Ultraculture With Jason Louv, we delve deep into the harrowing tales of survival, faith, and rebirth amidst the Chinese invasion of Tibet in 1950. Authors Harvey Rice and Jackie Cole join us to share the profound narrative of their latest book, providing an inside account through the voices of three persecuted monks whose lives embody the struggle and resilience of the Tibetan spirit. Discover the true story of Tenzin Namdak, Samten Karmay, and Sangye Tenzin, who, after the invasion, embarked on a perilous journey from the clutches of occupation to the freedom of exile. Their quest was not just a flight for survival but a mission to preserve Bรถn, Tibet's ancient and nearly forgotten religion. From the sacred vows at the foot of Mt. Kailash to the daring escape across the Himalayas, and the unexpected alliances formed along the way, their story is a testament to the human spirit's capacity to overcome. Rice and Cole take us on a journey back in time to witness the violent insurrection in Tibet's capital, the monks' subsequent flight to Nepal, and their eventual gathering of Bรถn scriptures scattered by the turmoil. This episode is not just a historical recount but a deep exploration of the Bรถn religion's tenets, the cultural genocide faced by Tibetans, and the monumental efforts to rebuild a nearly extinct tradition. Harvey Rice, with his extensive background in journalism, and Jackie Cole, a devoted student of Bรถn for over two decades, bring unique insights and a heartfelt dedication to telling this story. Join us for an episode that not only enlightens but inspires, offering a rare glimpse into one of history's most consequential escapes and the indomitable pursuit of cultural preservation. Show Notes Rice & Cole: Flight of the Bรถn Monks Magick.Me's latest longform YouTube: Interviewing Damien Echols, in person in New Orleans! Magick.Me

Duration:01:26:38

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Ep. 193: The Inversion: How We've Been Tricked Into a False Reality, With Kingsley L. Dennis

2/19/2024
In this revealing episode of Ultraculture With Jason Louv, we dive deep with Kingsley Dennis, author of the new book "The Inversion: How We Have Been Tricked Into a False Reality." Dennis challenges our accepted reality, proposing that the world we live in is not what it seems, but a carefully crafted mirror-world, designed to keep us in a state of complacency and confusion. Kingsley meticulously unravels the myriad ways our perceptions are manipulated by a complex web of industrial, technological, and media influences, guiding us into a life that seems increasingly inverted from what is natural and true. 'The Inversion' delves into the unsettling realities we often choose to ignore. From the social engineering of our spirits to the impending digital consciousness and the metaverse, Dennis sheds light on the entropic forces at play, urging us to awaken to the greater reality around us. This episode is an invitation to those ready to challenge the mainstream narrative, to see beyond the veil of societal constructs, and to step into a broader perception of reality. Join us as Kingsley Dennis offers not just a critique of our current state but also a beacon of hope for those willing to perceive and act beyond the confines of the inversion. Discover how to navigate this upside-down world with insight, resilience, and a renewed sense of purpose. Links Magick.Me Magick.Me: The Adept Initiative The Inversion Our newly-revitalized YouTube channel! Like and subscribe!!

Duration:01:37:33

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Ep. 192: THEURGY, in Theory and Practice, With P.D. Newman

2/12/2024
In this episode of the Ultraculture podcast, Jason Louv is joined by P. D. Newman, an expert in the fields of alchemy, Hermeticism, and theurgy, with over two decades of immersion in these esoteric traditions. Newman shares insights from his latest work, a profound exploration into the ancient practice of theurgy, tracing its origins beyond the commonly acknowledged timeframe back to the era of Homer. He highlights how theurgy, a magical practice aimed at divinizing the soul for mystical union with the divine, shares roots with shamanic soul flight practices and was articulated in the epic meter of Homeric Greek. Newman delves into the theurgic themes present in the Odyssey and the Iliad, such as Odysseus's journey to Hades and the funeral pyre of Patroclus, showcasing the interconnectedness of Greek shamanic practices and theurgical rites. He also discusses the significant contributions of Neoplatonists like Porphyry and Proclus, who described theurgy using Homeric terms and linked it to broader philosophical and ritual contexts. Through a detailed analysis of telestikฤ“, the theurgic technique of statue animation, and the divinization of the soul, Newman illustrates the ancient and complex nature of these practices, connecting them to Egyptian and Greek traditions. His study not only sheds light on the philosophical underpinnings of theurgy but also provides a rare glimpse into the actual ritual practices of ancient theurgists. This is an EXCELLENT and very unexpected show that goes on some very, very, very interesting tangents. You're going to love it. Show Notes P. D. Newman: Theurgy: Theory and Practice Magick.Me's latest longform YouTube: Top Three Tricks Every Magick Practitioner MUST Know. Like and subscribe, we want to release YouTubes as often as podcasts! Magick.Me

Duration:01:52:59

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Ep. 191: Magick for Beginners in 3 Steps (Or Less!)

2/5/2024
In this episode, I return to the basics - the three core skills of becoming a magician. And no, there will be no LBRP, no sigils, no Golden Dawn, none of that stuff. Just pure skill. Whether you're brand new or decades in, dive in and reconnect with the core truths of your practice. Show Notes Magick.Me The Magick of Tarot, With Lon Milo DuQuette

Duration:00:23:31