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We believe that George R. R. Martin has put a lot of effort and thought into creating a deeper dimension of archetype and symbol in his writing. He’s created connections between past and future, between sky and ground. He’s built on classic figures from world mythology and twisted them around in new and incredible ways to fashion his own archetypal characters whose divine roles are played out by the characters in the story. He’s done all of this not only to be artistic and clever, but because he’s actually participating in a grand tradition of esoteric, symbolic art. Keeping this tradition alive is of critical importance and tremendous value to society, and that is why I believe this facet of A Song of Ice and Fire is so worthy of study. This podcast is intended to be our vehicle to explore these inner workings, and it is fueled by enthusiasm, yours and mine.

We believe that George R. R. Martin has put a lot of effort and thought into creating a deeper dimension of archetype and symbol in his writing. He’s created connections between past and future, between sky and ground. He’s built on classic figures from world mythology and twisted them around in new and incredible ways to fashion his own archetypal characters whose divine roles are played out by the characters in the story. He’s done all of this not only to be artistic and clever, but because he’s actually participating in a grand tradition of esoteric, symbolic art. Keeping this tradition alive is of critical importance and tremendous value to society, and that is why I believe this facet of A Song of Ice and Fire is so worthy of study. This podcast is intended to be our vehicle to explore these inner workings, and it is fueled by enthusiasm, yours and mine.
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We believe that George R. R. Martin has put a lot of effort and thought into creating a deeper dimension of archetype and symbol in his writing. He’s created connections between past and future, between sky and ground. He’s built on classic figures from world mythology and twisted them around in new and incredible ways to fashion his own archetypal characters whose divine roles are played out by the characters in the story. He’s done all of this not only to be artistic and clever, but because he’s actually participating in a grand tradition of esoteric, symbolic art. Keeping this tradition alive is of critical importance and tremendous value to society, and that is why I believe this facet of A Song of Ice and Fire is so worthy of study. This podcast is intended to be our vehicle to explore these inner workings, and it is fueled by enthusiasm, yours and mine.

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Episodes

Starting Back Again Live QnA Discussion Panel

12/12/2018
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Joining me to discuss the We Should Start Back reverse-reading of the AGOT prologue episode is Painkiller Jane and Crowfood's Daughter of the Disputed Lands! Also featuring Colin Longstrider's essay "We Should Fly Back," a reverse reading of Bran III, AGOT (from falling to flying in the come dream). Recorded live Sunday Dec 2nd, 2018 Colin's Essay: https://theeighthspoke.wordpress.com/2018/12/01/we-should-fly-back-a-reverse-reading-of-bran-iii-agot/ The Disputed Lands:...

Duration:02:56:29

Who Killed Septon Moon? Fire and Blood Myth Head Panel

12/3/2018
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Joining me to discuss the new George R. R. Martin book Fire and Blood is Aziz from History of Westeros, Crowfood's Daughter from the Disputed Lands, Archmaester Emma from Red Mice at Play, Melanie Lot7, and Sanrixian, the Hand of the Dragon! This one is taken straight from YouTube with no editing, apologies - was having technical difficulties with my audio editing software this week. It's a great discussion though, so I hope you enjoy!

Duration:03:23:45

We Should Start Back: AGOT Prologue

11/22/2018
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It's the mythical astronomy break-down of the all-important AGOT prologue, and it contains a secret: this entire chapter can be read backwards! Recorded live Sunday Nov. 18th, 2018

Duration:02:18:47

Daenerys the Sea Dreamer (Weirwood Compendium 7)

11/9/2018
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What would you say if I told you that Daenerys has a ton of greenseer symbolism? Well it's true, and this episode is only the beginning. Prepare for dive into the green Dothraki Sea along side the mother of dragons. Thanks to Archmaester Emma of the Red Mice at Play blog for performing the vocal readings. Live follow-up QnA Sunday Nov 11th on the lucifermeanslightbringer YouTube channel..

Duration:01:29:21

Halloween Under the Sea: The Rhymes and Riddles of Patchface the Fool

11/2/2018
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An all-star myth head cast gathers in costume to decipher the mad sayings of Patchface, everyone's favorite antlered-bucket wearing fool. Featuring Crowfood's Daughter for The Disputed Lands, Quinn from Ideas of Ice and Fire, Joe Magician, Painkiller Jane, Sanrixian, and yours truly as Patchface. The full video is up on the LucifermeansLightbringer youtube channel if you'd like to see the costumes. Recorded live Sunday Oct 28th, 2018.

Duration:02:58:23

Zodiac Signs and Portals QnA Livestream

10/23/2018
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Featuring Melanie Lot7, Ba'al the Bard a.k.a. Gretchen Ellis ,and Sanrixian. We took questions from the chat, mostly pertaining to the material in the last few Signs and Portals episodes, Weirwood Compendium episodes, and the Zodiac Children of Garth the Green episode. Lots of exploration into the potential connection between Nissa Nissa and Night's Queen. Live music by your truly.

Duration:02:02:55

The Zodiac Children of Garth the Green (Sacred Order of Green Zombies 4)

10/17/2018
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It's the first half of our long-awaited zodiac children of Garth the Green episode! With the help of Archmaester Emma from the Red Mice at Play Wordpress blog to perform the vocal readings from the text, we will tackle the first 6 zodiac signs. The matching text to this podcast can be found at lucifermeanslightbringer.com, as usual. Thanks to Stanley Black for our intro music, and to John Walsh for our flamenco guitar.

Duration:02:33:19

Fly Alaric and the Good Queens (Livestream)

10/1/2018
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We had ourselves a little myth head round-table to discuss the new excerpt from the forthcoming Fire and Blood, which is Vol.1 of the Targaryen history, as written by George of course. If you haven't read it, don't worry, we'll read it to you here. I was joined by Sanrixian, Melanie Lot7, Maester Merry, Joe Magician, and Ba'al the Bard a.k.a. Gretchen. Recorded live Sunday Sept. 30th

Duration:02:24:47

The Devil and the Deep Green Sea (Weirwood Compendium 6)

9/22/2018
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Featuring the green see wordplay of Ravenous Reader, the Poetess of the Nennymoans! This is one of those "you'll never read the books the same again" episodes. Quinn from Ideas of Ice and Fire performs the vocal readings from the text, a real treat. Matching text at http://lucifermeanslightbringer.com/2018/09/12/the-devil-and-the-deep-green-see/

Duration:01:53:39

To Ride the Green Dragon (Weirwood Compendium 5)

9/11/2018
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The Weirwood Compendium is back with a new episode! Featuring Melanie, Lot Seven for our vocal performances, plus our intro music by Stanley Black and our flamenco music by John Walsh.The matching text can be found at: https://lucifermeanslightbringer.com/2018/09/04/to-ride-the-green-dragon/

Duration:01:20:32

Sansa Locked in Ice (Signs and Portals 2)

8/9/2018
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This is a heavily-edited version of the live presentation of this podcast from Sunday, Aug 5th, 2018. For the full version, including some amazing Sanrixian art, check out https://youtube.com/lucifermeanslightbringer. Featuring Maester Merry from the Up From Under Winterfell YouTube channel performing the vocal readings. Matching text to this essay at lucifermeanslightbringer.com. Come join us for the QnA Livestream Sunday Aug 12th on the LmL YouTube channel!

Duration:02:29:17

Veil of Frozen Tears (Signs and Portals 1)

8/2/2018
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It's the long awaited Vale episode - the first of several - but it's alos launching a new series, which will go where we have never gone before: into the weirwoodnet. The book readings are performed by Maester Merry from the Up From Under Winterfell YouTube channel, so thanks to her, thanks to Stanley Black and John Walsh for our music. Part 2, Sansa Locked in Ice, will be performed live Sunday August 5th at 3 EST on the LucifermeansLightbringer YouTube channel. The matching text can be...

Duration:01:07:57

Between 2 Weirwoods #3: World-building

7/19/2018
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Featuring Aziz from History of Westeros, Gemma from Secrets of the Citadel, and Joe Magician from Maester Monthly podcast and the Joe Magician YouTube channel. Recorded live July 15th, 2018

Duration:02:08:37

Between 2 Weirwoods #2: Being Parented in Westeros

7/10/2018
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Featuring Eliana a.k.a. Glass Table Girl and Chloe a.k.a. the Queen of Love and Booty from the Girls Gone Canon podcast as well as Crowfood's Daughter from the Disputed Lands! Flamenco guitar by John Walsh of the John Walsh Guitar YouTube channel.

Duration:02:18:14

Ice Moon Apocalypse (The Blood of the Other 5)

6/29/2018
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This is a live performance of the usual scripted podcast, featuring Quinn from ideas of Ice and Fire live performing the readings from the text. It's basically all the symbolism I have found pointing towards another moon meteor incident as the cause of the new Long Night we all know is coming - but symbolically, this is all tied to Jon's resurrection, as I'll explain. We are going to study the Wall and Winterfell in detail, both places which are packed with symbolic messages about the new...

Duration:02:43:36

Between 2 Weirwoods #1: The Timeline

6/18/2018
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The debut of my new live panel show, where I will choose a topic and invite on a panel of guests to discuss said topic! The topic today is the timeline, and my special guests are Tony Teflon of the Teflon TV YouTube channel, Gray of the Gray Area YouTube channel, and Quinn from the Ideas of Ice and Fire YouTube channel. We touched on many topics revolving around the events and supposed history of the Dawn Age and Age of Heroes: the first maesters' involvement with the children of the forest...

Duration:01:55:23

Con of Thrones 2018: "What Makes GRRM Great"

6/1/2018
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Featuring Gemma from Secrets of the Citadel and Joe Magician. Recorded live at Con of Thrones, Saturday May 27th, 2018. Find the video at youtube.com/c/lucifermeanslightbringer Joe Magician: youtube.com/c/joemagician Secrets of the Citadel: youtube.com/c/secretsofthecitadel

Duration:00:52:57

Con of Thrones 2018: "Nature Cycle Mythology"

5/31/2018
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Featuring Quinn Howard of Ideas of Ice and Fire and Crowfood's Daughter from The Disputed Lands as well as myself (LmL).This is the second in a series of panel discussions recorded live at Con of Thrones 2018. You can see the live version on YouTube (which I recommend). A huge THANK YOU to everyone who donated to the fundraiser and to all of my Patreons, you made this possible!

Duration:00:51:19

Con of Thrones 2018: "Mythical Astronomy and Symbolism"

5/30/2018
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The first in a series of panel discussions recorded live at Con of Thrones 2018. The audio is from the video camera, so not perfect, but I didn't want to wait for the official audio files to be released to bring this one to you. You can see the live version on YouTube (which I recommend) at https://youtu.be/e2AbLbiq_1c A huge THANK YOU to everyone who donated to the fundraiser and to all of my Patreons, you made this possible!

Duration:00:54:13

Prose Eddard (The Blood of the Other 4)

5/11/2018
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What is there to say here? It's the Mythical Astronomy Ned Stark episode. The Blood of the Other series is all about House Stark, so you know we have to talk about the Ned. Intro music by Stanley Black, flamenco guitar by John Walsh, vocal acting by the Amethyst Koala.

Duration:01:27:07