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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

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 (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

Guardian of the White Knife Livestream

4/22/2018
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The Chasing Shadows livestream went by so well that we didn't have a proper chance to answer all the questions people sent in or to explore the mystery of Brandon Ice Eyes and the Wolf's Den, so I had another livestream on Sunday April 15th, and this is that livestream. Some great observations coming form the chat and from readers in this one, thanks everyone who came out and submitted questions! The YouTube version is here, in case you'd like to see the snowbeard and black crown:...

Duration:01:25:36

Chasing Shadows Livestream

4/9/2018
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With special guest Robert from In Deep Geek! Recorded live on Sat April 7th. We only got to half the questions, so I'll be doing *another* livestream next Sunday, April 15th, at 5:00 EST! Come on through! We'll also have that discussion about the Wolf's Den and Brandon Ice Eyes that we didn't have time for here. Thanks to all who came out.

Duration:01:51:59

Eldric Shadowchaser (The Blood of the Other 3)

3/30/2018
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Time to take all that Stark / Dayne / last hero stuff and apply it to characters who fit the stolen Other archetype! This means all the Eldric variants of Houses Stark and Dayne, including Edric Snowbeard and Edric "Ned" Dayne, plus a ton of awesome Davos stuff, including his chapter as a prisoner if the Wolf's Den at White Harbor. Close analysis of the scenes involving these figures bring us closer than ever before to understanding the nature of those who carry the Blood of the Other, the...

Duration:02:09:26

The Stark that Brings the Dawn (The Blood of the Other 3)

3/27/2018
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Blood of the Other 3 has us following the trail of the last hero - was he a Stark? A Dayne? Both, somehow? In search of the answer, we'll cross paths with Elric of Melnibone and Tolkien's Numenorians and magic swords beyond counting. Vocal acting by Robert from the InDeepGeek YouTube channel, intro music by Stanley Black, and flamenco guitar by John Walsh

Duration:01:29:27

The Bael that was Promised Livestream

3/5/2018
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This Livestream was recorded Saturday, March 3rd, 2018. Crowfood's Daughter of the Disputed Lands YouTube channel was my guest, and we covered even more Bael related mythology and took live questions and pre-submitted questions both. Enjoy! This YouTube video of this stream can be found here: https://youtu.be/VIZFaILMAF8?t=2m35s Crowfood's Daughter's Shade of the Evening video is here: https://youtu.be/KiHDmj2jrtI

Duration:01:52:45

A Baelful Bard and a Promised Prince (The Blood of the Other 1)

2/25/2018
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The Blood of the Other series swings in to full gear by exploring the blood tie between the Starks and the Others. We'll consider the potential historical precedent of Gilly as a Night's Queen figure whose baby is smuggled away by the Night's Watch before being turned in to an Other. Theme music by Stanley Black. Flamenco guitar by John Walsh. Vocal performances by Martin Lewis and the Amethyst Koala.

Duration:02:10:11

Prelude to a Chill (The Blood of the Other)

2/22/2018
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Oh-ho! It's a new series! This one branches off from the Moons of Ice and Fire series and will discuss the icy origins of House Stark and the nature of their link to the Others. You can find the matching text here: http://lucifermeanslightbringer.com/2018/02/22/prelude-to-a-chill/ Intro music by Stanley Black. Music by John Walsh. Music by LmL. Vocal performances by Martin Lewis, the Amethyst Koala.

Duration:00:45:21

Magical Creatures with Ideas of Ice and Fire (BONUS episode)

2/5/2018
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Quinn from the Ideas of Ice and Fire YouTube channel invited me on his new, revamped podcast to talk about the magical creatures of ASOIAF! It was too good not to share with you all, so I am bringing it to you as a bonus episode. The original version of this, complete with video accompaniment, can be found on the Ideas of Ice and Fire channel: https://youtu.be/HYnvuF8aMB8

Duration:01:44:41

Cookin Up Ice Dragons Livestream

1/23/2018
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Here's the livestream we did on Jan 20th, 2018, as a follow up to the R+L=J, A Recipe for Ice Dragons episode.

Duration:01:43:10

R+L=J, A Recipe for Ice Dragons (Moons of Ice and Fire 5)

1/10/2018
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It's R+L=J, but done Mythical Astronomy style. Instead of discussing how many nursemaids might have been at the Tower of Joy, we'll be gaining an understanding of how Jon parallels the Others. I'd say more, but I don't want to ruin the fun. Featuring special guest reader Gemma from the Secrets of the Citadel YouTube channel, as well as our theme music by John Walsh. Join us for the follow up livestream Saturday, Jan. 20th at 3:30 est on our YouTube channel! Matching text at...

Duration:02:30:52

Night's King Apocalypse Livestream

12/19/2017
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I am joined by special guest Poor Quentyn (poorquentyn.tumblr.com/) for a fun discussion of Night's King, Euron, Stannis, the Undying, and Hizdahr's frozen dream penis. It's just me for the first 25 minutes or so, then Poor Quentyn joins in. Thanks to everyone who joined us live and sent in questions. I didn't get to them all and will save some for next time. Happy Holidays, and I hope you enjoy!

Duration:01:55:26

The Long Night Was His to Rule (Moons of Ice and Fire 4)

12/12/2017
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To begin to penetrate the shroud of mystery around the legend of Night's King, we will use the familiar method of examining characters which seem to echo his archetype - Stannis Baratheon, Jon Snow, and Euron Crow's Eye. Stunningly, all of these characters also demonstrate clear Azor Ahai reborn symbolism - and I believe that is because Night's King was either Azor Ahai, or his son or brother. A blood of the dragon person. Contents include nightmare visions, Others wordplay, Warlock Wine,...

Duration:02:29:27

Moons of Ice and Fire Livestream QnA 11/18/17

11/23/2017
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Recorded live last Saturday. Thanks to everyone who participated! Theme music by John Walsh. For the Youtube video of this livestream, go to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/lucifermeanslightbringer

Duration:01:38:23

Visenya Draconis (Moons of Ice and Fire 3)

11/10/2017
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Our third installment in the Moons of Ice and Fire series examines Aegon the Conqueror, Visenya, and Rhaenys as a model for the solar king with two lunar queens. This will lead us to a dramatic revelation about the Night's King, of all people, and will prepare us to examine Rhaegar, Elia and Lyanna as a matching "mythical astronomy love triangle." This is a bloody and action packed episode with tons of dragon carnage, so dig in and enjoy. Send in your questions or comments for our next...

Duration:01:33:34

Bonus: Horrors of the Crypts Livestream

11/6/2017
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u/JoeMagician of Reddit and Watchers on the Wall renown joins me, Lucifer means Lightbringer, to present to you a set of spooky theories about the Winterfell crypts so terrifying, so horrifying, you might not even be able to read The Winds of Winter when it comes out. Most of this is be a scripted presentation, with the last 45 minutes opened up to questions, insults, and other absurdities. Recorded live on Sunday, October 29th. Watch the video on Youtube at...

Duration:02:25:57