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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

King Bran 1: Greenseer Kings of Ancient Westeros

8/26/2019
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Yes, Bran WILL be King in the books, but he will be a greenseer king. Take a walk through everything we know about greenseers, wargs, skinchangers, and what they've done with their power in Westeros to get an idea of what "Bran the God King" really means. Featuring vocal performances by Martin Lewis.

Duration:00:49:35

God Kings and Abominations LIVE (feat. Ideas of Ice and Fire)

7/23/2019
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I got together with Quinn from Ideas of Ice and Fire this past Sunday July 21st to talk about how the books might end vs. how the TV show did end, with a focus on getting fired up for The Winds of Winter. Lots of fun speculation here, enjoy! Please visit lucifermeanslightbringer.com for all things Mythical Astronomy, and check out Ideas of Ice and Fire on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1rFmaGLYr0Ve_Y_soxZNWQ

Duration:01:47:34

End of Ice and Fire 4: The Battle of Winterfell

7/16/2019
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HBO's game of Thrones is over, but the big question remains: how will George and story? The End of Ice and Fire series will rip into this question, comparing the way the show ended various plot lines to the foreshadowing George has laid out in the books. One thing is for sure - a big battle against the others at Winterfell is coming. But what will it look like in the books? Matching text at: https://lucifermeanslightbringer.com/2019/07/03/end-of-ice-and-fire-4-the-battle-of-winterfell/

Duration:00:41:19

End of Ice and Fire 1-3, Series Recap

6/25/2019
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What's this now? A Mythical Astronomy podcast? Yes! Herein lies the audio of the 3 End of IAF videos I did during Season 8, along with with some commentary about both what these predictions and foreshadowings mean for the book ending as well as what the show endings that we saw mean for the possible book ending. This pod will preview some of the topics of my next few podcasts and videos, which all focus on comparing the TV show ending to what the books have foreshadowed. Enjoy.

Duration:01:28:53

Old Bones and Crones live QnA

5/14/2019
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Hey friends! I have here a live QnA I did a few weeks ago, as well as a channel update at the beginning. Enjoy!

Duration:01:33:35

The End of Ice and Fire Pt. 1

4/17/2019
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Hey podcast listeners, I'm giving you guys something first for once. This is the audio from a new YouTube video I will be putting up later tonight or tomorrow, and it's abut an exciting new theory about the end game of ASOIAF and HBO's Game of Thrones. I'll be discussing show and book material, so spoilers all. Cheers everyone, and look for the YT version soon with images and diagrams.

Duration:00:14:23

Old Crones Myth Head Roundtable, Part 1 (Sacred Order of Green Zombies)

4/2/2019
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The next 3 podcasts, labelled Old Crones Myth Head Roundtable Parts 1-3, are a hybrid of scripted material and live discussion, because I was getting into territory where I felt it advantageous to draw upon the wisdom of the hive mind, so to speak, and it came out really well. You can follow along with the scripted portions the link below. This first installment will dive into several crone figures with old ones symbolism, from Lady Stoneheart to the Ghost of the High Heart to Craster's...

Duration:02:41:46

Cold Gods and Old Bones (Sacred Order of Green Zombies 7)

3/21/2019
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Recorded live Sun Mar 3rd. Sorry for the delay in posting guys! Trying to catch up / get assistance with audio editing. This episode features Quinn from Ideas of Ice and Fire, who is with me to explore the seeming connection between the Others and the Green Men. Original music by yours truly, and the matching text can be found at https://lucifermeanslightbringer.com/2019/03/02/cold-gods-and-cold-bones/

Duration:02:23:02

The Horned Lords (Sacred Order of Green Zombies 6)

2/24/2019
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Featuring Quinn from Ideas of Ice and Fire and Silas Toms from the Gods of Terror blog! Matching text: https://lucifermeanslightbringer.com/2019/02/10/the-horned-lords/

Duration:02:39:08

(fixed) The Great Old Ones (Sacred Order of Green Zombies 5)

2/17/2019
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Oopsie!! So sorry if you downloaded the previous version of this, but it's all better now. Featuring Quinn from Ideas of Ice and Fire and Silas Toms from the Gods of Terror blog! Matching text: https://lucifermeanslightbringer.com/2019/01/27/the-great-old-ones/ Music by LmL

Duration:01:23:30

The Great Old Ones (Sacred Order of Green Zombies 5)

2/16/2019
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A shocking new theory about the truth of the Green Men on the Isle of Faces! I've uncovered an amazing synthesis of Lovecraftian ideas and Cernunnos-based folklore which Martin has created, and the implications are pretty wild. Featuring Quinn from Ideas of Ice and Fire and Silas Toms from the Gods of Terror blog! Matching text: https://lucifermeanslightbringer.com/2019/01/27/the-great-old-ones/

Duration:02:41:00

Great Empire of the Dawn: Flight of the Bones

1/11/2019
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A comparative study of the culture and origins of the Dothraki, Sarnori, and Jogos Nhai, with an eye towards their potential origins inside the Great Empire of the Dawn. Featuring Aziz from History of Westeros! Matching text can be found at https://lucifermeanslightbringer.com/2018/12/30/great_empire_of_the_dawn_flight_of_the_bones/

Duration:03:09:57

A Silver Seahorse (Weirwood Compendium 8)

12/22/2018
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In WC7, we began swimming in the greenseer / green sea symbolism of Daenerys Targaryen, and today we are going out further from shore - but don't worry, we have a silver seahorse to ride. Featuring everything you could ever want to know about the symbolism of House Velaryon, silver horses, and silver dragons, and some new clues about what happened to Nissa Nissa inside the weirwoodnet. Featuring the vocal performances of Ba'al the Bard.

Duration:01:31:21

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