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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

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...

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

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 2)

3/27/2018
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Blood of the Other 2 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