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144. Dylan Louis Monroe in “HC SVNT DRACONES” // The Cult of Baal & the Healing Web

Some of you know Dylan Louis Monroe from his work on what he calls the Deep State Mapping Project, where he’s put his artistry and creativity to work to develop detailed visual artworks that explain the many connections among the “deep state”, the Q Web, as he calls it. But he’s also produced some other similar diagrams along those same lines, two of which we’ll dig into here, the Cult of Baal and the Healing Web. This one does take a bit to really get going, because we cover off on some of...


143. J.W. Ocker in “Odd Things I’ve Seen” // Halloween in Salem, Poe’s Hallowed Haunts & Subversive Haunted House Stories

J.W. Ocker is the award-winning author of macabre travelogues, spooky kid’s books and horror novels. His nonfiction books include, among others, Poe-Land: The Hallowed Haunts of Edgar Allan Poe (Edgar Award winner) and A Season with the Witch: The Magic and Mayhem of Halloween in Salem, Massachusetts. His latest book, the novel Twelve Nights at Rotter House, is out now. He is also the creator of OTIS: Odd Things I've Seen (oddthingsiveseen.com), where he chronicles his visits to thousands...


142. Occult Fan in “Bless This Immunity” // Esoteric & Occult Themes in TOOL’s Fear Inoculum

The one and only Occult Fan, aka Nathan Lee Miller Foster, is back in the house for a third time. Nathan Lee is a musician, writer at OccultFan.com, and host of the Six of Swords podcast, and we are going to dig deep into a piece of art that was forged by four of the most marvelous magicians of our modern era. Collectively they are known as TOOL, one of the pre-eminent musical forces roaming the realm today. Their latest album, Fear Inoculum, is their first in 13 years. Highly anticipated by...


141. Phil Hall in “Celluloid Rorschach Test” // Bigfoot, Patterson, Gimlin & the Weirdest Movie Ever Made

Phil Hall is the author of, among other titles, a book called The Weirdest Movie Ever Made: The Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot Film. Phil is a film writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, New York Daily News and Wired, and he is the host of the podcast “The Online Movie Show with Phil Hall”, which is available on SoundCloud. What Phil has done in this book is look at the Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot film from a technical filmmaking standpoint and as a cinematic and cultural artifact. He...


RAW 15: Nichole Hamilton on the Current State of the Horror Genre // Jordan Peele, Ari Aster, Halloween, IT & the Stephen King Renaissance

Nichole Hamilton is the mind and voice behind the Chiaroscuro Horror blog and podcast. She joins the show to rap about the current state of the horror genre, including riffing on the rise of writer-directors Jordan Peele and Ari Aster, last year’s Halloween sequel, the recent IT films, and the renaissance of Stephen King film adaptations.


140. Alkistis Dimech & Peter Grey in “The Brazen Vessel” // Rewilding Witchcraft, The Witches’ Dance, Secrecy & The Sacred Conspiracy

Alkistis Dimech and Peter Grey are the powerhouse tag team behind Scarlet Imprint, one of the premier purveyors of what I call dank esoterica. You know these two, you love these two, and by the end of the chat you may want to marry these two. Or maybe you’ll just want to buy their new book, The Brazen Vessel, a collection of selected texts, essays and presentations that documents the creative, magical partnership of Alkistis and Peter from 2008 to 2018. PATREON EXTENSION Listen at...


RAW 14: Derek Hunter on Love, Chaos, Sex, Art, Magick, Insecurity, Albert Camus & the Discomfort of Living

Derek Hunter is the creator and author of "Love Chaos", a way of life that embraces unpredictability while focusing on love. A follow-up book, "Love Chaos in Theory and Practice", is out now. RESOURCES Love Chaos on AmazonLove Chaos in Theory and Practice on AmazonDerek’s websiteDerek on FacebookDerek on Instagram


139. Alan Abbadessa in “2001: A Synchro-Monolithic Odyssey” // The 9/11 Spider-Verse, the Loose Change Legacy & the Post-Postmodern Conspiritainment Zeitgeist

Alan Abbadessa is one of the minds behind TheSyncBook.com, a multimedia web platform dedicated to nurturing and exploring the art of synchronicity. If you’ve ran in these circles online long enough you’ve surely come across their books or videos or podcasts. Alan is here to talk about one of The Sync Book’s latest projects, a docu-series he’s producing called Hindsight 20/20, the first episode of which is online now. It’s called 9/11 Spider-verse, and it explores a cinematic world where...


138. Cavan McLaughlin in “Trans- States” // The Alchemical Journey of the Self, Liminal Space & the Art of Crossing Over

Cavan McLaughlin is a broadcaster, creative media practitioner and Senior Lecturer in Media Production at the University of Northampton, with research interests around the role of spirituality and occultism in contemporary visual culture. He joins the show to talk about his forthcoming book and conference, both titled Trans- States. PATREON EXTENSION Listen at patreon.com/occulture How art transcends false binariesA sneak peek of Cavan’s presentation at this year’s Trans- States, called...


137. Daniel Duke in “Gates of Light” // The Outlaw Jesse James, Alchemical Templar Treasure Maps & the Three Veils of Negative Existence

Daniel Duke is a descendent of the outlaw Jesse James and the author of the book “Jesse James and the Lost Templar Treasure: Secret Diaries, Coded Maps and the Knights of the Golden Circle.” Dan’s contention is that Jesse left behind treasure, maps to it, and that it might not be material gold that we’re hunting for. RESOURCES Jesse James and the Lost Templar Treasure on IndieBoundJesse James and the Lost Templar Treasure on AmazonDan’s websiteDan on Twitter DONATE If recurring monthly...


136. Bob Frissell in “Strikes & Gutters, Ups & Downs” // Redefining Humanity, Breath Alchemy & Our Physical Geometry

Bob Frissell is the author of, among other things, “Nothing in This Book Is True, But It’s Exactly How Things Are”, which was just re-released with a 25th anniversary edition. Bob’s work is something I stumbled upon several years ago, and this book was pretty instrumental in shaping the young, inquisitive mind I had at the time. Bob’s book is considered an underground classic in the realm of metaphysics and spirituality, and it explores everything from higher consciousness and human...


135. Aaron French in “The Cultic Milieu” // The Mandela Effect, Conspirituality, New Memory & the Convergence of Everything

Aaron French has written what he says is the first academic paper focused on one of the most batshit theories any of us have ever heard of. His paper is called “The Mandela Effect & New Memory” and was recently published by the academic journal Correspondences: Journal for the Study of Esotericism. Aaron’s paper looks at this recent phenomenon and why it’s become such a popular conspiracy theory and Internet meme, and how it sheds light on our contemporary technoscience culture and the...


134. Erik Davis in “Chapel Perilous” // High Weirdness, Psychedelic Spirituality, Counterculture & the Paranoid Magic of Verisimilitude

Erik Davis is back in the house for a second time to rap a bit about his latest book High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica and Visionary Experience in the Seventies. Most of you know Erik from his podcast, Expanding Mind, or from the tome known as TechGnosis, or perhaps from his work on The Exegesis of Philip K Dick. No matter how you know Erik, you know he is the sultan of high strangeness, and High Weirdness may just be his magnum opus, which is saying quite a bit if you’ve read his previous...


133. Pam Grossman in “The Witch Wave” // Reflections on Women, Magic, Power & the Enduring Popularity of the Witch Archetype

Pam Grossman is the author of “Waking the Witch: Reflections on Women, Magic, and Power” and the host of The Witch Wave podcast. PATREON EXTENSION Listen at patreon.com/occulture Pam’s experience with the darker side of witchcraft & what she learned from itThe witch’s appearance in allegories about youthFemale sex drive as a “satanic” force & why we fear sexualitycaThe taboo of women not having childrenWItchery in Mary PoppinsWitches as healersPam’s hot take on the film The CraftFemale...


132. Janaka Stucky in “Ascend Ascend” // Ecstatic Poetry, Jewish Mysticism, Destruction of Self & the Magic of Performance

Janaka Stucky is a mystic poet, performer, and founding editor of the award-winning press Black Ocean. He’s here to talk about his latest book of poetry, Ascend Ascend, recently released by Jack White’s publishing imprint, Third Man Books. Ascend Ascend was written over the course of twenty days, coming in and out of trance states brought on by intermittent fasting and somatic rituals while Janaka secluded himself in the tower of a 100-year-old church. The book is rooted in the Jewish...


131. Michael Joseph in “Old World Order” // Occult Catholicism, the Talmud, Satan & the Golems of the Pharisees

Michael Joseph is back in the house for the third time to wade into the deep end of his most recent YouTube series that centers around a conflict that he describes as the Old versus the New World Order in relationship to a Catholic or Universal doctrine. And that phrase, New World Order, conjures many ideas and images, but with it comes a question not asked by many: if there’s a New World Order, what then is the Old World Order? And that is a question Mike has sought to answer, and it’s an...


RAW 13: Sean Michael Wilson on the Tao Te Ching, Graphic Novels, Manga & Anarchism (Patreon Bonus Teaser)

AUDIO QUALITY WARNING: NOT THE BEST. This is a clip of a recent RAW chat that was posted for $5+ patrons on Patreon with graphic novelist & manga author Sean Michael Wilson, who joined the show to talk about his recent visual interpretation of the Tao Te Ching, a classic Chinese philosophical and religious text. In this clip, we chat a bit about anarchism and how it relates to the Tao Te Ching. Apologies for the audio quality here, as Sean’s connection was a bit on the bad side....