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Occulture is podcast that (literally) sounds like a 1988 episode of Coast to Coast AM. We talk occult & esoteric subjects, broadcast at 432 Hz & love EDM.

Occulture is podcast that (literally) sounds like a 1988 episode of Coast to Coast AM. We talk occult & esoteric subjects, broadcast at 432 Hz & love EDM.
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Occulture is podcast that (literally) sounds like a 1988 episode of Coast to Coast AM. We talk occult & esoteric subjects, broadcast at 432 Hz & love EDM.




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....


130. Michael Wann in “Grand Fire Trine” // The Notre Dame Cathedral Fire, Atmospheric Transitions & the Starboard

Michael Wann is the founder of the independent research project Susquehanna Alchemy. He returns to the show for the fourth time to discuss symbolism and synchronicity found in the recent fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, atmospheric transitions and weather changes, and something he’s put together called the Starboard and what that is and how it works. (And keep your ears tuned into the Starboard chatter because one of you will be able to experience that first-hand.) PATREON...


RAW 12: Peter Bebergal on the Work & Legacy of Sci-fi’s Difficult Genius Gene Wolfe, Religious Literature, Unreliable Narrators & Game of Thrones (Free Bonus)

Peter Bebergal drops by the show to chat about "sci-fi's difficult genius" Gene Wolfe in the wake of his death last month. We talk sci-fi, fantasy, religion in literature, literary tropes (including my favorite, the unreliable narrator), and Peter's thoughts on season 8 of Game of Thrones. Peter's 2015 article on Gene Wolfe for The New Yorker Peter on Twitter


129. Carl Abrahamsson in “Magick Lantern Cycle” // Cinemagician: Conversations With Kenneth Anger & Documenting Anton LaVey

Hopefully you’ve got your creativity caps on, because our guest this time around is Carl Abrahamsson. He’s making his third appearance on the show, and much like the previous two, this one is rooted in human artistic expression. Carl was here twice last year talking about his book Occulture, but he’s here this time to rap about a recent documentary he put out called Cinemagician: Conversations with Kenneth Anger, which is about exactly what it sounds like it’s about. Carl recorded a couple...


RAW 11: Derek Hunter on Terry Gilliam & Imagination vs Reality in The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (Patreon Bonus Teaser)

Derek Hunter from Love Chaos talks with us about Terry Gilliam’s recent film The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. Get more by upgrading to the $5 tier at patreon.com/occulture


128. Jeremy Johnson in “Mutations” // Jean Gebser, Structures of Consciousness & the Three Worlds

Jeremy Johnson is the author of Seeing Through the World: Jean Gebser and Integral Consciousness. Seeing Through the World introduces the reader to the work of German-Swiss philosopher, poet, and intellectual mystic Jean Gebser. Writing in the mid-20th century during a period of intense cultural transformation and crisis in Europe, Gebser intuited a series of mutational leaps in the history of human consciousness, the latest of which emerging was the "integral" structure, marked by the...


RAW 10: David Gunderson on Diet Choice as a Predictor of Personality & the Problems With Scientific Studies (Patreon Bonus Teaser)

David Gunderson calls in to chat about his thesis, which studied diet choice as a predictor of personality. He set out to clarify the personality trait differences between a sample of vegetarians and a sample of non-vegetarians through an investigation of cooperativeness and competitiveness as well as the Big Five personality traits, which is explained during the chat. David on Facebook


127. Sandor Katz in “A Live & Active Culture” // The Art & Alchemy of Fermentation & the War on Bacteria

Sandor Katz in the house to talk to us a bit about the art and alchemy of fermentation. Sandor is a New York Times bestselling author. His books include Wild Fermentation and The Art of Fermentation, both of which we drew on for the chat here. Fermentation is one of the steps in the ancient alchemical process, both the material and spiritual versions. It’s also an easy and practical way to reclaim your food and your health, because fermented foods are easy to make yourself and can help...