Mystic-Skeptic-logo

Mystic-Skeptic

Philosophy Podcasts >

More Information

Episodes

Current Affairs Show (Final Episode of Season 3)

5/23/2018
More
In this final show of the season, democratic delegate Bob Hayes and I discuss current affairs. Our focus is both the democratic primaries in Tennessee and Texas to gun violence in public places in the U.S. Bob brings his unique perspective as a Hospice Chaplain, Progressive Evangelical Christian and supporter of Bernie Sanders and other left-leaning democrats as compared to the centrist establishment of the DNC.

Duration:01:00:00

Bonus Show: Comedy and Cynism

5/18/2018
More
In this week’s show we have a special treat for our listeners. Our guest Roy Rodriguez joins us like every year to do a special program for my birthday. We discuss the politics, gangster life, stereotypes and action heroes.In the past years we have done Comedy and Tragedy Comedy and Controversy this time we deal with Comedy and Cynicism.

Duration:00:27:37

An Introduction to Kabbalah

5/17/2018
More
In this week's show our topic is Kabbalah or Jewish Mysticism. Our guest is Jay Castro a student of Judaism and someone who has attended classes at the Kabbalah Center. In this show I share research on Kabbalistic thought. The following is my research on Kabbalistic thought.Kabbalah means to receive. According Jewish sources this could be part of the "oral law" a sacred tradition handed down throughout the generations

Duration:00:30:42

The Mitras-Christ Cult Part 1

5/10/2018
More
In this week’s show our guest is Sid George a native Houstonian, with undergraduate degrees in physics, economics, and an MBA. He has studied Western Civilization and religious study of religions for many years and leads a discussion group on the historical Jesus. Our topic the Mithras-Christ Cult, according to Mr. George christianity is derived from the Greek mystery religion known as the cult of Mithras his findings come from the books "The Mysteries of Mithra" By Franz Cumont and "The...

Duration:00:58:23

The Mitras-Christ Cult Part 2

5/10/2018
More
In this week’s show our guest is Sid George a native Houstonian, with undergraduate degrees in physics, economics, and an MBA. He has studied Western Civilization and religious study of religions for many years and leads a discussion group on the historical Jesus. Our topic the Mithras-Christ Cult, according to Mr. George christianity is derived from the Greek mystery religion known as the cult of Mithras his findings come from the books "The Mysteries of Mithra" By Franz Cumont and "The...

Duration:00:59:24

Rabbi Peter Tarlow on Making Ancestral Connections through Genealogy

4/26/2018
More
In this week's show our topic is Making Ancestral Connections through Genealogy. The presentation was given by Dr. Peter Tarlow, the Chairman of the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission. This event took place Houston Holocaust Museum Houston on April 24, 2018. This lecture is a followup to our previous program regarding Crypto-Jews of Central and South America, this time he focuses on the history of persecution in Spain and Portugal and how this is connected to the Shoa (or what is...

Duration:00:35:17

Maimonides on Crypto-Judaism

4/24/2018
More
In this week’s show the topic is Maimonides on Crypto-Judaism. This presentation took place in 2010 in San Antonio during the 20th Annual Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies Conference. I presented on this subject to discover some insights on the halachic (Jewish legal) status of Crypto-Jews. I explored the writings of the halakhic master Maimonides, one of his works Iggeret ha-Shemad (Letter on Martyrdom) stands out regarding his perspective on the Anusim of his time. Maimonides writes:...

Duration:00:40:20

GMO final.mp3

4/17/2018
More

Duration:01:02:16

A Shared Heritage Part 1: Liturgy, Texts and Religious Trends in Judaism, Catholicism and Eastern Christianity

4/4/2018
More
In this week’s show we present another audio documentary in our series of biblical subjects. We begin with a presentation on the Early Christians titled The Origins of Jewish Christianity: the Jewish Background of the Jesus Movement. The second part is commentary about the shared heritage between Jews and Christians. We discuss the different rites practiced by Judaism, Catholicism and Eastern Christianity. Our featured guests Sam Granger, Joe Balog and I discuss different interpretations...

Duration:00:57:43

Artist Spotlight: AngelaFama.com

3/28/2018
More
In this week’s show our guest Angela Fama, an interdisciplinary photo based artist. Born in Tennessee, she was raised in Ontario and Zimbabwe, Ms. Fama currently lives in Vancouver, BC. She is interested in exploring the tension inherent in our collective desire for both the temporal and transcendent. She investigates themes of meaning, emotion, memory and change. Ms. Fama is often found burrowing through the endless excess, finding substance and beauty in the overlooked or forgotten....

Duration:00:36:58

Star Wars LatinAmerica (Bilingual Interview)

3/21/2018
More
In this week’s show we continue discussing the Star Wars saga, this time with the founder of StarWars LatinAmerica Diego Galvan. The title of his site includes the following tag line: Information about the most successful Saga of all time. We discuss the large number of fans in Chile and other Central and South American countries, the impact of the Star Wars series in international pop culture and how this mythology is related to contemporary issues. Including how Star Wars could be...

Duration:00:58:37

Rabbi Peter Tarlow on Crypto-Jews in Central and South America

3/15/2018
More
In this week’s show our guest is Peter E. Tarlow a rabbi who served as executive director of the Texas A&M Hillel Jewish student group from 1983 to 2013. He is the founder of the center for Crypto-Jewish studies now known as the Center for Latino-Jewish Relations. during his time at Texas A&M University Rabbi Tarlow taught both Sociology and Philosophy. He is an expert on Sephardic and Crypto-Jewish history and organizes conference on Crypto-Jewish studies throughout Texas. At this time...

Duration:00:58:38

clutch city.mp3

3/6/2018
More

Duration:00:29:36

The Jesus Movement's Relationship to Judaism

3/5/2018
More
Many books have been written about Jesus' heritage, but a few about his followers background. In this narration of Dr. Juan Marcos Bejarano Gutierrez' book Forgotten Origins: The Jewish history of Early Christianity, I lend my voice to produce an audiobook of the introduction and first chapter. This audiobook discusses important aspects of the search for the historical Jesus and different sources which describe his followers' membership in the Israelite community of that time.

Duration:00:46:58

Political Spotlight: Precinct Chair Candidate Clara Goodwin

2/28/2018
More
In this week’s show our guest is Clara Goodwin. A candidate for precinct chair in Houston, TX, she is part of the growing number of women who have been inspirited to run for office due to the Trump administration. We start the program with a recording of her open house event and then move on to an interview where she shares her background and past involvement in politics. Originally involved with “Pansuit Nation” and then “Pansuit Republic” both Hillary Clinton based initiatives; Clara...

Duration:00:58:34

Raising Awareness about the Sexual Assault of Minors

2/21/2018
More
In this week’s show our guest is Candice Holloway, a Licensed Professional Counselor, who is in private practice and a therapist for the University of the Houston. She is a former employee of the Houston Area Women’s Center. During our program we discuss important information that can help raise awareness about the sexual assault of minors. We explore important issues, such as the controversy about Judge Roy Moore run for election to the case of Larry Nassar. One accused of pursuing...

Duration:01:08:37

How to Discern Healthy and Unhealthy Forms of Spirituality

2/14/2018
More
In this week’s show our topic is healthy and unhealthy forms of spirituality. In my most personal episode so far I share my experiences as a Chaplain or pastoral care provider. In my work in hospitals and hospices I often come across healthy and unhealthy forms of spirituality. One factor that is often discussed in Pastoral Care Education is hopefulness as a measuring rod for someone’s spiritual and emotional health. The way we manage our emotional responses has a lot to do with our...

Duration:00:27:57

The Efficacy of Protesting Part 1

2/7/2018
More
In this week’s show we discuss protesting and ways to engage in politics including prayer, meditation, legislation, education & exerting pressure on politicians. We delve into this subject as our country is plunging into a demoralized political situation.

Duration:00:58:43

Star Wars Podcast.mp3

1/31/2018
More

Duration:00:57:42

Try Premium for 30 days

Live games for all NFL, MLB, NBA, & NHL teams
Commercial-Free Music
No Display Ads