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Talking occultism, psi, history and culture. Coming to you from sunny west London!

Talking occultism, psi, history and culture. Coming to you from sunny west London!
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Talking occultism, psi, history and culture. Coming to you from sunny west London!




Talking Dionysian Mystery Cults | Peter Mark Adams

Author and researcher, Peter Mark Adams, returns to the show this week to discuss his latest book, Mystai. Along the way we talk orphism, mystery traditions, visuality and the shortcomings of materialist archaeology. Show Notes Get Mystai: Dancing Out The Mysteries of Dionysus.launch of Mystai at Treadwell'sPeter's websitePeter on Twitter


Utopian Utopiain't - Imaginal Response Ability | Solo Show

This month's solo show returns to the notion of utopia and our imaginal-relational opportunities. Stay with that trouble, kids. Show Notes Story Telling For Earthly SurvivalHope in Common


Talking Tarot and Astrology | Camelia Elias

Camelia Elias makes a very welcome return to the show this week, on the occasion of the launch of two new books, What is Not: Marseille Tarot à La Carte and Divination with Cards: A Short History. We also talk about meaning versus function, meaning in astrology and new ways to approach all the interpretive arts. An absolutely fantastic show. It's good to be back! Show Notes What is Not: Marseille Tarot à La CarteDivination with Cards: A Short HistoryLenormand Foundation ClassCamelia's...


Talking Heliogabalus Or The Crowned Anarchist | Stephen Barber

This week, novelist, non-ficition author and professor of art and film, Stephe Barber, joins us to talk about about Heliogabalus or The Crowned Anarchist. Fully translated into English for the first time, this remarkable little book was written by avant garde theatre visionary, Antonin Artaud, and is ostensibly based on the two year reign of a teenage emperor that history records as little more than an orgy of sex and violence. However it is also Artaud exploring power, and magic, and...


The Book of Life | Solo Show

In the July solo show, we look at the possibly bright future of the novel and what thriving independent expression might look like in an era of endless reboots and comic book films. The only show notes this week is a short film from the featured musician at the end.


Talking Backwoods Witchcraft | Jake Richards

This week we are speaking with Appalachian conjure doctor, Jake Richards. Jake is the author of the recently released Backwoods Witchcraft. We talk family lineages, magical landscapes, tending family graveyards, witchcraft initiations and all things Appalachian folklore. Great stuff. Show Notes Backwoods Witchcraft: Conjure and Folk Magic from AppalachiaJake's blog.Jake on TwitterJake on InstagramJake on Facebook


Talking Creativity and Place | Zola Jesus

This week, we welcome to the show, producer singer songwriter, Nika Danilova, aka Zola Jesus. Nika has released five albums over the last decade or so and in 2017 moved back onto family land in Wisconsin and built a cabin in the woods. She also played Dark Mofo down here in Tasmania last year so we have some overlaps or similarities that led to a really fruitful discussion about creativity and place in a post-materialist context. We also talk cities as habitats, structured and unstructured...


Talking Brazen Vessel | Scarlet Imprint

The amazing Alkistis Dimech and Peter Grey return to the show on the occasion of their latest Scarlet Imprint release, Brazen Vessel. This new book is a collection of both of their writings on witchcraft, Lucifer, the grimoires, embodiment and Babalon. And those are the subjects of our discussion. Enjoy! Show Notes Buy Brazen Vessel.Scarlet ImprintScarlet Imprint on Twitter.Scarlet Imprint on Instagram.Alkistis on Twitter.Alkistis on Instagram.Alkistis's website.Video from the book...


Talking Desire and Embodiment | Langston Kahn

This week we welcome back to the show the only and only Langston Kahn. Langston is a shamanic practitioner based out of New York. He joins us to explore the overlapping subjects of desire, embodiment and the shadow. An excellent chat! Show Notes The Metaphysics of Desire - Langston and my 3-day workshop in New York in SeptemberLangston's website and newsletter


Talking Astrology in H2 2019 | Austin Coppock

Is it the end of H1 already? Why, yes. Yes it is. And that can only mean one thing! Astrologer in residence, Austin Coppock, returns to talk us through what the sky has in store for us for the second half of 2019. Essential listening. Show Notes Austin's websiteAustin's PatreonAustin on Twitter


Spirit Contact is Easy | Solo Show

Slight delay to this week's episode, for reasons that are explained in it. But this week, we explore the potentially contentious statement that spirit contact is, in fact, easy. These solo shows are in danger of becoming an accidental series. Note: I'm travelling for the next month so new episodes and blog posts may be less reliable. Check me out on Twitter or check out the Rune Soup Facebook page for more details or last minute updates.


Talking Talismanic Magic | Kaitlin Coppock

This week, we are speaking with my good friend, Kaitlin Coppock. Kaitlin is the owner of Sphere and Sundry, an online-store-meets-ritual-art-project dedicated to expertly elected talismanic materia. So of course, we talk talismans, as well as how or why they might work, in addition to astrology in general, while sharing a few thoughts on its current moment of cultural prominence. Great stuff! Show Notes Sphere and SundryKaitlin on TwitterSphere and Sundry on InstagramSphere and Sundry...


Talking Ingo Swann | Brian Lord

This week, we welcome to the show Brian Lord. Brian is a graduate student in psychology, a special collections archivist and Masters student at the University of West Georgia. He joins us today to talk about the legendary Ingo Swann, as well as the complete, unpublished Ingo Swann manuscript he discovered in the archive and went on to publish. Great stuff! Show Notes Psychic Literacy and the Coming Psychic RenaissanceIngo Swann Collection at the University of West Georgia


Talking Afterlife Experiences | Elizabeth Krohn

This week, in what is probably one of my favourite ever episodes, we welcome to the show Elizabeth Krohn. Elizabeth, along with Dr Jeff Kripal, is the author of Changed in a Flash, which is the story of her being struck by lightning, dying and returning from the afterlife very much changed. A truly fascinating discussion. Enjoy. Show Notes Elizabeth's book, Changed in a FlashElizabeth on Facebook


Talking Maya Wisdom and Ceremony | Gabriela Jurosz-Landa

This week we speak to anthropologist, writer, teacher and Maya shaman-priestess, Gabriela Jurosz-Landa. Gabriela is the author of Transcendent Wisdom of the Maya and she joins us today to talk about Maya cosmology, ceremony and understanding of time. Show Notes Gabriela's website Transcendent Wisdom of the MayaGabriela's Facebook group


Talking UFOs, Technology and Religion | Dr Diana Walsh Pasulka

This week, we welcome back to the show one of my favourite guests from last year, Dr Diana Walsh Pasulka. Diana is chair of the Philosophy and Religion Department at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and joins us today to discuss her recent book, American Cosmic. We explore interacting with off-planet intelligences and what such practices might actually do to you; as well as meaning and synchronicity; and how contact events become religious over time. Fascinating stuff! Show...


Talking 'The Flip' | Dr Jeffrey Kripal

This week, we welcome back to the show Dr Jeffrey Kripal to talk about his latest book, The Flip. Dr Kripal holds the J. Newton Rayzor Chair in Philosophy and Religious Thought at Rice University and is the associate director of the Center for Theory and Research at Esalen. The Flip is a fascinating exploration of what happens when hard scientists or medical professionals encounter something anomalous or out of place within their materialist framework and then... flip. Along the way we...


Talking Traditional Witchcraft and Animism | Lee Morgan

This week, we are joined by author, traditional witch and fellow southern Tasmanian, Lee Morgan. In this free-ranging, in-person discussion, we explore the elusive challenge of definitions, restoring the imaginal to prominence, responding to and with place, self-censorship and UPG, and a whole lot more. Good times. Show Notes Lee's author pageLee's websiteLee on Facebook


How And Why To Do Mushrooms - Solo Show

This month's solo show is fairly self-explanatory, to be honest.


Talking Plant Cognition and Communication | Dr Monica Gagliano

This week we welcome to the show Dr Monica Gagliano. Dr Gagliano is an evolutionary ecologist and the author of the fantastic book, Thus Spoke The Plant. We chat about her experiences running experiments on plant communication and cognition, as well as her experiences learning from and with both indigenous plant teachers and plant spirits themselves around the world. Very much my jam. Show Notes Thus Spoke The PlantMonica's WebsiteMonica on TwitterMonica giving the keynote at Bioneers...