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A weekly podcast about magic, culture and the paranormal. Coming to you from Tasmania

A weekly podcast about magic, culture and the paranormal. Coming to you from Tasmania


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A weekly podcast about magic, culture and the paranormal. Coming to you from Tasmania




Talking Yagé, Ayahuasca, Spirits and Ecology | Jonathon Miller Weisberger

Ethnobotanist, ecologist, author and teacher Jonathon Miller Weisberger joins us this week. We talk about growing up in Ecuador, living among various Amazonian nations, ecology, eco-spirituality, environmental activism and the difference between ayahuasca and yagé -among many, many other topics (including being dispatched by Terence McKenna to buy a paddleboat). This is an amazing and lengthy chat which I have wanted to have since reading Jonathon's book, Rainforest Medicine, a few years...


Talking Playing Card Divination | Camelia Elias

One of our most popular returning guests joins us again this week. Denmark's very own Queen of Swords is back to talk about the latest book in her Read Like The Devil series, which is about something near and dear to my own heart (and diamonds), fortune telling with playing cards! So we discuss the in's and out's of the various suits, how significators work in playing card readings, which questions might be better 'suited' to playing cards and which ones to tarot, which spreads play to...


Talking Fortune Telling, Creativity and Lenormand | Colin Alexander

This week, my Fortune's Fools cohost and Lenormand deck artist, Colin Alexander joins the show. Inevitably, we discuss fortune telling, and Madame Lenormand herself, as well as creativity, growing up weird in the 90s, comics and that other magical comic creator from the Glasgow area you may or may not have heard of. And, naturally, because we are launching a live video show in a couple of days, this one is best consumed on YouTube, but you can certainly download it here instead. One thing...


Talking Automatic Writing | Michael Sandler

Life coach, author, teacher, athlete and host of the Inspire Nation show, Michael Sandler is our guest this week. Michael joins us to discuss his latest book, AWE: The Automatic Writing Experience. Along the way, we also explore different forms of spirit contact, what it's like to have had two Near Death Experiences, the importance of ceremony, sweat lodges and -topic du jour for the premium members- angels and how to contact them. Quick note if you’re listening to the audio version, this...


Talking Vedic Astrology and Magic | Freedom Cole

Author, teacher, and Vedic Astrologer Freedom Cole joins us this week for a deep dive into the astrology of India and the Indian experience of what we call magic. Along the way we discuss yoga, Ayurveda, the chakras and how to save a farm from bushfires by summoning a dragon. Super fun chat. Show Notes Science of Light vol 1 vol 2Science of LightFreedom's consultation siteFreedom's YouTube channel


Talking The Spirit and Intelligence of Water | Veda Austin

Artist, researcher and author Veda Austin joins us this week. She talks us through her healing journey with water, as well as some of the amazing artwork she creates from and with water. Along the way, we discuss what water actually is, that it is far stranger than we typically realise and the implications of living in a world which responds to our thoughts and emotions. Please note: This is a very visual episode, as Veda takes us through some of the art that informs her upcoming book, The...


Talking Islamic Folk Magic | Bint Al-Shalabiya

Artist, performer, musician, magician and teacher Bint Al-Shalabiya joins us this week. We talk about growing up Muslim in America in the 9/11 years, the importance of travel as a teacher, art, astrological and image magic, shared ayahuasca jungle encounters and the world of Islamic folk magic. Really great chat. Enjoy! Show Notes Bint's websiteBint's PatreonBint on InstagramUpcoming Intro to Islamic Magic course


Talking Catacomb Saints, Cats and Desert Dwelling | Dr Paul Koudounaris

This week, we welcome to the show Dr Paul Koudounaris, art historian, photographer, explorer and member of the order of good death. Paul is the author of multiple books including Empire of Death, Heavenly Bodies and, most recently, A Cat's Tale: A Journey Through Feline History, which he co-authored with his cat, Baba. Paul joins us today to talk about catacomb saints, death rites, the impact of cats on the development of civilisation and people who mine jade under the instruction of...


Talking Shamanism, Animism & Community Building | Langston Kahn

This week, we welcome back to the show good friend and one of our most popular returning guests, Langston Kahn. Langston is a shaman, educator and community leader. And now he can also add author to that list, because he joins us today on the occasion of the launch of his excellent first book, Deep Liberation: Shamanic Tools For Reclaiming Wholeness In A Culture Of Trauma. Show Notes Deep Liberation: Get the bookLangston's website Free online book launch party and on January 19th...


Talking Music, Ceremony & Psychedelic Assisted Therapy | Tania de Jong AM

This week, we welcome to the show Tania de Jong. Tania is a soprano, social entrepreneur, business woman, professional speaker and member of the Order of Australia among many other things. She has also founded several highly successful charities that have brought thousands of people together to heal through music and singing. Tania’s most recent charity is Mind Medicine Australia, which is helping to bring psychedelics into the fields of mental health and social well being. A great chat for...


New Year's Special with Conner Habib

Cometh the hour, cometh the traditional new year special guest! Conner Habib joins us once again for a 2020 retrospective and a deep and thoughtful engagement with 2021: Politics, health, agency, meaning, desire. All that great stuff. This was a livestreamed discussion so you can download the audio version here or watch along over on the YouTube channel. Enjoy! Show Notes Patreon for Conner's podcast, Against Everyone with Conner Habib.Conner on Twitter


Solo Show - Recapitulation

A brief solo show this month to finish up our accidental series on time with a practical technique you can use to move forward into 2021 with greater coherence and optimism. Have a wonderful Christmas and I will see you on January 2nd at 3pm New York time when we return with a live recording of Conner Habib and my traditional new year's episode. Click through to YouTube and hit the bell icon. (Members and patrons can join the call live.)


H1 2021 Astrological Forecast | Austin Coppock

Cometh the hour, cometh the astrologer! This week, we welcome back Austin Coppock for a super-sized discussion of the first half of 2021, followed by a spirited Q&A session with the members and patrons who joined us. We also kick the show off with Rev. Danny Nemu who explains this year's decolonising Christmas fundraiser, which is for a Brazilian reforestation project with at least one twist. Enjoy! (Note: This is a video discussion. The replay is available at YouTube or...


Talking Mythic Time | Swapcast with The Heart is a Cauldron

Another swapcast for you this week! With the amazing Kathryn Fink -coach, healer, magical practitioner and host of The Heart is a Cauldron. We talk about mythic time, breaking time, how time tries to break you, decolonisation and a return to right relation. Great stuff. Super fun conversation. Show Notes The Heart is a Cauldron podcast pageThe Heart is a Cauldron on PatreonKathryn's coaching pageKathryn on Instagram


Talking Lenormand, Fortune Telling and Deck Design | Ryan Edward

This week we welcome to the show Ryan Edward. Ryan is an artist, designer and deck creator. In fact he is responsible for one of my favourite Lenormand decks, the Maybe Lenormand. He joins us today to talk us through the process of deck creation, how design informs fortune telling function, the story of the Lenormand cards through time, the difference between divination and fortune telling and what it was like growing up in a funeral home. Super fun chat. Show Notes Get the Maybe...


Talking Creativity, Tarot and Ayahuasca | Lucy Delics

This week, we are joined by artist and adventurer, Lucy Delics. Originally from England, Lucy has lived all over the world and currently lives in the Cusco area of the Peruvian Andes where she created The Visionary Path Tarot. Lucy joins us today to talk about finding one's creative voice, making art with plant medicines, healing personal and ancestral traumas and living in Peru. Great stuff! Show Notes Get The Visionary Path Tarot.Lucy and her husband's website and blogLucy on Instagram


Talking Skepticism and Theories of Mind | Mitch Horowitz and Richard Smoley

This week, adding to our growing number of triple-header interviews, we welcome back to the show Mitch Horowitz and welcome to the show for the first time Richard Smoley. Mitch, as regular listeners would be aware, is a public intellectual and occult historian with an expertise in New Thought. Richard is a writer, editor and public speaker specialising in esoteric thought. He is the author of numerous books including the classic (and one of my personal favourites) The Dice Game of...


Talking Platonism, Whitehead and Panpsychism | Matthew D. Segall

This week we are joined by philosopher, professor and speaker, Matt Segall. We discuss Platonism vs Neoplatonism, theories of mind and the natural world, and how it is we can or might know anything at all. A really rich and thought-provoking conversation. Show Notes Matt's website, Footnotes to PlatoMatt's YouTube channelMatt on Twitter


Talking Sanctuary, Fugitive Spaces and Post-Activism | Dr Bayo Akomolafe

This week, we welcome to the show Dr Bayo Akomolafe. Bayo is a psychologist, educator and philosopher working and playing principally in the fields of decoloniality and ecology. He joins us today for a very special episode to celebrate the culmination of the premium member course on Custodianship, to talk about making sanctuary, fugitive spaces and post activism. "What if the way we respond to crisis is part of the crisis?" Show Notes Bayo Akomolafe's website Bayo's essay, The Allegory...


Talking Cartomancy and Homesteading | Coffee and Divination Swapcast

Another swapcast this week, with the lovely Joanna Farrer of Coffee and Divination. We talk to each other about our shared love of tarot: where it began, when it began, best approaches, that sort of thing. And we also talk about homesteading and navigating right relation with both land and home spirits. Two of my very favourite things. Oh, and if you're reading this in your podcatcher, I should tell you we did this as a video recording. Show Notes Coffee and DivinationJoanna Farrer's...