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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 Ecology, Climate and Hope | Charles Eisenstein

This week, we welcome to the show philosopher and public intellectual, Charles Eisenstein. Charles is the author of a number of important books including Sacred Economics and The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible. He joins us today to talk about his most recent book, Climate: A New Story. Along the way we tackle many challenging and thorny topics, such as solutionism, polarisation, despair and how to best think with our ecological crisis so that we may return to...


Talking the Dreamtime and Understanding Country | Munya Andrews

This week we welcome to the show speaker, educator, lawyer, anthropologist, activist and Bardi woman, Munya Andrews. Munya joins us for an exploration of the concepts in her book, Journey into Dreamtime, as well as related notions in ecology, politics and philosophy. Excellent stuff! Show Notes Munya's website, Evolve CommunitiesMunya's book, Journey into Dreamtime.Munya's webinar on The Dreamtime


Talking An Excellent Booke | Dr Alexander Cummins

Dr Al Cummins returns to the show to talk about his upcoming publication, An Excellent Booke of the Arte of Magick -a 16th century English grimoire written by colonial explorers and navigators, Sir Humphrey Gilbert and John Davis. Along the way we talk necromancy, spirits and Empire, and scrying. A superb chat. Show Notes Preorder page for An Excellent BookeAl's websiteAl's Instagram


Talking Microdosing, Placebo and Agency | Vince Polito

Cognitive science researcher, Vince Polito, joins us this week to speak about microdosing, psychedelics in a clinical setting, and the direction and implications of this sort of work for our understanding of the human mind. School is in! Except this time I am paying attention. Show Notes Vince's websiteVince on Twitter Vince's microdosing study Classic psychedelics: An integrative review of epidemiology, therapeutics, mystical experience, and brain network function And finally, Gordon's...


Talking Your 2020 Mindset | Conner Habib

The one and only Conner Habib returns for our traditional New Years discussion. Necromancy, witchcraft and whiteness, manufactured outrage, dialectical materialism and how to free yourself from the clutches of neoliberalism. Just what the time of year called for! Show Notes Conner on PatreonConner on TwitterLynn Margulis episode of Against Everyone.


Talking The Books of St Cyprian | José Leitão

For our Christmastide special, José Leitão returns to the show. He joins us to talk about the imminent release of his latest book, Opuscula Cypriani, folk magic and witchcraft in Portugal, and all things St Cyprian. Splendid stuff. Show Notes Preorder Opuscula Cypriani.José on PatreonJosé on AcademiaJosé's presentation in Kiev


Talking Brexit's Aeonics and Archetypes | Paul Weston

This week, we have a very special (emergency?) edition of Storytime with Paul. Glastonbury psychogeographer extraordinaire, Paul Weston, returns to the show to talk through some of the mythic, archetypal and historic resonances to the recent British election and the looming inevitability of Brexit. Great stuff, as ever. Show Notes Paul's website and toursPaul's YouTube channelPaul on Twitter


H1 2020 Astrological Forecast | Austin Coppock

It's that time of half-year again! This is the audio-only version of the H1 2020 live video forecast. You can also watch the replay and/or donate to the Christmas fundraiser here. Enjoy!


Talking Tantra, Baphomet and Chakras | Phil Hine

The one and only Phil Hine joins us this week for a wide-ranging discussion on tantra, magical experimentation, the history and proper understanding of chakras, the benefits of terrorising yourself and what he has learned over a metaphysical career spanning more than 35 years. Enjoy! Show Notes Hine's Varieties: Chaos and BeyondEnfolding.orgPhil on Twitter Singing to the Goddess: Poems to Kali and Uma from Bengal A Poem at the Right Moment: Remembered Verses from Premodern South India...


Talking Creation, Faërie and Facing 2020 | Dr Becca Tarnas

Return of the Queen! The one and only Becca Tarnas joins us again as we dive deeper than ever before into Tolkien's notion of Faërie, Middle Earth's Creation story, and how the man himself understood creative acts. And, because we are almost at the end of the year, we take what we have learned from this journey into Middle Earth and transform it into some guidelines and inspiration for facing 2020 with our minds on hope and mutual flourishing. Show Notes Journey to the Imaginal Realm: A...


Talking Magic and Fiction | The Invisibles and Providence | Christopher Knowles

This week, the one and only Christopher Knowles returns to the show for amazing mega-discussion around the macro subject of writing about magic, how writing is magic and generally 'magic and this thing we call fiction'. The principal texts we use to frame this chat are Grant Morrison's legendary series, The Invisibles, and Alan Moore's Providence. Both of these you can read in their entirety for free by following the links in the Show Notes. Super fun stuff. Show Notes The Secret...


Halloween Special: Talking Spirits and Ouija | Mitch Horowitz

Season of the Mitch! This week, we are very excited to welcome back author, speaker and historian, Mitch Horowitz to the show. Being Halloween, we explore why this occult revival might be different, we look at the history of Spiritualism, we swap adolescent Ouija board stories and finish off with a little, light Satanism. Excellent stuff. Happy Halloween, all! Show Notes Mitch's websiteMitch on Twitter The Miracle Club


Talking Plant Spirits, Scientism and Colonialism | Danny Nemu

The reverend Danny Nemu returns to the show for a fiery and important chat about neocolonialism, plant spirits, modern medicine, ancient medicine, spirit logic and all that very good stuff. Be sure to check out the show notes for the presentation that inspired our discussion. Enjoy! Show Notes Prejudice and Neo-colonialism in the Academic study of AyahuascaDanny's website Danny's book, Neuro-ApocalypseDanny on Twitter


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...