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Aeon Byte is an initiation-by-conversation into the dark corners of myth, magic and meaning; a crash course in cult, culture and conspiracy; a virtuous virus invoking and informing history, holiness and heresy. Each week your host Miguel Conner commandeers your connection to bring the most accepted and rejected scholars and provocateurs to your attention. Fun, compelling, and deeply weird, this is the blow-your-mind cocktail party conversation you always wanted to listen in on.

Aeon Byte is an initiation-by-conversation into the dark corners of myth, magic and meaning; a crash course in cult, culture and conspiracy; a virtuous virus invoking and informing history, holiness and heresy. Each week your host Miguel Conner commandeers your connection to bring the most accepted and rejected scholars and provocateurs to your attention. Fun, compelling, and deeply weird, this is the blow-your-mind cocktail party conversation you always wanted to listen in on.
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Aeon Byte is an initiation-by-conversation into the dark corners of myth, magic and meaning; a crash course in cult, culture and conspiracy; a virtuous virus invoking and informing history, holiness and heresy. Each week your host Miguel Conner commandeers your connection to bring the most accepted and rejected scholars and provocateurs to your attention. Fun, compelling, and deeply weird, this is the blow-your-mind cocktail party conversation you always wanted to listen in on.

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Tobias Churton on the Spiritual Meaning of the Sixties

12/8/2018
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We uncover the spiritual meaning that fueled the artistic, political, and social revolutions of the 1960s. This includes investigating the Gnostic, Hermetic, and Occult influences of that decade. From John Lennon’s understanding of Gnosticism to Pink Floyd’s marketing of Gnosis, we leave no acid-soaked unturned. Ultimately, we find out what went wrong with the Sixties, at the same time distilling insights that might rejuvenate our colorless times. Astral Guest — Tobias Churton, author of...

Duration:01:18:14

Tracy Twyman, Alex Rivera, Occult Fan & Vanessa Kindell on Heretics Anonymous 1 & 2

12/5/2018
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As requested by many, behold the audio version of the first two episodes of our YouTube Live series, Heretics Anonymous. What is Heretics Anonymous? It’s a more organic, conversational, and roundtable manifestation of Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio. Get ready for high weirdness and Gnosis on Red Bull with these august guests: For members, you get almost three hours of liberating heresy on various current and perennial topics. Nothing was scripted or edited, and everything was allowed. Hope you...

Duration:01:44:21

Jason Reza Jorjani on Persian Gnosticism

11/27/2018
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Persian culture and Zoroastrianism are main but often-ignored foundations of Western Culture. Also overlooked are the profound Gnostic ideas in the primordial teachings of Zarathustra. Persian Gnosticism permeated religious history for thousands of years across Eurasia, manifesting as a threat to orthodoxy with such movements as Manichaeism, Zurvanism, Mazdakism, and Sufism. We explore this heretical stream, as well as the rich tradition of Persian magic and folklore — culminating with...

Duration:01:13:59

Michael Feeley on Ancient Codes, Anunnaki and Unmasking the Archons

11/17/2018
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Let’s find the men behind all curtains that have kept humanity enslaved for millennia. From ancient Egypt to Sumer to the face on Mars, from the Anunnaki to the Illuminati to modern banking cartels — we expose the alien forces that pull the strings of all world governments and religions across history. This quest of astrotheology, revelation, and sacred geometry also reveals the ancient codes that can awaken us to a cosmic destiny written in the very stars. Astral Guest — Michael Feeley,...

Duration:01:13:01

Susan Chang on Tarot Magic and Correspondences

11/7/2018
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We explore the images, associations, and myths that have allowed the tarot to resonate across many centuries and cultures – as well as the astrological, elemental, and Kabbalistic correspondences woven into every deck. Ultimately, what you will discover is the mystic components of the tarot that allow you to live a magical life and embrace a path of liberating self-knowledge. Astral Guest— T. Susan Chang, author of Tarot Correspondences: Ancient Secrets for Everyday Readers, as well as...

Duration:01:09:49

Scott and Christian Smith on a Gnostic View of Death, the Afterlife, and Embodiment

10/29/2018
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It’s our Halloween Special and Harvest Season extravaganza! So why not discuss the notions of death, the afterlife, and embodiment, from a Gnostic perspective? Why not scare up the parallel topics of reincarnation, demon-possession, and talking to spirits? Our heretical group discussion will cover all of this and more, from confronting the reality of the Demiurge to speculating whether our pets get into the Pleroma — and so much in between. Astral Guests — Christian Smith and Scott Smith,...

Duration:01:17:51

Lee Gerrard-Barlow on Mesmerism and Defeating Fate

10/21/2018
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Mesmerism is considered the precursor to hypnotism, but in reality it is an esoteric discipline of consciousness-expansion that draws from many ancient traditions such as Hermeticism, Kabbalah, and Gnosticism. Mesmerism calls upon inner and outer presences that unlock the divine potential of the universe and beyond. We understand the history, philosophy, and gifts of Mesmerism, and how it is once again rising in the West. And we also explore the unique way the Gnostics and other mesmeric...

Duration:01:13:12

Moon Laramie on Greta Garbo, Theosophy, and Becoming Self-Actualized

10/14/2018
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Beyond one of the greatest movie stars in history, Greta Garbo was a living embodiment of self-actualization, reaching peak experiences, and the Gnostic Sophia herself. She was also a secret occultist, Theosophist, and activist who rubbed shoulders with famed mystics of the 20th century. From battling archons in Hollywood to plotting against Adolf Hitler to transcending mundane matter, we deeply explore the very remarkable soul that was Garbo. Astral Guest -- Moon Laramie, author of Spirit...

Duration:01:14:42

Eric Wargo on Precognition and Tim Loops

10/4/2018
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We explore the principles that allow the future to affect the present, and the present to affect the past, without causing paradox. We also deconstruct the powerful taboos that, for centuries, have kept mainstream science from taking phenomena like retrocausation and precognition seriously. This leads us to understand we are four-dimensional creatures that sometimes get caught in time loops. To fully decipher the transcendent Gnosis of remembering the future, we look at the lives and visions...

Duration:01:13:37

Patrice Chaplin on Lucifer, Ancient Meteorites and Astral Portals

9/23/2018
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Could Lucifer actually be an entity from beyond the stars, and not an archetype or spiritual ideal? Could astral portals in the Iberian Peninsula provide seekers with high states of awareness? These possibilities are found in a writer’s remarkable journey, which also encountered a secret society — preserved since antiquity — that influenced illustrious figures such as Salvador Dali, Jean Cocteau, Otto Rahn, and Howard Hughes, and even Bérenger Saunière (the cryptic priest of...

Duration:01:15:02

Robert Bonomo on the Tarot and the 21 Faces of God

9/13/2018
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A new film takes viewers on an evocative journey through the paths of divinity – using the Tarot as an archetypal map. This visionary work draws heavily from the wisdom of the Gnostics, Alchemists, Hermetics, CG Jung, Joseph Campbell, and more. Beyond an exploration of human apotheosis, the movie finds cultural solutions in an age of trickster trump cards and the disintegration of traditional socio-political models. Astral Guest — Robert Bonomo, writer and director of The 21 Faces of God,...

Duration:01:22:25

John Munter on Hidden meanings and structure in the Gospel of Thomas

9/3/2018
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Scholars generally argue that the Gospel of Thomas is a loose collection of saying, a kinda “great hits” of early Christianity. Instead, what if this text was a coherent and a graduate mystery school course on attaining the higher self. We explore this argument, including other Gnostic Gospels that tie into a parallel stream of ancient secrets, including Dialogue with Savior, the First Apocalypse of James, and the Gospel of Philip. All these ideas point to the possibility Jesus survived the...

Duration:01:19:12

Steve Dee on Gnosticism, Heresy, and Chaos Magic in the Digital Age

8/23/2018
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Are Left-Hand Path traditions amplified or constrained in the online universes? Is Gnosis more available in a digital time of fluid identities or harder to attain in cyberlands of mob censorship? We take an in-depth exploration of these and other modern issues — including the whitewashing of past controversial figures, nonphysical esoteric communities, and the relevance of meme magic. In the end, spiritual liberation lies in questing back in history to encounter forgotten gods, forbidden...

Duration:01:13:02

Matthew Dillon on Modern Gnostic Cults and Figures

8/14/2018
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We explore the modern manifestations of Gnosticism on today’s culture. This includes such mercurial figures as David Icke, John Lamb Lash, and more, as well as fiery artists like Philip K. Dick, Grant Morrison, and more. This investigation leads us to deeply understanding our present times of paranoia, conspiracy theory, and polarization – a prediction and promise of the ancient Gnostics. We also get acquainted with the latest Gnostic scholarship — from the Nag Hammadi library to Mary...

Duration:01:18:54

Robert Conner on The Resurrection as Ghost Story & Ancient Necromancy

8/5/2018
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Could the folklore of ancient ghost stories be the basis for the resurrection accounts of the New Testament? This intriguing idea takes us into the heart of the magical folklore and necromantic practices of ancient Jews, Christians, and Pagans. From archeological evidence to the latest scholarship, we encounter a Greco-Roman world where the lines between the material and spiritual were very blurred — and this includes Paul’s Christ who might have been a supreme specter. Astral Guest —...

Duration:01:13:11

Stephen Flowers on The Left-Hand Path & the Brotherhood of Saturn

7/27/2018
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We quest for a profound understanding of the Left-Hand Path — from the ancient Gnostics to today’s Temple of Set. What accurately defines this Promethean ideology? What is being Luciferian in reality? Our exploration also focuses on an overlooked but influential secret society that draws directly from Classic Gnosticism: The Fraternitas Saturni (Brotherhood of Saturn). In the end, we contend that a lack of Left-Hand Path spirituality is what is dooming modern culture – and how to gain that...

Duration:01:19:12

Robert Price on The Gospel of Thomas

7/18/2018
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We thoroughly explore the origins, history, and doctrines of the Gospel of Thomas. This includes deciphering many of the sayings with the latest scholarship and theological insights. Is the Gospel of Thomas Gnostic? Did Eastern faiths like Buddhism and Hinduism influence its message? Can this text be relevant to today’s modern issues? Beyond the electrifying ideas of our guest, we provide a profound bonus from a hitherto unpublished interview with the late and great Acharya S on...

Duration:01:12:10

Scott and Chris Smith on Gnosticism, God & the Meaning of Life

7/10/2018
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We provide an edgy and soul-provoking group discussion on several deep topics – relating them to the Gnostic worldview. What are the origins of life and what is the nature of the various divine entities? Is there such a thing as free will? Our dialogue also includes the notions of consciousness, the failure of scientism, and the Archons (as our alien overlords). Lastly, we speculate on the solutions to smashing the Black Iron Prison and renewing the human mind. Astral Guests — Christian...

Duration:01:16:15

Eric Wilson on Gnostic Literature, Cosmic Depression & Replicant Salvation (Anniversary Special!)

7/2/2018
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Yes, it’s our anniversary special! We celebrate with a new and remarkable work of fiction that covers many of the themes of Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio. We also reflect on the past and speculate on the future of this podcast in these Gnostic times. Beyond this, we address some of the main incarnations of modern Gnosticism including the works of David Lynch, Philip K. Dick, Cormac McCarthy, and more. The escape from the Prison Planet continues. Astral Guest — Eric G. Wilson, author of Polaris...

Duration:01:20:21

Stuart Douglas on the Gnosis of Philip K. Dick and CG Jung

6/22/2018
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Two chief Gnostic revealers of modern times are Philip K. Dick and CG Jung. We parallel and contrast their lives, visions, cosmologies, and prophecies. Above these two giants of mystic heresy, we encounter and experience the sanity-destroying figure of Abraxas. By delving into Dick’s The Exegesis and Jung’s The Red Book, the labyrinth that is existence opens up to the discovery of the soul and the truth of sensible reality. Astral Guest — Stuart Douglas, author of The Apocalypse of the...

Duration:01:17:13