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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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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

Chris Bennett on Cannabis, Magickal Herbs and the Occult

6/14/2018
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Cannabis and other psychoactive plants held a vital role in the Occult arts of Alchemy and Magic — and were employed in ritual initiations of certain secret societies. Cannabis also played a pivotal role in medieval and Renaissance magic, appearing in many grimoire recipes. Earlier in history, magical herbs were a cornerstone of ancient shamanism, Jewish & Persian mysticism, and even Classic Gnosticism (perhaps later surviving in the Knights Templar and Assassin traditions). We thread the...

Duration:01:15:19

Gary Lachman on Magick & Power in the Age of Trump

6/6/2018
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Behind the unlikely rise of Donald Trump lie occult forces that still shape his rule. We take an expansive look at these various movements and ideologies: New Thought, Meme Magic, Julius Evola & Traditionalism, Chaos Magic, and more. This exploration faces the rise of chaos gods from ancient Egypt, postmodern mysticism, and Randian superheroes. What’s more, we find that radical magical thinking informs today Russian and other European politics. And does the Left have a metaphysical answer or...

Duration:01:27:04

Laurence Caruana on Visionary Art & Sacred Codes

5/29/2018
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Visionary art is a prime tool to harness higher consciousness and draw revelations from the imaginal realms. It is a form of Gnosis or “visionary seeing.” We discover the approaches and history of visionary seeing, from William Blake to HR Giger, from ancient Egyptian Mysticism to Renaissance magic. This exploration includes the maps to the divine found in Gnostic texts like the Secret Book of John, Neoplatonic theurgy, and Eastern ecstatic meditation. In the end, you will gain the sacred...

Duration:01:10:57

Jason Louv on John Dee and Enochian Magick

5/17/2018
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Get ready for a comprehensive overview of John Dee’s life and work— including the sage’s scientific achievements, intelligence and spy work, imperial strategizing, and Enochian Magick. This establishes John Dee as a singular force and driver of Western history, as well as a profound influence on modern occultism. Our exploration of Dee’s legacy includes the magical innovations of Aleister Crowley and the manic genius of Jack Parsons. From making contact with Babalon to the coming of new...

Duration:01:15:34

Frank Divita on The Nature and Origins of the Archons

5/9/2018
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We face the disturbing truths about the Demiurge and his Archons — in Gnostic Gospels and beyond. Could the battle between man and Archon transpire not just across history but the universe itself? Could the Archons be more mechanistic than ever thought of before, surging in today’s technocracy for one final conquest? We find this and more out, weaving in innovations to the concepts of karma, UFOs, Egyptian mysticism, and the dying/rising godman. Ultimately, we gain a spark of hope in...

Duration:01:28:52

Mitch Horowitz on Gnostic and New Age America

5/1/2018
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Despite these times of ignorance and anger, alternative spiritualities are surging in America. People are increasingly seeking the benefits of Gnosis and engaging heavily with New Age. Can Gnostic philosophy work in modern times? What are the benefits and challenges of the New Age movement as a whole – like appropriation and merchandising? We find all of this and more, including understanding modern manifestations of occultism like meme magic. Lastly, we recap the Gnostic America Conference...

Duration:01:13:45

Gary Lachman on the Lost Knowledge of the Imagination

4/23/2018
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Imagination is a core aspect of being human — allowing us to create, innovate, and enter higher states of consciousness. However, modernity and scientism have sidelined imagination, replacing our ability to experience greater truths with mechanistic thinking. For the sake of a better future, we must once again leverage the power of imagination as the great minds and movements of the past did so well. The benefits of tapping into the imaginal are supported by both ancient philosophies and the...

Duration:01:29:38