Jesse Waugh Radio-logo

Jesse Waugh Radio

Special Interest >

Jesse Waugh's The Great Work is a blog and radio program dedicated to investigating and interpreting the iconography, iconology, and symbolism of visual art in an attempt to understand and discern its Meaning.

Jesse Waugh's The Great Work is a blog and radio program dedicated to investigating and interpreting the iconography, iconology, and symbolism of visual art in an attempt to understand and discern its Meaning.
More Information


London, United Kingdom


Jesse Waugh's The Great Work is a blog and radio program dedicated to investigating and interpreting the iconography, iconology, and symbolism of visual art in an attempt to understand and discern its Meaning.







Sean Alger enlightens Jesse Waugh on methods which have been used to co-opt authentic discoveries of the truth behind covert government operations - including spelling out how Jesse's own NUKE LIES video and forum were "paralleled" by agents seeking to control information and confuse interested parties.


Sue McDougall - Art, Mind, Magic & Industry

Sue McDougall is an artist based in Hastings, in Southern England. She works in a variety of media including paint, resin, plastics, fabric and papier-mâché and have been influenced by artists who have chosen to work in unconventional and abject materials. Visit Sue's website at and check out her art-related blog at Artelogical. Watch on YouTube:


Andrew Phillip Smith - Lost Teachings of The Cathars

Andrew Phillip Smith is the author of several books and articles on Gnosticism, early Christianity and esoterica. His books include A Dictionary of Gnosticism, The Gnostics: History • Tradition • Scriptures • Influence, The Lost Sayings of Jesus: Annotated & Explained, Gnostic Writings on the Soul: Annotated & Explained, and The Gospel of Philip: Annotated & Explained. He's also editor of The Gnostic: A Journal of Gnosticism, Western Esotericism and Spirituality. More about Andrew Phillip...


Tracy Twyman - Baphomet: The Temple Mystery Unveiled

Tracy R. Twyman is an American non-fiction author, born on August 28, 1978 in Kansas City, Missouri. She writes about esoteric history. Her most well-known books include Clock Shavings, The Merovingian Mythos, Solomon’s Treasure, and Money Grows on the Tree of Knowledge. Her latest is Baphomet: The Temple Mystery Unveiled, co-written with Alexander Rivera of The Before writing books, she made a name for herself as the Editor and Publisher of a highly unique magazine entitled...


Jim Thomsen - John Frum Cargo Cult First Hand Account

PLEASE HELP SUPPORT US AT PATREON Searching for John Frum: Quest for the True Story of the John Frum Movement: Is it really a Cargo Cult? By James Thomsen, Katie Thomsen Born and raised in Los Angeles, Jim Thomsen attended UCLA - studying mathematics and philosophy. His interest in mountaineering led him to start an outdoor company in 1972: Wilderness Experience. The company grew rapidly and completed a public stock offering in 1980. After owning two mountaineering retail stores and being...


Patrice Chaplin - Life and Death of Modigliani and The Pyrenean Portal

PLEASE HELP SUPPORT US AT PATREON Into the Darkness Laughing: The Story of Jeanne Hebuterne, Modigliani's Last Mistress By Patrice Chaplin Patrice Chaplin is an internationally renowned playwright and author who has published more than 27 books, plays, and short stories. Her most notable works include Albany Park, Siesta - which was made into a film starring Jodi Foster and Isabella Rossellini - Into the Darkness Laughing, Hidden Star, Night Fishing, and Death Trap. As a Bohemian in...


Garry Trompf - Cargo Cults and The Origin of Religion

PLEASE HELP SUPPORT US AT PATREON Hour 1: Millenarianist aspects of various world religions Hour 2: The Origin of Religion; John Frum; What are conspiracy theories; Cargo cults In Search of Origins: The Beginnings of Religion in Western Theory and Archaeological Practice By Garry Trompf Garry W. Trompf is Emeritus Professor in the History of Ideas in the Department of Studies in Religion at the University of Sydney, where he previously held a personal chair for ten years. He was educated...


Gavan Kearney - Responsible Aesthetics: Beauty versus Ugliness in Art

SUBSCRIBE TO LISTEN TO HOUR 2 Gavan Kearney is a well-known exponent of responsible aesthetics in art. Gavan's paintings range from portraiture, landscapes and group scenes to metaphysical and symbolically infused, otherworldly fantasies. Born in Cork, Ireland, Gavan relocated to London in the early 90's, where he took a degree in Fine Arts (with a Minor in Sonic Arts). Gavan is also a musician, and has been writing, recording and releasing music under the moniker Sand Snowman since 2005....


D. Jason Cooper - Mithras Rites and Initiation

SUBSCRIBE TO LISTEN TO THE 2ND HOUR OF THIS EPISODE HOUR 1 TOPICS: Mithras HistoryHOUR 2 TOPICS: History of conspiracy theory, Mithras rites and initiation By D. Jason Cooper Mithras: Mysteries and Inititation Rediscovered [Paperback] Red Wheel / Weiser D. Jason Cooper wrestled professionally twice and lost both times. He was born in Canada, grew up in the United States, and now lives in Australia. He has seven books to his credit, two of which are still available. These are Mithras:...


Alison Edwards - Artist and Painter

SUBSCRIBE TO LISTEN TO THE 2ND HOUR OF THIS SHOW Alison Edwards is a prominent painter in Glastonbury, England. She paints in a beautiful and fluid style, which is at times otherworldly and perhaps reminiscent of the Nabis, Impressionists and Neo-Impressionists, but with a freshness which places her paintings firmly in the New Age of Aquarius. We begin by discussing her background and influences. Check out Alison's work here. Watch on YouTube:


Tiara Budiendra - Fine Artist and Illustrator

SUBSCRIBE TO LISTEN TO THE 2ND HOUR OF THIS SHOW Tiara Budiendra is a Javanese fine artist and illustrator who employs color to great success. She recently completed a Masters degree in fine art at the University of Brighton in England - a course in which I was also enrolled. We begin discussing the Symbolism which is present in many of Tiara’s works. LISTEN TO HOUR 1 ON YOUTUBE:


Susan Fynes - Systems-Based Fine Artist

SUBSCRIBE TO LISTEN TO THE 2ND HOUR OF THIS SHOW This week we speak with artist Susan Fynes about her mezmerizing and intricate work. Following are images of Susan's work which are discussed in the interview. Individual works are described, then named for reference. Susan Fynes’ work is described as: “Complex systems and patterns which emerge via repetitive methods that often in themselves become examples of a personal test of human endurance.” Susan interests herself in the connection...


Episode 20: Brief Announcement

Brief Announcement Jan. 2016 Hello and Greetings Fellow Travellers! This first episode of 2016 is just a brief announcement that we at the The Great Work will now be attempting to produce a weekly broadcast which should be available every Friday. We are also introducing a ‘Members only’ section which will feature the second hour of each Great Work episode. Members can sign up for only $5 a month and cancel at any time. Although it may seem to be a simple process, extensive work goes into...


Harvey Kraft - The Buddha from Babylon

Today we discuss The Buddha from Babylon: The Lost History and Cosmic Vision of Siddhartha Gautama with author Harvey Kraft. Harvey Kraft is an American author, and a Spiritual Archeologist adept at interpreting ancient mythic language. Mr. Kraft’s new alternative biography of the historical Buddha titled The Buddha from Babylon is the culmination of 15 years of research into the Buddha’s lifetime and enlightened visions. The book is this year's double winner of the USA Best Book Awards for...

Elizabeth Baquedano on Tezcatlipoca - Aztec Gods and Iconography

Tezcatlipoca: Trickster and Supreme Deity University Press of Colorado Dr Elizabeth Baquedano is a world-renowned expert on Aztec culture and iconography, as well as a lecturer at University College London. She holds a PhD in Archaeology, has appeared on numerous programmes and documentaries, and recently won the highly prestigious Ohtli Award from the Government of Mexico, which is bestowed upon distinguished Mexicans working outside of Mexico. In this, our first interview with Elizabeth,...

Liliana Leopardi: Art & Alchemy at the Uffizi

Or listen to episode here: Liliana Leopardi joins us for an update on the Art & Alchemy exhibition at the Uffizi which ended last month in Florence. Liliana goes over the themes touched upon in the Italian-language-only exhibition catalogue, and reveals the inner workings of Medici alchemical experimentation leading up to the Age of Enlightenment. Also discussed is the relation of alchemy and religion to human sacrifice, as well as the fascinating history of the Wunderkammer, or Cabinet of...


The Torrigiani Tower of Athanor and The Path of Enlightenment

Torrigiani Gardens Tower of Athanor Entrance to the Oven Florence, Italy RADIO EPISODE In this special episode of The Great Work Radio we speak with the Marquis Vanni Torrigiani Malaspina, descendent of a long line of Florentine Italian noblemen who is one of the primary custodians of the beautiful Torrigiani Gardens in Florence. The Giardino Torrigiani is the largest privately held urban estate in Europe. Vanni takes us on the garden's Path of Enlightenment, gives us a thorough history...


Levannah Morgan: A Witch's Mirror - The Art of Making Magic

Circe This week we talk with author Levannah Morgan who has just released her newest book which is entitled "A Witch's Mirror - The Art of Making Magic". Levannah reveals some of the details of secret rituals in which she has taken part, as well as describing beautifully her experiences with practical witchcraft - a type of witchcraft which can be seen as more personal and less ritualistic. She discusses special magic having to do with experiencing the sea and its tides as an alternative -...


The Iconography of Baphomet: Julian Vayne and Nikki Wyrd

Julian Vayne Baphomet Nikki Wyrd Julian Vayne and Nikki Wyrd are the authors of The Book of Baphomet and the proprietors of Together we examine the iconography of the famous 19th century drawing of Baphomet by the French mystic Eliphas Levi. Julian and Nikki then go into the ideological significance of the concept of the god who they state represents the crux of universal balance. Links to their books can be found below, and also in the new Books section of the...


Monika Winiarczyk: Synagoga and Ecclesia

Monika Winiarcyzk is an art historian and PhD student at the University of Glasgow. One of the primary focuses of her study is an intriguing duo of statues which appear all over Central Europe. Taking form in statuary, stained glass, carvings, drawings, and paintings, Synagoga and Ecclesia are opposing personifications of Judaism and Christianity, respectively. Monika goes deep into the iconography and significance of the sacred pair, and explains their relevance to both the Medieval and...