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Occult of Personality features recorded interviews with scholars and teachers of western esotericism.

Occult of Personality features recorded interviews with scholars and teachers of western esotericism.
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Occult of Personality features recorded interviews with scholars and teachers of western esotericism.




Occultism and Traditionalism in Twentieth-Century Italy with Christian Giudice

Christian Giudice, a scholar of modern occultism and Traditionalism, joins us in podcast episode 185 to discuss his dissertation entitled Occultism and Traditionalism: Arturo Reghini and the Antimodern Reaction in Early Twentieth Century Italy. Christian Giudice is a PhD scholar at the University of Gothenburg. His thesis analyses the interaction between Modernity and its impact […]

Duration: 00:53:10

Mogg Morgan

Publisher, scholar, and author Mogg Morgan joins us in podcast episode 184 to discuss independent publishing house, Mandrake of Oxford, as well as his recent books Isis: Goddess of Egypt and India and Phi-Neter: Power of the Egyptian Gods. “Mogg Morgan is a publisher, writer, pagan practitioner, independent scholar & theorist. He was Wellcome research […]

Duration: 01:25:28

Peter Mark Adams

Peter Mark Adams, author of The Game of Saturn: Decoding the Sola-Busca Tarocchi, published by Scarlet Imprint, is our guest in podcast episode 183. The Game of Saturn is the first full length, scholarly study of the enigmatic Renaissance masterwork known as the Sola-Busca tarot. It reveals the existence of a pagan liturgical and ritual tradition […]

Duration: 01:03:58


Josephine McCarthy and Michael Sheppard of Quareia: A New School of Magic for the 21st Century join us in podcast episode 182. You can find Quareia online at Josephine McCarthy has appeared twice previously on the podcast to discuss her earlier books on exorcism and magic. She is the author of the Quareia course. […]

Duration: 01:12:40

Ryan J. Flynn – Masonic Artist

Masonic artist Ryan J. Flynn is our guest in podcast episode 181 to discuss his artwork, Freemasonry, and his Renaissance influences. You can find Ryan’s website at Ryan Flynn is a fine artist and graphic designer from New England. In 2006 Ryan studied painting and art history at the University of Richmond in Florence, […]

Duration: 00:42:18

Craig Williams – Entering the Desert

Craig Williams returns to the show in podcast episode 180 to talk about his most recent book Entering the Desert: Pilgrimage into the Hinterlands of the Soul, from Anathema Publishing. The landscape of the Soul is a feral hunting ground of shadows and light, each morphing into translucent bodies of nourishment or destruction, depending upon […]

Duration: 01:26:29

Flambeau Noir

Helene Arts and Justin Dickie join us to discuss the upcoming Flambeau Noir International Left Hand Path Conference 2017 that they’re hosting, which takes place in Ottawa, Canada the weekend of April 28-30. “This conference is dedicated to le Flambeau Noir (the Black Flame), and brings together iconoclasts and rebels with contemporary occult practice, philosophy, […]

Duration: 00:50:24

Frater Ashen Chassan

Ceremonial magician extraordinaire Frater Ashen Chassan returns to the podcast in episode 178 to discuss his magnum opus Gateways Through Light and Shadow, published by AZOTH Press. Frater Ashen appeared previously more than 3 years ago in episode 138. Frater Ashen is a ceremonial magician and a purist in the art who endeavours to recreate […]

Duration: 00:50:33

Katie Montana Jordan

Paranormal researcher and writer Katie Montana Jordan is our guest in podcast episode 177. Katie Montana Jordan has been formally investigating with various psychic and paranormal organizations for over 20 years. She is a published freelance writer with areas of specialty in holistic healing, paganism, witchcraft and the occult. Katie is Writing Consultant and Field […]

Duration: 00:56:19

Scott Wolter

World-renowned forensic geologist and author Scott Wolter joins us in podcast episode 176 to discuss his research into the Kensington Runestone and Knights Templar in America. Forensic geologist Scott Wolter was the host of the hit show American Unearthed, which followed him on his quest to uncover the truth behind historic artifacts and sites found […]

Duration: 00:44:36

Masonic Con 2016

In podcast episode number 175, interviews from Masonic Con 2016, the first occurrence of this public event hosted by the brethren of Ezekiel Bates Lodge in Attleboro, Massachusetts. Masonic Con 2016 featured a number of excellent presentations that explored a variety of subjects from Renaissance art to Knights Templar in America, and even the Cabala. […]

Duration: 01:07:11

Deep Principles of Kabbalistic Alchemy

In this special episode of Occult of Personality podcast, artist and author David Chaim Smith returns to the show to discuss his most recent book, Deep Principles of Kabbalistic Alchemy. “This is the first book within western esoteric literature to openly articulate certain truths about the ground of phenomena. The ground is the basis of […]

Duration: 02:00:42


Amodali, the world-renowned artist, musician, writer, and magician is our guest in podcast episode 173 to discuss her essay “Introductory Theoria on Progressive Formulas of the Babalon Priestesshood,” published in the 2015 Three Hands Press anthology A Rose Veiled in Black. I’m thrilled to be able to bring you this interview with one of the […]

Duration: 01:34:24

Michael Bertiaux

Michael Bertiaux, artist, and the author of the acclaimed Voudon Gnostic Workbook and the recent Ontological Graffiti, is our guest in podcast episode 172. This interview was created in collaboration with our friends at Black Lotus Kult. “Michael Bertiaux, author of the famed Voudon Gnostic Workbook and Hierophant of the Voudon Gnostic Current is a rare visionary […]

Duration: 00:55:34

P. D. Newman

P. D. Newman specializes in entheogenic symbolism within Masonic ritual, is the author of the forthcoming book Alchemically Stoned: The Sprig of Acacia and the Psychedelic Secret of Freemasonry, and is our guest in podcast episode 171. “P.D. Newman is a Scottish Rite Freemason and a Masonic Rosicrucian. The focus of his research is on […]

Duration: 00:55:06

Andrew Phillip Smith

Acclaimed author Andrew Phillip Smith is our guest in podcast episode 170 to discuss Gnosticism, specifically his book The Secret History of the Gnostics, from Watkins Publishing. “Andrew Phillip Smith is editor of The Gnostic and the author of several books on Gnosticism, esotericism and early Christianity, including the first ever Dictionary of Gnosticism. He […]

Duration: 00:57:46

Gordon White & The Chaos Protocols

Gordon White returns to the show in podcast episode 169 to discuss his recent book The Chaos Protocols: Magical Techniques for Navigating the New Economic Reality. He was previously our guest in episode 162. “The years since the financial crash have seen the realization dawn that the great promise of modern civilization will go unfulfilled. […]

Duration: 01:29:06

Ivo Dominguez, Jr.

Ivo Dominguez, Jr., author of Practical Astrology for Witches and Pagans: Using the Planets and the Stars for Effective Spellwork, Rituals, and Magickal Work, is our guest in podcast episode 168. Ivo Dominguez, Jr. is a visionary and a practitioner of a variety of esoteric disciplines. He has been active in Wicca and the Pagan […]

Duration: 01:34:04

Cinema Symbolism with Robert Sullivan

Robert W. Sullivan IV, author of Cinema Symbolism: A Guide to Esoteric Imagery in Popular Movies, returns to the show in podcast episode 167. Sullivan was our guest previously in episode 146 to discuss his prior book The Royal Arch of Enoch: The Impact of Masonic Ritual, Philosophy, and Symbolism. Robert W. Sullivan IV is […]

Duration: 01:20:56


Orryelle Defenestrate-Bascule, the internationally acclaimed artist and mage, returns to the show as our guest in podcast episode 166 to discuss his Tela Quadrivium book series, alchemical chess, and his upcoming show at Catland in Brooklyn, New York on June 24, 2016. Orryelle Defenestrate-Bascule is “a prolific visual and sonic artist. Orryelle finds drawing, painting, […]

Duration: 01:04:26

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