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Jason Louv brings together thinkers from the worlds of spirituality, high technology and the counterculture with some of the most challenging issues we face today. Change your focus, change your reality.


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Jason Louv brings together thinkers from the worlds of spirituality, high technology and the counterculture with some of the most challenging issues we face today. Change your focus, change your reality.






Ep. 160: Reverend Wendy Van Allen on Relighting the Cauldron

In this exciting new episode of the Magick.Me Podcast, we delve into the mystical realms of spirituality and nature with esteemed guest Rev. Wendy Van Allen. An ordained interspiritual minister, counselor, and long-time practitioner of Wicca and the Lukumi Afro-Caribbean tradition, Rev. Van Allen brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our discussion. We explore the themes of her latest book, "Relighting the Cauldron: Embracing Nature Spirituality in Our Modern World." In this timely work, Rev. Van Allen addresses the urgent need for spiritual wholeness in the face of the climate crisis and social chaos. She reveals how we can save the planet through nature-based spiritual practices that unite Indigenous, African Diaspora, and Pagan faith traditions from around the globe. But that's not all! We're also thrilled to announce our brand new course with Lon Milo DuQuette, "Master the Magick of Tarot." This comprehensive Tarot course, available at tarot.magick.me, is designed to unlock the mysteries of the universe and transform your life. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned Tarot reader, this course promises to enrich your practice and ignite your spiritual evolution. Under the tutelage of Lon Milo DuQuette, an acclaimed occult author and internationally recognized authority on tarot and esoteric Freemasonry, you'll journey into the arcane world of Tarot. The course features over 4 1/2 hours of insightful video content, guided meditations, and thought-provoking exercises. By the end of the course, you'll even create your own Tarot deck—a tangible reflection of your journey and a tool for continued spiritual growth and divinatory practice. So, join us in this episode as we journey through the realms of spirituality, nature, and Tarot. And don't forget to check out our new course with Lon Milo DuQuette. Your journey of transformation awaits. Enroll in "The Magick of Tarot" today. Your future self is already thanking you. Start learning now at https://tarot.magick.me - See you in class!


Ep. 159: The End is at Hand: Apocalyptic Visions Throughout History

Darrel Perkins, author of the art book The End is at Hand: An Illustrated History of the Apocalypse, and professor of Visual Communication at the American University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, joins the podcast to talk about his experience chronicling humanity's obsession with the end of the world, and how mass movements and cults alike have projected their wildest fears onto reality throughout history. To start learning magick now, check out our free guided meditation at: https://start.magick.me


Ep. 158: BAILEY JAY!!! on Magick, Transcendence, and Poppers

One of our all-time most popular guests, Bailey Jay returns to the show!! Bailey Jay is a transgender pornographic actress, adult model, presenter and podcaster. In 2011 and 2012, Jay won the AVN Award for transgender performer of the year. She also co-hosts the podcast The Bailey Jay Show (formerly Bailey Jay Radio) with her husband, photographer Matthew Terhune, the podcast The Trans Witching Hour with Bailey Jay (formerly Gender Coaching with Bailey Jay) that deals with spirituality, the horror-themed podcast Blood Lust with Bailey Jay and also co-hosts the transgender and transsexuality advice podcast Sugar and Spice (formerly Third Gender Radio) with Jen Richards of We Happy Trans. In 2014 she worked as a presenter for Vice Media on The Jim Norton Show. She appeared as a co-host in all four episodes before the show's cancellation. To start learning magick now, check out our free guided meditation at: https://start.magick.me


Ep. 157: Earth A.D.: The Poisoning of the American Landscape

Michael Lee Nirenberg, author of the book "Earth A.D. The Poisoning of The American Landscape and the Communities that Fought Back," stops by to talk about his book. From the description: "A sweeping oral history of two American Superfund sites. Comprised of hundreds of interviews with political, environmental, corporate leaders as well as the citizens affected by living in these toxic zones, Nirenberg tells the stories behind the Tar Creek lead mine wasteland in rural Oklahoma compared and contrasted with the history of chemical poisoning of Newtown Creek in the now real-estate hotspot, Brooklyn, NY. The sagas of Tar Creek and Newtown show how wealth, racism, and the rural-urban divide influences how environmental disasters are viewed. The diverse voices are woven into a quick-paced modern-day thriller drawn from firsthand interviews with the people who both witnessed and participated in what became some of the most expensive man-made environmental disasters. Everyone from governors to scientists to fishermen to teachers to kids tells their stories of Earth after disaster in this riveting true story. Earth A.D. is a documentation of the past and a warning to the future." A good time is had by all! To start learning magick now, check out our free guided meditation at: https://start.magick.me


Ep. 156: Angel Millar on Initiation & the Ice Magick Wars

Angel Millar is a consulting hypnotist and personal growth mentor (with more than two decades of experience in meditation and related mindfulness training techniques, over a decade of experience in the martial arts, and several years as a public speaker on self-development, symbolism, and spirituality). In this episode, we zoom out and talk about the big picture of Initiation—magickal and otherwise. We also revisit the so-called Ice Magick Wars of the early 1990s, an infamous episode of occult history that Angel was involved with, and has remained shadowy and mysterious... until now. Enjoy the show!


Ep. 155: American Madness—the Story of the Phantom Patriot

Tea Krulos, author of American Madness: The Story of the Phantom Patriot and How Conspiracy Theories Hijacked American Consciousness, stops by the podcast to tell the bizarre story of the Phantom Patriot, the man who decided to become a real-life superhero and single-handedly invade Bohemian Grove. Along the way we deep dive into QAnon, Alex Jones, the mental health crisis in America, and conspiracy theories as modern mythology. For Krulos' book: https://amzn.to/3H4MCWT Learn magick and meditation—anywhere, on your own timeline—at Magick.Me, our school for magick, meditation and mysticism: https://www.magick.me


Ep. 154: Alexis Mincolla of 3Teeth on Magick, Freedom and Power

Alexis Mincolla, lead singer of the industrial metal band 3Teeth, returns to the podcast to have a wide-ranging conversation on everything from the erosion of civil liberties to the innermost secrets of the forbidden Vatican Library!


Ep. 153: Mastering Magick & Psychic Witchcraft With Mat Auryn

Join host Jason Louv as he talks with author and witch Mat Auryn about his new book, Mastering Magick, and his earlier work, Psychic Witch. In this fascinating conversation, Auryn discusses his personal journey into the world of magick and shares insights into the practices and techniques he uses to develop his psychic abilities and magical skills. Tune in to learn how to tap into your own inner power and harness the forces of the universe to transform your life.


Ep. 152: Psychedelic Tibetan Magick With Lama Michael Crowley

In this mind-expanding episode of ULTRACULTURE WITH JASON LOUV, we dive into the fascinating intersection of Buddhism and psychedelics with Lama Mike Crowley, author of the groundbreaking book on psychedelic Buddhism. Join us as we explore how these two seemingly disparate paths can enrich and enhance each other, leading to profound spiritual experiences and deeper understanding of the self and the universe. Lama Mike shares his insights on incorporating psychedelics into Buddhist practice, detailing how substances like LSD and psilocybin mushrooms can lead to spontaneous awakening experiences once thought to be exclusive to advanced meditators. We discuss the use of psychedelics encoded in Vedic and Buddhist scriptures, particularly in the Vajrayāna tradition, tracing their role in spiritual exploration from the Middle Ages to the present day. Together, we delve into the key beliefs of Buddhism, the life of the Buddha, and the practices followed in various yānas or paths. Lama Mike offers guidance on meditation techniques, emphasizing the importance of cultivating the Four Positive Attitudes: loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity. We also explore Buddhist symbols, ceremonies, deities, and initiations, as well as the role of psychic powers in the Buddhist tradition. Whether you're a Buddhist looking to integrate psychedelics into your practice or a psychonaut curious about the maps of inner space provided by Buddhism, this episode is an enlightening journey into uncharted territories of consciousness. Discover how ancient Buddhist wisdom can guide your psychedelic experiences, helping you navigate the vast realms of inner space and unlock the secrets of the universe. For more on magick, get our free meditation now at: https://start.magick.me


Ep. 151: The Waste Land

A dramatic rendition of T. S. Eliot's 1922 poem "The Waste Land," considered by many to be the most important poem of the 20th century, its echoes heard long into the 21st. Put to music by me. Equipment used consisted soft synth versions of the Sequential Prophet-5, Yamaha CS-80, Yamaha DX7, ARP Solina, Oberheim Matrix-12, Moog Mini, Moog Modular, Buchla Easel, Fairlight CMI, Mellotron, Eventide Harmonizer. For more, check out Magick.Me, our school for Magick, Meditation and Mysticism: www.magick.me. You can start with a free meditation at start.magick.me.


Ep. 150: Douglas Rushkoff on the Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires

In this episode of the Magick.Me podcast, host Jason Louv interviews Douglas Rushkoff, the author of the newly released book Survival of the Richest: Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires. In a time of growing inequality and technological upheaval, Rushkoff offers a fresh perspective on the future of our economy and society. Louv and Rushkoff explore topics such as the impact of technology on our lives, the dangers of a wealth-obsessed culture, and ways to build a more equitable future for all. To start learning magick now, check out our free guided meditation at: https://start.magick.me


Ep. 149: New Age Grifter With Joseph L. Flatley

My old friend Joseph Flatley, cult journalist, talks about his recent book New Age Grifter: The True Story of Gabriel of Urantia and His Cosmic Family! A great conversation about cults, magick, hypnosis, cognitive biases and lots more. Here's the official book description: Gabriel of Urantia is the leader of a UFO religion based in the desert of southern Arizona. He has spent the last three decades weaving together his belief system, a tapestry of Eastern spirituality, Born Again Christianity, and New Age doggerel. In a compound near the Mexican border, his disciples tend the garden, take classes, and serve their guru while they wait for the end of the world. Joseph L. Flatley is a journalist who has spent years investigating Gabriel and his cult, the Global Community Communications Alliance. The result is New Age Grifter: The True Story of Gabriel of Urantia and his Cosmic Family. More than just another crime book, it places Gabriel's religious community in the broader context of contemporary American belief. Enjoy the podcast


Ep. 148: Mark Rein•Hagen on Role-Playing Games as Revelationary Practice

Legendary game designer Mark Rein•Hagen—creator of the World of Darkness, Vampire: The Masquerade, Ars Magica, the upcoming Lostlorn, and many more—joins the podcast to talk about subjects as varied as the power of role-playing games as a medium, the war in Ukraine, using game theory to analyze global control systems, and lots, lots more. Getting the chance to do this podcast was a true honor and delight—enjoy it!


Ep. 147: American Metaphysical Religion With Ronnie Pontiac

Author and documentary producer Ronnie Pontiac joins the podcast to discuss his new book American Metaphysical Religion, an epic journey through the occult undercurrents that run throughout United States history. I greatly enjoyed this interview delving deep into the occulted side of the American mind—dig it!


Ep. 146: Carl Abrahamsson on the Source of All Magic

Carl Abrahamsson returns for the second part of our two-part conversation on magick, and talks about his new book SOURCE MAGIC, in which he charts an exploratory course through many known and unknown touchpoints of occulture, from Derek Jarman to the Prisoner to the Master Musicians of Jajouka, and offers his new grand unification theory of all magick to boot! To start learning magick now, check out our free guided meditation at: https://start.magick.me


Ep. 145: Tobias Churton on Aleister Crowley

Tobias Churton, scholar extraordinaire of the Western Esoteric Tradition, returns to the podcast for another conversation about the perennially fascinating Aleister Crowley; Churton has just released the sixth and final volume in his multi-part biography of the Great Beast, Aleister Crowley in Paris. Crowley aficianados and newbies alike will thrill and chill to this fantastic conversation as we follow Crowley on his romps through fin-de-siecle Paris. Enjoy!


Ep. 144: Carl Abrahamsson on Genesis P-Orridge

Carl Abrahamsson is a writer, editor, photographer and tireless curator of global Occulture. (Source Magic, his latest book, is a series of essays that aims straight for the heart of the modern occultural movement, and proposes a new universal theory of magic to boot.) We sat down to talk about our mutual friend and mentor Genesis P-Orridge, now three years after her passing—and had an excellent, emotional and insightful conversation. Enjoy it! To start learning magick now, check out our free guided meditation at https://start.magick.me


Ep. 143: Antero Alli on the Art of Dying

Antero Alli is a paratheatrical director and professional astrologer who has authored books on experimental theatre, astrology and Timothy Leary's 8-circuit model of consciousness. He has long been a pivotal figure in the magick scene, particularly due to his influential books AngelTech: A Modern Shaman's Guide to Reality Selection and All Rites Reversed. He was also recently diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, and has since declined treatment. Alli very graciously granted this longform interview with me on the podcast, and we had a truly profound and phenomenal conversation.\n\nTo start learning magick now, check out our free guided meditation at https://start.magick.me


Ep. 142: Abdi Assadi on Staying Centered as the World Implodes

Abdi Assadi is a spiritual counselor and healer with over 40 years of clinical practice. His work ceters on helping patients use their disease and dysfunction as a doorway to spiritual serenity. Through his decades of practice, he has learned that identifying and integrating the human shadow—those disowned or repressed puzzle pieces of self that wreak havoc in our lives—offers the most lasting healing for what ails us in body, mind, and spirit. He has studied Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese acupuncture, body centered psychotherapy, external and internal martial arts, indigenous shamanic practices and diverse meditative techniques. He believes we should live in this transient world as fully as possible. Abdi returns to the show for his second appearance, to talk about staying centered, sane, and heart-focused in the maelstorm of hell that our world has become. To start learning magick now, check out our free guided meditation at https://start.magick.me


Ep. 141: Don Webb on How to Become a Modern Magus

Don Webb (born April 30, 1960) is an American science fiction and mystery writer, as well as an author of several books on Left Hand Path occult philosophy. He is also a former High Priest of the Temple of Set. We sat down to discuss the nature of magic, initiation, and lots more—including his newest book, How to Become a Modern Magus, where he lays out a detailed step-by-step program for building and sustaining a magical practice, based not on the Tree of Life but on an older form of Egyptian magic, as well as drawing on Chaos Magic, shamanism, and the secret techniques of the Temple of Set. To start learning magick now, check out our free guided meditation at https://start.magick.me