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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.







In this riveting episode of our podcast, taken from a recent livestream, join Jason Louv as he navigates the complexities of our current world situation. This episode is a deep dive into the intersections of magick, global politics, and personal growth – with lots of space for "Office Hours"-style questions from the audience. Jason candidly shares his thoughts on the global shift towards extremism, the dangers of proxy wars, the threat of major powers like China and Russia, and the imminence of global war. The heart of the episode, however, lies in Jason's exploration of magick. He challenges listeners to contemplate their reasons for practicing magick, be it for self-mastery, artistic expression, or spiritual evolution. With a focus on authenticity and personal truth, he urges his audience to use magick as a tool for self-discovery and societal contribution. In a world he describes as "a war of information," where propaganda and manipulation are rampant, Jason emphasizes the importance of aligning with one's True Will, or authentic self—and discusses how ancient practices like the I Ching and Kabbalah provide timeless wisdom, applicable regardless of the external chaos. You'll leave with everything you need to know to stay centered and grounded as a magician in the midst of worldwide violence. ALSO!!! As a special Black Friday Week offering, Jason has announced a 30% discount on all courses at Magick.Me by entering the code BLACK2023 at checkout. Get it before it's gone forever!!! Show Links Special Black Friday offer at Magick.Me: Use code BLACK2023 for 30% off on all courses.


Ep. 184: ADVANCED PODCASTING: Ari Freeman, Deputy Wizard of Christchurch, New Zealand, Tries to Convince Me Magick is Real...!

Ari Freeman is the Deputy Wizard of Christchurch, New Zealand—if you've ever seen the Official Wizard of New Zealand, then yeah, he's that guy's apprentice! He also has a new book out, Pragmatic Magical Thinking—here's the book description: "The modern Western world has often raised its eyebrows at magic, associating it with madness and superstition. However, this ignore the fact of the matter that magic is a universal human experience which has existed in a multitude of forms across time and space. "Now, in his groundbreaking book, Ari Freeman presents his argument that magic is still a human universal - we’ve just forgotten how to talk about it! "Laying out clear and concise arguments, Pragmatic Magical Thinking will enlighten readers to how magic can be a practical approach to achieving real world results, drawing on evidence from science, philosophy, history and anthropology. "For both beginners at magic, and the long practicing witch or wizard, Ari Freeman’s book is a breath of fresh air for the world of magical studies, inviting readers to join him in placing magic in it’s rightful place as a serious and mainstream subject of conversation and enquiry. "Pragmatic Magical Thinking covers a wide and comprehensive selection of subjects in relation to your magical education. These include, but are not limited to: magic and memory, spirits, belief, magic in everyday life, science and magic, religion and magic, Kabbalist cosmology and morality." In this episode, we attempt ADVANCED PODCASTING, and I take on the role of a dyed-in-the-wool skeptic and see if Ari can convince me that magick is real. Enjoy!!! Show Notes Pragmatic Magical Thinking: Real Magic Explained Magick.Me



My great friend Caleigh Fisher returns to the podcast for the third time, and OUR MOST EPIC CONVERSATION YET! Caleigh ran the Toronto Access Point for Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth throughout the 1980s; we met on the old Barbelith message board in the early 2000s and then in person when I made it to New York in 2003. I CANNOT EVEN BEGIN TO FATHOM THE DEPTHS AND HEIGHTS OF THIS CONVERSATION. I have seen too much. I have seen beyond the walls and breakers of reality and my consciousness is now escaping low earth orbit and merging with the vault of Heaven. AND YOUR WILL TOO!! Enjoy the show, and I'll see you in class! Show Links Caleigh's YouTube Channel Caleigh's Tumblr Homelessness Stats from Our World in Data Magick.Me


Ep. 182: Mark Alan Miller's HALLOWEEN FREAK-OUT

Mark Alan Miller is a Saturn-Award winning producer and New York Times Bestselling author. He has written and produced dozens of titles across high-level outlets. He’s developed and created content with Clive Barker, Tom Holland, Joe R. Lansdale, Dark Horse Comics, Boom Studios, St. Martin’s Press and more. Additionally feature and television work has been seen on Prime, Peacock, Netflix, and Hulu. He is the Founder and President of Encyclopocalypse Publications, which boasts top tier clientele and titles across all genres. Mark has represented, organized, developed, and produced hundreds of hours of content that have grossed millions of dollars for his clients and collaborators. In this SPECIAL HALLOWEEN FREAK-OUT, we talk about writing, horror, magick, kundalini, entities from beyond and the Very Very Scary Things that happen at Clive Barker's house. ENJOY!!!!!! Show Notes Encyclopocalypse Magick.Me


Ep. 181: The Diamond Sutra

In this episode, Jason gives a dramatic reading of the Diamond Sutra. The Diamond Sutra, a Mahāyāna Buddhist text, is notable for its influence on East Asian Buddhism, especially within the Chan or Zen tradition. Translated across a wide geographic range, it's revered for its teachings on "perfection of wisdom." Historically significant, it's recognized as one of the earliest dated printed books, with its discovery tracing back to 868 AD; it was also the first book ever released with complete open rights, allowing it to be shared, distributed or copied by anyone. The text's cultural impact is mirrored in a rich tradition of commentary and veneration within East Asian Buddhist cultures, embodying a legacy of religious thought and practice that continues to resonate across the globe​. The sutra's title metaphorically relates to the Vajra, a powerful weapon, symbolizing wisdom that cuts through illusions to attain ultimate reality. The text's essence, promoting a deeper understanding of reality through wisdom, along with its historical value as an early example of printed literature, highlights its enduring relevance and esteemed position within the Buddhist tradition and world religion​. The Diamond Sutra had fostered a rich cultural milieu of artwork, veneration, and over 80 commentaries by the end of China's Tang dynasty, indicating a vibrant intellectual engagement with the text. Its teachings continue to inspire Buddhist practitioners and scholars, affirming its timeless value in exploring profound religious and philosophical themes. The recording at the opening of the show is of monks chanting at the Buddhist stupa Swayambhunath in Kathmandu, Nepal. Show Notes Diamond Sutra (full text free online) Magick.Me


Ep. 180: Chaos Mathematics Remastered With Dr. Ralph Abraham

Step into the captivating world of Dr. Ralph Abraham, a renowned American mathematician whose career has spanned decades and traversed continents. In this exclusive podcast interview, remastered from an epic conversation we had in 2018, we delve deep into the life and work of the professor emeritus of mathematics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. From his early days earning degrees at the University of Michigan to his influential roles at institutions like UC Berkeley, Columbia University, and Princeton, Abraham's journey is a testament to his dedication and passion for the mathematical sciences. You'll get a unique glimpse into Abraham's groundbreaking work in the development of dynamical systems theory and his pioneering contributions to chaos theory. Beyond the equations and theories, we explore his innovative approach to expressing mathematics—be it visually, aurally, or through the fusion of math, visual arts, and music. And we'll dive into his involvement in the "Hip" activities of Santa Cruz in the 1960s and his introspective experiences with the psychedelic drug DMT. Join us on this enlightening journey as we uncover the intersections of mathematics, art, culture, and personal exploration in the life of Dr. Ralph Abraham. Show Notes Dr. Ralph Abraham at Amazon Magick.Me


Ep. 179: The Hermetic Marriage of Art & Alchemy With Marlene Seven Bremner

In this immersive episode, we explore the harmonious dance of art and alchemy with renowned artist Marlene Seven Bremner. Drawing from her seminal work, "The Hermetic Marriage of Art and Alchemy," Bremner unveils the transformative power of alchemical processes as they relate to human creativity. Moving beyond traditional conceptions of artistry, we dive deep into the Hermetic arts, exploring how they can act as a bridge to liberate the authentic creator within each of us. Bremner's profound insights shed light on the intersections between Surrealism and alchemy, the profound symbolism woven into alchemical art, and the pathways through which the creative spirit can be elevated and refined. As we navigate this journey, we uncover the layers of how alchemical opus, the Great Work, offers tangible routes to attain true self-knowledge or gnosis This enlightening conversation promises to reshape your perceptions of creativity, transformation, and the endless possibilities that emerge when they intertwine. Show Notes Marlene Seven Bremner Magick.Me


Ep. 178: ANGELS! With Timothy Wyllie (Remastered!)

In this evocative episode, we delve into the multidimensional life and works of Timothy Wyllie (1940-2017). This is a remaster of the conversation we had with him shortly before his death—it was just too important to leave in the vaults. We talk about angels, the Process, ketamine, PCP, UFOs, disembodied intelligences, and ALL KINDS of other WEIRD SH*T. You're gonna love it! From his roots in Great Britain and his education as an architect, to his pioneering explorations into out-of-body experiences, telepathic communications with dolphins, and profound interactions with nonphysical beings, Wyllie's journey is a testament to the vast potential of human experience. From ventures in New York City's business scene to his subsequent retirement into the world of creative endeavors, Wyllie was a fascinating and multifaceted individual, and listeners will be captivated by the blend of the tangible and ethereal in Wyllie's life. Timothy's unique "Bozon Music" — a harmonious fusion of True Age improvisational jazz and shamanic heartbeats — and his meditative guided visualizations offer a sonic glimpse into his spiritual psyche. Meanwhile, his intricate drawings of sacred landscapes serve as visual portals to sacred spaces. Throughout the episode, we'll explore the inspirations and aspirations that drove Wyllie's lectures, seminars, and writings, including his acclaimed books like "Ask Your Angels" and the "Rebel Angels" series. Join us on this enlightening journey as we celebrate the legacy of a man who seamlessly wove the fabric of the physical and spiritual worlds together. Show Notes Timothy Wyllie's Amazon Author Page Hamilton's Pharmacopeia episode with Timothy Wyllie Magick.Me


Ep. 177: DEATH AND DYING With Anne-Marie Keppel

In this deeply thoughtful and enlightening episode, we have the pleasure of conversing with Anne-Marie Keppel, the award-winning author of “Death Nesting” and a fervent advocate for compassionate, holistic end-of-life care. Anne-Marie opens up about her journey into the realm of death doula practices and the insights that have shaped her understanding of death as a sacred rite of passage. Through her blend of ancient and modern techniques, she offers a unique perspective on caring for the dying and supporting loved ones through the grieving process. Anne-Marie delves into the practical aspects of caring for bedridden individuals, sharing techniques to ease the physical challenges of the dying process. She sheds light on the significance of emotional soothing, breathing practices, and the role of ceremony and energetic boundaries in creating a sacred space around the dying. Her insights into Reiki, ancestral support, and herbal care reveal a multifaceted approach to nourishing and healing on a spirit level. Listeners will find solace and strength in Anne-Marie’s guidance on navigating challenging conversations around death, particularly with children. Her mindfulness practices offer a path to contemplating one's own mortality, and her reflections on self-care provide support for those moving with grief. Join us as we explore the poignant, sacred, and profoundly human aspects of embracing the end of life. Show Links Death Nesting Free Magick.Me Meditation! Magick.Me The Adept Initiative


Ep. 176: The Magick of Orpheus With Ronnie Pontiac

🌌 In this episode, we dive deep into the enigmatic magic of the Orphic Hymns—potent initiatic poems that have been the cornerstone of meditation, ritual, and esoteric ceremonies for millenia. In conversation with Ronnie Pontiac, we unravel new translations of these teletai, recapturing the magnetic aura that has sparked the curiosity and devotion of mystics across the ages. Ever heard of golden passports for the departed souls? Or the profound influence of the Orpheus myth on Western counterculture? We delve into all that and more. With an intricate blend of history and magic, this episode promises to shed light on the original hymns, often seen as formulaic and complex, making them accessible and engaging for the modern seeker. These hymns are more than individual spells or rituals: They form a cosmic calendar, mapping every poignant event from birth to death. They recognize the sanctity of human experience, depicting every emotion and milestone as sacred and essential. Join us on this enlightening journey, as we traverse the crossroads of history, mysticism, and the awe-inspiring world of the Orphic Mysteries. As we unveil the 'The Magic of the Orphic Hymns: A New Translation for the Modern Mystic', prepare to attune your senses to the timeless echo of these divine verses. 📖 Show Links The Magic of the Orphic Hymns by Tamra Lucid and Ronnie Pontiac Magick.Me


Ep. 175: Christina Ward on How Cults, Communes and Religious Movements Influenced What We Eat

Dive deep into the culinary history of America with our esteemed guest Christina Ward. From riding in the Wienermobile with Padma Lakshmi for "Taste the Nation" to her intriguing contributions to transgressive art, Christina's journey is nothing short of remarkable. In her latest offering, "Holy Food: How Cults, Communes, and Religious Movements Influenced What We Eat—An American History," set to release on September 26, 2023, Christina meticulously unravels how religious beliefs intersect with politics, economics, and most intriguingly, food. This work presents an alternate story of America, spotlighting true believers, charlatans, visionaries, and the many who walked behind them. She navigates with precision between academic studies, first-hand interviews, cookbooks, and religious texts, offering fresh insights into American history, all viewed through the lens of our kitchens. In this episode, we journey through the annals of religious influence on American culinary habits, discovering how food fads became mainstream and how vague spiritual movements of the 20th century used food as both a lure and a leash. With over 75 recipes from varied religious and communal groups, coupled with more than 100 historic images, "Holy Food" promises to be a treasure trove for historians, food enthusiasts, and the curious souls alike. Quoting the founder of the International Krishna Consciousness organization, Prabhupada, "This business—eating, sleeping, sex life and defense—this is common to the animal and to the human being," we embark on a conversation that promises to satiate both the mind and soul. Join us as we traverse the crossroads of faith, history, and the tantalizing world of gastronomy with Christina Ward. To explore further, dive into the world of magick with our free guided meditation at: https://start.magick.me. Show Links Holy Food: How Cults, Communes, and Religious Movements Influenced What We Eat—An American History Holy Food at Feral House Magick.Me


Ep. 174: Erika Buenaflor, M.A., J.D., on Ancestral Power, Healing, and the Magic of Curanderismo

Embark on a transformative journey into the mystical realm of curanderismo with our distinguished guest Erika Buenaflor, M.A., J.D., a seasoned curandera and a descendant of a long lineage of grandmother curanderas...! With an academic foundation from the University of California, Riverside, focusing on Mesoamerican shamanism, Erika seamlessly weaves the ancient with the contemporary. Her latest work, 'Veneration Rites of Curanderismo: Invoking the Sacred Energy of Our Ancestors,' serves as a beacon, guiding us on how to reconnect with our ancestors, shape our destinies, and deepen our healing paths. From the sacred energy of ancestors manifesting in various forms to the deification process of esteemed forebearers, Erika delves deep into the heart of ancestral veneration. In this episode, Erika unveils the rich tapestry of curanderismo, from the profound trance journeys and sacred gardening rituals to the art of ancestral altar-making and the path of Nepantla spirituality. Whether you're well-versed in curanderismo or just stepping into its enchanting embrace, join us as we explore the magic, stories, and wisdom that Erika Buenaflor brings to the table.


Ep. 173: Occultism Unveiled With Mitch Horowitz

Today, we journey deep into the world of occultism with very special guest Mitch Horowitz, a PEN Award-winning historian, writer-in-residence at the New York Public Library, and a voice that has garnered respect across academic, journalistic, and subculture circles. Mitch's latest book 'Modern Occultism: History, Theory, and Practice,' takes us on a vibrant, epic journey through the annals of occult history. From the magical corridors of Cleopatra's reign to the revolutionary ideas of Madame H. P. Blavatsky, and the spiritual awakenings ignited by figures such as Aleister Crowley and Carl Jung. In his new book, Mitch unfolds the tapestry of hidden wisdom, the rise and influence of secret societies, the migration of magickal systems, and even the often-overlooked occult influences on iconic figures like Frederick Douglass and Isaac Newton. Join us as we unravel the intricacies of occultism in thought and practice. From the rebirth of esoterica during the Renaissance and the fin de siècle scientists studying the supernatural to the modern understanding of interdimensionality challenging our very perceptions...! Show Notes Pre-Order Modern Occultism Mitch Horowitz's Author Page Magick.Me


Ep. 172: Meeting the Shadow on the Spiritual Path With Connie Zweig, Ph.D.

Connie Zweig, Ph.D., author of "Meeting the Shadow on the Spiritual Path: The Dance of Darkness and Light in Our Search for Awakening," joins us in an enlightening conversation that delves into the complex interplay between spiritual longing and the shadow self. This episode explores the journey of spiritual awakening, the challenges of betrayal and disillusionment, and the path to rekindling spiritual inspiration. In this intimate discussion, Dr. Zweig explains why we are drawn to charismatic leaders and what we unconsciously give away to them. She sheds light on how to reclaim our inner spiritual authority and how to recover from spiritual abuse. Through the practice of psychology and shadow-work, she guides us in breaking free from denial, projection, and dependency. We explore the lives of renowned spiritual teachers such as Sufi poet Rumi, Hindu master Ramakrishna, and Christian saint Catherine of Siena, whose spiritual journeys were marked by both ecstatic experiences and painful encounters with their shadows. Dr. Zweig also shares cautionary tales of contemporary spiritual leaders who acted out their shadows in destructive ways, leaving their followers traumatized and lost. Dr. Zweig emphasizes that meeting the shadow is an inevitable and painful stage on the path to spiritual maturity. Join us as we explore the dance of darkness and light in our search for awakening, and discover how to rekindle the flame of longing and engage in fulfilling spiritual practice once again. Don't miss out on this profound conversation that offers guidance for both inspired and disillusioned seekers! Show Links Connie Zweig's Amazon Page Meeting the Shadow on the Spiritual Path: The Dance of Darkness and Light in Our Search for Awakening, by Connie Zweig Magick.Me: Unleash Your True Self at Our School for Magick, Meditation and Mysticism


Ep. 171: Magick Monday With Vanessa Sinclair & Carl Abrahamsson...!

Swedish author Carl Abrahamsson and American artist and psychoanalyst Vanessa Sinclair join us in an engaging conversation that explores the integration of magic, art, and psychoanalysis in their daily lives. As a married couple, they have successfully merged these fascinating fields, creating a unique blend of creativity, self-discovery, and mystical exploration. In this episode, Sinclair & Abrahamsson take us on a journey through their ideas, theories, practices, experiences, collaborations, successes, and even occasional failures. They share their relentless pursuit of erasing the boundaries between magic, mysticism, art, and the unconscious, experimenting with various artistic expressions while strengthening their occult work. We delve into their relationships with influential figures such as Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, their experiments with the cut-ups technique of William Burroughs and Brion Gysin, their insights into the power of exposure and honesty, and their exploration of dreams, creativity, inertia, entropy, and much more. Abrahamsson & Sinclair's casual and inspiring style offers an intimate glimpse into their lives, filled with experimental output, including portraits, photographs, film stills, collages, and cut-ups. Their insights provide a refreshing perspective on how psychoanalytic thinking, language, and artistic expression can have transformative power. Join us as we explore the rich tapestry of Abrahamsson & Sinclair's work, filled with wisdom, experimentation, and a relentless pursuit of deeper insights. Don't miss out on this enlightening conversation that unravels the extraordinary lives of two exceptional thinkers and creators! Show Links Carl Abrahamsson's Amazon Page Vanessa Sinclair's Amazon Page Carl & Vanessa's Patreon Quotes from Notable Figures


Ep. 170: Undreaming Wetiko & Breaking the Spell of the Nightmare Mind Virus with Paul Levy

Paul Levy, author of "Undreaming Wetiko: Breaking the Spell of the Nightmare Mind-Virus," joins us in a profound conversation that delves into the depths of the human psyche and the insidious mind-virus known as "wetiko." A concept deeply rooted in Native American thought, wetiko represents a collective psychosis that is wreaking havoc on our world. Yet, as Levy passionately explains, within this very madness lies the key to our healing. In this enlightening episode, Levy explores the intricate connections between wetiko and ancestral trauma, revealing how the wounded healer/shaman archetype can be a catalyst for both individual and collective healing. We journey into the heart of multigenerational pain, understanding how it propagates through families and how recognizing the wounded healer within us can guide us through the dark underworld of the unconscious. Levy introduces us to the inner guide—a daemon/angel that resides within us, acting as an ally in our encounters with the daemonic energy of wetiko. We discuss the cultivation of "symbolic awareness," interpreting life events as symbols, akin to dreams, and how this awareness can transmute the poison of wetiko into medicine for the soul. Drawing inspiration from the works of C.G. Jung, Rudolf Steiner, Henry Corbin, Wilhelm Reich, and Nicolas Berdyaev, Levy's insights offer a transformative perspective on the current global crisis. He emphasizes that the ultimate antidote to wetiko is to connect with the light of our true nature and embrace our authentic selves. Join us in this compelling conversation that unravels the mysteries of wetiko and offers a path towards healing, self-discovery, and a deeper understanding of the human condition. Don't miss out on this opportunity to transform wetiko into its own antidote and embark on a journey towards wholeness and awakening. Show Links Paul Levy's Amazon Page Undreaming Wetiko: Breaking the Spell of the Nightmare Mind-Virus (Sacred Planet) Paperback – May 23, 2023, by Paul Levy Magick.Me | Transform wetiko into its own antidote


Ep. 169: Walking the Path Less Travelled with Jim Christy

Jim Christy is an author, artist, spoken word performer, and a man who was once described as ‘one of the last unpurged North American anarchistic romantics.’ With a life as colourful as his narratives, Christy's journey from the tough streets of South Philadelphia to his current residence in Ontario has been nothing short of extraordinary. In this intimate conversation, Christy reveals his diverse experiences with an array of unique personalities, from hobos and jazz musicians to boxers and prolific writers such as Charles Bukowski, Peter Trower, and Joe Ferone. We explore his adventures, his relationships, and his uncanny ability to transform life experiences into riveting tales and captivating performances. Jim delves into his childhood, recounting memories of growing up in a boxing-obsessed neighborhood, his early rebellious streak that found him riding freights, and his move to Canada to evade the Vietnam War draft. And we explore his fascination with outsiders, the heroes of his narratives, such as the veteran carnival performer Marcel Horne, the jazz musician Charlie Leeds, the leftist Emma Goldman and Martin Luther King, Jr. Join us as we traverse the unexplored paths of Jim Christy's life, filled with rebellion, creativity, and an undying spirit of adventure. Get inspired by Christy's journey of perseverance, self-discovery, and his relentless pursuit of an authentic life—don't miss out on this enlightening conversation that unravels the extraordinary life of an exceptional storyteller! Show Links Jim Christy's Amazon Page Jim Christy: A Vagabond Life, by Ian Cutler Magick.Me


Ep. 168: BLOOD FIRE DEATH With Ika Johannesson

In this episode of Ultraculture, we sit down with journalist Ika Johannesson to talk about her book BLOOD FIRE DEATH, on the history of Swedish Metal. From the book: "In the early 1990s, Swedish musicians revolutionized the international music scene with their groundbreaking interpretations of what Metal music could be. Suddenly, the mild-mannered Scandinavian country found itself at the forefront of a new movement with worldwide impact thanks to bands such as Entombed, Dismember, and At the Gates. The birth of black metal drove the culture to even greater extremes, featuring a rawer, darker sound and non-ironic death-worship. Soon churches in both Norway and Sweden were aflame, and before long Satanism emerged as more than just an image. "But how did it all start? Why did Sweden become a hotbed for such aggressive, nihilistic music? And who are the people and bands that brought it all about? Blood, Fire, Death: A Swedish Metal Story recounts the evolution of the genre from the massive amplifier walls of 1970s rock, through the church-burning Satanic 1990s, to the diverse and paradoxical manifestations of the scene today. This book focuses on the phenomena that have propelled the scene forward in an evolution that has not only been musical, but aesthetic and ideological as well. This book is a story about grotesque logos and icons that invoke death and darkness, but also a story of dedication, friendship, community, and profound love for music. "Author Ika Johannesson says, 'This is not the definitive history of Swedish metal. Instead, we’ve focused on bands, individuals, and phenomena which to various extents have propelled the scene forward.'" Enjoy the show!! Show Links Blood Fire Death: The Swedish Metal Story Magick.Me


Ep. 167: England's Hidden Reverse With David Keenan

In this episode, we delve into England's Hidden Reverse—the history of the occult industrial bands Coil, Current 93, Nurse With Wound, Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV, and the monumental spells they cast on music and popular occulture. Our intrepid guide on this journey is Scottish writer David Keenan, a literary and musical polymath known for his innovative contributions to the UK cultural scene. Born in April 1971, Keenan has worn many hats, from running Glasgow's iconic record shop, Volcanic Tongue, to shaping the dialogue around experimental music genres in The Wire magazine. As an author, he has written four critically acclaimed novels, with his debut, "This Is Memorial Device", bagging the Collyer Bristow Award for Debut Fiction. Keenan's seminal work "England's Hidden Reverse", the focus of this episode, is an in-depth exploration of the English esoteric musical underground, featuring exclusive biographies of the genre-defying bands Coil, Current 93, Nurse With Wound and many more. Based on exclusive interviews and privileged access to the bands' personal archives, "England's Hidden Reverse" unveils the unique cultural, artistic, and sexual milieu of the English underground. This is a TREMENDOUS episode that focuses not only on the mentioned bands, but on Keenan's own occult experiences and THE VERITABLE NATURE OF MAGICK ITSELF. ENJOY!!!!!! Show Links England's Hidden Reverse, 2023 Expanded Edition David Keenan's Amazon Author Page Magick.Me


Ep. 166: DAMIEN ECHOLS! On Magick, Magick & More Magick

I went to New Orleans and all I got was this awesome 2 1/2 hour sitdown with Damien Echols! Damien Echols, a profound teacher of magick, author, and martial artist, should need no introduction. You may know him from his appearance on the Midnight Gospel or his extensive work in the field of magick. In this episode, we sat down to take turns interviewing each other, resulting in a rich, two-and-a-half-hour conversation about magick—and much, much more. According to Damien, this episode is one of his last podcast appearances, so I was very honored to get the time to sit down with him. If you wish to continue following Damien and his teachings, you can find him on his Patreon page, where he shares extensive content on the practice of magick. And make sure to check out Magick.Me, my online school for magick, meditation, and mysticism...! The school's growing rapidly, with a large faculty of teachers offering a wide array of classes on the wide world of magick, including Tarot, astrology, Hermeticism, chaos magick, astral travel, and lots, lots more. New teachers and classes are constantly being added—check out Magick.Me here! Enjoy the episode, and see you in class!! Links: https://www.patreon.com/DamienEcholshttps://www.magick.mehttps://podcast.magick.me