Gordon White returns to the show with first-time guest Jay Springett to talk solarpunk, a movement in speculative fiction, art, fashion and activism. It’s infrastructure as resistance, it’s ingenuity, generativity, independence and community, and it asks the question: “What does a sustainable civilization look like and how can we get there?”
Jasun Horsley is back in the house to dig a bit deeper into the role occultism plays in ritual abuse, particularly the brand of occultism made popular by Aleister Crowley. We also touch on the left-hand path as social engineering, and Crowley’s influence on Timothy Leary and Wicca.
Nikki Wyrd is in the house for a chat inspired by a lecture she gave in Berlin last fall on age-old magic and ways to approach death. An appropriate time for such a chat here in the northern hemisphere because we’re right in the middle of winter, and also appropriate considering recent space weather. Lot of things changing, lot of things evolving, lot of things ending, lot of things dying.
Jasun Horsley returns to the podcast for a conversation about his latest book, The Vice of Kings: How Socialism, Occultism and the Sexual Revolution Engineered a Culture of Abuse. The title is quite reflective of the content of the book and the content of this conversation. Definitely one that’ll rattle some cages.
Jeff Nixa is a shamanic practitioner, teacher and author of The Lost Art of Heart Navigation: A Modern Shaman’s Field Manual. Jeff is in the house to talk about what’s known as the heart path: taking wisdom from ancient shamanic traditions and using it to teach ourselves how to follow our heart so we live a more fulfilling life.
Dr. Armin Zahdeh is the author of The Forgotten Art of Love: What Love Means and Why It Matters, which revisits psychologist Erich Fromm’s The Art of Loving and examines love through the lenses of biology, philosophy, history, religion, sociology and economics to provide a contemporary understanding of love.
It is with certain seasonal celebrations in mind that we welcome back the one and only Dr. Al Cummins to rap about a book he published earlier this year called A Book of the Magi: Lore, Prayers and Spellcraft of the Three Holy Kings.
Brad Warner is the author of six books, including the critically acclaimed Hardcore Zen: Punk Rock, Monster Movies and the Truth About Reality. This book put Brad on the map in the Buddhist community because of its no-nonsense, plainspoken - and maybe even outspoken - approach to zen, meditation and the nature of individual reality.
Dr. Nick Berry is the proprietor of Essential Oil Wizardry, which is, I dare say, the leading essential oils company in the world. Sorry, doTerra. But not sorry. Because Nick has definitely set the standard for essential oils. He’s an artist, magician and alchemist in the purest sense of the words.