Alkistis Dimech and Peter Grey are the powerhouse tag team behind Scarlet Imprint, one of the premier purveyors of what I call dank esoterica. Their new book, The Brazen Vessel, is a collection of selected texts, essays and presentations that documents the creative, magical partnership of Alkistis and Peter from 2008 to 2018.
Cavan McLaughlin is a broadcaster, creative media practitioner and Senior Lecturer in Media Production at the University of Northampton, with research interests around the role of spirituality and occultism in contemporary visual culture. He joins the show to talk about his forthcoming book and conference, both titled Trans- States.
The Modern Hermeticist himself in the house. Dan Attrell is here to talk all about translating one of the preeminent texts, maybe the preeminent text, in the history of Western esotericism: the Picatrix, perhaps the premiere text written on the subject of astrological magic - a manual for constructing talismans, mixing magical compounds, summoning planetary spirits, and determining astrological conditions.
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.