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A weekly podcast about magic, culture and the paranormal. Coming to you from Tasmania. Visit us at runesoup.com

Oct 30, 2022

The one and only Julio Cesar Ody returns to the show for our annual Halloween special!

Julio joins us from his native Brazil for a fascinating romp through his country's magical landscape: Spiritism, Umbanda, Quimbanda, Candomblé. The impact of Diaspora African frameworks, Amazonian plant spirits, ayahuasca. The impact...


Oct 10, 2022

The good Doctor Knowles makes a welcome return to the show this week.

We talk about the presence of nineteenth century occultism in the pulps, how those pulps influenced the superheroes of the twentieth century, Watcher cults, imperial worldviews and the synchromysticism of the apocalypse.

A freewheeling romp for all!


Oct 5, 2022

This week we have the first triple-header of the energy healing dialogues. Brian Wilkins returns to the show with first-time guest, Jess Waters.

Jess and Brian are principally responsible for creating and maintaining a weekly intention group based on the principles outlined in Lynne McTaggart's Power of Eight.

So we...


Sep 28, 2022

This week, returning guest Brandt Stickley joins us for another instalment of our energy healing dialogues series.

We discuss how Chinese medicine sees the human energy body/ies, the antiquity of the system, how it works, what it works best with and the attitude or ways of thinking that characterise TCM. In particular,...


Sep 12, 2022

One of my favourite books of the year is Jerry Kantor's Sane Asylums. He joins us this week for an equally-scintillating episode.

We explore how homeopathy works, the 19th century heyday of homeopathic psychiatry -including the successful treatment of Abraham Lincoln's widow's 'incurable madness' with three months...