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Jul 12, 2024

This week's solo show forms part of a collection of observations lining us up for the beginning of the five-month, gargantuan Time Magic course we're starting in August.

Here, we explore the quiet politics of magical thinking:

  • The origin of the term.
  • How it sort of is and sort of isn't like magical realism.
  • Examples of...


Jul 2, 2024

Chance Gardner and Vanese McNeil, producers of the legendary documentary series Magical Egypt, join the show this week.

We discuss

  • Getting history right and wrong.
  • The legacy of John Anthony West and R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz.
  • Materialism and its impact on studying history.
  • The latest series of Magical Egypt -which...


Jun 27, 2024

Six moons have passed and so the Council of the Wise was summoned once again. Also I was there.

 

Austin Coppock returns to the show for the traditional half-yearly forecast. Join us as we talk about Mars retrogrades, eclipses, elections and proxy wars.

 

Stick around till the end for some TV recommendations, because...


Jun 20, 2024

The legendary Christopher Knowles of the Secret Sun joins us this week to explain how to be a synchromystic. We learn

✅ What is synchronicity?
✅ What role synchronicity plays in modern mysticism.
✅ The importance of symbol sets in this pursuit.
✅ How this modern practice is really an ancient one...


Jun 12, 2024

Gregory Shaw, Professor of Religious Studies at Stonehill College, joins the show to discuss, theurgy, the work of Iamblichus, and how we have probably got the Neoplatonists' attitude to the body quite wrong.

 

We discuss

 

  • The DESCENT of rather than ASCENT TO the gods.
  • The theurgic imagination and how it relates...