In this episode Erik interviews Taylor Bell, writer, occultist, Tarot creator, and contributor to Charm the Water’s new occult periodical, The Peacock Goat Review. We discuss Taylor’s experience writing and copyediting for the PGR and his work on his upcoming Tarot decks. We also discuss the group lunar initiation ritual that Erik and Taylor took part in back in 2017 and dig into Taylor’s experience working at Minneapolis’s premier occult shop, The Eye of Horus.
Learn more about Taylor’s upcoming Tarot deck at Sigil Arcanum Tarot. His work is impressive and it’s definitely worth watching. Look for lots more in the future from Taylor Bell!
The Sigil Arcanum Tarot is now available on Kickstarter!
Erik was in a long-form interview (almost 4 hours!) on the Six of Swords podcast with OccultFan (AKA Nathan Lee). They talk about pretty much everything, including cartoons!
Check out the extensive show notes!
Dan Attrell joins Erik for a conversation about his paper, “For 1,260 Days They’ll Prophesy in Sackcloth: Joachim of Fiore’s Apocalypse, Temporalization, and Franciscan Spirituality.” This is a complex topic, revolving around the ways in which Joachim of Fiore’s understanding of apocalyptic visions changed the way we looked at history and time. The topic is complex, so you’ll have to dive in to get an understanding.
Dan was previously a guest back on episode 29, when we talked about his upcoming translation of the Picatrix.
After listening to this episode, you will probably want to go listen to Dan’s original lecture on his paper. You can find it on YouTube here.
Enjoy the holidays, and we’ll see you in 2019!
Finally, the latest MABCon episode! This year, back in October, Matt and Erik got together for MABCon. They visited breweries, visited conferences, and drank some beers. This is definitely a beer-heavy episode. Also we have questions about the Mikkeller Running Club. Most of this episode is a conversation between Matt and Erik over the brew kettle as they whip up a new beer. This new beer is brewed in Matt’s new friend, the RoboBrew.
MABCon is a meta-con. We meet up and go to other events! This time we explored and discussed a few different events.
- Esotericism in Freemasonry Conference
- 2018 Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair
- Esoteric Book Conference
Some of the locations we visit and talk about are:
This is a beer heavy episode. We review a lot of different beers. We won’t list them all here — you will have to dig in and try it.
“Simcoe in fresh hop beers taste and smell like cat pee and onions.”
“Poke Runyon is my dream wizard grampa.”
In this episode, Erik interviews Theresa Pridemore, creator of the Portland Tarot and The Sovereign Oracle, and the brains behind brand management company Sovereign Spirit. They discuss the creative process behind creation of a Tarot deck and dive into the rich Portland-based imagery in the Portland Tarot. We also talk about the difference between Tarot decks and oracle decks.
Later in the episode, Theresa explains the philosophy behind Sovereign Spirit, her brand management business for spirit-led entrepreneurs. You will want to hear this!
One interesting thing about recording this episode: we started talking about synchronicities, and then they start happening, during the conversation! Listen carefully and be amazed.
Check out Theresa’s various projects. She’s a talented artist and skilled at sharing her vision and message.
“What is inside of you that needs to be expressed on the outside so people can be drawn to you?”
This is a repost of part 1 of the 2018 Halloween Podcast Crossover Event — Summoning a Cartoon Demon with Alexx and Erik! You can listen to part 2 here.
Head to the Alexxcast for full show notes!
Welcome back, friends, and an extra special crossover episode featuring Alexx Bollen from The Alexxcast and (maybe) Hunson Abadeer from Adventure Time! This is part 2 of the Alexxcast/My Alchemical Bromance 2018 Halloween Crossover. Listen to part 1 in episode 300H of the Alexxcast!
This episode starts out with a special Halloween ritual performed somewhere in Portland, and then concludes at The Firkin Tavern in Southeast Portland, where Erik and Alexx sample some beers and discuss the results of their ritual.
“Maloso vobiscum et cum spiritum!”
“I’m technically right — the best kind of right!”
Back in May, Erik was a last-minute guest at the 2018 Convocation of the Apostolic Johannite Church, where he gave a lecture on the Art of Memory. Here’s a link to the AJC’s recording of that lecture on their podcast, The Lectern. In this talk, I cover the history of the Art of Memory and then discuss Giordano Bruno’s role in expanding the philosophy of magical memory in the Renaissance. Part of this topic involves the power of imagination, the use of Phantasy for magical purposes, and the incredible power of images.
I gave the talk using my Raspberry Pi Zero W lecture slides machine, so you can hear me fumble around with that at the beginning.
Edit: The slides and notes for this talk can be found over on Arnemancy.com. Sorry I didn’t link them earlier!
Friends, welcome back to the podcast our great friend, Keith Readdy! He has returned from a trek across the sea as a bona fide published author! Keith’s new book, One Truth and One Spirit: Aleister Crowley’s Spiritual Legacy, will be available soon, hopefully by December, so you should pre-order it now!! Keith was previously on our show in all the way back in episode 10.
In this episode, we discuss his book, and it’s all Thelema and Aleister Crowley and Jack Parsons. We talk about the new TV show Strange Angel, which is all about Jack Parsons and how crazy everything in the world really is. This show is based on a book called Strange Angel by George Pendle.
We recorded this episode at Hopworks Urban Brewery and tried a number of their beers, among them:
- Abominable Winter Ale
- Survival Seven-Grain Stout
- Robot Truckers
It was so great to have Keith back on our show. We wish him the best of luck back in London and are really looking forward to seeing his book!
“I don’t know how much your listeners are interested in esotericism and the occult.”
“It’s hard to say. Can you get podcasts under a rock?”
Have you guys noticed how many amazing guests I’ve been getting lately? Ryhan Butler is the genius behind Medieval Astrology Guide, and I was overjoyed to welcome him as a guest to the podcast. If you’re going into this expecting Linda Goodman’s “Love Signs” then you’re in for quite a ride! This is the real deal, the astrology bred from the worldview that influenced the entire human scope of experience.
We cover a TON of topics on astrology, so I would suggest to check out Ryhan’s Glossary of Astrological Terms.
Make sure to check out Ryhan’s website and particularly his new podcast, StarStruck.
“Is that like having Leo in your ascendant?”
“I’ve got cats in my every house.”