Guest Appearance on Pragmagick

There’s a new podcast in Portland called Pragmagick, run by our friend Revel Rosz, and I was a guest on his show recently! We dive deep into some pretty esoteric topics, including Freemasonry and ceremonial magic — the latter is a particularly good bit, with lots of talk about theory and practice. Listen to the original here or use the interface on this website.

EP 34 – Backpacking on the Hoh River

This episode finds Matt, Joey, and Erik camping on the Hoh River in the Olympic Rainforest. As the sun goes down, join our hosts around the campfire and discuss backpacking, philosophy, materialism, meditation, the great outdoors, and other great subjects. We eat beef jerky, drink river water, and build chairs in the wilderness.

Location

This episode mostly takes place on the Hoh River

Links

“It’s like you’re eating tree bark, and somebody in a distant room screams, ‘BEEF!'”

EP 33 – Nathan Lee the Master Mason

In this episode, Nathan Lee (AKA OccultFan) returns after his Master Mason degree to talk about all kinds of stuff, from shadow people to Freemasonry and beyond. There is a lot in this episode! I am writing these show notes really quickly, so you’ll have to listen to the episode to get everything. You will not be disappointed.

This episode dives into the philosophy of Freemasonry, and what it intends to teach and how Freemasons are supposed to live their lives. We compare it to classical philosophy, the practice of virtue, and how the ancient teachings have influenced the modern world. We also discuss conspiracy theories that involve Freemasonry and how likely they are to be true — this coming from actual Freemasons!

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Topics

EP 32 – Pope Joan II

In this episode, we are joined by Pope Joan II. Joan is a philosopher queen, artist, and musician. We talk about all of those things and dive into the methods behind her creative process. Her art and music is a celebration of being human and being alive, but she also deals with a lot of death imagery. Mythology and religious imagery are interwoven in her work. This is a great conversation with a very creative individual – be sure to check it out!

Links and Stuff

Follow the breadcrumbs.

EP 31 – Montana Jordan

Please welcome Montana Jordan to the show! In this episode, Montana joins Nate and Erik at Oaks Bottom Pub for a long conversation about the paranormal, the occult, ghosts, séances, paranormal investigation and all sorts of great rambling. Montana Jordan has since been formally investigating with various psychic and paranormal organizations for over 20 years. She is a published freelance writer with areas of specialty in holistic healing, paganism, witchcraft and occultism.

The Beers

Links

Backpacking List for Download

Inspired by the REI backpacking list and Erik’s dad’s backpacking and camping list, I put together a checklist for backpackers.

Click here to download the Backpacking List!

EP 30 – Monism, Dualism, and Backpacking

Happy birthday, Matt! Erik went to visit Matt over his birthday weekend, and we celebrated with brewery visits, beer tasting, hiking in the woods, and a good old philosophical discussion. In this episode, please join us as we go on a long adventure around Gig Harbor, Tacoma, and Olympia, discussing the differences between monism and dualism and how they have influenced and built the Western Mystery Tradition.

The Beer

Topics

Hopworks DOA 10th Anniversary

Fort George Matryoshka Stout“Grrrrarrrurrrr. Blarfh.” — Zoey

Douglas-fir cones image courtesy of Tom Brandt on Flickr.

EP 29 – Dan Attrell on the Picatrix

In this episode, I chat with Dan Attrell about the Picatrix. Dan runs the Modern Hermeticist website and is @ModernHermetics on Twitter. He is a brilliant fellow with just the right mix of nerd cred to make him a fitting guest for this podcast. Recently, he was part of a team that finished a new scholarly translation of the Picatrix, which will be out really really soon. We promise!

Links

We cover too much stuff. It’s hard to list here. Lots of stuff about the Picatrix, though!

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Guest Appearance on Cruzin’ With Steak

Back in March, Erik was interviewed on Cruzin’ With Steak, a podcast that’s kind of like this one, in that it’s mostly informal conversations about lots of crazy stuff. Lots of crazy stuff. The interview starts at 00:30:44. It’s pretty fun. Have a listen!

EP 28 – Nathan Lee the Fellowcraft

This episode, we welcome back Nathan Lee, AKA OccultFan, where we dive further into his ongoing journey into Freemasonry. As his Master Mason degree approaches, we discuss his initiation into the Fellowcraft or 2° of Blue Lodge Freemasonry. We don’t reveal any secrets, but we discuss the secrecy of Freemasonry and the educational foundation of the Fellowcraft degree. This one has a lot for the esotericist interested in Freemasonry.

The Beverages

We both drank water. Weird, huh? Water.

Links and Topics

We cover a lot of topics. Here’s a short list but you’ll have to listen to get it all.

  • William Preston
  • Trivium and Quadrivium
  • Twin Peaks
  • Permaculture
  • Gravity Falls
  • Billie Piper
  • Dark Journalist

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