Join us as we interview Soror Tzadkiel, the creatrix of the Rota Tarot! Our conversation ranges from occult symbolism in cartoons to the history, philosophy and use of Tarot. Soror Tzadkiel has immense Tarot knowledge and she’s eager to share it! If you want to follow along with our discussion, you should get out your deck of Tarot cards (preferably the Rota Tarot) and get the Major Arcana in order.
“You want your lobster to take the yellow brick road.”
Joey and Erik are joined by guest host Nate Neff as we interview Larry Roberts of Miskatonic Books and Azoth Press. We talk to Larry about alchemy, Freemasonry (this is not a Masonic podcast), and his publishing empire. This interview goes long but it is filled with fascinating details and lots of great information about alchemy, both material and spiritual.
This episode is filled with hidden goodies. We go off topic to discuss scrying techniques, Oregon, the Art of Memory, ceremonial magic, and all sorts of things.
This episode has an all-star cast! Matt, Erik, and Joey are joined by Nate Neff and Amy Anthony. We celebrate the Summer Solstice by drinking beers and talking about how things have changed since we started the podcast. Perhaps the most interesting conversation in this episode is when we share stories of growing up in a variety of strict religious organizations. Crazy!
Recording this one was an adventure. We sat outside and had to deal with wind and traffic noise. Matt’s recorder ran out of space halfway through, too! In other words, sound might be funny.
We recorded outside at the Lompoc Hedge House on Southeast Division Street in Portland. This is a lovely location and Erik has been a regular here for many years. They have a great happy hour with cheese dip.
We drank all Lompoc beers. This is a great Portland brewery and you should check them out if you haven’t. We drank a lot of beers.
Episode 11 - Reverse Interview with Aaron Epperson
In this episode, Aaron Epperson interviews Matt and Erik. Oh, and we are joined by Nate Neff! It is a magical experience filled with interesting questions. By the way, since Joey missed this episode, he owes Aaron a 6-pack of beer. PBR, of course. Also, please note that this is not a Masonic podcast.
We recorded this at WeWork Custom House in Portland, Oregon.
Aaron was kind enough to suggest a bunch of podcasts. Here they are!
Judge John Hodgeman
The Louis Anderson Podcast
Books books books! We always talk about books!
Three Books of Occult Philosophy by Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa
Episode E05 - Erik Reviews the Rota Tarot (plus a Furry Hat)
In this really short solo episode, Erik reviews The Rota Tarot by Soror Tzadkiel. Also, he finally got a furry hat for his digital recorder!
Location and Recording
This was recorded in Reed Canyon on the banks of Crystal Springs Creek. Erik has reviewed the audio and determined that the furry hat worked great. The background noise is all creek and one giant industrial HVAC fan from a nearby building. Cool!
Episode 08 - Joey and Erik Interview Themselves with Nathan Neff
Joey and Erik interview themselves with the help of Nathan Neff, the Master of Esoterika Lodge № 227, Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of Oregon. We ask each other the same questions that we had Caedmon “I hope we fix this in post” Webb ask Heather and Valerie last week. In fact, it is recorded at exactly the same time!
We sat outside at The Pocket Pub in that part of Portland that’s in the Northeast even though it feels kind of like North Portland.
In this solo episode, Erik is joined by Vayu Tiger, another occultist on the Internet! They talk about a number of things, in particular automatic writing, grimoires, the Greek Magical Papyri (in Latin, the Papyri Graecae Magicae or PGM), and magic in general.