In this episode, Joey and Erik interview Keith Readdy. Keith is a graduate of the Western Esotericism program at the University of Amsterdam as well as a member of the Ordo Templi Orientis and the secret magical order known as the A∴A∴. In this episode, we find out what that’s all about!
We recorded this outside at the Bird + Bear in Southeast Portland.
- Baerlic Oatmeal Pilsner
- Ghost Runner Blood Orange IPA
- Ordo Templi Orientis
- Dan Blasarian
- Protestant Ethic and the Capitalist Thingamajig by Max Weber
- Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica, AKA The Ritman Library
By the time this episode is released, Keith will be in London! We will miss him.
Matt and Erik discuss divination and scrying while drinking delicious beers at Hopworks Urban Brewery. This episode is on the shorter side but there’s a lot of great stuff in it.
We recorded at Hopworks Urban Brewery, a certified B Corporation. Erik is a member of the Hopworks Mug Club and thinks you should be, too!
Matt tried a bunch of beers, but a couple really stood out. Or we talked about them the most.
- Pig War
- Xocolatl Wake Up
- Double Vision
- Ferocious Citrus IPA
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.
That low rumbling sound every once in a while is the wind picking up! How do we block that noise? Give us tips! I am really happy with the portable recorder, though.
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.
Also, follow Erik on Twitter as @arnemancy and find Vayu Tiger there as @VayuTiger.
Because Grand Lodge regulations prohibit our regular hosts from communicating Masonically with Le Droit Humain, Joey and Erik recruit Caedmon “I hope we can fix this in post” Webb to be the stand-in guest host to interview Heather Fulton and Valerie Espinoza. They’re Freemasons! This episode is noteworthy for being the first My Alchemical Bromance episode to feature somebody with a mohawk.
Crater Lake Spirits Pepper Vodka
“But I want more history!” we hear you yelling.
No, look, guys, everybody always covers the history of this stuff. If you want a good rundown on the nuts and bolts of Le Droit Humain, check out episode 135 of the Masonic Roundtable podcast.
Hey Caedmon, we didn’t fix anything in post! Take that.
Note that this episode was remixed in November 2017 to bring you better audio quality.
Oh jeeze, talking about sex on the Internet! We all knew it would come to this eventually. You know what this means? This episode is filled with awkward silences for your amusement!
Some Links to Check Out
In their deep and informative discussion, our intrepid heroes bring up some topics you may want to explore!
Also, though Erik and Joey agree that Aleister Crowley was the daddy of modern sex magic, they are both wrong. Paschal Beverly Randolph is the true daddy of modern sex magic. Check him out!
Beers and Breweries
Erik, who knows nothing about sex magic, of course has read books about it and shared some books for you to check out!
Erik screws up right at the beginning by referring to My Alchemical Bromance as the best blog in the universe, when clearly it is the best podcast in the universe. Get it together, Erik! But that’s okay, because Joey’s star phrase this podcast is, “The sexual function of the function of sex.” Or maybe, “The sweet is never as sweet without the bitter.”
Through the darkness of futures past
The magician longs to see
One chants out between two worlds
Fire walk with me
Another solo Erik episode! In this episode, I talk about my impression of the first four episodes of Twin Peaks: The Return. Also, enjoy a song from my younger brother, Nick Arneson!
When I edited this episode right after recording it, I got the impression that my review of Twin Peaks isn’t really a review – it’s more of a reaction. That’s how it goes sometimes!
Links and Stuff
If you just want a quick shortcut to listen to more of my brother’s amazing music, head on over to Nick Arneson Music on Soundcloud!
In this episode, Matt, Joey, and Erik brave the 2017 Snowpocalypse to discuss chaos magic at Baerlic Brewing. Join us as we delve into the weird unknown and talk about a subject that has really driven a lot of our occult practices. Also, the beer is really interesting!
Location: Baerlic Brewing
Each of us drank a different selection of beers, so you’ll have to listen to the podcast and see what we say about each one.
- The Invisibles
- Twin Peaks
- John Crowley
- Alan Moore
- Fountain pens
Here’s that Grant Morrison video we were all so excited about.
P.S. We did not record a second podcast on the next day.
In this new solo episode, Erik answers another listener question: what is the difference between ritual magic and ceremonial magic? He also talks about secret societies in fiction and gives helpful beginner tips for grimoire users.
Lincoln City, Oregon! What a lovely place.
Beer and Breweries
Podcasts and Links
This is part 2 of our interview with C.R. “Chuck” Dunning, Jr., author of Contemplative Masonry: Basic Applications of Mindfulness, Meditation, and Imagery for the Craft. You can check out part 1 here. Please listen to the podcast and then read his book!
Note that all profits from the sales of Chuck’s book go to the maintenance and restoration of the Scottish Rite Temple in Guthrie, Oklahoma.