EP 16 – Aaron David from Charm the Water

In this episode, Erik interviews Aaron David from Charm the Water. Join us for a lesson in beer tasting and a discussion about magical journals, the occult, and other crazy stuff.

The Beer

  1. Ommegang Three Philosophers
  2. Wildcraft Oak-Aged Kiwi Cider
  3. New Belgium Voodoo Ranger IPA

We encourage you to visit Growler’s Taproom in Portland, Oregon!

Topics and Links

Come and see us at the Conference on Esotericism on Freemasonry on October 21st!

By the way, Brewery Ommegang is actually in Cooperstown, New York. Erik is wrong again.

Episode 15 – Soror Tzadkiel and the Rota Tarot

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.”

Check out the Rota Tarot!

The Beers

Erik drinks a Gigantic Oyster Mushroom Saison. Matt drinks “a foamy beer”. Soror Tzadkiel drinks kombucha!


Remember to check out Soror Tzadkiel’s Rota Tarot and explore the other stuff that she announced in this podcast!

Rota Tarot

Episode 14 – PuckerFest with Matt and Erik

In this episode, Matt and Erik go to Puckerfest at Belmont Station. Puckerfest is an annual celebration of wild and sour ales.

In this episode, we also reveal that the Esoteric Book Conference isn’t happening in 2017. Sad face!

The Beers

This is just a list of all the beers, not necessarily who’s in charge of tasting them.

  1. pFriem Brett IPA
  2. pFriem Gose
  3. pFriem Bosbessen
  4. pFriem Abrikoos
  5. pFriem Peche
  6. Double Mountain Ranier Kriek 2013
  7. pFriem Flanders Red Ale
  8. pFriem Oude Kriek
  9. Bell’s Mango Habanero Oberon
  10. De Ranke XX Bitter
  11. Santiam Pirate Stout
  12. Nectar Creek Mango Sour Mead

Links and Topics

“The description is right on. It says blueberry lambic blah blah blah blah blah.” — Matt Anthony

Episode E06 – Solar Eclipse and Twin Peaks Finale

In this Erik solo episode, we hear about the Twin Peaks finale. Don’t listen to this episode unless you want spoilers!

Erik also discusses his current magical practices, Rufus Opus, Frater Ashan Chassan, grimoire work, and his magical smart altar. Dive into the weird world of the weird stuff!

You’ll also get to hear about Erik’s solar eclipse adventure and his interests in amateur stargazing.


Remember, Erik wants you to clean your altar regularly.

Episode 13 – Larry Roberts of Miskatonic Books

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.

The Beers

We shared a lot of different beers this episode.

  • Oakshire Overcast Espresso Stout
  • Breakside Wanderlust IPA
  • pFriem Family Brewing Summer Pale Ale
  • GoodLife Comatose Imperial IPA
  • Ninkasi Total Domination IPA

The second half of the episode, we drink Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey.

Links and Topics

During the recording of this episode, Larry graciously agreed for Miskatonic Books to sponsor this podcast. Make sure you check them out!

Nate and Joey

Nate and Joey interviewing Larry Roberts

Larry Roberts

Larry Roberts being interviewed by My Alchemical Bromance

Episode 12 – The Summer Solstice Episode

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.

  • Lompoc Special Draft (LSD)
  • Pamplemousse Citrus IPA

Links and Subjects

Trust and obey for there’s no other way to be happy in Jesus but to trust and obey.

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!

  • Tanis
  • Judge John Hodgeman
  • Opening Arguments
  • Unorthodox
  • The Louis Anderson Podcast
  • Smodcast

Books books books! We always talk about books!

  • Three Books of Occult Philosophy by Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa
  • Hidden Wisdom by Richard Smoley and Jay Kinney
  • The Inner West by Jay Kinney
  • The Picatrix

And More!

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 10 – Interview with Keith Readdy

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.

The Beers

  • Baerlic Oatmeal Pilsner
  • Ghost Runner Blood Orange IPA

Topics Covered

  • Ordo Templi Orientis
  • Goats
  • 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.

IV The Emperor

Episode 09 – Erik and Matt on Divination and Scrying

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