Speaker: Erik L. Arneson

EP 46 – An Exploration of the Soul

In this episode, Erik explores various interpretations and explanations of the soul in the wake of the death of his 19 year-old cat, Kublai Khan. This episode is personal, but hopefully it provides food for thought. Links The Immortal Body in Hermeticism Timaeus by Plato The Nine Parts of the Human Soul According to Ancient… Read more »

Guest Appearance: Erik on the Alexxcast on “Eyes Wide Shut”

Erik was on episode 300K of the Alexxcast to discuss Stanley Kubrick’s last film, “Eyes Wide Shut,” released in 1999. The movie stars Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise in a bizarre, sex-fueled story through secret societies, mystery, and marital problems. Alexx Bollen interviews Erik about the movie — not because Erik was in the movie,… Read more »

EP 45 – Taylor Bell, Wandering in the Moonlight

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… Read more »

Guest Appearance: Erik on the Six of Swords

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!

EP 44 – Dan Attrell and the Apocalypse of Joachim of Fiore

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… Read more »

EP 43 – MABCon 2018 – Brewing and Tasting

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… Read more »

EP 42 – Theresa Pridemore and the Portland Tarot

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… Read more »

Guest Appearance on The Alexxcast 300H

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!

EP 41 – Halloween with Alexx Bollen

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! Locations This episode starts out with a special Halloween ritual performed… Read more »

Guest Lecture on the Art of Memory

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… Read more »