Tag: history

EP 47 – Sumerian Magic with Vanessa Kindell

Vanessa Kindell joins us this episode. She is a writer and contributor to the Peacock Goat Review and a Sumerian witch. She talks to us about reconstructing Sumerian and Babylonian religious practices and integrating them into her modern magical work, but we really dig into the nature of Sumerian religion and the details of their… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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… Read more »