Recommended Reading

  • The Cthulhu Trinity: Gamaliel 05-20-2018 by Drew W.
    This hasn’t been a week for practice, but that hasn’t stopped a cascade of results to flood into my reality.I saw the fox again. Yeah, maybe it is normative now for an urban fox to display themselves in broad daylight next to a softball game with ton […]

  • The Mind-Brain Interface with Marjorie Woollacott 05-20-2018 by jmishlove
    Marjorie Woollacott, PhD, is emeritus professor of Neuroscience and Human Physiology at the University of Oregon. She is coauthor of the textbook, Motor Control: Translating Research Into Clinical Practice. She is author of Infinite Awareness: The Aw […]

  • Duncan Lunan | The Green Children Of Woolpit, Medieval Abductions, & Elite Families – The Higherside Chats | Conspiracy and Paranormal Podcast 05-20-2018 by TheCarlwood
    Today on everyone’s favorite conspiracy podcast: Alright Higherside Chatters, if one digs through the vast fortian archives of this weird world you’ll find all sorts of unexplained stories: From encounters with spirits, fairies, strange crafts in the […]

  • Tredara Spring 2018 05-20-2018 by IanC
    “The” TredaraOn we go!Here at our own small Pagan sanctuary and community hall, which we call Tredara after the big triple oak in one corner., we are cranking the place up for spring. It is really only fate that has led that to mean that we must be r […]

  • #022 – Going Goetic & Ritual Offerings with Aaron Leitch – Glitch Bottle Podcast 05-20-2018 by Glitch Bottle
    Author, magician, scholar and Western shaman Aaron Leitch returns to the podcast to talk about his Goetic work, the ‘fear of God’ in the grimoires and what that really means. Aaron also goes in-depth into Ritual Offerings and shares lucid overviews o […]

  • An Experiment, Updated 05-20-2018 by
    Earlier this month I posted a few words here about a curious effect I’d discovered — that sharp points of iron or steel seem to have the same power to dispel addiction to television, the internet, and cell phones that they traditionally had on faery […]

  • Hekate and the Witch Ghost 05-20-2018 by inominandum
    All Sorcery if Local and so one of the magical obsessions that I haven’t written much on yet is the magic of the Pine Barrens here in NJ. For years I attempted to make contact with Peggy Clevenger, a witch that was rumored to live in this area, so th […]

  • Kabbalah, Science, and Spirituality with Vernon Neppe 05-17-2018 by jmishlove
    Vernon Neppe, MD, PhD, FRSSAf, refers to himself as a Dimensional Biopsychophysicist. He is a neuropsychiatrist and head of the Pacific Neuropsychiatric Institute in Seattle. He is author, with physicist Edward Close, of Reality Begins with Conscious […]

  • Under a Desert Sky | Solo Show 05-17-2018 by Gordon
    This month’s solo show is my impressions and observations from spending last week out in the desert with a group of amazing people. It covers Aboriginal star lore, Songlines, the Dreaming and how we can think with and derive inspiration from indigeno […]

  • The Taste of Another’s Thoughts 05-17-2018 by John Michael Greer
    We’ve taken a somewhat rambling route in our discussion of how each of us can haul ourselves up out of the swamp of abstractions in which modern industrial society is sinking fast, and find our way to the solid ground of things that actually matter. […]

  • Scientists must be free to learn, to speak and to challenge | Kirsty Duncan 05-17-2018 by Kirsty Duncan
    “You do not mess with something so fundamental, so precious, as science,” says Kirsty Duncan, Canada’s first Minister of Science. In a heartfelt, inspiring talk about pushing boundaries, she makes the case that researchers must be free to present unc […]

  • Nabokov’s Synesthetic Alphabet: From the Weathered Wood of A to the Thundercloud of Z 05-16-2018 by Maria Popova
    “The long A of the English alphabet… has for me the tint of weathered wood, but a French A evokes polished ebony.” Metaphorical thinking is the wellspring of the human imagination — that virtuosic cognitive pivot of describing what a thing is through […]

  • Phillip J. Watt, on Tony Robbins, Chaos Magic, and Backdoor Materialism |380| 05-16-2018 by Alex Tsakiris
    Phil Watt seeks a deeper spiritual truth that embraces life, but doesn’t ignore conspiracy culture. photo by: Skeptiko Alex Tsakiris: Today we welcome Phillip J. Watt to Skeptiko. Phil is a fellow podcaster — which is always fun for me — he’s also qu […]

  • Animacy in the Ojibwe Language 05-16-2018 by Drew W.
    In this special report I will attempt to present a new model of understanding grammatical gender found in Minnesota Ojibwe. Gender in Ojibwe is based on an animate / inanimate dichotomy. That is to say, gender is applied on the basis of an object or […]

  • The Dyadic, Creative Interface with Vernon Neppe 05-16-2018 by jmishlove
    Vernon Neppe, MD, PhD, FRSSAf, is a neuropsychiatrist and head of the Pacific Neuropsychiatric Institute in Seattle. He is author, with physicist Edward Close, of Reality Begins with Consciousness: A Paradigm Shift that Works. He is also author of Dé […]

  • De Regnis: Visualization, Meditation, Contemplation 05-16-2018 by polyphanes
    Although most of my writing is visible and accessible through my blog and my ebooks, there are a bunch of writing projects that I don’t necessarily intend for public release.  When I was recently going through my old documents folder on my computer, […]

  • 82. Ivo Dominguez // The Triple Shadow, Noir, Elemental Energy & the Keys to Psychic Perception 05-16-2018 by Occulture Podcast
    Ivo Dominguez is in the house. We’re gonna talk a lot about shadow selves and shadow senses and elemental energy and get some tips on how to best connect with our own psychism. Ivo is a practitioner of a variety of esoteric disciplines. He has been a […]

  • Mother of Abominations 05-16-2018 by Drew W.
    There are a number of things in the air lately, shadow people, sigilmancy, and new gates to the Dreamlands… I’ll try and encapsulate them all without getting too long-winded.I’ve spoken about the Shadow People before. It is said that the shadow peopl […]

  • May feature: "What Is Remote Viewing?" 05-16-2018 by Videocast Host
    This episode feature for May, 2018 is on the subject of “Remote Viewing” from the perspective/practice of an active occultist. This may differ from what many interested in the paranormal, or within non-occult intelligence gathering institutions may s […]

  • Psychoanalysis and the Occult—Revisited 05-14-2018 by Carlos S. Alvarado
    Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD, Research Fellow, Parapsychology Foundation A recent issue of the psychoanalysis journal IMÁGÓ Budapest (2017, No. 4), edited by Júlia Gyimesi, is entitled “Psychoanalysis and the Occult: Transference, Thought-Transference, Ps […]

  • Compilation Paralysis 05-14-2018 by polyphanes
    I’ve been on a compilation kick lately.  I mentioned in a recent post of mine about the Orphic Hymns that I’m compiling a personal temple text from a variety of sources because I don’t like having books in my temple room if I can avoid it; for instan […]

  • The Metaphysical Implications of Free Will 05-12-2018 by jmishlove
    Jason Reza Jorjani is a philosopher and author of Prometheus and Atlas, World State of Emergency, Lovers of Sophia, and Novel Folklore: The Blind Owl of Sadegh Hedayat. Here he explains why human free will is inconsistent with the scientific notion o […]

  • Channeling: New Discoveries on an Age-Old Phenomenon 05-12-2018 by Andrea Livingston
    The phenomenon of channeling has been reported by cultures from around the world and the experience has played a pivotal and important part in humanity (e.g. Delphi Oracle in Greece, Moses, the Virgin Mary, and Muhammad). […]

  • Wayfinding and Road Opening 05-10-2018 by inominandum
    The other day I tweeted: “Road Opening is great, but eventually you need to lay off the optionality and do some Wayfinding.” Since the publication of Chaos Protocols there has been a big increase in people asking about Road Opening magic. In that boo […]

  • InPresence 0070: Psi Development Systems 05-10-2018 by jmishlove
    Jeffrey Mishlove discusses his second book, Psi Development Systems, which was based upon his doctoral dissertation in Parapsychology at the University of California, Berkeley. He explains the importance of an ongoing community of support for those w […]

  • Mathetic Year Beginning Mismatch, and a Revised Grammatēmerologion 05-10-2018 by polyphanes
    Much like how I recently encountered one devil of an author having put something out for public use (though it turned out to be a complete non-issue), now I’m facing another one, this time a lot more serious for me. So, here’s the issue I face.  I ha […]

  • Reincarnation in the Ancient World with James G. Matlock 05-10-2018 by jmishlove
    James G. Matlock, PhD, an anthropologist, is coauthor (with Erlendur Haraldsson) of I Saw a Light and Came Here: Children’s Experiences of Reincarnation. He is a regular contributor to the online Psi Encyclopedia sponsored by the Society for Psychica […]

  • Talking Animism and the Anomalous | Dr Jack Hunter 05-10-2018 by Gordon
    This week, Dr Jack Hunter makes his return to the show. Jack is the author and/or editor of Talking With The Spirits, Strange Dimensions, Why People Believe in Spirits, Gods and Magic, Damned Facts and the recently published Engaging The Anomalous. H […]

  • #021 – Catholic Occultism and Magic with Jason Spadafore – Glitch Bottle Podcast 05-10-2018 by Glitch Bottle
    Jason Spadafore (Agostino Taumaturgo) is a former Traditional Roman Catholic bishop and author on the Magic of Catholicism. He talks about the relationship between the grimoires and Catholicism, the similarities between exorcisms and magical operatio […]

  • May 2018 Book Club 05-09-2018 by John Michael Greer
    This week’s post is the latest of a monthly series of open-discussion posts focusing on books I’ve written or recommend. Our theme for the present is Mystery Teachings from the Living Earth, and this week we’re discussing “The Spiritual Ecology of Hi […]

  • True Artificial Consciousness – Is It Possible? 05-09-2018 by Communications Team
    There have been a large number of articles published about Artificial Intelligence lately, most with varying topics of focus. Some discuss how AI applications will eventually replace numerous human jobs, potentially disrupting global economies and br […]

  • Creating Healthy Relationships with Spirits and Natural Energies 05-09-2018 by Communications Team
    As a licensed psychotherapist, I encourage people to “hear voices” and to “see” non-physical beings. No, I’m not crazy. In fact, for 12 years I was a subject-matter expert for the Board of Behavioral Science Examiners, which regulates licensing for t […]

  • Gods and Spirits, Magic and Prayer 05-08-2018 by IanC
    “Prayer is a form of magic.” “Magic is applied prayer.” One hears these saws often enough in current discourse about Pagan religion and practical magic. Neither assertion has ever rung the bell for me. I feel as if there is a significant difference b […]

  • The Group Mind with Adam Crabtree 05-07-2018 by jmishlove
    Adam Crabtree, RP, is a trainer of psychotherapists and has a private therapy practice in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, He is author of From Mesmer to Freud: Magnetic Sleep and the Roots of Psychological Healing, Multiple Man: Explorations in Possession […]

  • De Regnis: Breathing, Intonation, and Prayer 05-07-2018 by polyphanes
    Although most of my writing is visible and accessible through my blog and my ebooks, there are a bunch of writing projects that I don’t necessarily intend for public release.  When I was recently going through my old documents folder on my computer, […]

  • 81. Dr. Dean Radin // Consciousness, Hermeticism & the Evidence for Real Magic 05-07-2018 by Occulture Podcast
    Dr. Dean Radin is in the house to talk about his latest book, Real Magic, which takes an evidential approach to psychic phenomena. I first heard Dean over the airwaves with Art Bell, so it was quite a thrill to chat with him here. It’s an interesting […]

  • Dirt, Wind and Fire 05-06-2018 by Gordon
    Flying the microscope over a slide containing a sample of your own soil feels very much like searching the sky for UFOs. And -in my case, at least- equally disappointing. Having given her the “help me, Obi Wan Kenobi” treatment a few weeks ago, I’m s […]

  • On Psychometry, A Most Necessary Beginner Practice 05-05-2018 by polyphanes
    Recently, someone came to me asking for a bit of help in contacting spirits.  This is one of the most concerning and troubling issues that most newbies and otherwise new practitioners to magical practices have, when you’re trying to contact spirits i […]

  • Judith Orloff, MD: "The Empath's Survival Guide: Life Strategies for […]" | Talks at Google 05-05-2018 by Talks at Google
    “The Empath’s Survival Guide” teaches readers how sensitive people can thrive in an insensitive world. This talk is presented in an interview format, with two moderators asking Dr. Orloff questions about key elements of the book. ABOUT DR. ORLOFF Dr. […]

  • Understanding Plato with Pierre Grimes 05-05-2018 by jmishlove
    Pierre Grimes, PhD, is a specialist in classical Greek philosophy. He is the founder of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association. He is also founder of the Noetic Society in the Los Angeles area. He is author of Philosophical Midwifery: A […]

  • #66 Mark Boccuzzi Adventures in Psi 05-04-2018 by fahrusha
    Psi Researcher Mark Boccuzzi of the Windbridge Institute.   Listen HERE Fahrusha was very pleased to welcome psi researcher Mark Boccuzzi to Shattered Reality Podcast. He and his wife Dr. Julie Beischel (a previous guest on SRP) founded the Windbridg […]

  • #63 Dr. Julie Beischel Medium Research 05-04-2018 by fahrusha
      Dr. Julie Beischel of the Windbridge Research Center in Arizona   Click HERE to listen. Fahrusha and Kate Valentine were happy to welcome Dr. Julie Beischel to “Shattered Reality Podcast”. She received her doctorate in Pharmacology and Toxicology w […]

  • Somavedic Medic Uran review – negating geopathogenic zones 05-04-2018 by Jacob
    The problem of geopathogenic zones Many years ago I wrote here about Geopathogenic zones (also called geopathic zones or Ley lines). Somavedic medic devices are here to help. These harmful zones are small areas that can negatively affect people’s hea […]

  • Temple Room Efficiency and Efficacy 05-04-2018 by polyphanes
    Finally, I have a trash can in my temple room.  The joy and relief of this simple thing cannot be understated. In recent weeks, I’ve been getting myself back up and working in the temple again.  It’s a slow build-up, but given the evidence of fancily […]

  • Plato’s Noble Lie and The Trickster with Jason Reza Jorjani 05-03-2018 by jmishlove
    Jason Reza Jorjani is a philosopher and author of Prometheus and Atlas, World State of Emergency, Lovers of Sophia, and Novel Folklore: The Blind Owl of Sadegh Hedayat. Here he presents his hypothesis that Plato constructed several “noble lies” in th […]

  • Talking Spirits on Film and TV with Julio Cesar Ody 05-03-2018 by Gordon
    Something of a special episode this week. Julio Ody returns to the show for a vigorous discussion of the best depictions of spirits and the spirit world from a practitioner perspective on film and television. We spent the past week throwing titles ba […]

  • Three in One: Mani C. Price, Derek Hunter, and Ethan Indigo Smith 05-03-2018 by Greg Kaminsky
    We have three separate interviews in episode 189: visionary artist Mani C. Price, author and musician Derek Hunter, and activist, author, and Tai Chi teacher Ethan Indigo Smith. Mani C. Price is a NYC visionary artist who paints ordinary women into e […]

  • Dr. Michael Shermer on Near-Death Experience Science |379| 05-01-2018 by Alex Tsakiris
    Dr. Michael Shermer isn’t swayed by near death experience science, but has he read the literature? photo by: Skeptiko Today we welcome Dr. Michael Shermer back to Skeptiko. Dr. Shermer is a bestselling author and creator of Skeptic Magazine. His late […]

  • The Gnostics with Jason Reza Jorjani 05-01-2018 by jmishlove
    Jason Reza Jorjani is a philosopher and author of Prometheus and Atlas, World State of Emergency, Lovers of Sophia, and Novel Folklore: The Blind Owl of Sadegh Hedayat. Here he points out that, while the term Gnosticism is very popular, few people re […]

  • Tobias Churton | Crowley In America: Art, Espionage & Sex Magic – The Higherside Chats | Conspiracy and Paranormal Podcast 05-01-2018 by TheCarlwood
    Today on everyone’s favorite podcast for conspiracy, the paranormal, & the all around fringe: Alright Higherside Chatters, it should be no surprise to us that eccentric, exceptional characters are routinely misunderstood by the commoners- and that th […]

  • Theodore Roosevelt on the Cowardice of Cynicism and the Courage to Create Rather Than Criticize 05-01-2018 by Maria Popova
    “The poorest way to face life is to face it with a sneer. There are many men who feel a kind of twister pride in cynicism; there are many who confine themselves to criticism of the way others do what they themselves dare not even attempt.” “There is […]

  • Being Both Brutal and Wrong 05-01-2018 by inominandum
    In the appendix of my new book I have a small list of keys for divination, the first two of which are: It’s Better To be Wrong Than Vague and Be Brutal. An astute reviewer who did not particularly like the new book (he hasn’t liked any of my books si […]

  • The Twenty-Eight Faces of Mēnē 04-30-2018 by polyphanes
    The devil of every author hit me the other day when I released my ebook on the Grammatēmerologion, the lunisolar calendar system I developed for associating the days of the lunar months to the letters of the Greek alphabet for my Mathesis work.  Ever […]

  • 80. Jason Miller // The Elements of Spellcrafting & the Influence of Magick 04-30-2018 by Occulture Podcast
    The one and only Jason Miller is in the house. Jason is the author of five books that focus on the more practical side of magick – things like protections, reversals, financial sorcery, and erotic magic. And his latest book is right that wheelhouse t […]

  • Psicologia e “Spiritismo:” An Italian Psychical Research Classic 04-30-2018 by Carlos S. Alvarado
    Carlos S. Alvarado, PhD, Research Fellow, Parapsychology Foundation My article “Morselli’s ‘Psicologia e Spiritismo’ ” was recently posted in the Psi Encyclopedia. It is about Italian psychiatrist Enrico Morselli’s two volume work Psicologia e “Spiri […]

  • The Ankle of God 04-30-2018 by Drew W.
    Etymology of the word Ankle: Stemming from the PIE root *ang-/*ank ‘to bend’, related closely in this way to Angle and the source of the Greek anklyos, meaning bent or crooked and the Latin ang(u)ere – ‘to compress in a bend, fold, strangle.Last week […]

  • RAW 3: Linda Raedisch on Walpurgisnacht & Fairy Tales (Patreon Bonus Teaser) 04-28-2018 by Occulture Podcast
    Hey yo, so I recently chatted with author and friend of the show Linda Raedisch for Occulture RAW, a bonus feature for $5+ patrons over at patreon.com/occulture. Linda was a guest back in episode 9, The Old Magic of Christmas, talking about elves and […]

  • InPresence 0058: God and the Space-Time Matrix 04-28-2018 by jmishlove
    Jeffrey Mishlove shares his excitement regarding an unpublished manuscript by James P. Driscoll called God In Time. Driscoll, a former New Thinking Allowed guest, has devoped an innovative idea that God is time. Jeffrey explains how this notion can b […]

  • On Orphic Hymns and Multiple Aspects of Gods 04-28-2018 by polyphanes
    After making public my recent text on the Grammatēmerologion, the lunisolar calendar system I use for my Mathesis work, I’ve decided to go ahead and make another text for myself.  This latter text is something I don’t plan on making available, since […]

  • Psychedelics and Philosophy with Pierre Grimes 04-28-2018 by jmishlove
    Pierre Grimes, PhD, is a specialist in classical Greek philosophy. He is the founder of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association. He is also founder of the Noetic Society in the Los Angeles area. He is author of Philosophical Midwifery: A […]

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