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New Thought

What Magic Is This?

Release Date: 12/23/2019

Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa show art Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa

What Magic Is This?

Occultist. Theologian. Mercenary. Soldier. Physician. Spy. Scholar. Legal Expert. Peripatetic Polymath. Prisoner. Heretic. Certainly someone who lived a full life, Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa looms large over the Occult, and is an obvious addition to the Fools Gallery. He is certainly one of the Titans of Magic, anyone seriously interested in the Occult must give Agrippa his due. Special Guest Rev. Erik from Arnemancy Podcast

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Alchemy show art Alchemy

What Magic Is This?

The quest of turning lead into Gold, this was the aim of the Alchemist. But was this seen as being something practical, or was it a journey to become enlightened? Broadly speaking, Alchemy was actually comprised of many different pursuits to many different people at many different junctures of history. For a time, it captured the imagination of many throughout Europe, and it still does to this day.   

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Ancient Egyptian Magic show art Ancient Egyptian Magic

What Magic Is This?

This episode is coming in swift as a greyhound, quick as light. Ancient Egypt has kept us enthralled for centuries. From the childlike curiosity of their culture, Gods and architectural marvels to the miraculous perspective of everyday life. One force weaved everything together from the beginning of their civilization to the end- Magic. The rites uttered to a freshly wrapped Mummy, to the ceremonies carried out to ensoul a God's statue, an understanding of the Sanctity of all things was paramount.

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The Devil show art The Devil

What Magic Is This?

'How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! Everybody has an image in their mind of the Devil. What he means, what he represents, where he is now. Though the Devil exists in many cultures differently, Christianity seems to have a monopoly on the Devil and his handiwork. Yet up until the 12th Century, the Devil was seen as a somewhat small part of Christianity.

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The Necronomicon show art The Necronomicon

What Magic Is This?

Perhaps the most notorious Grimoire (Book of Spells) of all time. Occultists and scholars fear this book and the magic within. Known as Al Azif, it was transcribed or received by Abdul Alhazred in the 9th Century. Only five copies of this mysterious text exist, and it is certain that those who study these documents either go mad or come to regret their decision shortly after. In this episode, Doug and Clay crack open the most stygian document of all time.

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New Thought show art New Thought

What Magic Is This?

Can your thoughts change reality; specifically yours? Are there laws within this universe that dictate that you attract to yourself what you send out into the universe? Can thinking positive thoughts all the time change your world? Such ideas are so prevalent today that we seem to have forgotten where they came from, a late 19th century movement called New Thought. On this episode of WMiT it's time to go through perhaps the single biggest American Contribution to the world of the Occult.

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Meditation show art Meditation

What Magic Is This?

Sit Down. Shut up. Follow the Breath. Over the last 40 years, there has been quite a bit of scientific inquiry into the benefits of a technique that is utilized by many cultures and religions around the world. Science aside, Meditation is often one of the first things that an occult aspirant is directed to do. On this episode of WMiT? Doug and Avaah discuss, with a focus on Meditation within the Western Esoteric Tradition.

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William Blake show art William Blake

What Magic Is This?

Returning to the Fool's Gallery, Doug is joined by Tara to discuss one of his favourite people of all time. William Blake was seen as an eccentric loner both during his life and after. However, William considered himself a visionary and a prophet. Woefully ignored during his lifetime, since his death some of his poems and paintings are seen as being among some of the greatest of all time.

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Secret Societies show art Secret Societies

What Magic Is This?

Can you keep a secret? Sure ya can... For centuries, groups of people (usually men) met in secret, planning certain actions to their advantage. They created initiatory rites, ceremonies and a hierarchy within their group. These would be unknown to the public, unless you were a member of course. Such behaviour lends itself to conspiracy very easily. 

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Day of the Dead show art Day of the Dead

What Magic Is This?

Starting in the evening of November 1st and carrying through until November 2nd, many Mexicans will visit the graves of their departed friends and family. This is Dia de los Muertos; The Day of The Dead. Every year, this celebration of ancestral veneration is observed throughout the country. How did it come about? What is the reason for it? Join Douglas for a very special, very personal Episode.

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