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What Magic Is This?

Release Date: 09/16/2020

John Dee show art John Dee

What Magic Is This?

Say the words Magician, Occultist and Angel Magic and one name comes immediately to mind - Dr. John Dee. About as close as England has ever come to producing a real life Wizard, Dee is one of the most scrutinized, analyzed and obsessed over figures of the 16th century. Blazingly brilliant at Mathematics, Astronomy and Astrology in his own time, he is known mostly nowadays for a particular segment of his life, in which he and his erratic scryer Edward Kelley talked with Angels.

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Wizards! with a Wizard! show art Wizards! with a Wizard!

What Magic Is This?

Instantly recognizable; you know a Wizard when you see one. Not only by appearance- Beards, older, white hair but also by the items associated with them- Robes, pointed hat, staff and old books. There is seemingly something archetypal about the wizard, which literally means "One who is Wise." In this Episode of WMiT?, we are joined by a real life Wizard Devin Person, to go through why the Wizard is a cultural touchstone in every way.

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The Ancients & The Stars with Amaya Rourke show art The Ancients & The Stars with Amaya Rourke

What Magic Is This?

Through the vastness of time, one thing we've all had in common was the sky, especially that of the night sky. The Stars, Moon and planets have meant many different things to our Ancestors. Many saw the cosmic dance these celestial bodies followed as an integral part of not only their Myths or Cosmology but having real agency in our lives here on Earth. There is much magic in the stars, and to discuss as well as elucidate such things is my guest for this episode, Amaya Rourke!

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Christianity & Magic with Rev. Michael Lux show art Christianity & Magic with Rev. Michael Lux

What Magic Is This?

To many the words "Christianity" and "Magic" should be like oil and water. For most Christians, the Occult is strictly forbidden; a dalliance with the dark forces of Satan. For Occultists, Christianity is the great adversary; always seeking to destroy and do away with those who use Magic of any form. Yet these dichotomies are somewhat new and it has not always been so easy to seperate. Joining this episode is Christian Magician and renegade catholic cleric Reverend Michael Lux.

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Lucid Dreaming show art Lucid Dreaming

What Magic Is This?

We all dream. Yet sometimes, while we are dreaming we become conscious of the fact that it is almost as if we are in the dream; we realize that we are active in our thoughts and actions. This is Lucid Dreaming, the ability to be aware while in a dream state. Most people have had at least one Lucid dream, others can lucid dream in great detail and frequently. In this episode of WMiT? we tackle this odd phenomenon which has massive possibilities for the study of consciousness.

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Rock & Roll & The Occult show art Rock & Roll & The Occult

What Magic Is This?

Holmes & Watson. Salt & Pepper. Even Sturm und Drang- there are some classic combinations in this world. Rock 'n Roll & The Occult just seems natural. Although a relatively recent musical form, less than a century, the dalliances of the diabolical with Rock music were there nearly from the beginning. The combination of drums, guitars and a hollering vocals seem the very thing that the Occult offers in some way- Powerful, animal, and emotive. Joining me on this quest is Songwriter and Musician Kue Varo.

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Grimoires with Alexander Cummins show art Grimoires with Alexander Cummins

What Magic Is This?

Kept safe in many Special Collections around the world are very odd and very special Books. They are filled with interesting content- Invocations, Evocations, Prayers, Spells as well as odd diagrams. These are Grimoires- A Magician's textbook. Joining this episode to discuss these fascinating and incredible documents is the Scholar, Author and Modern Cunning Man Dr. Alexander Cummins!

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Astrology with Becca Tarnas show art Astrology with Becca Tarnas

What Magic Is This?

Without a doubt, the last 5 years has seen a resurgence of interest in the Celestial Art of Astrology. At base, Astrology is looking at the positions of celestial bodies like the planets and stars, in order to divine information relevant to the past, the present and the future. On this episode of WMiT? we are joined by Scholar, Author and Consulting Astrologer Dr. Becca Tarnas, whose views and eloquence on Astrology are both breathtaking and informative.

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Austin Osman Spare show art Austin Osman Spare

What Magic Is This?

Starting off the New Year with a Titan of Magic. Austin Osman Spare means many things to many people. For some, he was an extremely talented Artist whose antisocial behaviour and unwillingness to compromise left him forgotten by the art world. For others, he is the grandfather of sigil magic; a fiercely independent occultist who came up with his own system of magic which was considered revolutionary long after he passed away.

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The Luminous Mind of Jeffrey Kripal show art The Luminous Mind of Jeffrey Kripal

What Magic Is This?

If you dismiss the humanities, you dismiss the prophets among you...

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