9 episodes

The Nearly Numinous podcast seeks to blend the academic study of religion with real world experiences of religion, community, the supernatural, and spirituality. Tune in to hear discussions about religious history, deep dives into pop culture (such as Star Trek or sports fandoms), and spooky discussions on vampires and other supernatural mythology. We’ll be interviewing academics, various practitioners, and more!

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

The Nearly Numinous podcast seeks to blend the academic study of religion with real world experiences of religion, community, the supernatural, and spirituality. Tune in to hear discussions about religious history, deep dives into pop culture (such as Star Trek or sports fandoms), and spooky discussions on vampires and other supernatural mythology. We’ll be interviewing academics, various practitioners, and more!

    The Enneagram Personality Test

    The Enneagram Personality Test

    This week, the hosts talk all about the enneagram personality test. They chat about what each type is, the history of the test, and get into how it’s used in spiritual growth and development circles. They also have short clips from listeners about how they interact with their enneagram type and how it has influenced their personal growth and development.

    Special thanks to everyone who took the time to fill out our survey or send us a reflection on the enneagram!

    Find us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by searching @NearlyNuminous. Don’t forget to subscribe for new episodes every Monday!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Stigmata, Sainthood, and the Catholic Church with Sam Maclennan

    Stigmata, Sainthood, and the Catholic Church with Sam Maclennan

    This week we chat with fellow MA graduate, Sam Maclennan, all about his research – and some other semi-related topics. We chat stigmata, the canonization of saints, and the idea of “healthy” religious practices and if those labels are detrimental. We also chat a bit about COVID and its impact on religions and various religious practices.

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    • 58 min
    Harry Potter … as a religion?

    Harry Potter … as a religion?

    This week, join Rachel, Jacqueline, and Steph as they talk about Harry Potter as it’s own religious movement, Harry Potter as religious, and if the religion of fictional characters matters or not. They talk about some Durkheim (nerdy theory stuff), what house they all belong to, and what to do when the creator of your world/religion turns out to kinda suck (we’re looking at you – J.K. Rowling).

    For a full transcript of this episode, check out our website – nearlynuminous.ca . Find us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by searching @NearlyNuminous. Don’t forget to subscribe for new episodes every Monday!

     

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    • 1 hr
    In God We Trust: Calvinism, Capitalism, and the American Dream

    In God We Trust: Calvinism, Capitalism, and the American Dream

    This week on Nearly Numinous, Jacqueline, Steph and Rachel are talking all about the historic roots of Protestantism, capitalism, and the American Dream. We dive deep into the theologies of Martin Luther, John Calvin, and Puritanism, and discuss the impact these theologies have had on the American political identity — as well as the negative impact capitalism has had on marginalized communities.

    Find us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by searching @NearlyNuminous. Don’t forget to subscribe for new episodes every Monday!

    • 47 min
    Modern Witchcraft with Meghan O’Sullivan

    Modern Witchcraft with Meghan O’Sullivan

    Happy Halloween! It’s spooky season, and with spooky season comes all our favourite movies about witches (anyone else a Twitches fan?). This week’s episode is for all of you that want to know why witches aren’t just all spooky pointy hats and old ugly villains trying to steal your youth. Come listen to Jacqueline and Rachel interview their first practitioner, Meghan O’Sullivan, about her beliefs and experiences surrounding witchcraft. Meghan tells what a modern witch looks like to her, some of her favourite witchy books, movies, and tv shows, and then astrologically profiles the hosts!

    Find us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by searching @NearlyNuminous. Don’t forget to subscribe for new episodes every Monday!

    • 58 min
    Vampires: History, Mythology, and Religious Movements

    Vampires: History, Mythology, and Religious Movements

    Join Jacqueline, Rachel, and Steph while they get into the spooky season mood and chat all about the history and mythologies surrounding Vampires before diving into contemporary depictions of vampires (a.k.a. swooning over them) and talking about the New Religious Movements surrounding Vampirism.

     

    Find us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by searching @NearlyNuminous. Don’t forget to subscribe for new episodes every Monday!

    • 41 min

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A really relatable and entertaining episode. Dr. Ascough is extremely interesting to listen to and the hosts add their own thoughts and experiences as well as asking insightful questions. Looking forward to the next episode!

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