What Magic is This? is a topic based podcast about Magic, the Occult, the Esoteric, the Paranormal, the Supernatural and the Weird. Each episode revolves around one single topic in the hope that we can flesh out the things one needs to know about it. For those curious about Magic in any way, these episodes should provide an introduction to the many aspects that make up the world of Magic.
Sex Magic with Luxa Strata
Beyond a doubt, the most listener requested show up to this point. Seemingly everybody has their own take on Sex Magic. And why not?! For something as personal and important as sex, particularly when applied to a ritual or spell-based context, the topic itself is one that draws fascination as well as controversy. We are joined by the always luminous Luxa Strata of Lux Occult Podcast to hash out as much as possible our understandings of Sex Magic as we can! You asked for it.
Cunning Folk with Aerinn Hodges
In recent years, more and more attention has been directed at a somewhat neglected tradition of Magic- The Cunning Folk. Otherwise known as White Witches, they were known for providing many functions and needs all over Europe for a time. Divination, blessing, curse-breaking, dreams, conjuring of spirits, potions and much more were just some of the tools in their magical arsenal. In this Episode of WMiT? we are joined by The Wise Woman of Bushwick Avenue, Aerinn Hodges!
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.
Wizards! with a Wizard!
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.
The Ancients & The Stars with Amaya Rourke
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!
Christianity & Magic with Rev. Michael Lux
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.
keeping me sane and enthused!
This podcast is flat out great , interesting , fun and above all a wealth of esoteric knowledge!
Douglas has a great radio voice and just seems like a fun person to talk to. What Magic is this? More like, this podcast is Magic!
A great find, highly recommended!
I found this podcast abut a month ago and have been loving catching up on all the in-depth research and personal/magical stories Doug shares. As another reviewer may have said, the host is the “Dan Carlin of Esoteric History” - and he has a great radio voice.
I’ve shared episode recommendations to friends (the Mental Health episode is very moving and thoughtful) and listened to others (Alan Moore, William Blake, etc) a few times, since they’re packed with so much great info and deep dive recommendations themselves. Great work, I love this show!
Ita res accendent lumina rebus
It is more useful
to conjur with this puissant podcast
in a time of great existential peril
(such as the one we're now experiencing)
and in such dire adversity to discern
the effectiveness of our protection spells
for then, at long last, words of truth
are drawn from the depths of the heart
and the mask us torn off.