A weekly podcast about magic, culture and the paranormal. Coming to you from Tasmania
Ani.Mystic Abroad! | Solo Show
A solo show this week, in which I explore Ani.Mystic now that it's about two months out from launch, and how it has been immensely helpful in coming to terms with Mexican and explicitly Mayan sense making.
As I have basically been travelling since the thing came out, I've been remiss in sharing some of the shows that have kindly had me on to discuss the book.
So let that be your show notes for this week. Each episode is remarkably, remarkably different in a way that shows I've done for Star.Ships or The Chaos Protocols or Pieces of Eight weren't. And I genuinely think that's down to the material in the book.
Which means, if you are so inclined, you have hours of material to enjoy! (And hopefully that makes up for the travel-based radio silence.)
This week's solo show is the audio of my presentation and discussion with the guys from Watkins -the most recent discussion of the book- for reasons spelled out in the opening of the episode.
Gordon talking Ani.Mystic on The Higherside Chats. Gordon talking Ani.Mystic on Coffee and Divination. Gordon talking Ani.Mystic on Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio.
Talking Ways of Being | James Bridle
I joke at the beginning of the episode that James wrote the best book I read this year that I didn’t write. But actually, it’s true.
Ways of Being is an excellent book that toils in many of the same vineyards as Ani.Mystic. So James and I discuss our notions of technology, artificial intelligence, publishing, language and how these all interrelate and are interdependent.
We also have an excellent discussion on the true significance of randomness as well as speculating on political and technological futures.
Get Ways of Being. Get Ways of Being on audiobook. James's website.
Talking Dreams and Time | Gary Lachman
The one and only Gary Lachman returns to the show this week.
And the topics of the hour are dreams and time: precognition, sacred time, time slips, machine time and what even am dreams in the first place? Definite food for thought here.
Always a pleasure!
Show Notes Gary's latest book, Dreaming Ahead of Time. Gary's website.
Advice For Professional Astrologers During An Apocalypse | Solo Show
Wait a minute. Gordon of all people is giving advice about what now?
Relax. I truly would never dream of it. Think of it more like Advice To A Young Wife From An Old Mistress. It's a dramatic frame that allows us to explore ways of being with this moment that -oh, just a thought- don't contribute to a field of war that brings everyone closer to nuclear annihilation while somehow assuming doing so gives you the moral high ground.
So it's not actually (just?) for professional astrologers and other fortune tellers. It's for any of you looking around at the entire planet losing its mind and working out what role -in your profession, in your family, in your friendship group, in your communities- you are being called to step into. It's my offering to you, delivered in the form of a presentation given to a strictly hypothetical group of professional astrologers.
Yeah, it's long. I mention at the beginning that the personal reason for sharing this is a healing one, around finding transformative ways of being with anger and defence. It may be challenging to watch or listen to for some of you. Healthy anger is a useful warning that situations or people are approaching important boundaries (physical or otherwise). And it is not that it means these boundaries must never be crossed or must always be defended. Anger simply calls you to an urgent awareness that boundary business is afoot.
For instance, being wrong about something or some position you have taken in which you have invested a lot of emotional energy. When someone points this out or when you begin to realise it yourself, the anger signal is there. But this is probably one instance where you allow that signal to draw your attention to the boundary and, rather than defending it, allow that pent up energy to dissipate across it.
I sincerely hope you come to your own understanding of the sentiment in which this presentation is offered, why it is offered at this time, as well as my intention that you find whatever medicine is meant for you in it.
Note: This is a video presentation with slides and such. It is only available on Rumble. Though it will still work fine as an audio offering if that is what you prefer.
Show Notes War and the Hyperreal. Rhyd Wildermuth. Tears for Ukraine, Sanctions for Russia, Yawns for Yemen, Arms for Saudis: The West’s Grotesque Double Standard. The Overton Window Is Being Shoved Toward Warmongering Extremism. Caitlin Johnstone. Defending Freedom And Democracy Sure Requires An Awful Lot of Censorship. Caitlin Johnstone. The Field of Peace. Charles Eisenstein. Bunny Rabbits and the Big Bad Wolf: Ukraine and Russia through the lens of Western reporting. Gilbert Doctorow. The Tom Woods Show episode I truly hope you watch. Ukraine Neo-Nazis Infiltrate EVERY LEVEL Of Military & Government. Jimmy Dore. Ukraine War Driving Rampant Censorship At Home. Jimmy Dore. There's More To This. Russell Brand.
Talking Pagan Beingness | Rhyd Wildermuth
Everyone's favourite expat druid and substacker, Rhyd Wildermuth, returns to the show this week.
His latest book, Being Pagan: A Guide To Re-Enchant Your Life, forms the through-line of a wide ranging discussion on beingness, paganism, embodiment and the general state of the world.
Electrifying stuff, as ever. Enjoy!
Show Notes Rhyd's latest book. Rhyd's substack. Rhyd's website.
Talking Anton LaVey | Carl Abrahamsson
Everyone's favourite Swedish polymath returns to the show for a discussion about the Black Pope, Anton LaVey, himself.
This is on the occasion of the release of Carl's latest book, Anton LaVey and the Church of Satan. It's the biography LaVey boths needs and deserves. So we talk a little bit about his life but mostly we examine his legacy, what he might think of today's cancel culture and whether or not the ol' devil has got his dues yet.
It's a great chat and had both Carl and I reminiscing about our own wayward youths.
Show Notes Get the book here. (It's also available as an audiobook.) Follow Carl's work here. Trapart Publishing.
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