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Revisiting Archonology: Understanding Power and Conspiracy
Continuing our revisitations this week, we turn to the archonology series -a long running exploration of power and conspiracy.
And you know what? A lot of these have held up pretty well. I especially like how so many of the videos shared in the posts are now gone from YouTube, and how many links have died. It’s like burning the edges of a pirate map. Adds character.
The Archonology Series
Things That Persist: Archonology (Part 1). While We Pray For A Long Summer: Archonology (Part 2). Spook Tech: Archonology (Part 3). The Money: Archonology (Part 4). Collaborators: Archonology (Part 5). The Weapon of the Enemy: Archonology (Part 6). Knives in the Dark: Archonology (Part 7). Fate of Empires: Archonology (Part 8). Dispatches From The Front: Archonology (Part 9). Force Majeure: Archonology (Part 10). Listening to Demons: Archonology Redux. Pointing Out Devils: Archonology Redux. Section 31: Archonology Redux. The Syndicate: Archonology Redux. Offers Unrefused: Archonology Redux.
Talking Deck Creation and Fortune Telling | Colin Alexander
A bumper episode this week and a veritable romp through the Fortune's Fools project as the finish line appears over the horizon.
I was told going into a project like this that it would show up in your life in strange ways: seeing a cardiologist the week of the Heart card, having a friend lose is eyebrow ring at your house the week of the Ring card, taking ayahuasca the week of the Tree card.
None of these things were planned out beforehand but if you read cards, you know these things tend to happen. They just seem a little extra when you're creating a deck.
So artist extraordinaire Colin Alexander returns to the show in order to reminisce and commiserate on this wacky journey so far.
This episode will probably work better as a video, but it still works audio only, especially if you want to download this large image of all the cards we discuss in the episode. Otherwise you can jump over to YouTube and watch it there.
Watch the episode on YouTube. Pre-order the cards and the book. Join the Fortune's Fools Telegram group. The Fortune's Fools playlist on Spotify. Colin on TikTok. Colin on Instagram.
Revisiting The World Without Sin: Reframing Censorship and Propaganda
Continuing our whistle-stop tour of classic blog series, this time we revisit a term I lifted from the (pre-cancelled) Joss Whedon film, Serenity.
It’s the term I use to better frame the totality of digital systems and social media in the context of how they see the world and what it is they seek to do to ours. For people who may be unaware, I had a career in digital media and publisher strategy before doing whatever it is you call what I’m doing now. And I’ve long been interested in that overlap between communication and magic.
These posts weave all of that together. And it’s necessary to continue the revisitations with this series next, because it gives us the context for why probably the rest of the revisitations won’t be found on YouTube.
"I'm Going To Show You A World Without Sin." The First World Without Sin. Worlds Jurassic and Without Sin. World Without Sin: Farming Spies. Blowing Filter Bubbles: World Without Sin. NOTE: Last week's revisitation didn't push out an MP3 file, so this week you are getting two. Add them together and it's almost a podcast!
Revisiting The Whisky Rant: The Pros and Cons of 'Alternate' History
Based on some suggestions that came out of the recent solo show on the story of Rune Soup, I'm going to be revisiting the classic blog post series from back in the old timey bloggy days of yore.
The first such series is The Whisky Rant: where the name came from, the benefits and shortcomings of alternate history, which UFOs are actual aliens and which of the various rants stood the test of time.
For new people, this was a series that covered off all the exciting hits like ruins on Mars and the Moon, the location of Atlantis and my own version of the stoned ape hypothesis.
Halloween Special: Curses From Outer Space (Necro-Astrology) | Sasha Ravitch
It's that time of year again!
And for the traditional Halloween special, we are joined by astrologer, witch and counsellor, Sasha Ravitch. Sasha joins us to talk about star spirits, astrology and the dead, and what sort of ancestral curses and blessings can show up in your natal chart.
Show Notes Sasha's website. Sasha's Linktree. Sasha's Instagram. Sasha's Twitter. Sasha's Patreon. AstroMagia conference website.
Talking Animist Herbalism | Seán Pádraig O’Donoghue
This week, we welcome to the show author, teacher and herbalist, Seán Pádraig O'Donoghue.
Seán joins us today to talk about his journey to animist herbalism, how he defines it, and what constitutes health in a living framework.
Really good, timely stuff. Enjoy!
Show Notes Seán's website, Otherworld Well. Seán's course, Holistic Pharmacology for Herbalists.
Intelligent and stimulating
Just discovered this podcast. In a world of frequent nonsense, this one is a breath of bracing fresh air. Consistently interesting choice of guests from diverse places too.
Very in-depth and well researched.
Love podcasts that gives the listener something to ponder and think about. A very educational podcast and well researched. Gives the listener the motivation to find out more on the subjects discussed.
Thank you for the very professional and interesting podcasts.
I like Rune Soup a lot, some great guests and interesting topics.