42 episodes

The Seeker and The Skeptic is a podcast in which two friends explore esoteric, paranormal and spiritual topics from two completely different perspectives.

Cat is The Seeker, she’s interested in spiritual ideas and hopes to find something meaningful and empowering in the wisdom of religion and new age philosophy. Rebecca is The Skeptic, she’s passionate about finding truth (or at least getting closer to it) using the tools of reason and evidence.

Though our approaches to life and ideas are very different we share a sense of humour and a commitment to talking honestly about what we believe and why, which is why we started this podcast. In each episode we will discuss a different topic or experience we’ve had from Holotropic Breathing to Mediumship and we’ll see if we can learn something from each other or change each other’s minds… or if our conversation will devolve into a good natured slanging match.

Whatever happens we think having these conversations will be enlightening and amusing and after we finish recording we’ll be pouring ourselves a drink and planning our next adventure.

The Seeker and the Skeptic Cat and Rebecca

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The Seeker and The Skeptic is a podcast in which two friends explore esoteric, paranormal and spiritual topics from two completely different perspectives.

Cat is The Seeker, she’s interested in spiritual ideas and hopes to find something meaningful and empowering in the wisdom of religion and new age philosophy. Rebecca is The Skeptic, she’s passionate about finding truth (or at least getting closer to it) using the tools of reason and evidence.

Though our approaches to life and ideas are very different we share a sense of humour and a commitment to talking honestly about what we believe and why, which is why we started this podcast. In each episode we will discuss a different topic or experience we’ve had from Holotropic Breathing to Mediumship and we’ll see if we can learn something from each other or change each other’s minds… or if our conversation will devolve into a good natured slanging match.

Whatever happens we think having these conversations will be enlightening and amusing and after we finish recording we’ll be pouring ourselves a drink and planning our next adventure.

    Tarot: Fortunes or Fictions?

    Tarot: Fortunes or Fictions?

    This episode we are not just talking about tarot, but reading each others cards live on air… Well, not really live, or on air but you get the idea.
    Is tarot a cheap trick, a genuine method for divining the future or the remnants of the legendary ancient Egyptian book of Thoth? The only way to find out is to listen to our podcast, or google it yourself but that wouldn’t be much fun now, would it?
    Exploring esoteric, paranormal and spiritual topics from two completely different perspectives it’s The Seeker and The Skeptic.
    Subscribe to our channel so you can always stay up to date on our latest adventures: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsAvzf-XD53ebVyH1liNZtQ?sub_confirmation=1
     
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    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seekerskeptic/
     
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    Medium: https://medium.com/the-seeker-and-the-skeptic
     
    Website: https://seekerandskeptic.com
     
    SUPPORT THE SHOW: https://www.patreon.com/seekerskeptic
     
    Tarot del Fuego (Rebecca’s deck)
    https://www.amazon.com/Tarot-del-Fuego-Ricardo-Cavolo/dp/073874994X
     
    Karla McLaren Bridging the Chasm Between Two Cultures
    https://www.csicop.org/si/show/bridging_the_chasm_between_two_cultures
     
    Tarot Cards a Tool of Cold Tricksters or wise Therapists?
    https://aeon.co/essays/tarot-cards-a-tool-of-cold-tricksters-or-wise-therapists
     
    Cold reading
    https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Cold_reading
     
    Tarot Reading Ethics
    https://benebellwen.com/2017/07/07/on-tarot-reading-ethics-part-i/
     
    Carl Jung: Tarot Cards Provide Doorways to the Unconscious, and Maybe a Way to Predict the Future
    http://www.openculture.com/2017/08/carl-jung-tarot-cards-provide-doorways-to-the-unconscious-and-even-a-way-to-predict-the-future.html
     
    Tarot Cards Use and History- yes that’s Christopher Lee! (our intro clip)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HFq-EhVdkk

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Magick: Why We Believe

    Magick: Why We Believe

     
    Just a few days before the 2020 coronavirus lockdown Cat and Rebecca made a trip to London to attend a candle magic workshop. 
     
    In this episode we reminisce about being able to see, touch and share food with other humans as well as learning some basic magic spells from a real life witch. We go on to discuss the history of magic and how it’s represented in contemporary media, Rebecca gets enthusiastic about chaos magic while Cat explores some ethical quandaries.
     
    We didn’t get around to making a webpage where you can sign up to find out more about our potential ‘Magic for Seekers and Skeptics’ workshop, but if you’re interested drop us an email, light a candle and focus your intentions and it might just manifest!
     
    Exploring esoteric, paranormal and spiritual topics from two completely different perspectives it’s The Seeker and The Skeptic.
     
    Connect with us
     
    Twitter @SeekerSkeptic
    Instagram @SeekerSkeptic
    Or visit www.seekerandskeptic.com
     
    LINKS MENTIONED
     
    Our candle magic teacher Lucya Starza’s blog 
    http://www.badwitch.co.uk/
     
    The 7 Laws of Magical Thinking, Matthew Hutson
    https://www.amazon.com/Laws-Magical-Thinking-Irrational-Beliefs/dp/0452298903
     
    The Meaning of European Upper Paleolithic Cave Art
    https://www.ancient.eu/article/787/the-meaning-of-european-upper-paleolithic-rock-art/
     
    The Golden Bough, James Frazer
    https://www.amazon.com/Golden-Bough-James-George-Frazer/dp/1420963317/
     
    Ask Not What You Can Do For Your Country, But what Witchcraft Can Do For You
    https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/tv/a25131301/witchcraft-occult-movies-tv-shows-2018/
     
    Frater Acher’s website for people interested in diving into the Western Mystical tradition
    https://theomagica.com/
     
    Grant Morrison on Chaos Magic
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-cxBuRU09w
     
    Liber Null and Psychonaut, Peter Carroll
    https://www.amazon.com/Liber-Null-Psychonaut-Peter-Carroll/dp/0877286396
     
    A Physicists Thoughts on ‘Quantum Woo’
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DGgvE6hLAU
     
    How to Create a Sigil
    https://fraterlucath.com/magickal-practice/sigil-magick-for-the-chaos-mage/

    • 2 hrs 46 min
    Is Reiki Real?

    Is Reiki Real?

    This minsode we are sitting down for a quick chat about Reiki.
    We talk about the history of Reiki and share some of our personal experiences. We also touch on the ethics of selling your services as a Reiki practitioner and debate whether it should be provided by the National Health Service.
     
    Exploring esoteric, paranormal and spiritual topics from two completely different perspectives it’s The Seeker and The Skeptic.
     
    Connect with us
     
    Twitter @SeekerSkeptic
    Instagram @SeekerSkeptic
    Or visit www.seekerandskeptic.com
     
    LINKS MENTIONED
     
    Brighton Holistics
    https://www.brightonholistics.co.uk/
     
    ASA advice on what claims Reiki practitioners can legally make
    https://www.asa.org.uk/advice-online/health-reiki.html
     
    List of NHS Hospitals and other facilities that offer Energy Healing
    http://c4362503.myzen.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/NHS-energy-healing.pdf
     
    How to make a Chi ball
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsukYmmkTag

    • 23 min
    The Moon: What Does it Want?

    The Moon: What Does it Want?

    We took part in a moon honouring cacao ceremony, got our binoculars out to study the moon’s surface and did our usual in depth research. Now we're here to answer every question you might have about the moon (except that one).
     
    This episode were discussing moon myths and legends, the goddesses and gods of the moon, lunar astrology and a bit of astronomy too. 
     
    If you’ve ever wondered if the moon’s real or where it came from or why it’s usually referred to as female this is the episode for you. If you’re not already devoted to moon adoration then whether you’re a seeker or a skeptic you might be after listening to this show.
     
    Exploring esoteric, paranormal and spiritual topics from two completely different perspectives it’s The Seeker and The Skeptic.
    If you enjoy the show, we’d love your support to help us keep exploring these topics and bringing our research, experiences and discussion to you. Anything you can give is greatly appreciated, and we look forward to sharing more adventures with your support!
    Support the show on Patreon >>
     
    Connect with us
     
    Twitter @SeekerSkeptic
    Instagram @SeekerSkeptic
    Or visit www.seekerandskeptic.com
     
    LINKS MENTIONED
     
    Opening Clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWTd3oW-HOE 
    Earth Without A Moon Documentary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LygCTL6b7YU
    Migration habits of Barau’s Petrel https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn21215-zoologger-werewolf-birds-hook-up-by-the-full-moon/
    Days on Earth Are Getting Longer, Thanks to the Moon https://www.space.com/40802-earth-days-longer-moon-movement.html
    Formation of the Moon Brought Water to Earth
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/05/190521101505.htm
    Goodnight Moon Alexander Abians plan to blow up the moon
    https://people.com/archive/goodnight-moon-vol-35-no-24/
    List of Lunar Deities
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_lunar_deities
    Moon Worship
    https://www.britannica.com/topic/moon-worship
    Story of Selene and Endymion
    https://www.theoi.com/Heros/Endymion.html
    Mysteries of the Dark Moon: The Healing Power of the Dark Goddess
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002IPZDU2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    • 2 hrs 12 min
    Rebecca Meets Andrew Taggart: Practical Philosopher

    Rebecca Meets Andrew Taggart: Practical Philosopher

    In this episode Rebecca (The Skeptic) interviews Andrew Taggart, a practical philosopher and entrepreneur. Andrew consults with people from all over the world discussing the nature of a good life.
    In this conversation Rebecca takes the opportunity to ask a philosopher about the ‘quest for meaning’ which many people we’ve met during our adventures seem to be on. They discuss what ‘meaning’ means, if everyone needs it and if the need is getting greater as organised religion wanes.
    Rebecca and Andrew touch on Buddhism, meditation practice and suicide in this episode and enjoy a few friendly disagreements along the way.
    We reference John Vervake’s ‘Awakening From The Meaning Crisis’ which you can find here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54l8_ewcOlY
    Andrew is a prolific writer and thinker, follow the links below to engage with his work.
    Exploring esoteric, paranormal and spiritual topics from two completely different perspectives it’s The Seeker and The Skeptic.
    Connect with us: Twitter @SeekerSkeptic
    Instagram @SeekerSkeptic
    Or visit www.seekerandskeptic.com
    Support the Show (please)
    https://www.patreon.com/seekerskeptic

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Empaths: Feeling Your Feels?

    Empaths: Feeling Your Feels?

    An internet quiz diagnosed both Cat and Rebecca as having ‘strong empathic abilities’. With that sort of potential, we just had to try and level up and become full blown empaths with the help of an ‘Empowering Empathic Abilities’ course.
     
    Find out if we were successful by grounding yourself, clearing your mind and tuning in to our energetic field… or by giving this episode a listen. 
     
    Exploring esoteric, paranormal and spiritual topics from two completely different perspectives it’s The Seeker and The Skeptic.

    • 2 hrs 26 min

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