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Talking Lenormand, Fortune Telling and Deck Design | Ryan Edward
This week we welcome to the show Ryan Edward. Ryan is an artist, designer and deck creator. In fact he is responsible for one of my favourite Lenormand decks, the Maybe Lenormand.
He joins us today to talk us through the process of deck creation, how design informs fortune telling function, the story of the Lenormand cards through time, the difference between divination and fortune telling and what it was like growing up in a funeral home.
Super fun chat.
Get the Maybe Lenormand. Ryan's newsletter. Ryan on instagram.
Talking Creativity, Tarot and Ayahuasca | Lucy Delics
This week, we are joined by artist and adventurer, Lucy Delics. Originally from England, Lucy has lived all over the world and currently lives in the Cusco area of the Peruvian Andes where she created The Visionary Path Tarot.
Lucy joins us today to talk about finding one's creative voice, making art with plant medicines, healing personal and ancestral traumas and living in Peru.
Get The Visionary Path Tarot. Lucy and her husband's website and blog. Lucy on Instagram.
Talking Skepticism and Theories of Mind | Mitch Horowitz and Richard Smoley
This week, adding to our growing number of triple-header interviews, we welcome back to the show Mitch Horowitz and welcome to the show for the first time Richard Smoley.
Mitch, as regular listeners would be aware, is a public intellectual and occult historian with an expertise in New Thought. Richard is a writer, editor and public speaker specialising in esoteric thought. He is the author of numerous books including the classic (and one of my personal favourites) The Dice Game of Shiva.
Mitch and Richard join us in this episode to explore the antecedents to New Thought, differing theories of mind and what is and isn't genuine skepticism.
(Note that this is a video discussion on YouTube as well.)
Show Notes Mitch's article for Boing Boing on James Randi. Mitch's website. Mitch on Twitter. Richard's website.
Talking Platonism, Whitehead and Panpsychism | Matthew D. Segall
This week we are joined by philosopher, professor and speaker, Matt Segall.
We discuss Platonism vs Neoplatonism, theories of mind and the natural world, and how it is we can or might know anything at all.
A really rich and thought-provoking conversation.
Show Notes Matt's website, Footnotes to Plato. Matt's YouTube channel. Matt on Twitter.
Talking Sanctuary, Fugitive Spaces and Post-Activism | Dr Bayo Akomolafe
This week, we welcome to the show Dr Bayo Akomolafe.
Bayo is a psychologist, educator and philosopher working and playing principally in the fields of decoloniality and ecology. He joins us today for a very special episode to celebrate the culmination of the premium member course on Custodianship, to talk about making sanctuary, fugitive spaces and post activism.
"What if the way we respond to crisis is part of the crisis?"
Show Notes Bayo Akomolafe's website. Bayo's essay, The Allegory of the Pit or The Irony of Victory. The Emergence Network. Interview with Bayo: Let Us Make Sanctuary. Interview with Bayo: Unlearning Mastery.
Talking Cartomancy and Homesteading | Coffee and Divination Swapcast
Another swapcast this week, with the lovely Joanna Farrer of Coffee and Divination.
We talk to each other about our shared love of tarot: where it began, when it began, best approaches, that sort of thing. And we also talk about homesteading and navigating right relation with both land and home spirits. Two of my very favourite things.
Oh, and if you're reading this in your podcatcher, I should tell you we did this as a video recording.
Show Notes Coffee and Divination. Joanna Farrer's personal and music site. Joanna on Twitter.
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