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Explore esotericism, magic, and the occult with Reverend Erik. All of your favorite occultists, astrologers, magicians, and historians of esotericism sit down for casual and informative chats about the bizarre, unusual, and meaningful. Donate ETH at 0xa79b9697Bf482D80f2AA13Ca5Fa4B58C36707CD8

Arnemancy Erik L. Arneson

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.3 • 18 Ratings

Explore esotericism, magic, and the occult with Reverend Erik. All of your favorite occultists, astrologers, magicians, and historians of esotericism sit down for casual and informative chats about the bizarre, unusual, and meaningful. Donate ETH at 0xa79b9697Bf482D80f2AA13Ca5Fa4B58C36707CD8

    Spirits and Bots with Heather Freeman

    Spirits and Bots with Heather Freeman

    In this episode, I am joined by Heather D. Freeman to discuss digital occultism in all of its glorious forms. We cover virtual ritual, WitchTok, bots, social media, familiars, spirit helpers, next generation Gardnerian Wicca, and many more fascinating topics.

    Heather is Professor of Art in Digital Media at the University of North Carolina Charlotte and creator of the Familiar Shapes podcast and short film. She is also an occultist, initiate of Gardnerian Wicca, and author of the forthcoming zine by Theurgical Studies Press, "The Piedmont Path: A Witchcraft Oracle of Contemporary North Carolina".

    Perhaps the element of this episode that delighted me the most is that it has been a continuation of conversations I have been having with other tech-savvy occultists like Tres Henry, Nick Chapel, Lailokens Awen, and others. There is so much to be exploring in this particular field, and we all benefit from having people like Heather blazing a trail.


    Links


    Familiar Shapes


    Trailer to the short film

    Theurgical Studies
    Heather D. Freeman's website
    Hawkfire Coven
    Heather Freeman on Twitter
    Heather Freeman on Facebook
    Halloween Livestream with Cryptic Cocktails


    Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arnemancy

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Personal Daimon with Cat Rose Neligan

    Personal Daimon with Cat Rose Neligan

    In this episode, I am joined by astrologer, author, and artist Cat Rose Neligan. Cat incorporates astrology into her work coaching small business owners, helping artists, writers, musicians and all kinds of creatives to better understand themselves, identify their calling, and share their work with the world.

    Cat and I discuss the personal daimon, a tutelary spirit with a long and varied history. Some associate it with the holy guardian angel, some with a protector spirit, but Cat has found that the personal daimon is perhaps more strongly connected with guiding us toward our destiny than anything else. She discusses methods of both contacting and working with your daimon, the daimon's astrological associations, and other related topics.

    Many listeners will be familiar with various aspects of this topic already. Socrates, for instance, is famous for having a daimon that spoke to him. Many of us have experimented with the techniques of the Book of Abramelin or the teachings of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Even the various helper spirit rituals of the Greek Magical Papyri might be related to this topic.

    Cat's work with the personal daimon has led to a book! If you are interested in this book, check out the Kickstarter campaign and lend your support! The campaign runs through October 31, 2021.

    Links



    Cat Rose Astrology
    Cat Rose on YouTube
    Cat Rose Astrology on Instagram
    Daimon Name Generator


    Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arnemancy

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    • 59 min
    Tarot Topics with Liz Worth

    Tarot Topics with Liz Worth

    Tarot reader and author Liz Worth joins me for the first episode of season three! Liz is the author of seven books including The Power of Tarot and Going Beyond the Little White Book: A Contemporary Guide to Tarot. Her writing has appeared in FLARE Magazine, Refinery29, Chatelaine, the Globe and Mail, and more. She runs an online tarot school that welcomes students from around the world.

    Liz and I discuss a number of Tarot-related topics, including questions about intuition in Tarot, the importance of memorization in Tarot, and the ethics of Tarot reading. It was a delight having her as a guest and I think this episode will give you, the listener, plenty to think about and consider in the world of cartomancy.


    Links


    Liz Worth's website
    Liz Worth on Instagram
    Tarot books by Liz Worth
    Liz Worth on Wikipedia
    The Ramones "Pet Sematary" music video




    Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arnemancy

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Season Three Trailer

    Season Three Trailer

    The Arnemancy Podcast is back for a third season full of interesting guests, fascinating interviews, and strange history!

    Join your host, Reverend Erik—that's me!—on an exploration of your favorite topics, including Tarot, magic, the occult, and the history of Western Esotericism. This season, we welcome a bunch of new guests alongside some of your favorite returning visitors. We will be exploring modern applications of technology in magic. We will also take a close look at the works of Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa.

    You can find the Arnemancy Podcast at arnemancy.com, as well as wherever you find the rest of your podcasts: iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Podcasts—and now also on YouTube! Subscribe today at arnemancy.com/subscribe so you'll be ready when season three's episodes are released!

    Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/arnemancy

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    • 1 min
    Mucha’s Masterpiece with Thomas Negovan

    Mucha’s Masterpiece with Thomas Negovan

    Thomas Negovan is the director of the Century Guild Museum of Art and author of Le Pater: Alphonse Mucha's Symbolist Masterpiece and the Lineage of Mysticism. He joins me in this special bonus podcast episode to discuss the work of Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939), especially his incredibly symbolic and deeply esoteric masterpiece, Le Pater.

    Mucha was a Czech painter, illustrator and artist who lived in Paris during the Art Nouveau period. His distinctive style is recognized today as being among the defining works of that period, and is probably best known for his posters promoting stage actress Sara Bernhardt. However, Mucha was also a Moravian Christian and Freemason, and his esoteric interests and mystical pursuits enfused the artwork of his incredible masterpiece, Le Pater.

    This is such an important piece of esoteric artwork that I agreed to produce this bonus episode to help Thomas get the word out about his Kickstarter to produce a paperback version of his book on Le Pater.


    Links


    Win a FREE copy of Le Pater!
    The Le Pater website
    Century Guild
    Information on Alphone Mucha's involvement in Freemasonry
    What is Art Nouveau?

    • 59 min
    On a Boat with Captain Tres Henry

    On a Boat with Captain Tres Henry

    You've got permission to come aboard this podcast episode! My guest in this episode is Captain Tres Henry, who also joined me back in April. We discuss divination, destiny, magic, and reality. Divination is not just a read-only operation, and we discuss what this means for the diviner who is also a magician.

    This is a nerdy episode. We build up a metaphor between computer programming, divination, and magic. We dive into the notion of randomness and how it is connected to free will and determinism, a topic also at the heart of my chat with Allen Drake. We discuss a number of other esoteric topics, but take some time to also discuss boats. Get ready to learn about rigging and masts and other sailor terms like that.

    We also talk about the Captain's two pieces of software, Urania and Georatio. The former is astrological software geared toward magicians, and the second is a geomancy tool.

    I am also joined in this episode by guest co-host Matt Anthony, who you will doubtlessly recall as one of my co-hosts from My Alchemical Bromance. If you want to see what else Matt has been up to, check out his YouTube channel, Mattatarian!

    This episode marks several important milestones:


    It is my first episode recorded on a boat!
    It is my first in-person recording in a long time. My last was with Alexx Bollen in October 2020.
    It is the last episode of season two! The podcast will return with season three in September.



    Links


    Captain Tres Henry's blog
    Urania
    Georatio


    The featured image for this episode is Zeegezicht met oorlogsvloot (1821) by Cornelis Ploos van Amstel. Original from The Rijksmuseum.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

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