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Mancy is a podcast about how magic has shaped human history and our culture, including pop culture. It features spoken word poet RJ Walker and psychic Elle Alder. They explore different "-mancies" which are different methods of divination. Each episode features stories of magic and Elle attempts to replicate the method researched by RJ. They also attempt to use these mancies in a more contemporary way to reflect the struggles of our time.

Mancy RJ Walker and Elle Alder

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Mancy is a podcast about how magic has shaped human history and our culture, including pop culture. It features spoken word poet RJ Walker and psychic Elle Alder. They explore different "-mancies" which are different methods of divination. Each episode features stories of magic and Elle attempts to replicate the method researched by RJ. They also attempt to use these mancies in a more contemporary way to reflect the struggles of our time.

    Ep 61 Akashic Records Part 2

    Ep 61 Akashic Records Part 2

    Elle continues her coverage of the Akashic Records, her specific area of expertise. She brings Jennifer Martin into the studio, another professional psychic who received similar training on the akashic records. Elle begins by answering questions posed by listeners of the show, and then moves into an introduction of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (HPB) the founder of the theosophical movement and controversial figure among psychics and other magical practitioners. 
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    • 1 hr 47 min
    Ep 60 CHARMS! pt 3

    Ep 60 CHARMS! pt 3

    RJ and Elle finish their coverage of charms by looking at the remaining charms present in Lucky Charms Cereal. RJ and Elle give their backgrounds with breakfast cereal. RJ opens by describing what a blue moon is, and why we call it that. He then talks about when the moon actually turns blue. He then discusses some of the mythology and magic connected to rainbows, the lucky and unlucky parts as well as some historical background on the pride flag. He discusses the legend associated with pots of gold, and then finally the historical background of Lucky Charms cereal.  Elle then performs a charm casting reading using Lucky Charms cereal.
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    Ep 59 Charms! Pt 2

    Ep 59 Charms! Pt 2

    Elle and RJ continue their coverage of charms. RJ looks into the egyptian ankh and Elle provides context with her experience from Egypt. RJ then continues his coverage of each lucky charm in lucky charms cereal. Starting with clovers, then hearts, and then finally balloons. RJ gets a guest reading from @theworkerinclay on tiktok using a magnus archives themed charms set. 
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    Ep 58 CHARMS! pt 1

    Ep 58 CHARMS! pt 1

    RJ and Elle kick off Season 2 with coverage of charms. Lucky or otherwise. RJ and Elle discuss lucky or sentimental objects that serve as charms for them. RJ starts the episode with the lore behind the Lucky Rabbit's Foot and the ways it has been culturally appropriated. RJ then discusses the grusome Hand of Glory charm, and the lore surrounding horseshoes. The Pennsylvania Dutch are brought up again in relation to Barn Stars and Hex Signs. Elle finishes the episode by performing charm casting using her specific lucky and magic objects.
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    • 56 min
    Ep 57 Dice! Astragalomancy pt 2

    Ep 57 Dice! Astragalomancy pt 2

    RJ and Elle continue their coverage of Astragalomancy. RJ discusses the history of loaded dice and cheating dice. RJ also comes clean about using loaded dice in games of Dungeons and Dragons. RJ then dives into some of the history of DnD, the good and the bad. A slight dive into the satanic panic that arose from the game in the 1980's. RJ goes over a very unique and specific case involving the disappearance of James Egbert and how some believed Dungeons and Dragons was responsible. Elle finishes the episode by performing Astragalomancy using a standard set of polyhedral dice, the likes if which would be used in games of Dungeons and Dragons. 
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep 56: Dice! Astragalomancy pt 1

    Ep 56: Dice! Astragalomancy pt 1

    RJ and Elle begin their coverage of Astragalomancy, divination with Dice. RJ begins by describing his father's passion for Craps and Elle describes a dice tarot variant that used to be available in her store. RJ then begins the long, complex history of dice which goes well into pre-history. RJ describes the egyptian game of Senet and the Royal Game of Ur as some of the earliest examples of board games we know of. RJ then describes Astragali, the earliest dice which were made from a very specific knucklebone from a sheep. He then describes the ancient greek practice of Astragalomancy, where these bone dice were rolled to divine messages from the gods. RJ describes the statue of Hermes which has 56 different dice rolls and what they mean. Next, RJ describes the culture of gambling that grew from this divination practice and how it eventually grew into the Craps tables we know of today. RJ and Elle then roll the Astragali and see what messages the statue of Hermes has for them. 
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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

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Compelling and enjoyable

I recently came to Mancy and have been binging since the first episode. As someone who loves history, culture, and magic, this podcast hits the spot. If you love history of culture, this is for you even if you aren’t drawn to magic. If you’re interested in magic and spirituality, this is definitely for you. RJ and Elle are a dynamic duo and absolutely worth listening to.

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A must listen!

My go to podcast genres include humor, true crime, horror, and the supernatural. If that’s your jam too, Mancy is the podcast for you! Whether you are a skeptic, or a die hard believer, you will fall for the combined charm of co-hosts RJ and Elle, as they take you on a mystical thrill ride!

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