78 episodes

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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    • 4.9 • 14 Ratings

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 67 Geomancy Part 2

    Ep 67 Geomancy Part 2

    RJ and Elle continue their coverage of Geomancy, earth magic. RJ describes the Harmonic Convergence event that took place in 1987 around the world. RJ also describes the history of Sedona's magical "vortexes" that are rumored to amplify spiritual and psychic energies. Elle then re-performs the readings for Christopher Fox Graham's kids. The readings coincide with their ancient greek namesakes and Elle uses Astragalomancy to add clarification to the reading.  Support the Show.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Ep 66 Geomancy Part 1

    Ep 66 Geomancy Part 1

    RJ and Elle begin their coverage of Geomancy, divination using the Earth. RJ goes into the history of Ley Lines and how these debunked theories have continued to this day. RJ describes the Earth Mysteries movement and the beginnings of the New Age movement and teases the Harmonic Convergence event that helped put Sedona Arizona on the map. Elle and RJ describe their journey to a Sedona Vortex and RJ admits that he messed up the recording at the Vortex and Elle re-records the reading she perfo...

    • 48 min
    Ep 65 Hexes Part 2

    Ep 65 Hexes Part 2

    RJ and Elle continue their coverage of hexes. RJ discusses the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn's supposed hexing of the Nazis during WW2. Elle weighs in on hexes as liberation. RJ discusses the recent history of Hexes for political action. RJ and Elle discuss the 1960's and 70's political group known as WITCH. They then discuss the recent hexing of Brett Kavenaugh. Elle then provides information on how to perform a hex on oneself to excise internalized hatred. Support the Show.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Ep 64 Hexes Part 1

    Ep 64 Hexes Part 1

    Mancy returns to kick off a new season! Hexes, magic intended to do harm. RJ dives into the Powow magic of the Pennsylvania Dutch and explains the disambiguation between their brand of hex magic what is commonly accepted as a hex or curse. Elle reads hexes from a grimoire and RJ attempts to use one of the hexes to cure hir chronic headaches. RJ discusses the history of the nithing curse, odinism, and the volkish movement. Elle weighs in on the magic battles practitioners can sometimes engage ...

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Ep 63 Seance part 2

    Ep 63 Seance part 2

    RJ and Elle continue their discussion of Seances live at the UAA Art Castle. RJ goes over the biography of Cora Scott, a medium and notable organizer in the spiritualist movement. He discusses fraud psychics, and the debunkers. RJ goes over the history of The Ghost Club and the Society for Psychical Research or SPR. The drama between spiritualists and skeptics. And also the drama between skeptics and other skeptics that continues to this day. Support the Show.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Ep 62 Seance Part 1

    Ep 62 Seance Part 1

    A special live episode of Mancy recorded from the UAA art castle, a historic church built in the 1800s. This live episode is made possible by the Utah Arts Alliance offering this venue. RJ discusses the history of Seances in America and does a short biography of medium Leafy Anderson who spearheaded the spiritualist movement for black americans. He discusses Leafy's spirit guide, Black Hawk, and the ways in which she led the charge for black spiritualists. RJ also discusses the sea...

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 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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