14 episodes

Mythic Existence is a weekly podcast about folklore, mythology, and history that urges the listener to explore and embrace the mystery of life. Join folklorist Jack Daly for an adventure into the chasms of the unknown where the boundaries of the unexplained are blurred and the magical world around infuses itself into every moment.

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Mythic Existence is a weekly podcast about folklore, mythology, and history that urges the listener to explore and embrace the mystery of life. Join folklorist Jack Daly for an adventure into the chasms of the unknown where the boundaries of the unexplained are blurred and the magical world around infuses itself into every moment.

    Hermeticism, Gnosticism, and Alchemy

    Hermeticism, Gnosticism, and Alchemy

    On this episode of Mythic Existence we talk about Hermeticism, Gnosticism, and alchemy. We’ll discuss some of the precepts of Hermeticism and look at some of it’s seminal works which include the Corpus Hermeticum; we’ll journey to Egypt, where the Nag...

    • 43 min
    Conspiracy Theories: The Folklorist's Perspective

    Conspiracy Theories: The Folklorist's Perspective

    On this episode of Mythic Existence, we dive into the folklorist’s perspective on conspiracy theories. My research for this episode is mostly informed by a book that recently came out called COVID 19 conspiracy theories: QAnon, 5G, the New World Order...

    • 36 min
    Shakespeare Power Rankings Part 2: 5-1

    Shakespeare Power Rankings Part 2: 5-1

    This episode of Mythic Existence is part 2 of our Shakespeare power rankings, and we will be listing off numbers five through one. We’ll check in with a crazy king, a powerful sorcerer, the fairy kingdom, three witches, and a certain prince of Denmark....

    • 50 min
    Dimension Hopping: Randonauting in the Void

    Dimension Hopping: Randonauting in the Void

    Today's episode is about randonauting, a phenomena that has gained popularity in online spaces, particualry Twitter. While randonauting, you travel to a random location sent to you by a bot, with the intention of exploring the hidden places around you....

    • 28 min
    What is Folklore?

    What is Folklore?

    On this episode, our host and resident folklorist Jack Daly gives an overview of what folklore is. This amazing field is characterized by variation and tradition, meaning that folklore is mutable, changeable, and adaptable, and is spread through...

    • 48 min
    Myths of Light

    Myths of Light

    Today's episode is a discussion of Joseph Campbell's book: Myths of Light, which serves as an introduction to Eastern philosophy and had a profound influence on my spiritual journey. The ineffable mystery of the East is summed up by a short phrase in...

    • 35 min

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Excellent podcast. Jack has definitely done his research, and does a great job tackling topics that can sometimes be presented in a dry fashion in an interesting and relevant way.

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Mythic Existence—Hero’s journey

Very informative, loved the use of both ancient examples (the Greeks, Arthurian legends) and modern examples (Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings). Can’t wait to hear the next episode.

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