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The Placebo Magick Podcast explores theatrical spiritual practice for skeptical atheists: why and how to cast spells, brew potions, commune with spirits, and hack the human brain all while understanding that magick isn't real. Magick is a metaphor, and metaphor is magickal!

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Placebo Magick Podcast Durmak, Wizard of Habdur

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 15 Ratings

The Placebo Magick Podcast explores theatrical spiritual practice for skeptical atheists: why and how to cast spells, brew potions, commune with spirits, and hack the human brain all while understanding that magick isn't real. Magick is a metaphor, and metaphor is magickal!

Become a Patreon supporter at https://www.patreon.com/placebomagick to listen to the Patreon-Exclusive Bonus Show.

    Resource Roundup 2021

    Resource Roundup 2021

    I share a number of different book, podcast, and video recommendations for placebo mages.

    Books


    Religion for Atheists: A Non-believers Guide to the Uses of Religion by Alain de Botton
    Atheopaganism by Mark Green
    Godless Paganism: Voices of Non-Theistic Paganism edited by John Halstead
    DIY Magic: A Strange & Whimsical Guide to Creativity by Anthony Alvarado
    Postmodern Magic: The Art of Magic in the Information Age by Patrick Dunn
    The 7 Laws of Magical Thinking: How Irrational Beliefs Keep Us Happy, Healthy, and Sane by Matthew Hutson
    Useful Delusions: The Power and Paradox of the Self-Deceiving Brain by Shankar Vedantam and Bill Mesler
    Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics by Dan Harris and Jeff Warren
    Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
    Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikzentmihalyi

    Videos


    Sedna Woo
    The Skeptical Witch

    Podcasts


    THE WONDER: Science-Based Paganism
    Re-Enchantment
    Open Div Summit
    See also: OpenDiv organization
    Hidden Brain:
    "Secret Friends"
    "What are the Odds?"
    "Creating God"
    "Useful Delusions"
    Radiolab
    Invisibilia:
    "How to Become Batman"
    "The Secret Emotional Life of Clothes"
    "Outside In"
    The Happiness Lab:
    "The Power of a Made-Up Ritual"
    "Boldly Go like Yuri Gagarin"
    "Wisdom of the Ancients" series (particularly the episodes on Plato, Aristotle, and Confucius)

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    Music from https://filmmusic.io:
    Frost Waltz by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3781-frost-waltzLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Arcadia by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3377-arcadiaLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


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    • 49 min
    Magick and Meaning in the City, with Winter (S2E19)

    Magick and Meaning in the City, with Winter (S2E19)

    Special guest Winter joins me to discuss magick and meaning-making in a city environment.

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    Music from https://filmmusic.io:
    Frost Waltz by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3781-frost-waltzLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Arcadia by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3377-arcadiaLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Minimalist Magick (S2E18)

    Minimalist Magick (S2E18)

    Magick on a budget, magick in small living spaces, and low-maintenance magick.

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    Music from https://filmmusic.io:
    Frost Waltz by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3781-frost-waltz
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Arcadia by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3377-arcadia
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


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    • 27 min
    How My Practice Has Changed (S2E17)

    How My Practice Has Changed (S2E17)

    In this informal episode I share how my practice has changed over time.

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    Music from https://filmmusic.io:
    Frost Waltz by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3781-frost-waltz
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Arcadia by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3377-arcadia
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


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    • 38 min
    Astrology 101 featuring Tristan (S2E16)

    Astrology 101 featuring Tristan (S2E16)

    Special guest Tristan walks me through a basic introduction to astrology.

    See Durmak's birth chart here.

    You can get a professional reading from Tristan via his Etsy shop! Also check out Tristan's Instagram page.

    Mentioned in this episode:


    Astro.com
    Barnum effect

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    Music from https://filmmusic.io:
    Frost Waltz by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3781-frost-waltz
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Arcadia by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3377-arcadia
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Jesus the Wizard (S2E15)

    Jesus the Wizard (S2E15)

    Examining Jesus' teaching and healing through a placebo magick lens.

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    Join the discussion on Discord!

    Music from https://filmmusic.io:
    Frost Waltz by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3781-frost-waltz
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    The North by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4499-the-north/
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Arcadia by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3377-arcadia
    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Louiscr03 ,

I was trying to explain

I was trying to explain my being an atheist sorcerer to my friends. This has been like a second home for me. This guy really speaks my language!

aaroncalmdown ,

Magick starts with science and vice versa

My musings and internet research on the placebo effect laid the foundation for this new and intense interest in Magick... This podcast was intantly "good enough." I will come back and say more after I listen to it all... And I want to, so, that should be "good enough" for YOU!

AviraReiyne ,

Referred Through Atheopaganism on FB - Loved Ep 1

Definitely will continue to listen in! As a teenager I had started creating my own language and episode one made me want to go back to it. Metaphorical magic is something I can definitely dive into and I look forward to trying to revitalize my daily and seasonal rituals into something I can share with others.

Keep up the great work!

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