14 episodes

Conversations with thinkers and thought leaders on God, the loss of God, and living with God after losing God.

Religionless with Jeff Turner Religionless with Jeff Turner

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 26 Ratings

Conversations with thinkers and thought leaders on God, the loss of God, and living with God after losing God.

    Live talk by Jeff Turner, I Am: A Theory of Time and Timelessness

    Live talk by Jeff Turner, I Am: A Theory of Time and Timelessness

    In this episode I share a live talk I gave just a few weeks back called, I Am: A Theory of Time and Timelessness. I hope you enjoy it!
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    • 49 min
    On Self-Transformation with Mitch Horowitz

    On Self-Transformation with Mitch Horowitz

    In this episode I speak with author and historian, Mitch Horowitz, about personal transformation, letting go, saying no, and a whole lot more. I hope you enjoy listening to the conversation as much as I enjoyed having it!
    If you enjoy the show, you can support it monthly on Patreon or with a one time gift via PayPal.
    About Mitch Horowitz:
    Washington Post:“Treats esoteric ideas and movements with an even-handed intellectualstudiousness that is too often lost in today’s raised-voice discussions.”HuffPost: “Has the rare gift of making the esoteric accessible to discerning masses.”
    David Lynch: “Mitch is solid gold.”
    Mitch Horowitz is a historian of alternative spirituality and one of today’smost literate voices of esoterica, mysticism, and the occult.
    Mitch illuminates outsider history, explains its relevance to contemporarylife, and reveals the longstanding quest to bring empowerment and agency to the human condition.
    He is widely credited with returning the term “New Age” to respectable use and is among the few occult writers whose work touches the bases ofacademic scholarship, national journalism, and subculture cred.
    Mitch is a writer-in-residence at the New York Public Library, lecturer-in-residence at the Philosophical Research Society in Los Angeles, and thePEN Award-winning author of books including Occult America; One Simple Idea: How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life; and The Miracle Club.
    He has discussed alternative spirituality on CBS Sunday Morning, Dateline, NBC, Vox/Netflix’s Explained, VICE News, Kesha and the Creepies, and AMC Shudder’s Cursed Films, an official selection of SXSW.
    Mitch hosts and produces a feature documentary about the occult classic The Kybalion (releases Jan 11, 2022) directed by Emmy-nominee Ronni Thomas and shot on location in Egypt.
    Mitch has written on everything from the war on witches to the chequered career of professional skeptic James Randi for The New York Times, Boing Boing, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Time,Politico, and a wide range of ‘zines and scholarly journals. He narratesaudio books including Alcoholics Anonymous and Raven: The Untold Story of the Rev. Jim Jones and His People (the author of which handpicked him as the voice of Jones).
    Mitch’s books have appeared in Arabic, Chinese, Italian, Spanish, Korean,and Portuguese. Mitch worked for many years in publishing, including as a vice president at Penguin Random House where he was editor-in-chief of Tarcher/Penguin, an imprint dedicated to metaphysical topics.
    His book Awakened Mind is one of the first works of New Thoughttranslated and published in Arabic. Mitch received the Walden Award forInterfaith/Intercultural Understanding. The Chinese government hascensored his work.
    Visit him at MitchHorowitz.com, on Twitter @MitchHorowitz, and onInstagram @MitchHorowitz23.

    • 46 min
    The Radiant Darkness: A Christmas Special with Dr. Alexander John Shaia

    The Radiant Darkness: A Christmas Special with Dr. Alexander John Shaia

    In this episode I speak with Dr. Alexander John Shaia about the origins of today's Christmas traditions, their roots in the practices of the ancient Celtic world, and how they remain spiritually and mystically relevant, regardless of one's faith or lack thereof. To discover more of Dr. Shaia's work, visit his website here.
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    A Conversation With Diana Turner (My wife and better half)

    A Conversation With Diana Turner (My wife and better half)

    This is part 1 of a conversation with my wife, Diana Turner, in which we discuss our meeting, our early dating days, as well as some of the spiritual weirdness and shenanigans we (mostly I) got up to in these days. This and part 2 of the conversation will serve as an intro to a second and separate podcast she and I will be starting together, in which we go into more detail concerning our own experience of deconstruciton while serving as pastors, and a whole lot more. So be on the look out for the new podcast as well!
    Enjoy!
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    • 43 min
    A Secret Order - live sermon by Jeff Turner

    A Secret Order - live sermon by Jeff Turner

    In today's episode a take you to a live talk I gave two or three months ago that represent the basic idea I will be exploring in my next book, as well as being a simplified summation of where my thoughts have been on God, Christ, and following Jesus over the last several years. I hope you enjoy it, and be on the look out for more conversation based episodes in the days and weeks to come!
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Deconstructing Religion with Derrick Day

    Deconstructing Religion with Derrick Day

    In this episode I chat with Derrick Day, one of the hosts of The Heretic Happy Hour Podcast, and author of Deconstructing Religion, about his own journey of deconstructing his faith while being a full-time pastor...and much, much more. 
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    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Br1an 4525 ,

you’re awesome!!

thank you for doing what you do. that’s all :)

Humanity is weak ,

Thank you.

This is reflective of so many of us. We need your voice. Thank you for your voice and wisdom.

DRussell675 ,

Love this!

I started following Jeff before his deconstruction in about 2012. I’ve been on this journey since then and kinda experienced the same thing. Jeff has always been very authentic and insightful. I’ve had very little personal conversations with him but love his work. I’ve learned so much from him.

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