350 episodes

Rune Soup is a podcast channel that platforms the most important discussions at the cutting edge of magic, animism and spirit work.

Gordon is chaos magician, shamanic practitioner, podcaster, author and permaculture designer with a background in data and analytics gained at some of the world's largest media companies. He is the author of four books on magic, animism and star lore: Star.Ships: A Prehistory of the Spirits, The Chaos Protocols, Pieces of Eight and Ani.Mystic: Encounters With A Living Cosmos.

When not travelling, Gordon hosts his weekly show, Rune Soup, from a small permaculture farm in southern Tasmania.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7 • 741 Ratings

Rune Soup is a podcast channel that platforms the most important discussions at the cutting edge of magic, animism and spirit work.

Gordon is chaos magician, shamanic practitioner, podcaster, author and permaculture designer with a background in data and analytics gained at some of the world's largest media companies. He is the author of four books on magic, animism and star lore: Star.Ships: A Prehistory of the Spirits, The Chaos Protocols, Pieces of Eight and Ani.Mystic: Encounters With A Living Cosmos.

When not travelling, Gordon hosts his weekly show, Rune Soup, from a small permaculture farm in southern Tasmania.

    Magic, Media And Chaos with Richard Metzger

    Magic, Media And Chaos with Richard Metzger

    Legendary cultural curator, media theorist and provocateur Richard Metzger joins the show this week.
    Richard, of course, co-founded The Disinformation Company, founded Dangerous Minds and has spent decades observing and participating in the changing media landscape.
    He is with us now to talk about his latest project, Magick Show, an extended documentary project featuring discussions with
    Grant Morrison Douglas Rushkoff Mitch Horowitz Gary Lachman Bri Luna Geraldine Beskine And many more -including the last-ever interview with Kenneth Anger!
    We cover magic, the failed promises of the internet, mind wars, propaganda and the perennial Rune Soup question: what is ours to do?
    Find out more about Magick Show here, including ways in which you can support the project.
    Enjoy!

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Magical Thinking 101: What It Really Is And How To Improve Your Life With It

    Magical Thinking 101: What It Really Is And How To Improve Your Life With It

    This week's solo show forms part of a collection of observations lining us up for the beginning of the five-month, gargantuan Time Magic course we're starting in August.
    Here, we explore the quiet politics of magical thinking:
    The origin of the term. How it sort of is and sort of isn't like magical realism. Examples of it in the history of western esotericism. How you can make that inward turn toward magical thinking, and what any blocks in that process might be telling you. Enjoy!

    • 1 hr 55 min
    Magical Egypt and The Legacy of John Anthony West | Chance Gardner and Vanese McNeil

    Magical Egypt and The Legacy of John Anthony West | Chance Gardner and Vanese McNeil

    Chance Gardner and Vanese McNeil, producers of the legendary documentary series Magical Egypt, join the show this week.
    We discuss
    Getting history right and wrong. The legacy of John Anthony West and R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz. Materialism and its impact on studying history. The latest series of Magical Egypt -which Gordon is in! I mention at the outset that this episode was actually recorded six months ago. The plan was to release it at the same time as a video on hermeticism that I was going to shoot at an Ancient Egypt exhibition in Canberra (which is mentioned in my animism series). But that didn't happen, and then I thought I would do it at the Island of the Sun in Bolivia, and so on. Anyway, it's not six months later and I am choosing to blame the curse of the mummy, lol.
    A super fun chat, nonetheless. And a real high point in my own life to actually be in the legendary Magical Egypt series myself.
    Show Notes  
    Watch the latest series of Magical Egypt here. Follow Magical Egypt on YouTube.

    • 1 hr 46 min
    Astrology Forecast H2 2024 - Austin Coppock

    Astrology Forecast H2 2024 - Austin Coppock

    Six moons have passed and so the Council of the Wise was summoned once again. Also I was there.
     
    Austin Coppock returns to the show for the traditional half-yearly forecast. Join us as we talk about Mars retrogrades, eclipses, elections and proxy wars.
     
    Stick around till the end for some TV recommendations, because why not?
     
    Enjoy!

    • 1 hr 49 min
    How To Be A Synchromystic - Christopher Knowles

    How To Be A Synchromystic - Christopher Knowles

    The legendary Christopher Knowles of the Secret Sun joins us this week to explain how to be a synchromystic. We learn
    ✅ What is synchronicity?
    ✅ What role synchronicity plays in modern mysticism.
    ✅ The importance of symbol sets in this pursuit.
    ✅ How this modern practice is really an ancient one described.
    Whilst it's always a pleasure to have Chris back on the show, this particular episode happens on the occasion of the release of his latest book. The Secret Sun Synchromystic Handbook!
    Get it here. Follow Chris here.  
     

    • 2 hr 1 min
    Iamblichus, Theurgy and The Body | Professor Gregory Shaw

    Iamblichus, Theurgy and The Body | Professor Gregory Shaw

    Gregory Shaw, Professor of Religious Studies at Stonehill College, joins the show to discuss, theurgy, the work of Iamblichus, and how we have probably got the Neoplatonists' attitude to the body quite wrong.
     
    We discuss
     
    The DESCENT of rather than ASCENT TO the gods. The theurgic imagination and how it relates to the spirit world. The role of divination in the development of the soul. How Imablichus can teach us a better way to compare between cultures. The necessity for ceremony.  
    Professor Shaws joins us to discuss his latest book, Hellenic Tantra, which I am pretty sure is the best book I've read this year. Get it here.

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
741 Ratings

741 Ratings

Bob J2 ,

Great show

Knowledgeable host with great guests.

AshMarlene ,

Did Gordon always cut people off?

Or is this late stage Gordon?

Yes, brilliant- but also so annoying to listen to self congratulatory pseudo intellectual diatribe.

jester-to-the-people ,

Obliviously entitled

There have been some really wonderful guests on this podcast throughout the years (and plenty of ones I have skipped past), but I am finding myself increasingly annoyed with Gordon’s sense of entitlement + condescension/narcissism which has become clearer and clearer to me with each episode I listen to.

The real kicker for me was the latest astrology forecast episode featuring an ever-patient Austin Coppock. First, after Austin describes his traumatic year of having a family member murdered, and Gordon doesn’t even whisper an “I’m sorry to hear that” in response before quipping about his comparably great trauma of having had …an annoying vacation?

Then, when they are discussing the possible nightmare scenarious that the age of aquarius might ring in (a few things I can think of: more worldwide genocides, climate catastrophe, nuclear war, increased famine, etc), Gordon keeps bringing up “digital passports” as being the most oppressive thing he can think of.

To me, it really showed what a place of privilege (and self-absorption?) he is coming from!

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