Talking occultism, psi, history and culture. Coming to you from sunny west London!
Talking The Spirit and Intelligence of Water | Veda Austin
Artist, researcher and author Veda Austin joins us this week. She talks us through her healing journey with water, as well as some of the amazing artwork she creates from and with water.
Along the way, we discuss what water actually is, that it is far stranger than we typically realise and the implications of living in a world which responds to our thoughts and emotions.
Please note: This is a very visual episode, as Veda takes us through some of the art that informs her upcoming book, The Secret Intelligence of Water. You can certainly follow the discussion on the audio version but it is highly recommended you watch the show on YouTube.
Show Notes Get The Secret Intelligence of Water. Veda's website. Veda on Instagram.
Talking Islamic Folk Magic | Bint Al-Shalabiya
Artist, performer, musician, magician and teacher Bint Al-Shalabiya joins us this week. We talk about growing up Muslim in America in the 9/11 years, the importance of travel as a teacher, art, astrological and image magic, shared ayahuasca jungle encounters and the world of Islamic folk magic.
Really great chat. Enjoy!
Show Notes Bint's website. Bint's Patreon. Bint on Instagram. Upcoming Intro to Islamic Magic course.
Talking Catacomb Saints, Cats and Desert Dwelling | Dr Paul Koudounaris
This week, we welcome to the show Dr Paul Koudounaris, art historian, photographer, explorer and member of the order of good death. Paul is the author of multiple books including Empire of Death, Heavenly Bodies and, most recently, A Cat's Tale: A Journey Through Feline History, which he co-authored with his cat, Baba.
Paul joins us today to talk about catacomb saints, death rites, the impact of cats on the development of civilisation and people who mine jade under the instruction of UFOs.
Show Notes Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs. The Empire of Death: A Cultural History of Ossuaries and Charnel Houses. A Cat's Tale: A Journey Through Feline History. Live event with Paul and Baba hosted by Glen Eira libraries. Smithsonian article on A Cat's Tale. Paul on Instagram.
Talking Shamanism, Animism & Community Building | Langston Kahn
This week, we welcome back to the show good friend and one of our most popular returning guests, Langston Kahn. Langston is a shaman, educator and community leader.
And now he can also add author to that list, because he joins us today on the occasion of the launch of his excellent first book, Deep Liberation: Shamanic Tools For Reclaiming Wholeness In A Culture Of Trauma.
Show Notes Deep Liberation: Get the book. Langston's website. Free online book launch party and on January 19th. Langston's Energy Body Mastery Course.
Talking Music, Ceremony & Psychedelic Assisted Therapy | Tania de Jong AM
This week, we welcome to the show Tania de Jong. Tania is a soprano, social entrepreneur, business woman, professional speaker and member of the Order of Australia among many other things. She has also founded several highly successful charities that have brought thousands of people together to heal through music and singing. Tania’s most recent charity is Mind Medicine Australia, which is helping to bring psychedelics into the fields of mental health and social well being.
A great chat for the first month of the year, and especially this first month of this specific year. Be sure to check out the show notes for a reminder that good things happen in the world, and good people live in it.
This week's outro music is Angel Song by Tania de Jong AM.
Show Notes Tania's website. Tania de Jong AM on Soundcloud. Tania's article, My Magic Medicine Journey. Mind Medicine Australia. List of webinars and events coming up from Mind Medicine Australia. Creativity Australia's With One Voice programme. Tania's TedX talk: How Singing Together Changes The Brain. Video highlights of the With One Voice programme.
New Year's Special with Conner Habib
Cometh the hour, cometh the traditional new year special guest!
Conner Habib joins us once again for a 2020 retrospective and a deep and thoughtful engagement with 2021: Politics, health, agency, meaning, desire. All that great stuff. This was a livestreamed discussion so you can download the audio version here or watch along over on the YouTube channel.
Patreon for Conner's podcast, Against Everyone with Conner Habib. Conner on Twitter.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Always interesting but audio quality is challenging
The guests and their conversations are consistently interesting and inspiring.
Folks like myself with misophonia will find the audio quality challenging. Most of the episodes I’ve listened to have not had the audio refined or tweaked in post, and so sharp inhalations, mouth sounds, nose breathing too close to the mic, background white noise, etc are common.
I'm a fan and dedicated Rune Soup listener. Gordon is well spoken and tends to have thoughtful guests. That said, he's got a truly terrible habit of referring to others as "dumb" and sharing knowing laughter at the unbearable stupidity of other people. If you can get past the arrogance it's really quite good.
Not for Everyone
Gordon’s expertise is plain to see and so is his ability to communicate it well. Although dry and sometimes boring compared to higher profile podcasts, what Rune Soup offers is unique. A look into a side of knowledge and life so often overlooked in this modern life by a serious and level headed individual. While magic(k) features prominently in many episodes, these are not exhaustive histories or how to guides of the schools or if you prefer systems being discussed, rather they are looks into practitioners and their personal history with the system. Like most long running podcasts one has sort through a back catalog of episodes to find ones which are worthy of a listen. The podcast is not overtly political and its critiques of society lineup with a wide ideological prospective so ignore the one star reviews that are bemoaning a sudden shift to having the the wrong ideas. While some occult knowledge is helpful in getting the full breadth of what is being presented even a novice can take away valuable information. The episodes can drag on and guests audio quality varies but if you find the right episode you are in for a good listen.